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Football in the spring? Track and field in the fall?  On Tuesday, June 30, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the signing of Executive Order 2020-142 and the release of the MI Safe Schools Return to School Roadmap, both of which offer guidelines and requirements for districts as they...
Michigan took a step forward with regard to the resumption of professional sports within the state with Governor Gretchen Whitmer signing Executive Order 2020-133 on Thursday, June 25. The order – subtitled as “Restarting professional sports” – allows “professional sports to resume, subject to...
Instead of celebrating its 20th year during the summer of 2020, the Black Bear Gran Fondo – a bicycling event that offers a 100-mile “century ride” option, as well as shorter loops – will not happen this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Grayling Rotary Club – organizer for the annual...
The Grayling High School athletic department, instead of hosting a physical ceremony, honored its Class of 2020 student athletes with a video released on YouTube on Thursday night. Due to current restrictions on gatherings in the state of Michigan because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the school’s...
“Disappointed.” “Sad.” “Breaks your heart.” “My heart goes out to the seniors.” “The season that could have been.” Coaches, players, and parents found out last week that the spring sports season for Grayling High School and all other schools in Michigan was cancelled due to the...
It’s over. The Michigan High School Athletic Association – at approximately 1 p.m. on Friday, April 3 – announced that it was officially cancelling unfinished 2019-2020 winter sports tournaments and all of the 2020 spring sports campaign due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “The Michigan...
After several delays, the Viking Activity Center – an expansion of Grayling High School’s physical education facilities – opened last week in time for the beginning of spring sports practices. The school hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house event on Monday, presenting the recently...
Grayling High School’s varsity boys basketball team ended its 2019-2020 season with an 80-54 District 34-2 playoff loss vs. the Boyne City Ramblers on Wednesday. The game was close in the first half – Boyne City led by one after two quarters of play – and the score was tied with 4:35 left in the...
Usually, the biggest obstacle that Michigan high school spring sports teams face at this time of the year is the weather. Has the snow melted? Are the fields and the courts dry? Is it warm enough to practice outside? This year, however, amid growing nation-wide concerns regarding the...
Three Grayling High School wrestlers qualified for the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 3 state finals this year, and all three of them earned medals. Joe Armstrong (103), Zach Duncan (112), and Max Halstead (152) competed at the state finals at Ford Field in Detroit on Friday...

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