Blissfield’s successful high school varsity baseball Coach Larry Tuttle was inducted into the Michigan Baseball Hall of Fame Thursday evening in Lansing. Here he is pictured next to his plaque. Please see the Aug. 12, 2015, edition of The Advance to read more about his achievement.
The rain postponements of Saturday’s Blissfield softball and Whiteford’s baseball finals did the teams no favors when play resumed on Tuesday.
Blissfield fell 5-2 to the Clinton Lady Redskins on their home field. They had trailed 2-1 at the time the game was called due to weather three days earlier.
The Whiteford Bobcats were scoreless against the Summerfield Bulldogs, going down in district action 4-0.
Only the Whiteford Lady Bobcats softball team advances to regionals from The Advance’s coverage area.
Both the baseball and softball district championship games from Blissfield’s Division 3 district tournament have been delayed an additional day.
As of 6 p.m. Sunday Whiteford will resume the district baseball game Monday.
Rain on Saturday caused the initial delays.
Both the baseball game between Clinton and Madison, and softball district game between Blissfield and Clinton team will be played at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Blissfield.
Whiteford and Summerfield had four-and-a-half innings completed when the rains came and forced a delay in the final game of the district tournament. The Bulldogs were leading 3-0 at the time. The game is scheduled to resume at 4 p.m. Monday.
The Whiteford Lady Bobcats captured their 20th district softball title with an 8-3 victory over the Lady Bulldogs of Summerfield in the finals.
For the complete story, please see the June 3, 2015, edition of The Advance.
Whiteford High School’s baseball team and Blissfield High School’s softball team will have to wait until Monday to find out whether their seasons will continue after weather forced postponements of both of their games.
Blissfield’s Lady Royals beat Madison 3-1 in their semifinal game, but the final against the Clinton Lady Redskins was called in the second inning as Clinton held a 2-1 lead, with the game rescheduled to Monday afternoon.
The Whiteford Bobcats were trailing 3-0 to Summerfield in the middle of the fifth inning of the district final when the baseball game postponement to 4 p.m. Monday was announced due to rain.
For final results, watch www.blissfieldadvance.com and pick up the June 3, 2015, Advance which will also have graduation coverage for Blissfield, Whiteford and Britton Deerfield.
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.