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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 October 24th
1788: Sarah Josepha Hale, magazine editor and poet whose book Poems for Our Children included Mary Had a Little Lamb (the first words to be recorded in sound)
1904: Moss Hart, American playwright who, with George S. Kaufman, wrote plays such as You Can't Take it with You and The Man who came to Dinner.
1911: Sonny Terry, blues performer.
1923: Denise Levertov, English poet.
1929: George Henry Crumb, American composer.
October 24th
in history
1897: The first comic strip appears in the Sunday color supplement of the New York Journal called the 'Yellow Kid.'
1901: Anna Edson Taylor, 43, is the first woman to go safely over Niagara Falls in a barrel. She made the attempt for the cash award offered, which she put toward the loan on her Texas ranch.
1916: Henry Ford awards equal pay to women. Industrialist Henry Ford helped lead American war production with the gigantic facility at Willow Run.
1917: The Austro-German army routs the Italian army at Caporetto, Italy.
1929: Black Thursday--the first day of the stock market crash which began the Great Depression.