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Dragons win 7 in a row

The Dragon hockey team extended its winning streak to seven games Dec. 22, after skating to a hard fought victory against the Oxford Wildcats, 6-4. The game immediately went in Lake Orion's favor when, off the first face-off, the Dragons scored seven seconds into the contest....more >>

'Puck luck' costs icers game against Dragons

It's the two most polarizing words in the sport of hockey "puck luck." When you have it, it's the greatest thing in the world. And when it's going against you, there is nothing you can do but shake your head and wonder what could have been....more >>

Hoopsters fall to Troy Athens 76-54

Oxford's varsity boys basketball team headed into the Christmas break on a sour note after losing 76-54 to Troy Athens on Tuesday, Dec. 20. The Wildcats held a brief 3-2 lead early in the first, but the size of some of the Athens' players took over the game after that....more >>

Lady Wildcats enter holiday break on high note

Varsity girls basketball coach Steve Emert headed into the winter break with a smile on his face following a 44-31 victory over Imlay City on Wednesday, Dec. 21. "We played very well," Emert said....more >>
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Born October 24th
1788: Sarah Josepha Hale, magazine editor and poet whose book Poems for Our Children included Mary Had a Little Lamb (the first words to be recorded in sound)
1904: Moss Hart, American playwright who, with George S. Kaufman, wrote plays such as You Can't Take it with You and The Man who came to Dinner.
1911: Sonny Terry, blues performer.
1923: Denise Levertov, English poet.
1929: George Henry Crumb, American composer.
October 24th
in history
1755: A British expedition against the French held Fort Niagara in Canada ends in failure.
1836: The match is patented.
1861: Western Union completes the first transcontinental telegraph line, putting the Pony Express out of business.
1863: General Ulysses S. Grant arrives in Chattanooga, Tennessee to find the Union Army there starving. Escaping a Rebel siege at Chattanooga.
1897: The first comic strip appears in the Sunday color supplement of the New York Journal called the 'Yellow Kid.'