Britton Deerfield men’s and women’s basketball teams swept Tri-County Conference foe Whiteford Friday, Dec. 19 in Bobcat territory. The Patriot men picked up their first win by a sdore of 83-73, and the Lady Pats won 63-39, and go into the holiday break with a 4-0 record on the season.
For the complete story, please pick up The Advance Dec. 24 edition, which will also feature Christmas greetings from area businesses.
The Blissfield men’s basketball team, for the first time under the direction of Coach Ron Estes, long-time Blissfield football coach, beat the Whiteford Bobcats 61-48 in season-opening action Tuesday, Dec. 9 on home floor.
A slow pace in the fourth quarter and pressure from the visiting Bobcats helped lessen the margin of difference.
For Brad Heineman’s story and photos, please pick up the Dec. 17, 2014, edition of The Advance. And pick up a Dec. 10, 2014, edition now for the game-opening performances of the women of Blissfield, Whiteford and Britton Deerfield basketball, as well as Blissfield competitive cheer and bowling. You’ll find the bonus of the Winter Sports Preview and a 2015 Community Calendar.
SMCC swept Blissfield three games to none to claim the class C District championship in volleyball at Erie-Mason Saturday afternoon. Scores were 25-17, 25-15 and 25-18.
For Brad Heineman’s complete story, please see the Nov. 12, 2014, edition of The Advance.
The Whiteford Bobcats’ football playoff hopes were left on the field of the host Morenci Bulldogs who put a 42-22 bite on the ‘Cats in district final action Friday night.
But the Bobcats made it a fight. The game was scoreless through the first quarter, with Morenci going into halftime with just a 14-6 lead, which may have surprised some after racking up impressive point spreads in the regular season. The majority of the scoring came in the second half with Morenci putting 28 more points on the scoreboard to Whiteford’s 16 second-half point, and sealing the deal to advance in state playoff action next week.
For the complete story, please see Brad Heineman’s story in the Nov. 12, 2014, edition of The ADVANCE!
Blissfield volleyball will play in the district championship game Saturday after defeating Summerfield’s Lady Bulldogs in semi-final action. The Royals earned 25-11, 25-6 and 25-10 wins for the opportunity to face St. Mary Catholic Central in the finals at 1 p.m. on the Erie-Mason High School court.
The Blissfield Royals advance in district action Tuesday night, downing Britton Deerfield in in a three-game sweep.
The promising Whiteford volleyball season came to a disappointing end for the Bobcats at the hands of perennial season-spoilers from Monroe SMCC in district action Tuesday night. Scores were Whiteford 25-21, then SMCC took the next three 25-10, 25-15 and 25-22.
The Whiteford Bobcats didn’t let rotten weather spoil their Halloween night. They handily defeated the visiting Lutheran Westland Warriors 64-6 and advance to play Morenci in week two of MHSAA high school football playoffs.
For the complete story, please see Brad Heineman’s coverage in the Nov. 5, 2014, edition of The Advance.
The Whiteford Bobcats made one step closer to the playoffs with a 56-7 rout of Madison Friday night.
Meanwhile, Blissfield and Britton Deerfield both suffered losses.
Blissfield hosted the Erie-Mason Eagles and fell to the visitors 40-24.
Britton Deerfield was defeated 61-8 by the Morenci Bulldogs.
For the complete stories on these games, please see the Oct. 22, 2014, edition of The Advance.
The Blissfield High School Royals varsity men’s soccer team, which has thrilled local fans all season long and won the ISL championship for the first time in the program’s history, saw its season end on a rainy Tuesday afternoon at the hands of Lenawee Christian School, 4-1, in district action.
LCS went into halftime up 2-0 in the game, played in Blissfield.
Royal Josiah Makula scored Blissfield’s only goal in the second half with 8:36 remaining, trailing 3-1 at that point. Ultimately, LCS won the postseason game with two goals from Chris Drewery and a goal each from Jessie Maguire and David Park.
Blissfield had beaten LCS twice earlier in the season, but the third time did not prove to be a charm for the Royals in 2014.
For the game details, please see the Oct. 22, 2014, edition of The Advance. But for a review of the Royals’ championship … Read More »
A 5K trail run for the public has been scheduled immediately after the Saturday, Oct. 11, Lenawee County Cross Country Championship at Gerber Park, near Blissfield, Michigan. The “Autumn Color Tour Trail Run” is a 5K run/walk to benefit the Miss River Raisin Festival Scholarship Program. The event will take place on the Lenawee County championship cross country course at Gerber Hill Park, used just minutes earlier by local high school athletes to determine the season’s best runners. “Over the years, parents and friends of high school athletes have told our local cross country coach that they would like a chance to run on this trail,” said organizer Marcia Loader, executive director of the Miss River Raisin Festival Scholarship Program. “It’s a lovely park and challenging run course and Gerber Park is beautiful and in peak color at this … Read More »
The Blissfield Royals felt the homecoming magic Friday night, earning their first win of the season 33-7 over Columbia Central Eagles with plenty of completed passes and interceptions, too.
Another local homecoming football squad, the Whiteford Bobcats, hosted Whitmore Lake and treated their guests to a 38-6 defeat.
However, the Britton Deerfield Patriots, while celebrating homecoming, fell to visiting Summerfield’s Bulldogs who left town with a 42-21 win.
For the complete stories as well as the Britton Deerfield homecoming results, please see the Oct. 8, 2014, edition of The Advance, which will also include the Fall and Winter Visitor’s Guide.
The varsity football teams of Blissfield, Britton Deerfield and Whiteford all suffered week-five road losses on a mild Friday, Sept. 26 evening.
The Onsted Wildcats came from behind to defeat the Blissfield Royals 22-19. Britton Deerfield’s Patriots lost to Madison 41-0. And the Whiteford Bobcats fell to Summerfield Bulldogs 18-8.
Next Friday, all three teams will be on familiar turf celebrating their respective homecomings.
For details on these games and homecoming previews, please see the Oct. 1, 2014, edition of The Advance.
The Blissfield High School volleyball program will host a Dig Pink fundraiser for breast cancer awareness and research Tuesday.
The event begins at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, when the freshmen and junior varsity squads begin play, followed by the varsity. The teams will face Columbia Central and are aiming to fill the stands.
To support their fundraising efforts, the teams will have a silent auction and bake sale. They will also honor breast cancer survivors at the game. Team members will be “pinked out” wearing special pink uniforms.
The Whiteford Bobcats were the only winning cause in Friday night football action for The Advance coverage area, downing the Britton Deerfield Patriots by a score of 44-12.
In Blissfield, the Royals played Ida in their home-opener, but fell to the visitors, 41-7.
For the complete game stories on these and other sports from the week, please see the Sept. 24, 2014, edition of The Advance.