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Tuttle coaches Royals to his 1200th career win

Posted on May 4th, by Marcia Loader in News, Sports. Comments Off on Tuttle coaches Royals to his 1200th career win

Blissfield High School baseball head Coach Larry Tuttle reached yet another milestone in his storied career Wednesday, May 4, as his Royals men presented him by his 1200th win as they notched a 16-5 victory over Ottawa Hills, Ohio, on the road.

For more on the achievement, please see the May 11, 2016, edition of The Advance.


Blissfield bass fishermen part of Adrian College team

Posted on April 29th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off on Blissfield bass fishermen part of Adrian College team

ADRIAN — Adrian College, with an enrollment of over 1,500 students is considered one of the Midwest’s top up-and-coming baccalaureate colleges, as per reports by U.S. News and World Report. The college has even been dubbed “The Cinderella College.”
While that may be true, another facet of the institution that continues to ride the “Cinderella” train is the college’s two-year-old varsity bass fishing program, which has earned national acclaim in the past six months.
The program includes Blissfield High School graduates Jacob Bayer and Ben Barrus, who officially signed on to the fishing program last summer where both he and Bayer continue to push this young program higher.
“It’s been a huge boost to have the momentum and the success behind us as we’ve been able to come out of the gate as a program,” said bass fishing head Coach Seth Borton. “Our … Read More »


Madison men’s basketball season ends at regionals

Posted on March 15th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off on Madison men’s basketball season ends at regionals

The Madison Trojans men’s basketball team’s run ended Monday evening with a 71-66 loss in the first round of regional play. No further information was available at press time.


Whiteford’s district title hopes dashed by SMCC

Posted on March 12th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off on Whiteford’s district title hopes dashed by SMCC

The Whiteford Bobcat men’s basketball team saw their season end at the hands of SMCC in this season’s district final, by a score of 67-34.

SMCC was just too big and too quick for the Bobcats to slow down.

For the complete story, please see the March 16, 2016, edition of The Advance.


Madison wins district men’s basketball championship

Posted on March 11th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off on Madison wins district men’s basketball championship

The Madison men’s basketball team won a hard battle against the Aggies of Sand Creek tonight (Friday, March 11), 54.49.

The district champion Trojans will not move on to regionals Monday at Ecorse.


Liggett hands Madison women a 47-47 regional loss.

Posted on March 10th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off on Liggett hands Madison women a 47-47 regional loss.

The Madison Lady Trojans’ basketball season ended in the regional finals Thursday night at the hand of Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett, which claimed a 47-37 win and with it, a regional championship at Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard.

The halftime score was 23-12.

Liggett now moves on to the state women’s basketball semifinals at Michigan Center.


Whiteford, Madison advance to men’s basketball finals against SMCC and Sand Creek

Posted on March 10th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off on Whiteford, Madison advance to men’s basketball finals against SMCC and Sand Creek

District semifinal men’s basketball games played Wednesday night have determined teams for the district finals games to be played Friday evening.
The Royals took an early 3-2 lead and trailed Whiteford by four points until a three-point shot by Cameron Iott with a just over a minute to go in the fourth quarter to stretch the lead to seven.
On the other side of the District 70  bracket Summerfield gave SMCC a good game trailing only by five going into the fifth quarter.
Whiteford and SMCC square off at 7 p.m. Friday for the district final.
In district 69 at Hudson, Madison led by two at halftime and Clinton went on to a five-point lead after three quarters however, the Trojans kept their composure that led them to a five-point victory. Sand Creek defeated Manchester in the second game and will play Madison at … Read More »


Madison Lady Trojans win first round in regionals

Posted on March 8th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off on Madison Lady Trojans win first round in regionals

The Madison women’s basketball team brought home a semifinal win in regional play tonight (Tuesday, March 8) crushing regional host Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard, 49-23.

The Lady Trojans will advance to the finals Thursday facing Grosse Pointe Woods at Gabriel Richard.


SMCC ends BD women’s district crown hopes

Posted on March 6th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off on SMCC ends BD women’s district crown hopes

The SMCC Kestrels basketball team made their free throws down the stretch to claim a district title 43-31  over the Britton Deerfield Lady Patriots in the championship game Friday evening.

For the complete story, please see the March 9, 2016, edition of The Advance.


Bangerter finishes third, Nieman fourth at state wrestling finals

Posted on March 6th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off on Bangerter finishes third, Nieman fourth at state wrestling finals

The two Blissfield Royals wrestlers who competed in the state finals this weekend at The Palace of Auburn Hills finished third and fourth in their respective weight classes Saturday after going 1-1 on Friday.

In Saturday’s consolation semi final, Caleb Bangerter captured a third place by virtue of finishing 2-0 on the day in division four’s 215 lb. weight class.

Noah Nieman finished fourth in the 135 lb. class of division four to finish in fourth place.  He won his semifinal match was denied a consecutive third after losing in the third-place finals.



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