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Area sports highlights: The Advance April 17, 2013, edition

Posted on April 16th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

Blissfield Baseball

The Blissfield varsity baseball team swept its LCAA adversary Hudson Tigers 5-0 and 4-3 in a double-header April 9. The Royals rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh to clinch the sweep and even their record at 3-3 on the season. Blissfield’s LCAA victory also sparked its pursuit of a 20th consecutive league championship.

Blissfield Women’s Track

The Blissfield women’s track team didn’t need the cold temperatures and light rain to help put the visiting Hudson Tigers on ice 85-43 April 10. The Lady Royals dominated nearly every event on their way to the double-digit win to open their season.

Blissfield Men’s Track

The Blissfield men’s track team was more than the Tigers could handle, as it took down the Tigers 85-28 to open its season.

Blissfield Softball

The Blissfield varsity softball team split its league opener in a double-header against the … Read More »


April 13 sports events cancelled

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

Blissfield High School track athletes have been alerted that Clinton has cancelled its Saturday, April 13, varsity track invitational due to the fact their track in currently under water, according to Steve Babbitt, BHS athletic director.

In addition, the Saturday, April 13, varsity baseball at home and varsity softball games at Tecumseh have been cancelled, he said.

The Blissfield freshman baseball tournament at Plymouth has also been cancelled for Saturday.


Blissfield softball, JV baseball rained out

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

From Blissfield athletic director Steve Babbitt: Blissfield varsity softball vs. Adrian has been rained out today (4/10/13).  It will be made up on Wednesday, May 1.
Blissfield JV baseball at Adrian has been rained out.  No make up date has been determined.


Royals baseball season underway

Posted on April 9th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

It’s been all about gaining experience for a youthful Blissfield baseball roster. The Royals record stands at 1-3 following the Farm Bureau Invitational Saturday in Blissfield. The Royals fell to Flushing 9-1 to open the season last Thursday, and proceeded to go 1-2 at the invitational. Blissfield defeated Fenton 4-1 to open the tournament, but was defeated by Monroe Jefferson 6-1 and Saline 9-1 to round out the day. “I’m pleased with where we’re at. These young kids are really learning and competed well in all three games. We’re making big strides,” Blissfield head coach Larry Tuttle said.

For Chad Hutchinson’s complete story, please see the April 10, 2013, edition of The ADVANCE.



Yockey earns key position in Boston Marathon lineup

Posted on April 2nd, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

By Chad Hutchinson

Britton Deerfield middle school teacher and varsity cross country and men’s track coach Jay Yockey is lacing up his running shoes once again to participate in the 2013 Boston Marathon April 15. Yockey, a former Blissfield High School and Adrian College cross country and track standout, is joining a field of over 20,000 runners and putting his endurance to the test for the 26.2-mile trek. Yockey finished in ninth place at the Glass City Marathon in Toledo last April with a time of two hours and 48 minutes to qualify for the Boston Marathon. His qualifying time places him 908th in the corral-one, wave-one grouping, which is the first-division of runners behind the “elite” participants.

Dr. Kent Benham, Ottawa Lake, is also running in the fabled marathon.

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Blissfield’s Denecker earns All-State mention

Posted on April 2nd, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

Blissfield junior Claire Denecker was named Special Mention All-State selection in women’s basketball. Special mention is considered second-team all state. She was also a unanimous first-team all-LCAA league selection locally.

Sophomore Emma Essen was a second-team all-league selection as a guard for the women’s basketball program in Blissfield. Senior captain Jordan Willson was an all-league honorable mention selection for the Royals’ men’s basketball team.


TCC trio land on All-State list

Posted on April 2nd, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

A trio of TCC standouts have received All-State recognition for their efforts during the 2012-2013 basketball season. Whiteford junior Colin Lake was chosen as a first-team selection for the second consecutive season. To add to Lake’s “grand” season, he also broke the 1,000 point career mark during his junior campaign.

Britton Deerfield’s Cambria Handy was named a special mention selection for the Class-C All-State selections, along with sophomore teammate Morgan Tanis. The pair of Lady Patriots were special mention selections which is considered second-team. Handy also added to her season success by breaking the 1,000-career-point barrier as a Patriot.


Whiteford men downed by home team

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

The home Monroe St Mary Catholic Central men’s basketball team took a 19-2 record, a home-court district advantage and disappointed the Whiteford Bobcats 70-49 in the second game of the evening Wednesday, March 6.

SMCC will face Summerfield for the district crown Friday night on the SMCC floor.


Season ends for Blissfield men’s basketball

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

The second round of men’s basketball district play marked the end of the season for the Blissfield Royals, who lost to Summerfield Wednesday, March 6,  61-49 at SMCC.

The Royals had earned their way into the district semis after a one-point victory over Britton Deerfield in opening action Monday night.


Royal women lose regionals basketball opener

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

Adrian Madison ended the Blissfield Royals playoff run Tuesday night, March 5, 2013, as the Lady Royals found themselves on the short end of a 43-33 score in thewomen’s basketball regional opener in Hudson.

The Royals had clinched their district title Friday night over the Whiteford Lady Bobcats.

Please see the full story in the March 13, 2013, edition of The Advance.