2014-2015 News Releases

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

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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

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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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06/05/15 – Six Student-Athletes To Represent KHSAA At NFHS National Student Leadership Summit

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2015

Six student-athletes from across the state have been selected by the KHSAA to represent the Association at the NFHS National Student Leadership Summit, July 20-22, at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis, Ind. The six student-athletes will form the KHSAA’s Student Advisory Committee for 2015-16 and will assist in the planning and execution of the Hype Student Leadership Conferences in August.

This year’s KHSAA delegates are:

Hunter Wood (Pendleton County)
Caleb Covington (Scott County)
Trenton Fryman (North Oldham)
Clayton Stovall (Muhlenberg County)
Hannah Bandura (Rowan County)
Madison Wirth (Pendleton County)

This year’s NFHS Student Leadership Conference will be the first national summit since 2010. The student-athletes chosen to represent their states will split into groups and work through topical discussions on communication, relationship building, social media usage and perspective. The students will also participate in a community service project with the Indiana Special Olympics.

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05/29/15 – KHSAA Adds Marketing Director, Fills Two Openings On Support Staff

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 29, 2015

KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett announced today the addition of Leah Little as the Association’s new Marketing Director, effective June 15. Little comes to the Association from Brain Box Intelligent Marketing (formerly iHigh, Inc.), where she was the organization’s most recent liaison to the KHSAA and its external corporate partners.

Little’s past professional background includes seven years as a member of the national marketing and events team with iHigh, Inc., and one year as the membership services/club event director for The Club at Spindletop Hall. She has over 25 years of experience in event production and is the owner of Elle Events.

“We are so grateful for the many years of committed service by iHigh, Inc. to the student-athletes and programs of the KHSAA as our external marketing agent,” Tackett commented. “When we made the decision to transition our marketing duties to an internal staff member, it was a natural fit to discuss […]

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05/20/15 – KHSAA Track and Field State Meet Begins Friday Afternoon

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 20, 2015

The 2015 KHSAA Track & Field State Championships begin Friday afternoon at the University of Kentucky’s Outdoor Track and Field Complex with the 2A meet starting at 4:30 p.m. The event continues Saturday morning with the 1A championship at 9 a.m., followed by the 3A meet at 4:30 p.m. The NFHS Network will offer a live webcast of each championship meet to its subscribers, with subscription packages starting at $9.95 for a day pass and $14.95 for a monthly pass. For more information on the NFHS Network broadcasts visit: http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/associations/khsaa.

Live event-by-event results for each meet will be available on the Track and Field page at KHSAA.org. A full event-by-event schedule can be found at: http://khsaa.org/track/2015/statetrackmeetschedule.pdf

To view the official championship program, visit:
http://khsaa.org/Publications/Programs/20142015/Track/issue1/index.html

Following the event, a highlight package from each championship will be available at KHSAA.tv, with official championship photos available at khsaaphotos.org.

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05/13/15 – Tennis, Bass Fishing Champions Crowned This Week

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 13, 2015

The 2015 KHSAA Tennis State Championships and the 2015 KHSAA Bass Fishing State Tournament will be conducted this week in Lexington and Gilbertsville, respectively. The Bass Fishing weigh-ins will be webcast live each day at KHSAA.tv, courtesy of FLW, while a highlight package of the tennis tournament will be available following the conclusion of the event.

The Tennis championships begin Thursday morning at 8 a.m. with the boys’ competition at Shillito Park and the girls’ competition at the UK Boone/Downing Tennis Complex. The girls’ team semifinals are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at the University of Kentucky, followed by the boys’ team semifinals at 6:30 p.m.

The action continues Friday morning starting at 8 a.m. with all competition taking place at the University of Kentucky. The girls’ team finals are slated for 5 p.m., followed by the boys’ team championship at 6:30 p.m.

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05/13/15 – Board of Control Adopts New Football Compliance Forms, Competitive Cheer Regional Rotation

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 13, 2015

In an effort to assist its member schools in properly regulating new safety standards in football, the Board of Control adopted new compliance forms during a meeting at the KHSAA headquarters on Wednesday. The new forms will allow member schools to monitor compliance with new player safety restrictions on participation, while certifying awareness with the new measures passing during April’s Board of Control meeting in response to recommendations from the NFHS Task Force.

In order to ensure the availability of top flight judges at all regional competitive cheer competitions and minimize cross region concerns about competitive advantage, the Board approved a rotation plan for the scheduling of region competitions. The four-year rotation will alternate the order in which regional competitions are held, while ensuring that there are not an excessive number of competitions on any one weekend, and that the services provided to the students competing in competitive cheer are kept […]

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05/08/15 – KHSAA Sanctions Lawrence County, Pike County Central For Bylaw 15 Violations

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 8, 2015

Following an incident in a varsity baseball game between Lawrence County and Pike County Central on May 5, which led to the termination of the game by the officiating crew in the 6th inning, the KHSAA conducted an investigation to determine any appropriate penalties.

Per the umpire’s incident report, the altercation began when a Pike County Central student-athlete charged into the Lawrence County base runner at second base. Per the officials’ report, and confirmed later through discussion with school representatives, both teams had players leave their positions during the altercation, which was a violation of the NFHS Baseball Playing Rule 3-3-1g. In addition, Pike County Central had additional players leave the dugout as well, which is a violation of the KHSAA conduct policies. It was stressed through the findings that neither team had additional players become involved in the altercation or in separate altercations.

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04/28/15 – Baseball/Softball Draw Show Tomorrow at 2 PM; Spring Championship Media Credentials

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2015

The annual Draw Show for the 2015 Rawlings/KHSAA Baseball State Tournament and the Worth/KHSAA Softball State Tournament will be conducted at the Association’s headquarters on Wednesday, April 29 at 2 p.m. The Draw Show will be streamed live online at KHSAA.tv, with complete brackets available on the KHSAA website and the KHSAA/Riherds.com Scoreboard following the draw.

The 2015 Rawlings/KHSAA Baseball State Tournament will take place June 1-6 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington, while the Worth/KHSAA Softball State Tournament will be held June 4-6 at Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro.

Spring Championship Media Credential Applications

Media members interested in applying for credentials to any of the KHSAA’s Spring Championship events can visit credentials.khsaa.org to submit an online application.

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 […]

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04/27/15 – Forcht Bank/KHSAA CLASS Award Statewide Scholarship Winners Announced

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 27, 2015

Graves County’s Emily Whitnell and Rowan County’s Justin Graham were named the 2015 Forcht Bank/KHSAA CLASS Awards statewide scholarship winners in a banquet at the Association’s headquarters on Sunday. Each honoree will receive a one-time, $3,000 scholarship to the college or university of their choice, in addition to the $350 they received for being selected as one of 32 regional winners across the state.

The Forcht Bank/KHSAA CLASS Awards Recognition Program (Citizenship, Leadership, Athletics, Sportsmanship, Scholarship) honors deserving senior student-athletes across the state. This is the 19th year the KHSAA has recognized student-athletes through a scholarship program, which is open to all seniors that have participated in sports and/or sport-activities (competitive cheerleading, bowling, archery and bass fishing).

One male and one female are recognized from each school, with the local school honorees narrowed down to 32 regional winners, one male and one female from each of the 16 regions. […]

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04/26/15 – KHSAA Celebrates Top Officials At Annual Banquet

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 26, 2015

The KHSAA honored the top officials for 2015 at the Association’s 22nd Annual Officials Recognition Banquet on Sunday, April 26. The ceremony, conducted at the KHSAA Offices, recognized the official of the year finalists for each sport or sport-activity 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 was named “Outstanding Official of the Year” for his/her sport in appreciation of their dedication and service to schools and student-athletes across the state.

Outstanding Official Nominees (winners listed in bold)
BASEBALL – Don Carroll (Henderson), Tony Gray (Danville), Tommy Morgan (Paducah)
BASKETBALL – Clayton Brooks (Paris), Romonte Dishman (Louisville), Bobby Hall (Raceland), Glenn Spalding (Bardstown)
COMPETITIVE CHEER – Heather Cavitt (Owensboro), Mari Jones (Nicholasville)
FIELD HOCKEY – Kelly Setser (Louisville), Suzie Stammer (Lexington)
FOOTBALL – Steve Fromeyer (Ft. […]

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04/22/15 – Board of Control Approves Recommended Safety Revisions and Future Championship Schedule for Football, Swimming Alignment

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2015

The KHSAA Board of Control addressed the NFHS Task Force recommendations on contact restrictions in football during a meeting at the Association’s headquarters on Tuesday, while approving the future order of football championship games and a new swimming alignment beginning in 2015-16.

The Board approved the revised football contact restrictions to be implemented immediately due to health and safety concerns in response to the NFHS Task Force recommendations released in November. The detailed summary of the revisions is located at http://goo.gl/O0nchB. At its meeting Tuesday, the Board approved the draft restrictions that had been sent to the membership in March with one staff recommended revision permitting schools, with local school and school system approval, to utilize helmets from June 1 through June 24, provided all activity is on campus, does not involve other schools, is non-contact, and complies with the heat index restrictions.

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04/22/15-Final Changes Adopted for Football in Response to NFHS Task Force Recommendations

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At its regular meeting on April 21, the KHSAA Board of Control adopted policy changes including emergency changes to the bylaws and policies of the KHSAA related to football practice. The draft of changes was released to the membership in March for comment, for final adoption at this meeting after consideration of member school final remarks. A compliance form is being finalized and once approved by the Board of Control in May, will be distributed to the membership to assist in education coaches and ensuring compliance by all schools.

After consideration and following considerable feedback from the membership, the Board approved the staff recommendation to make one change from the draft, and allow the wearing of helmets for on campus, non-competitive, non-contact work in June. Specifically, from June 1 through June 24, the following provisions will be in place (different from the original draft): a) Schools may not issue football equipment included in NFHS Rule 1-5 other […]

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04/22/15 – KHSAA Archery State Championships Begin Thursday Morning at KBA

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2015

The 2015 KHSAA Archery State Championships will be held tomorrow morning at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington. The competition begins at 9 a.m. with the first of four hour-long flights. The four teams with the highest overall scores across the opening flights will advance to the championship round, scheduled for 2:30 p.m., followed by an awards presentation for the top three teams and the top eight individuals.

Live results for the event will be available at http://khsaa.org/2015-complete-khsaa-state-archery-results/

A complete list of lane assignments can be found at http://khsaa.org/archery/2015/laneassignments.pdf

The championship program can be viewed at http://khsaa.org/Publications/Programs/20142015/Archery/issue1/index.html

Following the event, highlights of the championship will be available through KHSAA.tv.

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04/16/15 – Regional Winners Announced For 2015 Forcht Bank/KHSAA CLASS Awards Recognition Program

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 16, 2015

Thirty-two regional winners have been selected as part of the 2015 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, April 26. 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 19th year the KHSAA has recognized student-athletes through a scholarship program, which is open to all seniors that have participated in sports and/or sport-activities (competitive cheerleading, bowling, archery and bass fishing).

One male and one female are recognized from each school, with the local school honorees narrowed down to 32 regional winners, […]

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04/08/15 – KHSAA Announces Official Of The Year Nominees

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 8, 2015

On April 26, the KHSAA will honor the top officials for 2015 at the Association’s 22nd Annual Officials Recognition Banquet. The ceremony, conducted at the KHSAA Offices, honors the finalists for each sport or sport-activity in which the KHSAA licenses officials. The KHSAA does not license officials in golf, tennis, archery, bass fishing or bowling.

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 of their dedication and service to schools and student-athletes across the state.

Outstanding Official Nominees

BASEBALL – Don Carroll (Henderson), Tony Gray (Danville), Tommy Morgan (Paducah)

BASKETBALL – Clayton Brooks (Paris), Romonte Dishman (Louisville), Bobby Hall (Raceland), Glenn Spalding (Bardstown)

COMPETITIVE CHEER – Heather Cavitt (Owensboro), Mari Jones (Nicholasville)

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

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 3, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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03/25/15 – Sallee To Retire After 16 Years With KHSAA

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 25, 2015

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Longtime Administrative Support Specialist Phyllis Sallee is retiring from the KHSAA at the end of March after 16 years with the Association. Sallee came to the KHSAA in 1999 from the Fayette County School System’s central office, with her tenure at the KHSAA spanning three commissioners in Louis Stout, Brigid DeVries and Julian Tackett. Over the course of her many years of faithful service, Sallee reported directly to DeVries, Roland Williams, Darren Bilberry and Angela Passafiume.

“Having the opportunity to work with all of the professional people I have worked alongside and interact with the students at the championships over the years has been my favorite part,” said Sallee. “Just seeing those kids and all the championships has been what I’ve enjoyed most, as well as seeing the accomplishments of the […]

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03/24/15 – KHSAA Seeks Support Staff Members to Join Staff

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Long-time KHSAA Administrative Support Specialist Phyllis Sallee is retiring from the KHSAA after many years of faithful service. As such, the KHSAA will be looking to fill a total of two positions, Mrs. Sallee’s and another that had been vacant approximately one month. “Phyllis has been a tremendously valuable member of our staff and has served in a support capacity for several staff members during her tenure. Her work ethic is second to none, and we will certainly miss her going forward,” according to KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “We wish her the best of health and happiness and a great enjoyable retirement.”

Persons interested in applying for either position should see the full notice at http://www.khsaa.org/staff/JobAnnouncementforSupportStaff2015.pdf

 

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03/19/15 – Statement on Passing of Ira Combs

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Commissioner Julian Tackett issued the following statement upon the death of Ira Combs-

“Ira Combs was a larger than life figure whose regular appearance at the Sweet 16 was a source of personal pride, as was his legendary work with the Joe B. Hall Classic and other high school events on an annual basis. His year-round work supporting the mountain schools, and all KHSAA schools, as well as his beloved UK Wildcats was truly a labor of love. Just yesterday, Ira stopped by press row and commented favorably on the revised press row setup, while leaving me with another commemorative pin. His passing is further proof that life is fragile and you should cherish every moment. To his beloved Dilce Combs brethren and his brothers and entire extended family, we offer our sympathies and prayers. RIP Ira.”

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03/12/15 – Whitaker Bank Scholarship Winners Announced

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2015

As part of its title sponsorship of the Boys’ Sweet Sixteen®, Whitaker Bank awards a one-time $1,000 scholarship to four deserving student-athletes. The winners of this year’s Whitaker Bank Scholarships are Sarah King (Mayfield HS), KeyAna Washington (Paris HS), Austin Sparrow (Mercer County HS), Nathan Isaiah Pray (Perry County Central).

Each winner will be recognized during the halftime of the first semifinal game of the 2015 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® on Saturday, March 21st.

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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 voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 277 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 43 state championships in 13 sports and 4 sport-activities, licenses and trains […]

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03/04/15 – Basketball Region Tournament Updates

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Updated as of March 4, 2:30 p.m.

Below is a list of updates to basketball region tournament schedules that have been relayed to the KHSAA. 

Complete tournament schedules can be found on the KHSAA/Riherds.com Scoreboard.

Boys – http://scoreboard.12dt.com/scoreboard/khsaa/kybbk14

Girls – http://scoreboard.12dt.com/scoreboard/khsaa/kygbk14

BOYS
1st Region – Games postponed. Tournament resumes Saturday.
2nd Region – Games postponed. Tournament scheduled to resume Thursday.
3rd Region – Games cancelled for Wednesday
4th Region – Games postponed. Tournament resumes Friday.
5th Region – Games postponed. Tournament scheduled to resume Thursday.
6th Region – Games postponed. Tournament resumes Saturday.
7th Region – Games postponed. Tournament resumes Friday.
8th Region – Games postponed. Tournament resumes Saturday.
9th Region – Games postponed. Tournament resumes Friday.
10th Region – Games postponed. Tournament resumes Saturday.
11th Region – Games postponed. Tournament scheduled to resume Thursday.
12th Region – Games postponed. Tournament resumes Friday.
14th Region – Games postponed. Tournament resumes Saturday.
15th Region – Tournament resumes Saturday
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02/26/15 – KHSAA Swimming & Diving Championships Begin Tonight; Hall of Fame Tickets on Sale

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 10, 2015

The 2015 KHSAA Swimming & Diving Championships (Feb. 26-28) begin tonight at the Ralph Wright Natatorium in Louisville with the boys’ diving preliminaries at 6 p.m. Competition resumes Friday morning with the boys’ swimming prelims at 10 a.m., followed by the girls’ swimming prelims at 3:30 p.m. and the girls’ diving prelims at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday’s championship finals begin with the boys’ competition at 10 a.m. The girls’ finals are scheduled for a 4:15 p.m. start time. Tickets go on sale to the public at 9 a.m. on Friday for the morning session, and 2:30 p.m. for the afternoon session. On Saturday, ticket sales begin at 9 a.m. for the boys’ finals and 3:15 p.m. for the girls’ championship.

Last year’s state meet saw Sacred Heart establish eight new state records as it racked up a total of 502 points to capture its second-straight state title. On the boys’ […]

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02/20/15 – Boys’ and Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® Media Credentials

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The media credentialing system for the 2015 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 11-15 at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, followed by the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® March 18-22 at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

The deadline to apply for credentials is 5 p.m. on the Monday prior to each respective tournament – March 9 for the Girls’ Sweet 16® and March 16 for the Boys.

OWNERSHIP OF RIGHTS
The intellectual property, corporate, broadcasting and media rights to all State championship rounds of the KHSAA postseason championships belong exclusively to the KHSAA, including titling agreements and sponsorships.

TITLE PARTNERSHIP WITH HOUCHENS INDUSTRIES
Houchens Industries is in its 13th year as title sponsor of the Girls’ Tournament. When referring to the girls’ basketball state championship, the […]

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02/18/15 – State Wrestling Tournament Postponed

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 18, 2015

In the interest of the safety and welfare of our competitors, coaches, workers and officials, and to ensure that participation experience for the student-athletes is optimal, the KHSAA has postponed the State Wrestling Championships, originally scheduled for February 19-21, until March 9-11.

“KHSAA State events are large-scale undertakings, and with the expansion of the State Tournament several years ago, we are very limited in options for holding the event,” said Commissioner Julian Tackett. “We absolutely have to be able to put down at least eight mats to get the tournament completed in two days, and that in and of itself limits our options. We are thankful our hosting partners at the Alltech Arena on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park were able to work out new dates. We tried to work cooperatively with another event that is scheduled for Sunday and rearrange schedules, but that group was unwilling […]

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

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 10, 2015

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

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

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

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02/05/15 – Pairings Announced For 2015 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ and Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen®

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 5, 2015

The pairings for the 2015 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ and the 2015 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® were determined Thursday afternoon when the annual Draw Show was conducted at the WKYT Studios in Lexington. Hosted by Dave Baker and Gary Ball, the Draw Show was televised by The CW Lexington and WYMT, and live streamed at KHSAA.tv.

The 2015 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® will be held March 11-15 at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, with the 2015 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® taking place March 18-22 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/

2015 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® bracket:
http://khsaa.org/basketball/girls/sweet16/2015/girlstatebracket2015.pdf

2015 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® bracket:
http://khsaa.org/basketball/boys/sweet16/2015/boystatebracket2015.pdf

Complete brackets are also available […]

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01/28/15 – Board of Control Approves Revised Archery Competition Rules and Alignment for 2015

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2015

The KHSAA Board of Control finalized competition rules and a new alignment for the sport-activity of Archery in a meeting at the Association’s headquarters on Wednesday morning. After extensive review, the newly approved competition rules for Archery, which include the elimination of charging competitors to compete at tournaments and the desire to conduct an autonomous state championship, will go into effect this season.

Updated competition rules and a revised alignment for Archery can be found at the following link:
http://khsaa.org/handbook/competitionrules/arcompetitionrules.pdf

The 2015 KHSAA Archery State Championship will be held Thursday, April 23rd at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington.

In other action taken on Wednesday, the Board of Control:

• Accepted a recommendation from staff to modify the field size requirements for hosting regional soccer tournaments. Following the Board’s acceptance, the minimum field width requirement to host a regional soccer tournament will be reduced to a range of […]

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01/27/15 – Sweet Sixteen® Draw Show Set For February 5th on CW Lexington, KHSAA.tv

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 27, 2015

The pairings for the 2015 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® and the 2015 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® will be revealed on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 1 p.m. (ET) when the annual Draw Show is televised live by The CW Lexington. The Sweet 16® Draw Show will also be streamed live online at KHSAA.tv and WKYT.com.

The 2015 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® will be held March 11-15 at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, with the 2015 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® taking place March 18-22 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 on the KHSAA/Riherds.com Scoreboard and the KHSAA website on the basketball home page following […]

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01/26/15 – Winter Sports Championship Media Credentials

2014-2015 News Releases

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

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01/14/15 – First Basketball Statistical Leader Reports Released; NFHS Names Mueller, Bender National Coaches of the Year

2014-2015 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 14, 2015

First Weekly Basketball Statistical Leader Reports Now Available

The initial weekly statistical leader reports for boys’ and girls’ basketball have been posted to KHSAA.org. Statistics are compiled weekly throughout the regular season and will be posted to the KHSAA website every Wednesday.

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 team in question did not update its statistics through the KHSAA’s online system prior to the deadline.

Beginning with 2014-2015, as contained in Bylaw 27, the requirements to enter and maintain rosters, schedules and statistics will be enforced more rigorously by the KHSAA. This enforcement will subject the member schools to penalties by the Commissioner, including fines and other actions, within the constraints of Bylaw 27.

The statistical leader reports can be found through the links below:

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12/12/14 – KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships This Saturday At Alltech Arena

2014-2015 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 12, 2014

The third annual KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships will take place Saturday, Dec. 13 at Alltech Arena in Lexington. Doors open to the public at 9 a.m. with the competition starting at 10 a.m. with the All-Girls’ Small and All-Girls’ Medium divisions. The All-Girls’ Large and All-Girls’ Super-Large divisions are slated to begin at 2 p.m., followed by Coed divisions A & B at 6 p.m. Each session of the championship will be webcast live at KHSAA.tv.

The official championship program can be viewed at the following link:
http://www.khsaa.org/httpdocs/Publications/Programs/20142015/Cheer/issue1/

A detailed order of appearance is available at the link below:
http://khsaa.org/cheer/20142015/orderofappearance.pdf

Results will be posted to KHSAA.org upon the conclusion of each session.

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12/09/14 – KHSAA Issues Clarification on Penalty Near End of Corbin/Central Playoff Contest

2014-2015 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 9, 2014

Following the conclusion of the Corbin vs. Central playoff contest on November 21, the KHSAA has received several inquiries regarding a penalty assessed near the end of the game. On the last timed down, a long pass was completed by Central and a face mask foul was called at the end of the play. The play, which was widely scene on ESPN SportsCenter and in other media outlets, showed a Central player losing possession of the football, with the ball striking his foot before being caught by another Central player who was subsequently tackled near the sideline as time expired. On the tackle, the game officials called a foul for tackling by the face mask, and administered the penalty against Corbin and awarded Central one untimed down.

“As the video shows, the catch and run were legal and at the end of the play, the Corbin player tackled the Central runner […]

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12/08/14 – KHSAA Sanctions Football Officials, Officials’ Association for Rule Misapplication

2014-2015 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 8, 2014

The KHSAA has assessed sanctions against a crew of five football officials and an adjustment to the schedule for future playoff assignments for the local association involved, following a misapplication of the playing rules in the semifinal round playoff game between DeSales and Murray on November 28. During the second quarter of the game, on a play when Murray scored a touchdown, the covering official called a foul against a coach from Murray when the covering official made contact with the coach in an area where coaches are not permitted during play. The officials then mis-administered the playing rules by assessing the penalty from the spot of the foul and not allowing the touchdown.

“The foul occurred as the covering official was making his way up the sideline covering the play and made contact with a coach in the two-yard restricted area where coaches are not permitted,” stated KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett, […]

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11/18/14 – KHSAA Extends Football Championship Agreement With Russell Athletic, Western Kentucky University Through 2018

2014-2015 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 18, 2014

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association officially extended its agreements with Russell Athletic and Western Kentucky University to partner and host the state football finals through 2018 in a press conference in Bowling Green on Tuesday. The KHSAA Board of Control previously approved an extension for WKU and Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium as the host site of the Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl, dependent at the time upon retaining Russell Athletic as the event’s title sponsor.

“We are very excited to continue our outstanding partnership with Western Kentucky University, which has only improved through the emergence of Russell Athletic as the event’s title sponsor,” said Julian Tackett, KHSAA Commissioner. “In feedback from our membership, WKU has an ideally-sized stadium for our event. We look forward to continuing a strong, long term relationship with both WKU and Russell Athletic, partners who have a strong relationship with our membership both in […]

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11/12/14 – Board of Control Upholds Penalties Against Cordia High School; Reduces 2014-15 Suspension to 15 Games

2014-2015 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 12, 2014

The Board of Control completed a special meeting on Wednesday morning at the KHSAA Offices to conclude the appeals hearing for sanctions levied against Cordia High School, which recessed on Oct. 22nd. Following its deliberation, the Board upheld 18 of the KHSAA’s original 25 findings of fact from the yearlong investigation.

Upon completion of its review, the Board voted to uphold four of the seven original penalties. In its action, the Board reduced the suspension of Cordia’s 2014-15 boys’ basketball team from a full season (30 games) to a 15-game suspension. The 2014-15 Cordia boys’ basketball team will be limited to a 15-game regular season schedule, with no postseason play. The postseason ban will also apply to the 2015-16 boys’ basketball team.

As part of the original four upheld penalties, Cordia was placed on probation through the 2018-19 season and required to forfeit all games from the 2013-14 boys’ basketball […]

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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 – 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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11/01/14 – Final End of Season FB TieBreaker Results

2014-2015 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, 2014

The calculations for the three-way tie-breaker in football have been posted online at  http://www.khsaa.org/football/2014/threewaytiebreakertodate.pdf.

Playoff pairings as well as the instructions and details about the games, are available at http://www.khsaa.org/football and the final district standings are posted at http://khsaa.org/2014-football-district-standings/

There were four relevant out of state records for teams-

  • South Point, OH (2-8, counted 2 wins)
  • Providence, IN (7-4, counted the 7 wins, only counted first 10 played games)
  • Hurley, VA (6-3, counted 6 wins)
  • Grundy, VA (0-9, counted 9 wins)

There were nine specific ties this season with the final calculations at http://www.khsaa.org/football/2014/threewaytiebreakertodate.pdf:

  • Class 1A, District 2- tie for 1st broken based on points through top four defeated opponents including Providence, IN
  • Class 2A, District 2- tie for 4th broken based on points through top four defeated opponents
  • Class 2A, District 8- tie for 1st broken based on points through top four defeated opponents including Hurley, VA
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10/29/14 – Assumption Defeats Mercy, 4-0, To Capture 1st KHSAA Field Hockey State Title

2014-2015 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 29, 2014

Assumption made history on Wednesday night at Bellarmine University’s Owsley B. Frazier Stadium, scoring a 4-0 victory over Mercy to capture the first-ever KHSAA Field Hockey State Championship. The Rockets took a 1-0 lead into the half off a goal by Elizabeth Allgeier, and added three more goals in the second half to claim the state title.

Emma Spinetto scored the Rockets’ 2nd goal in the 45th minute off an assist by tournament most valuable player Bailey Higgins. Allgeier assisted on a goal by Kennedy Frantz in the 52nd minute to make it a 3-0 contest, before Erika Cooper capped off the scoring with an unassisted goal in the 55th minute.

Higgins was joined on the All-Tournament team by fellow Rockets Rebecca Theineman and Allgeier. Mercy’s Kylee Daugherty, Amy Edgerton and Olivia Hennis were also named to the All-Tournament team after leading the Jaguars to a state runner-up finish.

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