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Lady Wolves capture fourth consecutive district title

Senior Megan McCarty tapped the volleyball over the net, out of reach for Grand Blanc spikers and onto the floor. The point was added to the board and Clarkston gained the lead in the second game, 16-15....more >>
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Athlete of the Week

Carpenter motivates teammates

Steve Carpenter finished his senior football season named All-League for his performance at defense linebacker. He has seen his Clarkston Varsity Football team go through their highs and lows during his three years with the team....more >>

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Making waves

Jenny Godlew jumped into the air and flipped in a somersault before splashing into Clarkston's pool on Thursday night. She had a few more rounds to go in the diving event in the OAA Blue league meet but by the end she took second behind Oxford's Jade Casadei....more >>

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Runners finish season at states

Senior Lindsay Fantin finished her high school cross country career setting a new personal record. During her race at the MHSAA State Finals on Saturday she finished with a time of 19:16....more >>

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Time to hit the basketball courts

Sign up for McGrath and Horizon Hoops

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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Dragon district champs will face Eisenhower, Friday

Dragon Head Football Coach Chris Bell knows his stats. He said, for example, last Friday the Dragon defense contained Grand Blanc to 137 offensive yards, a meager 31 of which were on the ground, and severely restricted play by the second all-time quarterback in passing yards in Genesee County history....more >>
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Spikers defy 15-year trend

For the first time in 15 years, the Lake Orion varsity volleyball team won it's first district championship. Last weekend, the girls beat Rochester 25-15, 25-17 and 25-15. "We had a great team effort from everyone," said Coach Bob Howey, adding balanced statistics were led by Shannon Murdock with 10 kills, Liz Kalugar with 10 kills, Taylor Hargraves with seven kills, Alyssa Wesley with 33 assists, Maddie Hutchison with 20 digs and Linnea Berriman with seven blocks....more >>
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Icers to play the 'Big House' Dec. 9

If University of Michigan Head Coach Rich Rodriguez thinks his football team is fun to watch, just wait till he sees the Oxford Varsity hockey team take the ice at the Big House on Thursday, Dec....more >>
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Cats win Super Bowl!

Matt Curtis rushes for three TDs

They may not be going to Disney World to celebrate, but the Oxford Jr. Wildcats did win the Super Bowl. On Saturday, the Freshman Blue team soundly thrashed the Clarkston Chiefs 26-7 to win the Northern Youth Football League's (NYFL) Super Bowl VI played at OHS stadium....more >>
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Undefeated hoopsters win league title

Another year, another undefeated girls basketball team at Oxford Middle School. Last year it was the eighth grade girl's team. This year, the seventh grade team took it's turn going undefeated, going 12-0 and winning their league title....more >>
Donald Turner
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Born December 17th
1807: John Greenleaf Whittier, American poet, abolitionist, reformer and founder of the Liberal Party.
1908: Willard Frank Libby, American chemist who won a Nobel Prize for his part in creating the carbon-14 method in dating ancient findings.
December 17th
in history
1948: The Smithsonian Institution accepts the Wright brothers' plane, the Kitty Hawk.
1950: The French government appoints Marshal de Lattre de Tassigny to command their troops in Vietnam.
1952: Yugoslavia breaks relations with the Vatican.
1965: Ending an election campaign marked by bitterness and violence, Ferdinand Marcos is declared president of the Philippines.
1981: Red Brigade terrorists kidnap Brigadier General James Dozier, the highest-ranking U.S. NATO officer in Italy.