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Not Over Yet: MHSA extends spring sports postponement


April 10, 2020

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

A lone tennis balls rests on the empty Bill Vaughey Memorial Tennis Courts last week in Havre. The courts are empty because Montana high school spring sports have been postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. Thursday, the MHSA announced they are extending the postponement to April 24, rather than cancel the season altogether. However, if Montana does not return to school by May 4, there will be no spring sports season.

Teams and fans across Montana have been waiting for quite some time to hear the decision regarding the spring sports season from the Montana High School Association. Originally, the decision was to by made April 13, but the MHSA moved it up to Thursday. After what seemed like forever, the MHSA made its call.

As of Thursday, the suspension of 2020 high school spring sports will be extended to April 24. In summary, the season will be canceled if face-to-face school instruction cannot take place by May 4. The timeframe between now and then will be a crucial one because if the COVID-19 situat...

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