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Category: Auburn Hills Oakland Christian

New beginnings: First day always brings forth changes, challenges

New beginnings: First day always brings forth changes, challenges

| August 12, 2011 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com There’s never been much change when it comes to soccer at Troy Athens. Since launching the program 30 years ago, Tim Storch was always the man in charge. Storch retired from teaching and coaching at Athens at the end of June, leaving the door open for a “second coach […]

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SPORTS BRIEFS--Scrimmage Openings

SPORTS BRIEFS–Scrimmage Openings

| August 10, 2011 | Comments (0)

SCRIMMMAGE OPENINGS The Rochester Community Schools has openings for two schools at its varsity-only boys soccer scrimmages, which will be played at all three of the district’s high schools on Wednesday, Aug. 17. Games will be 25-minute halves with up to three games per team. Games will take place from 4-9 p.m. Interested schools can […]

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Optimism overload: Prep football teams reconvene to begin their hopes of march to postseason field

Optimism overload: Prep football teams reconvene to begin their hopes of march to postseason field

| August 9, 2011 | Comments (2)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Unlike any other year, Lake Orion kicked off football training camp for the first time as the defending state champions. After years of near-misses, the Dragons finished the year 2010 on top of the charts. Lake Orion captured its first D-1 crown last November behind a talented senior class. […]

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Eight local softball players earn All-State honors

Eight local softball players earn All-State honors

| August 5, 2011 | Comments (0)

Eight softball players with local ties were named to the 2011 Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association All-State teams, recently released across the state. There were five players from Division 1 and three from Division 4 that hail from the www.northoaklandsports.com coverage area that earned All-State accolades. On the Division 1 All-State First Team were […]

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Oakland Christian trio head up D-4 All-State golf list

Oakland Christian trio head up D-4 All-State golf list

| August 4, 2011 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Three golfers with local ties were named to the Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association All-State Boys Golf Teams, released recently by the association for the 2011 season. All three players hailed from Division 4 state champion Auburn Hills Oakland Christian. Juniors Tyler Coyne and Zach Preuss were named to […]

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Brannon, Young pace 26 local all-state soccer players

Brannon, Young pace 26 local all-state soccer players

| August 4, 2011 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com As expected, Troy Athens senior Olivia Brannon was named the 2011 Miss Soccer by the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association, leading 26 all-state players from the www.northoaklandsports.com coverage area. Brannon is on the 11-member all-state Dream Team, which also includes 10 other standout players from around the state, […]

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AOTW: Oakland Christian’s Johnston signs with Grace College

AOTW: Oakland Christian’s Johnston signs with Grace College

| July 27, 2011 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com As a three-sport athlete, Darcy Johnston has been around the block playing at both the high school and club circuit. It has paid off for the Auburn Hills Oakland Christian senior. Johnston, of Rochester Hills, signed a letter-of-intent this month to play soccer at NAIA member Grace College in […]

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2011 ALL-AREA GIRLS SOCCER: Highly-touted players showcased on postseason squad

2011 ALL-AREA GIRLS SOCCER: Highly-touted players showcased on postseason squad

| July 20, 2011 | Comments (4)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com It has been said time and time again that in the sport of prep soccer, sometimes it’s harder to make the All-Area First Team or even the All-County team in Oakland County that it is to reach the all-state lists in one of the four divisions. That didn’t change […]

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2011 ALL-AREA SOFTBALL: All-around talents heat up the diamond

2011 ALL-AREA SOFTBALL: All-around talents heat up the diamond

| July 15, 2011 | Comments (6)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com The 2011 softball season was definitely a year of transition for teams across the state of Michigan. With the pitcher’s circle being pushed back three feet to be the same distance as college, offensive numbers were up significantly while pitching numbers dropped at many schools as those pitchers adapted […]

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2011 ALL-AREA BASEBALL: Diamond squad is armed and lethally dangerous

2011 ALL-AREA BASEBALL: Diamond squad is armed and lethally dangerous

| July 12, 2011 | Comments (4)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com The senior class of baseball players in Michigan was known to be as deep of a group since the Class of 1998, where nine in-state prep players were drafted. The state this season again had nine prep players selected in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft and had an […]

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2011 ALL-AREA BOYS GOLF: State champion Oakland Christian headlines top linkers

2011 ALL-AREA BOYS GOLF: State champion Oakland Christian headlines top linkers

| July 11, 2011 | Comments (2)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Another exceptional boys golf season is in the bag and the postseason honors have been flowing forth for many individuals with local ties. Multiple athletes from the www.northoaklandsports.com coverage area earned all types of postseason success in recent weeks by making the all-league or all-county teams with three others […]

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2011 ALL-AREA GIRLS TRACK & FIELD TEAM: All-State athletes burnt up the grand oval

2011 ALL-AREA GIRLS TRACK & FIELD TEAM: All-State athletes burnt up the grand oval

| July 8, 2011 | Comments (2)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Sometimes years of greatness are very hard to reproduce. The girls track and field season of 2010 in the area was hard to match in 2011. After all, a team state champion and five individual state champions last season was a rarity and several of those athletes departed last […]

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ALL-AREA BOYS TRACK & FIELD: Power, speed highlight postseason squad

ALL-AREA BOYS TRACK & FIELD: Power, speed highlight postseason squad

| July 6, 2011 | Comments (17)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com In a bizarre spring, track and field athletes generally had slow starts due to consistent bad weather, but were still able to pull off some fine finishes in the final weeks of the season. That is all evidenced on the 2011 All-Area Boys Track and Field Team. Across the […]

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Finishing on top: Top-ranked Oakland Christian wins first-ever golf state title

Finishing on top: Top-ranked Oakland Christian wins first-ever golf state title

| June 19, 2011 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com ALLENDALE — Auburn Hills Oakland Christian has had several quality golf teams over the past two decades. Finally in 2001, the Lancers sailed through the perfect storm. It all culminated Saturday at the Meadows Golf Course at Grand Valley State University. The Lancers posted a two-day total of 622 […]

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Oakland Christian grabs lead at state golf finals

Oakland Christian grabs lead at state golf finals

| June 17, 2011 | Comments (0)

Oxford, Troy, Avondale all way off pace ALLENDALE — Auburn Hills Oakland Christian grabbed a seven-stroke lead after the first day of competition at the Lower Peninsula Division 4 boys golf state finals at The Meadows Golf Course. The top-ranked Lancers collected a play-five, count-four team score of 319, ahead of Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic (316), […]

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Oakland Christian grabs lead at state golf finals

Oakland Christian grabs lead at state golf finals

| June 17, 2011 | Comments (0)

ALLENDALE — Auburn Hills Oakland Christian grabbed a seven-stroke lead after the first day of competition at the Lower Peninsula Division 4 boys golf state finals at The Meadows Golf Course. The top-ranked Lancers collected a play-five, count-four team score of 319, ahead of Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic (316), Ann Arbor Greenhills (317) and Saginaw Nouvel […]

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STATE GOLF PREVIEW — ON COURSE: Top-ranked Lancers eyeing state supremacy

STATE GOLF PREVIEW — ON COURSE: Top-ranked Lancers eyeing state supremacy

| June 17, 2011 | Comments (0)

Oakland Christian, Troy, Oxford, Avondale all seeking grand success BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Over the years, Auburn Hills Oakland Christian has had its fair of many near misses. The Lancers have fielded multiple state ranked teams in boys golf without a state title. In fact, this has been commonplace in a lot of […]

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Controversy hits high school golf community

Controversy hits high school golf community

| June 10, 2011 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Controversy has swirled over the sport of high school boys golf and its epicenter sits right in one of the communities in this area of the state. Oxford finished third at Thursday’s Division 1 regional at Flushing Valley Golf Course, but several other schools in the Wildcats’ district, regional […]

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