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WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL SPORTS BAR?: Pre-game, during-game and post-game ...

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL SPORTS BAR?: Pre-game, during-game and post-game …

| June 16, 2015 | Comments (1)

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL SPORTS BAR? Pre-game, during-game and post-game for coaches, athletes, parents and sports fans from around the area … where do you like to congregate.  

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TRACK: Oak Park puts on clinic to sweep Oakland County titles

TRACK: Oak Park puts on clinic to sweep Oakland County titles

| May 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

Clarkston girls, St. Mary’s boys earn runner-up slots BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans WATERFORD — Behind a mission to be one of the best track and field teams every assembled in Michigan history, Oak Park put on a clinic Friday night at the 56th Annual Oakland County Championships. The Knights easily defended […]

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SOFTBALL STATE RANKINGS — May 4

SOFTBALL STATE RANKINGS — May 4

| May 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

Softball (By the coaches association) Division 1 — 1. Portage Central; 2. Farmington Hills Mercy; 3. Caledonia; 4. Hudsonville; 5. Clarkston; 6. Romeo; 7. Lake Orion; 8. Lakeland; 9. Monroe; 10. Utica Ford Honorable mention — Bay City Western, Belleville, Flint Kearsley, Grosse Pointe South, Hartland, Holt, Howell, Macomb Dakota, Marquette, Mattawan, Midland, Plymouth, Southgate […]

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Baseball State Rankings  — May 5

Baseball State Rankings — May 5

| May 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

Baseball (By the coaches association) Division 1 — 1. Bay City Western; 2. Saline; 3. Battle Creek Lakeview; 4. Sterling Heights Stevenson; 5. Grosse Pointe North; 6. Woodhaven; 7. Northville; 8. Birmingham Brother Rice; 9. Taylor Kennedy; 10. Portage Northern; 11. Brighton; 12. Rockford Division 2 — 1. East Grand Rapids; 2. Pontiac Notre Dame […]

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CHARITY EVENTS: TRC-Moscato golf outing to raise money for Mancini family

CHARITY EVENTS: TRC-Moscato golf outing to raise money for Mancini family

| July 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com   ROCHESTER HILLS — Tragedy. Hardship. The unexpected. These are all motivating factors behind the Rochester Hills-based Thomas Richards Charity. Founded in 2007 by 1989 Rochester High School grad Tim Ciotti and friends, the group holds charity events in the Rochester area throughout the year to help desperate families […]

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GIRLS SOCCER: 2014 All-State Teams

GIRLS SOCCER: 2014 All-State Teams

| July 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

Below are the 2014 Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association Girls Soccer All-State Teams, as selected by a panel of member coaches: MISS SOCCER: Megan Buckingham, Northville sr. M DREAM TEAM — Megan Buckingham, Northville sr. M; Taylor Timko, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep sr.M/F; Jamie Cheslik, Northville sr. F; Ashton Miller, Okemos sr. M/F; Sarah […]

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Tribute to our moms: The real MVPs of our lives

Tribute to our moms: The real MVPs of our lives

| May 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

It was kind of fitting that when Kevin Durant was named the National Basketball Association MVP for 2013-14 this past week, he spent plenty of time on record thanking his mom, Wanda Pratt, for helping, teaching and guiding him to where his is today. The Oklahoma City Thunder star wasn’t glorifying himself and putting his […]

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BOYS GOLF — ALL-TIME AREA TEAM STATE QUALIFIERS

BOYS GOLF — ALL-TIME AREA TEAM STATE QUALIFIERS

| April 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

BOYS GOLF — ALL-TIME AREA TEAM STATE QUALIFIERS   Below is a list of boys golf teams in the www.northoaklandsports.com coverage area and the years each program has qualified for the state finals, its classification and final finish, according to the MHSAA annals. The MHSAA switched from classes to division in the fall of 1998. […]

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2014 GIRLS SOCCER TEAM CAPSULES

2014 GIRLS SOCCER TEAM CAPSULES

| April 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

2014 GIRLS SOCCER TEAM CAPSULES   Below are the 2014 Girls Soccer Team Capsules for schools located in the coverage region for www.northoaklandsports.com. Capsules compiled by Senior Editor Dan Stickradt and staff. For additions or corrections, email to dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com or results@northoaklandsports.com   Auburn Hills Avondale HEAD COACH: Doug Steinard, second season. 2013 RECORD: 12-6-1, 10-2-0 […]

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Back in the groove: Fall prep sports return to full stride in first week of practice

Back in the groove: Fall prep sports return to full stride in first week of practice

| August 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   Ross Talbott has a dilemma: The Lake Orion girls volleyball coach has far more players than jerseys. “We have around 30 freshman alone coming out this year,” he said during Wednesday’s afternoon session. High School sports began in earnest this week around the state of […]

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TRACK AND FIELD: Rochester Adams, Lake Orion race to Oakland County titles

TRACK AND FIELD: Rochester Adams, Lake Orion race to Oakland County titles

| May 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans HOLLY — One thing that eluded Rochester Adams’ best girls track and field team during their best season last spring was an Oakland County championship. The Highlanders gained that distinction this season. Adams won its fourth county title in school history Friday on the grand oval of […]

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2013 GIRLS SOCCER TEAM CAPSULES

2013 GIRLS SOCCER TEAM CAPSULES

| April 17, 2013 | Comments (2)

GIRLS SOCCER TEAM CAPSULES 2013 Below are the 2013 girls soccer team capsules for schools located in the coverage area for www.northoaklandsports.com. To submit information on your team, email Senior Editor Dan Stickradt at Dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com   Auburn Hills Avondale HEAD COACH: Doug Steinard, first season. LAST SEASON’S RECORD: Not available. LAST SEASON’S STATE TOURNAMENT: Lost […]

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FRIDAY’S PREP ROUNDUP: Clarkston rallies past Kettering; Stoney Creek outlast Royal Oak

| April 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

WATERFORD — Clarkston rallied back from a one-goal halftime deficit to down Waterford Kettering, 2-1, in a non-league girls soccer match. Olivia Montgomery scored both goals for the Wolves (2-0-2). Shelby Hopper assisted on the first goal, Alison Roberts set up the game winner and Kayla Grzesiak made two saves in net for the win […]

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GIRLS TENNIS: Troy swats rival Athens

| April 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

Girls Tennis TROY 7, TROY ATHENS 2   SINGLES — 1. Amanda Guo (T) d. Iris Su 6-1, 6-2; 2. Morgan Purvis (TA) d. Abbey Rice 3-6, 6-0, 6-2; 3. Elisabeth Yang (TA) d. Arushi Mahajan 6-3, 2-6, 6-4; 4. Tiffany Chen (T) d. Grace Wu 6-3, 6-1; DOUBLES — 1. Kalie Collins-Brittany Friesen (T) […]

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THURSDAY’S GIRLS SOCCER: Notre Dame Prep blanks Gabriel Richard; Adams edges Troy; Lake Orion, Athens battle to draw

| April 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

PONTIAC — Behind another offensive display, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep remained unbeaten on the young girls soccer season Thursday. The Fighting Irish, who reached the Division 3 Final Four last June, cruised to a 3-0 shutout of Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard in a CHSL-AA Division contest. Taylor Timko scored all three goals for NDP (2-0-0, […]

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COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Oakland, Toledo play to split

| April 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

 TOLEDO, Ohio — Erin Galloway and Abbie Richardson each hit sacrifice flies in the eighth inning of game two and Bailee Braunreuther  earned her first win of the season to lead the Oakland softball team to split a doubleheader with Toledo with a 9-7 victory in extra innings and a 6-2 defeat in Game 1, at the […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: 2013 Associated Press Class B All-State Boys Basketball Team

BOYS BASKETBALL: 2013 Associated Press Class B All-State Boys Basketball Team

| April 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

2013 Associated Press Class B All-State Boys Basketball Team   CLASS B ALL-STATE LIST The Associated Press Class B Boys Basketball All-State Team, as selected by a panel of 10 Michigan sports writers: PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Derrick Walton Jr., Harper Woods Chandler Park Academy, 6-0 Sr. G. FIRST TEAM: Derrick Walton Jr., Harper Woods […]

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THE TRAINING TABLE: Exercises are in abundance for lateral movements

THE TRAINING TABLE: Exercises are in abundance for lateral movements

| December 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

(Editor’s Note: The Training Table is a series of editorials and columns from certified athletic trainers in the area regarding sports training, fitness and nutrition. Certified athletic trainers who wish to get involved and submit columns, photos and videos on a weekly or monthly rotation may contact Senior Editor Dan Stickradt by email at dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com) […]

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