2008-2009

REGION 3A

 

Winter Activity

Policies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2009  *  MSHSL – REGION 3A

SECTION 3A GIRL DANCE TEAM POLICY

 

 

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS:

 

Jazz Funk: BOLD, Canby, Lakeview, MACCRAY, Montevideo, Renville County West, TMB, Wabasso, YME

 

High Kick / Precision: ACGC, BOLD, Canby, Central MN Christian, LQPV, Lakeview, MACRAY, Minneota, Montevideo, Renville County West, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton, YME

 

SITE MANAGER:

·         The site and the site manager will be assigned by the Region 3A Committee.

·         The site manager will be Bob Grey of Montevideo.

 

DATE:

·         The competition will be held one (1) week prior to the State Competition.

·         The 2009 dance team competition will be held at Montevideo on Sat., February 7, 2009.

 

COMPETITION:

·         Team competition, including two different categories – High Kick/Precision and Jazz Funk.

·         The MSHSL Dance Team Rulebook shall govern the contest.

·         All rules and policies of the MSHSL will be followed.

 

DUTIES OF THE SITE MANAGER:

·         Hire judges from JAM (Judges Association of Minnesota Dance Teams)

·         Hire ‘tab room’ personnel from JAM.

·         Obtain other personnel needed to host the competition (i.e. sound technician, announcer, timers, kick counters, supervision, concessions, etc.)

·         Provide the media with publicity before and after the event.

·         Provide programs for spectators.

·         Send out information to all competing schools at least three weeks prior to the competition.

·         Arrange to have adequate and secure dressing areas for each participating team.

·         Arrange for a secure room to be used for score tabulation.

·         Arrange for a secure room to be used by the judges.

·         Contact the superior judge at least one (1) week prior to the competition, obtain all forms and other items needed in order to host the competition.

·         Arrange for the admittance of participating dancers, coaches, and managers.

·         Arrange for payment of appropriate expenses.

·         File reports to Region 3A Executive Secretary and the MSHSL as required.

·         Arrange with their local school district for payment of all approved expenses. These expenses include the officials, tab room workers, sound technician, announcer as well as those hired by the manager to assist with ticket sales and supervision of the event. These expenses will be reimbursed by Region 3A.

 

AWARDS:

·         Individual medals and a team trophy will be presented to the first and second place teams in each category.

 

ADVANCEMENT:

·         The top three teams in Jazz Funk and the top two in High Kick will advance to the State Competition.

 

 

 

 

 

PASSES:

·         The competition site manager will arrange for the participating dancers, coaches, and managers to be admitted to all sessions.

·         Region 3 passes and press passes will be accepted, no other passes will be honored.

 

REPORTS:

·         The site manager will forward the required report to the MSHSL office and the Region 3A Executive Secretary regarding the results of the Section competition immediately following the completion of the competition.

 

PAYMENT OF EXPENSES:

·         Payment of approved expenses will be made by the Region 3A Executive Secretary upon receipt of the completed tournament report from the site manager.

 

POSTPONEMENT:

·         The Section competition may be postponed by the site manager and the Region 3A Executive Committee.

·         In the case of a postponement, the competition will be moved to the following Monday.

·         The site manager should obtain home phone numbers and cell phone numbers of all coaches so that contact can be made on the morning of the competition.

 

OFFICIAL SQUAD SIZE:

·         The maximum number of dancers that may compete is as follows:

Ø      High Kick (34)

Ø      Jazz Funk (26)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MSHSL / REGION 3A

2009 SECTION 3A GIRLS HOCKEY

 

 

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS:

 

Ø      Fairmont (Fairmont/Martin County West/Martin Luther/Truman)

Ø      Luverne (Luverne/Adrian)

Ø      Marshall (Marshall/Lakeview/Minneota)

Ø      New Ulm (New Ulm/NU Cathedral/Sleepy Eye/SESM)

Ø      Redwood Valley (Redwood Valley/BOLD/Wabasso)

Ø      Windom Area (Windom Area/JCC/MLBO/SW Star Concept/WWG)

Ø      Worthington (Worthington/Fulda/Spirit Lake, IA)

 

SEEDING:

·         Each team in section 3A is responsible for recording their regular season scores on the MSHSL website. There will be no exchanging of scores between schools.

 

·         Coaches will rank the teams 1-6 with (1) being the top seed. DO NOT RANK YOUR OWN TEAM. A sheet to do the ranking on will be provided.

 

·         Base your seeding on, not in any particular order of importance: 1) overall record; 2) head-to-head competition; 3) comparative scores; 4) conference standing; 5) relative strength of schedule.

 

·         The seeding from each school is to be faxed  to Jim Lasley, tournament manager, no later than 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 4, 2009. Fax: 507-637-8058.

 

·         Tie breaking procedure: in the event of a tie in the rankings, the following process will be used to break the tie. 1) head-to-head competition, if applicable; 2) flip of a coin.

 

FORMAT:

Games will be played as followed:

·         Section Quarter-Finals: February 13 at High Seeds (7:00 p.m.)

·         Section Semi-Finals:                 February 17 at High Seeds (7:00 p.m.)

·         Section Finals:              February 20 at the Redwood Area Community Center (7:00 p.m.)

 

OFFICIAL SQUAD SIZE:

Each school is allowed 25 members on the official squad: 3 coaches, 2 student managers, and 20 players. (20 players must include a spare goalie.) There should be no other personnel on the bench.

 

UNIFORMS:

For all games the higher seeded team will wear white uniforms.

 

PROGRAMS:

The host site is responsible for game programs. Program covers WILL NOT be provided by Region 3A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DURATION OF GAME:

·         Seventeen minute periods with ten minute intermissions.

·         In case of a tie at the end of regulation play, follow the procedure outlined below, which is the same as used in state tournament play.

1.       Teams are to remain in the bench area.

2.       3 minute rest period. 8 minute sudden death overtime period.

3.       Make ice and play a 17 minute sudden death overtime period.

4.       3 minute rest period. 8 minute sudden death overtime period.

5.       If the tie continues, follow the procedure outlines in 3 and 4 above.

6.       Change goals for overtime periods.

 

EQUIPMENT:

·         Mouth pieces are mandatory for all players.

·         Neck chains worn by players are illegal and subject to penalty.

·         The curvature of the blade and length of hockey sticks must comply with official rules.

 

FIGHTING: MSHSL Policy (Bylaw 207.00 #3 in the MSHSL Official Handbook)

 

SUBSTITUTION FOR INJURIES: MSHSL Policy

 

OFFICIALS:

·         Officials will be hired and paid by Region 3A.

·         Goal judges will be used in the semi-finals and championship games.

 

TRAINERS: The host school will provide trainers at all contests.

 

ICE RENTAL: There will not be practice ice time at the tournament sites.

 

TICKETS:

·         Adults - $6.00; Students - $4.00

·         There will be no advance ticket sales.

·         Each school will receive ten (1) Region 3A Tournament passes. No other passes will be accepted.

 

FAN SECTION:

·         Schools must emphasize that students are to remain in the stands and are not to go on the ice after a game. The team designated as the home team will sit behind the player’s bench during the championship game. In all other cases fan seating is determined by the site manager.

·         No banners or signs of any kind are to be displayed by any school. NO ARTIFICIAL NOISE MAKERS WILL BE ALLOWED AT TOURNAMENT GAMES. This includes megaphones, cowbells, sirens, whistles, thunder sticks, and other similar items. Laser lights are strictly prohibited.

·         It is recommended that a school administrator should accompany the team. It is Region 3A policy an administrator be in attendance for the championship game. The school administrator should not be the coach of the team.

 

BANDS:

Each school may have a band at the games in which their team is playing. In the section quarter-finals and semi-finals the band from the HOME team is asked to play since they are hosting. The home team band will play the National Anthem.

 

 

MSHSL / REGION 3A

2009 SECTION 3A GIRLS HOCKEY

 

 

MANAGER RESPONSIBILITY

 

1.  Arrange for all contest workers as needed.............................................................. Fee will be $30.00

·         Announcer

·         Penalty Box

·         Scorer

·         Ticket Seller(s)

·         Ticket Taker (s)

·         Timer

·         Trainer

·         Goal Judge (semi-finals and finals)

 

     The southern Minnesota Officials Association will supply the goal judges for the semi-finals and finals.

 

2.  Tournament Report

 

·        Complete and return a financial report to the Region 3A Secretary. Return the completed report to the region secretary whose name appears on the tournament report form.

 

·         Include a check for the full amount of gate receipts. Make check payable to Region 3A.

 

·         Include a listing and receipts for all expenses.

 

·         Include an accounting of all ticket sales (MUST USE NUMBERED TICKETS).

 

·         Include a list of all paid workers and amounts they were paid.

 

·         Site managers fee is $75.00

 

·         You must designate, on the tournament report form, whether you want one check for all expenses, or individual checks. IT MUST BE ONE OR THE OTHER. If there is no indication, you will be sent one check, payable to your school.

 

·         Officials will be hired and reimbursed by Region 3A.

 

·        Make sure all reports are signed by the site manager.

 

3.  Programs

 

·        The host site is responsible for game programs.

Program covers will not be provided by Region 3A.

 

3A GIRLS HOCKEY TOURNAMENT COORDINATOR

Jim Lasley

215 Aspenwood Drive

Redwood Falls, MN 56283

Phone: 507-637-8058

Fax: 507-637-8058

jlasley@mchsi.com

 

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MSHSL /  CLASS 3A

2009 GYMNASTICS TOURNAMENT

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

TIME AND PLACE:

  • The 2009 Gymnastics meet will be held at Windom Area High School

on February 21, 2009 starting at 11:00 a.m. or 12:00 noon

 

ROTATION OF SITES SHALL BE AS FOLLOWS:

  • 2009 – Windom Area
  • 2010 – Luverne
  • 2011 – Redwood Valley
  • 2012 – Worthington
  • 2013 – Jackson County Central
  • 2014 – Pipestone Area
  • 2015 – Marshall
  • 2016 – St. James
  • 2017 – Fairmont
  • 2018 – Martin County West

 

DUTIES OF SITE MANAGERS:

  • Provide supervision during the contest.
  • Provide the media with publicity before and after the event.
  • Secure a physician, nurse, or trainer for the meet.
  • Section manager should send out information to all Section 3A schools and sub-section managers regarding the meet at least three weeks prior to the meet.
  • Arrange for payment of approved expenses.
  • File reports as required.

 

SCHEDULE:

  • The opening ceremony time will be set by the manager and judging will follow.

 

OFFICIAL SQUAD SIZE:

  • A team shall consist of a maximum of five entries per event. At least one of these (5) must be an all-around competitor. Each team may include 4 alternates.

 

SCORING:

  • The highest four (4) scores are totaled for the team’s event score.
  • The team score is determined by totaling the team’s event scores for all 4 events.
  • The fifth score will be used to break a tie.
  • Unlimited substitution will be allowed team qualifiers. These compete only for a team score.
  • High individual scorers will determine the individuals to place and quality.
  • Substitutions will not be allowed for individual qualifiers for any reason.
  • All-around performer’s scores for each event will be totaled to determine all-around places and qualifiers.

 

JUDGES:

  • Host school selects the meet referee. The meet referee then assigns the judges.
  • Judges must judge seven meets during the year.
  • The judges should be able to judge all four events. They would rank the four events from 1-4 (1 being event they are the most comfortable judging). This information would be given to the meet referee before assignments are given out.
  • Judges are not to judge the same event two years in a row.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADVANCEMENT TO STATE MEET:

  • Individual Advancement – each section meet may advance the top four finalists in each event plus the top four all-around finalists. In case of a tie, the individual contestants entitled to advance will be determined by State guidelines.
  • Team Advancement – each section may advance its first place team to the state meet. The first place team will be determined by the highest four scores for each team from each event. In the case of a tie, all five scores will be totaled to determine the first place team. A team shall consist of a maximum of five entries per event; at least one of them must be an all-around competitor.

 PASSES:

  • Ten (10) passes have been issued to all Section 3A schools to be used for all tournament games. Participating teams, cheerleaders and bands will be admitted through the pass gate without passes.

 

EQUIPMENT / ETC.:

  • When a school hosts a Section gymnastics meet, all four events MUST be in one area.
  • The host school should have equipment that meets MSHSL state meet requirements.
  • The host school shall notify participating schools and individuals as to the make of their equipment and the set up in the gym.
  • Ice and other training supplies will be provided by entrants. Coaches must accompany entrants, and dressing facilities will be available.

 

REPORTS:

  • Section manager will forward a report to the MSHSL office and the Region 3A Secretary regarding the results of the Section contest immediately following the contest.
  • The site managers shall forward a tournament report on the forms provided to the Region 3A Executive Secretary at the completion of the tournament. The report must include names of participating schools, sources of revenue, attendance totals and results of the tournament. All receipts for admissions and entry fees if any should accompany the report.

 

PAYMENT OF EXPENSES:

  • Site manager should arrange with their local school for payment of all approved expenses for the contest.
  • Payment of approved expenses will be made by the Region 3A Executive Secretary upon receipt of the completed tournament report from the tournament site manager.

 

AWARDS:

  • The following awards will be presented. Trophies will be awarded to the champion and second place teams. Individual medals will be awarded to the members of the Championship team and the 2nd Place Team; and to the 1st six (6) places in each event, and the 1st six (6) all-around. No other awards will be given.

 

RULES:

  • The meet shall be conducted under the rules found in the current MSHSL Athletic Rules and Policies Manual.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MSHSL  /  CLASS 3A

2009 TEAM WRESTLING TOURNAMENT

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

1.       SCHOOLS PARTICIPATING:  Benson, Canby, KMS, MACCRAY, Minneota, MAHACA (Morris/Hancock/Chokio/Alberta), Ortonville, Pipestone Area, Renville County West, YME

 

2.       FORMAT: Matches to be held as follows on Thursday, February 19 at 6:00 p.m.:

            Matches to be held at the first, second, third & fourth seeded teams on Thursday, Feb.14:

 

            Round # 1:6:00 p.m.      Round # 2: ASAP after Round #1

                 8 vs. 9                                  1 vs. winner of 8/9

                 7 vs. 10                                2 vs. winner of 7/10

                                                        3 vs. 6 (7:00 p.m.)

                                                         4 vs. 5 (7:00 p.m.)

                     

            Semifinals:  Saturday, Feb. 21 at 1:00 p.m. at Yellow Medicine East High School.

 

           Final Match to begin as soon as possible after completion of semifinals.

 

3.       WEIGH IN:  All weigh-ins must be conducted under the National Federation rules of wrestling and must be conducted at the site of the meet.

            Weigh-In:

§         Thursday, February 19: Seeds number 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10 – 5:00 p.m. at the site of the match.

§         Thursday, February 19: Seeds 3, 4, 5, 6 – 6:00 p.m. at the site of the match.

§         Saturday,  February 21: 12:00 noon at Dawson-Boyd High School

 

4.       SECTION/STATE MINIMUM WEIGHT CERTIFICATION PROCESS: Section/State Tournament weight – 50% of a wrestler’s weigh-ins starting January 15, 2009 and ending the first date of the Section tournament must be at the lowest weight that he will wrestle at the Section/State tournament. Wrestlers who have not had a weigh-in after January 14th may appeal to the MSHSL to certify their minimum weight for Section and State tournament competition.

 

 5.   HOME TEAM:   Home teams shall be decided by a toss of a coin with the captains present.

 

 6.   OFFICIAL SQUAD:   19 wrestlers; 2 coaches; and 1 student manager.

       Only two coaches are allowed in the designated coaching area.

       The team bench can allow for other coaches during the tournament.

 

 7.   RADIO:   The manager must approve all broadcasts.  Stations in Class 4 A shall have preference.  All announcers and sportswriters must remain in the pressbox as assigned by the manager.

 

 8.    PROGRAMS:   Yellow Medicine East High School shall have programs printed.

 

 9.    ADVERTISING:   The manager shall handle all advertising.

 

 10.  MANAGEMENT:   The managers of the tournaments are Bob Nangle of Pipestone (TEAM)

        and Marsh Thorstad of Danube (IND).

 

 11.  PASSES:  Ten (10) passes have been issued to all Section 3A schools to be used for all post-season events.

        Participating teams, cheerleaders and bands will be admitted through the pass gate without passes.

 

 

12.  PARTICIPANTS:    Team information must be at Yellow Medicine East High School no later than noon Monday, February 16, 2009.  Call Tim Knapper (320-564-4084, #110).

 

13.  AWARDS: All awards are sponsored by the MSHSL.  Medals and trophies to the champion and runner-up teams.

 

14.  ADMISSION:    Adults - $6.00 and Students - $4.00, tax included.

 

15.  SEEDING: Teams will seed teams 1-10. Seeding will take place on Wednesday, February 11, 2009. The ballots will be faxed to Bob Nangle at Pipestone Area High School. Bob’s fax number is 507-825-6729. Seeding will be set by the coaches’ ratings. If a tie exists, the tie-breaker would be head-to-head competition. In the event there is no head-to-head competition, the tie will be broken by the flip of the coin.

 

16. CHEERLEADERS: Cheerleaders are not allowed to be along side the wrestling mats and not come in

contact with the mat. All members of the cheerleading squad must be high school students (grades 7-12).

 

17.  Any specific question or situations created by this tournament regarding rules will be interpreted from the current edition of the National Federation Wrestling Rule Book; unless the MSHSL has adopted variations in which case the state rule will supersede.

 

18.  COOLERS:  No coolers are to be allowed in the gymnasiums. Teams may bring coolers into the locker rooms. It is recommended, if at all possible, depending on the facility, that an eating area be set up for teams.

 

19.  LOCKER ROOMS: No valuables can be left in the locker rooms. Coaches are to “police” their locker rooms during the day and when the team is ready to leave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MSHSL   /   CLASS 3A

2009 INDIVIDUAL WRESTLING TOURNAMENT

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

 1.   RADIO:    The manager must approve all broadcasts.  Stations in Class 3A shall have preference.  All announcers and sportswriters must remain in the pressbox as assigned by the manager.

 

 2.   PROGRAMS:   Southwest State University shall have programs printed.

 

 3.   ADVERTISING:   The manager shall handle all advertising.

 

 4.   OFFICIALS:   There will be four wrestling officials on Friday & Saturday.  The head official will be announced.

 

 5.    PASSES:   Ten (10) passes have been issued to all Section 3A schools to be used for all post-season events. Participating teams, cheerleaders and bands will be admitted through the pass gate without passes.

 

 6.   ENTRY BLANKS: Weight certification sheets must be turned into the tournament manager, Dan Snobl, Southwest State University

 

7.    SEEDING:  The team seeding meeting will be held by fax on Wednesday, February 11, and the individual seeding meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 25 (information to come from Dan Snobl).  Two wrestlers from each weight class will advance to the State Meet.  True second matches will be held when necessary to determine second place.

 

 8.   WEIGH IN: Friday, February 27 at 2:00 p.m., and on Saturday, February 28 at 8:00 a.m. with a one (1) pound allowance. All weigh-ins must be conducted under the National Federation rules of wrestling and must be conducted at the site of the meet.

 

 9.    SECTION/STATE MINIMUM WEIGHT CERTIFICATION PROCESS:  Section/State Tournament weight – 50% of a wrestler’s weigh-ins starting January 15, 2009 and ending the first date of the Section tournament must be at the lowest weight that he will wrestle at the Section/State tournament. Wrestlers who have not had a weigh-in after January 14th may appeal to the MSHSL to certify their minimum weight for Section and State tournament competition.

 

 10. TIME AND PLACE: All matches will be held at SMSU on Friday, Feb. 27 & Saturday, Feb. 28, 2008.  First round matches will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Friday. Semifinal matches will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday.  The gymnasium will not be cleared between rounds on Saturday.  One ticket will be good for the entire day.  The finals, third & fourth and fifth and sixth place matches will start as soon as the meet manager deems appropriate.

 

11.   NOTE: Drum rolls, horn blowing, megaphones, thundersticks, etc. shall be prohibited during the tournament except as a band performance. Elementary children may not be included on the official squad, cheerleaders, mascot, or any other official assignment in the tournament.

 

 

 

12.  AWARDS: All awards are furnished by the MSHSL.  There will be six medals awarded.  Coaches are to see that their wrestlers report to the awards stand.  Each coach with a wrestler qualifying for the State Meet must pick up State Meet information and fill out the State Meet qualification card at the scorer’s table.

 

13.  ADMISSION: Adults - $6.00 and Students - $4.00, tax included.

 

14.  COACHES MEETING: There will be a coaches meeting on Saturday, February 28 at 

       9:00 a.m.

 

15.  CHEERLEADERS: Cheerleaders are not allowed to be along side the wrestling mats and not come in

contact with the mat. All members of the cheerleading squad must be high school students (grades 7-12).

 

16.  FOOD: If coaches are to be fed at Section meets, donations should be sought to cover expenses.

 

17.  COOLERS: No coolers are to be allowed in gyms. Teams may bring coolers into locker rooms. It is recommended, if at all possible, depending on the facility, that an eating area be set up for team.

 

18.  LOCKS: Remind athletes to bring locks. Coaching staff should help “police” their locker rooms during the day.

 

19.   COACHING AREA: Only 2 coaches or team members in the coaching area. This is to be enforced by the meet officials. They should stop the contest and refuse to continue until compliance. Officials should warn offenders they will be removed from the premises for a second violation.

 

20.   COMPETITION AREA: Meet managers at each site should mark the competition area with ropes or similar types of barriers to help meet officials make the determination that no more than 2 coaches or team members are in the coaching area.

 

21.   INAPPROPRIATE CONDUCT:

 

  • Each team is to provide the name of the faculty representative present to assist meet officials and the meet manager deal with inappropriate conduct from teams, team members, students and spectators. This includes failure to comply with limiting bench numbers, crowding/entering the playing surface, vandalism or other areas of concern brought by the meet officials or manager.

 

  • Use law enforcement to remove uncooperative fans or team members asked to leave. Police should be called to investigate acts of vandalism and other crimes.

 

  • Inappropriate actions violating the MSHSL code of behavior that occur outside the lines of competition and the jurisdiction for the meet officials by teams or team members should be reported to the head coach, faculty representative, and the school activities director by the meet manager at the earliest possible convenience. Each school is responsible to enforce consequences for violations of the MSHSL Code of Behavior reported to school administration by the meet manager.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MSHSL  /  CLASS 3 AA

2009 TEAM WRESTLING TOURNAMENT

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

1.       SCHOOLS PARTICIPATING:

           North                                                    South

           Dawson-Boyd/LQPV                Adrian Area

Marshall                                   Fairmont

                       Montevideo                               Luverne

           Tracy-Milroy Balaton                MCC/Fulda

                       Wabasso/Cedar Mountain          Windom Area/MLBO

                                                           Worthington/RLB

 

2.       FORMAT:  Matches will be held as follows on Tuesday, February 17 at 6:00 p.m.

                          North at Montevideo   /   South at Worthington

 

                     Round #1: 6:00 p.m.                   Round # 2: As soon as possible after Round # 1

                     3 vs. 6                                         1 vs. winner of 4/5

                     4 vs. 5                                         2 vs. winner of 3/6

                    

                     Semifinals:   February 20 at 6:00 p.m. at Marshall High School

                     The highest seed (north) vs. the lowest seed (south)

                     The highest seed (south) vs. the lowest seed (north)

                    

                     Finals:  As soon as possible after the semi-finals.

 

3.  WEIGH IN:   All weigh-ins must be conducted under the National Federation rules of wrestling and must be conducted at the site of the meet.

 

 4.  SECTION/STATE MINIMUM WEIGHT CERTIFICATION PROCESS: Section/State Tournament weight – 50% of a wrestler’s weigh-ins starting January 15, 2009 and ending the first date of the Section tournament must be at the lowest weight that he will wrestle at the Section/State tournament. Wrestlers who have not had a weigh-in after January 14th may appeal to the MSHSL to certify their minimum weight for Section and State tournament competition.

 

 5.  HOME TEAM:   Home teams shall be decided by a toss of a coin with the captains present.

 

 6.  OFFICIAL SQUAD:  19 wrestlers, 2 coaches, and 1 student manager.

      Only two coaches are allowed in the designated coaching area.

The team bench can allow for other coaches during the tournament.

 

 7.  RADIO:   The manager must approve all broadcasts.  Stations in Class 3 AA shall have preference.  All announcers and sportswriters must remain in the pressbox as assigned by the manager.

 

 8.  PROGRAMS:  Marshall High School shall have programs printed.

 

 9.  ADVERTISING:  The manager shall handle all advertising. 

 

10. MANAGEMENT: The managers of the tournaments are Bill Tauer of Tracy (TEAM) and John Weir of Mountain Lake (IND).

 

 

 

 

11. PASSES:  Ten (10) passes have been issued to all Section 3A schools to be used for all post-season events. Participating teams, cheerleaders and bands will be admitted through the pass gate without passes.

 

12. PARTICIPANTS: Team information must be in to Marshall High School no later than noon, Wednesday, February 18, 2009.  Call Bruce Remme at school (507-929-2668, #1008).

 

13. AWARDS:   All awards are sponsored by the MSHSL.  Medals and trophies to the champion and runner-up teams.

 

14.  ADMISSION:    Adults - $6.00 and Students - $4.00, tax included.

 

15. SEEDING: The north sub-section will seed (1-5) and south sub-section will seed teams 1-6. Seeding will take place on Monday, February 9, 2009. Seeding will be set by the coaches’ ratings. If a tie exists, the tie-breaker would be head-to-head competition. In the event there is no head-to-head competition, the tie will be broken by the flip of the coin.

 

16. CHEERLEADERS:  Cheerleaders are not allowed to be along side the wrestling mats and not come in

contact with the mat. All members of the cheerleading squad must be high school students (grades 7-12).

 

17.  Any specific question or situations created by this tournament regarding rules will be interpreted from the current edition of the National Federation Wrestling Rule Book; unless the MSHSL has adopted variations in which case the state rule will supersede.

 

18.  COOLERS:  No coolers are to be allowed in the gymnasiums. Teams may bring coolers into the locker rooms. It is recommended, if at all possible, depending on the facility, that an eating area be set up for teams.

 

19.  LOCKER ROOMS: No valuables can be left in the locker rooms. Coaches are to “police” their locker rooms during the day and when the team is ready to leave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MSHSL  /  CLASS 3 AA

2009 INDIVIDUAL WRESTLING TOURNAMENT

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

  • RADIO: The manager must approve all broadcasts.  Stations in Class 3 AA shall have preference.  All announcers and sportswriters must remain in the pressbox as assigned by the managers.

 

  • PROGRAMS: Luverne High School shall have programs printed.

 

  • ADVERTISING: The manager shall handle all advertising.

 

  • OFFICIALS: There will be four wresting officials.  The head official will be announced.

 

  • PASSES: Ten (10) passes have been issued to all Section 3A schools to be used for all post-season events. Participating teams, cheerleaders and bands will be admitted through the pass gate without passes.

 

  • ENTRY BLANKS: Weight certification sheets must be turned into the site manager, Todd Oye, Luverne.

 

  • SEEDING:  The team seeding meeting will be held on Monday, February 9, and the individual seeding meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 25.  Two wrestlers from each weight class will advance to the State Meet.  True second matches will be held when necessary to determine second place.

 

  • WEIGH IN: Friday, February 27 at 3:00 p.m. and on Saturday, February 28 at 8:00 a.m. with a one pound allowance. All weigh-ins must be conducted under the National Federation rules of wrestling and must be conducted at the site of the meet.

 

  • SECTION/STATE MINIMUM WEIGHT CERTIFICATION PROCESS:  Section/State Tournament weight – 50% of a wrestler’s weigh-ins starting January 15, 2009 and ending the first date of the Section tournament must be at the lowest weight that he will wrestle at the Section/State tournament. Wrestlers who have not had a weigh-in after January 14th may appeal to the MSHSL to certify their minimum weight for Section and State tournament competition.

 

  • TIME AND PLACE: All matches will be held at Luverne High School on Friday and Saturday, February 27 & 28, 2009. First round matches will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Friday.  Semifinal matches will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. The gymnasium will not be cleared between rounds on Saturday.  One ticket will be good for the entire day. The finals, third & fourth and fifth and sixth place matches will start as soon as the meet manager deems appropriate.

 

  • NOTE: Drum rolls, horn blowing, megaphones, thundersticks, etc. shall be prohibited during the tournament except as a band performance. Elementary children may not be included on the official squad, cheerleaders, mascot, or any other official assignment in the tournament.

 

  • AWARDS: All awards are furnished by the MSHSL. There will be six medals awarded.  Coaches are to see that their wrestlers report to the awards stand. Each coach with a wrestler qualifying for the State Meet must pick up State Meet information and fill out the State Meet qualification card at the scorer’s table.

 

  • ADMISSION:  Adults - $6.00 and Students - $4.00, tax included.

 

  • CHEERLEADERS: Cheerleaders are not allowed to be along side the wrestling mats and not come in contact with the mat. All members of the cheerleading squad must be high school students (grades 7-12).

 

  • FOOD: If coaches are to be fed at Section meets, donations should be sought to cover expenses.

 

 

  • COOLERS: No coolers are to be allowed in gyms. Teams may bring coolers into locker rooms. It is recommended, if at all possible, depending on the facility, an eating area be set up for team.

 

  • LOCKS: Remind athletes to bring locks. Coaching staff should help “police” their locker rooms during the day.

 

  • COACHING AREA: Only 2 coaches or team members in the coaching area. This is to be enforced by the meet officials. They should stop the contest and refuse to continue until compliance. Officials should warn offenders they will be removed from the premises for a second violation.

 

  • COMPETITION AREA: Meet managers at each site should mark the competition area with ropes or similar types of barriers to help meet officials make the determination that no more than 2 coaches or team members are in the coaching area.

 

  • INAPPROPRIATE CONDUCT:

 

Ø               Each team is to provide the name of the faculty representative present to assist meet officials and the meet manager deal with inappropriate conduct from teams, team members, students and spectators. This includes failure to comply with limiting bench numbers, crowding/entering the playing surface, vandalism or other areas of concern brought by the meet officials or manager.

 

Ø               Use law enforcement to remove uncooperative fans or team members asked to leave. Police should be called to investigate acts of vandalism and other crimes.

 

Ø                Inappropriate actions violating the MSHSL code of behavior that occur outside the lines of competition and the jurisdiction for the meet officials by teams or team members should be reported to the head coach, faculty representative, and the school activities director by the meet manager at the earliest possible convenience. Each school is responsible to enforce consequences for violations of the MSHSL Code of Behavior reported to school administration by the meet manager.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MSHSL  /  REGION 3A

2009 SECTION 3AA GIRLS’ BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT POLICY

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

      1.   PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS: 

 

            North Sub-Section:                               South Sub-Section:

           

BOLD                                                  Fairmont

GFW                                                   JCC

LQPV                                                  Luverne

MACCRAY                                        Martin County West

Minnesota Valley Lutheran                    Pipestone Area

Montevideo                                          St. James

Redwood Valley                                   Tracy-Milroy-Balaton

YME                                                    Windom Area

 

                                                                                                                                                                       

     2.    SEEDING: Each sub-section will seed teams 1-8. Seeding will take place on Wednesday, February 18, 2009. Seeding will be set by the coaches’ rankings. If a tie exists the tie-breaker will be head-to-head competition. In the event there is no head-to-head competition, the tie will be broken by the flip of the coin.

 

     3.    FORMAT: Games will be played as follows:

          

            Sub-Section Quarter Finals:        Saturday, February 28 – High Seed at 7:00 p.m.

 

            Sub-Section Semi Finals:            Tuesday, March 3 – TBD (neutral sites)

 

            Sub-Section Finals:                                Friday, March 6 – Redwood Valley or Windom

                                                                        South at 6:00 p.m.  /  North at 8:00 p.m.

 

            Section Championship:               Friday, March 13* - SMSU at 8:00 p.m.

           

* THE GYMNASIUM WILL BE CLEARED BETWEEN SESSIONS ON FRIDAY, MARCH 13.

 

      4.   SITES & TIMES: Sites and starting times for contests will be established by the Region Committee. Teams may take the court 25 minutes before the start of the game. When two or more games are played at one site the next game will start 25 minutes after the previous game is completed. Shoot arounds will not be allowed at tournament sites the day of the game, except at sub-section quarter finals on Saturday, February 28.  Shoot around for the visiting team will be allowed on this date only from 5:45-6:15 p.m. with the game to start at 7:00 p.m.

 

      5.   OFFICIALS:  Officials for the pig tail games, sub-section quarter finals, and sub-section semi finals will be secured by the sub-region coordinators and the officials for the, sub-section finals and section championship games will be secured by the Executive Secretary. Three officials will be hired for the sub-section semi finals, sub-section finals and section championship games. Two officials will be used for all other games. The game manager will appoint scorers and timers

 

      6.   UNIFORMS: In the sub-section quarter-finals, semi-finals, and finals, the highest seeded teams will be the home team and will wear the dark uniforms. In the finals the SOUTH sub-section champions will be the home team. Teams must come prepared with proper uniforms.

      7.   MANAGEMENT:  The managers of the tournament are John Weir of Mountain Lake (south) and Marsh Thorstad of Danube (north).  Jim Lasley will serve as the regional advisor.

 

 

      8.   FINANCE:  A check for the entire gate receipt from each site will be sent to the Region Secretary who will pay all bills as submitted by the game site manager.

  

    9.     PASSES: Ten (10) passes have been issued to all Section III-A schools to be used for all tournament games.  Participating teams, cheerleaders and bands will be admitted through the pass gate without passes. If players of teams that have been eliminated want to attend games in their class only, a member of the varsity coaching staff would meet the players before the game and identify their group with a list before they would enter together.

 

     10.  BANDS:  In the sub-section quarter finals the band from the HOME team is asked to play since they are hosting. For the sub-section semi finals the band from the lowest seeded team is invited to play. If the lowest seeded band does not want to play, the band from the other school is welcome to play. For the sub-section finals and section championship both bands may participate. Band members in uniform dress as approved by the school administration of the teams playing will be admitted without charge.  Band members are to be allowed entrance only through the designated pass gate.  They must be seated in an assigned section and perform only from that section.  Bands shall alternate and share pre-game and intermission time equally. Drum rolls, megaphones, horn blowing, etc. is prohibited during the tournament except as a band performance or a designated portion of a given cheerleading yell. Stomping or kicking bleachers is prohibited.  The band of the home team will play the National Anthem.

 

   11.    TICKETS:  Adult admission is $6.00 and student admission, $4.00, tax included.  No passes other than those issued to Section 3-A teams and region committee members will be accepted.  The tournament managers will make arrangements, if needed, for pre-sale of tournament tickets.

 

   12.     ENTERTAINMENT:  The site manager must approve any half-time entertainment.          

 

   13.    BROADCAST:  Stations representing participating schools will be given first opportunity to use the outlets.  Any station that requests broadcasting rights must be on the approved list from the MSHSL office.  The tournament managers are authorized to assign all announcers and sports writers to the press box where they must remain.  Unauthorized persons are not to be in the press box.  Videotaping of the game cannot be done from the press box.

 

   14.     CHEERLEADERS:  Only official cheerleaders and one mascot may appear on the floor.  Cheerleaders and the mascot must wear rubber-soled shoes and be in uniform.  Pom-poms will not be allowed on the playing floor.  All students of the cheerleading squad and mascot must be high school students (grades 7-12).  The cheerleaders must be on the floor for the National Anthem.

 

   15.     SQUAD:  The official squad can be no more than a maximum of 18 players, 3 coaches and 2 student managers.  Elementary children may not be included on the official squad. The official squad may include less than 18 players (numbers who dress for the games), but schools MAY NOT include additional players, student managers, coaches, or faculty representatives to reach the official squad size. For the sub-section finals and section championship, a school administrator (superintendent, principal, athletic administrator, or a designee) must be in attendance at the contest. This person MAY NOT be the coach of the team.

 

   16.     AWARDS:  Medals and trophies will be presented to the champion and runner-up teams at the sub-section finals and section championship games.

 

17.         ADVANCEMENT:  The Section champion will advance to the State Tournament

 

18.        NO ARTIFICIAL NOISEMAKERS WILL BE ALLOWED AT TOURNAMENT GAMES. This includes megaphones, cowbells, sirens, whistles, thunder sticks, and other similar items. Laser lights are strictly prohibited.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MSHSL  /  REGION 3A

2009 SECTION 3A GIRLS’ BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT POLICY

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

 1.        PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS: 

            North Division:                                              South Division:

            Canby                                                              Adrian

            Central MN Christian                                       Edgerton

            Dawson-Boyd                                                  Ellsworth

            E.C.H.O.                                                         Fulda

            KMS                                                               Hills-Beaver Creek

            Lakeview                                                         Murray County Central

            Lincoln HI/Lake Benton                                    Red Rock Central

            Minneota                                             Round Lake-Brewster

            Ortonville                                                         Southwest Minnesota Christian

            Renville County West                                       Southwest Star Concept

            Russell-Tyler-Ruthton                                       Westbrook-Walnut Grove

Wabasso                                                         

 

 2.        SEEDING:  The south sub-section will seed teams 1-11; and north will seed 1-12. Seeding will take place on Wednesday, February 18, 2009. Seeding will be set by the coaches’ rankings. If a tie exists, the tie-breaker would be head-to-head competition. In the event there is no head-to-head competition, the tie would be broken by the flip of a coin.

 

 3.        FORMAT:  Brackets will be available on MSHSL website. Games will be played as follows:

 

            First Round (Pig Tail):                Thursday, February 26 – High Seeds

 

            Sub-Section Quarter Finals:        Saturday, February 28 at 1:00 p.m.

                                                                        Montevideo (north), Worthington (south)

 

            Sub-Section Semi Finals:            Tuesday, March 3 - SMSU (north) at 6:00 p.m.

                                                                        and Worthington or Luverne (south) at 6:00 p.m.

 

            Sub-Section Finals:                                Friday, March 6 – SMSU (south) at 6:00  p.m.

                                                                        SMSU (north) at 8:00 p.m.

 

            Section Championship:               Friday, March 13* - SMSU at 5:00 p.m.

 

*THE GYMNASIUM WILL BE CLEARED BETWEEN SESSIONS ON FRIDAY, MARCH 13

 

 4.        SITE & TIMES: Sites and starting times for contests will be established by the Region Committee. Teams may take the court 25 minutes before the start of the game. When two or more games are played at one site the next game will start 25 minutes after the previous game is completed. Shoot arounds will not be allowed at tournament sites the day of the game.

 

5.         OFFICIALS:  Officials for the pig tail games, sub-section quarter finals, and sub-section semi finals will be secured by the sub-region coordinators and the officials for the sub-section finals and section championship games will be secured by the Executive Secretary. Three officials will be hired for the sub-section semi finals, sub-section finals and section championship games. Two officials will be used for all other games. The game manager will appoint scorers and timers.

 

 6.        UNIFORMS:  Up through the sub-section finals, the highest seeded team will wear the dark uniforms.  In the finals, the south will wear dark and the south will wear white. Teams must come prepared with proper uniforms.

 

 

 7.        MANAGEMENT:  The manager of the tournament is Bill Tauer of Tracy.

            Jim Lasley will serve as the regional advisor.

 

 8.        FINANCE:  A check for the entire gate receipt from each site will be sent to the Region Secretary  who  will pay all bills as submitted by the site manager.

 

 9.        PASSES: Ten (10) passes have been issued to all Section III-A schools to be used for all tournament games.  Participating teams, cheerleaders and bands will be admitted through the pass gate without passes. If players of teams that have been eliminated want to attend games in their class only, a member of the varsity coaching staff would meet the players before the game and identify their group with a list before they would enter together.

 

10.        BANDS: Since the pigtail games will be played at high seeds, the band from the home team will be asked to play. In the sub-section quarter finals and semi-finals the band from the lowest seeded team is invited to play.  If the lowest seeded band does not want to play, the band from the other school is welcome to play. For the sub-section finals and section championship both bands may participate. Band members in uniform dress as approved by the school administration of the teams playing will be admitted without charge.  Band members are to be allowed entrance only through the designated pass gate.  They must be seated in an assigned section and perform only from that section.  Bands shall alternate and share pre-game and intermission time equally. Drum rolls, megaphones, horn blowing, etc. is prohibited during the tournament except as a band performance or a designated portion of a given cheerleading yell. Stomping or kicking bleachers is prohibited.  The band of the home team will play the National Anthem.

 

11.        TICKETS:  Adult admission is $6.00 and student admission, $4.00, tax included.  No passes other

than those issued to the participating teams and region committee members will be accepted.  The              tournament managers will make arrangements for pre-sale of tournament tickets.

 

12.        BROADCAST:  Stations representing participating schools will be given first opportunity to use the outlets.  Any station that requests broadcasting rights must be on the approved list from the MSHSL office.  The tournament managers are authorized to assign all announcers and sports writers to the press box where they must remain.  Unauthorized persons are not to be in the press box.  Videotaping of the game cannot be done from the press box.

 

13.        CHEERLEADERS:  Only official cheerleaders and one mascot may appear on the floor.  Cheerleaders and the mascot must wear rubber-soled shoes and be in uniform.  Pom-poms will not be allowed on the playing floor.  All students of the cheerleading squad and mascot must be high school students (grades 7-12). Cheerleaders must be on the floor for the national anthem.

 

14.        ENTERTAINMENT:  The site manager must approve any half-time entertainment.         

 

15.        SQUAD:  The official squad can be no more than a maximum of 18 players, 3 coaches and 2 student managers.  Elementary children may not be included on the official squad. The official squad may include less than 18 players (numbers who dress for the games), but schools MAY NOT include additional players, student managers, coaches, or faculty representatives to reach the official squad size. For the sub-section finals and section championship, a school administrator (superintendent, principal, athletic administrator, or a designee) must be in attendance at the contest. This person MAY NOT be the coach of the team.

 

16.        AWARDS:  Medals and trophies will be presented to the champion and runner-up teams at the sub-section finals and section championship games.

 

17.        ADVANCEMENT:  The section champion will advance to the State Tournament.

 

18.        NO ARTIFICIAL NOISEMAKERS WILL BE ALLOWED AT TOURNAMENT GAMES.  This includes megaphones, cowbells, sirens, whistles, thunder sticks, and other similar items. Laser lights are strictly prohibited.

 

 

 

 

 

MSHSL  /  REGION 3A

2009 SECTION 3AA BOYS’ BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT POLICY

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

      1.   PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS: 

 

            North Sub-Section:                               South Sub-Section:

           

BOLD                                                  Fairmont

GFW                                                   JCC

LQPV                                                  Luverne

MACCRAY                                        Martin County West

Minnesota Valley Lutheran                    Pipestone Area

Montevideo                                          St. James

Redwood Valley                                   Tracy-Milroy-Balaton

YME                                                    Windom Area

 

                                                                                                                       

2.         SEEDING: Each sub-section will seed teams 1-8. Seeding will take place on Wednesday, February 25, 2009. Seeding will be set by the coaches’ rankings. If a tie exists the tie-breaker will be head-to-head competition. In the event there is no head-to-head competition, the tie will be broken by the flip of the coin.

 

3.         Brackets will be available on MSHSL website. GAMES WILL BE PLAYED AS FOLLOWS:

 

            Sub-Section Quarter Finals:        Saturday, March 7 – High Seed at 7:00 p.m.

 

            Sub-Section Semi Finals:            Thursday, March 12 – TBD

                                                                        At 6:00 p.m.

 

            Sub-Section Finals:                                Saturday, March 14 - SMSU (north) at 6:00 p.m.,

                                                                        SMSU (south) at 8:00 p.m.

 

            Section Championship:               Thursday, March 19 – Redwood Valley High School at 8:00 p.m.

 

* THE GYMNASIUM WILL BE CLEARED BETWEEN SESSIONS

ON SATURDAY, MARCH 14 AND THURSDAY, MARCH 19

 

 4.        SITES & TIMES: Sites and starting times for contests will be established by the Region Committee. Teams may take the court 25 minutes before the start of the game. When two or more games are played at one site the next game will start 25 minutes after the previous game is completed. Shoot arounds will not be allowed at tournament sites the day of the game, except at sub-section quarter finals on Saturday, March 4th. Shoot around for the visiting team will be allowed on this date only from 5:45-6:15 p.m. with the game to start at 7:00 p.m.

 

5.         OFFICIALS:  Officials for the pig tail games, sub-section quarter finals, and sub-section semi finals will be secured by the sub-region coordinators and the officials for the sub-section finals and section championship games will be secured by the Executive Secretary. Three officials will be hired for the sub-section semi finals, sub-section finals and section championship games. Two officials will be used for all other games. The game manager will appoint scorers and timers.

 

      6.   UNIFORMS: In the sub-section quarter-finals, semi-finals, and finals, the highest seeded teams will be the home team and will wear the dark uniforms. In the finals the SOUTH sub-section champions will be the home team. Teams must come prepared with proper uniforms.

 7.        MANAGEMENT:  The managers of the tournament are John Weir of Mountain Lake (south) and Marsh Thorstad of Danube (north).  Jim Lasley will serve as the regional advisor.

 

 

 8.        FINANCE:  A check for the entire gate receipt from each site will be sent to the Region Secretary who will pay all bills as submitted by the game site manager.

 

 9.        PASSES: Ten (10) passes have been issued to all Section III-A schools to be used for all tournament games.  Participating teams, cheerleaders and bands will be admitted through the pass gate without passes. If players of teams that have been eliminated want to attend games in their class only, a member of the varsity coaching staff would meet the players before the game and identify their group with a list before they would enter together.

 

10.        BANDS:  In the sub-section quarter finals the band from the HOME team is asked to play since they are hosting. For the sub-section semi finals the band from the lowest seeded team is invited to play. If the lowest seeded band does not want to play, the band from the other school is welcome to play. For the sub-section finals and section championship both bands may participate. Band members in uniform dress as approved by the school administration of the teams playing will be admitted without charge.  Band members are to be allowed entrance only through the designated pass gate.  They must be seated in an assigned section and perform only from that section.  Bands shall alternate and share pre-game and intermission time equally. Drum rolls, megaphones, horn blowing, etc. is prohibited during the tournament except as a band performance or a designated portion of a given cheerleading yell. Stomping or kicking bleachers is prohibited.  The band of the home team will play the National Anthem.

 

11.        TICKETS:  Adult admission is $6.00 and student admission, $4.00, tax included.  No passes other than those issued to Section 3-A schools and region committee members will be accepted.  The tournament managers will make, if needed, arrangements for pre-sale of tournament tickets.

 

12.        ENTERTAINMENT:  The site manager must approve any half-time entertainment.         

 

13.        BROADCAST:  Stations representing participating schools will be given first opportunity to use the outlets.  Any station that requests broadcasting rights must be on the approved list from the MSHSL office.  The tournament managers are authorized to assign all announcers and sports writers to the press box where they must remain.  Unauthorized persons are not to be in the press box.  Videotaping of the game cannot be done from the press box.

 

14.        CHEERLEADERS:  Only official cheerleaders and one mascot may appear on the floor.  Cheerleaders and the mascot must wear rubber-soled shoes and be in uniform.  Pom-poms will not be allowed on the playing floor.  All students of the cheerleading squad and mascot must be high school students (grades 7-12).  The cheerleaders must be on the floor for the National Anthem

 

15.        SQUAD:  The official squad can be no more than a maximum of 18 players, 3 coaches and 2 student managers.  Elementary children may not be included on the official squad. The official squad may include less than 18 players (numbers who dress for the games), but schools MAY NOT include additional players, student managers, coaches, or faculty representatives to reach the official squad size. For the sub-section finals and section championship, a school administrator (superintendent, principal, athletic administrator, or a designee) must be in attendance at the contest. This person MAY NOT be the coach of the team.

 

16.        AWARDS:  Medals and trophies will be presented to the champion and runner-up teams at the sub-section finals and section championship games.

 

17.        ADVANCEMENT:  The Section champion will advance to the State Tournament

 

18.        NO ARTIFICIAL NOISEMAKERS WILL BE ALLOWED AT TOURNAMENT GAMES. This includes megaphones, cowbells, sirens, whistles, thunder sticks, and other similar items. Laser lights are strictly prohibited.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MSHSL  /  REGION 3A

2009 BOYS’ SECTION 3A  BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT POLICY

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

 1.        PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS: 

            North Division:                                              South Division:

            Canby                                                              Adrian

            Central MN Christian                                       Edgerton

            Dawson-Boyd                                                  Ellsworth

            E.C.H.O.                                                         Fulda

            KMS                                                               Hills-Beaver Creek

            Lakeview                                                         Murray County Central

            Lincoln HI/Lake Benton                                    Red Rock Central

            Minneota                                             Round Lake-Brewster

            Ortonville                                                         Southwest Minnesota Christian

            Renville County West                                       Southwest Star Concept

            Russell-Tyler-Ruthton                                       Westbrook-Walnut Grove

Wabasso                                             

 

 2.        SEEDING:  The south sub-section will seed teams 1-11; and the north will seed 1-12. Seeding will take place on Wednesday, February 25, 2009. Seeding will be set by the coaches’ rankings. If a tie exists, the tie-breaker would be head-to-head competition. In the event there is no head-to-head competition, the tie would be broken by the flip of a coin.

 

3.       FORMAT:  Brackets will be available on MSHSL website. Games will be played as follows:

 

First Round (Pig Tail):           Thursday, March 5 – TBD (north), TBD (south) Neutral Sites

 

Sub-Section Quarter Finals:   Saturday, March 7 – SMSU (north), Worthington (south) at 1:00 p.m.

 

Sub-Section Semi Finals:        Thursday, March 12 – SMSU (north), Worthington or Luverne (south) at 6 p.m.

 

Sub-Section Finals:                Saturday, March 14 - SMSU (north) at 12:30 p.m., SMSU (south) at 2:30 p.m.

 

Section Championship:          Thursday, March 19 – Redwood Valley High School at 5:00 p.m.

 

* THE GYMNASIUM WILL BE CLEARED BETWEEN SESSIONS

ON  SATURDAY, MARCH 14 AND THURSDAY, MARCH 19

 

 4.        SITES & TIMES: Sites and starting times for contests will be established by the Region Committee. Teams may take the court 25 minutes before the start of the game. When two or more games are played at one site the next game will start 25 minutes after the previous game isi completed. Shoot arounds will not be allowed at tournament sites the day of the game.

 

5.         OFFICIALS:  Officials for the pig tail games, sub-section quarter finals, and sub-section semi finals will be secured by the sub-region coordinators and the officials for the sub-section finals and section championship games will be secured by the Executive Secretary. Three officials will be hired for the sub-section semi finals, sub-section finals and section championship games. Two officials will be used for all other games. The game manager will appoint scorers and timers.

 

 6.       UNIFORMS:  Up through the sub-section finals, the highest seeded team will wear the dark uniforms. In the finals, the north will wear dark and the south will wear white. Teams must come prepared with proper uniforms.

 

 

 

7.        MANAGEMENT:  The manager of the tournament is Bob Nangle of Pipestone. Jim Lasley will serve as the regional advisor.

 

8.        FINANCE:  A check for the entire gate receipt from each site will be sent to the Region Secretary who will pay all bills as submitted by the site manager.

 

9.         PASSES: Ten (10) passes have been issued to all Section III-A schools to be used for all tournament games.  Participating teams, cheerleaders and bands will be admitted through the pass gate without passes. If players of teams that have been eliminated want to attend games in their class only, a member of the varsity coaching staff would meet the players before the game and identify their group with a list before they would enter together.  

 

10.        BANDS:  In the first round (pigtails), sub-section quarter finals, and semi finals the band from the lowest seeded team is invited to play. If the lowest seeded band does not want to play, the band from the other school is welcome to play. For the sub-section finals and section championship both bands may participate. Band members in uniform dress as approved by the school administration of the teams playing will be admitted without charge.  Band members are to be allowed entrance only through the designated pass gate.  They must be seated in an assigned section and perform only from that section.  Bands shall alternate and share pre-game and intermission time equally. Drum rolls, megaphones, horn blowing, etc. is prohibited during the tournament except as a band performance or a designated portion of a given cheerleading yell. Stomping or kicking bleachers is prohibited.  The band of the home team will play the National Anthem.

 

11.        TICKETS:  Adult admission is $6.00 and student admission, $4.00, tax included. No passes other than those issued to Section 3-A teams and region committee members will be accepted. The             tournament managers will make arrangements, if needed, for pre-sale of tournament tickets.

 

12.        BROADCAST:  Stations representing participating schools will be given first opportunity to use the outlets.  Any station that requests broadcasting rights must be on the approved list from the MSHSL office.  The tournament managers are authorized to assign all announcers and sports writers to the press box where they must remain.  Unauthorized persons are not to be in the press box.  Videotaping of the game cannot be done from the press box.

 

13.        CHEERLEADERS: Only official cheerleaders and one mascot may appear on the floor. Cheerleaders and the mascot must wear rubber-soled shoes and be in uniform.  Pom-poms will not be allowed on the playing floor.  All students of the cheerleading squad and mascot must be high school students (grades 7-12). Cheerleaders must be on the floor for the national anthem.

 

14.        ENTERTAINMENT:  The site manager must approve any half-time entertainment.         

 

15.        SQUAD:  The official squad can be no more than a maximum of 18 players, 3 coaches and 2 student managers.  Elementary children may not be included on the official squad. The official squad may include less than 18 players (numbers who dress for the games), but schools MAY NOT include additional players, student managers, coaches, or faculty representatives to reach the official squad size. For the sub-section finals and section championship, a school administrator (superintendent, principal, athletic administrator, or a designee) must be in attendance at the contest. This person MAY NOT be the coach of the team.

 

16.         AWARDS:  Medals and trophies will be presented to the champion and runner-up teams at the sub-

            section finals and section championship games.

 

17.               ADVANCEMENT:  The section champion will advance to the State Tournament.

 

18.               NO ARTIFICIAL NOISEMAKERS WILL BE ALLOWED AT TOURNAMENT GAMES. This includes megaphones, cowbells, sirens, whistles, thunder sticks, and other similar items. Laser lights are strictly prohibited.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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