The first schedule change of the winter high school sports season came Wednesday with the announcement of the first competition of the season being bumped one week.

The Moorhead Nordic Ski Invite at Maplelag Resort scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 12 has been moved to the Jan. 19.

The meet remains scheduled as it was. The six teams participating will be split into two pods of three teams.

Bemidji, Moorhead and Detroit Lakes will race in the morning beginning at 9 a.m.

Alexandria, Brainerd and Fergus Falls will compete in the afternoon beginning at 1 p.m.

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For the morning session, the boys varsity 5k race begins at 9 a.m., followed by the girls at 9:30 a.m.

Boys junior varsity races at 10 a.m. with the girls finishing up the morning session at 10:45 a.m.

Thursday night games

Boys hockey hosts Kittson Central at Kent Freeman Arena in a rematch of the opening round of the Section 8A playoffs. The junior varsity drops the puck at 5:15 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 7 p.m.

DL and Kittson split the regular season series with each team winning on the road last year. DL knocked the Bearcats out of the playoffs with a 7-4 win in Hallock.

Girls basketball gets underway at Ralph Anderson Gymnasium against Mid-State Conference foes Crosby-Ironton. The C-team and JV play at 5:45 p.m., C-team in the multi-purpose gym.

Varsity tips off at 7:15 p.m. The game will be the debut of new head coach Rachel Johnson.

Boys basketball opens the season on the road at Perham. The C team will start the three-game set at Perham high school at 5 p.m. Junior varsity plays at 6 and varsity at 7:30 p.m.

The No. 3AA Laker wrestling team begins their campaign at Moorhead high school at 5 p.m. taking on the host Spuds and Fargo Davies.

Opening weekend events

The DL dance teams will compete at Frazee Friday, Jan. 15 in the only event slated for that day. The start time for the invitational is 11 a..m. at the Frazee high school gymnasium.

The basketball teams host a Mid-State varsity doubleheader with the girls taking on Aitkin (12:45 p.m. JV, 2 p.m varsity) and the boys facing Staples-Motley (C 4:30, JV 6:30 Varsity 7:30 p.m.)

Visit msconference.org for live schedules during the season.