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Preseason starts with Football for a Cure

The gridiron gang is hitting the field getting ready for their upcoming fall season. Before they take on their fierce opponents they are taking on cancer in their third annual Football for a Cure, their annual pre-season scrimmage, set for Aug....more >>
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Going for the crown

Hitters from the Players Edge Sluggers U14 team ruled their league and their district. They finished first place in the North Oakland Baseball Federation with a 14-3 record. They finished their last game of the regular season against JTB Tigers with 11-7 win, July 7....more >>
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B-ball travel team snags national championship

Boys basketball coach Paul Marfia is continually striving to raise his basketball program up to be one of the top teams in the area. That process received a kick start when Oxford's high school travel basketball team won the American Youth Basketball Tour's (AYBT) Dvision 3 national championship on Sunday, July 24....more >>

Summer camps help build basketball culture

It was another successful summer of basketball camps for Oxford High School boys basketball coach Paul Marfia. "I love it," he said. "We have a gym open, we have kids playing basketball, we have my high school kids working with them, building relationships with them and high-fiving them....more >>
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Bud Laidlaw: Athlete, coach, booster, now Hall of Famer

Although Gerald L. "Bud" Laidlaw, a 1951 graduate of Oxford High School, earned an impressive seven total varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball, he is most remembered as one of the greatest volunteers and youth sports leaders in Oxford's history....more >>
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Born August 20th
1886: Paul Tillich, theologian and philosopher who wrote Systematic Theology.
1890: H.P. Lovecraft, author of horror tales.
1905: Jack Teagarden, jazz trombonist.
1944: Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minster of India.
August 20th
in history
1940: After a previous machine gun attack failed, exiled Russian Leon Trotsky is assassinated in Mexico City, with an alpine ax to the back of the head.
1940: Radar is used for the first time, by the British during the Battle of Britain. Also on this day, in a radio broadcast, Winston Churchill makes his famous homage to the Royal Air Force: Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
1941: Adolf Hitler authorizes the development of the V-2 missile.
1944: United States and British forces close the pincers on German units in the Falaise-Argentan pocket in France.
1971: The Cambodian military launches a series of operations against the Khmer Rouge.