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Talent, effort will drive basketball team

The weather is rapidly cooling, causing sports teams and fans alike to move indoors, making the basketball court at Lake Orion High School the new popular venue. One team filling that space is the Lake Orion High School boys' basketball team, which is looking extremely athletic, talented and ready to have a successful year according to new Head Coach Tom Risi....more >>
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Wrestling team filled out, ready for season

By Gabriel Ouzounian Review Staff Writer Team depth is deceptively important in many sports - those lacking it often do worse than appearances convey. Fortunately, Lake Orion's wrestling team will not have to worry about filling the ranks for the 2011 season....more >>
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Dragon skaters shoot and score two league wins

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor Lake Orion's varsity hockey team found its scoring touch last week in two big OAA league wins. The victories over defending league champ Farmington and Stoney Creek came after the team split two close, low-scoring games against Traverse City West and Warren De LaSalle in a Thanksgiving holiday tournament in Traverse City....more >>
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Lady hoopsters split first two games of new season

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor After thumping Linden in its opening game of the season last week, Lake Orion's girls' varsity basketball team got a taste of its own medicine three nights later, losing big to rival Clarkston....more >>
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Champion wrestlers return to mat to defend crown

It's time to strap on the headgear and roll out the wrestling mats. Fresh off a come from behind victory over Novi Detroit Catholic Central in the Division I state finals, the Wildcats started practice on Monday, Nov....more >>
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Young cheer team has lofty goals for season

Last season was a big step for the Wildcat varsity cheer program. They won the Oakland Activities Association White division, qualified for regionals with a fourth place finish at districts and had a good showing at regionals despite finishing last....more >>
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Swimmers ready to surprise folks with talent

The varsity boys swim/dive team is finding a home in the Oakland Activities Association blue division. Entering their second year in the blue division, varsity swim/dive coach Jackie Rank thinks the 2011-12 Oxford Wildcats are going to surprise some people this year....more >>
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Bowlers hunting for league titles this season

Expectations are high for the varsity boys and girls bowling teams. According to varsity bowling head coach JR Lafnear, it's a "league title or bust" mentality for the varsity girls team, while he expects the boys to turn the corner and contend for a league title....more >>
Donald Turner
The Oxford Leader
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Born December 26th
1792: Charles Babbage, English mathematician who perfected the calculating machine.
1891: Henry Miller, American writer.
1893: Mao Tse-tung, founding father of the People's Republic of China.
December 26th
in history
1866: Brig. Gen. Philip St. George Cooke, head of the Department of the Platte, receives word of the Fetterman Fight in Powder River County in the Dakota territory.The Fetterman Fight.
1917: As a wartime measure, President Woodrow Wilson places railroads under government control, with Secretary of War William McAdoo as director general.
1925: Six U.S. destroyers are ordered from Manila to China to protect interests in the civil war that is being waged there.
1932: Over 70,000 people are killed in a massive earthquake in China.
1941: General Douglas MacArthur declares Manila an open city in the face of the onrushing Japanese Army.But how 'open' was Manila?