Plenty of new blood on swim team

In only it’s second year of existence, the varsity boys swimming team is starting over with 15 newcomers to the program who are ready to learn. Head Coach Jackie Rank has nine returning starters from last year’s squad who finished 3-3 in the Flint Metro League last season, so she is counting on their leadership […]

Cheer team stronger than ever for OAA debut

It looks like the cheerleading program is strong as ever heading into their first season in the Oakland Activities Association. Cheer co-coach Shari Russell said this was her strongest team since she took over the program. ‘We are only weeks into the season and the girls look better than they ever have at this point,? […]

OAA means more matches, less tension for bowlers

Youth and inexperience are the names of the game for the varsity bowling teams this season. ‘This is the youngest team in the six years that we had,? head coach JR Lafnear said. ‘We graduated a lot of kids off of a good team last year, so we are going to give it a whirl.? […]

Winning state title is grapplers only goal this season

Even with a coaching change, expectations are still high for the varsity wrestling team. This summer, former coach Scott Couch stepped down as head coach, allowing Brad Keeney to take over a squad coming off back-to-back state semifinal appearances. His only goal this season is to take the Wildcats to the next level and win […]

Icers have strong work ethic, quality veterans

Youth is not going to be an excuse this season on the ice for the varsity hockey team as they prepare for the upcoming season. ‘We’re a very young group, but (we) have a strong work ethic and quality returning veterans,? said hockey coach Dave Hague. Transitioning from the Flint Metro League to the Oakland […]

Local lifeguards keep area beaches,water safe with training

The work of a lifeguard isn’t merely keeping a watchful eye on Clarkston’s beaches and waterfronts from a tall tower. Hours of training and certification are required to be part of the Independence Township Parks and Recreation lifesaving staff, facts that often go unnoticed. ‘People see us during the day up on the stands and […]

Slide vandalized in Depot Park

Bob Pursley of Clarkston’s DPW reported at the June 28 Clarkston City Council meeting that a slide in Depot Park was vandalized by two young adults after the June 25 ‘Concert in the Park.? A member of the DPW staff tried to catch the vandals, but was unsuccessful. The broken section was being removed on […]

Chinese delegates visit elementary schools

Oxford Community Schools hosted some special guests this week as Chinese delegates toured the district to study the American education system. Twenty-one representatives spent Monday, Dec. 6 touring the district’s three Chinese language elementary schools — Daniel Axford, Clear Lake and Oxford Elementary. The delegates consisted of some of the best and brightest teachers in […]

Next stop: Costa Rica!

Parents who are looking for an educational experience this summer for their eighth grade students should talk to Oxford Middle School teacher Jorge Gomez. Gomez, the eighth-grade Spanish teacher at OMS and Oxford High School science teacher Kelly Bollman will be heading up an educational field trip to Costa Rica from July 20-29, 2011. The […]

Girls finish fifth, boys seventh in Novi bowling tournament

The bowling season got underway as the varsity teams traveled down to Novi to compete in a tournament Dec. 5. Slow starts in the baker round doomed both teams for top finishes, but their resolve propelled them to solid top ten finishes. The girls finished fifth, while the boys were in seventh. A top score […]