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No Minnesota high school spring sports until May 4 at earliest

By Ron Haggstrom and Paul Klauda, Star Tribune, 03/27/20, 2:30PM CDT


The Minnesota State High School League extended the current ban on activities for another month. But coaches found optimism that no decisions have been made about canceling the spring sports season.

Esko players watched a game from the outfield fence as they waited for their game to start last June 6 at the girls' softball state tournament in North Mankato. Photo by CARLOS GONZALEZ, Star Tribune

High school spring sports practice and games will be suspended at least until May 4, extending the current shutdown to remain in step with the closing of Minnesota schools.

The announcement Wednesday by the Minnesota State High School League came moments after Gov. Tim Walz’s 2 p.m. briefing, during which he ordered state residents to stay at home and limit movements outside their homes beyond essential needs for two weeks beginning Saturday. School buildings will be closed throughout April while districts deploy distance learning to May 4, all in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The league said no decisions have been made “at this time’’ about canceling spring sports for the season.

“Pending a reopening of schools by the Governor, return to participation protocols will be determined and communicated by the MSHSL Board and MSHSL staff,’’ the league said in a statement sent to its member schools.

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