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Twenty-four OHS students sign to play college athletics

By Trevor Keiser Leader Staff Writer Twenty-four athletes in one year is the biggest group to sign to play at the college level from Oxford, according Athletic Director Mike Watson, who held one final ceremony for all college athlete signers on April 16....more >>

Oxford Invite was 'really smooth,' coach says

The Oxford Invitational held last Saturday "went really smooth," according to Track & Field Head Coach Matt Johnson. "It went really well, the meet went smooth and actually stayed on time and on track," he said....more >>
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Wolves win in overtime

Connor Dziewit swung the ball to teammate Andrew Williamson as the seconds counted down in the overtime period against St. Michael's College School on Sunday. Williamson shot it into the net with 2:38 remaining to win the game for the Wolves against the Toronto team, 12-11....more >>

Lady booters score another win

The Lady Wildcats earned their third OAA White Division win on the soccer field with a 2-1 win against Birmingham Groves on April 24. "The game wasn't easy as the Lady Cats went down 1-0 20 minutes in on a win manipulated 40 yard bomb after the Wildcats had missed several crosses near the goal line," according to Head Coach Robert Euashka....more >>
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Athletes of the Week

Sisters' next step

During Paige and Dana Olsen's first tennis lesson when they were young they swung their rackets for 30 minutes. They didn't hit a single ball. "It was okay they were told," said mom, Deanna Olsen....more >>

Tough start for softball

After five double-headers last week, the Lady Wildcat varsity softball team stands 1-9. The team played Troy High School on April 24 where they lost two. Game 1 was a 3-2 loss. Maddy Dinges went 1-3, Skye Donaldson 1-3, Logan Medel went 2-3 with 1 RBI, Alicia Aguilar 1 RBI....more >>
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Lady Wolves use wins, losses to prepare for Michigan Stars

Lady Hitters had a winning week as they faced a league foe and played in a tournament on Saturday. They began the week splitting a double header against OAA Red foe Troy as they lost the first game, 9-6....more >>

Final seconds win for boys LAX

If your pacemaker was on the fritz Saturday afternoon and you were watching the Oxford Varsity Boys' Lacrosse team, you'd definitely have to visit your family doctor Monday morning....more >>
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Born August 31st
1885: Duboise Heyward, novelist, poet and dramatist best know for Porgy which was the basis for the opera Porgy and Bess.
1899: Lynn Riggs, writer, her book Green Grow the Lilacs was adapted by Rodgers and Hammerstein to become Oklahoma.
1903: Arthur Godfrey, radio and television personality.
1905: Sanford Meisner, influential acting teacher.
1907: Wiliam Shawn, longtime editor of The New Yorker.
August 31st
in history
1944: The British Eighth Army penetrates the German Gothic Line in Italy.
1949: Six of the 16 surviving Union veterans of the Civil War attend the last-ever encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, held in Indianapolis, Indiana.
1951: The 1st Marine Division begins its attack on Bloody Ridge in Korea. The four-day battle results in 2,700 Marine casualties.
1961: A concrete wall replaces the barbed wire fence that separates East and West Germany, it will be called the Berlin wall.
1994: The Irish Republican Army (IRA) announces a complete cessation of military operations, opening the way to a political settlement in Ireland for the first time in a quarter of a century.