After three of Ripon High School’s five fall sports were moved to an alternative spring season as a result of COVID-19, the first of three winter sports — girls’ basketball — began practicing Monday.

The Tigers, which will be led by third-year head coach Jesse Nodolf, will look to improve upon a 3-20 season from a year ago.

During the first day of practice, the team went through some shooting and endurance drills, while also playing a little 5-on-5. Players were masked throughout practice, which will be the same for games.

Ripon is slated to have pretty much a full season as it has 21 games scheduled, which includes all 14 of its normal conference contests.

It is set to tip-off the season Tuesday, Nov. 24 at home against Mayville and will begin conference play Monday, Nov. 30 at Winneconne.

According to a press release Ripon Athletic Director sent out last month, spectators will be limited at games, with each athlete being given two laminated season tickets, which must be presented at the door. Social distancing and masks also will be required.

Home events will be streamed on the Ripon Channel or a school YouTube channel, with links being provided via social media.

Boys’ basketball and wrestling will begin practice Monday, Nov. 23.

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