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Dragons prepare for 2011 gridiron

Nearly nine months have passed since the Lake Orion varsity football team triumphed over Plymouth to become the 2010 MHSAA Division 1 State Champions. It's time to start thinking Dragon football again....more >>

Multi-sport athletes make the grade on and off the field

The world of high school sports can be a confusing for young athletes, especially those who may enjoy playing more than one. While some coaches think an athlete needs to focus on one sport in high school, Lake Orion's head football coach, Chris Bell, could not disagree more....more >>
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Girls enjoy strong turnout, improved links play

The player pool for the Lake Orion varsity girls golf team is growing and with it the team's quality of play. Head Coach Monty Gallaher said the number of girls coming out for the team has been rising for the past three years, nearly doubling since 2009....more >>

Last season's experience to help 2011 LO kickers

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor Last year's inexperience could play in the favor of the Lake Orion boy's varsity soccer team this fall, according to Coach Matt Paukovits. The young team featured a number of underclassmen in 2010 and still won ten games competing in the OAA Red Division....more >>

Great job Chargers!

The 10U Orion Chargers are American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC) North Central Region Runner-Ups. The tournament was held July 14-17 in Chesterfield Township. The Chargers played against other AABC Teams from Michigan and Illinois that qualified to play in this event....more >>

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Porritt Barn efforts honored

The Michigan Barn Preservation Network honored Orion Township this week for its efforts to move and restore the historic Porritt Barn, now located on the grounds of Friendship Park....more >>

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Flint Street warning issued

Drivers, with the exception of street residents, need to stay off E. Flint Street for about another week while repairs and repaving continue, said Lake Orion Police Chief Jerry Narsh....more >>
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Longtime Oxford AD headed for Hall of Fame

A native of Golden, Illinois, Lee Noftz came to Oxford in 1963 as a teacher and coach and helped usher in the modern era of Wildcat athletics. For his efforts during his 22 years as Athletic Director at Oxford High School, Noftz was selected for the OHS Athletic Hall of Fame....more >>
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Soldier delivers Tigers game ball

DETROIT U.S. Army Private First Class Dalton Sedam took center stage in front of 32,611 people Monday evening when he delivered the game ball at Comerica Park as the Detroit Tigers took on the Minnesota Twins....more >>
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Born December 25th
1841: Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross.
1870: Rosa Luxemburg, Polish-born founder of the Spartacus League which later became the German Communist Party.
1907: Cab Calloway, band leader, the first Jazz singer to sell a million records.
1918: Anwar Sadat, Egyptian president (1970 to 1981) and Nobel Peace Prize winner.
December 25th
in history
1939: Finnish troops enter Soviet territory.
1941: Free French troops occupy the French Islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon off the Canadian coast.
1944: Prime Minister Winston Churchill goes to Athens to seek an end to the Greek civil war.
1946: Chiang Kai-shek offers a new Chinese constitution in Nanking pledging universal suffrage.
1950: Scottish nationalists steal the Stone of Scone from the British coronation throne in Westminster Abbey. The 485 pound stone was recovered in April 1951.