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Track teams 'heading in the right direction,' coach says

While building a young team into a mature team can be difficult, varsity boys' and girls' track and field Coach Matt Johnson see signs that they are "heading in the right direction....more >>

Strong attack halts Cougars

It has been two years since the Wolves lost a game at home and they showed Stoney Creek how they have continued the tradition in their 20-5 win, May 1. "We played good," said senior AJ Kowal....more >>
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Baseball team looks to be 'solid' club inside and out

Varsity Baseball Coach Jeff Willis had a lot of returning players, which is a good thing because he's facing some stiff competition. "We've got a lot of varsity baseball experience that came back; however, the league we're in is very tough," Willis said....more >>

Athletes of the Week

Taking the tournament

The Wolves took down three teams in the Roy Warner Classic tournament on Saturday to take home the crown. "It was a nice to go out there and win," said senior Ryan Slaugher. "It was a lot of fun, too....more >>
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Golf team undergoes 'rebuilding year'

After losing three seniors last year, this year has been a "rebuilding year" for the boys varsity golf team, according to Coach Terry Kelley. "We are young in the sense (that) we have four sophomores and four juniors," Kelley said....more >>

Wolfpack Update

It was a busy weekend for the Lady Wolves as they played different tournaments. The Clarkston Girls Varsity Tennis team won the Red & White Holly Invite on Saturday. Lexi Baylis, Isabella Spindler and Dana Olsen won their respective courts for the singles championships against Port Huron Northern....more >>
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Year 2: Girls LAX continues to improve

As a second year varsity program, the Girls Lacrosse Coach Andrew Bausack expected much improvement from last year's team. "A lot of our girls played some summer lacrosse and got better doing that," he said....more >>
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Lady booters hoping to make strong finish

With a deep bench of 17 returnees this year who "all can play at a good high level," along with three JV players who stepped up to the varsity level and "could play right away," Girls Varsity Soccer Coach Larry Ferris said this year's team is "stacked" with talent....more >>
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Softball still 'a team to watch out for'

With a current record of 4-7-1 as of May 4, Softball Head Coach Lindsey Long said that the 2013 Oxford Varsity Softball team "is a team to watch out for." "I have been coaching all levels of volleyball, swimming and softball, from recreation to varsity for the past 11 years and I have never had a better group of well-rounded, amazing girls," Long said....more >>
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Boys LAX more experienced, but still have to prove something

By Reiker Canfield Special to the Leader What a difference a year makes? The youthful look of the Oxford varsity lacrosse team has taken on a veteran image in the spring of 2013 and has hopefully matured enough to take a giant leap forward in the Oakland Activities Association....more >>
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Born August 28th
1828: Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (War and Peace, Anna Karenina).
1882: Belle Benchley, the first female zoo director in the world, who directed the Zoological Gardens of San Diego.
1896: Liam O'Flaherty, Irish novelist and short-story writer.
1903: Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian psychologist, educator of autistic and emotionally disturbed children.
1908: Roger Tory Peterson, author of the innovative bird book A Field Guide to Birds.
August 28th
in history
1862: Mistakenly believing the Confederate Army to be in retreat, Union General John Pope attacks, beginning the Battle of Groveten. Both sides sustain heavy casualties.
1914: Three German cruisers are sunk by ships of the Royal Navy in the Battle of Heligoland Bight, the first major naval battle of World War I.
1938: The first degree given to a ventriloquist's dummy is awarded to Charlie McCarthy--Edgar Bergen's wooden partner. The honorary degree, Master of Innuendo and Snappy Comeback, is presented on radio by Ralph Dennis, the dean of the School of Speech at Northwestern University.
1941: The German U-boat U-570 is captured by the British and renamed Graph
1944: German forces in Toulon and Marseilles, France, surrender to the Allies.