MSHSL moves football, volleyball to spring
Girls tennis, cross country and girls swimming and diving will be held as usual this fall.
It’s going to be a strange fall season for Minnesota high school sports.
The Minnesota State High School League Board of Directors voted on Tuesday (Aug. 4) that boys and girls cross country, girls tennis, and girls swimming and diving can return for the fall with practices starting on Aug. 17. But football and volleyball will move to a winter-to-spring season taking place from mid-March until mid-May. Spring sports will begin in mid-May and run through mid-June.
No spectators will be allowed at indoor high school sports held at school facilities in accordance with the Minnesota Department of Education's policy that no visitors will be allowed in public learning settings. But activities held outside of school facilities can have spectators as long as they follow Minnesota Department of Health guidelines.
Schools forced into distance learning will not be able to conduct in-person practices and must move to virtual-only instruction from coaches.
The Park Rapids girls tennis team will open the competitive season by hosting home events on Aug. 21 and Aug. 22.