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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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BOYS LACROSSE: Lake Orion wins third straight league title, falls in regional finals

BOYS LACROSSE: Lake Orion wins third straight league title, falls in regional finals

| June 13, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt LAKE ORION — The jury is back on Lake Orion’s boys lacrosse season and the final verdict is a mixed bag of results for the state-ranked Dragons. Lake Orion captured its third straight OAA league title — the last two in the OAA […]

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SOFTBALL: Rochester Stoney Creek’s deepest postseason run ends in Sweet 16

SOFTBALL: Rochester Stoney Creek’s deepest postseason run ends in Sweet 16

| June 12, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt LAKE ORION —  In recent years, Rochester Stoney Creek’s softball team has enjoyed plenty of success. A couple of OAA White Division championships was followed up by three years competing in the ever-tough OAA Red Division — a league known to be one […]

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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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SOFTBALL: Top-ranked Clarkston downs Athens, Stoney Creek to repeat as regional champion

SOFTBALL: Top-ranked Clarkston downs Athens, Stoney Creek to repeat as regional champion

| June 10, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt LAKE ORION — After losing in the state semifinals last season and Clarkston appears to be a team on a mission to make it back to the final weekend of the season. The top-ranked Wolves captured their second straight regional title and third […]

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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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SOFTBALL: Rochester Adams makes headways with OAA-White title

SOFTBALL: Rochester Adams makes headways with OAA-White title

| June 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — Sometimes teams exceed expectations. Then there’s really exceeding expectations.  After finishing under five hundred the past three seasons, the Rochester Adams softball team made a quantum leap this season earning its first league title since 2010 and finishing well above […]

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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: 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 TRACK: Lake Orion seeking top five glory

GIRLS TRACK: Lake Orion seeking top five glory

| May 23, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt LAKE ORION — Due to renovations, Lake Orion does not have a home track this season to train upon thanks to stadium renovations. That has not deterred the Dragons, who have aspirations high in the clouds in terms of success for the school’s […]

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TRACK: Lake Orion, Grand Blanc cruise to repeat regional status

TRACK: Lake Orion, Grand Blanc cruise to repeat regional status

| May 19, 2018 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — A sport such as track and field can boil down to guts. Fighting against heat, wind, fatigue and other ailments just to dig out a noteworthy effort and out-perform your opponents — all with a state qualifying berth and […]

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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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TRACK: Lake Orion sweeps OAA-Red titles

TRACK: Lake Orion sweeps OAA-Red titles

| May 15, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — Lake Orion defended its OAA Red Division track and field crowns in fine fashion Monday at Rochester. Lake Orion’s girls captured their second straight league title, while the Orion boys made it seven straight league championships. Both squads scored over 160 […]

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TRACK: Stoney Creek wins first-ever boys track league title; Troy girls claim 11th in 14 seasons

TRACK: Stoney Creek wins first-ever boys track league title; Troy girls claim 11th in 14 seasons

| May 10, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt BLOOMFIELD HILLS — It was a long-time coming for Rochester Stoney Creek’s boys track and field program. Sixteen years to be exact. Stoney Creek captured its first league title in the program’s 16-year tenure Thursday on the track of Bloomfield Hills High School. […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston’s Foster Loyer is a rare breed for prep athlete

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston’s Foster Loyer is a rare breed for prep athlete

| March 24, 2018 | Comments (0)

. BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt . EAST LANSING — Dan Fife just knew he had something special in Foster Loyer four years ago. But just how special remained to be seen. Loyer, now a senior guard at Michigan prep basketball powerhouse Clarkston, finished up his high school […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Sweet repeat: Clarkston explodes on Holland West Ottawa to defend Class A title

BOYS BASKETBALL: Sweet repeat: Clarkston explodes on Holland West Ottawa to defend Class A title

| March 24, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt . EAST LANSING — Like a runaway freight train. Like a well-oiled machine. Like a fine-tuned engine. Pick your cliche’, but there’s nothing quite like Clarkston’s run to a second straight Class A state championship. The top-ranked Wolves put the final stamp on […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Holland West Ottawa plotting to derail top-ranked Clarkston

BOYS BASKETBALL: Holland West Ottawa plotting to derail top-ranked Clarkston

| March 24, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt EAST LANSING — Excuse Steve Windemuller if he doesn’t get a bunch of sleep Friday night. The fifth-year Holland West Ottawa boys basketball coach has guided his senior-laden Panthers to the Class A state championship game.  Windemuller and seventh-ranked West Ottawa’s reward? Going […]

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