Both the Britton Deerfield baseball and softball teams lost to the Redskins of Clinton Saturday in district semifinal action. The Patriot women lost 4-0 and the Patriot men went down by a score of 11-3.
The Blissfield Royals rolled into baseball district play with a league title under their belts. But they fell to the Madison Trojans 5-4 as the Trojans knocked in the winning run breaking the tie in the bottom of the seventh inning of the semifinal game. The game had been under a three-hour rain/weather delay and resumed play under heavy rain.
For Brad Heineman’s complete story, please see the June 3, 2015, edition of The Advance.
The Blissfield Royals baseball and softball teams journeyed to do battle in Onsted and returned with a pair of LCAA league championships. The Lady Royals were victorious twice with 1-0 and a 4-2 victories to complete their perfect league season with a 14-0 record.
The baseball Royals made it interesting, losing game one 7-6 forcing the Royals into a winner-take-all second game for the LCAA crown. Coach Larry Tuttle once again led his men into a league title with an 11-1 thumping of the Wildcats, mercying the home team in five innings.
For the rest of the story, please see the May 27, 2015, edition of The Advance.
Britton Deerfield women’s varsity basketball coach Craig Tanis announced his resignation from the top spot. Tanis spent four years as varsity coach for the Patriots. In an email sent to The Advance today he said he has been offered the position of assistant men’s basketball coach at Siena Heights University. Tanis also cited concerns over the Britton Deerfield Board of Education and Superintedent’s handling of some issues at Britton Deerfield Schools this spring.
Thirteen student athletes from Blissfield, Britton Deerfield and Whiteford have qualified for the state track finals this year.
In addition to Makayla Kaser, double winner in the shot put and discus from Blissfield, and Elli Betz who won the 100-meter hurdles and was a photo-finish second in the 300-meter hurdles in Division 3. , Josh Hall finished second in men’s shot put for Blissfield.
Dylan Murrin won the 800-meter event in Division 4 for Britton Deerfield.
Also, for Britton Deerfield, Jaymz Gibson was second in high jump. Also qualifying were Oda Laegran, Josh Papworth and Nate Papworth, Dakota Heiden, Janessa Handy, Megan Bower, Mariah Gotz and Samantha Noseda for BD.
Alexei Groff was second in the mile and a state qualifier for Whiteford in Division 4.
Makayla Kaser, Blissfield High School, set a new school shot put record and the regional shot put championship at the MHSAA regional track meet Friday afternoon at Erie-Mason High School with a throw of 37 feet 9 inches.
And before the event was over, she was also the winner of the discus and will be headed for the state meet in both discus and shot put.
Blissfield’s Elli Betz won the 100-meter hurdles and was second in a photo finish in the 300-meter hurdles to qualify for the state meet in both categories as well.
For the complete story, please see the May 20, 2015, edition of The Advance.
Erie-Mason ended the Blissfield Royals men’s basketball run in the second round of districts Tuesday, March 10. The Royals lost 71-44 after claiming a first-round win over BD.
For the complete story, please see the March 18, 2015, edition of The Advance.
The Lady Royals of Blissfield blazed through their women’s basketball district, but saw their fiery season snuffed out in the state tournament Tuesday, March 10, at the hands of Ypsilanti Ann Arbor Preperatory Gators which claimed a 58-38 victory in regional action.
For the complete story, please see the March 18 edition of The Advance.
The Blissfield High School men’s basketball team was the only team in The Advance’s coverage area to make it out of the opening salvo of district action Monday evening, by defeating Britton Deerfield 59-49 in the second game of the night.
Earlier, the Whiteford Bobcats had fallen to SMCC by a score of 82-39.
The Royals will face Erie-Mason at Summerfield in the second round of play at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Blissfield’s Noah Nieman earned a third-place finish in the Michigan State Wrestling Finals at The Palace Saturday.
He defeated Bronson senior Kahle Scheenks in triple overtime for the 6-5 margin, having mowed through five senior wrestlers in the weekend of competition.
For more, please see the March 11 edition of The Advance.