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MSHSL Cancels Remainder of Boys and Girls Basketball Tournaments

Updated statement from the Minnesota State High School League

Amid growing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, the remainder of the girls state basketball tournament and boys section/state basketball tournaments have been canceled. The safety of all concerned is paramount.

Section Speech Tournament events for the week of March 15-21 have been postponed indefinitely.

Minnesota State High School League statement on spring sports and activities

Member schools may continue to provide participation opportunities for spring sport and activities programs.

Until April 6, 2020... --Participation in spring sports and activities is limited to practice and tryouts only; --Scrimmages, competitions, practices, training sessions or participation with other member school programs is not allowed.

School administration at their discretion may place more restrictive limitations on practice and participation. As COVID-19 is rapidly evolving, the MSHSL will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments as necessary.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does this apply to non-athletic programs? A: Activity programs can continue to meet and prepare. However, they may not participate in contests or competitions

Q: How does this limitation impact cooperatively sponsored programs? A: Cooperatively sponsored programs may continue to practice within these limitations.

Q: Does this impact the length of the season? A: There is not any change in the length of each spring sport season

Q: Can programs practice or train on Sundays? A: No. League bylaws do not allow any coach and student contact on Sundays.

Q: May programs participate in out-of-state training trips during the spring sport season? A: A program may train out-of-state with school and MSHSL permission. However, scrimmages and contests may not take place. A scrimmage is defined as practicing or training with a program from another high school.

Q: If school closes can practice still be held? A: The decision to allow practice is a local control decision to be made by school administration.

Q: How are Visual Arts, Music and Speech events impacted? A: Inter-school participation or competition is not allowed.

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