Building a firm community news foundation ... one story at a time

Sports


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.


Sept. 5 BHS sports update:

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

Blissfield soccer defeats Manchester 5-3 Thursday night after going 0-2 against them last season.

Whiteford volleyball sweeps Blissfield volleyball in three straight sets, 25-18, 25-21 and 25-21.

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


Royal soccer starts season 1-1-1

Posted on September 3rd, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

By Chad Hutchinson

The Blissfield varsity men’s soccer team notched its first win of the 2013 season last week in a dominating 8-0 mercy of the Jonesville Comets.

Blissfield split on the week with as it came up just short in a 1-0 loss to Onsted Aug. 26.

The Royals record stands at 1-1-1 through the first three games of the season.

For the rest of the story, please see the Sept. 4, 2013, edition of The Advance. To subscribe for weekly delivery of the best sports coverage among small weekly newspapers in Michigan, please call 517-486-2400


Patriot CC women win Bobcat Invitational

Posted on September 3rd, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

By Melissa Burnor

The Britton Deerfield women’s cross country team narrowly defeated Blissfield at the Whiteford Bobcat Cross Country Invitational Aug. 27.

Whiteford came in seventh place. BD scored only 16 points while Blissfield had 17 Whiteford was seventh with 56 points.

The Whiteford men’s team placed third in their first outing of 2013 at their own invitational Aug. 27 at the Michigan Technical Resource Park on Yankee Road. The Patriots of Britton Deerfield were fifth and Blissfield was ninth.

Copyright 2013, River Raisin Publications, Inc. For the rest of the story, please see the Sept. 9, 2013, edition of The Advance.



Whiteford upends Blissfield in Royals’ home football opener

Posted on September 3rd, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

By Chad Hutchinson

The air was heavy on a humid August Thursday, the band was playing, the stands were packed. It could only mean one thing…it’s that special time of the year: it’s football season.

To kickoff the 2013 season, the Whiteford Bobcats came into Royal country to battle Blissfield on a Thursday night, Aug. 29, under the lights. Whiteford played the role of spoiler as it bested Blissfield 37-20 to open the season.

For the complete story, please see

the Sept. 4, 2o13, edition of The Advance.