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MSHSL approves plans for winter sports state tournaments

Good news for youth sports in Minnesota.
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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

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