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Category: Troy Christian Leadership Acadamy

REPORTING RESULTS

REPORTING RESULTS

| August 31, 2011 | Comments (1)

REPORTING SCORES Varsity coaches are urged to report varsity results in a timely fashion by e-mail to senior editor Dan Stickradt at dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com or results@northoaklandsports.com, or by calling the sports nightline recording at (248) 812-1053. Deadlines are normally midnight each day. High schools and colleges in the NorthOaklandSports coverage region include Auburn Hills Avondale, Auburn […]

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2011 PREP FOOTBALL PREVIEW INDEX

2011 PREP FOOTBALL PREVIEW INDEX

| August 24, 2011 | Comments (5)

2011 PREP FOOTBALL PREVIEW INDEX: Below is the index for the 2011 Prep Football Preview Kickoff extravaganza, as compiled and presented by the AdaVan Media Group’s www.northoaklandsports.com editorial staff and corporate sponsors. NOS is a digital daily, sports-only, on-line-only newspaper serving dozens of communities in suburban Detroit. Teams and schools may use the opening paragraphs […]

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TROY CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP ACADEMY PREVIEW: Defenders hope for better success in fourth season

TROY CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP ACADEMY PREVIEW: Defenders hope for better success in fourth season

| August 24, 2011 | Comments (2)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com TROY — As Chris Vitale watches his troops go through drills during football practice, the first-year head coach notices many things. There is a large disparity between several of his players. Some are very well-advanced and some are just on the learning curve. The most important thread, collectively, is […]

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KICKOFF 2011: Many questions will be answered in the upcoming prep football season

KICKOFF 2011: Many questions will be answered in the upcoming prep football season

| August 22, 2011 | Comments (5)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Over the past three decades, six different local schools have reached at least the state semifinals in prep football. Last year Lake Orion made a return trip to that point — and with greater results. For the first time in three trips to the Final Four, Lake Orion captured […]

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 PREP FOOTBALL TEAM CAPSULES

PREP FOOTBALL TEAM CAPSULES

| August 22, 2011 | Comments (6)

PREP FOOTBALL TEAM CAPSULES Below are the team capsules for the prep football teams in the coverage area for www.northoaklandsports.com, as compiled by Senior Editor Dan Stickradt and staff of interns. Auburn Hills Avondale HEAD COACH: Steve Deutsch ASSISTANT COACHES: Dave Schulz, James Prince, Torre Robinson, Anthony Epperson, Mike Zak. LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 7-4, 6-2 […]

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TOP PREP FOOTBALL PLAYERS

TOP PREP FOOTBALL PLAYERS

| August 22, 2011 | Comments (5)

TOP PREP FOOTBALL PLAYERS Senior Editor Dan Stickradt scouts the top prep football players in the www.northoaklandsports.com coverage area for 2011. 1. ZACH COLLINS, Clarkston sr. LB (6-2, 210): Just the third, fourth-year starter under veteran coach Kurt Richardson, who is in his 25th season with the Wolves, Collins is like flies on ribroast when […]

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FAST FACTS: PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS

FAST FACTS: PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS

| August 22, 2011 | Comments (2)

PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS FAST FACTS A look historically at the prep football programs from the www.northoaklandsports.com coverage area in the MHSAA tournament. STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS: Lake Orion – 2010 (Division 1) Oxford – 1992 (Class BB) Rochester Adams – 2003 (Division 2) Troy – 1994 (Class AA) Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes – 2002 […]

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PREP FOOTBALL SCHEDULES

PREP FOOTBALL SCHEDULES

| August 22, 2011 | Comments (2)

PREP FOOTBALL SCHEDULES Below are the 2011 prep football varsity schedules for schools in the www.northoaklandsports.com coverage area. Contact participating schools for further details. Updates and changes can be made by e-mailing Senior Editor Dan Stickradt at dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com AUBURN HILLS AVONDALE Aug. 25   Warren Fitzgerald (A) Sept. 2   Hazel Park (A) Sept. 9 […]

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Vitale takes over Troy Defenders football

Vitale takes over Troy Defenders football

| August 18, 2011 | Comments (2)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com TROY — Better late than never for Chris Vitale. An football assistant coach in the prep scene during the past decade around Metro Detroit, Vitale assumed his new duties as head coach of the Troy Christian Leadership Academy Tuesday night — some eight days after the start of high […]

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College Committments-Signings

College Committments-Signings

| August 18, 2011 | Comments (5)

ONTO THE NEXT LEVEL … Know of a student-athlete that has signed a letter of intent, made an oral commitment, agreed to terms for a walk-on position or is currently playing collegiate sports from the www.northoaklandsports.com coverage region? Please feel free to submit information about any local athletes. Include photos and contact information and we […]

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North Oakland Sports expands to three more schools

North Oakland Sports expands to three more schools

| August 15, 2011 | Comments (2)

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. — NorthOaklandSports.com has expanded. Founded in December, 2009, to replace former print publications or current print publications that have severely downsized in recent times, has added the communities of Holly and Ortonville and incorporated Holly, Ortonville Brandon and Pontiac Notre Dame Prep high schools into its coverage region. Previously, NOS included public […]

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Follow us on Social Media

Follow us on Social Media

| August 13, 2011 | Comments (4)

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SPORTS BRIEFS--Scrimmage Openings

SPORTS BRIEFS–Scrimmage Openings

| August 10, 2011 | Comments (0)

SCRIMMMAGE OPENINGS The Rochester Community Schools has openings for two schools at its varsity-only boys soccer scrimmages, which will be played at all three of the district’s high schools on Wednesday, Aug. 17. Games will be 25-minute halves with up to three games per team. Games will take place from 4-9 p.m. Interested schools can […]

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Optimism overload: Prep football teams reconvene to begin their hopes of march to postseason field

Optimism overload: Prep football teams reconvene to begin their hopes of march to postseason field

| August 9, 2011 | Comments (2)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Unlike any other year, Lake Orion kicked off football training camp for the first time as the defending state champions. After years of near-misses, the Dragons finished the year 2010 on top of the charts. Lake Orion captured its first D-1 crown last November behind a talented senior class. […]

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Brannon, Young pace 26 local all-state soccer players

Brannon, Young pace 26 local all-state soccer players

| August 4, 2011 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com As expected, Troy Athens senior Olivia Brannon was named the 2011 Miss Soccer by the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association, leading 26 all-state players from the www.northoaklandsports.com coverage area. Brannon is on the 11-member all-state Dream Team, which also includes 10 other standout players from around the state, […]

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2011 ALL-AREA GIRLS SOCCER: Highly-touted players showcased on postseason squad

2011 ALL-AREA GIRLS SOCCER: Highly-touted players showcased on postseason squad

| July 20, 2011 | Comments (4)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com It has been said time and time again that in the sport of prep soccer, sometimes it’s harder to make the All-Area First Team or even the All-County team in Oakland County that it is to reach the all-state lists in one of the four divisions. That didn’t change […]

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2011 ALL-AREA SOFTBALL: All-around talents heat up the diamond

2011 ALL-AREA SOFTBALL: All-around talents heat up the diamond

| July 15, 2011 | Comments (6)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com The 2011 softball season was definitely a year of transition for teams across the state of Michigan. With the pitcher’s circle being pushed back three feet to be the same distance as college, offensive numbers were up significantly while pitching numbers dropped at many schools as those pitchers adapted […]

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2011 ALL-AREA BASEBALL: Diamond squad is armed and lethally dangerous

2011 ALL-AREA BASEBALL: Diamond squad is armed and lethally dangerous

| July 12, 2011 | Comments (4)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com The senior class of baseball players in Michigan was known to be as deep of a group since the Class of 1998, where nine in-state prep players were drafted. The state this season again had nine prep players selected in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft and had an […]

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