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Whiteford, Britton Deerfield women advance in districts; Blissfield draws bye

Posted on February 26th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

The Britton Deerfield Patriots and Whiteford Bobcats both battled their way into the second round of the district tournament. Whiteford avenged a district defeat to Summerfield from last year and the Patriots sealed a victory over Erie Mason and Cambria Handy broke the 1,000-point barrier.

It was sweet revenge for the Whiteford women’s varsity basketball squad Monday night, Feb. 25. The Lady Bobcats were knocked out of the 2012 district tournament by the Summerfield Bulldogs on Whiteford’s home court. A year later, it’s a different story as the Bobcats bullied the Bulldogs for a 59-35 first-round win.

It was a special night for the Britton Deerfield varsity women’s basketball team Monday night. The Lady Patriots locked up a 50-31 first-round victory in the district tournament over the Erie Mason Eagles, as Cambria Handy scored her 1,000th point in just her junior season.

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Men’s basketball: Feb. 18-22

Posted on February 26th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

BRITTON DEERFIELD

The Britton Deerfield Patriots basketball team is in the midst of a winning streak they are hoping they can keep riding into the district tournament next week. The Patriots shocked the Addison Panthers Feb. 18 with a one-point win overtime, defeating them 51-50.

The Patriots carried the winning momentum into their victory against improving Tri County Conference foe, Whitmore Lake the following night beating them 61-60 at Deerfield.

BLISSFIELD

A strong third-quarter performance kept the Blissfield men’s varsity basketball squad in reach of the Erie Mason Eagles Tuesday, but the Royals were unable to complete the effort and suffered a 58-52 loss.

Blissfield may have an opportunity at redemption against the Eagles if the two meet in next week’s district tournament. The Royals open up the district tournament against Britton Deerfield at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 4 at Saint Mary’s Catholic Central.

WHITEFORD

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Blissfield bowlers to roll at regionals

Posted on February 21st, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

The Blissfield bowling team will send six women and five men to the regional bowling tournament at Airport Lanes in East Jackson Friday evening.
Women representing Blissfield are Emily Cueto, Madison Laroy, Abigail Duffy, Haley Street, Angela Woodbury and Erin MacBeth. Cueto had the highest score of the Royal bowlers at the district event in Morenci  last Saturday scoring 705 pins in five games with a high game of 192. Laroy had a score of 693 in five games with a game high 176. Duffy followed with 631 and a game high 138.  Street bowled 624 and had a game high of 138. Woodbury bowled 566 in five games with a game-high 134 and MacBeth bowled 553 with a game high 131.
Jayson Gilson bowled 804 to lead the men and had a game-high 182. Austin Rule finished with a … Read More »


Thompson to represent BHS wrestling at The Palace

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

The Blissfield varsity wrestling squad took seven contenders to regional competition at Hudson Saturday, but only one advanced to state. Dan Barta and Thomas Jackson both found victory on the day, but were unable to duplicate it and advance on to state competition.

Senior Dylan Thompson was victorious through the first two rounds of competition, before being matched up with 285-pound powerhouse Zach Rieger from host Hudson. He muscled out a 7-6 decision over Homer senior Tyler Prater who entered the tournament with a 35-3 record on the season. The road seemed to get just a little bit rockier for the Royal as his second match was against Gabe Beaubien of Sand Creek who defeated Thompson a week earlier in district competition. Thompson met the Aggie head on, however, and came out with a crucial and nail-biting 3-2 decision in overtime … Read More »



Season ends at districts for BHS cheer team

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

The Blissfield High School competitive cheer team placed seventh overall in district competition at Addison High School, Saturday morning. Michigan Center won the competition among the 13 schools present and qualified for regional berth. Also continuing on from the district is Madison, Vandercook Lake and Hudson.



Men’s varsity basketball, Feb. 11-15

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

BLISSFIELD

The Blissfield men’s varsity basketball team was undersized and over matched by a deep and vertically gifted Onsted squad last Friday during the Coming Home celebrations in Blissfield. The Royals fought hard in front of the packed home house, but were unable to keep pace with the Wildcats in the 63-36 loss.

BRITTON DEERFIELD

After soundly defeating the Sand Creek Aggies Tuesday, the Britton Deerfield men’s basketball team lost a close one to league-leader Madison 48-43 in Deerfield Friday evening, Feb. 15.

Tuesday evening, Feb. 12, the Patriots had an easy win over Sand Creek defeating them 54-39 on the road.

WHITEFORD

The Whiteford men’s basketball team lost two key Tri County Conference match ups last week pretty much eliminating any chance of a repeat performance as league champions. The Bobcats lost 52-43 to Clinton Friday night, Feb. 15, in overtime at Ottawa Lake. This … Read More »



Women’s varsity basketball, Feb. 11-15

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

BLISSFIELD

The Blissfield women’s varsity basketball team made the Coming Home celebrations a little more special Friday night, Feb. 15, as they defeated the rival Onsted Wildcats 57-46. The Lady Royals used the packed house at Blissfield as an opportunity to avenge its 49-36 loss to Onsted Jan. 18.

BRITTON DEERFIELD

DEERFIELD — It was a first for the Britton Deerfield women’s basketball program Friday evening. They were playing for a share of a Tri-County Championship. The Patriots ultimately fell to the Trojans 48-37 but not without a good fight.

The Patriots took a lot of momentum into the Madison game by defeating Sand Creek 75-53.

WHITEFORD

WHITEFORD — After a poor performance on Tuesday, the Lady Bobcats of Whiteford bounced back and played their best game of the season by defeating Clinton 66-36 Friday evening. They lost to Madison Tuesday night, Feb. 12.



Whiteford’s Lake breaks 1000-point mark; men’s basketball Feb. 4-8

Posted on February 12th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

WHITEFORD

The Summerfield Bulldogs may have defeated the visiting Whiteford Bobcats on their visit to their rival’s turf, but it was Colin Lake’s night to shine Jan. 5 as he became just one of nine Whiteford Bobcats to score over 1,000 points in his career. Lake reached that point in the Summerfield game with 1:58 left in the third quarter when he arced a three-point shot from his left side to break the barrier. Lake needed 14 points but scored 22 to place him ninth on the overall scoring list. But with several games left in the season and a whole season ahead of him next year he could easily move up that list very quickly. The Bobcats lost the contest 58-53.

BLISSFIELD

The Blissfield varsity men’s basketball squad’s record dropped to 3-13 this week following a pair of losses to LCAA opponents. … Read More »



Seven Blissfield wrestlers head to regionals

Posted on February 12th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

By Chad Hutchinson

The Blissfield varsity wrestling squad advanced seven of its members to the individual regional meet, following the individual district competition held at Blissfield High School Feb. 9.

Thomas Jackson, Dakota Underwood, Dylan Thompson, Zach Goetz, Luke Smith, Dan Barta and Grant Mitchell all qualified for regional competition.

The Royals suffered a quick exit from the team district tournament at Madison Feb. 6. The Sand Creek Aggies handed Blissfield a 66-12 defeat in the first round, with Jackson securing the lone victory for the Royals, according to Blissfield head coach Andy Ford.



Blissfield Competitive Cheer: Adrian Invitational

Posted on February 12th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

The Blissfield varsity competitive cheer squad competed in the Adrian Invitational Saturday, Feb. 9. The Lady Royals finished in fifth place with a combined team score of 650.66. The Royals’ round scores consisted of 200.3 in the first round, 184.06 in the second and 263.3 in the third.