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Just getting to games a major challenge for Michigan basketball team

from Chicago Sun-Times

By the time the Mackinac Island (Michigan) Lakers arrive for a road game, they’ve already experienced three forms of travel: snowmobiles, an ice-cutting ferry boat and a school bus. In February, when the winter winds freeze over the Straits of Mackinac and an “ice bridge” forms, a small plane flies the team to the Upper Peninsula mainland. In good weather, travel to other high schools in Michigan’s six-team Northern Lights League can take hours and be fraught with cancellations — so much so that teams play on Friday nights and Saturday mornings, sleeping in classrooms or on the floor of the home team’s gym to avoid unnecessary travel. more


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