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Volleyball: Sept. 18 edition

Posted on September 17th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

BLISSFIELD — The Blissfield varsity volleyball squad went to Hudson and thumped the Tigers in three straight sets for the victory last Tuesday, Sept. 10. The Lady Royals went on a roll with scores of 25-9, 25-21 and 25-14 to bring their season record to 9-3-2 on the season and 1-0 in the LCAA.

WHITEFORD — The Whiteford varsity volleyball squad has jumped out to a successful start of its 2013 campaign. The Lady Bobcats have pounced on the competition by sweeping Blissfield on the road 25-18, 25-21 and 25-21 Sept. 5. Whiteford went on to claim the crown in the Gold Division of the U of M Dearborn tournament Sept. 7. The Bobcats defeated Oakland Christian in the finals 25-16, 18-25 and 15-12.

— The Lady Patriots came out strong in the first set and decisively defeated the Summerfield Bulldogs in three … Read More »



First Day of Autumn Trail Run Sunday at Gerber Park

Posted on September 17th, by Marcia Loader in News, Sports. Comments Off

A “Kids’ Challenge” has been added to expand the family appeal of the fall 5K trail run to will take place on the first day of fall Sunday, Sept. 22, near Blissfield. “First Day of Autumn Color Tour Trail Run” is a 5K run/walk to benefit the Miss River Raisin Festival Scholarship Program.

The event will take place on the Lenawee County championship cross country course at Gerber Hill Park, used by local high school athletes to determine the season’s best runners. In addition, a “Kids’ Challenge” will follow where children (and parents) may walk or run a non-competitive short course, collecting treats from costumed characters and scavenger hunt items in beautiful Gerber Hill Park.

“Over the years, parents and friends of high school athletes have told our local cross country coach that they would like a chance to run on this … Read More »



Blissfield Hall of Fame inducts 2013 class

Posted on September 17th, by Marcia Loader in News, Sports. Comments Off

When the Blissfield Athletic Department hosted the 2013 Blissfield Hall of Fame induction dinner Saturday, Sept. 14, Steve Cannon, class of 1978; Bonnie Brown, class of 1985; Rob Henning, class of 1988; Corey Horky, class of 1993; Juanita Navarro, class of 1999; Michael Melvin, class of 2002 and Denny Thompson, class of 1969, took their official place in Blissfield athletic history.

For Chad Hutchinson’s full story on the induction dinner, please see the Sept. 18, 2013, edition of The Advance.



Bobcat cross country: Sept. 11 edition

Posted on September 17th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

The Whiteford Bobcat cross country teams competed Sept. 3 in Hudson where the men’s team placed fifth and the women’s teams was sixth in competition. They also competed Saturday, Sept.  7, at the Tiffin Carnival, one of the largest cross country invitationals in the nation.


Royal cross country: Sept. 11 edition

Posted on September 17th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

Blissfield women’s cross country team placed third at both the Erie Mason Relays and the Archbold Invitational last week. The Royals scored 57 points at Erie Mason Tuesday and 80 points in Archbold Saturday. The men’s runners put in solid performances despite not having enough to score as a team.


BD volleyball: Sept. 11 edition

Posted on September 17th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

The Britton Deerfield varsity volleyball team hit the road for the Clinton Invitational Sept. 7. Despite coming off the win against the Cougars earlier in the week, BD was unable to find their winning ways and went 0-3 in pool play.

The Patriots fell to Ann Arbor Green Hills 20-25 and 13-25, followed by a loss to Blissfield 15-25 and 18-25, and finished with a losses to Manchester 5-25 and 18-25.

The Patriots pulled out a clutch win over Lenawee Christian Sept. 3, 3-2. BD held on for the win by scores of 22-25, 25-23, 25-20, 24-26 and 15-13. The victory puts the Lady Patriots’ record at 2-6-1 overall on the season and 0-0 in the TCC.


Blissfield soccer exacts revenge on Manchester

Posted on September 17th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

The Blissfield varsity men’s soccer team looked like a team possessed as they exacted some revenge defeating the Manchester Dutchmen 5-3 on Sept. 5. The Royals’ victory came after posting a 0-2 record against Manchester last season.


FRIDAY FOOTBALL: BD gets the win

Posted on September 14th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

On the first cool Friday night of the football season that fell on Friday the 13th, skill and drive with a little bit of luck resulted in a mixed bag of gridiron results this week.

Britton Deerfield raised its season record to 2-1 Friday night with a big football win over visiting Whitmore Lake, 39-22. But the win was tempered with concern for Patriot quarterback Cody Meinert, who was injured after passing for two touchdowns and rushing for two more.

Tri-County Conference fans called the Whiteford-Clinton football matchup the league game of the week as the two unbeaten laid their records on the line on Friday the 13th. The night proved an unlucky one for the Bobcats who found themselves on the short end of a 33-8 loss to the Redskins and saw their 2-0 record fall become a 2-1 tally at the end of … Read More »



BD women champs of Addison CC meet

Posted on September 8th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

The Britton Deerfield women’s cross country team repeated as champions of the Addison Kuenzer Invitational meet Saturday, Sept. 7. The men placed fifth at the event.

More details will be reported in the Sept. 11 edition of The Advance. Please call 517-486-2400 to subscribe for weekly details from the area’s best sports reporting team.


FRIDAY FOOTBALL 9-6-13…Patriots, Bobcats win; Redskins blank Royals

Posted on September 6th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

The Whiteford Bobcats extended their winning ways to a 2-0 season gridiron start with a 38-0 defeat of Erie Mason Friday night in the Bobcat home opener.

The Britton Deerfield Patriots notched their first football win of the season in their home opener, taking down Waterford 21-17 after turning around a 13-7 third-quarter deficit.

Blissfield is still looking for its first season W after the Clinton Redskins triumphed over the Royal football squad by a score of 40-0.

For the complete stories on these games, please see the Sept. 11, 2013, edition of The Advance.