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High School sports question

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by EStreetJoe, May 18, 2007.

  1. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    In NJ, they allow high school teams to play regular season games after the state tournament begins. Is NJ unique in this regard?
  2. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    You can play practice games in Texas that count toward your record, but don't mean anything.
  3. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    In Florida, there are bowl games, in which non-qualifiers for the playoffs can have an extra game, and in 2004, the FHSAA allowed non-playoff teams to make up one regular-season game that had been wiped out by hurricanes (several teams had had two or three such games). It was such an underwhelming experience that I doubt they'd do it again.

    In Georgia, there's no such thing.

    I remember visiting New Jersey around Thanksgiving and being utterly baffled that this was allowed to happen.
  4. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    it is in regard to the four states i've worked.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Michigan used to allow it for baseball through the districts and track has a non-MHSAA run meet in the weekend between the regionals and state finals
  6. Walter Burns

    Walter Burns Member

    In Ohio, the baseball and softball tournaments start during the regular season.
    Seems kind of weird, but otherwise the season could go to July.
  7. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    When I worked in Ohio and first saw that, I thought it was strange. I mean, if you lose in the playoffs, what does it matter. BUt there are still conferences to be decided, etc. Still think it's strange, but hey.

    In Kentucky, if you don't get all your games in by the time playoff start too bad..
  8. crimsonace

    crimsonace Well-Known Member

    In Indiana, you're allowed to make up conference games after both teams are eliminated from the state tournament.

    If one team loses in the first rounds and the other goes to the State Finals, the first team is going to have to reconvene after not having played for three weeks, but ...
  9. Taylee

    Taylee Member

    Odd note about Ohio (among the many), the official end of the baseball/softball seasons is the week AFTER the state championships. Gives teams the ability to make up league games. Never seen it happen, but it's possible, at least in Ohio.
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    In fact, if I remember correctly in Michigan, both the Catholic League finals at Comerica Park, the Detroit PSL finals and Operation Friendship between the two leagues are after the MHSAA baseball tourney starts
  11. pressmurphy

    pressmurphy Member

    Happens fairly often in New Yrok, especially spring sports because of the very short window between the end of winter and final exams. I believe that window fell on a Thursday last year.

    Sports like tennis and baseball see frequent makeups after the start of sectional playoffs, though it's rare for the makeups to extend into the state tournament portion of the schedule.
  12. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    There are plenty of games scheduled in Michigan after the baseball tournament starts. Some in softball, but teams play a predistrict game on Tuesday and a regular-season game the next day all of the time. Our lovely April weather is a big part of that.
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