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High School Winter Sports Postponed Following Announcement from Governor Whitmer and MDHHS

Written by on January 22, 2021

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Detroit, MI – January 22, 2021 – It’s been announced today that winter sports for the Ishpeming Hematites and all Michigan high school winter teams will be postponed until February 21st.

Governor Whitmer and MDHHS also announced that Winter contact sports – including MHSAA activities in girls and boys basketball, competitive cheer, ice hockey and wrestling – must remain non-contact through Feb. 21. The previous emergency order was set to expire at the end of January and would’ve allowed those sports to begin contact activities Feb. 1.

“We found out about this decision at 9:30 a.m. like everyone else, and we will address it as quickly as possible after taking the weekend to collect more information,” Uyl said. “We did not anticipate this delay in winter contact practices and competition, and today’s announcement has created many new questions.

“Obviously, this is disappointing to thousands of athletes who have been training with their teams over the last week and watching teams in other states around Michigan play for the last two months.”


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