Volleyball, Swimming & Diving Finals Set To Resume In January
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

EAST LANSING – The Michigan high school girls volleyball playoffs and girls swimming and diving finals will be able to restart after the first of the year.

The Michigan High School Athletic Association announced Tuesday that the teams remaining in the volleyball tournament, and the teams and individuals who qualified for the Lower Peninsula swimming and diving finals will be able to restart their postseasons on January 4.

Participants in both sports must take part in a rapid testing pilot program created by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Athletes, coaches, and other team personnel directly involved in practice and competition must test three times a week. They will use the BinaxNOW antigen tests that produce results in 15 minutes.

Teams and individuals in both sports must complete one round of negative COVID-19 tests before beginning practice.

The girl's volleyball tournament will pick up with Quarterfinals on January 12. The Semifinals will be on January 14 and 15 and the Finals on January 16. Semifinals and Finals will be played at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek. The swimming and diving tournament will conclude with Finals on January 15 and 16 at three sites. Division 1 will be at Hudsonville High School; Division 2 at Grand Rapids Northview High School and Division 3 at Lake Orion High School. Diving Finals will be January 15 and the Swimming Finals will be January 16. Spectators will not be allowed at competitions for either sport.