Follow C & G News on Facebook Follow C & G News on Twitter Google+ Pinterest feed Connect to the C & G RSS feed

Select a sport


Metro Detroit

All the way to nationals

May 21, 2014

» click to enlarge «
Pictured is Oakland Community College pitcher Manda Messer, who helped her squad make it as far as the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Softball National Championship.

Oakland Community College softball has concluded its season, but only after making it all the way to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national championships.

OCC earned a berth into the tournament via a 3-0 win against Cuyahoga Community College (Ohio) May 9 in East Lansing in the District H championship — Region 12 East.

At the NJCAA Division II Softball National Championship, OCC (29-17) lost its opening-round game of the double-elimination tournament to Highland Community College (Kansas) 8-4.

The Raiders came back to beat Kalamazoo Valley Community College 11-7 in their next game before losing what would be their last game of the season to Cowley County Community College (Kansas) 6-1 on May 15.

The tournament took place in Clinton, Mississippi.

“Overall, it was a great run,” said OCC coach Jamie Corona. “It was exciting to get all the way to nationals and do what we did. The team worked super hard.”

Andrea Deneweth, Brittany Cunningham and Maggie Irvine (Rochester Adams High School) of OCC, along with Taylor Smith of Macomb Community College, were selected to the District H All-Tournament team.

Pitcher Manda Messer of OCC was selected as the MVP of the tournament.

Corona was selected Coach of the Year.


September 28, 2015

Farmington Hills Harrison

Farmington Hills Harrison earned the honor after beating Southfield High 17-14 at home in a battle for first place in the Oakland Activities Association White Division. The win put the Hawks 4-0 (4-1 overall) in the division, a game ahead of Southfield. After trailing 14-7 at the half, Harrison scored 10 unanswered points, capped off by a 27-yard field goal by Alex Bolstrum with 10:57 left in the game. In the last four meetings between these rivals, each team has won twice with a 4.5 average margin of victory.

You May Be Interested In