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Christian Davis

C&G Staff Reporter – C & G Sports


Sports Editor Christian Davis has worked for C & G Newspapers since 2005 and attended Michigan State University before graduating from Oakland University.

Published September 1, 2015

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Royal Oak High at Southfield-Lathrup, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 3:

Royal Oak High and Southfield-Lathrup met the very first time in 2006, when the Ravens came away with the 36-0.

Since then, Lathrup has won three straight by a combined score of 149-36.

The Chargers enter fresh off a 21-6 victory against Detroit University Prep. It marked the fourth straight season opener win for Lathrup, but it’s been since 2009 since it started 2-0.

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Published August 31, 2015

BIRMINGHAM — A smile flashed across Birmingham Groves junior Earnest Allen’s face.

The Falcons had just beaten rival Birmingham Seaholm 24-8 Aug. 27 on the road on opening night of the prep football season. It was a game Allen said he and his teammates had been preparing for since last winter.

Allen did his part with three rushing touchdowns.

“It feels so good to perform with my teammates and get this win,” Allen said. “We were just ready, and we showed it.”

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Published August 27, 2015

BIRMINGHAM —Using a one-two punch, Birmingham Groves football left Birmingham Seaholm with a victory Aug. 27.

The Falcons won 24-8 on the back of three rushing touchdowns from Earnest Allen. Teammate CJ Boswell rushed for 107 yards.

“Thunder and lightning. It’s like, unstoppable,” said Allen, who had 55 yards rushing along with the three scores. “It’s so fun to be in the same backfield with him. We just deliver speed and power. … No one knows who to come for, and we’re ready for anything.”

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Published August 27, 2015

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison Heights Bishop Foley volleyball team moves seamlessly from one drill to another.

First-year coach Megan Gignac gives the orders and directions Aug. 26, and within seconds the Ventures are pounding shots over the net.

It’s all part of Gignac’s plan to mold the Ventures into a squad that takes the action to its opponents.

“I don’t like them standing around too much, so I keep them going,” Gignac said with a smile. “I keep it fast-paced to keep them on their toes.”

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Published August 25, 2015

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It’s the 56th meeting on the gridiron between Birmingham Seaholm and Beverly Hills Groves.

Seaholm owns the series 40-15, but Groves came out on top 42-19 last season to snap a two-game losing streak to the Maples.

The last time the Falcons won two in a row in the series was 2005-06.

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Published August 19, 2015

The volleyball season is upon us, with the first date of competition starting Aug. 21.

When it comes to league play, the Oakland Activities Association has done some minor shuffling of its divisions.

Here’s a look at where each team ended up and which teams come in as the favorites.

Red Division

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Published August 18, 2015

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ROCHESTER HILLS — Mason Erskine thought it would take a firm 9-iron to get back to the 168-yard par 3 at Twin Lakes Golf and Swim Club in Oakland Township.

“I hit my 9-iron normally just under 150, but the wind was with me,” the 15-year-old Rochester Hills resident said. “It was slightly uphill, but I thought I could reach it and that it was better to be short than long with the pin up front.”

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Published August 14, 2015

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Hazel Park High cross country is hosting an alumni run 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at Martin Road Park in Ferndale.

The run is free and there is no registration. For more information, call coach Bill Boldt at (248) 548-8934.

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Published August 12, 2015

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OAKLAND COUNTY — Football coaches and players from the Oakland Activities Association gathered Aug. 7 at Rochester High for the league’s second annual media day.


Coaches were given a two- to five-minute window to speak about their teams, and they also had a chance to see their peers off the field.


“I love it. Anything that promotes high school football in Oakland County is great,” Birmingham Seaholm coach Jim Dewald said. “It’s always fun to see the other coaches. It’s a close fraternity.”

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Published August 7, 2015

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ROCHESTER — Football coaches and players from the Oakland Activities Association gathered Aug. 7 at Rochester High for the second annual media day.

Coaches were given a two- to five-minute window to speak about their teams. They also had a chance to see their peers off the field.

“I love it. Anything that promotes high school football in Oakland County is great,” Seaholm coach Jim Dewald said. “It’s always fun to see the other coaches. It’s a close fraternity.”

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Published July 29, 2015

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Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Dave Rozema is the featured coach at a youth baseball camp for kids ages 8-14 on Aug. 4-6 at Walled Lake Western. The camp is presented by The Baseball Lab.

The camp runs 9 a.m. to noon each day and players will get individual and group instruction on pitching from Rozema. Hitting, baserunning and fielding will also be covered. The cost is $125 for all three days.

Participants are asked to arrive at 8:30 a.m. to sign in.

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Published July 22, 2015

ST. CLAIR SHORES — On July 10, Brittany Ott signed to play with the Boston Pride of the National Women’s Hockey League.


The goaltender, a 2009 graduate of St. Clair Shores Lakeview, played at the University of Maine, where she broke the school record for most saves in a game with 76.


Ott, 25, also played tennis and softball in high school and was All-State in softball in 2008.

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Published July 21, 2015

BEVERLY HILLS — The Beverly Hills Little League team is heading to the state tournament July 24-30 at Johnston Park in Harper Woods.


Beverly Hills earned the spot in the Little League International State Championship after beating Birmingham Little League 6-2 July 15 in Commerce Township. The district title was a first for the U12 team since the league was established in 1960.

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Published July 20, 2015

DETROIT — As last year’s crop of talented seniors walked off the football field following the second annual Border Classic on June 13 at Wayne State University, there were incoming seniors across the state gearing up for their football camps and final runs in high school football.

After team Michigan beat Team Ohio 24-7, local athletes had some great advice for the incoming seniors who will be filling their shoes — the ones who dream of playing in the All-Star game, at the next level, or just want to make their final season special.

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Published June 25, 2015

WARREN — It was the seventh annual Eastside All-Star basketball games on June 11 at Macomb Community College and another chance for senior boys and girls to wear their basketball jerseys one last time representing their high schools.

When Roseville High senior Ryan DiCiacca got the notice that he had been selected, he could hardly believe it.

“I felt honored to be named with all of these guys,” DiCiacca said.

DiCiacca said he had a surge of excitement picking up his jersey, seeing those familiar red and white colors.

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