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Orion surprises Clarkston, beats Royal Oak

The Lake Orion boys' basketball team may have lost to Clarkston Jan. 3, but its performance seemed to shock the Wolves' crowd, players and coaches. In the 58-40 game, the Dragons started slow but managed to cut the traditionally state-ranked Wolves' lead to 10 points....more >>
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Lake Orion girls fight back for gutsy win over Groves

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor It took the Lake Orion girls' basketball team a quarter to shake off their holiday layoff. Playing for the first time since mid-December, The Lady Dragons fell behind 8-0 against Groves High School last Thursday, Jan....more >>
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Wrestlers suffer first losses, recover from injuries

The Dragon's of wrestling took their first losses Jan 6. during a quad meet hosted at Lake Orion High School. Despite coming in third place, Head Coach Corey Kuzinski said the meet was a good mix of competition....more >>
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Swim champs!

Last week, the Lake Orion boys' swim team traveled to Saginaw and, for the fourth year in a row, captured the Heritage Relays championship. Pictured from left are seniors Steven Abramczyk, Jake Lindquist, Will Cavender, Dan Pecheniuk and Alex Palmer, with Brad Horvath holding the winning trophy....more >>

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Shamrocks take their revenge on Wildcat wrestlers

It was a match-up of two of the top three Division I wrestling teams in the state when Oxford and Novi Detroit Catholic Central collided at Oxford High School Wednesday evening. When the final buzzer sounded, Novi DCC cruised to a 49-13 victory over the Wildcats....more >>

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Hoopsters take out Rochester Adams

When one asks when the turnaround for Oxford varsity boys basketball began, one could point to the Wildcats 49-41 victory over Rochester Adams on Jan. 6. "I have to say it is probably one of the biggest wins and probably the best I've seen us play since I've been here," Marfia said....more >>

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Lady Cats score 1st OAA win

The varsity girls picked up coach Steve Emert's first-ever Oakland Activities Association white division win last week. Thanks to a smothering defensive performance, Oxford went on the road and defeated Farmington Hills Harrison 34-23 on Jan....more >>

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Bowlers roll a tie, loss

The Wildcats varsity boys and girls bowling teams squared off Jan. 5 against Clarkston, a main rival for a league title. The girls walked away with a 15-15 tie, while the boys lost 22-8....more >>

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Swim team makes it 3-0

Personal bests were falling by the wayside as the varsity swim team improved to 3-0 on the season following a 122-63 over Royal Oak on Thursday, Jan. 5. Out of the eight event wins Oxford picked up during the evening, six of the winners established personal best times....more >>

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It was close, but Oxford icers net win in Ann Arbor

One week after traveling to Madison, WI for a three-day hockey tournament, Oxford's varsity hockey had another long road trip to face off against Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard at Yost Ice Arena Dec....more >>
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Ski team ready to hit slopes with new coach

This will be a season of transition for the Oxford/Holly ski team. David Stanley, who coached the ski team for past three seasons, retired. Assistant coach Phil Nimmo stepped in and is ready to take the team to new heights in his first season....more >>
Donald Turner
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Born December 22nd
1858: Giacomo Puccini, Italian operatic composer best known for Madam Butterfly.
1883: Arthur Wergs Mitchell, first African-American to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
1912: Claudia Lady Bird Johnson, wife of President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
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1942: The Soviets drive German troops back 15 miles at the Don River.Stalingrad foes meet again.
1944: During the Battle of the Bulge, General Anthony McAuliffe responds to a German surrender request with a one word answer: Nuts!
1945: The United States recognizes Tito's government in Yugoslavia.
1965: The EF-105F Wild Weasel makes its first kill over Vietnam.
1966: The United States announces the allocation of 900,000 tons of grain to fight the famine in India.