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Spiker pitches perfect game

The perfect game. For a pitcher, it's the Holy Grail of baseball. Clayton Spiker, a 2011 Oxford High School graduate, can now count himself among the few who have been fortunate enough to drink from it....more >>

Wildcat golfers winning dual matches, tournaments

With a current ranking of first in the league, Oxford Varsity Golf Coach Terry Kelley is hopeful the good season will continue. "We've won five dual matches and lost in a close match to a ranked team," Kelley said....more >>
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Baseball coach looks for team to keep 'playing hard'

With six games left in the season, Oxford Varsity Baseball Coach Jeff Willis is looking for his boys to "keep playing hard." "We got to keep hitting the baseball and making plays on defense," Willis said....more >>
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Born October 4th
1895: Buster (Joseph F.) Keaton, star of silent film comedies including Sherlock, Jr. and The General.
1919: Rene Marques, Puerto Rican playwright and short story writer.
1923: Charlton Heston, American film actor.
1928: Alvin Toffler, writer and futurist.
1941: Anne Rice, novelist.
October 4th
in history
1874: Kiowa leader Satanta, known as the Orator of the Plains, surrenders in Darlington, Texas. He is later sent to the state penitentiary, where he commits suicide October 11, 1878. The life of Satanta.
1905: Orville Wright pilots the first flight longer than 30 minutes. The flight lasted 33 minutes, 17 seconds and covered 21 miles. The Virginia Air and Space Center is home to the Great Aerodrome, which almost beat the Wrights into the air.
1914: The first German Zeppelin raids London. The J.V. Martin Kitten failed at intercepting Zeppelins.
1957: Sputnik 1, the first man-made satellite, is launched, beginning the space race. The satellite, built by Valentin Glushko, weighed 184 pounds and was launched by a converted Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). Sputnik orbited the earth every 96 minutes at a maximum height of 584 miles. In 1958, it reentered the earth's atmosphere and burned up. Just nine months after President John F. Kennedy called for the U.S. to put a man on the moon before 1970, Mercury astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth.
1968: Cambodia admits that the Viet Cong use their country for sanctuary. As America's involvement in Indochina came to an end in the spring of 1975, the Khmer Rouge closed in on Phnom Penh for the kill.