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LO volleyball season ends in epic playoff battle versus Romeo

It was a battle of volleyball heavyweights when No. 4-ranked Lake Orion and No. 6-ranked Romeo met in a MHSAA regional semifinal on Tuesday. The standing room crowd in Romeo’s fieldhouse saw an epic fight, with the Bulldogs outlasting the Dragons in the five-game match 25-22, 14-25, 21-25, 25-21, 16-14. Despite the outcome, Coach Tony

Dragon athletes sign letters to play in college!

Several Lake Orion senior student-athletes took advantage of the NCAA early signing period to formally commit to playing their respective sports at the next level.  They celebrated with family and friends at a formal signing ceremony on November 11.  Pictured below (left to right): Natalie Wehner, volleyball, Jacksonville University; Lyndsey Welper, golf, Trine University; Courtney

Dragon cross country teams compete at State Finals

Both the Lake Orion boys’ and girls’ cross country teams competed in the MHSAA State Finals meet at Michigan International Speedway on November 7.  On a sunny but windy day, the boys’ team finished in 12th place out of 27 schools, while the girls’ squad landed in 20th place, a two-spot improvement from last year. 

LO girls’ swim and dive team places third at OAA Red championships

Lake Orion’s girls’ swim and dive team shattered two OAA Red league records and took three individual titles and two relay championships on its way to a strong third-place finish at the OAA Red league championships on November 4-6. Freshman Claire Abbasse was the champion in both the 50 Free and 100 Free races.  Her

Dragons rip Wildcats, capture district title!

Lake Orion’s varsity volleyball team swept Oxford in their MHSAA district playoff final match on Friday night, 25-12, 27-25 and 25-19.  The Lady Dragons now advance to regional play on Tuesday versus Romeo at Romeo.  Leading Lake Orion to the convincing win were Natalie Wehner with 12 kills, while Wies Hurkmans and Leah Kalugar recorded

Lake Orion sweeps Pontiac in volleyball district semis, Oxford next

The Lady Dragons continued to progress through their volleyball district at Waterford Kettering on Wednesday, with a sweep of the Pontiac Phoenix, 25-6, 25-11, 25-16. Lake Orion was led by Sarah Kelly’s five kills, Molly Gavin’s eight assists and Natalie Wehner’s eight aces.  The girls play for the district title on Friday night, 6 p.m.,

9th Annual Schrauger Memorial 5K Race, Nov. 14

Join the Lake Orion community for the 9th Annual Schrauger Memorial 5K race on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, at the high school, 495 E. Scripps Rd. The event, with check-in starting at 8:30 a.m., celebrates the memory of Joshua and Timothy Schrauger, two Dragon cross-country runners who passed away in 2007. All proceeds benefit the

Lady Dragons knock off Wolves in volleyball district playoffs

Lake Orion’s varsity volleyball team ended Clarkston’s run of eight straight MHSAA district playoff titles with a convincing three-game sweep in the first round – 25-23, 25-22 and 25-16.  The Lady Dragons notched their 59th win of the season, tying a school record.  The team was led by Courtney Wightman’s 16 kills, Kory Varney’s 30

LO Boys Take Regional Cross Country Crown; Girls Also Qualify for State Finals

Lake Orion’s depth of quality runners lifted the boys’ cross country team to the regional team title over the weekend at Anchor Bay, qualifying the Dragons for the state finals at Michigan International Speedway next weekend.  It was their second consecutive regional championship.  Andrew Lorant finished in fifth place, Jacob Arenz came in seventh, followed

Dragons win football season finale over Farmington, 17-14

Lake Orion’s varsity football team finished its season on a high note last Friday, knocking off the Farmington, 17-14.  The Dragon defense made several key stops, while the offense took advantage of good field position to score and force the Falcons to play catch-up most of the game.  Junior running back Keith Fields ran for