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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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PLOA SOCCER: Oakland FC fends off Grand Rapids

PLOA SOCCER: Oakland FC fends off Grand Rapids

| May 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — Far from a thing of beauty, the inaugural home opener for the Oakland County FC is in the records books and so is the franchise’s first-ever victory. Oakland County FC opened up play in the 12-team Premier League of America Saturday night at Rochester […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Canton edges Adams to reach state final

BOYS SOCCER: Canton edges Adams to reach state final

| November 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR DAn.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans TROY — David McGrath was given a call to duty Wednesday night — on short notice. The sophomore goalkeeper still delivered in his brief few minutes on the soccer pitch. McGrath, who did not play in regulation or overtime, made a save in a shootout and […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Adams edges Utica Ford for second straight regional crown

BOYS SOCCER: Adams edges Utica Ford for second straight regional crown

| November 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans FRASER — In a tightly-contested regional final game, Josh Hickey did not want anyone else to stand between the pipes other than Dylan Brown. The seventh-year Rochester Adams boys soccer coach does not want anyone else facing a penalty kick against a Mr. Soccer candidate, either. […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Troy Bethany Christian going for third MACS title in six years

BOYS SOCCER: Troy Bethany Christian going for third MACS title in six years

| October 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR DAn.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans TROY — Troy Bethany Christian is currently in defensive mode — as in trying to defend its title. The Bruins, the defending Michigan Association of Christian Schools Division I boys soccer state champions, are one win away from its second straight crown, third in six years and […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Bethany Christian advances to MACS-I state finals; Oakdale edges Immanuel to reach MACS-II championship match

BOYS SOCCER: Bethany Christian advances to MACS-I state finals; Oakdale edges Immanuel to reach MACS-II championship match

| October 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

TEMPERANCE — Troy Bethany Christian advanced to the Michigan Association of Christian Schools Division I final with a 4-0 shutout of host Temperance Stateline Christian in the state semifinals. JT Bishop scored his 14th and 15th goals of the season to pace the Bruins (14-2-0). Tim Blake and Nico Thomas (nine goals) also scored and […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Brandon advances to regional finals; Cranbrook ousts DCD in shootout

BOYS SOCCER: Brandon advances to regional finals; Cranbrook ousts DCD in shootout

| October 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans AUBURN HILLS — Give Ortonville Brandon a lead and characteristically, the Blackhawks will rarely relinquish it. Brandon made sure that it would not allow the opposition rally Tuesday night. In fact, the Blackhawks’ defense was simply suffocating St. Clair Shores Lake Shore for 80 minutes. Defensive-minded Brandon cashed […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Utica Ford rallies past Troy Athens for district title

BOYS SOCCER: Utica Ford rallies past Troy Athens for district title

| October 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

  TROY — Troy Athens committed the cardinal sin on the soccer pitch Saturday: Yielding three goals after building a 2-0 advantage in a district final. It turned out to be a lethal injection. Fourth-ranked Utica Ford was the team that spoiled the Red Hawks’ postseason plans, rallying for a 3-2 victory over host Athens […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Adams trips up Stoney Creek for 10th district crown

BOYS SOCCER: Adams trips up Stoney Creek for 10th district crown

| October 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER HILLS — A year after winning the school’s first state title in 1999, members of Rochester Adams boys soccer team started a fad that each member of the state tournament roster would die his hair in blonde to signal team unity. Perhaps there is something […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Dejong’s game-winner sends Oxford past Lake Orion

BOYS SOCCER: Dejong’s game-winner sends Oxford past Lake Orion

| October 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradtNorthoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans LAKE ORION — Revenge can be sweet on the playing surface. Even sweeter in a state tournament setting. Just ask Devan Dejong. The senior midfielder scored a goal in the 38th minute and that marker stood the test of time in Oxford’s 1-0 Division 1 pre-district win […]

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GIRLS SOCCER: Grand Blanc edges Troy Athens to reach D-1 state finals

GIRLS SOCCER: Grand Blanc edges Troy Athens to reach D-1 state finals

| June 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans ROCHESTER — Grand Blanc’s upset train continued to roll through the Division 1 postseason and its final destination is the end of the line: the state championship match. The Bobcats, honorable mention in polls, tripped up it heir third straight top 10 team Wednesday, this time coming […]

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GIRLS SOCCER: Athens withstands Eisenhower’s pressure to claim first regional since 2000

GIRLS SOCCER: Athens withstands Eisenhower’s pressure to claim first regional since 2000

| June 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans TROY — Every time Elyse Merbach walks into Troy Athens’ gymnasium, she and her teammates are constantly reminded of multiple great teams in the school’s soccer history. This year’s Red Hawks are trying to live up to that lore — and are doing a pretty good job […]

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GIRLS SOCCER: Leonard, Athens advance into regional finals

GIRLS SOCCER: Leonard, Athens advance into regional finals

| June 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans TROY — There seems to be some controversy on how many goals Ashley Leonard has on the season: 26 or 27. There is no controversy that her team, Troy Athens, is still very much alive in the Division 1 postseason. The fifth-ranked Red Hawks continued to advance […]

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GIRLS SOCCER: WOLL rolls into regional finals

GIRLS SOCCER: WOLL rolls into regional finals

| June 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans SAGINAW — Despite splintering off into a solo program this season, Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes apparently has enough talent to make another deep run in the Division 4 postseason. The Lakers advanced to the Elite Eight for sixth straight time, tripping up Harbor Beach 3-1 […]

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GIRLS SOCCER: Liggett shuts out Oakland Christian in regional semifinal upset

GIRLS SOCCER: Liggett shuts out Oakland Christian in regional semifinal upset

| June 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans MADISON HEIGHTS — The game plan for Grosse Pointe Woods University-Liggett Tuesday night was simple. Shut down Auburn Hills Oakland Christian high scoring sophomore Victoria Lucido and make someone else step up and beat the Knights. Liggett bottled up Lucido for much of Tuesday’s contest and […]

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