BILLINGS - The MHSA announced rule and tournament site changes effective for 2019-2020 after an Executive Board conference call on Tuesday, according to a press release.
The 2020 Class AA/C State Track and Field Meet will be moved to Missoula from Helena after facility concerns forced Helena to release the event. Class A Tennis will be held in Billings.
Class C basketball will have the opportunity to hold a four-day state tournament pending an available facility.
And Southern B will hold nine-team divisional tournaments in volleyball as well as boys and girls basketball.
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They also approved Class AA tennis to extend its season and play divisional and state tournaments one week later than previously held.
The MHSA also sent out a two-week notice to member schools about the following:
- Golf will allow spectators during both regular season and post season events provided they adhere to the conduct guidelines and obtain a spectator badge to be worn at all times on the course after receiving a copy of the MHSA Spectator Code of Conduct.
- Class AA volleyball can hold divisional volleyball tournaments starting 2020-2021.
- Track and field rule changes for the start of the 800, 1600 and 3200 as well as procedures for adverse weather conditions during divisional track and field meets.
- A fifth-sixth place match can count in team scoring at the Class AA state tennis tournament.
- A revised six-player football bracket which replaces the fourth seed from the western division with a fifth seed from the northern division.
- Requiring the use of a weight management portal through the National Wrestling Coaches Association in order to track the 50% rule.