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11/12/14 – Board of Control Upholds Penalties Against Cordia High School; Reduces 2014-15 Suspension to 15 Games

2014-2015 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 12, 2014

The Board of Control completed a special meeting on Wednesday morning at the KHSAA Offices to conclude the appeals hearing for sanctions levied against Cordia High School, which recessed on Oct. 22nd. Following its deliberation, the Board upheld 18 of the KHSAA’s original 25 findings of fact from the yearlong investigation.

Upon completion of its review, the Board voted to uphold four of the seven original penalties. In its action, the Board reduced the suspension of Cordia’s 2014-15 boys’ basketball team from a full season (30 games) to a 15-game suspension. The 2014-15 Cordia boys’ basketball team will be limited to a 15-game regular season schedule, with no postseason play. The postseason ban will also apply to the 2015-16 boys’ basketball team.

As part of the original four upheld penalties, Cordia was placed on probation through the 2018-19 season and required to forfeit all games from the 2013-14 boys’ basketball [...]

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10/21/14 – NFHS Basketball Rules Interpretations/Clarification/Corrections 2014-25

Basketball Blog Updates

The NFHS has released its annual early season updates to the rules and interpretations for basketball. For a complete listing, see the NFHS website at http://www.nfhs.org/sports-resource-content/basketball-rules-interpretations-2014-15/ or for a printed copy, go to http://www.khsaa.org//basketball/regularseason/2015/2014-15 BK Interps.pdf.

Please note that the information contains strike-through underline formatting to show what should be deleted (strike through) or added (underlined) to your rules notes and books, but may not represent any change that will be formally adopted in the future.

If you have questions, contact Julian Tackett, KHSAA rules interpreter for basketball at jtackett@khsaa.org, or Assistant Commissioner Angela Passafiume who also helps as basketball interpreter at apassafiume@khsaa.org.

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10/07/14 – Basketball Online Rules Clinic Notice

Basketball Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for Basketball is now available online. Below is additional information:

October 6 to December 7 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.

October 6 to December 14 (Coaches) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.

December 8 to January 11 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.

December 15 to January 18 (Coaches) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.

January 12 to February 22 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($300) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 [...]

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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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08/08/14 – Reminders Regarding Bylaw 9 and Play Once School Starts

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Bylaw 9 has been in place for many years, and restricts players in basketball and football, who have not yet both been in grade nine and played for a high school team at some level,  from playing in outside competition once the school year begins, and until the end of the season. There has been no change to that rule proposed by the member schools of the KHSAA for a number of years.

For the past two years, due to NCAA recruiting rules, the KHSAA has allowed an interpretative fall exception weekend to Bylaw 9. This exception allowed male student-athletes who had previously played for a boys’ team to request permission to attend one event in the fall where competition is held. The interpretative exception was made to coincide with NCAA Division I rules and the allowable recruiting periods.

This year, based on changes to NCAA Division I Bylaw 13.7.2, the NCAA fall recruiting period [...]

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07/28/14 – Cordia High School Receives Sanctions From KHSAA; Boys’ Basketball Team Suspended From Play in 2014-15

2014-2015 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2014 

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has handed down sanctions to Cordia High School following a nearly yearlong investigation for violations of KHSAA bylaws including Bylaw 1 (Responsibility of Eligibility), Bylaw 4 (Enrollment Requirements), Bylaw 6 (Transfer Rule-Citizens of the U.S. or U.S. Territories), Bylaw 7 (Transfer Rule-Foreign Exchange Students), Bylaw 11 (Financial Aid), Bylaw 16 (Recruitment/Undue Influence), Bylaw 23 (Limitation of Season) and Bylaw 25 (Requirements for Coaches).

Among the penalties imposed by the Commissioner are:

  • Suspension of the Cordia HS boys’ basketball team from playing scrimmages or contests during the 2014-15 regular and postseason, as well as the 2016 postseason. During its suspension, the school would be permitted to conduct regular season practices from October 15 until the first allowable day for district tournament play. Included in this penalty is [...]

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06/05/14 – NFHS Basketball Rule Changes for 2014-2015

Basketball Blog Updates

Lane Players Can Release When Free Throw is Attempted in High School Basketball

Players in marked lane spaces will be able to move into the lane when the ball is released by the free-throw shooter beginning with the 2014-15 high school basketball season. Previously, players could not release until the ball touched the ring or backboard or until the free throw ended.

This change in Rule 9-1-4 was one of four major rules changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Basketball Rules Committee at its April 14-16 meeting in Indianapolis. All recommendations were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

The committee noted that the current rule of players in marked lane spaces not releasing until the ball touches the ring or backboard creates two obstacles for officials: 1) attempting to [...]

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05/13/14 – Board of Control Approves Future Championship Sites, Football Alignment

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2014 

During Tuesday’s scheduled meeting at the KHSAA Office, the Board of Control awarded the girls’ basketball state tournament to the Bank of Kentucky Center and Northern Kentucky University for 2016 and 2017, while extending the stay of the Worth/KHSAA Softball State Tournament at Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro for four more years (2015-18). In addition, the Board approved a final draft of the football alignment for the 2015-18 seasons which can be found at this link: http://goo.gl/rZfNWC.

“It speaks volumes to the growth and progress of female athletics in this state that we received two very strong proposals for both championships, where in the past there might not have been much interest. It bodes very well for the future of female athletics in Kentucky,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “In terms of the girls’ basketball championship, the Board was of [...]

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03/22/14 – KHSAA Recognizes Work of KATS During National Athletic Training Month

2013-2014 News Releases

RADIO OR TV PSA (30-SECOND) March is National Athletic Training Month! The Kentucky Athletic Trainers’ Society and the KHSAA would like to thank all athletic trainers across the state and especially those at the state tournaments this month for their hard work and dedication! Sidelined with an injury? Make sure you consult a Certified Athletic Trainer who specializes in the prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. Avoid injury and stay active with an athletic trainer – we’ve got your back! For more information, please visit the Kentucky Athletic Trainers’ Society website at www.kyats.com  

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02/24/14 – Asst. Commissioner’s Comments on Cordia-Perry County Central Incident

2013-2014 News Releases

“On Friday, Feb. 21 an unsporting act took place in a boys’ basketball game between Cordia and Perry County Central. The officials assigned to the game ejected one student-athlete from Cordia who was directly involved in the incident and two student-athletes from Perry County Central for leaving the bench area. While video of the incident is available online, KHSAA Board of Control Policies state that the KHSAA staff is limited in the manner in which the video is used during the disciplinary process, unless the contest officials make a request for review of the specific incident. In this instance, the contest officials made no such request and therefore the KHSAA is not permitted to act upon video evidence, and must abide by the minimum required penalty of a two-game suspension for the Cordia player and a one-game suspension for each player from Perry County Central. Administration from Cordia has reported to the KHSAA [...]

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02/21/14 – Update on Billy Hicks’ All-Time Coaching Record

2013-2014 News Releases

Over the past few weeks, the KHSAA has worked to resolve questions surrounding the all-time coaching record for Billy Hicks. With the assistance of several news outlets, including the Lexington Herald-Leader, the Louisville Courier-Journal, the Harlan Daily Enterprise and the Georgetown News-Graphic, the KHSAA believes it has resolved many of the discrepancies in regards to coach Hicks’ record. 

With that said, the KHSAA records will reflect that coach Hicks enters tonight’s game between Scott County and Paul Laurence Dunbar with an all-time record of 856-244, tying him with William Kean (Central HS) atop the state’s all-time list for coaching victories.

The KHSAA congratulates coach Hicks on his accomplishments thus far, and wishes him the best of luck in the future.

 

Year

School

Won

Lost

 

1978-79

Evarts HS

0

26

* 10 games forfeited by school

1981-82

Evarts HS

14

13

 

1982-83

Evarts HS

20

10

 

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02/20/14 – Basketball Statistical Leaders

2013-2014 News Releases

Updated statistical leaders for boys’ and girls’ basketball can be found through the links below. As a reminder, member schools are solely responsible for submitting statistical information. If a school or individual is omitted, or information is not updated, that means the KHSAA did not receive a report prior to the deadline. Statistical leaders will be updated every Wednesday.

Girls’ Basketball stats can be found at:
http://khsaa.org/basketball/regularseason/2013/statsgit.htm

Boys’ Basketball stats can be found at:
http://khsaa.org/basketball/regularseason/2013/statsbit.htm

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02/17/14 – Boys’ and Girls’ Sweet 16® Media Credentials

2013-2014 News Releases

The media credentialing system for the 2014 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ and Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® State Basketball Tournaments is now available online, and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org. The Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ State Tournament will take place March 12-16 at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, followed by the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® March 19-23 at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

The deadline to apply for credentials is 5 p.m. on the Monday prior to each respective tournament – March 10 for the Girls’ Sweet 16® and March 17 for the Boys. 

TITLE PARTNERSHIP WITH HOUCHENS INDUSTRIES
Houchens Industries is in its 12th year as title sponsor of the Girls’ Tournament and is on board to sponsor the event through the 2015 tournament. When referring to the girls’ basketball state championship, the tournament’s full name, the [...]

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02/12/14 – Basketball Statistical Leaders

2013-2014 News Releases

Updated statistical leaders for boys’ and girls’ basketball can be found through the links below. As a reminder, member schools are solely responsible for submitting statistical information. If a school or individual is omitted, or information is not updated, that means the KHSAA did not receive a report prior to the deadline. Statistical leaders will be updated every Wednesday.

Girls’ Basketball stats can be found at:
http://khsaa.org/basketball/regularseason/2013/statsgit.htm

Boys’ Basketball stats can be found at:
http://khsaa.org/basketball/regularseason/2013/statsbit.htm

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02/06/14 – Basketball Statistics Leaders

2013-2014 News Releases

Updated statistical leaders for boys’ and girls’ basketball can be found through the links below. As a reminder, member schools are solely responsible for submitting statistical information. If a school or individual is omitted, or information is not updated, that means the KHSAA did not receive a report prior to the deadline. Statistical leaders will be updated every Wednesday.

Girls’ Basketball stats can be found at:
http://khsaa.org/basketball/regularseason/2013/statsgit.htm

Boys’ Basketball stats can be found at:
http://khsaa.org/basketball/regularseason/2013/statsbit.htm

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02/24/14 – Roster Entry Reminder – Post Season

Athletic Department Blog Updates

This is a reminder about eligibility for postseason play in all sports, with today’s focus being on basketball. Today is the first day of basketball postseason and to be eligible to play in postseason, a student must be on ONE of the online rosters for the school (freshman, JV or varsity). It is NO LONGER NECESSARY, as has been explained throughout the year, to artificially move people up to the varsity roster for postseason or go in and make other manipulations of the roster. The listing of a student on any level roster allows for a student to play in postseason.

Also remember that to be on any roster, the student must have participated regularly at practice with the coach and the remainder of the team, and participated in competition representing the school against other schools at the freshman, JV or varsity level. They can’t just list names on the rosters who have never practiced or [...]

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02/03/14 – Pairings Announced For 2014 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ and Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen®

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 3, 2014 

The pairings for the 2014 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ and the 2014 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® were determined Monday afternoon when the annual Draw Show was conducted at the WKYT Studios in Lexington. Hosted by Gary Ball and Dave Baker, the Draw Show was televised by The CW Lexington and WYMT, and live streamed at KHSAA.org.

The 2014 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® will be held March 12-16 at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, with the 2014 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® taking place March 19-23 at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Full-session ticket packages for the Boys’ and Girls’ Sweet 16® are available for $80 for upper arena seats and $124 for side/lower arena seats, and can be purchased online at the following link:  http://www.khsaa.org/payments/tickets/

2014 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® bracket:
http://khsaa.org/basketball/girls/sweet16/2014/girlstatebracket2014.pdf

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01/31/14 – Commissioner’s Comments on Injunctive Release Issued Friday In Franklin County

2013-2014 News Releases

“We have received the restraining order issued by the Franklin Circuit Court, and will adhere to its requirements. That said, it is likely not possible for me to disagree more with the findings of the court in its order. While it is inappropriate for this office to discuss the specific circumstances related to the matters of these students due to privacy concerns, we look forward to further judicial review and consideration about this matter. Clearly, situations such as this were intended to be regulated and restricted when the member schools passed the rules governing eligibility, and when those rules were approved by the Kentucky Board of Education and the Kentucky General Assembly. We will vigorously move forward with efforts related to these cases.”

 -Julian Tackett
KHSAA Commissioner

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01/31/14 – Commissioner’s Comments Regarding Alleged Unsporting Acts Involving Sayre and Leslie County

2013-2014 News Releases

“The KHSAA has received information relative to alleged unsporting acts and comments made by representatives of the girls’ basketball team at Sayre High School following its game with Leslie County High School on Wednesday. As a sanctioned game under the limitation of seasons of the KHSAA, this potential violation of KHSAA Bylaw 15 would involve the Association. However, after our initial review and conversation with representatives of Sayre, we are confident that the administration of both schools and school systems are aggressively reviewing the incident and until we have final reports of their actions, will allow the process to continue at the local school level.”

-Julian Tackett
KHSAA Commissioner

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01/29/14 – Basketball Statistics Leaders

2013-2014 News Releases

Updated statistical leaders for boys’ and girls’ basketball can be found through the links below. As a reminder, member schools are solely responsible for submitting statistical information. If a school or individual is omitted, or information is not updated, that means the KHSAA did not receive a report prior to the deadline. Statistical leaders will be updated every Wednesday.

Girls’ Basketball stats can be found at:
http://khsaa.org/basketball/regularseason/2013/statsgit.htm

Boys’ Basketball stats can be found at:
http://khsaa.org/basketball/regularseason/2013/statsbit.htm

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01/17/14 – Billy Hicks’ All-Time Coaching Record

Basketball Blog Updates

In researching the all-time coaching record for Billy Hicks, the KHSAA has uncovered two articles by the Associated Press from the fall of 1979 confirming that Evarts High School did in fact forfeit all of its games from the 1978-79 season due to the participation of ineligible players.  This information was confirmed through the review of Board of Control minutes from that time period. Due to this finding, the KHSAA cannot credit coach Hicks with the 10 wins from the 1978-79 season. 

According to KABC records, coach Hicks entered the season with an all-time record of 817-241. The KHSAA has worked alongside coach Hicks to update his records for the 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-00 and 2001-02 seasons – adding missing wins and losses.

There are still discrepancies for the following seasons in what the KABC records show compared to what coach Hicks’ records show:

1982-83 (Evarts) – KABC [...]

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01/15/14 – KHSAA Sweet 16® Draw Show To Air Feb. 3 On The CW Lexington

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 15, 2014

The pairings for the 2014 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® and the 2014 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® will be unveiled on Monday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. when the annual Draw Show is broadcast live by The CW Lexington and WYMT in Hazard. The KHSAA Sweet 16® Draw Show will also be streamed live online at KHSAA.org and WKYT.com.

The 2014 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® will be held March 12-16 at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, with the 2014 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® taking place March 19-23 at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Full-session ticket packages for the Boys’ and Girls’ Sweet 16® are available for $80 for upper arena seats and $124 for side/lower arena seats, and can be purchased online at the following link:  http://www.khsaa.org/payments/tickets/

Brackets with official times and pairings will be available [...]

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01/10/13 – Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Application

Athletic Department Blog Updates

As was announced in December, Whitaker Bank has signed on to be title sponsor of the Boys’ Sweet 16®.  Within the title sponsorship, Whitaker Bank and the KHSAA will be presenting four one-time $1,500 scholarships.  The scholarships are open to high school seniors that participate in KHSAA sanctioned sports and sport activities.  

Use the following link to view the application.  Deadline for the information to be received by the KHSAA is Feb. 25.  There is no limit to the number of applicants from a school.  

Winners will be recognized during the 2014 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ State Basketball Tournament March 19-23 in Lexington.

Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Application Form:
http://khsaa.org/forms/bk148.pdf

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01/09/14 – Sites Finalized For 2014 Basketball Regional Tournaments

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 9, 2014

Sites Finalized For 2014 Basketball Regional Tournaments

The sites for the 2014 Basketball Regional Tournaments were finalized last week with the selection of Barren County (boys) and Allen County-Scottsville (girls) in the 4th Region. Regional basketball tournaments are scheduled for March 3-11, leading up to the 2014 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green (March 12-16), and the 2014 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® at Rupp Arena in Lexington (March 19-23).

Full-session ticket packages for the boys’ and girls’ Sweet Sixteen® are available for $80 for upper arena seats, and $124 for side/lower arena seats. Full-session ticket packages can be purchased online at the following link:

http://www.khsaa.org/payments/tickets/

A complete list of regional tournament sites is available below:

Basketball Regional Tournament Sites
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12/23/13 – Important Notes for all Coaches and Officials to Read – Clarifications on Announcers, Fouls, and Long Switches

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Announcers Clarification
We have received several questions regarding what is allowed to be spoken by announcers during a live ball. Though this rule and its interpretations are not totally new, it has been reported that some announcers were not following the guidelines set forth by the NFHS. It has also been reported that in some areas, the officials may be taking the references within the rule far too literally, and directing that absolutely nothing can be said via the PA system during live ball play. The following is the case study (situation) from the NFHS Case Book and clearly states what is intended, that “play by play” or other things normally appropriate to media broadcasts, etc. are prohibited, other information can be relayed to the crowd and participants via public address. The safe recommendation is to only announce what is being recorded in the normal scorebook that was not able to be announced during dead [...]

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12/10/13 – Whitaker Bank Becomes Title Sponsor of KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16®

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 9, 2013 

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association announced a new corporate partner in a press conference at the Association’s headquarters on Tuesday, revealing Whitaker Bank as the new title sponsor of the KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen®. The new three-year agreement will begin this season with the 2014 KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® and continue through the 2016 tournament.

“We have a new member of the family we want to welcome today, and I truly mean it’s a family. When we get people involved, I don’t even like to use the word sponsor, because we view it as a partnership, and that’s going to continue,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “We want you to know that our family has expanded today, and for us it involves our highest profile event. This is a huge event that has touched lives for nearly 100 years, and it is [...]

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12/09/13 – Boys Sweet 16® Press Conference Tuesday; Competitive Cheer Championships Saturday; Football Championship Review

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 9, 2013 

Press Conference Called For Tuesday Regarding Boys’ Sweet 16®

The KHSAA will hold a press conference at the Association’s headquarters on Tuesday afternoon regarding the future of the Boys’ Sweet Sixteen®. The press conference will begin at 12:15 p.m. with remarks from the Association and iHigh.com. The press conference will be streamed live at KHSAA.org.


KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships This Saturday At Alltech Arena
 

The second annual KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships will take place this Saturday at Alltech Arena in Lexington. Doors open to the fans at 9 a.m., with the competition beginning at 10 a.m. with the All-Girls’ Small and All-Girls’ Medium divisions. The All-Girls’ Large and All-Girls’ Super-Large Divisions will begin at 2 p.m., with the day’s events concluding with the Coed Division at 6 p.m. An awards presentation will immediately follow each competition [...]

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12/04/13 – Scorer’s Table Reference Available

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Our hope is that your basketball season is off to a good start. We have updated and added a resource for Athletic Directors and Coaches on the general information tab of the basketball page to help with clock keeper guidelines and the nearly new point differential rule.  Please take the time to print this document and place it on the scorer’s table to be utilized by your scorer’s table crew.

khsaa.org/basketball/basketballtimerandscorersinstructions.pdf

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12/03/13 – KHSAA Partners With First String Media, PrepSpin.com For Enhanced Web Streaming Network

2013-2014 News Releases

KHSAA Partners With First String Media, PrepSpin.com For Enhanced Web Streaming Network

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 3, 2013

Through a new venture launched prior to the start of the 2013-14 season, the KHSAA has transitioned its online video broadcast network (KHSAA.tv) to an internal operation through a new partnership with First String Media and PrepSpin.com. After outsourcing its championship webcasts in previous seasons, this year’s championship events will feature live video streaming and highlight packages produced internally through the new partnership. Live video streaming, archived broadcasts and highlight packages will remain free of charge through the Association’s website.

KHSAA.org will remain the exclusive home for live video streaming of KHSAA Championship events, with live championship coverage of 11 events, and post-event highlight packages provided for six other sports and sport-activities. Live video streaming will be available for a total of 41 games during the 2013-14 season through [...]

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11/22/13 – On-Demand Printing For KHSAA Championship Programs

2013-2014 News Releases

Updated commemorative copies of each completed KHSAA fall championship event are now available for on-demand printing through TheBookPatch.com. Full color and black-and-white versions of this year’s championship programs (Golf, Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball) are all available for purchase.

Commemorative editions of each championship program from the 2012-13 season are also available through TheBookPatch.com, along with the 2013-14 KHSAA Events Calendar and 2013-14 Handbook.

A complete list of KHSAA programs available for sale can be found at:

http://www.thebookpatch.com/BookStoreResults.aspx?search=KHSAA&ddl=authors

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11/13/13- Assignment of Postseason Basketball Officials, 2014-2016

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The Commissioner has announced the assignment designation for officials for postseason basketball tournaments for the 2013-2014 through 2015-2016 playing seasons. This announcement continues the recent practice of advising both local associations and the member schools as to which local association will service postseason play in specific regions, and the information was provided to the Board of Control at its September meeting.  The Association in the top row will provide game officials for the region listed below that association number during the designated year. For example, in 2014, the local officials association in Region 1 will service the 2nd region tournament, the Region 16 association will service the 11th region, etc. Assoc 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 2016 3 4 1 2 10 8 5 6 11 9 12 7 14 13 16 15 2015 4 3 2 1 6 5 11 7 16 13 [...]

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11/11/13- Movement of Schools in Alignment, Basketball 15th Region

Athletic Department Blog Updates

At its regular meeting on Monday, October 11, the Board of Control voted to approve the unanimous request of the seven public school superintendents in the Basketball 15th region to make two alignment changes in an effort to balance the number of teams in each district within the region. The move is effective with the 2014-2015 playing seasons and will impact baseball, basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball.

The changes will be:

  • In Baseball, Basketball, Volleyball and Softball, Lawrence County will move from District 57 to District 60, to be in the district with Belfry, Phelps, and Pike County Central.
  • In the sports in which they participate, Piarist Academy would move into District 59 to join East Ridge, Pikeville and Shelby Valley and create a four team district thereby reducing the 58th district to four teams.
  • In SOCCER ONLY, Lawrence County will move from District 57 to District 58 to be paired with its natural [...]

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10/09/13 – Commissioner Issues Clarification about Postgame Activity, Corrections to Erroneous Media and Social Media Reports

Athletic Department Blog Updates

First, for those who may choose to read no further, there has never been a ban or prohibition on postgame handshakes or other types of good sporting behavior by the KHSAA, its Commissioner or its Board of Control. Nor has such a ban been proposed. There is no ban or prohibition on such activity today or contemplated for the future.

This message has been composed entirely by the Commissioner of the KHSAA. I do not want any room for misinterpretation or anyone else being accused of being involved. As the Commissioner, I take very seriously my role to ensure clear, concise and accurate communication regarding the expectations for our membership, participants, coaches, officials and all involved.

However, yesterday (10/8), at best a poorly worded and at worst, an incomplete, notice was sent from me to the member schools regarding postgame activity. Regardless of the number of people who had written [...]

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10/08/13 – Commissioner’s Directive on Postgame Activity

Athletic Department Blog Updates

For those that may choose to read only the first few lines, it is worth reiteration. THERE IS NO BAN OR PROHIBITION ON POSTGAME HANDSHAKES. Has not been considered, contemplated or reviewed as an option.

Several sports have “traditions” regarding postgame handshakes, etc. by team members (both en masse and as individuals), but none of them have such action dictated by playing rules. While it is an obvious sign of sportsmanship and civility, many incidents have occurred both in Kentucky (more than two dozen in the last three years in Kentucky alone) and throughout the country, where fights and physical conflicts have broken out during these postgame handshakes. And this is not restricted to specific sports. In our state alone, incidents in soccer, football and volleyball have occurred this fall.

Unfortunately, the adrenaline and effort required to participate in the sport sometimes seems to deplete the supply of judgement available to participants. And this can [...]

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09/04/13 – Reminder about KHSAA members playing Australian Traveling Basketball Teams

Basketball Blog Updates

Recently, the KHSAA has received several inquiries regarding the member schools of the Association being able to play basketball teams from Australia. In the interest of a consistent answer for all member schools, this clarification is being issued regarding play in all team sports (baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball and volleyball).

KHSAA member schools are under the following restrictions for opponents in the team sports. These have not changed, and are reiterated for clarity:

  • KHSAA schools may only play school teams in Kentucky that are members of the KHSAA.
  • KHSAA schools may only play out of state teams in all team sports (baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball and volleyball) that are 1) members of another state association  or 2) are not members of that state association because they are prohibited from joining that association by the organization structure, but are allowed to play the members of that state association; and all contests must be properly sanctioned [...]

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  • 08/26/13 – Video Replay and Video Board Reminders for Schools

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    USE AND REVIEW OF VIDEO OF SCRIMMAGES AND CONTESTS, USE OF VIDEO BOARDS

    REMINDER ABOUT TAPING WITHOUT PERMISSION (FROM BYLAW 15)
    Sec. 2) Illegal Equipment/Videotaping
    a) It shall also be considered a violation of this rule if any school or school representative(s) uses or allows the use of illegal equipment which gains a competitive advantage in the contest and which is expressly prohibited by the rules adopted for that sport.
    b) This shall also include the on-site recording of past or future opponents in any electronic form without the expressed consent of all involved teams.
    c) A violation of this provision may result in penalization by the Commissioner’s office in accordance with the provisions of this bylaw and in accordance with KHSAA Bylaw 27.
    Case BL 15-14- Is it a violation for a school to videotape an opponent without permission or use otherwise illegal equipment such as cleats [...]

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    Current Alignment – Basketball

    Basketball Working

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association shall sponsor postseason competition in basketball for boys and for girls, provided that there is sufficient interest of the membership and such is approved by the Board of Control. The Commissioner shall divide the state into geographic sections with the approval of the Board of Control. The alignment shall be reviewed for changes to be effective with the 2013-2014 school year and every four years thereafter. In the interim, newly added or deleted programs will be handled on a case by case basis by the Commissioner’s office.
    As of August 15, 2014, the alignment in basketball is —
    REGION 1
    District 1 – Carlisle County, Fulton City, Fulton County, Hickman County
    District 2 – Community Christian, McCracken County, Paducah Tilghman, St. Mary
    District 3 – Ballard Memorial, Graves County, Mayfield
    District 4 – Calloway County, Christian Fellowship, Marshall County, Murray
    REGION 2
    District 5 – Crittenden County, Livingston [...]

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