Sports

High school football gets go ahead in Michigan

Fall sports have been approved by the Michigan High School Athletic Association. The Lansing-based organization announced Thursday the authorization of full fall sports competition, which had been on hold because of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s orders. Whitmer last week gave the go-ahead to open up gyms and pools and subsequently, the MHSAA took action and decided to proceed. Football practices can …

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Whitmer: Gyms can open; contact sports resume, but unadvised

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday that gyms can reopen after 5 1/2 months of closure and additional organized sports can resume if masks are worn — lifting some coronavirus restrictions that lasted longer in Michigan than in many states. The order, which takes effect next Wednesday, allows for the reopening of fitness centers and indoor pools in a swath of the …

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Michigan moves high school football to spring due to virus

The Michigan High School Athletic Association on Friday moved the football season to next spring but said other fall sports would proceed as scheduled during the coronavirus pandemic. The move came days after the Big Ten postponed all fall sports and said it hoped to make them up in the second semester. The MHSAA had previously allowed lower-risk fall sports — golf, …

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MHSAA suspends tournament competition

The Michigan High School Athletic Association has announced that all tournament competition is being suspended, effective immediately. “Based on the events of the last 48 hours and with things changing by the minute, we believe we have no choice but to suspend our winter tournaments immediately,” MHSAA Executive Director Mark Uyl said. “This is a suspension until we have a …

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Michigan school district votes to drop Redskins nickname

A school district in southwestern Michigan is dropping its Redskins nickname and mascot after the superintendent urged school board members to end the contentious name. The Paw Paw school board voted 6-1 on Monday to retire the Redskins nickname by the end of the school year. Superintendent Rick Reo said last week he believes the district originally chose Redskins to …

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Local athletes named to all-state team

Local talent is included in the 2019 Detroit Free Press all-state football team. Offensive lineman Matthew Hutton from Constantine High School was named to the Division 6 first team. Meanwhile, in Division 7, Schoolcraft High School’s running back Kobe Clark was named to the first team. In Division 8, first-team accolades went to defensive lineman Noah Slaughter, of Mendon High …

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High school sports honors

Three teammates from Mendon High School’s varsity volleyball team have been recognized for state accolades. The Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association earlier this week released its members of the 2019 All-State team. In Division 4, junior Anna Smith and senior Juliana Hagenbuch were each voted to the First Team, while senior Gracie Russell landed on the Second Team. In Division …

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In high school football. . .

The remaining two St. Joseph County high schools in the Michigan High School Athletic Association football playoffs went 1-and-1 over the weekend. In Division 6, Constantine fell to Hillsdale on Friday, 20-to-14. The Falcons finish the season 8-and-3 while Hillsdale maintained its perfect record. In 8-man action, Colon is one win away from playing for a state championship after it …

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Friday night scores

Girl’s Basketball: Edwardsburg 56,  Three Rivers 42 Mendon 45,  Decatur 26 Centreville 61,  Constantine 48

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