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YEAR IN REVIEW: Memorable year highlighted by 23 team championships in Oakland County
Updated: 12/31/2011 7:08:48 PM EST

The last high school sporting events for 2011 have been played, and now area teams and athletes are officially setting their sights on 2012. But with all that was accomplished in 2011, a standard of ...


WRESTLING: Catholic Central places fifth at Tournament of Champions WITH VIDEO
Updated: 12/31/2011 5:32:32 PM EST

GOODRICH — Medals were hard to come by at the annual Goodrich Tournament of Champions wrestling tournament late Friday at Goodrich High School, and with good reason. The field of teams from all four...

Basketball - Girls

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Davis and Co. lead the way to another Lakers win at the Rochester Holiday Classic
Updated: 12/31/2011 7:39:33 PM EST

ROCHESTER HILLS — Having a star player can work for or against any basketball team. With West Bloomfield following the lead of junior point guard Sydni Davis, the Lakers won a pair of games convincin...

Basketball - Boys

BOYS BASKETBALL: Rochester's furious rally helps Falcons win their own tourney
Updated: 12/30/2011 11:07:09 PM EST

ROCHESTER HILLS — Rochester’s experience and depth and Roseville’s lack thereof spelled the difference in the championship game of the boys basketball tournament hosted by the Falcons, Friday night. ...

Basketball - Boys

BOYS BASKETBALL: Samples FTs lead Pontiac past Detroit Renaissance
Updated: 12/30/2011 8:39:47 PM EST

BEVERLY HILLS — Jamerea Samples has one of the prettiest looking outside shots in the area. He’s not that bad from the free-throw stripe either. Samples, Pontiac’s 6-foot-2 sharpshooting senior forw...

Basketball - Boys

BOYS BASKETBALL: Notre Dame Prep can’t contain Ecorse in loss at Motor City Roundball Classic
Updated: 12/30/2011 8:02:37 PM EST

BEVERLY HILLS — For the most part, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep knew what was coming. Having scouted its opponent, Ecorse, in previous action, the Fighting Irish knew the Falcons’ offense was designed to g...

Basketball - Girls

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Crowley leads Walled Lake Northern past Mt. Clemens
Updated: 12/30/2011 8:12:45 PM EST

ROCHESTER — Friday’s Rochester Holiday Classic consolation game between Mount Clemens and Walled Lake Northern became the battle of No. 24s between the Bathers’ Sheyna Deans and the Knights’ Caitlin C...

Basketball - Boys

BOYS BASKETBALL: Milford knocks off hosts to win Northville Tournament
Updated: 12/30/2011 3:23:09 PM EST

The Milford Mavericks took on the host team, the Northville Mustangs in the championship game of the 2011 Northville Tournament, and came away with a 49-34 win to take home the championship trophy Thu...

Basketball - Girls

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Kettering leans on 'Defense Department' to close out Roundball Classic win vs Romulus WITH VIDEO
Updated: 12/30/2011 4:10:45 PM EST

BEVERLY HILLS — Shooting may come and go, but the “Defense Department” never rests. After starting Friday’s Motor City Roundball Classic game against Romulus on a shooting tear, the Waterford Ketteri...

Basketball - Boys

BOYS BASKETBALL: Clawson Recaptures Holiday Championship
Updated: 12/29/2011 10:40:33 PM EST

CLAWSON — The Clawson Trojans don’t appear to be intimidating. They don’t have a lot of height and they don’t have a lot of bulk. What they have is true grit and they used that to defeat Bloomfield Hi...

Basketball - Boys

BOYS BASKETBALL: Unfamiliar foe beats Catholic Central thanks to the 3-ball
Updated: 12/29/2011 9:26:28 PM EST

BEVERLY HILLS — Facing an out-of-state team, Chicago Orr, in the Motor City Roundball Classic, Novi Detroit Catholic Central coach Bill Dyer didn't have the typical depth of knowledge of his team's op...


WRESTLING: Brother Rice perfect at Schuele Warrior Wars tourney
Updated: 12/29/2011 7:18:00 PM EST

The holidays may mean rest and relaxation for some, but the show goes on for prep athletes, who must stay sharp during the break period. “It’s definitely a different routine,” said Brother Rice wrest...

Basketball - Girls

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Avondale dismantled at Roundball Classic by Class B power Goodrich
Updated: 12/29/2011 7:53:19 PM EST

BEVERLY HILLS — Some lessons are more painful than others. The painful ones tend to stick with you, though. Auburn Hills Avondale got one of those memorable lessons in Thursday’s game in the 17th An...

Basketball - Girls

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Country Day runs away from previously-unbeaten Midland WITH VIDEO
Updated: 12/30/2011 2:33:59 PM EST

BEVERLY HILLS — Facing Birmingham Detroit Country Day’s pressure wears on you. Midland found that out the hard way, as the host Yellowjackets forced the Chemics into 15 second-half turnovers in Thurs...

Basketball - Boys

BOYS BASKETBALL: Milford needs overtime to knock off Farmington
Updated: 12/29/2011 4:37:51 PM EST

The Milford Mavericks (4-0) took on the Falcons from Farmington High School in the first game of the 2011 Northville Holiday Basketball Tournament and took home a well deserved, 53-45 overtime victory...

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