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Heading south next fall

Clarkston lacrosse players surrounded senior Matt Burtnett as he signed his letter of intent on Dec. 1 to join the men's team at Rollins College. The university was Burtnett's second choice and when he visited the campus in Winter Park, Florida Burtnett knew where he would play after he graduated from Clarkston High School....more >>
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Ready to heat up the court

Cagers head into their first game this week after putting two scrimmages under their belt, preparing them for the season. "It went pretty well," said Dan Fife, Clarkston Boys Varsity Basketball Head Coach, about the boys scrimmage against Bay City on Friday....more >>

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Season opener marks first win

Lady Wolves passed the basketball around the arc, trying to find a way pass Rochester defenders. Lindsey Reppuhn caught the ball and quickly got into position for a throw - it was now or never as the clock counted down the last minute in the first quarter of the game....more >>

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Lessons come in big loss

Icers turned the negative note they started last week and fine tuned it in a win by Saturday night. They defeated Troy-Athens, 4-1. Senior Brad Pizzey led the team going into the first period to score....more >>

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Grapplers take down Goodrich and Grand Blanc

Matt Vandermeer held Goodrich's Ryan Perry to the mat and the ref called it a fall, 34 seconds into the match. Teammate Ethan Frick also move swiftly as the clock counted down to the final 33 seconds in his match against Goodrich's Jack Zito....more >>

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Culver and Stelpflug named All-State

The Clarkston High School Girls Swim Team wrapped their season with a 16th place finish at the Division 1 High School State Championships held at Oakland University on Nov. 19 and 20....more >>

Girls finish fifth, boys seventh in Novi bowling tournament

The bowling season got underway as the varsity teams traveled down to Novi to compete in a tournament Dec. 5. Slow starts in the baker round doomed both teams for top finishes, but their resolve propelled them to solid top ten finishes....more >>

Icers freeze-out Midland-Dow

The varsity hockey team rebounded from their first loss of the young season to defeat Midland-Dow 4-1 on Wednesday, Dec. 1. Junior Nick Hocker got the crowd going early, scoring two goals in the first period, one shorthanded and assisting on senior Matt Reid's goal, the fourth of the night for the Wildcats....more >>

Hoopsters dunked by Okemos

The Varsity boys basketball season got off to a rough start as they were trounced by Okemos 75-40 on Monday, Dec. 6. After falling behind 27-15 at the end of the first quarter, Oxford clawed their way back in it, cutting the lead to 31-23 with two minutes left in the second quarter....more >>

Slow start spells defeat for Lady Cats

Slow starts spelled doom for the Oxford varsity girls basketball team in their losses last season. Another slow start against Brandon on Friday, Dec. 3 equaled defeat as the Wildcats lost to the Blackhawks 35-29 in their opening game of the season....more >>

Cheer squad scores well at Novi competition

Final placements were not the priority at the Novi Fire Up competition the varsity cheer squad participated in on Saturday, Dec. 4. In a warm-up for the season, the cheer squad group preformed their routines for the first two rounds and was among eight teams that chose not to participate in the third and final round....more >>
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Born September 17th
1883: William Carlos Williams, poet, playwright, essayist and writer who won a Pulitzer prize for Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems.
1907: Warren E. Burger, chief justice of the Supreme Court.
1923: Hank Williams, Sr., singer, songwriter and guitarist known for Lonesome Blues and Your Cheatin' Heart.
1935: Ken Kesey, author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Sometimes a Great Notion).
1947: Jeff MacNelly, political cartoonist, creator of the comic strip Shoe.
September 17th
in history
1942: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill meets with Soviet Premier Josef Stalin in Moscow as the German Army rams into Stalingrad.The Krummer Lauf allowed German infantry and motorized artillery units to actually fire around corners.
1944: British airborne troops parachute into Holland to capture the Arnhem bridge as part of Operation Market-Garden. The plan called for the airborne troops to be relieved by British troops, but they were left stranded and eventually surrendered to the Germans.
1947: James Forestall is sworn in as first the U.S. Secretary of Defense. President Harry S. Truman relied heavily on Dean Acheson for his most significant foreign policy achievements.
1957: The Thai army seizes power in Bangkok.
1959: The X-15 rocket plane makes its first flight.