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Playoff run ends with loss to Brother Rice

BERKLEY — It always hurts to lose a very important football game. But, the Oxford Wildcat's 38-6 loss last week to defending state champion Birmingham Brother Rice was a valiant effort against a team that is favored to repeat its state title....more >>
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Lake Orion Dragons snatch victory from Eagles' Talons

Some games emphasize a team's offense or defense, while others show off individual skills of star players. Some are all about the defense. On Friday, when Lake Orion hosted Utica Eisenhower, the two strong defensive squads engaged in a knock-down, drag-out, fight-for-every-inch battle that saw Orion get a late touchdown to win, 10-7, and take the Division 1 district crown....more >>
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Girls swim to 2nd

The Lake Orion girls swim and dive team fought mightly last Friday in the OAA Championship tournament against Andover, Lahser, Stoney Creek, Troy and West Bloomfield. While they displayed a good effort and earned 433 points, they missed beating Lahser by just three points....more >>
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Spikers look to next season after LO loss

ROMEO - The Oxford volleyball team lost its first round match in district play last week against Lake Orion. The Dragons won in straight sets, 25-15, 25-15, 25-16 to knock the lady Cats out of state competition....more >>
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Season ends for Dragon volleyballers

The season is over for the volleyball Dragons. After leading Clarkston two games to one at the district final championship on Saturday in Romeo, the Wolves edged Orion in game four by a narrow margin of 25-23....more >>
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Born July 5th
1801: David Farragut, U.S. admiral during the American Civil War.
1810: P.T. Barnum, American showman.
1867: Andrew Ellicott Douglass, astronomer and archaeologist.
1889: Jean Cocteau, French artist, writer and actor.
1911: George Pompidou, Prime Minister of France (1968).
July 5th
in history
1940: Marshal Henri Petain's Vichy government breaks off diplomatic relations with Great Britain.
1941: German troops reach the Dnieper River in the Soviet Union.
1943: The Battle of Kursk, the largest tank battle in history, begins.
1944: The Japanese garrison on Numfoor, New Guinea, tries to counterattack but is soon beaten back by U.S. forces.
1950: American forces engage the North Koreans for the first time at Osan, South Korea.