By Chad Hutchinson
Britton Deerfield middle school teacher and varsity cross country and men’s track coach Jay Yockey is lacing up his running shoes once again to participate in the 2013 Boston Marathon April 15. Yockey, a former Blissfield High School and Adrian College cross country and track standout, is joining a field of over 20,000 runners and putting his endurance to the test for the 26.2-mile trek. Yockey finished in ninth place at the Glass City Marathon in Toledo last April with a time of two hours and 48 minutes to qualify for the Boston Marathon. His qualifying time places him 908th in the corral-one, wave-one grouping, which is the first-division of runners behind the “elite” participants.
Dr. Kent Benham, Ottawa Lake, is also running in the fabled marathon.
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Blissfield junior Claire Denecker was named Special Mention All-State selection in women’s basketball. Special mention is considered second-team all state. She was also a unanimous first-team all-LCAA league selection locally.
Sophomore Emma Essen was a second-team all-league selection as a guard for the women’s basketball program in Blissfield. Senior captain Jordan Willson was an all-league honorable mention selection for the Royals’ men’s basketball team.
A trio of TCC standouts have received All-State recognition for their efforts during the 2012-2013 basketball season. Whiteford junior Colin Lake was chosen as a first-team selection for the second consecutive season. To add to Lake’s “grand” season, he also broke the 1,000 point career mark during his junior campaign.
Britton Deerfield’s Cambria Handy was named a special mention selection for the Class-C All-State selections, along with sophomore teammate Morgan Tanis. The pair of Lady Patriots were special mention selections which is considered second-team. Handy also added to her season success by breaking the 1,000-career-point barrier as a Patriot.
The home Monroe St Mary Catholic Central men’s basketball team took a 19-2 record, a home-court district advantage and disappointed the Whiteford Bobcats 70-49 in the second game of the evening Wednesday, March 6.
SMCC will face Summerfield for the district crown Friday night on the SMCC floor.
The second round of men’s basketball district play marked the end of the season for the Blissfield Royals, who lost to Summerfield Wednesday, March 6, 61-49 at SMCC.
The Royals had earned their way into the district semis after a one-point victory over Britton Deerfield in opening action Monday night.
Adrian Madison ended the Blissfield Royals playoff run Tuesday night, March 5, 2013, as the Lady Royals found themselves on the short end of a 43-33 score in thewomen’s basketball regional opener in Hudson.
The Royals had clinched their district title Friday night over the Whiteford Lady Bobcats.
Please see the full story in the March 13, 2013, edition of The Advance.
MONR0E – One thing that is guaranteed when the Blissfield Royals and the Britton Deerfield Patriots men’s basketball teams play a game fans wiill be on the edge of their seats until the very end.
Once again Blissfield was victorious over the Patriots by a score of one, defeating them 48-47 in the clock ran out in overtime Monday evening in the first round of district play.
In a game that went back and forth from the beginning it came down to who had one last play in the end and Blissfield capitalized on a missed freethrow attempt by Jordan Osbun and Felipe Cazares scooped up the rebound and dribbled down the court and made the layup to get the win.
For the complete story by Melissa Burnor, please see the March 6, 2013, edition of The Advance.
The Blissfield Royals will advance to regional play this week after defeating the Whiteford Lady Bobcats Friday night on their home floor, 39-26.
The Lady Royals, though having trailed early, led Whiteford 24-18 at halftime, then continued on for the women’s basketball district championship.
For more, please see the March 6, 2013, edition of The Advance.
Blissfield Royal Dylan Thompson finished the MHSAA state wrestling championships in fourth place.
Thompson won the three matches leading up to the fourth-place finish in triple time.
For more, please see the March 6, 2013, edition of THE ADVANCE
Blissfield High School’s Dylan Thompson won his first match in the MHSAA state wrestling finals Thursday afternoon by a pin in the second period.
He will face his next opponent at 11 a.m. Friday, March 1, at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Blissfield High School women’s basketball team defeated the Britton Deerfield Lady Patriots 56-46 in round two of district action at Blissfield Wednesday, Feb. 27.
BD had arrived at the second round after winning Monday night, but Blissfield had drawn a first-round bye.
Whiteford’s Lady Bobcats downed the SMCC Kestrals in game two Wednesday, 60-50, to advance to district finals Friday night. Whiteford had won their round-one game Monday.
The Royals will face off against Whiteford in the district finals at Blissfield High School Friday night for the championship.
Due to weather, the Blissfield High School men’s basketball game for Tuesday, Feb. 26, has been cancelled, according to an email from Steve Babbitt, athletic director at BHS.
Blissfield athletic history was made Saturday as Royal varsity bowler Emily Cueto became the first Blissfield roller to qualify for the state individual competition.
Cueto posted a total pin fall of 1014 over six games to lock up a spot at the state tournament at Sterling Heights Saturday, March 2.
Here she is in one of her earlier outings of the season at Rich Lanes.
The Britton Deerfield Patriots and Whiteford Bobcats both battled their way into the second round of the district tournament. Whiteford avenged a district defeat to Summerfield from last year and the Patriots sealed a victory over Erie Mason and Cambria Handy broke the 1,000-point barrier.
It was sweet revenge for the Whiteford women’s varsity basketball squad Monday night, Feb. 25. The Lady Bobcats were knocked out of the 2012 district tournament by the Summerfield Bulldogs on Whiteford’s home court. A year later, it’s a different story as the Bobcats bullied the Bulldogs for a 59-35 first-round win.
It was a special night for the Britton Deerfield varsity women’s basketball team Monday night. The Lady Patriots locked up a 50-31 first-round victory in the district tournament over the Erie Mason Eagles, as Cambria Handy scored her 1,000th point in just her junior season.
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The Britton Deerfield Patriots basketball team is in the midst of a winning streak they are hoping they can keep riding into the district tournament next week. The Patriots shocked the Addison Panthers Feb. 18 with a one-point win overtime, defeating them 51-50.
The Patriots carried the winning momentum into their victory against improving Tri County Conference foe, Whitmore Lake the following night beating them 61-60 at Deerfield.
A strong third-quarter performance kept the Blissfield men’s varsity basketball squad in reach of the Erie Mason Eagles Tuesday, but the Royals were unable to complete the effort and suffered a 58-52 loss.
Blissfield may have an opportunity at redemption against the Eagles if the two meet in next week’s district tournament. The Royals open up the district tournament against Britton Deerfield at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 4 at Saint Mary’s Catholic Central.
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