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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.



Lady Royals take down LCS women

Posted on December 9th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

The Blissfield Royals women’s basketball team put another in the “win column” by defeating the Lenawee Christian School Cougars by a score of 45-28 Friday, Dec. 7.

For the entire story, please see Chad Hutchinson’s report in the Dec. 12, 2012, edition of  The Advance.

 


Royal men fall to Summerfield

Posted on December 9th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

The Summerfield Bulldogs were victorious over the  BlissfieldRoyal men’s basketball team Thursday, Dec. 6. The ‘Dogs won 77-46.

For Chad Hutchinson’s complete story, please see the Dec. 12, 2012, edition of The Advance.


Whiteford defeats Blissfield men in first basketball outing of the season

Posted on December 9th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

The  Whiteford Bobcats came to  Blissfield and beat them in an offensive shootout Tuesday, Dec. 4,  86-70, to launch the men’s varsity basketball season.

For Chad Hutchinson’s full report, please see the Dec. 12, 2012, edition of  The Advance.


Estes steps down as Blissfield head football coach

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

By Chad Hutchinson

After 11 seasons and eight playoff appearances, Blissfield head varsity football coach Ron Estes has decided to step away from the game.

Estes is leaving behind a decorated legacy at Blissfield, that includes a pair of league championships, a district and regional championship, and a state runner up finish in 2007 at Ford Field.

“I needed to step away for a little bit, and felt like the timing was right,” Estes said.

The veteran coach said he has no immediate coaching plans in his future, but added his career as a coach is far from over.

“I’m not done coaching, this is just a temporary thing. But I have absolutely nothing brewing,” he said.

With a 76-40 career record at Blissfield and a 66 percent winning percentage, Estes should have little trouble finding a position when he decides to return.

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