Clarkston Cavaliers: Welcome


Welcome to the Clarkston Cavaliers Home Page.  This site was created to recognize the dedicated work Head Coach Tom Risi (Now Head Coach at Lake Orion High School) and his assistant Jerry Tatu have spent teaching our kids not only the game of basketball, but about good sportsmanship and team work.  Coach Risi and Coach Tatu initially created this team for the 2003-2004 season.

This page also recognizes the young athletes that play for the Clarkston Cavaliers.  They started out as a raw talent and have grown into some of the best young basketball players in the Clarkston, Lake Orion and Holly area.  Currently, the boys are in Freshman in High School and all made there high school Freshman, Junior Varsity or Varsity teams.

We want to wish our boys luck as they move on to high school:

Zachary Collins (C/F) - Clarkston High School on Varsity 

Nicholas Dahl (G) - Clarkston High School on Varsity    

Christopher Dickey (G) -Played through Clarkston Junior Varsity 

Steve Dolinski (G) - Lake Orion High School Varsity, now at MSU   

Conner Giourx (G) -Played through Clarkston Junior Varsity

Christopher (C.J) Gozdor (F) - Played through Clarkston Junior Varsity

Ryan Pierce (G) - Notre Dame High School Varsity

Jarrod Plawski (G) - Holly High School Varsity

John Margavich (F) - Some lucky school in Pennsylvania

Michael Risi (F) - Played through Notre Dame Junior Varsity 

Tanner Schulte (G/F) - Clarkston High School Varsity through Junior year   

Nicholas Tatu (G) - Clarkston High School Varsity

Matt Wright (C) - Clarkston High School Freshman (left basketball 2009)

Please sign our guestbook.

2008 Results: (19-4)

Joe Dumars Winter 9/10 Grade League 2008:  7 - 3 Division  Co-Champions and Playoff Champions.

Midland Tournament (USSSA State): 4 -1 Third Place (Wins over Central Lake, St. Clair, Oakland County Vipers, O/E Marauders; Lost to Flint FEBA 53-49)

Aim High Lansing Tournament: 6-0 (Cereal City, Michigan Magic, Lansing Aztecs, Triple Threat (2) & Detroit Stars ) Clarkston Cavaliers win Championship.

Cavalier Four take first place at Ludington Gus Macker 2nd time in four years. 

Seasonal Awards

CJ, Zack and Stevie; 2007 Award Winners

2007  (43 - 2):

Most Valuable Player -
Zachary Collins
Coaches Award - C.J. Gozdor
Most Improved Player - Steve Dolinski

2006 (19-4):

Most Valuable Player -
Matt Wright
Coaches Award - Charles Hayden
Most Improved Player - (tie) Nick Dahl/Tanner Schulte
Fan of the Year - Grandma Weaver


Most Valuable Player
- Nick Tatu
Coaches Award - C.J. Gozdor
Most Improved Player - Travis Smith