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BOYS SOCCER:  Athens edges Rochester in shootout to advance to state finals

BOYS SOCCER:  Athens edges Rochester in shootout to advance to state finals

| November 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans TROY — Mason Maziasz relishes the moment every time he gets to play in a shootout. “I love them. I live for them,” said the Troy Athens senior goalkeeper. “I don’t mind playing in them at all.” Maziasz got his chance to play in his second straight […]

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CROSS COUNTRY: Clarkston, Oxford, Lake Orion advance teams to state finals

CROSS COUNTRY: Clarkston, Oxford, Lake Orion advance teams to state finals

| November 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

Adams’ Schram cruises to individual regional title BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans NEW BALTIMORE — With everything on the line, the OAA Red Division schools more than excelled at the Division 1 regional at New Baltimore Anchor Bay. Four of the top seven teams from the boys meet and five of the […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Lake Orion claims league title, hits postseason in stride

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Lake Orion claims league title, hits postseason in stride

| November 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans LAKE ORION — With a perfect record, Lake Orion has retained the OAA Red Division championship. And this time the Dragons are not in a sharing mood. A year ago after finishing in a three-way tie for the league title with Rochester Stoney Creek and Birmingham Seaholm at […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: OAA Blue champion Rochester peaking at the right time

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: OAA Blue champion Rochester peaking at the right time

| November 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — There’s no secret that a team hopes to peak in the final weeks of the season. That’s the case for Rochester’s girls volleyball team in the during the final month of the 2016 campaign. The Falcons are living that success. Rochester entered the postseason […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Behind family chemistry, Rochester enjoying magical ride to first Final Four since 2002

BOYS SOCCER: Behind family chemistry, Rochester enjoying magical ride to first Final Four since 2002

| November 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — The last time Rochester made a run to the Division 1 Final Four, the Falcons ended the season on a high note. Rochester captured its first and only state title in school history in 2002. That was a year where the Falcons entered the […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Notre Dame Prep sweeps Country Day in pre-district

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Notre Dame Prep sweeps Country Day in pre-district

| November 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

PONTIAC — Pontiac Notre Dame Prep opend up Class B state tournament play Tuesday in recording its 50th win of the campaign in its 3-0 sweep of Birmingham Detroit Country Day. The Fighting Irish recorded a 25-13, 25-17 and 25-10 triumph to advance to Thursday’s district semifinals against Clawson. For the Irish Audrey Damman served […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Troy Athens wins re-do with Dakota to retain regional title

BOYS SOCCER: Troy Athens wins re-do with Dakota to retain regional title

| November 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans TROY — Troy Athens is a regional champion…again. And the Red Hawks had to utilize the oddest flair for the dramatic tactic to claim the crown. After having to come back on Tuesday some four days after originally defeating Macomb Dakota on Friday, the Red Hawks edged […]

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POLL: Do you think the MHSAA should allow the shootout of the Division 1 boys soccer regional finals between Troy Athens and Macomb Dakota be re-played?

POLL: Do you think the MHSAA should allow the shootout of the Division 1 boys soccer regional finals between Troy Athens and Macomb Dakota be re-played?

| October 30, 2016 | Comments (2)

   

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BOYS SOCCER: MHSAA decides to allow Dakota-Athens shootout to be re-played

BOYS SOCCER: MHSAA decides to allow Dakota-Athens shootout to be re-played

| October 30, 2016 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans EAST LANSING — The Michigan High School Athletic Association ruled Saturday evening that it will allow the shootout between Troy Athens and Macomb Dakota from Friday’s Division 1 regional final to be re-contested. On Friday, Athens edged Dakota, 3-2, following a controversial 4-3 shootout to determine the […]

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FOOTBALL: Waterford Mott holds off Rochester Adams for first postseason win

FOOTBALL: Waterford Mott holds off Rochester Adams for first postseason win

| October 28, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — It took a little bit of drama, but Waterford Mott finally posted a postseason victory — and at Rochester Adams’ expense The Corsairs built a 28-0 lead in the third quarter and held on for dear life in a 28-21 Division 1 pre-district win […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Final Four-bound: Rochester slips past Grand Blanc to win first regional crown since 2002

BOYS SOCCER: Final Four-bound: Rochester slips past Grand Blanc to win first regional crown since 2002

| October 28, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — Grant Ellison had but one chance Thursday evening and the sophomore seized it. Ellison scored the biggest goal of his high school career and it was enough to lift Rochester to a 1-0 victory over Grand Blanc in a Division 1 regional final at […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Sixth-ranked Athens blanks DeLaSalle to reach regional finals

BOYS SOCCER: Sixth-ranked Athens blanks DeLaSalle to reach regional finals

| October 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans TROY — As if scoring against Troy Athens is difficult enough. Spotting the Red Hawks a goal in the first minute and trying to come back against their stingy defense is quite a daunting task. Warren DeLaSalle found that out Wednesday in a Division 1 regional semifinal at […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Rochester advances to Elite Eight with 2-1 win over Hartland

BOYS SOCCER: Rochester advances to Elite Eight with 2-1 win over Hartland

| October 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — After winning its first district title in nine years, Rochester has decided to stick around for a while in the postseason. Rochester scored a goal in each half and held on for a 2-1 victory Tuesday over Hartland in a Division 1 regional semifinal at […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Rochester stuns Stoney Creek to win first district title since 2007

BOYS SOCCER: Rochester stuns Stoney Creek to win first district title since 2007

| October 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — Social media can serve as a platform of motivation to the opposition when athletes and parents talk trash and somewhat guarantee victory in a high stakes game. Rochester caught wind of such chants and served noticed that the Falcons are far from a “junior-varsity B […]

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FOOTBALL: Stoney Creek runs roughshod on Rochester, likely knocks rivals from postseason picture

FOOTBALL: Stoney Creek runs roughshod on Rochester, likely knocks rivals from postseason picture

| October 21, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER — Apparently those around Rochester Stoney Creek’s football team remembered last season’s Week 9 team defeat to Rochester. Oh, boy, did they remember. Stoney Creek defeated Rochester in all phases of the game Friday and sacked Rochester with a humiliating 40-14 OAA crossover defeat. The Cougars […]

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CROSS COUNTRY: Clarkston boys win first OAA title since 1999; Seaholm girls claim sixth straight crown

CROSS COUNTRY: Clarkston boys win first OAA title since 1999; Seaholm girls claim sixth straight crown

| October 21, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER — Taking over the Clarkston boys cross-country program is July, Larry Adams knew his group had the talent to contend in the OAA Red Division this season. The Wolves lived up to that billing. Clarkston won both league jamborees and also claimed Thursday’s league championships meet […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Rochester collects 12th shutout in rout of Waterford Mott; Stoney Creek rolls Kettering; Lake Orion blanks rival Oxford

BOYS SOCCER: Rochester collects 12th shutout in rout of Waterford Mott; Stoney Creek rolls Kettering; Lake Orion blanks rival Oxford

| October 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — Over the past couple of years, Rochester had its fair share of struggles in the goalkeeping department. That has changed this season. Behind the much-improved play of Brad Carlson and Luke Kastran, the Falcons have posted their best record in a decade and are […]

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BOYS SOCCER:  Casualty of War: Clarkston stuns No. 5 Rochester Adams

BOYS SOCCER: Casualty of War: Clarkston stuns No. 5 Rochester Adams

| October 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — At 5-foot-8, Noah Bridgeman might have been one of the smallest players on the soccer pitch Monday night. With the way the Clarkston sophomore goalkeeper performed, he might as well have been an age-old Redwood tree hovering up near the clouds. Bridgeman stood tall […]

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