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MSHSL, School Space Media form live streaming partnership
Home Page Photo The Minnesota State High School League announced on Sept. 6 a partnership with School Space Media and www.prepspotlight.tv to bring unprecedented live streaming coverage of League events.

During the 2018-19 school year, School Space Media will provide exclusive and extensive coverage of 20 League activities via the Internet free of charge to viewers.

“We are really excited about this next chapter in bringing League events to our member schools and fans,” said Tim Leighton, the MSHSL’s Communications Coordinator. “In this constantly-evolving media world, streaming is an important medium in sharing the events, news and features of the League to our followers.”

School Space Media’s online coverage will include most League events with the exception of the Prep Bowl football championship games, the semifinals and championship rounds of the girls hockey tournament, all championship rounds of the boys hockey tournament, and the championship rounds of both boys and girls basketball. 45TV, the League’s television broadcast partner, will stream those events free of charge at www.prep45.com .

PrepSpotlight.tv began streaming high school activities in 2013. In that span, the St. Paul-based company has streamed more than 2,000 high school events in three states. PrepSpotlight.tv has worked with the MSHSL since 2015, providing online coverage of the football quarterfinals, as well as the basketball, soccer, lacrosse and Adapted Athletics state tournaments.

“PrepSpotlight.tv makes it easier to be a fan of high school sports,” said Brian Nicholson, president of School Space Media. “This partnership provides Minnesota high school sports fans with the best coverage, and together, we’re providing access like no other association in the country. That means more coverage and more memories for the participants and the fans.”

PrepSpotlight.tv is the television programming division of School Space Media. School Space Media provides unique media platforms to serve high school sports fans and advertisers.

In addition to producing Minnesota Prep Spotlight, School Space Media continues to produce high school sports shows and livestreaming in Colorado and Arizona. The website Prepspotlight.tv is the premiere online home of high school athletic sports streams.
Transfer Eligibility Review
General Information for Students and Parents

The MSHSL understands that varsity eligibility is important to you. Below are some frequently asked questions regarding transfer eligibility. The information contained herein is not a bylaw or policy and is intended only to provide an overview of the transfer eligibility process. For the most current version of Bylaw 111 and MSHSL policies, please visit www.mshsl.org. Before transferring schools, please review the following so that you will understand the transfer’s impact on your varsity eligibility.

1.What is a transfer?

A transfer student is a student who discontinues enrollment and attendance in any high school, public or non-public, and enrolls in any other high school in Minnesota, or outside of Minnesota. Essentially, a transfer occurs anytime a student’s school of record changes. A transfer is considered complete when the student attends class or participates with an athletic program at the new school. This includes home schools, charter schools, and online schools.
2.If I transfer to a new high school, will I be eligible for varsity competition?

If you transfer to a new high school, you will be eligible for varsity athletic competition if:
1.You are enrolling in 9th grade for the first time;
2.Your entire family moves to a new residence in a different attendance area;
3.Your residence is changed pursuant to a court order;
4.Your parents are divorced and you move from one parent to another.
(This option may be used just one time after you enroll in 9th grade); or
5.You and your family have moved to Minnesota from another state or country.
If none of the above apply, you will be ineligible (for one calendar year from the date of the transfer) from participating in interscholastic varsity athletic competition. You will, however, be eligible to participate in varsity tryouts, practices, scrimmages, jamborees, etc., and non-varsity (JV, B-squad, etc.) competitions. You will not be eligible for varsity competition.
3.What happens if none of the five provisions above apply and I am determined ineligible?

If none of the five provisions set forth above apply and you are determined ineligible, you can request that the MSHSL review the determination of ineligibility. There are seven circumstances with which you can request a review:
1.You are transferred to a new high school within the same school district;
2.A change in family circumstances such as adoption, abandonment, or death of a parent.
3.A substantial negative change in your family’s economic status. For example, if one or both parent(s) loses their job or other means of income.
4.School student Bullying or Harassment as identified in Minnesota State Statutes 121A.03 and 121A.031.
5.Administrative error. For example, the receiving school misapplied MSHSL bylaws or policies.
6.You have completed a licensed program for chemical dependency or mental illness (provided all other eligibility rules are followed) and the receiving school will better serve the student’s needs.
The principals and activities directors from both the sending and receiving school agree that varsity competition eligibility should be considered.
4.How do I request a Transfer Eligibility Review?

When you enrolled at your new school [receiving school] and indicated an interest in participating in athletics, the school compiled information and submitted a student transfer report to the MSHSL. The transfer report contains general information on your previous school(s) and the reason for your transfer. Based on this information, the receiving school makes aninitial eligibility determination. That determination is sent to the MSHSL for review to ensure compliance with MSHSL bylaws and policies.

If you are determined ineligible, you can request further review by the MSHSL. Visit with the athletic director at the Receiving School and request a Transfer Eligibility Review. The athletic director will submit the request and supporting documentation to the League for review.

All denied Transfer Eligibility Review requests for varsity competition eligibility will be reviewed by the MSHSL Board of Directors Eligibility Committee for further review or referral to an Independent Reviewer. Ultimately, the final decisions on eligibility will be made by the MSHSL Board of Directors.
5.What types of information and documentation should I provide in support of my request for a Transfer Eligibility Review?

You should provide a written explanation and documentation supporting your request for review. This is your opportunity to support your request for eligibility so please submit whatever relevant documentation/information you have. Below are common types of documentation the MSHSL looks for under each of the seven review options:
1. Internal district policies (for transfers in districts with multiple high schools)
  • The district policy or policies that precipitated the transfer
  • Correspondence from the school district describing the circumstances of the transfer
    2. Adoption, abandonment, or death of a parent
  • Adoption Decree, death certifi cate, CHIPS order
    3. Substantial negative change in the economic status
  • The MSHSL typically considers three years of tax returns showing a negative change in the Adjusted Gross Income.
  • You are encouraged to submit any other documentation showing a negative change in economic status. For example, employer notification indicating the recent loss of income or loss of employment, disability determinations from a medical professional or government agency that indicate a reduction in the ability to be employed.
  • NOTE: Discretionary spending decisions will generally not be considered to be a negative change in economic status.
    4. School Bullying/Harassment
  • Documentation that a complaint was made under the district policy prior to the transfer
  • A report from the sending school that it has investigated and determined a case of bullying or harassment pursuant to Minnesota Statute 121A.03 and 121A.031.
  • Any other documentation of bullying or harassment at the sending school
    5. Administrative Error
  • Documentation from a school administrator explaining the error or errors made in the initial eligibility determination.
    6. Completion of a licensed program for treatment of alcohol or substance abuse, mental illness or emotional disturbance provided all other eligibility rules are followed.
  • Documentation from the director of the treatment facility/provider showing completion of a licensed program by the student
  • Documentation to show the receiving school provides specific aftercare for the student.
    7. School Administrators request for review
  • The administrators from both schools agree varsity competition eligibility should be considered for the student. This Transfer Eligibility Review provision is applicable only for students who transfer from one MSHSL member school to another MSHSL member school.
  • The written request from the administrators at both the receiving school and sending school should include all documents they believe support eligibility.
  • This provision requires certifi cation from both schools confirming no recruitment or inappropriate contact has occured.
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    Nine-Man Football Rankings
    Posted by John Millea(jmillea@mshsl.org)- Updated 9/19/2018 7:11:18 PM

    From The Associated Press.

    School Total Points Prv
    1. Spring Grove (4) (3-0) 49 1
    2. Stephen-Argyle (1) (3-0) 46 2
    3. Verndale (3-0) 39 3
    4. Cromwell (3-0) 30 5
    5. Houston (3-0) 28 7
    6. Cook County (3-0) 21 8
    7. Russell-Tyler-Ruthton (3-0) 20 6
    8. Goodridge Grygla-Gatzke (3-0) 13 9
    9. Mountain Lake Area (3-0) 12 NR
    10. Wheaton-Herman-Norcross (3-0) 5 NR
    Others receiving votes: Nevis 4, South Ridge 2, NCEOUH 2, Grand Meadow 2, Hancock 2.

    Class 1A Football Rankings
    Posted by John Millea(jmillea@mshsl.org)- Updated 9/19/2018 7:10:57 PM

    From The Associated Press.

    CLASS 1A
    School Total Points Prv
    1. Minneota (5) (3-0) 50 1
    2. BOLD (3-0) 37 3
    3. Mahnomen (4-0) 35 2
    4. Goodhue (3-0) 31 4
    5. Blooming Prairie (3-0) 27 T8
    6. Rushford-Peterson (3-0) 26 T5
    7. Ottertail Central (3-0) 25 T5
    8. United South Central (3-0) 20 T8
    9. Ada-Borup-NCW (3-1) 7 7
    (tie) Murray County Central (3-0) 7 NR
    Others receiving votes: Red Lake County 6, Ortonville 2, Randolph 2.

    Class 2A Football Rankings
    Posted by John Millea(jmillea@mshsl.org)- Updated 9/19/2018 7:10:28 PM

    From The Associated Press.

    CLASS 2A
    School Total Points Prv
    1. Caledonia (6) (3-0) 60 1
    2. Minneapolis North (3-0) 51 2
    3. Pipestone (3-0) 50 3
    4. Barnesville (3-0) 40 4
    5. Maple River (3-0) 27 T5
    6. Breckenridge (3-0) 22 T8
    7. Chatfield (3-0) 20 7
    8. Redwood Valley (3-0) 16 T8
    9. St. Charles (3-0) 14 NR
    10. Royalton (3-0) 8 10
    Others receiving votes: Morris Area-Chokio-Alberta 6, Mesabi East 6, Hawley 4, Maple Lake 3, Paynesville 2, Medford 1.

    Class 3A Football Rankings
    Posted by John Millea(jmillea@mshsl.org)- Updated 9/19/2018 7:09:57 PM

    From The Associated Press.

    CLASS 3A
    School Total Points Prv
    1. Pierz (6) (3-0) 78 1
    2. Rochester Lourdes (2) (3-0) 73 2
    3. Jordan (3-0) 63 3
    4. Breck (3-0) 45 6
    5. Jackson County Central (3-0) 44 7
    6. Mora (3-0) 34 9
    7. Perham (2-1) 27 8
    8. East Grand Forks (3-0) 20 NR
    9. Stewartville (3-0) 12 NR
    10. Greenway-Nashwauk-Keewatin (4-0) 11 NR
    Others receiving votes: St. Peter 10, Fairmont 6, Annandale 5, Spectrum 5, Pequot Lakes 4, New London-Spicer 2, Park Rapids 1.

    Class 4A Football Rankings
    Posted by John Millea(jmillea@mshsl.org)- Updated 9/19/2018 7:09:31 PM

    From The Associated Press.

    CLASS 4A
    School Total Points Prv
    1. Holy Angels (6) (3-0) 77 1
    2. Cloquet (1) (3-0) 65 2
    3. Winona (3-0) 58 3
    4. Hutchinson (1) (3-0) 57 6
    5. Detroit Lakes (3-0) 45 4
    6. SMB-Wolfpack (3-0) 42 9
    7. Marshall (3-0) 38 10
    8. Dassel-Cokato (3-0) 20 NR
    9. Hermantown (3-0) 10 NR
    10. Mound-Westonka (3-0) 8 NR
    Others receiving votes: Benilde-St. Margaret's 5, Becke...

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