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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 >>
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Born August 30th
1871: Ernest Rutherford, physicist who discovered and named alpha, beta and gamma radiation and was the first to achieve a man-made nuclear reaction.
1893: Huey P. Long, Louisiana politician who served as governor and U.S. senator, known as The Kingfish.
1918: Ted Williams, Hall of Fame outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, the last man to hit .400 in a season.
August 30th
in history
1932: Nazi leader Hermann Goering is elected president of the Reichstag.
1944: Ploesti, the center of the Rumanian oil industry, falls to Soviet troops.
1957: In an effort to stall the Civil Rights Act of 1957 from passing, Senator Strom Thurmond (D-S.C.) filibusters for over 24 hours. The bill passed, but Thurmond's filibuster becomes the longest in Senate history.
1961: President John F. Kennedy appoints General Lucius D. Clay as his personal representative in Berlin.
1983: Lieutenant Colonel Guion S. Bluford, Jr., becomes the first African-American astronaut to travel in space.