09/04/12 – Volleyball, Soccer Draw Show to Air on Friday

September 4, 2012 2012-2013 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 4, 2012

Volleyball, Soccer Draw Show to Air on Friday

Volleyball and soccer postseason tournaments may not begin until October 8 but teams will soon find out the region it will face in the first round of the state tournament should it advance.

The draws for the 2012 KHSAA State Volleyball and KHSAA Boys’ and Girls’ State Soccer Tournaments will be conducted on Friday, Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. at the KHSAA Office in Lexington. The draw show will air live on www.khsaa.tv.

Brackets will be posted to the Riherd’s/KHSAA Scoreboard and the KHSAA website at the conclusion of the program.

The KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament moves to the new gymnasium at Valley High School in Louisville this year. The tournament had been contested at Bellarmine University’s Knights Hall the past two years. The tournament will be played on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27.

The tournaments for boys’ and girls’ soccer have been expanded at the state level starting this year. In the past regional champions competed in sub-sectional and sectional rounds, with the four surviving teams advancing to the state tournament. This year regional champions will compete in a semi-state round with eight teams advancing to the quarterfinal round, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27, at Henry Clay and Lafayette High Schools in Lexington.

“While we have been satisfied with the interest in the state soccer tournaments in recent years we have made a number of changes in the past year to help grow the sport in even more areas,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “From the realignment of the sport to the expansion of the state tournament, we think this will really help the sport gain a foothold in even more areas and give more participation opportunities to student-athletes.”

The girls’ semifinals will be played on Wednesday, Oct. 31, while the boys’ semifinals will be contested on Thursday, Nov. 1. The championships will be played on Saturday, Nov. 3. The semifinal and championship rounds will be played on Paul Laurence Dunbar High School.

For additional information about the draw show, contact KHSAA Sports Information Director Elden May.

ANNUAL MEETING OF DELEGATES APPROACHING

The KHSAA Annual Meeting of Delegates is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Lexington Center.

A detailed listing of each proposal for changes in KHSAA rules will be posted on the KHSAA website in the coming days. Information about the Annual Meeting of Delegates is available at http://khsaa.org/general/annual-meeting-information/.

— KHSAA —

For more information contact Elden May at 859-299-5472.