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Orion falls to Rochester in playoffs

By Joe St. Henry Special Writer for The Review Beating a team three times in one season is not easy. The Lake Orion girls' basketball team found this out the hard way last week. After beating Rochester twice during the regular season, the Lady Dragons lost to the Falcons in the first round of the district playoffs, 39-34....more >>
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Undefeated in league play

Cagers added one more win to their record as they worked on continuing deep into the post season. They opened the first round of the MHSAA District playoffs with a 72-61 against Grand Blanc on Monday night....more >>
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Orion falls in playoffs to Eagles

The Dragons' season on the ice ended March 3 after a frustratingly close 1-0 loss to Eagles of Utica Eisenhower High School. Head Coach Nick Field called the match a "very good game" and said there was no one unifying reason Lake Orion couldn't bring back a win....more >>
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Athlete of The Week

Hitting the slopes

After celebrating the win for the MHSAA Division 1 Boys Ski State Championship, Lance Holsbeke took to the snow again. He skied at the Dave C Memorial Race at Mount Holly over the weekend....more >>
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Skiing into first

Skiers rewrote the Wolves' history book by claiming the MHSAA Division 1 Boys Ski State Championship, Feb. 27. Freshman Derek VanItallie led the team taking fourth place in the Giant Slalom and Slalom races, as the boys scored a total of 81 points....more >>
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Lady Wolves conquer Tigers, Bobcats for title

Excitement filled the air as the buzzer sounded the end of the MHSAA District finals game between the Lady Wolves and Grand Blanc. Clarkston finished the game with a 48-25 win - claiming their second consecutive district title....more >>

Ice breaker

BY JORDAN STOKES Special to The Clarkston News Third time was not the charm as the Icers were defeated for the third time this season by rivals, Lake Orion, last Thursday. The 2-1 loss eliminated the Clarkston Varsity Hockey team from the state playoffs....more >>
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Going for gold

Grapplers brought home three All-State finishers after their run at the MHSAA Individual Wrestling State Finals last week. Senior Scott DeVos (289) and junior Chris Calvano (171) finished the highest for the Wolves with a spot at third place....more >>

Hoop it up!

Local boy tops in state free-throw competition

Andrew "AJ" Carlson's got a hot hand. The St. Joseph's Catholic School 7th grader was the top free-throw shooter in his age group in Michigan for the Elks USA Hoop Shoot competition....more >>
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Dragon Swimmers try to improve standings

By Gabriel Ouzounian Review Staff Writer The water dragons travelled to Waterford Mott High School March 3 in an attempt to improve Orion's chances in the regional and state meets....subscribers>>


Bowlers fall 19 pins short

The girls varsity bowling team fell just 19 pins short of making the cut at the state bowling finals in Battle Creek on Saturday, March 3. Facing a qualifying system of eight baker games and two regular team games, the Wildcats came out flat, firing an average of 150 over the eight baker games, leaving them in 16th place, 150 pins back of the cut....more >>


Dragons end Lady Cats' season

It was a disappointing end to the varsity girls basketball season as they lost 44-28 in the district semi-finals to Lake Orion on Thursday, March 1. Trailing 18-13 at halftime, Lake Orion got hot to start the third quarter and never looked back, outscoring the Wildcats 21-6 in the quarter....more >>


Hoopsters miss out on league title, but proud of 14 wins

The boys varsity basketball team might have missed their opportunity for their first league title, but they found a way to rewrite the record books after defeating Bloomfield Hills Andover....more >>
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Line, Willits do Oxford proud at wrestling finals

It was another highly successful individual state tournament for Oxford wrestlers as six Wildcats captured individual state medals. Headlining the group was senior Prescott Line, who staked his claim as one of the dominant wrestlers in Oxford Wildcat history when he won his second straight 215 lb....more >>
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1994: The Irish Republican Army (IRA) announces a complete cessation of military operations, opening the way to a political settlement in Ireland for the first time in a quarter of a century.