Looking in the beginning of 2020 in Clarkston athletics


Athletes discovered success of their competitions the start of 2020 earlier than COVID-19 stopped winter tournaments and the spring season in March.
January eight
Again in enterprise after break: It was a fantastic evening for the Clarkston Boys Varsity Basketball crew as they posted a 65-56 win over Carman Ainsworth. In the course of the recreation Matt Nicholson had 27 rebounds, essentially the most for a Wolf within the earlier 5 years.
Hoopsters have excessive hopes for brand spanking new yr: The Clarkston Ladies Varsity Basketball crew headed into break with an in depth 60-54 loss towards Southfield Arts & Expertise. They got here again from break with excessive hopes for the brand new yr.
Victory on the ice: The Clarkston Varsity Hockey crew opened the brand new yr with a Three-1 win over Rochester United with two objectives from Cam Thomas and one from Tate Phares.
January 15
League play begins with wins: The Clarkston Varsity Wrestling crew opened the OAA Crimson league with two wins towards Lake Orion and Birmingham Seaholm.
January 22
Three-pointer sparks win: Izzy Hadley sank a three-pointer on the buzzer, giving the Clarkston Ladies Varsity Basketball crew a 10-7 lead after the primary quarter over Bloomfield Hills. They completed the sport with a 53-33 win.
Seniors lead skiers to wins on slope: The Clarkston Boys and Ladies Ski groups opened their season with wins over Cranbrook and the mixed crew of Troy/Berkley/Avondale.
Prime scores at cheer contest: The Everest Collegiate Aggressive Cheer opened their season with a primary place end of their division on the Mardi Gras Invitational at Oxford Excessive Faculty.
January 29
Bain referred to as as much as massive leagues: Max Bain dreamt of enjoying Main League Baseball since he was a child. The dream got here true because the 2015 Clarkston Excessive Faculty graduate was signed by the Chicago Cubs.
100 wins for wrestlers: Jacob Jones and Ashton Anderson hit profession milestones on the wrestling mats as they every gained their 100th match towards Oxford.
February 5
Profitable streak continues: Matt Nicholson was a menace on the court docket towards West Bloomfield together with his first triple double as he had 34 factors, 22 rebounds and 12 blocks within the 67-54 win.
Early Three-pointers seal win: Maddie Skorupski and Olivia Toderan set the tone of their 68-44 win over Stoney Creek within the first minute. Skorupski scored a Three-pointer shot ten seconds into the sport and Toderan made one among her personal lower than 40 seconds later.
February 12
Good recreation provides Wolves enhance in win: Logan Sutherland knew he needed to do his finest towards his opponent from Birmingham. He did – by bowling an ideal recreation of 300 for his first time.
Champion wrestlers in OAA: The Wolves completed in third place on the OAA Crimson Wrestling event at Clarkston Excessive Faculty with 155.5 level. Hayden Payne, Drew Stark, Dru Martin and Auggie Anderson completed as champions of their weight lessons.
February 19
Racers zoom in the direction of states: The Wolves punched their tickets for the MHSAA Division 1 Ski State Finals after the girls and boys varsity groups certified throughout the regional meet at Pine Knob Ski Resort.
Wrestlers pin down district championship crown: The Clarkston Varsity Wrestling crew claimed their 14th consecutive district crown within the MHSAA Division 1 District 105 meet at Lake Orion with wins over the Dragons, 46-19, and Waterford Kettering, 52-18.
February 26
Hoopsters see Crimson once more: Clarkston Boys Varsity Basketball gamers upheld a practice established when a few of them had been in diapers as they captured their 14th consecutive OAA Crimson title with a 63-48 win over Ferndale, remaining undefeated within the league.
Going to Kalamazoo: The Clarkston Varsity Wrestling crew headed again to Kalamazoo after making it into the Elite Eight after profitable their second consecutive regional title.
Honored to be named to Corridor of Fame: Steve Himburg was inducted into the Michigan Excessive Faculty Soccer Coaches Affiliation Corridor of Fame, commermorating a lifetime of service.
March 11
Kudos to district champs: Enthusiastic cheers greeted the Wolves as they defeated three groups to win the MHSAA Division 1 Ladies Basketball District 5 crown.
Wolves head into postseason undefeated in league: Opening with a 14-point run of their ultimate recreation of the common season, the Clarkston Boys Varsity Basketball crew defeated Lake Orion, 57-45, going 12-Zero within the OAA Crimson league.
All-State wrestlers at Ford Area: Jacob Jones and Ashton Anderson completed All-State throughout the MHSAA Division 1 Wrestling Particular person State Championship. Anderson completed in third place within the 125-pound weight class and Jones completed in fifth place in 215-pound weight class.
End at states: Courtney Bayley took All-State honors, ending in fourth place within the slalom race throughout the MHSAA Division 1 Ladies Ski State Finals.
March 18
Win earlier than season suspended: The Clarkston Boys Varsity Basketball crew defeated Oxford within the district semifinals, 79-38. The championship recreation between the Wolves and Lake Orion was suspended on account of COVID-19 restrictions.
Sports activities suspended for corona: The bleachers had been empty and the Dan Fife gymnasium was darkish, March 13, after a directive from Michigan Excessive Faculty Athletic Affiliation halted the scheduled boys basketball district ultimate recreation. MHSAA suspended all winter tournaments, efficient instantly on March 12, following the newest COVID-19 replace in Michigan.

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