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BOYS BASKETBALL: Top-ranked Clarkston soars past No. 2 Hazel Park

BOYS BASKETBALL: Top-ranked Clarkston soars past No. 2 Hazel Park

| January 30, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans HAZEL PARK — For the first time in its illustrious 24-year history, the Oakland Activities Association welcomed the rare commodity of featuring a basketball game that consisted of the top two teams in the Associated Press Class A state rankings. Top-ranked Clarkston made sure there was no […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Clarkston maintains OAA-Red lead with win over Stoney Creek

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Clarkston maintains OAA-Red lead with win over Stoney Creek

| January 26, 2018 | Comments (0)

Wolves’ Luchenbach reach 1,000 summit in win   BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickdradt CLARKSTON — Halfway through the OAA Red Division league season and Clarkston controls its own destiny. The first-place Wolves held onto sole possession of first place Friday with a 40-20 triumph over visiting Rochester Stoney Creek […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Rochester holds off Adams to win annual Crosstown Showdown

BOYS BASKETBALL: Rochester holds off Adams to win annual Crosstown Showdown

| January 22, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickdradt   ROCHESTER HILLS — Hunter Schattler remembers vividly the growing pains of a 0-21 season. That was the 2014-15 campaign, Schattler’s freshman campaign Schattler also remembers his freshman and sophomore seasons where his Rochester basketball team were blown out of the gymnasium by arch-rival […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Rochester Adams rolls by Rochester for eight straight ‘Showdown’ win

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Rochester Adams rolls by Rochester for eight straight ‘Showdown’ win

| January 21, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickdradt ROCHESTER HILLS — Rochester Adams picked the right time to come out of a team shooting slump. The Highlanders scored a season-high of points in a 60-36 victory over arch-rival Rochester in the 12th annual Crosstown Showdown at the Oakland University O’Rena. Adams has […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM CAPSULES 2017-18

BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM CAPSULES 2017-18

| January 9, 2018 | Comments (1)

BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM CAPSULES 2017-18 Below the the 2017-18 boys basketball team capsules for high schools located in the coverage region for www.northoakalndsports.com. Additional information can be forwarded to dan.stickradt@northoaklndsports.com or results@northoaklandsports.com. Follow on Twitter @LocalSportsFans   Auburn Hills Avondale HEAD COACH: Tim Morton, 15th season (non-consecutive, 184-136). 2016-17 RECORD: 12-10, 4-6 OAA White Division […]

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DIVISION 1 STATE FINALS: Clarkston’s defense stifles West Bloomfield’s high-powered engine to win third D-1 state crown

DIVISION 1 STATE FINALS: Clarkston’s defense stifles West Bloomfield’s high-powered engine to win third D-1 state crown

| November 25, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt DETROIT — All football coaches need to make adjustments in games or even at various points of a given season. Such is the case at Clarkston. Through Week 6 of the regular season, the unranked Wolves sat 4-2 following losses to West Bloomfield (37-15) […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CLASS B SEMIFINALS: No. 1 Pontiac Notre Dame Prep cruises past Fruitport to reach state finals

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CLASS B SEMIFINALS: No. 1 Pontiac Notre Dame Prep cruises past Fruitport to reach state finals

| November 17, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt BATTLE CREEK  — All in an hour’s work and all by reaching out to the hot hand. Pontiac Notre Dame Prep dispatched unranked Fruitport Friday in the Class B state semifinals in the form of a 25-15, 25-9, 25-14 sweep at Kellogg Arena to […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Notre Dame Prep’s pulls away from Corunna to advance to Final Four

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Notre Dame Prep’s pulls away from Corunna to advance to Final Four

| November 14, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt IMLAY CITY  — Like a runaway train, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep’s volleyball team is picking up an unstoppable pace down the rails. After cruising to a Class B regional title last week with sweeps of state-ranked No. 9 Marysville and No. 2 North Branch, […]

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Who is Michigan’s top high school soccer player? Vote today?

Who is Michigan’s top high school soccer player? Vote today?

| November 4, 2017 | Comments (0)

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BOYS SOCCER: Finals to showcase interesting matchups

BOYS SOCCER: Finals to showcase interesting matchups

| November 4, 2017 | Comments (0)

Dan Stickradt takes a glance at the four MHSAA boys soccer state finals. DIVISION 1 NO. 5 NOVI DETROIT CATHOLIC CENTRAL (20-2-4) VS. NO. 15 WALLED LAKE CENTRAL (22-1-2), 12 noon Saturday at Rochester Stoney Creek: This game features two first-time state finalists. CC is a veteran squad led by lightning-quick forward Ryan Pierson, a […]

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FOOTBALL: No. 1 Eisenhower rallies past Adams

FOOTBALL: No. 1 Eisenhower rallies past Adams

| November 3, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt UTICA — Jack Morris and Ben Metz did not have to have All-State-type performances Friday evening for Utica Eisenhower. They only had to be on target at the end. After forcing Rochester Adams to punt, Eisenhower returned the ball to the Adams 37 yard […]

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SOCCER: Troy wins first regional since 2011

SOCCER: Troy wins first regional since 2011

| October 30, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt BLOOMFIELD HILLS — After a season of high and lows, Troy is apparently peaking at the right time. The very right time. Behind 19 seniors, the Colts, who fell out of Division 1 top 20 just before the start of the postseason, regrouped to […]

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FOOTBALL: Burke’s boot lifts Brandon past Avondale

FOOTBALL: Burke’s boot lifts Brandon past Avondale

| October 28, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt . AUBURN HILLS — Brandon Burke must have had ice in his veins Friday night. The Ortonville Brandon senior drilled a 25-yard field goal as time expired, leading the visiting Blackhawks to a thrilling, 45-44, triumph over host Auburn Hills Avondale in a Division […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Walled Lake Central upsets Rochester in shootout; Grand Blanc edges Midland Dow in OT

BOYS SOCCER: Walled Lake Central upsets Rochester in shootout; Grand Blanc edges Midland Dow in OT

| October 26, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt FLINT — It wasn’t until the opening week of the postseason that Walled Lake Central even broke into the Division 1 top 20. Now the Vikings are surely on everyone’s radar. Ranked 15th, Walled Lake Central took 10th-ranked Rochester, a state semifinalist last […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Soccer regionals mix of usual suspects, Cinderella stories, unknowns and forfeits

BOYS SOCCER: Soccer regionals mix of usual suspects, Cinderella stories, unknowns and forfeits

| October 24, 2017 | Comments (0)

Boys soccer has reached the regional round of the postseason and will feature many enticing matchups. But within the pairings, there is a side story of bad news for Hamtramck. After going unbeaten through the district week, the Cosmos self-reported they had used an ineligible player and had to forfeit the season, the same fate […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Troy explodes for 7-0 regional win over Grosse Pointe South

BOYS SOCCER: Troy explodes for 7-0 regional win over Grosse Pointe South

| October 24, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Moments before Troy’s regional semifinal game with Grosse Pointe South, there was a moment of silence for a Troy student who passed away on Monday. On the soccer pitch, Troy was anything but silent. The Colts, who dropped from the Division […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Rochester rallies past Clarkston to claim second straight district title

BOYS SOCCER: Rochester rallies past Clarkston to claim second straight district title

| October 20, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — Rochester’s boys soccer team is very thankful these days that it has a three-sport athlete playing in goal. Luke Kastran made a difference Friday night for the Division 1 10th-ranked Falcons. Host Rochester tested its mettle and rallied past Clarkston, […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Rochester blanks Stoney Creek in district showdown

BOYS SOCCER: Rochester blanks Stoney Creek in district showdown

| October 19, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — With each passing game, Rochester hopes to prove the theory that defense does win championships. The Falcons moved to one win away from repeating as a Division 1 district champion with perhaps their best effort to date. The host Falcons […]

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