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The White Move: Tips and thoughts from the lesson tee

The White Move: Tips and thoughts from the lesson tee

| February 13, 2011 | Comments (0)

Did you know that for the average golfer it takes approximately 1.25 seconds to make contact with the ball from the address takeaway position? Of that 1.25 seconds, approximately .80 seconds is consumed with the takeaway to top of swing position. That leaves less than a half second to get back down to the ball […]

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Adams-Rochester to clash at Crosstown Showdown

Adams-Rochester to clash at Crosstown Showdown

| February 3, 2011 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com ROCHESTER HILLS — The rivalry between Rochester and Rochester Adams in some sports goes back some 40 years to the 1969-70 school year, when Adams opened its doors. The rivalry still stands today. Although somewhat different due to the district moving to three high schools in 2002, the Adams-Rochester […]

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The White Move: Tips and thoughts from the lesson tee

The White Move: Tips and thoughts from the lesson tee

| February 2, 2011 | Comments (0)

New years resolutions are something we all think about this time of year. We can all think of personal resolutions, family resolutions and career resolutions. I’ve tried to come up with some golf related resolutions that you can think about achieving in 2011. It’s always best when we put pen to paper, listing our goals […]

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VIDEO ADVERTISEMENT: Rochester College

VIDEO ADVERTISEMENT: Rochester College

| January 26, 2011 | Comments (1)

Below is a video of Rochester College, one of the yearly advertisers for www.northoaklandsports.com . For advertising information, contact the following: WEB ADDRESS: http://northoaklandsports.com PUBLIC RELATIONS FIRM: Stickradt Media Group ON-LINE SPORTS NEWSPAPER: http://northoaklandsports.com BUSINESS NUMBER / MAIN SWITCHBOARD: (248) 812-1051 FAST FACTS: The Stickradt Media Group is a Sportswriting Public Relations firm founded in […]

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Do you have video you wish to submit?

Do you have video you wish to submit?

| January 26, 2011 | Comments (1)

Got Video? Do you have video of a local high school varsity, college, youth/club or recreational league? Feel free to send us the youtube link for publication consideration. We will be running video links later this winter season. For details, e-mail Senior Editor Dan Stickradt at dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com. Comeback daily to www.northoaklandsports.com, home of over 4 […]

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STUDENT VIEW: Why do we idolize athletes?

STUDENT VIEW: Why do we idolize athletes?

| January 11, 2011 | Comments (0)

They are maybe the most prominent decoration that defines a teenager’s room: Posters. And since teens are constantly changing who they are in effort to find their true self, it’s a good thing that they can easily be put up and taken down. The same can be said for those most commonly found on those […]

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TEAM TRYOUTS

TEAM TRYOUTS

| January 7, 2011 | Comments (1)

TEAM TRYOUTS BASKETBALL TEAM Basketball, a Rochester Hills-based AAU boys  that 7th and 8th grade boys tryouts are Jan. 9 at Van Hoosen Middle School (7th grade from 5-7 p.m. and 8th grade 7-9 p.m.). Second tryout will be on Jan. 16 (same times and place). If you know of anyone who might be interested […]

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That close: Michigan State withstands Oakland’s upset bid

That close: Michigan State withstands Oakland’s upset bid

| December 12, 2010 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com AUBURN HILLS — As surprising as its sounds, Michigan State is a team searching for an identity. So is Oakland University, but in a different way. The eighth-ranked Spartans are looking to keep their footing as a top-10 team, while the Golden Grizzlies are searching for a marquee win […]

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TEAM TRYOUTS

TEAM TRYOUTS

| December 4, 2010 | Comments (3)

TEAM TRYOUTS SOCCER The Rochester Select Soccer Club Boys U15 and U17  still has spots open. Anyone interested in playing club soccer this upcoming winter and spring seasons, please contact Coach Brian Fitzgerald at (248) 894-0311, or e-mail Brianfishbone@gmail.com BASKETBALL The Detroit Shock AAU girls and boys basketball program is hosting tryouts in December. Tryouts […]

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Bell, staff, players grow together to lead Lake Orion to promised land

Bell, staff, players grow together to lead Lake Orion to promised land

| November 28, 2010 | Comments (1)

DETROIT — Chris Bell had a chance to do something Saturday that no former Lake Orion football player at the school has done in the past. In fact, he had a chance to do something that no other football head coach has done at the school over the decades. That is to lead the school’s […]

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PREP FOOTBALL STATE FINALS FRIDAY NOTEBOOK: Harrington’s 13th title the latest in Harrison’s historic lore

PREP FOOTBALL STATE FINALS FRIDAY NOTEBOOK: Harrington’s 13th title the latest in Harrison’s historic lore

| November 27, 2010 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com DETROIT — John Herrington is as experienced as anyone when it comes to coaching in the high school football state finals in Michigan. On Friday at Ford Field in Detroit, he coached in his 17th prep football state finals game, a stat few in the country can match when […]

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Stick’s Picks: Classic matchups set for season’s final weekend

Stick’s Picks: Classic matchups set for season’s final weekend

| November 25, 2010 | Comments (2)

The final weekend in finally here. The final weekend of the fall sports season concludes at Ford Field with the football state finals Friday and Saturday. There are several powerhouse teams that have made the march down to Detroit once again, while some others are looking for their first shot at glory. Lake Orion is […]

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STICK’S PICKS: Lake Orion the sole area hopeful for state finals berth

STICK’S PICKS: Lake Orion the sole area hopeful for state finals berth

| November 19, 2010 | Comments (2)

For the second time in three years, Lake Orion is one win for advancing to the state title game for Division 1 football. This is nothing new for local teams. Over the past three decades, five different local schools have reached at least the state semifinals in football. Four schools have played on Thanksgiving Weekend […]

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Stick's Picks: Lake Orion, WOLL aiming for berth in Final Four

Stick’s Picks: Lake Orion, WOLL aiming for berth in Final Four

| November 13, 2010 | Comments (1)

When it comes to postseason success, Lake Orion and Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes/Clarkston Everest Unified have enjoyed plenty of it. The two northern Oakland County football programs have simply built a winning tradition. Lake Orion and WOLL have put together multiple playoffs seasons memorable runs throughout the years and both now will play […]

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