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Stick's Picks: Lake Orion, WOLL aiming for berth in Final Four

Stick’s Picks: Lake Orion, WOLL aiming for berth in Final Four

| November 13, 2010 | Comments (1)

When it comes to postseason success, Lake Orion and Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes/Clarkston Everest Unified have enjoyed plenty of it. The two northern Oakland County football programs have simply built a winning tradition. Lake Orion and WOLL have put together multiple playoffs seasons memorable runs throughout the years and both now will play […]

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Final Four-bound: Dragons sack Eisenhower for regional crown

Final Four-bound: Dragons sack Eisenhower for regional crown

| November 13, 2010 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com LAKE ORION — One of the reasons for Lake Orion’s success on the football field is its balance and depth. The Dragons showcased this asset in Friday’s Division 1 regional final. Even with starting quarterback Sean Charette going down with an ankle sprain in the first quarter, senior wide […]

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Marian stands tall in draining Lake Orion for regional title

Marian stands tall in draining Lake Orion for regional title

| November 12, 2010 | Comments (2)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com OXFORD — Just its track record in volleyball makes Birmingham Marian an intimidating opponent. Give the Mustangs an advantage and they become an even taller order to defeat. Lake Orion found that out Thursday in a Class A regional final at Oxford High School. Marian took a quick 1-0 […]

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Lancers fall short of regional title bid

Lancers fall short of regional title bid

| November 12, 2010 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com WATERFORD — Auburn Hills Oakland Christian took the wrong night not to have its best performance. The Lancers, honorable mention in the Class D polls, were making their 10th straight appearance in the regional finals, but came up short in a 3-1 loss to Plymouth Christian. The state-ranked Eagles […]

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  Clarkston wins first regional volleyball title since 1976

Clarkston wins first regional volleyball title since 1976

| November 12, 2010 | Comments (3)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com ORTONVILLE — One of Clarkston’s first matches of the season came against Flushing, where the Wolves swept the Raiders in a late-August quad match. Clarkston also defeated Flushing on Thursday — this time on a much bigger stage. The Wolves, who have not lost a game in nearly a […]

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Walled Lake Central holds off Rochester Adams for district title

Walled Lake Central holds off Rochester Adams for district title

| November 11, 2010 | Comments (1)

COMMERCE TOWNSHIP — The end of the road came Friday night for Rochester Adams. Zac Leimbach finished the night 10-for-15 passing for 192 yards and a pair to touchdowns in downing the Highlanders 14-13 for a Division 2 district title. Leimbach hit Ramon Alexander down the middle in the fourth quarter, and the senior used […]

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Moving on: Dragons roll past Avondale to reach regional finals for first time since 1988

Moving on: Dragons roll past Avondale to reach regional finals for first time since 1988

| November 10, 2010 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com OXFORD — The term Sweet 16 has a nice ring to it when it comes to sports. It sits quite fine with Lake Orion volleyball Bob Howey and his Dragons. That’s exactly where the Dragons stand at the present time, as they downed Auburn Hills Avondale 3-1 in a […]

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Wolves hound Davison to reach regional finals

Wolves hound Davison to reach regional finals

| November 10, 2010 | Comments (2)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com ORTONVILLE — Part of Clarkston’s fine season has been its incredible balance offensively. Defensively, the Wolves have been underrated and sometimes just as good. Davison found that out Tuesday in its Class A regional semifinal at Ortonville Brandon. Clarkston collected 37 blocks as a team, the most the Wolves […]

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Oakland Christian advances to regional title game for 10th straight time

Oakland Christian advances to regional title game for 10th straight time

| November 10, 2010 | Comments (2)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com WATERFORD — After losing to Plymouth Christian in the regular season and surrendering the MIAC Blue Division crown to the Eagles, Priscilla Larned was asked the question by several of her players at Auburn Hills Oakland Christian: Will the Lancers get a second chance at Plymouth Christian? Well, Oakland […]

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Tall and Proud: Yellowjackets enjoying first district title despite season of mishaps

Tall and Proud: Yellowjackets enjoying first district title despite season of mishaps

| November 9, 2010 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com AUBURN HILLS — Looking over the balcony at her volleyball team, Valerie Blanchette shouts the phrase “T.P.” The encouraging words stand for Tall and Proud, and are reminder to shrug off the play, stand back up and try again. That’s what the volleyball team at Auburn Hills Avondale has […]

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15-gone: Dragons end long district drought with sweep of Rochester

15-gone: Dragons end long district drought with sweep of Rochester

| November 9, 2010 | Comments (3)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com LAKE ORION — The last time Lake Orion won a volleyball district, most of the current players were very young. In fact, some of those sophomores and freshmen in the program weren’t even born yet. The year was 1995, and the title came in March of that year when […]

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Sizzling finishes: Handler leads state-meet performances

Sizzling finishes: Handler leads state-meet performances

| November 9, 2010 | Comments (4)

BY JAY KUNDE CORRESPONDANT BROOKLYN — Something about close finishes and Brook Handler seem to go hand in hand. The last time Handler, now a senior at Rochester High, was involved in a close finish, it came in the final 100 meters of the 3,200-meter relay at Rockford High School, site of the Division 1 […]

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No. 1 stunner: Unranked Southfield Christian upsets top-ranked Oakland Christian

No. 1 stunner: Unranked Southfield Christian upsets top-ranked Oakland Christian

| October 28, 2010 | Comments (1)

AUBURN HILLS — Southfield Christian didn’t have much luck against top-ranked Auburn Hills Oakland Christian during two regular season matches with the Lancers. In fact, the Eagles gave up nine goals in those two games.. Southfield Christian figured out a way to change history Wednesday.. The unranked Eagles pulled off the upset of the tournament, […]

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Lahser trips up Avondale for district title

| October 25, 2010 | Comments (1)

FOWLERVILLE — Bloomfield Hills Lahser and Auburn Hills Avondale have both made long runs in the boys soccer postseason in recent years. So it was fitting that they met for the district title game Saturday at Fowlerville.. Lahser, ranked in the top 10 in the state in Division 2 the whole season, repeated as a […]

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In the O-Zone: Dragons return to prominence with league title-clinching win over Clarkston

In the O-Zone: Dragons return to prominence with league title-clinching win over Clarkston

| October 24, 2010 | Comments (5)

PICKING UP STEAM: Lake Orion’s Danny Ney races towards a first down during the first quarter, well ahead of Clarkston’s Justin Baetz. NEy and the Dragons rolled to a 28-7 victroy to clinch the OAA Red Division title. Staff Photo | Dan Stickradt.

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Laser show: Troy zaps in pair in district win over Rochester

Laser show: Troy zaps in pair in district win over Rochester

| October 20, 2010 | Comments (1)

ROCHESTER HILLS — There’s no such thing as style points on the soccer pitch. If there was, Troy would have defeated Rochester by a sizeable margin Monday.. Still, the Colts used a couple of lasers from long distance to oust host Rochester 2-0 in a Division 1 district opener.. The Colts, ranked third in the […]

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Best-kept secret Troy Bethany’s Woodham quietly leads Bruins to best-ever season

| October 18, 2010 | Comments (2)

    TROY — Travis Woodham is not your prototypical soccer standout from Oakland County.. The talented senior, a Rochester Hills resident and senior at Troy Bethany Christian, doesn’t suit up for Vardar or the Michigan Wolves. He’s not involved in the Olympic Developmental Program and his club experience is not that extensive.. Yet, as […]

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Troy lands sixth at golf finals

Troy lands sixth at golf finals

| October 17, 2010 | Comments (1)

YPSILANTI — Saturday was bittersweet for Devon Compton.. The senior golfer from Rochester Stoney Creek ended her high school career with an individual state championship, but her team came up an agonizingly three strokes shy of a state title.. Compton, a four-time state qualifier had to play an extra hole for a tiebreaker with Holt’s […]

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