Cross Country Blog Updates

09/21/17- Cross Country Four-Meet Minimum Clarification

Cross Country Blog Updates

With the cross country season well underway, we have received several inquiries from Athletic Directors and Cross Country coaches about the four-meet (4-meet) minimum requirement that is required for entry into postseason competition. Below is the criteria to enter the postseason regional meet:

“To be eligible to compete in the region or state meet, a contestant shall have competed in at least four meets while eligible to represent the school in varsity competition on a team that is representing a member school during a regular season meet. These meets shall involve a minimum of two schools. The meet shall be allowed to count toward that minimum for varsity-eligible students regardless of the meet level (freshman, junior varsity, varsity). Coaches should maintain and have available copies of all results for the region manager to verify in case of a challenge to the required participation minimums by any athlete. A meet shall not count toward the four-meet minimum for […]

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09/21/17 – Fall Sports Championship Media Credentials

2017-2018 News Releases

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Fall Sports Championships 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.

Failure to adhere to the KHSAA policies and guidelines, as well as unauthorized use of the media […]

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08/08/17 – 2017 Cross Country Rules Clinic Now Available

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Cross Country is available beginning today, August 8. Remember, the clinic is required of all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

Below is additional information:


COACHES

  • August 8 to September 23 – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • September 24 to October 13  – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
  • October 14 to October 27 – the Cross Country 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 […]

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07/20/17 – Heat and Humidity Reminders

Athletic Department Blog Updates

With temperatures rising across the state, now is a good time to remind all of our school administrators and coaches of the requirements of the Heat Index program. No game, or plan for a game, is worth short-cutting this required procedure that is now nearly fifteen years old. Nothing about the program has changed, but with the turnover in coaches (and administrators) perhaps a few heat index reminders are helpful:

  • Heat index requirements and restrictions apply (and have always applied) to outdoor and indoor sports. In many cases during the summer, indoor practice areas (including gymnasiums) are set to be electronically controlled in terms of temperature and coaches must monitor conditions to ensure compliance.
  • While the gold standard for heat index measurement is the wet bulb globe, the KHSAA has adopted the use of the digital sling psychrometer as the measurement instrument for heat index as the next best available and most cost effective […]

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07/18/17 – Cross Country and Track & Field Alignment Approved

Athletic Department Blog Updates

At its regular meeting on July 15, the KHSAA Board of Control gave final approval to the alignment of teams for the 2017-2018 through 2020-2021 period for both Cross Country and Track & Field. The alignment will go into effect immediately, starting with the 2017 fall Cross Country and 2018 spring Track and Field seasons.

The distributed draft received feedback from the membership over the last two months. Following a review of the suggestions from that feedback, the Board approved a change recommended by the Commissioner to revise the qualifying for State Cross Country which will likely result in a few additional teams being added to the state field.

“In several cases, school feedback favored the movement of teams away from optimal geographic locations solely to ensure a particular region didn’t have its number of state qualifying teams reduced. Rather than see team travel increased solely for state qualifying, the Board approved a recommendation to change the […]

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07/18/17 – Board of Control Mandates Face Protection in Softball

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18, 2017

The Board of Control conducted its first organizational meeting of the 2017-18 academic year July 14-15 at the Hotel Covington in Northern Kentucky. Over the course of its two-day meeting, the Board took a progressive step in the area of student-athlete safety by approving a recommendation from staff to mandate the use of face protection in softball for pitchers, first basemen and third basemen. The Board’s action, which follows the recommended use of protective headgear in July of 2014, makes Kentucky the first state to require face protection in high school softball, and continues the KHSAA’s willingness to be at the forefront in regards to player safety, as the Association implemented a pitch count in baseball one year before it was approved at the national level.

The KHSAA submitted a proposal to amend the NFHS playing rules at the 2017 NFHS Summer Meeting (June 28-July 2), […]

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07/17/17 – Approved Cross Country and Track & Field Alignment, 2017-2018 to 2020-21

Athletic Department Blog Updates

APPROVED DRAFT TRACK AND FIELD ALIGNMENT – 2017-18 to 2020-21 – APPROVED JULY 15, 2017

For a graphical review of the draft alignment, use the web link at https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1QckxqoDqFXset6PlM8B–bk0qVQ&ll=37.803153988960545%2C-85.8404611328125&z=8, and select the appropriate class.

CLASS 1A (0-595)

Region 1 – Ballard Memorial, Carlisle County, Christian Fellowship, Community Christian (Paducah), Crittenden County, Dawson Springs, Fulton City, Fulton County, Hickman County, Livingston Central, Lyon County, Mayfield, Murray, St. Mary, University Heights

Region 2 – Bethlehem, Campbellsville, Caverna, Cumberland County, Edmonson County, Fort Knox, Frederick Fraize, Green County, Hancock County, McLean County, Metcalfe County, Monroe County, Owensboro Catholic, Russellville, Todd County Central, Trinity (Whitesville), Washington County

Region 3 – Beth Haven, Brown, Evangel Christian, Holy Cross (Louisville), Kentucky Country Day, Louisville Collegiate, Portland Christian, Presentation, Shawnee, St. Francis, Valor Traditional, Walden, Whitefield Academy

Region 4 – Beechwood, Bellevue, Bishop Brossart, Calvary Christian, Covington Latin, Dayton, Heritage, Holy Cross (Covington), Lloyd Memorial, Ludlow, Newport, Newport Central Catholic, Silver Grove, St. Henry District, Villa Madonna, Walton-Verona, Williamstown

Region 5 – Augusta, Berea, Bracken County, Burgin, […]

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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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05/10/17 – Board of Control Addresses Championship Sites for Football, Girls’ Basketball, Dance

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2017

The Board of Control addressed future locations of the KHSAA state football finals, girls’ basketball Sweet Sixteen®, and Dance during Wednesday’s meeting at the KHSAA offices, awarding championships to Kroger Field, BB&T Arena, Rupp Arena and the new Frederick Douglass High School.

After hearing proposals from representatives of Bowling Green, Highland Heights, and Lexington, the Board authorized the Commissioner to enter into contract negotiations for the 2017 and 2018 State Football Finals with the University of Kentucky to be played at Kroger Field in Lexington. For the last eight years, the football finals were played at Houchens-LT Smith Stadium on the campus of Western Kentucky University, but WKU’s football success within their conference resulted in the order of games being reshuffled at the last minute during each of the last two years due to the C-USA Championship game.

“While we are eternally grateful for the efforts of our tremendous […]

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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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11/03/16 – Nine Team State Titles Up For Grabs During Fall Championship Weekend

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 3, 2016

A total of nine teams will earn the title of state champion on Saturday and Sunday as the KHSAA’s Fall Championship weekend wraps up the 2016 soccer, cross country and volleyball seasons. Six state champions will be crowned Saturday morning during the 2016 KHSAA Cross Country State Meet at the Kentucky Horse Park. Championship action continues that evening in Lexington with the finals of the girls’ and boys’ state soccer tournaments at Bryan Station HS with the first game starting at 5 p.m. The 2016 KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament begins Friday morning with first round matches at Valley HS in Louisville and concludes with the championship match at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

KHSAA.tv will produce live webcasts of the championship games of the KHSAA State Soccer Tournament, as well as the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals of the KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament. A highlight package of the 2016 KHSAA Cross Country State […]

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10/31/16 – Cross Country State Meet Information

Cross Country Blog Updates

Congratulations to all participants and coaches who have qualified for the 2016 KHSAA State Cross Country Championships. First and foremost, I would like to thank the eight regional hosts for all of their hard work and the success of the “super regionals” this past Saturday.

There are several items for your review on the cross country page of the KHSAA website. The state instructions have been updated, course maps and directions to the Kentucky Horse Park are available, the state meet time schedule is posted as well as lane assignments. To view these items, go to http://khsaa.org/sports/fall/cross-country/ and choose “State Meet Information and Instructions”.

Practice time is once again available on Friday. This is the only day that this is allowed. The times available are from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. SafetyTec will be available for medical needs. Buses shall park in the lower lot of Alltech Arena during the practice times as course officials, many student-athletes, […]

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10/30/16 – State Cross Country Qualifiers

Cross Country Blog Updates

The Regional results for Cross Country and the KHSAA State Qualifiers have been posted on the KHSAA website. It is important that coaches review the Roster by School immediately. Please contact the KHSAA at xcresults@khsaa.org with any corrections (name spellings, grade levels, etc).

For new coaches: Once a student-athlete (team) is entered into the region they are automatically entered into the state meet if they qualify. Even if your team did not qualify, you may have had an individual that did qualify. Please check the link provided to see if this might be the case. It is the roster by school that tells you if your student-athletes qualified for the state meet.

To see the school-by-school roster and performance listing, click on this link http://khsaa.org/sports/fall/cross-country/, then scroll down to the headings Cross Country Tournament Results and choose 2016 KHSAA State/Region Results/Entries, then choose the appropriate class, then choose 2016 Roster by School (by class and gender) […]

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10/24/16 – Cross Country Regionals & Advancement to State

Cross Country Blog Updates

With the Cross Country postseason upon us, a few reminders for coaches, regional hosts and fans. New to 2016, there is a slight change in the competition rules for qualifying for the KHSAA State Cross Country meet. Qualifiers will now be determined on the number of teams entered into each regional and do not require reporting to the starting line. 

This is how you qualify for the KHSAA State XC Meet:

  • 1 full team with all entrants meeting the four meet minimum that enters the regional meet. . . . 1 team advances
    2 or 3 full teams with all entrants meeting the four meet minimum that enter the regional meet. . . . 2 teams advance
    4 to 6 full teams with all entrants meeting the four meet minimum that enter the regional meet . . . . 3 teams advance
    7 to 9 full teams with all entrants meeting the four meet minimum that enter […]

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10/04/16 – Regional Instructions for Cross Country

Cross Country Blog Updates

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

http://khsaa.org/cross_country/crosscountryregionalinstructionsforparticipatingteams.pdf

You can find additional regional meet information on the KHSAA website on the Cross Country page under “Region Meet Information and Instructions”. 

 

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08/01/16 – 2016 Cross Country Rules Clinic Now Available Online

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Cross Country is available beginning today, August 1. Remember, the clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

Below is additional information:

OFFICIALS

  • August 8 to September 12 (Officials) – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • September 13 to October 9 (Officials) – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
  • October 10 to October 16 (Officials) – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($60) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

COACHES

  • August 8 […]

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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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04/22/16 – Reminder Bylaw 23 Limitation of Seasons

Athletic Department Blog Updates

This is a reminder to all administrators and coaches concerning Bylaw 23, Limitation of Seasons. KHSAA staff members have received several inquiries about permitted activity,  specifically concerning fall sports and practice/tryouts for the fall. The same principle and rule would apply to any “tryout” in any sport or sport-activity that is not held during the period defined by Bylaw 23.

The first official tryout/practice date for 2016 football is July 10.  For the other fall sports/sport-activities (Soccer, Golf, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Cross Country, Competitive Cheer), the first official practice date is July 15. Only after these dates can anything mandatory be required of team members or potential team members. 

Until the day following the last day of school or May 31 (whichever is earliest), coaches are permitted to provide instruction and be involved with team members (provided such is approved by the principal), but continue to be restricted in “competitive” situations with other schools unless they are […]

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11/19/15 – Board Approves Revised Schedule For State Baseball, Tennis Tournaments

2015-2016 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 19, 2015

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

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

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11/05/15 – Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball Champions Decided This Weekend

2015-2016 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 5, 2015

Championship trophies will be awarded to nine teams this weekend as the 2015 KHSAA Soccer and Volleyball State Tournaments, and the KHSAA Cross Country State Meet are conducted in Lexington and Louisville. Saturday morning will see six state champions crowned in cross country at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, followed by the boys’ and girls’ soccer state championships that evening at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. The 2015 KHSAA Volleyball State Tournament begins Friday morning with first round matches at Valley High School in Louisville, and concludes with the championship match on Sunday at 2 p.m.

KHSAA.tv will produce live webcasts of the championship games of the KHSAA State Soccer Tournament, as well as the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals of the KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament. A highlight package of the 2015 KHSAA Cross Country State Meet will be available at KHSAA.tv following the event. A free live audio […]

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11/03/15 – Cross Country State Meet Information

Cross Country Blog Updates

Congratulations to all participants and coaches who have qualified for the 2015 KHSAA State Cross Country Championships. First and foremost, I would like to thank the eight regional hosts for all of their hard work and the success of the “super regional” this past Saturday.

There are several items for your review on the cross country page of the KHSAA website. The state instructions have been updated, course maps and directions to the Kentucky Horse Park are available, and the state meet time schedule is posted. To view these items, go to http://khsaa.org/sports/fall/cross-country/  and choose “State Meet Information and Instructions”.

Practice time is once again available on Friday. This is the only day that this is allowed. The times available are from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. SafetyTec will be available for medical needs. Buses shall park in the lower lot of Alltech Arena during the practice times as course officials, many student-athletes, and KHSAA […]

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11/01/15 – State Cross Country Qualifiers

Cross Country Blog Updates

The Regional results from Cross Country have been posted on the KHSAA website.  It is important that coaches review the roster by school immediately. Please contact the KHSAA at xcentry@khsaa.org with any corrections (name spellings, grade levels, etc).

For new coaches: Once a student-athlete (team) is entered into the region they are automatically entered into the state meet if they qualify. Even if your team did not qualify, you may have had an individual that did qualify. Please check the link provided to see if this might be the case. It is the roster by school that tells you if your student-athletes qualified for the state meet.

To see the school-by-school roster and performance listing, click on this link http://khsaa.org/sports/fall/cross-country/, then scroll down to the headings Cross Country Tournament Results and choose 2015 KHSAA State/Region Results/Entries, then choose the appropriate class, then choose 2015 Roster by School (by class and gender) and 2015 Performance List. 

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10/28/15 – Cross Country Postseason Reminders (Revised 10/24/16)

Cross Country Blog Updates

As a reminder for regional hosts and fans, pets are not permitted at ANY KHSAA postseason tournament, with the exception of service animals. Tournament hosts should post signage on-site and alert fans that pets will not be admitted at the event.

Regional Cross Country is set to begin at various sites on October 29th. Visit http://khsaa.org/sports/fall/cross-country/ for additional information about Regional Meets. The 2016 KHSAA State Cross Country meet will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky on November 5th, 2016 with the first race beginning at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern).

Tickets for the state meet can be pre-ordered at the following link:
http://www.eventbrite.com/o/kentucky-high-school-athletic-association-1559750356

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10/28/15 – Cross Country Clarification on Four (4) Meet Minimum

Cross Country Blog Updates

We have been receiving a lot of questions about the four meet minimum rule. Just to clarify, to be eligible to compete in the region or state meet, a contestant shall have competed in at least four (4) meets involving a minimum of two schools on a team representing a member school during the regular season. Athletes competing in high school races (grades 9-12) and participating with a high school as a representative of that school, irrespective of the level of the meet, shall be allowed to count that meet toward the four meet minimum.

Coaches should maintain and have available copies of all results for the region manager to verify in case of a challenge to the required participation minimums of any athlete. A meet shall not count toward the four (4) meet minimum for any athlete if it involves the athlete entering and participating in more than one race that has a distance of […]

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10/11/15 – Reminder – Fall Postseason Eligibility Limited To Those On Postseason Roster

Cross Country Blog Updates

This reminder to all athletic directors, principals, and coaches at KHSAA member schools. Only those students who are indicated with a checkmark in the “postseason roster” column are eligible to compete in KHSAA sanctioned postseason competition. The following are quick reminders to take the steps necessary to complete this task, and will only work if you have administrator rights (principal/AD) or coach that has roster rights granted by an administrator:
  • On the school’s login menu (http://schools.khsaa.org/), click on the link that says maintain specific team roster.
  • Select the green box for the varsity team, and you will see the current roster of the varsity displayed.
  • At the top or bottom of that listing, click on assign/unassign players.
  • DO NOT ADD ATHLETES TO THE VARSITY COLUMN AT THIS POINT IN THE SEASON.
  • At the top of the roster column (under level) will be a link to initialize your postseason roster. Clicking on this link […]

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10/06/15 – Regional Instructions for Cross Country

Cross Country Blog Updates

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

http://khsaa.org/cross_country/crosscountryregionalinstructionsforparticipatingteams.pdf 

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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.
  • Being […]

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09/30/15 – Fall Sports Championship Media Credentials

2015-2016 News Releases

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

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

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

Failure to adhere to the KHSAA policies and guidelines, as well as unauthorized use of the media credential, […]

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09/04/15 – Reminder about Heat Index/Drones at Competition

Athletic Department Blog Updates

This notice is being sent to all member schools and specific licensed officials.

HEAT INDEX
While we have been blessed with a relatively cool summer, such is likely not to be the case this weekend and early next week. Keep in mind that the Heat Index regulations are always in place, with mandatory recording of temperatures and humidities to determine if any activity needs to change. The quick reference chart is located at http://khsaa.org/sportsmedicine/heat/heatindexchartcolor.pdf but schools as always are responsible for complete policy adherence, not just what is on the chart. 

For Field Hockey, Soccer, Cross Country, Golf and even Volleyball (if played in a facility without air conditioning), all play must be suspended when the Heat Index reaches 104 degress. When the heat index is above 99, mandatory water breaks every 30 minutes for at least 10 minutes in duration are required, along with all other stipulations in the heat index guidelines. 

For Football, the threshold temperature for […]

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08/10/15 – Cross Country Rules Clinic Now Available

Cross Country Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Cross Country is available beginning today, August 10. Below is additional information:

OFFICIALS

  • August 10 to September 7 (Officials) – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • September 8 to October 12 (Officials) – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
  • October 13 to October 26 (Officials) – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($60) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

COACHES

  • August 10 to September 7 (Coaches) – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • September 8 to October 5 (Coaches) – the Cross Country Clinic will be online […]

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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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11/05/14 – Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball Champions All Crowned This Weekend

2014-2015 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 5, 2014

Nine state championships will be decided this weekend as the KHSAA Soccer and Volleyball State Tournaments, and the KHSAA Cross Country State Meet are conducted in Lexington and Louisville. Saturday morning will see six state champions crowned in Cross Country at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, followed by the boys’ and girls’ soccer state championships that evening at Henry Clay High School. The 2014 KHSAA Volleyball State Tournament begins Friday morning with first round matches at Valley High School in Louisville, and concludes with the championship match on Sunday at 2 p.m.

The KHSAA Soccer State Tournament resumes Wednesday and Thursday night at Henry Clay HS with the girls’ and boys’ semifinals starting at 6 p.m. Sacred Heart and Owensboro Catholic will square off in Wednesday’s first semifinal match, followed by South Oldham and Notre Dame at 8 p.m. On Thursday, South Oldham will take on Scott at […]

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11/03/14 – State Cross Country Information

Cross Country Blog Updates

Congratulations to all participants and coaches who have qualified for the 2014 State Cross Country Championship.  

First, I would like to thank the eight regional host for all of their hard work and the success of the “super regional” this past Saturday.

There are several items for your review on the cross country page of the KHSAA website. The state instructions have been updated, lane assignments will be posted on Tuesday, course maps and directions to the Kentucky Horse Park are available, and the state meet time schedule is posted.  http://khsaa.org/sports/fall/cross-country/  choose “State Meet Information and Instructions”

Practice time is once again available on Friday. This is the only day that this is allowed.  The times available are from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.  SafetyTec will be available for medical needs. Buses shall parking in the lower lot of the Alltech Arena during the practice times as course officials, many student […]

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11/03/14 – High School Playoff Contests Asked to Honor Veterans

2014-2015 News Releases

KHSAA State High School Events Honoring Veterans At Events Closest To Veterans Day

Through the efforts of a veteran and concerned individual by the name of Robert Williams of Menlo Park, California, there is now a national movement to have every high school and college in the United States honor all veterans and active duty military at events near Veteran’s Day. This is a great way to recognize our veterans and active duty military and hopefully reinforce to all the importance of their sacrifices and the meaning of Veteran’s Day. The KHSAA is grateful to be able to participate.

Again this year, for the first round of the football playoffs at home sites November 7 and 8, each home school is asked to request all veterans and active duty military in attendance to stand and be recognized for their contributions.

For the KHSAA State Cross Country meet on Saturday morning, November 8, there will be an […]

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10/27/14 – Fall Sports Postseason In Full Swing; Hopkinsville Penalized for Bylaw Violations

2014-2015 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2014

Fall Sports Postseason In Full Swing

With the Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA Golf State Championships already in the books, the postseasons for the remaining KHSAA fall sports are in full swing. The inaugural KHSAA Field Hockey State Championship resumes tonight with semifinal action at Bellarmine University. Assumption takes on Sacred Heart at 5:30 p.m. followed by DuPont Manual against Mercy at 7 p.m. Live stats and a live webcast for each game will be available at KHSAA.org. The KHSAA Field Hockey State Championship game will be played Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.

The KHSAA Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer State Tournament begins tonight with girls’ semi-state games at campus sites, followed by the boy’s semi-state games tomorrow evening. The KHSAA Soccer State Tournament Quarterfinals will take place Saturday, Nov. 1 with the boys’ games at Henry Clay HS and the girls’ games at Lafayette HS in Lexington.

Volleyball Region Tournaments began […]

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08/29/14 – Part 2 Exam Ends Sunday; Free Clinic Ends Monday

Cross Country Blog Updates

We would like to remind all Football, Soccer, Field Hockey, Cross Country and Volleyball officials that the part 2 exam, which is a requirement to officiate a postseason contest in Football, Soccer, Field Hockey and Volleyball, is ending this Sunday, August 31st at midnight est.

Also, the free period for the required online rules clinic ends for all fall sports officials in Football, Soccer, Field Hockey, Cross Country and Volleyball on Monday, September 1. Beginning September 2 there will be a $100 charge to view the clinic. If you have started and not finished the clinic, this will serve as your final reminder.

 

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07/22/14 – Cross Country 2014-2015 Reminders

Cross Country Blog Updates

The following are important date reminders for Cross Country coaches, teams and officials:

July 15 – First Practice

August 4th – 1st Day Online Rules Clinic (All Coaches – head and assistant, Officials)    

     *You must login with individual email address and password to receive credit.

August 25 – 1st date for a contest (two allowable scrimmage meets before this date)

     *The season consists of 13 meets.

October 26 – November 1 – Regional Meets

November 8 – KHSAA State Championship at the Kentucky Horse Park

Alignment and other Cross Country related information can be found at the following link: http://khsaa.org/sports/fall/cross-country/

Remember, beginning in 2014-15, no student below grade 7 may participate at the high school level (Freshmen, JV or Varsity). If a student participated in 2013-14 at the high school level, he/she is grandfathered and therefore is eligible to continue participating at the high school […]

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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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