Bronchos News · Holly Athletics Announcement — November 15, 2020

Dear Holly Athletes and Families,

Based on the newest emergency order from the MDHHS and the subsequent statement from the MHSAA (see below), effective immediately, all high school and middle school athletics are suspended immediately.  This is not an easy email to write or something that does not weigh very heavily on those in educational athletic leadership, but we need to understand the concerns the virus presents and do what we can to ensure that the health and safety of our athletes is our primary mission.  As more information becomes available, I will be sure to communicate it via our website, FinalForms, and our social media outlets.

MHSAA Statement:

Dear MHSAA Community,

With Governor Whitmer’s announcement this evening, all school sports activities (practices and contests) are suspended effective immediately through at least Dec. 8 or until these new orders are amended.

 This means the three ongoing fall tournaments, girls swimming & diving, volleyball and football, have been suspended.  The MHSAA will be exploring all options to complete these three remaining Fall tournaments.  At this same time, discussions will take place to revise Winter sports plans that will include updated practice and competition calendars.  As we have promised since March, the MHSAA will continue to be transparent and flexible while sharing information and updated timelines once those are set.  Our goal since June remains unchanged as we will continue to plan for three sports seasons that can all be completed during the 2020-21 school year.

 The MHSAA supports the actions needed by our state government and health department leaders.  All of us need to do our part now to reverse the concerning COVID numbers in Michigan to give all of our students the chance to participate, practice and compete again as we have been able to do safely since August.

 The only allowed coach-player contact and activities for all sports (fall, winter and spring) is virtual communication and meetings through at least Dec. 8 or until these new orders are amended.

 We will continue to provide regular updates over the coming days and weeks.


Please continue to stay safe and take care,

Mr. Lombard