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Wolves put chink in Knights' armor

Junior Nick Tatu opened the game against Oak Park with a pair of three pointers on Friday night. Another shot from outside the arc from senior Matt Rodgers put the boys at nine while the Knights remained at zero....more >>
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Sloney slants for wins

Senior Jeff Sloney is continuing to leave his mark on Clarkston Wrestling for his final season. He placed second in his 130-pound weight class during two tournaments, Tournament of Champs on Dec....more >>

Lady Cagers on fire with three-win streak

Lady Wolves sunk their first two wins of the new year last week against Chippewa Valley and Pontiac. "I was pleased with how they played," said Clarkston Girls Varsity Basketball Coach Tim Wasilk....more >>

Wolves pin Carman-Ainsworth for win

Grapplers split their dual meet last Wednesday, beating Flint Carman- Ainsworth and falling to Rochester for the first time in 25 years. Senior Matt Vandermeer got the night rolling in the boys 43-30 win over Carman- Ainsworth, winning the first match with a fall 4:53 against Tae Pendelton in the 171-pound weight class....more >>
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Lady Cats put out Knights' lights

You couldn't tell the varsity girls basketball team hadn't played a game in three weeks. It certainly was not evident in the Wildcats first game of the new year against Oak Park on Thursday, Jan....more >>

Split week for hoopsters in OAA Blue

The varsity boys basketball team split their first two Oakland Activities Association blue division games this week against Birmingham Groves and Bloomfield Hills Lasher. A strong second half against Groves on Friday, Jan....more >>

Grapplers score perfect 84!

A rare feat of dominance was accomplished by the Oxford varsity wrestling team in their match against Troy Athens on Wednesday, Jan. 5. In a preformance comparable to the perfect game in baseball, the Wildcats achieved a perfect wrestling score of 84, pinning every member of the Athens squad that stepped onto the mat....more >>

Boy bowlers roll first OAA win

Late game heroics in the baker portion propelled the varsity bowling squads to 26-4 victories over Troy Athens Jan. 4. The victory was the first-ever Oakland Activities Association win for the boys....more >>

Strong start to 2011 for cheer squad

The varsity cheerleaders got off to a strong start in 2011 with top three finishes in the first two events of the year. Oxford was able to pull off a second place finish in their first ever Oakland Activities Association competition on Monday, Jan....more >>

A win, a loss and 8 records

The boys varsity swim team split another Oakland Activities Association dual meet on Thursday, Jan. 6 against Troy Athens High School and Bloomfield Hills Andover High School. In the midst of a 92-91 victory over Athens and a 113-70 loss to Andover, the Wildcats set eight school records, something that swim coach Jackie Rank was extremely excited pleased with....more >>

Road games troublesome for icers

The varsity hockey team stepped out of Oakland Activities Association play and traveled to northern Michigan for two games against quality opponents in Gaylord and Mt. Pleasant. Oxford lost 4-2 to Gaylord on Jan....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.