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GIRLS SOCCER: Utica Ford holds off Troy in shootout to advance to regional finals

GIRLS SOCCER: Utica Ford holds off Troy in shootout to advance to regional finals

| June 7, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans UTICA — On her 16th birthday, Nicole Fiantaco should have been the recipient of multiple presents. The Utica Ford sophomore was the one delivering the gifts. The eighth-ranked Falcons found enough resilience to slip past Troy, 3-2, in a Division 1 regional semifinal Tuesday at Utica’s Swinehart Stadium, […]

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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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BOYS SOCCER:  Athens edges Rochester in shootout to advance to state finals

BOYS SOCCER:  Athens edges Rochester in shootout to advance to state finals

| November 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans TROY — Mason Maziasz relishes the moment every time he gets to play in a shootout. “I love them. I live for them,” said the Troy Athens senior goalkeeper. “I don’t mind playing in them at all.” Maziasz got his chance to play in his second straight […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Behind family chemistry, Rochester enjoying magical ride to first Final Four since 2002

BOYS SOCCER: Behind family chemistry, Rochester enjoying magical ride to first Final Four since 2002

| November 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — The last time Rochester made a run to the Division 1 Final Four, the Falcons ended the season on a high note. Rochester captured its first and only state title in school history in 2002. That was a year where the Falcons entered the […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Troy Athens wins re-do with Dakota to retain regional title

BOYS SOCCER: Troy Athens wins re-do with Dakota to retain regional title

| November 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans TROY — Troy Athens is a regional champion…again. And the Red Hawks had to utilize the oddest flair for the dramatic tactic to claim the crown. After having to come back on Tuesday some four days after originally defeating Macomb Dakota on Friday, the Red Hawks edged […]

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POLL: Do you think the MHSAA should allow the shootout of the Division 1 boys soccer regional finals between Troy Athens and Macomb Dakota be re-played?

POLL: Do you think the MHSAA should allow the shootout of the Division 1 boys soccer regional finals between Troy Athens and Macomb Dakota be re-played?

| October 30, 2016 | Comments (2)

   

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BOYS SOCCER: MHSAA decides to allow Dakota-Athens shootout to be re-played

BOYS SOCCER: MHSAA decides to allow Dakota-Athens shootout to be re-played

| October 30, 2016 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans EAST LANSING — The Michigan High School Athletic Association ruled Saturday evening that it will allow the shootout between Troy Athens and Macomb Dakota from Friday’s Division 1 regional final to be re-contested. On Friday, Athens edged Dakota, 3-2, following a controversial 4-3 shootout to determine the […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Final Four-bound: Rochester slips past Grand Blanc to win first regional crown since 2002

BOYS SOCCER: Final Four-bound: Rochester slips past Grand Blanc to win first regional crown since 2002

| October 28, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — Grant Ellison had but one chance Thursday evening and the sophomore seized it. Ellison scored the biggest goal of his high school career and it was enough to lift Rochester to a 1-0 victory over Grand Blanc in a Division 1 regional final at […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Sixth-ranked Athens blanks DeLaSalle to reach regional finals

BOYS SOCCER: Sixth-ranked Athens blanks DeLaSalle to reach regional finals

| October 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans TROY — As if scoring against Troy Athens is difficult enough. Spotting the Red Hawks a goal in the first minute and trying to come back against their stingy defense is quite a daunting task. Warren DeLaSalle found that out Wednesday in a Division 1 regional semifinal at […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Rochester advances to Elite Eight with 2-1 win over Hartland

BOYS SOCCER: Rochester advances to Elite Eight with 2-1 win over Hartland

| October 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — After winning its first district title in nine years, Rochester has decided to stick around for a while in the postseason. Rochester scored a goal in each half and held on for a 2-1 victory Tuesday over Hartland in a Division 1 regional semifinal at […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Rochester stuns Stoney Creek to win first district title since 2007

BOYS SOCCER: Rochester stuns Stoney Creek to win first district title since 2007

| October 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — Social media can serve as a platform of motivation to the opposition when athletes and parents talk trash and somewhat guarantee victory in a high stakes game. Rochester caught wind of such chants and served noticed that the Falcons are far from a “junior-varsity B […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Rochester collects 12th shutout in rout of Waterford Mott; Stoney Creek rolls Kettering; Lake Orion blanks rival Oxford

BOYS SOCCER: Rochester collects 12th shutout in rout of Waterford Mott; Stoney Creek rolls Kettering; Lake Orion blanks rival Oxford

| October 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — Over the past couple of years, Rochester had its fair share of struggles in the goalkeeping department. That has changed this season. Behind the much-improved play of Brad Carlson and Luke Kastran, the Falcons have posted their best record in a decade and are […]

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BOYS SOCCER:  Casualty of War: Clarkston stuns No. 5 Rochester Adams

BOYS SOCCER: Casualty of War: Clarkston stuns No. 5 Rochester Adams

| October 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — At 5-foot-8, Noah Bridgeman might have been one of the smallest players on the soccer pitch Monday night. With the way the Clarkston sophomore goalkeeper performed, he might as well have been an age-old Redwood tree hovering up near the clouds. Bridgeman stood tall […]

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BOYS SOCCER: What can ‘Brown’ do for you? Adams senior goalkeeper delivers in clutch to become best in school history

BOYS SOCCER: What can ‘Brown’ do for you? Adams senior goalkeeper delivers in clutch to become best in school history

| October 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — One player’s departure was a blessing in disguise for Dylan Brown. When Brown was a freshman at Rochester Adams, the Highlanders’ returning goalkeeper, Spencer Ward, opted to play with the Vardar Academy and not for Adams for the remainder of his high school days. […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Avondale clinches OAA-White title; Rochester schools, Athens engage in battle for OAA-Red crown

BOYS SOCCER: Avondale clinches OAA-White title; Rochester schools, Athens engage in battle for OAA-Red crown

| October 10, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans AUBURN HILLS — Five years ago, Auburn Hills Avondale made an improbable run to its first boys soccer Division 2 state title. With a senior-heavy team ranked in the top 10 in D-2 this season, coach Doug Steinard hopes that the Yellowjackets can find the same magic as […]

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GIRLS SOCCER STATE FINALS PREVIEW: Stoney Creek, Notre Dame Prep aiming for first state title

GIRLS SOCCER STATE FINALS PREVIEW: Stoney Creek, Notre Dame Prep aiming for first state title

| June 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans, @StateChampsnet, @SportsSceneKeyes EAST LANSING — Sometimes deep tournament runs to the Final Four can happen during unexpected years. That is the case for Rochester Stoney Creek girls soccer team. The Cougars spent most of the 2015 season ranked No. 1 in Division 1 with a large senior class […]

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GIRLS SOCCER: Leonard’s game-winner lifts Athens past Grosse Pointe North

GIRLS SOCCER: Leonard’s game-winner lifts Athens past Grosse Pointe North

| June 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans TROY — Splash water onto a dam over a long period of time and eventually the concrete will erode away and the levy will break. Pepper a goalkeeper with a multitude of shots within the penalty box and eventually the numbers will play out and you’ll sneak […]

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GIRLS SOCCER: Pardoski’s OT goal sends Stoney Creek past Dakota

GIRLS SOCCER: Pardoski’s OT goal sends Stoney Creek past Dakota

| June 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans TROY — Taylor Pardoski said she felt a little bit of extra ‘power’ Tuesday night. Although nothing quite like the mythical Force of the Star Wars- famed trilogy, Pardoski dug deep to score a pair of goals, including the game-winner in overtime, in willing Rochester Stoney Creek […]

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