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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston’s Foster Loyer is a rare breed for prep athlete

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston’s Foster Loyer is a rare breed for prep athlete

| March 24, 2018 | Comments (0)

. BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt . EAST LANSING — Dan Fife just knew he had something special in Foster Loyer four years ago. But just how special remained to be seen. Loyer, now a senior guard at Michigan prep basketball powerhouse Clarkston, finished up his high school […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Sweet repeat: Clarkston explodes on Holland West Ottawa to defend Class A title

BOYS BASKETBALL: Sweet repeat: Clarkston explodes on Holland West Ottawa to defend Class A title

| March 24, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt . EAST LANSING — Like a runaway freight train. Like a well-oiled machine. Like a fine-tuned engine. Pick your cliche’, but there’s nothing quite like Clarkston’s run to a second straight Class A state championship. The top-ranked Wolves put the final stamp on […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Holland West Ottawa plotting to derail top-ranked Clarkston

BOYS BASKETBALL: Holland West Ottawa plotting to derail top-ranked Clarkston

| March 24, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt EAST LANSING — Excuse Steve Windemuller if he doesn’t get a bunch of sleep Friday night. The fifth-year Holland West Ottawa boys basketball coach has guided his senior-laden Panthers to the Class A state championship game.  Windemuller and seventh-ranked West Ottawa’s reward? Going […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Dirty jobs Nick Wells an unsung hero for Clarkston

BOYS BASKETBALL: Dirty jobs Nick Wells an unsung hero for Clarkston

| March 23, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt EAST LANSING — You won’t find Nick Wells on any All-State or All-County lists this spring. Those are reserved mainly for players who are scorers and snare the limelight night-in and night-out on the basketball court. You won’t find Nick Wells being discussed […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Top-ranked Clarkston blows out Flint Carman-Ainsworth to reach state semis

BOYS BASKETBALL: Top-ranked Clarkston blows out Flint Carman-Ainsworth to reach state semis

| March 20, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt GRAND BLANC —  For the first time this season, Foster Loyer missed three free throws. From the field, the Mr. Basketball winner shot just 6-for-17 from the floor. Loyer’s Clarkston teammates more than made up for it. In a game where the top-ranked […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston’s Foster Loyer earns Mr. Basketball award

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston’s Foster Loyer earns Mr. Basketball award

| March 20, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt CLARKSTON — Before a recent practice, Foster Loyer stepped inside the three-point line and calmly swished 17 straight shots before missing. He started over, then made 16 more in a row before caroming one off the heel of the rim. That is commonplace […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Saginaw Heritage shuts down Clarkston to reach Final Four

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Saginaw Heritage shuts down Clarkston to reach Final Four

| March 13, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt GRAND BLANC — Saginaw Heritage made believers out of Clarkston Tuesday. The Hawks are truly one of the top teams in state in Class A. The third-ranked Hawks took control from the beginning of the game and rolled to a convincing 70-25 victory over […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Well-oiled machine Clarkston rolls over Troy

BOYS BASKETBALL: Well-oiled machine Clarkston rolls over Troy

| March 12, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt WEST BLOOMFIELD —  Troy’s biggest fears were realized Monday night. Playing top-ranked Clarkston a third time this season, the Colts could not solve the Wolves in any phase of the game. Clarkston dominated the glass and cruised past Troy, 71-46, in a Class […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: OLSM rallies past Rochester Adams to reach regional finals

BOYS BASKETBALL: OLSM rallies past Rochester Adams to reach regional finals

| March 12, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt WEST BLOOMFIELD — Orchard Lake St. Mary’s earned a date with top-ranked Clarkston. St. Mary’s pulled way from Rochester Adams down the stretch in a 41-35 Class A regional semifinals victory at West Bloomfield High School. The Eaglets will face Clarkston at 7 […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Troy guns down Seaholm to repeat as district champs, earn date with No. 1 Clarkston

BOYS BASKETBALL: Troy guns down Seaholm to repeat as district champs, earn date with No. 1 Clarkston

| March 11, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt TROY — Leon Ayers III made sure that Troy would not join the upset victims list in the Class A state tournament. Ayers, a 6-foot-4 senior guard from Troy who was averaging 17.5 points a game, drilled four three-pointers in the first quarter […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Rochester Adams’ rebuild includes district championship

BOYS BASKETBALL: Rochester Adams’ rebuild includes district championship

| March 11, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — After finishing 0-21 last season, there was only one way for Rochester Adams to head this season and that was up. The youthful Highlanders took another step forward in the right direction last week by winning the school’s sixth district […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Notre Dame Prep falls in regional finals

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Notre Dame Prep falls in regional finals

| March 11, 2018 | Comments (0)

TROY — Pontiac Notre Dame Prep’s magical run through the state tournament came to a crashing halt. the fighting Irish, who ended the regular season with a 8-11 record, came up shot to the hands of state powerhouse Birmingham Detroit Country Day, falling to the Yellowjackets 47-25, in the Class B regional finals Thursday at […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Clarkston downs Kettering for first regional title since 2005

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Clarkston downs Kettering for first regional title since 2005

| March 11, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt WEST BLOOMFIELD — Clarkston took another giant leap on the hardcourt Thursday evening. And the revenge tasted so sweet for the thirsty Wolves. Clarkston captured its first Class A regional title since 2005 with a 50-33 victory over Waterford Kettering Thursday at West […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston rolls by Oxford to win 40th district title

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston rolls by Oxford to win 40th district title

| March 11, 2018 | Comments (0)

— Follow NorthOaklandSports on Twitter @LocalSportsFans CLARKSTON — Never a doubt. Clarkston captured its 40th district title in school history Friday on its own court, dominating Oxford in all phases of the game en route to a 77-35 Class A district finals victory. Senior Mr. Basketball candidate Foster Loyer scored a game-high 33 points before […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Sharpshooting Oxford rolls past Holly to earn district finals date with Clarkston

BOYS BASKETBALL: Sharpshooting Oxford rolls past Holly to earn district finals date with Clarkston

| March 8, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt CLARKSTON — Oxford made sure it scheduled a date Friday with top-ranked Clarkston. The youthful Wildcats finished 11-for-27 from three-point range Wednesday, including draining five of their first nine long distance dials, in building a 19-13 first-quarter lead. Oxford never looked back in routing […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston overcomes Lake Orion’s fast start to reach district finals

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston overcomes Lake Orion’s fast start to reach district finals

| March 8, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt CLARKSTON — Lake Orion accomplished a feat against top-ranked Clarkston that few schools have done in recent years: Build a lead against the Wolves after the first quarter. The Dragons did so Wednesday night in their Class A district semifinal against the defending state […]

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Cleveland State stuns Oakland to reach Horizon League finals

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Cleveland State stuns Oakland to reach Horizon League finals

| March 5, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt DETROIT — Oakland’s March curse reared its ugly head once again. Despite prevailing in the quarterfinals Sunday night for its first conference tournament win since 2014, fourth-seeded Oakland put together its poorest shooting effort in years, and eighth-seeded Cleveland State too advantage and pulled […]

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COLLEGE  BASKETBALL: Oakland exorcizes conference demons with Horizon League quarterfinals win over IUPUI

COLLEGE  BASKETBALL: Oakland exorcizes conference demons with Horizon League quarterfinals win over IUPUI

| March 4, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt DETROIT — Perhaps a large black veil has been lifted from the faces of Oakland University men’s basketball players. For five straight years, including the last three in the Horizon League Tournament and two years prior in the Summit League, the Golden Grizzlies […]

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