X-country runners compete at festival

Oxford’s men’s and women’s cross country runners finished in the middle of the pack during the 51st Annual Holly/Duane Raffin Festival of Races Sept. 15. The Wildcats ran against a slew of teams, including Lake Orion, Plymouth, Romeo and White Lake. Oxford competed in the men’s and women’s D1 5,000-meter races. For the men, Oxford’s […]

A win and a loss for Oxford’s booters

Oxford’s boys soccer team played another week of tough games. The team got points on the board during each, but wasn’t able to clinch both games. On Thursday night, the Wildcats dropped a tough match against Romeo 3-1. Junior midfielder Christian Escalante scored the Wildcats’ only goal during the non-league loss. Earlier in the week, […]

Wildcats outswim Raiders

The Wildcats outswam fellow Oakland Activities Association (OAA) white division team N. Farmington 119-66 in the Oxford pool on Thursday, Sept. 13. Oxford won two of the relay races. The B Relay team of Claire Alexander, Kaleigh Rogers, Peyton Bailey and Laura Mace won the  200 Medley Relay. The A Relay team of Jenna Fistler, […]

Lafnear named ‘Coach of the Year’ by state association

An Oxford High School coach known for producing bowlers with talent to spare is being given an honor few Michigan coaches ever receive. Claude “J.R.” Lafnear was named by the Michigan High School Coaches Association (MHSCA) as its Coach of the Year. The honor singles Lafnear out from every other high school sports coach in […]

Booters beat LO, fall to Fenton

It seems beating up Dragons has become Oxford’s hobby this year. First, the football team stomped rival Lake Orion 28-7 on Aug. 31. Then, the Wildcat soccer team piled on by slaying the Dragons 1-0 in the squad’s Sept. 4 home opener. To score the deciding goal, forward Zachary Townsend passed to midfielder Christopher Escalante […]

Tough week for spikers

Oxford High’s varsity volleyball took three tough losses against elite opponents on Sept. 5. In their first match of the night against the Flushing Raiders, the Wildcats dropped the first set 25-17. They made more progress in the second, but couldn’t hold on and lost it 25-22. Clarkston also proved a tough opponent for the […]

Lakers hand Cats first loss

By Cody Wright – Football Correspondent Oxford lost its undefeated status Friday in a close road game against the West Bloomfield Lakers. Although the night ended with Oxford swallowing their first loss of the season, 31-24, the Wildcats continued to showcase a team character that is well-suited to take them far this season. Oxford put up […]

Dragons go down in flames! Cats thump rival 28-7

By Cody Wright Football Correspondent Oxford’s Wildcats turned into Dragon slayers Thursday night as they doused Lake Orion’s fire with a big 28-7 win in the heart of green-and-white country. Trent Myre, running back for the Wildcats, scored the first touchdown of the night after the Dragons turned the ball over on downs inside their […]

Swimmers look to prove they’re among elite

This season’s varsity swim and dive girls make up a team of 49 water-lovers ready to prove themselves in a new division. This year’s team is being led by captains senior Claire Alexander, senior Tate Hamilton and junior Caitlyn Geda. Since the team has so much talent, Head Coach Jackie Rank has a hard time […]

New playing style ‘paying dividends’ for booters

Having a few games under their belts this season, the Oxford boys’ varsity soccer players are looking toward a season of building on each other’s’ talents. Head Coach John Thaler said each player brings their own set of skills to the game. The team has 14 returners and eight players new to varsity. Senior players […]