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Lady Royals trump Madison

Posted on February 17th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

The Lady Royals of Blissfield hosted Madison Tuesday night and treated their guests to a 49-38 loss.
For the victorious Royals, Kelsey Wyman poured in 21 points and Brooke Henning added another 17 to the winning mix.
For Madison, Kendall Hudson was top scorer with 16 points.
For the complete story on this Feb. 17 game, please see the Feb. 25, 2015, edition of The Advance.

GRAND NIGHT: Whiteford’s Bunge hits 1000th point on 2-17-15

Posted on February 17th, by Marcia Loader in News, Sports. Comments Off

Janie Bunge had a grand ole’ time Tuesday night.
She hit the 1000-career-points mark in a 45-25 loss to Ida. Bunge recorded the milestone with 7:01 remaining in the game with an and-one at the free-throw line to cut the Ida lead to 28-18.
Overall, she scored 14 points in the loss – more than half her team’s total, bringing her career total to 1005 after tonight’s game.
For the complete story, please see the Feb. 25, 2015, edition of The Advance.

Sports headlines in Feb. 18, 2015, edition of The Advance

Posted on February 17th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

The Advance of Blissfield takes its sports seriously. If you haven’t picked up a Feb. 18, 2015, edition, these are the sports headlines you are missing:
1. Bangerter, Nieman wrestle way to regionals
2. Lady Royals back on track with wins over E-M, Onsted
3. Eagles swoop into BHS for a big 71-41 victory
4. Big quarters lift ‘Cats to win
5. Patriot women endure toughest week of season
6. Patriot men lose two
7. Whiteford women down Whitmore Lake in makeup game
8. Royal cheer team looks to districts
Along with these stories which often include a second game from the week are many Advance photos. Don’t forget to check our Photo Galleries button on this page to see the photos that may not have made the paper, as well as those that did.

Janie Bunge: Nine points shy of 1000-point career

Posted on February 17th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

Whiteford Bobcat basketball senior Janie Bunge is just nine points away from a 1000-point career. Will she hit her mark tonight, Feb. 17, 2015, at home against Ida?
Check back for results tonight! And see the Feb. 25 edition of The Advance for the full story!

Bangerter, Nieman advance for Royals to regionals

Posted on February 17th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

Only two Blissfield High Schools wrestlers will remain on the mat for the season, as sophomore’s Noah Nieman (135 pounds) and Caleb Bangerter (189 pounds) finished within the top four of their wrestling brackets in the Division 4 individual wrestling districts Feb. 14 at Clinton. Nieman finished third in the 135-pound bracket, with Bangerter claiming second in the 189-pound division.

Blissfield, Whiteford reschedule games

Posted on January 13th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

Cold temperatures coupled along with local snow flurries last Thursday and Friday caused both the Thursday Blissfield varsity women’s basketball/Columbia Central game to be cancelled as well as Friday’s Whiteford men and women’s varsity basketball contest against Whitmore Lake to be cancelled.
The Blissfield Athletic Department announced the Columbia Central game will be scheduled Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. with junior varsity beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The Whiteford vs. Whitmore Lake varsity men’s and women’s basketball game originally scheduled for Jan. 9 will now be played on Jan. 19 Men at 5:30 p.m. and women at approximately 7 p.m.

BD sweeps Whiteford in basketball prior to holiday break

Posted on December 19th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

Britton Deerfield men’s and women’s basketball teams swept Tri-County Conference foe Whiteford Friday, Dec. 19 in Bobcat territory. The Patriot men picked up their first win by a sdore of 83-73, and the Lady Pats won 63-39, and go into the holiday break with a 4-0 record on the season.
For the complete story, please pick up The Advance Dec. 24 edition, which will also feature Christmas greetings from area businesses.

Blissfield men’s basketball team opens with a win over Whiteford

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

The Blissfield men’s basketball team, for the first time under the direction of Coach Ron Estes, long-time Blissfield football coach, beat the Whiteford Bobcats 61-48 in season-opening action Tuesday, Dec. 9 on home floor.

A slow pace in the fourth quarter and pressure from the visiting Bobcats helped lessen the margin of difference.

For Brad Heineman’s story and photos, please pick up the Dec. 17, 2014, edition of The Advance. And pick up a Dec. 10, 2014, edition now for the game-opening performances of the women of Blissfield, Whiteford and Britton Deerfield basketball, as well as Blissfield competitive cheer and bowling. You’ll find the bonus of the Winter Sports Preview and a 2015 Community Calendar.

Blissfield women fall in district final

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

SMCC swept Blissfield three games to none to claim the class C District championship in volleyball at Erie-Mason Saturday afternoon. Scores were 25-17, 25-15 and 25-18.
For Brad Heineman’s complete story, please see the Nov. 12, 2014, edition of The Advance.

Whiteford’s football playoff run ends in Morenci

Posted on November 7th, by Marcia Loader in News, Sports. Comments Off

The Whiteford Bobcats’ football playoff hopes were left on the field of the host Morenci Bulldogs who put a 42-22 bite on the ‘Cats in district final action Friday night.

But the Bobcats made it a fight. The game was scoreless through the first quarter, with Morenci going into halftime with just a 14-6 lead, which may have surprised some after racking up impressive point spreads in the regular season. The majority of the scoring came in the second half with Morenci putting 28 more points on the scoreboard to Whiteford’s 16 second-half point, and sealing the deal to advance in state playoff action next week.

For the complete story, please see Brad Heineman’s story in the Nov. 12, 2014, edition of The ADVANCE!