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Lake Orion skiers seek gold on the slopes

The Lake Orion boys ski team is competing next week for a state championship. The boys qualified seven skiers for the event, which takes place at Boyne on February 25. The skiers compete in individual and team scoring and the fact that the Dragons have seven boys in the finals gives the team a good shot....more >>

Seven Oxford grapplers headed for Palace

Seven Oxford wrestlers will find themselves competing in the individual state championships beginning Feb. 28 at the Palace of Auburn Hills. "It's pretty exciting. We had five guys in the finals that were underclassmen....more >>
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Another win closer to title

Cagers knocked down one foe at a time last week - most recently ending with Troy on Monday with a 87-46. The win came after dominating Southfield on Friday night to take over the OAA Red, 56-42....more >>

Icers ready for OAA playoffs

By Matt Mackinder Publicist, Oxford HS Hockey At the midpoint of the season, the Oxford varsity hockey team was having an up-and-down season in terms of wins and losses, but optimism, and better play, has been peaking in recent weeks as the Wildcats enter the OAA playoffs tonight....more >>
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Athletes of the Week

Heading to next level

Clarkston residents Haley Howell and Ava Doetsch, both students at Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes High School, are ready to take their athletic skills to college after signing their letters of intent on Feb....more >>

Mixed week on the court for hoopsters

After being laid off for two weeks the Oxford Boys' varsity hoopsters took a hard 48-40 loss to Stoney Creek on Feb. 14. Going into halftime with Oxford leading 12-9, Stoney fought back in the third bringing the score close 21-24....more >>
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Cagers pull Chargers out of contention

Senior guard Patrice Matthews took her shot with less than three minutes to go in the third quarter. The basketball soared into the air and through the rim for her 3-point attempt, giving the Lady Wolves a 1-point lead over Southfield-Lathrup last Thursday....more >>

Lady Cats drop two

The Lady Wildcats lost two this past week bringing their record to 13-5 on the season and 11-3 in the league. Behind red hot three-point shooting Stoney Creek defeated Oxford 46-42 on Feb....more >>

Wrestlers hungry for MHSAA finals

Seniors Chris Calvano, Adam Myers and Nick Vandermeer are heading to the Palace of Auburn Hills next week for the MHSAA Individual Finals. Calvano finished as the champion in the 189-pound weight class at the MHSAA Individual Regionals at Saginaw-Heritage on Saturday for the Clarkston Varsity Wrestling team....more >>

Skate into post season

Icers will battle for the third place spot in the OAA playoffs this Saturday against North Farmington. They won the first round of playoffs last Friday against Farmington, 3-2. "It was a good win," said Clarkston Varsity Hockey Coach Bryan Krygier....more >>

Swimmers finish dual meet season strong

The Oxford boys' swim and dive team finished their dual meet season on Feb. 14 with a 116-64 win over Avondale. "It was a pretty big meet for us," said Swim/Dive Coach Jacquelyn Rank, who noted last year, Oxford and Avondale were both in the OAA Blue Division....more >>
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Hitting the final slopes

The Wolves are packing up their skis and equipment as they head to Boyne Mountain for the MHSAA Skiing Finals. The Clarkston Boys Varsity Ski team secured their spot at the finals with an overall first place at the regional race last week....more >>

Ski takes middle of the pack at Regionals

Both the boys and girls ski teams finished middle of the pack in the Regional meet at Mt. Holly on Feb. 13. Out of 14 teams the boys placed sixth and the girls placed seventh out of 13 teams....more >>
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Born August 22nd
1908: Henri Cartier-Bresson, photographer.
1917: John Lee Hooker, blues singer and guitarist.
1920: Ray Bradbury, science fiction writer whose works include Farenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles.
1934: H. Norman Schwarzkopf, American general and commander of the coalition forces during the Persian Gulf War.
1935: E. Annie Proulx, writer (Postcards, The Shipping News).
August 22nd
in history
1911: The Mona Lisa, the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci, is stolen from the Louvre in Paris, where it had hung for more than 100 years. It is recovered in 1913.
1922: Michael Collins, Irish politician, is killed in an ambush.
1942: Brazil declares war on the Axis powers. She is the only South American country to send combat troops into Europe.
1945: Soviet troops land at Port Arthur and Dairen on the Kwantung Peninsula in China.
1945: Conflict in Vietnam begins when a group of Free French parachute into southern Indochina, in repsonse to a successful coup by communist guerilla Ho Chi Minh.