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2013-2014 News Releases

06/08/14 – Dawahares/KHSAA Hall Of Fame Class Of 2015 Inductees Announced

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014 

DAWAHARES/KHSAA HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2015 INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED

LEXINGTON – The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame Class of 2015 was announced today in a press conference at the KHSAA Offices. The 10 members in this year’s class will be the 28th inducted into the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame, and consists of former high school coaches, athletes, officials, administrators and contributors. The Class of 2015 will be inducted in ceremonies scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2015, at the Lexington Convention Center. The Class of 2015 will also be recognized during the semifinals of the 2015 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16®. The induction of the 10-member Class of 2015 will bring the total number of honorees in the Hall of Fame to 433.

Ron Bevars (North Hardin) – One of the winningest boys’ basketball [...]

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06/06/14 – Statement on Ending of Ashland Blazer-Johnson Central Softball Game

2013-2014 News Releases

During the 7th inning of game 14 of the Worth/KHSAA State Softball Tournament (a consolation bracket elimination contest) a judgement call was made by the umpiring crew which in hindsight, and upon postgame review by the KHSAA staff, was in error. The situation occurred when Johnson Central’s Rachelle Fairchild hit an apparent game-winning home run, but following a brief conference, the crew of officials declared that the hit was a ground rule double instead of the game-winning home run. 

“Following today’s game between Ashland Blazer and Johnson Central, KHSAA staff reviewed news footage of the at-bat which was ruled a ground rule double in the seventh inning. With the benefit of slow motion, high definition video, it is clear that the ball left the park on the fly, and a home run should have been ruled,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “Unfortunately, our umpires don’t have technical access to slow motion, high definition video during [...]

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06/05/14 – Softball Title Sponsor Reminder

2013-2014 News Releases

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

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

– KHSAA – 

About the Kentucky High School Athletic [...]

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06/03/14 – 2015 KHSAA Hall of Fame Press Conference Set For Sunday, June 8

2013-2014 News Releases

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association will hold a press conference on Sunday, June 8 at 1:30 p.m. to announce the KHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2015. The Hall of Fame announcement will take place at the KHSAA Offices in Lexington (2280 Executive Drive), and will be streamed live online at khsaa.tv.

The 2015 Hall of Fame banquet is scheduled for Saturday, March 21 in the Bluegrass Ballroom at the Lexington Center. Following the banquet, each inductee of the 2015 class will be recognized that night in an on-court ceremony during the semifinals of the 2015 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen®.

– KHSAA – 

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a [...]

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06/03/14 – Baseball Title Sponsor Reminder

2013-2014 News Releases

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

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

– KHSAA –

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School [...]

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05/14/14 – KHSAA Tennis State Championships Begin Tonight

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2014 

The 2014 KHSAA Tennis State Championships (May 14-17) begin tonight at 5 p.m. with the boys’ and girls’ team semifinals at the University of Kentucky’s Boone/Downing Tennis Complex. The team finals will take place Thursday evening at the UK Boone/Downing Tennis Complex with the boys’ team finals starting at 5:30 p.m., followed by the girls’ team title match at 6:30 p.m.

Boys’ and Girls’ Singles and Doubles bracket play begins Thursday morning at 8 a.m., with the boys’ competition at UK Boone/Downing Tennis Complex, and the girls’ matches at Shillito Park. Both the girls and boys will compete at the UK Boone/Downing Tennis Complex on Friday and Saturday, with the doubles championships slated for 1 p.m. and the singles championships scheduled for 3 p.m. Admission is charged on Friday and Saturday only, with a full-day pass available for $10.

In the [...]

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

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2014 

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

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

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04/30/14 – Spring Sports Championship Media Credentials

2013-2014 News Releases

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

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

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

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

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

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2014

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

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

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

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04/22/14 – KHSAA Bass Fishing Championship, Hall of Fame Banquet This Weekend

2013-2014 News Releases

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:
http://khsaa.org/bassfishing/2014/state/randomboatassignments.pdf

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04/15/14 – Board of Control Adds Field Hockey For 2014-15; Approves Football Alignment Draft for 2015-18

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 15, 2014 

During Tuesday’s meeting at the KHSAA Office, the Board of Control approved a motion to add field hockey as a team sport beginning with the 2014-15 season and approved a draft of the football alignment for the 2015-18 seasons to be distributed to the membership for feedback. The addition of field hockey as a female-only team sport, brings the Association’s total number of sports offered to 13 beginning in the fall of 2014, with four additional sport-activities. The Association will work in the coming months to select a site for the 2014 field hockey championship, and put the infrastructure in place for field hockey to be an officially-sponsored KHSAA sport.

The Board approved a draft of the football alignment for the 2015-18 seasons, which was configured after member schools were given the opportunity to declare their desire to “play up” in classification. The [...]

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04/10/14 – KHSAA Announces Official of the Year Nominees For 2013-14

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 10, 2014

On May 4, the KHSAA will honor the top officials for 2014 at the Association’s 21st Annual Officials Recognition Banquet. The ceremony, conducted at the KHSAA Offices, honors the finalists for each sport in which the KHSAA licenses officials.

Finalists in each sport were selected through a combination of their service to their association and excellence in officiating. One official in each sport will be named “Outstanding Official of the Year” for his/her sport in appreciation for their dedication and service to schools and student-athletes across the state

Outstanding Official Nominees

BASEBALL – Harvey Baxter (Richmond), Jimmy Guerra (Fort Thomas), Chad Hasch (Shepherdsville)

BASKETBALL – Rick Browning (Louisville), Michael Pangallo (Alexandria), David Smithmier (Paducah), Jason Wilkins (Central City)

CHEER – Suzy Edmister (Richmond), Kris Alderman (Morehead)

FOOTBALL – Steve Coleman [...]

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04/07/14 – Field Set for Second-Annual KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championship

2013-2014 News Releases

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:
http://khsaa.org/bassfishing/2014/2014region1results.pdf 

Region 2 results:
http://khsaa.org/bassfishing/2014/2014region2results.pdf 

Region 3 results:
http://khsaa.org/bassfishing/2014/2014region3results.pdf 

Region 4 results:
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04/05/13 – KHSAA Bass Fishing Regional Results

2013-2014 News Releases

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.

Region 1

Region 2

Region 4

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04/03/14 – Baden Perfection Series Volleyball Named Official Ball of KHSAA

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 3, 2014

High-quality, multi-colored Baden Perfection VX5EC-210 game ball delivers maximum playability and performance

RENTON, Wash. – Baden Sports, Inc., today announced its premium Baden Perfection® series volleyball has been selected by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) as the official ball for postseason play beginning with the 2014-15 school year.

Starting this fall, all postseason matches in Kentucky will be contested using Baden’s highest-quality, multi-colored game ball, the Baden Perfection® VX5EC-210, featuring a red, white and navy color pattern. Constructed using full-grain, pre-sorted leather and a new tanning process for increased durability, the ball is designed for maximum playability and includes Baden’s Stealth Soft-Valve System™ for consistent hitting and comfort.

Baden will provide a complimentary volleyball to each KHSAA member school as part of the adoption.

“We take great pride in designing products with [...]

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03/31/14 – Important Survey Available Concerning Swimming Facilities

2013-2014 News Releases

It has been nearly twenty years since a complete facility inventory/assessment has been conducted in our state regarding competitive swimming pools and available resources for high school competitions. As swimming continues to grow, it is important that we have accurately identified the location of all of the competitive swimming facilities available to KHSAA member schools.

With that in mind, we are asking one person from each school to complete the online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/20132014swimdive on or before Monday, April 21, 2014. The data will be used for future research into regional site selection, alignment of teams and the maintenance and growth of the sport.

If you have questions regarding the survey, please contact Assistant Commissioner Darren Bilberry at the KHSAA.

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

2013-2014 News Releases

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

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03/20/14 – Board of Control Adopts Official Soccer and Volleyball, Approves Football Playing-up Report

2013-2014 News Releases

The KHSAA Board of Control, at a special meeting on March 20, 2014, took action on several pending matters. At the meeting, the Board of Control:

Approved SELECT SPORT as the official ball for postseason play in Soccer beginning with the 2014-2015 school year;

Approved BADEN as the official ball for postseason play in Volleyball beginning with the 2014-2015 school year; and

Approved the requests by nine member schools to voluntarily play into a higher classification in the 2015-2018 football alignment, and nine member schools to move to a lower class compared to the original distributed school list. Detailed listings are available at http://khsaa.org/football/realignment/20152018/ListingbyClassbyEnrollmentwithEnrollments.pdf. At its April meeting, the Board of Control will review a draft alignment of teams in districts for football to begin with the 2015-2016 school year, with final approval set for the May Board of Control meeting.

The next Board of Control meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 15 at [...]

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02/26/14 – 2014 KHSAA Swimming and Diving Championships Begin Thursday Night

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 26, 2014

The 2014 KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Championships take place this week (Feb. 27-March 1) at the Ralph Wright Natatorium on the University of Louisville’s campus. The state meet opens Thursday night with the boys’ diving preliminary competition at 6 p.m.

Friday’s competition starts with the boys’ swimming prelims at 10 a.m., with tickets going on sale to the public at 9 a.m. Tickets to the second session will go on sale at 2:30 p.m., with the girls’ swimming prelims starting at 3:30 p.m. The girls’ diving prelims will bring the day’s action to a close at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets for Saturday’s boys’ swimming and diving finals go on sale at 9 a.m. The boys’ swimming finals will start at 10 a.m., with the boys’ diving finals to begin immediately following the conclusion of the 50 Free.  Tickets for the final [...]

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

2013-2014 News Releases

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

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

2013-2014 News Releases

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

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

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

 

Year

School

Won

Lost

 

1978-79

Evarts HS

0

26

* 10 games forfeited by school

1981-82

Evarts HS

14

13

 

1982-83

Evarts HS

20

10

 

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02/21/14 – KHSAA Officials Division-Local Associations Give Back

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 21, 2014 

Recently, the KHSAA received a notice and some newspaper clippings about a donation the Fifth Region Officials Association made to the Nelson County schools Youth Services Center. Upon receiving the note, the KHSAA contacted the regional officials associations across the state to find out more about the various ways organizations are giving back to their communities. The overwhelming responses received by the KHSAA are detailed below, but this list is in no way a comprehensive account.

1st Region Baseball – Last season, a small boy was killed in a bus wreck in Carlisle County, and the officials of the Western Kentucky Baseball Association each contributed one game fee ($50) to the family at the regional tournament. This year, the association is starting a Joey Fosko Memorial Scholarship to be given every year to a Region 1 baseball player.

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02/20/14 – Basketball Statistical Leaders

2013-2014 News Releases

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

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

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

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02/19/14 – KHSAA Wrestling State Championships Head To Alltech Arena This Week

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 19, 2014 

The 2014 KHSAA Wrestling State Championships head to Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park this week (Feb. 21-22). Gates will open to the public on Friday at 9 a.m., with the first round matches set to begin at 10 a.m.

Saturday’s competition opens with third round championship bracket matches at 9:30 a.m., continuing through the consolation bracket finals at 4 p.m. The opening ceremony for the championship finals is scheduled for 6 p.m., and will be streamed live at KHSAA.org.

A complete list of printable brackets for the 2014 KHSAA Wrestling State Championships can be found at:
http://khsaa.org/wrestling/2014/wrbrackets.pdf 

Live scoring for the event is available at:
http://khsaa.org/2014-state-wrestling-complete-bracket-pairings-results/ 

The championship program is available for download at:
http://khsaa.org/Publications/Programs/20132014/Wrestling/wrestlingprogram2014.pdf 

Full-day tickets will [...]

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

2013-2014 News Releases

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

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

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

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02/12/14 – Basketball Statistical Leaders

2013-2014 News Releases

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

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

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

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02/10/14 – 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 – Basketball Statistics Leaders

2013-2014 News Releases

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

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

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

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

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 3, 2014 

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

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

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

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

2013-2014 News Releases

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

 -Julian Tackett
KHSAA Commissioner

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

2013-2014 News Releases

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

-Julian Tackett
KHSAA Commissioner

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01/29/14 – Basketball Statistics Leaders

2013-2014 News Releases

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

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

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

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01/28/14 – Football Alignment Update and Opportunity to Play Into a Higher Class

2013-2014 News Releases

January 28, 2014

TO: Superintendents, Principals, Athletic Directors and Coaches of Football Playing Schools

FR: Commissioner Julian Tackett

RE: Update on the Drafting of 2015 through 2018 Football Alignment, Opportunity to Play to a Higher Class

At its meeting January 27, the KHSAA Board of Control discussed and agreed on parameters surrounding an alignment of teams in football for the 2015 through 2018 playing season. While many issues constantly are discussed nearly every time the subject of football is brought up, it is timely that the alignment discussion become finalized. The following decisions have been finalized within the drafting of the alignment:

CHANGES AND NOTE SINCE DISTRIBUTION

The originally distributed enrollment listings have been amended to reflect the merger of Wayne County and Monticello High Schools. Wayne County would then be a 4A school, with Moore being in Class 3A. The revised documents will be posted on the website.

SCHEDULING MORATORIUM

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01/27/14 – Board of Control Discusses Football Realignment at January Meeting

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 27, 2014

During its January meeting at the KHSAA Office on Monday, the Board of Control discussed at length football realignment for the 2015-18 seasons. The Board examined several options for establishing future classifications before approving a measure to use four-year enrollment averages to determine the 2015-18 alignment.

The Board also approved a motion to allow teams to voluntarily play into a higher class, with the only restriction being that the school in question shall remain in the class for the entire four-year period. All requests must be made prior to the set deadline before district boundaries are established. If a team from one classification elects to play into a higher class, the lowest enrollment average school in the higher class will be given an option to move into the lower class, with every attempt being made to ensure a balance in the number of [...]

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

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 15, 2014

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

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

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

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

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 9, 2014

Sites Finalized For 2014 Basketball Regional Tournaments

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

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

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

A complete list of regional tournament sites is available below:

Basketball Regional Tournament Sites
Region 1-Murray State [...]

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

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 9, 2013 

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

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

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

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 9, 2013 

Press Conference Called For Tuesday Regarding Boys’ Sweet 16®

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


KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships This Saturday At Alltech Arena
 

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

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12/06/13 – 10:30 am – Changes in Schedule, State Football Finals

2013-2014 News Releases

After reviewing all of the available data/information and the most educated predictions, the KHSAA is making schedule adjustments for the rest of the weekend, and changes to a few of the event instructions to help with this weekend’s weather situation. Though there are dozens of factors that went into the schedule revisions, the first and foremost concerns have been competitor safety, and the travel needs of the entire school communities, especially the evenings when ice is highly anticipated. All 12 schools through their senior administration, have been involved in the lengthy discussions about options and individual situations considered, ranging from those three miles from the facility, to many hours away. In the end, the teams have committed at this time to being able to accommodate the schedule changes. Each person desiring to attend the games must make the most prudent decision for their own circumstances as far as coming to the games, all of which will be streamed live on www.khsaa.org [...]

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12/05/13 – 9:30 a.m. Current Status – KHSAA Football Finals – Weather Related Announcement

2013-2014 News Releases

The KHSAA is closely monitoring the weather situation related to the football finals this weekend in Bowling Green, with both local weather information and public information from Kentucky Emergency Management.

12/5/2013 – 10:00 a.m.
At this point, the schedule remains the same, and the Class 1A (11 a.m.) and 3A (3 p.m.) games, scheduled for Friday, December 6 will be played as planned.
No later than 10:00 a.m. ET on Friday, December 6, a final determination will be made for the Class 6A (7 p.m.) and subsequent games and announced through all available means. As of 9:30 a.m. on 12/5, the games WILL BE PLAYED AS SCHEDULED, but this is subject to change based on changing conditions.

The KHSAA and its member institutions as well as everyone involved in the hosting of these games urge all involved to make carefully considered decisions regarding attendance at the games and to exercise caution. Leaving earlier than [...]

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