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Cats close with Clarkston

The 2013 Oxford Wildcats finished their season on Friday losing to Clarkston in the first round of the playoffs, 30-27, and ended with a 5-5 record. But, the record doesn't adequately reflect the quality of the team and the fact that the Cats could have won nine of those 10 games with a little luck....more >>
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Eschberger to play college LAX

While most athletes learn to play a sport from a parent or participating in parks and recreation leagues in their youth, OHS senior Madi Eschberger learned from watching YouTube videos....more >>
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Back-to-back Super Bowl wins

There's a dynasty in the making as the Oxford Jr. Wildcats Freshman Gold team won the Northern Youth Football League (NYFL) Super Bowl Saturday at Wildcat stadium. The Jr. Cats beat Brandon in a tight 13-12 game, making it the first NYFL team to win back-to-back Super Bowl championships....more >>
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Born September 17th
1883: William Carlos Williams, poet, playwright, essayist and writer who won a Pulitzer prize for Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems.
1907: Warren E. Burger, chief justice of the Supreme Court.
1923: Hank Williams, Sr., singer, songwriter and guitarist known for Lonesome Blues and Your Cheatin' Heart.
1935: Ken Kesey, author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Sometimes a Great Notion).
1947: Jeff MacNelly, political cartoonist, creator of the comic strip Shoe.
September 17th
in history
1862: The Battle of Antietam in Maryland, the bloodiest day in U.S. history, commences. Fighting in the corn field, Bloody Lane and Burnside's Bridge rages all day as the Union and Confederate armies suffer a combined 26,293 casualties. New York Tribune reporter George Smalley scooped the world with his vivid account of the Battle of Antietam.
1868: The Battle of Beecher's Island begins, in which Major George Sandy Forsyth and 50 volunteers hold off 500 Sioux and Cheyenne in eastern Colorado.
1902: U.S. troops are sent to Panama to keep train lines open over the isthmus as Panamanian nationals struggle for independence from Colombia.
1903: Turks destroy the town of Kastoria in Bulgaria, killing 10,000 civilians.
1917: The German Army recaptures the Russian Port of Riga from Russian forces.