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  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston rolls by Oxford to win 40th district title

    BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston rolls by Oxford to win 40th district title

    | March 11, 2018 | Comments (0)

    — Follow NorthOaklandSports on Twitter @LocalSportsFans CLARKSTON — Never a doubt. Clarkston captured its 40th district title in school history Friday on its own court, dominating Oxford in all phases of the game en route to a 77-35 Class A district finals victory. Senior Mr. Basketball candidate Foster Loyer scored a game-high 33 points before […]

  • BOYS SOCCER: Finals to showcase interesting matchups

    BOYS SOCCER: Finals to showcase interesting matchups

    | November 4, 2017 | Comments (0)

    Dan Stickradt takes a glance at the four MHSAA boys soccer state finals. DIVISION 1 NO. 5 NOVI DETROIT CATHOLIC CENTRAL (20-2-4) VS. NO. 15 WALLED LAKE CENTRAL (22-1-2), 12 noon Saturday at Rochester Stoney Creek: This game features two first-time state finalists. CC is a veteran squad led by lightning-quick forward Ryan Pierson, a […]

  • BOYS SOCCER: Troy explodes for 7-0 regional win over Grosse Pointe South

    BOYS SOCCER: Troy explodes for 7-0 regional win over Grosse Pointe South

    | October 24, 2017 | Comments (0)

    BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Moments before Troy’s regional semifinal game with Grosse Pointe South, there was a moment of silence for a Troy student who passed away on Monday. On the soccer pitch, Troy was anything but silent. The Colts, who dropped from the Division […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 BASKETBALL: Clarkston’s Foster Loyer is a rare breed for prep athlete

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston’s Foster Loyer is a rare breed for prep athlete

March 24, 2018 | Comments (0)

. BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt . EAST LANSING — Dan Fife just knew he had something special in Foster Loyer four years ago. But just how special remained to be seen. Loyer, now a senior guard at Michigan prep basketball powerhouse Clarkston, finished up his high school […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Sweet repeat: Clarkston explodes on Holland West Ottawa to defend Class A title

BOYS BASKETBALL: Sweet repeat: Clarkston explodes on Holland West Ottawa to defend Class A title

March 24, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt . EAST LANSING — Like a runaway freight train. Like a well-oiled machine. Like a fine-tuned engine. Pick your cliche’, but there’s nothing quite like Clarkston’s run to a second straight Class A state championship. The top-ranked Wolves put the final stamp on […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Holland West Ottawa plotting to derail top-ranked Clarkston

BOYS BASKETBALL: Holland West Ottawa plotting to derail top-ranked Clarkston

March 24, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt EAST LANSING — Excuse Steve Windemuller if he doesn’t get a bunch of sleep Friday night. The fifth-year Holland West Ottawa boys basketball coach has guided his senior-laden Panthers to the Class A state championship game.  Windemuller and seventh-ranked West Ottawa’s reward? Going […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Dirty jobs Nick Wells an unsung hero for Clarkston

BOYS BASKETBALL: Dirty jobs Nick Wells an unsung hero for Clarkston

March 23, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt EAST LANSING — You won’t find Nick Wells on any All-State or All-County lists this spring. Those are reserved mainly for players who are scorers and snare the limelight night-in and night-out on the basketball court. You won’t find Nick Wells being discussed […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston seizes control, rolls past Warren DeLaSalle to reach state finals

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston seizes control, rolls past Warren DeLaSalle to reach state finals

March 23, 2018 | Comments (0)

Mr. Basketball Foster Loyer scores 42 as Wolves ground Pilots BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt EAST LANSING — Clarkston is headed back to the Class A state finals. Foster Loyer wouldn’t have it any other way. Neither would Nick Wells. Or CJ Robinson. Or Taylor Currie. Loyer scored […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Top-ranked Clarkston blows out Flint Carman-Ainsworth to reach state semis

BOYS BASKETBALL: Top-ranked Clarkston blows out Flint Carman-Ainsworth to reach state semis

March 20, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt GRAND BLANC —  For the first time this season, Foster Loyer missed three free throws. From the field, the Mr. Basketball winner shot just 6-for-17 from the floor. Loyer’s Clarkston teammates more than made up for it. In a game where the top-ranked […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston’s Foster Loyer earns Mr. Basketball award

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston’s Foster Loyer earns Mr. Basketball award

March 20, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt CLARKSTON — Before a recent practice, Foster Loyer stepped inside the three-point line and calmly swished 17 straight shots before missing. He started over, then made 16 more in a row before caroming one off the heel of the rim. That is commonplace […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston hammers Orchard Lake St. Mary’s for 14th regional crown

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston hammers Orchard Lake St. Mary’s for 14th regional crown

March 14, 2018 | Comments (0)

Legendary coach Dan Fife gains 700th career win BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt WEST BLOOMFIELD —  For the third straight game, Clarkston hit the accelerator and went for broke. The top-ranked Wolves simply never let up. Clarkston captured its second straight Class A regional crown, 10th in 20 […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Saginaw Heritage shuts down Clarkston to reach Final Four

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Saginaw Heritage shuts down Clarkston to reach Final Four

March 13, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt GRAND BLANC — Saginaw Heritage made believers out of Clarkston Tuesday. The Hawks are truly one of the top teams in state in Class A. The third-ranked Hawks took control from the beginning of the game and rolled to a convincing 70-25 victory over […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Well-oiled machine Clarkston rolls over Troy

BOYS BASKETBALL: Well-oiled machine Clarkston rolls over Troy

March 12, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt WEST BLOOMFIELD —  Troy’s biggest fears were realized Monday night. Playing top-ranked Clarkston a third time this season, the Colts could not solve the Wolves in any phase of the game. Clarkston dominated the glass and cruised past Troy, 71-46, in a Class […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: OLSM rallies past Rochester Adams to reach regional finals

BOYS BASKETBALL: OLSM rallies past Rochester Adams to reach regional finals

March 12, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt WEST BLOOMFIELD — Orchard Lake St. Mary’s earned a date with top-ranked Clarkston. St. Mary’s pulled way from Rochester Adams down the stretch in a 41-35 Class A regional semifinals victory at West Bloomfield High School. The Eaglets will face Clarkston at 7 […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Troy guns down Seaholm to repeat as district champs, earn date with No. 1 Clarkston

BOYS BASKETBALL: Troy guns down Seaholm to repeat as district champs, earn date with No. 1 Clarkston

March 11, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt TROY — Leon Ayers III made sure that Troy would not join the upset victims list in the Class A state tournament. Ayers, a 6-foot-4 senior guard from Troy who was averaging 17.5 points a game, drilled four three-pointers in the first quarter […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Rochester Adams’ rebuild includes district championship

BOYS BASKETBALL: Rochester Adams’ rebuild includes district championship

March 11, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — After finishing 0-21 last season, there was only one way for Rochester Adams to head this season and that was up. The youthful Highlanders took another step forward in the right direction last week by winning the school’s sixth district […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Notre Dame Prep falls in regional finals

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Notre Dame Prep falls in regional finals

March 11, 2018 | Comments (0)

TROY — Pontiac Notre Dame Prep’s magical run through the state tournament came to a crashing halt. the fighting Irish, who ended the regular season with a 8-11 record, came up shot to the hands of state powerhouse Birmingham Detroit Country Day, falling to the Yellowjackets 47-25, in the Class B regional finals Thursday at […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Clarkston downs Kettering for first regional title since 2005

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Clarkston downs Kettering for first regional title since 2005

March 11, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt WEST BLOOMFIELD — Clarkston took another giant leap on the hardcourt Thursday evening. And the revenge tasted so sweet for the thirsty Wolves. Clarkston captured its first Class A regional title since 2005 with a 50-33 victory over Waterford Kettering Thursday at West […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston rolls by Oxford to win 40th district title

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston rolls by Oxford to win 40th district title

March 11, 2018 | Comments (0)

— Follow NorthOaklandSports on Twitter @LocalSportsFans CLARKSTON — Never a doubt. Clarkston captured its 40th district title in school history Friday on its own court, dominating Oxford in all phases of the game en route to a 77-35 Class A district finals victory. Senior Mr. Basketball candidate Foster Loyer scored a game-high 33 points before […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Sharpshooting Oxford rolls past Holly to earn district finals date with Clarkston

BOYS BASKETBALL: Sharpshooting Oxford rolls past Holly to earn district finals date with Clarkston

March 8, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt CLARKSTON — Oxford made sure it scheduled a date Friday with top-ranked Clarkston. The youthful Wildcats finished 11-for-27 from three-point range Wednesday, including draining five of their first nine long distance dials, in building a 19-13 first-quarter lead. Oxford never looked back in routing […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston overcomes Lake Orion’s fast start to reach district finals

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston overcomes Lake Orion’s fast start to reach district finals

March 8, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt CLARKSTON — Lake Orion accomplished a feat against top-ranked Clarkston that few schools have done in recent years: Build a lead against the Wolves after the first quarter. The Dragons did so Wednesday night in their Class A district semifinal against the defending state […]

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