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04/19/17 – Baseball, Softball Stat Leaders Now Available at KHSAA.org

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 19, 2017

Baseball and Softball fans will have additional content available at KHSAA.org this season as a result of the Association’s new partnership with MaxPreps. Statistical leader reports for each sport will be compiled every morning from data provided by MaxPreps, the official source for statistics of all KHSAA contests. In addition, individual game stats will be incorporated into the KHSAA/Riherds.com Scoreboard, which remains the official source for all KHSAA scores, schedules and rosters.

Member schools are solely responsible for submitting statistical information through MaxPreps, and maintaining rosters, schedules and scores through the KHSAA/Riherds.com Scoreboard. Those failing to meet the requirement to enter stats, maintain rosters and schedules, or report scores in a timely fashion are subject to penalties from the Commissioner’s office, including fines and other actions within the constraints of Bylaw 27.

If a school or individual is omitted from the stat leaders report, or information is not updated, […]

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03/30/17 – KHSAA Revising Office Hours Effective April 3, 2017

2016-2017 News Releases

Effective April 3, 2017, the KHSAA will have new office hours. The office will open each day at 7:30 a.m. and close at 4:00 p.m. ET.

Logistical and traffic issues (both current and anticipated) in the surrounding area near the office, in particular, the opening of the new Frederick Douglass High School have created this necessity.

We appreciate the understanding of our membership and various constituencies.

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03/20/17 – Baseball Part 2 Test Now Available

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The Baseball NFHS Part 2 Test will be available online from March 20 until 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday, April 3. The test will automatically close at that exact time. Login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be considered for assignment to officiate postseason play.

Any official determined to have been involved in the improper administration of the exam, including taking it for another official or having it taken by another official, will have the score disregarded for the year and be subject to other penalties in compliance with the jurisdiction of the office through the Federal Court Decree.

Please keep in mind that there are no extensions or late fees to be able to take the exam outside of the window listed above.

Please also be mindful that the rules clinic remains free online through April 10. You will […]

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03/08/2017 – New Procedure Adopted for Monitoring Pitch Count and Maintaining Baseball Stats for Kentucky Schools

Baseball Blog Updates

The KHSAA has partnered with MaxPreps to manage and post pitch counts for the 2017 playing season. MaxPreps works in combination with GameChanger, among other stat entry options (, and to allow for member schools to maintain accurate pitch count data and eliminate the paper forms that were used as part of the 2016 season. GameChanger is the most popular on-site mechanism for stats collection used by more than half of the KHSAA member schools and is available at no charge. In addition to GameChanger, KHSAA member schools can utilize MaxPreps own stat entry options or seven other stat partners to maintain accurate pitch count data.

Schools are required to enter pitch counts following a contest. Each school is required to keep its own pitch count. It is still required to confirm counts between innings including confirming in all postseason contests with the DPCR (Designated Pitch Count Recorder) for the tournament.

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01/30/17 – Baseball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Baseball Blog Updates

The 2017 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Baseball is now available.

COACHES DEADLINE

OFFICIALS DEADLINE

01/13/17 – Board Approves Alternative Region Tournament (Team Sports) and Alignment for Region 15

Athletic Department Blog Updates

During the course of its regularly scheduled meeting at the KHSAA Offices on Thursday, the Board of Control approved a requested new trial pilot program for the 15th Region Tournament beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. These changes will not be implemented until the 2017-18 school year, and will have no impact on play for the remainder of 2016-2017. This approved pilot project is for the team sports of baseball, basketball, softball and volleyball. The following post includes segments of the press release issued late yesterday afternoon, as well as additional details for 15th Region schools.

Following the consolidation of South Floyd and Allen Central High Schools, changes were needed in the basketball alignment (and subsequently the alignments in baseball, softball and volleyball) for the 15th Region. KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett attended a meeting of the Superintendents in the impacted districts on January 9 to review options related to the region. Facing challenges like an imperfect […]

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01/12/17 – Board of Control Addresses Alignment Issues, Archery Championship

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 12, 2017

During the course of its regularly scheduled meeting at the KHSAA Offices on Thursday, the Board of Control addressed alignment issues and championship details in several sports, while also approving a requested new trial pilot program for the 15th Region Tournament.

Following the consolidation of South Floyd and Allen Central High Schools, changes were needed in the basketball alignment (and subsequently the alignments in baseball, softball and volleyball) for the 15th Region. KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett attended a meeting of the Superintendents in the impacted districts on January 9 to review options related to the region. Facing challenges like an imperfect geographically aligned region and a pattern of reduced sport offerings by some schools in the region, there were few obvious non-impactful options available. With that in mind, the Superintendents expressed an interest in a multi-year pilot program where their teams would play one less […]

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12/12/16 – Officiate Kentucky Day Information

Baseball Blog Updates

OFFICIATE KENTUCKY DAY
Saturday, July 29
Marriott Downtown – Louisville

You are invited to the first-ever, Officiate Kentucky Day!

What is Officiate Kentucky Day?
Officiate Kentucky Day (OKD) is a one-day gathering of sports and sport activity officials from throughout the Commonwealth to celebrate the officiating industry.  This event allows the KHSAA to partner with the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) as part of their “state day” program and will showcase nationally known collegiate and professional officials as well as high schools officials to share their knowledge, skills and expertise in officiating.

OKD will be a lead-in to the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) Summit that will follow July 30-Aug. 1, also at Marriott Downtown in Louisville.  

Legendary sports officials and industry leaders including Jerry Markbriet, Billy Kennedy, Steve Shaw, Joe Crawford, Dean Blandino, Bill Carollo, Scott Green, Marcy Weston, Sandra Serafini, Steve Javie, Tom Lopes, […]

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12/14/16 – 2017 Baseball Advanced Umpires Camp with Officiate Kentucky Day

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Baseball Umpires planning their spring and advanced camp requirement are advised that for the 2017 season, advanced camp credit will be awarded for those in attendance at the KHSAA’s Officiate Kentucky Day on July 29 in Louisville.

There will not be any other advanced camp offered for 2017. Those that need camp attendance to be eligible for Region/State assignments in 2017 are required to attend Officiate Kentucky Day or to attend camp in the winter/spring of 2018.

Additional information on Officiate Kentucky Day (July 29, 2017) will be posted online at www.officiatekyday.org as finalized. Information on the National Association of Sports Officials Summit (July 30-August 1, 2017) will be posted online at www.naso.org.

– KHSAA –

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

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09/22/16 – Board of Control Approves Unified/Adapted Opportunities in Bowling; Alters State Tennis Format

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2016

During its regularly scheduled meeting at the KHSAA Offices on Wednesday, the Board of Control approved a proposal to add Unified and Adapted opportunities in the sport-activity of Bowling, beginning with the 2017 state championship. Bowling will be the second KHSAA offering to include Unified and Adapted opportunities, joining Track & Field which began including Unified events in 2015 following a joint partnership between KHSAA and Special Olympics Kentucky. The Unified Bowling events will be added to the singles competition on Feb. 9, with a final schedule to be announced at a later date. Unified sport allows for combined competition involving intellectually disabled students and non-intellectually disabled counterparts, while adapted sport allows for participation by those with physical disability.

“One of the most gratifying things we have been able to do in the past few years is the addition of adapted and unified track and field events,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian […]

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09/22/16 – Board Approves 2017 State Baseball Dates/Times

Baseball Blog Updates

The KHSAA Board of Control, at its September meeting, approved the dates and times for the 2017 KHSAA State Baseball Tournament. The event will be held June 8-10 and 16-17 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington.  

First round games (all times are Eastern) will be held Thursday, June 8 and Friday, June 9 at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The quarterfinals will be played on Saturday, June 10 at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

The semifinals will be played at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Friday, June 16, with the championship slated for 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 17. The semifinals and finals times were adjusted to the afternoon to accommodate the Lexington Legends’ home schedule, as the team hosts South Atlantic League games both evenings.

“This is not anyone’s ideal schedule for the semifinals and finals, including our office or the Lexington Legends. But we have had […]

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KHSAA Sports Contacts, 2016-2017 and beyond

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06/10/16 – KHSAA To Award Inaugural Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships Saturday

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 10, 2016

The KHSAA will present the first Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships to Buckhorn’s Abigail Abner and Henry County’s Jakob Beckley on Saturday during the quarterfinals of the Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament. Each student-athlete will receive a one-time scholarship of $2,000 payable to an institution of higher learning, which will be presented by representatives of the KHSAA and Commissioner Stout’s son, Juan.

Winners were chosen after careful review with high school and college administrators, with selection criteria based on athletic activities, non-athletic activities, non-school activities and an essay on the role a student-athlete should play in the community.

A four-year letterman on the Buckhorn volleyball team with a 4.0 grade point average, Abner was highly involved in her school community during her high school career. In addition to tutoring fellow students, Abner was a member of Buckhorn Against Drugs (BAD), Future Business Leaders of America […]

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06/08/16 – Rawlings/KHSAA Baseball and Worth/KHSAA Softball State Tournaments Begin Thursday

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2016

The 2016 Rawlings/KHSAA Baseball and Worth/KHSAA Softball State Tournaments get underway Thursday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington and Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro, respectively. The Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament (June 9-11, 17-18) begins Thursday morning when Johnson Central takes on Highlands at 11 a.m. in the first of the day’s four opening round games. First round action continues with four games on Friday, followed by four quarterfinal games on Saturday. The state baseball tournament resumes the following weekend with semifinal action on Friday, June 17th and the championship game on Saturday, June 18th.

The Worth/KHSAA State Softball Tournament (June 9-11) opens at 5 p.m. (CT) tomorrow night in Owensboro, as the first four opening round games are played simultaneously at Jack C. Fisher Park. Thursday’s competition concludes with four more opening round games at 7 p.m., before the teams return to the park Friday morning at 9 a.m. to […]

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2016-2017 Official Ball Adoptions

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Reminder to school administrators about the primary points of the KHSAA and its ball adoption agreements.

In an effort to offset the services and events provided by the KHSAA and eliminate passing on a great deal of additional cost to the membership, the association has long entered into official ball adoption agreements. The provisions of these agreements are similar and official ball numbers are listed in the table below.

The following provisions are in place in each of the listed sports:

04/25/16 – Draw Show For Baseball, Softball and Tennis Set For 12 PM Wednesday

2015-2016 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 25, 2016

The draws for the 2016 Republic Bank/KHSAA Tennis Team Championship, the Rawlings/KHSAA Baseball State Tournament and the Worth/KHSAA Softball State Tournament will be determined Wednesday, April 27th at 12 p.m. when the Draw Show is conducted at the Association’s headquarters and webcast at KHSAA.tv.

This year will mark the first time Tennis is included in the spring Draw Show, as recommended changes from the Kentucky Medical Association’s Sports Medicine Committee led to the Board of Control approving a format change to the state Tennis tournament. The changes separated the team championship event from the singles/doubles competition, which were traditionally played together, in order to limit the number of matches a student-athlete could compete in each day. For more information on the recommendations that led to changes in the state Tennis tournament, visit http://khsaa.org/111915-tennis-tournament-format-changes/

The Draw Show will be streamed live online at KHSAA.tv, with complete brackets available on the KHSAA […]

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03/24/16 – Baseball Game Length Clarification/NFHS Pitch Smart Course

Baseball Blog Updates

Now that the season is a couple of weeks old, we wanted to update everyone with a clarification with regard to the length of a contest. Games may not be shortened in an attempt to avoid pitching limitations (pitch count). By NFHS rule, games are seven (7) complete innings (with shortened format permitted by rule due to weather/darkness). Coaches may not agree to shorten contests.

In a continuing effort to help educate administrators, coaches, players, parents and fans, the NFHS has published a free online course – Introduction to Pitch Smart. Hosted by Hall of Famer, John Smoltz, the Introduction to Pitch Smart course aims to explain the principles behind Pitch Smart, a joint arm care initiative between Major League Baseball and USA Baseball. This course includes topics such as risks of arm injuries, common misconceptions, and the Pitch Smart guidelines.

To view the free course, go to nfhslearn.com.

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02/17/16 – FAQs Baseball Pitch Count Limitations

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Through meetings of the Kentucky Baseball Coaches Association Annual Conference and the Baseball Advisory Committee, along email requests sent since the announcement of the pitch count limitation, staff has been asked to compile a list of frequently asked questions for clarification to guide administrators, coaches and officials throughout the season with the implementation of the new pitch count restrictions. Check back throughout the year as we will revise this post with any additional information.

Can there be a form developed as a daily game log to assist in the tracking of pitch counts?
Yes.  KHSAA Form BA127 has been created and posted on the KHSAA website.  To view the form, click the following link.  KHSAA Form BA127

Can a region or district vote to have a game official (umpire) be the Designated Pitch Count Recorder?
No. The pitch count limitation is not under the jurisdiction of the contest officials. Officials are not involved in […]

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02/01/16 – Baseball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Baseball Blog Updates

The 2016 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Baseball is now available.

Coaches Deadline
February 1 – March 7 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this period.

March 8 – April 4 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches for the late fee ($100) during this period.

April 5 – May 22 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches for the late fee ($200) during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

Officials Deadline
February 1 – March 21 – the Clinic may be viewed by officials at no charge during this period.

March 22 – April 25 – the Clinic may be viewed by officials for the late fee ($30) during this period.

April 26 – May 7 – the Clinic may be viewed by officials for the late fee ($60) during this period. […]

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01/29/16 – KHSAA Board Adopts Baseball Pitch Count Restrictions with Mandated Rest

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At its January meeting, the KHSAA Board of Control had a second and final reading and adopted a pitch count limitation beginning with the 2016 baseball playing season. The Board adopted the proposal in response to concerns regarding student safety expressed both locally and nationally concerning arm injuries and overuse, and upon the receipt of a great deal of recent data.  

Previously, the pitching limitation (and subsequent required rest) was based upon innings pitched. The new rules will mandate rest based on pitches thrown as detailed below. 

KHSAA Pitching Limitation Rule (For all interscholastic play including scrimmages, regular season and all rounds of postseason) is based on the number of pitches thrown in a game with the following provisions:

  • The calendar rest begins on the day following the date on which the game began or a resumed game began regardless of the conclusion time of the game.
  • The pitch count is based on pitches thrown for […]

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  • 01/28/16 – Board of Control Addresses Football Alignment, Bracketing; Baseball Pitch Count; Swimming and Diving State Qualifiers

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2016

    The Board of Control addressed a lengthy agenda during its regularly scheduled meeting at the KHSAA Offices on Thursday, approving a slight “midcourse” adjustment to the football alignment as required by the competition rules and future football playoff bracket formats, finalizing a baseball pitch count, and settling on the number of regional qualifiers for the state swimming and diving meet for 2016.

    Per the football competition rules, a “midcourse” adjustment is to be made in the second year of a four-year alignment. In order to be considered for adjustment, the four-year average enrollment (including 2015-16 data) would have to be within the boundaries of another class, and the school shall have had at least a 10 percent change in four-year average enrollment during the two-year period.

    Upon review of the data, only two schools fit the criteria to be placed into a different class, and the Board unanimously approved the movement of […]

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    01/04/16 – Baseball Umpire Advanced Camp Registration Now Open

    Baseball Blog Updates

    Registration for the 2016 KHSAA Baseball Umpires Advance Camp is now open. This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire region or state tournaments.

    Camp Date
    Saturday, February 13 – Hopkins Co. Central High School

    Camp Fee
    $50 early registration before Feb. 1.
    $75 late registration after Feb. 2 until Feb. 11.

    Camp Staff
    Clarence Coleman – 37-year veteran; KHSAA Assigning Secretary, Kentuckiana Baseball Umpires Association

    Keith Morgan – 38-year veteran; Umpire, Central Kentucky Umpires Association

    Keith Shartzer – 41-year veteran; Umpire, Kentuckiana Umpires Association

    Andy Strain – 38-year veteran; Umpire, Tri-State Officials Association

    Kyle McNeely – Former Chair NFHS Baseball Rules Committee and OHSAA Director of Officials’ Development for baseball.

    Tentative Topics & Agenda (Times are CT)
    8-8:30 a.m. – Registration
    8:30-9 a.m. – Welcome, Introductions, Review Agenda
    9-9:15 a.m. – KHSAA Associate Commissioner Butch Cope
    9:15-11:30 a.m. – Split into groups 
    11:30-12:30 p.m. – Lunch
    12:30-2 p.m. – Rotate Groups
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    11/19/15 – Board Approves Revised Schedule For State Baseball, Tennis Tournaments

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 19, 2015

    On Wednesday, the Board of Control approved a proposal from KHSAA staff to revise the schedule for the state baseball tournament during its regularly scheduled meeting at the Association’s headquarters. In an effort to alleviate competitive issues under the current format resulting from pitching limitations and roster depth, as outlined in the extensive research conducted by Lawrence County Athletic Director Travis Feltner and validated through staff review of the current format, the new format will provide a minimum of three days of rest between the quarterfinals and the semifinals. Beginning with this year’s state tournament, the revised format will allow teams the opportunity to use their pitchers at the top of the rotation in both the early rounds (first round/quarterfinals) and the later rounds (semifinals/championship).

    “Pitching limitations are in place for the health and safety of our student-athletes,” KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett said. “In keeping with the overall desire of the […]

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    11/19/15 – KHSAA Board Reviewing Pitch Count Limits for Baseball

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    At its November meeting, the KHSAA Board of Control continued review of a pitch count limit for baseball. The review comes through working with USA Baseball, the National Federation of High School Associations, Major League Baseball and other youth organizations and medical groups.

    “Again, the safety of our student athletes is requiring us to review our pitching limitations”, said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “There is sports medicine based research, as well as play at other levels, that clearly illustrates that a pitch count limitation is likely a much better injury minimization strategy than the long-existent innings limitations for pitching.”

    Colorado and Alabama are two other state associations to recently adopt limitations based upon pitch counts. The Board will discuss the matter further at its January meeting and likely make a final decision at that time, with implementation to begin for the 2016 playing season.

    “We’ve mentioned a potential pitch count was on the […]

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    11/19/15 – Board Adopts Schedule Change for State Baseball Tournament

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    At its November meeting, the KHSAA Board of Control adopted a schedule change, beginning in 2016, for the Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament.

    In an effort to alleviate competitive issues under the current format resulting from pitching limitations and roster depth, as outlined in the extensive research conducted by Lawrence County Athletic Director Travis Feltner and validated through staff review of the current format, the new format will provide a minimum of three days of rest between the quarterfinals and the semifinals. The new format will allow teams the opportunity to use their pitchers at the top of the rotation in both the early rounds (first round/quarterfinals) and the later rounds (semifinals/championship).

    “Pitching limitations are in place for the health and safety of our student-athletes,” KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett said.  “In keeping with the overall desire of the membership to maintain a 16-team format, and yet alleviate identified problems with pitching restrictions, a change in schedule was […]

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    10/01/15 – Riherds.com to Sponsor Above and Beyond Awards at All State Championship Events

    2015-2016 News Releases

    Riherds.com, a Kentucky-based company headquartered in Smiths Grove specializing in trophies, awards, name tags and signs, will provide the “Above and Beyond” award at each KHSAA state championship event for 2015-16. Riherds.com is proud to be the Official Supplier of Trophies and Awards to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

    The award is given to a participant at each KHSAA championship event and will be awarded from the pool of candidates nominated by participating school representatives. The award is based on five attributes: Citizenship, Leadership, Athletics, Sportsmanship and Scholarship.

    Nominated students should exemplify these five attributes by:

    08/26/15 – Board of Control Reviews Classification and Triennial Survey Results; Approves Several Championship Sites

    2015-2016 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26, 2015

    The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its first meeting of the 2015-16 school year on Monday at the Owensboro Convention Center. Among the many agenda items discussed, the Board executed a lengthy review of its current classification and alignment system for postseason play, and the ramifications of possible expansion of classification to other team sports. This review was requested by the Board after receiving a proposal concerning the classification of baseball and the format of all rounds of the postseason baseball tournament from Lawrence County High School during the 2014-15 school year. Following the receipt of the requested changes from Lawrence County, the Board requested information for a broader review of the issues in classification in the other team sports, not simply a review of baseball.

    During the discussion and review, six major points were concluded when reviewing the situations from other states when compared to the current setup of championships: […]

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    05/08/15 – KHSAA Sanctions Lawrence County, Pike County Central For Bylaw 15 Violations

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 8, 2015

    Following an incident in a varsity baseball game between Lawrence County and Pike County Central on May 5, which led to the termination of the game by the officiating crew in the 6th inning, the KHSAA conducted an investigation to determine any appropriate penalties.

    Per the umpire’s incident report, the altercation began when a Pike County Central student-athlete charged into the Lawrence County base runner at second base. Per the officials’ report, and confirmed later through discussion with school representatives, both teams had players leave their positions during the altercation, which was a violation of the NFHS Baseball Playing Rule 3-3-1g. In addition, Pike County Central had additional players leave the dugout as well, which is a violation of the KHSAA conduct policies. It was stressed through the findings that neither team had additional players become involved in the altercation or in separate altercations.

    The task of identifying each […]

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    04/29/15 – Baseball/Softball Game Ending Clarification

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    GAME COMPLETION

    This is a reminder to Coaches, Officials and Administrators with regard to interrupted games. During the regular season, including district seeded games, for games that are interrupted due to weather or darkness and called (ended) by the umpire, the game is final if it meets NFHS rules requirements for a shortened game — at least 4 1/2 innings with the home team ahead or five full innings. (Baseball Rule 4-2-2, 4-2-3; Softball Rule 4-2-2, 4-2-3).

    For postseason (District, Region and State), all games must be played to completion by rule.

    – KHSAA –

    The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

     

     

     

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    04/28/15 – Baseball/Softball Draw Show Tomorrow at 2 PM; Spring Championship Media Credentials

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2015

    The annual Draw Show for the 2015 Rawlings/KHSAA Baseball State Tournament and the Worth/KHSAA Softball State Tournament will be conducted at the Association’s headquarters on Wednesday, April 29 at 2 p.m. The Draw Show will be streamed live online at KHSAA.tv, with complete brackets available on the KHSAA website and the KHSAA/Riherds.com Scoreboard following the draw.

    The 2015 Rawlings/KHSAA Baseball State Tournament will take place June 1-6 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington, while the Worth/KHSAA Softball State Tournament will be held June 4-6 at Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro.

    Spring Championship Media Credential Applications

    Media members interested in applying for credentials to any of the KHSAA’s Spring Championship events can visit credentials.khsaa.org to submit an online application.

    Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are issued by the KHSAA to working members of the media that regularly cover high school athletics. Credentials must be requested prior […]

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    02/04/15 – Reminder Baseball Online Rules Clinic Available

    Baseball Blog Updates

    The 2015 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Baseball is now available.

    Coaches Deadline

    February 2 – March 8 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this period.

    March 9 – April 5 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches for the late fee ($100) during this period.

    April 6 – May 17 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches for the late fee ($200) during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

    Officials Deadline

    February 2 – March 1 – the Clinic may be viewed by officials at no charge during this period.

    March 2 – March 29 – the Clinic may be viewed by officials for the late fee ($100) during this period.

    March 30 – May 17 – the Clinic may be viewed by officials for the late fee ($200) during this period. […]

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    11/24/14 – Baseball Umpires Advanced Camp Registration Now Open

    Baseball Blog Updates

    Registration for the 2015 KHSAA Baseball Umpires Advance Camp is now open. This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire region or state tournaments.

    Camp Date
    Saturday, February 14 – West Jessamine High School, Nicholasville

    Camp Fee
    $50 early registration before Feb. 2.  
    $75 late registration after Feb. 2 until Feb. 12.

    Camp Staff
    Clarence Coleman – 36 year veteran; KHSAA Assigning Secretary, Kentuckiana Baseball Umpires Association

    Keith Morgan – 37 year veteran; Umpire, Central Kentucky Umpires Association

    Keith Shartzer – 40 year veteran; Umpire, Kentuckiana Umpires Association

    Andy Strain – 37 year veteran; Umpire, Tri-State Officials Association

    Kyle McNeely – Former Chair NFHS Baseball Rules Committee and OHSAA Director of Officials’ Development for baseball.

    Tentative Topics & Agenda (Times are ET)
    8-8:30 a.m. – Registration
    8:30-9 a.m. – Welcome, Introductions, Review Agenda
    9-9:15 a.m. – KHSAA Associate Commissioner Butch Cope
    9:15-11:30 a.m. – Split into groups for plate work, base work, […]

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    08/16/14 – Reminder about Carryover Ejections from 2013-2014

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    In several unfortunate situations each year, coaches or athletes with eligibility remaining are ejected near the end of the season, or near the end of the season for violations of Bylaw 15, Sportsmanships. Please note that when that happens, the penalty carries to the next year if the student-athlete remains enrolled, and to the new school if the coach changes jobs/schools. 

    Please note all rules related to player/coach ejections, including the provisions for varsity and non-varsity ejections, are listed at http://khsaa.org/dq-policy-on-reinstatement-of-disqualified-apolicy-on-reinstatement-of-disqualified-athletes-coaches/, and a complete list from 2013-2014 is listed on the KHSAA website at http://khsaa.org/dq_list_public/. You will need to review this listing to ensure that you properly require athletes and coaches to miss the required contests if in fact they were ejected. 

    Also note that being ineligible for scrimmages (sitting out) does NOT satisfy any penalty, such must be served at the varsity contest level.

    If you have specific questions, please contact Michael Barren (mbarren@khsaa.org) […]

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    08/11/14 – Reminder on “Fall Ball” and Facilities

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    With the start of a new school year, it’s a good time to remind schools about recent changes in KHSAA Bylaws, and we wanted to remind Administrators and Baseball/Softball Coaches about issues around offseason play (“Fall Ball”) and school facilities.

    Bylaw 23, which defines the season and allowable play, was amended at the Annual Meeting in 2012 (approved by member school administrators by a vote of 194-12-1) and changes were approved through the regulatory process and published in the 2013-14 KHSAA Handbook. The primary element of this change was a restriction in the use of school facilities by enrolled student-athletes outside of the season.

    This restriction is during the school year, but outside the defined limitation of season where coaches (head/assistant) may not coach players in organized competition on the campus of a member school if such competition involves at least fifty (50) percent of the normal playing squad (5 or more for baseball and […]

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    07/21/14 – NFHS Baseball Rules Changes for 2014-15

    Baseball

    The National Federation of State High School Associations has released baseball rules changes for the 2014-15 season.  Among those topics addressed were video monitoring equipment, non-glare batting helmets and expanded definitions for interference and foul balls.

    To view the NFHS rules changes (CLICK HERE).

    – KHSAA –

    The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

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    06/03/14 – Baseball Title Sponsor Reminder

    2013-2014 News Releases

    TITLE PARTNERSHIP WITH RAWLINGS
    When referring to the baseball state tournament, the tournament’s full name, the Rawlings/KHSAA Baseball State Tournament should be used in all first references, without exception. In subsequent references, it is acceptable to refer to the tournament as the baseball state tournament. KHSAA should not be used when referencing the event unless it is accompanied by Rawlings. Sponsorship of KHSAA state championship events is vital to the livelihood of the Association. Please help us thank our corporate sponsors by recognizing their commitment to the KHSAA with proper identification of our events in printed materials, broadcasts, etc.

    The Rawlings/KHSAA Baseball State Tournament has an event-specific tournament logo which should be used with any accompanying articles, graphics, newscasts, etc. The KHSAA will provide a logo for authorized uses on request.

    – KHSAA –

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    04/30/14 – Spring Sports Championship Media Credentials

    2013-2014 News Releases

    The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Spring Sports Championships is now live. Media members can visit credentials.khsaa.org to apply for credentials online.

    Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are issued by the KHSAA to working members of the media that regularly cover high school athletics. Credentials must be requested prior to the established deadline for each sport through the online credentialing system (credentials.khsaa.org).

    Credentials should be requested by the sports editor/director for all members of his/her organization needing to attend an event. Credentials for freelance photographers and stringers must be requested by the sports editor/director at the outlet the freelancer will be representing. No credentials will be issued outside of the online credentialing system. The KHSAA reserves the right to limit the quantity of credentials issued to media outlets when space is at a premium.

    Failure to adhere to the KHSAA policies and guidelines, […]

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    04/28/14 – Forcht Bank/KHSAA CLASS Regional Winners Announced; BA/FP Draw Show This Thursday

    2013-2014 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2014

    Regional Winners Announced For 2014 Forcht Bank/KHSAA CLASS Awards Recognition Program

    Thirty-two regional winners have been selected as part of the 2014 Forcht Bank/KHSAA CLASS Awards Recognition Program. The 32 regional winners will each receive a $350 scholarship, an award from Forcht Bank and the KHSAA, and an invitation to the Awards Banquet on Sunday, May 4. One male and one female from the pool of regional honorees will be selected as the statewide winner at the Awards Banquet, with each individual receiving a $3,000 scholarship.

    The Forcht Bank/KHSAA CLASS Awards Recognition Program (Citizenship, Leadership, Athletics, Sportsmanship, Scholarship) honors deserving senior student-athletes across the state. This is the 18th year the KHSAA has recognized student-athletes through a scholarship program, which is open to all seniors that have participated in athletics and/or sport-activities (competitive cheerleading, bowling, archery and bass fishing). One male and […]

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    04/28/14 – State BA Draw & Reminders

    Baseball Blog Updates

    Here are some updates and reminders for Baseball Coaches and Umpires:

    State Draw
    The draw for the 2014 Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament will be streamed live Thursday, May 1 at 2 p.m. (ET) at www.khsaa.org.  

    Deadline for Seeded Games
    The deadline for seeded district games to be played is Wednesday, May 14.  Any games not able to be played by that date will count as a win and a loss for both teams.

    Batters Box
    Games should be played with the batter’s box chalked.  

    Dugouts
    An ongoing point of emphasis with regard to safety is that all players and coaches are to be in the dugout.  Only the on-deck batter is permitted outside the dugout during a particular team’s at bat.  We continue to get reports and observe photos where this is not being followed.

     – KHSAA –

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    04/18/14 – Deadline for Free Baseball Clinic Tonight

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    This is a reminder for Athletic Directors, all baseball coaches and baseball umpires that the deadline to complete the 2014 KHSAA/NFHS online Rules Clinic at no cost is midnight tonight.  If you have already completed the clinic, please disregard this reminder.

    Below is the information on the clinic that we published in February to assist you in tracking and the remaining schedule.

    Athletic Directors – see the information below to assist you in checking on your coaches to make sure they have met the requirement. As a reminder, all coaches (head and assistant) are required to complete the clinic.

    The window for the free online clinic is Feb. 3 – April 18.

    Rules Clinics

    2/1 to 4/18, for 2014, the Baseball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed by coaches and officials at no charge during this period.

    4/19 to 5/10 for 2014, the Baseball Clinic will be online only and may be […]

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