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Local sports results – April 22-27

Posted on April 30th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

Following are local sports results from the May 1, 2013, edition of The Advance. For the full stories and individual stats, please see the May 1 Sports pages. Copyright 2013, River Raisin Publications, Inc.

By Melissa Burnor and Chad Hutchinson

Local women’s track competitors shone at the Addison Relays last Friday. The Whiteford women’s team placed third overall. Blissfield was fourth and Britton Deerfield placed seventh out of 11 teams.


The Blissfield varsity golf squad shot its best team total of the year at the LCAA Jamboree at Deme Acres on April 22. The Royals took 7th place with a team score of 172. Dundee took the top spot with 160, followed by Erie Mason with 163 and Ida with 165.

The Blissfield varsity softball team went 2-1 last week. The Lady Royals dropped the first game of a double-header at home against Columbia … Read More »

Schiermyer returns to Lenawee County as Blissfield varsity football coach

Posted on April 30th, by Marcia Loader in News, Sports. Comments Off

By Chad Hutchinson

After much anticipation, Blissfield High School has announced Adam Schiermyer as the next head coach to captain the Blissfield varsity football program. Schiermyer is no stranger to the area as he is a graduate and former football and baseball standout at Morenci High School and Adrian College.

Schiermyer will bring his experience and knowledge from years of playing along with more than nine years of coaching experience to the program. Schiermyer is leaving his post as a high school physical education teacher and head football coach at division-two Bradshaw Mountain High School in Prescott Valley, Ariz.

After only one season at the helm as varsity head coach, Schiermyer said his move to Blissfield was a pleasant surprise.

“I’ve always had a goal to get back to Lenawee County. It’s always been the area I wanted to go to, I just didn’t … Read More »

Blissfield names varsity football coach

Posted on April 23rd, by Marcia Loader in News, Sports. Comments Off

Blissfield High School athletic director Steve Babbitt has announced that Adam Schiermyer is taking the reins of the Blissfield Varsity Football program.

Schiermyer, a high school physical education teacher  and head football coach at Bradshaw Mountain High School in Prescott Valley, Arizona, said he is excited to be returning to Lenawee County to continue his teaching and coaching career, Babbitt said. A graduate of Adrian College, he majored in physical education and played both football and baseball.

After receiving his degree, Schiermyer attended the United States Sports Academy, where he earned his masters of sport science degree in 2003. Before serving as head football coach at Bradshaw Mountain, he had been a teacher and assistant football coach at Perry High School in Gilbert, Arizona, for six years, and at Highland High School, also in Gilbert, for two years.

Babbitt said the new coach will … Read More »

Weather causes Whiteford postpones ballgames until April 23

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

Whiteford Agricultural Schools have postponed varsity baseball and softball games scheduled for Friday, April 19, due to the inclement weather. Both games have been rescheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Whiteford.

Britton Deerfield athletic events postponed, cancelled due to weather

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

Athletic events scheduled for BD schools have been postponed and cancelled due to weather. Both the Britton Deerfield varsity baseball and softball games scheduled for Friday afternoon,
April 19, against Summerfield have been postponed until a later date. The junior varsity baseball game at Deerfield on Monday, April 22, against Sand Creek has also been cancelled. The Pittsford Invitational Saturday, April 20, that both the men’s and women’s track teams were scheduled to compete in, has also been cancelled.

Weather impacts April 19-20 BHS sports events

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

This from Steve Babbitt, Blissfield High School athletic director, regarding BHS sporting events for April 19 and 20:

Freshman baseball has been cancelled for Friday at Milan and Saturday at St. Mary’s CC.

Varsity track has been cancelled for Saturday at Pittsford

Varsity softball vs. Notre Dame Saturday (home) has been delayed until 1 p.m.

Varsity baseball Saturday (Homerun Pizza Invitational @ home) has been delayed until noon

There is some activity still going Friday: varsity soccer at Adrian at 5:30 p.m. is on as is varsity golf at Ida, 3 p.m.

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.