Diving Invitational a rousing success

The Oxford boys’ swim and dive program hosted the Third Annual Wildcat Diving Invitational on Jan. 25. Featuring a total of 55 competitors, this was the largest turnout the event has received in its brief history. Of these 55 divers, 33 took part in the 11-dive event, while the remaining 22 participated in the six-dive […]

Carpenter commits to Northwood

One of the Wildcats’ best players over the last three seasons and an even better young man, Drew Carpenter announced via Twitter on Jan. 21 he will be continuing his academic and football careers at Northwood University in Midland. “I began going to bigger camps after my sophomore year,” Carpenter said of how his recruitment […]

Oxford bowling teams roll over Royal Oak

The first action for the team since their first-place showing in the Oakland County Tournament on Jan. 19, the Oxford Wildcats boys’ bowling team made the trip to Astro Lanes in Madison Heights to battle the Royal Oak Ravens on Jan. 23. Oxford improved to 6-0 (1-0 Oakland Activities Association Red) on the season, the […]

Finding success in American Hockey League

Possessing deep ties to the state of Michigan, 20-year-old Josh Norris has wasted no time making an impact for the Belleville (Ontario) Senators in the American Hockey League (AHL). Through his first 40 games, he has totaled 38 points, most among AHL rookies. An affiliate of the Ottawa Senators, Norris’ success in Belleville has put […]

Cheer program continues to roll

For their third straight victory in the 2019-20 season for the Oxford Wildcats competitive cheerleading team ran past area rival Clarkston Wolves, 724.1-660.02, to win the Oakland County Cheer Competition (OCADA) at the Ian Smith Gymnasium on Jan. 25. Hitting the mat for the first time since the first Oakland Activities Association (OAA) White meet […]

Cagers battle a couple of county’s best teams

Continuing their difficult introduction to Oakland Activities Association (OAA) White play, the Oxford Wildcats boys’ basketball team welcomed in the Farmington Falcons to the Ian Smith Gymnasium on Jan. 21. Known for their high-scoring attack featuring a flurry of three-point attempts, the Falcons presented a challenge for an Oxford team that has struggled with dry […]

Icers fall to Lakers, 3-1

For the first time in program history, the Oxford-Avondale United hockey team participated in an outdoor game when they battled the West Bloomfield Lakers at Clark Park in Detroit on Jan. 14. The experience provided the boys with memories that will last a lifetime, but it was West Bloomfield that came away with the victory, […]

Line tapped as Wildcats’ new football coach

After nearly two-and-a-half months, the search for the Oxford Wildcats’ next football coach is over. Zach Line, 29, a 2008 Oxford High School graduate, member of the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame, and seven-year National Football League player, agreed to take the reins of the program on Jan. 17. Starring under previous head coach Bud […]

Cats split pair of thrillers with Southfield A&T

The result of an interesting scheduling quirk, the Oxford Wildcats basketball team squared off with the Southfield A&T Warriors in back-to-back Oakland Activities Association (OAA) White games on Jan. 14 and 16. Formed in 2016-17 as the result of a merger between Southfield and Southfield-Lathrup, the Jan. 14 showdown at the Ian Smith Gymnasium was […]

Dinges wins it at buzzer for Ladycats

Falling 48-31 to the Avondale Yellow Jackets on Jan. 14, the Oxford Wildcats girls’ basketball team returned home on Jan. 17 to battle the Notre Dame Prep Lady Irish with hopes of snapping a three-game losing skid. Jumping out to an early lead, the Wildcats allowed Notre Dame Prep back into the game before hanging […]