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  • GIRLS GOLF: Stoney Creek wins fourth regional title; Rochester, Lutheran Northwest advance

    GIRLS GOLF: Stoney Creek wins fourth regional title; Rochester, Lutheran Northwest advance

    | October 18, 2017 | Comments (0)

    BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt OAKLAND TWP. — After losing a late season dual match to Troy Athens, Rochester Stoney Creek made a statement at the Division 1 Twin Lakes regional. The Cougars, 18th at last year’s state finals, captured their fourth regional title in eight seasons with a […]

  • BOYS SOCCER: Rochester not sneaking up on anybody this time around

    BOYS SOCCER: Rochester not sneaking up on anybody this time around

    | October 4, 2017 | Comments (0)

    BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: DanStickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — Last season Rochester sprung onto the scene with its best campaign since winning the Division 1 state championship in 2002. The Falcons did so with stingy defense and opportunistic offense. Rochester still only cracked the D-1 top 20 in the […]

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston stomps West Bloomfield to advance to first Class A state finals

    BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston stomps West Bloomfield to advance to first Class A state finals

    | March 24, 2017 | Comments (0)

    STATE FINALS GALLERY: http://lmckeephotography.photoshelter.com/gallery/Clarkston-vs-Grand-Rapids-Christian-Boys-Varsity-Basketball-3-25-17/G0000sQ6c80f4UYU/C0000LbVKTbRz2gM STATE SEMIFINALS GALLERY: http://lmckeephotography.photoshelter.com/gallery/Clarkston-vs-West-Bloomfield-Boys-Varsity-Basketball-3-24-17/G0000toH6rMcglaY/C0000LbVKTbRz2gM WINTER SPORTS GALLERIES:  http://lmckeephotography.photoshelter.com/gallery-collection/WINTER-SPORTS-GALLERIES-2016-17/C0000VK4BjS7Vi3M BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans EAST LANSING — It took some 100 years of boys basketball, but Clarkston will finally play for a state title. The third-ranked Wolves blitzed OAA Red Division league rival West Bloomfield for the third time this […]

  • COMPETITIVE CHEER: Top of the Charts: Rochester defends Class A state title

    COMPETITIVE CHEER: Top of the Charts: Rochester defends Class A state title

    | March 15, 2017 | Comments (0)

    BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: dan.stickradt GRAND RAPIDS — Rochester’s competitive cheer team entered the season with a large turnover of talent and the season wasn’t as smooth as some of the others. But the end result was still the same as last season, as the Falcons defended their Division […]

  • WRESTLING: Michigan wrestling community saddened by the loss of Rochester’s Frank Lafferty

    WRESTLING: Michigan wrestling community saddened by the loss of Rochester’s Frank Lafferty

    | February 16, 2017 | Comments (0)

    …………………. . . . . . . . BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans CLARKSTON — Veteran high school wrestling coach Frank Lafferty passed away Feb. 16, sending sadness through both the Oakland County and Michigan wrestling community. A high school wrestling coach for more than three decades and a former state championship wrestler himself, […]

BOYS SOCCER: Rochester rallies past Clarkston to claim second straight district title

BOYS SOCCER: Rochester rallies past Clarkston to claim second straight district title

October 20, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — Rochester’s boys soccer team is very thankful these days that it has a three-sport athlete playing in goal. Luke Kastran made a difference Friday night for the Division 1 10th-ranked Falcons. Host Rochester tested its mettle and rallied past Clarkston, […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Rochester blanks Stoney Creek in district showdown

BOYS SOCCER: Rochester blanks Stoney Creek in district showdown

October 19, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — With each passing game, Rochester hopes to prove the theory that defense does win championships. The Falcons moved to one win away from repeating as a Division 1 district champion with perhaps their best effort to date. The host Falcons […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Clarkston cruises past Oxford to reach district finals

BOYS SOCCER: Clarkston cruises past Oxford to reach district finals

October 19, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — Clarkston made sure there was no monumental letdown in its district semifinal match against Oxford Wednesday. Even if the Wolves’ coaching staff felt their team was far off its best game. Two days after upsetting three-time OAA Red Division champion […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Oakland Christian seeking redemption in postseason, blanks Roeper; Lutheran Northwest rolls

BOYS SOCCER: Oakland Christian seeking redemption in postseason, blanks Roeper; Lutheran Northwest rolls

October 18, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt AUBURN HILLS — Letting a league championship slip away in the last week of the regular season, Auburn Hills Oakland Christian is trying to use the postseason as a chance at redemption. The 12th-ranked Lancers opened up Division 4 district play Tuesday with […]

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GIRLS GOLF: Stoney Creek wins fourth regional title; Rochester, Lutheran Northwest advance

GIRLS GOLF: Stoney Creek wins fourth regional title; Rochester, Lutheran Northwest advance

October 18, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt OAKLAND TWP. — After losing a late season dual match to Troy Athens, Rochester Stoney Creek made a statement at the Division 1 Twin Lakes regional. The Cougars, 18th at last year’s state finals, captured their fourth regional title in eight seasons with a […]

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GIRLS GOLF: Lake Orion reaches D-1 state finals for fifth straight season

GIRLS GOLF: Lake Orion reaches D-1 state finals for fifth straight season

October 18, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt FARMINGTON HILLS — Only three schools have reached the Division 1 state finals in girls golf the past five seasons and Lake Orion is one of them. The 10th-ranked Dragons reached the cut by finishing third at the recent Division 1 regional at Farmington […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Holly ousts Owosso

BOYS SOCCER: Holly ousts Owosso

October 17, 2017 | Comments (0)

HOLLY — Behind a dominating effort, Holly stayed alive in the Division 2 postseason Tuesday with a 1-0 victory over Owosso in a pre-district contest. The Bronchos picked up a goal 47 seconds into the second half and the defense made it stand to advance to Thursday’s district semifinal against 20th-ranked Goodrich. Kaleb Foglesong scored […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Troy gains it revenge on Seaholm

BOYS SOCCER: Troy gains it revenge on Seaholm

October 17, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt TROY — A year ago, Troy saw its season come to an unexpected end following a 1-0 overtime loss to Birmingham Seaholm. This time around, Troy made sure there would be no heartbreak. The Colts, who fell out of the Division 1 rankings […]

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BOYS SOCCER:  Rochester, Oxford roll to district shutouts

BOYS SOCCER:  Rochester, Oxford roll to district shutouts

October 17, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt WATERFORD — Rochester is hitting its stride. The 10th-ranked Falcons, who reached the Division 1 state semifinals last season, captured their sixth straight win Monday night in a 5-0 pre-district victory over host Waterford Mott. Rochester has outscored its final six opponents 25-1 […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Full-strength Stoney Creek dams up Lake Orion

BOYS SOCCER: Full-strength Stoney Creek dams up Lake Orion

October 17, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — It’s no secret that Rochester Stoney Creek has faced some adversity on the soccer pitch this season. The unranked Cougars fought through the first half of the campaign decimated with injuries, playing one game minus seven starters. Plus Stoney Creek […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Clarkston has Adams’ number to ousts Highlanders

BOYS SOCCER: Clarkston has Adams’ number to ousts Highlanders

October 16, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt CLARKSTON — It’s safe to say that Clarkston has Rochester Adams’ number on the soccer pitch. The unranked Wolves pulled off the upset of Adams in a Division 1 pre-district Monday — the second straight season Clarkston pulled off that feat. This time […]

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FOOTBALL: Brandon stays alive with 28-21 victory over rival Holly

FOOTBALL: Brandon stays alive with 28-21 victory over rival Holly

October 13, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: DanStickradt ORTONVILLE — A week after a humbling defeat by Linden, Ortonville Brandon tested it mettle and found the resolve needed to bounce back. The Blackhawks grinded out a 28-21 Flint Metro League victory Friday over rival Holly, keeping their postseason hopes alive. Brandon moved […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Clarkston earns draw with Athens to play spoiler

BOYS SOCCER: Clarkston earns draw with Athens to play spoiler

October 13, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: DanStickradt CLARKSTON — In the midst of a season of inconsistent play, Clarkston is far removed from the OAA Red Division title chase. The unranked Wolves still played the role of major spoiler Thursday night. Seventh-place Clarkston posted a 1-1 draw Thursday with Division […]

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CROSS COUNTRY: Troy, Lakeland race to Oakland County titles

CROSS COUNTRY: Troy, Lakeland race to Oakland County titles

October 7, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: DanStickradt . LYON TWP. — Riley Robertson truly understands the legacy of all of the former standouts that have won captured an Oakland County championship in cross country over the years. That legendary list of athletes that have gone on to win state titles […]

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CROSS COUNTRY: 2017 Oakland County Championships Results

CROSS COUNTRY: 2017 Oakland County Championships Results

October 7, 2017 | Comments (0)

Boys Cross-Country   58TH ANNUAL OAKLAND COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS (Oct. 7 at Kensington Metropark) TEAM SCORES — 1. White Lake Lakeland, 78; 2. Novi, 151; 3. Milford, 166; 4. Oxford, 170; 5. Birmingham Brother Rice, 173; 6. Novi Detroit Catholic Central, 222; 7. Birmingham Seaholm, 245; 8. Rochester Stoney Creek, 250; 9. Lake Orion, 261; 10. […]

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FOOTBALL: Adams holds on to clip Clarkston

FOOTBALL: Adams holds on to clip Clarkston

October 6, 2017 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: DanStickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — Going back a quarter century, Rochester Adams and Clarkston have engaged in numerous classic football battles. Friday’s collision on the grid-iron was another one of those clashes of the titans. Rochester Adams held on for a 21-14 victory over […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Rochester not sneaking up on anybody this time around

BOYS SOCCER: Rochester not sneaking up on anybody this time around

October 4, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: DanStickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — Last season Rochester sprung onto the scene with its best campaign since winning the Division 1 state championship in 2002. The Falcons did so with stingy defense and opportunistic offense. Rochester still only cracked the D-1 top 20 in the […]

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FOOTBALL: Fenton maintains Grange Hall ‘grudge' on rival Holly

FOOTBALL: Fenton maintains Grange Hall ‘grudge’ on rival Holly

September 29, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: DanStickradt HOLLY — As the Flint Metro League celebrates its 50th school year of existence, arch-rivals Fenton and Holly, the only two schools to compete in the league the whole half century, celebrated another meeting on the grid-iron Friday night. And like in most recent […]

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