(12-16-21) Oxford (Mich) High School students, coaches and family members have started the healing process after the recent tragedy that claimed the life of four students. Winter athletic teams have started their seasons this week and that is the first step in the healing process.

Boys and girls basketball teams kicked off the season this week, both with wins –

Oxford Girls Basketball Coach Rachel Bryer told MLive after the game with Lapeer-

“I don’t think that situation changed their minds. They’re still going to do the same thing day in and day out. Show up, have fun and work hard.

“I think that they wanted to get back … on the floor bad enough that they worked their butts off tonight. I’m proud of them. The girls know that we love them and that we’re a family. We care about them and everything they do on and off the court. I think that showed tonight with their heart and their effort.

Support has come from around the State of Michigan…Michigan State made one of the shooting victims, Tate Myre, an honorary Spartan football signee-

The University of Michigan women’s basketball team honored another of the victims, Hana St. Juliana, by wearing a patch to honor her on their uniforms-

Some say –

Definition of time heals all wounds

—used to say that feelings of sadness, disappointment, etc., gradually go away as time passes

For the Oxford community the process has started…but the memory of that day will never go away.