Ron Estes was officially named the Bissfield Royal men’s varsity basketball coach today. Estes was formerly the Blissfield Royals varsity football coach from 2002-2012, and led the Royals all the way to Ford Field where one of his teams became a state runnerup. According to Blissfield Athletic Director Steve Babbitt, Estes was the varsitiy basketball coach at Summerfield High School before continuing his teaching and coaching career at Blissfield. Estes replaces John Vandecaveye who stepped down after after coaching varsity basketball for the last 24 years for the Royals.
Jay Yockey finished the Boston Marathon in 2:53.44. His goal this year was to finish the grueling 26.2-mile course in under three hours.
The Blissfield women’s soccer team hosted the Hillsdale Hornets Wednesday evening.
The home team emerged victorious, with the Royals besting the Hornets 8-1.
For Brad Heineman’s full story and photos, please see the April 23, 2014, edition of The Advance.
The Britton Deerfield men’s baseball team picked up its first win of the season over Morenci 8-1 on April 16.
The Patriot women’s softball team, however, fell to the Lady Bulldogs 10-2.
For the complete stories, please see the April 23, 2014, edition of The Advance.
The Blissfield Royals Varsity Baseball squad went one-for-three in the Lena’s Pizza Invitational Tournament Saturday on Blissfield’s home field.
For the complete story, please see the April 16, 2014, edition of The Advance.
The Whiteford women’s 4×100 relay team remained undefeated last week competing in two meets. The Lady Bobcats placed second of three teams in a meet with Summerfield and Ida April 8. Ida had 71 points while Summerfield scored 35 and Whiteford 27. Thursday the team traveled to Erie-Mason. The Eagles won the meet with 94 points. Whiteford had 46 points and Summit Academy had 41.
Whiteford men’s track split a pair of dual meets April 10 at Erie-Mason and lost to Ida and Summerfield on April 8. Whiteford just edged out Summit Academy 62-59 and lost to E-M 95-32.
For the complete results, please see the April 16, 2014, edition of The Advance.
Blissfield Presbyterian Church will again be provide meals at no cost to participants on Tuesday, April 22. It will be a hamburger gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, and applesauce carry-out meal. Meals can be picked up at Catering by Liz between 5-6 p.m. on that day or delivery is available. To request meals please call 486-4738 any time prior to noon on meal day.
Area track teams will not compete today as the area awoke to a blanket of snow. The Dundee meet, where Blissfield was to compete, has been postponed to May 1. The Britton Deerfield meet at Britton will be run on Thursday. At this time it is not known whether Whiteford will run at Britton Deerfield on Thursday as they already had a track meet scheduled that day at Lenawee Christian High School. Please check back this afternoon for updated information.
In TCC baseball action, the Whiteford Bobcats held on for a 3-2 victory over rival Madison last Wednesday.
The Britton Deerfield Patriots were defeated 8-0 by Summerfield.
The Lady Bobcats of Whiteford opened up the softball season winning a double-header against Madison.
For the complete story on the Lady Bobcats’ start to the season, please see the April 9, edition of The Advance.
Blissfield and Whiteford men and women competed at a four-way meet April 1 to begin the outdoor track season. Blissfield women dominated the day overall, however Miranda Johnson from Whiteford was the top individual with three first-place finishes and a team victory as part of the winning 4 x 100 meter Bobcat relay team.
Blissfield women won the meet 90-28 over Whiteford. In team scoring for all four teams in the meet, the Lady Royals came out on top. Blissfield had 71, Summerfield 57, Lenawee Christian 24 and Whiteford 22 points.
The Blissfield men’s track team finished second overall at the Summerfield four-way meet April 1. Summerfield, last year’s Division 4 regional team champion was first with 90 points, Blissfield second with 38 and Lenawee Christian and Whiteford each had 24 points.
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