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Dragon defense prevails in harsh weather

Lake Orion weathered plenty of wind and cold rain en route to beating the Troy Colts last Friday, 17-7. The win ushered in the second half of the Dragons' football season against increasingly difficult opponents....more >>

Swimmers take seventh

The Girls' Swim team participated in the 2011 Oakland County Girls Swimming & Diving Tournament last weekend, taking seventh overall of 35 teams. Head coach Darin Abbasse said the placement was the best the team has had in around five years....more >>

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Boys' Soccer

Lake Orion's boys varsity soccer team split its two matches last week, losing to Troy Athens, 4-0., last Wednesday and defeating Royal Oak, 1-0, on Saturday. The team's record stands at 7-8-1....more >>

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Girls' Volleyball

Overall Record (33-8-2) Marian Tournament (October 1) Pool Play Lake Orion over West Bloomfield (25-15, 25-9) Lake Orion over Seaholm (24-26, 25-23) Power Bracket Pool A Marian over Lake Orion (24-19, 20-25, 13-15) Lake Orion over Clarkston (21-25, 25-15, 15-8) Playoffs Lake Orion over West Bloomfield (25-16, 24-26, 16-14) Lake Orion over Clarkston (25-15, 23-25, 15-10) Marian over Lake Orion (15-25, 21-25) OAA League Games Lake Orion over Rochester on Sept....more >>
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Equestrians headed to state competition again

The Oxford High School Equestrian Team's season is rolling on. The Wildcats secured their 11th straight spot at the Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association State Championship after claiming the MIHA Region E championship Sunday....more >>
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Cats with OT thriller 22-16

Coach Bud Rowley's Oxford Wildcats have few secrets. Opposing coaches know that Oxford's Prescott Line is going to run the ball and then run the ball some more. It's how to stop Line that the opposing coaches and players haven't figured out yet....more >>

X-country teams finish 2nd, 3rd in jamboree

It was another solid effort for the boys and girls cross country teams during the second Oakland Activities Association Red division Jamboree on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The girls finished in second place behind Birmingham Seaholm, who won the event with 43 points....more >>

Booters score back-to-back victories

Oxford's varsity boys got back to their winning ways this week following victories over Oakland Activities Association Blue Division leader Birmingham Seaholm and Lapeer West. The Wildcats climbed back in the OAA Blue division race following a hard fought 2-1 victory over the Birmingham Seaholm Maples on Tuesday, Sept....more >>

Swimmers finish in top 20 at county meet

In order to become the best, you have to swim against the best. The varsity girls swim team swam against some of the best Oakland County has to offer on Saturday, Oct. 1 during the Oakland County Swim and Dive meet at Lake Orion High School....more >>

Hopes for OAA title sink at division meet

Oxford's league title hopes for girls varsity golf sank like a golf ball struck into the middle of a lake following a subpar showing at the second Oakland Activities Association White division meet on Wednesday, Sept....more >>
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Born September 17th
1883: William Carlos Williams, poet, playwright, essayist and writer who won a Pulitzer prize for Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems.
1907: Warren E. Burger, chief justice of the Supreme Court.
1923: Hank Williams, Sr., singer, songwriter and guitarist known for Lonesome Blues and Your Cheatin' Heart.
1935: Ken Kesey, author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Sometimes a Great Notion).
1947: Jeff MacNelly, political cartoonist, creator of the comic strip Shoe.
September 17th
in history
1939: With the German army already attacking western Poland, the Soviet Union launches an invasion of eastern Poland.The Polish submarine Orzel escaped from internment and went on to fight the Germans against long odds.
1942: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill meets with Soviet Premier Josef Stalin in Moscow as the German Army rams into Stalingrad.The Krummer Lauf allowed German infantry and motorized artillery units to actually fire around corners.
1944: British airborne troops parachute into Holland to capture the Arnhem bridge as part of Operation Market-Garden. The plan called for the airborne troops to be relieved by British troops, but they were left stranded and eventually surrendered to the Germans.
1947: James Forestall is sworn in as first the U.S. Secretary of Defense. President Harry S. Truman relied heavily on Dean Acheson for his most significant foreign policy achievements.
1957: The Thai army seizes power in Bangkok.