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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 […]

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston stomps West Bloomfield to advance to first Class A state finals

    BOYS BASKETBALL: Clarkston stomps West Bloomfield to advance to first Class A state finals

    | March 24, 2017 | Comments (0)

    STATE FINALS GALLERY: http://lmckeephotography.photoshelter.com/gallery/Clarkston-vs-Grand-Rapids-Christian-Boys-Varsity-Basketball-3-25-17/G0000sQ6c80f4UYU/C0000LbVKTbRz2gM STATE SEMIFINALS GALLERY: http://lmckeephotography.photoshelter.com/gallery/Clarkston-vs-West-Bloomfield-Boys-Varsity-Basketball-3-24-17/G0000toH6rMcglaY/C0000LbVKTbRz2gM WINTER SPORTS GALLERIES:  http://lmckeephotography.photoshelter.com/gallery-collection/WINTER-SPORTS-GALLERIES-2016-17/C0000VK4BjS7Vi3M BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans EAST LANSING — It took some 100 years of boys basketball, but Clarkston will finally play for a state title. The third-ranked Wolves blitzed OAA Red Division league rival West Bloomfield for the third time this […]

  • COMPETITIVE CHEER: Top of the Charts: Rochester defends Class A state title

    COMPETITIVE CHEER: Top of the Charts: Rochester defends Class A state title

    | March 15, 2017 | Comments (0)

    BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: dan.stickradt GRAND RAPIDS — Rochester’s competitive cheer team entered the season with a large turnover of talent and the season wasn’t as smooth as some of the others. But the end result was still the same as last season, as the Falcons defended their Division […]

  • WRESTLING: Michigan wrestling community saddened by the loss of Rochester’s Frank Lafferty

    WRESTLING: Michigan wrestling community saddened by the loss of Rochester’s Frank Lafferty

    | February 16, 2017 | Comments (0)

    …………………. . . . . . . . BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans CLARKSTON — Veteran high school wrestling coach Frank Lafferty passed away Feb. 16, sending sadness through both the Oakland County and Michigan wrestling community. A high school wrestling coach for more than three decades and a former state championship wrestler himself, […]

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Oxford off to 5-0 start for first time in decades

    BOYS BASKETBALL: Oxford off to 5-0 start for first time in decades

    | January 10, 2017 | Comments (2)

    BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans OXFORD – Every time someone mentions Oxford’s impressive record to start the campaign to coach Steve Laidlaw, he has but to wonder. “It’s been a long, long time,” said Laidlaw, who returned this season to Oxford’s sideline after a seven-year hiatus. “We think it’s been since the […]

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:  Rochester, Oxford roll to district shutouts

BOYS SOCCER:  Rochester, Oxford roll to district shutouts

October 17, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt WATERFORD — Rochester is hitting its stride. The 10th-ranked Falcons, who reached the Division 1 state semifinals last season, captured their sixth straight win Monday night in a 5-0 pre-district victory over host Waterford Mott. Rochester has outscored its final six opponents 25-1 […]

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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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FOOTBALL: Brandon stays alive with 28-21 victory over rival Holly

FOOTBALL: Brandon stays alive with 28-21 victory over rival Holly

October 13, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: DanStickradt ORTONVILLE — A week after a humbling defeat by Linden, Ortonville Brandon tested it mettle and found the resolve needed to bounce back. The Blackhawks grinded out a 28-21 Flint Metro League victory Friday over rival Holly, keeping their postseason hopes alive. Brandon moved […]

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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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CROSS COUNTRY: Troy, Lakeland race to Oakland County titles

CROSS COUNTRY: Troy, Lakeland race to Oakland County titles

October 7, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: DanStickradt . LYON TWP. — Riley Robertson truly understands the legacy of all of the former standouts that have won captured an Oakland County championship in cross country over the years. That legendary list of athletes that have gone on to win state titles […]

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CROSS COUNTRY: 2017 Oakland County Championships Results

CROSS COUNTRY: 2017 Oakland County Championships Results

October 7, 2017 | Comments (0)

Boys Cross-Country   58TH ANNUAL OAKLAND COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS (Oct. 7 at Kensington Metropark) TEAM SCORES — 1. White Lake Lakeland, 78; 2. Novi, 151; 3. Milford, 166; 4. Oxford, 170; 5. Birmingham Brother Rice, 173; 6. Novi Detroit Catholic Central, 222; 7. Birmingham Seaholm, 245; 8. Rochester Stoney Creek, 250; 9. Lake Orion, 261; 10. […]

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FOOTBALL: Adams holds on to clip Clarkston

FOOTBALL: Adams holds on to clip Clarkston

October 6, 2017 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: DanStickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — Going back a quarter century, Rochester Adams and Clarkston have engaged in numerous classic football battles. Friday’s collision on the grid-iron was another one of those clashes of the titans. Rochester Adams held on for a 21-14 victory over […]

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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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FOOTBALL: Fenton maintains Grange Hall ‘grudge' on rival Holly

FOOTBALL: Fenton maintains Grange Hall ‘grudge’ on rival Holly

September 29, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: DanStickradt HOLLY — As the Flint Metro League celebrates its 50th school year of existence, arch-rivals Fenton and Holly, the only two schools to compete in the league the whole half century, celebrated another meeting on the grid-iron Friday night. And like in most recent […]

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FOOTBALL: Quick strikes leads Clarkston past Oxford

FOOTBALL: Quick strikes leads Clarkston past Oxford

September 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: DanStickradt OXFORD — The true test of a football team’s mettle is how they respond to a loss. Clarkston proved to be a team that knows how to respond and turn the tide — in a major way. After dropping a 37-16 decision to West […]

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FOOTBALL: Troy rallies past Rochester Stoney Creek

FOOTBALL: Troy rallies past Rochester Stoney Creek

September 17, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: DanStickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — Troy didn’t need to dominate Friday’s football game against Rochester Stoney Creek. It didn’t. The Colts didn’t need to lead for long stretches of the OAA White Division contest against the host Cougars. They didn’t. Troy did, nevertheless, find away […]

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FOOTBALL: Clarkston rallies past Bloomfield Hills to remain unbeaten

FOOTBALL: Clarkston rallies past Bloomfield Hills to remain unbeaten

September 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

PHOTO GALLERY: http://johnransom.com/   BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: DanStickradt CLARKSTON — In its many wins over the past five seasons, Clarkston has not had to play from behind too often. So when in doubt Friday evening against Bloomfield Hills, the Wolves simply found another gear. Trailing 20-13 with 11:08 to […]

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FOOTBALL: Rochester Adams cruises past Lake Orion

FOOTBALL: Rochester Adams cruises past Lake Orion

September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt LAKE ORION — Carter Farris didn’t expect to get any reps against Lake Orion Thursday night. The sophomore was surprised when his number was called. Despite playing only about a third of the game, he finished 5-for-5 passing for 114 yards and three […]

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FOOTBALL: Adams downs Rochester for 20th straight time

FOOTBALL: Adams downs Rochester for 20th straight time

August 25, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Snapchat: DanStickradt ROCHESTER HILLS — Rochester Adams’ spell on arch-rival Rochester continued Thursday night. The Highlanders took advantage of three first-half turnovers and rolled to a 38-6 OAA crossover victory over the Falcons in the 2017 season opener at Adams. The win marked Adams’ 20th straight victory over […]

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PDL PLAYOFFS: Menace pull postseason upset of defending PDL North American champion Michigan Bucks

PDL PLAYOFFS: Menace pull postseason upset of defending PDL North American champion Michigan Bucks

July 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LoacalSportsFans PONTIAC, Mich. — There will be a new North American champion in the Premier Developmental League. The fourth-seeded Des Moines (Iowa) Menace lived up to their namesake and posted a 2-0 upset Friday of defending PDL champions and top-seeded Michigan Bucks in the Central Conference semifinals at […]

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BASEBALL: Northville ends 45-year drought by ending Rochester’s tourney run in quarterfinals

BASEBALL: Northville ends 45-year drought by ending Rochester’s tourney run in quarterfinals

June 14, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans DETROIT — Northville ended one of Michigan’s longest prep baseball droughts Tuesday — and at Rochester’s expense. Northville advanced to the MHSAA Division 1 for the first time since 1972 — that’s 45 years to be exact — with a 9-5 state quarterfinals victory over red-hot Rochester […]

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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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