01/22/13 – Competitive Cheer Championships & Basketball Draw Show Coming Up This Week

January 22, 2013 2012-2013 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 22, 2013

INAUGURAL KHSAA COMPETITIVE CHEER CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS SATURDAY IN BOWLING GREEN 

The inaugural KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships will take place Saturday, Jan. 26 at E.A. Diddle Arena on the campus of Western Kentucky University. Divisions have been created for all-girls and coed competition, with the winning school in each division at the regional level advancing to the State competition.

Doors open to the fans at 7 a.m., with the competition beginning at 8 a.m. with the Class 1A Small/Class 2A Medium Divisions. The Class 2A Large/Class 2A Super-Large Divisions will compete at 11 a.m., followed by the Class 2A Small/Class 1A Medium Divisions at 2 p.m., the Class 1A Large/Class 2A Coed Divisions at 5 p.m., and the Class 1A Coed/Class 1A Super-Large Divisions at 7:30 p.m. An awards presentation will follow each competition block.

Tickets to the event are $10 per person, with kids 10 & under admitted free. A single ticket is valid for the entire day’s competition, with no re-entry. Tickets can be purchased at the gate. Live video coverage of the KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships will be provided by iHigh.com and available free of charge at www.khsaa.tv. Following the event, championship photos will be available for purchase at www.khsaaphotos.org.

Media members interested in attending the Competitive Cheer Championships should apply for credentials online at credentials.khsaa.org.

SWEET 16® DRAW SHOW TO AIR THIS FRIDAY AT 1 P.M. ON CWKYT 

The Draw Show for the 2013 KHSAA Boys’ and Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ State Basketball Tournaments will air Friday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. (ET). CWKYT (Ch. 14) in Lexington will televise the draw show, hosted by Dave Baker and Gary Ball. Fans can also watch the pairings online at www.khsaa.tv.

Brackets with official times and pairings will be posted to the Riherd’s/KHSAA Scoreboard and the KHSAA website at the conclusion of the program. The 2013 Boys’ Sweet 16® will be held March 6-10 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, with the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls Sweet 16® taking place March 13-16 at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green.

Tickets for the Boys’ and Girls’ Sweet 16® are on sale now, and can be purchased at the KHSAA Office on Winchester Rd. Tickets are $120 each for a lower arena, full-tournament package; and $70 each for upper arena.

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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 280 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 40 state championships in 12 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.