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BOYS BASKETBALL: Holland West Ottawa plotting to derail top-ranked Clarkston

BOYS BASKETBALL: Holland West Ottawa plotting to derail top-ranked Clarkston

| March 24, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt EAST LANSING — Excuse Steve Windemuller if he doesn’t get a bunch of sleep Friday night. The fifth-year Holland West Ottawa boys basketball coach has guided his senior-laden Panthers to the Class A state championship game.  Windemuller and seventh-ranked West Ottawa’s reward? Going […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Dirty jobs Nick Wells an unsung hero for Clarkston

BOYS BASKETBALL: Dirty jobs Nick Wells an unsung hero for Clarkston

| March 23, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt EAST LANSING — You won’t find Nick Wells on any All-State or All-County lists this spring. Those are reserved mainly for players who are scorers and snare the limelight night-in and night-out on the basketball court. You won’t find Nick Wells being discussed […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston seizes control, rolls past Warren DeLaSalle to reach state finals

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston seizes control, rolls past Warren DeLaSalle to reach state finals

| March 23, 2018 | Comments (0)

Mr. Basketball Foster Loyer scores 42 as Wolves ground Pilots BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt EAST LANSING — Clarkston is headed back to the Class A state finals. Foster Loyer wouldn’t have it any other way. Neither would Nick Wells. Or CJ Robinson. Or Taylor Currie. Loyer scored […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Top-ranked Clarkston blows out Flint Carman-Ainsworth to reach state semis

BOYS BASKETBALL: Top-ranked Clarkston blows out Flint Carman-Ainsworth to reach state semis

| March 20, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt GRAND BLANC —  For the first time this season, Foster Loyer missed three free throws. From the field, the Mr. Basketball winner shot just 6-for-17 from the floor. Loyer’s Clarkston teammates more than made up for it. In a game where the top-ranked […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston’s Foster Loyer earns Mr. Basketball award

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston’s Foster Loyer earns Mr. Basketball award

| March 20, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt CLARKSTON — Before a recent practice, Foster Loyer stepped inside the three-point line and calmly swished 17 straight shots before missing. He started over, then made 16 more in a row before caroming one off the heel of the rim. That is commonplace […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston hammers Orchard Lake St. Mary’s for 14th regional crown

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston hammers Orchard Lake St. Mary’s for 14th regional crown

| March 14, 2018 | Comments (0)

Legendary coach Dan Fife gains 700th career win BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt WEST BLOOMFIELD —  For the third straight game, Clarkston hit the accelerator and went for broke. The top-ranked Wolves simply never let up. Clarkston captured its second straight Class A regional crown, 10th in 20 […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Saginaw Heritage shuts down Clarkston to reach Final Four

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Saginaw Heritage shuts down Clarkston to reach Final Four

| March 13, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt GRAND BLANC — Saginaw Heritage made believers out of Clarkston Tuesday. The Hawks are truly one of the top teams in state in Class A. The third-ranked Hawks took control from the beginning of the game and rolled to a convincing 70-25 victory over […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Well-oiled machine Clarkston rolls over Troy

BOYS BASKETBALL: Well-oiled machine Clarkston rolls over Troy

| March 12, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt WEST BLOOMFIELD —  Troy’s biggest fears were realized Monday night. Playing top-ranked Clarkston a third time this season, the Colts could not solve the Wolves in any phase of the game. Clarkston dominated the glass and cruised past Troy, 71-46, in a Class […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: OLSM rallies past Rochester Adams to reach regional finals

BOYS BASKETBALL: OLSM rallies past Rochester Adams to reach regional finals

| March 12, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt WEST BLOOMFIELD — Orchard Lake St. Mary’s earned a date with top-ranked Clarkston. St. Mary’s pulled way from Rochester Adams down the stretch in a 41-35 Class A regional semifinals victory at West Bloomfield High School. The Eaglets will face Clarkston at 7 […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Troy guns down Seaholm to repeat as district champs, earn date with No. 1 Clarkston

BOYS BASKETBALL: Troy guns down Seaholm to repeat as district champs, earn date with No. 1 Clarkston

| March 11, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt TROY — Leon Ayers III made sure that Troy would not join the upset victims list in the Class A state tournament. Ayers, a 6-foot-4 senior guard from Troy who was averaging 17.5 points a game, drilled four three-pointers in the first quarter […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Notre Dame Prep falls in regional finals

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Notre Dame Prep falls in regional finals

| March 11, 2018 | Comments (0)

TROY — Pontiac Notre Dame Prep’s magical run through the state tournament came to a crashing halt. the fighting Irish, who ended the regular season with a 8-11 record, came up shot to the hands of state powerhouse Birmingham Detroit Country Day, falling to the Yellowjackets 47-25, in the Class B regional finals Thursday at […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Clarkston downs Kettering for first regional title since 2005

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Clarkston downs Kettering for first regional title since 2005

| March 11, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt WEST BLOOMFIELD — Clarkston took another giant leap on the hardcourt Thursday evening. And the revenge tasted so sweet for the thirsty Wolves. Clarkston captured its first Class A regional title since 2005 with a 50-33 victory over Waterford Kettering Thursday at West […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston rolls by Oxford to win 40th district title

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston rolls by Oxford to win 40th district title

| March 11, 2018 | Comments (0)

— Follow NorthOaklandSports on Twitter @LocalSportsFans CLARKSTON — Never a doubt. Clarkston captured its 40th district title in school history Friday on its own court, dominating Oxford in all phases of the game en route to a 77-35 Class A district finals victory. Senior Mr. Basketball candidate Foster Loyer scored a game-high 33 points before […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Sharpshooting Oxford rolls past Holly to earn district finals date with Clarkston

BOYS BASKETBALL: Sharpshooting Oxford rolls past Holly to earn district finals date with Clarkston

| March 8, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt CLARKSTON — Oxford made sure it scheduled a date Friday with top-ranked Clarkston. The youthful Wildcats finished 11-for-27 from three-point range Wednesday, including draining five of their first nine long distance dials, in building a 19-13 first-quarter lead. Oxford never looked back in routing […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston overcomes Lake Orion’s fast start to reach district finals

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston overcomes Lake Orion’s fast start to reach district finals

| March 8, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt CLARKSTON — Lake Orion accomplished a feat against top-ranked Clarkston that few schools have done in recent years: Build a lead against the Wolves after the first quarter. The Dragons did so Wednesday night in their Class A district semifinal against the defending state […]

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Cleveland State stuns Oakland to reach Horizon League finals

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Cleveland State stuns Oakland to reach Horizon League finals

| March 5, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt DETROIT — Oakland’s March curse reared its ugly head once again. Despite prevailing in the quarterfinals Sunday night for its first conference tournament win since 2014, fourth-seeded Oakland put together its poorest shooting effort in years, and eighth-seeded Cleveland State too advantage and pulled […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Utica Eisenhower snaps 15-year drought with district title win over Stoney Creek

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Utica Eisenhower snaps 15-year drought with district title win over Stoney Creek

| March 2, 2018 | Comments (0)

GIRLS BASKETBALL: BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — The drought is over for Utica Eisenhower. The Eagles overcame a slow start to claim their first Class A district title in 15 years Friday by downing host Rochester Stoney Creek, 49-33. Eisenhower (19-3) held the Cougars to […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Fast start propels Rochester Hills Christian past Lake Orion Baptist in MACS state tournament

BOYS BASKETBALL: Fast start propels Rochester Hills Christian past Lake Orion Baptist in MACS state tournament

| February 16, 2018 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — Even as the top-ranked school in the Michigan Association of Christian Schools Division I circles, Rochester Hills Christian still showed its youth sometimes. Fortunately for the Eagles, talent can usually overcome mistakes. Rochester Hills Christian had its fair share of mental […]

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