Blissfield High School junior wrestler Noah Nieman may have had a halfway easy trek for two of the most important wins of his high school wrestling career.
Against a Lenawee County Athletic Association dual meet of teams including Columbia Central and Onsted, Nieman and his Royal comrades hosted their second home wrestling meet of the year Jan. 20.
It was a perfect setting for the Blissfield grappler to claim his 100th career wrestling victory in front of a home crowd.
Nieman entered the evening of wrestling with 98 overall career wins and his climb to 100 was made easy when Columbia Central failed to match weight at 135 lbs.
His next opponent came in Onsted’s Brittany Ratliff, a female opponent Nieman pinnedher in the first period for win number 100. Nieman pinned Ratliff at 1:43 on the clock and his victory was followed by … Read More »
Though Bobcat Jake Becki scored on a 23-yard touchdown catch at the end of the fourth quarter, it wasn’t enough to overtake Waterford who won the state MHSAA semifinal game 36-20 and advances next weekend to play in the state finals at Ford Field. The two-point conversion failed.
FOURTH QUARTER UPDATE:
Waterford scores in the fourth quarter and follows it with a two-point conversion, now leading as of 2:50 p.m. 30-14.
With 3:31 left to play at 3:02 p.m., Waterford scores again for a 36-14 lead on a 28-yard run. The Bobcats prevent the conversion attempt
THIRD QUARTER UPDATE:
The only score of the third quarter was a Jesse Kiefer one-yard run to make the score Waterford 22, Whiteford 14.
FIRST HALF…Whiteford trails 22-8 at halftime in the MHSAA state semifinal football playoff against Waterford at Hazel Park High School Saturday afternoon.
Though the drive in … Read More »
The Whiteford Bobcats won their regional football title Saturday afternoon as visitors to Climax-Scotts’ turf, 48-14. They move on to the semifinals Nov. 21 – one game away from the state finals at Ford Field. If they win the semifinal, they move on to Detroit to play the following weekend.
Here’s how the scoring went:
The Bobcats draw blood again for a 48-14 lead with another Kiefer touchdown run of seven yards. Eitinear chipped in the two-point conversion run.
Climax-Scotts scores a touchdown but fails to make the conversion for a score of 40-14, Bobcats still leading.
As the end of the second quarter neared, Jesse Kiefer made a 27-yard touchdown catch on a slant play, and then caught the two-point conversion pass for a 40-8 lead that the Bobcats took into the locker room against Climax-Scotts at half time.
The Panthers … Read More »
The Whiteford Bobcats will face Climax Scotts in the MHSAA Division 8 high school regional final at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, according to Whiteford High School athletic director Nate Gust.
Blissfield’s Casey Reed won all-state honors in cross country Saturday, Nov. 7 with a 14th-place individual finish in Division 3 at the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s state cross country finals. In team scoring, she was 13th.
Reed led the a strong Royal women’s team to a 10th-place finish in the championship at Michigan International Speedway.
For the complete story by Melissa Burnor, please see the Nov. 11, 2015, edition of The Advance.
On Monday night in women’s volleyball district play, the Kestrels of SMCC took out Britton Deerfield’s Patriots (See the Nov. 4, 2015, edition of The Advance).
Then, on Wednesday, Nov. 4, they snuffed LCAA league champs Blissfield in a 3-0 semifinal sweep.
And on Friday, they met the Whiteford Lady Bobcats who looked good, but fell in a 3-0 sweep in the district final.
For Brad Heineman’s coverage of the semifinal and final matches, please see the Nov. 11, 2015, edition of The Advance.
The Whiteford Bobcats proved to be top dog in state high school football playoff action against the Bulldogs of Morenci tonight (Friday).
The ‘Cats claimed the District crowned against the district’s top seed, Morenci, playing the Bulldogs in Morenci and defeating them there for the second time this season. With the 26-6 victory, Whiteford now moves on to regional play next week.
For Brad Heineman’s complete story, please see The Advance Nov. 11, 2015, edition.
The Madison Trojan women’s volleyball team faced a tight 2-2 tie with Manchester going into the Distict Final last set Thursday evening, but fell to host Manchester 15-5 in the end.
For the complete story, please see the Nov. 11, 2015, edition of The Advance.
The Bobcats of Whiteford proved “top dogs” as they took down the Summerfield Bulldogs at Summerfield Friday night in a 20-14 football playoff showdown.
The Bobcats will now take on more Bulldogs – those of Morenci – next Friday night, after Morenci battled the Lenawee Christian Cougars and beat those cats last Friday.
Whiteford defeated Morenci earlier in the season. All three teams tied for second place in the Tri-County Conference this fall.
Britton Deerfield’s Patriots marched against visiting Whitmore Lake Friday night and treated the homefield crowd to a 38-16 win to end the 2015 season.
Whiteford, guaranteed a playoff berth, were defeated 36-18 by Clinton in a TCC league showdown, finishing the regular season 7-2 overall and 5-2 in the TCC. A win would have seen Clinton and Whiteford tie 6-1 for the league title.
Meanwhile, Blissfield led twice against Dundee in Viking Country, but fell 28-16.
Madison traveled to Morenci where the Bulldogs were victorious, 44-0.
For the complete stories on these games, please see the Oct. 28, 2015, edition of The Advance.
The Madison Trojans celebrated a 40-12 victory over Whitmore Lake on the football gridiron Friday night in Tri County Conference action.
Meanwhile, Blissfield fell to LCAA foe Hillsdale 35-0 at home before the Hall of Fame and Senior Night crowd; and Britton Deerfield fell to Sand Creek by a score of 48-0.
For these full reports, please see the Oct. 14 edition of The Advance.
When the cats met the dogs Friday night, it was the cats that won this football fight – the Whiteford Bobcats that is, while the Morenci Bulldogs saw their 5-1 season drop to 5-2 as the Bobcats locked in another playoff berth with a 34-6 victory. Whiteford is now 6-1 on the season.
For the complete story, please see the Oct. 14 edition of The Advance.
It was a long night of volleyball in the Tri-County Conference opener between Britton Deerfield and Whiteford on Sept. 10. In the end nine matches played, Whiteford’s TCC winning streak had been broken and the two squads split a double-header for identical 1-1 records in the Tri-County Conference.
In the Britton Deerfield High School gym. the Patriots took the first two games of the first set. 25-19, 25-21. But the Bobcats came back and won the next three 25-20, 25-23 and 15-13. The Bobcats won the first match in the second part of the double-header 25-21 and then the Patriots came back to win the next three 25-19, 26-24 and 25-15.
The Bobcats increased their winning streak to 42 consecutive games by winning the first set. However, it was broken by the Patriots in … Read More »
League play began Friday, Sept. 11 for local football teams.
Blissfield gave LCAA perennial foes the Hudson Tigers all they could handle. Though the visiting Tigers won 36-26, Blissfield led their guests twice on the evening. It was only at the end that Hudson stretched a two-point lead into a 10-point difference with a touchdown and two-point conversion.
Madison opened TCC league play with Clinton and played head-to-head with an eight-point tie in the second quarter. However, the Redskins went ahead with nine seconds left in the first half, then won 37-21.
Whiteford and Britton Deerfield met in their TCC opener, with the Bobcats devouring the Patriots 60-6.
For more details on these games, please see the Sept. 16 edition of The Advance.
UPDATE: 10:32 p.m.
The Blissfield Royals waited for two hours Thursday night at the Clinton football field until the threshold passed due to lightning and thunder delays. However, at 9 p.m., it was announced that the game – which was never played – was delayed until 7 p.m. Friday night.
The Madison/Onsted game was rescheduled at 10:31 p.m. and will resume at 6 p.m. Friday at Madison. This game had been suspended prior to halftime when the score stood knotted at 7-7.
For the second year in a row, the Patriot and Viking contest will roll over into a second day. Officials suspended the football game until noon Friday at Dundee. After playing nearly a complete quarter, Dundee had a slight 2-0 lead over Britton Deerfield.
Whiteford won, defeating Erie-Mason 38-6. The game was called on account of weather with 5:26 left in the … Read More »