OAA softball announces its honor teams

By: Edward Zilincik | C&G Newspapers | Published June 28, 2018

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OAKLAND COUNTY — This season in Oakland Activities Association softball, there were a number of razor-thin races between programs that put everything on the line. 

Let’s take a quick look at the standings in each division, the players who received OAA All-Association honors and the coaches named Coach of the Year.  

 

Red Division
Clarkston High repeated as Red Division champions with an 11-1 record in 2018, duplicating its record from last season. Oxford High (10-2) gave chase, while North Farmington (7-5) and Lake Orion High (7-5) tied for third. 

Troy Athens (5-7), Rochester Hills Stoney Creek (2-10) and Troy High (0-12) completed the rest of the division. 

All-Association honors were taken home by Lanie Ellinger, Katy McGarry and Payton Ellinger, Athens; Abby Barta, Paige Blevins, Hannah Cady, Abby Tolmie and Olivia Warrington, Clarkston; Tessa Nuss, Paytin Shadaia, Susie Bieleck and Hailey Merchant, Lake Orion; Sam Cherney, Sarah Fish, Mara Sczecienski and Molly Simpson, North Farmington; Kaitlyn Bean, Hannah Vachon, Lauren Donaldson and Chloe Allen, Oxford; Sidney Rayba and Lauren Erickson, Stoney Creek; and Saeha Lederle, Troy. 

Clarkston’s Don Peters collected the Coach of the Year award. 

 

White Division
Rochester Adams, 11-1, took the top spot in the division, while Rochester High, Farmington High and Birmingham Seaholm all finished 7-5 to tie for second place.

Auburn Hills Avondale (2-10), Royal Oak High (2-10) and Berkley High (2-10) rounded out the division. 

All-Association awards were received by Mary Nash, Brynna Garden, Emma Curran, Sarah Judis and Elizabeth Blaine, Adams; Toya Golden, Allison Drabek and Alexis Christoff, Avondale; Kenzie Ashburn and Isobel Imbs, Berkley; Robyn Banks, Lauren Johnson, Lily Morrissette and Kacey Noseworthy, Farmington; Emily Morrow, Catie Troy, Bailey Carlson and Megan Lorenzo, Rochester; Sierra Randle and Marissa Krynak, Royal Oak; and Elle Lewandowski, Erica MacArthur, Kate Bridges and Reagan Hurd, Seaholm. 

Adams’ Fran Scislowicz was named Coach of the Year. 

 

Blue Division
This was a nip-and-tuck race all season as Birmingham Groves was able to win the Blue Division title with just one loss (13-1). Groves’ success came on the heels of a 12-2 campaign in 2017 in which it finished second. 

West Bloomfield High finished in second place, narrowly missing out on a tie for first at 12-2. Bloomfield Hills High equaled its 2017 record and divisional finish this season with an 11-3 record.

Farmington Hills Harrison (8-6), Hazel Park High (6-8), Ferndale High (4-10), Southfield A&T (2-12) and Oak Park High (0-14) were also in the division.

All-Association awards went to Megan Satawa, Olivia Lucia and Sylvia Avery, Bloomfield Hills; Kyra Newman and Amani Khalawasi, Ferndale; Claire Higley, Bella Caza, Halle Randolph, Jenna Ringler and Elana Bittker, Groves; Sammi Richardson, Alivia Guhy and Haley Beverlin, Hazel Park; and Ayanna McGhee, Oak Park.

Groves’ Brian Baldridge won Coach of the Year honors.