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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 August 29th
1898: Preston Sturges, screenwiter, film director and playwright.
1915: Ingrid Bergman, Oscar winning actress famous whose films include Casablanca and Anastasia.
1920: Charlie Bird Parker, self-taught jazz saxophonist, pioneer of the new cool movement.
1924: Dinah Washington, singer known in the 50s as Queen of the Harlem Blues.
1927: Marion Williams, gospel singer.
August 29th
in history
0: The Temple of Jerusalem burns after a nine-month Roman siege.
1526: Ottoman Suleiman the Magnificent crushes a Hungarian army under Lewis II at the Battle of Mohacs.
1533: In Peru, the Inca chief Atahualpa is executed by orders of Francisco Pizarro, although the chief had already paid his ransom.
1776: General George Washington retreats during the night from Long Island to New York City.
1793: Slavery is abolished in Santo Domingo.