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Girls LAX hopes to go from club to varsity sport

By Andrew Moser Leader Staff Writer Now that the Varsity Boys Lacrosse team has gotten off the ground and become a varsity sport, the girls would like to follow suit. Earlier this spring, the girls lacrosse club was started by assistant swim coach Heather Miller with the hopes of one day turning it into a varsity sports program....more >>

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Girls track team secures FML championship

The Varsity Girls Track team said adios to the Flint Metro League as they thumped the competition and won the league meet on Wednesday, May 26. Oxford dominated the event, capturing 165 points on the day and finishing 40 points ahead of second place Holly....more >>
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Swing at state finals

Gabby Spindler and Erica Zentner threw their tennis balls up into the air and poised their rackets as they descended back down. They were practicing their serves on May 27 getting ready for the MHSAA Division 1 State Finals in Midland, June 4-5....more >>
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Athlete of the Week

Matich breaks record with one throw

Thirteen-year-old Nick Matich stood inside the circle at the OAA Mascot Invite on May 24. He rested the shot put close to his neck then went through the motions as he threw the heavy metal ball as far as he could....more >>

Lacrossers to stay true blue at Aurora, Mars

Teammates Andrew Miller and Jon-Erik Avery have decided they are going to keep their blue color when they go to college in the fall. In front of friends, family and the Boys Varsity Lacrosse team they showed commitment to their respected colleges....more >>

Sports in a Flash

Golfers are heading to MHSAA Regionals this week. They tied for third at the district tournament held on Oxford Hills Golf Club. The top six teams qualified for regionals. The boys scored 313, sharing the third place finish with Lake Orion and Rochester Adams....more >>

Wolfpack Update

For Wednesday, June 2

Wolves were successful Tuesday night as three continue onto the next district round. Kickers shut out Milford, 5-0. They captured the lead in the first half scoring four goals. They head into the next round againt Waterford Mott on Thursday at 5 p....more >>
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1779: Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner.
1818: Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the U.S.
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1791: Robert Carter III, a Virginia plantation owner, frees all 500 of his slaves in the largest private emancipation in U.S. history.An 1839 mutiny aboard a Spanish ship in Cuban waters raised basic questions about freedom and slavery in the United States.
1798: Admiral Horatio Nelson routs the French fleet in the Battle of the Nile at Aboukir Bay, Egypt.
1801: The American schooner Enterprise captures the Barbary cruiser Tripoli.Often venturing into harm's way, America's most famous sailing ship, the Constitution, twice came close to oblivion.
1834: Slavery is abolished throughout the British Empire.
1864: Union General Ulysses S. Grant gives general Philip H. Sheridan the mission of clearing the Shenandoah Valley of Confederate forces.After nearly 10 months of trench warfare, Confederate resistance at Petersburg, Virginia, suddenly collapsed.