Thursday, 21 April 2011 07:04
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) _ The group that oversees extra-curricular
activities in South Dakota high schools has adopted changes in some
The High School Activities Association board of directors is
cutting the number of Class 11AA football teams that qualify for
the playoffs from 16 to 12. The four teams that have the highest
seeding will get a first-round bye.
The board also voted this week to eliminate district tournaments
in Class B wrestling and hold region tournaments, effective with
the 2012-13 school year.
In gymnastics, a team will need at least four competitors to be
considered a team for any competition. In Class AA gymnastics,
conference meets will replace region meets in determining
qualifiers for the state competition.
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