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Signing for the future

Colleges around the county recognized seven LOHS senior athletes April 11 with opportunities to sign letters of intent, guaranteeing them an easier time paying for tuition. Volleyball players Shannon Murdock (Ashland in Ohio) and Kristina Hill (Carson Newman in Tenn....more >>
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High school boys golf team ready, hungry for wins

Spring is here, the bees and birds are out and the golfers are out on the courses once again. The boys of the Lake Orion High School High School are not exception and the team, consisting almost entirely of returners, is aiming for a state championship....more >>
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Off to a confident start

A home run hit from junior Sydney Hasselbach boosted the Lady Wolves in their first game against Rochester Adams last Wednesday. The Clarkston Girls Varsity Softball team opened the first game of their double header with four runs and kept the momentum going, finishing with a 9-0 win....more >>

Lady Dragons racketers will mature, improve

Game, set, match. The Lady Dragons Varsity Tennis team is swinging into action and ready for their season. This year's team consists of fourteen girls, primarily underclassmen, who will gain experience that Bracciano hopes will help the team in future years....more >>
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Dragon lady thinclads are young, coach ready to mold winners

Lake Orion's girl runners are comparatively young this year, but Head Coach Sjonne Mitchell said the team's youth is actually an opportunity. "We're pretty good this year and it's definitely a young team but I like that," said Mitchell....more >>
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Athlete of The Week

Adams aiding the way

Senior Lindsey Adams boosted her team with three goals last week. The three goals came as a result of scoring one goal per game as the Clarkston Girls Varsity Soccer team beat Andover, 3-0, and Oxford, 2-0, and lost to Waterford Mott, 5-1....more >>

Dragon lady thinclads are young, coach ready to mold winners

Lake Orion's girl runners are comparatively young this year, but Head Coach Sjonne Mitchell said the team's youth is actually an opportunity. "We're pretty good this year and it's definitely a young team but I like that," said Mitchell....more >>

Two shutouts boost week

Senior Lisa Lyons waited for the signal before she took the penalty kick against Oxford's goalie. With the signal to go and 24:35 left in the game last Thursday, she swung a swift kick at the ball....more >>

Wolfpack Update

Both Clarkston Track and Field teams continued to top their competitors, this time with wins over Rochester Adams. The Lady Wolves won 67-61. Taking first place in nine events were the 3,200-meter relay team of Natalie Smith, Erin Billette, Jill Harris, Kylie Knavish; the 400-meter relay team of Maicey Peterson, Maddie Wilson, Kristen Robinson, Taylor Mullin; Peterson in 100-meter high hurdles; Molly Jeffers in 400-meter dash; Franzi Loetzner in 300-meter low hurdles; Billette in 800-meter run; Kayle Sherwood in shot put and discus; and Anna Manilla in high jump....more >>

Orion Oaks baseball fields getting new dugouts, courtesy of local boys scouts

By the start of the upcoming season, the baseball fields at Orion Oaks Elementary will have new dugouts. The project is being spearheaded by local boy scout Nicholas Klaus, 17, of Lake Orion....more >>
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Boys LAX trounces Chelsea 15-3

By Lance Farrell Leader Staff Writer After a 6-2 showing on Tuesday that Coach Greg Normand calls "worst game I've ever seen," the OHS boys lacrosse team redeemed themselves with a 15-3 trouncing of Chelsea....more >>
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Lacrosse team packs a punch

The Wolves and St. Michael's College - Toronto finished discussing their next plan of action as mother nature intervened with thunder and lightning pausing the game on Sunday. Thirty minutes later the game was called, and the Wolves wouldn't have an opportunity to come back from the 7-3 loss....more >>
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Geiger rolls to national championship with CMU

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH Oxford's Kyle Geiger never experienced the joys of winning a title while playing hockey at Oxford High School. He made up for it this past week when his Central Michigan University roller hockey team won the Division II national championship at the National Collegiate Roller Hockey Championships held at the former Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah, outside of Salt Lake City....more >>

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Stoney Creek runs dry against Oxford track teams

By Lance Farrell Leader Staff Writer OHS Varsity Girls and Boys Track pulled out a victory in a closely matched contest against Stoney Creek April 11. The final score of the boys event was 66-62, while the girls finished 69-59....more >>

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Kimmel, Wrobleski lead team to OT win

By Lance Farrell Leader Staff Writer Junior Emma Kimmel dominated the field for the Wildcat girls varsity lacrosse team on Wednesday, April 12. Kimmel's 8 goals helped propel OHS to a 12-11 overtime victory over Carman-Ainsworth....more >>
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Booters shut out by Wolves

By Lance Farrell Leader Staff Writer The Oxford Girls soccer team lost Thursday night to Clarkston 2-0. Coach Larry Ferris expressed disappintment but complemented his players for "stepping up" to the challenge....more >>
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Cats strike out literally in opener against Lake Orion

By Lance Farrell Leader Staff Writer The Oxford Wildcats varsity baseball team lost 5-1 to visiting Lake Orion on a blustery April 10. Visiting pitcher Brad Schaenzer was the standout player of the game as he struck out Oxford batters 17 times....more >>
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Cat golfers triumph over Bloomfield, weather

By Lance Farrell Leader Staff Writer The Oxford men's golf team triumphed over two challengers on Tuesday, April 10. The most obvious competitor was Bloomfield South-Lahser, who fell to the Wildcats 152-166....more >>
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1866: Charles Jean Henri Nicolle, bacteriologist, discovered that typhus fever is transmitted by body louse.
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1978: Two Soviet cosmonauts set a space endurance record after 96 days in space.
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