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Clarkston sinks first win in season opener

Senior Max Collins grabbed the basketball off Orchard Lake St. Mary's Prep's rebound and headed down the court. He positioned himself behind the 3-point line and threw the ball towards the rim, sinking it and bringing Clarkston into the lead in the second period....more >>
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Morse, fit to be tied

Senior Austin Morse took a chance with two and a half minutes left in the game. He hit the puck and it snuck behind Farmington's goalie and tied the score in the OAA league game on Thursday night, 3-3....more >>

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Defense keeps opponents at bay

Lady Cagers outscored their hosts Troy-Athens in the last quarter in Friday's game by three points. But the Lady Redhawks' lead in the first half worked to their benefit as they beat Clarkston, 45-42....more >>

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Icers find way past Farmington teams

The puck rebounded and Brad Pizzey skated taking a shot as he swept past the net and the goalie. He stopped at the wall with his hands up in victory - he had just tied the score against Farmington on Dec....more >>

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Grapplers ready for Oakland County meet

Jeff Sloney had a gleam in his eye as he quickly moved forward towards Oxford's Noah Cantera. Sloney added points to his score against his 130-pound opponent on Dec. 8, and attempted to take Cantera down....more >>
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Let's go Blue!

The Clarkston Girls Varsity Competitive Cheer team made their first appearance for the winter season. They cheered and performed their routine during the Boys Varsity Basketball team's season opener against Orchard Lake St....more >>
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Big win at Big House!

Members and coaches of Oxford's varsity hockey team got a once in a lifetime experience this week as they played an outdoor hockey game at college football's largest stadium. The Wildcat varsity hockey team shook off their early nerves and came back to defeat Troy 4-1 in front of 500 fans at the Big House in Ann Arbor on Thursday, Dec....more >>
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Grapplers make Clarkston, Rochester cry 'Uncle!'

New coach. New league. Same results. The Oxford varsity wrestling team keeps on going, no matter who they face or where they face them. This week saw the Wildcats tackle their first ever Oakland Activities Association opponents, Clarkston and Rochester in a dual meet on Wednesday, Dec....more >>
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Gridiron warriors named to OAA White team

The first year in the Oakland Activities Association might have been rough record wise for the varsity football team, but a few Wildcats made their presence felt on the field and left a lasting impact on opposing coaches....more >>

Lady Cats suffer back-to-back routs

Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes (WOLL) took advantage of the youth and inexperience of the varsity girls basketball team, handily defeating the Wildcats 60-18. "We played an excellent, veteran and well coached team tonight and it was an education for our young team," admitted varsity head coach Al Poynter....more >>
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Ghiaciuc signs with Dolphins

Eric Ghiaciuc has plenty of reasons to smile this week. Ghiaciuc, a 2000 graduate and former standout offensive and defensive lineman for Oxford High School is down in the warmth and sunshine of Miami, FL as he recently signed with the Miami Dolphins to become their backup center due to numerous injuries along their offensive line....more >>

Three booters make OAA team

The boys varsity soccer team might have finished the season with a sub.500 winning percentage, but it didn't stop opposing coaches from noticing that Oxford had some talent. Three Wildcats were named to the Oakland Activities Association's All-League team and three were selected on the All-District team....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
1927: U.S. Secretary of State Kellogg suggests a worldwide pact renouncing war.
1938: Italy declares the 1935 pact with France invalid, because ratifications had not been exchanged. France denies the argument.
1939: In the Battle of River Plate near Montevideo, Uruguay, the British trap the German pocket battleship Graf Spee. German Captain Langsdorf sinks his ship believing that resistance is hopeless.
1943: U.S. forces invade Japanese-held New Britain Island in New Guinea. Morotai: Stepping stone to the Philippines.
1944: The German Army renews the attack on the Belgian town of Losheimergraben against the defending Americans during the Battle of the Bulge.Winter Fury near Elsenborn Ridge.