The Hemlock Huskies are back in action. Well, sort of…Fall athletics certainly does not look the same as it has in the past. For football, the MHSAA has decided to move its season to the spring of 2021. We are not certain of how that will look or affect other spring sports at this time. As for soccer and volleyball, our teams continue to practice but are waiting on executive orders from the Governor's office before they can compete. Our varsity boy’s tennis and varsity cross-country have been allowed to practice and compete per the MHSAA sport-specific guidelines.
Hemlock’s Varsity Boys Tennis team has been doing well in their first two competitions. They defeated Bullock Creek 7-0 and tied with Bay City John Glenn. The Varsity Cross-Country team successfully hosted their annual Hemlock Cross-Country Classic on Friday, August 2, 2020.
Hemlock’s Varsity Boys Tennis team has done well in their first two competitions. They defeated Bullock Creek 7-0 and tied with Bay City John Glenn. The Varsity Cross Country team successfully hosted their annual Hemlock Cross-Country Classic on Friday, August 21, 2020. Senior Dennis Schaffer finished 8th place overall and Sophomores Isabella Loucks and Maria Hagarty finished in the top ten for the ladies in the Freshmen/Sophomore race. Seniors Tyler Jones took 2nd place overall, and Carson Penny took 8th place overall, and Juniors Alexandria Grzenia and Reagan Keyser both finished in the top ten for the ladies in the Junior/Senior race.
In order to host the cross-country invite, Hemlock had limited the number of schools and the participants to 70 athletes per race which follows the MHSAA guidelines. Each school had a designated area and extra precautions were taken to protect the athletes, coaches, and workers.
Cross-Country Coach Terry Keyser said, "Athletics, in general, is going very well, all things considered. Good communication and clear protocols to follow for practices and competitions. Kids are flexible and are following directives."
Plans are in the works also to provide some 7 on 7 inters quad opportunities for our football teams.
Football Coach Adam Clark said, "As a coaching staff, we are carefully planning a practice and conditioning plan that enhances our players and program. Without the reward of competition, football fatigue or burnout is a reality that wisely can be avoided."
"We are anxiously waiting to hear from the Governor's office on when soccer and volleyball can compete. We are still making plans and schedules while we wait. We also encourage all our athletes to still be completing their FinalForms registration for any sports they plan on playing this year. We continue to be flexible and work to support our athletes, parents, and coaches," shared Athletic Secretary Jamie Galbraith.
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