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SOFTBALL: Top-ranked Clarkston downs Athens, Stoney Creek to repeat as regional champion

SOFTBALL: Top-ranked Clarkston downs Athens, Stoney Creek to repeat as regional champion

| June 10, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt LAKE ORION — After losing in the state semifinals last season and Clarkston appears to be a team on a mission to make it back to the final weekend of the season. The top-ranked Wolves captured their second straight regional title and third […]

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PUBLISHER'S VIEWPOINT: Miracle on Twin Lakes links or integrity chipped off the course? You decide

PUBLISHER’S VIEWPOINT: Miracle on Twin Lakes links or integrity chipped off the course? You decide

| June 6, 2018 | Comments (1)

OAKLAND TWP. — Integrity. It is a trait that should be involved with everything in life but sometimes is an oversight. In the arena of sports, integrity is a big part of the game. Athletes, coaches, administrators or even in college and pro sports, general managers and owners alike are all deeply engaged with the […]

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TRACK: Lake Orion, Grand Blanc cruise to repeat regional status

TRACK: Lake Orion, Grand Blanc cruise to repeat regional status

| May 19, 2018 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — A sport such as track and field can boil down to guts. Fighting against heat, wind, fatigue and other ailments just to dig out a noteworthy effort and out-perform your opponents — all with a state qualifying berth and […]

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TRACK: Lake Orion sweeps OAA-Red titles

TRACK: Lake Orion sweeps OAA-Red titles

| May 15, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — Lake Orion defended its OAA Red Division track and field crowns in fine fashion Monday at Rochester. Lake Orion’s girls captured their second straight league title, while the Orion boys made it seven straight league championships. Both squads scored over 160 […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston’s Foster Loyer is a rare breed for prep athlete

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston’s Foster Loyer is a rare breed for prep athlete

| March 24, 2018 | Comments (0)

. BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt . EAST LANSING — Dan Fife just knew he had something special in Foster Loyer four years ago. But just how special remained to be seen. Loyer, now a senior guard at Michigan prep basketball powerhouse Clarkston, finished up his high school […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Sweet repeat: Clarkston explodes on Holland West Ottawa to defend Class A title

BOYS BASKETBALL: Sweet repeat: Clarkston explodes on Holland West Ottawa to defend Class A title

| March 24, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt . EAST LANSING — Like a runaway freight train. Like a well-oiled machine. Like a fine-tuned engine. Pick your cliche’, but there’s nothing quite like Clarkston’s run to a second straight Class A state championship. The top-ranked Wolves put the final stamp on […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Holland West Ottawa plotting to derail top-ranked Clarkston

BOYS BASKETBALL: Holland West Ottawa plotting to derail top-ranked Clarkston

| March 24, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt EAST LANSING — Excuse Steve Windemuller if he doesn’t get a bunch of sleep Friday night. The fifth-year Holland West Ottawa boys basketball coach has guided his senior-laden Panthers to the Class A state championship game.  Windemuller and seventh-ranked West Ottawa’s reward? Going […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Dirty jobs Nick Wells an unsung hero for Clarkston

BOYS BASKETBALL: Dirty jobs Nick Wells an unsung hero for Clarkston

| March 23, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt EAST LANSING — You won’t find Nick Wells on any All-State or All-County lists this spring. Those are reserved mainly for players who are scorers and snare the limelight night-in and night-out on the basketball court. You won’t find Nick Wells being discussed […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston seizes control, rolls past Warren DeLaSalle to reach state finals

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston seizes control, rolls past Warren DeLaSalle to reach state finals

| March 23, 2018 | Comments (0)

Mr. Basketball Foster Loyer scores 42 as Wolves ground Pilots BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt EAST LANSING — Clarkston is headed back to the Class A state finals. Foster Loyer wouldn’t have it any other way. Neither would Nick Wells. Or CJ Robinson. Or Taylor Currie. Loyer scored […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Top-ranked Clarkston blows out Flint Carman-Ainsworth to reach state semis

BOYS BASKETBALL: Top-ranked Clarkston blows out Flint Carman-Ainsworth to reach state semis

| March 20, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt GRAND BLANC —  For the first time this season, Foster Loyer missed three free throws. From the field, the Mr. Basketball winner shot just 6-for-17 from the floor. Loyer’s Clarkston teammates more than made up for it. In a game where the top-ranked […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston’s Foster Loyer earns Mr. Basketball award

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston’s Foster Loyer earns Mr. Basketball award

| March 20, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt CLARKSTON — Before a recent practice, Foster Loyer stepped inside the three-point line and calmly swished 17 straight shots before missing. He started over, then made 16 more in a row before caroming one off the heel of the rim. That is commonplace […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston hammers Orchard Lake St. Mary’s for 14th regional crown

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston hammers Orchard Lake St. Mary’s for 14th regional crown

| March 14, 2018 | Comments (0)

Legendary coach Dan Fife gains 700th career win BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt WEST BLOOMFIELD —  For the third straight game, Clarkston hit the accelerator and went for broke. The top-ranked Wolves simply never let up. Clarkston captured its second straight Class A regional crown, 10th in 20 […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Saginaw Heritage shuts down Clarkston to reach Final Four

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Saginaw Heritage shuts down Clarkston to reach Final Four

| March 13, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt GRAND BLANC — Saginaw Heritage made believers out of Clarkston Tuesday. The Hawks are truly one of the top teams in state in Class A. The third-ranked Hawks took control from the beginning of the game and rolled to a convincing 70-25 victory over […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Well-oiled machine Clarkston rolls over Troy

BOYS BASKETBALL: Well-oiled machine Clarkston rolls over Troy

| March 12, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt WEST BLOOMFIELD —  Troy’s biggest fears were realized Monday night. Playing top-ranked Clarkston a third time this season, the Colts could not solve the Wolves in any phase of the game. Clarkston dominated the glass and cruised past Troy, 71-46, in a Class […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Clarkston downs Kettering for first regional title since 2005

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Clarkston downs Kettering for first regional title since 2005

| March 11, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt WEST BLOOMFIELD — Clarkston took another giant leap on the hardcourt Thursday evening. And the revenge tasted so sweet for the thirsty Wolves. Clarkston captured its first Class A regional title since 2005 with a 50-33 victory over Waterford Kettering Thursday at West […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston rolls by Oxford to win 40th district title

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston rolls by Oxford to win 40th district title

| March 11, 2018 | Comments (0)

— Follow NorthOaklandSports on Twitter @LocalSportsFans CLARKSTON — Never a doubt. Clarkston captured its 40th district title in school history Friday on its own court, dominating Oxford in all phases of the game en route to a 77-35 Class A district finals victory. Senior Mr. Basketball candidate Foster Loyer scored a game-high 33 points before […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston overcomes Lake Orion’s fast start to reach district finals

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston overcomes Lake Orion’s fast start to reach district finals

| March 8, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt CLARKSTON — Lake Orion accomplished a feat against top-ranked Clarkston that few schools have done in recent years: Build a lead against the Wolves after the first quarter. The Dragons did so Wednesday night in their Class A district semifinal against the defending state […]

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WRESTLING: Usual suspects: Oxford tames Clarkston, Lake Orion for 10th regional title in 11 years

WRESTLING: Usual suspects: Oxford tames Clarkston, Lake Orion for 10th regional title in 11 years

| February 15, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt CLARKSTON — When it comes to high school wrestling in the state of Michigan, Oxford definitely qualifies as part of the usual suspects. The seventh-ranked Wildcats advanced to the state tournament for the 10th time in 11 years with the school’s 12th overall regional […]

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