• FOOTBALL: Top-ranked Clarkston rolls by Oxford

    | September 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

    BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   OXFORD — In the midst of an 18-game win streak, Clarkston’s DJ Zezula feels the Wolves have not fired on all cylinders just yet. That’s a scary thought. The Division 1 top-ranked Wolves took advantage of a couple of Oxford turnovers and rolled to a convincing [...]

  • GIRLS SOCCER: 2014 All-State Teams

    GIRLS SOCCER: 2014 All-State Teams

    | July 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Below are the 2014 Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association Girls Soccer All-State Teams, as selected by a panel of member coaches: MISS SOCCER: Megan Buckingham, Northville sr. M DREAM TEAM — Megan Buckingham, Northville sr. M; Taylor Timko, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep sr.M/F; Jamie Cheslik, Northville sr. F; Ashton Miller, Okemos sr. M/F; Sarah [...]

  • BASEBALL: Clarkston ousts Brighton, advances to first Final Four since 2002

    BASEBALL: Clarkston ousts Brighton, advances to first Final Four since 2002

    | June 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

      NOTE: Have photos or video of this event you would like to share with digital daily www.northoaklandsports.com?Email pertinent information to results@northoaklandsports.com or to Senior Editor Dan Stickradt at Dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com FOR MORE BASEBALL COVERAGE: http://northoaklandsports.com/?s=Baseball&x=16&y=13   BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   NOVI — When he learned early Tuesday that he would [...]

  • GIRLS TENNIS: Clarkston captures fourth straight regional

    GIRLS TENNIS: Clarkston captures fourth straight regional

    | May 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield also advance out of state’s deepest regional     NOTE: Have photos or video of this event you would like to share with digital daily www.northoaklandsports.com?Email pertinent information to results@northoaklandsports.com or to Senior Editor Dan Stickradt at Dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com   BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   ROCHESTER HILLS — [...]

  • GIRLS TENNIS: Regional Scoreboard

    GIRLS TENNIS: Regional Scoreboard

    | May 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Girls Tennis   MORE TENNIS LINKS:  http://northoaklandsports.com/?s=Tennis&x=13&y=4   DIVISION 2 REGIONAL (At Holly H.S.) TEAM SCORES — 1. Fenton, 25; 2. Holly, 22; 3. Lapeer West, 15; 4. Flushing, 14; 5. Lapeer East, 12; 6. (tie) Ortonville Brandon, 5;Alpena, 5; 8. Bay City Central, 4; 9. Flint Kearsley, 3; 10. (tie) Bay City Western, 2; [...]

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: North Branch knocks off No. 1 Notre Dame Prep in state semifinals

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: North Branch knocks off No. 1 Notre Dame Prep in state semifinals

November 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

BATTLE CREEK — There will be a new state champion in the Class B girls volleyball ranks. Second-ranked North Branch knocked off top-ranked Pontiac Notre Dame Prep, the defending state champions, in a four-game affair Thursday in the semifinals at Battle Creek’s Kellogg Arena, 3-1. North Branch won the first two games, 25-16 and 25-21, [...]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Notre Dame Prep’s Kathleen Carlson wins Miss Volleyball

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Notre Dame Prep’s Kathleen Carlson wins Miss Volleyball

November 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @Local SportsFans   PONTIAC — When she entered Pontiac Notre Dame Prep as a freshman, Kathleen Carlson had big dreams of success on the volleyball court. She never dreamed that it would culminate with such a storybook of awards. Carlson, a 5-foot-11 senior outside hitter, added to her [...]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:  Notre Dame Prep overpowers Divine Child to reach Final Four

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Notre Dame Prep overpowers Divine Child to reach Final Four

November 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   CLAWSON — Three years ago, Betty Wroubel had a feeling about some promising newcomers within Pontiac Notre Dame Prep’s volleyball program. The veteran coach decided to take a gamble and keep four of those freshman on the Fighting Irish varsity. Fast forward to this year and [...]

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GIRLS SWIMMING: Rochester Adams clinches OAA Red Division title

GIRLS SWIMMING: Rochester Adams clinches OAA Red Division title

November 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Highlanders win state’s top league for first time in decade; Seaholm, Lake Orion follow in star-studded field   BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR Dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans LAKE ORION — Competing in the ever-tough OAA Red Division, all of the stars must align just perfectly  in order to claim a conference championship. Those stars made a [...]

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FOOTBALL: Clarkston motors past Walled Lake Central to reach Final Four

FOOTBALL: Clarkston motors past Walled Lake Central to reach Final Four

November 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Wolves advance to third semifinals in six years, fifth in 16 seasons   BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   CLARKSTON — With each passing week, Clarkston becomes a more confident football program. “We are very confident, but not cocky or arrogant,” offered veteran Clarkston football coach Kurt Richardson. “This whole senior class [...]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: WOLL marches back into regional finals

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: WOLL marches back into regional finals

November 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

CANTON — For years, Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes struggled to get past the district round of the Class D state tournament.  Now, the Lakers are going after their third straight regional crown. WOLL put itself in such a position Tuesday with a 25-13, 25-14, 25-10 sweep of Novi Franklin Road Christian in a [...]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:  Top-ranked Notre Dame Prep cruises into regional finals

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Top-ranked Notre Dame Prep cruises into regional finals

November 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

MARYSVILLE —Top-ranked Pontiac Notre Dame Prep advanced to Sweet 16 round of the Class B state tournament for the fourth straight year by virtue of a 25-9, 25-4, 25-5 sweep Tuesday over Harper Woods Chandler Park Academy in the regional semifinals at Marysville. The Fighting Irish served up a season-best 32 aces, as they kept [...]

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BOYS SOCCER: Plymouth Canton edges Rochester Adams for D-1 state title

BOYS SOCCER: Plymouth Canton edges Rochester Adams for D-1 state title

November 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans BRIGHTON — Jason Ren wasn’t called upon to provide much offense for Plymouth Canton this season. In fact, the junior midfielder only found the back of the net only twice in 26 games entering Saturday. His third tally of the season was by far the biggest of [...]

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BOYS SOCCER: Troy Bethany Christian claims MACS-I state title

BOYS SOCCER: Troy Bethany Christian claims MACS-I state title

November 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR Dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans CLARKSTON — The goal of any high school athletics team is to peak at the end of the season. Troy Bethany Christian’s boys soccer team did just that in 2014. The top-ranked Bruins put the finishing touches on their third state title within the Michigan Association of [...]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Troy, Notre Dame Prep, Oakland Christian win district crowns

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Troy, Notre Dame Prep, Oakland Christian win district crowns

November 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

TROY — After a three-year hiatus, Troy is back in the regional round of the Class A postseason. The Colts outlasted arch-rival Troy Athens, 3-2, in the Class A district finals Friday, posting a five-game, 22-25, 25-23, 21-25, 25-18, 15-10 victory. Hannah Moeller was an all-around threat to lead a blanched attack for Troy (25-25-2), [...]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Back from recess, Clarkston sweeps Lake Orion for 11th district title in 13 seasons

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Back from recess, Clarkston sweeps Lake Orion for 11th district title in 13 seasons

November 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Wolves advance to regional finals for fourth time in six years    BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR Dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   LAKE ORION — After falling into a little bit of a lull during the final two weeks of the regular season, Clarkston’s girls volleyball program made quite a statement Friday that the Wolves are [...]

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FOOTBALL: Clarkston silences Lapeer in classic battle of unbeatens

FOOTBALL: Clarkston silences Lapeer in classic battle of unbeatens

November 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

  Twitter: @LocalSportsFans CLARKSTON — Halloween took place one week ago. Clarkston’s biggest scare in nearly two seasons took place one week later. The host Wolves pushed their win streak to 24 straight games, holding off Lapeer, 23-20, in a Division 1 district final Friday night in front of an overflow crowd. The game featured [...]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Notre Dame Prep advances to 17th straight district finals

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Notre Dame Prep advances to 17th straight district finals

November 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

  PONTIAC — For the 17th straight season, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep will play for a district championship. The fighting Irish earned that right Wednesday night y topping Birmingham Detroit Country Day 25-7, 24-26, 25-9, 25-6 in the Class B semifinals. NDP (53-5-0) will face Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood in the finals Friday. The Irish [...]

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BOYS SOCCER: Rochester Adams, Plymouth Canton are mirror images of one another entering state championship match

BOYS SOCCER: Rochester Adams, Plymouth Canton are mirror images of one another entering state championship match

November 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR Dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   BRIGHTON — If Rochester Adams’ and Plymouth Canton’s boys soccer players could collectively stare down at each other for a moment, it would be like looking into a mirror. The perennial state powers have survived brutal paths to get to the season’s final day and will [...]

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BOYS SOCCER: Troy Bethany Christian looks to ascend back on top of MACS

BOYS SOCCER: Troy Bethany Christian looks to ascend back on top of MACS

October 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR DAn.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans TROY — After  couple of years away from the perch, Troy Bethany Christian is looking to return to the top of the charts. The Bruins, the top-ranked team in the Michigan Association of Christian Schools Division I boys soccer polls, are one win away from regaining [...]

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BOYS SOCCER: Adams upends unbeaten Fraser to reach D-1 state finals

BOYS SOCCER: Adams upends unbeaten Fraser to reach D-1 state finals

October 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Highlanders edge Ramblers on penalty kicks to reach championship match for first time since 2001   BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   ROCHESTER HILLS — Dylan Brown admits that his team is playing with quite a swagger these days, especially when his team participates in penalty kicks. Brown, a sophomore goalkeeper from [...]

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BOYS SOCCER: Highlanders Spine: Lencioni brothers are the backbone of Rochester Adams’ run to Final Four

BOYS SOCCER: Highlanders Spine: Lencioni brothers are the backbone of Rochester Adams’ run to Final Four

October 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   ROCHESTER HILLS — When the Lencioni brothers were all in middle school, they often had discussions around the house or soccer pitch of what it would be like to play together at the high school level and lead their school to a deep run in the [...]

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CROSS COUNTRY:  Lake Orion, Stevenson run to regional crowns

CROSS COUNTRY: Lake Orion, Stevenson run to regional crowns

October 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

  Rochester second in both races; Lake Orion girls fight for third   BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   GOODELLS, Mich. — Kyle Repetto has battled numerous injuries during his high school career as a distance runner. On Saturday, the senior finally put it all together. Repetto won his first big meet [...]

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