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Oakland clinches Horizon crown in win over Milwaukee

Oakland clinches Horizon crown in win over Milwaukee

February 27, 2017 | Comments (0)






MILWAUKEE — Sherron Dorsey-Walker sank a career-high eight 3-pointers for a career best 28 points and Oakland clinched the Horizon League regular season championship with an 86-75 win over Milwaukee in the season finale on Sunday. The Golden Grizzlies (24-7, 14-4) ended in a tie with Valparaiso, but earned the conference crown and the No. […]






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WRESTLING: Oxford no match for Hartland in state quarterfinals

WRESTLING: Oxford no match for Hartland in state quarterfinals

February 25, 2017 | Comments (0)






BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LcoalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan MT. PLEASANT — The flip can become a huge factor in the sport of wrestling, signaling which team must send out a competitor first. It paid dividends for Hartland Friday but hurt Oxford in the Division 1 state quarterfinals at Central Michigan University’s McGuirk Arena. In […]






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Home Sweet Home: Rochester College finally arrives home, honors legendary coach Garth Pleasant with brand new arena

Home Sweet Home: Rochester College finally arrives home, honors legendary coach Garth Pleasant with brand new arena

February 19, 2017 | Comments (0)






ROCHESTER HILLS — Over five decades in the making, and Rochester College’s men’s basketball program has finally arrived home. Not from a long road trip. Not from another small college in Michigan. The Warriors have come home — literally. After over five decades of athletics and men’s basketball teams at the tiny Christian college in […]






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COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL: Rochester College delivers some home cooking on Great Lakes College in Garth Pleasant Arena debut

COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL: Rochester College delivers some home cooking on Great Lakes College in Garth Pleasant Arena debut

February 19, 2017 | Comments (0)






BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — Fifty-five years in the making, but only a couple of hours for the first home victory. Nationally-ranked Rochester College rolled past visiting Great Lakes Christian College Saturday afternoon in the inaugural men’s basketball game at the Rochester College Garth Pleasant Arena — sending off the […]






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COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL: Oakland earns season sweep of Valparaiso

COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL: Oakland earns season sweep of Valparaiso

February 17, 2017 | Comments (0)






BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — Greg Kampe’s 1,000 career game did hold much significance to the veteran coach in the terms of who Oakland University played Friday — rival Valparaiso. The Golden Grizzlies improved to 32-3 in Horizon League games when leading at the half and inched into just a […]






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WRESTLING: Michigan wrestling community saddened by the loss of Rochester’s Frank Lafferty

WRESTLING: Michigan wrestling community saddened by the loss of Rochester’s Frank Lafferty

February 16, 2017 | Comments (0)






…………………. . . . . . . . BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans CLARKSTON — Veteran high school wrestling coach Frank Lafferty passed away Feb. 16, sending sadness through both the Oakland County and Michigan wrestling community. A high school wrestling coach for more than three decades and a former state championship wrestler himself, […]






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BOYS SOCCER: 2016 MHSSCA ALL-STATE

BOYS SOCCER: 2016 MHSSCA ALL-STATE

February 11, 2017 | Comments (0)






BOYS SOCCER: 2016 MHSSCA ALL-STATE Below are the 2016 Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association All-State Boys Soccer Teams. MR. SOCCER — Dalton, Michael, Traverse City West sr. F. ALL-STATE DREAM TEAM  Dalton Michael, Traverse City West sr. F Haris Dzafic, East Kentwood sr. G Pablo Kulyckyj, Rochester Stoney Creek sr. M Kyle Bandyk, Novi […]






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CLUB BOYS SOCCER: Michigan Jaguars’ trio enjoy experience with ODP Interregional call-up

CLUB BOYS SOCCER: Michigan Jaguars’ trio enjoy experience with ODP Interregional call-up

February 8, 2017 | Comments (0)






Diac, Hogle, Marinkovich earn their wings as top 100 national prospects BY DAN STICKRADT Stickradt Media Group / Michigan Jaguars Communications dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans CASA GRANDE, Arizona — Alex Diac, Jona Hogle and Shane Marinkovich share a lot in common besides being teammates in the Michigan Jaguars club soccer organization. The talented trio have emerged […]






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CLUB GIRLS SOCCER: Michigan Jaguars U-14 Green earn State Cup title

CLUB GIRLS SOCCER: Michigan Jaguars U-14 Green earn State Cup title

February 8, 2017 | Comments (0)






BY DAN STICKRADT Stickradt Media Group / Michigan Jaguars Communications dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans PONTIAC — Now that’s a dominating run. The Michigan Jaguars U-14 Green girls soccer team walked off the pitch as tops in the state, outscoring seven foes this fall by a commanding 26-1 scoring edge. The 16-member Jaguars, coached by veteran Firas […]






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CLUB SOCCER: 2017 Michigan Jaguars College Signings List

CLUB SOCCER: 2017 Michigan Jaguars College Signings List

February 8, 2017 | Comments (0)






SOCCER: MICHIGAN JAGUARS 2017 SIGNEES LIST Below is a list of current players form the Michigan Jaguars club soccer organization’s Class of 2017  that have committed and signed to play collegiate soccer. GIRLS Grace Backus                            Novi             […]






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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Adams rolls Rochester for seventh straight time in Crosstown Showdown

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Adams rolls Rochester for seventh straight time in Crosstown Showdown

February 4, 2017 | Comments (0)






BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — Rochester Adams surely has Rochester’s number when it comes to girl s basketball — especially in games played at  Oakland University. The Highlanders defeated Rochester for the seventh straight time in Rochester Crosstown Showdown Friday at Oakland University’s Orena, racing out to an 11-0 run […]






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COLLEGE RECRUITING: College Signings List 2017

COLLEGE RECRUITING: College Signings List 2017

February 2, 2017 | Comments (0)






Below is a list of athletes from the www.northoaklandsports.com coverage area who have signed or committed to play collegiate sports. Additions to this list can be made by emailing dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com or results@northoaklandsports.com   CLASS OF 2017 ABURUN HILLS AVONDALE Irvin Castro Soccer Lawrence Tech University Kassidy Embrey Soccer Northwood Griffin Kubert Soccer Northwood Katelyn Mather Soccer […]






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BOYS BASKETBALL: Rochester Hills Christian blitzes Auburn Hills Christian to claim 74-56 victory

BOYS BASKETBALL: Rochester Hills Christian blitzes Auburn Hills Christian to claim 74-56 victory

January 13, 2017 | Comments (0)






BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — Earlier this season, a parent walked up to Rochester Hills Christian boys basketball coach Jon Bronsing and said his team was like a swarm of bees. It is a fitting analogy. Rochester Hills Christian won for the second consecutive night, using its trademark — swarming […]






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BOYS BASKETBALL: Oxford off to 5-0 start for first time in decades

BOYS BASKETBALL: Oxford off to 5-0 start for first time in decades

January 10, 2017 | Comments (2)






BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans OXFORD – Every time someone mentions Oxford’s impressive record to start the campaign to coach Steve Laidlaw, he has but to wonder. “It’s been a long, long time,” said Laidlaw, who returned this season to Oxford’s sideline after a seven-year hiatus. “We think it’s been since the […]






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GIRLS COMPETITIVE CHEER: Top of the pyramid: Defending Rochester looks to reload, contend for another state title

GIRLS COMPETITIVE CHEER: Top of the pyramid: Defending Rochester looks to reload, contend for another state title

January 10, 2017 | Comments (1)






BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS – There’s no secret that Rochester is perhaps the state of Michigan’s premier, signature competitive cheer program. Few programs have qualified for the state finals in Class A or Division 1 in 32 of the previous 35 seasons like the Falcons. The proof is in […]






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COMPETITIVE CHEER: Lake Orion aiming high for top flight finish

COMPETITIVE CHEER: Lake Orion aiming high for top flight finish

January 10, 2017 | Comments (0)






BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans LAKE ORION — Perhaps this program is long overdue. Lake Orion’s competitive cheer team has emerged as a true state powerhouse in the sport over the past two decades. Yet unlike many of the other state’s most dominant Class A/Division 1 programs, the Dragons have yet to […]






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BOYS BASKETBALL: Stoney Creek staves off Rochester Adams

BOYS BASKETBALL: Stoney Creek staves off Rochester Adams

January 6, 2017 | Comments (0)






BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — Playing in three games already this season where the final score was three points or less proved to pay dividends Friday night for Rochester Stoney Creek. The Cougars staved off rival Rochester Adams, 46-43, in an OAA crossover contest to snap a two-game skid. […]






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BOYS HOCKEY: Lake Orion gains statement win in 5-3 decision over Rochester United

BOYS HOCKEY: Lake Orion gains statement win in 5-3 decision over Rochester United

December 2, 2016 | Comments (0)






BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER — Lake Orion has picked up a statement win in its OAA Red Division opener. The Division 1 sixth-ranked Dragons remained unbeaten on the young campaign with a 5-3 victory Friday over eighth-ranked Rochester United at The Onyx. Rochester is the four-time defending league champion, finishing in […]






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