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Several WC South mat teams shut down to avoid herpes outbreak

Several of the West Central South Conference wrestling teams are shutting down for a few days as a precutionary measure after it was reported that a wrestler from one of the conference teams had a skin condition at the conference tournament last weekend in Montevideo.

"We have been advised not to wrestle any other schools until after next Tuesday because our wrestlers were exposed to the skin condition," said Minnewaska coach Wes Tessman. "B.J. Anderson, the medical advisor to the (Minnesota State High School League), told one of our conference schools that there shouldn't be any wrestling until late next week."

The high school league did not order any of the teams to shut down. Several did on their own, however.

Montevideo's match with MACCRAY was cancelled Friday night.

Benson, BOLD, Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley, Minnewaska, Montevideo, Morris/Hancock and Paynesville elected not to participate in matches Friday and Saturday.