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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Stoney Creek staves off Utica for third straight district title

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Stoney Creek staves off Utica for third straight district title

| March 5, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans UTICA — For years, Rochester Stoney Creek struggled in the district tournament, going its first six years without even a single win in the district. How times have changed. The Cougars competed in their sixth straight district final Friday night, and came away with their third straight […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Waterford Lakecrest Baptist stepping up to try to repeat as state champions

BOYS BASKETBALL: Waterford Lakecrest Baptist stepping up to try to repeat as state champions

| March 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans WATERFORD — In an odd and bold move, Waterford Lakecrest Baptist will not try to defend its Michigan Association of Association Schools Division II state title this season. That’s because the Defenders voluntarily moved up a division. Lakecrest Baptist, which has around 30 students in grades 9-12, […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Rochester Hills Christian ousts Stateline Christian to reach MACS Division I state finals

BOYS BASKETBALL: Rochester Hills Christian ousts Stateline Christian to reach MACS Division I state finals

| February 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

DAVISON — With the top four seeds showing to be near-images of one another this season, the race to the Michigan Association of Christian Schools Division I state title game was wide open when the state tournament began earlier this month. Rochester Hills Christian made sure it would be playing on the season’s final day. […]

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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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BOYS BASKETBALL: Scoring king Patton keeps putting up numbers despite little notoriety for Rochester Hills Christian

BOYS BASKETBALL: Scoring king Patton keeps putting up numbers despite little notoriety for Rochester Hills Christian

| February 26, 2016 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — Ryan Patton steps in, steals a pass, then races downcourt to make a quick feed for a layup by a teammate. Moments later, he receives a pass near the top of the key and calmly drills a deep three-pointer with a defender in […]

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FOOTBALL: Stoney Creek goes old-school to land Lantzy as football coach

FOOTBALL: Stoney Creek goes old-school to land Lantzy as football coach

| February 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — Rochester Stoney Creek went old-school to try to bring football wins to its program. The Cougars’ administration lured former Utica Eisenhower coach Bob Lantzy out of retirement of the high school ranks to begin coaching the Cougars in 2016. Lantzy replaces Brad Zube, who left […]

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COMPETITIVE CHEER:  Rochester remains perfect in winning district crown

COMPETITIVE CHEER:  Rochester remains perfect in winning district crown

| February 20, 2016 | Comments (0)

Stoney Creek, Troy Athens, Rochester Adams also advance to regional round BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans TROY — In the midst of a perfect season, the pressure on top-ranked Rochester is starting to mount. And while the Falcons were not perfect Saturday afternoon at Troy Athens, site of a Division 1 district […]

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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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BOYS SWIMMING: 2016 Oakland County Boys Swimming & Diving Championships Results

BOYS SWIMMING: 2016 Oakland County Boys Swimming & Diving Championships Results

| February 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

2016 OAKLAND COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP (Feb. 6 at Lake Orion H.S.) TEAM SCORES — 1. Birmingham Brother Rice, 369; 2. Novi, 228; 3. Birmingham Seaholm, 212; 4. Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood, 211.5; 5. Novi Detroit Catholic Central, 200; 6. Rochester Adams, 176; 7. Birmingham Groves, 159; 8. South Lyon Unified, 119.5; 9. Bloomfield Hills, 84; 10. Walled […]

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WRESTLING: Individual District No. 10 Results

WRESTLING: Individual District No. 10 Results

| February 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

MHSAA DIVISION 2 INDIVIDUAL DISTRICT NO. 10 (Feb. 13 at Linden) 103 POUNDS — 1. Caleb Teague (Goodrich) d. Nathan Harville (Goodrich) 4-0; 3. Jack Olson (Ortonville Brandon) d. Eric Pawlaczyk (Imlay City) 6-5. 112 POUNDS — 1. Wesley Hampton (Imlay City) maj. dec. Justin Cygnar (Linden) 10-2; 3. Brandon Goike (Armada) maj. dec. Mario […]

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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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COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL: Oakland rebounds to dunk Green Bay

COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL: Oakland rebounds to dunk Green Bay

| February 13, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — A true test of a team’s character can often be witnessed after a loss. Oakland University bounded back from a gut-wrenching 93-85 home loss to Milwaukee on Thursday to topple Wisconsin-Green Bay, 111-93, Saturday in Horizon League play at the O’rena, keeping the Golden […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lutheran Northwest stays in MIAC title chase by chopping down Inter-City Baptist

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lutheran Northwest stays in MIAC title chase by chopping down Inter-City Baptist

| February 10, 2016 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — It has been far from a thing a beauty at Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest this season, but the Crusaders are getting the right type of results on the hardcourt. Host Lutheran Northwest continued one of its best starts in school history Tuesday despite […]

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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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BOYS BASKETBALL: Oakland Christian digs deep to pull away from Pontiac Academy For Excellence

BOYS BASKETBALL: Oakland Christian digs deep to pull away from Pontiac Academy For Excellence

| January 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans AUBURN HILLS — Perhaps Auburn Hills Oakland Christian is starting to come of age. Despite a playing rotation that features five sophomores in the 10-man rotation and the fact the Lancers were missing two key post players Friday — 6-foot-7 junior Brad Miller and 6-2 sophomore Hunter […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Rochester Hills Christian remains perfect in bouncing Lake Orion Baptist

BOYS BASKETBALL: Rochester Hills Christian remains perfect in bouncing Lake Orion Baptist

| January 28, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans LAKE ORION — Lake Orion Baptist had a simple plan Tuesday: Put a box-and-one on Rochester Hills Christian senior standout Ryan Patton and make other players beat the Lions. The problem is that Rochester Hills Christian is far from a one-man show and the Eagles displayed a […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Youthful Lake Orion Baptist pulls away from Rochester Hills Christian

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Youthful Lake Orion Baptist pulls away from Rochester Hills Christian

| January 28, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans LAKE ORION — As young teams go, Lake Orion Baptist might be a work-in-progress. But for a team that starts three freshmen and a sophomore and boasts just one senior in its starting five, the Lions are coming along despite its youth movement. Lake Orion Baptist outworked […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Holly puts the clamps down on Brando

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Holly puts the clamps down on Brando

| January 23, 2016 | Comments (0)

n BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans HOLLY — Kaitlyn Smith, Paige Reid and Jenna Pepper made sure that nothing would go wrong in their house Friday night. Every time Ortonville Brandon made a run in the first half, the Holly trio responded with clutch play. The Bronchos ended up posting a convincing […]

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