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Lake Orion gets second wind, still falls to Andover

The Lake Orion High School Boy's Varsity Lacrosse team began its normal season a little late with a rescheduled game on Sunday, March 27. The season is not off to a great start, seeing the Dragons defeated, 14-7, by Bloomfield Hills United (Andover), but final two quarters proved better for Lake Orion....more >>
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Girls' Lacrosse win and lose

On Thursday March 24, the LOHS Girls' Varsity Lacrosse team traveled to Lahser HS for a game against Bloomfield United to open their 2011 season.  The Varsity girls were defeated by Bloomfield United by a score of 18-5....more >>
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Lady Dragons fall to Notre Dame Prep

The Varsity Girls' Tennis team started their season out with a lose to Notre Dame Prep, 6-2, as team members donned the warmed flexible clothing available to took to the courts. While the team overall lost, two games did fall into Lake Orion's list of victories with Captain Abby Ulewicz winning her singles round while Agatha Pawlikowski and Kate Gidell won their doubles bout....more >>

Spring tryouts continue to second quarter

Spring sports continued last week, as rosters were finalized, teams were declared and season goals were set. As if sensing the need for clean fields, even Mother Nature put a hold on the snow, sleet and cold, wafting in unusually warm weather so the athletes could practice outside....more >>
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Pistons pass life lessons to Sashabaw kids

Sashabaw Middle School students' eyes widened as they glimpsed at Coach Aaron Smith's championship ring on Friday afternoon. It was during the Homework Before Hoops assembly they learned how important it is to be a good person and put homework first....more >>
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Athletes of the Week

We are the champions!

The Clarkston Boys Varsity Hockey team ended their season as champions, claiming their fifth regional title. They took down three teams to get to the trophy, beginning with Grand Blanc in a 5-3 win....more >>

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Hitters ready for season

Clarkston's varsity baseball team has one thing in mind going into this seaso - a state championship. "We're going all the way to states and we're going to take the trophy home," said senior Jake Sims....more >>
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7th Floor Crew cleans up in league

The 7th Floor Crew used their basketball skills to win the Independence Township Pony League. They won the championship game on March 7. The Pony League is run through Independence Parks and Recreation....more >>
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Booters return stronger, healthier

After the varsity girls soccer team suffered through constant injuries last year, head coach Larry Ferris knew he had to improve his team's strength and conditioning in the off-season in order for his team to get better....more >>
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New coach, new league, high expectations for track team

There's a new man in charge of the Wildcats varsity boys and girls track and field teams. On Feb. 23, the athletic department recommended to the Board of Education to hire Bob Blunk as the new varsity track and field coach....more >>
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OAA Red to test softball squad

The varsity softball team is looking to reload this year after losing five key players from last season's district championship team. "It's kind of scary after you lose a core group of girls....more >>
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Lacrosse team looks to turn experience into success

By Andrew Moser Leader Staff Writer The varsity lacrosse team suffered through the lumps of going from the club level to a full varsity sport last season, failing to record a win in their first season on the varsity level....more >>
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Freshman swimmer earns state recognition

Oxford High School freshman swimming sensation Haley Kornburger has had quite the year in the pool. In addition to helping the Wildcats to a second place finish in the Oakland Activities Association blue division, she also had strong finishes in the Michigan 13 and over state swimming championships at Eastern Michigan University from March 18-20....more >>
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1944: The U.S. First Army begins the siege Aachen, Germany.
1946: Twelve Nazi war criminals are sentenced to be hanged at Nuremberg trials---Karl Donitz, Hermann Goring, Alfred Jodl, Hans Frank, Wilhelm Frick, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Wilhelm Keitel, Joachin von Ribbentrop, Fritz Saukel, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Julius Streicher, and Alfred Rosenberg.
1974: Five Nixon aides--Kenneth Parkinson, Robert Mardian, Nixon's Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, and U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell--go on trial for conspiring to hinder the Watergate investigation.