Blessings in a Backpack virtual fundraiser

Blessings in a Backpack virtual fundraiser

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Since 2017, Crafting For Our Community (CFOC) members have had two “crops” featuring scrapbookers, card-makers and sewers — all for one reason: helping local students. With raffles and donations from small businesses, money generated from these crops has largely gone toward benefiting Oxford’s Blessings in a Backpack program. A […]

Fun games for students with eyes on the future

Fun games for students with eyes on the future

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Oxford Elementary School, made up of third through fifth-grade students and located at 109 Pontiac Street, has used the changes to the school day caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) as a way to implement a new activity into their lesson plans, one that has been a hit with students. […]

Season concludes in semifinals

Season concludes in semifinals

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Placed in Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) District 5, which was hosted by Holly High School, the Oxford Wildcats volleyball team began postseason play on November 4. Battling the Lake Orion Dragons, a fellow Oakland Activities Association (OAA) Red Division member, the Wildcats were defeated, 3-0. Oxford had […]

Seven student-athletes sign to compete collegiately

Seven student-athletes sign to compete collegiately

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Held in the Oxford High School Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, November 11, seven Wildcat student-athletes signed to continue their careers at the collegiate level. The realization of years of hard work and commitment to their craft, these young women were joined by their parents, who have been with […]

Delivery van wedges into Boulder Pointe tunnel

Delivery van wedges into Boulder Pointe tunnel

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer In what sounds like a sketch from the popular television series Reno 911!, an Amazon delivery van became wedged in the tunnel used to transport carts under Lapeer Road at Boulder Pointe Golf Club at 2:35 p.m. on Saturday, November 7. The van, a Ford Transit-250, was driven by […]

Six Wildcat gridders named to All-OAA Red Team

Six Wildcat gridders named to All-OAA Red Team

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Announced on November 5, six Oxford Wildcat football players were named to the All-Oakland Activities Association (OAA) Red Division Team. Seniors Carter Gilbert, Brennan Mielnicki, Jack Wandrie and John Valvo, junior Gavin Green and sophomore Tate Myre were the players who received the honor. Three of these players were […]

Billis, Grech earn All-OAA girls’ golf honors

Billis, Grech earn All-OAA girls’ golf honors

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Two members of head coach Gretchen Gabler’s girls’ golf program, freshman Keira Billis and senior Janelle Grech, were named to the All-Oakland Activities Association (OAA) White Division team on November 3. Consistently two of the program’s top scorers throughout the season, their selections represent the nice variety present on […]

Winter sports on track to start (for now)

Winter sports on track to start (for now)

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer With the calendar flipping to November, we are nearing the beginning of the winter sports seasons at Oxford High School. While there was a lot of uncertainty surrounding fall athletic activities because of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) confirmed during […]

Fuel tanker slides off Newman Road, injuries avoided

Fuel tanker slides off Newman Road, injuries avoided

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Newman Road was closed down last week for about seven hours. Shortly before 10:30 a.m. on October 28, a diesel fuel tanker slid off the road just south of Mill Pond Drive, ending up on its passenger side in a ditch on the east side of the roadway. Thankfully, […]

Wildcats lose, but deliver scare to one of state’s best

Wildcats lose, but deliver scare to one of state’s best

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer When the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) playoff football matchups were unveiled on October 25, the Oxford Wildcats drew a familiar foe and a team many view as one of the state’s ten best, the Clarkston Wolves. Heavy underdogs entering the clash, which was played at Clarkston High […]

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