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Young rider wins awards

Seven-year-old Madison Mitchell took home seven awards from the Michigan Hunter-Jumper Association for her 2009 season. "She competes against kids older than herself so it's neat she won," said mom, Jill....more >>

Cagers learn from first loss

Senior Matt Kamieniecki led the pack of Wolves as they went against Detroit Henry Ford on Saturday. He posted 16 points for the night but the end result was in Henry Ford's favor as Clarkston lost, 45-44....more >>
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One for the win column

Freshman Delaney Kenny stood at the line as the scoreboard remained frozen at six seconds remaining in overtime. Kenny threw the basketball and sunk the one point the Lady Wolves needed to take their first win, 46-45....more >>

Set for holiday play

Senior Adam Frank kept his team in the game when he scored a power play goal in the second period on Saturday. Orchard Lake St. Mary's held onto their lead, but the goal kept the Wolves from losing a shut-out game, 7-1....more >>

Taking down challengers

Grapplers took over Herm Wilkinson Classic in Howell placing in ten weight classes on Saturday. The team took second place behind Saginaw Swan Valley. Howell finished third and Durand rounded off the top four....more >>

Almost time for basketball fever

Varsity Boys Basketball Coach Dan Fife, his coaching staff, and players teach all they know at the 28th Annual McGrath League. The Saturday league is open to boys in 3rd to 8th grade and will run for 11 weeks beginning Dec....more >>
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Girls net two more wins

The Varsity Girls basketball team defeated Rochester Stoney Creek last week with a score of 61-51.  Alexis Haan led the offensive attack with 20 points, Jackie Hood had a double-double, 12 rebounds and 13 points, and  Maddi Gagen chipped in with 8 points for the victory....more >>

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Icers taking game to 'new level'

The Lake Orion Dragon hockey team showed great improvement this week in taking on OAA league favorite Farmington Hills Unified Flyers (North and Harrison High Schools) and non conference foe Rockford Rams....more >>

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Lake Orion Dragon swimmers open with two wins

The LOHS Boys swim seasons began Tuesday, Dec. 8 with a double victory at Romeo. The meet, a double dual against Romeo and Waterford, gave the boys an opportunity to compete in many exciting heats and lots of close racing, with Lake Orion ultimately defeating both teams....more >>
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Varsity cagers open the season with two exciting games

Lake Orion's varsity boys basketball season opened with back-to-back games last week. After a difficult season last year and a new head coach, this season couldn't get here fast enough....more >>

Grapplers take second in Romeo

By Andrew Moser Leader Staff Writer The Varsity Wrestling team cruised right along on Saturday, Dec. 12 at the Romeo Team Duels, going 4-1 and finishing second. They started off the day by disposing of Grand Blanc, 61-9 and before turning their attention on Wyandotte 72-7....more >>

Icers dominate Lapeer squads

The Oxford Varsity Hockey has put the Flint Metro League on full notice after cruising to two league victories over Lapeer East and West this past week. In their latest game against Lapeer East, the Wildcats fired 46 shots on the East goalie, and getting nine past him in a convincing 9-3 victory....more >>

Bowlers roll over Clio

The Varsity Bowling team faced tough competition this week from not only Clio, but also the bowling alley as they travelled to Holly for this weeks' Flint Metro League showdown against the Mustangs....more >>

Ladies have mixed week in league play

The poor shooting continued for the Oxford Varsity Girls basketball team when they opened their final season in the Flint Metro League at home with a disappointing 36-22 loss against Clio on Friday, Dec....more >>

Hoopsters hang tough, never say die

Varsity Boys Basketball Coach Paul Marfia got a little bit of everything during his first week of games with Oxford. It didn't start off well, as the team lost to an athletic Farmington Harrison team 57-38 on Tuesday, Dec 8....more >>

Cheer squad continues improvement

The improvement continued for the Varsity Cheer Squad under second year Coach Shari Russell after their season opening event on Saturday, Dec. 12. The girls managed to take fourth out of seven teams at the CCCAM Scholarship Invite, scoring 618....more >>
Donald Turner
The Oxford Leader
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Born December 17th
1807: John Greenleaf Whittier, American poet, abolitionist, reformer and founder of the Liberal Party.
1908: Willard Frank Libby, American chemist who won a Nobel Prize for his part in creating the carbon-14 method in dating ancient findings.
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in history
1948: The Smithsonian Institution accepts the Wright brothers' plane, the Kitty Hawk.
1950: The French government appoints Marshal de Lattre de Tassigny to command their troops in Vietnam.
1952: Yugoslavia breaks relations with the Vatican.
1965: Ending an election campaign marked by bitterness and violence, Ferdinand Marcos is declared president of the Philippines.
1981: Red Brigade terrorists kidnap Brigadier General James Dozier, the highest-ranking U.S. NATO officer in Italy.