10/26/15 – 2016 State Bass Fishing Site Announced, Upcoming KHSAA.tv Webcast and Audio Schedule, Lincoln County Sanctioned

October 26, 2015 2015-2016 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 26, 2015

During its meeting at the KHSAA Offices on October 20th, the Board of Control reviewed site options for the 2016 KHSAA Bass Fishing Championships. After examining options across the state, the Board ultimately elected to keep this year’s event at the Kentucky Dam Marina in Gilbertsville due to success of the event in its first three years, and strong support from local organizers and sponsors. The Board also asked the Commissioner to seek proposals for an additional three years from both the area near Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake, as well as the Lake Cumberland region.

“It is always good when multiple quality facilities and communities are interested in hosting our championships. The event has been wildly successful in terms of administration in its three years in the Kentucky Lake area and during that time of year, has offered our participants great opportunities for success in landing quality fish,” said Commissioner Julian Tackett. “The local community has stepped up in a very strong manner to show their desire to continue hosting. The solicitation of proposals for 2017 through 2020 will give our staff and the Board of Control a chance to see if other lake areas can give our participants a chance for that same fishing success while demonstrating a commitment to the success of the event through community support. Our Board is always concerned with travel costs for the member schools, administration costs, etc. and we will work cooperatively to challenge those areas that want this great event to step up and address any issues.”

KHSAA.tv to Webstream Field Hockey, Soccer, Volleyball Action Live On NFHS Network
With fall championships gearing up this week, KHSAA.tv will have ample live coverage of many of its state championship events through the NFHS Network. Live broadcasts of the Field Hockey semifinals and finals, Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer semifinals and finals, and the Volleyball quarterfinals, semifinals and finals will be available at KHSAA.tv and through the NFHS Network.

Subscription plans for the NFHS Network include a day pass ($9.95), a monthly pass ($14.95) and an annual pass ($119.95). These passes, with the daily pass priced less than the cost of admission to state championship contests, not only entitle the users to Kentucky broadcasts, but all of the broadcasts from the more than 40 participating state associations.

KHSAA to Broadcast Field Hockey, Soccer, Volleyball Action Live via mixlr.com
In addition, free live audio-only broadcasts of each webcast will be available at KHSAA.net via Mixlr at mixlr.com/KHSAA. Users can use the Mixlr app by downloading it at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mixlr-social-live-audio/id583705714?mt=8 for iOS users, and searching for KHSAA, or by downloading it at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mixlr.android&hl=en for Android users, and searching for KHSAA.

Lincoln County Sanctioned For Bylaw 23 Violations
The KHSAA has handed down sanctions to Lincoln County High School for violations of Bylaw 23 (Limitation of Seasons) resulting from attendance at a preseason football camp the weekend of August 7.

During the course of its own internal review that was submitted to the KHSAA, Lincoln County representatives found that the school had committed the following violations during the weekend of August 7:
(1) Scrimmaged an opponent for longer than three hours or scrimmaged multiple opponents;
(2) Failed to provide the requisite rest following full gear practice;
(3) Exceeded the time limits for contact contained in the Bylaw;
(4) Exceeded the daily practice time allowable.

Subsequent to that weekend, Lincoln County, despite a reminder notice from the KHSAA concerning scrimmage limits, played an additional scrimmage the weekend of August 14. This constituted an additional violation due to the fact that Lincoln County had a contest scheduled the weekend of August 21 (Week 0), and was therefore limited to one scrimmage against an outside opponent (a total of one three-hour period).

Following the conclusion of its investigation, and with the full cooperation of Lincoln County, the KHSAA has issued the following penalties:
(1) An institutional fine of $2,500 is assessed to the football program for violations at the football camp the weekend of August 7. This amount was lessened from the maximum allowable fine due to Lincoln County’s cooperation throughout the investigation.
(2) A one-game suspension for head coach Travis Leffew due to the additional scrimmage the weekend of August 14, to be served during the Lincoln County vs. Rockcastle County game on October 30, 2015.
(3) The football program of Lincoln County HS is placed on probation through the 2016-17 school year for failure to exercise institutional control within its program.

The KHSAA will have no further comment on this matter. Additional inquiries should be directed to the member school representatives.

-KHSAA-

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 277 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 43 state championships in 13 sports and 4 sport-activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.

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