High School | North Oakland Sports - Part 181
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Stalled out: Clarkston ousted by third-ranked Mercy in quarterfinals

Stalled out: Clarkston ousted by third-ranked Mercy in quarterfinals

| November 17, 2010 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com OWOSSO — In an unusual occurrence, Loretta Vogel led Farmington Hills Mercy to the state semifinals in her debut season as head coach of the Marlins. Now, she is taking her experienced team back to the Final Four. Third-ranked Mercy overcame a slow start to post a 26-24, 18-25, […]

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Key ingredient: Heins has helped stir up recipe for success at Lutheran Northwest

Key ingredient: Heins has helped stir up recipe for success at Lutheran Northwest

| November 16, 2010 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com ROCHESTER HILLS — When Joe Heins first entered Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest, he was just hoping to make the Crusaders’ soccer team. Now, he has been a key cog in the revival of the Northwest program. Heins, a versatile senior who has played multiple positions in his career, is […]

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      Troy’s Cunningham signs with Michigan

Troy’s Cunningham signs with Michigan

| November 16, 2010 | Comments (2)

BY JAKE LOURIM STUDENT CORRESPONDENT j.lourim@comcast.net TROY — Troy senior Sean Cunningham has bobbed and weaved through opposing defenders on the high school and club field for years. Soon, he’ll be off to Ann Arbor to play Big Ten soccer at the University of Michigan. He signed this past week during the NCAA early signing […]

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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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Stick's Picks: Lake Orion, WOLL aiming for berth in Final Four

Stick’s Picks: Lake Orion, WOLL aiming for berth in Final Four

| November 13, 2010 | Comments (1)

When it comes to postseason success, Lake Orion and Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes/Clarkston Everest Unified have enjoyed plenty of it. The two northern Oakland County football programs have simply built a winning tradition. Lake Orion and WOLL have put together multiple playoffs seasons memorable runs throughout the years and both now will play […]

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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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Marian stands tall in draining Lake Orion for regional title

Marian stands tall in draining Lake Orion for regional title

| November 12, 2010 | Comments (2)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com OXFORD — Just its track record in volleyball makes Birmingham Marian an intimidating opponent. Give the Mustangs an advantage and they become an even taller order to defeat. Lake Orion found that out Thursday in a Class A regional final at Oxford High School. Marian took a quick 1-0 […]

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Lancers fall short of regional title bid

Lancers fall short of regional title bid

| November 12, 2010 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com WATERFORD — Auburn Hills Oakland Christian took the wrong night not to have its best performance. The Lancers, honorable mention in the Class D polls, were making their 10th straight appearance in the regional finals, but came up short in a 3-1 loss to Plymouth Christian. The state-ranked Eagles […]

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  Clarkston wins first regional volleyball title since 1976

Clarkston wins first regional volleyball title since 1976

| November 12, 2010 | Comments (3)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com ORTONVILLE — One of Clarkston’s first matches of the season came against Flushing, where the Wolves swept the Raiders in a late-August quad match. Clarkston also defeated Flushing on Thursday — this time on a much bigger stage. The Wolves, who have not lost a game in nearly a […]

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Walled Lake Central holds off Rochester Adams for district title

Walled Lake Central holds off Rochester Adams for district title

| November 11, 2010 | Comments (1)

COMMERCE TOWNSHIP — The end of the road came Friday night for Rochester Adams. Zac Leimbach finished the night 10-for-15 passing for 192 yards and a pair to touchdowns in downing the Highlanders 14-13 for a Division 2 district title. Leimbach hit Ramon Alexander down the middle in the fourth quarter, and the senior used […]

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Wolves hound Davison to reach regional finals

Wolves hound Davison to reach regional finals

| November 10, 2010 | Comments (2)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com ORTONVILLE — Part of Clarkston’s fine season has been its incredible balance offensively. Defensively, the Wolves have been underrated and sometimes just as good. Davison found that out Tuesday in its Class A regional semifinal at Ortonville Brandon. Clarkston collected 37 blocks as a team, the most the Wolves […]

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Oakland Christian advances to regional title game for 10th straight time

Oakland Christian advances to regional title game for 10th straight time

| November 10, 2010 | Comments (2)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com WATERFORD — After losing to Plymouth Christian in the regular season and surrendering the MIAC Blue Division crown to the Eagles, Priscilla Larned was asked the question by several of her players at Auburn Hills Oakland Christian: Will the Lancers get a second chance at Plymouth Christian? Well, Oakland […]

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Tall and Proud: Yellowjackets enjoying first district title despite season of mishaps

Tall and Proud: Yellowjackets enjoying first district title despite season of mishaps

| November 9, 2010 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com AUBURN HILLS — Looking over the balcony at her volleyball team, Valerie Blanchette shouts the phrase “T.P.” The encouraging words stand for Tall and Proud, and are reminder to shrug off the play, stand back up and try again. That’s what the volleyball team at Auburn Hills Avondale has […]

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15-gone: Dragons end long district drought with sweep of Rochester

15-gone: Dragons end long district drought with sweep of Rochester

| November 9, 2010 | Comments (3)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com LAKE ORION — The last time Lake Orion won a volleyball district, most of the current players were very young. In fact, some of those sophomores and freshmen in the program weren’t even born yet. The year was 1995, and the title came in March of that year when […]

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Sizzling finishes: Handler leads state-meet performances

Sizzling finishes: Handler leads state-meet performances

| November 9, 2010 | Comments (4)

BY JAY KUNDE CORRESPONDANT BROOKLYN — Something about close finishes and Brook Handler seem to go hand in hand. The last time Handler, now a senior at Rochester High, was involved in a close finish, it came in the final 100 meters of the 3,200-meter relay at Rockford High School, site of the Division 1 […]

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No. 1 stunner: Unranked Southfield Christian upsets top-ranked Oakland Christian

No. 1 stunner: Unranked Southfield Christian upsets top-ranked Oakland Christian

| October 28, 2010 | Comments (1)

AUBURN HILLS — Southfield Christian didn’t have much luck against top-ranked Auburn Hills Oakland Christian during two regular season matches with the Lancers. In fact, the Eagles gave up nine goals in those two games.. Southfield Christian figured out a way to change history Wednesday.. The unranked Eagles pulled off the upset of the tournament, […]

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Lahser trips up Avondale for district title

| October 25, 2010 | Comments (1)

FOWLERVILLE — Bloomfield Hills Lahser and Auburn Hills Avondale have both made long runs in the boys soccer postseason in recent years. So it was fitting that they met for the district title game Saturday at Fowlerville.. Lahser, ranked in the top 10 in the state in Division 2 the whole season, repeated as a […]

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In the O-Zone: Dragons return to prominence with league title-clinching win over Clarkston

In the O-Zone: Dragons return to prominence with league title-clinching win over Clarkston

| October 24, 2010 | Comments (5)

PICKING UP STEAM: Lake Orion’s Danny Ney races towards a first down during the first quarter, well ahead of Clarkston’s Justin Baetz. NEy and the Dragons rolled to a 28-7 victroy to clinch the OAA Red Division title. Staff Photo | Dan Stickradt.

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