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Dragons,Wolves fight to bitter end

Two county football heavyweights took their best shots at each other on Oct. 21, with Lake Orion visiting Clarkston in their annual season-ending rivalry. The back-and-forth game saw the Wolves make big plays in the fourth quarter to rally from ten points down and win, 38-31....more >>
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Lady Dragons lose title to Clarkston

The streak of wins for Lake Orion's girls' volleyball team was interrupted just once last week, but the slight cost them the OAA Red league title on Oct. 18. The Lady Dragons battled the Wolves of Clarkston, eventually falling to their northern rivals in five close games....more >>
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Dragons'soccer season comes to wet, windy end

Rain poured and soaked the Lake Orion varsity boys' soccer playoff run early, as the team lost to Grand Blanc, 4-0, during the first round of the 2011 state tournament. The Bob Cats scored just 34 seconds into the contest, held a 3-0 lead at halftime and thwarted the Dragons from mounting any sustained pressure during the game....more >>
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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 >>

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 >>

Swimmers end season with loss to strong team

By Andrew Moser Leader Staff Writer 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 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 >>

Spikers fall in semi-finals of Panther 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 >>
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Born September 1st
1795: James Gordon Bennet, editor of the New York Sun, the first tabloid-sized daily newspaper.
1875: Edgar Rice Burroughs, novelist who created Tarzan, the Ape Man.
1907: Walter Reuther, labor leader who merged the American Federation of Labor with the Congress of International Organizations.
1923: Rocky Marciano, world heavyweight boxing champion who retired undefeated.
1939: Seiji Ozawa, conductor.
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in history
1807: Aaron Burr is arrested in Mississippi for complicity in a plot to establish a Southern empire in Louisiana and Mexico.
1821: William Becknell leads a group of traders from Independence, Mo., toward Santa Fe on what would become the Santa Fe Trail.Trailing Louis L’Amour in New Mexico.
1836: Protestant missionary Dr. Marcus Whitman leads a party to Oregon. His wife, Narcissa, is one of the first white women to travel the Oregon Trail. The Oregon Trail emigrants who chose to follow Stephen Meek thought his shortcut would save weeks of hard travel. Instead, it brought them even greater misery.
1864: Confederate forces under General John Bell Hood evacuate Atlanta in anticipation of the arrival of Union General William T. Sherman's troops. The Federal officer who sent his men naked against the enemy was Colonel James P. Brownlow of the 1st (Union) Tennessee Cavalry.
1870: The Prussian army crushes the French at Sedan, the last battle of the Franco-Prussian War.