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Category: Softball

SOFTBALL: Rochester Stoney Creek’s deepest postseason run ends in Sweet 16

SOFTBALL: Rochester Stoney Creek’s deepest postseason run ends in Sweet 16

| June 12, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt LAKE ORION —  In recent years, Rochester Stoney Creek’s softball team has enjoyed plenty of success. A couple of OAA White Division championships was followed up by three years competing in the ever-tough OAA Red Division — a league known to be one […]

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SOFTBALL: Top-ranked Clarkston downs Athens, Stoney Creek to repeat as regional champion

SOFTBALL: Top-ranked Clarkston downs Athens, Stoney Creek to repeat as regional champion

| June 10, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt LAKE ORION — After losing in the state semifinals last season and Clarkston appears to be a team on a mission to make it back to the final weekend of the season. The top-ranked Wolves captured their second straight regional title and third […]

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SOFTBALL: Rochester Adams makes headways with OAA-White title

SOFTBALL: Rochester Adams makes headways with OAA-White title

| June 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — Sometimes teams exceed expectations. Then there’s really exceeding expectations.  After finishing under five hundred the past three seasons, the Rochester Adams softball team made a quantum leap this season earning its first league title since 2010 and finishing well above […]

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COLLEGE RECRUITING: College Signings List 2017

COLLEGE RECRUITING: College Signings List 2017

| February 2, 2017 | Comments (0)

Below is a list of athletes from the www.northoaklandsports.com coverage area who have signed or committed to play collegiate sports. Additions to this list can be made by emailing dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com or results@northoaklandsports.com   CLASS OF 2017 ABURUN HILLS AVONDALE Irvin Castro Soccer Lawrence Tech University Kassidy Embrey Soccer Northwood Griffin Kubert Soccer Northwood Katelyn Mather Soccer […]

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The New Face of Addiction: F.A.N. Unleashes Attack To Run Drugs Out Of Town

The New Face of Addiction: F.A.N. Unleashes Attack To Run Drugs Out Of Town

| November 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

. . . . BY DAN STICKRADT GREENINGDETROIT.COM dan@greeningdetroit.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans — Courtesy Story from www.greeningdetroit.com FRASER, Mich. — Mark Rudolph remembers the day he received the call. It was a moment that parents — all parents — fear will never come. Rudolph’s son, Ryan, had died of a drug overdose. Heroin was the deadly […]

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SOFTBALL: Richmond ends Notre Dame Prep’s season in regional finals

SOFTBALL: Richmond ends Notre Dame Prep’s season in regional finals

| June 12, 2016 | Comments (1)

BIRMINGHAM — Pontiac Notre Dame Prep reached the end of the road Saturday and it had a Richmond connection. Richmond ended NDP’s season in the Division 2 regional finals, topping the Fighting Irish, 4-0, at Birmingham Detroit Country Day. It marked the second straight year that NDP was ousted in the Sweet 16. Last season, […]

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SOFTBALL: Lake Orion rallies past Romeo to claim first regional crown since 2004

SOFTBALL: Lake Orion rallies past Romeo to claim first regional crown since 2004

| June 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

Troy Athens ousted in regional semifinals BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans BLOOMFIELD HILLS — In several recent trips to the regional round of the Division 1 softball state tournament, the lack of one big inning or clutch play has hindered Lake Orion’s bid to reach the state quarterfinals. That was not the […]

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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.   [polldaddy poll=6414054]

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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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BOYS SOCCER: Rochester Adams, Plymouth Canton are mirror images of one another entering state championship match

BOYS SOCCER: Rochester Adams, Plymouth Canton are mirror images of one another entering state championship match

| November 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR Dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   BRIGHTON — If Rochester Adams’ and Plymouth Canton’s boys soccer players could collectively stare down at each other for a moment, it would be like looking into a mirror. The perennial state powers have survived brutal paths to get to the season’s final day and will […]

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2014 ALL-NORTH OAKLAND AREA SOFTBALL: Diamond gems offer up stellar lineup

2014 ALL-NORTH OAKLAND AREA SOFTBALL: Diamond gems offer up stellar lineup

| July 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

  FOR MORE SOFTBALL COVERAGE: http://northoaklandsports.com/?s=Softball&x=8&y=11   BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   Another season, another assembly of stellar talent. That simply describes the 2014 All-North Oakland Area Softball Team. Selected by NOS staff in conjunction with area coaches, this year’s bumper crop has it all — heavy hitters, sure-handed fielders, speed […]

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COLLEGE ATHLETICS: Oakland University names Jeffrey Konya as new AD

COLLEGE ATHLETICS: Oakland University names Jeffrey Konya as new AD

| July 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

  ROCHESTER HILLS — Oakland University interim President Betty J. Youngblood is pleased to announce that Jeffrey F. Konya has been appointed director of athletics effective August 11, 2014. Konya is currently the athletics director of the California State University Bakersfield (CSUB) athletics department, where he has worked since 2010. Konya replaces Robby Stewart, who […]

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SOFTBALL: 2014 All-OAA Softball Teams

SOFTBALL: 2014 All-OAA Softball Teams

| June 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

  Below are the 2014 All-Oakland Activities Association Softball Teams: ALL-OAA RED DIVISION FINAL STANDINGS — 1. Lake Orion (9-1); 2. Troy (7-3); 3. Clarkston; 4. Troy Athens; 5. North Farmington; 6. Birmingham Groves. Lake Orion: Sierra Gonzales, jr. P; Kennedi Thomas, sr. OF; Alex Carpenter, jr. OF-3B; Kayla Knoblock, sr. OF; Troy: Sydney Heath, […]

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SOFTBALL: 2014 MHSSCA All-State Softball Teams

SOFTBALL: 2014 MHSSCA All-State Softball Teams

| June 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Below are the 2014 MHSSCA All-State Softball Teams, as selected by the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association panel members: TOP HONORS Miss Softball Pitcher — Taylor Weaver, Romeo. Miss Softball Position Player — Sara Hansen, Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart. DIVISION 1 FIRST TEAM Outfielders — Lea Forester, Portage Central; Sydney Heath, Troy; Lexi Agers, […]

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SOFTBALL: Notre Dame Prep hits quarterfinals roadblock against Ladywood

SOFTBALL: Notre Dame Prep hits quarterfinals roadblock against Ladywood

| June 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

  ANN ARBOR — Pontiac Notre Dame Prep recorded a school record 33 wins on the softball diamond this season. The Fighting Irish could not locate the win column on the big stage at the University of Michigan. Livonia Ladywood ended Notre Dame Prep’s stellar campaign, ousting the Irish 7-1 in the Division 2 state […]

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SOFTBALL: Notre Dame Prep wins eighth straight district

SOFTBALL: Notre Dame Prep wins eighth straight district

| June 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

  PONTIAC — There’s something about softball districts and Pontiac Notre Dame Prep that just go hand-in-hand. At least that’s what appears on the surface in recent years. The Fighting Irish captured their eighth straight district title as they defeated Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood 13-0 in five innings in the semifinals, then came back to […]

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SOFTBALL: Lutheran Northwest eying another postseason run

SOFTBALL: Lutheran Northwest eying another postseason run

| May 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

NOTE: Have photos or video of this event you would like to share with digital daily www.northoaklandsports.com?Email pertinent information to results@northoaklandsports.com or to Senior Editor Dan Stickradt at Dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com   BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   ROCHESTER HILLS — Jeff Ludwig fully understands that making a long postseason run in softball, or […]

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   SOFTBALL: OAA White Division champion Rochester Adams looking for better fortune in state tourney

SOFTBALL: OAA White Division champion Rochester Adams looking for better fortune in state tourney

| May 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

NOTE: Have photos or video of this event you would like to share with digital daily www.northoaklandsports.com?Email pertinent information to results@northoaklandsports.com or to Senior Editor Dan Stickradt at Dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com     BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   ROCHESTER HILLS — Rochester Adams ended an unusual drought this season on the softball diamond: […]

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