Michigan High School Athletic Association releases guidelines for fall sports: Oxford gridders preparing for 2020 season ‘virtually’

Michigan High School Athletic Association releases guidelines for fall sports: Oxford gridders preparing for 2020 season ‘virtually’

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer While many details are still being ironed out, the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) took a big step toward moving forward with their scheduled fall athletic plans on May 29. Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s “Safer-at-Home” Executive Order, lifted on June 1, allows schools to re-open athletic facilities the day […]

Addison, Oxford township offices near re-opening

Addison, Oxford township offices near re-opening

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Closed since mid-March because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s “Safer-at-Home” Executive Order, the township offices in Addison and Oxford appear to be nearing re-opening to the public. “We’re excited to open again,” Addison Township Supervisor Bruce Pearson began. “The Governor originally pointed to June 12, […]

Oxford native captures professional hockey hardware

Oxford native captures professional hockey hardware

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Just 23 days after celebrating his 21st birthday, Oxford native and Belleville (Ontario) Senators center Josh Norris added one of the American Hockey League’s (AHL) most prestigious awards to his collection on May 28, receiving the Dudley “Red” Garrett Memorial Award. Voted on by players, coaches, and members of […]

COVID-19 testing available in Oxford

COVID-19 testing available in Oxford

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Beginning next Monday, June 15, hair salons, barbershops and other personal service businesses can re-open, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced on June 5. This is a big step in the right direction as Michigan seeks to return to normalcy. Despite this progress, we are not yet completely out of the […]

Wildcats officially unveil 2020 football schedule

Wildcats officially unveil 2020 football schedule

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer The 2020 season is the beginning of a new era for Oxford Wildcats football. After 42 seasons in charge of the program (1976-79, 1982-2019), Bud Rowley, one of the best in Michigan High School Athletic Association history, stepped down in November and has since began his role as the […]

Cats will have their work cut out for them in OAA Red

Cats will have their work cut out for them in OAA Red

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer For the seventh-straight season, the Oxford Wildcats will play their league games as a member of the Oakland Activities Association’s (OAA) Red division. Joining the OAA in 2010, the Wildcats spent their first four years in the conference as a member of the White division before jumping up to […]

Oxford students recognized for outstanding artwork

Oxford students recognized for outstanding artwork

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer A nationwide competition open to students in grades 7-12, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards received more than 6,600 entries in their Southeastern Michigan region alone — 1,100 of these entries earned recognition, including eight pieces by three Oxford Community Schools students. Chief among the Wildcat standouts was Luke […]

Oxford Police fundraiser a success

Oxford Police fundraiser a success

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Cans and bottles — returnables worth 10 cents each — have been piling up in the Oxford Village garage for the better part of a month. The mounds of can and bottles in plastic bags was due to a fundriaser to help the Polly Ann Trail. Split into two […]

Changes for Oxford Township Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer During the Oxford Township Board of Trustees meeting on May 13, held remotely via Zoom video conference, a total of six personnel moves were made to the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals. First, Trustee Jack Curtis, a popular candidate to replace Supervisor Bill Dunn in November, announced […]

Morris recognized by Detroit Free Press

Morris recognized by Detroit Free Press

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer On the heels of a sparkling season that saw her establish herself as one of the best players in the Oakland Activities Association (OAA), Oxford Wildcats 2021 guard Emma Morris earned All-North Team honorable mention from the Detroit Free Press’ Mick McCabe on May 15. The Ladycats’ leading scorer […]