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Homecoming this Friday

Bright lights, filled stadium, tailgaters, fanfare and a town decked in green and white. It's really nothing new to the Dragon football team. And this Friday, they'll do it all again for homecoming where the Troy Colts, 3-2, will face an undefeated Lake Orion on home turf....more >>

Kickers look ahead to post-season

'I feel good about our chances'

Even though there's seven games left in the regular season, it's time to gear up for the post-season, says boys' soccer Coach Matt Paukovits. He says the team is finally starting to "find our rhythm, find our feet," and the boys should perform well over the next several weeks and beyond....more >>

Dragon athletics on the run

Cross country, Volleyball, Girls' golf, Girls' swimming

Cross country The Dragons continued showing their depth, from grade level to grade level, said Coach Stan Ford, after the team won the Old Skool Classic, Saturday, Sept. 25. This meet is scored differently then a normal meet: Lake Orion freshman Ted Ryquist, sophomore T....more >>

Close, but no win

ROCHESTER HILLS Three turnovers and injuries to some key players thwarted Oxford's efforts to win its football game Friday against Stoney Creek. The Wildcats had some chances but could score only once in the 14-7 loss to Stoney Creek....more >>
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OHS equestrians win 11th straight district championship

One cannot spell district championship with out an O, H and S as the Oxford High School Equestrian Team captured it's 11th straight district championship this past weekend. On Sunday, Sept....more >>

Booters put one in the win column

The Varsity Boys Soccer team got back in the win column this week after they stopped the Pontiac Phoenix from rising with a crushing 6-1 victory on Thursday, Sept. 23. Oxford got on the board early when junior Mike Kitchner scored two goals in the first six minutes, and junior Marco Bonfiglio got a goal late in the first half to give the Wildcats a commanding 3-0 lead....more >>

Spikers win Frankenmuth Invite

The Varsity Volleyball team took to the road and headed up to Frankenmuth to take part in a 16-team invitational on Saturday, Sept. 25, where they finished 5-0-1 on the day and took home the championship trophy....more >>

Swimmers suffer first OAA loss

The Wildcats varsity girl swimmers headed into a showdown in the OAA Blue division against Clarkston and came just short, losing 109-77. Head Coach Jackie Rank was pleased with how well the girls swam, despite battling injuries and sickness....more >>
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Born September 16th
1875: James Cash Penney, founder and owner of the J.C. Penny Company department stores.
1885: Karen Horney, psychoanalyst who exposed the male bias in the Freudian analysis of women.
1891: Karl Doenitz, German Admiral who succeeded Hitler in governing Germany.
1893: Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, biochemist who isolated vitamin C.
1925: Charlie Byrd, jazz guitarist.
September 16th
in history
1945: Japan surrenders Hong Kong to Britain.RAF officer Aidan MacCarthy narrowly escaped the Nazis, spent three years in Japanese POW camps and survived the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.
1950: The U.S. 8th Army breaks out of the Pusan Perimeter in South Korea and begins heading north to meet MacArthur's troops heading south from Inchon.A year after leaving West Point, Lt. Joe Kingston was en route to Korea, where he, like a lot of others, found himself retreating and advancing in a single day.
1972: South Vietnamese troops recapture Quang Tri province in South Vietnam from the North Vietnamese Army. Lessons learned in the savage 1972 Eastertide Offensive paid off at the Battle of Khafji almost two decades later.
1974: Limited amnesty is offered to Vietnam-era draft resisters who would now swear allegiance to the United States and perform two years of public service.
1975: Administrators for Rhodes Scholarships announce the decision to begin offering fellowships to women.