There is a student who attends Ishpeming HS and has Down Syndrome. He is not allowed to play his senior year, because he will be 19 y/o and will be too old per current MHSAA by-laws.
The MHSAA is reprehensible in it's denial of by-law changes proposed by the Ishpeming School District and the boy's father. Other states, like Ohio, allow exceptions to their age requirements. In Ohio, the OHSAA.org bylaw: 4-2-1 stipulates two exceptions allowing students who have disabilities to participate beyond the age limit.
Step up MSHAA and change your by-laws!
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