Jason Schmitt, The Oakland Press

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Royal Oak, MI, United States

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Past articles by Jason:

Ethan Schwab’s monster day leads Cranbrook to Division 3 swim state championship

The Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood Cranes won four events, including two relays, to upend two-time defending state champion East Grand Rapids and claim their first state title since capturing… → Read More

North Farmington boys, Lake Orion girls capture D1 regional bowling titles

North Farmington made up for just missing last year’s state finals with a regional boys bowling title on Friday, while Lake Orion’s girls reached the finals for the fourth straight seas… → Read More

Clarkston’s Vogt beats familiar foe to claim regional wrestling title

After coming from behind to beat a familiar foe and winning the 120-pound championship at Saturday’s Division 1 individual regional at Hartland High School, things are all coming together for Clark… → Read More

Photo gallery from the Division 1 individual wrestling regional at Hartland

Hartland was the host of a Division 1 individual regional wrestling tournament on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023. → Read More

Abbey sparks Hartland past Clarkston, on to another regional wrestling championship

Hartland junior Vinnie Abbey had match-turning wins for the Eagles in the regional semifinal win over West Bloomfield, and again in the finals against Clarkston, as Hartland won its 22nd straight r… → Read More

Pontiac’s Polk was destined to wrestle for the Phoenix

PONTIAC —‌ To understand the history of wrestling in Pontiac, one only needs to step foot in the wrestling room at Pontiac High School. The room is filled with tributes to past Pontiac greats. Fram… → Read More

Adams turns the table on Stoney Creek, cruising past Cougars for district championship

Two early wins set the tone for the Division 1 district title match between Stoney Creek and Rochester Adams, which Adams went on to win in impressive fashion, 56-18, to claim the district champion… → Read More

Groves punches back, tops Seaholm and the rest of the field to win county title

Birmingham Seaholm landed the first punch in a 103-80 win over Birmingham Groves in their regular season dual last week. On Saturday, the Falcons struck back, taking down the Maples and the rest of… → Read More

Photo gallery from Center Line at Clawson in MAC Bronze boys basketball action

Center Line traveled to Clawson on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, defeating the host Trojans, 56-42, to remain unbeaten in the MAC Bronze division. → Read More

Berkley starts fast, finishes strong in win over neighboring Royal Oak

The Berkley Bears made the short trip over to Royal Oak, fending a surging Ravens squad off twice in the second half to pick up a 55-46 OAA Blue victory on the Ravens’ home court. → Read More

Clarkston’s Auggie Anderson gets 100th career win, as Wolves top Oxford for OAA Red title

On Wednesday night, Clarkston’s Auggie Anderson couldn’t have scripted things any better, as he earned his 100th win, while his team knocked off rival Oxford, 42-20, to cap off an unbeaten Oa… → Read More

Kinne’s pin caps off Lake Orion comeback over Bloomfield Hills in OAA Red battle

After falling behind Bloomfield Hills early in Wednesday’s match, the Lake Orion Dragons took advantage of some favorable matchups, winning their last five matchups, four by pin, to rally for… → Read More

Royal Oak wakes up, knocks off Troy in OAA White wrestling showdown

Royal Oak rallies to beat Troy, go a perfect 2-0 in an OAA White wrestling quad at West Bloomfield on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023 that also included Berkley. → Read More

Wrestling preview: Top Oakland County wrestlers for the 2022-23 season

A look at the top 55 wrestlers in Oakland County for the 2022-23 season. → Read More

Wrestling preview: Top 10 Oakland County teams for the 2022-23 season

A look at the top 10 wrestling team contenders in Oakland County headed into the new calendar year. → Read More

Henry Ford zones out Bloomfield Hills’ potent offense in Roundball Classic win

The Detroit Henry Ford Trojans threw the Black Hawks a curveball, using a zone defense to slow down Bloomfield Hills’ potent offense in a 49-36 victory. The Black Hawks entered the game 6-0 and wer… → Read More

St. Mary’s takes down host Ferndale at the Motor City Roundball Classic

Orchard Lake St. Mary’s faced Ferndale on its home court in the day’s final matchup, jumping out early and cruising to a 54-39 victory. → Read More

South Lyon captures first-ever Oakland County wrestling title

South Lyon’s Benny Leece pinned 190-pound championship at Saturday’s Oakland County Championships at Oxford High School to grab his 100th career win, while also celebrating the school’s first… → Read More

Rochester United finds the net three times in the third to top rival Stoney Creek

For much of Wednesday’s third period, it was the roar of the Rochester United crowd that let everyone know just how well its team was playing, as the hosts scored three unanswered goals to pu… → Read More

Frankenmuth’s dominance up front leads Eagles past Country Day and into D5 Final

Frankenmuth’s skill players certainly came through for their team on Saturday, but it was very evident that the big guys up front made life easy for the Eagles, while many of those same playe… → Read More