Rochester Hills Christian Set Sights On The Crown

ON THE DRIVE: Rochester Hills Christian junior point guard Allise Dubay and the Eagles are setting their sights on the FBAC Red Division crown this winter. Staff Photo | Dan Stickradt. COACH: Paula Bronsing, third season.LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 21-4, 5-3 FBAC Red Division (second).STATE TOURNAMENT: Lost in MACS Division I state quarterfinals to Saginaw Community Baptist (36-31).RETURNING STARTERS: Megan Steiner, 5-11sr. C/F; Jane Crile, 5-6 sr. G/F; Alise Dubay, 5-3 jr. PG; Caroline Milsk, 5-6 … [Read more...]

Falcons ‘bathe’ in First Win of Season

It took a tournament setting for Rochester to gain its first win of the season.  The Falcons, host of the Rochester Holiday tournament for girls basketball, held off Mount Clemens 38-34 Tuesday to not only advance to Thursday’s final of the four-team tournament, but gain their first win since last year’s regular season. “We needed this,” admitted Adam Shelton, Rochester’s second-year head coach. “It’s a win and it’s a win in the tournament. We get a chance to play (in the finals). We’ll see how … [Read more...]

Oakland Cruises Past Rochester College

ROCHESTER HILLS — Oakland University has made a valiant effort to schedule one of the tougher non-conference schedules each year in Division I. For Rochester College, the Warriors and retiring coach Garth Pleasant, the plan is to play multiple Division I and Division II schools every year. Rochester is a member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association and far from a D-I institution, while OU moved ot the NCAA Division I ranks in 1997-98. Regardless of the school size and … [Read more...]

Rochester Wrestling Results

TEAM SCORES — 1. Novi Detroit Catholic Central, 343.5; 2. Oxford, 329; 3. Holly, 220;4. Clarkston, 216; 5. Rochester, 195; 6. Rochester Adams, 158; 7. Auburn Hills Avondale, 137; 8. South Lyon, 124; 9. West Bloomfield, 122.5; 10. Rochester Stoney Creek, 114; 11. Farmington Harrison, 112.5; 12. Lake Orion, 107; 13. Birmingham Brother Rice, 103; 14. (tie) Walled Lake Western, 100; Farmington, 100; 16. Walled Lake Central, 97; 17. Novi, 92; 18. Hazel Park, 88; 19. North Farmington, 87; 20. Pontiac, … [Read more...]

Rochester Area Boys Basketball

Rochester High COACH: John Pleasant, fourth season. RETURNING STARTERS: Billy Klotz, 6-2 sr. F; Taylor Perry, 6-4 jr. F (committed to Western Michigan); Paris Pereria 5-5 jr. PG. KEY NEWCOMERS: Matt Klotz, 6-3 jr. G; Sean McCann, 5-11 jr. G; Kurt Apostol, 6-2 jr. F; Jason Lee, 5-5 fr. G. NOTABLES: The Falcons drop down to the OAA Blue Division and will enter that league as instant contenders, along with Hazel Park; the Falcons have a solid starting five but must develop some depth if … [Read more...]

Stoney Creek’s Compton School’s First State Player of the Year

ROCHESTER HILLS — Devon Compton has had a lot of firsts in her golf career. There’s one that will live in infamy at Rochester Stoney Creek.  Compton was honored Sunday as the 2010 recipient of Miss Golf by the Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association, becoming the first Stoney Creek athlete in school history to be named the state’s Player of the Year in her respective sport. “It’s really an honor being named Miss Golf,” offered Compton, who is also a scholar athlete with a 3.8 GPA. … [Read more...]

Heins Has Helped Stir Up Recipe For Success at Lutheran Northwest

ROCHESTER HILLS — When Joe Heins first entered Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest, he was just hoping to make the Crusaders’ soccer team. Now, he has been a key cog in the revival of the Northwest program. Heins, a versatile senior who has played multiple positions in his career, is the first player in years that will be considered as a conference player of the year from Northwest. The talented athlete has also helped build the program back up and hopefully will leave it a desirable place … [Read more...]

Coach Pleasant Gains 700th Win At Rochester College

In a recent cleaning spree of the basement, Garth Pleasant and his wife found an old scrapbook. Inside it were artifacts of former clippings of newspapers articles, photos and team schedules for the early years of his years with Rochester College...  Read more “It’s kind of funny, but I found the schedule of my first season coaching at Rochester College,” recalled Pleasant, now in his 38th season with the Warriors. “I do remember my first coaching win. My wife found my first schedule. It’s … [Read more...]

Lake Orion Football, Terror in the Trenches

LAKE ORION — When a football team scores a touchdown, or the offense makes a big play, how often does the public address announcer make a mention to the offensive line? While the credit often goes to the running back, quarterback or receiver, and sometimes the holder or placekicker on the extra point or field goal attempt, those on the offensive line are often the forgotten-about commodities of the grid-iron. Even on defense, when a player makes a tackle, hit, sack or an interception, or … [Read more...]

Rochester Tennis star Dieters chooses Ohio State

ROCHESTER HILLS — Kelsey Dieters has not heard the last of it. The standout tennis player from Rochester Hills and a Rochester High senior made a verbal commitment this past summer to Ohio State and officially signed Tuesday with the Buckeyes, as part of the NCAA early signing period. The problem? She lives in the heart of Michigan and Michigan State country. “I haven’t heard the last of it. People have been joking about this with me for a while now,” smiled Dieters, who is on course to … [Read more...]