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Category: Prep Wraps

TUESDAY’S PREP ROUNDUP: Eagles open up campaign with rout of Berean

TUESDAY’S PREP ROUNDUP: Eagles open up campaign with rout of Berean

| December 1, 2010 | Comments (1)

ROCHESTER HILLS — Rochester Hills Christian opened up the boys basketball season Tuesday with a lopsided win over Adrian Berean Baptist. The Eagles outscored the Cougars in all four quarters in the non-league rout. The halftime score Rochester Hills Christian led 42-21 at the half and everyone on the active roster reached the scoring column. […]

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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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Grand Rapids Catholic Central rallies past Williamston for first title since 1987

Grand Rapids Catholic Central rallies past Williamston for first title since 1987

| November 28, 2010 | Comments (0)

— STAFF REPORTS DETROIT — Kevin Vacari scored a pair of touchdowns in the final 3:30 in leading Grand Rapids Catholic Central past Williamston 27-23 for the Division 4 football state championship at Ford Field. It marked Catholic Central’s first state title in football since the Cougars claimed the 1987 Class B state championship trophy. […]

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PREP FOOTBALL STATE FINALS FRIDAY NOTEBOOK: Harrington’s 13th title the latest in Harrison’s historic lore

PREP FOOTBALL STATE FINALS FRIDAY NOTEBOOK: Harrington’s 13th title the latest in Harrison’s historic lore

| November 27, 2010 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com DETROIT — John Herrington is as experienced as anyone when it comes to coaching in the high school football state finals in Michigan. On Friday at Ford Field in Detroit, he coached in his 17th prep football state finals game, a stat few in the country can match when […]

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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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BONUS COVERAGE: Niznak leads Ithaca to first-ever football state title

BONUS COVERAGE: Niznak leads Ithaca to first-ever football state title

| November 27, 2010 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com DETROIT — Alex Niznak was the man of the hour Friday night for Ithaca. And man of the year and perhaps the decade for the tiny town near Mount Pleasant. The senior quarterback, headed for Central Michigan, scored an MHSAA finals record five rushing touchdowns, including two inside the […]

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BONUS COVERAGE: Sacred Heart leaves no doubt in rout of Saugatuck for D-8 crown

BONUS COVERAGE: Sacred Heart leaves no doubt in rout of Saugatuck for D-8 crown

| November 27, 2010 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com DETROIT — Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart left no doubt in the Division 8 state championship game. Using incredible depth and speed, the Fighting Irish had four players combine for five touchdowns in the first half, and Sacred Heart even turned a punt for another score early in the third […]

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BONUS COVERAGE: Harrison corrals 13th state title with 38-28 comeback win over Lowell

BONUS COVERAGE: Harrison corrals 13th state title with 38-28 comeback win over Lowell

| November 27, 2010 | Comments (2)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com DETROIT — No lead is safe. Especially when the opponent on the football field is state powerhouse Farmington Hills Harrison. Lowell found that out the hard way during Friday’s Division 2 state finals at Ford Field. Trailing 21-10 midway through the third quarter, top-ranked Harrison scored four straight touchdowns […]

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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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Got Videos? Photos?

Got Videos? Photos?

| November 22, 2010 | Comments (1)

Got Video? Photos? Do you have video of a local high school varsity, college, youth/club or recreational league? Feel free to send us the youtube link for publication consideration. We will be running video links beginning in October. We are also accepting courtesy action photos of local athletes in action. For details, e-mail Senior Editor […]

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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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