Get in the Games at the Michigan Senior Olympics

Michigan Senior Olympics 2015 Winter Schedule

Registration for the 2015 Michigan Senior Olympic Winter Games is now open until January 12, 2015.  The events will take place throughout Oakland and Macomb Counties on February 7-12, 2015. Events include: badminton, billiards, bocce ball, Dancesport, ice hockey, pickleball, powerlifting, racquetball, and table tennis. The Michigan Senior Olympics (MSO) are open to anyone age 50-plus. Michigan Senior Olympics is a nonprofit organization that promotes healthy lifestyles by organizing … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills’ Keselowski Involved in Post-NASCAR Altercation

Even if you aren't a diehard NASCAR fan, you've probably heard about the recent incidents of drivers and crew members getting into fights after their races. The most recent fight occurred this past weekend at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia between Jeff Gordon and Rochester Hills native Brad Keselowski. For Keselowski, this was the second time in four races that he was involved in a scuffle. NASCAR is reviewing the matter and trying to figure out what can be done to discourage … [Read more...]

Rochester Adams Boy’s Soccer Fate Sealed by One Goal

After making it to the D-1 state soccer finals for the first time since 2001, the Highlanders' luck finally ran out in a 1-0 loss to Canton on Saturday. Congratulations to the Rochester Adams Boy's Soccer team for a great season and representing our city. You can read more about the game on MLive. … [Read more...]

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

Former Rochester College basketball coach Garth Pleasant (left) with good friend Bill Fox of Bill Fox Chevrolet.

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...]