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Category: Lake Orion

Cunningham, Stanko earn Dream Team status

Cunningham, Stanko earn Dream Team status

| December 1, 2010 | Comments (2)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Sean Cunningham and Caleb Stanko entered the 2010 boys soccer season as two of the state’s best. The Oakland county duo were acknowledged for just that recently by the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association. Both were named to the 11-member All-State Dream Team by the MHSSCA earlier this […]

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ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-STATE FOOTBALL 2010

ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-STATE FOOTBALL 2010

| November 30, 2010 | Comments (2)

Players from the www.northoaklandsports.com coverage area are found in bold. DIVISION 1-2 The 2010 Associated Press Division 1-2 All-State football team, which is selected by Michigan sports writers and broadcasters PLAYER OF THE YEAR Gabe Dean, Lowell, 5-11, 195, Jr. QUARTERBACKS Tommy Vento, Farmington Hills Harrison, 6-1, 185, Sr. Gabe Dean, Lowell, 5-11, 195, Jr. […]

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Dragons nation celebrates ... Lake Orion wins first-ever Division 1 football title

Dragons nation celebrates … Lake Orion wins first-ever Division 1 football title

| November 28, 2010 | Comments (2)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com DETROIT — Marques Stevenson had no problems shedding some tears near the 50 yard line Saturday at Ford Field. The Lake Orion senior running back and the Dragons finally celebrated a state championship in football, building a 21-3 halftime lead on Plymouth and hanging on for a 21-13 victory […]

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Bell, staff, players grow together to lead Lake Orion to promised land

Bell, staff, players grow together to lead Lake Orion to promised land

| November 28, 2010 | Comments (1)

DETROIT — Chris Bell had a chance to do something Saturday that no former Lake Orion football player at the school has done in the past. In fact, he had a chance to do something that no other football head coach has done at the school over the decades. That is to lead the school’s […]

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AOTW:  Complete Back: Lake Orion’s Stevenson a threat anywhere on the field

AOTW: Complete Back: Lake Orion’s Stevenson a threat anywhere on the field

| November 27, 2010 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com LAKE ORION — While some students spend their entire school days darting between class rooms every hour, Marques Stevenson has a chance to leave campus. The Lake Orion senior has co-op through school to clerk at the 52nd/53rd district court in Rochester Hills. “I get a chance to clerk, […]

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Lake Orion looking for a different outcome in D-1 state title game

Lake Orion looking for a different outcome in D-1 state title game

| November 26, 2010 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com DETROIT — There are some differences for Lake Orion regarding Saturday’s Division 1 state championship football game as compared to the Dragons’ first championship game in 2008: Lake Orion is looking for a better outcome. This time the seventh-ranked Dragons will take on unranked Plymouth at 1 p.m. Saturday […]

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Stick’s Picks: Classic matchups set for season’s final weekend

Stick’s Picks: Classic matchups set for season’s final weekend

| November 25, 2010 | Comments (2)

The final weekend in finally here. The final weekend of the fall sports season concludes at Ford Field with the football state finals Friday and Saturday. There are several powerhouse teams that have made the march down to Detroit once again, while some others are looking for their first shot at glory. Lake Orion is […]

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Stelpflug, Reed, Jongekrijg lead state-meet performances

Stelpflug, Reed, Jongekrijg lead state-meet performances

| November 23, 2010 | Comments (2)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com ROCHESTER HILLS — Last season Lauren Reedy finished near the bottom of the diving competition of the Division 1 state finals. This season, the Rochester junior made a quantum leap to the top 10. Reedy finished seventh in the one-meter diving out of a field of over 35 divers […]

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Who will win the MHSAA Division 1 High School Football state title?

Who will win the MHSAA Division 1 High School Football state title?

| November 22, 2010 | Comments (1)

Take the poll and share your opinion on whether or not Lake Orion or Plymouth will be the State Division 1 Football Champions. [polldaddy poll=4128433]

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Tech Wrecker: Lake Orion halts Cass Tech’s dream season with late defensive play, moves into state finals for second time in three years

Tech Wrecker: Lake Orion halts Cass Tech’s dream season with late defensive play, moves into state finals for second time in three years

| November 20, 2010 | Comments (4)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com TROY — Andrew Shafkalis has only been a student at Lake Orion for about 10 months. The junior made one of the biggest defensive plays in Lake Orion football history Saturday afternoon. A transfer from Rochester, Shafkalis, undersized against Detroit Cass Tech’s beefy defensive line and linebackers unit, broke […]

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Swimmers ready to leave it all in the tank at state finals

Swimmers ready to leave it all in the tank at state finals

| November 19, 2010 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Sami Steplflug has a high ceiling. The Clarkston freshman has already had a memorable season, winning a pair of events at both the Oakland County meet and OAA Blue Division meet. She also swam on two winning relays at the league meet. One of the state’s top ninth-grade prospects […]

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Could Cass Tech be Lake Orion’s mirror?

Could Cass Tech be Lake Orion’s mirror?

| November 19, 2010 | Comments (2)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com LAKE ORION — In 2003, Lake Orion opened up the season as the team to beat. With a roster packed with college prospects — many that ventured onto Division I and Division II schools after graduation — all indications pointed to Lake Orion having a Dream season. Even the […]

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STICK’S PICKS: Lake Orion the sole area hopeful for state finals berth

STICK’S PICKS: Lake Orion the sole area hopeful for state finals berth

| November 19, 2010 | Comments (2)

For the second time in three years, Lake Orion is one win for advancing to the state title game for Division 1 football. This is nothing new for local teams. Over the past three decades, five different local schools have reached at least the state semifinals in football. Four schools have played on Thanksgiving Weekend […]

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AOTW:  Terror in the trenches: Lake Orion’s McGhee is a mauler on the offensive line

AOTW: Terror in the trenches: Lake Orion’s McGhee is a mauler on the offensive line

| November 18, 2010 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com LAKE ORION — When a football team scores a touchdown, or the offense makes a big play, how often does the public address announcer make a mention to the offensive line? While the credit often goes to the running back, quarterback or receiver, and sometimes the holder or placekicker […]

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2010 OAA GIRLS SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

2010 OAA GIRLS SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

| November 18, 2010 | Comments (4)

2010 OAKLAND ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATION GIRLS SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS OAA RED DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS (Nov. 4-6 at Lake Orion) TEAM SCORES: 1. (tie) Birmginham Groves, 451; Birmingham Seaholm, 451; 3. Farmington Harrison, 309; 4. Rochester Adams, 293; 5. Rochester Stoney Creek, 189; 6. Troy, 168; 7. Lake Orion, 165. DUAL-MEET STANDINGS: 1. Birmingham Groves, (6-0); 2. […]

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COLLEGE COMMITMENTS/SIGNINGS

COLLEGE COMMITMENTS/SIGNINGS

| November 17, 2010 | Comments (5)

COLLEGE COMMITMENTS/SIGNINGS Below are the local high school athletes from the www.northoaklandsports.com coverage area that have singed or committed to play collegiate athletics. For additions to this list, e-mail senior editor Dan Stickradt at dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com AUBURN HILLS AVONDALE Sarah Becker            Black Hawk        Volleyball AUBURN HILLS OAKLAND CHRISTIAN Caleb Stanko            Michigan          Soccer CLARKSTON Haley Barker            […]

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ALL-OAA BOYS SOCCER TEAMS

ALL-OAA BOYS SOCCER TEAMS

| November 16, 2010 | Comments (5)

ALL-CONFERENCE BOYS SOCCER TEAMS Below are the final 2010 OAA boys soccer all-division teams and final conference standings: ALL-OAA RED DIVISION FINAL STANDINGS: 1. Troy; 2. Bloomfield Hills Lahser; 3. Rochester Adams; 4. Lake Orion; 5. (tie) Clarkston, Rochester; 7. Troy Athens; 8. (tie) Rochester Stoney Creek, Royal Oak. ALL-DIVISION TROY: Sean Cunningham, Jeff Bumbales, […]

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Final Four-bound: Dragons sack Eisenhower for regional crown

Final Four-bound: Dragons sack Eisenhower for regional crown

| November 13, 2010 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com LAKE ORION — One of the reasons for Lake Orion’s success on the football field is its balance and depth. The Dragons showcased this asset in Friday’s Division 1 regional final. Even with starting quarterback Sean Charette going down with an ankle sprain in the first quarter, senior wide […]

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