Game on to shutdown

How the Minnesota State High School League’s plans for its busy tournament season shifted as COVID-19 concerns escalated.

March 4: On the first day of the boys’ hockey tournament, the league said it was “actively monitoring’’ the coronavirus situation, which included no COVID-19 cases identified in Minnesota as of March 2.

Wednesday: With the girls’ basketball tournament hosting quarterfinals in three classes, the league said all tournaments “are being held as scheduled.’’

Midday Thursday: Fan restrictions imposed for girls’ basketball, adapted floor hockey and boys’ basketball section tournaments effective Friday. Boys’ basketball state tournament plans “will be communicated at a later date.’’

5:15 p.m. Thursday: Adapted floor hockey tournament canceled.

Midmorning Friday: All girls’ and boys’ basketball tournaments canceled.

Midafternoon Friday: Spring sports competitions delayed until April 6.