2021 Wildcat season-opener August 27

2021 Wildcat season-opener August 27

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Beginning summer practice on August 12, this season represents a much-appreciated return to normalcy for the Oxford Wildcats football program. After 2020, head coach Zach Line’s debut season was initially postponed until spring then reinstated for fall, plus the cancelation and rescheduling of games, having a traditional camp and […]

Oxford’s Bennett to play college ball

Oxford’s Bennett to play college ball

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Under the guidance of first-year head coach Adam Bican, the 2020 Oxford Wildcats boys’ soccer team captured the Oakland Activities Association (OAA) White Division title, the program’s first league championship since 2015. Standout senior goalkeeper Tristan Bennett was quite possibly the biggest piece in the team’s success, posting three […]

Wildcat basketball teams receive district assignment

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Oxford High School’s 2021-22 academic year is still four weeks away, but the basketball teams already know their Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) district assignments for the upcoming winter season. Steve Laidlaw’s boys’ program was placed in District No. 4 at Davison High School, where they will be […]

Allen to coach, three Wildcats to play in state All-Star Game

Allen to coach, three Wildcats to play in state All-Star Game

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Coming off a season that saw the program capture their first district championship since 2011, head coach Kenny Allen and three 2021 Oxford graduates were selected to represent the Wildcats in the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association (MHSSCA) Division 1 All-Star Game at 10 a.m. this morning (July […]

Oxford family qualifies for national amateur motocross championships

Oxford family qualifies for national amateur motocross championships

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer In February, The Oxford Leader ran an article covering eight-year-old Joseph “Joey” Vicari’s third-place finish in the KTM Junior Supercross Series at Houston, Texas’ NRG Stadium, and his desire to qualify for the national finals at the family ranch of country music superstar Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee […]

Represents Oxford in inaugural All-Star Game

Represents Oxford in inaugural All-Star Game

Hit .299, with 22 RBIs and pitched to a 6-1 record during senior year at Oxford By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer On June 22, the first annual Macomb Area Conference (MAC)-Oakland Activities Association (OAA) All-Star Game was played at Utica’s Jimmy John’s Field, home of the United Shore Professional Baseball League (USPBL). Featuring 42 […]

Oxford Township monthly recap

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer On June 9, the Oxford Township Board of Trustees had their regular meeting. After paying their respects to the American Flag, noting the roll, and approving the consent agenda, the board dove into their first order of business. Second medical marijuana reading set for July meeting An amendment to […]

A rundown on the hours and rules of your local beaches

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer One of the best features about an area with open spaces and nature like Oxford is our parks, and during the summer months, the beaches that accompany two of these parks – Scripter and Stony Lake – are open to any residents who would like to use them. Scripter […]

‘Cats’ season comes to an end

‘Cats’ season comes to an end

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer One week after capturing the program’s first district title in 10 years and the fourth in school history, Oxford Wildcat softball fell to the Fenton Tigers, 12-5, in a Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Regional No. 1 semifinal at Fran Danek Field at MacGregor Elementary, home of the […]

Coach Kenny Allen, Wildcat captains comment on district championship

Coach Kenny Allen, Wildcat captains comment on district championship

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Capturing the program’s first district championship since 2011 and the fourth in school history, Oxford Wildcat softball won two one-run games on June 5, walking off the Holly Bronchos, 3-2, in the semifinals and blanking the Davison Cardinals, 1-0, in the title game. In the Holly tilt, the Wildcats […]

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