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Lady Cats ready for semi-finals

The Oxford girls varsity basketball team is ready for semi-final play after back-to-back wins this past week against Lake Orion and Farmington. To kick off the week, Oxford defeated Lake Orion 56-32 on Feb....more >>

League title within Wildcat hoopsters' grasp

After extremely tough wins over both Farmington and Stoney Creek last week, the Oxford varsity boys' basketball is within a reach of a league title if they can beat Harrison High School Thursday at home....more >>

Grapplers lose state tourney's semi-finals

The Wildcat grapplers took a hard blow this weekend at the team state tournament after being defeated by the Davison Cardinals 47-16 in the semi-finals. Winners in the Davison match-up included Ben Line (215), Zach Wood (285), Jacob Call (103), and Wesley Maskill (160)....more >>

Boys ski takes third at championship race

The Holly/Oxford Boys finished third with 137 points at the Southereastern Michigan Ski League (SEMSL) Championship race held at Alpine Valley on Feb. 18. First place included Bloomfield Hills with 57 points, followed by Birmingham Brother Rice in second with 127 points....more >>

Bowlers headed to state finals

The Oxford boys came out of the gate firing and led the regional tournament at the 300 Bowl in Waterford after the first set of baker games. After rounds two and three of baker games the Wildcats were tied for second place....more >>
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Born October 1st
1904: Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-born American virtuoso pianist.
1924: Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the U.S. (1977-1981)
1932: Albert Collins, guitarist.
1935: Julie Andrews (Julia Elizabeth Wells), actress and singer whose films include Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.
1946: Tim O'Brien, novelist (The Things They Carried, In the Lake of the Woods).
October 1st
in history
1791: In Paris, the National Legislative Assembly holds its first meeting.
1839: The British government decides to send a punitive naval expedition to China.
1847: Maria Mitchell, American astronomer, discovers a comet and is elected the same day to the American Academy of Arts---the first woman to be so honored. The King of Denmark awarded her a gold medal for her discovery.
1856: The first installment of Gustav Flaubert's novel Madame Bovary appears in the Revue de Paris after the publisher refuses to print a passage in which the character Emma has a tryst in the back seat of a carriage.
1864: The Condor, a British blockade-runner, is grounded near Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Father John B. Tabb, an unreconstructed Rebel to the end, had served the Confederacy aboard blockade runners.