The KHSAA has reserved blocks of rooms at local area hotels for all teams advancing to the 2016 KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championship that will be taking place on May 13-14 at the Kentucky Dam Marina in Gilbertsville KY. Participating teams are to pay for their own rooms. The rooms are being held for coaches and participants only for Thursday night May 12 and Friday night May 13. Parents, fans and spectators will need to make reservations outside of these blocks.
Teams advancing to the state tournament can can contact one of these hotels to make reservations and pay for their rooms by going to the following link and clicking on State Information and Instructions and then clicking on State Championship Lodging Information:
Bass Fishing State Information
Participating schools should contact the hotel by May 2, 2016 to reserve and pay for their rooms. Please be sure to identify yourself as a participating team in the […]
The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among Bass Fishing participants for 2015-16.
The award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership. The link to the application contains additional criteria and form to nominate one female participant from each 2016 team. Nominations must come from a member school but may be submitted by an administrator, guidance counselor or coach. Nominations may only be submitted online at http://khsaa.org/ge79-midway-universitykhsaa-female-student-athlete-of-the-year-nomination-form/.
The winner, if present, will be recognized at the KHSAA State Bass Fishing Championship on May 14 in Benton, KY. In case the winner does not qualify for the state tournament, representatives from Midway University will present the award at the recipient’s high school at a mutually determined later date.
From the winners selected for each championship, one student-athlete will be selected as the 2016-2017 Midway University/KHSAA FemaStudent-Athlete of the Year. That award […]
This is a reminder that the deadline to register for the 2016 KHSAA Regional Bass Fishing Tournaments is Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. EST. Teams that wish to compete in this tournament should register their boats online. Online registration can be completed by going to the following link and filling out the entry form:
Bass Fishing Regional Registration Entry Form
Please feel free to contact me at your convenience if you have additional questions.
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Instructions and registration information for bass fishing regional tournaments is posted on the KHSAA website. This information can be accessed by going to the following links:
The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for all coaches in the sport-activity of Bass Fishing is available beginning February 1, 2016. Below is additional information:
February 1 to March 7 – the Bass Fishing Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
March 8 to April 4 – the Bass Fishing Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
April 5 to April 15 – the Bass Fishing Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($200) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.
The presentation can be viewed on most PC or Mac desktops and laptops, along with many HTML5 enabled mobile devices and tablets (to view system requirements click on the Resources tab from within the clinic once the clinic has started).
Once you advance to […]
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 […]
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:
- Playing the game/competition by the rules.
- Treating game officials, coaches and competitors with due respect as fellow human beings.
- Taking victory and defeat without undue emotionalism.
- Controlling of tempers at all times on and off the playing field.
- Being positive with officials, coaches and competitors, without criticism for things that occur during the contest.
- Cooperating with the coaches, officials and fellow players in trying to promote good sportsmanship.
- Being […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 13, 2015
The 2015 KHSAA Tennis State Championships and the 2015 KHSAA Bass Fishing State Tournament will be conducted this week in Lexington and Gilbertsville, respectively. The Bass Fishing weigh-ins will be webcast live each day at KHSAA.tv, courtesy of FLW, while a highlight package of the tennis tournament will be available following the conclusion of the event.
The Tennis championships begin Thursday morning at 8 a.m. with the boys’ competition at Shillito Park and the girls’ competition at the UK Boone/Downing Tennis Complex. The girls’ team semifinals are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at the University of Kentucky, followed by the boys’ team semifinals at 6:30 p.m.
The action continues Friday morning starting at 8 a.m. with all competition taking place at the University of Kentucky. The girls’ team finals are slated for 5 p.m., followed by the boys’ team championship at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday’s competition begins at 9 a.m. with the […]
This is a reminder that information about the KHSAA State Bass Fishing Tournament has been posted on the KHSAA website. You can access this information by going to the following link and clicking on the heading State Information and Instructions.
Due to high water on Herrington Lake, the KHSAA Region 2 Bass Fishing tournament has been moved to Lake Cumberland and will launch out of Lake Cumberland State Resort Park. In order to accommodate teams that will be traveling the morning of the tournament there have been some slight adjustments to Saturday’s schedule. Please remember that all times are now Central Standard Time:
Mandatory Registration & Check-in:
- Friday, April 17, 6-7:30 p.m. CST
- Lake Cumberland State Resort Park
Launch Ramp (4 miles off US 127)
6365 State Park Road
Jamestown, KY 42629
- Anglers, coaches and captains must attend if arriving Friday.
- Pre-tournament meeting immediately following registration.
Takeoff and Weigh-in:
- Saturday, April 18
- 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. CST Check-in for teams arriving Saturday morning
- 7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Rules Meeting for teams arriving Saturday morning
- Takeoff: 8:00 a.m. CST
- Weigh-in: 4:00 p.m. CST
- Lake Cumberland […]
The deadline to register online for the Regional Bass Fishing Tournaments is tomorrow April 14, 2015. If you have not yet registered you can do so by clicking on the following link:
Teams that fail to register online by tomorrow’s deadline can still register on site at the tournament. Below is the link with contact information for each Regional Manager if you have specific questions about your assigned region.
This message is to clarify the date of the State Tournament for the sport activity of Bass Fishing. As posted on the KHSAA website and in one of the slides on the Online Rules Clinic, the date of the Bass Fishing State Tournament is May 15th and 16th at Kentucky Lake. During the video introduction in the clinic the date of the State Tournament is erroneously stated as being on May 8th and 9th. The link below that was posted in September and the slide on the rules clinic have the correct dates of May 15th and 16th. Sorry for the confusion.
The 2015 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches in the sport activity of Bass Fishing is now available.
February 15 – March 15 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this period.
March 16 – April 5 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
April 6 – April 17 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches for the makeup fee ($200) during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.
The presentation can be viewed from any computer, and is a web-based flash video product that should be viewable through any web browser. Once you advance to the last slide of the presentation, correspondence is automatically generated to the KHSAA so that you can receive credit. If the presentation is not completed, you will not receive credit.
Athletic Directors can check to […]
The dates and sites for the 2016 KHSAA Bass Fishing Regional Tournaments and State Tournament have been set. See the listing and schedule below:
2015 KHSAA Bass Fishing Locations
Saturday, April 23
Kuttawa Harbor Marina
1709 Lake Barkley Drive, Kuttawa, KY
Saturday, April 23
Halcomb’s Landing East of Wolfe Creek Dam
US 127, Jamestown, KY
Saturday, April 23
Conley Bottom Marina
736 Hwy 1275 N, Monticello, KY
Saturday, April 23
Cave Run Lake
Cave Run Marina
Scotts Creek Ramp, 4325 KY 801 South, Morehead, KY
Friday/Saturday, May 13-14
Kentucky Dam Marina
466 Marina Drive, Gilbertsville, KY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2014
2014 KHSAA Bass Fishing Championship Starts Friday
The second annual KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championship gets underway Friday morning with the boat launch at 7 a.m. (CT) from the Kentucky Dam Marina in Gilbertsville. The first flight will return to the marina at 3 p.m. to begin the weigh-in process, with the second flight returning at 3:15 p.m. The schedule of events will be the same for Saturday’s competition, with the awards presentation taking place immediately following the final day’s weigh-in.
Forty-six teams qualified for this year’s event from a pool of 185 teams at the four regional tournaments, an increase in participation of 76 percent over the sport’s inaugural 2012-13 campaign. A random draw was conducted to determine the launch order for the 2014 championship, and can be found at the following link:
Please click on the following link to view updated information in regards to the 2014 KHSAA Bass Fishing State Tournament. The practice time for Thursday, April 24, 2014 has been extended from 12:00 p.m. Central Time to 5:00 p.m. Central Time. Team Check-in/Registration will still begin at 6:30 p.m. Central Time on the third floor of the Curris Center at Murray state University.
Registration Instructions, a Time Schedule, and Hotel Information for the 2014 KHSAA Bass Fishing State Tournament are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can access this information by going to the link below and clicking on State Information and Instructions to see the links under the Bass Fishing Information for 2014 heading. Please be sure to share this information with participants, parents, and fans.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2014
Forty-six teams earned a spot in the second-annual KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championship during four regional tournaments conducted over the weekend. This year’s state championship will take place April 25-26 at the Kentucky Dam Marina in Gilbertsville.
A total of 185 teams competed at the regional tournaments this season, an increase of 76 percent over the sport’s inaugural 2012-13 campaign. Trigg County’s Douglas Colson and Zach Colbert led all competitors across this weekend’s regional competition, catching five fish at a total weight of 20 lbs., 11 oz. at Lake Barkley.
Complete results from the 2014 Regional Tournaments can be found through the links below.
Region 1 results:
Region 2 results:
Region 3 results:
Region 4 results:
Results from the three regional Bass Fishing tournaments contested today (Region 1, 2 and 4) can be accessed through the links below. The Region 3 Tournament will take place Sunday, April 6 at the Conley Bottom Marina in Monticello.
This is a reminder that schools competing in the Bass Fishing Regional Tournaments that failed to register by the April 1st deadline can still register by completing the attached form and e-mailing it to Mark Gintert at email@example.com. This form can also be submitted on site at check-in prior to the start of the tournament. When submitting this form please make sure that you have already signed up with the Student Angler Foundation and have included your SAF number. If you are registering for the tournament on site you are required to have already signed up with the Student Angler Foundation prior to the day of the tournament. http://khsaa.org/bassfishing/2014/regionregistrationform.pdf
Registration for the 2014 KHSAA Regional Bass Fishing Tournaments is now available. All schools participating in these tournaments can register by clicking on the link under the Regional Tournament Information and Instructions at KHSAA.org.
The regional tournament registration can be accessed directly by going to the following link:
Athletic Directors need to make sure that if their school is participating in Bass Fishing, they have added their team to the school information page and all coaches (head and assistant) have met all of the coaching requirements per Bylaw 25.
There will be no penalty for schools that register for the postseason and end up having to withdraw prior to competition.
The dates, sites, locations, Regional Managers and their contact information for the 2014 KHSAA Bass Fishing Regional Tournaments are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view this information by clicking on the following link:
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 […]
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association shall sponsor postseason competition in bass fishing, 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.
As of November 15, 2012, the alignment in bass fishing is as follows —
REGION 1 will be comprised of all KHSAA member schools located in the counties of Ballard, Butler, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Crittenden, Daviess, Fulton, Graves, Hancock, Henderson, Hickman, Hopkins, Livingston, Logan, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken, McLean, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Simpson, Todd, Trigg, Union, Warren and Webster
REGION 2 will be comprised of all KHSAA member schools located in the counties of Anderson, Boone, Bourbon, Bracken, Breckinridge, Bullitt, Campbell, Carroll, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, Garrard, Grant, Grayson, Hardin, Harrison, Henry, Jefferson, Jessamine, Kenton, Larue, Madison, Meade, Mercer, Nelson, Nicholas, Oldham, Owen, Pendleton, Robertson, Scott, […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2013
First KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championship This Weekend At KenLake Marina
The first-ever KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championship will take place this weekend (April 26-27) at the KenLake Marina in Hardin. Forty-five teams advanced from the four regional tournaments to the state championship, which begins Friday morning with the opening day boat launch at 7 a.m. (CT). Each two-person team is allotted eight hours on the lake, with the weigh-in beginning at approximately 3 p.m.
The tournament format will be repeated on Saturday, with the boats launching in reverse order from day one. Each team can turn in a maximum of five fish each round, with each day’s catch counting towards the team’s total for the competition. All fish will be kept in a live well once caught and released immediately following the weigh-in. Trophies and medals will be given to the top three team finishers, in addition […]
Any school that missed the April 1 deadline for the Bass Fishing Regional Tournament can still register on site at the rules meeting by going to the KHSAA website under Bass Fishing Regional Tournament Information and Instructions and filling out and submitting the Late Registration form:
Please make sure that your athletes are eligible to compete according to KHSAA Rules and that they are members of the Student Angler Foundation.
The Bass Fishing Rules Clinic is open for viewing at this time. The presentation can be viewed from any computer, and is a web-based flash video product that should be viewable through any web browser. Once you advance to the last slide of the presentation, correspondence is automatically generated to the KHSAA so that you can receive credit.
The clinics are located on the member schools only area. To access the clinic, go to http://schools.khsaa.org and click on the link that says “Online Rules Clinics“. If you have any trouble finding that link, you can type the following URL into your Internet browser. http://schools.khsaa.org/rule_clinics/
Please make sure you log in. If you have trouble logging into the system, contact your Athletic Director or the KHSAA offices at 859-299-5472
The office has received several calls from people asking about a “Cold Weather Index” to parallel the existing Heat Index rules and regulations. At the present time, such an index does not exist in terms of a policy to eliminate participation at certain temperature combinations. However, the NFHS Sports Medicine Committee, as part of its 4th edition Sports Medicine Handbook provided to the member schools, has set up best practices documentation and suggestions to dealing with extreme cold. The recommendations are posted on the KHSAA web site at /sportsmedicine/nfhs/coldweatherrecommendations.pdf
Please feel free to use this valuable resource document. If you need additional copies of the Sports Medicine Handbook, contact Marilyn Mitchell (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the KHSAA offices.
Registration Instructions for the KHSAA Bass Fishing Regional Tournaments are now available on the KHSAA website by going to the following link:
The KHSAA will soon be posting initial Regional and State Information about Bass Fishing in regards to dates, times, locations, and regional alignment. All member schools that have expressed their intent to participate in the postseason will be contacted by FLW very shortly with specific regional information. Thank you.
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TO Whom It May Concern:
From: Mark Gintert, Student Angle Foundation
Concerning insurance coverage for our SAF anglers.
Here is my usual answer to schools around the country who also ask this question of us.
First here is a link to an Insurance FAQ sheet that will help most everyone. This can be found on our highschoolfishing.org web site under the downloads and forms section.
Coverage begins for our anglers and their club once they have completed their rosters and sent their $25 SAF member dues into the TBF. This can all be done electronically through our web site highschoolfishing.org.
They can continually add members to their roster at any time but the coverage begins when that base 6 member club roster and dues are received.
Our Insurance coverage is a three part coverage provided by K&K through our carrier. We insure over 20,000 events a year with them so they […]
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