Prep Wraps | North Oakland Sports - Part 171
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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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Twice as nice: Springfield Christian downs Lake Orion Baptist for second straight MACS-II soccer title

Twice as nice: Springfield Christian downs Lake Orion Baptist for second straight MACS-II soccer title

| November 18, 2010 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com CLARKSTON — Kevin Bettinger played through some nagging injuries during his junior soccer season at Clarkston Springfield Christian. Now a senior and healthy, the forward departs the high school ranks in style. Bettinger had a foot in all six goals Saturday, scoring five goals with an assist, as his […]

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Big MACS attack: Troy Bethany Christian wins first MACS state title since 1986

Big MACS attack: Troy Bethany Christian wins first MACS state title since 1986

| November 18, 2010 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com CLARKSTON — Travis Woodham’s 37th and final goal of his senior season is his biggest. Not only did the center midfielder tie the single-season school record, but it proved to be the game-winner Saturday in Troy Bethany Christian’s 2-0 victory over Davison Faith Baptist at Clarkston Springfield Christian. The […]

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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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Tennis star Dieters chooses Ohio State

Tennis star Dieters chooses Ohio State

| November 18, 2010 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com ROCHESTER HILLS — Kelsey Dieters has not heard the last of it. The standout tennis player from Rochester Hills and a Rochester High senior made a verbal commitment this past summer to Ohio State and officially signed Tuesday with the Buckeyes, as part of the NCAA early signing period. […]

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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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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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