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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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BOYS SOCCER: Avondale pulls away from Holly

BOYS SOCCER: Avondale pulls away from Holly

| October 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   AUBURN HILLS — Just three years removed from its first and only state championship team, finding the win column this season has been quite a struggle for Auburn Hills Avondale’s youthful squad. There are only two remaining holdovers from that team and the Yellowjackets only put […]

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BOYS TENNIS: Holly wins regional title, advances to state finals for 15th straight season

BOYS TENNIS: Holly wins regional title, advances to state finals for 15th straight season

| October 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   HOLLY — Someone forgot to inform the members of Holly’s boys tennis program that 2014 was supposed to be a rebuilding year. After graduating seven of its top players and nine total players, Holly reloaded the barrel this season to capture both a Flint Metro League […]

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FOOTBALL: Avondale bounces back with win over Ferndale

FOOTBALL: Avondale bounces back with win over Ferndale

| October 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   AUBURN HILLS — With its backs against the wall, Auburn Hills Avondale took a step in the right direction Friday in terms of rejuvenating its football season. On the tailspin of two close losses, including an overtime defeat to Berkley last weekend, and faced with […]

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FOOTBALL: Clarkston cruises past Troy Athens to clinch 12th straight postseason bid

FOOTBALL: Clarkston cruises past Troy Athens to clinch 12th straight postseason bid

| October 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   TROY — Even in the midst of a 19-game win streak, Clarkston’s coaching staff can still find flaws and concerns. The Wolves put together another dominating performance Friday night on the road at Troy Athens, but far from the level accustomed to by the Wolves’ coaching […]

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OAKLAND COUNTY CORSS COUNTY RESULTS

OAKLAND COUNTY CORSS COUNTY RESULTS

| September 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Boys Cross Country 55TH ANNUAL OAKLAND COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS (Sept. 27 at Kensington Metropark) TEAM SCORES — 1. Waterford Mott, 93; 2. White Lake Lakeland, 126; 3. Novi, 153; 4. Holly, 166; 5. Walled Lake Central, 201; 6. Lake Orion, 213; 7. Milford, 236; 8. Novi Detroit Catholic Central, 238; 9. Birmingham Seaholm, 272; 10. […]

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FOOTBALL: Top-ranked Clarkston rolls by Oxford

FOOTBALL: Top-ranked Clarkston rolls by Oxford

| September 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   OXFORD — In the midst of an 18-game win streak, Clarkston’s DJ Zezula feels the Wolves have not fired on all cylinders just yet. That’s a scary thought. The Division 1 top-ranked Wolves took advantage of a couple of Oxford turnovers and rolled to a convincing […]

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CROSS COUNTRY: State powers to converge at prestigious Oakland County meet

CROSS COUNTRY: State powers to converge at prestigious Oakland County meet

| September 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

Birmingham Seaholm girls, Waterford Mott boys tagged as favorites   BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   MILFORD TWP — Birmingham Seaholm will look to join some elite company this Saturday morning at Kensington Metropark. The Maples girls cross-country program will look to become only the second girls team to win four straight […]

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FOOTBALL: North Farmington silences Rochester on Hall of Fame night

FOOTBALL: North Farmington silences Rochester on Hall of Fame night

| September 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   ROCHESTER HILLS — Rochester High inducted its most stellar class to date into the school’s Hall of Fame Friday night. While Rochester paid tribute to its fine past and several successful alumni, North Farmington enjoyed the invite to the festivities, The Raiders never trailed, eventually rolling […]

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FOOTBALL: Stoney Creek downs Adams for first time

FOOTBALL: Stoney Creek downs Adams for first time

| August 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   ROCHESTER HILLS — There is a first time for everything. One of those first monumental moments finally occurred for Rochester Stoney Creek’s football program Thursday night.   The Cougars overcame a sluggish first half to rally past Rochester Adams, 28-20, in the season opener for […]

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FOOTBALL: 2014 CHSL--INDEPENDENTS TEAM CAPSULES

FOOTBALL: 2014 CHSL–INDEPENDENTS TEAM CAPSULES

| August 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE — INDEPENDENTS   Clarkston Everest Collegiate HEAD COACH: Mike Pruchnicki, second season (7-3). ASSISTANT COACHES: Stan Drewno, Mark Serra, Joe Pruchnicki, Ralph Zagari 2013 RECORD: 7-3, independent 2013 POSTSEASON: Lost in D-8 pre-district to Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes (34-7). POSTSEASON APPEARANCES: 1, 2013. KEY RETURNEES: Sal Mastermatteo, sr. QB-DB […]

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FOOTBALL: 2014 CHSL-AA DIVISION TEAM CAPSULES

FOOTBALL: 2014 CHSL-AA DIVISION TEAM CAPSULES

| August 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE — AA DIVISION   Team capsules compiled by senior editor Dan Stickradt and staff. Email dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com or results@northoaklandsports.com. Follow on Twitter @LocalSportsFans and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Oakland-Sports/439028726180861.   Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard HEAD COACH: Brian Lemons, seventh season  (43-16) ASSISTANT COACHES: Gary Staub, Steve Posa, Dan Gallimore, Dave Lawrence, Joe Sheridan, […]

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