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Orion clips Falcons' wings, team coming together

While the Lake Orion boys' basketball team pulled out the win Jan. 27 over the Farmington Falcons, 66-57, it was clear both teams desperately wanted the victory, with fourth quarter play rarely seen in high school basketball, according to the Dragons' head coach....more >>
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Girls' basketball team loses to Oxford, dumps Athens

Slow starts have plagued the Lake Orion girls' basketball team much of the season. The Lady Dragons could not overcome their first quarter struggles on January 24 against Oxford, but played through early frustration and dominated Troy Athens three nights later....more >>
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Dragon cheer squads all place at Lake Orion Invite

The Lake Orion Invitational competive cheer competition, held on Jan. 28 at the high school, drew squads from throughout the region. The packed gym saw middle school and high school squads execute their best moves, cheers and acrobatic stunts before judges, parents and fans over the course of the day-long event....more >>

Swimmers send Ferndale home wet and defeated

It was quite the night in the pool for the varsity boys swim and dive team Thursday evening. In addition to honoring their seniors for their years of hard work and dedication, school and pool records were falling left and right during the 144-38 victory over Ferndale Jan....more >>

Bowling teams sack Troy

Oxford's varsity bowling teams started the second half of season on a strong note with convincing wins over Troy on Thursday, Jan. 26. The varsity girls shut out Troy 30-0, while the boys won 18-12....more >>

Two more fall to grapplers

Oxford closed out its Oakland Activities Association Red division play with two dominating efforts over Rochester Adams and Clarkston on Wednesday, Jan. 25. The Wildcats defeated Adams 57-6 before downing the Wolves 44-27....more >>

Hoopsters in hunt for OAA title

Coach Paul Marfia and his varsity boys basketball team find themselves squarely in the hunt for the Oakland Activities Association Gold division title following a 49-42 victory over Bloomfield Hills Lahser on Thursday, Jan....more >>

Freshmen trio of icers progressing for Wildcats

The three freshmen on the Oxford High School varsity hockey roster were all born in 1997, the same year the Red Wings won their first Stanley Cup in 42 years. So while forwards Steven Fowler, Scott Stubenrauch and Brandon Welch have always known winning seasons in Hockeytown, they hope to be a part of similar seasons with the Wildcats this season and down the road....more >>

Ski teams improve to 2-0

Both Holly/Oxford ski teams moved to 2-0 on the season following victories over Flint Powers last week. The boys won 21-62, while the girls pulled out a 32-43 victory. "Our team skied well, and it's pretty obvious in the results," varsity ski head coach Phil Nimmo said....more >>
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Born August 23rd
1883: Jonathan Wainwright, U.S. general who fought against the Japanese on Corregidor in the Philippines and was forced to surrender.
1898: Albert Claude, biologist who won the 1974 Nobel for his work on the sub-structure of the cell. He never graduated from high school.
1912: Gene Kelly, dancer, choreographer and actor.
1931: H.O. Smith, molecular biologist credited with helping 'open the door' on genetic engineering.
1934: Sonny (Christian) Jurgensen, professional football player and sports announcer.
August 23rd
in history
1914: The Emperor of Japan declares war on Germany.
1926: American film star Rudolph Valentino dies, causing world-wide hysteria and a number of suicides.
1927: Immigrant laborers Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti are executed for a robbery they did not commit. Fifty years later, in 1977, Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis establishes a memorial in the victims' honor.
1939: Joseph Stalin and German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop sign a non-aggression pact between the Soviet Union and Germany, freeing Hitler to invade Poland and Stalin to invade Finland.
1942: German forces begin an assault on the major Soviet industrial city of Stalingrad.