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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 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
1786: Daniel Shay leads a rebellion in Massachusetts to protest the seizure of property for the non-payment of debt.
1806: Napoleon's army is checked by the Russians at the Battle of Pultusk.
1862: 38 Santee Sioux are hanged in Mankato, Minnesota for their part in the Sioux Uprising in Minnesota. Little Crow has fled the state.
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.