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Turnaround Special: Fighting Irish keeping focused during nine-game win streak

Turnaround Special: Fighting Irish keeping focused during nine-game win streak

| September 30, 2011 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com PONTIAC — Long losing streaks can create all sorts of problems for any team in any sport. Players can start checking out, not giving their best effort in practice. That can lead to subpar efforts on the playing surface. Bad habits can be made. Bad examples can be left […]

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FAST FACTS ABOUT NORTH OAKLAND SPORTS.COM

FAST FACTS ABOUT NORTH OAKLAND SPORTS.COM

| September 30, 2011 | Comments (3)

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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STICK’S PICKS: Prep football season finally reaching playoff qualifiers stage

STICK’S PICKS: Prep football season finally reaching playoff qualifiers stage

| September 30, 2011 | Comments (0)

This is Week 6 around the Michigan prep football scene and this is the first week that schools can officially celebrate a postseason berth. While there are several area teams that are on collision course with postseason destiny, only one, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep, is undefeated at this point. A win Friday night will jettison […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Follow us on Social Media

| August 13, 2011 | Comments (4)

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Oxford’s new ‘Blue Turf’ to debut Monday

Oxford’s new ‘Blue Turf’ to debut Monday

| August 7, 2011 | Comments (2)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com OXFORD — When Prescott Line walks onto the football field Monday morning, he will be considered an early riser. He’ll also be considered a pioneer. Line, a senior-to-be at Oxford High School and a three-sport athlete for the Wildcats, will walk into the first practice on his school’s new […]

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FLASHBACK: Exit Stage Left: Storch ready to sail into the sunset

FLASHBACK: Exit Stage Left: Storch ready to sail into the sunset

| August 3, 2011 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com (Editor’s Note: This is a republish from a story that originally ran on June 5 but was inadvertently removed from the archives.) TROY — Tim Storch remembers when he was first pushed towards being a goalkeeper. A student at Birmingham Groves High School in the mid-1970s, the hockey and […]

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Former Athens soccer coach Storch now the man in charge at Alpena

Former Athens soccer coach Storch now the man in charge at Alpena

| August 2, 2011 | Comments (3)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com ALPENA — Tim Storch is in need of a new wardrobe. The recent Troy to Alpena transplant must trade in his gold and red for some green and white. One of the state’s all-time winningest soccer coaches at the high school level while at Troy Athens High School, Storch […]

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FLASHBACK: Third annual TRC golf outing reaches goal of ‘chippin in’ for special causes

FLASHBACK: Third annual TRC golf outing reaches goal of ‘chippin in’ for special causes

| July 27, 2011 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Nikki Baize Moran is quite honest about her golfing etiquette. The 1990 Rochester High School grad hasn’t swung a club in over seven years until Friday, when she hit the links. “I haven’t played in a long, long time,” she laughed, just moments after participating in […]

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FLASHBACK: All for charity ... Friends ‘link up’ for a good cause

FLASHBACK: All for charity … Friends ‘link up’ for a good cause

| July 27, 2011 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Joe Perk remembers the day like it was just moments ago. It was a day supposed to be set aside for Christmas gift-wrapping and last-minute shopping. After all, Christmas was only three short days away and with many events planned for the holidays, there was […]

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