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Softballers fall in Division Finals

The Lady Dragons played in the division finals June 4, losing against the Bulldogs of Romeo in the dead heat of summer, 11-1. The Dragons made short work of the Bulldogs in the first inning, with pitcher Kaitlin Kogut striking out two and catching a hit from the third batter to throw her out at first....more >>

Varsity Baseball falls on first playoff game

The Lake Orion Varsity Boys' Baseball team finished their season and their playoff run last week. While the season ended on a high note with a win over Troy-Athens, 6-2, on May 28, their playoff run was cut short with a loss to Adams, 12-9....more >>

Girls' Soccer falls in first playoff game

The Girls' Varsity Soccer team has played their first and last playoff game of the season. On June 2, Lake Orion faced off against Waterford-Kettering, losing 2-1 and ending the girls playoff run....more >>

Queens of the court turn goal into reality

The Lady Wolves made history during the weekend by winning the MHSAA Division 1 Tennis State Championship for the first time. "There were a lot of tears, lots of happy tears," said Clarkston Girls Varsity Tennis Coach Becky Freeman....more >>
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Klemme finds a home on the green

Paul Klemme is looking forward to sunny days this week as he heads to the MHSAA Division 4 Boys Golf Regionals at Westwynd Golf Course. The Clarkston resident's team, Auburn Hills Oakland Christian, took first place at the district tournament last week and Klemme had the third best score with a par of 78....more >>
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Wolves take sting out of Avondale Yellow Jackets

Wolves' fans watching the softball game at the top of the hill turned their heads just in time to see junior Matt Rodgers hit Avondale's pitch in the bottom of the first inning. After the connection, the ball soared through the air to the left side of the field....more >>
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Warthogs tackle first win

The Waterford Warthogs fought through the heat for a win in their season opener in their new Clarkston High School home. The Warthogs beat the Tri-City Thunder, 17-7. Quarterback Mike McKnight threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Matt Townsend who scored....more >>
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Season ends after regional battle

The Lady Lacrossers pushed during the second half of the MHSAA Regional Semifinals on May 31. But it wasn't enough and they lost 17-10 to Brighton. "I told them at the end of the game they have to lead off how they played the second half," said Clarkston Girls Varsity Lacrosse Coach Stephanie Dellinger....more >>

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Coach needed

Clarkston Chiefs' Varsity football team needs a head coach. If they don't find one, the team's season may be canceled. "We're struggling to find a volunteer to step up," said Scott Bailey, Clarkston Chiefs Football Board president....more >>
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Clarkston track stars

From left, Clarkston freshmen girls track team members Mackenzie Proper,Coach Kevin Breen, Kelley Fitzpatrick, Kacy Robinson, Coach John Yorke, Franzi Loetzner, Kylie Knavish, Coach Matt Klaver, and Hannah Hawkins took first, May 28 at the 34th Oakland County Freshmen Track and Field Championship meet in Milford....more >>
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Boosters honor 109 senior athletes

Matt Frisch, Megan Seeley named Best Male and Female Athletes

In the world of sports, there's no doubt it was Oxford High School's Class of 2011 that restored the Wildcats' fearsome roar and put some teeth back into their bite. This was the class whose wrestling team once again secured district and regional championships, then topped it off by winning the long-sought Division I state championship....more >>

Relay team finishes 3rd in state

The hot and humid weather couldn't slow down the varsity boys 1600 meter relay team as they placed third at the state championships on Saturday, June 4. "That was a great race, that last race," varsity track and field coach Bob Blunk said....more >>
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Former AD urges seniors to 'aim high'

A true legend and class act in the world of Wildcat sports addressed Oxford High School's senior athletes during last week's Booster awards ceremony. Lee Noftz, who served as Oxford's very first athletic director from 1970-92, gave a terrific speech about life, competition, priorities and the future....more >>

Golfers fall short in districts; next up regionals

The varsity golf team came up just short in their pursuit of a district title on Thursday, June 2. Playing at Paint Creek Country Club, the Wildcats shot a team score of 328, two strokes behind district winner Lake Orion, who shot a 326....more >>

Booters fall to Clarkston

It looked like Oxford would advance to the second round of districts for much of the opening-round district game against Clarkston on Tuesday, May 31. The Wildcats jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first half, but couldn't hold on as Clarkston scored three goals to beat Oxford 3-2....more >>

First trophy in decade for OMS girls track

The Oxford Middle School girls track team accomplished something that hasn't been done in over a decade bringing home a trophy. The Wildcats ran away from the competition at the Panther Invite at Lapeer West High School on Monday, May 23....more >>
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Born August 30th
1871: Ernest Rutherford, physicist who discovered and named alpha, beta and gamma radiation and was the first to achieve a man-made nuclear reaction.
1893: Huey P. Long, Louisiana politician who served as governor and U.S. senator, known as The Kingfish.
1918: Ted Williams, Hall of Fame outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, the last man to hit .400 in a season.
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1861: Union General John Fremont declares martial law throughout Missouri and makes his own emancipation proclamation to free slaves in the state. President Lincoln overrules the general.
1892: The Moravia, a passenger ship arriving from Germany, brings cholera to the United States.
1932: Nazi leader Hermann Goering is elected president of the Reichstag.
1944: Ploesti, the center of the Rumanian oil industry, falls to Soviet troops.
1957: In an effort to stall the Civil Rights Act of 1957 from passing, Senator Strom Thurmond (D-S.C.) filibusters for over 24 hours. The bill passed, but Thurmond's filibuster becomes the longest in Senate history.