Saturday, October 27, 2012
The Royal Oak boys cross country team won the Division 1 regional meet at Lake St. Clair Metropark on Friday.
The Royal Oak boys cross country team won the Division 1 regional meet on Friday at Lake St. Clair Metropark. Ben Hill of Royal Oak finished first with a time of 15:29. Max Benoit and Willie Davids also had top-10 finishes for the Ravens. The Royal Oak girls cross country team finished eight. Lauren Bos was the top finisher for the Ravens. Complete boys results can be found on the MHSAA website. Complete girls results can be found on the MHSAA website.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Ravens varsity boys win OAA Blue Division Championship while the varsity girls take second place.
The Royal Oak High School Ravens varsity boys took first place at the Oakland Activities Association Blue Division Cross Country Championship on Thursday in Royal Oak. The boys snagged first place with 33 points in front second place Berkley High School. The girls team took second place with 68 points, behind first place Birmingham Groves.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Hundreds of people turned out at Quickstad Park on Tuesday to run in or watch high school, middle school and open races.
Tuesday was "Running Day in Royal Oak," as Royal High School and Royal Oak Shrine met at Quickstad Park. The Ravens won the boys race 22-37 and the Knights took the girls race 25-30. Ben Hill of ROHS was the individual winner 16:14, followed closely by Shrine's Ben Kendall (2nd/16:17). Max Benoit (3rd/16:32), Willie Davids (4th/16:56), Yousif Maizy (6th/18:36) and John Slowik (8th/19:00) also scored for the Ravens, while Matt Arce (5th/18:12), Mike Guirey (7th/18:47), Brendan Battle (11th/20:29), and Kyle Pawloski (12th/20:45) had solid races for the Knights. On the girls’ side, Lauren Bos was the individual winner 19:55. Shrine's Morgan Button finished second 19:45. Madelyne Luddy (3rd/22:02), Grace Nagle (5th/22:34), Gabby Schmidt (7th/…
Sunday, September 30, 2012
To promote running in Royal Oak, the city's high school cross country teams are hosting an afternoon of races at Quickstad Park.
Tuesday’s cross-country meet at Royal Oak High School is more than just the next race on the schedule, it's “Running Day in Royal Oak.” Not only will the Ravens host the Shrine Knights, continuing their friendly intra-city rivalry, both squads are teaming up to promote the sport and its many healthful benefits. Running Day is the brainchild of Ravens coaches Ryan Piippo and David Barnett to introduce the community to the lifelong sport of running. Last year about 120 people participated in all five races. [See photos from last year's Running Day in Royal Oak.] Royal Oak students know the rewards associated with being active are many. In June, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced Royal Oak elementary school students out …
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Ben Hill is All-State, while his team and Shrine High School prove they are some of the best in Saturday competition.
BROOKLYN, MI — Royal Oak High School freshman Ben Hill placed 28th in the the boys Division 1 race at the Michigan International Speedway (MIS) on Saturday to earn All-State honors with his best time of the season, 16:00 flat. "He finally could concentrate on running," Lisa Hill said of her son, who also plays on the boys junior varsity soccer team at the high school. He was unable to practice with the cross country team during much of the season. In June, the freshman phenom, then a 14-year-old student at Royal Oak Middle School, set an Oakland County Track Meet record. Hill’s time in the 3,200 meter was 9:52:43. The previous county record, set in 2004, was 10:13:40. Including Hill, Coach Dave Barnett said six of the seven boys on the …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
The Royal Oak High School boys cross country team placed third in regional meet in Waterford on Saturday.
The Royal Oak High School boys cross country team is headed to the state finals at the Michigan Speedway in Brooklyn, MI, next weekend. The boys finished third in the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Division I Regional with 90 points at Hess-Hathoway Park in Waterford on Saturday. Freshman Ben Hill (16:43) led the Ravens on the course that “blends steep uphill grades with long smooth downhills,” according to athletic.net. Hill, along with junior Max Benoit (16:49) and senior Leonard Jackson (17:06) all qualified individually for the state meet by finishing in the top 15. The girls, with 242 points, did not place. Lauren Bos (20:44) led the girls finishing in 21st place. Boys Results 7 Ben Hill 16:43 8 Max Benoit 16:49 13 …
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Knights' Ben Kendell finishes first in Saturday's competition.
Royal Oak Shrine High School's cross country teams placed in the top 5 Saturday at the 2011 Catholic League Cross Country Championships at Kensington Metro Park in Milford. The course is one of the more challenging with rolling terrain and steep grades. The Shrine Knight girls finished in third place, while the boys came in at fourth. Ben Kendell (18:12) and Matt Sutton (18:20) beat all competitors in the boys race finishing first and second. Madelyne Luddy (21:37) led the girls with a fifth place finish. Coach Wright Wilson was pleased with the results. "All of our girls finished in the top 20 and our boys grabbed a first and second," he said. "We're pretty happy with that.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Ravens varsity boys win OAA Blue Division Championship while the varsity girls take third place.
The Royal Oak High School Ravens varsity boys battled the rainy, cold weather to take first place at the Oakland Activities Association Blue Division Cross Country Championship on Thursday in Royal Oak. Water and mud dominatedthe Royal Oak course, but both Royal Oak girls and boys teams finished strong. The girls team took third place with 76 points, behind second place Birmingham Groves and first place Farmington Harrison High School. The boys snagged first place with 34 points in front of third place Harrison High School and second place Berkley High School. "I think our team did very well; I'm very proud of them," said Christina Villerot, Royal Oak senior varsity cross country member. "It was unpleasant with the conditions, but when …
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Ben Kendall, Madelyne Luddy, and Max Benoit lead Royal Oak runners on Saturday.
Davisburg – Several Royal Oak cross country runners were top 35 medalists on Saturday in the 2011 Holly Cross Country Invitational at Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg. Royal Oak Shrine High School scored 143 points to place fourth in the Boys Division 4. Ben Kendell ran 17:07 and finished fourth, Matt Sutton (17:28) finished 14th and Matt Arce (17:55) finished 21st to earn medals. The Lady Knights scored 144 points to place seventh in the Girls Division 4, with five top 35 medalists: Royal Oak High School scored 406 points to place 15th in the Boys Division 1. Junior Max Benoit led the Ravens, finishing 30th in 17:08. The Ravens girls cross country team did not compete.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Royal Oak High School girls volleyball has two tough matches while boys soccer plays two with Avondale this week.
Highlights of what’s happening in Royal Oak High School varsity sports: West Bloomfield High School came to Royal Oak's home field last week and picked up its first win of the season over the Ravens, 39-21. Royal Oak is now 1-2 on the year. For the first time this season, the Ravens will hit the road and travel to Troy Athens High (2-1) for a 7 p.m. game Friday. The varsity team is at full strength for the first time since the beginning of the season, according to Head Coach Jeff Hill. "We've got everybody back and we're pretty excited," Hill said. Hill and his staff have been busy preparing for the Athens ground game. "I've watched all three of their games this season and all of their games from last year and they are a very, very solid …