‘Cats fall to Lakers, look forward to Dragons

‘Cats fall to Lakers, look forward to Dragons

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer In their first game of league play on Sept. 10, the Oxford High School Wildcats played a spirited four quarters against the West Bloomfield Lakers. Trading blows with the Bloomfield team all evening, the visitors tipped the balance to their favor with a touchdown in the closing minutes to […]

Athlete of the Week: Chase Maier – Varsity Tennis

Athlete of the Week: Chase Maier – Varsity Tennis

Chase Maier – Varsity Tennis “Chase Maier is one of our senior captains. He has the hardest spot on our team at #1 singles. “He is always having to play the best player of the opposing team. Whoever he faces, he consistently gives it his all. “Chase is a great leader and well liked amongst […]

Looking back at 26 years as the voice of Oxford football

Looking back at 26 years as the voice of Oxford football

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer As sports fans attend games, little thought is given to the voice narrating the event, the announcer calling out the plays and players alike. Keeping the crowd up to speed is an important job that ironically comes with little recognition. But that’s how Steve Zurbrick liked it. “I’m a […]

Coach Line: ‘Execution’ is key focus post-Romeo loss

Coach Line: ‘Execution’ is key focus post-Romeo loss

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer The Oxford High School varsity football season opened with a 13-34 loss against the Romeo High School Bulldogs on Aug. 27. Despite the loss, Head Coach Zach Line is happy with the way the team performed. “It’s one of those games you walk away with and you can’t be […]

Oxford coach joins softball Hall of Fame

Oxford coach joins softball Hall of Fame

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Aaron “Carp” Carpenter, an Oxford resident, has been elected to the USA Softball of Michigan Hall of Fame. “It’s a great honor,” said Carpenter, who grew up in Port Huron, a major softball hub in Michigan. He began his modified softball career in 1993, and played for several years […]

Allen to coach, three Wildcats to play in state All-Star Game

Allen to coach, three Wildcats to play in state All-Star Game

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Coming off a season that saw the program capture their first district championship since 2011, head coach Kenny Allen and three 2021 Oxford graduates were selected to represent the Wildcats in the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association (MHSSCA) Division 1 All-Star Game at 10 a.m. this morning (July […]

Represents Oxford in inaugural All-Star Game

Represents Oxford in inaugural All-Star Game

Hit .299, with 22 RBIs and pitched to a 6-1 record during senior year at Oxford By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer On June 22, the first annual Macomb Area Conference (MAC)-Oakland Activities Association (OAA) All-Star Game was played at Utica’s Jimmy John’s Field, home of the United Shore Professional Baseball League (USPBL). Featuring 42 […]

‘Cats’ season comes to an end

‘Cats’ season comes to an end

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer One week after capturing the program’s first district title in 10 years and the fourth in school history, Oxford Wildcat softball fell to the Fenton Tigers, 12-5, in a Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Regional No. 1 semifinal at Fran Danek Field at MacGregor Elementary, home of the […]

Athlete of the Week: Mackenzie Methner

Athlete of the Week: Mackenzie Methner

Mackenzie Methner – Girls’ Soccer “Mackenzie Menther has accomplished so much in her athletic career at Oxford. “Four years varsity soccer. Four years varsity basketball; Three time OAA first team selection; District Honorable Mention, District 1st Team; Team MVP; Oxford Outstanding Female Athletic Award Recipient; tied school record for most goals in a season (24); […]

Coach Kenny Allen, Wildcat captains comment on district championship

Coach Kenny Allen, Wildcat captains comment on district championship

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Capturing the program’s first district championship since 2011 and the fourth in school history, Oxford Wildcat softball won two one-run games on June 5, walking off the Holly Bronchos, 3-2, in the semifinals and blanking the Davison Cardinals, 1-0, in the title game. In the Holly tilt, the Wildcats […]