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  • GIRLS SOCCER STATE FINALS PREVIEW: Stoney Creek, Notre Dame Prep aiming for first state title

    GIRLS SOCCER STATE FINALS PREVIEW: Stoney Creek, Notre Dame Prep aiming for first state title

    | June 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

    BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans, @StateChampsnet, @SportsSceneKeyes EAST LANSING — Sometimes deep tournament runs to the Final Four can happen during unexpected years. That is the case for Rochester Stoney Creek girls soccer team. The Cougars spent most of the 2015 season ranked No. 1 in Division 1 with a large senior class […]

  • BASEBALL: Lake Orion Baptist finally wins first MACS title with win over Troy Bethany Christian

    BASEBALL: Lake Orion Baptist finally wins first MACS title with win over Troy Bethany Christian

    | June 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

    BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans AUBURN HILLS – By the shear number of chances, it was eventually bound to happen for Lake Orion Baptist on the baseball diamond. The Lions, previously 0-6 in the Michigan Association of Christian Schools Division I baseball state finals, finally claimed their first state title Saturday with […]

  • SOFTBALL: Lake Orion rallies past Romeo to claim first regional crown since 2004

    SOFTBALL: Lake Orion rallies past Romeo to claim first regional crown since 2004

    | June 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

    Troy Athens ousted in regional semifinals BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans BLOOMFIELD HILLS — In several recent trips to the regional round of the Division 1 softball state tournament, the lack of one big inning or clutch play has hindered Lake Orion’s bid to reach the state quarterfinals. That was not the […]

  • PREP BASEBALL TEAM CAPSULES 2016

    PREP BASEBALL TEAM CAPSULES 2016

    | April 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

    Below are the 2016 Prep Baseball Team Capsules for schools located in the www.northoaklandsports.com coverage region. Email updates, corrections or general team information to Dan Stickradt at dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com. Follow on Twitter @LocalSportsFans Auburn Hills Avondale HEAD COACH: Tom Kurczewski, 14th season. 2015 RECORD: 20-15, 8-4 OAA White Division (second) STATE TOURNAMENT: Lost in D-1 pre-district […]

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Waterford Lakes ousts Cardinal Mooney to earn another trip to Final Four

    BOYS BASKETBALL: Waterford Lakes ousts Cardinal Mooney to earn another trip to Final Four

    | March 23, 2016 | Comments (0)

    BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans WEST BLOOMFIELD — After suffering through the heartbreak of a 53-52 setback in the Final Four last season, Andrew Kline vowed to lead Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes back to the Breslin Center this season. “We didn’t plan on just getting back, but we plan to […]

GIRLS SOCCER STATE FINALS PREVIEW: Stoney Creek, Notre Dame Prep aiming for first state title

GIRLS SOCCER STATE FINALS PREVIEW: Stoney Creek, Notre Dame Prep aiming for first state title

June 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans, @StateChampsnet, @SportsSceneKeyes EAST LANSING — Sometimes deep tournament runs to the Final Four can happen during unexpected years. That is the case for Rochester Stoney Creek girls soccer team. The Cougars spent most of the 2015 season ranked No. 1 in Division 1 with a large senior class […]

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SOFTBALL: Richmond ends Notre Dame Prep’s season in regional finals

SOFTBALL: Richmond ends Notre Dame Prep’s season in regional finals

June 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

BIRMINGHAM — Pontiac Notre Dame Prep reached the end of the road Saturday and it had a Richmond connection. Richmond ended NDP’s season in the Division 2 regional finals, topping the Fighting Irish, 4-0, at Birmingham Detroit Country Day. It marked the second straight year that NDP was ousted in the Sweet 16. Last season, […]

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BASEBALL: Lake Orion Baptist finally wins first MACS title with win over Troy Bethany Christian

BASEBALL: Lake Orion Baptist finally wins first MACS title with win over Troy Bethany Christian

June 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans AUBURN HILLS – By the shear number of chances, it was eventually bound to happen for Lake Orion Baptist on the baseball diamond. The Lions, previously 0-6 in the Michigan Association of Christian Schools Division I baseball state finals, finally claimed their first state title Saturday with […]

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BOYS GOLF: Everest Collegiate wins first state title in any sport

BOYS GOLF: Everest Collegiate wins first state title in any sport

June 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans EAST LANSING – There is a first for everything. Only in the tail end of its eighth school year, Clarkston Everest Collegiate captured its first state title in any sport Saturday, as the Mountaineers boys golf team won the Division 4 crown with a two-day total of […]

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BASEBALL: Rochester upsets Adams to win first regional title since 1998

BASEBALL: Rochester upsets Adams to win first regional title since 1998

June 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Each year at least one school makes an unexpected run deep into the Division 1 baseball postseason. This year, that school is unranked Rochester. The Falcons, although no strangers to long postseason runs in its history, remained alive in the 2016 tournament with a […]

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SOFTBALL: Lake Orion rallies past Romeo to claim first regional crown since 2004

SOFTBALL: Lake Orion rallies past Romeo to claim first regional crown since 2004

June 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

Troy Athens ousted in regional semifinals BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans BLOOMFIELD HILLS — In several recent trips to the regional round of the Division 1 softball state tournament, the lack of one big inning or clutch play has hindered Lake Orion’s bid to reach the state quarterfinals. That was not the […]

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GIRLS SOCCER: Leonard’s game-winner lifts Athens past Grosse Pointe North

GIRLS SOCCER: Leonard’s game-winner lifts Athens past Grosse Pointe North

June 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans TROY — Splash water onto a dam over a long period of time and eventually the concrete will erode away and the levy will break. Pepper a goalkeeper with a multitude of shots within the penalty box and eventually the numbers will play out and you’ll sneak […]

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GIRLS SOCCER: Pardoski’s OT goal sends Stoney Creek past Dakota

GIRLS SOCCER: Pardoski’s OT goal sends Stoney Creek past Dakota

June 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans TROY — Taylor Pardoski said she felt a little bit of extra ‘power’ Tuesday night. Although nothing quite like the mythical Force of the Star Wars- famed trilogy, Pardoski dug deep to score a pair of goals, including the game-winner in overtime, in willing Rochester Stoney Creek […]

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TRACK: Clarkston, Romeo emerge as regional champion

TRACK: Clarkston, Romeo emerge as regional champion

May 21, 2016 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans LAKE ORION — In a year of special moments, Romeo added to its scrapbook at Lake Orion Friday night. The Bulldogs, who collected state titles in both football and boys hockey earlier this school year, captured its first Division 1 regional title in boys track and […]

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PLOA SOCCER: Oakland FC fends off Grand Rapids

PLOA SOCCER: Oakland FC fends off Grand Rapids

May 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — Far from a thing of beauty, the inaugural home opener for the Oakland County FC is in the records books and so is the franchise’s first-ever victory. Oakland County FC opened up play in the 12-team Premier League of America Saturday night at Rochester […]

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TRACK: Clarkston, Walled Lake Central collect titles at Ashley-Brennen Relays

TRACK: Clarkston, Walled Lake Central collect titles at Ashley-Brennen Relays

April 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans WATERFORD — With the championship season beginning in only a couple of weeks, track and field teams are finally starting to turn athletes loose to see what they can do on the stage. Walled Lake Central and Clarkston displayed plenty of balance, depth, athleticism and overall team […]

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PREP BASEBALL TEAM CAPSULES 2016

PREP BASEBALL TEAM CAPSULES 2016

April 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

Below are the 2016 Prep Baseball Team Capsules for schools located in the www.northoaklandsports.com coverage region. Email updates, corrections or general team information to Dan Stickradt at dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com. Follow on Twitter @LocalSportsFans Auburn Hills Avondale HEAD COACH: Tom Kurczewski, 14th season. 2015 RECORD: 20-15, 8-4 OAA White Division (second) STATE TOURNAMENT: Lost in D-1 pre-district […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Our Lady of the Lakes bounces Tri-Unity to reach first state final

BOYS BASKETBALL: Our Lady of the Lakes bounces Tri-Unity to reach first state final

March 24, 2016 | Comments (0)

asketady of the Lakes  closed out with a 12-0 run over the final 3:54 to down Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian, 64-53, in the Class D state semifinals at Michigan State University’s Breslin Center to earn their first-ever trip to the state championship game. The Lakers will face off with top-ranked, unbeaten and defending state champion Powers […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Waterford Lakecrest Baptist holds of Rochester Hills Christian for MACS-I state title

BOYS BASKETBALL: Waterford Lakecrest Baptist holds of Rochester Hills Christian for MACS-I state title

March 24, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans CLARKSTON — Waterford Lakecrest Baptist voluntarily moved up to repeat as a state champion. The second-seed Defenders captured their third Michigan Association of Christian Schools boys basketball state title March 5 with a 54-49 decision over top-seeded Rochester Hills Christian at Clarkston Springfield Christian High School. Lakecrest […]

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2016 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-STATE BOYS BASKETBALL CLASS D

2016 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-STATE BOYS BASKETBALL CLASS D

March 23, 2016 | Comments (0)

2016 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-STATE BOYS BASKETBALL CLASS D The 2016 Associated Press Class D basketball All-State team as selected by a panel of 10 Michigan sportswriters and broadcasters. PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jason Whitens, Powers North Central, Jr. ALL-STATE FIRST TEAM: Marcus Matelski, Boyne Falls, Sr. Andrew Kline, Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes, Sr. […]

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2016 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-STATE GIRLS BASKETBALL CLASS A

2016 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-STATE GIRLS BASKETBALL CLASS A

March 23, 2016 | Comments (0)

2016 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-STATE GIRLS BASKETBALL CLASS A The Associated Press announced its Class A girls basketball All-State team Friday, as selected by a panel of 10 Michigan sportswriters and broadcasters. CO-PLAYERS OF THE YEAR: Deja Church, Southfield Lathrup, Jr. Mardrekia Cook, Muskegon, Sr. ALL-STATE FIRST TEAM: Siyeh Frazier, Detroit Renaissance, Sr. Taryn McCutcheon, East […]

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2016 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-STATE GIRLS BASKETBALL CLASS B

2016 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-STATE GIRLS BASKETBALL CLASS B

March 23, 2016 | Comments (0)

2016 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-STATE GIRLS BASKETBALL CLASS B The 2016 Associated Press Class D girls basketball All-State team as selected by a panel of 10 Michigan sportswriters and broadcasters. PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Kysre Gondrezick, Benton Harbor, Sr. All-State First Team: Destiny Pitts, Birmingham-Detroit Country Day, Jr. Alexis Sevillian, Goodrich, Sr. Cassidy Boensch, Bay City […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: 2016 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-STATE GIRLS BASKETBALL CLASS C

GIRLS BASKETBALL: 2016 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-STATE GIRLS BASKETBALL CLASS C

March 23, 2016 | Comments (0)

2016 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-STATE GIRLS BASKETBALL CLASS C The 2016 Associated Press Class C girls basketball All-State team as selected by a panel of 10 Michigan sportswriters and broadcasters. PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jalisha Terry, Flint Hamady, Sr. ALL-STATE FIRST TEAM: Abbey Ostman, St. Ignace LaSalle, Sr. Nastassja Chambers, Ypsilanti Arbor Prep, Sr. Kayla Belles, […]

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