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FOOTBALL: 2016 Associated Press All-State Football Eight-Man Team

FOOTBALL: 2016 Associated Press All-State Football Eight-Man Team

| November 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

The 2016 Associated Press Division Eight-Man, All-State football team, selected by a statewide panel of Michigan sports writers: ALL-STATE FIRST TEAM Player of the Year: Jason Whitens, Powers North Central QB/DB: Jason Whitens, Powers North Central OL/LB: Reese Bays-Kramer, Deckerville RB/LB: Wyatt Boik, Pickford RB/LB: Bobby Kleiman, Powers North Central RB/LB: Daniel Nocerini, Crystal Falls […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Oakland Christian advances to state finals for first time in school history

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Oakland Christian advances to state finals for first time in school history

| November 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans BATTLE CREEK — After several near misses, Auburn Hills Oakland Christian will finally have the chance to play on the final day of the season. The sixth-ranked Lancers earned the right by rallying for past Rogers City 3-1 Friday in the Class D state semifinal at Battle […]

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FOOTBALL: Romeo runs by Clarkston for regional crown

FOOTBALL: Romeo runs by Clarkston for regional crown

| November 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans CLARKSTON — After winning the MHSAA Division 1 state title last season and graduating most of its starters from that squad, Romeo was tabbed as a rebuilding project with several question marks this season. Someone forgot to tell that to the unranked Bulldogs. Romeo advanced to its […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Oakland Christian cruises to regional title

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Oakland Christian cruises to regional title

| November 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans MARINE CTY — After two years of walking off the volleyball court empty-handed, Auburn Hills Oakland Christian’s senior-laden team seemed determined to make sure the third time was truly a charm. The Class D sixth-ranked Lancers, who spent the last five school years up in Class C […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Third-ranked North Branch outlasts No. 2 Notre Dame Prep in regional thriller

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Third-ranked North Branch outlasts No. 2 Notre Dame Prep in regional thriller

| November 9, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans IMLAY CITY — Having North Branch and Pontiac Notre Dame Prep face off in a state tournament showdown is kind of like a box of chocolates — you truly never know what you might get in the end. After another assortment of a 1-hour, 58-minute classic tourney […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Knockout blow: Clarkston ousts Lake Orion in five-game thriller for district crown

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Knockout blow: Clarkston ousts Lake Orion in five-game thriller for district crown

| November 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans LAKE ORION — Momentum can be a strange animal in the sport of volleyball. The moment you feel you have it, a play can quickly develop and spin the pendulum the other way faster than one can say the first string of letters in the alphabet. Ask […]

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COLLEGE WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL: Condon helps Oakland sweep Youngstown State

COLLEGE WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL: Condon helps Oakland sweep Youngstown State

| November 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

ROCHESTER HILLS — Sammy Condon slammed 15 kills for a hitting percentage of .565 to go with three blocks, one assist and one dig in leading Oakland University to a 3-0 sweep over Youngstown State Friday night at the O’rena in Horizon League play. Jessica Dood surpassed 1,000 career kills mark, becoming just the seventh player in Oakland […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Notre Dame Prep captures 10th straight district crown, 19th in 23 years

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Notre Dame Prep captures 10th straight district crown, 19th in 23 years

| November 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Pontiac Notre Dame Prep is headed back to familiar territory. The Fighting Irish captured their 10 straight Class B district championship Friday — also the school’s 19th in 23 years — with a 3-0 sweep of Macomb Lutheran North in a district final at […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Notre Dame Prep advances to district finals for 21st straight season

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Notre Dame Prep advances to district finals for 21st straight season

| November 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Showcasing another dominating performance Thursday, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep advanced to the Class B district finals for the 21st straight season with a 3-0 sweep of visiting Clawson at Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood. The Irish posted a 21-11, 25-10, 25-8 victory over the Trojans to earn a district finals date with Macomb Lutheran […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Eisenhower delivers sharp dagger in district sweep of Rochester

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Eisenhower delivers sharp dagger in district sweep of Rochester

| November 4, 2016 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — With a potential district rematch with Rochester Stoney Creek looming, Utica Eisenhower did not want to get caught looking ahead, especially considering the Eagles had to defeat a league champion to earn a date in the district finals. No worries for Ike coach Caitlin […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Stoney Creek slips past pesky Rochester Adams, earns district final date with Eisenhower

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Stoney Creek slips past pesky Rochester Adams, earns district final date with Eisenhower

| November 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — Thursday’s performance by Rochester Stoney Creek is far considered a thing of beauty or even a masterpiece of artwork. In fact, for a team that has hovered in the Class A Honorable Mention portion of the state rankings for nearly two seasons, the performance […]

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The New Face of Addiction: F.A.N. Unleashes Attack To Run Drugs Out Of Town

The New Face of Addiction: F.A.N. Unleashes Attack To Run Drugs Out Of Town

| November 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

. . . . BY DAN STICKRADT GREENINGDETROIT.COM dan@greeningdetroit.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans — Courtesy Story from www.greeningdetroit.com FRASER, Mich. — Mark Rudolph remembers the day he received the call. It was a moment that parents — all parents — fear will never come. Rudolph’s son, Ryan, had died of a drug overdose. Heroin was the deadly […]

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BOYS SOCCER:  Athens edges Rochester in shootout to advance to state finals

BOYS SOCCER:  Athens edges Rochester in shootout to advance to state finals

| November 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans TROY — Mason Maziasz relishes the moment every time he gets to play in a shootout. “I love them. I live for them,” said the Troy Athens senior goalkeeper. “I don’t mind playing in them at all.” Maziasz got his chance to play in his second straight […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Lake Orion claims league title, hits postseason in stride

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Lake Orion claims league title, hits postseason in stride

| November 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans LAKE ORION — With a perfect record, Lake Orion has retained the OAA Red Division championship. And this time the Dragons are not in a sharing mood. A year ago after finishing in a three-way tie for the league title with Rochester Stoney Creek and Birmingham Seaholm at […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: OAA Blue champion Rochester peaking at the right time

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: OAA Blue champion Rochester peaking at the right time

| November 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — There’s no secret that a team hopes to peak in the final weeks of the season. That’s the case for Rochester’s girls volleyball team in the during the final month of the 2016 campaign. The Falcons are living that success. Rochester entered the postseason […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Behind family chemistry, Rochester enjoying magical ride to first Final Four since 2002

BOYS SOCCER: Behind family chemistry, Rochester enjoying magical ride to first Final Four since 2002

| November 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — The last time Rochester made a run to the Division 1 Final Four, the Falcons ended the season on a high note. Rochester captured its first and only state title in school history in 2002. That was a year where the Falcons entered the […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Notre Dame Prep sweeps Country Day in pre-district

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Notre Dame Prep sweeps Country Day in pre-district

| November 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

PONTIAC — Pontiac Notre Dame Prep opend up Class B state tournament play Tuesday in recording its 50th win of the campaign in its 3-0 sweep of Birmingham Detroit Country Day. The Fighting Irish recorded a 25-13, 25-17 and 25-10 triumph to advance to Thursday’s district semifinals against Clawson. For the Irish Audrey Damman served […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Troy Athens wins re-do with Dakota to retain regional title

BOYS SOCCER: Troy Athens wins re-do with Dakota to retain regional title

| November 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans TROY — Troy Athens is a regional champion…again. And the Red Hawks had to utilize the oddest flair for the dramatic tactic to claim the crown. After having to come back on Tuesday some four days after originally defeating Macomb Dakota on Friday, the Red Hawks edged […]

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