Let the gates open. Get the band going. The Minnesota State High School League issued a statement to indicate that they are. “preparing for the full return to our fall state tournaments,”Troy Stein, vice president of the League Board of Directors, said this. He said, “I am thrilled to see the work done by league staff.”
2020 did not have any fall state tournaments. State tournaments were held in a restricted manner and had limited fan support for 2020-21. Spring tournaments resumed earlier this year to a more regular schedule.
The schedule for the fall state tournaments:
Girls tennis, October 26-29, Baseline Tennis Center, U of MN (Class AA) and Reed-Sweatt Tennis Center, south Minneapolis (Class A)Boys and girls soccer, October 26-28, November 3-6, various sites, with the championships matches at US Bank StadiumGirls and boys cross country, November 6 at St. Olaf College, NorthfieldVolleyball, November 10-13, Xcel Energy Center, downtown St. PaulGirls swimming and diving, November 18-20, Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center, University of MNAdapted soccer, November 19-20, Stillwater High SchoolFootball, November 11-13, quarterfinals at various sites, November 18-20, semifinals at US Bank Stadium, November 26-27 Prep Bowl at US Bank Stadium
The fall sports season is expanding to include four classes for volleyball, and three for soccer and cross-country.
The MSHSL also witnessed a recent meeting. “preview of the winter state tournament season.”
The league continues to “manage the return to full participation through the COVID-19 pandemic.”
You can read the entire MSHSL statement.
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