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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CLASS B SEMIFINALS: No. 1 Pontiac Notre Dame Prep cruises past Fruitport to reach state finals

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CLASS B SEMIFINALS: No. 1 Pontiac Notre Dame Prep cruises past Fruitport to reach state finals

| November 17, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt BATTLE CREEK  — All in an hour’s work and all by reaching out to the hot hand. Pontiac Notre Dame Prep dispatched unranked Fruitport Friday in the Class B state semifinals in the form of a 25-15, 25-9, 25-14 sweep at Kellogg Arena to […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Notre Dame Prep’s pulls away from Corunna to advance to Final Four

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Notre Dame Prep’s pulls away from Corunna to advance to Final Four

| November 14, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt IMLAY CITY  — Like a runaway train, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep’s volleyball team is picking up an unstoppable pace down the rails. After cruising to a Class B regional title last week with sweeps of state-ranked No. 9 Marysville and No. 2 North Branch, […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Top-ranked Notre Dame Prep tops No. 2 North Branch for regional title

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Top-ranked Notre Dame Prep tops No. 2 North Branch for regional title

| November 9, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt NORTH BRANCH  — Not even the No. 2-ranked team in the state is even able to derail the Pontiac Notre Dame Prep express. The top-ranked Fighting Irish cruised to a 3-0 sweep of second-ranked and defending state champion North Branch Thursday night for NDP’s […]

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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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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Oakland Christian cruises to regional title

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Oakland Christian cruises to regional title

| November 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans MARINE CTY — After two years of walking off the volleyball court empty-handed, Auburn Hills Oakland Christian’s senior-laden team seemed determined to make sure the third time was truly a charm. The Class D sixth-ranked Lancers, who spent the last five school years up in Class C […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Third-ranked North Branch outlasts No. 2 Notre Dame Prep in regional thriller

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Third-ranked North Branch outlasts No. 2 Notre Dame Prep in regional thriller

| November 9, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans IMLAY CITY — Having North Branch and Pontiac Notre Dame Prep face off in a state tournament showdown is kind of like a box of chocolates — you truly never know what you might get in the end. After another assortment of a 1-hour, 58-minute classic tourney […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Knockout blow: Clarkston ousts Lake Orion in five-game thriller for district crown

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Knockout blow: Clarkston ousts Lake Orion in five-game thriller for district crown

| November 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans LAKE ORION — Momentum can be a strange animal in the sport of volleyball. The moment you feel you have it, a play can quickly develop and spin the pendulum the other way faster than one can say the first string of letters in the alphabet. Ask […]

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COLLEGE WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL: Condon helps Oakland sweep Youngstown State

COLLEGE WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL: Condon helps Oakland sweep Youngstown State

| November 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

ROCHESTER HILLS — Sammy Condon slammed 15 kills for a hitting percentage of .565 to go with three blocks, one assist and one dig in leading Oakland University to a 3-0 sweep over Youngstown State Friday night at the O’rena in Horizon League play. Jessica Dood surpassed 1,000 career kills mark, becoming just the seventh player in Oakland […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Notre Dame Prep captures 10th straight district crown, 19th in 23 years

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Notre Dame Prep captures 10th straight district crown, 19th in 23 years

| November 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Pontiac Notre Dame Prep is headed back to familiar territory. The Fighting Irish captured their 10 straight Class B district championship Friday — also the school’s 19th in 23 years — with a 3-0 sweep of Macomb Lutheran North in a district final at […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Notre Dame Prep advances to district finals for 21st straight season

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Notre Dame Prep advances to district finals for 21st straight season

| November 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Showcasing another dominating performance Thursday, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep advanced to the Class B district finals for the 21st straight season with a 3-0 sweep of visiting Clawson at Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood. The Irish posted a 21-11, 25-10, 25-8 victory over the Trojans to earn a district finals date with Macomb Lutheran […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Eisenhower delivers sharp dagger in district sweep of Rochester

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Eisenhower delivers sharp dagger in district sweep of Rochester

| November 4, 2016 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — With a potential district rematch with Rochester Stoney Creek looming, Utica Eisenhower did not want to get caught looking ahead, especially considering the Eagles had to defeat a league champion to earn a date in the district finals. No worries for Ike coach Caitlin […]

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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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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Lake Orion claims league title, hits postseason in stride

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Lake Orion claims league title, hits postseason in stride

| November 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans LAKE ORION — With a perfect record, Lake Orion has retained the OAA Red Division championship. And this time the Dragons are not in a sharing mood. A year ago after finishing in a three-way tie for the league title with Rochester Stoney Creek and Birmingham Seaholm at […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: OAA Blue champion Rochester peaking at the right time

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: OAA Blue champion Rochester peaking at the right time

| November 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — There’s no secret that a team hopes to peak in the final weeks of the season. That’s the case for Rochester’s girls volleyball team in the during the final month of the 2016 campaign. The Falcons are living that success. Rochester entered the postseason […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Notre Dame Prep sweeps Country Day in pre-district

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Notre Dame Prep sweeps Country Day in pre-district

| November 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

PONTIAC — Pontiac Notre Dame Prep opend up Class B state tournament play Tuesday in recording its 50th win of the campaign in its 3-0 sweep of Birmingham Detroit Country Day. The Fighting Irish recorded a 25-13, 25-17 and 25-10 triumph to advance to Thursday’s district semifinals against Clawson. For the Irish Audrey Damman served […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Lake Orion climbing back to top 10 territory, eyes OAA Red Division title

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Lake Orion climbing back to top 10 territory, eyes OAA Red Division title

| October 10, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans LAKE ORION — Over the past decade, Lake Orion has consistently fielded a girls volleyball team ranked inside the Class A top 20. That trend has more than continued this season. The Dragons, who finished as the runner-up to state powerhouse North Branch at the Mt. Morris […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Romeo outlasts Lake Orion in five-game whirlwind thriller

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Romeo outlasts Lake Orion in five-game whirlwind thriller

| November 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROMEO — Lake Orion knew the eye of the storm was coming. The Dragons found out just what it feels like to be in the path of the tornado. The funnel cloud came in the shape of Romeo’s Gia Milana. The 6-foot-2 senior outside hitter recorded a […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Lake Orion enacts district revenge on Clarkston

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Lake Orion enacts district revenge on Clarkston

| November 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans WATERFORD — Over the past decade-plus, Clarkston has held an upper hand on Lake Orion when it comes to district success and championships. In fact, the only time in recent memory that Lake Orion did not lose to Clarkston in a district contest was when the […]

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