Weather continues to force postponements and cancellations all over the high school sports landscape in Minnesota.
John Millea is a blogger and information specialist for the Minnesota State High School League and said the weather challenges this spring are unprecedented and, “We’re gonna remember this for a long time. And, you know every coach I’ve talked to and high school kids, and athletic directors, we’re all just looking to that day when the sky is blue and the sun is warm and the ground is dry and it’s gonna be fun.”
Many are wondering if the MSHSL could potentially push the start of the state tournament season back a few weeks, but Millea (muh-LAY) says they don’t have the flexibility to do that. He explained, “Golf courses are booked for section tournaments and our state tournaments, baseball facilities, softball, everything is really booked. Contracts have been signed, officials have been hired, workers have been hired. Everything is really locked in. There are going to be some teams in some sports where their season is gonna start and then it’s gonna be section tournament time.”
Millea says coaches have used some creative ways to make things happen. In fact, one conference in southern Minnesota had its baseball teams hold a bowling tournament this week just for fun.