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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 2nd
1879: Wallace Stevens, poet.
1890: Julius Henry 'Groucho' Marx, comedian, one of the five Marx brothers (the others being Chico, Harpo, Zeppo and Gummo).
1900: William A. 'Bud' Abbot, comedian, the straight man to Lou Costello.
1901: Roy Campbell, poet (The Flaming Terrapin).
1904: Graham Greene, novelist (The Power and The Glory, The Heart of the Matter).
October 2nd
in history
1909: Orville Wright sets an altitude record, flying at 1,600 feet. This exceeded Hubert Latham's previous record of 508 feet. Aviation Pioneer Glenn Curtiss
1931: Aerial circus star Clyde Pangborn and playboy Hugh Herndon, Jr. set off to complete the first nonstop flight across the Pacific Ocean from Misawa City, Japan.
1941: The German army launches Operation Typhoon, the drive towards Moscow.
1950: The comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schultz, makes its first appearance in newspapers.
1964: Scientists announce findings that smoking can cause cancer.