High school athletes protest winter sports delays

Last Saturday, high school athletes protested winter sports delays at the Capitol with their parents and coaches. High school sports have been delayed multiple times since August. This time, it was winter sports that were delayed until February 21st. Teams could practice, but only with non-contact activities. The protest was effective as Governor Whitmer announced today that winter contact sports can resume, with some precautions, starting on Monday, Feb.

High school seniors struggle with spring sports canceled

Lake Orion High School senior Lilly Snyder had waited until her senior year to start on the varsity softball team. She was called up as a freshman and sat back watching the upperclassmen take the field, and she did the same thing her sophomore year, and the same thing for her junior year. This was going to be her year until life threw a nasty curveball her way. Many high school athletes, including Lilly, were holding out hope that the Michigan High School Athletic Association wouldn’t cancel spring sports amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A few weeks after postponing all winter sports tournaments, it seemed inevitable that both winter and spring sports would be canceled and the MHSAA made it official on April 3.