FALL SPORTS REMINDER: —HS Football starts Aug 9 —HS Volleyball & CC start Aug 11 —JR High GBB & Football start date is August 23. Every student that participates will need a physical BEFORE they can start practice - so please schedule your physical now if you haven’t already done so. They also need four other different permission forms before they can start as well. All forms can be found on our “Baraga Athletics” website (under documents and then under yearly forms for athletes). You can also pick up hardcopies of these forms in the high school office with Tracy - however the office has limited hours during the summer so please call to make sure someone is there. Call/Text Ms. Kraft-Lake if you have any questions 201-1300.
TOMORROWS GBB REGIONAL SEMIFINAL GAME! Baraga vs ETC @ Jeffers 7 pm The girls will leave at 4:30 from the school. If you would like to wish the girls Good Luck in person .....you may (meet at the school) or (line the road from the school on 38 down to 41) to show them some love!! I have some extra codes (so contact me) if you want to purchase your tickets early - if not tickets will go for public sale at NOON tomorrow at... https://gofan.co/app/school/MI19251 #3PEAT #vikingstrong
Please check out https://www.baragaschools.org/o/baragaathletics/athletics All schedules are now up to date as of today.
BASKETBALL PARENT/FAN INFO ---2 Adult Spectators per player/coach ---No Vouchers (We will have you sign your name (at the ticket table) next to your player/coach that will signify that you have no symptoms and that you will follow safety protocols) ---Games Will Be Streamed (Baraga and a few other schools will stream for free on Facebook – while others have chosen to use the NFHS system which you will have to pay for. I will keep you up to date on how you can view each game) ---Be Positive (Please remember many local athletes are discouraged by their circumstances, we are doing our best to help them see the positives and help them have the best season that they can…. Keep it going at home and our community.) ---Have Appropriate Expectations (Remember training venues have been closed , coaching/contact has been virtual since last season, and all teams have only been having non-contact for the past couple of weeks. ---Be Flexible (While the season is starting remember we still will have issues with games being moved last minute and reschedule at possibly inconvenient times due to positive Covid tests and contacts as well as weather. LET’S DO OUR PART TO HELP THESE KIDS HAVE THE BEST SEASON POSSIBLE #VIKINGSTRONG
More Local information is coming.....but here is what we know now. Dear MHSAA Community, Earlier today, MDHHS released an updated emergency order that goes into effect on Monday, Feb. 8, which will allow full practices in winter contact sports to begin with competition to follow. Here is the updated listing of the winter contact sports tournament dates with new “first contest” dates. Remember that regular season contests can be scheduled in all winter sports up until the date of the MHSAA Finals in each sport as long as schools stay within the weekly limits (e.g. maximum of 3 basketball games in a week). Girls Basketball First contest: Feb. 8 Districts: March 22, 24, 26 Regionals: March 29, 31 Quarterfinals: April 5 Semifinals: April 7 Finals: April 9 Boys Basketball First contest: Feb. 8 Districts: March 23, 25, 27 Regionals: March 30, April 1 Quarterfinals: April 6 Semifinals: April 8 Finals: April 10 Competitive Cheer First contest: Feb. 12 Districts: March 17-20 Regionals: March 23-24 Finals: March 26-27 Ice Hockey First contest: Feb. 8 Regionals: March 15-20 Quarterfinals: March 23-24 Semifinals: March 25-26 Finals: March 27 Wrestling First contest: Feb. 12 Districts: Team- Mar. 17-18; Individual- Mar. 20 Regionals: Team- Mar. 24; Individual- Mar. 27 Team Finals: March 30 Individual Finals: April 2-3 Note that the first allowed contest date for basketball and ice hockey is next Monday, Feb. 8. While we understand that many basketball schools are still finalizing teams after a few days of contact practice have been completed, the MHSAA wanted to give schools as much scheduling flexibility and local control as possible in terms of setting ice time and finalizing gym schedules for practices and games next week. As a scheduling reminder, the season limits of competition remain unchanged for all winter sports, and the weekly limits of competition also remain unchanged in all sports except for these two modifications for 20-21 in ice hockey and wrestling. In ice hockey, teams may play two games on one non-school day a maximum of two times during the season. When the two games/one day option is used, ice hockey teams could play 4 games (on three dates) in those two weeks. For high school wrestling, teams and individuals are allowed two days of competition in a week. Remember that all regular season wrestling competition is limited to 4 teams at a site (3 matches per student per day of competition). For middle school wrestling, one day of competition in a week is allowed. Again, all regular season wrestling competition is limited to 4 teams at a site (3 matches per student per day of competition). Schools and/or leagues may elect to play fewer games or use fewer days of competition. Mask Requirements and Testing Options: Basketball & Ice Hockey: Schools, teams and individuals must wear a mask at all times, including during active participation (while “in the game”) during all practices and competition. For schools, teams and individuals that are “masked” at all times during practices and games, there is no COVID rapid testing requirement for practice and play. We are waiting on further guidance and details from MDHHS relative to testing requirements should teams/individuals in these two sports wish to use the testing option. 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. Competitive Cheer: Masks are required for all participants when not in active participation on the mat. While in active participation on the mat, athletes may wear face masks but are not required to do so given this sport is always conducted with the same teammates and opponents are never in physical contact or within physical proximity of each other. Face masks are required during practices, however, the mask may be removed while stunting and tumbling. Testing Information: 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. These same requirements would be in place for those junior high/middle schools that wish to play these four winter contact sports.
Sports Update 1/22/21 Dear MHSAA Community, Governor Whitmer’s press conference this morning included brand new information for the MHSAA and member schools relative to winter contact sports. We did not anticipate this delay in winter contact practices and competition, and today’s announcement has created many new questions. That being said, we are currently working to obtain further information on the MDHHS order. There are no changes to current winter sports practices in basketball, competitive cheer, ice hockey and wrestling as those activities can continue with no physical contact, using social distancing and face masks. The same is true for fall and spring sport 4-player workouts being able to continue now. The Representative Council and our 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 reach you early next week. Thank you. Mark Uyl MHSAA Executive Director
New Athletic Cage For Spring Sports Baraga Athletics has a new multipurpose cage to help our softball, track and golf teams prepare for our competitions. Now our athletes will be able to bat, pitch, hit golf balls and throw shot and disk indoors. Thanks to Ben Johnson and our golf coach Tim Marzcak for putting this together for us. Tim was willing to take the inaugural first hit into our net and it works like a charm. As usual ... thanks to everyone who donates, or participates in one of our fundraisers. Every dime goes to purchasing something new to train our athletes or for our gym! If anyone is looking to donate $ for tax purposes, please have them contact Amy Kraft-Lake or the school. Every penny is appreciated to help make Baraga Athletics better for our students.
Basketball Schedule Update #4 is online at: https://www.baragaschools.org/o/baragaathletics/athletics Also Good News.....Athletes are allowed 2 parental vouchers per game.
Updated MHSAA Winter Calendar for Basketball, Ice Hockey : The Council approved a plan for adjusting schedules for the five Winter “contact” sports which may begin non-contact practices on Jan. 16 but must delay any activities that involve physical contact between individuals until Feb. 1 per the recent update to the MDHHS epidemic plan. The updated schedule for girls and boys basketball, competitive cheer, ice hockey and wrestling pushes Finals for those sports into late March or early April. The Council approved the following dates: Girls Basketball First non-contact practice: Jan. 16 First contact practice: Feb. 1 First contest: Feb. 4 Districts: March 22, 24, 26 Regionals: March 29, 31 Quarterfinals: April 5 Semifinals: April 7 Finals: April 9 Boys Basketball First non-contact practice: Jan. 16 First contact practice: Feb. 1 First contest: Feb. 4 Districts: March 23, 25, 27 Regionals: March 30, April 1 Quarterfinals: April 6 Semifinals: April 8 Finals: April 10 Ice Hockey First non-contact practice: Jan. 16 First contact practice: Feb. 1 First contest: Feb. 1 Regionals: March 15-20 Quarterfinals: March 23 Semifinals: March 25-26 Finals: March 27
Our basketball schedule can be found on our website (listed by teams) at https://www.baragaschools.org/o/baragaathletics/athletics At this time No Fans can attend the games, but we will continue to stream our games on FB like we did in the fall. Also... just a reminder to check the schedule daily/weekly for unforeseen changed due to COVID and weather.
Basketball Info Coming Soon
MHSAA Sports Update 12/23/20 Dear MHSAA Community, First of all, Happy Holidays to you and your families. The year of 2020 has been unlike any other time in our lives and we want each of you to know how much your efforts since March have been appreciated. The Representative Council met earlier today and has the following updates. Completion of Fall Sports As was shared with you last Friday, the MDHHS created a rapid testing pilot program for the three remaining fall tournaments to finish in early to mid-January. Details on this program were first shared with the MHSAA and fall schools on Dec. 22 which has created a number of questions and logistical issues. This is a new MDHHS program with details being created and shared daily with the MHSAA, and this has created changes to tournament dates that were shared with schools last Friday. We are continuing to work through the details, questions and issues with the involved fall schools and we will share finalized plans/dates soon. Winter Sports Planning Under current MDHHS emergency orders, winter practices may begin on Jan. 16. The first day of competition is Friday, Jan. 22 for basketball, bowling, ice hockey and boys swimming & diving. In competitive cheer, gymnastics and wrestling, the first day of competition is Monday, Jan. 25. Know that if current orders are amended that allow practice activity prior to Jan. 16, first days of practice and first days of competition would be moved up accordingly. 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. This flexible planning has been required of us all since June, and we will continue to advocate for all kids in all seasons with our continued goal of three seasons played to completion. Remember that skiing is able to proceed now. The season limits of competition remain unchanged for all winter sports, and the weekly limits of competition also remain unchanged in all sports except for these two modifications for 20-21 in ice hockey and wrestling. In ice hockey, teams may play two games on one non-school day a maximum of two times during the season. When the two games/one day option is used, ice hockey teams could play 4 games (on three dates) in those two weeks. For high school wrestling, teams and individuals are allowed two days of competition in a week. Remember that all regular season wrestling competition is limited to 4 teams at a site (3 matches per student per day of competition). For middle school wrestling, one day of competition in a week is allowed. Again, all regular season wrestling competition is limited to 4 teams at a site (3 matches per student per day of competition). Schools and/or leagues may elect to play fewer games or use fewer days of competitions The following winter tournament dates are below for your scheduling purposes which assumes a Jan. 16 (or earlier) start to winter seasons. Further delays beyond Jan. 16 would require changes to the dates below along with possible modifications to spring dates. Boys and Girls Basketball Girls Districts- March 8, 10 and 12; Boys Districts- March 9, 11 and 13 Girls Regionals- March 16 and 18; Boys Regionals on 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 Finals- March 26-27 Regionals- March 19-20 Competitive Cheer Finals- March 19-20 Regionals- March 13 Districts- March 5-6 Gymnastics Finals- March 26-27 Regionals- March 20 Ice Hockey Finals- March 25-27 Regionals- March 15-20 Boys Swimming & Diving Finals- March 26-27 Dive Regionals- March 18 UP Swim & Dive Finals- Feb. 27 Wrestling Individual Finals- March 26-27 Team Finals- March 19-20 Regional Week- March 8 District Week- March 1 We will continue to keep you updated as things continue to change with COVID restrictions and government orders. Thank you. Mark Uyl MHSAA Executive Director
TODAY'S SPORTS UPDATE With no current guidance from MHSAA the local ADs have made a TENTATIVE PLAN (as of today) with the information we have. We are planning to go with a slightly modified HS schedule with focusing on getting our conference games in. Please know that all of this can change at a moments notice....I just wanted to get something to all of you with what we know. As for Jr High Boys BB....We are looking at possible having something in March if it is possible. As of today for HS....Practice will start on 12/21 with games starting after 1/4. Girls planned schedule ... Tue 1/5 GBB Hancock Away 5:45/7:20 JV/V Fri 1/8 GBB *Watersmeet Home 5:45/7:20 JV/V Tue 1/12 GBB *Republic Away 5:45/7:20 V Fri 1/15 GBB *Bessemer Away 6:00/7:30 JV/V Tue 1/19 GBB *Ontonagon Away 5:45/7:20 JV/V Fri 1/22 GBB *Jeffers Home 5:45/7:20 V Mon 1/25 GBB *Dollar Bay Away 5:45/7:20 JV/V Thu 1/28 GBB *L'Anse Home 5:45/7:20 JV/V Mon 2/1 GBB *Chassell Home 5:45/7:20 JV/V Thu 2/4 GBB *Jeffers Away 5:45/7:20 V Mon 2/8 GBB *Wakefield-Marenisco Home 5:45/7:20 JV/V Thu 2/11 GBB *Lake Linden Home 5:45/7:20 JV/V Mon 2/15 GBB *ETC Away 6:00/7:30 V Thu 2/25 GBB *Republic V / Houghton JV Home 5:45/7:20 JV/V Boys planned schedule... Tue 1/5 BBB Calumet Home 5:45/7:20 JV/V Thu 1/7 BBB *Jeffers Home 5:45/7:20 JV/V Mon 1/11 BBB Hancock (Varsity Only) Away 5:45/7:20 V Mon 1/18 BBB *Bessemer Home 5:45/7:20 JV/V Thu 1/21 BBB *Lake Linden Home 5:45/7:20 JV/V Mon 1/25 BBB *Wakefield-Marenisco Away 6:00/7:30 JV/V Fri 1/29 BBB *Republic-Michigamme Home 5:45/7:20 JV/V Tue 2/2 BBB *L'Anse Away 5:45/7:20 JV/V Fri 2/5 BBB *Dollar Bay Away 5:45/7:20 JV/V Fri 2/12 BBB *Republic-Michigamme Away 5:45/7:20 JV/V Tue 2/16 BBB *Dollar Bay Home 5:45/7:20 JV/V Fri 2/19 BBB *ETC Home 5:45/7:20 JV/V Tue 2/23 BBB *Chassell (Varsity Only) Away 5:45/7:20 V Fri 2/26 BBB *Watersmeet Home 5:45/7:20 JV/V Tue 3/2 BBB *Jeffers Away 5:45/7:20 JV/V Thu 3/4 BBB *Ontonagon Away 5:45/7:20 JV/V I will post any changes to keep you updated. #VIKINGSTRONG
Dear MHSAA Community, Today’s announcement from Governor Whitmer and MDHHS has extended the “pause” on high school in-person instruction and high school and middle school sports through Dec. 20. The MHSAA had provided a detailed plan to both Governor Whitmer and MDHHS that would have completed fall tournaments with no spectators as safely as possible during the month of December along with allowing winter sport practices to resume. While we are disappointed in today’s announcement, we will continue to look forward as we remain committed to play three sports seasons to their conclusion. The MHSAA Representative Council will meet on Wednesday of this week to chart out another plan for finishing Fall and restarting Winter. Updated information will reach you again following Wednesday’s Representative Council meeting. Thank you. Mark Uyl MHSAA Executive Director
No Sports UPDATE Yet:) MHSAA did not send out an update on Friday as they chose to wait until the Governor decides what the state is going to do. ADs will then meet and decide what to do with our basketball seasons (tentatively on Wednesday). #VIKINGSTRONG
SPORTS UPDATE: I just wanted to let all of you know that as of today we are still in limbo to possible changes to our winter sports programs. However, the MHSAA Rep Council is meeting December 4, and then our local ADs will meet December 7th.... At that point we will have a better idea of what our winter season will look like. I will keep you updated with any new information. #VIKINGSTRONG
I am sorry to have to report, (we have been informed by the health department) that the Baraga Girls Volleyball team will NOT be able to participate in this year's Districts due to a probable case of COVID. Girls you have had a great year ... Stay #vikingstrong
***FOOTBALL PLAYOFF INFO*** ---The players bus will arrive at the L'Anse school by 8:30 Saturday, and then will depart around 9:00 AM. ---3 meals and refreshments/snacks will be provided for the athletes/coaches (Compliments of the L'Anse Booster Club) ---The bus will return home after the game very early Sunday morning (around 4 am). ---The game will be covered by Scott Koski and Bill Jondreau on 105.7 Eagle Radio ( Coverage will start at 5:40 pm). ---Please remember if your going to the game to get your tickets through the GoFan link posted on the L'Anse facebook page. GOOD LUCK HORNET FOOTBALL
Senior Steele Jondreau receives post season football honors on the L’Anse Hornet Football Team.
***FOOTBALL PLAYOFF TICKETS*** Here is an update on ticket sales and info for the playoff football game this Saturday in Traverse City. Ticket sales will be online. All tickets will be purchased online. St. Francis High School vs. L'Anse High School Event Link: https://gofan.co/app/events/128062 Spectators will be able to purchase online tickets at the gate as well (they will have an iPad available), and will accept cash at the gate for those who miss the online information. Spectator gates will open at 5:15. There will be concession stand for spectators The game will also be livestreamed on NFHS network and broadcast on 89.9 WLJN. https://www.google.com/.../data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0...