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Women’s basketball: Week of Feb. 4-8

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


The Whiteford Bobcats women’s basketball team had a solid win against the Summerfield Bulldogs 48-33 Feb. 5.

It was a very physical match from beginning to end that the Whiteford women’s basketball team clinched in the fourth quarter against Whitmore Lake, winning 55-37 Feb. 8.


It was a team effort that put the Britton Deerfield women’s basketball team into a tie for second place in the Tri-County Conference by defeating Clinton 49-38 Tuesday, Feb. 5.


The Blissfield women’s varsity basketball team split a pair of LCAA contests last week, cruising past the Hillsdale Hornets 52-31 Feb. 5 before missed opportunities resulted in a 45-42 loss to the Columbia Central Golden Eagles on Friday, Feb. 8.

For the complete stories on these games, please see the Feb. 13, 2013, edition of The Advance.

Blissfield varsity bowling: Jan. 21-Feb.1

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

It was the tale of two lanes for the Blissfield men’s and women’s bowling teams Thursday, Jan. 24 as they hosted the Hudson Tigers. The men’s team notched their first win of the season 23-7, while the women were edged by the Lady Tigers 16-14.

The Blissfield women’s bowling team split a pair of contests against Columbia Central and Clinton last week. The Lady Royal rollers defeated the Golden Eagles 25-5 Jan. 29, but were defeated by the Big Reds 29.5-.5 Jan. 31.

The Blissfield men’s squad took to the lanes against some talented competition last week, according to Southwell. The Royals fell to Columbia Central 23-7 Jan. 29 and Clinton 24-6 Jan. 31.

Blissfield wrestling: Jan. 21-Feb.2

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

The Blissfield Royals hit the home mat for the final time of the 2012-13 regular season Wednesday, Jan. 23. Blissfield split the meet with Hillsdale and Clinton. The Royals swatted the Hillsdale Hornets 45-30, but were topped by the Big Reds 54-28.

The Blissfield varsity wrestling squad withstood the winter weather Saturday, Feb. 2 as members traveled in snowy conditions to compete in the LCAA tournament at Onsted. The Royals took sixth place in the tournament, with Dundee taking the top spot, followed by Hudson in second. Dundee and Hudson combined for 13 of the 14 total tournament champions.

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

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

WHITEFORD — The three-point shot appeared to put the Bobcats over the top as Whiteford’s  men’s basketball team defeated the Morenci Bulldogs 69-62 on the road Jan. 22.

The Whiteford Bobcats men’s basketball team defeated the Britton Deerfield Patriots 69-57 from the freethrow line Friday evening.

BRITTON DEERFIELD — The Britton Deerfield Patriots once again saw a potential victory disappear in the first quarter as Whitmore Lake came from behind to defeat them 51-40 in the waning minutes Jan. 22.

The Britton Deerfield Patriots easily defeated Webberville Wednesday, Jan. 30, in a non-league contest on the road with a score of 48-27.

A sharp-shooting team with an accurate three-point shot defeated the Britton Deerfield Patriots 65-48 Jan. 25.

BLISSFIELD — The Blissfield men’s varsity basketball record stands at 3-9 overall and 2-6 in the LCAA following a pair of losses to Erie Mason and Ida last week. … Read More »

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 »