Rochester College Hosts Second Annual Benefit Basketball Tournament for ALS

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Rochester College announced that it will once again host the Travis Bass Classic Benefit Basketball Tournament for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) On Thursday, October 23 at 6 p.m., at Rochester High School located on 180 South Livernois Road in Rochester Hills, MI. The event honors Travis Bass, a collegiate football teammate and best friend of Rochester College’s men's head coach, Klint Pleasant. The two met in 1994 at Abilene Christian University and remained close friends for years after … [Read more...]

James Young drafted by Boston Celtics

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It was reported by WXYZ Detroit that "James Young, who grew up in Rochester Hills, Mich., is getting ready for life in the NBA after being selected by the Boston Celtics at No. 17 on Thursday. Young shined for the Kentucky Wildcats, where he put on a show with dunks and clutch three-pointers during his time in The Bluegrass State. Many basketball experts say that Young increased his NBA value during the NCAA tournament after shooting over 40 percent from three-point range to go along with 18.5 … [Read more...]

James Young signs with Jay-Z

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The Daily Tribune recently writes, "Former local All-American prep boys basketball player James Young is linking up with hip hop mogul Jay-Z. Young, hot off a freshman season in college at Kentucky where he helped lead the Wildcats to an appearance in the NCAA Championship Game, signed with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports to guide his pro career Thursday. He joins a small, increasingly high-profile list of clients for the rapper-turned agent, featuring NBA superstar Kevin Durant, MLB all-stars, … [Read more...]

Oakland County Baseball 2014

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This summary comes from NorthOaklandSports.com Auburn Hills Oakland Christian COACH: Brad Pyke, fifth season. LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 8-18, 3-11 MIAC Blue Division (sixth). STATE TOURNAMENT: Lost in D-4 district finals to Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes (13-0). RETURNING STARTERS: Stuart Sutherland, sr. CF (committed to Kalamazoo College); Kyle Vens-LHP-INF; Jason Schomer, sr. 2B; Collin O’Connor, jr. P-INF; Jack Lee, jr. 1B; Thomas Washington, soph. P-INF. KEY LOSSES: Collin O’Connor, … [Read more...]

Gold Medalist from Paralympics to Play in Oakland Edge Adult Hockey Tourney

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A member of the U.S. National Sled Hockey team that won the gold medal at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia will play in the Oakland Edge Adult Hockey Tournament this weekend in Rochester. Dan McCoy, 20, will join his club team, the Pittsburgh Penguins, as they take on sled teams from Windsor, Ont., Toledo and Grand Rapids. Tournament play begins Friday night for the men’s and women’s divisions and Saturday for the sled division. All games take place at the Onyx – … [Read more...]

Rochester High’s James Young to enter NBA

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According to the dailytribune.com, Rochester High Basketball player, James Young, will leave Kentucky University and enter the NBA draft next month. "University of Kentucky freshman All-Southeastern Conference selection James Young, an Oakland County native, will forego his sophomore season and enter his name in this year’s NBA Draft. “My time at Kentucky has been special to me, something I’ll always treasure, but I feel that I’m ready to take the next step to the NBA,” Young … [Read more...]

Rochester College hits $1 million mark in funds raised for new gym

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Rochester College has reached the $1 million milestone in its fundraising for the Garth Pleasant Gymnasium, which will provide much-needed facilities for its athletic teams. The college began raising funds for the project in late July 2013 and hit the $500,000 mark in less than six months. Bill and Shirlee Fox, owners of Bill Fox Chevrolet in Rochester Hills, matched the amount of $500,000, bringing the total raised to date to $1 million. The couple also has pledged another $500,000 as a … [Read more...]

All-Oakland County Baseball Standings from 2013

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ALL-OAKLAND ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATION BASEBALL 2013   ALL-OAA RED DIVISION FINAL STANDINGS — 1. (tie) Lake Orion (11-4); Clarkston (11-4); 3. (tie) Rochester Adams (8-7); Rochester Stoney Creek (8-7); 5. Oxford (5-10); 6. Rochester (3-12). Lake Orion: Nick Deeg, sr.; Nick Vogelmeier, sr.; Brad Schaenzer, jr.; Ryan Lambrecht, jr.; Roman Kuster, sr. Clarkston: David Stewart, jr.; Ryan Rea, jr.; Joe Popp, soph.; Nick Mazzone, sr.; Ryan Slaughter, sr. Rochester Adams: CJ Borglin, sr. … [Read more...]

Three Year Olds Race for Fame and Fortune

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Story and Photos by Michael Dwyer Thousands of three-year-old thoroughbreds begin the road to the 2013 Kentucky Derby at the start of the year; only 20 horses will enter the starting gates for the big event. The best of the best will race one another over a dirt track for 1 1/4 miles. The winner will go on to be famous and the owners will receive a nice payout. Kentucky Derby 139 The Kentucky Derby has picked up several well-known phrases over the years – here are the popular … [Read more...]

Michigan launches educational website for sports concussions

LANSING – Michigan recently became the 39th U.S. state to enact a law that regulates sports concussions and return to athletic activity. While the law goes into full effect on June 30, 2013, the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has launched a website with resources for coaches, parents, and athletes with educational resources and online training courses from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) “Head’s Up” Program. “Concussions are a very serious … [Read more...]