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Hoopsters look to improve in season's second half

By Megan Collier Review staff writer The march to districts is on, and although boys' basketball has some ground to make up as the last place team in Oakland Activities White, they "might surprise some people" said Coach Mike Shafkalis....more >>

Icers' winning streak continues

Dragons to celebrate seniors, youth Saturday

The Green and White extended their win streak last night, defeating the Farmington Unified team in a dramatic overtime game, 4-3. Jake Kruetizer started the scoring in the first period when he pinched in from the point and took a pass from Justin McKelvey with only four ticks left in the period....more >>

Lake Orion will host wrestling's best of the best

Residents in the Orion area hoping to get a taste of high school wrestling finals games won't have to travel far. Wrestling teams from Rochester-Adams, Troy, and Pontiac high schools will be participating in the MHSAA Division I Wrestling Team District Finals, hosted by Lake Orion High School Feb....more >>
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Leading the way to trophies

Clarkston seventh- and eighth-grade cheerleaders brought home first-place trophies, Jan. 22 at the Davison Cheer Competition. Clarkston seventh-grade cheerleaders from Sashabaw Middle School are two for two in their MHSAA competition, with first-place wins in Brandon, Jan....more >>

Icers bounce back with wins over Avondale, Troy

Oxford varsity hockey team earned a much-needed victory over Avondale on Wednesday, Jan. 19 after a couple of week's of uninspired hockey. Junior Nolan Chapman's hatrick was enough for the Wildcats to earn a 7-4 victory over Avondale, pushing their record to a league best 6-1-1....more >>

Berkley bowlers bite the dust against Cats

Both varsity bowling teams got back to their winning ways when they rolled against Berkley on Thursday, Jan. 20. The girls improved to 4-1 on the season in the Oakland Activities Association with a 29-1 victory over the Bears, while the boys cruised to a 23-7 win, improving to 3-2 in the OAA....more >>

Cheer squad finishes second

Oxford's varsity cheer squad continued to show it can be competitive in the Oakland Activities Association with a second place finish in the second OAA meet. Despite losing one member of the squad to an injury right before competition began, Oxford was able to increase their total score from the previous meet by nearly six points, up from 673....more >>

Split week for hoopsters

It was another split week for the hoops squad with a victory of Bloomfield Hills Andover on Tuesday, Jan. 18 and a loss to Royal Oak on Friday, Jan. 21. The Wildcats gained their second Oakland Activities Association victory with a 69-59 win over Andover....more >>

Two losses for the ladies

Right now, the Oakland Activities Association is giving the young squad on the varsity girls basketball team an introduction to what OAA play is all about. Their game against white division leader Avondale on Thursday, Jan....more >>
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Born August 23rd
1883: Jonathan Wainwright, U.S. general who fought against the Japanese on Corregidor in the Philippines and was forced to surrender.
1898: Albert Claude, biologist who won the 1974 Nobel for his work on the sub-structure of the cell. He never graduated from high school.
1912: Gene Kelly, dancer, choreographer and actor.
1931: H.O. Smith, molecular biologist credited with helping 'open the door' on genetic engineering.
1934: Sonny (Christian) Jurgensen, professional football player and sports announcer.
August 23rd
in history
1902: Fanny Farmer, among the first to emphasize the relationship of diet to health, opens her School of Cookery in Boston.
1914: The Emperor of Japan declares war on Germany.
1926: American film star Rudolph Valentino dies, causing world-wide hysteria and a number of suicides.
1927: Immigrant laborers Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti are executed for a robbery they did not commit. Fifty years later, in 1977, Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis establishes a memorial in the victims' honor.
1939: Joseph Stalin and German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop sign a non-aggression pact between the Soviet Union and Germany, freeing Hitler to invade Poland and Stalin to invade Finland.