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First game's in the bag

Junior runningback Ian Eriksen picked up speed as the Wolves' offensive line blocked defenders from Rochester Adams from stopping him as he made 99-yard kickoff return 13 seconds into the home opener on Friday....more >>
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Dragons beat Cats at their own running game

It is rare that an Oxford Wildcat football team is beaten at its own game. But, in the opening game of the 2012 season, the Lake Orion Dragons abandoned its finesse game after a dismal first half that yielded only three first downs....more >>
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New coach brings new outlook

The 2011 season for the boys varsity soccer team entered and left with a whimper, only managing a record of 5-13. But 2012 is the year Lake Orion wants to turn that around and that started with a new coach this season....more >>
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Athletes of the Week

Tourney Champs

The Lady Hitters held onto their title as they became champions at the Marysville Tournament for the second year last Friday. "I am very excited about how the girls played," said Clarkston Girls Varsity Volleyball Coach Kelly Avenall....more >>
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Youth, experience, persistence is driving force for lady dragons

Lack of experience often hurts high school sports teams and youth usually goes hand in had with this aspect. Thankfully, despite the young ages on the girls varsity golf team, experience is something most of the them have....more >>
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Pole vaulter competes despite exclusion from OAA

By Olivia Shumaker Review Intern To rising Lake Orion High School junior Madeleine Martindale, flying through the air is second nature, thanks to the track and field event she loves: pole vaulting....more >>

Volleyballers off to a good start

It's a new year, a new coach and a new team for the lady dragon spikers, but the quality hasn't changed at all. The Girls Varsity Volleyball team won their tournament of the year on Aug....more >>

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Wildcats devour Eagles 6-1

The Oxford High School varsity soccer team dominated their home-opener against Ferndale, beating the visiting Eagles 6-1. The Wildcats presented a balanced attack, sharing the scoring among six different players....more >>
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Swimmers get competitive

Swimmers have qualified in four events for the state finals during their win against Lake Orion last Thursday. 103-83. The 200-yard medley relay team of Amber Hallman, Natalie Vela, Sami Stelpflug and Kathryn Culver finished 1:54....more >>
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Clarkston scores win

Ben Snider set the ball on the field as five players from Detroit Catholic Central created a wall in front of their net against his free kick. Snider took his shot, and the ball soared over the wall and into the top net to tie the score with DCC with 10:39 left in the first half during the Wolves home game last Thursday....more >>
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Heading into the new season swinging and hitting

The Wolves are ready to get back to the court with returners Dan Agnew, Matt Dahl, Brendan Greenlee, Scott Schultz, Joseph and John Whall leading the way. "We have a very young team," said Clarkston Boys Varsity Tennis Coach Chas Claus....more >>
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Keeping the lead in cross country

Runners are warming up for an eventful fall season. "We will be pretty competitive in the league," said Clarkston Boys Cross Country Coach Mike Taylor. "We lost some important people from last year but we have young guys that are talented....more >>
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Booters set sights on winning districts

By Curtis Pulliam Leader Intern Oxford boys soccer head coach John Thaler is eager to find out if history will repeat itself in the 2012 season. "I see us doing pretty well in districts since we are hosting again this year," Thaler said....more >>
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Girls golf team shoots for successful season

The Oxford High School Girls Golf team is set for a successful 2012-13 season. Coach Terry Kelley has many goals for this year's squad and has rounded up many talented players to meet them....more >>
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1904: William Count Basie, American band leader and composer.
1936: Wilt Chamberlin, four-time MVP for the National Basketball Association and only player to score 100 points in a professional basketball game.
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in history
1858: The first of a series of debates begins between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. Douglas goes on to win the Senate seat in November, but Lincoln gains national visibility for the first time.
1863: Confederate raiders under William Quantrill strike Lawrence, Kansas, leaving 150 civilians dead.
1864: Confederate General A.P. Hill attacks Union troops south of Petersburg, Va., at the Weldon railroad. His attack is repulsed, resulting in heavy Confederate casualties.
1915: Italy declares war on Turkey.
1942: U.S. Marines turn back the first major Japanese ground attack on Guadalcanal in the Battle of Tenaru.