Minnesota State High School League Decides on Winter Sports

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(KNSI) - The Minnesota State High School League has approved a maximized winter sports season.

The Board of Directors voted in favor of a 30% reduction in games with a maximum of two per week and allowing three in the last two weeks of the season for COVID-19 related rescheduling.

The MSHSL has also announced a practice schedule for winter sports:

  • Dance - November 9th
  • Boys hockey, adapted floor hockey, and boys basketball - November 23rd
  • Alpine/Nordic skiing, wrestling, boys swimming and diving, and girls hockey - November 30th
  • Gymnastics and girls hockey - December 7th

The MSHSL also decided on guidelines for fall postseason events:

  • Girls tennis tournaments run from October 5th through the 17th.
  • Boys and girls' soccer section tournaments go from October 12th through the 24th and only two games per week.
  • Boys and girls cross country sections will take place the week of October 12th
  • Girls swimming and diving sections will take place the week of October 19th.

Under current COVID-19 guidelines set by the Minnesota Departments of Health, no spectators are allowed at indoor events in school facilities, with a limit of 250 fans at outdoor facilities.