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Golden Grizzlies rebound to topple UIC

Golden Grizzlies rebound to topple UIC

November 15, 2010 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com CHICAGO — Three days after squandering a lead and losing its opener to U-D Mercy Friday, Oakland University rebounded Monday with a double-digit victory over host Illinois-Chicago. Sophomore forward Bethany Watterworth (Lake Orion), a preseason All-Summit League pick, scored 26 points with five rebounds to lead the Golden Grizzlies […]

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West Virginia upends Oakland in season opener

West Virginia upends Oakland in season opener

November 15, 2010 | Comments (1)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Oakland University’s 2010-11 men’s basketball season kicked off Friday the same way the last season ended: with a lopsided loss to a team from a powerhouse conference. Senior Keith Benson recorded a double-double with 22 points and 15 rebounds, senior Will Hudson had 16 points and nine rebounds and freshman Travis Bader […]

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Records fall as Oakland spikes UMKC

Records fall as Oakland spikes UMKC

November 15, 2010 | Comments (1)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Sophomore Meghan Bray set the season record for kills (360) and senior Brittany Dunn broke the career record for sets played (407) as the Oakland University volleyball team (17-13, 12-6 Summit) finished the 2010 season with a 3-1 (25-22, 23-25, 25-19, 25-21) win over UMKC (9-21, 6-12 Summit) Saturday evening. The […]

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   That championship feeling … Oakland wins Summit League tournament to reach NCAA field

That championship feeling … Oakland wins Summit League tournament to reach NCAA field

November 15, 2010 | Comments (3)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com ROCHESTER HILLS — Oakland University has had a history of hosting the Summit League men’s soccer tournament. Winning it has been a different story. The previous two years the Golden Grizzlies have watched other schools take home the championship trophy and the league’s automatic NCAA bid on OU;s home […]

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   Oakland’s late surge sends Grizzlies into Summit League soccer finals

Oakland’s late surge sends Grizzlies into Summit League soccer finals

November 13, 2010 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com ROCHESTER HILLS — Due to some injuries, Sean Magee got a chance to grab some minutes off the bench Friday in Oakland’s Summit League men’s soccer semifinal. The freshman forward delivered. Magee scored just his second goal of the season and also drew a penalty kick for a teammate […]

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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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Final Four-bound: Dragons sack Eisenhower for regional crown

Final Four-bound: Dragons sack Eisenhower for regional crown

November 13, 2010 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com LAKE ORION — One of the reasons for Lake Orion’s success on the football field is its balance and depth. The Dragons showcased this asset in Friday’s Division 1 regional final. Even with starting quarterback Sean Charette going down with an ankle sprain in the first quarter, senior wide […]

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Marian stands tall in draining Lake Orion for regional title

Marian stands tall in draining Lake Orion for regional title

November 12, 2010 | Comments (2)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com OXFORD — Just its track record in volleyball makes Birmingham Marian an intimidating opponent. Give the Mustangs an advantage and they become an even taller order to defeat. Lake Orion found that out Thursday in a Class A regional final at Oxford High School. Marian took a quick 1-0 […]

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Lancers fall short of regional title bid

Lancers fall short of regional title bid

November 12, 2010 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com WATERFORD — Auburn Hills Oakland Christian took the wrong night not to have its best performance. The Lancers, honorable mention in the Class D polls, were making their 10th straight appearance in the regional finals, but came up short in a 3-1 loss to Plymouth Christian. The state-ranked Eagles […]

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  Clarkston wins first regional volleyball title since 1976

Clarkston wins first regional volleyball title since 1976

November 12, 2010 | Comments (3)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com ORTONVILLE — One of Clarkston’s first matches of the season came against Flushing, where the Wolves swept the Raiders in a late-August quad match. Clarkston also defeated Flushing on Thursday — this time on a much bigger stage. The Wolves, who have not lost a game in nearly a […]

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Walled Lake Central holds off Rochester Adams for district title

Walled Lake Central holds off Rochester Adams for district title

November 11, 2010 | Comments (1)

COMMERCE TOWNSHIP — The end of the road came Friday night for Rochester Adams. Zac Leimbach finished the night 10-for-15 passing for 192 yards and a pair to touchdowns in downing the Highlanders 14-13 for a Division 2 district title. Leimbach hit Ramon Alexander down the middle in the fourth quarter, and the senior used […]

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Moving on: Dragons roll past Avondale to reach regional finals for first time since 1988

Moving on: Dragons roll past Avondale to reach regional finals for first time since 1988

November 10, 2010 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com OXFORD — The term Sweet 16 has a nice ring to it when it comes to sports. It sits quite fine with Lake Orion volleyball Bob Howey and his Dragons. That’s exactly where the Dragons stand at the present time, as they downed Auburn Hills Avondale 3-1 in a […]

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Wolves hound Davison to reach regional finals

Wolves hound Davison to reach regional finals

November 10, 2010 | Comments (2)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com ORTONVILLE — Part of Clarkston’s fine season has been its incredible balance offensively. Defensively, the Wolves have been underrated and sometimes just as good. Davison found that out Tuesday in its Class A regional semifinal at Ortonville Brandon. Clarkston collected 37 blocks as a team, the most the Wolves […]

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Oakland Christian advances to regional title game for 10th straight time

Oakland Christian advances to regional title game for 10th straight time

November 10, 2010 | Comments (2)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com WATERFORD — After losing to Plymouth Christian in the regular season and surrendering the MIAC Blue Division crown to the Eagles, Priscilla Larned was asked the question by several of her players at Auburn Hills Oakland Christian: Will the Lancers get a second chance at Plymouth Christian? Well, Oakland […]

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Tall and Proud: Yellowjackets enjoying first district title despite season of mishaps

Tall and Proud: Yellowjackets enjoying first district title despite season of mishaps

November 9, 2010 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com AUBURN HILLS — Looking over the balcony at her volleyball team, Valerie Blanchette shouts the phrase “T.P.” The encouraging words stand for Tall and Proud, and are reminder to shrug off the play, stand back up and try again. That’s what the volleyball team at Auburn Hills Avondale has […]

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15-gone: Dragons end long district drought with sweep of Rochester

15-gone: Dragons end long district drought with sweep of Rochester

November 9, 2010 | Comments (3)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com LAKE ORION — The last time Lake Orion won a volleyball district, most of the current players were very young. In fact, some of those sophomores and freshmen in the program weren’t even born yet. The year was 1995, and the title came in March of that year when […]

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Sizzling finishes: Handler leads state-meet performances

Sizzling finishes: Handler leads state-meet performances

November 9, 2010 | Comments (4)

BY JAY KUNDE CORRESPONDANT BROOKLYN — Something about close finishes and Brook Handler seem to go hand in hand. The last time Handler, now a senior at Rochester High, was involved in a close finish, it came in the final 100 meters of the 3,200-meter relay at Rockford High School, site of the Division 1 […]

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No. 1 stunner: Unranked Southfield Christian upsets top-ranked Oakland Christian

No. 1 stunner: Unranked Southfield Christian upsets top-ranked Oakland Christian

October 28, 2010 | Comments (1)

AUBURN HILLS — Southfield Christian didn’t have much luck against top-ranked Auburn Hills Oakland Christian during two regular season matches with the Lancers. In fact, the Eagles gave up nine goals in those two games.. Southfield Christian figured out a way to change history Wednesday.. The unranked Eagles pulled off the upset of the tournament, […]

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