In-person a success — the first week of school 2020-2021

In-person a success — the first week of school 2020-2021

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer After 170 days, most Oxford area students went back to school in-person last week. “It’s exciting to be able to say we are no longer in early planning, we are now living the plan. We opened our doors and we did it. So, I think there’s some cause for […]

Board grants superintendent emergency powers

Board grants superintendent emergency powers

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer The Oxford School Board just extended emergency powers for Superintendent Tim Throne for the duration of the 2020-2021 school year. The resolution passed 7-0 at the Sept. 1 board meeting. The resolution gives the superintendent “greater flexibility to respond quickly and appropriately to the evolving crisis, including ensuring compliance […]

Girls’ golf posts back-to-back top-10

Girls’ golf posts back-to-back top-10

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Featuring a strong field of 18 schools, the Oxford Wildcats girls’ golf program tied for eighth-place, with the Lake Orion Dragons, in the Troy Colts Invite at Twin Lakes Golf Club on August 27. Citing concerns over the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the event was limited to 72 […]

Oxford tennis runs into first rough patch of season

Oxford tennis runs into first rough patch of season

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Having played four of their five matches on the road thus far in 2020, the Oxford Wildcats boys’ tennis team battled the Macomb Area Conference’s (MAC) Romeo Bulldogs on Tuesday, September 1. Splitting the singles flights, the Wildcats won just one of the doubles flights and lost the match, […]

Football’s back?

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Looks like there will be football and marching band hoop la on Oxford High School’s famed blue field afterall. Last Thursday, the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s (MHSAA) Representative Council reinstated the 2020 fall football season after Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 176, lifting restrictions that previously did […]

Kingsbury, Upland Hills return to school outdoors

Kingsbury, Upland Hills return to school outdoors

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer As schools across the country struggle to find a safe way to return school with limited classroom space for social distancing, two schools in Oxford have a solution: have class outside as much as possible. Outdoor education has long been part of the educational philosophy of Kingsbury Country Day […]

Wildcat tennis races out of gate, downing Brandon

Wildcat tennis races out of gate, downing Brandon

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Featuring a limited summer and just 12 days between their first practice and the season-opening match against the Brandon Blackhawks on August 24, head coach Ryan Ruzziconi expected to see some rust from his varsity boys in the campaign’s early stages. Quickly quelling any possible concerns about what to […]

‘Cat golfers fare well in first conference meet

‘Cat golfers fare well in first conference meet

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer On Tuesday, August 25, the Oxford Wildcats girls’ golf program made the nearly 40-mile trip southwest to compete in the first of two Oakland Activities Association (OAA) White Division meets on this season’s calendar. Held at Farmington Hills Golf Club, located at 37777 11 Mile Road, the competition included […]

Schools have rare Saturday meeting

Schools have rare Saturday meeting

Oxford stands to lose millions of dollars in state funding By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer At an emergency school board meeting Saturday, Aug. 15, the board voted 6-0 to cut short the enrollment deadline for School of Choice students from Aug. 26 to Monday, Aug. 17. Anyone already in the registration process by 11:59 […]

Wildcat golfers started their 25th season last week

Wildcat golfers started their 25th season last week

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer The Oxford Wildcats girls’ golf team began the 25th season in program history on August 19 by participating in a 10-team event, the Lapeer Lightning Tune-Up, at Lapeer Country Club. Totaling a score of 393, the Wildcats finished in fifth-place, seven strokes ahead of the rival Lake Orion Dragons. […]