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Cats can't keep Wolves at bay

The seventh ranked Oxford Wildcats are a very good football team this season but on Friday were pitted against the best team in the state and suffered a 42-14 setback. The top-ranked team in Division 1 showed an offense that the tough Cat defense couldn't handle as the Wolves amassed 400 yards in offense that included four touchdown passes....more >>

Booters now at 12-0!

Oxford's varsity soccer team moved their record to 12-0-1 overall and 4-0-1 in the OAA Blue last week, after a 0-0 tie against North Farmington on Sept. 23 and a 2-0 win over number five state ranked Stoney Creek on Sept....more >>

Swimmers sink Ferndale, improve to 3-1 in league

The Lady Cat Swimmers beat Ferndale 126-33 at their meet last week. The victory brings Oxford's record to 3-2 overall and 3-1 in the league. "Ferndale has only six swimmers and no divers, which led to the victory," said Coach Jackie Rank....more >>

Cross country 'looking good,' coach says

The Oxford Boys and Girls Cross Country is "looking good," according to Head Coach Matt Johnson. At the Oakland County Championships held Sept. 27 at Kensington Metro Park in Milford, the boys placed 10th out of 27 teams with a score of 278 and the girls placed 8th out 29 teams with a score of 262....more >>
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Born October 2nd
1871: Cordell Hull, Secretary of State for President Franklin Roosevelt.
1879: Wallace Stevens, poet.
1890: Julius Henry 'Groucho' Marx, comedian, one of the five Marx brothers (the others being Chico, Harpo, Zeppo and Gummo).
1900: William A. 'Bud' Abbot, comedian, the straight man to Lou Costello.
1901: Roy Campbell, poet (The Flaming Terrapin).
October 2nd
in history
1263: At Largs, King Alexander III of Scotland repels an amphibious invasion by King Haakon IV of Norway.
1535: Having landed in Quebec a month ago, Jacques Cartier reaches a town, which he names Montreal.
1862: An Army under Union General Joseph Hooker arrives in Bridgeport, Alabama to support the Union forces at Chattanooga. Chattanooga's Lookout Mountain provides a dramatic setting for the Civil War's battle above the clouds.
1870: The papal states vote in favor of union with Italy. The capital is moved from Florence to Rome.
1871: Morman leader Brigham Young, 70, is arrested for polygamy. He was laterconvicted, but the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the conviction. Disappointed Army officer Patrick Connor wanted to be back East fighting Rebels. Instead, he found himself in the bitter cold along icebound Bear Creek, near today's Utah-Idaho border.