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BOYS HOCKEY: Lake Orion gains statement win in 5-3 decision over Rochester United

BOYS HOCKEY: Lake Orion gains statement win in 5-3 decision over Rochester United

December 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER — Lake Orion has picked up a statement win in its OAA Red Division opener. The Division 1 sixth-ranked Dragons remained unbeaten on the young campaign with a 5-3 victory Friday over eighth-ranked Rochester United at The Onyx. Rochester is the four-time defending league champion, finishing in […]

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DIVISION 1: Detroit Cass Tech rolls over Detroit Catholic Central

DIVISION 1: Detroit Cass Tech rolls over Detroit Catholic Central

November 26, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans DETROIT — Speed kills. And Detroit Cass Tech has plenty of it. The top-ranked Technicians put that firmly on display Saturday afternoon at Ford Field, posting a resounding 49-20 victory over No. 2-ranked Novi Detroit Catholic Central in the Division 1 state finals in a battle of unbeatens. […]

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FOOTBALL: 2016 Associated Press All-State Division 1-2 Football Team

FOOTBALL: 2016 Associated Press All-State Division 1-2 Football Team

November 26, 2016 | Comments (0)

FOOTBALL: 2016 Associated Press All-State Division 1-2 Football Team The 2016 Associated Press All-State Division 3-4 Football Team, selected by a statewide panel of nine Michigan sports writers: PLAYER OF THE YEAR Donovan People-Jones, Detroit Cass Tech, senior ALL-STATE FIRST TEAM QUARTERBACKS Rodney Hall, Detroit Cass Tech, senior Bruce Mann, Midland Dow, senior RUNNING BACKS […]

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DIVISION 4: Grand Rapids Catholic Central edges Detroit Country Day in defensive battle

DIVISION 4: Grand Rapids Catholic Central edges Detroit Country Day in defensive battle

November 26, 2016 | Comments (0)

DIVISION 4 DETROIT — Josh Steffes is known as one of Michigan’s top defensive players on the soccer pitch. The talented D-I recruit recently was named All-State Dream Team as a central defender after leading Grand Rapids Catholic Central to the Division 3 state championship. On the football field, Steffes is a quality kicker and […]

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DIVISION 6: Lumen Christi stifles Glen Lake for crown

DIVISION 6: Lumen Christi stifles Glen Lake for crown

November 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

DETROIT — Fifth-ranked Jackson Lumen Christi is back on top once again. The Titans captured a 26-14 victory Friday over sixth-ranked Maple City Glen Lake in the Division 6 state finals at Ford Field for their first state title since 2009. It marked Lumen Christi’s seventh state title overall in eight total trips to the […]

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DIVISION 2: Detroit King stymies Walled Lake Western

DIVISION 2: Detroit King stymies Walled Lake Western

November 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans DETROIT — Detroit King didn’t have to wait until the last play to capture a state title this time around. A year after rallying past Lowell, 40-38, courtesy of a touchdown on the final play of the game, the third-ranked Crusaders put together a sterling defensive unit Friday […]

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COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL: Nevada rallies past Oakland in Great Alaska Shootout

COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL: Nevada rallies past Oakland in Great Alaska Shootout

November 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Sherron Dorsey-Walker reached career-highs with 23 points and nine assists, while Isaiah Brock recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds to lead Oakland (4-1) in an 82-78 defeat to Nevada (4-1) on Wednesday at the Great Alaska Shootout in Alaska Airlines Center.   The Golden Grizzlies led by 16 points at the half, but were […]

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DIVISION 8: Muskegon stymies Ottawa Lake-Whiteford for fourth straight crown

DIVISION 8: Muskegon stymies Ottawa Lake-Whiteford for fourth straight crown

November 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans DETROIT — It has been said time and time again in the arena of sports that defense wins championships. In the case for top-ranked Muskegon Catholic Central, one again that proved to be spot on for the Crusaders. And throw in a great offense for good measure, too. […]

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FOOTBALL: 2016 Associated Press All-State Division 3-4 Football Team

FOOTBALL: 2016 Associated Press All-State Division 3-4 Football Team

November 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

FOOTBALL: 2016 Associated Press All-State Division 3-4 Football Team The 2016 Associated Press All-State Division 3-4 Football Team, selected by a statewide panel of nine Michigan sports writers: PLAYER OF THE YEAR Kalil Pimpleton, Muskegon, senior ALL-STATE FIRST TEAM QUARTERBACKS Kalil Pimpletom, Muskegon, senior Jairus Grissom, River Rouge, senior RUNNING BACKS Trent Hillger, Lake Fenton, […]

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FOOTBALL: 2016 Associated Press All-State Division 5-6 Football Team

FOOTBALL: 2016 Associated Press All-State Division 5-6 Football Team

November 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

FOOTBALL: 2016 Associated Press All-State Division 5-6 Football Team The 2016 Associated Press All-State Division 5-6 Football Team, selected by a statewide panel of nine Michigan sports writers: PLAYER OF THE YEAR Phil Paea, Berrien Springs, senior ALL STATE FIRST TEAM QUARTERBACKS Mason Gee-Montgomery, Stockbridge, senior El-Julian Jordan, Detroit Central, junior RUNNING BACKS Anthony Evilsizor, […]

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FOOTBALL: 2016 Associated Press All-State Division 7-8 Football Team

FOOTBALL: 2016 Associated Press All-State Division 7-8 Football Team

November 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

FOOTBALL: 2016 Associated Press All-State Division 7-8 Football Team The 2016 Associated Press All-State Division 7-8 Football Team, selected by a statewide panel of nine Michigan sports writers: PLAYER OF THE YEAR Jared Smith, Pewamo-Westphalia, senior ALL STATE FIRST-TEAM QUARTERBACKS Blake Dunn, Saugatuck, senior Grant Burgess, Clarkston Everest Collegiate, junior RUNNING BACKS Jared Smith, Pewamo-Westphalia, […]

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FOOTBALL: 2016 Associated Press All-State Football Eight-Man Team

FOOTBALL: 2016 Associated Press All-State Football Eight-Man Team

November 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

The 2016 Associated Press Division Eight-Man, All-State football team, selected by a statewide panel of Michigan sports writers: ALL-STATE FIRST TEAM Player of the Year: Jason Whitens, Powers North Central QB/DB: Jason Whitens, Powers North Central OL/LB: Reese Bays-Kramer, Deckerville RB/LB: Wyatt Boik, Pickford RB/LB: Bobby Kleiman, Powers North Central RB/LB: Daniel Nocerini, Crystal Falls […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Oakland Christian advances to state finals for first time in school history

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Oakland Christian advances to state finals for first time in school history

November 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans BATTLE CREEK — After several near misses, Auburn Hills Oakland Christian will finally have the chance to play on the final day of the season. The sixth-ranked Lancers earned the right by rallying for past Rogers City 3-1 Friday in the Class D state semifinal at Battle […]

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FOOTBALL: Romeo runs by Clarkston for regional crown

FOOTBALL: Romeo runs by Clarkston for regional crown

November 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans CLARKSTON — After winning the MHSAA Division 1 state title last season and graduating most of its starters from that squad, Romeo was tabbed as a rebuilding project with several question marks this season. Someone forgot to tell that to the unranked Bulldogs. Romeo advanced to its […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Oakland Christian cruises to regional title

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Oakland Christian cruises to regional title

November 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans MARINE CTY — After two years of walking off the volleyball court empty-handed, Auburn Hills Oakland Christian’s senior-laden team seemed determined to make sure the third time was truly a charm. The Class D sixth-ranked Lancers, who spent the last five school years up in Class C […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Third-ranked North Branch outlasts No. 2 Notre Dame Prep in regional thriller

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Third-ranked North Branch outlasts No. 2 Notre Dame Prep in regional thriller

November 9, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans IMLAY CITY — Having North Branch and Pontiac Notre Dame Prep face off in a state tournament showdown is kind of like a box of chocolates — you truly never know what you might get in the end. After another assortment of a 1-hour, 58-minute classic tourney […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Knockout blow: Clarkston ousts Lake Orion in five-game thriller for district crown

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Knockout blow: Clarkston ousts Lake Orion in five-game thriller for district crown

November 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans LAKE ORION — Momentum can be a strange animal in the sport of volleyball. The moment you feel you have it, a play can quickly develop and spin the pendulum the other way faster than one can say the first string of letters in the alphabet. Ask […]

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COLLEGE WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL: Condon helps Oakland sweep Youngstown State

COLLEGE WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL: Condon helps Oakland sweep Youngstown State

November 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

ROCHESTER HILLS — Sammy Condon slammed 15 kills for a hitting percentage of .565 to go with three blocks, one assist and one dig in leading Oakland University to a 3-0 sweep over Youngstown State Friday night at the O’rena in Horizon League play. Jessica Dood surpassed 1,000 career kills mark, becoming just the seventh player in Oakland […]

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