Source: Sherman Publications

Wendi’s Word A column by Wendi Reardon
Michigan rocks

October 05, 2011

It was a good weekend to be from Michigan.

The Detroit Tigers tied their series with the New York Yankees, both with one win. Then added another win on Monday night. The Detroit Lions grabbed a four point lead with only minutes to go against the Dallas Cowboys. I only caught the last five minutes of the game, but it was the best five minutes.

Not to mention the Clarkston High School Boys Varsity Football team closed the gap to qualify for playoffs by one more game. They need six wins to qualify for playoffs. Four down, two wins to go with three games left of the regular season.

It is hard to believe it was only three weeks ago the Wolves forfeited their first two games of the season. But they were resilient the next game, giving Troy a 28-13 loss and a whooping on Pontiac, 42-18.

They didn't falter mentally or physically during the games just like the community's support didn't falter for their Wolves.

The boys head to Royal Oak this week, who has only won one game this season and it was by one point to St. Clair Shores. It could be anyone's game - but as long as the Wolves keep doing what they are doing and continuing to improve on the offensive and defensive lines, Clarkston has it. Next week's opponent still hangs in the air for the OAA Crossover game.

The Clarkston News has also had our own victory - nine awards in the Michigan Press Association 2011 Better Newspapers Contest. For all the details, please see page 1A.

The results come out the same week as my birthday so for the last two years it has been a sweet treat. Also, as I like to see it a beginning of a new year to not only better myself but to challenge myself.

After achieving three awards last year I knew I could win National Novel Writing Month in November. It took a lot of focus, caffeine, write-ins and tangents to get those 50,000 words.

Now with four awards, one each in Sports News and Sports Column and two in Sports Features maybe I can hit 60,000 words this November and finish editing last year's story by Oct. 31.

Thank you to the Clarkston Athletic community and you, our readers. You are wonderful with all you do plus you support a journalist and buy a newspaper.