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This is a blog that is devoted to the OAA. We cover 23 schools from Oakland County to Wayne County. From Oxford to Harper Woods. This blog will give insight and projections around the OAA.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Girls Soccer District Preview.

Written Sunday May 15th at 11:20 AM

By Sammy Taormina

Here are the district matchups and insight for Girls Soccer.

District 5 at Lake Orion


Davison vs. 2. Grand Blanc


Flushing vs. Lapeer

Flushing/Lapeer vs. 1. LAKE ORION


EARLY THOUGHTS: This is a very interesting district at Lake Orion. I think five teams really stand out in Oxford, Lake Orion, Clarkston, Grand Blanc, and Davison. The Dragons won this district last season and have the talent to do it again despite their record. Oxford has had a stellar season thus far. Grand Blanc is Grand Blanc. Clarkston has done well this season. Davison has been playing well as of late. This should be a fun district to watch as mentioned.


District 6 at West Bloomfield

Walled Lake Central vs. Lakeland

Waterford Kettering vs. 2. Walled Lake Northern


Waterford Mott vs. WEST BLOOMFIELD



EARLY THOUGHTS: This is shaping up to be a very interesting district at West Bloomfield. I think there are three teams in Walled Lake Central, Walled Lake Northern, and Bloomfield Hills that really stands out. Waterford Mott is a possible darkhorse. I don’t think any other schools really stand out besides the three mentioned above but anything is possible.


District 7 at North Farmington

FARMINGTON vs. Walled Lake Western

NORTH FARMINGTON vs. 2. Farmington Hills Mercy



Novi/SOUTHFIELD ARTS AND TECH vs. 1. Livonia Stevenson


EARLY THOUGHTS: This is a very interesting district shaping up at North Farmington. The early favorite is Livonia Stevenson. The Spartans have been solid but there are proven powers in Novi and Farmington Hills Mercy. North Farmington is a possible wildcard and could give the Marlins fits in the first round. I see a possible district final between Livonia Stevenson and Farmington Hills Mercy but things could change really quick.


District 13 at Troy

BERKLEY vs. Warren Mott






EARLY THOUGHTS: This is a very interesting district at Troy. The favorite has to be Troy Athens. The Red Hawks have had a strong season. There are some challengers to watch in Troy, Berkley, Seaholm, and Royal Oak. These four teams could give Troy Athens everything they can handle. Berkley and Groves are potential wildcards in this district. Warren Mott could struggle in this district but right now until anyone overcomes the Red Hawks this district is there’s to lose.


District 15 at Romeo

ADAMS vs. Utica Ford II

Romeo vs. 2. ROCHESTER


Utica vs. Utica Eisenhower

Utica/Utica Eisenhower vs. 1. STONEY CREEK


EARLY THOUGHTS: Dan Barnabo Field will host what likely would be considered “the Group of Death” in World Cup standards in the postseason. All seven of these teams are proven powers. Rochester, Stoney Creek, Adams, and Romeo are ranked in the State in Division One. It’s tough that only of these schools will move on. This is a fun district to watch in Girls Soccer with a lot of proven programs.


District 23 at Fenton

Fenton vs. Brandon

Fenton/Brandon vs. 1. Lake Fenton


AVONDALE vs. Holly

AVONDALE/Holly vs. 2. Linden


EARLY THOUGHTS: This district should be very interesting. Fenton and Linden both stand out in this district but Avondale and Brandon are wildcards. Lake Fenton is the top seed but they have a really tough matchup in the district semifinals. I would give an early edge to the Tigers because of home field but the Eagles are right there with Fenton. Brandon has always been solid. Avondale is a wildcard as mentioned. All five teams have a great chance to win this district.


District 27 at Livonia Clarenceville

FERNDALE vs. Madison Heights Lamphere

FERNDALE/Madison Heights Lamphere vs. 1. Birmingham Marian


Detroit Renaissance vs. Livonia Clarenceville

Detroit Renaissance/Livonia Clarenceville vs. 2. Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood


EARLY THOUGHTS: When looking at this district on paper, there is one team that stands out and that’s Birmingham Marian. The Mustangs are a proven power in Division Two so it’s clear that they should be the favorite to win this district. I don’t really see anyone in this district that can give Birmingham Marian any issues but it would be shocking if someone did.

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Friday, May 13, 2022


Girls Tennis Regional Preview.

Written Friday May 13th at 6:15 PM

Here is my preview for Girls Tennis for the regional taking place this week.

Underlined: Projected Regional Champ.


Regional 4 at Livonia Churchill




Livonia Churchill


Dearborn Fordson

Dearborn Edsel Ford

Detroit Cass Tech

Farmington Hills Mercy

Livonia Stevenson


PROJECTED THREE TEAMS: Livonia Churchill, Farmington Hills Mercy, and Dearborn Edsel Ford.


Regional 5 at Troy






St. Clair Shores Lakeview

Sterling Heights

Sterling Heights Stevenson

Utica Ford

Warren Mott


PROJECTED THREE TEAMS: Troy, Royal Oak, and Troy Athens.


Regional 6 at Utica Eisenhower



Utica Eisenhower

Chippewa Valley

Macomb L’Anse Creuse

Macomb Dakota

Macomb L’Anse Creuse North

New Baltimore Anchor Bay

Port Huron Northern




PROJECTED THREE TEAMS: Stoney Creek, Port Huron Northern, and Utica Eisenhower.


Regional 7 at Clarkston









Walled Lake Northern

Waterford Kettering

White Lake Lakeland


PROJECTED THREE TEAMS: Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, and Adams.


Regional 12 at North Farmington







Flint Carman Ainsworth

Flint Kearsley


Swartz Creek


PROJECTED THREE TEAMS: Seaholm, Groves, and North Farmington.


Regional 13 at Grosse Pointe North




Detroit Renaissance

Grosse Pointe North

Grosse Pointe South


Port Huron

Warren Cousino

Warren Woods Tower


PROJECTED THREE TEAMS: Grosse Pointe South, Grosse Pointe North, and Berkley.


Regional 20 at Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood



Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood

Birmingham Marian

Dearborn Divine Child

Birmingham Detroit Country Day

Detroit Mumford


Garden City

Hazel Park

Madison Heights Lamphere

Warren Fitzgerald

PROJECTED THREE TEAMS: Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood, Birmingham Marian, and Birmingham Detroit Country Day.

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Boys Lacrosse Regional Preview.

Written Friday May 13th at 3:10 PM

Here is my early regional thoughts for Boys Lacrosse.

Regional 4 at Seaholm (Birmingham)

  1. Livonia Stevenson vs. 5. FARMINGTON UNITED
  2. BIRMINGHAM UNITED vs. 7. Detroit Cass Tech
  3. Detroit University-Detroit Jesuit vs. 6. ROYAL OAK
  4. Livonia Stevenson/5. FARMINGTON UNITED vs. 1. Birmingham Brother Rice

REGIONAL OUTLOOK: There were some changes to this regional. Royal Oak is in this regional after they were supposed to be in a different regional and division. The Ravens would have a tough matchup with Detroit University-Detroit Jesuit. Birmingham Brother Rice is the overwhelming favorite in this regional but Birmingham could give them a scare in the regional final but it won’t be enough. I see the Warriors moving on to the State quarterfinals with ease.


Regional 5 at Troy Athens

  1. CLARKSTON vs. 8. Utica Ford
  2. Macomb L’Anse Creuse North vs. 5. New Baltimore Anchor Bay
  3. Macomb Dakota vs. 7. Sterling Heights Stevenson
  4. TROY ATHENS vs. 6. Chippewa Valley

REGIONAL OUTLOOK: This is a very interesting regional but one team really stands out in Clarkston. The Wolves are state ranked and should cruse in this regional. Macomb Dakota could challenge but I don’t really see anyone beating the Wolves in this regional.


Regional 6 at Romeo

  1. LAKE ORION vs. 8. Utica Eisenhower/Utica
  2. Romeo vs. 5. ROCHESTER
  4. ADAMS vs. 6. Port Huron United

REGIONAL OUTLOOK: This is looking to be a very competitive regional. Lake Orion is the favorite but this is not the same Dragons program as in the past when they were in the State semifinals in the last two years. Adams has been solid. They are a sleeper in this regional. Stoney Creek is the second seed but they haven’t played the schedule as what Lake Orion and Adams have done in the Red. I’m not sold on Port Huron despite getting the three seed. I see for now a Lake Orion/Adams regional final with the Dragons moving on.


Regional 7 at Hartland

  1. WEST BLOOMFIELD vs. 9. Waterford United
  2. WEST BLOOMFIELD/9. Waterford United vs. 1. Hartland
  3. Linden/Fenton vs. 5. Brandon/Holly
  4. Walled Lake United vs. 7. TROY
  5. Huron Valley vs. 6. BLOOMFIELD HILLS

REGIONAL OUTLOOK: This is a very interesting regional. Brandon/Holly enters this regional and could give Linden/Fenton some trouble in the first round. They need to be very careful of Bloomfield Hills, I think Bloomfield Hills could pose an upset against Huron Valley and give Walled Lake United all they can handle in the regional semifinals. Hartland has the top seed, state ranked, and home field. They should cruse into the State quarterfinals.

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