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Lake Orion comes up short in Novi hockey tourney

By Jeff Vanek Special Writer for The Review Lake Orion's varsity hockey team started its 2011 season by competing in the Novi Showcase tournament last weekend. Despite playing hard, the Dragons came up a goal short in both games....more >>

Oxford kids are state champs in flag football

A group of Oxford third-graders turned into flag football studs over the weekend of Nov. 12-13 as they won the Michigan Youth Flag Football Championship. Playing in a Lake Orion flag football league, the little warriors from Oxford, which included Aidan Regan, Joe Roeher, Brendan Moore, Jake Dawood, Nate Schroeder, Mitchell Travis, Max Rehandorf and Nick Soukup, banded together to form the Lake Orion Eagles....more >>

Swimmers do well at state finals

The varsity girls swim team had an all-around good day when they took some of the best division two state swimmers at the Holland Aquatics Center on Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov....more >>
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OMS gold hoopsters rack up 11-1 record

Even split squads can't slow down the Oxford Middle School girls eighth grade basketball program. Coming off of a seventh grade season where they went 12-0, members of the eighth grade girls basketball team were split into two teams, blue and gold, this season in order to give girls more opportunities to play....more >>
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Born April 16th
1889: Charlie Chaplin, film actor and director.
1919: Merce Cuningham, American dancer and choreographer.
1922: Kingsley Amis, British author (Lucky Jim).
1924: Henry Mancini, composer and conductor (Moon River).
1947: Lew Alcinder (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), professional basketball player.
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in history
1922: Annie Oakley shoots 100 clay targets in a row, setting a woman's record.
1942: The Island of Malta is awarded the George Cross in recognition for heroism under constant German air attack. It was the first such award given to any part of the British Commonwealth.
1944: The destroyer USS Laffey survives horrific damage from attacks by 22 Japanese aircraft off Okinawa.
1945: American troops enter Nuremberg, Germany.
1947: A lens which provides zoom effects is demonstrated in New York City.