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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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Born September 17th
1879: Andrew Rube Foster, father of the Negro baseball leagues.Until 1947 talented black athletes toiled in relative obscurity in the Negro Leagues.
1883: William Carlos Williams, poet, playwright, essayist and writer who won a Pulitzer prize for Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems.
1907: Warren E. Burger, chief justice of the Supreme Court.
1923: Hank Williams, Sr., singer, songwriter and guitarist known for Lonesome Blues and Your Cheatin' Heart.
1935: Ken Kesey, author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Sometimes a Great Notion).
September 17th
in history
0: The town of Boston is founded by John Winthrop as an extension of the colony at Salem. It is named after the town of the same name in Lincolnshire, England.
1787: The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia approves the constitution for the United States of America.
1796: President George Washington delivers his Farewell Address to Congress before concluding his second term in office.When George Washington announced that he would retire from office he set the stage for the nation's first two party presidential campaign.
1862: The Battle of Antietam in Maryland, the bloodiest day in U.S. history, commences. Fighting in the corn field, Bloody Lane and Burnside's Bridge rages all day as the Union and Confederate armies suffer a combined 26,293 casualties. New York Tribune reporter George Smalley scooped the world with his vivid account of the Battle of Antietam.
1868: The Battle of Beecher's Island begins, in which Major George Sandy Forsyth and 50 volunteers hold off 500 Sioux and Cheyenne in eastern Colorado.