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SOCCER: Troy wins first regional since 2011

SOCCER: Troy wins first regional since 2011

| October 30, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt BLOOMFIELD HILLS — After a season of high and lows, Troy is apparently peaking at the right time. The very right time. Behind 19 seniors, the Colts, who fell out of Division 1 top 20 just before the start of the postseason, regrouped to […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Walled Lake Central upsets Rochester in shootout; Grand Blanc edges Midland Dow in OT

BOYS SOCCER: Walled Lake Central upsets Rochester in shootout; Grand Blanc edges Midland Dow in OT

| October 26, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt FLINT — It wasn’t until the opening week of the postseason that Walled Lake Central even broke into the Division 1 top 20. Now the Vikings are surely on everyone’s radar. Ranked 15th, Walled Lake Central took 10th-ranked Rochester, a state semifinalist last […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Troy explodes for 7-0 regional win over Grosse Pointe South

BOYS SOCCER: Troy explodes for 7-0 regional win over Grosse Pointe South

| October 24, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Moments before Troy’s regional semifinal game with Grosse Pointe South, there was a moment of silence for a Troy student who passed away on Monday. On the soccer pitch, Troy was anything but silent. The Colts, who dropped from the Division […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Rochester rallies past Clarkston to claim second straight district title

BOYS SOCCER: Rochester rallies past Clarkston to claim second straight district title

| October 20, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — Rochester’s boys soccer team is very thankful these days that it has a three-sport athlete playing in goal. Luke Kastran made a difference Friday night for the Division 1 10th-ranked Falcons. Host Rochester tested its mettle and rallied past Clarkston, […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Rochester blanks Stoney Creek in district showdown

BOYS SOCCER: Rochester blanks Stoney Creek in district showdown

| October 19, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — With each passing game, Rochester hopes to prove the theory that defense does win championships. The Falcons moved to one win away from repeating as a Division 1 district champion with perhaps their best effort to date. The host Falcons […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Clarkston cruises past Oxford to reach district finals

BOYS SOCCER: Clarkston cruises past Oxford to reach district finals

| October 19, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — Clarkston made sure there was no monumental letdown in its district semifinal match against Oxford Wednesday. Even if the Wolves’ coaching staff felt their team was far off its best game. Two days after upsetting three-time OAA Red Division champion […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Oakland Christian seeking redemption in postseason, blanks Roeper; Lutheran Northwest rolls

BOYS SOCCER: Oakland Christian seeking redemption in postseason, blanks Roeper; Lutheran Northwest rolls

| October 18, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt AUBURN HILLS — Letting a league championship slip away in the last week of the regular season, Auburn Hills Oakland Christian is trying to use the postseason as a chance at redemption. The 12th-ranked Lancers opened up Division 4 district play Tuesday with […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Holly ousts Owosso

BOYS SOCCER: Holly ousts Owosso

| October 17, 2017 | Comments (0)

HOLLY — Behind a dominating effort, Holly stayed alive in the Division 2 postseason Tuesday with a 1-0 victory over Owosso in a pre-district contest. The Bronchos picked up a goal 47 seconds into the second half and the defense made it stand to advance to Thursday’s district semifinal against 20th-ranked Goodrich. Kaleb Foglesong scored […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Troy gains it revenge on Seaholm

BOYS SOCCER: Troy gains it revenge on Seaholm

| October 17, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt TROY — A year ago, Troy saw its season come to an unexpected end following a 1-0 overtime loss to Birmingham Seaholm. This time around, Troy made sure there would be no heartbreak. The Colts, who fell out of the Division 1 rankings […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Full-strength Stoney Creek dams up Lake Orion

BOYS SOCCER: Full-strength Stoney Creek dams up Lake Orion

| October 17, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — It’s no secret that Rochester Stoney Creek has faced some adversity on the soccer pitch this season. The unranked Cougars fought through the first half of the campaign decimated with injuries, playing one game minus seven starters. Plus Stoney Creek […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Clarkston has Adams’ number to ousts Highlanders

BOYS SOCCER: Clarkston has Adams’ number to ousts Highlanders

| October 16, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt CLARKSTON — It’s safe to say that Clarkston has Rochester Adams’ number on the soccer pitch. The unranked Wolves pulled off the upset of Adams in a Division 1 pre-district Monday — the second straight season Clarkston pulled off that feat. This time […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Clarkston earns draw with Athens to play spoiler

BOYS SOCCER: Clarkston earns draw with Athens to play spoiler

| October 13, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: DanStickradt CLARKSTON — In the midst of a season of inconsistent play, Clarkston is far removed from the OAA Red Division title chase. The unranked Wolves still played the role of major spoiler Thursday night. Seventh-place Clarkston posted a 1-1 draw Thursday with Division […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Rochester not sneaking up on anybody this time around

BOYS SOCCER: Rochester not sneaking up on anybody this time around

| October 4, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: DanStickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — Last season Rochester sprung onto the scene with its best campaign since winning the Division 1 state championship in 2002. The Falcons did so with stingy defense and opportunistic offense. Rochester still only cracked the D-1 top 20 in the […]

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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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