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Lake Orion Boys Hockey fights back to tie in MAC/OAA showcase game

The Dragons of Lake Orion tested their might against St. Clair Shores Feb. 4 in the MAC/OAA showcase where teams for each conference pit themselves against their equal, but after a back and forth game, the two top seeded teams tied at 3-3....more >>

Dragons remain competitive

The Dragon grapplers wrestled Feb. 1 against Orchard Lake St. Mary's and Stoney Creek during a varsity quad meet, beating both teams 78-0 and 46-18, respectively. Lake Orion's junior varsity team did well also, losing only two matches in beating both teams....more >>

Boys basketball

Free throws often make last minute differences in basketball games, as the Dragons found out last week. Competing against OAA Blue leader Rochester on Jan. 31, Lake Orion's boys' basketball team took the Falcons to double overtime before falling, 73-67....more >>

Dragon skiers compete up north and at invitational

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor Believe it or not, there is real snow up north and Lake Orion's ski team took advantage of it during the last weekend in January. The team split into two squads and competed in the Boyne City Invitational and the Lakeland Invitational in Harbor Springs....more >>
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Plenty of Dragon spirit and talent, too!

The competitive cheer team at Scripps Middle School was on a roll during its season. The squad took second place in the middle school division of the Lake Orion Invitational in late January, plus first place at the Royal Rumble Invitational at Rochester High School....more >>
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Division meet

The Clarkston Varsity Competitive Cheer team finished in fifth place at the OAA White Division league meet on Saturday at Oxford High School. They scored a total of 639.1904 points, finishing in fifth place in the league....more >>

LO boys' swim team victorious

Last Thursday, the Lake Orion boys' swim and dive team posted a 110-76 win over North Farmington, bringing its season record to 4-3. This was the group's Senior Night and they did themselves proud, claiming eight first-place and six second-place finishes out of 12 events....more >>

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Clarkston Hockey

Icers scored five goals in the last two periods against Waterford Mott on Feb. 1. It wasn't enough to get ahead of the Corsairs, who scored two goals before Clarkston was on the board....more >>
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Two foes down

Opening their game with a 15-point run set the gym on fire Friday night when the Wolves hosted Harrison. By the time the buzzer ended the game, Clarkston tacked on another win to their record to the tune of 89-49....more >>
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Athlete of The Week

Peck plays in All American Game

All high school athletes dream about playing in an All-American game for their respective sport. Dylan Peck, a senior at Clarkston High School, lived the dream as he was elected to play in the 2011-2012 Under Armour Preseason All-American Showcase....more >>
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Wolves take third in OAA

Frick, Vandermeer tops in their weight

Ethan Frick and Nick Vandermeer conquered the OAA Red/White tournament on Saturday, finishing as champions in their respective weight classes. Wolves from the Clarkston Varsity Wrestling team finished overall in third place in the 12-team tournament behind foes Oxford and Rochester....more >>

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Lady Wolves Basketball

Lady Cagers lost their first game of the season last week to Southfield-Lathrup in an overtime thriller. The Lady Chargers put nine points on the board during the extra period and the Clarkston Girls Varsity Basketball team was only able to score one point on the home team to end the game, 52-44....more >>
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14 OHS athletes sign letters of intent to play for colleges

It might have been national signing day for college football programs on Feb. 1, but Oxford High School took time to honor 14 senior student athletes who signed letters of intent to play various college sports....more >>
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Cheer squad claims division title

There is no doubt in anyone's mind the varsity cheer squad won the Oakland Activities Association white division this time. Last season, the squad backed into the division title after it was discovered North Farmington used an ineligible player....more >>

Grapplers win first-ever OAA Red/White tourney

Heading into the Oakland Activities Association Red/White tournament on Saturday, Feb. 4, the only words coming from varsity wrestling coach Brandon Rank was "control." The objective was simple - win the league tournament, bring home a share of the league title....more >>

Hoopsters tied for 1st place

Oxford concluded the first half of Oakland Activities Association Gold division play in a tie for first place following victories over Hazel Park and Bloomfield Hills Andover this past week....more >>

Wildcat icers finally break slump with win, tie

After a rough two-week stretch which saw the Wildcats hockey team lose all four games they played, they got back on track with a win and a tie last week. The Wildcats broke out of their slump in a big way as junior Adam Pardonoff recorded his first shutout of the season in Oxford's 4-0 victory over Rochester United Jan....more >>

Lady Cats drop below .500 in conference play

A slow second half cost the Wildcats varsity girls basketball team a win in the Oakland Activities Association White division Thursday evening. The Wildcats dropped below .500 for their conference record following a 54-43 loss at the hands of Farmington....more >>

Bowlers roll over Troy Athens

By Andrew Moser Leader Staff Writer Oxford's varsity boys bowling team took a step in the right direction for their chase for the Oakland Activities Association Red Division bowling titles as they defeated Troy Athens 17-13 on Jan....more >>
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