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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Troy, Notre Dame Prep, Oakland Christian win district crowns

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Troy, Notre Dame Prep, Oakland Christian win district crowns

| November 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

TROY — After a three-year hiatus, Troy is back in the regional round of the Class A postseason. The Colts outlasted arch-rival Troy Athens, 3-2, in the Class A district finals Friday, posting a five-game, 22-25, 25-23, 21-25, 25-18, 15-10 victory. Hannah Moeller was an all-around threat to lead a blanched attack for Troy (25-25-2), […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Back from recess, Clarkston sweeps Lake Orion for 11th district title in 13 seasons

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Back from recess, Clarkston sweeps Lake Orion for 11th district title in 13 seasons

| November 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Wolves advance to regional finals for fourth time in six years    BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR Dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   LAKE ORION — After falling into a little bit of a lull during the final two weeks of the regular season, Clarkston’s girls volleyball program made quite a statement Friday that the Wolves are […]

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FOOTBALL: Clarkston silences Lapeer in classic battle of unbeatens

FOOTBALL: Clarkston silences Lapeer in classic battle of unbeatens

| November 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

  Twitter: @LocalSportsFans CLARKSTON — Halloween took place one week ago. Clarkston’s biggest scare in nearly two seasons took place one week later. The host Wolves pushed their win streak to 24 straight games, holding off Lapeer, 23-20, in a Division 1 district final Friday night in front of an overflow crowd. The game featured […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Notre Dame Prep advances to 17th straight district finals

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Notre Dame Prep advances to 17th straight district finals

| November 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

  PONTIAC — For the 17th straight season, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep will play for a district championship. The fighting Irish earned that right Wednesday night y topping Birmingham Detroit Country Day 25-7, 24-26, 25-9, 25-6 in the Class B semifinals. NDP (53-5-0) will face Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood in the finals Friday. The Irish […]

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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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BOYS SOCCER: Troy Bethany Christian looks to ascend back on top of MACS

BOYS SOCCER: Troy Bethany Christian looks to ascend back on top of MACS

| October 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR DAn.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans TROY — After  couple of years away from the perch, Troy Bethany Christian is looking to return to the top of the charts. The Bruins, the top-ranked team in the Michigan Association of Christian Schools Division I boys soccer polls, are one win away from regaining […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Adams upends unbeaten Fraser to reach D-1 state finals

BOYS SOCCER: Adams upends unbeaten Fraser to reach D-1 state finals

| October 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Highlanders edge Ramblers on penalty kicks to reach championship match for first time since 2001   BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   ROCHESTER HILLS — Dylan Brown admits that his team is playing with quite a swagger these days, especially when his team participates in penalty kicks. Brown, a sophomore goalkeeper from […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Highlanders Spine: Lencioni brothers are the backbone of Rochester Adams’ run to Final Four

BOYS SOCCER: Highlanders Spine: Lencioni brothers are the backbone of Rochester Adams’ run to Final Four

| October 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   ROCHESTER HILLS — When the Lencioni brothers were all in middle school, they often had discussions around the house or soccer pitch of what it would be like to play together at the high school level and lead their school to a deep run in the […]

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CROSS COUNTRY:  Lake Orion, Stevenson run to regional crowns

CROSS COUNTRY: Lake Orion, Stevenson run to regional crowns

| October 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

  Rochester second in both races; Lake Orion girls fight for third   BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   GOODELLS, Mich. — Kyle Repetto has battled numerous injuries during his high school career as a distance runner. On Saturday, the senior finally put it all together. Repetto won his first big meet […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Adams goes eight deep in shootout to oust Clarkston and win fifth regional crown

BOYS SOCCER: Adams goes eight deep in shootout to oust Clarkston and win fifth regional crown

| October 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter:@LocalSportsFans   UTICA — Dylan Brown was on the ground for two significant occurrences Saturday evening. One was involuntary — the other was voluntarily. The Rochester Adams sophomore goalkeeper was knocked over inside 20 minutes of the second half against Clarkston, spending a few minutes on the bench to […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Posawatz’s heroics lift Clarkston past Oxford and into regional finals; Adams slips past Traverse City Central

BOYS SOCCER: Posawatz’s heroics lift Clarkston past Oxford and into regional finals; Adams slips past Traverse City Central

| October 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans UTICA — Sometimes heroes can be found in the most unlikely sources. For Clarkston, the hero has come in the form of defenseman David Posawatz. After not scoring a single goal during the regular season in both 2013 and 2014, the 6-foot-1 senior scored in his […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Athens exercises demons with shootout win over Utica Ford

BOYS SOCCER: Athens exercises demons with shootout win over Utica Ford

| October 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   TROY — Troy Athens saw a magical season come to an abrupt end last October after opening the campaign with 20 straight wins. The Red Hawks were ranked No. 1 in the state, captured the coveted OAA Red Division title with a perfect record and […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Oxford downs Grand Blanc, wins first district crown as D-1 school

BOYS SOCCER: Oxford downs Grand Blanc, wins first district crown as D-1 school

| October 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   LAPEER — Oxford’s magical season continues. The unranked and unheralded Wildcats picked up one of its biggest wins in recent memory, topping state powerhouse Grand Blanc, 2-1, Saturday in the district finals at Lapeer High School. The win marked Oxford’s first district title as a […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Clarkston upsets fifth-ranked Walled Lake Northern in shootout

BOYS SOCCER: Clarkston upsets fifth-ranked Walled Lake Northern in shootout

| October 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

  WATERFORD — Clarkston proved that its not how you start, but how you finish. After trailing Walled Lake Northern for long stretches Saturday in a Division 1 district final at Waterford Mott, the Wolves rallied for a 2-1 victory over the fifth-ranked Knights to win their second straight district crown. Clarkston (11-6-5) tallied a […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Roeper pounces on Oakland Christian for district crown

BOYS SOCCER: Roeper pounces on Oakland Christian for district crown

| October 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

  AUBURN HILLS — Over the past quarter contrary,  Birmingham Roeper and Auburn Hills Oakland Christian have put together several classic battles on the soccer pitch, both in the regular season and in the postseason. Saturday was not one of them. Senior striker Max Whipple was a one-man wrecking crew by blasting home five goals […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Adams repeats as district champion with victory over Utica Eisenhower

BOYS SOCCER: Adams repeats as district champion with victory over Utica Eisenhower

| October 20, 2014 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   LAKE ORION — Protecting a one-goal lead in a pressure-cooked situation such as a state tournament is a difficult task. Trying to do the same with gail force winds in your face is another. Rochester Adams dodged such a bullet Saturday afternoon. The Highlanders held off […]

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FOOTBALL: Clarkston plows over Lake Orion, clinches fourth straight OAA Red Division title

FOOTBALL: Clarkston plows over Lake Orion, clinches fourth straight OAA Red Division title

| October 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

  Wolves’ win streak now at 21 straight   BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   LAKE ORION – Lake Orion became one of just a few teams to build an early lead on Clarkston during the past two seasons. That pre-Halloween scare lasted only for minutes. Trailing 7-0 after just 1:45 of […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Eisenhower pulls upset of Rochester Stoney Creek; Avondale edges Brandon

BOYS SOCCER: Eisenhower pulls upset of Rochester Stoney Creek; Avondale edges Brandon

| October 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.Stickradt@northoakalandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   LAKE ORION — Utica Eisenhower made some defensive adjustments of the soccer pitch a few weeks ago. It is paying dividends in the postseason. The unranked Eagles posted its third straight shutout Thursday and second straight in the postseason, posting a 2-0 upset of OAA Red […]

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