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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The Blissfield bowling team will send six women and five men to the regional bowling tournament at Airport Lanes in East Jackson Friday evening.
Women representing Blissfield are Emily Cueto, Madison Laroy, Abigail Duffy, Haley Street, Angela Woodbury and Erin MacBeth. Cueto had the highest score of the Royal bowlers at the district event in Morenci last Saturday scoring 705 pins in five games with a high game of 192. Laroy had a score of 693 in five games with a game high 176. Duffy followed with 631 and a game high 138. Street bowled 624 and had a game high of 138. Woodbury bowled 566 in five games with a game-high 134 and MacBeth bowled 553 with a game high 131.
Jayson Gilson bowled 804 to lead the men and had a game-high 182. Austin Rule finished with a … Read More »
The Blissfield varsity wrestling squad took seven contenders to regional competition at Hudson Saturday, but only one advanced to state. Dan Barta and Thomas Jackson both found victory on the day, but were unable to duplicate it and advance on to state competition.
Senior Dylan Thompson was victorious through the first two rounds of competition, before being matched up with 285-pound powerhouse Zach Rieger from host Hudson. He muscled out a 7-6 decision over Homer senior Tyler Prater who entered the tournament with a 35-3 record on the season. The road seemed to get just a little bit rockier for the Royal as his second match was against Gabe Beaubien of Sand Creek who defeated Thompson a week earlier in district competition. Thompson met the Aggie head on, however, and came out with a crucial and nail-biting 3-2 decision in overtime … Read More »
The Blissfield High School competitive cheer team placed seventh overall in district competition at Addison High School, Saturday morning. Michigan Center won the competition among the 13 schools present and qualified for regional berth. Also continuing on from the district is Madison, Vandercook Lake and Hudson.
The Blissfield men’s varsity basketball team was undersized and over matched by a deep and vertically gifted Onsted squad last Friday during the Coming Home celebrations in Blissfield. The Royals fought hard in front of the packed home house, but were unable to keep pace with the Wildcats in the 63-36 loss.
After soundly defeating the Sand Creek Aggies Tuesday, the Britton Deerfield men’s basketball team lost a close one to league-leader Madison 48-43 in Deerfield Friday evening, Feb. 15.
Tuesday evening, Feb. 12, the Patriots had an easy win over Sand Creek defeating them 54-39 on the road.
The Whiteford men’s basketball team lost two key Tri County Conference match ups last week pretty much eliminating any chance of a repeat performance as league champions. The Bobcats lost 52-43 to Clinton Friday night, Feb. 15, in overtime at Ottawa Lake. This … Read More »
The Blissfield women’s varsity basketball team made the Coming Home celebrations a little more special Friday night, Feb. 15, as they defeated the rival Onsted Wildcats 57-46. The Lady Royals used the packed house at Blissfield as an opportunity to avenge its 49-36 loss to Onsted Jan. 18.
DEERFIELD — It was a first for the Britton Deerfield women’s basketball program Friday evening. They were playing for a share of a Tri-County Championship. The Patriots ultimately fell to the Trojans 48-37 but not without a good fight.
The Patriots took a lot of momentum into the Madison game by defeating Sand Creek 75-53.
WHITEFORD — After a poor performance on Tuesday, the Lady Bobcats of Whiteford bounced back and played their best game of the season by defeating Clinton 66-36 Friday evening. They lost to Madison Tuesday night, Feb. 12.
The Summerfield Bulldogs may have defeated the visiting Whiteford Bobcats on their visit to their rival’s turf, but it was Colin Lake’s night to shine Jan. 5 as he became just one of nine Whiteford Bobcats to score over 1,000 points in his career. Lake reached that point in the Summerfield game with 1:58 left in the third quarter when he arced a three-point shot from his left side to break the barrier. Lake needed 14 points but scored 22 to place him ninth on the overall scoring list. But with several games left in the season and a whole season ahead of him next year he could easily move up that list very quickly. The Bobcats lost the contest 58-53.
The Blissfield varsity men’s basketball squad’s record dropped to 3-13 this week following a pair of losses to LCAA opponents. … Read More »
By Chad Hutchinson
The Blissfield varsity wrestling squad advanced seven of its members to the individual regional meet, following the individual district competition held at Blissfield High School Feb. 9.
Thomas Jackson, Dakota Underwood, Dylan Thompson, Zach Goetz, Luke Smith, Dan Barta and Grant Mitchell all qualified for regional competition.
The Royals suffered a quick exit from the team district tournament at Madison Feb. 6. The Sand Creek Aggies handed Blissfield a 66-12 defeat in the first round, with Jackson securing the lone victory for the Royals, according to Blissfield head coach Andy Ford.
The Blissfield varsity competitive cheer squad competed in the Adrian Invitational Saturday, Feb. 9. The Lady Royals finished in fifth place with a combined team score of 650.66. The Royals’ round scores consisted of 200.3 in the first round, 184.06 in the second and 263.3 in the third.
The Whiteford Bobcats women’s basketball team had a solid win against the Summerfield Bulldogs 48-33 Feb. 5.
It was a very physical match from beginning to end that the Whiteford women’s basketball team clinched in the fourth quarter against Whitmore Lake, winning 55-37 Feb. 8.
It was a team effort that put the Britton Deerfield women’s basketball team into a tie for second place in the Tri-County Conference by defeating Clinton 49-38 Tuesday, Feb. 5.
The Blissfield women’s varsity basketball team split a pair of LCAA contests last week, cruising past the Hillsdale Hornets 52-31 Feb. 5 before missed opportunities resulted in a 45-42 loss to the Columbia Central Golden Eagles on Friday, Feb. 8.
For the complete stories on these games, please see the Feb. 13, 2013, edition of The Advance.
It was the tale of two lanes for the Blissfield men’s and women’s bowling teams Thursday, Jan. 24 as they hosted the Hudson Tigers. The men’s team notched their first win of the season 23-7, while the women were edged by the Lady Tigers 16-14.
The Blissfield women’s bowling team split a pair of contests against Columbia Central and Clinton last week. The Lady Royal rollers defeated the Golden Eagles 25-5 Jan. 29, but were defeated by the Big Reds 29.5-.5 Jan. 31.
The Blissfield men’s squad took to the lanes against some talented competition last week, according to Southwell. The Royals fell to Columbia Central 23-7 Jan. 29 and Clinton 24-6 Jan. 31.
The Blissfield Royals hit the home mat for the final time of the 2012-13 regular season Wednesday, Jan. 23. Blissfield split the meet with Hillsdale and Clinton. The Royals swatted the Hillsdale Hornets 45-30, but were topped by the Big Reds 54-28.
The Blissfield varsity wrestling squad withstood the winter weather Saturday, Feb. 2 as members traveled in snowy conditions to compete in the LCAA tournament at Onsted. The Royals took sixth place in the tournament, with Dundee taking the top spot, followed by Hudson in second. Dundee and Hudson combined for 13 of the 14 total tournament champions.
WHITEFORD — The three-point shot appeared to put the Bobcats over the top as Whiteford’s men’s basketball team defeated the Morenci Bulldogs 69-62 on the road Jan. 22.
The Whiteford Bobcats men’s basketball team defeated the Britton Deerfield Patriots 69-57 from the freethrow line Friday evening.
BRITTON DEERFIELD — The Britton Deerfield Patriots once again saw a potential victory disappear in the first quarter as Whitmore Lake came from behind to defeat them 51-40 in the waning minutes Jan. 22.
The Britton Deerfield Patriots easily defeated Webberville Wednesday, Jan. 30, in a non-league contest on the road with a score of 48-27.
A sharp-shooting team with an accurate three-point shot defeated the Britton Deerfield Patriots 65-48 Jan. 25.
BLISSFIELD — The Blissfield men’s varsity basketball record stands at 3-9 overall and 2-6 in the LCAA following a pair of losses to Erie Mason and Ida last week. … Read More »
BLISSFIELD ROYALS — With the sting of defeat still fresh in their minds, the Blissfield Lady Royals took to the court Tuesday, Jan. 22, for their first contest following a 49-36 loss to the Onsted Wildcats. The Royals’ response to the loss was going to be a key to the success of the remainder of their season, according to head coach Ryan Gilbert. Blissfield responded with a wrath, and the Erie-Mason Eagles were on the receiving end of a 60-18 thrashing. The Royals’ victory was short-lived, however, as they were defeated by the Ida Bluestreaks 39-33 Friday, Jan. 25.
It was a conflicted Jan. 28-Feb. 1 week on the court for the Blissfield women’s basketball squad. The Lady Royals caged the LCAA rival Hudson Tigers in a lopsided 50-25 win Tuesday, Jan. 29, but were unable to carry over the winning momentum … Read More »
The Blissfield women’s varsity basketball squad finally met a foe that burst their perfect-season bubble after the Lady Royals completed a nail-biting fourth quarter comeback against the Britton Deerfield Patriots Tuesday, Jan. 15 to seal the 44-42 victory, their excitement was short-lived, as the Royals suffered their first loss of the season to the LCAA rival Onsted Wildcats Friday 49-36.
The Britton Deerfield women’s basketball team got back into the win column Friday evening with an easy victory over Morenci 39-9.
The Whiteford women’s basketball team went 1-1 last week, trampling Erie-Mason 51-28 Tuesday, Jan. 15, before going on the road and coming up short of a fourth-quarter comeback against Sand Creek 59-50 Friday. The split on the week brings the Lady Bobcats’ record to 7-5 on the season and 4-4 in the TCC.