Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Want to see Lake Orion play Clarkston on TV? You have till midnight to vote for the Dragons!
Voting is underway on wxyz.com for the Meijer High School Game of the Week, so cast your vote online today if you want to see the Dragons take on the Clarkston Wolves live on Channel 7 this Friday! >>Click here to vote for the Dragons!<< This week's candidates are: You have until midnight Wednesday, Oct. 10 to cast your vote. WXYZ will reveal the winning game on Action News This Morning this Thursday, Oct. 11.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Despite losing eight seniors last year, two all-state players and 1 all-state honorable mention, the season has been going great explained Ross Talbott, Lake Orion Varsity Volleyball coach.
With a record of 20-6 so far this year, the Lake Orion girls’ Varsity Volleyball Team is quickly gaining momentum. Despite losing eight seniors last year, two all-state players and 1 all-state honorable mention, the season has been going great explained Ross Talbott, Lake Orion Varsity Volleyball coach. “We won the Dakota tourney beating them in the finals and they have been ranked first in the state by the MIVCA coaches poll,” said Talbott, LO girls’ Varsity Volleyball Coach. “We’ve had good wins over Novi twice, Marian, and Dakota. The team is currently ranked 6th in this MIVCA poll, and have been all the way up to 4th,” he continued. The team consists of nine seniors, six juniors and two sophomores. Leading the Dragons are captains …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Graduating seniors received their diplomas at DTE Energy Music Theatre Tuesday evening.
Hundreds of Lake Orion High School seniors draped in green and white gowns flooded DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston Tuesday night, anxiously awaiting their diplomas. During the commencement ceremony Lake Orion Board of Education members Mary Jo Burchart and Birgit McQuiston, along with Lake Orion Community Schools Superintendent Marion Ginopolis and Lake Orion High School Interim Principal Tom Tobe, addressed the crowd. Ginopolis urged students to look forward, not back, saying that they were not graduating "from" something, but rather "to" something. She quoted hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, who, when asked how he achieved his great success, said, "I don't skate where the puck has been. I skate where it's going to be." In his address …
Sunday, November 6, 2011
The Lake Orion marching band competed in the 2011 MCBA Championship on Saturday, earning 5th place in their flight, which included 12 schools.
The Lake Orion High School Marching Band placed fifth Saturday at the 2011 Michigan Competing Band Association (MCBA) Championship, which brought 48 bands from across Michigan to Ford Field in Detroit to compete in the annual event. The band's theme for the competition was "Femme Fatale." It was the Dragons' tenth consecutive appearance at the state finals; last year, they also placed fifth. Bands were divided into four flights, with each flight containing 12 performances. An awards ceremony took place after each flight and each band received either a plaque or a trophy, depending on their place. Trophies were also given for best music, best effect and best marching. Thousands of family members and fans streamed into Ford Field throughout …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Walled Lake Central High School beats Lake Orion High School 20-17, advances to Round Two of MHSAA tournament.
Coming into the Division 1 playoff game with a 6-3 record each, Lake Orion and Walled Lake Central high schools helped kick off the MHSAA Tournament Friday night on the Dragons' home turf. In the end, the defending state champions would fall to Walled Lake Central High School. Walled Lake Central started off the game with 10 unanswered points, but by the end of the first half, the score was tied at 10 each. Both teams' quarterbacks scored touchdowns in the third quarter. Zac Leimbach ran one in for Walled Lake Central and Sean Charette scored for the Dragons. In the final two minutes of the game, Walled Lake Central faked a punt and threw a first down completion caught by defensive back Joe Preni. The play brought them within the 30 yard …
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Big second half propels the Dragons to a 28-14 win on Friday night at home over the Red Hawks.
Quarterback Sean Charette may be Lake Orion High School’s king, but running back Jacob Miller was its knight in shining armor on Friday night against Troy Athens. Charette was named homecoming king at halftime, but it was Miller who helped the Dragons win a key Oakland Activities Association (OAA) Red division game 28-14 over the second place Red Hawks. Miller rushed for 284 yards on 35 carries and three touchdowns. His career night helped Lake Orion (6-1; 6-0 OAA Red) clinch a playoff spot and at least a share of the Red division title. “He’s been waiting for that his whole life,” Lake Orion head coach Chris Bell said. “Jacob’s a great back. We just rode our work horse, he was ripping off chunks, and we felt like we could shorten this …
Friday, October 7, 2011
The Dragons face Troy Athens at home tonight.
After a week full of spirited activities, Lake Orion High School students are hyped up for their homecoming game today at 7 p.m. Prior to the game, the homecoming parade will start at 5 p.m. at Blanche Sims Elementary School and snake its way through downtown Lake Orion. Students participating in the parade will start to gather at Blanche Sims at 4 p.m. The Dragons homecoming game starts at 7 tonight, bringing high stakes for the Lake Orion Dragons who are on a hot streak. After their opening loss away against Oxford, the Dragons have gone on to win their next five games leaving them with a 5-1 record. In every game since Oxford, the Dragons have only let up 14 points at the most to their opponents. Troy Athens Red Hawks have the same …
Monday, August 15, 2011
The defending Division 1 state champions are focused and disciplined during the first week of practice.
After spending a couple hours at a Lake Orion football practice session, it’s easy to see why the team has made 10 straight playoff appearances and why they are the defending Division 1 state champions. Head coach Chris Bell addressed his team at the end of practice on Wednesday, and his words exemplified the coaching staff’s mentality. "We have victory plans,” Bell told his players. "One of them is don’t flinch! Don’t ever flinch. Our body language is always positive." The staff has players approaching practice with the same kind of intensity as they would a playoff game. The Dragons had 90 players practicing, and considering the size of the group, it was an incredibly focused affair. A business-as-usual approach makes sense, considering …