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Blissfield softball, Whiteford baseball lose after delays

Posted on June 2nd, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

The rain postponements of Saturday’s Blissfield softball and Whiteford’s baseball finals did the teams no favors when play resumed on Tuesday.
Blissfield fell 5-2 to the Clinton Lady Redskins on their home field. They had trailed 2-1 at the time the game was called due to weather three days earlier.
The Whiteford Bobcats were scoreless against the Summerfield Bulldogs, going down in district action 4-0.
Only the Whiteford Lady Bobcats softball team advances to regionals from The Advance’s coverage area.


District baseball, softball play at Blissfield delayed until Tuesday

Posted on May 31st, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

Both the baseball and softball district championship games from Blissfield’s Division 3 district tournament have been delayed an additional day.
As of 6 p.m. Sunday Whiteford will resume the district baseball game Monday.
Rain on Saturday caused the initial delays.
Both the baseball game between Clinton and Madison, and softball district game between Blissfield and Clinton team will be played at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Blissfield.
Whiteford and Summerfield had four-and-a-half innings completed when the rains came and forced a delay in the final game of the district tournament. The Bulldogs were leading 3-0 at the time. The game is scheduled to resume at 4 p.m. Monday.


Whiteford women claim 20th league crown

Posted on May 30th, by Marcia Loader in News, Sports. Comments Off

The Whiteford Lady Bobcats captured their 20th district softball title with an 8-3 victory over the Lady Bulldogs of Summerfield in the finals.
For the complete story, please see the June 3, 2015, edition of The Advance.


Blissfield softball, Whiteford baseball districts delayed to Monday

Posted on May 30th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

Whiteford High School’s baseball team and Blissfield High School’s softball team will have to wait until Monday to find out whether their seasons will continue after weather forced postponements of both of their games.
Blissfield’s Lady Royals beat Madison 3-1 in their semifinal game, but the final against the Clinton Lady Redskins was called in the second inning as Clinton held a 2-1 lead, with the game rescheduled to Monday afternoon.
The Whiteford Bobcats were trailing 3-0 to Summerfield in the middle of the fifth inning of the district final when the baseball game postponement to 4 p.m. Monday was announced due to rain.
For final results, watch www.blissfieldadvance.com and pick up the June 3, 2015, Advance which will also have graduation coverage for Blissfield, Whiteford and Britton Deerfield.


Britton Deerfield baseball and softball seasons end at Districts

Posted on May 30th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

Both the Britton Deerfield baseball and softball teams lost to the Redskins of Clinton Saturday in district semifinal action. The Patriot women lost 4-0 and the Patriot men went down by a score of 11-3.


Blissfield falls in district baseball semifinal

Posted on May 30th, by Marcia Loader in Sports. Comments Off

The Blissfield Royals rolled into baseball district play with a league title under their belts. But they fell to the Madison Trojans 5-4 as the Trojans knocked in the winning run breaking the tie in the bottom of the seventh inning of the semifinal game. The game had been under a three-hour rain/weather delay and resumed play under heavy rain.
For Brad Heineman’s complete story, please see the June 3, 2015, edition of The Advance.


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.