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Dragons are giving OAA Blue foes the blues

Sometimes you can learn more from losses than wins. The Lake Orion boys' basketball team suffered from late 2012 blues as they played three of the better teams in the region, losing to Clarkston, Detroit Country Day and Rochester Adams by wide margins....more >>

Lady Cats roar in Rochester rumble

After jumping out to a three-point lead in the first quarter, the Lady Wildcats stayed ahead to the bitter end, defeating Rochester 37-29. The second, third and fourth quarters were a defensive battle as both teams struggled to put points on the board....more >>
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Leadership on the ice

Nominated by his varsity hockey coaches for athlete of the week, Senior Captain Adam Johns has been a stalwart leader on defense for the past four years. Johns is the only senior on the squad who is a veteran of this many campaigns....more >>

Hoopsters go 1-1 last week

You lose some, you win some at least that's how it was for the Oxford varsity boys basketball team last week. The boys lost to Stoney Creek 61-56 in an exciting match-up on Tuesday, January 15....more >>
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Wolves score two wins

Cagers are continuing down the road of growth after taking down two OAA Red foes last week. Junior Nick Owens led the Wolves in their 63-57 win over Southfield last Friday. Owens scored 22 points in the game with six 3-pointers....more >>

Swimmers sink Rochester

After a very tightly matched meet, with the score bumping back and forth between teams, the Oxford Boys' Swim and Dive Team increased their season record to 3-3 overall and 2-2 in the OAA White Division after defeating Rochester in the pool 104-81 on Jan....more >>
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Cagers pile on wins on the court

The Lady Wolves had their opponents where they wanted them by the end of the first quarter last Thursday when they beat West Bloomfield, 65-37. The Clarkston Girls Varsity Basketball team had closed the quarter after going on an 8-point run begun by sophomore Erika Davenport with four points and escalated after senior Delaney Kenny scored a 3-pointer....more >>

Grapplers place second in tourney

The Oxford Wildcat grapplers traveled to Westland over the past weekend for the John Glenn Duals tournament. The boys wrestled to second place after beating four of the five teams they squared off against....more >>

Wolfpack Update

Skiers continue to reign on the mountain as the Clarkston Boys Varsity Ski team raced past two more foes. They beat Notre Dame Prep, 24-69, and Rochester, 20-65. Finishing in the top ten in the Slalom were Lance Holsbeke in second at 44....more >>
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Cats iced in last period

Junior Jacob LaPorte led the Wolves in their success over OAA Red rivals Oxford last Thursday with two goals. The Clarkston Varsity Hockey team won the game 6-2 after scoring four unanswered goals in the third period....more >>

Victory on the slopes for Wildcat skiers

After the Oxford/Holly boy's ski team beat Flushing 22 to 59 in their Jan. 16 and Jan 17 matches. The boys continue their win streak of 2-0 on the season. Oxford's Greg Schultz took first place in the slalom with a run time of 59....more >>

Icers chill Dragons, devoured by Wolves

Oxford Wildcat icers strengthened their record after defeating Lake Orion in a 2-0 battle on Jan. 12 at the Onyx Ice Arena in Rochester. "This was an intense atmosphere with the Rochester Onyx nearly sold out....more >>

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Born August 30th
1871: Ernest Rutherford, physicist who discovered and named alpha, beta and gamma radiation and was the first to achieve a man-made nuclear reaction.
1893: Huey P. Long, Louisiana politician who served as governor and U.S. senator, known as The Kingfish.
1918: Ted Williams, Hall of Fame outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, the last man to hit .400 in a season.
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1861: Union General John Fremont declares martial law throughout Missouri and makes his own emancipation proclamation to free slaves in the state. President Lincoln overrules the general.
1892: The Moravia, a passenger ship arriving from Germany, brings cholera to the United States.
1932: Nazi leader Hermann Goering is elected president of the Reichstag.
1944: Ploesti, the center of the Rumanian oil industry, falls to Soviet troops.
1957: In an effort to stall the Civil Rights Act of 1957 from passing, Senator Strom Thurmond (D-S.C.) filibusters for over 24 hours. The bill passed, but Thurmond's filibuster becomes the longest in Senate history.