Use of Force

Use of Force

Training places officers in high-pressure, real life situations By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Rotating in one-hour sessions, members of the Village of Oxford Police Department underwent a “Use of Force” training seminar on Friday, February 19. Ran by Reserve Sergeant Brian Schick, the training utilized a large projector screen and high-definition computer software to […]

Food truck ordinance passed in Oxford

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Their second of the calendar year, the Oxford Township Board of Trustees held their regular meeting on Wednesday, February 10, which was conducted remotely via Zoom video conference. Headed by Supervisor Jack Curtis, the meeting, as usual, featured Trustees Rod Charles, Bill Dunn, Jon Nold, and Margie Payne, Treasurer […]

Overcomes 11-point second-half deficit

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer After trailing by two points at the halftime break, the Oxford Wildcats girls’ basketball team found themselves looking up at an 11-point deficit midway through the third quarter of their game with the Berkley Bears at the Ian Smith Gymnasium on February 18. Maintaining their composure, the Wildcats were […]

Wildcats drop pair of games

Wildcats drop pair of games

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Initially scheduled for a three-game week, the Oxford Wildcats boys’ basketball team’s tilt with the Troy Athens Red Hawks at the Ian Smith Gymnasium on February 16 was postponed due to inclement weather, leaving the program with just two games last week, both on the road. On February 19, […]

Hockey program off to strong start

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Featuring 12 seniors on their 23-player roster, the 2020-21 Oxford Avondale United (OAU) hockey team is the most experienced head coach Derek Billis has had in his three-year tenure. Beginning their season with back-to-back road contests, the first of which came on February 10 at the Hartland Sports Center […]

Wildcats knock off rival Lake Orion, 44-35

Wildcats knock off rival Lake Orion, 44-35

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer The Oxford Wildcats girls’ basketball team bookended their first week of the season with losses to Rochester on February 9 and Farmington four days later, but the home game in the middle, which came on February 12, was a major positive. Jumping out to an early lead, propelled by […]

Cagers cap first week of season with overtime win

Cagers cap first week of season with overtime win

  By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Two days after opening their campaign on February 9 with an overtime victory over the Rochester Falcons, the Oxford Wildcats boys’ basketball team hit the road for the first time on February 11 to battle the Berkley Bears, an Oakland Activities Association (OAA) Blue Division opponent. A low-scoring […]

Oxford adds part-time officer

Oxford adds part-time officer

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Bringing their total of part-time police officers back to five, Robert Chupick took his oath and officially became a member of the Village of Oxford Police Department on January 27. Chupick, 57, is no stranger to the department, headed by Chief Mike Solwold, however, as he had been a […]

Shines on national Junior Supercross stage

Shines on national Junior Supercross stage

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer One of 15 young riders from across the United States, eight-year-old Joseph “Joey” Vicari, an Oxford resident, was the lone participant from the state of Michigan in the KTM Junior Supercross Series at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on Saturday, January 23. Surrounded by thousands of fans inside the […]

Following stellar prep career, Townsend joins Golden Grizzlies

Following stellar prep career, Townsend joins Golden Grizzlies

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer A vital piece in Oxford capturing their first league title in five years in 2020, senior Zach Townsend will graduate as one of the most accomplished soccer players in school history. Playing three years for the varsity team, he twice earned All-Oakland Activities Association (OAA) and All-Region honors and […]

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