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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 August 28th
1774: Elizabeth Ann Seton, founder of the Sisters of St. Joseph and the first U.S.-born saint.
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.
August 28th
in history
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.
1945: Chinese communist leader Mao Tse-Tung arrives in Chunking to confer with Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-Shek in a futile effort to avert civil war.
1963: One of the largest demonstrations in the history of the United States, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, takes place and reaches its climax at the base of the Lincoln Memorial when Dr. Martin Luther King delivers his I have a dream speech.
1965: The Viet Cong are routed in the Mekong Delta by U.S. forces, with more than 50 killed.