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Oxford girls help hockey team skate to championship

Oxford residents Bryn Phillips and Kylie Rancilio helped their hockey team, the USA Wildflowers U10, win the Michigan Girls Hockey League U10 Tier 3 Playoff Championship held over the weekend in Brighton....more >>
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Springing into new season

Wolves are preparing for their first competition after practicing in their spring sports for the past week. The Lady Wolves soccer teams are up first as they host Waterford Mott on Thursday at Clarkston High School....more >>
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Champion on track

Bo Anderson proudly held up his most recent additions of medals to his athletic accomplishments. Anderson, a fourth grader at Springfield Plains Elementary, finished as state champion in the 1,600-meter run in the Michigan AAU Indoor Track and Field Championships on March 10 with the Waza Track Club....more >>
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Petersen finds niche at Mars Hill

BY TERESA BUCKNER Special to The Clarkston News Like most college athletes, Clarkston graduate Bobby Petersen grew up loving and playing all kinds of team sports. Eventually, he settled on lacrosse as his favorite and he began to throw his time and energy behind those skills particular to the sport....more >>
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Born August 1st
1779: Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner.
1818: Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the U.S.
1819: Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick
1942: Jerry Garcia, lead singer of the Grateful Dead.
1951: Jim Carroll, musician and writer of The Basketball Diaries.
August 1st
in history
1834: Slavery is abolished throughout the British Empire.
1864: Union General Ulysses S. Grant gives general Philip H. Sheridan the mission of clearing the Shenandoah Valley of Confederate forces.After nearly 10 months of trench warfare, Confederate resistance at Petersburg, Virginia, suddenly collapsed.
1872: The first long-distance gas pipeline in the U.S. is completed. Designed for natural gas, the two-inch pipe ran five miles from Newton Wells to Titusville, Pennsylvania.
1873: San Francisco's first cable cars begin running, operated by Hallidie's Clay Street Hill Railroad Company.
1880: Sir Frederick Roberts frees the British Afghanistan garrison of Kandahar from Afghan rebels.