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Royal men and women win twin LCAA crowns

Posted on May 22nd, by Marcia Loader in News, Sports. Comments Off

The Blissfield Royals baseball and softball teams journeyed to do battle in Onsted and returned with a pair of LCAA league championships. The Lady Royals were victorious twice with 1-0 and a 4-2 victories to complete their perfect league season with a 14-0 record.

The baseball Royals made it interesting, losing game one 7-6 forcing the Royals into a winner-take-all second game for the LCAA crown. Coach Larry Tuttle once again led his men into a league title with an 11-1 thumping of the Wildcats, mercying the home team in five innings.
For the rest of the story, please see the May 27, 2015, edition of The Advance.


Tanis leaves BD to take position at SHU

Posted on May 18th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

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 Advance readership area youths headed for state meeting

Posted on May 17th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

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.


Kaser sets shotput record for BHS as regional champ; Betz also statebound

Posted on May 15th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

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.


Royal men’s basketball season over

Posted on March 12th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

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.


Ypsi Ann Arbor Prep puts cap on Lady Royals’ state run

Posted on March 10th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

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.


Blissfield men defeat BD to advance in district play

Posted on March 9th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

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.


Nieman finishes third at state wrestling finals

Posted on March 7th, by Marcia Loader in News, Sports. Comments Off

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.


Blissfield women advance

Posted on March 7th, by Marcia Loader in News, Sports. Comments Off

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.


Blissfield women triumph over BD

Posted on February 24th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

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.


Lady Royals trump Madison

Posted on February 17th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

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.


GRAND NIGHT: Whiteford’s Bunge hits 1000th point on 2-17-15

Posted on February 17th, by Marcia Loader in News, Sports. Comments Off

Janie Bunge had a grand ole’ time Tuesday night.
She hit the 1000-career-points mark in a 45-25 loss to Ida. Bunge recorded the milestone with 7:01 remaining in the game with an and-one at the free-throw line to cut the Ida lead to 28-18.
Overall, she scored 14 points in the loss – more than half her team’s total, bringing her career total to 1005 after tonight’s game.
For the complete story, please see the Feb. 25, 2015, edition of The Advance.


Sports headlines in Feb. 18, 2015, edition of The Advance

Posted on February 17th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

The Advance of Blissfield takes its sports seriously. If you haven’t picked up a Feb. 18, 2015, edition, these are the sports headlines you are missing:
1. Bangerter, Nieman wrestle way to regionals
2. Lady Royals back on track with wins over E-M, Onsted
3. Eagles swoop into BHS for a big 71-41 victory
4. Big quarters lift ‘Cats to win
5. Patriot women endure toughest week of season
6. Patriot men lose two
7. Whiteford women down Whitmore Lake in makeup game
8. Royal cheer team looks to districts
Along with these stories which often include a second game from the week are many Advance photos. Don’t forget to check our Photo Galleries button on this page to see the photos that may not have made the paper, as well as those that did.


Janie Bunge: Nine points shy of 1000-point career

Posted on February 17th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

Whiteford Bobcat basketball senior Janie Bunge is just nine points away from a 1000-point career. Will she hit her mark tonight, Feb. 17, 2015, at home against Ida?
Check back for results tonight! And see the Feb. 25 edition of The Advance for the full story!


Bangerter, Nieman advance for Royals to regionals

Posted on February 17th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

Only two Blissfield High Schools wrestlers will remain on the mat for the season, as sophomore’s Noah Nieman (135 pounds) and Caleb Bangerter (189 pounds) finished within the top four of their wrestling brackets in the Division 4 individual wrestling districts Feb. 14 at Clinton. Nieman finished third in the 135-pound bracket, with Bangerter claiming second in the 189-pound division.