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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 February 9, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS — North Farmington held its annual National Signing Day celebration Feb. 5.

Surrounded by friends and family, four athletes took their turns signing their college commitment letters, all filmed in the school’s production class to be made into a keepsake DVD.
     
‘Our dream has become a reality’
Mher and Sasoun Tcholakian had imagined this day since they were little kids.

The twins both signed to play football with Ohio Wesleyan University.

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Published February 5, 2016

OAK PARK — Oak Park High withstood a late-game charge by Southfield High Feb. 5 at home in an Oakland Activities Association crossover.

The Knights won 68-64.

“We’ve been in a lot of close games this year, and it feels better being on the winning end,” Oak Park coach Jamie Thomas said, as Oak Park was coming off a quadruple-overtime loss to Bloomfield Hills High three days earlier.

The Knights led by as many as 12 points in the contest, and 11 with less than three minutes remaining.

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Published February 5, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS — North Farmington held its annual National Signing Day celebration Feb. 5.
     
Surrounded by friends and family, four athletes took their turns signing their college commitment letters, all filmed in the school’s production class to be made into a keepsake DVD.
     
‘Our dream has become a reality’
 Mher and Sasoun Tcholakian had imagined this day since they were little kids.
 
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Published February 4, 2016

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The state wrestling tournament begins with district action Feb. 10 for Divisions 2 and 4, and then Feb. 11 for Divisions 1 and 3.

The regional is Feb. 17 for all four flights.

Following the regional, the team state finals are Feb. 26-27 at Central Michigan University.

Here’s a look at where each local squad will be and where the qualifiers are heading for their respective regionals.

Teams that were in the top 10 of the Jan. 27 www.michigangrappler.com rankings are also noted.

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Published February 2, 2016

ROCHESTER HILLS — The Rochester Hills Stoney Creek and Rochester High boys are at different points in their programs, and those differences were evident when they met Jan. 28.

Stoney Creek won 72-64 in a contest that featured comebacks from a fiery, young Rochester squad against a calm, cool group of mostly seniors from Stoney who showed a propensity for handling the pressure.

Stoney Creek coach Steve Norgrove feels maturity and unselfishness have led his team to a 10-2 overall mark and 4-0 record in the Oakland Activities Association Blue Division at press time.

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Published February 2, 2016

TROY — A bounce here or there, and the record looks much different.

The Troy High boys basketball team stands at 5-6 overall and 0-4 in the Oakland Activities Association White Division. Of the six losses, four have come by five points or less and two were in overtime.

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Published February 2, 2016

WALLED LAKE — After one of the best seasons in school history, Walled Lake Central boys basketball coach Chuck Spolsky knows the expectations surrounding his program are high.

The Vikings won their first regional title since 1993 last season before falling in a Class A quarterfinal.

Though Spolsky said the focus has to be on each quarter, each game.

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Published February 1, 2016

BERKLEY — It’s halfway through the regular season, and Berkley High boys basketball coach David McGlown admits the record isn’t what he hoped it would be, but that he’s seeing signs of improvement.

At press time, the Bears were 3-8 overall and 0-4 in the Oakland Activities Association Gold Division.

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Published January 28, 2016

ROCHESTER HILLS — Rochester Hills Stoney Creek boys basketball stayed ahead of the pack in the Oakland Activities Association Blue Division with a rivalry win Thursday night.

The Cougars beat Rochester High 72-64 on the road.

The win moves Stoney Creek to 3-0 in the division and 10-1 overall.

“It’s huge. Any time you get a city-rivalry game, you’re playing for pride,” Stoney Creek coach Steve Norgrove said. “These kids all grew up together. It’s always fun to coach in this environment.”

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Published January 28, 2016

The top spot in the Oakland Activities Association Blue is on the line when Rochester High and Rochester Hills Stoney Creek boys basketball meet at 7 p.m. tonight at Rochester.

Stoney Creek enters at 3-0 in the division, one game ahead of Rochester and Oxford High.

The Cougars (9-1 overall) have won three straight games since their 66-63 loss to Rochester Adams in a crossover game.

The Falcons (5-6) are on a two-game winning streak of their own after losing three straight, including a 57-45 defeat to Adams in a crossover.

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Published January 26, 2016

The Rochester High JV and varsity cheer teams won crowns Jan. 23 in the Royal Rumble.

The event, hosted by the Falcons, brought in a multitude of different divisions.

In D-1 varsity, Rochester finished first with 782.30 points, followed by Rochester Adams (769.86), Brighton High (765.90), Troy Athens (761), Utica Eisenhower (725.30) and Livonia Franklin (680.94).

At the JV level, the Falcons won with 736.14, and were followed by Athens (688.98), Adams (680.70), Brighton (674.58), Eisenhower (666.02) and Franklin (557.60).

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Published January 26, 2016

TROY — Before the season began, Troy Athens boys basketball coach Dave Scott knew there would be bumps in the road.

The Red Hawks moved to the Oakland Activities Association Red Division this season after winning the White the past two years.

On top of the move, the Red Hawks graduated 10 players, leaving a young, inexperienced roster.

At press time, the Red Hawks were 1-8 overall and 1-2 in the Red.

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Published January 26, 2016

ROCHESTER — In his 12 years at Rochester High, last year was wrestling coach Frank Lafferty’s hardest.

After an appearance in the team state semifinal just three seasons ago, the program was seemingly coming apart at the seams.

From injuries and illnesses to wrestlers leaving the team, Rochester struggled. Lafferty said he only had six wrestlers to bring to last season’s county meet and finished 33rd, the worst showing of his career.

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Published January 26, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — The offseason admittedly felt a little different for Southfield Christian boys basketball coach Josh Baker.

After winning three straight titles in Class D, the Eagles are not defending state champions anymore.

“Yeah, it’s different. I think the guys have more motivation. As a program, we want to prove that we can play with anybody in the state,” Baker said Jan. 19 following a three-point win at Southfield High. “We want to compete against the best, so there is more motivation.”

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Published January 26, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS — Leading by one point midway through the second quarter Jan. 22 at Troy Athens, North Farmington boys basketball coach Todd Negoshian called a timeout.

“We didn’t play with a lot of energy to start,” Negoshian said. “We had to kind of just keep fighting it, and fighting it to the point where our leadership kicked in, and we were able to do it.”

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