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Royal men down Ida for season’s first win

Posted on December 18th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

By Chad Hutchinson

The Blissfield men’s varsity basketball squad members have found themselves confronted with a challenging start to their 2012 season, suffering three straight losses, including a 61-27 loss to Albion Tuesday, Dec. 14.

But the Royals hit the hardwood on Friday night, Dec. 14, looking to right the ship against LCAA rival Ida. Blissfield jumped out to a 32-16 halftime lead that they wouldn’t relinquish as they held on secure their first victory of the season 61-51 over the Bluestreaks.

For the complete story, please see the Dec. 19, 2012, edition of The Advance. Copyright 2012, River Raisin Publications, Inc.

lissfield’s Jacob Kopka drives the lane before dishing the ball to a teammate for an easy layup against Ida. Copyright 2012, River Raisin Publications, Inc. Photo by Chad Hutchinson.



Royal women bowlers win first outing

Posted on December 18th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

By Chad Hutchinson

The Blissfield men’s and women’s varsity bowling squads opened their first official season as a Royal varsity sport against the Onsted Wildcats Friday, Dec. 14.

The women were victorious, as they rolled their was to a 17-13 victory, while the men were defeated 27-3.

For the complete story on the inaugural competition for the Blissfield High School bowlers, please see the Dec. 19, 2012, edition of The Advance. Copyright 2012, River Raisin Publications, Inc.


Lake leads Bobcats to pair of TCC wins

Posted on December 18th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

Colin Lake nailed a three-point shot with four seconds left on the clock to help the Whiteford Bobcats men’s basketball team secure a league-opening victory over TCC foe Summerfield, Tuesday , Dec. 11, with a score of 51-48.

The Bobcats furthered their winning ways Friday evening, Dec. 14, defeating Whitmore Lake 72-46.

For the complete stories on these games and Colin Lake’s outstanding offensive performances, please see the Dec. 19, 2012, edition of The Advance. Copyright 2012, River Raisin Publications, Inc.


Bobcat women defeat Summerfield

Posted on December 18th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

The Whiteford women’s varsity basketball team routed Summerfield 57-25 at Summerfield Dec. 11.

For the complete story of the game and individual performances, please see the Dec. 19, 2012, edition of The Advance. Copyright 2012, River Raisin Publications, Inc.


Blissfield wrestling wins SMCC tourney

Posted on December 18th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

By Chad Hutchinson

The Blissfield varsity wrestling squad went 5-0 on Saturday, Dec. 15, to win the Saint Mary’s Catholic Central tournament.

Royal wrestlers defeated Inter City Baptist 66-6, host SMCC 42-36, Lasher 60-12, Tecumseh 38-30 and Southgate Anderson 42-41.

For the rest of the story including individual results, please see the Dec. 19, 2012, edition of The Advance. River Raisin Publications, Inc. Copyright 2012.


BHS cheer squads shine at Onsted

Posted on December 18th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

By Chad Hutchinson

The Blissfield varsity cheer squad had a rocky start to its 2012 campaign, before rallying to a second-place finish at the Onsted Invitational Saturday, Dec. 15, coming just 1.08 points shy of vaulting themselves past the first-place Addison squad.

The Lady Royals had finished sixth out of nine teams at the Grass Lake Invitational Dec. 8, followed by a fifth-place finish at Ida Dec. 12.

The Blissfield Middle School cheer squad also competed in the Onsted Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 15, and defeated Morenci, Addison and Madison to bring home the first-place hardware.

For the complete story on the BHS competitive cheer team’s season thus far as well as team photos with trophies, please see the Dec. 19, 2012, edition of The Advance. Copyright 2012, River Raisin Publications, Inc.



Blissfield women win two for 5-0 record

Posted on December 18th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

The Blissfield women’s varsity basketball team has extended their season record to a perfect 5-0 with a 48-36 victory over the Tecumseh Indians on Tuesday, Dec. 11, and a 51-42 overtime win on their home court against the LCAA rival Ida Bluestreaks on Friday night, Dec. 14

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For the full story on these games, please see the Dec. 19, 2012, edition of The Advance. Copyright 2012, River Raisin Publications, Inc.



Patriot men struggle in opening week

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

The Britton Deerfield Patriot men’s basketball team has struggled through its first two games.

They dropped their opener to Clinton last Tuesday and lost to Summerfield Friday evening 60-46 leaving them at 0-2 as they begin the 2012-2013 season.

Copyright 2012, River Raisin Publications, Inc. For more on these games by Melissa Burnor, please see the Dec. 19, 2012, edition of The Advance.


BD women on a roll at 5-0

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

By Melissa Burnor

The Britton Deerfield Lady Patriots notched up another win Friday night, extending their win streak to five by defeating the Summerfield Bulldogs easily 68-45.

Despite a little shooting difficulty, their offense once again proved to be too tough to beat. Morgan Tanis had a season-high 18 points to lead the team and Cambria Handy had her second consecutive double-double including 17 points.

Copyright 2012, River Raisin Publications, Inc.


Royals 1 point from winning own tourney

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

By Chad Hutchinson

The Blissfield varsity wrestling squad opened its season by hosting the largest invitational in school history and finishing one point from a win.

The Royals’ home mat hosted Madison, Manchester, Stockbridge, Memorial, Springport, Lutheran Westland, Vandercook Lake, Roosevelt, Saint Mary’s Catholic Central, Milan, Morenci and Inter City Baptist on Saturday.

The Royals finished in second place for the invitational, posting a team total 151 points. It was a nail-biting finish, as Madison took first place with a team score of 152 and Manchester came in third with 150.

Copyright 2012, River Raisin Publications, Inc. For the complete story plus news from men’s and women’s basketball at Blissfield, Britton Deerfield and Whiteford high schools, please see the Dec. 12, 2012, edition of The Advance.