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Athletic directors scramble for winter sports plans – Sports – Monroe News – Monroe, Michigan

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A high school season that normally spans 13 weeks is condensed into six. And the new plan was supposed to be in place today – on day one, the basketball and hockey teams are allowed to play.

Michigan high school athletic directors don’t expect to get much sleep over the next few days.

They are good news Thursday afternoon, when Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the end of the state order putting winter contact sports on hold – basketball, wrestling, hockey and competitive cheerleading.

But they also knew they had a lot of work to do trying to figure out the schedules.

A season that normally spans 13 weeks is condensed into six. And the new plan was supposed to be in place today – on day one, basketball and hockey teams are allowed to play.

“Hey, we’ve got the whole weekend,” airport sporting director Tom Oestrike joked at a meeting on Friday.

“It’s just amazing,” said Bedford sporting director Mark German. “We hit the ground at 160 km / h.”

The German just hopes that there will be no more stops for the winter season.

“For this group of kids, sport has been intermittent, maybe five or six times in total,” he…

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