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Category: Editor’s Column

PUBLISHER'S VIEWPOINT: Miracle on Twin Lakes links or integrity chipped off the course? You decide

PUBLISHER’S VIEWPOINT: Miracle on Twin Lakes links or integrity chipped off the course? You decide

| June 6, 2018 | Comments (1)

OAKLAND TWP. — Integrity. It is a trait that should be involved with everything in life but sometimes is an oversight. In the arena of sports, integrity is a big part of the game. Athletes, coaches, administrators or even in college and pro sports, general managers and owners alike are all deeply engaged with the […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Top-ranked Clarkston soars past No. 2 Hazel Park

BOYS BASKETBALL: Top-ranked Clarkston soars past No. 2 Hazel Park

| January 30, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans HAZEL PARK — For the first time in its illustrious 24-year history, the Oakland Activities Association welcomed the rare commodity of featuring a basketball game that consisted of the top two teams in the Associated Press Class A state rankings. Top-ranked Clarkston made sure there was no […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Finals to showcase interesting matchups

BOYS SOCCER: Finals to showcase interesting matchups

| November 4, 2017 | Comments (0)

Dan Stickradt takes a glance at the four MHSAA boys soccer state finals. DIVISION 1 NO. 5 NOVI DETROIT CATHOLIC CENTRAL (20-2-4) VS. NO. 15 WALLED LAKE CENTRAL (22-1-2), 12 noon Saturday at Rochester Stoney Creek: This game features two first-time state finalists. CC is a veteran squad led by lightning-quick forward Ryan Pierson, a […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Soccer regionals mix of usual suspects, Cinderella stories, unknowns and forfeits

BOYS SOCCER: Soccer regionals mix of usual suspects, Cinderella stories, unknowns and forfeits

| October 24, 2017 | Comments (0)

Boys soccer has reached the regional round of the postseason and will feature many enticing matchups. But within the pairings, there is a side story of bad news for Hamtramck. After going unbeaten through the district week, the Cosmos self-reported they had used an ineligible player and had to forfeit the season, the same fate […]

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Home Sweet Home: Rochester College finally arrives home, honors legendary coach Garth Pleasant with brand new arena

Home Sweet Home: Rochester College finally arrives home, honors legendary coach Garth Pleasant with brand new arena

| February 19, 2017 | Comments (0)

ROCHESTER HILLS — Over five decades in the making, and Rochester College’s men’s basketball program has finally arrived home. Not from a long road trip. Not from another small college in Michigan. The Warriors have come home — literally. After over five decades of athletics and men’s basketball teams at the tiny Christian college in […]

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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: 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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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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BOYS SOCCER:  Casualty of War: Clarkston stuns No. 5 Rochester Adams

BOYS SOCCER: Casualty of War: Clarkston stuns No. 5 Rochester Adams

| October 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — At 5-foot-8, Noah Bridgeman might have been one of the smallest players on the soccer pitch Monday night. With the way the Clarkston sophomore goalkeeper performed, he might as well have been an age-old Redwood tree hovering up near the clouds. Bridgeman stood tall […]

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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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Who will win the 2016 OAA Blue Division football title?

Who will win the 2016 OAA Blue Division football title?

| August 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

Who will win the 2016 OAA Blue Division football title?                   [polldaddy poll=9506019]

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Who will win the 2016 KLAA North Division football title?

Who will win the 2016 KLAA North Division football title?

| August 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

Who will win the 2016 KLAA North Division football title?               [polldaddy poll=9506005]

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Who will win the 2016 CHSL-Intersectional Division 2 football title?

Who will win the 2016 CHSL-Intersectional Division 2 football title?

| August 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

Who will win the 2016 CHSL-Intersectional Division 2 football title?             [polldaddy poll=9506000]

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Who will win the 2016 CHSL-Intersectional Division 1 football title?

Who will win the 2016 CHSL-Intersectional Division 1 football title?

| August 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

Who will win the 2016 CHSL-Intersectional Division 1 football title? [polldaddy poll=9505995]

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Who will win the CHSL-AADivision football title?

Who will win the CHSL-AADivision football title?

| August 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

Who will win the CHSL-AADivision football title?               [polldaddy poll=9505992]      

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Who will win the CHSL-Central Division football title?

Who will win the CHSL-Central Division football title?

| August 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

Who will win the CHSL-Central Division football title?               [polldaddy poll=9505988]  

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Who is going to win the 2016 OAA White Division Football title?

Who is going to win the 2016 OAA White Division Football title?

| August 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

Who is going to win the 2016 OAA White Division Football title?             [polldaddy poll=9505980]

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Who is going to win the 2016 OAA Red Division Football title?

Who is going to win the 2016 OAA Red Division Football title?

| August 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

Who is going to win the 2016 OAA Red Division Football title? [polldaddy poll=9505979]  

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