Sports

The Ragnar Trail Michigan, an outdoor relay running event held at Hanson Hills Recreation Area last year, was slated to return to Grayling this year, but it has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ragnar Trail Michigan organizers initially postponed the 2020 event from its original...
Grayling Recreation Authority conducted the 5K portion of its annual GRA 10K/5K on Saturday, and 116 runners competed in the event. Organizers cancelled the 10K portion of the race series due to the coronavirus pandemic, but decided to proceed with the 5K option due to the shorter distance and...
The Michigan High School Athletic Association announced on Friday, July 17, that it is not planning to swap any fall and spring sports at this time, and it is preparing to have the 2020 fall sports schedule proceed as originally planned with possible contingencies in place due to the continuing...
The Spike’s Challenge C-2 race – an event that organizers created in 1991 as “a mini daytime version of the AuSable River Canoe Marathon” – has grown significantly since its inception, adding a C-1 race in 1993 and a C-2 sprints for position event in 1994 to create a full weekend of canoe racing...
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...

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