Drew Ellis, The Oakland Press

Drew Ellis

The Oakland Press

Waterford Township, MI, United States

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Past articles by Drew:

Cold third quarter costs Mercy in 43-33 regional final loss to Detroit Renaissance

In an unexpected half-court battle, fourth-ranked Renaissance took advantage of an offensive lull from sixth-ranked Mercy in the third quarter to pick up a 43-33 victory and advance to the Division… → Read More

No. 6 Mercy answers Ford’s rally to pick up 50-44 regional semifinal win

A Utica Ford scoring surge in the second half that saw the Falcons take a two-point lead in the fourth quarter, but Farmington Hills Mercy composed itself and showed its championship grit to regain… → Read More

Free-throw shooting leads Rochester to 43-39 district semifinal win over Stoney Creek

This time of year, close games usually come down to the free-throw line. That was the case in Wednesday’s Division 1 district semifinals, with the Rochester Falcons going 17 of 22 from the st… → Read More

Five reasons the Detroit Lions have top 10 odds to win the 2024 Super Bowl

As Super Bowl LVII ended Sunday night, most turned their attention to the 2023-24 NFL season. → Read More

Mercy storms past Regina to advance to CHSL Tournament final

The fifth-ranked Marlins dominated Warren Regina in a CHSL Tournament semifinal on Wednesday at Detroit Catholic Central, winning 52-19 to advance to Saturday’s final at Calihan Hall in Detroit. → Read More

Bloomfield Hills fends off Lake Orion’s fourth-quarter rally for 67-62 victory

Bloomfield Hills led Lake Orion by 17 points after three quarters, and built the lead up to 18 in the fourth only to see Lake Orion rally to get the lead down to one point. However, the Black Hawks… → Read More

Ferndale holds off Oak Park to continue winning surge

On Thursday, Ferndale coach Juan Rickman’s Eagles won for the seventh time in their last nine games by holding off Oak Park for a 60-52 victory. → Read More

Ferndale holds off Oak Park to continue winning surge

On Thursday, Ferndale coach Juan Rickman’s Eagles won for the seventh time in their last nine games by holding off Oak Park for a 60-52 victory. → Read More

Oddsmakers like the Eagles in Super Bowl LVII

The matchup features the top-seeded AFC and NFC teams. On paper, it should be a great contest. → Read More

Holly unable to chase down FML Stripes leader Fenton in 65-54 loss

Hosting the lone Flint Metro League unbeaten in Fenton, the Holly Bronchos were chasing the Tigers all night and couldn’t find a way to successfully tame them. Fenton would open the fourth with a 1… → Read More

Troy digs in, pulls out key OAA White victory at Bloomfield Hills, 58-52

Going on the road Thursday night for a big OAA White matchup with Bloomfield Hills, Fralick’s Colts played with that signature effort and grinded out a 58-52 win over the Black Hawks. → Read More

Bloomfield Hills takes control of OAA Blue with 60-45 win over Farmington

Tuesday night, the Black Hawks made their biggest statement yet in the league, handing Farmington a 60-45 defeat in a battle of the two unbeatens in the division. → Read More

Clarkston’s underclassmen grow up on the fly in 33-29 comeback win over Stoney Creek

Down three seniors to injuries and illness, the Wolves relied heavily on underclassmen to overcome a 10-point deficit in the first quarter and rally for a 33-29 victory over Stoney Creek. → Read More

Oddsmakers feel Lions have uphill battle against Packers in Week 18

It’s been many years since the Detroit Lions have had a meaningful game to end the regular season. → Read More

Michigan favored by over a TD in CFP semifinal with TCU

After a month of anticipation, it’s finally playoff time for college football. → Read More

Lions playoff odds skyrocket during recent win streak

Just six weeks ago, things looked quite bleak for the Detroit Lions. → Read More

Clarkston finds way to extend streak over Dragons with 38-35 win

Trailing the Lake Orion Dragons 35-32 with 4:13 to play, Clarkston wouldn’t allow another Dragon point for the rest of the contest, and scored six points of their own down the stretch and held on f… → Read More

Lake Orion overcomes slow start to pull past Oxford, 50-37

The Lake Orion Dragons hammered the glass and controlled the paint on both sides of the floor to slowly pull away from Oxford for a 50-37 victory in Tuesday’s boys basketball season opener. → Read More

Michigan a three-score favorite in Big Ten title game with Purdue

After having everything at stake last week at Ohio State, No. 2 Michigan finds itself in a position without much to gain this Saturday. → Read More

Michigan more than a TD underdog at Ohio State

It does not get much bigger than this Saturday and the No. 3 Michigan vs. No. 2 Ohio State game. → Read More