Royal Oak dominates OA United

Coming off two tough losses that ended in mercies, Oxford-Avondale United hockey was unable to catch a break against Royal Oak United on Dec. 1, taking a sour 9-1 loss. The boys started out the game with aggressive offensive efforts and scored their only goal of the game near the end of the first period. The […]

Residents want public beach idea back on table

Forget the snow on the ground. Addison Township is talking beaches. On Oct. 24, the township board held a special meeting to discuss the possibility of a public beach on Lakeville Lake. Residents who own property on the lake came to the meeting to voice their disapproval of the idea and, after a show of […]

Punching past Parkinson’s

Andy Pastue remembers a time in the not-so-distant past when he couldn’t move around without the help of a walker. After he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, his balance started to decline which, unsurprisingly, started to have a massive effect on his everyday life. But now, he walks into the gym and does lunges. He […]

Rebuilding year for boys bowling

Looking to claim the OAA red title for the sixth consecutive year, boys’ bowling is gearing up for what they hope will be a record-setting season. Aside from winning the league and county titles again, Head Coach JR Lafnear wants to see this group of boys perform well in the regionals and go to the […]

Girls bowling: State champs hoping to repeat

He’s got a younger team this year, but Oxford High Bowling Head Coach JR Lafnear is hopeful this year’s varsity girl bowlers can go as far as the program has in the past. Last year, Oxford ladies’ bowling took the state title. Since then, the OAA red team graduated three seniors and lost some key […]

Pearson says twp. will continue fight should Energex return

Addison Supervisor Bruce Pearson took time during his monthly report at the Nov. 19 township board meeting to tell the public what he and his colleagues will do should Energex Petroleum attempt to put an oil well in the community again. Two weeks ago, the company withdrew its application for an oil and natural gas […]

Addison officials adjust for higher salt price

In the last few weeks, salt prices in Michigan have more than doubled and aren’t showing signs of going down any time soon. For the companies that salt roads, driveways and parking lots, this means they might not be able to keep the ice away at the price they have in the past. This recent […]

State gold remains grapplers’ goal

It’s been seven years since Oxford’s varsity wrestlers won a state title and bringing home another one remains their top priority. “One of the unique aspects of wrestling is that there are really two entities: there’s the individual side to the title and the team aspect . . . Our number one goal every season […]

Cheer team loaded with seniors, gunning for state finals

They haven’t started their season yet, but their coaches already see a world of potential. Nearly doubling its size from last season, Oxford’s competitive cheer team is welcoming 31 girls this winter, 17 of whom are seniors. “We have really big goals for this team,” Head Coach Alanna Weber said. In their competitions, the ladies […]

Juggler entertains, motivates Crossroads kids

Breaking up the routine of their day-to-day, a juggler and professional speaker came to speak with Crossroads for Youth kids on Tuesday, Nov. 20. The juggling and audience participation had the kids and teens laughing and smiling throughout the hour presentation titled “Juggle to Success.” “Do you understand the difference between ‘I can’ and ‘I […]