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Champions return to the gridiron

The return of sports

Monday was the first day of practice for all Michigan high school football teams, and the story was no different here in Lake Orion. This week, the 2011 Lake Orion Dragons prepare to defend their 2010 Division 1 State Championship....more >>
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Basketball legend Patti Niemi to enter OHS Hall of Fame

Patti Niemi-Anderson will go down in Oxford girls basketball history as one of the most prolific scorers ever to wear the blue and gold. For that reason, the 1981 graduate will enter into the Oxford High School Athletic Hall of Fame as a charter class member....more >>
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Rayner sticks with Lions another year

Detroit Lions fans are going to continue to see a familiar face on the sidelines this upcoming National Football League season. On Tuesday, July 26, Oxford High School graduate and unrestricted free agent Dave Rayner agreed to sign a one-year contract with the Lions....more >>
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Junior golfers win big at Oxford Hills

Three local golfers brought home the gold following another successful year of the junior golf league at Oxford Hills Golf and Country Club on E. Drahner Road. Max Blackburn (left), 14 from Lake Orion, took first place in the flight three division....more >>
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Born July 2nd
1877: Hermann Hesse, German novelist and poet.
1894: Andre Kertesz, photographer.
1900: Tyrone Guthrie, English theater director.
1908: Thurgood Marshall, first African-American Supreme Court Justice.
1916: Barry Gray, radio talk show host.
July 2nd
in history
1776: The Continental Congress resolves that the American colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States.
1822: Denmark Vesey is executed in Charleston, South Carolina, for planning a massive slave revolt.
1858: Czar Alexander II frees the serfs working on imperial lands.
1863: The Union left flank holds at Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg.
1881: Charles J. Guiteau fatally wounds President James A. Garfield in Washington, D.C.