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Past articles by Matthew:

2023 MHSAA boys basketball regional pairings for Oakland County’s teams

2023 MHSAA boys basketball regional pairings for Oakland County’s teams. → Read More

Desman Stephens drops 29, as Clarkston powers past Mott for third straight district title

It was the Clarkston Wolves’ trio of multi-sport studs, led by Desman Stephens, that made the biggest impact in the game, bumping, blocking and bullying their way to a 62-52 win, to claim the progr… → Read More

Lakers weather early rain of 3s from Lake Orion, clamp down to win second straight regional

The adrenaline that Lake Orion had been running on in the first quarter — fueled by made shots and the raucous crowd’s reaction to them — quickly ran dry in the second quarter, when the Lakers clam… → Read More

Milford uses hot start to get past Lakeland, on to district title game

The Milford Mavericks started out Wednesday’s Division 1 district semifinal scorching hot, with star scorer Sam Lewis notching 14 of their 17 first-quarter points, to take an early lead against riv… → Read More

WL Central rallies past WL Western to make first district final in seven seasons

The Walled Lake Central Vikings turned up the pressure early in the fourth quarter to grab the lead in a nip-and-tuck Division 1 district semifinal game against rival Walled Lake Western, and never… → Read More

West Bloomfield’s Indya Davis named Gatorade Michigan Girls Basketball Player of the Year

Collecting hardware has become commonplace for West Bloomfield’s girls basketball program over the last few years, but this one is an individual award. → Read More

Lake Orion holds on to beat Howell, reach regional final for first time since ‘09

Maddie Ebbert made all three free throws with 2:14 left in the game, giving the Dragons a lead they’d never relinquish in Tuesday’s Division 1 regional semifinal, as they held on for a 47-44 … → Read More

Secondary scorers step up, as West Bloomfield rolls past Rochester in regional semifinal

West Bloomfield got 17 points from Kendall Hendrix to help lead the Lakers to a 61-41 win over OAA Red rival Rochester in Tuesday’s Division 1 regional semifinal. → Read More

BOYS HOOPS DISTRICT ROUNDUP: ‘Big Drew’ drops 32 to lead Lakeland past WL Northern in opener

A roundup of boys basketball results from the opening night of 2023 district play. → Read More

Red-hot Maples upset cross-town rival Groves in first round of districts

Two months later, after the Maples got hot enough to win the OAA Blue Division, they had 24 points at halftime of Monday’s Division 1 district opener against the OAA White co-champion Falcons, roll… → Read More

OLSM transfers get eligibility back for state tourney, Hines drops 23 in return to hardwood

ORCHARD LAKE — Following a layered and tumultuous legal process, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s boys basketball transfers, Jayden Savoury (Detroit Renaissance) and Isaiah “Zip” Hines (Ma… → Read More

The 2023 MHSAA girls basketball regional brackets involving Oakland County teams

The 2023 MHSAA girls basketball regional brackets involving Oakland County teams: → Read More

No. 6 Mercy ends North Farmington’s unbeaten season, claiming fifth straight district title

The No. 6-ranked Farmington Hills Mercy Marlins beat the unbeaten North Farmington Raiders at their own game on Saturday, zipping up and down the court, and holding the Raiders without a field goal… → Read More

Pontiac Notre Dame Prep finishes runner up in Division 3 at MHSAA competitive cheer finals

Headed into the final round of Friday’s Division 3 state finals at CMU’s McGuirk Arena, less than half a point separated the two programs — Pontiac Notre Dame Prep and Richmond — that had dominated… → Read More

No. 3 North Farmington uses third-quarter explosion to end Ferndale’s OAA Red reign

Fueled by that second-half explosion which blew open a tie game, the Raiders rolled to a 73-54 win over the two-time defending league champion on Tuesday, clinching the Oakland Activities Associati… → Read More

2023 MHSAA boys basketball district pairings for Oakland County’s teams

Here are the district pairings involving Oakland County’s boys basketball teams for the 2023 MHSAA postseason: → Read More

Palmer, Cranbrook slow down Brandon, pull away to win district opener

Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood slowed down Brandon’s prolific scorer, Riley Abney, in the second half, and worked its own inside-outside game to perfection, pulling away from the Blackhawks t… → Read More

Oakland County girls basketball top 10 rankings for week of Feb. 27

Matthew B. Mowery’s Oakland County girls basketball rankings for the week of Feb. 27, 2023 → Read More

Photo gallery from the Division 1 competitive cheer regional at Brighton

Brighton hosted a dozen teams for a Division 1 competitive cheer regional on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2022, finishing second (785.14 points) behind cross-county rival Hartland (788.16). Grandville was th… → Read More

GIRLS BASKETBALL DISTRICT PREVIEW: Oakland County well stocked with postseason contenders

While anything can happen in the postseason, here’s how we figure the first week of the girls basketball playoffs will most likely go: → Read More