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Growing pains in first loss

Cagers grouped at the set of baskets on the northend of the Clarkston High School gym on Monday morning. As practice wound down the boys took shots at the rim focusing on putting their first loss behind them....more >>

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Gilman leads to victory

Trevor Gilman swung his hockey stick connecting it to the puck, scoring the first goal. "He was very excited because his team has a habit of winning tournaments," said dad, Mark. It was the lead the 2K Birmingham Rangers Squirt AA Hockey team needed in their game against the Plymouth Stingrays on Dec....more >>

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Wolves take third in Christmas tournament

Novi took the trophy for winning the annual Clarkston Christmas tournament on Saturday afternoon. But it was the Wolves controlling the ice in the consolation round - scoring ten goals to Davison's two goals in the first period....more >>

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Overtime win for cagers

Lady Wolves dominated Stoney Creek's gym on Friday night adding their second win for the season. Anna Manilla and Delaney Kenny led the team as the girls won in overtime, 47-45. "Defense won for us," said Greg Warner, Clarkston Girls Varsity Basketball Assistant Coach....more >>

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Grapplers finish fourth

Scott Devos had only six minutes left then the two days at the Oakland County Wrestling meet would be done. But before he left the mat, he had something to do - beat Southfield's Darius Durrett on Saturday at the Pontiac Silverdome....more >>

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Wolves create waves in season opener

The Boys Swim team headed into holiday break on a positive note. They opened their season against West Bloomfield on Dec. 9 with a 107-78 win. They won ten of the 12 events during their victory....more >>
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Zach Line named All-Conference

A former Oxford High School star athlete received some much deserved recognition by his conference for his contributions on the football field this season. Zach Line, a 2008 graduate who plays college football for Southern Methodist University (SMU) Mustangs, was selected for the first team All-Conference USA for his efforts on the gridiron....more >>

High score, but no win for cheer squad

Even though the varsity cheer team had their highest score ever at the CCCAM Competition, they finished last during the event on Saturday, Dec. 11. The Wildcats finished 16th out of 16 teams with a final score of 652....more >>

Lady Cats post first win of season

Oxford's varsity girls basketball team finally broke through to the win column. They walked out of their game against Southfield on Friday, Dec. 17 with a 41-33 victory over the Blue Jays....more >>

Grapplers finish second at county tournament

Oxford reminded everyone why it was a wrestling powerhouse in Oakland County as they finished the 51st annual Oakland County Tournament with four winners. The two day tournament, held on Friday, Dec....more >>

Boys swim team earns 1st win

The boys varsity swim team earned their first victory of the season when they defeated Southfield Lathrup 138-37 in a tri-meet at Rochester Stoney Creek on Thursday, Dec. 9. Unfortunately, they lost to Rochester Stoney Creek 123-57....more >>

Hoopsters beat Dragons; first time in 27 years

Losing streaks come and go all the time. A team might lose two, three, four games in a row before their next victory. But in the case of the Oxford Wildcats varsity boys basketball team, a win against Lake Orion on the basketball court has not happened since 1983....more >>

Come-from-behind victory puts icers in first place of OAA White Division

The Wildcat varsity hockey team is now in sole possession of first place in the OAA White Division with their come from behind victory over Bloomfield United Dec. 18. Junior Nick Hocker got a hat-trick and sophomore Oscar Alexanderson stopped 41 of 44 shots during the Wildcats 4-3 victory....more >>

Mixed bag for bowlers

It was a mixed bag of results when the varsity bowling teams traveled down to Ferndale to take on the Eagles Dec. 17. The girls defeated the Eagles 25 and a half to four and a half, while the boys lost by the same score....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.