RoboCats making visible difference

RoboCats making visible difference

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer The Oxford High School robotics program, also known as the RoboCats and Team 2137, operate with a mantra, “We build more than robots.” In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, this mantra has more of a firsthand application that ever before. Teaming with Romeo High School’s robotics program, […]

Oakland County to offer financial hand to small businesses

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Jointly announced by Executive David Coulter and Board of Commissioners Chairman Dave Woodward on March 26, Oakland County has established plans to create a $3M small business stabilization fund to help combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “We believe this is the first phase of support for our businesses,” Coulter […]

Where to pick up a restaurant cooked meal in Oxford

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Beginning at 3 p.m. on March 16 and lasting until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 30, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-9 mandated the closure of theaters, bars and casinos statewide. The order also limited restaurants to carry-out and delivery orders, temporarily banning all dine-in services. With many family-friendly […]

Townsend earns OAA White honors

Townsend earns OAA White honors

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Voted on by the Oakland Activities Association (OAA) White Division coaches and released on March 19, Oxford Wildcats senior Trey Townsend was one of 12 players named to the All-OAA White team in boys’ basketball for his performance in the 2019-20 season. This is the second-straight All-League selection for […]

Popular teacher, coach joining Troy Athens football staff

Popular teacher, coach joining Troy Athens football staff

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer One of the most beloved figures to walk through the hallways of Oxford High School daily, the impact Dave Brown has had on countless Wildcat graduates is hard to calculate. A physical education and health teacher, Brown is also an assistant coach for Steve Laidlaw’s basketball program during the […]

Dinges, Morris earn league honors

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Announced on March 19, Oxford Wildcats senior Gabby Dinges and junior Emma Morris were among 17 from the Oakland Activities Association (OAA) White Division to receive All-League recognition in girls’ basketball. Morris, the Wildcats’ leading scorer at 13 points per game, was among 12 named to the All-OAA White […]

Addison, Oxford close offices to public

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Residents preferring to pay their bills in-person at the Charter Township of Oxford will have to find a temporary change of plans. Located at 300 Dunlap Rd., the front doors of the building began adorning signs on March 16 informing residents of the closure to the public. “The township […]

Touch of flavor when sap runs, maple syrup’s on its way

Touch of flavor when sap runs, maple syrup’s on its way

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer The thawing of the ground, melting of the snow and return of relatively enjoyable temperatures have led to many spending more time taking in the great outdoors. For some, including Oxford Township resident Michael Alexander, this time of year means the return of a longtime hobby, collecting maple syrup, […]

Wildcats’ season ends in district semifinals

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer The Oxford Wildcats boys’ basketball team wrapped up their 2019-20 season with a 79-38 loss to the Clarkston Wolves in the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) District No. 5 semifinals at the Dan Fife Fieldhouse at Clarkston High School on March 11. The Oakland Activities Association (OAA) Red […]