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.
The Blissfield women’s basketball team won 65-34 over the Eagles of Erie-Mason.
The Royals had led by 40-10 at halftime.
For the complete story, please see the March 11 edition of The Advance.
They will play Arbor Prep High School at Whitmore Lake High School at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10.
In an exciting matchup, the Blissfield Royal women’s basketball team won a hard-fought battle over the Britton Deerfield Lady Patriots, 47-41.
The teams will be rematched Monday night in the opening round of district play at 5:30 p.m. at Erie-Mason’s high school gymnasium.
For the complete story, please see the March 4 edition of The Advance.
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.