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Could Cass Tech be Lake Orion’s mirror?

Could Cass Tech be Lake Orion’s mirror?

November 19, 2010 | Comments (2)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com LAKE ORION — In 2003, Lake Orion opened up the season as the team to beat. With a roster packed with college prospects — many that ventured onto Division I and Division II schools after graduation — all indications pointed to Lake Orion having a Dream season. Even the […]

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Oakland spiker Brittany Dunn named Summit League Defensive Player of the Year

Oakland spiker Brittany Dunn named Summit League Defensive Player of the Year

November 19, 2010 | Comments (2)

ELMHURST, Ill. – Senior Brittany Dunn closed out her career by being named to the All-Summit League first team as well earning the Defensive Player of the Year, selected by the league coaches Thursday afternoon.  Audrey Wilson was named to the all-freshman team. This is the first time that the Golden Grizzlies have won a […]

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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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Nittany Lions maul Golden Grizzlies in overtime

Nittany Lions maul Golden Grizzlies in overtime

November 19, 2010 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com ROCHESTER HILLS — Oakland University and Penn State are months away from tournament time, but the two played out a game more suited for an NCAA-style atmosphere the than mid-November matchup. Penn State used a couple of furious comebacks to force overtime, and outscored the host Golden Grizzlies 9-2 […]

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Michigan State ousts Oakland in NCAA opener

Michigan State ousts Oakland in NCAA opener

November 19, 2010 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com EAST LANSING — In 2007, Oakland University gained its first NCAA tournament win with a 2-1 victory over Michigan State in the Men’s Soccer College Cup. On Thursday, Michigan State gained its shot at a postseason rematch and delivered a knockout punch. Domenic Barone scored both goals and the […]

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AOTW:  Terror in the trenches: Lake Orion’s McGhee is a mauler on the offensive line

AOTW: Terror in the trenches: Lake Orion’s McGhee is a mauler on the offensive line

November 18, 2010 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com LAKE ORION — When a football team scores a touchdown, or the offense makes a big play, how often does the public address announcer make a mention to the offensive line? While the credit often goes to the running back, quarterback or receiver, and sometimes the holder or placekicker […]

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Twice as nice: Springfield Christian downs Lake Orion Baptist for second straight MACS-II soccer title

Twice as nice: Springfield Christian downs Lake Orion Baptist for second straight MACS-II soccer title

November 18, 2010 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com CLARKSTON — Kevin Bettinger played through some nagging injuries during his junior soccer season at Clarkston Springfield Christian. Now a senior and healthy, the forward departs the high school ranks in style. Bettinger had a foot in all six goals Saturday, scoring five goals with an assist, as his […]

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Big MACS attack: Troy Bethany Christian wins first MACS state title since 1986

Big MACS attack: Troy Bethany Christian wins first MACS state title since 1986

November 18, 2010 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com CLARKSTON — Travis Woodham’s 37th and final goal of his senior season is his biggest. Not only did the center midfielder tie the single-season school record, but it proved to be the game-winner Saturday in Troy Bethany Christian’s 2-0 victory over Davison Faith Baptist at Clarkston Springfield Christian. The […]

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Haelewyn, Lynch Named to Summit League All-Tournament Team

Haelewyn, Lynch Named to Summit League All-Tournament Team

November 18, 2010 | Comments (1)

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Senior Dani Haelewyn and junior Sarah Lynch were both named to The Summit League All-Tournament team, which was announced by the league office on Sunday. Both players were also named to the All-Summit League first team earlier this season. Haelewyn, a midfielder from Rochester, Mich., scored the lone goal for Oakland in […]

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Givens a proven winner at all levels of soccer

Givens a proven winner at all levels of soccer

November 18, 2010 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com EAST LANSING — When Colin Givens was a freshman at Troy High School in the fall of 2003, he only scored a small handful of goals for the Colts’ soccer team. And they were memorable. “I think I only scored three goals that year,” recalled Givens. “I do remember […]

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2010 OAA GIRLS SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

2010 OAA GIRLS SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

November 18, 2010 | Comments (4)

2010 OAKLAND ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATION GIRLS SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS OAA RED DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS (Nov. 4-6 at Lake Orion) TEAM SCORES: 1. (tie) Birmginham Groves, 451; Birmingham Seaholm, 451; 3. Farmington Harrison, 309; 4. Rochester Adams, 293; 5. Rochester Stoney Creek, 189; 6. Troy, 168; 7. Lake Orion, 165. DUAL-MEET STANDINGS: 1. Birmingham Groves, (6-0); 2. […]

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Tennis star Dieters chooses Ohio State

Tennis star Dieters chooses Ohio State

November 18, 2010 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com ROCHESTER HILLS — Kelsey Dieters has not heard the last of it. The standout tennis player from Rochester Hills and a Rochester High senior made a verbal commitment this past summer to Ohio State and officially signed Tuesday with the Buckeyes, as part of the NCAA early signing period. […]

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COLLEGE COMMITMENTS/SIGNINGS

COLLEGE COMMITMENTS/SIGNINGS

November 17, 2010 | Comments (5)

COLLEGE COMMITMENTS/SIGNINGS Below are the local high school athletes from the www.northoaklandsports.com coverage area that have singed or committed to play collegiate athletics. For additions to this list, e-mail senior editor Dan Stickradt at dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com AUBURN HILLS AVONDALE Sarah Becker            Black Hawk        Volleyball AUBURN HILLS OAKLAND CHRISTIAN Caleb Stanko            Michigan          Soccer CLARKSTON Haley Barker            […]

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Stalled out: Clarkston ousted by third-ranked Mercy in quarterfinals

Stalled out: Clarkston ousted by third-ranked Mercy in quarterfinals

November 17, 2010 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com OWOSSO — In an unusual occurrence, Loretta Vogel led Farmington Hills Mercy to the state semifinals in her debut season as head coach of the Marlins. Now, she is taking her experienced team back to the Final Four. Third-ranked Mercy overcame a slow start to post a 26-24, 18-25, […]

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It’s all about chemistry: Clarkston volleyball one win away from Final Four

It’s all about chemistry: Clarkston volleyball one win away from Final Four

November 16, 2010 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com CLARKSTON — For any team to enjoy success, there has to be some tight-knit chemistry. Players have to enjoy playing alongside one another on the court and they must get along when practices and games are over. That’s the key ingredient for Clarkston volleyball in 2010: The right chemistry. […]

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GAM NOTEBOOK — Week of Nov.  15: Tell Us What You Think – and win

GAM NOTEBOOK — Week of Nov. 15: Tell Us What You Think – and win

November 16, 2010 | Comments (0)

GAM NOTEBOOK — Week of Nov.  15: Tell Us What You Think – and win The GAM is constantly striving to make sure that we are giving you, our valued members, the best possible member benefit package. Please take a moment to complete this short “Click Through” survey and tell us what benefits you use […]

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Oakland harriers close out season at NCAA Great Lakes Regional

Oakland harriers close out season at NCAA Great Lakes Regional

November 16, 2010 | Comments (0)

ROCHESTER – Lia Jones and Zack Jones both finished among the top 50 runners, as the Oakland University men’s and women’s cross country finished out the season at the NCAA Division I Great Lakes Regional Championship Saturday afternoon at the Katke-Cousins Golf Course. The men scored 424 points to finish 16th, which ties their best […]

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Golden Grizzlies win 19 events in sweep of Wright State

Golden Grizzlies win 19 events in sweep of Wright State

November 16, 2010 | Comments (1)

DAYTON, Ohio – Junior Marcella Barretta qualified for the NCAA Zone Diving Championships on the 1- and 3-meter springboards, winning both boards, one of five double winners as the Oakland University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams swept Wright State Saturday afternoon. The men (2-2) won 167-115 while the women (3-1) were victorious by […]

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