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Nominees needed for Hall of Fame

While 27 former athletes of Oxford High School have been inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame since 2010, Oxford's Athletic Director Mike Watson said they are seeking nominations for 2013....more >>
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Orion falls in state semifinal

Two great teams took to the field at Troy Athens High School last Saturday to play their hearts out, but only one would leave with a ticket to the state finals. Orion would not be that team, falling in the state semifinals, 34-27 to Detroit Cass Tech....more >>
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Lady Cats use speed to pressure opponents

The Oxford girls varsity basketball team might become known as the running Wildcats under Coach Stephen Emert. The Lady Cats finished second last season in the OAA White Division and Emert said his team will maintain an up-tempo game that will always pressure the opponent....more >>
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Orion has solid, young team

The NHL player lockout is keeping Detroit Red Wing fans from their favorite sport, but Orion fans will soon have an outlet for their hockey cravings. The Dragons are ready to take to the ice and will begin with an invitational tournament on Friday in Novi....more >>
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Cheerleaders ready to meet challenge of Red Division

Oxford's varsity competitive cheer team is taking its success and enthusiasm to a new level this season. The Lady Wildcats were the Oakland Activities Association White Division champions the past two seasons....more >>
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Playoff run increase basketball interest

It turns out that when a team does well, everyone wants in. That's the case for the Dragons varsity basketball team, which had 26 kids try out for the 2012 team. In the 2010 season the team had just three wins....more >>
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Bowling coach expects incoming greatness

By Katelyn Winkler Special to the Review As the Lake Orion Dragons entered their bowling season with their first practice on November 12th, Coach Kevin Crowther expected upcoming greatness from the returning members, along with the team's newcomers....more >>
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Playoff run increase basketball interest

It turns out that when a team does well, everyone wants in. That's the case for the Dragons varsity basketball team, which had 26 kids try out for the 2012 team. In the 2010 season the team had just three wins....more >>

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Haley Kornburger makes all-state again

The Oxford Wildcats' Haley Kornburger made all-state for the second consecutive year in the state's Division II girls swim championships. Kornburger finished in sixth statewide in the 50 freestyle to secure the honor....more >>

Get ready for winter ball

Clarkston High School Varsity Boys Basketball Coach Dan Fife, his coaching staff, and players teach all they know at the 31st Annual McGrath League. The Saturday league is open to boys in 3rd to 8th grade and will run for 11 weeks beginning Dec....more >>
Donald Turner
The Oxford Leader
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Born February 1st
1878: Hattie Caraway, first woman elected to the U.S. Senate.
1901: Clark Gable, American film actor (Mutiny on the Bounty, Gone With the Wind).
1902: Langston Hughes, African-American poet
1931: Boris Yeltsin, The first president of the Republic of Russia and prime minister of the Russian Federation.
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1587: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, signs the Warrant of Execution for Mary Queen of Scots.
1633: The tobacco laws of Virginia are codified, limiting tobacco production to reduce dependence on a single-crop economy.
1793: France declares war on Britain and the Netherlands.
1861: A furious Governor Sam Houston storms out of a legislative session upon learning that Texas has voted 167-7 to secede from the Union.
1902: U.S. Secretary of State John Hay protests Russian privileges in China as a violation of the open door policy.