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Regis plans to play all sports this fall

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - Eau Claire Regis High School will proceed with all fall sports during the traditional fall season, the school said Tuesday.

Regis' girls tennis, girls golf and cross country teams have already begun their seasons. The boys soccer, football and volleyball seasons will begin on Monday, school principal Paul Pedersen said.

The WIAA asked schools to declare by Tuesday which fall season - the traditional or alternate - they would participate in. Any team that is unable to start or complete 50 percent of the season, including games and practices, is eligible for a complete alternate season next spring. For football, the alternate season will be prorated.

It is unclear if any boys soccer, football or volleyball contests can be played within Eau Claire County. The School District of Altoona announced last week it will begin practice for those sports on September 8, but will not compete because of the 6-foot distance requirement in the latest Eau Claire City-County Health Department order.

Pedersen said Regis and other schools within the county worked with the health department to create guidelines that allow high-risk sports to proceed.

The goal was to get fall sports in motion, and then worry about contests, Pedersen said.

Regis practices will be held on school grounds.

Last month, the Eau Claire Area School District announced it would postpone all fall sports to the alternate spring season.

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