Changes coming to HS Sports

A FEW SPORTS WILL BE SEEING CHANGES IN MINNESOTA. 
 
THE MINNESOTA STATE HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE HELD AN EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING ON MONDAY, VOTING ON SEVERAL PROPOSALS. 
 
MOST NOTABLY, THE BOARD VOTED TO ADD ANOTHER CLASS FOR VOLLEYBALL AND CROSS-COUNTRY.   VOLLEYBALL WILL GO FROM 3 TO 4 CLASSES, WHILE CROSS-COUNTRY WILL GO FROM 2 TO 3 CLASSES.  BOTH CHANGES WILL GO INTO EFFECT IN THE FALL OF 2021.    
 
SOME MEASURES WERE VOTED DOWN, OR DIED FOR LACK OF A MOTION.   
 
A PROPOSAL TO ADD A 35-SECOND SHOT CLOCK FOR BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL WAS DEFEATED ON A 13-5 VOTE BY THE EXECUTIVE BOARD. 
 
THE BOARD ALSO REJECTED A PROPOSAL TO ADD A FULL CONSOLATION BRACKET FOR THE STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT.     
 
THE M-S-H-S-L BOARD DID APPROVE A PLAN THAT WILL ALLOW WRESTLING TEAMS TO ENTER MORE THAN ONE WRESTLER IN THE SAME WEIGHT CLASS AT REGULAR-SEASON INDIVIDUAL FORMAT TOURNAMENTS.   WRESTLING PROGRAMS WITH LOW NUMBERS WILL BE ALLOWED TO SCRIMMAGE AGAINST OTHER TEAMS TO IMPROVE PRACTICE OPPORTUNITIES.