Only 11 players showed up for the first practice at Humboldt. And with the district in distance learning because of COVID-19, team information isn't as easily shared and transportation isn't readily available.
On the first official day of practice -- pushed into late September by coronavirus concerns that temporarily postponed fall seasons into the spring -- the volleyball and football teams at North St. Paul were all about energy and optimism in their returns to the court and field.
The Minnesota Hockey Coaches Association proposed two scenarios for boys' hockey, the more ambitious of which features 24 games and full section and state tournaments. The girls' season could be delayed by up to six weeks.
In the latest Talking Preps, the Star Tribune's David La Vaque and Paul Klauda sort through unfinished business after this week's decision to restart football and volleyball, including what the rest of the fall and winter will be like.
The Minnesota State High School League's board of directors will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. Monday to revisit, and possibly reverse, its Aug. 4 decision to shift the football and volleyball seasons to spring.