Here are your Wildcat varsity football coaches

Here are your Wildcat varsity football coaches

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer The 2020 season marks the beginning of a new era of Oxford Wildcats football. After 42 seasons, the last 38 of which consecutively, Bud Rowley stepped down following the 2019 season and has since joined his son, Kyle’s, staff with the Armada Tigers as the program’s offensive and defensive […]

MHSAA to proceed with fall sports as scheduled

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Announced via an 11 a.m. press release last Friday, the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) will begin fall sports for the 2020-21 academic year as scheduled, with contingency plans in place due to fears about the possible spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Locally, Oxford High School has eight […]

Local children still have opportunity to play ball

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer The 2020 Oxford Recreational Baseball Association (ORBA) season was canceled because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but interested local children still have the chance to participate in America’s Pastime this summer. Beginning on June 29, the league launched “Oxford Sandlot,” a series of drop-in games at Scripter Park, located […]

Rebtoy commits to Alma College

Rebtoy commits to Alma College

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer 2020 Oxford High School graduate Dylan Rebtoy will continue his academic and football careers at Alma College, announcing his commitment to the Scots on June 13. A versatile athlete who was also a member of Steve Laidlaw’s OHS basketball program, Rebtoy played both tight end and defensive end during […]

40-year track coach, mentor George Schraut passes

40-year track coach, mentor George Schraut passes

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Longtime Oxford Wildcats track and field assistant coach George Schraut died unexpectedly on June 24. He was 68-years-old. Graduating from Naperville Central High School in 1970 and Illinois State University in Normal in 1974, Schraut moved to Oxford in 1975 and lived in the same house he originally purchased […]

Golf has been a family affair for Hubbard

Golf has been a family affair for Hubbard

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Beth Hubbard, a 2005 Oxford High School graduate, was named the interim head women’s golf coach at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, the school announced on June 11. Joining the faculty in the fall of 2016 as an assistant professor in the radio-television-film department, Hubbard had also served as a […]

Michigan High School Athletic Association releases guidelines for fall sports: Oxford gridders preparing for 2020 season ‘virtually’

Michigan High School Athletic Association releases guidelines for fall sports: Oxford gridders preparing for 2020 season ‘virtually’

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer While many details are still being ironed out, the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) took a big step toward moving forward with their scheduled fall athletic plans on May 29. Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s “Safer-at-Home” Executive Order, lifted on June 1, allows schools to re-open athletic facilities the day […]

Oxford native captures professional hockey hardware

Oxford native captures professional hockey hardware

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer Just 23 days after celebrating his 21st birthday, Oxford native and Belleville (Ontario) Senators center Josh Norris added one of the American Hockey League’s (AHL) most prestigious awards to his collection on May 28, receiving the Dudley “Red” Garrett Memorial Award. Voted on by players, coaches, and members of […]

Wildcats officially unveil 2020 football schedule

Wildcats officially unveil 2020 football schedule

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer The 2020 season is the beginning of a new era for Oxford Wildcats football. After 42 seasons in charge of the program (1976-79, 1982-2019), Bud Rowley, one of the best in Michigan High School Athletic Association history, stepped down in November and has since began his role as the […]

Cats will have their work cut out for them in OAA Red

Cats will have their work cut out for them in OAA Red

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer For the seventh-straight season, the Oxford Wildcats will play their league games as a member of the Oakland Activities Association’s (OAA) Red division. Joining the OAA in 2010, the Wildcats spent their first four years in the conference as a member of the White division before jumping up to […]