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Sadness, frustration, resignation as Minnesota prep sports face another shutdown


November 19, 2020

Leila Navidi – Star Tribune

Emma Wasiloski, 13, an eighth grader at North Heights Christian Academy who plays for Concordia Academy's C volleyball team and elite club volleyball, cried in the arms of her mother MaryBeth Wasiloski after hearing the news that the volleyball season would be paused

At the same time Gov. Tim Walz was ordering an end to their season Wednesday evening, the St. Agnes and Concordia Academy volleyball teams prepared to play as "Now or Never" from "High School Musical 3" sounded across the gym.

Dire concerns about running out of hospital capacity to treat rapidly growing numbers of COVID-19 cases seemed to be taken sensibly by the 30 or so people watching from the Concordia gym bleachers in Roseville.

They sat on green X's that established social distancing. Virtually all wore masks, as did coaches, officials and players on both teams who were not in the game, seated on chairs spaced and staggered. Most of Concordia's starters wore masks as well.


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