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Michigan Sports

Michigan: Contact sports can resume Monday, with masks

LANSING (AP) — A ban on popular high school winter sports was lifted Thursday by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration, days after frustrated parents and anxious teens rallied at the Capitol to try to persuade officials that basketball, wrestling and hockey could safely take place during the ...

Lawsuit seeks reversal of Michigan’s ban on high school contact sports

LANSING — A high school sports advocacy group, hockey league and parents of athletes sued Michigan’s health director on Tuesday, seeking a reversal of a 2 1/2-month state ban on contact sports that was issued to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Let Them Play Michigan, a group of ...

Kiwanis Ski Club cancels ski jumping competition at Pine Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN — The annual Pine Mountain Continental Cup competition originally set for Feb. 12 through 14 has been canceled due to limits on social gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kiwanis Ski Club announced Friday. It’s the first time since World War II that the event, a ...

MHSAA: Football, volleyball, swimming tourneys will resume

EAST LANSING (AP) — The Michigan high school fall sports season is stretching into January, but no spectators will be allowed. Football playoffs will resume Jan. 2. The eight-player championship games will be played Jan. 9, followed by the 11-player finals on Jan. 15-16, the Michigan High ...

MHSAA makes plans for fall championships in December

EAST LANSING (AP) — Michigan high school football championship games would be played after Christmas if the state allows fall sports to resume, officials said Wednesday. Sports and in-person classes are on a three-week break in an effort to control the spread of the coronavirus. Football ...