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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 July 5th
1801: David Farragut, U.S. admiral during the American Civil War.
1810: P.T. Barnum, American showman.
1867: Andrew Ellicott Douglass, astronomer and archaeologist.
1889: Jean Cocteau, French artist, writer and actor.
1911: George Pompidou, Prime Minister of France (1968).
July 5th
in history
1814: U.S. troops under Jacob Brown defeat a superior British force at Chippewa, Canada.
1832: The German government begins curtailing freedom of the press after German Democrats advocate a revolt against Austrian rule.
1839: British naval forces bombard Dingai on Zhoushan Island in China and occupy it.
1863: Federal troops occupy Vicksburg, Mississippi and distribute supplies to the citizens.
1892: Andrew Beard is issued a patent for the rotary engine.