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Do you have video, photos you wish to submit?

Do you have video, photos you wish to submit?

| March 2, 2011 | Comments (2)

Do you have video you wish to submit? Do you have video of a local high school varsity, college, youth/club or recreational league? Feel free to send us the youtube link and embed code for publication consideration. For details, e-mail Senior Editor Dan Stickradt at dan.stickradt@northoaklandspor ­ts.com. Comeback daily to www.northoaklandsports.com, home of over 4 […]

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STUDENT VIEW: Kuhn's Corner: This is my bucket list, Rochester style

STUDENT VIEW: Kuhn’s Corner: This is my bucket list, Rochester style

| March 1, 2011 | Comments (1)

It’s amazing how quickly time flies. It seems that freshman year was only yesterday. Yet, in a few months time, plus summer, senior year will be here. And that provides food for thought. What should every Rochester High School student experience in the wide world of sports before graduating? So, I decided to make a […]

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From rags to riches: Oxford slowly builds program to reach ultimate goal

From rags to riches: Oxford slowly builds program to reach ultimate goal

| February 28, 2011 | Comments (1)

BATTLE CREEK — When a program is at an all-time low, it’s hard to imagine being up on top. That’s the way Paul McDevitt viewed it in the mid-1990s when he took over Oxford’s wrestling program. The program couldn’t even compete with a full lineup. “They didn’t win a match the year before I took […]

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FLASHBACK:  Late Bloomer: Braun keeps climbing U.S. soccer latter

FLASHBACK: Late Bloomer: Braun keeps climbing U.S. soccer latter

| February 24, 2011 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com PORTLAND, Oregon — Freddie Braun might be a late bloomer when it comes to success on the soccer pitch. At each level of his career, it has taken him some time to rise to the top. Each time, nevertheless, he has been able to reach a high level of […]

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VIDEO: Best indoor soccer goal ever

VIDEO: Best indoor soccer goal ever

| February 24, 2011 | Comments (0)

Dominic Scicluna scores an amazing goal for Detroit Waza in a PASL match against the Ohio Vortex. (Do you have sports video to submit for publication purposes to www.northoaklandsports.com? E-mail all pertinent information and links to senior editor Dan Stickradt at dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com for review.)

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Lakecrest Baptist is using small numbers to roll opponents

Lakecrest Baptist is using small numbers to roll opponents

| February 23, 2011 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com CLARKSTON — Waterford Lakecrest Baptist is trying to write its own, Michigan version of Hoosiers. The Defenders, the top-ranked boys basketball team in the Michigan Association of Christian Schools Division II ranks, have overcome the odds this season despite a very small enrollment. The season continued for Lakecrest Baptist […]

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STUDENT VIEW: Nick Brad-three catches fire to deliver Falcons to win over Adams

STUDENT VIEW: Nick Brad-three catches fire to deliver Falcons to win over Adams

| February 16, 2011 | Comments (1)

ROCHESTER HILLS — The ball flew around the court as the Rochester High Falcons took on Rochester Adams in the fifth annual Crosstown Showdown inside the Athletics Center O’Rena at Oakland University. The ball was passed from Falcon to Falcon, just waiting to be shot at the right time. From junior forward Taylor Perry to […]

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Slow fourth-quarter offense dooms Troy in loss to Lake Orion

Slow fourth-quarter offense dooms Troy in loss to Lake Orion

| February 16, 2011 | Comments (0)

BY JAKE LOURIM STUDENT CORRESPONDENT LAKE ORION — Thursday’s varsity girls’ basketball game was a tale of two second-half quarters. Troy gave up a 13-point lead at Lake Orion Thursday, putting up only four points in the final period. Lake Orion hit two free throws with a minute and a half left to cut the […]

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REPORTING VARSITY RESULTS

REPORTING VARSITY RESULTS

| February 16, 2011 | Comments (1)

REPORTING SCORES Varsity coaches are urged to report varsity results by calling the nightline recording at (248) 812-1053, or e-mail senior editor Dan Stickradt at dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com or results@northoaklandsports.com)

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The White Move: Tips and thoughts from the lesson tee

The White Move: Tips and thoughts from the lesson tee

| February 13, 2011 | Comments (0)

Did you know that for the average golfer it takes approximately 1.25 seconds to make contact with the ball from the address takeaway position? Of that 1.25 seconds, approximately .80 seconds is consumed with the takeaway to top of swing position. That leaves less than a half second to get back down to the ball […]

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Oakland Christian takes care of Lutheran Westland, remains undefeated

Oakland Christian takes care of Lutheran Westland, remains undefeated

| February 13, 2011 | Comments (0)

BY TIMOTHY PONTZER STUDENT COORESPONDENT AUBURN HILLS — Expectations are running high at Auburn Hills Oakland Christian. The boys basketball team is off to its best start in over a decade, enjoying an undefeated run with wins by large margins. The squad holds sole possession off first place in the Michigan Independent Athletic Conference Blue […]

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COLLEGE COMMITMENTS/SIGNINGS

COLLEGE COMMITMENTS/SIGNINGS

| February 4, 2011 | Comments (2)

COLLEGE COMMITMENTS/SIGNINGS Below are the local high school athletes from the www.northoaklandsports.com coverage area that have signed or committed to play collegiate athletics. For additions to this list, e-mail senior editor Dan Stickradt at dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com with all pertinent information. AUBURN HILLS AVONDALE Sarah Becker                                      Black Hawk College         Volleyball AUBURN HILLS OAKLAND CHRISTIAN Caleb Stanko                      […]

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Adams-Rochester to clash at Crosstown Showdown

Adams-Rochester to clash at Crosstown Showdown

| February 3, 2011 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com ROCHESTER HILLS — The rivalry between Rochester and Rochester Adams in some sports goes back some 40 years to the 1969-70 school year, when Adams opened its doors. The rivalry still stands today. Although somewhat different due to the district moving to three high schools in 2002, the Adams-Rochester […]

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VIDEO ADVERTISEMENT: Rochester College

VIDEO ADVERTISEMENT: Rochester College

| January 26, 2011 | Comments (1)

Below is a video of Rochester College, one of the yearly advertisers for www.northoaklandsports.com . For advertising information, contact the following: WEB ADDRESS: http://northoaklandsports.com PUBLIC RELATIONS FIRM: Stickradt Media Group ON-LINE SPORTS NEWSPAPER: http://northoaklandsports.com BUSINESS NUMBER / MAIN SWITCHBOARD: (248) 812-1051 FAST FACTS: The Stickradt Media Group is a Sportswriting Public Relations firm founded in […]

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Do you have video you wish to submit?

Do you have video you wish to submit?

| January 26, 2011 | Comments (1)

Got Video? Do you have video of a local high school varsity, college, youth/club or recreational league? Feel free to send us the youtube link for publication consideration. We will be running video links later this winter season. For details, e-mail Senior Editor Dan Stickradt at dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com. Comeback daily to www.northoaklandsports.com, home of over 4 […]

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STUDENT VIEW: Why do we idolize athletes?

STUDENT VIEW: Why do we idolize athletes?

| January 11, 2011 | Comments (0)

They are maybe the most prominent decoration that defines a teenager’s room: Posters. And since teens are constantly changing who they are in effort to find their true self, it’s a good thing that they can easily be put up and taken down. The same can be said for those most commonly found on those […]

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Lake Orion’s Bell named Detroit Lions high school Coach of the Year

Lake Orion’s Bell named Detroit Lions high school Coach of the Year

| January 7, 2011 | Comments (1)

ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions have named Lake Orion football head coach Chris Bell the 2010 High School Coach of the Year. Bell and his Lake Orion Dragons captured the Division 1 state title with a victory over Plymouth in the championship game at Ford Field last Saturday. The Dragons concluded the 2010 season […]

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TEAM TRYOUTS

TEAM TRYOUTS

| January 7, 2011 | Comments (1)

TEAM TRYOUTS BASKETBALL TEAM Basketball, a Rochester Hills-based AAU boys  that 7th and 8th grade boys tryouts are Jan. 9 at Van Hoosen Middle School (7th grade from 5-7 p.m. and 8th grade 7-9 p.m.). Second tryout will be on Jan. 16 (same times and place). If you know of anyone who might be interested […]

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