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Gridiron heroes sink paws into Red Hawks in league win

The Wolves hit the practice field Monday afternoon after spending the weekend celebrating a huge victory over Troy-Athens, 42-10. "We played pretty decent," said long-time Wolves Head Varsity Football Coach Kurt Richardson....more >>
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Eriksen scores big

Freshman Ian Eriksen picked up his speed as he got closer to the other side of the field, leaving Troy-Athens defenders in his wake. He finished in the endzone after his 85-yard run for his second touchdown in the Freshman Football team's home opener on Sept....more >>
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Wolves shutout Waterford Kettering for win

Junior Ryne Jones took the pass from teammate Conor Bright and with a swift kick put it into Waterford Kettering's net for the second time on Sept. 9. Captain Jarrett Kersten added one more to end the night for the Wolves' win, 3-0....more >>

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Sea Wolves win first meet

Swimmers beat Troy-Athens on Sept. 8, 133-50. Four relay teams beat the Lady Redhawks. The 200 medley relay team, featuring Kathryn Culver, Sami Stelpflug, Monica Gorgas and Taylor Tekiele, finished 1:59....more >>

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Harris breaks tie in Girls Cross Country team's victory

Natalie Smith led the Lady Wolves during the West Bloomfield/Brother Rice Invitational on Saturday. But it was Jill Harris, the Girls Cross Country sixth runner that stood out for the team....more >>

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Lady Wolves take over tournament

Spikers dominated the Grand Blanc Invitational and won it for the second consecutive year. "I was very impressed with how the girls played," said Girls Varsity Volleyball Coach Kelly Avenall....more >>
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Cross country team biggest in LO history

Running in 70-degree weather is nicer than in 90-degree weather, decided Coach Stan Ford's boys' cross country team. Last weekend's cool breezes must have been at the runners' backs when the boys took fourth place at the West Bloomfield Invitational....more >>

Coach: spikers will have 'amazing' season

This year's volleyball team is still a work in progress, says Coach Bob Howey, but it's getting there. ...more >>
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Dragons still perfect after 44-13 win

Pontiac fared slightly better than other Dragon competitors, but not by much. Friday, Sept. 10, Lake Orion took their third win of the season at Pontiac with a 44-13 win. This Friday, Dragons will take on West Bloomfield Lakers (1-2) at home....more >>
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Falcons swoop down on Cats

FARMINGTON The Oxford Wildcats are learning the hard way that some of the best football teams in the state are in the Oakland Activities Association. The school made the transition into the White Division of the conference this season....more >>
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Legendary hoopster Van Guilder makes Hall of Fame

One can argue that Roslyn "Roz" Van Guilder (now Chapman) is the best female basketball player to every wear the blue and gold on the hardwood. As a sophomore, Van Guilder was named most valuable player on the varsity girls soccer team and was named to the all-league and all-county lists as a volleyball player....more >>

Swimmers get first OAA win

The Varsity Swim team captured it's first ever Oakland Activities Association victory with a 130-53 victory over Ferndale on Wednesday, Sept. 8. "If they (the girls) keep working how they are right now, I think they will be surprised by what they can accomplish," said Varsity Swimming Head Coach Jackie Rank....more >>

X-country teams do well at Brother Rice Invite

Another week of running equaled another solid showing for the boys and girls cross country teams, finishing second and fifth respectively at the Brother Rice Invitational on Saturday, Sept....more >>

Spikers take third at LOHS tourney

The Varsity Volleyball team traveled down to Dragon country to prove their worth in a eight-team tournament at Lake Orion High School on Saturday, Sept. 11. Oxford was able to finish third after they lost in the semifinal match in three games to tournament winner Farmington Mercy High School....more >>

Booters hungry for a win after dropping two

By Andrew Moser Leader Staff Writer Varsity Boys Soccer Head Coach John Thaler knew that the Oakland Activities Association was going to be a challenge this season. After opening league OAA White Division play with a victory, the Wildcats have lost three straight, losing 3-1 to Berkley on Tuesday, Sept....more >>
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Born October 21st
1772: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan).
1833: Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite and founder of the Nobel Prizes.
1917: Dizzy Gillespie, jazz trumpeter.
1929: Ursula K. Le Guin, science fiction writer (The Left Hand of Darkness).
October 21st
in history
1790: The Tricolor is chosen as the official flag of France.
1805: Vice Admiral and Viscount Horatio Nelson wins his greatest victory over a Franco-Spanish fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar, fought off Cape Trafalgar, Spain. Nelson is fatally wounded in the battle, but lives long enough to see victory. Nelson and the Nile.
1837: Under a flag of truce during peace talks, U.S. troops siege the Indian Seminole Chief Osceola in Florida.
1861: The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Va. begins, a disastrous Union defeat which sparks Congressional investigations.
1867: Many leaders of the Kiowa, Comanche and Kiowa-Apache sign a peace treaty at Medicine Lodge, Kan. Comanche Chief Quanah Parker refused to accept the treaty terms. Used by most American Indians, bows and arrows made their mark on the frontier even when guns were around, and arrowhead wounds kept army surgeons plenty busy.