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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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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston seizes control, rolls past Warren DeLaSalle to reach state finals

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston seizes control, rolls past Warren DeLaSalle to reach state finals

| March 23, 2018 | Comments (0)

Mr. Basketball Foster Loyer scores 42 as Wolves ground Pilots BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt EAST LANSING — Clarkston is headed back to the Class A state finals. Foster Loyer wouldn’t have it any other way. Neither would Nick Wells. Or CJ Robinson. Or Taylor Currie. Loyer scored […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston’s Foster Loyer earns Mr. Basketball award

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston’s Foster Loyer earns Mr. Basketball award

| March 20, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt CLARKSTON — Before a recent practice, Foster Loyer stepped inside the three-point line and calmly swished 17 straight shots before missing. He started over, then made 16 more in a row before caroming one off the heel of the rim. That is commonplace […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston hammers Orchard Lake St. Mary’s for 14th regional crown

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston hammers Orchard Lake St. Mary’s for 14th regional crown

| March 14, 2018 | Comments (0)

Legendary coach Dan Fife gains 700th career win BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt WEST BLOOMFIELD —  For the third straight game, Clarkston hit the accelerator and went for broke. The top-ranked Wolves simply never let up. Clarkston captured its second straight Class A regional crown, 10th in 20 […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Saginaw Heritage shuts down Clarkston to reach Final Four

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Saginaw Heritage shuts down Clarkston to reach Final Four

| March 13, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt GRAND BLANC — Saginaw Heritage made believers out of Clarkston Tuesday. The Hawks are truly one of the top teams in state in Class A. The third-ranked Hawks took control from the beginning of the game and rolled to a convincing 70-25 victory over […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Well-oiled machine Clarkston rolls over Troy

BOYS BASKETBALL: Well-oiled machine Clarkston rolls over Troy

| March 12, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt WEST BLOOMFIELD —  Troy’s biggest fears were realized Monday night. Playing top-ranked Clarkston a third time this season, the Colts could not solve the Wolves in any phase of the game. Clarkston dominated the glass and cruised past Troy, 71-46, in a Class […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: OLSM rallies past Rochester Adams to reach regional finals

BOYS BASKETBALL: OLSM rallies past Rochester Adams to reach regional finals

| March 12, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt WEST BLOOMFIELD — Orchard Lake St. Mary’s earned a date with top-ranked Clarkston. St. Mary’s pulled way from Rochester Adams down the stretch in a 41-35 Class A regional semifinals victory at West Bloomfield High School. The Eaglets will face Clarkston at 7 […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Troy guns down Seaholm to repeat as district champs, earn date with No. 1 Clarkston

BOYS BASKETBALL: Troy guns down Seaholm to repeat as district champs, earn date with No. 1 Clarkston

| March 11, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt TROY — Leon Ayers III made sure that Troy would not join the upset victims list in the Class A state tournament. Ayers, a 6-foot-4 senior guard from Troy who was averaging 17.5 points a game, drilled four three-pointers in the first quarter […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Rochester Adams’ rebuild includes district championship

BOYS BASKETBALL: Rochester Adams’ rebuild includes district championship

| March 11, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — After finishing 0-21 last season, there was only one way for Rochester Adams to head this season and that was up. The youthful Highlanders took another step forward in the right direction last week by winning the school’s sixth district […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston rolls by Oxford to win 40th district title

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston rolls by Oxford to win 40th district title

| March 11, 2018 | Comments (0)

— Follow NorthOaklandSports on Twitter @LocalSportsFans CLARKSTON — Never a doubt. Clarkston captured its 40th district title in school history Friday on its own court, dominating Oxford in all phases of the game en route to a 77-35 Class A district finals victory. Senior Mr. Basketball candidate Foster Loyer scored a game-high 33 points before […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Sharpshooting Oxford rolls past Holly to earn district finals date with Clarkston

BOYS BASKETBALL: Sharpshooting Oxford rolls past Holly to earn district finals date with Clarkston

| March 8, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt CLARKSTON — Oxford made sure it scheduled a date Friday with top-ranked Clarkston. The youthful Wildcats finished 11-for-27 from three-point range Wednesday, including draining five of their first nine long distance dials, in building a 19-13 first-quarter lead. Oxford never looked back in routing […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston overcomes Lake Orion’s fast start to reach district finals

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston overcomes Lake Orion’s fast start to reach district finals

| March 8, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt CLARKSTON — Lake Orion accomplished a feat against top-ranked Clarkston that few schools have done in recent years: Build a lead against the Wolves after the first quarter. The Dragons did so Wednesday night in their Class A district semifinal against the defending state […]

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Cleveland State stuns Oakland to reach Horizon League finals

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Cleveland State stuns Oakland to reach Horizon League finals

| March 5, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt DETROIT — Oakland’s March curse reared its ugly head once again. Despite prevailing in the quarterfinals Sunday night for its first conference tournament win since 2014, fourth-seeded Oakland put together its poorest shooting effort in years, and eighth-seeded Cleveland State too advantage and pulled […]

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COLLEGE  BASKETBALL: Oakland exorcizes conference demons with Horizon League quarterfinals win over IUPUI

COLLEGE  BASKETBALL: Oakland exorcizes conference demons with Horizon League quarterfinals win over IUPUI

| March 4, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt DETROIT — Perhaps a large black veil has been lifted from the faces of Oakland University men’s basketball players. For five straight years, including the last three in the Horizon League Tournament and two years prior in the Summit League, the Golden Grizzlies […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Utica Eisenhower snaps 15-year drought with district title win over Stoney Creek

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Utica Eisenhower snaps 15-year drought with district title win over Stoney Creek

| March 2, 2018 | Comments (0)

GIRLS BASKETBALL: BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — The drought is over for Utica Eisenhower. The Eagles overcame a slow start to claim their first Class A district title in 15 years Friday by downing host Rochester Stoney Creek, 49-33. Eisenhower (19-3) held the Cougars to […]

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WRESTLING: Dakota rallies to end Oxford’s season in state quarterfinals

WRESTLING: Dakota rallies to end Oxford’s season in state quarterfinals

| February 23, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt KALAMAZOO — Oxford’s state tournament run has ended in the state quarterfinals round once again. This time it was Macomb Dakota that stalled the Wildcats’ postseason run with a come-from-behind victory. Trailing 19-12, third-seeded Dakota won the final five weight classes as part […]

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COMPETITIVE CHEER: Another giant leap for Highlanders-kind: Rochester Adams pulls stunner, wins first district title

COMPETITIVE CHEER: Another giant leap for Highlanders-kind: Rochester Adams pulls stunner, wins first district title

| February 17, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — In recent years, Rochester Adams has taken a quantum leap in the sport of competitive cheer. On Saturday, the Highlanders took another giant leap. Adams captured its first district crown in school, topping the 13-school field at Rochester Stoney Creek […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Fast start propels Rochester Hills Christian past Lake Orion Baptist in MACS state tournament

BOYS BASKETBALL: Fast start propels Rochester Hills Christian past Lake Orion Baptist in MACS state tournament

| February 16, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — Even as the top-ranked school in the Michigan Association of Christian Schools Division I circles, Rochester Hills Christian still showed its youth sometimes. Fortunately for the Eagles, talent can usually overcome mistakes. Rochester Hills Christian had its fair share of mental […]

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