MHSAA Cancels Winter, Spring Sports Seasons

The MHSAA made the decision to cancel the remainder of the winter postseason tournaments and the entire spring sports season due to concerns of COVID-19. It marks the first time since 1943 that there will not be any state finals in multiple sports. No champions were crowned that year due to World War II.

This follows Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order to close all K-12 school buildings for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year on Thursday.

“We are heartbroken to not be able to provide these opportunities for Michigan’s student-athletes, and especially seniors. We continue to hear from dozens asking us to hold out hope. But safety always must come first, and Governor Whitmer is making courageous decisions to safeguard the people of our state,” MHSAA Executive Director Mark Uyl said in their statement. “We understand as much as anyone how much school sports mean to athletes and their communities. We had ideas and hopes for finishing Winter and Spring and helping bring some sort of normalcy after this long break. But this is the correct decision, and we will play our part in bringing schools and communities together again when the time is right.”

The MHSAA said that they will provide guidelines and other information for the offseason as their attention turns to the fall sports.

The postseason tournaments had been indefinitely suspended since March 12, and the following day, the MHSAA suspended all sports activities.

Here is a list of local basketball games that will now be canceled due to the suspension of the rest of the 2019-20 school year.

Local Girls Basketball Regional Finals

Division 2

Newaygo vs. Grand Rapids West Catholic

Cadillac vs. Sault Ste. Marie

Division 3

Charlevoix vs. Ishpeming Westwood

Manton vs. Glen Lake

Division 4

McBain NMC vs. Bellaire

St. Ignace vs. Engadine

Local Boys Basketball District Finals

Division 1

Marquette at Traverse City Central

Mt. Pleasant vs. Midland Dow

Division 2

Boyne City vs. Kingsley

Cadillac vs. Ludington

Clare vs. Tawas

Fremont vs. Comstock Park

Division 3

Charlevoix vs. East Jordan

Rogers City vs. Oscoda

Glen Lake vs. Traverse City St. Francis

Beal City vs. Sanford Meridian

Shelby vs. Pine River

Manton vs. McBain

Morley Stanwood vs. Carson City-Crystal

Division 4

Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart vs. Fulton

Mio vs. Hale

Cedarville vs. Pickford

Onaway vs. Posen

Engadine vs. Rudyard

Pellston vs. Alanson

Leland vs. Lake Leelanau St. Mary

Pentwater vs. McBain NMC

Gaylord St. Mary vs. Ellsworth

Frankfort vs. Brethren

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