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BOYS BASKETBALL: Waterford Lakes ousts Cardinal Mooney to earn another trip to Final Four

BOYS BASKETBALL: Waterford Lakes ousts Cardinal Mooney to earn another trip to Final Four

| March 23, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans WEST BLOOMFIELD — After suffering through the heartbreak of a 53-52 setback in the Final Four last season, Andrew Kline vowed to lead Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes back to the Breslin Center this season. “We didn’t plan on just getting back, but we plan to […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: WOLL ousted by Pittsford roadblock once again in state semis

GIRLS BASKETBALL: WOLL ousted by Pittsford roadblock once again in state semis

| March 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans EAST LANSING — After losing in last season’s Class D state championship game, Pittsford earned a return trip. It came once again at Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes’ expense. For the second straight season, top-ranked Pittsford proved too   for the fifth-ranked Lakers to overcome, […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Dakota holds off Rochester Adams for first regional crown

BOYS BASKETBALL: Dakota holds off Rochester Adams for first regional crown

| March 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans MACOMB TWP. — A couple of years ago, Jermaine Jackson Jr. and his teammates made a vow to each other to create a legacy for Macomb Dakota basketball. It appears that their collective goal is becoming a reality at Dakota. The Associated Press second-ranked Cougars kept their […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Our Lady of the Lakes cruises past Lansing Christian for second straight regional crown

BOYS BASKETBALL: Our Lady of the Lakes cruises past Lansing Christian for second straight regional crown

| March 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans LANSING — Members of Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes boys basketball team are trying to make amends this season after falling short of its ultimate goal a year ago. The Lakers took another step in that direction Wednesday night. Our Lady of the Lakes captured its […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Final Four territory: WOLL reaches Breslin Center with overtime quarterfinals win over Kingston

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Final Four territory: WOLL reaches Breslin Center with overtime quarterfinals win over Kingston

| March 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans DAVISON — Judging by the numbers, Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes has had a great track record in the Class D postseason over the course of the last decade. The Lakers have reached at least the regional finals in eight of the past nine seasons, including […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Magee’s heroics lead unbeaten Dakota past Clarkston in double-overtime thriller

BOYS BASKETBALL: Magee’s heroics lead unbeaten Dakota past Clarkston in double-overtime thriller

| March 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans MACOMB TWP. — Chris Magee didn’t get a chance to drag himself up-and-down the basketball court Monday for nearly 40 minutes. The junior guard from Macomb Dakota received spot duty off the bench against fellow state-ranked opponent Clarkston. Magee still made the biggest play of his high […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Adams staves off Brandon to reach regional finals

BOYS BASKETBALL: Adams staves off Brandon to reach regional finals

| March 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans MACOMB TWP. — The final weeks of the season can bring out the best in athletes, especially seniors in a one-game elimination format. It has more than motivated the 10 seniors on Rochester Adams’ boys basketball roster. The Highlanders, third in the talent-laden OAA Red Division, held […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Rochester Adams pulls away from Rochester Stoney Creek for district title

BOYS BASKETBALL: Rochester Adams pulls away from Rochester Stoney Creek for district title

| March 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — Defense can often win championships. It sure has aided Rochester Adams this year. Members of the OAA Red Division each of the past two seasons, the Highlanders used their experience of playing a brutally-tough schedule to their advantage, and posted on e of its […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston wins 22nd district in 25 years with whirlwind rout of Pontiac

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston wins 22nd district in 25 years with whirlwind rout of Pontiac

| March 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans WATERFORD — Tornadoes are often unexpected. So is the damage that they can cause in a flash in time. Clarkston’s performance Friday night in a Class A district final at Waterford Mott was much like a devastating tornado. It was swift. It was damaging. And it was […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Stoney Creek rallies past Rochester to reach district finals

BOYS BASKETBALL: Stoney Creek rallies past Rochester to reach district finals

| March 10, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — This one had trap game written all over it. Rochester Stoney Creek found itself in quite a predicament Wednesday night, but the Cougars found away to escape such a trap and post a 47-39, come-from-behind, victory over rival Rochester in a Class A boys […]

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MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Wright State upsets Oakland to reach Horizon League finals

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Wright State upsets Oakland to reach Horizon League finals

| March 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans DETROIT — Wright State made sure the upset trend continued in full force Monday night. Hours after Wisconsin-Green Bay upset top-seeded Valparaiso, 99-92, in overtime, the Raiders followed suit by stymying the nation’s leading offensive team with a 59-55 triumph over second-seeded Oakland University in the Horizon League […]

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MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Green Bay advances to Horizon League title game with OT victory over top-seeded Valparaiso

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Green Bay advances to Horizon League title game with OT victory over top-seeded Valparaiso

| March 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans DETROIT — Having to play four games in four days can seem like a challenge. Not for Wisconsin-Green Bay. The fourth-seeded Phoenix made sure they will play on a fourth consecutive date, advancing to the Horizon League finals with a 99-92 overtime upset victory Monday night over top-seeded […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Stoney Creek staves off Utica for third straight district title

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Stoney Creek staves off Utica for third straight district title

| March 5, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans UTICA — For years, Rochester Stoney Creek struggled in the district tournament, going its first six years without even a single win in the district. How times have changed. The Cougars competed in their sixth straight district final Friday night, and came away with their third straight […]

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COMPETITIVE CHEER: Rochester finishes unbeaten in winning 16th state title

COMPETITIVE CHEER: Rochester finishes unbeaten in winning 16th state title

| March 5, 2016 | Comments (0)

Lake Orion sixth, Troy Athens eighth in D-1 BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans GRAND RAPIDS — One of the most storied programs in state history put together one of the most memorable seasons in state history — and it ended with a state title. Top-ranked Rochester returned to the top of the pyramid […]

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COMPETITIVE CHEER: State Finals Scoreboard

COMPETITIVE CHEER: State Finals Scoreboard

| March 5, 2016 | Comments (0)

MHSAA DIVISION 1 STATE FINALS (March 4, DeltaPlex, Grand Rapids) TEAM SCORES — 1. Rochester, 792.40; 2. Grandville, 790.66; 3. Sterling Heights Stevenson, 788.10; 4. East Kentwood, 784.84; 5. Southgate Anderson, 783.40; 6. Lake Orion, 781.36; 7. Hudsonville, 780.78; 8. Troy Athens, 777.44. ROUND I — 1. Rochester, 237.90; 2. Grandville, 237.70; 3. East Kentwood, […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Waterford Lakecrest Baptist stepping up to try to repeat as state champions

BOYS BASKETBALL: Waterford Lakecrest Baptist stepping up to try to repeat as state champions

| March 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans WATERFORD — In an odd and bold move, Waterford Lakecrest Baptist will not try to defend its Michigan Association of Association Schools Division II state title this season. That’s because the Defenders voluntarily moved up a division. Lakecrest Baptist, which has around 30 students in grades 9-12, […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Rochester Hills Christian ousts Stateline Christian to reach MACS Division I state finals

BOYS BASKETBALL: Rochester Hills Christian ousts Stateline Christian to reach MACS Division I state finals

| February 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

DAVISON — With the top four seeds showing to be near-images of one another this season, the race to the Michigan Association of Christian Schools Division I state title game was wide open when the state tournament began earlier this month. Rochester Hills Christian made sure it would be playing on the season’s final day. […]

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WRESTLING: Oxford no match for Hartland in semifinals

WRESTLING: Oxford no match for Hartland in semifinals

| February 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans MOUNT PLEASANT — Sometimes certain teams do not match up well with others. Such the case for Oxford. The fourth-seeded Wildcats ran into a buzz saw Saturday morning against top-seeded Hartland in the Division 1 state semifinals, falling into a quick 30-6 hole and eventually succumbing by […]

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