Milan Athletics Community,
Here is the latest update from the MHSAA.
FALL SPORTS: If permitted by the MDHHS, practice would resume for Fall sports Dec. 9, with tournaments scheduled as follows:
- Swimming & Diving: All three Lower Peninsula Finals would be completed on Tuesday, Dec. 22 (diving) and Wednesday, Dec. 23 (swimming) , with three high school sites each hosting one meet. This allows a two-week practice window for all participating individuals that previously met and entered qualification times or advanced from Diving Regional sites.
- Football: 11-Player Regional Finals and 8-Player Semifinals would be played Tuesday, Dec. 15, and Wednesday Dec. 16; 11-Player Semifinals and 8-Player Finals would be played Dec. 21-22 at home sites, the 8-player championship games at Midland Community Stadium; 11-Player Finals will be played Monday, Dec. 28, and Tuesday Dec. 29 at Ford Field.
WINTER SPORTS: The MHSAA Council approved resuming practices on Dec. 9 if permitted by the MDHHS, with Winter competition to begin Jan. 4.
The Huron League will announce scheduling changes at a later time.
The MHSAA understands where COVID numbers were trending, and that’s why we have been supportive of the order to pause. But these Fall sports deserve closure, and this strategy provides the best opportunities without further interruptions to a normal course of training and competition. A very small percentage of our teams remain active in our Fall tournaments, depending on the sport, also limiting potential exposure to the virus across the state. Meanwhile, by waiting until January to begin Winter competition, the Council is allowing our teams to continue activity but also restricting the mixing of communities to further promote reducing COVID spread.
The Council meets again on Dec. 4 for its annual Fall Meeting, and at that time will consider possible tournament adjustments necessary due to the shortened Winter competition season.