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BOYS HOCKEY: Oxford-Lake Orion set to tussle outdoors

BOYS HOCKEY: Oxford-Lake Orion set to tussle outdoors

| August 22, 2012 | Comments (0)

  BY MATT MACKINDER CORRESPONDENT mackindermedia@yahoo.com OXFORD — Oxford’s boys hockey program continues to provide opportunities to its student-athletes. After completing a successful 2011-12 season, the Wildcats will have at least one high-profile game during the 2012-13 campaign and it is shaping up to be an exciting event — outdoors. On Tuesday, Dec. 18, as […]

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REPORTING RESULTS

REPORTING RESULTS

| August 22, 2012 | Comments (0)

TO REPORT SCORES … To report high school varsity, college or club sports scores to the Digital Daily www.northoaklandsports.com editorial department, coaches and team representatives are urged to e-mail pertinent information to results@northoaklandsports.com or to Senior Editor Dan Stickradt at dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com in a timely fashion. The nightline recording of (248) 812-1053 is also available. NorthOaklandSports […]

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TROY PREVIEW: New-look Colts ready to bounce back

TROY PREVIEW: New-look Colts ready to bounce back

| August 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

BY JAKE LOURIM STUDENT CORRESPONDENT j.lourim@comcast.net TROY — When it comes to Troy football, the Colts’ recent performances on the field have been subpar. Troy is 14-13 in the past three years, with its lone playoff game a loss. This year’s team has had enough of that — and it’s ready to put an end […]

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BOYS SOCCER PREVIEW:  Even with defections, Troy hopes to remain among state’s best

BOYS SOCCER PREVIEW: Even with defections, Troy hopes to remain among state’s best

| August 20, 2012 | Comments (0)

BY JAKE LOURIM STUDENT CORRESPONDENT j.lourim@comcast.net     TROY — Losing four top underclassmen would deplete most soccer programs. Not Troy. The Colts just go to the next man up. “Fortunately, in Troy, someone steps up and does the job,” Troy coach Brian Zawislak said. “We’re not short of talent here. I think it’s the […]

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GIRLS TRACK: Adams cruised to life in the fast lane with all-time best finish

GIRLS TRACK: Adams cruised to life in the fast lane with all-time best finish

| June 25, 2012 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   EAST KENTWOOD — On a day when Grosse Pointe South put on a track and field clinic with several nationally-ranked performances, Rochester Adams also had its moment in the limelight. South defended its Division 1 girls track and field state title with 77.5 points, showcasing some […]

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PDL SOCCER: Michigan Bucks continue fast start with shutout of Toronto

PDL SOCCER: Michigan Bucks continue fast start with shutout of Toronto

| June 21, 2012 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans PONTIAC — After playing 12 games in a month, the one thing for certain pertaining to the Michigan Bucks is that this team again is a title contender. The Bucks moved to 10-1-1 on the year and posted their fifth shutout in its last eight games with […]

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GIRLS SOCCER: New kid on the block Okemos ruins Troy’s title party

GIRLS SOCCER: New kid on the block Okemos ruins Troy’s title party

| June 21, 2012 | Comments (1)

BY JAKE LOURIM STUDENT CORRESPONDENT j.lourim@comcast.net EASTLANSING — Most of the giants were gone. Top-ranked Northville, bye-bye. Defending state champion Novi, out of the picture. OAA Red champion Rochester Adams, departed. They were all out of the girls soccer tournament, and the only one left standing from the east side was Troy. So when eighth-ranked […]

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JAKE’S TAKE: In good hands…Troy’s Holland is one of state’s best

JAKE’S TAKE: In good hands…Troy’s Holland is one of state’s best

| June 16, 2012 | Comments (1)

TROY — You had a tough decision last Sunday, Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association panel. You had to select the All-State girls soccer players for the first, second, and third teams, plus honorable mention. That’s no easy task. That’s why I’m making it easier. The best goalie in the state is Troy junior Alison […]

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GIRLS SOCCER: Troy frustrates Anchor Bay in regional, 2-0

GIRLS SOCCER: Troy frustrates Anchor Bay in regional, 2-0

| June 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

BY JAKE LOURIM STUDENT CORRESPONDENT j.lourim@comcast.net   FRASER — As a freshman, Troy midfielder Sarah Troccoli is playing in her first state tournament. That fact didn’t seem to bother her Tuesday when a cornerkick came to her. “Sometimes, I get really nervous,” Troccoli admitted, adding that she usually feels better after her first solid touch. […]

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AOTW: Troy’s Wassel on the mend from last year’s injury

AOTW: Troy’s Wassel on the mend from last year’s injury

| May 23, 2012 | Comments (0)

BY JAKE LOURIM STUDENT CORRESPONDENT j.lourim@comcast.net   TROY — There he was, Troy pitcher John Wassel, on the mound at Comerica Park last season. He was on the same mound as Major League Baseball MVP Justin Verlander, with 40,000-plus seats around him, soaking in the experience of a lifetime. And Wassel’s arm popped. “I’ve never […]

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PDL SOCCER: Michigan Bucks stun Pittsburgh in U.S. Open Cup

PDL SOCCER: Michigan Bucks stun Pittsburgh in U.S. Open Cup

| May 23, 2012 | Comments (2)

BY DAN DUGGAN CORRESPONDENT PITTSBURGH — Another one bites the dust. The Michigan Bucks of the United Soccer Leagues (USL) Premier Development League (PDL) upset yet another professional team in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup on Tuesday. The oldest tournament in American sports is celebrating its 99th year and the Bucks are enjoying every […]

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BASEBALL:  Lahser gets the best of Troy

BASEBALL: Lahser gets the best of Troy

| May 8, 2012 | Comments (1)

BY JAKE LOURIM STUDENT CORRESPONDENT j.lourim@comcast.net   BLOOMFIELD HILLS — In a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the bottom of the seventh inning with the winning run 90 feet from home plate, Troy senior pitcher Tyler Horne didn’t have to think. “That wasn’t one that you think about,” Horne said. “You just react and make the […]

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GIRLS SOCCER: Troy pounds Lake Orion, 6-0

GIRLS SOCCER: Troy pounds Lake Orion, 6-0

| May 8, 2012 | Comments (1)

BY JAKE LOURIM STUDENT CORRESPONDENT j.lourim@comcast.net   LAKE ORION — Relentless. That pretty much sums up Troy’s effort in a 6-0 drubbing of Lake Orion in an OAA Red Division girls soccer match Friday. Troy junior Madison Hirsch scored twice and senior Irene Young added a goal and three assists in the victory that was […]

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GIRLS SOCCER: Troy bounces back to boot Stoney Creek

GIRLS SOCCER: Troy bounces back to boot Stoney Creek

| May 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

BY JAKE LOURIM STUDENT CORRESPONDENT j.lourim@comcast.net   ROCHESTER HILLS — When Troy senior Alyssa Cabelof set her feet and blasted Troy’s first goal into the left corner of the net Tuesday, Troy girls soccer coach Brian Zawislak did something he doesn’t normally do: He sprung off the bench after the goal and celebrated. “I haven’t […]

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PREP BASEBALL: Walled Lake Northern silences Troy bats

PREP BASEBALL: Walled Lake Northern silences Troy bats

| April 15, 2012 | Comments (0)

BY JAKE LOURIM STUDENT CORRESPONDENT j.lourim@comcast.net   TROY — The weather warmed up for the Troy baseball team Thursday. The Colts’ bats did not. The Troy bats were silenced in a 6-1, non-league baseball loss to visiting Walled Lake Northern in which the colts managed only three hits in the first five innings. “We were […]

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PREP BASEBALL: Troy stymies Lahser in first OAA-White game

PREP BASEBALL: Troy stymies Lahser in first OAA-White game

| April 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

BY JAKE LOURIM STUDENT CORRESPONDENT j.lourim@comcast.net   TROY— In March, 80 degrees. In April, temperatures in the 30. That’s Michigan. “I mean, snow isn’t really what you expect in baseball,” senior John Wassel laughed. Wassel picked up the win in frigid temperatures Tuesday as Troy took its first league game over Bloomfield Hills Lahser, 6-5, […]

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PREP GIRLS SOCCER: Troy solves Rochester’s stiff defense in 1-0 victory

PREP GIRLS SOCCER: Troy solves Rochester’s stiff defense in 1-0 victory

| April 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

BY JAKE LOURIM STUDENT CORRESPONDENT j.lourim@comcast.net   TROY — Troy senior forward Irene Young was getting hit from left, right, and behind from two, three, and four players Thursday night. It’s something she’ll just have to get used to, helping manufacture scoring in other ways. “I think that’s when the other [players] help me out […]

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Troy knocked out via Waterford Mott’s upset punch

Troy knocked out via Waterford Mott’s upset punch

| March 10, 2012 | Comments (2)

BY JAKE LOURIM STUDENT CORRESPONDENT j.lourim@comcast.net   TROY — Troy’s boys basketball team was about to reach the point that good teams often hit where they know they can’t lose. But upstart Waterford Mott, the most unlikely dealer of the knockout punches, threw the Colts’ season into a tough combination of sorrow and frustration. The […]

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