The two Blissfield Royals wrestlers who competed in the state finals this weekend at The Palace of Auburn Hills finished third and fourth in their respective weight classes Saturday after going 1-1 on Friday.
In Saturday’s consolation semi final, Caleb Bangerter captured a third place by virtue of finishing 2-0 on the day in division four’s 215 lb. weight class.
Noah Nieman finished fourth in the 135 lb. class of division four to finish in fourth place. He won his semifinal match was denied a consecutive third after losing in the third-place finals.
By Brad Heineman
Noah Nieman and Caleb Bangerter, Blissfield High School wrestlers, both won their matches at The Palace in the opening rounds of competition of the MHSAA State Wrestling Tournament.
Bangerter pinned Merrill’s James Castillo in just over two minutes at the 215 lb. weight class.
Nieman defeated Lutheran Westland’s Andy Faith in an 18-2 decision at the 135-lb. weight class.
Each will wrestle Friday in the quarterfinal round beginning at 10:30 a.m.
For the complete story and coverage of the tournament, please see the March 9, 2016, edition of The Advance.
When the Redskins of Clinton met the Trojans of Madison in district women’s basketball action Wednesday night in Sand Creek, it was the Lady Trojans who won the war and opportunity to play for the championship Friday evening.
The TCC rivals fought to a 42-36 Madison victory Wednesday evening after Trojans won their first game in districts Monday night.
The complete story on Madison’s quest for the title will be in the March 9, 2016, edition of The Advance.
The Britton Deerfield Lady Patriots will march into the championship women’s district basketball game Friday evening to do battle with the St. Mary’s Catholic Central Kestrels.
BD downed the TCC league opponent Whiteford Bobcats 47-33 Wednesday night after winning the district opener Monday night.
SMCC reached the finals by virtue of a defeat of the Blissfield Lady Royals.
The Kestrels of St. Mary’s Catholic Central did what so many SMCC teams – basketball, football – have done to Blissfield Royal hopes: dashed their playoff hopes.
For the Lady Royals of Blissfield, who have had a sweetheart season marred only by a pair of losses to LCAA league rival Columbia Central, this loss came Wednesday night in Blissfield’s first appearance in district play after drawing a first-round bye. The Kestrals swooped off with a 53-43 win over Blissfield and will face the Britton Deerfield Lady Patriots Friday evening for the district championship.
For the complete story on the end to Blissfield’s season, please see the March 9, 2016, edition of The Advance.
By Melissa Burnor
It was an intense third-match up as Madison and Sand Creek women’s teams battled for a win in the first round of the district tournament Monday night. In the end, the Trojans defeated their Tri-County Conference rival 43-34.
The Trojans will play the Clinton Redskins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, at Sand Creek, in the semi-finals.
For the complete story, please see the March 2, 2016, edition of The Advance. Copyright River Raisin Publications, Inc.
By Brad Heineman
PETERSBURG — A game of momentum shift and sways panned out Monday afternoon, as the Class C women’s district basketball tournament was underway at host site Summerfield.
The opening district game between the Britton Deerfield Lady Patriots and the Erie-Mason Eagles resulted in the Patriots, representing the Tri-County Conference, defeating the Lenawee County Athletic Association Eagles by a final score of 49-42.
The Patriots will play Whiteford 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, again in Summerfield for the district semifinal match. The winner moves on to play in Friday’s district final contest.
For the complete story, please see the March 2, 2016, edition of The Advance. Copyright, River Raisin Publications, Inc. All rights reserved
The Blissfield Athletic Department and Athletic Director Steve Babbitt is accepting applications for the 2016 Phil Kerbawy Volunteer of the Year Award until April 15.
According to the athletic department, the award is given annual to a school employee or volunteer who has consistently served the Blissfield High School athletic community in an extraordinary fashion over many years, or whose efforts during the past athletic year were exceptional.
The award will be presented during during the fall sports Meet the Team Night.
The winning nominee’s athletic program of choice will receive a $250 award and the winning nominee will receive the award presented directly to them by the original winner of the award himself, Phil Kerbawy.
For a nomination form, criteria and more information, Babbitt can be reached at email@example.com.
For the complete story, please see the March 2, 2016, edition of The Advance. To … Read More »
The Madison Varsity Competitive Cheer team set a new school record on their way to qualifying for regional competition Saturday, Feb. 27, in Mason.
The Trojans placed second in the district at Michigan Center after a strong finish in the third and final round, which moved them from sixth place into the regional qualifying spot. The Blissfield Royals, under the direction of first-year head Coach Liz Court, finished the district cheering rounds in 11th place out of 15 teams.
For Brad Heineman’s full story, please pick up The Advance’s Feb. 24, 2016, edition on local newsstands now.
Six coverage area wrestlers went into the regional wrestling rounds this past Saturday, Feb. 20, in Bronson and now only two wrestlers remain on their quest for a state wrestling title journey.
Blissfield junior wrestlers Caleb Bangerter and Noah Nieman finished a respective second and first place in their wrestling weight classes to qualify for an appearance at the Palace of Auburn Hills, March 3, 4 and 5 for the Michigan High School Athletic Association division-four wrestling state meet.
This will mark Nieman’s second trip to the Palace of Auburn Hills, having finished third overall in the state last season.
This will be Bangerter’s first state meet appearance, as he bowed out in the regional rounds last year.
For Brad Heineman’s complete story, please see the Feb. 24, 2016, edition of The Advance, on newsstands now.