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Changes in Store for Fall High School Sports

Sheldon Iowa — Fall sports at area high schools will be starting soon. KIWA Sports talked with Sheldon Activities Director Eric Maassen following a  webinar to bring ADs up to date on plans for the fall. While specifics will be laid out as the seasons go along we did have the chance to discuss some of the plans going forward.

While there will be a different set of circumstances for the fall sports season having a summer baseball and softball season did help in the process.

With such a fluid situation due to COVID-19 there will be a learning curve for everyone.

We asked about some of the differences from the players perspective this season.

The schedule for football has been reduced in terms of games played. For volleyball that may not be the case.

How about the fan experience for fall sports.

With final decisions yet to be made there are potential changes for fans when it comes to volleyball.

The hope is that the fall season will have the same success if not more than the numbers for softball and baseball. 96 percent of the 338 baseball teams that started the season took part in the tournaments. On the softball side it was 97 percent of the 335 schools that offered the sport seeing  their team enter the post season tournaments.

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