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Wendi's Word
Wendi’s Word A column by Wendi Reardon
A year in sports

December 28, 2011

Another year gone - but what a year!

For this week's edition and next week's edition The Clarkston News is taking one last look at 2011 and giving you the highlights of the past year.

And what a year it was for Clarkston athletics. The Lady Wolves on the girls varsity tennis team ended the season as MHSAA Division 1 State Champions - a goal every team dreams of at the beginning of the season and only one can achieve and claim.

We haven't forgotten about the boys and girls varsity basketball teams fight in the regionals after claiming their district titles or the Clarkston boys varsity ski team taking runner-up in their state finals.

All the highlights are on pages 12A and 14A.

It looks to be another great year - both the Cagers and Lady Cagers are undefeated. The ski season begins in January and as long as Mother Nature keeps the weather cold and helps Pine Knob with fresh powder it should be another great season.

As everyone makes their 2012 resolutions and goals for the new year - here is a goal you can help Clarkston athletes with. Besides packing the bleachers and showing your support, you can nominate them for Athlete of the Week. It is a weekly special nod we give to an athlete or team.

How can one become an Athlete of the Week? I am so happy you asked because I enjoy sharing. Athletes are not only nominated by coaches but by parents, guardians, relatives and friends.

If you know an athlete who has not received the honor and deserves it - contact us. You can email at, call us at 248-625-3370, send a letter or stop by our office at 5 S. Main Street in downtown Clarkston. All we ask is for a reason why you are nominating them and how we can contact them - we will take care of the rest.

Good luck on all of your goals and resolutions for 2012 and keep us updated on how you are doing.

As for me I am off to make a game plan on how to achieve my goals for 2012 and decide what my first download for the Kindle will be. Any suggestions?