Sports briefs

Volleyball OHS girls varsity volleyball team competed in a tournament Saturday, Sept. 24 at Novi High School. The girls went 3-0 in pool play, defeating Walled Lake Western in two games (2-0) and Farmington and Grosse Pointe North in three games each (2-1, 2-1). In the playoffs, the Cats went on to defeat Lakeland in […]

X-country teams relying heavily on leadership from upperclassmen

There are 27 girls and 33 boys on the cross country roster this season. First-time Cross Country Head Coach Norman Petersimes said the team as a whole has hit the track running, especially the returning players. “The biggest strengths for both teams is leadership. Both squads have upperclassmen that lead by example and can pass […]

Oxford Wildcat swimmers sink Stoney Creek

Oxford Lady Wildcats took a 95-91 victory against Stoney Creek High at an away match September 15. The meet between two OAA Blue Division teams gave the Wildcats their first win over Stoney Creek in Oxford history. In the 200 Medley Relay, Oxford’s A Relay of sophomore Claire Alexander, freshman Ashlee Weltyk, senior captain Bella […]

Equestrian team wins 17th straight district championship

By Liz Shepard Special to the Leader Not many teams can boast of 17 straight district championships, but the Oxford High School Equestrian Team has done it. Over three days of showing in everything from showmanship to jumping to timed events, the Wildcats took home the Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association District 2 Championship once again. […]

Dragons roast Cats: Double ‘O’ trophy stays with LO

By Chaz Millard Football Correspondent The rivalry game between Lake Orion and Oxford didn’t fail to live up to the hype in the end, although the men from Oxford fell short of what would have been a miraculous comeback, losing 52-35. This year’s edition of this long-standing rivalry was also the second annual “Pinkout” game […]

Booters hope to go far this season

Oxford’s boys soccer team is aspiring for excellence, according to Varsity Soccer Head Coach John Thaler. “(Our goals this season are) to remain in the Oakland Activities Association (OAA)White Division, not to be relegated down to the blue division, and to go as far as possible to the state tournament,” said Thaler. The team opened […]

Wolves devour Wildcats 38-7

By Chaz Millard Football Correspondent   Not every game starts out the way that you hope. You practice all week. You give the right pep talks to the players and everyone feels great. Sometimes, though, the final score of the contest does not reflect all of the hard work that went into preparing. The Oxford […]

Swimmers sink Ferndale

The Oxford varsity swim team is now 1-1 on the season after a strong 147-36 victory over Ferndale last Thursday. Oxford claimed the top spot in all 12 events at the home meet. In the 200 Medley Relay, Oxford’s A Relay of Paige Hodder, junior Victoria McClenaghan, senior Captain Danielle Kemp, and Christina Boydston took […]

Unity is the goal for larger swim/dive team

There are 39 athletes on the Oxford Wildcats Swim & Dive team (14 freshmen, eight sophomores, nine juniors and eight seniors). With such a large team, Varsity Swim & Dive Head Coach Jackie Rank said they will focus more than ever on coming together as a team during swim meets. “Our team goal this year […]

Spikers look to beat Clarkston, LO

With a 2-3 overall start, Oxford High School Varsity Volleyball Head Coach LaToria Thomas said the team has already set a list of goals for the 2016-17 season. “Our goals are to be competitive and to work as a team. Our team goal this year is to hopefully beat Clarkston and Lake Orion,” said Thomas. […]