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Varsity Boys Basketball Coach Dan Fife, his coaching staff, and players teach all they know at the 29th Annual McGrath League. The Saturday league is open to boys in 3rd to 8th grade and will run for 11 weeks beginning Dec....more >>
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Dragons will host Grand Blanc after 42-7 win over Davison

'We have our work cut out for us'

Two and a half weeks ago, 32 teams fought alongside Lake Orion for a spot in post-season play. Now, 16 teams are left in the division and the Dragons have their sights zeroed in on a spot in the final eight....more >>

LO runners lace up for states

Both Lake Orion cross country teams will lace up for the state finals at Michigan International Speedway next weekend. Oct. 30, the girls competed in the MHSAA Regional Meet and took second place....more >>

Kovacic breaks record again!

Sophomore runner Brooke Kovacic ran her way into the Oxford cross country record books this past week. She established the fastest girls cross country time in school history with her time of 18:30 during regionals, held at Goodells County Park on Saturday, Oct....more >>
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X-country teams finish 2nd, 3rd at Rochester Invite

It was another successful run for the Cross Country teams as the freshmen and sophomores took to Bloomer Park in Rochester for the Rochester 9th/10th Grade Invite on Monday, Oct. 25....more >>
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Born October 7th
1907: Helen MacInnes, writer.
1931: Desmond Tutu, South African religious leader.
1934: Leroi Jones (Imamu Amiri Baraka), playwright.
1935: Thomas Keneally, novelist, author of Schindler's Ark, the basis for the film Schindler's List.
1955: Yo Yo Ma, cellist.
October 7th
in history
1780: Colonial patriots slaughter a loyalist group at the Battle of King's Mountain in South Carolina.
1849: Edgar Allan Poe, aged 40, dies a tragic death in Baltimore. Never able to overcome his drinking habits, he was found in a delirious condition outside a saloon that was used as a voting place.
1870: French Minister of the Interior Leon Gambetta escapes besieged Paris by balloon, reaching the French provisional government in Tours.
1913: In attempting to find ways to lower the cost of the automobile and make it more affordable to ordinary Americans, Henry Ford took note of the work of efficiency experts like Frederick Taylor, the father of scientific management. The result was the assembly line that reduced the time it took to manufacture a car, from 12 hours to 93 minutes. Visiting the Past: Automotive History.
1949: Iva Toguri D'Aquino, better known as Tokyo Rose, is sentenced to 10 years in prison for treason. American-Born Axis Sally.