The Kestrels of St. Mary’s Catholic Central did what so many SMCC teams – basketball, football – have done to Blissfield Royal hopes: dashed their playoff hopes.
For the Lady Royals of Blissfield, who have had a sweetheart season marred only by a pair of losses to LCAA league rival Columbia Central, this loss came Wednesday night in Blissfield’s first appearance in district play after drawing a first-round bye. The Kestrals swooped off with a 53-43 win over Blissfield and will face the Britton Deerfield Lady Patriots Friday evening for the district championship.
For the complete story on the end to Blissfield’s season, please see the March 9, 2016, 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.
Only two Blissfield High Schools wrestlers will remain on the mat for the season, as sophomore’s Noah Nieman (135 pounds) and Caleb Bangerter (189 pounds) finished within the top four of their wrestling brackets in the Division 4 individual wrestling districts Feb. 14 at Clinton. Nieman finished third in the 135-pound bracket, with Bangerter claiming second in the 189-pound division.