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#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
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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.


BD vs Whiteford: Women’s and men’s basketball

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7th February

In a TCC showdown, the Britton Deerfield women’s basketball team traveled to Whiteford and defeated the home team Bobcats 54.43.

When it came to the men, the Bobcats turned the table and defeated the Patriots 76-44.

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


Royal wrestlers win team districts

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6th February

The Blissfield Royals defeated Erie Mason Thursday evening on home mats to win the 2014 Team Districts in wrestling.

Be sure to pick up the Feb. 12, 2014, edition of The Advance to read the full story.


Team Wrestling District postponed until Thursday

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5th February

The MHSAA Team District Wrestling Tournament for today has been cancelled due to weather related travel issues, according to Steve Babbitt, Blissfield High School athletic director.  The Team District will be moved to tomorrow (Thursday, Feb. 6).


BHS sports rescheduling: Jan. 29, 2014

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29th January

From the Blissfield athletic director, Steve Babbitt … due to school closings Monday-Wednesday, Jan. 27-29:

The JV / varsity women’s basketball home game scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 29 vs. Hillsdale has been rescheduled (for the fourth time) to Monday, February 10.

The JV/varsity basketball games vs. Hudson which were set for Tuesday, Jan. 28 have been rescheduled for Monday February 17. The women will play at home and the men will play in Hudson.


Women’s basketball: Jan. 29, 2014

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28th January

The Whiteford women’s varsity basketball team pulled out a pair of victories over the Clinton Redskins and Erie-Mason Eagles.

The Lady Bobcats came out on top 48-44 against Clinton Jan. 17 and trounced Erie-Mason 48-29 Jan. 21.

For the complete story on these wins as well as the Blissfield-Britton Deerfield women’s basketball matchup, please pick up the Jan. 29, 2014, edition of The Advance.


Blissfield wrestling: Jan. 29, 2014, edition

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28th January

The Blissfield varsity wrestling team hit the mat last Wednesday and muscled its way to a 41-27 victory over Hillsdale.

The Royals also sent a trio of wrestlers to the county all-star tournament Friday at Adrian College. Representing the purple and gold were Noah Nieman, Caleb Bangerter and Dakota Underwood.

For the full story, please see the Jan. 29, 2014, edition of The Advance.


Men’s basketball: Jan. 29, 2014, edition

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28th January

The Whiteford varsity men’s basketball team went 2-1 in their previous three contests. The Bobcats were edged by TCC rival Madison 47-43 Jan. 14. Whiteford responded with back-to-back wins over Clinton 77-52 (Jan. 17) and Erie-Mason 79-64 (Jan. 21).

See the Jan. 29, 2014, edition for the full Britton Deerfield vs Blissfield men’s basketball story, too, as the Patriots defeated Blissfield 60-50.