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Royal men win first round in Districts

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4th March

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

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4th March

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

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2nd March

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

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26th February

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.


Big Saturday night of events set for Feb. 22: Art, wine, Euchre!

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21st February

Want to get out of the house? The weather’s supposed to be fine Saturday, Feb. 22, and local residents have some fun choices for their time.

The Lights! Art! Action! Festival will take place in downtown Blissfield from 6-8:30 p.m. with self-lighted art displays and warming pits to keep visitors toasty. More than 240 pieces of art are expected in the new Blissfield DDA/Main Street event sponsored by Midwest Energy. From youth to professionals, six mediums of art will be displayed sharing a movement theme: drawing, painting, canvas work, photography, sculpture and pottery. The festival is free, but artwork will be for sale.

Also on Lane Street – 309 S. Lane, just south of the Downtown in Light of Christ Parish Hall – is the Winter Wineout and Beer-Tasting fundraiser for the Miss River Raisin Festival Scholarship Program. Twelve Michigan wines from Chateau … Read More »


Travelers advisory issued in Lenawee County 2-20-14

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20th February

Standing water, rainfall and warming temperatures have led the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with  Lenawee County Emergency Management and the Lenawee County Road Commission, to issue a traveler’s advisory for Lenawee County. With warming temperatures and rainfall, many county roads already have areas of standing high water over the roadway. Some could become impassable because of the high water.
According to the press release, it is impossible for the road commission to place signage on every road that may have areas of high water. The press release said motorists should detour around those flooded areas.
“Do not risk getting stranded in high water.”
The press release said these conditions could continue for several days.
“Citizens should also pay attention to the temperatures as they fluctuate over the next few days.”
Below freezing temperatures combined with water on the … Read More »


Lake leading all-time TCC scorer

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18th February

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

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12th February

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

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11th February

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

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7th February

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.