The Minnesota State High School League Board of Directors has approved plans for winter sports state tournaments, which is music to the ears for student-athletes and families after fall sports went without state tournaments due to a surge of COVID-19 in Minnesota.
Boys and girls hockey state tournaments will be held at the end of March into early April. Girls hockey quarterfinals will be played March 26-27 followed by boys quarterbacks on March 30-31. Boys and girls semifinals and finals will be played April 1-3, with all games in the state tournament being played at the Xcel Energy Center.
Boys and girls basketball state tournaments will begin with quarterfinals March 30-31, semifinals April 6-8 and championship games April 9-10. Quarterfinal games will be played at various sites while the semifinals and finals will be held at Target Center.
Other winter sports state tournament details:
Gymnastics - March 26-27, Champlin Park High School
Wrestling - March 25-27, at high schools to be determined
Boys Swim/Dive - March 18-20, University of Minnesota Aquatic Center
Dance - March 12-13, Edina High School
Alpine Ski - March 10, Giants Ridge in Bibawik
Nordic Ski - March 12, Giants Ridge in Bibawik