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MHSAA announces further winter sports guidelines

By Joseph Hayes

The information for the upcoming winter sports season continues to pour in.

On Thursday the Michigan High School Athletic Association Representative Council announced further guidelines to its winter sports schedule.

The following are practice and game outlines for the five winter contact sports, which can begin non-contact activities Saturday, but will be unable to have full contact practice sessions or competitions until Feb. 1, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services epidemic plan.

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The following dates have been approved by the Representative Council:

Girls Basketball

First non-contact practice: Jan. 16
First contact practice: Feb. 1
First contest: Feb. 4
District games: March 22, 24, 26
Regionals round: March 29, 31
Quarterfinals: April 5
Semifinals: April 7
Finals: April 9

Boys Basketball

First non-contact practice: Jan. 16
First contact practice: Feb. 1
First contest: Feb. 4
District games: March 23, 25, 27
Regional round: March 30, April 1
Quarterfinals: April 6
Semifinals: April 8
Finals: April 10

Competitive Cheer

First non-contact practice: Jan. 16
First contact practice: Feb. 1
First contest: Feb. 8
District games: March 15-20
Regional round: March 22-24
Finals: March 26-27

Hockey

First non-contact practice: Jan. 16
First contact practice: Feb. 1
First contest: Feb. 1
Regional round: March 15-20
Quarterfinals: March 23
Semifinals: March 25-26
Finals: March 27

Wrestling

First non-contact practice: Jan. 16
First contact practice: Feb. 1
First contest: Feb. 8
Districts: March 15-20
Regional round: March 22-28
Team Finals: March 31
Individual Finals: April 2-3

The spring sports season currently remains intact, with its traditional dates for the very first practices of the new season taking place on March 15.

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