Clarkston pulls away late from Adams

Although Clarkston reached the Class A regional finals last season, the Wolves didn’t start the campaign with a long win streak. In fact, Clarkston was only 2-4 by mid-December a year ago. The Wolves, who returned eight of their top 10 players from last season, have raced out to a 4-0 start this season, topping host Rochester Adams, 41-27, in an OAA crossover girls basketball game Thursday. “Last year we started kind of slow but then we went on a nice run (of wins),” recalled Clarkston … [Read more...]

Adams Matmen Top Lake Orion to End 10-year District Drought

LAKE ORION — The last time Rochester Adams won a district title in wrestling, Mike Holtz was a freshman in college.  The current Highlanders head coach was part of some of Adams’ all-star teams in the late 90s and graduated from Adams in 2000. The Highlanders won a district championship in 2001, the last year for Hall of Fame coach Pat Milkovich at the school The Highlanders went through some lean years throughout much of the 2000s, but have seen new life under the coaching of Holtz and … [Read more...]

Adams High School Choir Joins Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings

The Rochester Adams High School Chamber Choir, directed by Thomas Blue, will join the renowned Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings (DCWS) in a performance of the DCWS’ beloved seasonal program of wintertime favorites in Holiday Brass. The event will take place at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, located at Macomb College’s Center Campus in Clinton Township on Monday, December 13 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are available and can be purchased in person at the Macomb Center Box Office Monday … [Read more...]

Adams Soccer Ties Rochester 1-1

ROCHESTER HILLS — As rivalries go, epic clashes are more common than not when it comes to Rochester Adams and Rochester. Over the years on the soccer pitch — this is the 30th school year that soccer has been played in Rochester — there have been numerous one-goal games, overtime thrillers and ties and only a few lopsided contests. The two have even met in the postseason on several occasions. When the two resumed the rivalry Thursday on the turf at Rochester, neither side could gain the … [Read more...]

Prep Football: Sticks Picks

There are 10 local teams that have started 1-1, two that are 0-2 and only one that is unbeaten. What does all of this mean? Absolutely nothing! There are several intriguing matchups set for Week 3, all but one which are league games. If anyone is thinking about making a run for a league title, now would be a good time to record a win. For those teams that are winless, there’s still time to salvage the season. (Last week: 7-6; Season 14-10) TROY AT ROCHESTER (Friday, 7 p.m.): After three … [Read more...]

Snapped: Farmington halts Adams’ league streak at 21

ROCHESTER HILLS — Two years ago, Farmington walked out of the football stadium at Rochester Adams with a 63-0 defeat. The Falcons finally turned the tables on the Highlanders Friday night. Farmington built a 21-10 lead at the half, then held on for a 21-16 OAA White Division triumph over defending league champion Adams. The win solidifies the Falcons (2-0, 1-0) as a team that could very well contend for the league championship this season. It also hands Adams its first division loss since … [Read more...]

Adams’ Quick Strikes lead the Way!

ROCHESTER HILLS — With no clear-cut favorite in the OAA Red Division boys soccer title chase this season, every point will be crucial for those schools entertaining thoughts of capturing the coveted crown. Rochester Adams picked up three of those early-season points over Lake Orion, last year’s league runner-up, on Tuesday, scoring a pair of second-half goals in a 2-0 shutout of the Dragons. Senior Justin Kane had a goal and an assist in a span of 1:08 early in the second half, and that … [Read more...]

High School Fall Football Preview

Over the past three decades, five different local schools have reached at least the state semifinals in football. The last school from our coverage area to win a state title was Rochester Adams in 2003. The Highlanders defeated Birmingham Brother Rice 28-7 for the Division 2 state crown that year. Before that, it was Troy taking the Class AA title in 1994 with a 17-0 victory over Bay City Central. Oxford is the third local school to bask in state glory, winning the Class BB state title in 1992 … [Read more...]