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  • BOYS SOCCER: Finals to showcase interesting matchups

    BOYS SOCCER: Finals to showcase interesting matchups

    | November 4, 2017 | Comments (0)

    Dan Stickradt takes a glance at the four MHSAA boys soccer state finals. DIVISION 1 NO. 5 NOVI DETROIT CATHOLIC CENTRAL (20-2-4) VS. NO. 15 WALLED LAKE CENTRAL (22-1-2), 12 noon Saturday at Rochester Stoney Creek: This game features two first-time state finalists. CC is a veteran squad led by lightning-quick forward Ryan Pierson, a […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • GIRLS GOLF: Stoney Creek wins fourth regional title; Rochester, Lutheran Northwest advance

    GIRLS GOLF: Stoney Creek wins fourth regional title; Rochester, Lutheran Northwest advance

    | October 18, 2017 | Comments (0)

    BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt OAKLAND TWP. — After losing a late season dual match to Troy Athens, Rochester Stoney Creek made a statement at the Division 1 Twin Lakes regional. The Cougars, 18th at last year’s state finals, captured their fourth regional title in eight seasons with a […]

  • 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 […]

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CLASS B SEMIFINALS: No. 1 Pontiac Notre Dame Prep cruises past Fruitport to reach state finals

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CLASS B SEMIFINALS: No. 1 Pontiac Notre Dame Prep cruises past Fruitport to reach state finals

November 17, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt BATTLE CREEK  — All in an hour’s work and all by reaching out to the hot hand. Pontiac Notre Dame Prep dispatched unranked Fruitport Friday in the Class B state semifinals in the form of a 25-15, 25-9, 25-14 sweep at Kellogg Arena to […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Notre Dame Prep’s pulls away from Corunna to advance to Final Four

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Notre Dame Prep’s pulls away from Corunna to advance to Final Four

November 14, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt IMLAY CITY  — Like a runaway train, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep’s volleyball team is picking up an unstoppable pace down the rails. After cruising to a Class B regional title last week with sweeps of state-ranked No. 9 Marysville and No. 2 North Branch, […]

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Top-ranked Notre Dame Prep tops No. 2 North Branch for regional title

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Top-ranked Notre Dame Prep tops No. 2 North Branch for regional title

November 9, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt NORTH BRANCH  — Not even the No. 2-ranked team in the state is even able to derail the Pontiac Notre Dame Prep express. The top-ranked Fighting Irish cruised to a 3-0 sweep of second-ranked and defending state champion North Branch Thursday night for NDP’s […]

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Who is Michigan’s top high school soccer player? Vote today?

Who is Michigan’s top high school soccer player? Vote today?

November 4, 2017 | Comments (0)

       

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BOYS SOCCER: Finals to showcase interesting matchups

BOYS SOCCER: Finals to showcase interesting matchups

November 4, 2017 | Comments (0)

Dan Stickradt takes a glance at the four MHSAA boys soccer state finals. DIVISION 1 NO. 5 NOVI DETROIT CATHOLIC CENTRAL (20-2-4) VS. NO. 15 WALLED LAKE CENTRAL (22-1-2), 12 noon Saturday at Rochester Stoney Creek: This game features two first-time state finalists. CC is a veteran squad led by lightning-quick forward Ryan Pierson, a […]

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FOOTBALL: No. 1 Eisenhower rallies past Adams

FOOTBALL: No. 1 Eisenhower rallies past Adams

November 3, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt UTICA — Jack Morris and Ben Metz did not have to have All-State-type performances Friday evening for Utica Eisenhower. They only had to be on target at the end. After forcing Rochester Adams to punt, Eisenhower returned the ball to the Adams 37 yard […]

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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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FOOTBALL: Burke’s boot lifts Brandon past Avondale

FOOTBALL: Burke’s boot lifts Brandon past Avondale

October 28, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt . AUBURN HILLS — Brandon Burke must have had ice in his veins Friday night. The Ortonville Brandon senior drilled a 25-yard field goal as time expired, leading the visiting Blackhawks to a thrilling, 45-44, triumph over host Auburn Hills Avondale in a Division […]

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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: Soccer regionals mix of usual suspects, Cinderella stories, unknowns and forfeits

BOYS SOCCER: Soccer regionals mix of usual suspects, Cinderella stories, unknowns and forfeits

October 24, 2017 | Comments (0)

Boys soccer has reached the regional round of the postseason and will feature many enticing matchups. But within the pairings, there is a side story of bad news for Hamtramck. After going unbeaten through the district week, the Cosmos self-reported they had used an ineligible player and had to forfeit the season, the same fate […]

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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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GIRLS GOLF: Stoney Creek wins fourth regional title; Rochester, Lutheran Northwest advance

GIRLS GOLF: Stoney Creek wins fourth regional title; Rochester, Lutheran Northwest advance

October 18, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt OAKLAND TWP. — After losing a late season dual match to Troy Athens, Rochester Stoney Creek made a statement at the Division 1 Twin Lakes regional. The Cougars, 18th at last year’s state finals, captured their fourth regional title in eight seasons with a […]

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GIRLS GOLF: Lake Orion reaches D-1 state finals for fifth straight season

GIRLS GOLF: Lake Orion reaches D-1 state finals for fifth straight season

October 18, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT CORRESPONDENT dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans Instagram: stickradtdan Snapchat: Dan.Stickradt FARMINGTON HILLS — Only three schools have reached the Division 1 state finals in girls golf the past five seasons and Lake Orion is one of them. The 10th-ranked Dragons reached the cut by finishing third at the recent Division 1 regional at Farmington […]

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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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