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Thompson advances in state wrestling tourney

Posted on February 28th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

Blissfield High School’s Dylan Thompson won his first match in the MHSAA state wrestling finals Thursday afternoon by a pin in the second period.

He will face his next opponent at 11 a.m. Friday, March 1, at The Palace of Auburn Hills.


Blissfield, Whiteford women to square off in finals

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

The Blissfield High School women’s basketball team defeated the Britton Deerfield Lady Patriots 56-46 in round two of district action at Blissfield Wednesday, Feb. 27.

BD had arrived at the second round after winning Monday night, but Blissfield had drawn a first-round bye.

Whiteford’s Lady Bobcats downed the SMCC Kestrals in game two Wednesday, 60-50, to advance to district finals Friday night. Whiteford had won their round-one game Monday.

The Royals will face off against Whiteford in the district finals at Blissfield High School Friday night for the championship.


BULLETIN: Royal men’s basketball cancelled Feb. 26

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

Due to weather, the Blissfield High School men’s basketball game for Tuesday, Feb. 26, has been cancelled, according to an email from Steve Babbitt, athletic director at BHS.


Cueto first-ever Blissfield bowler to go to state

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

Blissfield athletic history was made Saturday as Royal varsity bowler Emily Cueto became the first Blissfield roller to qualify for the state individual competition.

Cueto posted a total pin fall of 1014 over six games to lock up a spot at the state tournament at Sterling Heights Saturday, March 2.

Here she is in one of her earlier outings of the season at Rich Lanes.


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


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.


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.


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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


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.


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.


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 »