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Missed opportunities doom Lake Orion against Harrison

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor Big players made big plays for Farmington Harrison last Friday night. Lake Orion, meanwhile, squandered a number of scoring chances and the Dragons lost to the Hawks, 28-7....more >>

Thinclads run through cold, wind

Lake Orion's runners ran through the wet and cold of the Oct. 14 Oxford Invitational, taking second and seventh places, respectively. The boys managed to put two in the top 15 spots, including junior T....more >>

LO grad embraces coaching

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor Brian Litten's return to Ford Field last fall was surreal. The Lake Orion High School grad played there in 2008, as a senior on the varsity football team that went to the state championship game....more >>

Girls' swim and dive lacks depth

Despite some strong performances, the Lady Dragons' swim and dive teams lost to Harrison Oct. 13, 111-75. Head Coach Darin Abbasse said while the team is competitive in the difficult OAA Red Division, it simply lacks the depth to support their top swimmers....more >>

Cats put out the Knights' lights

Oxford Coach Bud Rowley is always looking for an opportunity for his players to learn and improve. So, even though the Wildcats beat Oak Park 31-21 and finished the regular season at 7-2, the players knew the effort was not their best....more >>
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Cats devour Wolves 42-35

The Oxford Wildcat's magic continued on Friday as Coach Bud Rowley's crew upset Clarkston, 42-35 to clinch a state playoff berth. Clarkston was ranked fourth in the state and had not lost a game on the gridiron this season....more >>

X-country teams finish in top 5 at final Jamboree

Runners weren't the only fierce competitors for the varsity cross country teams Oct. 20 during the final OAA Red Jamboree at Bloomer Park in Rochester Hills. Competitors got all they could handle thanks to wind and rain that turned the course into a soggy mess, complete with mud puddles and standing water....more >>
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Girls make history by winning Oxford Inivite

History was made during the 45th annual Oxford Cross Country Invitational. Despite strong wind gusts and the threat of rain throughout the meet, the girls varsity cross country team won the Oxford Invitational for the first time in school history....more >>

Swimmers end season with loss to strong team

The girls varsity Wildcat swim season came to end with a 116-69 loss against West Bloomfield on Thursday, Oct. 20. "I thought our last duel meet of the season went well," varsity head coach Jackie Rank said....more >>

Booters end season strong, ready for district play

Oxford's varsity boys soccer team ended the season on a strong note after winning two of their final three games last week. The Wildcats ended Oakland Activities Association Blue division play with a convincing 7-0 win over Hazel Park on Oct....more >>

Spikers fall in semi-finals of Panther Crossover Classic

The varsity volleyball squad hit the road and traveled across the state to participate in the annual West Ottawa Panther Crossover Classic on Saturday, Oct. 22. After struggling early, the Wildcats would pull together and make a run to the semi-finals of the event before losing in three sets to Grand Ledge....more >>

Booters fall in district play

It was a tough way for the varsity boys soccer team to end their season as they lost 2-1 to Davison in the opening round of district play on Monday, Oct. 17. The Wildcats went up 1-0 on a goal from Chase Garavaglia, which was assisted by senior Michael Kitchner....more >>

Swimmers still struggling in OAA white division

The Oakland Activities Association White division got the best of the Wildcats again as they lost 109.5-76.5 to Rochester Oct. 13. Individual results are as follows: 200 Medley Relay - Oxford's A relay of freshmen Sydney Liverance, sophomore Elizabeth Wilkins, sophomore Rose FitzCrane and junior captain Miranda Murphy finished second with a time of 2:14....more >>

Offensive funk costs spikers two games

The varsity volleyball team picked a bad week to have their offense go in a funk. Playing against some of the top competition the Oakland Activities Association Red division has to offer, the Wildcats got swept in three sets during both their matches this week against Farmington and Lake Orion....more >>
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Born October 5th
1882: Robert Goddard, American rocket scientist, held more than 200 rocketry patents.
1902: Ray Croc, founder of the McDonald's hamburger franchise in 1955.
1911: Flann O'Brien, Irish novelist and playwright (The Hard Life, The Third Policeman).
1936: Václav Havel, Czech dissident dramatist who became the first freely elected president of Czechoslovakia in 55 years.
1959: Maya Lin, American architect who designed the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.
October 5th
in history
1882: Outlaw Frank James surrenders in Missouri six months after brother Jesse's assassination.
1915: Germany issues an apology and promises for payment for the 128 American passengers killed in the sinking of the British ship Lusitania. The fateful voyage of the Lusitania.
1931: Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon complete the first heavier than air nonstop flight over the Pacific. Their flight, begun October 3, lasted 41 hours, 31 minutes and covered 5,000 miles. They piloted their Bellanca CH-200 monoplane from Samushiro, 300 miles north of Tokyo, Japan, to Wenatchee, Washington.
1965: U.S. forces in Saigon receive permission to use tear gas. More than two decades after it ended, the Vietnam War still stirs controversy in the media and on Capitol Hill.
1966: A sodium cooling system malfunction causes a partial core meltdown at the Enrico Fermi demonstration breeder reactor near Detroit. Radiation is contained.