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CROSS COUNTRY: 2017 Oakland County Championships Results

CROSS COUNTRY: 2017 Oakland County Championships Results

| October 7, 2017 | Comments (0)

Boys Cross-Country   58TH ANNUAL OAKLAND COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS (Oct. 7 at Kensington Metropark) TEAM SCORES — 1. White Lake Lakeland, 78; 2. Novi, 151; 3. Milford, 166; 4. Oxford, 170; 5. Birmingham Brother Rice, 173; 6. Novi Detroit Catholic Central, 222; 7. Birmingham Seaholm, 245; 8. Rochester Stoney Creek, 250; 9. Lake Orion, 261; 10. […]

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FOOTBALL: Adams holds on to clip Clarkston

FOOTBALL: Adams holds on to clip Clarkston

| October 6, 2017 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: DanStickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — Going back a quarter century, Rochester Adams and Clarkston have engaged in numerous classic football battles. Friday’s collision on the grid-iron was another one of those clashes of the titans. Rochester Adams held on for a 21-14 victory over […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Rochester not sneaking up on anybody this time around

BOYS SOCCER: Rochester not sneaking up on anybody this time around

| October 4, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: DanStickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — Last season Rochester sprung onto the scene with its best campaign since winning the Division 1 state championship in 2002. The Falcons did so with stingy defense and opportunistic offense. Rochester still only cracked the D-1 top 20 in the […]

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FOOTBALL: Fenton maintains Grange Hall ‘grudge' on rival Holly

FOOTBALL: Fenton maintains Grange Hall ‘grudge’ on rival Holly

| September 29, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: DanStickradt HOLLY — As the Flint Metro League celebrates its 50th school year of existence, arch-rivals Fenton and Holly, the only two schools to compete in the league the whole half century, celebrated another meeting on the grid-iron Friday night. And like in most recent […]

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FOOTBALL: Quick strikes leads Clarkston past Oxford

FOOTBALL: Quick strikes leads Clarkston past Oxford

| September 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: DanStickradt OXFORD — The true test of a football team’s mettle is how they respond to a loss. Clarkston proved to be a team that knows how to respond and turn the tide — in a major way. After dropping a 37-16 decision to West […]

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FOOTBALL: Troy rallies past Rochester Stoney Creek

FOOTBALL: Troy rallies past Rochester Stoney Creek

| September 17, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: DanStickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — Troy didn’t need to dominate Friday’s football game against Rochester Stoney Creek. It didn’t. The Colts didn’t need to lead for long stretches of the OAA White Division contest against the host Cougars. They didn’t. Troy did, nevertheless, find away […]

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FOOTBALL: Clarkston rallies past Bloomfield Hills to remain unbeaten

FOOTBALL: Clarkston rallies past Bloomfield Hills to remain unbeaten

| September 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

PHOTO GALLERY: http://johnransom.com/   BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: DanStickradt CLARKSTON — In its many wins over the past five seasons, Clarkston has not had to play from behind too often. So when in doubt Friday evening against Bloomfield Hills, the Wolves simply found another gear. Trailing 20-13 with 11:08 to […]

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FOOTBALL: Rochester Adams cruises past Lake Orion

FOOTBALL: Rochester Adams cruises past Lake Orion

| September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt LAKE ORION — Carter Farris didn’t expect to get any reps against Lake Orion Thursday night. The sophomore was surprised when his number was called. Despite playing only about a third of the game, he finished 5-for-5 passing for 114 yards and three […]

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FOOTBALL: Adams downs Rochester for 20th straight time

FOOTBALL: Adams downs Rochester for 20th straight time

| August 25, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Snapchat: DanStickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — Rochester Adams’ spell on arch-rival Rochester continued Thursday night. The Highlanders took advantage of three first-half turnovers and rolled to a 38-6 OAA crossover victory over the Falcons in the 2017 season opener at Adams. The win marked Adams’ 20th straight victory over […]

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PDL PLAYOFFS: Menace pull postseason upset of defending PDL North American champion Michigan Bucks

PDL PLAYOFFS: Menace pull postseason upset of defending PDL North American champion Michigan Bucks

| July 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LoacalSportsFans PONTIAC, Mich. — There will be a new North American champion in the Premier Developmental League. The fourth-seeded Des Moines (Iowa) Menace lived up to their namesake and posted a 2-0 upset Friday of defending PDL champions and top-seeded Michigan Bucks in the Central Conference semifinals at […]

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BASEBALL: Northville ends 45-year drought by ending Rochester’s tourney run in quarterfinals

BASEBALL: Northville ends 45-year drought by ending Rochester’s tourney run in quarterfinals

| June 14, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans DETROIT — Northville ended one of Michigan’s longest prep baseball droughts Tuesday — and at Rochester’s expense. Northville advanced to the MHSAA Division 1 for the first time since 1972 — that’s 45 years to be exact — with a 9-5 state quarterfinals victory over red-hot Rochester […]

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GIRLS SOCCER: Utica Ford holds off Troy in shootout to advance to regional finals

GIRLS SOCCER: Utica Ford holds off Troy in shootout to advance to regional finals

| June 7, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans UTICA — On her 16th birthday, Nicole Fiantaco should have been the recipient of multiple presents. The Utica Ford sophomore was the one delivering the gifts. The eighth-ranked Falcons found enough resilience to slip past Troy, 3-2, in a Division 1 regional semifinal Tuesday at Utica’s Swinehart Stadium, […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston finally reaches the summit with first Class A state championship

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston finally reaches the summit with first Class A state championship

| March 25, 2017 | Comments (0)

STATE FINALS GALLERY: http://lmckeephotography.photoshelter.com/gallery/Clarkston-vs-Grand-Rapids-Christian-Boys-Varsity-Basketball-3-25-17/G0000sQ6c80f4UYU/C0000LbVKTbRz2gM STATE SEMIFINALS GALLERY: http://lmckeephotography.photoshelter.com/gallery/Clarkston-vs-West-Bloomfield-Boys-Varsity-Basketball-3-24-17/G0000toH6rMcglaY/C0000LbVKTbRz2gM WINTER SPORTS GALLERIES:  http://lmckeephotography.photoshelter.com/gallery-collection/WINTER-SPORTS-GALLERIES-2016-17/C0000VK4BjS7Vi3M BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans EAST LANSING — From now on, March 25 will have a new meaning in and around the community of Clarkston. That would be the day the Clarkston finally earned its long-anticipated place in the spotlight […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston stomps West Bloomfield to advance to first Class A state finals

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston stomps West Bloomfield to advance to first Class A state finals

| March 24, 2017 | Comments (0)

STATE FINALS GALLERY: http://lmckeephotography.photoshelter.com/gallery/Clarkston-vs-Grand-Rapids-Christian-Boys-Varsity-Basketball-3-25-17/G0000sQ6c80f4UYU/C0000LbVKTbRz2gM STATE SEMIFINALS GALLERY: http://lmckeephotography.photoshelter.com/gallery/Clarkston-vs-West-Bloomfield-Boys-Varsity-Basketball-3-24-17/G0000toH6rMcglaY/C0000LbVKTbRz2gM WINTER SPORTS GALLERIES:  http://lmckeephotography.photoshelter.com/gallery-collection/WINTER-SPORTS-GALLERIES-2016-17/C0000VK4BjS7Vi3M BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans EAST LANSING — It took some 100 years of boys basketball, but Clarkston will finally play for a state title. The third-ranked Wolves blitzed OAA Red Division league rival West Bloomfield for the third time this […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston trounces Saginaw to reach Class A Final Four

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston trounces Saginaw to reach Class A Final Four

| March 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans DAVISON — Clarkston proved once again that the best offense is a great defense. The Wolves simply suffocated Saginaw Tuesday night in the Class A state quarterfinals at Davison High School, which led to plenty of quick offense. Clarkston forced 15 turnovers and limited the Trojans to […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Troy shuts down DeLaSalle to claim first regional crown since 1989

BOYS BASKETBALL: Troy shuts down DeLaSalle to claim first regional crown since 1989

| March 15, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFan Facebook: North Oakland Sports Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: dan.stickradt TROY — Gary Fralick opted to become a gambling man Wednesday night. The veteran Troy boys basketball coach struck some gold in the process. Troy packed into a tight zone and forced Warren DeLaSalle to chuck it from the […]

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COMPETITIVE CHEER: Notre Dame Prep saves best for last, wins fourth straight Division 3 state title

COMPETITIVE CHEER: Notre Dame Prep saves best for last, wins fourth straight Division 3 state title

| March 15, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: dan.stickradt GRAND RAPIDS — Pontiac Notre Dame Prep proved that you just have to save your best for last. After finishing behind top-ranked Richmond at the regionals one week before, the Fighting Irish put it all together on the season’s final day and defended their […]

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WRESTLING: End of the road: Oxford  falls in Division 1 state quarterfinals

WRESTLING: End of the road: Oxford  falls in Division 1 state quarterfinals

| March 15, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: dan.stickradt MT. PLEASANT — The flip can become a huge factor in the sport of wrestling, signaling which team must send out a competitor first. It paid dividends for Hartland but hurt Oxford in the Division 1 state quarterfinals at Central Michigan University’s McGuirk Arena […]

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