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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 September 1st
1795: James Gordon Bennet, editor of the New York Sun, the first tabloid-sized daily newspaper.
1875: Edgar Rice Burroughs, novelist who created Tarzan, the Ape Man.
1907: Walter Reuther, labor leader who merged the American Federation of Labor with the Congress of International Organizations.
1923: Rocky Marciano, world heavyweight boxing champion who retired undefeated.
1939: Seiji Ozawa, conductor.
September 1st
in history
1836: Protestant missionary Dr. Marcus Whitman leads a party to Oregon. His wife, Narcissa, is one of the first white women to travel the Oregon Trail. The Oregon Trail emigrants who chose to follow Stephen Meek thought his shortcut would save weeks of hard travel. Instead, it brought them even greater misery.
1864: Confederate forces under General John Bell Hood evacuate Atlanta in anticipation of the arrival of Union General William T. Sherman's troops. The Federal officer who sent his men naked against the enemy was Colonel James P. Brownlow of the 1st (Union) Tennessee Cavalry.
1870: The Prussian army crushes the French at Sedan, the last battle of the Franco-Prussian War.
1876: The Ottomans inflict a decisive defeat on the Serbs at Aleksinac.
1882: The first Labor Day is observed in New York City by the Carpenters and Joiners Union.