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DIVISION 6 BONUS COVERAGE: Ithaca defends state title with another perfect season

DIVISION 6 BONUS COVERAGE: Ithaca defends state title with another perfect season

| November 25, 2011 | Comments (2)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com DETROIT — Sometimes the pieces of the puzzle can come together and fit just right. For Ithaca, those pieces came together three years ago have stayed joined together — perfectly. The Yellowajckets have become a state powerhouse in the making on the football field, making three straight runs to […]

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DIVISION 2 BONUS COVERAGE: Brother Rice goes to ‘Church’ to win seventh state title

DIVISION 2 BONUS COVERAGE: Brother Rice goes to ‘Church’ to win seventh state title

| November 25, 2011 | Comments (3)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com DETROIT — Records can be deceiving. Birmingham Brother Rice proved that on the football field once again this season. The seventh-ranked Warriors, who entered the postseason at just 5-4 after playing a brutally tough schedule — those four losses were by a combined 12 points — captured their seventh […]

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DIVISION 8 BONUS COVERAGE: Top-ranked Mendon earns title No. 11 with shutout of Fowler

DIVISION 8 BONUS COVERAGE: Top-ranked Mendon earns title No. 11 with shutout of Fowler

| November 25, 2011 | Comments (3)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com DETROIT — Like many rural, agricultural small towns across Michigan, Mendon does not have a massive budget, nor does it have the large student body population to sponsor dozens of sports. So when the Hornets do make a long tournament run, it is understandably a big deal in the […]

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Final destination check-in: Football finalists ready to clash for coveted titles

Final destination check-in: Football finalists ready to clash for coveted titles

| November 24, 2011 | Comments (3)

Nearly four months ago, close to 700 schools across the state began preparation to play on the prep football season’s final weekend. Only eight of those schools have reached the plateau. The MHAA football state finals are set for Ford Field in Detroit Nov.25-26 with several intriguing matchups. There are eight schools that carry perfect […]

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Headed to the Next Level: College Signings, Committments

Headed to the Next Level: College Signings, Committments

| November 22, 2011 | Comments (5)

Know of a student-athlete that has signed a letter of intent, made an oral commitment, agreed to terms for a walk-on position or is currently playing collegiate sports from the www.northoaklandsports.com coverage region? Please feel free to submit information about any local athletes. Include photos and contact information and we will do feature stories on […]

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Avenall the right choice to lead Clarkston into volleyball history

Avenall the right choice to lead Clarkston into volleyball history

| November 17, 2011 | Comments (2)

CLARKSTON — Kelly Avenall doesn’t always speak kindly of herself as a high school student. That’s common when a teacher and coach looks back on their youth. “I was kind of a band geek in high school,” she laughed. Avenall is a 1989 graduate of Clarkston High School. She played the rare instrument Oboe, a […]

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Blue-collar Avondale community stands as one on this championship day

Blue-collar Avondale community stands as one on this championship day

| November 10, 2011 | Comments (5)

In the movie, Hoosiers, the fictional town of Hickory, Indiana, is boasted by characters as being “not found on most state maps.” The small, rural, western Indiana town, stakes claim to notoriety when Hickory makes an improbable run to the Indiana state high school boys basketball crown in the late 1940s, thus carving its name […]

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Follow Us On Social Media

Follow Us On Social Media

| November 9, 2011 | Comments (2)

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STICK’S PICKS: Three area football teams eye district titles

STICK’S PICKS: Three area football teams eye district titles

| November 4, 2011 | Comments (0)

The field has narrowed and now only three football teams with local ties are still alive. Most area football teams found a quick exit last week in the opening rounds of the MHSAA postseason, as seven of 10 local teams were ousted in the pre-district rounds. Clarkston, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep and Rochester Adams all […]

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STICK’S PICKS: The second season has arrived for high school football

STICK’S PICKS: The second season has arrived for high school football

| October 27, 2011 | Comments (1)

The second season has finally arrived. The five-week march to Ford Field begins Friday and Saturday for 256 football teams in the MHSAA prep football playoffs. There are nine local schools that are in the hunt for district, regional and possibly a state championship and only two play each other in the first round. There […]

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League title matches, OAA crossover tilts highlight Week 8

League title matches, OAA crossover tilts highlight Week 8

| October 14, 2011 | Comments (1)

The postseason is only two short weeks away, and there’s nothing like a slate of games where league championships, crossover, rivalries and state-qualifying sixth win on the line. That’s exactly what we’ll see in Week 8 and Week 9. There are so many scenarios to be played out, just at the local level, in the […]

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STICK’S PICKS: Who will cash in on a playoff berth this week?

STICK’S PICKS: Who will cash in on a playoff berth this week?

| October 6, 2011 | Comments (0)

Last week Pontiac Notre Dame Prep became the first area school to cash in on its playoff ticket. The Fighting Irish are a perfect 6-0 and now can move onto their next goal. Who will join them this week? Lake Orion and Troy Athens are both 5-1 and play each other this week for first […]

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PHOTO GALLERY: 2011 Oakland County Girls Swimming and Diving Championships

PHOTO GALLERY: 2011 Oakland County Girls Swimming and Diving Championships

| October 5, 2011 | Comments (3)

Below is a photo gallery of the 2011 Oakland County Girls Swimming and Diving championships from Oct. 1, as compiled by L McKee Photography. More than 300 photos of this event are now available at www.lmckeephotography.com. L McKee Photography is one of the photography companies that is a partner with digital daily sports publication, www.northoaklandsports.com, […]

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FAST FACTS ABOUT NORTH OAKLAND SPORTS.COM

FAST FACTS ABOUT NORTH OAKLAND SPORTS.COM

| September 30, 2011 | Comments (3)

REPORTING SCORES Varsity coaches are urged to report varsity results in a timely fashion by e-mail to senior editor Dan Stickradt at dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com or results@northoaklandsports.com, or by calling the sports nightline recording at (248) 812-1053. Deadlines are normally midnight each day. High schools and colleges in the NorthOaklandSports coverage region include Auburn Hills Avondale, Auburn […]

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Stick’s Picks: All teams must face adversity at some point

Stick’s Picks: All teams must face adversity at some point

| September 16, 2011 | Comments (0)

All teams face adversity of some sort throughout the course of a season. A key player goes down with a season-ending injury. A coach or someone affiliated with the program loses a loved one. A team loses a heartbreaker on a last minute play. A long winning streak is halted. All of this is part […]

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Clarkston football forfeits two games

Clarkston football forfeits two games

| September 13, 2011 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com CLARKSTON — After learning it had used an ineligible player, Clarkston announced Monday night that it had alerted the Michigan High School Athletic Association and has forfeited two of its first three football games. The Wolves, who won their first three games over Rochester Adams (28-21), West Bloomfield (34-7) […]

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STICK’S PICKS: There’s nothing wrong with playing football a little early

STICK’S PICKS: There’s nothing wrong with playing football a little early

| September 1, 2011 | Comments (0)

The week before Labor Day to high school football fans is like Christmas Eve to eager kids. Some people can’t wait until Christmas morning to unravel some of their presents, just like some can’t wait to Friday to catch some prep football. In the past decade, many local schools have opted to move up their […]

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EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK: From sports terminology to bands … There’s plenty to catch on stage

EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: From sports terminology to bands … There’s plenty to catch on stage

| August 31, 2011 | Comments (0)

The arena of sports is full of millions of catch phrases, terminologies, rules, regulations and analogies. Anyone that follows sports on any level can think of dozens, if not hundreds, right off the top of their head. So, we’re going to have fun with this. Since sports and music often go hand-and-hand, what if all […]

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