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WRESTLING: Blissfield Invitational

Posted on December 11th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

The Blissfield wrestling team started its season out with some great individual performances on the mat Saturday at the 13th annual Blissfield Invitational. As a team, the Royals finished in fourth place with 136.5 points.

For the complete story, please see the Dec. 11, 2013, edition of The Advance.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Britton Deerfield defeats Dundee

Posted on December 5th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

The Britton Deerfield Patriot women’s basketball team rolled to an easy victory over Dundee Thursday, Dec. 5, by a score of 53-18.

Please see the full story in the Dec. 11, 2013, edition of The Advance. The Dec. 11 edition will include the annual Winter Sports Preview featuring the winter athletic teams from Blissfield, Britton Deerfield and Whiteford.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: BHS bests WHS; BD defeats state runner-up

Posted on December 4th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

Women’s basketball action got started in The Advance coverage area Tuesday, Dec. 3, with positive results for the local teams.

The Lady Royals of Blissfield defeated the Whiteford Bobcats 50-30.

Meanwhile, the Britton Deerfield women’s basketball team kicked off their season with a 35-34 win over last  year’s state runner-up Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes 35-34.

For complete sports results on these games and more winter sports competition, please see the Dec. 11, 2013, edition of The Advance.


Hot-Cha-Cha 5K Mug Run, Wassail Festival Dec. 13 in Blissfield

Posted on November 27th, by Marcia Loader in News, Sports. Comments Off

Runners are invited to enjoy the Blissfield Village Christmas decorations and warm up with a hot beverage after the Second Annual Hot-Cha-Cha 5K Mug Run Friday, Dec. 13.

The new event was added to Blissfield Village’s Wassail Festival last year and this year will occur on Friday, Dec. 13. The Hot-Cha-Cha 5K Mug Run will take off from the beautifully decorated downtown, wind through the village neighborhoods, then end up back downtown for either hot wassail or hot chocolate.

The Wassail Fest is presented by Blissfield Rotary and hosted by Blissfield DDA/Main Street Program. The Hot-Cha-Cha 5K Mug Run aspect is sponsored by the Miss River Raisin Festival Scholarship Program and co-sponsored by Blissfield Coney Island and Borchardt Brothers Market.

The runners will actually receive a mug that will enter them into the Wassail Festival’s tour of sites in downtown businesses where competing … Read More »

Lady Bobcats’ state journey comes to an end

Posted on November 19th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

Starting off on a roll, the Whiteford Bobcat volleyball team continued their winning ways in state playoff action against Auburn Hills Tuesday night, winning 25-19 and 25-9 in the first two sets. But the tide turned in the third set, as the Lady ‘Cats lost a close set 27-25.

After being tied in two sets apiece with a loss in the fourth of 25-17, everything turned on the fifth and final set. Auburn Hills, with a 15-8 win, took the night and advances to semi-finals at Battle Creek.

The Whiteford team has had a stellar season this year, claiming their league title, the District crown and their Regional Championship.

For the full story by on-the-scene Chad Hutchinson, please see the Nov. 27, 2013, edition of The Advance. For a salute to their outstanding performance in the fall 2013 season, please see the Nov. 20 edition which also … Read More »

Bobcat’s state title dreams end in New Lothrop

Posted on November 15th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

The Whiteford Bobcats’ bid for a state football title ended in New Lothrop as the unbeaten Hornets stung the ‘Cats 58-22 Friday night, Nov. 15 in regional play.

The halftime score was 49-16 with New Lothrop leading. Though Whiteford got the Hornets under control in the second half, holding New Lothrop to nine points, too much scoring damage was done in the first half bringing the Bobcats’ football season to an end a week after the team won the District crown.

New Lothrop advances to the state semi-finals next weekend, just one step from the finals at Ford Field.


Lady Bobcats Regional champions in volleyball

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

The Whiteford women’s volleyball team swept Gabriel Richard tonight (Nov. 13) in regional finals to win the region title.

They swept Clinton Tuesday (Nov. 11) in the other part of the two-leg regional.

The Lady Bobcats will face Auburn Hills Oakland Nov. 19 at Whitmore Lake in the next step in MHSAA volleyball playoff action. Auburn Hills Oakland also swept their regional opponents.

Lady Bobcats sweep Clinton in regionals

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

The Whiteford Bobcat women’s volleyball team swept Clinton Nov. 12 in regional play to advance to a 7 p.m. Nov. 14 game against Gabriel Richard as regional action continues.


Lady Bobcats District champs

Posted on November 10th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

It was a good weekend for Whiteford sports. As the school was celebrating its football district championship, the Lady Bobcats came to Blissfield to sweep Erie-Mason in three sets to win the district crown in volleyball.

They will face Clinton Tuesday in the first round of regional play.

DISTRICT FINALS: Whiteford district champs; BD’s season ends

Posted on November 10th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

The Whiteford Bobcats rolled over the Allen Academy 61-20 Friday to win their District football championship. They move onto regional play this coming weekend. They will play at New Lothrop (11-0) this weekend.

Meanwhile, the Britton Deerfield Patriots met Loyola again in playoffs for the third year in a row. Again, Loyola advances, winning 57-0.