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Royal men win first round in Districts

Posted on March 4th, by Marcia Loader in News, Sports. Comments Off

The Blissfield Royals men’s basketball team won its opening District tournament round Monday night, defeating the Britton Deerfield Patriots by a score of 79-58 at Erie-Mason High School.

The Royals advance to play Erie-Mason in the semifinal game at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5. The Whiteford Bobcats enter tournament play, having drawn a bye in the first round, playing Summerfield at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The winners will play each other Friday night at Erie-Mason for the District crown.

For the full story on Blissfield’s opening round win, please see the March 5, 2014, edition of The Advance.


Lady Royals win regional semifinal

Posted on March 4th, by Marcia Loader in News, Sports. Comments Off

The Lady Royals of Blissfield defeated Manchester on its home basketball court Tuesday night in the regional semifinals after a fourth-quarter rally by a score of 43-31.

Blissfield was up 17-16 at the half, then down 27-25 at the end of the third quarter, but they poured it on in the final stanza for the win.

The regional final is at 7 p.m. Thursday night at Manchester.


Lady Royals win District Crown

Posted on March 2nd, by Marcia Loader in News, Sports. Comments Off

The Blissfield Lady Royals captured their second straight district championship title Friday night, Feb. 28, defeating the Lady Patriots of Britton Deerfield on home court by a score of 51-34.

They now move to regional action.

For the complete story, please see the March 5, 2014, edition of The Advance.



Lady Royals to face BD women in District Final

Posted on February 26th, by Marcia Loader in News, Sports. Comments Off

In District semi-final action Wednesday night at Blissfield High School, Britton Deerfield and Blissfield emerged as victors. The Lady Royals and Lady Patriots are set to square off in the finals Friday night at Blissfield.

BD earned its way into the finals defeating first-round winner Erie-Mason in the first game of the evening by a score of 55-36.

In the final game of the evening, Blissfield jumped out to a 6-0  lead quickly over Whiteford’s Lady Bobcats., stretching that lead to 19-4 by the end of the first quarter. The final score was undefeated Blissfield 65 to Whiteford’s 29.

For the complete story as well as the District final results, please see the March 5 edition of The Advance.


Blissfield men defeat Ida

Posted on February 26th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

The men’s basketball team of Blissfield defeated Ida 61-52 on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

See the March 5, 2014, edition of The Advance for the complete story.


Madison downs BD women

Posted on February 21st, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

The Britton Deerfield women’s basketball team fell to TCC foe Madison 50-41 Friday, Feb. 21.

For complete details, please see the Feb. 26, 2014, edition of The Advance.


Lake leading all-time TCC scorer

Posted on February 18th, by Marcia Loader in News, Sports. Comments Off

Colin Lake became the all-time leading scorer in the Tri-County Conference Monday evening, Feb. 17, as Whiteford defeated Sand Creek 91-57.

Lake scored 42 points that evening.



#1 Blissfield Royals trounce Erie-Mason

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

In their first game as the number-one women’s Class C basketball team in the state, the Blissfield Royals showed why, demolishing Erie-Mason 68-17 Tuesday, Feb. 11.

The full story will appear in the Feb. 19, 2014, edition of The Advance.

For a special District basketball preview, please see the Feb. 19, 2014, edition of The Advance. To send “Good Luck” wishes to any Blissfield, Britton Deerfield or Whiteford basketball player – women as well as men – please contact Eric May at The Advance, 517-486-2400 by 5 p.m. Friday. Standard ads are just $39.


Blissfield women #1 in state AP basketball rankings

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

The Blissfield women’s basketball team has been named number-one in the state by the Feb. 11 Associated Press  poll, according to Steve Babbitt, Blissfield athletic director.

Coach Ryan Gilbert has coached the women to a perfect 12-0 season as of today (Feb. 11).

Following are the Class C state-rankings from the AP, as provided by Babbitt.

Class C
School (First-place votes) (Record) Points
1. Blissfield (1) (12-0) 65
2. Sandusky (2) (13-1) 61
T-3. Niles Brandywine (1) (14-1) 59
T-3. Reese (15-1) 59
5. Flint Hamady (15-1) 53
6. St. Ignace LaSalle (14-2) 51
7. Carson City-Crystal (14-1) 47
8. Saginaw Nouvel (11-3)        39
9. Gobles (14-0) 32
10. Hemlock (12-2) 27
For a special District basketball preview, please see the Feb. 19, 2014, edition of The Advance. To send “Good Luck” wishes to any Blissfield, Britton Deerfield or Whiteford basketball player – women as well as men – please contact Eric May at The … Read More »



Royals’ win is Vandecaveye’s 300th

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

The Blissfield Royals defeated Columbia Central 59-51 Friday night, Feb. 7. And, in doing so, they gave Coach John Vandecaveye his 300th coaching victory.

For the complete story, please see the Feb. 12, 2014, edition of The Advance.