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Fall, Winter High School Sports Remain On Hold

With the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announcing a 12-day extension to its COVID-19 epidemic orders on Monday, fall and winter high school sports remain on hold.

The current three-week pause was set to expire Tuesday, with the new 12-day extension lasting until Sunday, Dec. 20.

“We realize the crisis our medical caregivers and first responders are navigating and understand the need to continue the pause. However, the MHSAA had provided a detailed plan to both Governor Whitmer and MDHHS that would have completed fall tournaments with no spectators as safely as possible during the month of December along with allowing winter sport practices to resume,” MHSAA executive director Mark Uyl said in a statement. “While we are disappointed in today’s announcement, we will continue to look forward as we remain committed to play three sports seasons to their conclusion. The MHSAA Representative Council will meet on Wednesday of this week to chart out another plan for finishing fall and restarting winter.”

The MHSAA Representative Council will meet Wednesday to discuss its next steps for fall postseason tournaments and the early stages of the winter season.