The Oakland Activities Association volleyball season came to a close, and the teams at the top of their respective divisions took home their crowns in the narrowest of fashions.
Of the three divisions, one match decided two, and a tiebreaker was needed to separate the third.
Here’s a look at how each squad finished and the players who made it happen.
Clarkston High came out on top, finishing 7-0. Lake Orion High gave chase, finishing 6-1.
Oxford High came in third at 5-2. Birmingham Seaholm was fourth with a 4-3 mark. Bloomfield Hills High and Rochester Hills Stoney Creek tied for fifth at 3-4, followed by Troy High (1-6) and North Farmington (0-7).
All-League honors go to Katie Chadwell, Brianna Frakes, Melanie Aguayo and Taylor Dellinger, Clarkston; Hannah Murdock, Tess Marshall and Rachel Giwa, Lake Orion; Darian Bandel, Kennedy Orr and Julia Walker, Oxford; Lauren McLeod and Annie Schechter, Seaholm; Shannon Wilson and Michaela Elliott, Bloomfield Hills; Sammy Sattman and Morgan Darin, Stoney Creek; Hannah Moeller, Troy; and Meghan Hurley, North Farmington.
Farmington High earned the division title, beating out Farmington Hills Harrison after besting them head-to-head.
Both squads finished 6-1.
Rochester Adams and Rochester High tied in third with 5-2 marks, followed by West Bloomfield High (3-4), Birmingham Groves and Troy Athens (2-5), and Berkley High (0-7).
All-League honorees are Becca O’Connor, Michelle Begovic, Taylor Sourmeyer and Katherine McAllister, Farmington; Jessica Austin, Lavondria Covington and Stefanie Jankiewicz, Harrison; Marissa Ratzenberger, Samantha Rolfe and Kayla Demiro, Adams; Maddy Halsey and Mikayla Baxter, Rochester; Jordan White and Lindsey DuFresene, West Bloomfield; Jessica Mooney, Groves; Lauren Atwell, Athens; and Alexis Northcross, Berkley.
Auburn Hills Avondale took the crown, finishing 7-0. Royal Oak High was the next closest at 6-1.
Southfield High placed third at 5-2, followed by Oak Park High (4-3), Hazel Park High (3-4), Ferndale High (2-5), Pontiac High (1-6), and Southfield-Lathrup (0-7).
All-League honors go to Colleen Mayer, Haley Bittinger, Jessica Stefanski and Emma Ahearn, Avondale; Abbey Turner, Nina Salwich and Allison Karpinski, Royal Oak; Daria Poole, Khileah Williams and Miya Johnson, Southfield; Jasmine Stackhouse and Anaya Meriweather, Oak Park; Courtney Coombs and Stephanie Toma, Hazel Park; Shelby Simpson, Ferndale; Latricia Hammond, Pontiac; and Taylor Mitchell, Lathrup.
November 16, 2015
Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day
Thanks to two early scores, some lock-down defense, and a touchdown with just 5:25 remaining in regulation, the Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day football team picked up a 20-13 victory against Milan High in a Division 4 regional final on Nov. 14 and earned this week’s Team of the Week honor. Country Day, which had outscored its opponents 78-7 in the district round, advanced to the state semifinals for the second year in a row. The Yellowjackets (11-1) face Flint Powers Catholic (10-2) at 1 p.m. Nov. 21 at West Bloomfield High.