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Wolves tame Troy Colts for third victory

Quarterback Nick Demattia pulled his arm back and threw a 13-yard pass towards the endzone as Troy's defense closed in. Wide Receiver Chris Canada caught it widening Clarkston's lead in their home game....more >>
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Riding high

The Clarkston High School Varsity Equestrian team are poised for another successful season. They finished last year as District and Regional Champions - this year state champs is in their sights in the Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association....more >>
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Wolves regroup after losses

The rain stopped long enough on Thursday night for Kickers not to have to worry about a delay from lightning and thunder. They did have to worry about stopping Lahser's offense as the Clarkston Boys Varsity Soccer team lost, 1-0....more >>
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Runners vie for top spots at Holly Invitational

Natalie Smith emerged from the woods at Springfield Oaks on Saturday afternoon and kept her pace finishing the last mile. She ran up the muddy hill and headed towards the finish line to take second at the 43rd Holly Cross Country Invitational, with a time 20:08....more >>

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Dahl shines in Quad tourney

Two double teams stood out as the Boys Varsity Tennis team lost their OAA match against Lahser on Sept. 14. Jordan Kincaid and Kevin Wieryszko won their matches, 6-4 and 6-1, while Garrett Smigelski and Dominic Spadoni won theirs 6-3 and 7-5, posting the only wins in the 6-2 loss....more >>
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Lightfoot eases into libero role

Spikers looked across the net on Saturday and saw the one team they had lost to at the beginning of the season. They huddled in a circle and prepared like they did before any game - to win....more >>
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Lady Wolves capture trophy from Lake Orion

Spikers clinched the championship title during the Grand Blanc Invitational on Saturday. The Clarkston Junior High School Freshman Volleyball had to take down rivals Lake Orion in the process - which they successfully did....more >>

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Ride of a lifetime

Jeff Lichty, Clarkston Rotarian, attended a charity auction at the Mt. Clemens Rotary Club and was fortunate to be high bidder on a special cycling day with former Tour de France rider, Frankie Andreu....more >>
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Stevenson OAA player of the week, twice

The Dragons remain undefeated after beating West Bloomfield 56-14 last week. On Friday, they head to Royal Oak (0-4). Running back Marques Stevenson (center) is running hot, already named OAA player of the week twice....more >>

Dragon athletics on the run

Cross country, girls' swimming, volleyball, boys' soccer, boys' tennis

Cross country Sept. 14, at the Oakland Activities Association first Red Jamboree, the boys' cross country team ran to a first place finish with 43. Birmingham Seaholm came in second with 50, and Clarkston took third with 78....more >>
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First 10 inducted into OHS Hall of Fame

On Saturday night, 10 legendary Oxford High School sports stars, coaches and boosters were inducted into the school's new Athletics Hall of Fame as the first of two charter classes For the past 10 weeks, the Leader has profiled a different inductee....more >>
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Wildcats keeping hope alive despite 35-0 loss to Harrison

The last time the Oxford Wildcats were 1-3 to start a season, the team finished only three wins from a state title. During that playoff run in 2003, the Wildcats narrowly lost in the state quarterfinals to the team that eventually won the state championship....more >>
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Andy Vascassenno: A constant in Oxford sports since 1966

Over the course of the past four decades, one thing has remained constant at nearly every single Oxford High School home athletic event. Ticket seller Andrew "Andy" Vascassenno and his trademark smile....more >>

Swimmers on a winning streak

After dropping their first swin meet of the season, the Wildcats rebounded to win the last three, including the first two meets against Oakland Activities Association blue division teams....more >>

X-country teams finish third in OAA debut

By Andrew Moser Leader Staff Writer The Wildcats Boys and Girls Cross Country teams put forth solid efforts with third place finishes in their first appearance in the Oakland Activities Association Sept....more >>
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Golfers fall to Andover, Groves

The Varsity Girls Golf team ran into a couple of hot teams this past week in Oakland Activities Association, dropping two of the three matches they played. On Monday, Sept. 13, the girls took on league favorite Bloomfield Andover and got a lesson in what OAA play was all about....more >>

Booters continue to struggle

The losses continue to mount for the Varsity Soccer team. Oxford fell to 1-4 in the Oakland Activities Association after being shut out 2-0 by West Bloomfield. "It was a tough game to lose," said Varsity Soccer Head Coach John Thaler....more >>
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Born October 24th
1788: Sarah Josepha Hale, magazine editor and poet whose book Poems for Our Children included Mary Had a Little Lamb (the first words to be recorded in sound)
1904: Moss Hart, American playwright who, with George S. Kaufman, wrote plays such as You Can't Take it with You and The Man who came to Dinner.
1911: Sonny Terry, blues performer.
1923: Denise Levertov, English poet.
1929: George Henry Crumb, American composer.
October 24th
in history
439: Carthage, the leading Roman city in North Africa, falls to Genseric and the Vandals. Two centuries later, after avidly studying the tactics of Hannibal, Rome's Scipio Africanus eventually bested his Carthaginian adversary.
1531: Bavaria, despite being a Catholic region, joins the League of Schmalkalden, a Protestant group which opposes Charles V.
1648: The signing of the Treaty of Westphalia ends the German Thirty Years' War.
1755: A British expedition against the French held Fort Niagara in Canada ends in failure.
1836: The match is patented.