2013-2014 News Releases

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

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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

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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 (Louisville), Terry Flener (Horse [...]

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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®

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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11/12/13 – Ejections Down Following Emphasis on Sportsmanship; Board Approves Realignment of 15th Region For 2014-15

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 12, 2013

The Board of Control conducted its November meeting at the KHSAA offices on Monday. Among the various items addressed during the meeting was a discussion on the emphasis placed on sportsmanship across the state and the significant reduction in ejections in football and soccer.

During the period between October 8th and the end of the regular season, compared to the same time period one year earlier, ejections in football declined from 39 in 2012 to 17 in 2013 – a 56.41 percent decrease. In soccer, there were 42 ejections from October 8th to the end of the 2012 regular season, compared to 34 during the same time period this season – a reduction of 19.65 percent. Cumulative totals for the fall including all play dates, show that football ejections dropped from 108 in 2012 to 71 in 2013, for a 34.26 percent decrease.

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11/11/13 – KHSAA Wraps Up Successful Fall Championship Weekend

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KHSAA Wraps Up Successful Fall Championship Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 11, 2013

A total of nine team and six individual state champions were crowned on Saturday and Sunday as part of the KHSAA’s first-ever three-sport Fall Championship weekend. Big turnouts at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, the Kentucky Horse Park and Valley High School made the weekend an overwhelming success as fans showed up in droves to watch the soccer, volleyball and cross country state championships.

Saturday’s festivities began with the 2013 KHSAA Cross Country State Meet at the Kentucky Horse Park. Bishop Brossart opened the day by claiming the 1A Boys’ title, edging St. Henry District by 15 points (85 to 100). Louisville Collegiate junior Matthew Bode won the Boys’ 1A Race with a time of 16:15.46. On the 1A Girls’ side, St. Henry District won its third-straight team title with 51 total points. Danville’s [...]

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11/06/13 – KHSAA Statement On Whitley County Runner

2013-2014 News Releases

On Sunday, November 3, the KHSAA office was made aware of an incident regarding a number assignment at the Class 3A, Region 7 Cross Country meet on Saturday, Nov. 2. The KHSAA office was not aware of the situation at the time it occurred at the competition site. Once made aware of the situation, KHSAA Assistant Commissioner Angela Passafiume, who is the primary contact for Cross Country, contacted the meet official who was responsible for managing the meet to begin investigating the report.

According to the cross country meet official on site, the student-athlete in question and her coach made a request immediately prior to her race for a number change stating only that she “didn’t like” the bib number she had been assigned due to it being 666. The student-athlete and her coach were then reportedly informed by the official that it was too close to the start of her race to [...]

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11/05/13 – High School Playoff Contests Asked to Honor Veterans

2013-2014 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.

For the first round of the football playoffs at home sites this weekend, each home school will be 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 9, there will be an announcement prior to [...]

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11/04/13 – Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball Champions Crowned This Week

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 4, 2013

Soccer Championships Resume Wednesday, Thursday Night

The 2013 KHSAA Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer Championships continue Wednesday and Thursday night at Paul Laurence Dunbar, leading up to Saturday’s championship matches. Wednesday’s Boys’ Semifinal action begins with Henderson County vs. Paul Laurence Dunbar at 6 p.m., followed by Trinity (Louisville) vs. Bowling Green at 8 p.m. The Girls’ Championship picks up Thursday night with semifinal action pitting Sacred Heart against Oldham County at 6 p.m., and the defending champion Tates Creek Lady Commodores against Notre Dame at 8 p.m.

Both championship bouts will be played on Saturday, Nov. 9, with the boys’ game at 5 p.m. and the girls’ title match at 7 p.m. Live webcasts of the Semifinals and Championship games will be available at KHSAA.tv.

Brackets for the boys’ and girls’ soccer championships are available at the links below:

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11/01/13 – Fairview High School Receives Sanctions From KHSAA; Football Team Removed From Postseason Play

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 1, 2013 

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has handed down sanctions to Fairview High School for violation of Bylaw 3 (Maximum Number of Years) and Bylaw 4 (Enrollment Requirements), penalties which include the forfeiture of 19 football games over the last two seasons, including having its 2012 Class 1A State Runner-Up finish vacated, and the suspension and removal of the Fairview HS football team from the 2013 state playoffs.

“For 55 years, Fairview Schools have had an outstanding relationship with the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. Today’s ruling will not change that relationship as this incident with the ineligible player was handled with the utmost professionalism by the Commissioner and his staff,” said Fairview Independent Schools Superintendent Bill Musick. “We as a staff at Fairview Schools accept the responsibility for what has transpired. Neither the Fairview Schools nor Fairview High School has [...]

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10/28/13 – Soccer Championships Begin Tonight; VB and XC Regionals This Week

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 28, 2013 

2013 KHSAA Soccer Championships Begin Monday and Tuesday

The 2013 KHSAA Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer Championships begin tonight and tomorrow with the Semi-State Round on campus sites. Teams advancing from the Semi-State Round will travel to Lexington on Saturday, Nov. 2nd for the quarterfinals, with the boys’ games taking place at Henry Clay and the girls’ matches slated for Lafayette.

The semifinals and finals will be played at Paul Laurence Dunbar, with the boys competing on Wednesday, Nov. 6 and the girls playing on Thursday, Nov. 7. Both championship bouts will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, with the boys’ game at 5 p.m. and the girls’ title match at 7 p.m. Live webcasts of the Semifinals and Championship games will be available at KHSAA.tv. 

Brackets for the boys’ and girls’ soccer championships are available at the [...]

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10/22/13 – Information On Ordering Tickets to State Football Finals

2013-2014 News Releases

Seems like the years continue to go faster, as it is again time for us to take orders for advance tickets to this year’s Russell Athletic/KHSAA State Football Finals. We hope we can count on your continued support for the twelve teams that make it to the finals. Here are some notes about this year’s finals. 

  • The games will be played on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7 at Feix Field, Houchens Industries – L.T. Smith Stadium at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green;
  • Game times will be 11:00 (1A), 3:00 (3A) and 7:00 (6A) on Friday, and will be 11:00 (2A), 3:00 (4A) and 7:00 (5A) on Saturday. All times are Central Time;
  • The KFCA will be conducting an important continuous improvement session in conjunction with the finals. Contact Jimmie Reed with the KFCA for details;
  • Both the club level and VIP [...]

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