Boys bounce back after three losses, beat Brandon

Boys bounce back after three losses, beat Brandon

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Falling to the Romeo Bulldogs, 45-43, on a 3-pointer with less than two seconds to play, the Oxford Wildcats boys’ basketball team returned to the Ian Smith Gymnasium on February 22 to battle the Rochester Adams Highlanders, a member of the Oakland Activities Association’s (OAA) White Division. Leading by […]

Wildcat swimmers off to 4-2 start

Wildcat swimmers off to 4-2 start

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Through their first six dual meets, the Oxford Wildcats boys’ swimming and diving program, led by head coach Jackie Rank, is off to a 4-2 start, featuring victories over the Berkley Bears, Lake Orion Dragons, and Royal Oak Ravens, all of whom are fellow Oakland Activities Association (OAA) White […]

Four-game winning streak for girls’

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Improving to 5-2 (4-1 Oakland Activities Association Blue Division), the Oxford Wildcats girls’ basketball team won all three games they played from February 23-26. Dating to their February 18 victory over the Berkley Bears, this run of success extended the team’s season-long win streak to four games. Following a […]

Bowlers face tough N. Farmington

Bowlers face tough N. Farmington

The North Farmington Raiders boys and girls bowling teams rolled into Oxford’s bowling center undefeated and bowling well. On paper the teams matched up pin for pin with Oxford, so the match was bound to be close, AND IT WAS! The Oxford girls battled right to the end but came up short losing their first […]

Wild game puts exclamation point on unbeaten week

Wild game puts exclamation point on unbeaten week

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Improving to 5-1 (2-1 Oakland Activities Association White Division), the Oxford Avondale United (OAU) hockey program posted a 3-0 record from February 15-20. OAU’s offensive firepower has been on display all season long, as the program has totaled 43 goals in their six games, good for an average of […]

Overcomes 11-point second-half deficit

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer After trailing by two points at the halftime break, the Oxford Wildcats girls’ basketball team found themselves looking up at an 11-point deficit midway through the third quarter of their game with the Berkley Bears at the Ian Smith Gymnasium on February 18. Maintaining their composure, the Wildcats were […]

Wildcats drop pair of games

Wildcats drop pair of games

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Initially scheduled for a three-game week, the Oxford Wildcats boys’ basketball team’s tilt with the Troy Athens Red Hawks at the Ian Smith Gymnasium on February 16 was postponed due to inclement weather, leaving the program with just two games last week, both on the road. On February 19, […]

Wildcat bowlers on a roll

Wildcat bowlers on a roll

With the first week of competition under the belts, both the boys and girls bowling teams came out on top — going undefeated in league play. The Wildcats downed both Clarkston and Avondale. Both teams are now 2-0 in the Oakland Athletic Association’s Red Division. The girls are 3-0 overall, the boys 3-1. In addition, […]

Athlete of the Week: Jack Thompson – Wrestling

Athlete of the Week: Jack Thompson – Wrestling

“JT continues to topple all obstacles in his way. His attitude and effort through this non typical season have been top notch. My favorite discussion we’ve had was his desire to drive the team as a whole this season. Jack knows the only force strong enough to stop him is himself. He will be ready […]

Hockey program off to strong start

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Featuring 12 seniors on their 23-player roster, the 2020-21 Oxford Avondale United (OAU) hockey team is the most experienced head coach Derek Billis has had in his three-year tenure. Beginning their season with back-to-back road contests, the first of which came on February 10 at the Hartland Sports Center […]

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