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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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GIRLS SOCCER: Waterford Lakes edges Clarkston Everest for district title

GIRLS SOCCER: Waterford Lakes edges Clarkston Everest for district title

| June 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

  BURTON — A year ago the unified girls soccer team of Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes and  Clarkston Everest Collegiate made a run to the Division 4 state finals. This school year the two neighboring Catholic high schools ended their cooperative agreement in multiple sports, forcing the two into separate programs. It was […]

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GIRLS SOCCER: Athens slips past Berkley to reach district finals

GIRLS SOCCER: Athens slips past Berkley to reach district finals

| May 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR Dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans TROY — Survive and advance. That’s the name of the game this time of year as the state tournament takes place on the soccer pitch. Troy Athens is still alive and well in the postseason, as the fifth-ranked Red Hawks continued to advance through the state […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Plymouth Canton edges Rochester Adams for D-1 state title

BOYS SOCCER: Plymouth Canton edges Rochester Adams for D-1 state title

| November 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans BRIGHTON — Jason Ren wasn’t called upon to provide much offense for Plymouth Canton this season. In fact, the junior midfielder only found the back of the net only twice in 26 games entering Saturday. His third tally of the season was by far the biggest of […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Troy Bethany Christian claims MACS-I state title

BOYS SOCCER: Troy Bethany Christian claims MACS-I state title

| November 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR Dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans CLARKSTON — The goal of any high school athletics team is to peak at the end of the season. Troy Bethany Christian’s boys soccer team did just that in 2014. The top-ranked Bruins put the finishing touches on their third state title within the Michigan Association of […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Rochester Adams, Plymouth Canton are mirror images of one another entering state championship match

BOYS SOCCER: Rochester Adams, Plymouth Canton are mirror images of one another entering state championship match

| November 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR Dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   BRIGHTON — If Rochester Adams’ and Plymouth Canton’s boys soccer players could collectively stare down at each other for a moment, it would be like looking into a mirror. The perennial state powers have survived brutal paths to get to the season’s final day and will […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Adams upends unbeaten Fraser to reach D-1 state finals

BOYS SOCCER: Adams upends unbeaten Fraser to reach D-1 state finals

| October 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Highlanders edge Ramblers on penalty kicks to reach championship match for first time since 2001   BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   ROCHESTER HILLS — Dylan Brown admits that his team is playing with quite a swagger these days, especially when his team participates in penalty kicks. Brown, a sophomore goalkeeper from […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Highlanders Spine: Lencioni brothers are the backbone of Rochester Adams’ run to Final Four

BOYS SOCCER: Highlanders Spine: Lencioni brothers are the backbone of Rochester Adams’ run to Final Four

| October 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   ROCHESTER HILLS — When the Lencioni brothers were all in middle school, they often had discussions around the house or soccer pitch of what it would be like to play together at the high school level and lead their school to a deep run in the […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Adams goes eight deep in shootout to oust Clarkston and win fifth regional crown

BOYS SOCCER: Adams goes eight deep in shootout to oust Clarkston and win fifth regional crown

| October 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter:@LocalSportsFans   UTICA — Dylan Brown was on the ground for two significant occurrences Saturday evening. One was involuntary — the other was voluntarily. The Rochester Adams sophomore goalkeeper was knocked over inside 20 minutes of the second half against Clarkston, spending a few minutes on the bench to […]

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BOYS SOCCER: Athens exercises demons with shootout win over Utica Ford

BOYS SOCCER: Athens exercises demons with shootout win over Utica Ford

| October 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   TROY — Troy Athens saw a magical season come to an abrupt end last October after opening the campaign with 20 straight wins. The Red Hawks were ranked No. 1 in the state, captured the coveted OAA Red Division title with a perfect record and […]

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