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Wildcats stomp Seaholm 42-8, set sights on Brother Rice for district title

BIRMINGHAM The road to a state championship will need to go through another Birmingham school for the Oxford Wildcats. Last week, Oxford soundly thumped Birmingham Seaholm in the state playoff opener, 42-8, but this Saturday the Wildcats will need to get by the defending Division Two state champions Birmingham Brother Rice to win a district crown and move to the regional level....more >>
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Onward to Districts

The Wolves' blood is up in their pursuit of a state championship, knocking aside Davison in first round playoff action, 41-0. "They made a lot of mistakes that helped out," said Kurt Richardson, long-time head coach for the Clarkston Varsity Football team....more >>
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Orion topples the Titans, readies for the Eagles

The Dragons opened their 2012 playoff run with a crushing defeat over the Titans from Stevenson last Friday. The game started slow for both teams, but by the end of the first quarter the Dragons opened the scoring with a touchdown....more >>
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X-country girls win regional title

Oxford's Brooke Kovacic continues to put exclamation points on her cross country career, this time by leading the Wildcat ladies to the state Division 1 regional title last week. It was the first-ever regional title for the Oxford girls in the Division 1 group....more >>
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Athletes of the Week

Eye on court crown

Spikers are ready for playoff action - starting this week with MHSAA Districts. They finished their regular season with a bang by winning the Andover Tournament during the weekend....more >>
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Volleyball takes second in last tourney, eyes playoffs

The girls of volleyball are preparing for another run in the playoffs, and played in a weekend tournament - falling just short of a victory against Mercy High School. Head Coach Ross Talbot said the loss was, in part, due to the injury of junior Tess Marshall, who usually brings in two or three points per match....more >>
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Oxford Soccer Club wins division

Congratulations to the Oxford Soccer Club U10 Boys team for winning their division outright with a record of 8-1-1! Playing in the Michigan Youth Soccer League against teams from Grosse Pointe, Lake Orion, Utica, Birmingham and Sterling Heights, the Wildcats finished the season on a 7-game win streak....more >>
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Pounding paths to finals

Runners are heading to the MHSAA Cross Country State Finals this week after finishing in the top three at the regional meet last Saturday. The Lady Wolves finished in second place with 74 points....more >>
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Cross country sends one to states

The boys and girls of cross country ran in the regional tournament last weekend and while both teams managed to finish strong, only one runner will be participating in the state meet....more >>
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Freshman volleyball wins Goodrich tournament

GOODRICH Oxford's freshman volleyball coach Trevor Marshall was pleasantly surprised by his team during their final tournament of the season recently. The girls won the Goodrich Invitational Freshman Tournament by going 12-2 and toppling some very good teams in the process....more >>
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Desire, talent and sacrifice yields 9-0 season

Work on and off of the field paid off for the gridiron heroes of three teams as they made Clarkston history this season. The Clarkston Freshman, JV and varsity teams finished their regular season not only all three as OAA Red Champions but undefeated - a first in Wolf history....more >>
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Swimmers end with solid victory

The Oxford girls swimming and diving team ended their league regular season with a solid victory over Ferndale. The 128-41 win was punctuated by Haley Kornburger who swam to two school records in the 200 and 500 freestyle events....more >>
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Born December 29th
1800: Charles Goodyear, inventor of vulcanized rubber for tires.
1808: Andrew Johnson, American vice president who succeeded Lincoln after the April 15, 1865, assassination.
1809: William E. Gladstone, British prime minister.
1907: Robert C. Weaver, the first African American to serve on a president's cabinet. He was Franklin D. Roosevelt's secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
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1849: Gas lighting is installed in the White House.
1862: Union General William T. Sherman's troops try to gain the north side of Vicksburg in the Battle of Chicksaw Bayou. Pioneer in medicine, Mary Ann Ball Bickerdyke.
1890: The last major conflict of the Indian wars takes place at Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota after Colonel James W. Forsyth of the 7th Cavalry tries to disarm Chief Big Foot and his followers. Disaster at Dove Creek.
1914: The production of Belgian newspapers is halted to protest German censorship.
1921: Sears Roebuck president Julius Rosenwald pledges $20 million of his personal fortune to help Sears through hard times.