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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 30th
1751: Richard Sheridan, playwright (The Rivals, The School for Scandal).
1839: Alfred Sisley, landscape painter.
1857: Gertrude Atherton, novelist.
1871: Paul Valery, poet and essayist.
1882: William F. Bull Halsey, Jr., American admiral who played an instrumental role in the defeat of Japan during World War II. The Japanese surrender was signed on his flagship, the USS Missouri.
October 30th
in history
1899: Two battalions of British troops are cut off, surrounded and forced to surrender to General Petrus Joubert's Boers at Nicholson's Nek.
1905: The czar of Russia issues the October Manisfesto, granting civil liberties and elections in an attempt to avert the burgeonng supprot for revolution.
1918: The Italians capture Vittorio Veneto and rout the Austro-Hungarian army.
1918: Turkey signs an armistice with the Allies, agreeing to end hostilities at noon, October 31.
1922: Mussolini sends his black shirts into Rome. The Fascist takeover is almost without bloodshed. The next day, Mussolini is made prime minister. Mussolini centralized all power in himself as leader of the Fascist party and attempted to create an Italian empire, ultimately in alliance with Hitler's Germany.