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Basketball player to be 'cornerstone' of college team

June 6 saw 6'8" high school basketball player Brad Watterworth sign a letter of intent to play for Lawrence Tech's newly formed team. The LOHS senior sat in front of friends, family and staff receieveing praise from all - including Lawrence Tech Coach Tom Kempf who said Watterworth would be the cornerstone of Lawrence Techs new efforts in the sporting arena....more >>
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High school sports shine on 'State Champs'

By Gabriel Ouzounian Review Co-Editor The crowd at any Dragons football game will show that Orion is a sport town, especially when it comes to high school athletics. Now, thanks to the crew of Troy-based sports show "State Champs," Orion sporting events may begin turning up on state-wide television sets....more >>
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Athlete of The Week

Smith goes the distance

Fast is one way to describe Natalie Smith. Her speed not only placed her in the MHSAA Track & Field State Finals but helped place her relay team as well. Smith finished in 11th in her 1,600-meter run during the state finals, June 2, and finished 13th with teammates Erin Billette, Jill Harris and Molly Jeffers in the 3200-meter relay....more >>
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District crown brought home

It wasn't how the week ended for the Lady Hitters - but how it began. The Clarkston Girls Softball Varsity team was ready to win their district crown after a two year drought. They showed it on the field knocking two opponents out....more >>

Wolves bow out of playoffs

The season ended too early for hitters after they lost to Lake Orion in the MHSAA District Semifinals, June 4. The Clarkston Boys Varsity Baseball team lost 10-0. "We were overmatched," said head coach, Phil Price....more >>

A leap for track

Mark McCord, owner of Custom Threads and Sports, donated $1,250 to the Clarkston High School Track & Field program. The donation came from a portion of their sales from working with outfitting the team....more >>

Track Camp coming in July

Ready to run and jump - the Track Camp is coming. The camp is open to kids entering fourth through ninth grade and is July 16-19 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Clarkston Girls Track & Field Head Coach John Yorke, his staff and varsity athletes will teach kids the fundamentals and enjoyment of track and field....more >>

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New soccer club seeks young booters

Attention young booters! There's a new soccer club in town! Directed by Larry Ferris, varsity coach for the Oxford High School girls soccer team, the newly-formed OX United Soccer Club will hold tryouts on June 16-17 at the Kingsbury Country Day School (5000 Hosner Rd....more >>
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Lafnear to bowl for Alma College

Recent Oxford High School graduate and varsity bowling standout Heather Lafnear signed a letter of intent with Alma College on June 11 in a small signing ceremony held in the OHS Media Center....more >>

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Wildcat golfers display good form this season

The Oxford High School men's golf team rounded out the 2012 season in very good form, finishing second in their league and sending three players to regionals and one player to the state tournament....more >>
Donald Turner
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1868: Harvey Firestone, industrialist and tire maker.
1881: Branch Rickey, president of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
December 20th
in history
1924: Adolf Hitler is released from prison after serving less than one year of a five year sentence for treason.
1930: Thousands of Spaniards sign a revolutionary manifesto.
1933: The German government announces 400,000 citizens are to be sterilized because of hereditary defects. The rise of Hitler and the Nazis.
1938: First electronic television system is patented.
1941: The Flying Tigers, American pilots in China, enter combat against the Japanese over Kunming.