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BOYS BASKETBALL: Bloomfield Hills topples Clarkston to win first regional crown

BOYS BASKETBALL: Bloomfield Hills topples Clarkston to win first regional crown

March 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

  TOUT VIDEOS: http://www.tout.com/u/danstickradt1   BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR Dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   SOUTHFIELD — Duane Graves understands just how difficult it is to pull a hat trick against a quality program. Beating a team three times in one season is a daunting, and often, difficult task to complete. He witnessed the finishing touches […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Cardinal Mooney pulls away from Everest Collegiate to reach state semifinals

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Cardinal Mooney pulls away from Everest Collegiate to reach state semifinals

March 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR Dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans WATERFORD — All eyes were on Katie Theut Tuesday. The fifth and final female basketball standout at Marine City Cardinal Mooney Catholic lived up to her legacy by leading her teammates to a 43-36 victory over fourth-year program Clarkston Everest Collegiate Tuesday in the Class D […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston cruises into Sweet 16 with rout of Troy Athens

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston cruises into Sweet 16 with rout of Troy Athens

March 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR Dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   SOUTHFIELD — All season long, veteran Clarkston boys basketball coach Dan Fife has seen the steady development of his now deep bench. It was on full display Monday night. The Wolves, the OAA Red Division co-champions, sent 14 of 15 players into the scoring column […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Athens pulls away from Troy to claim second straight district

BOYS BASKETBALL: Athens pulls away from Troy to claim second straight district

March 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR Dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   PONTIAC — Even in a year when Troy Athens shared a conference crown, the Red Hawks didn’t fully live up to expectations. Those finally surfaced during the past week. Athens captured its second straight district crown — the first time that has happened since winning district […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Plymouth Canton ends Holly’s dream season

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Plymouth Canton ends Holly’s dream season

March 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR Dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   HOLLY — Three years ago Plymouth Canton made a run to the Class A Final Four. The Chiefs still have three holdovers from that team and they are not ready to let their dream of a return trip die just yet. Canton cleared a big […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Holly enjoying perfect 22-0 ride

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Holly enjoying perfect 22-0 ride

March 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

    BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR Dan.Stickradt Twitter: @LocalSportsFans HOLLY — Allyssa Copley made a promise a couple of years ago to Holly girls basketball coach David Hall. “I told him that we’d win at least one championship before I graduated,” said Copley, a 6-foot-1 senior standout. True to her words, Holly did win […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Midland Calvary Baptist trips up Rochester Hills Christian for MACS-I state championship

BOYS BASKETBALL: Midland Calvary Baptist trips up Rochester Hills Christian for MACS-I state championship

March 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR Dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   CLARKSTON — If Midland Calvary Baptist and Rochester Hills Christian could have hit the basketball court 10 times this season, the two would likely go 5-5 against one another. Fortunately for Calvary Baptist, its turn to shine came Saturday afternoon at Clarkston Springfield Christian High School. […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Maplewood Baptist stuns previously unbeaten Rochester Hills Christian in 2OTs for MACS-I state title

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Maplewood Baptist stuns previously unbeaten Rochester Hills Christian in 2OTs for MACS-I state title

March 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR Dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   CLARKSTON — Hannah May must have ice in her veins. The sophomore from Kinross Maplewood Baptist calmly sank two free throws with 14 seconds left in the second overtime period, and the Black Bears’ defense made it stand, as they stunned previously unbeaten Rochester Hills Christian, […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Springfield Christian wins first MACS-II title since 1988

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Springfield Christian wins first MACS-II title since 1988

March 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR Dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   CLARKSTON — The last time Clarkston Springfield Christian won a state title in girls basketball, Ronald Reagan was in his final months of presidency. Safely put, it had been a long time for the Eagles. Springfield Christian ended its quarter century drought Saturday, winning the Michigan […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Elimination mode: Stoney Creek gets defensive in district upset of Clarkston

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Elimination mode: Stoney Creek gets defensive in district upset of Clarkston

March 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR Dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   CLARKSTON — Twice this season, Rochester Stoney Creek threw its best punch at Clarkston only to see the Wolves rally in the end. The third time was more than a charm, but a true knockout blow. Stoney Creek, making its fifth straight appearance in the Class […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Holly wins first district since ‘93

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Holly wins first district since ‘93

March 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

  LINDEN — Trailing 41-39 entering the fourth quarter, Holly found a little magic in its bag of tricks to continue its perfect season Friday night. The Bronchos closed out with an 18-6 run to topple Fenton, 57-47, in a Class A girls basketball district final at Linden. The win gave Holly its first district […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Rochester Hills rolls Troy Bethany to reach MACS-I final

BOYS BASKETBALL: Rochester Hills rolls Troy Bethany to reach MACS-I final

March 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR Dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   DAVISON — An end of an era will come Saturday for six seniors on Rochester Hills Christian’s boys basketball team. The Eagles hope to fly out into the sunset with a happy ending. Rochester Hills Christian advanced to the state finals of the Michigan Association […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Rochester Hills Christian holds off Lake Orion Baptist to reach MACS-I state finals

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Rochester Hills Christian holds off Lake Orion Baptist to reach MACS-I state finals

March 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR Dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   DAVISON — For whatever reason, luck has not been on the side of Rochester Hills Christian in recent years when it comes to the later stages of the Michigan Association of Christian Schools Division I state tournament. In 2011, the Eagles were upset in the […]

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BOYS HOCKEY: Rochester United skates to revenge of Macomb Dakota

BOYS HOCKEY: Rochester United skates to revenge of Macomb Dakota

February 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR Dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   MACOMB — Revenge can be ever so sweet. Even sweeter in the state tournament. Rochester United has chance to avenge its postseason death of a year ago Thursday night and seized it, as second-ranked United skated to a 4-1 victory over host and 12th-ranked Macomb Dakota […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Holly remains perfect with rout of Linden

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Holly remains perfect with rout of Linden

February 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

LINDEN — Holly made sure there was not a playoff hiccup Wednesday night. After going a perfect 20-0 in the regular season, the Bronchos won their 21st straight game with a 60-40 rout of host Linden in a Class A district semifinal. Holly (21-0) jumped out to a 23-4 lead after the first quarter and […]

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BOYS HOCKEY: Lake Orion explodes with rout of Fenton

BOYS HOCKEY: Lake Orion explodes with rout of Fenton

February 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Lake Orion set the tone with two goals in the first 50 seconds and never let its foot off the pedal Tuesday night. That insured the Dragons another date in the postseason ice dance. The Dragons made quick work of Fenton-Linden Unified at the Detroit Skate club, rolling to a mercy-shortene3d, 12-0, […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Elzerman drops 42 points as Oxford outlasts Hazel Park

BOYS BASKETBALL: Elzerman drops 42 points as Oxford outlasts Hazel Park

February 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

OXFORD — Connor Elzerman had a career night Tuesday. The junior from Oxford scored a game-high 42 points, one of the highest single-game point totals in school history, in leading Oxford to a 72-66 victory over Hazel Park in an OAA Blue Division contest. The guard made nine two-pointers, canned for three-pointers and finished a […]

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BOYS HOCKEY: Grand Blanc finds double heroics in upset of Clarkston

BOYS HOCKEY: Grand Blanc finds double heroics in upset of Clarkston

February 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR Dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Every team needs a hero in order to advance in the postseason. Grand Blanc had two of them Tuesday night. Senior forward Jack Clary netted three second-period goals and freshman goaltender Spencer Bully stood on his head, as the Bobcats stunned 11th-ranked Clarkston, […]

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