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Regional champs Lady Bobcats set sights on quarterfinal action

Posted on June 14th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off on Regional champs Lady Bobcats set sights on quarterfinal action

OTTAWA LAKE — What may have started off as a season of questions for the young Whiteford varsity Lady Bobcats, has now become a very memorable season for this year’s squad of varsity softball women and they are only three wins away from claiming a state title.
The Bobcats excelled this weekend on their home diamond as they swept their regional competition in division-four competition and held both Novi Franklin Road Christian and regional final opponent Southfield Christian scoreless.
Whiteford defeated Novi Franklin Road Christian in the regional semifinal game 10-0 in a mercy rule game and despite a low-scoring final, the Bobcat women came up on the upper hand of the contest, in a 2-0 victory, which helped Whiteford claim the regional title on its home field.
Results and coverage of that contest and additional Whiteford softball action in the team’s quest … Read More »


Tuttle coaches Royals to his 1200th career win

Posted on May 4th, by Marcia Loader in News, Sports. Comments Off on Tuttle coaches Royals to his 1200th career win

Blissfield High School baseball head Coach Larry Tuttle reached yet another milestone in his storied career Wednesday, May 4, as his Royals men presented him by his 1200th win as they notched a 16-5 victory over Ottawa Hills, Ohio, on the road.

For more on the achievement, please see the May 11, 2016, edition of The Advance.


Blissfield bass fishermen part of Adrian College team

Posted on April 29th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off on Blissfield bass fishermen part of Adrian College team

ADRIAN — Adrian College, with an enrollment of over 1,500 students is considered one of the Midwest’s top up-and-coming baccalaureate colleges, as per reports by U.S. News and World Report. The college has even been dubbed “The Cinderella College.”
While that may be true, another facet of the institution that continues to ride the “Cinderella” train is the college’s two-year-old varsity bass fishing program, which has earned national acclaim in the past six months.
The program includes Blissfield High School graduates Jacob Bayer and Ben Barrus, who officially signed on to the fishing program last summer where both he and Bayer continue to push this young program higher.
“It’s been a huge boost to have the momentum and the success behind us as we’ve been able to come out of the gate as a program,” said bass fishing head Coach Seth Borton. “Our … Read More »


Madison men’s basketball season ends at regionals

Posted on March 15th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off on Madison men’s basketball season ends at regionals

The Madison Trojans men’s basketball team’s run ended Monday evening with a 71-66 loss in the first round of regional play. No further information was available at press time.


Whiteford’s district title hopes dashed by SMCC

Posted on March 12th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off on Whiteford’s district title hopes dashed by SMCC

The Whiteford Bobcat men’s basketball team saw their season end at the hands of SMCC in this season’s district final, by a score of 67-34.

SMCC was just too big and too quick for the Bobcats to slow down.

For the complete story, please see the March 16, 2016, edition of The Advance.


Madison wins district men’s basketball championship

Posted on March 11th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off on Madison wins district men’s basketball championship

The Madison men’s basketball team won a hard battle against the Aggies of Sand Creek tonight (Friday, March 11), 54.49.

The district champion Trojans will not move on to regionals Monday at Ecorse.


Liggett hands Madison women a 47-47 regional loss.

Posted on March 10th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off on Liggett hands Madison women a 47-47 regional loss.

The Madison Lady Trojans’ basketball season ended in the regional finals Thursday night at the hand of Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett, which claimed a 47-37 win and with it, a regional championship at Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard.

The halftime score was 23-12.

Liggett now moves on to the state women’s basketball semifinals at Michigan Center.


Whiteford, Madison advance to men’s basketball finals against SMCC and Sand Creek

Posted on March 10th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off on Whiteford, Madison advance to men’s basketball finals against SMCC and Sand Creek

District semifinal men’s basketball games played Wednesday night have determined teams for the district finals games to be played Friday evening.
The Royals took an early 3-2 lead and trailed Whiteford by four points until a three-point shot by Cameron Iott with a just over a minute to go in the fourth quarter to stretch the lead to seven.
On the other side of the District 70  bracket Summerfield gave SMCC a good game trailing only by five going into the fifth quarter.
Whiteford and SMCC square off at 7 p.m. Friday for the district final.
In district 69 at Hudson, Madison led by two at halftime and Clinton went on to a five-point lead after three quarters however, the Trojans kept their composure that led them to a five-point victory. Sand Creek defeated Manchester in the second game and will play Madison at … Read More »


Madison Lady Trojans win first round in regionals

Posted on March 8th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off on Madison Lady Trojans win first round in regionals

The Madison women’s basketball team brought home a semifinal win in regional play tonight (Tuesday, March 8) crushing regional host Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard, 49-23.

The Lady Trojans will advance to the finals Thursday facing Grosse Pointe Woods at Gabriel Richard.


SMCC ends BD women’s district crown hopes

Posted on March 6th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off on SMCC ends BD women’s district crown hopes

The SMCC Kestrels basketball team made their free throws down the stretch to claim a district title 43-31  over the Britton Deerfield Lady Patriots in the championship game Friday evening.

For the complete story, please see the March 9, 2016, edition of The Advance.


Bangerter finishes third, Nieman fourth at state wrestling finals

Posted on March 6th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off on Bangerter finishes third, Nieman fourth at state wrestling finals

The two Blissfield Royals wrestlers who competed in the state finals this weekend at The Palace of Auburn Hills finished third and fourth in their respective weight classes Saturday after going 1-1 on Friday.

In Saturday’s consolation semi final, Caleb Bangerter captured a third place by virtue of finishing 2-0 on the day in division four’s 215 lb. weight class.

Noah Nieman finished fourth in the 135 lb. class of division four to finish in fourth place.  He won his semifinal match was denied a consecutive third after losing in the third-place finals.


Blissfield wrestlers win in day one of state tournament

Posted on March 3rd, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off on Blissfield wrestlers win in day one of state tournament

By Brad Heineman

Noah Nieman and Caleb Bangerter, Blissfield High School wrestlers, both won their matches at The Palace in the opening rounds of competition of the MHSAA State Wrestling Tournament.

Bangerter pinned Merrill’s James Castillo in just over two minutes at the 215 lb. weight class.

Nieman defeated Lutheran Westland’s Andy Faith in an 18-2 decision at the 135-lb. weight class.

Each will wrestle Friday in the quarterfinal round beginning at 10:30 a.m.

For the complete story and coverage of the tournament, please see the March 9, 2016, edition of The Advance.


Madison Lady Trojans headed to district championship game

Posted on March 2nd, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off on Madison Lady Trojans headed to district championship game

When the Redskins of Clinton met the Trojans of Madison in district women’s basketball action Wednesday night in Sand Creek, it was the Lady Trojans who won the war and opportunity to play for the championship Friday evening.

The TCC rivals fought to a 42-36 Madison victory Wednesday evening after Trojans won their first game in districts Monday night.

The complete story on Madison’s quest for the title will be in the March 9, 2016, edition of The Advance. 


BD women end Whiteford’s basketball season; advance to finals

Posted on March 2nd, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off on BD women end Whiteford’s basketball season; advance to finals

The Britton Deerfield Lady Patriots will march into the championship women’s district basketball game Friday evening to do battle with the St. Mary’s Catholic Central  Kestrels.

BD downed the TCC league opponent Whiteford Bobcats 47-33 Wednesday night after winning the district opener Monday night.

SMCC reached the finals by virtue of a defeat of the Blissfield Lady Royals.


SMCC takes down Blissfield women’s basketball

Posted on March 2nd, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off on SMCC takes down Blissfield women’s basketball

The Kestrels of St. Mary’s Catholic Central did what so many SMCC teams – basketball, football – have done to Blissfield Royal hopes: dashed their playoff hopes.

For the Lady Royals of Blissfield, who have had a sweetheart season marred only by a pair of losses to LCAA league rival Columbia Central, this loss came Wednesday night in Blissfield’s first appearance in district play after drawing a first-round bye. The Kestrals swooped off with a 53-43 win over Blissfield and will face the Britton Deerfield Lady Patriots Friday evening for the district championship.

For the complete story on the end to Blissfield’s season, please see the March 9, 2016, edition of The Advance.



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