Announcements and Important Events
February 4th, 2021
With today’s announcements from both the MDHHS and the MHSAA, Winter contact sports may begin contact practices on Monday, February 8th, with basketball having the ability to begin contests right away on 2/8 and Wrestling having the ability to begin contests on 2/12.
The new tentative 1st contest dates are as follows:
MS Basketball: Wednesday February 10th (Girls at Harbor Springs, Boys home vs. Harbor Springs)
HS Girls Basketball: 9th/JV/Varsity will host TCSF on Tuesday, February 9th
HS Boys Basketball: 9th/JV/Varsity will travel to TCSF on Wednesday, February 10th
MS Wrestling: will travel to Charlevoix on Tuesday, February 16th for a 5pm start, assuming we are able to complete the testing protocol by that point.
HS Wrestling: will travel to Marquette for a Quad Meet on Saturday, February 13th with a Noon start, assuming we are able to complete the testing protocol by that point.
With this new change, the practice calendars have now been updated and can be found at the links below, and the game schedule has been updated as well and reflects all current changes (Winter Master Athletic Calendar).
Today’s announcement made mention of rapid COVID testing for Winter student-athletes. Please know that at this time there are no concrete plans in place for any of our programs except for Wrestling, which will have the following plan in place according to the MHSAA:
Wrestling: To be eligible to compete, all wrestlers must complete a negative rapid antigen test on the day of all meets with no exceptions. All individuals would also be subject to contract tracing and close contact requirements when positive cases or tests exist. Those tested wrestlers would be able to compete without wearing a mask during the match but masks would be required of all individuals at all other times during meets and practices. This is required for wrestling as published in the MDHHS FAQ document. MDHHS will make rapid tests available at no charge to all wrestling schools along with other schools and sports that wish to test participants. Schools will need to order tests from the MDHHS and those will be shipped to the local ISD facility for pick-up. All participants would also be subject to all contract tracing and close contact requirements when positive cases or tests exist. Many more details on testing information (ordering, shipping, conducting, reporting, requirements, etc) will be available from the MDHHS very soon
When it comes to spectators, there are still some conflicting reports when it comes to spectators, but at this time we believe we will be able to have 2 spectators per participant, but will need to clear the gym between games at all levels in order to do this. As we receive more updates on spectator allowance, we will update you immediately. All tickets will still be sold through Ticket Spicket and a code will be emailed to parents/guardians of players that will allow you to buy no more than two tickets per account.
All of these links and schedules may also be found on www.boynecityathletics.com.
Thank you for your patience and understanding with these constant changes, GO RAMBLERS!
Adam Stefanski, Athletic Director
231 439 8164