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...]

Adams High School girls varsity basketball coach Fran Scislowicz reaches the 300 wins

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Adams High School girls varsity basketball coach Fran Scislowicz is pictured with his team members and assistant coach Tom Daniels following their victory on Thursday, February 21st over Rochester. In his 22nd season at the helm of the Adams basketball program, coach Scislowicz reached the 300 varsity win plateau as a result of the victory. The Lady Highlanders finished the regular season with a 15-5 record. … [Read more...]

Adams Students going to the next level

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Senior student-athletes from Adams High School recently finalized their commitments to participate athletically at the next level. Pictured are (left-to-rightr): Brandon Sloan – Soccer (High Point University, NC); Natalie Schmitt – Swimming (Kalamazoo College);  Jamie Morrissey – Track/Cross Country (Michigan); Mackenzie Barber – Soccer (Western Michigan); Keegan McCaffrey – Diving (Michigan); Stephen Biebelhausen – Track/Cross Country (Miami-OH); Martha Ridgway – Soccer … [Read more...]

Winter Arrives, Ski Resorts Open

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First Day of Winter Winter seemed to wait until December 21 (the official first day on the calendar) to arrive with a dusting of snow. Now, just past Christmas it certainly has reminded Southeast Michigan of what time year it is – Ski Season! Last winter had above average temperatures and very little natural snowfall. Due to cutting edge snowmaking capabilities, most of the area ski resorts were open with good conditions. However, skiers and boarders spent less time on the slopes. Ski … [Read more...]

Meet Rochester’s New Superintendent

Rochester Community Schools will host a Community Coffee on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Parker Room of the Administration Center, 501 W. University Drive. Interim Superintendent Dr. Tresa Zumsteg will be on hand to welcome parents, community members, students and employees who wish to stop by to ask questions, share concerns or comment on the school district in a casual, open-house setting. Please join us for some light refreshments and … [Read more...]