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FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Whiteford advances

Posted on November 1st, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

The Whiteford Bobcats will host round two of District 2 action in Region 4, Division 8 MHSAA football playoffs after defeating Sterling Heights Parkway Christian 59-6 in opening-round action at Whiteford.

The Bobcats brought a 7-2 record into the game and Parkway Christian brought a 5-4 record.

They will play the winner of the Lenawee Christian School (7-2) Detroit Allen (6-2) game.

FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS; BD at Hudson; Whiteford hosts Sterling Hts. Pkwy. Christian

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

The Michigan High School Athletic Association announced high school football playoff district matchups Sunday evening.  Two area Tri County Conference teams’ records earned them play-off bids.
Whiteford (7-2) will play Sterling Heights Parkway Christian ((5-4) in a home game this coming weekend. The winner of that game will play the winner of the Lenawee Christian ( 7-2) and Detroit Allen  (6-2) for the Division 8 district championship.
Britton Deerfield (6-3)  will play in a a cross-county affair as they travel to Hudson most likely on Friday night for the first round in a Division 7 matchup. The winner of that game will play the winner of the Melvindale Academy for Business & Technology (5-4) and Detroit Loyola (9-0) game to advance to the regional championship.

Friday Football: Oct. 25

Posted on October 25th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

The Whiteford Bobcats gave the Sand Creek Aggies a 54-6 spanking Friday night to earn a share of second place in the Tri County Conference.
The ‘Cats, as well as the Britton Deerfield Patriots, will begin their state playoff quest next weekend. Please check  Sunday night to find out who Whiteford and BD will play as well as exactly when and where. And pick up next week’s Advance for “Destination: Detroit,” a special pullout section of The Advance chronicling the road Whiteford and Britton Deerfield have traveled thus far this season, and the path ahead for this year’s Michigan High School Athletic Association state playoffs culminating at Detroit’s Ford Field.
The Britton Deerfield Patriots ended the season Friday in a loss to the undefeated Tri County Conference champions Clinton Redskins 41-6. Mistakes and penalties plagued the Patriots who still will play at least one more week … Read More »

VOLLEYBALL: Oct. 23, 2013, edition

Posted on October 22nd, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off


The Blissfield varsity volleyball team defeated the LCAA rival Onsted Wildcats at home Oct. 15. The Lady Royals defeated the Wildcats in five sets, 25-18, 19-25, 25-15, 22-25 and 17-15 in an exciting finish that went down to the wire.

Blissfield’s trip to the County Tournament resulted in victories over Britton Deerfield 25-13 and 25-9, Hudson 25-9 and 25-7, and Lenawee Christian 25-16 and 25-14. The thorn in the side of the Royals proved to be the host Maples as they defeated Blissfield in two matches, 18-25 and 15-25 and then 21-25 and 21-25.


The Britton Deerfield varsity volleyball squad went 1-2 in pool play before losing to host Adrian in the gold bracket of the County Tournament Saturday. The Lady Patriots lost to Blissfield 13-25 and 9-25 and Adrian 17-25 and 12-25 in the first two rounds of pool play, … Read More »

Friday Night Football: Oct. 18 … Playoffs spots for BD and WHS

Posted on October 18th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

The Britton Deerfield Patriots socked it to the Morenci Bulldogs Oct. 18 to win their berth in the MHSAA football playoffs for the third year in a row. The Bulldogs were also in a must-win situation for a playoff berth. Copyright 2013, River Raisin Publications, Inc.,/Melissa Burnor

Big wins from local teams Britton Deerfield, Blissfield and Whiteford Friday night guaranteed both the BD Patriots and WHS Bobcats berths in the 2013 high school football playoffs.

BD stymied the Morenci Bulldogs, who were also hungry for a playoff bid, 56-21, securing the Patriots’ playoff bid for 2013.

Whiteford also turned in big numbers, with a 42-6 victory over Madison, to assure the Bobcats a playoff appearance.

Though Blissfield blanked Onsted 41-0, this will be the first time the Royals haven’t made the playoffs in several years. However, BHS has logged back-to-back wins the last two weeks and won three out … Read More »

Blissfield soccer season ends at district level

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

By Chad Hutchinson

The Blissfield varsity soccer team saw a record-setting season come to a close Monday afternoon, Oct. 14, with a 3-2 loss to Washtenaw Christian in the first round of district competition.

Despite the early departure from districts, the Royals posted a 9-1 victory over Clinton Oct. 7, along with a 2-2 tie with Quincy last Thursday.

The Royals finished the season 11-3-2 to set a new single-season win mark and 7-3 in the ISL for a third-place league finish.

For the full story, please see the Oct. 16, 2013, edition of The Advance. Copyright 2013, River Raisin Publications, Inc.

Keelie Cairo Lenawee County’s female cross country champ

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

By Melissa Burnor

Blissfield’s Keelie Cairo is the 2013 Lenawee County cross country women’s champion. Despite being one of the youngest runners on the course, the 14-year-old won the county meet in decisive fashion Saturday morning at Gerber Park. The Blissfield Royal women placed second as a team overall followed by Britton Deerfield. The Tecumseh women won the team scoring. The Britton Deerfield men’s team placed seventh

The entire women’s race belonged to Cairo. She jumped into the lead right from the start, leading the entire 3.1-mile circuit around the park. The race seemed to start quite fast and as a result several runners posted some of their best times of the season.

“I was in the mood to win,” Cairo said after the meet.

For the complete story on Cairo’s winning run and the rest of the meet story, please see the Sports … Read More »

Friday Football Oct. 11: BHS, BD and WHS all winners

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

For Blissfield and Britton Deerfield, it was a big win each. For Whiteford, it was a second-half comeback and a one-point victory.

BD downed the Sand Creek Aggies by a whopping 57-16 Friday night.

The Royals of Blissfield traveled to Erie Mason and spoiled yet another homecoming, 40-18, for their second win of the season. Their first win was a homecoming defeat of Columbia Central.

Whiteford downed Morenci 32-31.

BD, BHS, WHS travel to Hudson cross country event; BD women first in Division 4 race

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

All three area schools competed at the Hudson Booster Invitational today, Saturday, Oct. 5. The Britton Deerfield women’s team placed first in the Division Four race. For a complete list of results, please look in the Oct. 9 edition of The Advance.

FOOTBALL: Friday, Oct. 4

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

When lightning lit up the sky Friday night in Blissfield, the scoreboard was lit up 31-0 in visiting Hillsdale’s favor in the third quarter. And the score never changed as the homecoming game was finally called as it stood when officials first cleared the field. Seniors Claire Denecker and Charlie Southward were crowned homecoming queen and king at halftime.

Britton Deerfield also played the role of homecoming spoiler over in Summerfield, taking the game 33-14.

The Whiteford Bobcats traveled to Whitmore Lake where the home team claimed a 20-14 win over the visiting ‘Cats.

For all the details from these games, please see The Advance’s Oct. 9, 2013, edition.

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