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Oxford steamrolls Orion in football opener

Lake Orion's football team knew what was coming, but could not stop it. The Oxford Wildcats used their traditional power running game to control the clock, rack up 300 yards on the ground and rip the Dragons, 41-20, in the season opener for both teams....more >>

Lake Orion Troop experiences high adventure in New Mexico

By Kyler Plackowski Life Scout, Troop 128 On August 1, 11 scouts and 8 adults from St. Mary's in the Hills Troop 128 in Lake Orion traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico for a 10 day hike through the mountains of Philmont Scout Ranch....more >>

Dragons, water and fun for everyone

Another year, another summer, and another Dragon on the Lake festival has come and gone. Some 20.000 people from Lake Orion and other communities near and far visited the the event....more >>
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Former NFL great fires up Cats with pep talk

"It was a long drive up here, but I didn't know we made it all the way to Boise, Idaho." Even Dan Dierdorf, who played pro football for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1971-83, couldn't resist making a little joke about the Oxford football stadium's new blue turf a color it shares with Boise State University's field....more >>
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Fan-demonium at Oxford!

Loud, rowdy and true blue to the core, Oxford's fans came out in droves to support the Wildcats' varsity football team as they stomped all over archrivals, the Lake Orion Dragons, in their season opener Aug....more >>
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A few minutes with Jim Brandstatter

His name's been associated with University of Michigan football since 1969 and now he's part of Oxford football history as well. Jim "Brandy" Brandstatter visited Oxford High's stadium on Thursday, Aug....more >>
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It's in the hole!

It's something every golfer fantasizes about, but only a few achieve the coveted hole-in-one. For Scott Jensen, that fantasy turned into reality Friday, Aug. 19 at the Boulder Pointe Golf Club in Oxford Township....more >>
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Rowley: 'I believe I was destined to coach here'

Varsity Football Coach Bud Rowley never doubts his role here in Oxford. "I believe I was destined to coach here," Rowley said. For nearly four decades, Rowley, along with his passion, enthusiasm, and love for high school football, has been a fixture on the sidelines during Friday nights in the fall, thus earning him a well deserved place as a "Charter Member" of the Oxford High School Athletic Hall of Fame....more >>

Swim/dive team sinks Lapeer, gets torpedoed by Adams

The varsity girls swim and dive team got the season underway on the right note after they defeated Lapeer Aug. 23. In a competitive meet throughout, Oxford managed to pull in the diving portion of the meet due to Lapeer not attempting a single dive....more >>

Lady golfers on a hot streak!

It was a successful start to the 2011 season for the Wildcat lady golfers as they won their first three matches and finished in the top 10 in the two tournaments they have participated in so far....more >>

Lions drop Rayner, Cowboys pick him up

Dave Rayner is going from Motown to the "Big D." According to reports, the Detroit Lions released Rayner on Monday, August 29 following a three week battle with Jason Hanson for the starting place kicker position....more >>

Booters start season with no referees and a tie game

Oxford's varsity boys soccer team had an unusual start to the 2011 season. On Tuesday, August 23, the Wildcats were scheduled to play Farmington Hills Harrison at home behind Oxford Elementary in their season opener....more >>
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Born October 7th
1900: Heinrich Himmler, Nazi leader.
1907: Helen MacInnes, writer.
1931: Desmond Tutu, South African religious leader.
1934: Leroi Jones (Imamu Amiri Baraka), playwright.
1935: Thomas Keneally, novelist, author of Schindler's Ark, the basis for the film Schindler's List.
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in history
1870: French Minister of the Interior Leon Gambetta escapes besieged Paris by balloon, reaching the French provisional government in Tours.
1913: In attempting to find ways to lower the cost of the automobile and make it more affordable to ordinary Americans, Henry Ford took note of the work of efficiency experts like Frederick Taylor, the father of scientific management. The result was the assembly line that reduced the time it took to manufacture a car, from 12 hours to 93 minutes. Visiting the Past: Automotive History.
1949: Iva Toguri D'Aquino, better known as Tokyo Rose, is sentenced to 10 years in prison for treason. American-Born Axis Sally.
1957: A fire in the Windscale plutonium production reactor (later called Sellafield) north of Liverpool, England, spreads radioactive iodine and polonium through the countryside and into the Irish Sea. Livestock in the immediate area were destroyed, along with 500,000 gallons of milk. At least 30, and possibly as many as 1,000, cancer deaths were subsequently linked to the accident.
1985: Four Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) hijackers seize the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro and demand the release of 50 Palestinians held by Israel.