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MSHSL cautiously optimistic for spring sports resuming even as concern extends to next school year

By David La Vaque, Star Tribune, 04/14/20, 10:15AM CDT


When will we know if there be a spring sports season? What would the season look like?

Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine

Boil down the 22 questions offered up during a Minnesota State High School League video conference call with 200 school administrators last week and those two themes remain.

The league replied via e-mail Monday but offered no answers. Because it can’t. Because key information isn’t known. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Tim Walz closed schools in favor of distance learning until at least May 4.

The league remains cautiously optimistic about resuming the spring season while simultaneously wondering about logistics as far out as next school year.

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