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Orion athletes play at next level

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor Given the size of Lake Orion High School, nobody should be surprised quality student-athletes fill the rosters of its sports teams each year. What goes unnoticed, however, is how many of these young persons in our community receive college scholarships to play at the next level....more >>

Orion bowlers warm up for the season

By Gabriel Ouzounian Review Staff Writer With the winter sports season nearly upon Lake Orion, most teams are hard at work preparing. The school's bowling team is no exception. Head Coach Kevin Crowther said an early look at the boys and girls teams indicate they could have a promising season ahead....more >>

Lady hoopsters mix lots of experience with new blood

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor An experienced roster of upperclassmen and a talented freshman should make for an interesting 2011-12 season for the Lake Orion girls varsity basketball team....more >>

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Swimmers do well at states

The varsity girls swim team had an all-around good day when they took on some of the best Division Two state swimmers at the Holland Aquatics Center on Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov....more >>

Icers coach not pleased with performance during season opening win

Varsity hockey head coach Dave Hague was not in a good mood during practice on Monday, November 21. Despite the Wildcats claiming an 8-6 victory over the Troy Colts in their season opener on Saturday, Nov....more >>
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1779: Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner.
1818: Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the U.S.
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1834: Slavery is abolished throughout the British Empire.
1864: Union General Ulysses S. Grant gives general Philip H. Sheridan the mission of clearing the Shenandoah Valley of Confederate forces.After nearly 10 months of trench warfare, Confederate resistance at Petersburg, Virginia, suddenly collapsed.
1872: The first long-distance gas pipeline in the U.S. is completed. Designed for natural gas, the two-inch pipe ran five miles from Newton Wells to Titusville, Pennsylvania.
1873: San Francisco's first cable cars begin running, operated by Hallidie's Clay Street Hill Railroad Company.
1880: Sir Frederick Roberts frees the British Afghanistan garrison of Kandahar from Afghan rebels.