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GIRLS SOCCER: Youthful Rochester Adams shines on pitch, wins OAA-Red and reaches regional finals

GIRLS SOCCER: Youthful Rochester Adams shines on pitch, wins OAA-Red and reaches regional finals

| June 13, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — Sometimes a young team has nothing to lose when playing a challenging schedule. It can learn on the fly and simply get better at its craft by routinely facing high quality opponents. Rochester Adams did just that on the soccer […]

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GIRLS SOCCER: Novi ends Troy’s run in state semifinals

GIRLS SOCCER: Novi ends Troy’s run in state semifinals

| June 12, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — One of the most successful girls soccer programs over the last 15 years, Novi is headed back to the Division 1 state finals. The sixth-ranked Wildcats, who captured state crowns in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2011, will go after […]

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GIRLS SOCCER: Troy reaches Final Four for first time since 2013, blanks Grosse Pointe North for regional title

GIRLS SOCCER: Troy reaches Final Four for first time since 2013, blanks Grosse Pointe North for regional title

| June 7, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt TROY — Apparently, Troy truly is a different team this postseason. The Colts, who finished just 4-6-6 in the regular season and in third place in the loaded OAA Red Division, moved to 9-6-6 overall and advanced to the state semifinals for the […]

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GIRLS SOCCER: Adams edges Waterford Mott, Grand Blanc ousts Heartland to advance to regional finals

GIRLS SOCCER: Adams edges Waterford Mott, Grand Blanc ousts Heartland to advance to regional finals

| June 5, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — Maddie Dolenga might only be a freshman, but she’s playing beyond her age. The Rochester Adams goalkeeper made three clutch saves in 75 minutes of action Tuesday, and 18th-ranked Rochester Adams withstood Waterford Mott, 2-1, in a Division 1 regional […]

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GIRLS SOCCER: Rochester Adams explodes in second half to oust Stoney Creek

GIRLS SOCCER: Rochester Adams explodes in second half to oust Stoney Creek

| May 31, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — Josh Hickey gave an inspirational speech at halftime Thursday to his Rochester Adams girls soccer team. Apparently, the Highlanders were listening — especially Hailey Wentzloff. The Grand Valley State-bound senior midfielder scored two second-half goals and 18th-ranked Adams withstood Rochester […]

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GIRLS SOCCER: Eisenhower’s early goals silences Rochester in district semis

GIRLS SOCCER: Eisenhower’s early goals silences Rochester in district semis

| May 31, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — Some 24 hours earlier, Utica Eisenhower needed some late-game magic to oust Lake Orion in a Division 1 pre-district. In the Eagles’ district semifinal Thursday at Rochester, Eisenhower did not need any heroics in the waning minutes. The 11th-ranked Eagles […]

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GIRLS SOCCER: DeBeau’s late-game heroics lift Eisenhower past Lake Orion

GIRLS SOCCER: DeBeau’s late-game heroics lift Eisenhower past Lake Orion

| May 30, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt UTICA — Tense moments. There’s always plenty during state tournament time. Utica Eisenhower had one of those moments in Wednesday’s Division 1 pre-district with Lake Orion. The Eagles found themselves in a 1-1 draw inside the final minute before Lauren DeBeau’s late-game heroics. […]

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GIRLS SOCCER: Lake Orion stepping up in rebuild project under journeyman Chris Corteg

GIRLS SOCCER: Lake Orion stepping up in rebuild project under journeyman Chris Corteg

| May 25, 2018 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt LAKE ORION — In just two short years and it appears that Chris Corteg has aided and abetted in the righting the ship at Lake Orion. And his actions are not a crime, but one of praise.  He’s guided Lake Orion’s girls […]

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GIRLS SOCCER: Heath’s first-half goal lifts Adams past Stoney Creek

GIRLS SOCCER: Heath’s first-half goal lifts Adams past Stoney Creek

| May 17, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — Rochester Adams still has a shot at the OAA Red Division title. Thanks to a 1-0 victory Thursday over rival Rochester Stoney Creek, coupled with Rochester’s 1-0 upset of No. 8 Bloomfield Hills, the 18th-ranked Highlanders kept their title hopes […]

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Who is Michigan’s top high school soccer player? Vote today?

Who is Michigan’s top high school soccer player? Vote today?

| November 4, 2017 | Comments (0)

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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 […]

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SOCCER: Troy wins first regional since 2011

SOCCER: Troy wins first regional since 2011

| October 30, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt BLOOMFIELD HILLS — After a season of high and lows, Troy is apparently peaking at the right time. The very right time. Behind 19 seniors, the Colts, who fell out of Division 1 top 20 just before the start of the postseason, regrouped to […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Walled Lake Central upsets Rochester in shootout; Grand Blanc edges Midland Dow in OT

BOYS SOCCER: Walled Lake Central upsets Rochester in shootout; Grand Blanc edges Midland Dow in OT

| October 26, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt FLINT — It wasn’t until the opening week of the postseason that Walled Lake Central even broke into the Division 1 top 20. Now the Vikings are surely on everyone’s radar. Ranked 15th, Walled Lake Central took 10th-ranked Rochester, a state semifinalist last […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Soccer regionals mix of usual suspects, Cinderella stories, unknowns and forfeits

BOYS SOCCER: Soccer regionals mix of usual suspects, Cinderella stories, unknowns and forfeits

| October 24, 2017 | Comments (0)

Boys soccer has reached the regional round of the postseason and will feature many enticing matchups. But within the pairings, there is a side story of bad news for Hamtramck. After going unbeaten through the district week, the Cosmos self-reported they had used an ineligible player and had to forfeit the season, the same fate […]

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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 […]

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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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