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MHSAA releases updated winter sports schedule

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Posted at 5:04 PM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 17:07:32-05

(WXYZ) — The Michigan High School Athletic Association announced Wednesday its regular-season calendar for indoor winter sports. Under state COVID orders, winter sports are allowed to restart Saturday, Jan. 16 after being paused since Nov. 18.

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Girls and boys alpine skiing was allowed to resume its season on Dec. 21 because activities take place outside.

Once the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services lifts the state-mandated pause, indoor practices will begin again on Jan. 16, and first competitions will take place on Jan. 22 for basketball, bowling, ice hockey and swimming & diving. On Jan. 25, competitive cheer, gymnastics and wrestling will continue.

“The Council has been working to give schools as much local flexibility as possible while putting together their winter seasons schedules,” MHSAA Executive Dir. Mark Uyl said. “This flexible planning has been required of us all since June, and we will continue to advocate for kids in all seasons with our continued goal of three seasons played to completion.”

View the full schedule below:

Boys and Girls Basketball
Girls Districts - March 8, 10 and 12; Boys Districts - March 9, 11 and 13
Girls Regionals - March 16 and 18; Boys Regionals - March 17 and 19
Girls QF, Semifinals and Finals - March 22 (QF), March 24 (Semifinals - 2 Sites) and March 26 (Finals)
Boys QF, Semifinals and Finals - March 23 (QF), March 25 (Semifinals - 2 Sites) and March 27 (Finals)

Bowling
Regionals - March 19-20
Finals - March 26-27

Competitive Cheer
Districts - March 5-6
Regionals - March 13
Finals - March 19-20

Gymnastics
Regionals - March 20
Finals - March 26-27

Ice Hockey
Regionals - March 15-20
Finals - March 25-27

Girls & Boys Swimming & Diving
Upper Peninsula Girls & Boys Swim & Dive Finals - Feb. 27
Lower Peninsula Boys Dive Regionals - March 18
Lower Peninsula Boys Finals - March 26-27

Wrestling
District Week - March 1
Regional Week - March 8
Team Finals - March 19-20
Individual Finals - March 26-27

The start date for spring sports in unaffected at this time.