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WRESTLING: Michigan wrestling community saddened by the loss of Rochester’s Frank Lafferty

WRESTLING: Michigan wrestling community saddened by the loss of Rochester’s Frank Lafferty

| February 16, 2017 | Comments (0)

…………………. . . . . . . . BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans CLARKSTON — Veteran high school wrestling coach Frank Lafferty passed away Feb. 16, sending sadness through both the Oakland County and Michigan wrestling community. A high school wrestling coach for more than three decades and a former state championship wrestler himself, […]

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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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WRESTLING: Oxford no match for Hartland in semifinals

WRESTLING: Oxford no match for Hartland in semifinals

| February 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans MOUNT PLEASANT — Sometimes certain teams do not match up well with others. Such the case for Oxford. The fourth-seeded Wildcats ran into a buzz saw Saturday morning against top-seeded Hartland in the Division 1 state semifinals, falling into a quick 30-6 hole and eventually succumbing by […]

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WRESTLING: Oxford holds off Eisenhower for eighth regional title in nine years

WRESTLING: Oxford holds off Eisenhower for eighth regional title in nine years

| February 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

End of the road for Clarkston, Rochester Adams BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — Wyatt Hardin made a promise to his Oxford teammates Wednesday evening. He delivered on the promise as well. The senior 215-pounder pinned his opponent in just 20 seconds to clinch the deal, as Oxford led from […]

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WRESTLING: Individual District No. 2 Results

WRESTLING: Individual District No. 2 Results

| February 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

MHSAA DIVISION 1 INDIVIDUAL DISTRICT NO. 2 (Feb. 13 at Troy H.S.) 189 POUNDS — 1. Joe Mets (Utica Eisenhower) d. Byron Schlickenmeyer (Oxford) 3-0; 3. Bryan Carie (Romeo) maj. dec. Denny Mathews (Lake Orion) 8-0. 215 POUNDS — 1. Wyatt Harden (Oxford) tech. fall Percy Fowler (Clarkston) 15-0 (4:15); 3. Ben Petersmark (Rochester Adams) […]

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WRESTLING: Clarkston wins OAA-Red tourney to garner co-championship with Oxford

WRESTLING: Clarkston wins OAA-Red tourney to garner co-championship with Oxford

| February 6, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — Clarkston gained some long-awaited revenge on Oxford Friday evening. The Wolves, who lost to Oxford in a dual match last month and have repeatedly finished behind the Wildcats in recent years at the league level, won the team title at the OAA Red Division […]

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WRESTLING: 56TH ANNUAL OAKLAND COUNTY TOURNAMENT RESULTS

WRESTLING: 56TH ANNUAL OAKLAND COUNTY TOURNAMENT RESULTS

| December 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

56TH ANNUAL OAKLAND COUNTY TOURNAMENT (Dec. 18-19 at Lake Orion H.S.) TEAM SCORES — 1. Novi Detroit Catholic Central, 330; 2. Clarkston, 264.5; 3. Oxford, 255; 4. Walled Lake Central, 190; 5. Rochester Adams, 175.5; 6. Waterford Kettering, 154; 7. Ortonville Brandon,145.5; 8. Rochester, 126; 9. Holly, 120.5; 10. Waterford Mott, 113; 11. (tie) Lake […]

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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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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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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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2014 ALL-NORTH OAKLAND AREA WRESTLING: Matmen pin down slots on postseason squad

2014 ALL-NORTH OAKLAND AREA WRESTLING: Matmen pin down slots on postseason squad

| May 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR Dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Over the past few decades, the sport of wrestling has ventured through a multitude of changes. It saw the sport go from four unbalanced classes to three classes, then back up to four classes and eventually into even divisions by the mid-1990s. We also saw the […]

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WRESTLING: 2014 Division 1 All-State

WRESTLING: 2014 Division 1 All-State

| April 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

MHSAA DIVISION 1 INDIVIDUAL WRESTLING STATE FINALS (Feb. 27-March 1, Palace of Auburn Hills) 112 POUNDS — 1. Max Johnson (Davison) p. Alex Hrisopoulos (Oxford) 1:54; 3. Benny Gomez (Holt) d. Jared Bennett (Rockford) 8-3; 5. Brendan Hazelton (Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse) d. Michael Volyanyuk (Farmington Harrison) 8-4; 7. Rivera Garcia (Southgate Anderson) d. Harris […]

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WRESTLING: 2014 All-Flint Metro League Team

WRESTLING: 2014 All-Flint Metro League Team

| April 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

  2014 ALL-FLINT METRO LEAGUE WRESTLING TEAM FIRST TEAM 103: Brendan Ladd, Ortonville Brandon; 112: Bryan Lavearn, Ortonville Brandon; 119: Mason Smith, Clio; 125: Trever Hatfield, Holly; 130: Mithcell MacArthur, Flint Kearsley; 135: Chase Smith, Clio; 140: Trevor Bourdeau, Ortonville Brandon; 145: Dillon Ellsworth, Lapeer East; 152: Thor Wardell, Ortonville Brandon; 160: Andrew Scott, Holly; […]

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WRESTLING:  Oxford gracefully accepts defeat from top-ranked Davison in state semifinals

WRESTLING: Oxford gracefully accepts defeat from top-ranked Davison in state semifinals

| February 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR Dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   BATTLE CREEK — There’s no shame in falling to a superior opponent. Oxford felt the pain in defeat to Davison Saturday morning, but departed the Division 1 team state tournament in the semifinals round with no embarrassment. Davison, ranked xxth in the nation, pounded Oxford 47-16 […]

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WRESTLING: MHSAA Team Wrestling State Semifinals Results

WRESTLING: MHSAA Team Wrestling State Semifinals Results

| February 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

2014 MHSAA TEAM WRESTLING STATE SEMIFINALS (Feb. 22 at Kellogg Arena, Battle Creek   DIVISION 1   DAVISON 47, OXFORD 16 171: Mark Lange (D)d. Zeb Throne 5-0; 189: Jordan Cooks(D p. Grant Krause 2:30; 215: Ben Line (O)d. Jake Ellis 5-0; 285: Zach Wood (O) d. Dakota Powers 2-0; 103: Jacob Call (O)p. Jacob […]

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WRESTLING: Catholic Central inches closer, reaches state semifinals for fifth straight season; Hartland back in semis

WRESTLING: Catholic Central inches closer, reaches state semifinals for fifth straight season; Hartland back in semis

| February 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR Dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   BATTLE CREEK — There seems to be a common thread when it comes to Division 1 Team Wrestling in Michigan and Novi Detroit Catholic Central is part of that fabric pattern. The powerful Shamrocks, who are the two-time defending state champions and winners of 12 state […]

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WRESTLING: Davison slams Livonia Franklin to reach state semifinals

WRESTLING: Davison slams Livonia Franklin to reach state semifinals

| February 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR Dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   BATTLE CREEK — Davison has found different ways to reach the state semifinals over the years. Now, the top-ranked Cardinals posted an eye-popping route to get back to the Final Four. Behind an incredible, dominating effort, top-seeded Davison blanked Livonia Franklin, 68-0, Friday at Battle […]

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