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Royals start men’s districts with one-point win over BD

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

MONR0E – One thing that is guaranteed when the Blissfield Royals and the Britton Deerfield Patriots men’s basketball teams play a game fans wiill be on the edge of their seats until the very end.
Once again Blissfield was victorious over the Patriots by a score of one, defeating them 48-47 in the clock ran out in overtime Monday evening in the first round of district play. 
In a game that went back and forth from the beginning it came down to who had one last play in the end and Blissfield capitalized on a missed freethrow attempt by Jordan Osbun and Felipe Cazares scooped up the rebound and dribbled down the court and made the layup to get the win.
For the complete story by Melissa Burnor, please see the March 6, 2013, edition of The Advance.

Royal women win district basketball championship

Posted on March 3rd, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

The  Blissfield Royals will advance to regional play this week after defeating the Whiteford Lady Bobcats Friday night on their home floor, 39-26.

The Lady Royals, though having trailed early, led Whiteford 24-18 at halftime, then continued on for the women’s basketball district championship.

For more, please see the March 6, 2013, edition of The Advance.

Blissfield’s Thompson fourth in state

Posted on March 3rd, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

Blissfield Royal Dylan Thompson finished the MHSAA state wrestling championships in fourth place.

Thompson won the three matches leading up to the fourth-place finish in triple time.

For more, please see the March 6, 2013, edition of THE ADVANCE


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 »