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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 September 17th
1883: William Carlos Williams, poet, playwright, essayist and writer who won a Pulitzer prize for Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems.
1907: Warren E. Burger, chief justice of the Supreme Court.
1923: Hank Williams, Sr., singer, songwriter and guitarist known for Lonesome Blues and Your Cheatin' Heart.
1935: Ken Kesey, author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Sometimes a Great Notion).
1947: Jeff MacNelly, political cartoonist, creator of the comic strip Shoe.
September 17th
in history
1903: Turks destroy the town of Kastoria in Bulgaria, killing 10,000 civilians.
1917: The German Army recaptures the Russian Port of Riga from Russian forces.
1939: With the German army already attacking western Poland, the Soviet Union launches an invasion of eastern Poland.The Polish submarine Orzel escaped from internment and went on to fight the Germans against long odds.
1942: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill meets with Soviet Premier Josef Stalin in Moscow as the German Army rams into Stalingrad.The Krummer Lauf allowed German infantry and motorized artillery units to actually fire around corners.
1944: British airborne troops parachute into Holland to capture the Arnhem bridge as part of Operation Market-Garden. The plan called for the airborne troops to be relieved by British troops, but they were left stranded and eventually surrendered to the Germans.