MHSAA Suspends Sporting Activities Per Emergency Order
EAST LANSING, MI - The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) has suspended its Fall tournaments for girls volleyball, girls swimming & diving, and football, and all winter practices and competitions over the next three weeks per the emergency order to pause activity that was announced Sunday, Nov 15th by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to limit the spread of COVID-19.
The volleyball, swimming & diving tournaments had one week remaining with MHSAA Finals that were previously scheduled for Saturday, Nov 21st. The 11 and 8 Player Football Playoffs are also near their conclusions with the 8 player post season two games from completion and 11 Player down to its final three rounds.
The Executive Director of MHSAA Mark Uyl said, "We understand the need for action, and we will explore all options to complete our Fall tournaments when restrictions are lifted. We will assess everything over the next three weeks relative to Fall and Winter sports and come up with a plan that keeps us connected to our goal, for months, of having three seasons that are played to their conclusions.”
The new emergency order will go into effect on Wednesday, November 18th.