2021 Fall Sport Registration Information and Start Dates

2021 Fall Sport Registration Information and Start Dates

Fall Sport Registration Process

  1. The fall sports registration page is now active at this link.  All students participating in a fall sport will need to complete their registration before he/she is eligible to compete.  Through the registration page, parents will be able to take care of pay-to-play fees online.
  2. MHSAA Physical Forms are available both in the high school office and by clicking here.  A physical exam conducted on/after April 15, 2021 is required for all students participating in a fall sports.  Students will not be able to begin formal practice activity until this form has been submitted to the Athletics Office.

Fall Sport Start Date and Coach Contact Information

  • Cross Country
    • First Practice DateMonday, August 9 
    • Offseason Training Opportunities (starting June 21):  Mondays-Fridays at 9:00 a.m.; 1809 W. Fair Avenue
    • Facebook Page:  “MSHS Cross Country
    • Coach ContactKyle Detmers; kdetmers906@gmail.com
  • Dance Team
    • First Practice DateMonday, August 9 
    • Summer Practice Dates:  Mondays-Thursdays from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at MAHS
    • Coach Contact: Alicia Beauchamp; abeauchamp@gmail.com
  • Football
    • First Practice DateMonday, August 9
    • Offseason Training Opportunities (starting June 14)Mondays (5:00-7:00 p.m.), Tuesdays (5:00-7:00 p.m.) and Thursdays (5:00-7:45 p.m.)
    • Facebook Page:  “2020 Marquette Redmen Football
    • Varsity Coach ContactEric Mason; ejmason7@yahoo.com
    • JV Coach ContactDemetrise Mullen; demullen@nmu.edu
    • Freshman Coach ContactJoe Levandoski; jlevandoski@mapsnet.org
  • Sideline Cheer
    • First Practice DateMonday, August 9 
    • Offseason Training Opportunities:  June 14 (facility clean-up and equipment inventory); June 17 – 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    • Facebook Page:  “MSHS Cheer
    • Coach Contact: Bridget Johnson; bridgetjjohnson@yahoo.com
  • Boys Soccer
    • Tryout DatesAugust 9-11 at the Kaufman Sports Complex
    • Offseason Training Opportunities: July 19, 22, 26, and 29 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at the Kaufman Sports Complex
    • Facebook Page:  “MSHS Girls & Boys Soccer
    • Coach Contact:  Dan Salmon; yooperchzhed@gmail.com
  • Girls Tennis
    • First Practice DateMonday, August 9
    • Offseason Training Opportunities:  TBD
    • Facebook Page:  “MSHS Girls Tennis
    • Coach ContactTBD
  • Volleyball
    • Tryout DatesAugust 9-11 at MSHS (Varsity – 9:00-11:00 a.m.; Freshman – 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; JV – 12:00-2:00 p.m.)
    • Offseason Training Opportunities (starting June 14):  Tuesdays from 10:00-noon (10:30-noon for Freshman) and Fridays from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
    • Facebook Page:  “Marquette Redettes Volleyball
    • Varsity Coach ContactAnn Crandell-Williams; anncrand@gmail.com
    • JV Coach ContactTracy Hruska; articatz@aol.com
    • Freshman Coach ContactDawn Kruhak; dkruhak@mapsnet.org

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Haddie Ketzenberger and Kameron Karp Selected As First Bank Outstanding Scholar-Athletes for 2020-21

Haddie Ketzenberger and Kameron Karp Selected As First Bank Outstanding Scholar-Athletes for 2020-21

MSHS seniors Haddie Ketzenberger and Kameron Karp have been named as the recipients of the First Bank Outstanding Scholar-Athletes for the 2020-21 academic year.

Selection criteria for the award are:

  1. Academic excellence based on cumulative GPA, academic honors received and class standing.
  2. Athletic performance and accolades with students having earned a minimum of four varsity letters. In addition, honorees must have earned varsity letters in at least two sports.
  3. Extracurricular involvement in MSHS clubs/organizations as well as a demonstrated commitment to community service.

Haddie Ketzenberger participates in the MSHS Girls Tennis, Girls Swimming & Diving, Gymnastics and Girls Track & Field programs.  She holds a 4.21 cumulative GPA.

Ketzenberger’s 2020-21 Athletics Accolades:

  • Girls Tennis:  All-U.P. Honorable Mention
  • Girls Swimming & Diving:  2021 U.P. Diving Champion, All-U.P.  First Team
  • Gymnastics:  2021 U.P. All-Around Champion (also placed first in beam, floor and bars)
  • Girls Track & Field:  All-Region, All-Conference; will be competing in the 100 Meter Hurdles at tomorow’s U.P. Track & Field Finals

Ketzenberger’s post-graduation plans are to attend the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she intends to major in Civil Engineering.

Kameron Karp participates in the MSHS Football, Boys Basketball and Boys Track & Field programs.  He owns a cumulative GPA of 4.03.

Karp’s 2020-21 Athletics Accolades:

  • Football:  All-State Second Team, All-U.P. Offensive Player of the Year, All-U.P. “Dream Team”, All-Conference
  • Boys Basketball:  All-U.P. “Dream Team”, Great Northern Conference (GNC) Player of the Year
  • Boys Track & Field:  All-Region (two first place finishes at MHSAA Regional Meet), All-Conference (four first place finishes at GNC Meet), member of school record breaking 400 Meter Relay; will be competing in four events at tomorrow’s U.P. Track & Field Finals
  • MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award Finalist

In February 2021, Kameron signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to attend and play both football and basketball at Northern Michigan University.

A very big “thank you” to First Bank and its Senior Vice President Ron Bennetts for their continued support of MSHS and its student-athletes through this award!

2021 Spring Sport Registration Information and Start Dates

2021 Spring Sport Registration Information and Start Dates

Spring Sport Registration Process

  1. The spring sports registration page is active at this link.  All students participating in a spring sport will need to complete their registration before he/she is eligible to compete.  Through the registration page, parents will be able to take care of pay-to-play fees online.
  2. MHSAA Physical Forms are available both in the high school office and by clicking here.  IMPORTANT: students with a valid physical form from the 2019-20 academic year do not need to submit a new physical form, however, in lieu of that waived requirement they MUST complete and submit the MHSAA Sports Health Questionnaire Form.

Spring Sport Start Date and Coach Contact Information

  • Baseball
    • Tryout Dates:  Tuesday, April 6 and Wednesday, April 7; 5:00-7:00 p.m. at North Fields (Legion Fields)
    • Informational MeetingMonday, March 15; 6:00 p.m. (location TBD)
    • Coach Contact:  Derek Swajanen; derekswajanen@gmail.com
  • Boys & Girls Golf 
    • First Practice Date: Thursday, April 8; 2:30 p.m. (via Google Classroom)
    • Google Classroom Name:  4ragn7u
    • Coach Contact:  Ben Smith; besmith@mapsnet.org
  • Girls Soccer
    • Tryout Dates: April 6-8; 5:30-7:30 p.m. at MSHS Football Field
    • Informational MeetingApril 6, 5:45 p.m. at MSHS Football Field (bleachers; enter through ticket gate)
    • Coach Contact:  Anna Bauers; abauers@nsacd.com
  • Softball
    • First Practice Date: Tuesday, April 6; 3:00-5:00 p.m. (meet in main gym)
    • Coach Contact:  Kyle Johnson; kyle.a.johnson9972@gmail.com
  • Boys Tennis
    • First Practice Date: Tuesday, April 6
    • Coach Contact:  Derek Sandstrom; dsandstrom@mapsnet.org
  • Boys Track & Field
    • First Practice Date:  Tuesday, April 6 (student-only team meeting in the Little Theatre at 2:45 p.m.)
    • Coach Contact:  Kyle Detmers; kdetmers906@gmail.com
  • Girls Track & Field
    • First Practice Date: Tuesday, April 6
    • Coach Contact:  Natalie Messano; nmessano@mapsnet.org

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Winter Contact Sports To Begin Practice/Competition Next Week

Winter Contact Sports To Begin Practice/Competition Next Week

Per an announcement by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Michigan High School Athletic Association member schools may begin full practice activities in the Winter contact sports of basketball, ice hockey and wrestling on Monday, February 8, with some precautions to continue limiting the spread of COVID-19.

Those three Winter contact sports have been able to practice since January 16, but only with non-contact activities.  MHSAA Tournament dates for all Winter sports previously were rescheduled into late March and early April to accommodate a later start to the regular season, and those dates appear below.  All Winter contact sports also must participate with some level of masking and/or rapid testing, also detailed sport-by-sport below.

All testing will be coordinated between schools and MDHHS or their local health departments. Following are specific precautions and key dates for those contact sports at the high school level. Participants are defined as athletes, coaches and other team personnel active in practice and competition.

Girls Basketball

  • Masking/Testing: All participants must wear face coverings at all times – during all practices and non-game activities, and during games. A testing requirement may allow participants to remove masks while in active participation on the floor if they test negative that game day; more details will be provided to schools when confirmed.
  • Spectator Limit:  Two (2) spectators may be allowed per participant.
  • Competition Limit: Teams may play up to three games per week, Monday through Sunday.
  • Regular Season Schedules: Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshman
  • Tournament Dates:  Districts – March 22, 24, 26; Regionals – March 29, 31; Quarterfinals – April 5; Semifinals – April 7; Finals – April 9

Boys Basketball

  • Masking/Testing: All participants must wear face coverings at all times – during all practices and non-game activities, and during games. A testing requirement may allow participants to remove masks while in active participation on the floor if they test negative that game day; more details will be provided to schools when confirmed.
  • Spectator Limit:  Two (2) spectators may be allowed per participant.
  • Competition Limit: Teams may play up to three games per week, Monday through Sunday.
  • Regular Season Schedules: Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshman
  • Tournament Dates:  Districts – March 23, 25, 27; Regionals – March 30, April 1; Quarterfinals – April 6; Semifinals – April 8; Finals – April 10

Ice Hockey

  • Masking/Testing: All participants must wear face coverings at all times – during all practices and non-game activities, and during games. A testing requirement may allow participants to remove masks while in active participation on the ice if they test negative that game day; more details will be provided to schools when confirmed.
  • Spectator Limit:  Two (2) spectators may be allowed per participant.
  • Competition Limit: Teams may play up to three games per week, Monday through Sunday. Teams also may play two games on one non-school day twice; during those two weeks, teams are allowed up to four games Monday through Sunday.
  • Regular Season Schedules: Varsity
  • Tournament Dates:  Regionals – March 15-20; Quarterfinals – March 23; Semifinals – March 25-26; Finals – March 27

Wrestling

  • Masking/Testing: Testing is required for wrestling, but competitors will not be required to wear face coverings.
  • Spectator Limit:  Two (2) spectators may be allowed per participant.
  • Competition Limit: Teams may compete two days per week, Monday through Sunday, with no more than four teams at a site (with each individual competing in up to three matches per day.)
  • Regular Season Schedules: Varsity
  • Tournament Dates:  Districts – March 15-20; Regionals – March 22-28; Team Finals – March 30; Individual Finals – April 2-3

The same masking and testing requirements will be in place for all junior high/middle school teams wishing to participate in the four Winter contact sports.

MHSAA Council Reaffirms Winter Sports to be Played when Allowed by MDHHS

MHSAA Council Reaffirms Winter Sports to be Played when Allowed by MDHHS

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Jan. 27 – The Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association reaffirmed its commitment today to play Winter sports when current restrictions are lifted by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).

Winter contact sportsgirls and boys basketball, ice hockey and wrestling – are allowed presently to participate in non-contact activities only, per an MDHHS emergency order restricting contact activity and competition due to COVID-19.

Non-contact Winter sportsgirls and boys bowling, girls gymnastics, girls and boys alpine skiing and girls and boys swimming & diving – are able to participate in those activities fully.

The MDHHS limitations on Winter contact sports were set to expire at the end of January, but were extended last week by MDHHS through Feb. 21.

“Each week, we see hundreds of examples of children and families competing in non-school competition, both in-state and out-of-state,” Uyl said. “This not only is in violation of current MDHHS orders, but sending all of these families into different states will only become an impediment to getting students back in school fulltime.

“But we can contribute to students returning to in-person learning by allowing MHSAA member schools to begin full activities, participating locally and against more local competition, and under the guidance of trained, professional educators.”

This past weekend the MHSAA concluded its remaining Fall tournaments with 11-Player Football Finals. Earlier this month, Girls Volleyball, Lower Peninsula Girls Swimming & Diving and 8-Player Football Finals were competed to conclude those seasons. All four were allowed to complete their seasons because those teams took part in the MDHHS rapid testing pilot program.

Results of that program were overwhelmingly positive. A total of 5,376 individuals (athletes, coaches, team personnel, cheerleaders, etc.) were tested, and 57 – or 1 percent – tested positive at some point in the pilot. Nearly 30,000 rapid antigen tests were administered – and 99.8 percent were negative. (All four data points were through Jan. 19 and provided to the MHSAA by the MDHHS.)

As of Monday (Jan. 25), Winter contact sports had begun in 38 states, including border states Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin.

School Sports Update – 1/22/21

School Sports Update – 1/22/21

Governor Whitmer’s press conference this morning included brand new information for the MHSAA and member schools relative to winter contact sports.  This additional delay in winter contact practices and competition was not anticipated, and today’s announcement has created many new questions. That being said, the MHSAA and its Representative Council are currently working to obtain further information on the MDHHS order.

Even with this new order, there are no changes to current winter sports practices in basketball, ice hockey and wrestling as those activities can continue with no physical contact, using social distancing and face masks.

The previous allowance for practice/competition to begin in the sports of alpine skiing, bowling, figure skating, gymnastics, nordic skiing and swimming & diving also remains unchanged based on the guidelines included in the Return to Activity resources for those sports.

The Representative Council and MHSAA staff will be using the next few days to gather all information and discuss current options.  Know that the MHSAA remains FULLY committed to winter and spring sport seasons as this latest set of hurdles will require continued creativity in finding the way for both remaining seasons to be played.

Further information with updated details will be shared early next week.

Kameron Karp Named Finalist for MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award

Kameron Karp Named Finalist for MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award

Kameron Karp, MSHS Senior and Football/Basketball/Track & Field student-athlete, was selected as one of 24 “Boys – Class A” finalists from around the state.  From this highly accomplished field of male student-athletes, six (6) will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship from the MHSAA and Farm Bureau Insurance.

For 31 years, the MHSAA and Farm Bureau Insurance have honored the best student-athletes in Michigan.  Again this year they will award 32 students with $1,000 scholarships based on achievement and leadership in athletics and activities, as well as responses to short-answer and essay questions.  In many ways, this is the most prestigious honor the MHSAA awards annually.

Karp is a four-year participant in both the Football and Boys Basketball programs and has also participated in the Boys Track & Field program for one-year (2021 will mark his second season of participation in track & field).

  • Football Accolades: 2020 All-State Second Team,  2020 U.P. Offensive Player of the Year, 2020 All-U.P. “Dream Team”, 2020 All-Great Northern Conference
  • Boys Basketball Accolades: 2019-20 All-U.P. “Dream Team”, 2019-20 Great Northern Conference Player of the Year, 2019-20 All-Great Northern Conference
  • Track & Field Accolades: 2019 All-U.P., 2019 All-Great Northern Conference

Academically, Karp owns a 4.04 cumulative GPA.  Outside of his athletics participation, Kameron is a member of the National Honor Society.  In addition, he recently committed to continue his education Northern Michigan University in the Fall of 2021, where he will also be a member of both the Wildcat Football and Men’s Basketball teams.

The 32 total recipients of the MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award will be announced throughout February.

School Sports Update – 1/13/21

School Sports Update – 1/13/21

With today’s press conference and public release of the MDHHS epidemic order effective as of Saturday, January 16, the following is information known at this time.  With the Representative Council scheduled to meet tomorrow, January 14, further information and additional details will be made communicated out in the next few days.

Here is initial guidance pertaining to school sports based on today’s announcement and release of the updated MDHHS order:

  • No changes have been made to the three remaining fall sports in the MDHHS pilot rapid testing program; since the updated order goes into effect on Saturday, the two fall non-contact sports of girls swimming & diving and volleyball must continue with testing this week.
  • Winter teams may continue with OUTDOOR conditioning activities through Friday, January 15.

On Saturday, January 16, the following changes go into effect for school sports:

  • The non-contact winter sport of swimming and diving may begin practices on January 16 and compete starting on January 22.
  • The non-contact sports of bowling and gymnastics may begin practice on January 16 and compete starting on January 25.
  • MSHS winter contact sports as defined by MDHHS include basketball, hockey and wrestling. These three sports may begin indoor practices with no physical contact on January 16.  There must be at least 6 feet of distance between each occupied workout station with spaces and activities set up to maintain 6 feet between all persons at all times.
  • Based on the order, the first day of competition for winter contact sports would be on February 1 with new MHSAA tournament dates to be established by the end of this week.
  • The MHSAA will continue to actively advocate for an earlier start to competition and physical contact practices in these sports given the non-school sports activity within our state, and the school and non-school activity in our three bordering states, all include competition now in winter sports, including wrestling.
  • Masks are required of all participants except when actively participating in swimming & diving and gymnastics.
  • Under this updated order, spectators for winter sports are limited to 100 persons, except for stadiums and arenas, which are capped at 250.  Details regarding limited spectatorship will be shared as competition dates draw closer.

The MHSAA Representative Council will be meeting tomorrow to address new calendar issues and other challenges that today’s MDHHS announcement created.  Updated information will be shared after that time.

MHSAA Representative Council Approves Updated Winter Schedule

MHSAA Representative Council Approves Updated Winter Schedule

The Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association today approved an adjusted regular-season calendar for indoor Winter sports, which under current Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) orders may restart their seasons Saturday, Jan. 16.

All Winter sports activity had been paused by MDHHS on Nov. 18 to decrease spread of COVID-19. Girls and boys alpine skiing, with all activity taking place outdoors, was allowed by MDHHS to resume its season Monday (Dec. 21) and remains underway. If the MDHHS pause ends, indoor practices may begin again Jan. 16, with first competitions Jan. 22 for basketball, bowling, ice hockey and swimming & diving; and Jan. 25 for competitive cheer, gymnastics and wrestling.

The Council also approved one-year changes to competition limits in ice hockey and wrestling. In hockey, teams may play two games on one non-school day on two dates this season – with four games total during those two weeks when this opportunity is utilized. Wrestling teams are allowed two dates of competition per week this season, with competition limited to four teams at a site (and three matches per student per day of competition).

The Council also approved changes to the Winter tournament schedule pushing championships in most sports back to allow for regular seasons to be extended due to the late start. Following are the updated dates:

Basketball
Girls Districts – March 8, 10 and 12; Boys Districts – March 9, 11 and 13
Girls Regionals – March 16 and 18; Boys Regionals – March 17 and 19
Girls QF, Semifinals and Finals – March 22 (QF), March 24 (Semifinals – 2 Sites) and March 26 (Finals)
Boys QF, Semifinals and Finals – March 23 (QF), March 25 (Semifinals – 2 Sites) and March 27 (Finals)

Bowling 
Regionals – March 19-20
Finals – March 26-27

Gymnastics 
Regionals – March 20
Finals – March 26-27

Ice Hockey 
Regionals – March 15-20
Finals – March 25-27

Swimming & Diving
Upper Peninsula Girls & Boys Swim & Dive Finals – Feb. 27

Wrestling 
District Week – March 1
Regional Week – March 8
Team Finals – March 19-20
Individual Finals – March 26-27

Currently, the start dates of Spring sports are not affected. If current orders further delay activity beyond Jan. 16, the MHSAA staff and Representative Council will devise updated plans that address both Winter and Spring sports. If current orders are amended to allow activity to begin earlier, the first days of practice and competition will be moved up accordingly.

“The Council has been working to give schools as much local flexibility as possible while putting together their winter seasons schedules,” MHSAA Executive Director Mark Uyl said. “This flexible planning has been required of us all since June, and we will continue to advocate for kids in all seasons with our continued goal of three seasons played to completion.”

Competition schedules for winter sports teams are in the process of being altered to reflect the new allowable start to competition of January 22 and updated postseason tournament dates.  Winter sport competition schedules can be found at this link.

The Representative Council is the legislative body of the MHSAA. All but five members are elected by member schools. Four members are appointed by the Council to facilitate representation of females and minorities, and the 19th position is occupied by the Superintendent of Public Instruction or designee.

The MHSAA is a private, not-for-profit corporation of voluntary membership by more than 1,500 public and private senior high schools and junior high/middle schools which exists to develop common rules for athletic eligibility and competition. No government funds or tax dollars support the MHSAA, which was the first such association nationally to not accept membership dues or tournament entry fees from schools. Member schools which enforce these rules are permitted to participate in MHSAA tournaments, which attract more than 1.4 million spectators each year.

MHSAA Update: Fall Tournaments to Resume, Updated Winter Schedules Forthcoming

MHSAA Update: Fall Tournaments to Resume, Updated Winter Schedules Forthcoming

The Governor and MDHHS have a shared priority that high schools need to reopen first, followed by extra-curricular activities.  With high schools now reopened, the MDHHS has announced a pilot testing program that will allow the three unfinished fall sport tournaments to resume under these new testing requirements.  The updated emergency orders continue the pause on all organized sports except those three fall MHSAA sports identified in the MDHHS pilot testing program.  This will allow those schools with teams still playing in MHSAA tournaments (volleyball and football) to resume practice on Monday, Dec. 21.  All safety protocols remain in effect.

The tournament schedules for these three fall sports are as follows:

  • Volleyball – Quarterfinals on Tuesday, Jan. 5;  Semifinals and Finals on Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 7-9 at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek.
  • Football – Regional Finals and 8-Player Semifinals on Saturday, Jan. 2; Semifinals at home sites and 8-Player Finals on Saturday, Jan. 9 ; Finals on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 15-16.

All details on this pilot testing program will be shared by MDHHS with the MHSAA and those fall sports schools soon.

Unless new MDHHS orders are issued, all indoor winter sports practices and competitions may start when the updated emergency orders expire on Jan. 15.

  • Please note that outdoor winter sports, MSHS Alpine and Nordic Skiing, will begin their outdoor practices and competition on Monday, Jan. 4 with no change to the published MHSAA postseason dates.  This start date of Monday, Jan. 4 coincides with the return to in-person education at MSHS.
  • All indoor junior high and middle school sports may also resume when the orders expire on Jan. 15.

Only virtual contact is allowed for all sports in all member school facilities, except those fall sport schools and individuals still in the MHSAA tournament following the pilot testing program, at this time.  Schools and coaches should strongly discourage any non-school activity by individuals during this pause to not create more virus spread so that we can return to play.

All winter sport tournaments will conclude by the end of March and updated scheduling guidance and winter sport tournament dates will be finalized and shared with member schools next Tuesday, Dec. 22.  All safety protocols remain in effect when winter practices and competitions resume.

At the current time, the updated MDHHS emergency orders do not allow for any spectators at contests for both fall and winter sports.

All spring sports will start on time and no changes will be made to spring sport tournament dates.

Additional winter scheduling details and finalized tournament dates will be shared with schools by the end of the day next Tuesday, Dec. 22.