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Finding identity

Cagers are making their New Year's Resolutions and long-time coach Dan Fife hopes they include focusing on their identity as a team and getting their confidence back. The boys were in the gym during holiday break, practicing and going through drills after their 41-40 loss to Troy-Athens, Dec....more >>

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Athletes of the Year

Congrats 2010 Athletes of the Week, Jan.-June

January Everest Collegiate High School Boys Varsity Basketball team, Grappler Matt Deitz, Cager Anna Manilla *** February Icer Adam Frank, Kicker Hannah Siegfried, Grappler Zac Roberson, Clarkston High School Varsity Competitive Cheer team *** March Clarkston Boys Swim team, Grapplers Matt Deitz, Evan King, Zac Roberson, Jeff Sloney and Matt Vandermeer, Cager Matt Kamieniecki, Liberty Cheer teams The Sparklers and Firestorm, Our Lady of Lakes Girls Varsity Basketball team *** April Lacrosser Chapin White, Hitters Bailee Braunreuther and Taylor Hasselbach, Cagers Jordan Clark, Matt Kamieniecki and Tyler Scarlett, Kicker Katie Vondette *** May Clarkston Varsity Girls Soccer team, Softballers ICE Silver 12U team, Lacrosser Shelby Hutchinson, Hitter Liz Zezula *** June Shot-putter Nick Matich, Hitters Chris Mocerino and Tyler Scarlett, Tennis Kristina Lucas, Hitter Taylor Hasselbach, Hurdler Franziska Loetzner July through December in next week's print edition....more >>
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Born February 9th
1874: Amy Lowell, poet.
1880: James Stephens, Irish writer (The Charwoman's Daughter, The Crock of Gold).
1909: Dean Rusk, Secretary of State under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.
1923: Brendan Behan, Irish playwright and poet (The Hostage, The Quare Fellow).
1944: Alice Walker, Pulitzer prize winning author (The Color Purple).
February 9th
in history
1943: The Red Army takes back Kursk 15 months after it fell to the Germans.
1946: Stalin announces the new five-year plan for the Soviet Union, calling for production boosts of 50 percent.
1951: Actress Greta Garbo gets U.S. citizenship.
1953: The French destroy six Viet Minh war factories hidden in the jungles of Vietnam.
1964: The U.S. embassy in Moscow is stoned by Chinese and Vietnamese students.