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Dragons pull a 180

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor Whatever changes Lake Orion's football team made during a short week of practice after the team's season-opening loss, they worked. Playing before a raucous home crowd, the Dragons' defense regained its stinginess and the offense came alive early in a 35-7 win over the Falcons....more >>

Heat and humidity make for rough running

By Gabriel Ouzounian Review Staff Writer The runners of Lake Orion's cross country team started their season last Friday, baking in the Oakland University Invitational. The competition, held on sun-soaked campus, was a proving ground for the Dragon runners....more >>
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Cats beat up Lathrup 42-18

LATHRUP VILLAGE It did not really matter how the Oxford Wildcats started their football match-up on Friday against Southfield Lathrup. It was how they finished that was impressive....more >>
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Optimism abounds for cross country teams

According to varsity cross country head coach Ray Sutherland, the varsity girls team is going to be quite good this year. "In terms of the girls, this is the best team we ever had during the history of the school," Sutherland said....more >>
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Depth is key for booters this season

Depth is the name of the game for the varsity boys soccer team as head coach John Thaler enters the season with one of the largest teams he's coached since becoming the varsity soccer coach....more >>
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Golfers set sights on league title

It's the second year in the Oakland Activities Association for the girls golf team and head coach Terry Kelley likes his chances at winning a league title this year. Competing in the OAA white division, Oxford will go head-to-head on the links with Bloomfield Hills Andover, Farmington, Birmingham Groves, Bloomfield Hills Lahser, the combined team of North Farmington and Farmington Hills Harrison, Troy Athens and West Bloomfield....more >>
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Swimmers make transition from blue to white

It's one transition after another for Jackie Rank and the varsity girls swimming and dive team. Just one season after switching from the Flint Metro League to the Oakland Activities Association's blue division, the girls will transition from the blue to white after finishing last season with a 5-1 division record....more >>
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Top of their game: Spikers ready to take on OAA red

For varsity volleyball coach Kristi McDevitt, moving up to the Oakland Activities Association's red division, the top of the ladder, is the realization of a goal. "It's exactly where we want to be," McDevitt said....more >>
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Hall of Famer Ed Stull played it all and had a ball

Ed Stull enters the Oxford High School Athletic Hall of Fame as one of the best student-athletes of the 1970s. "I was surprised and it is a tremendously nice gesture," Stull said. "That is really humbling ....more >>
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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.
1955: Yo Yo Ma, cellist.
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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.