Martial artist punches way to gold at world championships

Karate isn’t like most sports. There’s no team: It’s just you and your opponent. There’s nobody else to count on: just your own skill and instinct. Jeff  Bryant knows this well. An eighth-degree black belt in Isshin-ryu and longtime karate instructor, he’s trained 13 of his students to become world champions, most of whom earned […]

Addison animal clinic looking to expand

Addison’s own Lakeville Animal Clinic, located at 3500 Lakeville Rd., is looking to expand its facility in the coming months. Patrick Glidden, the owner, came to the Addison Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) for a public hearing on Nov. 8 to discuss a proposed variance for the property. “We have been growing quite a bit […]

Swimmers compete at state meet

After a season full of making their presence known in their new league, five athletes from the ladies’ swim and dive teams competed at the state level. The girls’ efforts garnered them 29th place accolades. Utica Eisenhower and Livonia Stevenson tied with Oxford in placement. The Wildcats’ A Relay team for the 200 Medley and […]

Size, skill, depth – cagers have it all this season

Excited to take the court later this month, Oxford’s boys’ basketball team has a feeling this season will be one for the books. “This is the deepest team I’ve seen at Oxford,” Head Coach Steve Laidlaw said. “And I’ve been involved in Oxford basketball for roughly 20 years.” The team, playing in the OAA blue […]

Coach looks for ‘scrappy’ Lady Cats to learn, grow together

In their first five games this season, Oxford’s girls’ basketball team will be taking on some tougher teams up front. Though the competition will be fierce, Head Coach Rachel Bryer thinks the schedule this year is only going to help her girls grow into a powerhouse squad. “It’s going to be more difficult in the […]

Icers hope to stay competitive

Though their roster is smaller than usual this year, the Wildcat hockey players are determined to stay competitive. Welcoming 12 skaters and three goalies back  to the ice, they’re ready to take on the OAA white division. “It’s going to be a learning season,” Head  Coach  Derek Billis said. “We just want to be competitive […]

Public Safety Nov. 21, 2018

Get off the lawn! A 99-year-old Addison woman called Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies on the afternoon of Nov. 6 to report an allegedly repeated trespasser on her property. The caretaker who looks after the woman’s property found a 56-year-old Lake Orion man roaming the property and had asked him to leave, which he reportedly refused […]

Battling bullying with basketball

Best known for his motivational speaking at grade schools, Jim “Basketball” Jones paid a visit to Leonard Elementary on Tuesday, Nov. 13 to encourage students to stand up against bullying. In his anti-bullying assemblies, Jones tells students to be “upstanders” rather than bystanders and apply the golden rule by treating others the way they  want […]

Efforts to use Addison well abandoned

After five contentious years, Energex Petroleum Inc. and its production well are heading out of Addison Township. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) contacted township Supervisor Bruce Pearson on Friday to inform him that Energex had withdrawn its proposal. “As of Oct. 29, 2018, Energex Petroleum Inc. has withdrawn its application for the proposed Lanphar #1-12 […]

‘Little Women’ coming to OHS stage

Bringing a familiar tale about characters who feel like family, Oxford High theater students are taking the story of “Little Women” to the stage this week. The play follows the March sisters as they trek through life and love over the years. The main characters of the March sisters will be played by MacKenzie Finley […]