Bowling Blog Updates

06/20/17 – Sport-Activities During Dead Period

Archery Blog Updates

As the dead period approaches, it is important to remind all coaches about sport-activities (bowling, competitive cheer, archery, bass fishing) during the dead period. This includes both middle and high school students per 702 KAR 7:065.

Any participation by student-athletes would be a violation of Bylaw 24 if the school were to be involved in any way, including coaching, transportation, funding, providing uniforms or all other specifics mentioned in Bylaw 25. Though participation itself by a student-athlete is not necessarily a violation of KHSAA rules, the dates from June 25 – July 9 precludes any Kentucky school representative from participating in an event. For a complete understanding of restrictions, provisions, and interpretations related to this bylaw, see the link at
http://khsaa.org/handbook/bylaws/20162017/bylaw24.pdf

The Dead Period was developed more than twenty years ago by the member schools to address several issues under review at that time which continue to exist today. The rule was enacted by the membership […]

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05/22/17 – Forde Named Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year For 2016-17

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2017

The inaugural yearlong Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year program culminated on the campus of Midway University on Monday as Sacred Heart’s Brooke Forde was named the first overall winner. Beginning in May of 2016 with the Bass Fishing State Championship, Midway University presented a Female Student-Athlete of the Year award at each of the KHSAA’s 14 girls’ state championship events, with an overall winner selected following the final championship of the timeframe (2017 State Archery).

The Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year award is based upon overall athletic performance (60%), academic achievement (20%) and community service (20%). Students must possess an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better to qualify, and must be academically eligible during the season in which they are nominated. School administrators, coaches and athletic directors nominate student-athletes online at KHSAA.org, and the nominees are voted upon by a closed panel consisting […]

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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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02/07/17 – Bowling Championships Begin Thursday, Including KHSAA’s Second Unified/Adaptive Offering

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 7, 2017

The first winter championship gets underway Thursday morning with the 2017 KHSAA State Bowling Championships (Feb. 9-10) at Collins Eastland in Lexington. In addition to the singles and team events, this year’s championship will include the introduction of Unified and Adaptive Bowling, as the KHSAA continues to expand its offerings for greater inclusion. Bowling will be the second KHSAA sport or sport-activity to offer Unified/Adaptive events, joining Track and Field which began offering Unified events in 2015 and Adaptive events in 2011.

Thursday’s action begins with the Unified competition at 8 a.m., which will consist of one qualifying game for seeding followed by baker’s doubles matches throughout a 16-team bracket. The boys’ and girls’ singles competition will get underway at 11:40 a.m. After each singles competitor bowls three games, the field will be trimmed to the top eight individuals. The top eight will then roll two additional games, with […]

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02/03/17 – Bowling State Tournament Information

Bowling Blog Updates

Congratulations to all participants and coaches who have qualified for the 2017 KHSAA State Bowling Championships. First and foremost, I would like to thank the eight regional hosts for all of their hard work and dedication during the regional tournaments.

There are several items for your review on the Bowling page of the KHSAA website. The state instructions, state time schedule and other pertinent information for the bowling tournament are posted. To view these items, go to http://khsaa.org/sports/sports-activities/bowling/ and choose the “State Information and Instructions” tab. Coaches, please be sure to read the State Team Participant and Tournament Information packet prior to the state tournament.

Lane assignments for the unified, singles and team competitions have been posted on the Bowling page and can be viewed under the “State Information and Instructions” tab as well. Upon arrival, all coaches and participants must enter at the team entrance and receive their packets which will include all necessary materials. Score […]

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01/27/17 – Winter Sports Championship Credentials

2016-2017 News Releases

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Winter Sports Championships (Bowling, Wrestling and Swimming) is now live, and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org.

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.

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01/13/17 – Regional Instructions for Bowling

Bowling Blog Updates

Instructions for the KHSAA Regional Bowling Tournament and details for the postseason are now posted on the KHSAA website. Regional bowling will be from January 23rd through February 4th with the KHSAA State Bowling Tournament to take place February 9-10 at Eastland Collins Lanes in Lexington. You can view these instructions by clicking on the following link:

http://khsaa.org/bowling/2017/bowlingteaminstructionforpostseason.pdf

 

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01/10/17 – Bowling Postseason Roster Deadline

Bowling Blog Updates

In preparation for the 2017 KHSAA State Bowling Championships (February 9-10), we wanted to remind you of the new and exciting opportunities available for the student-athletes of Kentucky. Beginning this year, the KHSAA has expanded its offerings for Unified/Adapted events to include regional and state bowling competitions. While most unified and/or adapted athletes have been participating throughout the season, we wanted to send a few reminders to everyone before the start of the postseason.

The bowling head coach or Athletic Director for each participating member school should submit student-athletes to its postseason roster on the KHSAA database for high school bowling. Postseason rosters for bowling must be submitted by Friday, January 13th at midnight. From that postseason roster, coaches can submit regional entries to the regional manager four (4) days prior to the regional tournament. A student-athlete must be listed on the roster in order to participate in the postseason.

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12/12/16 – Unified Bowling FAQs (2017 Season)

Bowling Blog Updates

PLAYING UNIFIED

A common question from students “Can I play too?”  YES, you can!

As the KHSAA partnership with Special Olympics of Kentucky continues to expand, along with the growth of Unified Sports, please refer to this blog for updates and responses to frequently asked questions to guide you throughout the year. If you have an immediate question, please contact Assistant Commissioner Sarah Bridenbaugh (sbridenbaugh@khsaa.org) at the KHSAA offices.

What is Unified Sport?

  • Unified Sports combines persons with and without intellectual and/or physical disabilities on the same team for sports training and competition.

Does Unified Sport Have Board of Control Approval?

  • Yes, this past September, the Board of Control approved the addition of Bowling to the Unified and Adapted opportunities for student-athletes.
  • Unified Bowling allows for high school students with and without intellectual disabilities the opportunity to represent their high school on the same team. 

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10/03/16 – Bowling Rules Clinic is Now Available Online

Bowling Blog Updates

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport-activity of Bowling is available beginning today, October 3, 2016. Below is additional information:

COACHES

  • October 3 to December 12 (Coaches) – the Bowling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • December 13 to January 8 (Coaches) – the Bowling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
  • January 9 to January 22 (Coaches) – the Bowling 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 […]

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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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KHSAA Sports Contacts, 2016-2017 and beyond

Archery Blog Updates

  Primary Event Contact Secondary Event Contact Primary Playing Rules Interpreter Secondary Playing Rules Interpreter Golf DB SB DB SB Field Hockey SB DB SB DB Volleyball BC DB BC DB Soccer MB CC CC MB Cross Country SB MB SB MB Football JT BC JT BC Competitive Cheer BC SB BC SB Bowling SB MB SB MB Swimming and Diving DB BC DB BC Wrestling MB SB MB SB Basketball JT BC JT BC Archery MB DB MB DB Bass Fishing DB SB DB SB Tennis MB BC MB BC Track and Field SB DB SB DB Softball DB MB DB MB Baseball BC SB BC SB           Lacrosse MB DB N/A N/A Rifle Marksmanship DB MB N/A N/A Trap Shooting Study MB DB N/A N/A Dance BC SB BC SB

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05/12/16 – Board of Control Names Spalding Official Ball Sponsor

2015-2016 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2016

The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its final meeting of the 2015-16 academic year over a two-day session at the Association’s headquarters May 10-11. Among the various items discussed, the Board reviewed the results of a request for proposals distributed in March for a new official ball partnership, as its current agreement with Rawlings will expire at the end of the 2015-16 season. Following its review, the Board approved the Commissioner’s recommendation to accept the three-year proposal from Spalding (2016-17 through 2018-19), pending final signed contracts.

The Board completed a comprehensive review of eligibility rules and programs within the Association as required by existing state regulation, focusing on potential Constitution and Bylaw proposals to be voted on by the membership to address undue influence (recruiting) concerns and revisions to the transfer and enrollment rules. Final proposal determinations will be determined at the Board’s July meeting.

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02/10/16 – KHSAA State Bowling Championships Begin Thursday at Collins Eastland

2015-2016 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2016

The 2016 KHSAA State Bowling Championships (Feb. 11-12) get underway Thursday morning with the singles competition at Collins Eastland in Lexington. Team champions will be decided on Friday, with the boys’ team finals scheduled for 12:15 p.m., followed by the girls’ team championship at 5:15 p.m.

Thursday’s boys’ and girls’ singles competition begins with qualifying games at 10:10 a.m. After each competitor bowls three games, the field will be trimmed to the top eight individuals. The top eight will then roll two additional games, with the top four boys’ and girls’ performers advancing to the step ladder bracket, which will continue through its completion. Awards for the singles competition are tentatively scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

The boys’ team championship opens Friday’s action, with team introductions slated for 7:30 a.m. and qualifying games starting at 7:50 a.m. Following two qualifying games, each team will be seeded in a 16-team bracket with the state […]

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01/20/16 – Winter Sports Championship Media Credentials

2015-2016 News Releases

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Winter Sports Championships is now live. Media members can visit credentials.khsaa.org to apply for credentials for the bowling, wrestling and swimming and diving state championships.

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.

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01/13/16 – Regional Instructions for Bowling

Bowling Blog Updates

Instructions for the KHSAA Regional Bowling Tournament are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view these instructions by clicking on the following link: 

http://khsaa.org/bowling/bowlingteaminstructionforpostseason.pdf

 

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10/06/15 – Bowling Rules Clinic is Now Available Online

Bowling Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport-activity of Bowling is available beginning today, October 6, 2015. Below is additional information:

COACHES

October 6 to December 14 (Coaches) – the Bowling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
December 15 to January 18 (Coaches) – the Bowling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
January 19 to January 26 (Coaches) – the Bowling 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 the last slide of the presentation, […]

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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:

  • 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.
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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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06/08/15 – KHSAA Seeks Applicants for Assistant Commissioner (Female)

2014-2015 News Releases

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF RESUMES AND COVER LETTER FOR CONSIDERATION: THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Commissioner. Due to the provisions of the Federal Court Order (Alston, et. al. vs The KHSAA, et. al.) and the composition of the current staff, this position will be filled by a female.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION
Serve as Assistant Commissioner, employed full-time at the KHSAA offices in Lexington. Duties of the position anticipated to include but are not limited to:

  • Managing all facets of assigned sports. The successful applicant will be assigned a minimum of two sports and/or sport-activities. At present, those assigned sports will be Field Hockey (fall), Cross Country (fall), Bowling (winter) and Track and Field (spring)
  • Those duties include but are not limited to:
    • Serving as the association’s staff interpreter for playing rules, including the potential review of a film/video and play situations, rules questions, and serving as […]

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06/08/15 – KHSAA Assistant Commissioner Passafiume Accepts Athletic Director Job At Assumption

2014-2015 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2015

KHSAA Assistant Commissioner Angela Brown Passafiume, a 1989 graduate of Assumption High School who has served as Assistant Commissioner with the Association since July of 2010, will return to Assumption this fall as its Athletic Director, as announced today in this joint release by the KHSAA and Assumption. Passafiume previously served as Athletic Director at Assumption from 2003 to 2010.

“We are thrilled to welcome Angela back to Assumption High School,” stated Assumption High School President Mary Lang. “Her commitment and dedication to interscholastic athletics is unparalleled. Angela brings with her an incredible wealth of experience and expertise to this role, as well as a passion for Assumption, and we are elated to have someone of Angela’s caliber to lead our Athletic Department.”

As Athletic Director at Assumption, Passafiume will oversee a full program of 15 varsity sports and work to maintain the integrity of the program while promoting the integral part that […]

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04/03/15 – KHSAA Championship Photos, Videos and Programs Available For Purchase

2014-2015 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 3, 2015

Fans can relieve all of the excitement from each KHSAA Championship event by visiting KHSAA.org to view and purchase official championship photos, commemorative programs, and complete game DVDs and highlight videos.

State championship videos for recent events are available for purchase through the KHSAA’s online store at: http://www.khsaa.org/payments/state-championship-videos/. Fans can also re-watch all available games for free through KHSAA.tv.

Commemorative programs, updated with 2015 championship results, are available for on-demand printing through The Book Patch, and can be accessed by clicking on the “Order Bound Printed Copies” link at: http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/publications/khsaanfhs-publications/. Commemorative programs are available for order in full color, or a more inexpensive black-and-white version.

Official championship photos are available for purchase through the KHSAA’s online photo store at www.khsaaphotos.org. Direct links to the online photo galleries for each winter sport are listed below:

Boys’ Basketball photos – http://khsaa.zenfolio.com/f366715787

Girls’ Basketball photos – http://khsaa.zenfolio.com/f494572770

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02/10/15 – KHSAA State Bowling Championships This Week In Lexington

2014-2015 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 10, 2015

The 2015 KHSAA State Bowling Championships visit Collins Eastland in Lexington this week (Feb. 12-13), with the singles championship slated for Thursday and the team competition set for Friday. The team championship matches will be streamed live at KHSAA.tv, with the girls’ team finals scheduled for 12:15 p.m., followed by the boys’ team championship at 5:15 p.m.

Thursday’s boys’ and girls’ singles competition begins with qualifying games at 10:10 a.m., as the field is trimmed to the top eight individuals. The top eight will roll three additional games, with the top four boys’ and girls’ singles advancing to the step ladder bracket, which will continue through its completion. Awards for the singles competition are tentatively scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

The girls’ team championship opens Friday’s action, with team introductions slated for 7:30 a.m. and qualifying games starting at 7:50 a.m. Following two qualifying games, each team will be seeded […]

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02/09/15 – State Bowling Information

Bowling Blog Updates

Congratulations to all of the teams and singles competitors who have advanced to the KHSAA State Bowling Tournament!

  Please be sure to read this entire email as this important information is to ensure that you and your team are as prepared as possible for the upcoming week. First, please read over the information in the Postseason Tournament Instructions.   Other important links are: Team Lane assignments – http://khsaa.org/bowling/2015/2015teamlaneassignments.pdf Singles Lane assignments – http://khsaa.org/bowling/2015/2015singleslaneassignments.pdf State Tournament Schedule – http://khsaa.org/bowling/2015/statebowlingtimetable.pdf   Line up cards will be due Friday at the coaches meeting.  Girl’s meeting at 7:15am and boy’s meeting at 12:45pm.  Singles coaches meeting will be at 9:15 on Thursday. http://khsaa.org/forms/bw111.pdf or the .doc version is ont he KHSAAA bowling page under forms BW111.  Scorecards will be given out at the meetings.   *New this year – due to a new business being built in front of the bowling center, Collins Eastland has secured additional parking […]

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01/13/15 – Postseason Bowling Information Updated

Bowling Blog Updates

Regional bowling information for Regional Managers and for participating schools have been posted on the bowling page of the KHSAA website.  Please review the following items to obtain the information you might need.  All items are on the bowling page at http://khsaa.org/sports/sports-activities/bowling/

Regional Host Managers should review the Managers Manual and schools should review the Regional Managers Listing and Postseason Team Instructions.  All of these titles can be found in links under the Regional Tournament Information and Instructions button.

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The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. The blogs for specific sports and sport-activities are on that sport or sport activity main page, and there are general information blogs at http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

 

 

 

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11/13/14 – USBC Youth Membership Information Update

Bowling Blog Updates

The USBC made additional changes to their Youth Membership Policy.  We wanted to make sure that coaches and bowlers have the more up to date information they need to obtain proper membership.  This is optional and not a requirement. 

*Note – all questions should be directed to Brian at the USBC office.

USBC Youth Membership
High school bowlers are eligible for a USBC Youth membership during their interscholastic season. For interscholastic athletes, it is not mandatory that all members of the team be USBC members; only those who wish to hold membership must purchase the membership.
The USBC Youth Membership costs $4 and provides the following benefits:
? USBC Youth Membership card
? USBC official average (minimum of 12 games)
? Eligible to bowl in USBC certified tournaments
? Eligible to apply for all USBC scholarships
? Eligible to be nominated for the Dexter/USBC High School All-American Team
? Eligible to purchase USBC Youth Honor […]

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10/07/14 – Bowling Rules Clinic is Now Available Online

Bowling Blog Updates

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport activity of Bowling is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials.

HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES

  • October 6 to December 14 – the Bowling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • December 15 to January 18 – the Bowling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
  • January 19 to January 25 – the Bowling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($300) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period.
  • After January 25, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply. For schools not entering the playoffs, additional administrative penalties will apply.

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  • 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 […]

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02/10/14 – Ebonite/KHSAA State Bowling Information

Bowling Blog Updates

Congratulations to all schools who had a team or individual qualify for the 2014 Ebonite/KHSAA State Bowling Tournaments.

There will be open lanes available for practice at Collins Eastland after 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday night for $1.50 per lane.

Teams and coaches will enter at the team check in/pass gate (far right hand entrance when facing the center from the street).  ALL COACHES and TEAMS must enter at this gate.

On Thursday (singles day) the competitors and coaches will be checked in and enter the facility first, beginning at 9:00 a.m.  The coach will receive a packet with the wristbands for participants and coaches.  This will be a per player allotment. (Example – school A has two competitors, then team A will be allowed two coaches’ wristbands).  Coaches must be listed as a coach on the school page of the website and have all of the coaching requirements completed.

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02/10/14 – 2014 Ebonite/KHSAA Bowling State Championships This Week At Collins Eastland

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 10, 2014

The 2014 Ebonite/KHSAA Bowling State Championships will be held this week (Feb. 13-14) at Collins Eastland in Lexington. The individual state championship will be contested on Thursday, with doors opening to the public at 9:15 a.m. The field will be pared down to the final eight boys’ and girls’ contestants through qualifying rounds, with the step bracket expected to begin shortly after 12 p.m. and the awards ceremony slated for 2:30 p.m.

Team champions will be crowned on Friday, with the boys’ team competition starting at 7:50 a.m. with qualifying rounds. The final boys’ team match is scheduled for 12:15 p.m., followed directly by the awards ceremony. The girls’ team competition will begin with qualifying rounds at 1:35 p.m. The girls’ team championship match is slated for 5:15 p.m., with the awards ceremony to follow upon completion. Doors open to the public at […]

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02/06/14 – Ebonite/KHSAA State Bowling Update and Roster Request

Bowling Blog Updates

Congratulations to all of those schools who have thus far qualified teams or singles competitors for the Ebonite/KHSAA State Tournament next Thursday and Friday (Feb. 13 & 14).  We have 3 regions who have been delayed from their original dates due to the weather and school closings. We are hopeful that they will be able to complete their tournaments by the end of the weekend.

Schools who have qualified in the team competition (1st or 2nd place), please fill out and return to us the State Roster Form – Bowling | Kentucky High School Athletic Association. Choose this link, choose the Bowling Forms button, then choose bw111.  It is available for you in both .doc and .pdf (if you have adobe you should be able to type into the pdf).  Please list the team members that will compete at the State Tournament in the following order.  (first name, last name, jersey number and grade). […]

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1/15/13 – Singles Bowlers Welcome and Bowling Regional Information

Athletic Department Blog Updates

This is important information for all schools to read as we have had an incident where a student tried to enter themselves into the postseason bowling tournament without his school’s knowledge.  With the addition of singles only entries, we have seen and continue to see more schools offer bowling.  Participation is a good thing, but with it comes responsibility and rules that need to be met.

If a school has a student that would like to participate as a singles competitor, and the school agrees to sponsor them, then the following should be observed:

A school must designate a coach.  That coach must meet all of the requirements in Bylaw 25 (including sports safety, online rules clinic, etc). If a school is adding a new coach now who needs the rules clinic, contact Angela Passafiume at apassafiume@khsaa.org with the coach’s name once the AD has entered them as a coach on your school’s page.

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12/20/13 – Limitation of Seasons, Rosters, and Regular Season Competition Structure

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The KHSAA is excited to announce that we currently have 107 schools participating in high school bowling.  With the growth of bowling also come growing pains.  We hope that this and future communications is helpful to students, coaches and administrators involved in all aspects of the sport activity.

We know that it is very important to schools to be consistent across all KHSAA sport activities. Upon review of the competition rules of both bowling and other KHSAA activities, and due to questions we have received here at the office, we would like to share the following interpretations.  This may be different than what you have done or been told in the past.

First, Bylaw 23, Limitation of Seasons for sport activities is different than in the interpretation that is given to the sports.  For instance, a JV bowling team would like to participate in a tournament on February 1, 2014.  This is after the postseason begins for the […]

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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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10/01/13 – Bowling Clinic Available Online

Bowling Blog Updates

The Online Bowling Clinic is available online beginning today.  Please read through thoroughly as a few things have changed. First, you have a two hour time limit to complete the course.  The entire course is only about 50 minutes, but if you need to pause and return this must be within the two hour limit. Second, you must advance the slides by choosing next, the slides will not advance for you as they have in the past. Lastly, we have expanded the free period for viewing the clinic, so there will be no exceptions during the late period regarding late fees. Clinic Instructions: Remember you must be logged in to http://schools.khsaa.org and log in with your name and your password in order to view the clinic and receive credit.  Once logged in choose “view online clinics”, then choose bowling. *NOTE – it will NOT work on an IOS device (apple, etc.) due to its use of […]

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11/12/14 – Bowling – Frequently Asked Questions

Bowling Blog Updates

Bowling – Frequently asked Questions

General Information

How many kids do we need to form a team and play?

You need a minimum of 6 to complete in a match, but may have as many as 12 at a
match to be used as players and substitutes. In the post season you will to narrow
down to a 15 player roster from which to select your 12 for a given match.

Where can we bowl?

Contact your local bowling centers now. Bowling centers have year round leagues.
The sooner they know about your needs the better they can plan for your team. You
are not restricted about where you compete for the regular season.

Who makes the schedule?

Many bowling centers are used to making master schedules for the groups. You will
be using their facilities, so it may be easiest to contact them and let […]

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09/20/13 – Bowling Changes Regarding Start Date and Singles Entry

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Changes to the 2013-2014 bowling season:

The start to the season, for the purposes of Bylaw 23 (Limitation of Seasons), is now October 1st, which is a change from the past two years October 15th date.  This was brought to the bowling advisory committee and discussed.  We found that this would be very helpful with scheduling in many participating communities.  This is not a mandate to start earlier if the school has no need to do so, but is an option.  

After discussion and Board of Control approval, we now have the option for schools to enter singles bowlers into postseason competition.  The Board feels that this will allow additional participation by students as schools work to build a team for future team participation.  

Just as in swimming and golf, schools are now allowed to enter a singles bowler into the regional singles competition.  At this time there are no minimum regular season […]

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05/7/13 – Track Realignment and Bowling Championship Site Selection Highlight May Board of Control Meeting

2012-2013 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 7, 2013

The Board of Control conducted its final meeting of the 2012-13 academic year at the KHSAA Offices in Lexington on Tuesday. Among the items discussed, the Board of Control approved a draft for new alignment in Track and Field, selected a new site for the Ebonite/KHSAA Bowling State Championship, and approved a recommendation to elevate Assistant Commissioner Butch Cope to Associate Commissioner.

The new proposed alignment for Track and Field, which was last aligned in 2008-09, places approximately 35% of schools in Class 1A, 40% of schools in Class 2A, and the top 25% of schools in Class 3A based on enrollment figures. The new alignment was created with the aim that larger schools have an inherently higher probability of having multiple athletes in different events and should compete more among themselves (as in football), but also recognizes that many of […]

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05/3/13 Bowling Update

Bowling Blog Updates

We would like to share some information with schools as we continue our work on KHSAA bowling rules and interpretations.  

The bowling advisory committee met and had some great input and discussion.  Here are the updates from that meeting and KHSAA staff discussion:

We are looking at alignment as more schools add bowling teams.  

Singles only entries are being considered, if a school is unable to sponsor a team, but can sponsor individuals in the postseason.

Moving the start of the season up to October 1st is not possible at this time without a bylaw proposal change from a school.  Nothing prohibits a school’s bowling team from practicing before the October 1 date, but there would be no catastrophic insurance in place and attendance could not be mandatory.  

Reminders and Clarifications:

The Ebonite/KHSAA State Championship will be on February 13th & 14th for 2014.  The regional window will be January 27th through February 8th.

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02/05/13 State Bowling Information for Participating Schools and Fans

Bowling Blog Updates

Come join us at the Ebonite/KHSAA State Bowling Championship on Feb. 7 & 8.

State meet information can be found on the Bowling page of the KHSAA website at:

http://khsaa.org/sports/sports-activities/bowling/

At all times, participating teams and coaches shall enter and re-enter through the team check in gate at the entrance nearest the Strike Zone.  The main entrance will be used for paid admissions only.

Team packets will be given only to coaches only.  

The packets for Thursday singles event will contain the time table for the tournament, lane assignments, wristbands for the participating student athlete(s) and a wristband for the coach with one participant or two wristbands for coaches with two or more singles participants   Only these wristbands will be allowed pit access.  There will be no addition coaches wristbands given.  They will also include a KHSAA State Championship patch for your participant(s).

Team Packets on the Friday team cahmpionships will contain the time table for […]

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02/4/13 – Ebonite/KHSAA Bowling Championships This Week; Holy Cross (Louisville) Penalized For Bylaw 10 Violation; Regionals Approaching For Wrestling, Swimming & Diving

2012-2013 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 4, 2013 

2013 Ebonite/KHSAA Bowling Championships This Week

The 2013 Ebonite/KHSAA Bowling State Championships will take place this week (Feb 7-8) at Executive Strike and Spare in Louisville. The two-day event begins Thursday, Feb. 7 with the Singles Championship. Doors open to the public at 9:15 a.m., with player introductions starting at 9:45 a.m. The field will be narrowed to the top eight individuals (boys and girls) at 12:10 p.m., with an awards ceremony scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

Friday’s Team Championship begins with team introductions at 7:30 a.m. The girls’ team qualifying games will commence at 7:50 a.m., with the final team match slated for 12:15 p.m. The boys’ team competition is scheduled to begin at 1:35 p.m., with the championship match set for 5:15 p.m.

Admission to the event is $10 per day, or $15 for a two-day pass. For more information visit the Bowling home page at khsaa.org.
 

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