News, notes and things to watch out for in all OAA sports this school year.
3 stars from Friday night hoops 3rd star Amelia Drahnak, Adams Drahnak had 15 points and six rebounds to help Adams against Troy Athens. 2nd star Maddy Skorupski, Clarkston In a win over Bloomfield Hills, Skorupski had 15 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four steals to lead the Wolves. 1st star Athena Sampson, Troy It was a nice double-double performance from Sampson, who tallied 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Colts against Lake Orion.
3 stars from Tuesday night hoops Happy New Year to all! School is back in swing after the holiday break, which means Tuesday was a full night of hoops action around the league. Here are 3 stars from the games. 3rd star Mike Nicholson, Clarkston One of the premier centers in the state showed why he is such, as the Northwestern-bound Nicholson had 13 points, 11 rebounds and seven blocks in a league-opening win at Bloomfield Hills. 2nd star Isabelle Crumm, Troy Athens In an OAA White girls contest, Crumm scored a game-high 20 points for Athens to help it improve to 3-0 in league play. 1st star Colin Golson, Ferndale Golson scored 10 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter to help the Eagles rally for a 52-48 win over North Farmington.
OAA hockey season in full swing already While many winter sports are still doing their preseason practices, that's is not the case for hockey. League games within the OAA have already started, and it should be another exciting year in the league. There is one significant change from last year. Instead of one division where each team plays the other once, the league has been split once again into two divisions, with each team playing other league foes twice. Oxford bids farewell to a coaching legend One of the greatest football coaches in state history and a fixture in the Oxford community has announced his retirement. Bud Rowley, who has coached Oxford for 43 years, has announced his retirement from coaching. A colorful and humble coach beloved by his players, Rowley finishes with 264 career wins, a state championship and three state championship game appearances. Oxford will now look for his replacement, although no word on whether that coach will wear yellow pants each game like Rowley did. Troy Athens wins state soccer title Congratulations are in order for the Troy Athens boys soccer team, a squad that delivered on the high expectations it had all season by winning the Division 1 state championship. The Red Hawks earned a 4-1 overtime win over Traverse City West, scoring three goals in the second overtime period. It was Athens' first state title since 1997 and sixth overall in program history. Congrats to the players and head coach Todd Heugh, who won his second state title for an OAA school (Rochester in 2002).