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Country Day rides the ‘Hill’ to sail past Lakers

Country Day rides the ‘Hill’ to sail past Lakers

| September 18, 2011 | Comments (3)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com WATERFORD — There’s two things a coach cannot teach or simulate in practice: Size and speed. Birmingham Detroit Country Day displayed plenty of both at Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes Saturday and posted a resounding 34-3 non-conference football victory over the Lakers. Jon Hill was the deadliest of […]

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Stick’s Picks: All teams must face adversity at some point

Stick’s Picks: All teams must face adversity at some point

| September 16, 2011 | Comments (0)

All teams face adversity of some sort throughout the course of a season. A key player goes down with a season-ending injury. A coach or someone affiliated with the program loses a loved one. A team loses a heartbreaker on a last minute play. A long winning streak is halted. All of this is part […]

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TUESDAY’S BOYS TENNIS ROUNDUP: Avondale edges Farmington; Rochester drops Lake Orion

TUESDAY’S BOYS TENNIS ROUNDUP: Avondale edges Farmington; Rochester drops Lake Orion

| September 14, 2011 | Comments (0)

AUBURN HILLS AVONDALE 5, LAKE ORION 4 SINGLES — 1. Jon Phou (A) d. Joey Amis 7-5, 6-1; 2. Rohit Bhadange (F) d. Ben Beckas 6-2, 6-2; 3. Anu Reddy (A) d. Sam Rajachudamani 6-2, 6-3; 4. Austin Maley (F) d. Tim Bajorek 6-1, 4-6, 6-4. DOUBLES — 1. Akhilesh Sivakumar-Lokesh Pagadala (F) d. Joe Spurlin-Max […]

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Clarkston football forfeits two games

Clarkston football forfeits two games

| September 13, 2011 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com CLARKSTON — After learning it had used an ineligible player, Clarkston announced Monday night that it had alerted the Michigan High School Athletic Association and has forfeited two of its first three football games. The Wolves, who won their first three games over Rochester Adams (28-21), West Bloomfield (34-7) […]

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STICK’S PICKS: There’s nothing wrong with playing football a little early

STICK’S PICKS: There’s nothing wrong with playing football a little early

| September 1, 2011 | Comments (0)

The week before Labor Day to high school football fans is like Christmas Eve to eager kids. Some people can’t wait until Christmas morning to unravel some of their presents, just like some can’t wait to Friday to catch some prep football. In the past decade, many local schools have opted to move up their […]

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EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK: From sports terminology to bands … There’s plenty to catch on stage

EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: From sports terminology to bands … There’s plenty to catch on stage

| August 31, 2011 | Comments (0)

The arena of sports is full of millions of catch phrases, terminologies, rules, regulations and analogies. Anyone that follows sports on any level can think of dozens, if not hundreds, right off the top of their head. So, we’re going to have fun with this. Since sports and music often go hand-and-hand, what if all […]

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REPORTING RESULTS

REPORTING RESULTS

| August 31, 2011 | Comments (1)

REPORTING SCORES Varsity coaches are urged to report varsity results in a timely fashion by e-mail to senior editor Dan Stickradt at dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com or results@northoaklandsports.com, or by calling the sports nightline recording at (248) 812-1053. Deadlines are normally midnight each day. High schools and colleges in the NorthOaklandSports coverage region include Auburn Hills Avondale, Auburn […]

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Romeo sacks its revenge on Troy

Romeo sacks its revenge on Troy

| August 27, 2011 | Comments (0)

BY JAKE LOURIM STUDENT CORRESPONDENT j.lourim@comcast.net ROMEO — In the preseason, Troy football coach Gary Griffith mentioned the old adage, “The game starts up front.” His Colts lost the battle up front, and lost the game. Romeo was stout defensively, exacting revenge from Troy on Thursday with a 16-3 OAA-MAC crossover win. Troy won last […]

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STICK'S PICKS: Put the golf clubs away … Prep football season is here

STICK’S PICKS: Put the golf clubs away … Prep football season is here

| August 24, 2011 | Comments (2)

Stick’s Picks is going golfing Thursday morning. He will partner up with some of his colleagues from around the Michigan media arena. The most likely discussion, other than that horrific slice hitting the drink-cart girl four fairways over, will be high school football. Yes, it’s that time of the year again. The months of speculation, […]

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AOTW: The Hitman ... Clarkston’s Zach Collins strikes fear into the opposition

AOTW: The Hitman … Clarkston’s Zach Collins strikes fear into the opposition

| August 24, 2011 | Comments (3)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com CLARKSTON — It’s hard to imagine Zach Collins having any fear on the football field. Yet it was three years ago when he felt a little apprehensive lining up near the line of scrimmage. “The coaching staff came to me just before my first game my freshman year and […]

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LAKE ORION PREVIEW: Can Dragons reload for another lengthy postseason run?

LAKE ORION PREVIEW: Can Dragons reload for another lengthy postseason run?

| August 24, 2011 | Comments (3)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com LAKE ORION — Chris Bell does not like all of the extra attention he received last fall. The veteran football coach is a father and an assistant principal at Lake Orion High School to go along with his head coaching duties. That draws in plenty of demands already. So […]

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KICKOFF 2011: Many questions will be answered in the upcoming prep football season

KICKOFF 2011: Many questions will be answered in the upcoming prep football season

| August 22, 2011 | Comments (5)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Over the past three decades, six different local schools have reached at least the state semifinals in prep football. Last year Lake Orion made a return trip to that point — and with greater results. For the first time in three trips to the Final Four, Lake Orion captured […]

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PREP FOOTBALL SCHEDULES

PREP FOOTBALL SCHEDULES

| August 22, 2011 | Comments (2)

PREP FOOTBALL SCHEDULES Below are the 2011 prep football varsity schedules for schools in the www.northoaklandsports.com coverage area. Contact participating schools for further details. Updates and changes can be made by e-mailing Senior Editor Dan Stickradt at dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com AUBURN HILLS AVONDALE Aug. 25   Warren Fitzgerald (A) Sept. 2   Hazel Park (A) Sept. 9 […]

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THE DANCE BEAT … Motor City Tap Fest on deck

THE DANCE BEAT … Motor City Tap Fest on deck

| August 18, 2011 | Comments (0)

THE DANCE BEAT … MOTOR CITY TAP FEST The fourth annual Motor City Tap Fest is taking place in Detroit Aug. 18-21, with the main faculty performance show at Orchestral Hall in Detroit Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. Cost is $25 per person. The event brings in some of the top tap dancers from around […]

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Vitale takes over Troy Defenders football

Vitale takes over Troy Defenders football

| August 18, 2011 | Comments (2)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com TROY — Better late than never for Chris Vitale. An football assistant coach in the prep scene during the past decade around Metro Detroit, Vitale assumed his new duties as head coach of the Troy Christian Leadership Academy Tuesday night — some eight days after the start of high […]

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SPORTS BRIEFS — AUGUST

SPORTS BRIEFS — AUGUST

| August 18, 2011 | Comments (0)

SPORTS BRIEFS — AUGUST COACHES NEEDED TEAM Basketball, Together Everyone Achieves More, is commencing its 10th year of travel basketball. The club currently has boys teams beginning 3rd grade through U-17 and girls teams in many of the same age groups. TEAM Basketball administration is looking for coaches in several age groups and players of […]

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Much work in store for journeyman Schaefer at Oakland Christian

Much work in store for journeyman Schaefer at Oakland Christian

| August 15, 2011 | Comments (2)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com AUBURN HILLS — In over 30 years of coaching prep football, Bill Schaefer has always been the bridesmaid, not the bride. Although just a figure of speech, Schaefer has always been an assistant coach until now. Schaefer was hired as the new football coach at Auburn Hills Oakland Christian […]

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North Oakland Sports expands to three more schools

North Oakland Sports expands to three more schools

| August 15, 2011 | Comments (2)

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. — NorthOaklandSports.com has expanded. Founded in December, 2009, to replace former print publications or current print publications that have severely downsized in recent times, has added the communities of Holly and Ortonville and incorporated Holly, Ortonville Brandon and Pontiac Notre Dame Prep high schools into its coverage region. Previously, NOS included public […]

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