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GIRLS SOCCER: Utica Ford holds off Troy in shootout to advance to regional finals

GIRLS SOCCER: Utica Ford holds off Troy in shootout to advance to regional finals

| June 7, 2017 | Comments (0)






BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans UTICA — On her 16th birthday, Nicole Fiantaco should have been the recipient of multiple presents. The Utica Ford sophomore was the one delivering the gifts. The eighth-ranked Falcons found enough resilience to slip past Troy, 3-2, in a Division 1 regional semifinal Tuesday at Utica’s Swinehart Stadium, […]






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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston finally reaches the summit with first Class A state championship

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston finally reaches the summit with first Class A state championship

| March 25, 2017 | Comments (0)






STATE FINALS GALLERY: http://lmckeephotography.photoshelter.com/gallery/Clarkston-vs-Grand-Rapids-Christian-Boys-Varsity-Basketball-3-25-17/G0000sQ6c80f4UYU/C0000LbVKTbRz2gM STATE SEMIFINALS GALLERY: http://lmckeephotography.photoshelter.com/gallery/Clarkston-vs-West-Bloomfield-Boys-Varsity-Basketball-3-24-17/G0000toH6rMcglaY/C0000LbVKTbRz2gM WINTER SPORTS GALLERIES:  http://lmckeephotography.photoshelter.com/gallery-collection/WINTER-SPORTS-GALLERIES-2016-17/C0000VK4BjS7Vi3M BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans EAST LANSING — From now on, March 25 will have a new meaning in and around the community of Clarkston. That would be the day the Clarkston finally earned its long-anticipated place in the spotlight […]






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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston stomps West Bloomfield to advance to first Class A state finals

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston stomps West Bloomfield to advance to first Class A state finals

| March 24, 2017 | Comments (0)






STATE FINALS GALLERY: http://lmckeephotography.photoshelter.com/gallery/Clarkston-vs-Grand-Rapids-Christian-Boys-Varsity-Basketball-3-25-17/G0000sQ6c80f4UYU/C0000LbVKTbRz2gM STATE SEMIFINALS GALLERY: http://lmckeephotography.photoshelter.com/gallery/Clarkston-vs-West-Bloomfield-Boys-Varsity-Basketball-3-24-17/G0000toH6rMcglaY/C0000LbVKTbRz2gM WINTER SPORTS GALLERIES:  http://lmckeephotography.photoshelter.com/gallery-collection/WINTER-SPORTS-GALLERIES-2016-17/C0000VK4BjS7Vi3M BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans EAST LANSING — It took some 100 years of boys basketball, but Clarkston will finally play for a state title. The third-ranked Wolves blitzed OAA Red Division league rival West Bloomfield for the third time this […]






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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston trounces Saginaw to reach Class A Final Four

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston trounces Saginaw to reach Class A Final Four

| March 21, 2017 | Comments (0)






BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans DAVISON — Clarkston proved once again that the best offense is a great defense. The Wolves simply suffocated Saginaw Tuesday night in the Class A state quarterfinals at Davison High School, which led to plenty of quick offense. Clarkston forced 15 turnovers and limited the Trojans to […]






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BOYS BASKETBALL: Troy shuts down DeLaSalle to claim first regional crown since 1989

BOYS BASKETBALL: Troy shuts down DeLaSalle to claim first regional crown since 1989

| March 15, 2017 | Comments (0)






BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFan Facebook: North Oakland Sports Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: dan.stickradt TROY — Gary Fralick opted to become a gambling man Wednesday night. The veteran Troy boys basketball coach struck some gold in the process. Troy packed into a tight zone and forced Warren DeLaSalle to chuck it from the […]






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BOYS BASKETBALL: Breaking the hex: Stoney Creek embarks on new journey with Sweet 16 appearance

BOYS BASKETBALL: Breaking the hex: Stoney Creek embarks on new journey with Sweet 16 appearance

| March 15, 2017 | Comments (0)






BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: dan.stickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — After several near-misses, Rochester Stoney Creek finally learned that there is truly life after the district round. The Cougars defeated Utica Eisenhower (54-51), Rochester Adams (52-38) and Rochester High (42-28) for the school’s first Class A district basketball title school history. […]






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BOYS BASKETBALL: Stoney Creek dispatches Linden to reach Sweet 16 for first time

BOYS BASKETBALL: Stoney Creek dispatches Linden to reach Sweet 16 for first time

| March 15, 2017 | Comments (0)






BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: dan.stickradt GRAND BLANC — Fresh off its first-ever district title, Rochester Stoney Creek vowed to stick around in the Class A boys basketball state tournament just a little longer. The Cougars advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time in their 15-year history with […]






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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Michigan Lutheran Seminary downs Our Lady of the Lakes to reach semifinals for first time

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Michigan Lutheran Seminary downs Our Lady of the Lakes to reach semifinals for first time

| March 14, 2017 | Comments (0)






BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan BURTON — There is always a first for everything. For Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary, the first trip to the Class D Final Four is now a reality. The unranked Cardinals, playing a schedule against mostly Class B and Class C schools, dispatched fifth-ranked Waterford Our […]






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BOYS BASKETBALL: Troy pulls away from Lake Shore to reach regional finals for first time since 2004

BOYS BASKETBALL: Troy pulls away from Lake Shore to reach regional finals for first time since 2004

| March 13, 2017 | Comments (0)






BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan TROY — Troy took the right night to become hot from three-point range. The Colts connected on 8-of-19 three-pointers Monday and cruised past St. Clair Shores Lake Shore, 65-42, in the Class A regional semifinals at Troy Athens. Troy advanced to Wednesday’s regional finals for the […]






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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston avenges Dakota to reach regional finals

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston avenges Dakota to reach regional finals

| March 13, 2017 | Comments (0)






BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: dan.stickradt GRAND BLANC — Clarkston has been in revenge mode for one year. The Wolves finally gained their long-awaited measure of payback on the school that ended their season last March. Junior guard Foster Loyer finished with a game-high 31 points and fourth-ranked Clarkston cruised […]






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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Waterford Kettering passes by Lake Orion

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Waterford Kettering passes by Lake Orion

| February 28, 2017 | Comments (0)






BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LcoalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan LAKE ORION — Losing senior forward Lillie School five games ago to injury has turned out to help Waterford Kettering spread the wealth. It has forced the Captains to get several players more involved in the offensive flow. Kettering went on a passing clinic in the […]






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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Clarkston rolls over Pontiac in district opener

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Clarkston rolls over Pontiac in district opener

| February 28, 2017 | Comments (0)






BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LcoalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan LAKE ORION — After suffering a first-round exit a year ago, Clarkston made sure it would live beyond the tournament opening day in the Class A girls basketball state tournament this season. Clarkston’s twin towers of juniors Kayla Luchenbach and Molly Nicholson dominated in the […]






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Oakland clinches Horizon crown in win over Milwaukee

Oakland clinches Horizon crown in win over Milwaukee

| February 27, 2017 | Comments (0)






MILWAUKEE — Sherron Dorsey-Walker sank a career-high eight 3-pointers for a career best 28 points and Oakland clinched the Horizon League regular season championship with an 86-75 win over Milwaukee in the season finale on Sunday. The Golden Grizzlies (24-7, 14-4) ended in a tie with Valparaiso, but earned the conference crown and the No. […]






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COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL: Rochester College delivers some home cooking on Great Lakes College in Garth Pleasant Arena debut

COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL: Rochester College delivers some home cooking on Great Lakes College in Garth Pleasant Arena debut

| February 19, 2017 | Comments (0)






BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — Fifty-five years in the making, but only a couple of hours for the first home victory. Nationally-ranked Rochester College rolled past visiting Great Lakes Christian College Saturday afternoon in the inaugural men’s basketball game at the Rochester College Garth Pleasant Arena — sending off the […]






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COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL: Oakland earns season sweep of Valparaiso

COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL: Oakland earns season sweep of Valparaiso

| February 17, 2017 | Comments (0)






BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — Greg Kampe’s 1,000 career game did hold much significance to the veteran coach in the terms of who Oakland University played Friday — rival Valparaiso. The Golden Grizzlies improved to 32-3 in Horizon League games when leading at the half and inched into just a […]






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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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BOYS SOCCER: 2016 MHSSCA ALL-STATE

BOYS SOCCER: 2016 MHSSCA ALL-STATE

| February 11, 2017 | Comments (0)






BOYS SOCCER: 2016 MHSSCA ALL-STATE Below are the 2016 Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association All-State Boys Soccer Teams. MR. SOCCER — Dalton, Michael, Traverse City West sr. F. ALL-STATE DREAM TEAM  Dalton Michael, Traverse City West sr. F Haris Dzafic, East Kentwood sr. G Pablo Kulyckyj, Rochester Stoney Creek sr. M Kyle Bandyk, Novi […]






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CLUB BOYS SOCCER: Michigan Jaguars’ trio enjoy experience with ODP Interregional call-up

CLUB BOYS SOCCER: Michigan Jaguars’ trio enjoy experience with ODP Interregional call-up

| February 8, 2017 | Comments (0)






Diac, Hogle, Marinkovich earn their wings as top 100 national prospects BY DAN STICKRADT Stickradt Media Group / Michigan Jaguars Communications dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans CASA GRANDE, Arizona — Alex Diac, Jona Hogle and Shane Marinkovich share a lot in common besides being teammates in the Michigan Jaguars club soccer organization. The talented trio have emerged […]






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