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High School Basketball Season Moved Up in Michigan

(Lansing, MI) - The high school basketball season in Michigan will be allowed to start next week.  The governor is allowing the sport to resume competition on Monday.


Her decision comes after a few thousand coaches, players, parents and other individuals

demonstrated at the state capitol building in Lansing over the weekend.  New Buffalo High School Boys Basketball Head Coach Nate Tripp and some of his players were at the demonstration.


Players have been allowed to practice since January 16 but the season wasn’t supposed

to begin until February 21 untll the governor amended her COVID-19 restrictions for the sport.


In New Buffalo, the plan is to begin full contact practices on Monday and start playing games on Thursday, said Matt Johnson, Athletic Director at New Buffalo High School.


He said there are still some things up in the air but the goal is to have as many as 15 games before the post season begins possibly on March 22.

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