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Thinclads ready to run

It's late August and time for more than 50 Lake Orion male athletes to start running again. Stan Ford, head coach of the boys cross country team, said while the team is smaller than usual, that is not necessarily bad from a coaching standpoint....more >>
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Numbers, courts please tennis coach

'Everyone seems ready to win for Lake Orion'

Eric Bracciano, fourth-year coach of the Lake Orion boys tennis team, has high expectations for this year, given the sheer number of athletes at tryouts. A total of 33 players came out for high school tennis - a large number according to Bracciano with 16 on varsity and the rest on the J....more >>
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Dragon netters experienced and hungry

By Joe St. Henry and Olivia Shumaker Hungry and motivated. These are the best words to describe the 2011 Dragon varsity girls volleyball team, according to Coach Bob Howey. There are eight seniors returning this year from a squad that won 41 matches last season, but fell short of their goal in the postseason, explained the coach, who is entering his sixth season at Lake Orion....more >>
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T-shirts fuel football scholarships

By Megan Bildner Review Intern Few local business owners can claim they annually donate more than $1,000 back to the community like Custom Threads & Sports' Mark and Linda McCord are proud to say....more >>

Roar on M-24 heads north to Oxford's blue turf

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor Call it a tale of two cities er, styles. The Lake Orion Dragons visit Oxford this Friday in the second installment of its renewed football rivalry with their friends to the north....more >>
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Returners rally for win over the Highlanders

The Wolves hit the field hard in practice as the countdown continued to wind down to the season opener at Rochester Adams, this Friday. "Adams is always a great challenge and they are always a great opener," said Kurt Richardson, Clarkston Boys Varsity Football head coach going into his 25th season....more >>

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Wolves ready to take on fresh fall soccer season

Kickers opened their first week of games with two wins in the Traverse City Invite, Aug. 20. The boys beat Traverse City Central, 3-2, and Petoskey, 2-0. "We improved in both wins," said Chuck Lawhorn, Clarkston Boys Varsity Soccer Coach....more >>
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Athletes of the Week

Powerful finish at meet

Hitters from the Clarkston Riverdawgs 10U team finished another great summer season. One of their feats included winning the North Oakland Baseball Federation league championship. They took the title by defeating the Oakland Diamondbacks, 9-3, in their final game of the season on July 28....more >>
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Tennis pavillion breaks ground

The Clarkston tennis teams came one step closer to their new sports pavilion on Aug. 17. Players, coaches and parents gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking for the new pavilion at the Clarkston High School Tennis Complex....more >>

Rowley: Big game about history, not 'revenge'

There is no doubt that Oxford's Wildcats will be ready for its opening game on its new blue turf. There is the excitement about the new one-of-a-kind field and also the anticipation about meeting the school's cross-town rival, the Lake Orion Dragons, whose last win in 2010 was the Division 1 state championship....more >>
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Folks cram downtown bar to see The Cup

In the religion of hockey, it's considered the Holy Grail. Only the purest of heart and most skilled on the ice get to hoist Lord Stanley's Cup in the air as National Hockey League champions....more >>
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Hazelwood recognized as one of top 120 hoopsters

Oxford boys basketball might finally be getting on the map as senior Mark Hazelwood was selected to participate in the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan top 120 showcase camp on July 31 at South Lyon High School....more >>
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Milosch Palace Chrysler Jeep donates $1,860 to Jr. Wildcats

The Oxford Jr. Wildcats received a nice surprise when Milosch's Palace Chrysler Jeep Dodge and Ram presented them with a check for $1,860 following Chrysler's Drive for the Kids program....more >>
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Richmond goes the distance to the Hall of Fame

When it comes to distance running in the history of Oxford High School athletics, Donald "Donnie" Richmond ranks as one of the most prolific runners in school history. It is due to his domination in track and field and cross country that Richmond takes his place as one of the "Charter Class" members of the Oxford High School Athletic Hall of Fame....more >>

Dierdorf, Gumbel to address Wildcats

Two big names in the world of professional sports are coming to Oxford on Thursday, Aug. 25 to address the Wildcat varsity football team on the eve of its big game against archrivals, the Lake Orion Dragons....more >>
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Keeney: 'It was one of the best jobs that I ever had'

The Wildcats are looking for a new head wrestling coach after Brad Keeney resigned this past summer to take care of a family medical situation. Signing on with the district in 2009, he spent the last two years teaching special education by day and helped out with the Wildcats wrestling program by night....more >>
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Born April 23rd
1902: Halldór Laxness, Nobel Prize-winning Icelandic novelist (The Fish Can Sing, Paradise Reclaimed).
1926: J.P. Donlevey, American-born Irish writer (The Ginger Man).
1926: Virgil I. Gus Grissom, Mercury and Gemini astronaut, died in an accident on Apollo 1.
1928: Shirley Temple Black, child actress, later U.S. ambassador.
1932: Jim Fixx, runner and writer who popularized running as a form of exercise in the 1970s.
April 23rd
in history
1950: Chiang Kai-shek evacuates Hainan, leaving mainland China to Mao Zedong and the communists.
1954: The Army-McCarthy hearings begin.
1966: President Lyndon Johnson publicly appeals for more nations to come to the aid of South Vietnam.
1969: Sirhan Sirhan is sentenced to death for killing Senator Robert Kennedy.
1971: The Soviet Union launches Soyuz 10, becoming the first in Salyut 1 space station.