Metro Detroit scholar athletes, mother and father share pleasure as winter contact sports activities resume
GREAT POINTE WOODS, Me. – Michigan High School winter contact sports were allowed to resume starting February 8, and parents and athletes are happy to be back in action.
“It means the world to her to be back on the ice and play,” said Erin Grom, whose daughter Kiera is a newcomer to the Livonia girls’ hockey team.
Grom can remember finding out that hockey, wrestling, basketball, and competitive cheer can all resume.
“It was a big celebration in our house. Lots of smiles, lots of laughter. ” She said.
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Gregory Paddison, the Liggett girls’ hockey coach, said he and his players always wear masks, including on the ice, and see that safety is a top priority across the board.
“We had a game last week that didn’t allow fans. Two per participant are allowed here. Every place is different, but you can see that every place is doing something, ”he said.
It has been going smoothly so far, according to the Michigan High School Athletic Association. Players like Liggett’s team captain Gabby Anusbigian are careful not to put that at risk.
“We just have to finish strong and stay healthy. I think everyone does their part … Hopefully we don’t have to worry about that, ”said Gabby.
Grom said she was more concerned about her daughter’s health not gambling than now that she is back in competition.
“It was really hard, it was heartbreaking to see. There didn’t seem to be any fire in her eyes, something to look forward to. No way for the pressure and stress of being home and going to school online, ”she said.
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