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Mid-Penn Conference announces week-delay to beginning of winter sports

From staff reports

HARRISBURG — The Mid-Penn Conference announced Tuesday that it plans to proceed with the winter sports season as scheduled, although it will delay the first regular season contest date by one week.

The first practice date for the winter season can begin on Friday, Nov. 20, while the amount of regular season games will be capped at 18 competitions, according to the league. Mid-Penn Division contests will begin on or after Monday, Jan. 4.

The Mid-Penn will not hold swimming and diving championships or basketball championship tournaments this season.

Mifflin County is a member of the Mid-Penn Conference in all sports and will begin their first seasons in the boys and girls basketball in the Keystone Division this season. The Mifflin County wrestling and swim teams are still members of the Mid-Penn Commonwealth entering the 2020-21 season.

Mifflin County High School is currently using remote learning and will continue to do so until after Thanksgiving.

While the Mid-Penn is moving forward with winter sports, it is up to the each individual school board as to whether their school participates.

“It is the intent of the Mid-Penn Conference to begin the winter sports season with each school following their Health and Safety plan,” the statement said. “The health and safety of our conference schools, student-athletes, staffs and communities are of the utmost importance.”

The first practice dates for Mifflin County winter sports are the following: boys basketball (Ninth grade, JV, varsity) Nov. 21, junior high boys basketball Nov. 23, girls basketball (JV/varsity) Nov. 21, junior high girls basketball Nov. 21, bocce, Dec. 1, varsity cheerleading (varsity) Nov. 21, junior high cheerleading Nov. 23, swimming Nov. 23, varsity wrestling Nov. 21, junior high wrestling Nov. 23.

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