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Dragons win one, lose one

LO rallies in Oxford after homecourt loss

Lake Orion's boys' basketball team started its season with a pair of games against Rochester Adams and Oxford, coming away with a split. First up was Rochester Adams on Dec. 6.Despite Lake Orion's lead at the end of the first half, the win went to the Highlanders, 59-42....more >>
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Cheer team is strong, together and primed

Winter season sports have started up, but it's not all about balls, sticks and hoops. After entertaining on the sidelinesduring football games, the Dragon competitive cheer team is performing for its own glory....more >>
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Swimmers begin season with dominating wins

He started 14 years ago with 13 kids in suits down to their knees, refusing to wear speedos, but now Head Coach Paul Fairman's Lake Orion boys' swim team has started its 2011-12 season with wins against Romeo and Stoney Creek....more >>

No snow, no problem

Ski team improvises regimen without a hill

There may be little snow on the ground, but that is not stopping the Lake Orion Ski team from practicing for its Jan. 5 start date. Pine Knob has just started creating snow and naturally the team is active whenever possible on the hill....more >>

Davison gets its revenge on grapplers

The old saying is revenge is a dish best served cold, and that is exactly what Davison did on Thursday, Dec. 8. Davison gave Oxford's varsity wrestlers an unfriendly and cold welcome to the 2011-12 season by thumping the Wildcats 42-18, avenging the school's district loss....more >>

Bowling teams off to a good start

The Oxford varsity bowlers fared well in the opening week of the bowling season. On Saturday, Dec 4, the Wildcats traveled to Romeo to compete in the Romeo singles, which included both a varsity and JV tournament....more >>
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Hoopsters look forward to breakthrough season

After spending two seasons working hard to turn around the boys basketball culture, varsity head coach Paul Marfia thinks this could be the breakthrough season. "I'll tell you, this should be the best basketball we've had since I've been here," Marfia said....more >>
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Lady Wildcats begin new era with new coach

A new era is beginning for the varsity girls basketball team. Steve Emert, a long time boys and girls basketball coach at Walled Lake Central High School, took over the program following the resignation of Al Poynter in March....more >>
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Oxford icers face new division, new opponents

It's a new division and a new set of opponents for the varsity hockey team this season. Thanks to a division title last season in the Oakland Activities Association white division, the Wildcats will be spending a majority of their games battling OAA Red opponents for the division crown....more >>
Donald Turner
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Born December 19th
1906: Leonid Brezhnev, Soviet General Secretary of the Communist party and President of the Supreme Soviet from 1964 until 1982.
1915: Edith Piaf, internationally famous French cabaret singer, best remembered for her songs La Vie en rose and Non, je ne regrette rein.
1933: Ciciely Tyson, actress, best remembered for her role in The Autobiography of Ms. Jane Pittman.
December 19th
in history
1793: French troops recapture Toulon from the British.
1862: Confederate General Nathan B. Forrest begins tearing up the railroads in Union generals Grant and Rosecrans rear, causing considerable delays in the movement of Union supplies.
1900: The French Parliament votes amnesty for everyone involved in the Dreyfus Affair.
1909: American socialist women denounce suffrage as a movement of the middle class. The first Woman's Rights Convention at Senaca Falls, New York.
1941: Japanese land on Hong Kong and clash with British troops.The China Air Task Force.