- FOOTBALL: Sept. 30 Whiteford clinches playoff berth with winThe Whiteford Bobcats remained perfect on the season defeating the Madison Trojans 54-16 on their home turf. And on top of the win, they earned an automatic playoff berth with their 6-0 record. For the complete story, please see the Oct. 5 edition of The Advance.
- Blissfield Royals win a mud-bowl Homecoming
A rainy, muddy Blissfield High School homecoming was just what the doctor ordered for the Royals who defeated the visiting Dundee Vikings 20-6 Friday night.
Wearing their special black-and-purple uniforms with yellow outline numbers, it was impossible often to make out who made the hit or carried the ball for the winning cause, but hit and carry they did to earn a homecoming LCAA league victory.
For the complete story, please see the Oct. 5 edition of The Advance.
- Friday Night Scores: Sept. 9
Whiteford 66, Britton Deerfield 14
Ida 43, Blissfield 0
Clinton 28, Madison 20
- Regional champs Lady Bobcats set sights on quarterfinal action
OTTAWA LAKE — What may have started off as a season of questions for the young Whiteford varsity Lady Bobcats, has now become a very memorable season for this year’s squad of varsity softball women and they are only three wins away from claiming a state title.
The Bobcats excelled this weekend on their home diamond as they swept their regional competition in division-four competition and held both Novi Franklin Road Christian and regional final opponent Southfield Christian scoreless.
Whiteford defeated Novi Franklin Road Christian in the regional semifinal game 10-0 in a mercy rule game and despite a low-scoring final, the Bobcat women came up on the upper hand of the contest, in a 2-0 victory, which helped Whiteford claim the regional title on its home field.
Results and coverage of that contest and additional Whiteford softball action in the team’s quest for a state title can be found in next Wednesday’s edition of The Advance, June 22.
Also still in the hunt for a division-four state title is fellow Tri-County Conference opponent Morenci. The Lady Bulldogs faced Decatur yesterday as well and the winner of that contest will play the winner of the Whiteford/Unionville-Sebewaing contest Friday June 17 at Michigan State University for the state semifinals.
- Tuttle coaches Royals to his 1200th career win
Blissfield High School baseball head Coach Larry Tuttle reached yet another milestone in his storied career Wednesday, May 4, as his Royals men presented him by his 1200th win as they notched a 16-5 victory over Ottawa Hills, Ohio, on the road.
For more on the achievement, please see the May 11, 2016, edition of The Advance.
- Blissfield bass fishermen part of Adrian College team
ADRIAN — Adrian College, with an enrollment of over 1,500 students is considered one of the Midwest’s top up-and-coming baccalaureate colleges, as per reports by U.S. News and World Report. The college has even been dubbed “The Cinderella College.”
While that may be true, another facet of the institution that continues to ride the “Cinderella” train is the college’s two-year-old varsity bass fishing program, which has earned national acclaim in the past six months.
The program includes Blissfield High School graduates Jacob Bayer and Ben Barrus, who officially signed on to the fishing program last summer where both he and Bayer continue to push this young program higher.
“It’s been a huge boost to have the momentum and the success behind us as we’ve been able to come out of the gate as a program,” said bass fishing head Coach Seth Borton. “Our success has helped us solidify AC as making the right move of creating this program. It’s helped in propelling us into the correct level.”
For the complete story and photos, please see the April 27, 2016 edition of The Advance.
- Madison men’s basketball season ends at regionals
The Madison Trojans men’s basketball team’s run ended Monday evening with a 71-66 loss in the first round of regional play. No further information was available at press time.
- Whiteford’s district title hopes dashed by SMCC
The Whiteford Bobcat men’s basketball team saw their season end at the hands of SMCC in this season’s district final, by a score of 67-34.
SMCC was just too big and too quick for the Bobcats to slow down.
For the complete story, please see the March 16, 2016, edition of The Advance.
- Madison wins district men’s basketball championship
The Madison men’s basketball team won a hard battle against the Aggies of Sand Creek tonight (Friday, March 11), 54.49.
The district champion Trojans will not move on to regionals Monday at Ecorse.
- Liggett hands Madison women a 47-47 regional loss.
The Madison Lady Trojans’ basketball season ended in the regional finals Thursday night at the hand of Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett, which claimed a 47-37 win and with it, a regional championship at Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard.
The halftime score was 23-12.
Liggett now moves on to the state women’s basketball semifinals at Michigan Center.