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Women’s varsity basketball: Jan. 21-Feb. 1

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

BLISSFIELD ROYALS — With the sting of defeat still fresh in their minds, the Blissfield Lady Royals took to the court Tuesday, Jan. 22, for their first contest following a 49-36 loss to the Onsted Wildcats. The Royals’ response to the loss was going to be a key to the success of the remainder of their season, according to head coach Ryan Gilbert. Blissfield responded with a wrath, and the Erie-Mason Eagles were on the receiving end of a 60-18 thrashing. The Royals’ victory was short-lived, however, as they were defeated by the Ida Bluestreaks 39-33 Friday, Jan. 25.

It was a conflicted Jan. 28-Feb. 1 week on the court for the Blissfield women’s basketball squad. The Lady Royals caged the LCAA rival Hudson Tigers in a lopsided 50-25 win Tuesday, Jan. 29, but were unable to carry over the winning momentum … Read More »


Women’s varsity basketball: Jan. 14-19

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

The Blissfield women’s varsity basketball squad finally met a foe that burst their perfect-season bubble after the Lady Royals completed a nail-biting fourth quarter comeback against the Britton Deerfield Patriots Tuesday, Jan. 15 to seal the 44-42 victory, their excitement was short-lived, as the Royals suffered their first loss of the season to the LCAA rival Onsted Wildcats Friday 49-36.

The Britton Deerfield women’s basketball team got back into the win column Friday evening with an easy victory over Morenci 39-9.

The Whiteford women’s basketball team went 1-1 last week, trampling Erie-Mason 51-28 Tuesday, Jan. 15, before going on the road and coming up short of a fourth-quarter comeback against Sand Creek 59-50 Friday. The split on the week brings the Lady Bobcats’ record to 7-5 on the season and 4-4 in the TCC.



Blissfield varsity bowling, Jan. 14-19

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

The Blissfield women’s varsity bowling team split its schedule last week, defeating Pittsford on Tuesday followed by a loss to the Madison Lady Trojans by just five pins. The Lady Royals split their baker games with Pittsford before posting scores of 697 and 645 in match play to clinch the victory. Against the Trojans, Blissfield once again split their baker games before losing in total pins 1364-1359.

For Chad Hutchinson’s complete story, please see the Jan. 23, 2013, Advance. Copyright 2013, River Raisin Publications, Inc.



Blissfield wrestling Jan. 14-19

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

The Blissfield varsity wrestling squad, finished behind Ida 63-12 and Hudson 69-6 at home Wednesday, Jan. 16. The Royals then took to the road for the Bronson Tournament on Saturday, where they defeated Gull Lake 48-30 before coming up short against South Haven 42-33 and the host Bronson squad 65-12.

For the complete story on these events, please see the Jan. 23, 2013, story by Chad Hutchinson.

 


Men’s area varsity basketball: Jan. 14-19

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

A three-point shot at the buzzer by senior Cody Wulf gave the Blissfield Royals a victory over the Britton Deerfield Patriots 49-47. The Patriots let a 10-point lead with less than two and a half minutes left in the contest deteriorate, giving the Royals the opportunity for the comeback victory Jan. 15.

The Royal celebration was cut short, with Blissfield suffering its first loss of the season, 49-36 at Onsted Friday, Jan. 18. The Wildcats’ record now stands at 9-2 and 7-0 in the LCAA.

The Whiteford varsity men’s basketball squad divide a pair of games last week. The Bobcats were defeated by Erie Mason 69-59 Tuesday, Jan. 15, but rebounded to defeat TCC counterpart Sand Creek 64-39 Friday, Jan. 18.

The Britton Deerfield Patriots hung on to pick up their second Tri-County Conference win of the season 41-34 Jan. 18. The Patriots … Read More »



Royal cheer hosts Jamboree

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

By Chad Hutchinson

It was a disappointing week for the Blissfield varsity competitive cheer squad. The Royals hosted their annual Blissfield Jamboree on Thursday, Jan. 10, which included Columbia Central, Hudson, Ida and Onsted.

Despite a strong round-three score, Spotts said the squad was unable to overcome their lower scores in rounds one and two. “We finished in last, but I thought our actual performances in the rounds were pretty good. Our round-three score was pretty well up there, but our rounds one and two scores were about average,” Spotts said.

The squad hoped to fine tune its routines when it headed to the Hudson Invitational Saturday, Jan. 12. The competition was deep, according to Spotts, with 30 teams in attendance, including nine squads in Blissfield’s division. The Royals appeared poised to meet the competition head-on, as they posted season-best scores in rounds … Read More »



Blissfield varsity, JV women still unbeaten

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

The Blissfield varsity women’s basketball team improved its unblemished record to 9-0 and 5-0 in the LCAA with a 49-28 victory over the visiting Lady Golden Eagles Friday.

The victory was the Royals’ second of the week, as they defeated Hillsdale 52-37 Tuesday, Jan. 8.

The Blissfield women’s junior varsity basketball squad is keeping pace with the varsity team as it matched the varsity with wins over Hillsdale and Columbia Central last week. The Royals defeated Hillsdale 39-10 and Columbia Central 54-24 to extend their season record to 9-0 and 5-0 in the LCAA.

For Chad Hutchinson’s complete story, please see the Jan. 16, 2013, edition of The Advance. Copyright 2013, River Raisin Publications, Inc.



Bobcat women end week on winning note

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

Things did not look good for the Whiteford women’s basketball team Friday night, Jan. 11. Clinton led 20-4 at the end of the first quarter. But the Bobcats came back and won the contest 48-39 after being tied 35-35 in the fourth quarter.

The Lady Bobcats lost Jan. 8 to the undefeated Madison 54-31 at home. Whiteford was within one point at the end of the first quarter but Madison continually pulled away. The Lady Bobcats are now 6-4 overall and 4-3 in the Tri-County Conference.

For the complete story, please see the Jan. 16, 2013, edition of The Advance.


BD men claim first win; women suffer first regular-season loss

Posted on January 8th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

The Britton Deerfield men’s  basketball team won their first game of the year Tuesday, Jan. 8, downing the Sand Creek Aggies, 52-36.

But the Patriot women, who hadn’t lost a game in the regular season fell to the Lady Aggies, 63-50.

For Melissa Burnor’s full story on BD basketball this week, please see the Jan. 16, 2013, edition of The Advance.


Royals wrestle over holidays

Posted on January 8th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

By Chad Hutchinson

The Blissfield varsity wrestling squad was faced with some tough competition at the Grass Lake Tournament Dec. 28, as it was matched up against some powerful programs in Clinton, Stockbridge, Jefferson, Grass Lake and Concord. The Royals went 1-4 on the day with their sole victory coming in the form of a 54-12 domination of Concord. Blissfield fell just short of defeating Grass Lake, coming up three points short as they lost 43-39. The Royals also fell to Jefferson 71-12, Stockbridge 52-22 and Clinton 48-27.

Following the Grass Lake Tournament, the Blissfield grapplers headed to Clinton for the Clinton Invitational for individual competition. One of the highlights of the tournament for Blissfield came in the form of its big bruisers in the 285-pound weight class. Thompson finished fourth overall for the tournament and fellow Royal Zach Goetz finished just … Read More »