- Football Sterling Heights Stevenson 35 Utica Ford 7 10/02
- Football Romeo 26 Macomb Dakota 14 10/02
- Boys soccer Macomb Dakota 1 L'Anse Creuse North 1 9/30
- Boys soccer Utica Eisenhower 2 Utica 0 9/30
- Boys soccer Troy 1 Troy Athens 0 9/29
- Volleyball Notre Dame Prep 3 Marian 1 9/29
- Boys soccer Utica Eisenhower 2 Chippewa Valley 0 9/28
- Boys tennis Brother Rice 6 Grosse Pointe South 2 9/28
LATHRUP VILLAGE — In a rematch of a district final from a year ago, there is a challenge still too tough to overcome for the Royal Oak High girls basketball team.
For the second straight winter, the Ravens had their season come to a close in Latrhup Village, falling to the Chargers 45-23 on the opening night of the Class A tournament.
“That’s a very good team,” coach Brian Sopata said with a smile after the game. “It’s very tough to simulate the way they can attack with their speed and quickness. They’re just so strong.”
Lathrup got up to a 14-5 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.
But, looking back on his own season and what his girls were able to accomplish, Sopata had nothing but praise for his team.
“This as a great group of kids,” Sopata said. “They worked so hard this year. We won 12 games, and we earned everything we got.”
The Ravens finished 12-9 overall and took third in the Oakland Activities Association Blue Division with a 9-5 mark.
“Our seniors, especially, what they meant to this program was something special,” Sopata added. “They were a blessing to work with.”
Asked what kind of team he had, Sopata was quick to answer.
“We defended. We knew how to grind,” he said. “We were 4-0 in overtime this year. We never just rolled the ball out and expected to win. We knew we’d have to work for everything we got.”
In other hoops action:
Royal Oak Shrine reached a Class C district final but fell to Madison Heights Bishop Foley 48-41.
The Knights close the season 6-15.
Clawson High lost its Class B opener 68-18 to Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day.
The Trojans end their season 3-18.
Hockey season’s wrapped
In Division 2 hockey action, Royal Oak fell to Berkley Unified 5-0 in a regional semifinal.
Shrine fell to Farmington High 6-1 in a D-3 opener.
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.