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Dance teams starts well at dance camp

Lake Orion sports are often a main topic in township and the boys and girls of the high school have once again begun their preparations for the season ahead. One of those sports left the 2011 season with a rocky end due to the last minute loss of a coaching staff member, but that doesn't mean the dance team is taking the 2012 season any less seriously....more >>
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Season kicks off Saturday

Wolves return 13 to varsity squad

Kickers hit the grassy field behind Clarkston High School to warm up and get deep into practice on Monday afternoon. They have a big week ahead of them as they open the season on Saturday when they head to Traverse City to take on three teams, Traverse City West, Traverse City Central, and Petoskey "TC West has a pretty good program," said Clarkston Boys Varsity Soccer Coach Chuck Lawhorn....more >>
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Athlete of the Week

Gohl stays in the goal

Adam Gohl was surprised when he received a phone call from Lawrence Technological University. They called in June and offered him a scholarship to be their goalie on the lacrosse team....more >>
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Scrimmage for a cause

Gridiron heroes began a new time-honored tradition four years ago when they turned their pre-season scrimmage into something bigger. They turned it into Football for a Cure. As money was being raised for McLaren Breast Center and McLaren Cancer Institute - Clarkston, the boys donned blue and pink jerseys with each play and score honoring loved ones....more >>
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Gridiron heroes always willing to lend a hand

This fall you'll hear plenty of noise coming from the Oxford High School football stadium. You'll hear the crowd roar as the Coach Bud Rowley's Wildcats dominate on the infamous blue turf....more >>
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Vaulter signs with Ohio school

Recent OHS graduate Dakota Westmoreland vaulted into the elite echelon of college athletics when he recently signed a letter of intent to attend Baldwin-Wallace University. Westmoreland, a former Clear Lake Elementary student and 2012 OHS graduate, said his immediate athletic goal is to be nationally-ranked in the decathlon....more >>
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Wildcats compete as Warriors

How does a Wildcat become a Warrior? By running the Warrior Dash, that's how! Several OHS Wildcats, past and present, took part on July 28-29 in a fiendish race unlike any they had ever run before....more >>
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Born October 1st
1904: Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-born American virtuoso pianist.
1924: Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the U.S. (1977-1981)
1932: Albert Collins, guitarist.
1935: Julie Andrews (Julia Elizabeth Wells), actress and singer whose films include Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.
1946: Tim O'Brien, novelist (The Things They Carried, In the Lake of the Woods).
October 1st
in history
1791: In Paris, the National Legislative Assembly holds its first meeting.
1839: The British government decides to send a punitive naval expedition to China.
1847: Maria Mitchell, American astronomer, discovers a comet and is elected the same day to the American Academy of Arts---the first woman to be so honored. The King of Denmark awarded her a gold medal for her discovery.
1856: The first installment of Gustav Flaubert's novel Madame Bovary appears in the Revue de Paris after the publisher refuses to print a passage in which the character Emma has a tryst in the back seat of a carriage.
1864: The Condor, a British blockade-runner, is grounded near Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Father John B. Tabb, an unreconstructed Rebel to the end, had served the Confederacy aboard blockade runners.