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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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1886: Paul Tillich, theologian and philosopher who wrote Systematic Theology.
1890: H.P. Lovecraft, author of horror tales.
1905: Jack Teagarden, jazz trombonist.
1944: Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minster of India.
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in history
1667: John Milton publishes Paradise Lost, an epic poem about the fall of Adam and Eve.
1741: Danish navigator Vitus Jonas Bering, commisioned by Peter the Great of Russia to find land connecting Asia and North America, discovers America.
1794: American General Mad Anthony Wayne defeats the Ohio Indians at the Battle of Fallen Timbers in the Northwest territory, ending Indian resistance in the area.
1847: General Winfield Scott wins the battle of Churubusco on his drive to Mexico City.
1904: Dublin's Abbey Theatre is founded, an outgrowth of the Irish Literary Theatre founded in 1899 by William Butler Yeats and Lady Gregory.