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Athletic Department Updates

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

As the dead period approaches, it is important to remind all coaches about sport-activities (bowling, competitive cheer, archery, bass fishing) during the dead period. This includes both middle and high school students per 702 KAR 7:065. Any partici...
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05/23/17 – Dance State Competition FAQs

KHSAA DANCE Frequently Asked Questions (as of May 23, 2017) The following is a FAQ for Dance. Refer to the Competition Rules that will be published in the KHSAA Handbook and on the Association website for more information. The Competition Rules gov...
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05/17/17 – Title IX/Participation List/Roster Entry Closure and Roster Status

All member school Title IX and Participation Lists have been received at this time. Thank you to the membership for your outstanding cooperation with this project. TRACK AND FIELD SCHOOLS WITH POLE VAULT COMPETITORS - It is imperative that you ha...
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05/17/17 – Reminder about Postseason Baseball/Softball Rosters

This reminder to all athletic directors, principals, and coaches at KHSAA member schools. Only those students who are indicated with a checkmark in the "postseason roster" column are eligible to compete in KHSAA sanctioned postseason competition. Th...
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05/10/17-Reminders about Students Practicing/Playing While Ineligible

Recently, the Commissioner's office has been made aware of several questions and concerns regarding various approved changes to the eligibility rules of the KHSAA. A reminder to all involved is that once a proposal receives the requisite vote of the ...
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05/12/17 – State Dance Competition

Following is a link to the news release that was posted following yesterday's KHSAA Board of Control meeting concerning the 2017 KHSAA State Dance Competition. News Release In addition, coaches should be mindful of the following: COMPETITION The...
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05/10/17 – Board of Control Addresses Championship Sites for Football, Girls’ Basketball, Dance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2017 The Board of Control addressed future locations of the KHSAA state football finals, girls’ basketball Sweet Sixteen®, and Dance during Wednesday’s meeting at the KHSAA offices, awarding championships to Kroger Fie...
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04/17/17 – 2016-2017 Financial Aid Survey

All schools, public and nonpublic, are required annually to report detailed financial information to the KHSAA as per Bylaw 11. This report is required of all member schools. It is important to note that if tuition is charged for any reason to any st...
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04/06/17 – Nominations For Midway Female Student-Athlete of the Year – Track & Field

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among Track & Field participants for 2016-17. The award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community ser...
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03/30/17 – KHSAA Revising Office Hours Effective April 3, 2017

Effective April 3, 2017, the KHSAA will have new office hours. The office will open each day at 7:30 a.m. and close at 4:00 p.m. ET. Logistical and traffic issues (both current and anticipated) in the surrounding area near the office, in particular,...
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03/30/17 – Reminders about Title IX and Participation List Submission for 16-17

As spring sports are now fully in swing, it is time to remind each of you that the annual reports for Title IX and the Participation List are due on April 30. If you have specific questions about Title IX and the law itself, any of our Assistant ...
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03/30/17 – Financial Aid Survey Questions

It is again that time of year once again for ALL KHSAA member schools to complete their required annual financial aid survey. In an effort to assist Principals and Athletic Directors in preparing for this survey, we have provided a list of questions ...
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02/15/17 – Board of Control Election Procedures

BOARD OF CONTROL BALLOT – BOARD OF CONTROL ELECTIONS - INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BALLOT: Balloting is ONLY done online for these positions. Balloting will be available beginning on Wednesday, February 15. Only the Principal or Designated Represent...
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02/09/17 – Important Reminders-Title IX Reports and Rosters

As the winter sports season draws to a close, and we prepare to open up the 2017 Online Title IX reports for entry, we have discovered that a substantial number of member schools have team related issues that must first be corrected. Specifically, th...
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02/02/17 – 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Applications Now Open

For the fourth year Whitaker Bank, as part of its continuing title sponsorship of the Boys’ Sweet 16®, and the KHSAA will be presenting four one-time $1,500 scholarships. The scholarships are open to high school seniors that participate in KHSAA sa...
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01/13/17 – Board Approves Alternative Region Tournament (Team Sports) and Alignment for Region 15

During the course of its regularly scheduled meeting at the KHSAA Offices on Thursday, the Board of Control approved a requested new trial pilot program for the 15th Region Tournament beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. These changes will not b...
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1/13/2017 – Nominations sought for Midway Female Student-Athlete of the Year – Girls’ Basketball

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among girls' basketball participants for 2016-2017.This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community se...
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01/03/17 – ArbiterPay Option for Schools for Payment of Officials

As was shared with those that were attendance at the Annual Meeting, the KHSAA has now finalized a review and approval giving member schools the option to pay licensed officials online (some schools have already started using this service) through Ar...
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12/13/16 – Reminder about Stats Collection REQUIREMENT and Penalties for Noncompliance

Beginning next week (week of 12/19), the KHSAA will begin compiling weekly statewide statistical leader reports for boys’ and girls’ basketball. Statistical entry is required of all member schools, and those failing to meet the requirement to enter s...
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11/18/16 – Important Change in Bylaw 22, Out of State Opponents

At the September annual meeting of the membership. the delegates overwhelmingly approved Proposal 10 which removes the requirements in Bylaw 22 that KHSAA member schools only play out of state teams that are members of that state association or eligi...
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11/18/16 – Important Change in Interpretation, Bylaw 6, 7 and 8 (student activity while ineligible)

At the September annual meeting of the membership. the delegates overwhelmingly approved Proposal 6 which stipulates that the required period of ineligibility of a student-athlete who has been ruled ineligible per Bylaws 6, 7 and 8 is applicable sole...
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11/18/16- Board of Control Referendum to the Membership – Bylaw 23

At its November meeting, the Board of Control gave final approval to the distribution of a referendum of the membership for the purpose of amending Bylaw 23, Limitation of Seasons. At the September annual meeting of the membership, there was a propos...
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10/19/16 – Commissioner’s Initial Response To 17 RS BR 113

"Our Board of Control on behalf of our schools has historically opposed such bills because the Association is in the business of school-based sports, not school-aged sports, and competitive equity is always an issue. Most of those specifics are conta...
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Regional BK Officials Rotation (Updated 7/31/16)

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09/09/16 – KHSAA to Participate in “Team Up, Speak Up to Fight Concussions” on September 13

 The Concussion Legacy Foundation has created the first ever national concussion education day, scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 13. On Team Up Day, millions of athletes will hear a speech from their coach, captain and medical team that encourages t...
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08/31/16 – Annual Meeting Reminders

With the KHSAA Annual Meeting of schools two weeks away, here are some important reminders.HYATT HOUSINGThe Hyatt Regency, adjacent to the center, has a small block of rooms available for September 13, by contacting 859-253-1234 and when transferred ...
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09/01/16 – Athletic Director Approved Continuous Improvement Hours

Bylaw 25, Sec. 5. POST HIRE REQUIREMENTS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTINUING DUTIES AS AN ATHLETIC DIRECTORAvailable Tract of Leadership and Continuous Improvement HoursKHSAAAnnual Meeting (4 hours)New Athletic Director Institute (6 hours)Region Meeting ...
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08/22/16 – 2016 KHSAA Annual Meeting and First AD Institute

This is intended for all KHSAA member school Superintendents, Principals, and Athletic Directors and the links can be forwarded as needed.ANNUAL MEETINGThis reminder that the 2016 Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA is to be held on Wednesd...
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08/10/16 – 2016-2017 Regional Athletic Administrators Meetings, Including Regs and Current Undertakings, Online School System, Title IX

This reminder is for all member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors within the KHSAA.For the fall of 2016, the KHSAA is again scheduling an Athletic Administrator Workshop in eight areas of the state. The content for this non-ma...
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08/10/16 – HYPE Student Leadership Conferences Registration Now Open

Registration for the  2016 KHSAA HYPE Student Leadership Conferences is now open. This year's conferences will be Tuesday, August 30 at the Lexington Convention Center and Wednesday, August 31 at the Ramada Plaza Hotel & Conference Center in Loui...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Cross Country Rules Clinic Now Available Online

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Cross Country is available beginning today, August 1. Remember, the clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Field Hockey Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Field Hockey is available beginning August 1. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach rec...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Soccer Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is available beginning August 1. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach receives ...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Golf Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Golf is available beginning August 1. The clinic is required for all head and assistant coaches.  August 1 to August 15 – the Golf Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge ...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Football Rules Clinic Now Available Online

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is available beginning August 1. THOUGH THERE ARE MINIMAL RULE CHANGES, one is major to the way the game is coached and officiated and both groups should take the clinic as soon as pos...
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07/25/16 – Important Reminder to Update School Personnel Information

As we approach the start of the sports seasons and school year, it is critical that all schools have coaching lists and information up to date, as well as administrators and non-coaches.All content in the data system is accessible solely through the ...
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07/25/16 – Reminder about Heat Index Procedures – FB & FH

While the media coverage has been great about our schools and their compliance with the mandated heat index monitoring and activity adjustment protocols, it is important that our Football and Field Hockey programs be reminded of important subtleties ...
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07/11/16 – Important Reminders About the Start of Football Practice

These reminders are critically important as we transition to the start of football practice for the 2016 season. This notice and all provisions supersede any and all previous communication regarding practice rules and regulations.The following provis...
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Ruling Officer Assignments – 2016-17

    Primary Secondary 2 Age-For documented waiver due to retention per the state exception, contact the ruling officer. There is no ruling in any other circumstances as the bylaw is state law Barren Bilberry 3 Enrollm...
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KHSAA Sports Contacts, 2016-2017 and beyond

  Primary Event Contact Secondary Event Contact Primary Playing Rules Interpreter Secondary Playing Rules Interpreter Golf DB SB DB SB Field Hockey SB DB SB DB Volleyball BC DB BC DB Soccer ...
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06/27/16 – Rosters Open for Entry for 2016-2017

While many of you as athletic administrators are taking advantage of about the only two "down" weeks of the year with dead period, still others prefer to use this time to begin work on rosters. There will be additional enhancements to the roster and ...
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06/22/16 – Reminder about Equipment Issuance During Dead Period (USA Football)

The KHSAA offices have received several inquiries regarding participation by students in USA Football's National Development Games. According to their verification letter, there are six different options to attend. We had asked at least two member sc...
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2016-2017 Official Ball Adoptions

Reminder to school administrators about the primary points of the KHSAA and its ball adoption agreements.In an effort to offset the services and events provided by the KHSAA and eliminate passing on a great deal of additional cost to the membership, ...
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05/13/16 – Kentucky-Indiana Basketball All Star Information

In conjunction with the Bluegrass Sports Commission, the information below relative to the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star series is listed below. Please consider attending this historic event that is being managed by our partners at the Bluegrass Sports C...
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05/13/16 – Huddle Event Tickets Available to Member Schools

Member schools are reminded that Huddle provides event tickets for you to use throughout the year. Huddle is the only ticket provider endorsed by the KHSAA. As you plan for 2016-17, you should likely include them in your plans and order early!It is l...
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KHSAA Official Ball Products – 2016-2017 (effective May 12, 2016)

SportBrandModelTermBaseballSpaldingTF Pro HS Baseball (41-100HS)2016-2019Basketball-BSpaldingTF1000 Classic (74-7849)2016-2019Basketball-GSpaldingTF1000 Class 28.5 (74-7839)2016-2019FootballSpaldingAlpha -72-67582016-2019SoccerSelect SportRoyale2...
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04/22/2016 – Nominations Sought for Midway Female Student-Athlete of the Year – Bass Fishing

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among Bass Fishing participants for 2015-16.The award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service an...
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04/22/16 – Reminder Bylaw 23 Limitation of Seasons

This is a reminder to all administrators and coaches concerning Bylaw 23, Limitation of Seasons. KHSAA staff members have received several inquiries about permitted activity,  specifically concerning fall sports and practice/tryouts for the fall. The...
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04/20/16 – Great Offer From Our Friends at Subway Restaurants

Subway Restaurants has been a proud corporate partner with the KHSAA. In fact, you will notice in most of their stores, a window sticker indicating their support of the great activities of the KHSAA and their partnership.This year, they are offering ...
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04/15/16 – 2015-2016 Financial Aid Survey

All schools, public and nonpublic, are required annually to report detailed financial information to the KHSAA as per Bylaw 11. This report is required of all member schools. It is important to note that if tuition is charged for any reason to any st...
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04/12/16 – Reminders about Title IX and Participation List Submission

As spring sports are now fully in swing, it is time to remind each of you that the annual reports for Title IX and the Participation List are due on April 30.If you have specific questions about Title IX and the law itself, any of our Assistant Commi...
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04/04/16 – Reminder about Revised OAG 15-022 Opinion and 7/8 Grade Students

Most school entities have been notified from a variety of sources about an important ruling that came from the Attorney General (KYAG) recently regarding KHSAA Bylaw 4 as it relates to KRS 156.070 (2)(c) (the complete text of KRS 156.070 is located a...
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02/16/16 – Board of Control Election Procedures

BOARD OF CONTROL BALLOT – BOARD OF CONTROL ELECTIONS - INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BALLOT:Balloting is ONLY done online for these positions.Only the Principal or Designated Representative may vote. The names on file as verified by the KHSAA website at the t...
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01/29/16 – KHSAA Board Adopts Baseball Pitch Count Restrictions with Mandated Rest

At its January meeting, the KHSAA Board of Control had a second and final reading and adopted a pitch count limitation beginning with the 2016 baseball playing season. The Board adopted the proposal in response to concerns regarding student safety ex...
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01/19/16 – Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Application Now Open

For the third year Whitaker Bank, as part of its continuing title sponsorship of the Boys’ Sweet 16®, and the KHSAA will be presenting four one-time $1,500 scholarships. The scholarships are open to high school seniors that participate in KHSAA sanct...
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12/28/15 – Board of Control Nominations Sought

Per the provisions of Article IV, Section 2-B, of the KHSAA Constitution, this is to advise you that the term of office for Board of Control members will expire June 30, 2016. The terms of Board members Donna Bumps (at-large, Regions 1-8), Jeff Saylo...
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11/09/15 – Phase I of 2015-16 Title IX Reporting Open for Entry, Changes in System

The initial phase of entry for the 2015-2016 Title IX Reports, the ability to enter the financial information from 2014-15 to be entered on the form T-35, is available and online at schools.khsaa.org. There have been several enhancements this year ba...
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11/3/15 – Final Opportunity to Edit Fall 2015 Sport Coaching Rosters

As part of the Annual Title IX and Participation Reports, the coaching roster is reviewed and totals are placed on the T35 report form. Though these totals are not a conclusive indicator of Title IX compliance (or lack of compliance) in any way, they...
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11/03/15 – NFL Releases New Study on Helmets

The NFHS recently shared with the KHSAA an item from the NFL. The NFL recently released the results from a joint study with the NFLPA that looked at what football helmets best reduced the severity of impact. The performance of the 17 football helmets...
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11/03/15 – Grant Funding Opportunity for Athletic Training – Secondary Schools

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has long recommended and continues to recommend, that medical coverage be present at all athletic practices and contests. Because of the unique skill set of Certified/Licensed Athletic Trainers it is reco...
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09/21/15 – Reminder of Bylaw 15 – Practice of Sportsmanship – Removal of Team

It is the clear obligation of principals, coaches, and all official representatives of member schools to practice the highest principles of sportsmanship and the ethics of competition in all interscholastic relationships with fans, officials, players...
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09/04/15 – Reminder about Heat Index/Drones at Competition

This notice is being sent to all member schools and specific licensed officials.HEAT INDEXWhile we have been blessed with a relatively cool summer, such is likely not to be the case this weekend and early next week. Keep in mind that the Heat Index r...
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09/05/15 – Proposal by Proposal Analysis of 2015 Annual Meeting Proposals

This is the second part of a two-part effort to talk about the 2015 KHSAA Annual Meeting. Because of another vast turnover in athletic administrators this year, and in order to help you prepare, this information is being sent well in advance of this ...
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09/04/15 – Yearly Reminder about Importance of Annual Meeting

This is a great time of year. The school year has started, the fields and courts are in use every night, and we get to continuously hear about the great things done by our student-athletes, coaches, officials and member schools. And again this year, ...
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08/28/15 – Eligibility Reminder-Foreign Exchange and Non-Exchange Students

With the busy start of school upon us, we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of the bylaws ( Bylaw 7 & 8) that govern the use of student/athletes that desire to participate in high school athletics, but are not citizens of the United S...
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08/31/15 – Assistance Needed with School Broadcast Program

Good afternoon. During 2013-14, the KHSAA partnered with the NFHS to become a member of the NFHS Network. This network, powered by PlayOn Sports, is a joint venture of nearly 40 state high school associations to aggregate content from all states and ...
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08/28/15 – SAT/ACT Donation Project

Below you will find a link to information about a special offer you and any of your students may use to receive discounted access to an online (or DVD) ACT and/or SAT study guide to help students prepare for the ACT and/or SAT test. This program is o...
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08/18/15 – Reminder about 2015 Annual Meeting of the Membership of KHSAA

This is intended for all KHSAA member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors and the link can be forwarded as needed.This reminder that the 2015 Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA is to be held on Thursday, September 10 ...
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01/05/17 – Middle School Frequently Asked Questions – Updated

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS/UPDATE – MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS REGULATIONS- UPDATED JANUARY 5, 2017Please refer to this blog for updates and responses to frequently asked questions to guide you throughout the year.  If you have an immediate question, pl...
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08/14/15 – Association to Sponsor Intense Voluntary Training For Newer Athletic Administrators

The KHSAA will conduct a training session for newer Athletic Directors on Wednesday, September 9, the day prior to the KHSAA Annual Meeting, from 1:00 to 4:45. The New Athletic Directors Institute will be held in Lexington at the KHSAA offices. This ...
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08/14/15 – 2015-2016 Athletic Administrators Meetings, Including Regs, Rosters, Title IX

This reminder is for all member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors within the KHSAA.For the fall of 2015, the KHSAA is again scheduling an Athletic Administrator Workshop in eight areas of the state. The content for this non-ma...
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08/07/15 – HYPE Student Conferences Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2015 KHSAA HYPE Student Leadership Conferences is now open and available online.To register, click here.  Registration is on a first-come first-served basis as the Lexington conference is usually at capacity.DATE/TIME/LOCATIONLEX...
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08/04/15 – An Open Note of Gratitude and Thanks

Good morning. This is being composed for all of our administrative contacts at the member schools as an open note of thanks and gratitude.Over the last week, many of you, and I mean a great many, have taken the time out to call, text, email and send ...
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07/31/15 – Reminder to Update School Coach/Roster Information

As we approach the start of the sports seasons, it is critical that all schools have coaching lists and information up to date, as well as competition rosters. A roster, including coaches names and a valid playing roster, must be entered prior to any...
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06/24/15 – Rosters Reset, Ready for 2015-16, Reminders about Requirements for Eligibility

Welcome back for the 2015-2016 School Year!Before any work begins for the 2015-16 year, a person in the school with Athletic Director level access must initialize rosters as detailed below before rosters can be updated and subsequently, rosters and s...
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06/22/15 – AMLE To Produce Inclusion Webinar

AMLE Webinar: Social Inclusion and Young AdolescentsAugust 5, 20154-5:00 p.m. EDT Join AMLE (Association of Middle Level Educators), Special Olympics Project UNIFY® and middle level practitioners to learn about social inclusion and its importance for...
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06/22/15 – Reminders about Dead Period (Bylaw 24)

This is being sent to all Principals, Athletic Directors, Superintendents and Coaches of Member Schools. This is being sent via an electronic application and it is possible that any direct replies will not be received by the sender.A few reminders as...
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06/08/15 – KHSAA Seeks Applicants for Assistant Commissioner (Female)

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF RESUMES AND COVER LETTER FOR CONSIDERATION: THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015The Kentucky High School Athletic Association is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Commissioner. Due to the provisions of the Federal Cou...
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05/18/15 – Board of Control Approves Compliance Forms for Football Revisions

With the approval of the sweeping changes in football contact rules, the Board of Control has approved three forms which are to be used by schools to monitor practice limitations, participation limitations, etc. These forms are NOT to be submitted to...
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05/15/15 – Hotels for State Track and Field and Call for Volunteers

We have made some adjustments with hotels in the area for state track and track and field championships next weekend.  If you are still needing to book rooms for your teams the Clarion now has additional rooms available as well as the Campbell House....
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04/22/15-Final Changes Adopted for Football in Response to NFHS Task Force Recommendations

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 c...
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04/22/15-Football Equipment Timelines

Below is an interpretative listing of the various equipment periods. Any conflict with Bylaw 23, Section 6 (Football) will yield to the Bylaw 23 section for enforcement :PRE-SEASON (POST DEAD PERIOD) ACCLIMATIZATION AND ACCLIMATION THROUGH THE END OF...
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04/22/15-Final Bylaw 23 Changes Necessary Due to Emergency Adoption of NFHS Task Force Recommendations

Below is the revised wording of Bylaw 23, Section 6 (Football), as a results of its emergency adoption due to the recommendations of the NFHS Trask Force: Sec. 6) Sports Specific Limitations- Footballa) Organized practice shall be structured in foot...
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04/20/15 – Updated Physical History and Exam, Permission Forms Posted

Thanks to great work by various groups, we are able to get revised physical and permission forms online a couple of weeks early this year as many of you plan for next year. All old forms that have been completed remain valid for the one year plus one...
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04/14/15 – Reminders about Title IX and Participation List Submission Due April 30

As spring sports are now fully in swing, it is time to remind each of you that the annual reports for Title IX and the Participation List are due on April 30. If you have specific questions about Title IX and the law itself, any of our Assistant C...
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03/10/15 – CLASS Awards Recognition & Scholarship Program Information

Information for the 2015 Forcht Bank/KHSAA CLASS Awards Recognition & Scholarship Program has been posted on the KHSAA website at the link below. Each school may nominate one boy and one girl as the school winner. School winners are eligible for...
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02/24/2015 – Unified Sports Information Available

The KHSAA announced their partnership with Special Olympics Kentucky before Christmas. We are excited to now share information with schools about how schools may begin organizing Unified Track and Field teams and competitors.  This athletic event wi...
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02/24/15 – FAQs Unified Track and Field

PLAYING UNIFIED A common question from students “Can I play too?”  YES, you can!   UNIFIED TRACK & FIELD 2014-15 For the past several years the KHSAA has offered exhibition events in Track and Field for students in wheelchairs.  Those events ...
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02/20/15-Board Ballot Instructions

BOARD OF CONTROL BALLOT – BOARD OF CONTROL ELECTIONS - INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BALLOT: Balloting is ONLY done online for these positions. Only the Principal or Designated Representative may vote. The names on file as verified by the KHSAA website...
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01/26/15 – Winter Sports Championship Media Credentials

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 ...
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01/08/15 – Reminder on Bylaw Ineligibility from Last Date of Varsity Participation

With the beginning of the second semester, we wanted to remind you again about the change within Bylaw 6 dealing with the period of ineligibility (for those students subject to the provisions of Bylaw 6) that went into effect on August 1, 2014.   Pr...
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01/06/15 – Reminder about Stats Collection REQUIREMENT and Penalties for Non Compliance

Beginning next week (week of 1/12), we will begin compiling weekly statewide statistical leader reports. With this first compilation, any school that has NOT reported statistics for one or more games will be penalized. The likely first step will be a...
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01/06/15 – Phase I of 2014-15 Title IX Reporting Open for Entry, Changes in System

The initial phase of entry for the 2014-2015 Title IX Reports, the ability to enter the financial information from 2013-14 to be entered on the form T-35, is available and online at schools.khsaa.org. There have been several enhancements this year ba...
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01/05/15 – Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Application

For the second year, Whitaker Bank, as part of its continuing title sponsorship of the Boys' Sweet 16®, and the KHSAA will be presenting four one-time $1,500 scholarships. The scholarships are open to high school seniors that participate in KHSAA san...
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11/03/14 – High School Playoff Contests Asked to Honor Veterans

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

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...
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10/31/14 – Reminders about Football Playoffs and Final Regular Season Week

This is going to ALL KHSAA football playing schools. If it doesn't apply to you, please disregard. As we prepare for potentially 95 games to be played during week 1 of the playoffs, we ask for your cooperation as we try and pull final brackets toget...
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10/25/14-Interim Football TieBreaker Calculations Posted

The three-way tiebreaker calculations through play of October 24, 2014 have been posted on the KHSAA website. Viewers should be mindful that: The calculations are tentative and are not final until the final game is played; Most teams likely have...
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10/22/14 – Information On Ordering Tickets to Russell Athletic/KHSAA State Football Finals

It is again time for us to take orders for advance tickets to the 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 fi...
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10/21/14-Information from American Sports Builders, RE: Crumb Rubber

The following information was provided to the KHSAA by representatives of the NFHS in Indianapolis. This is provided for your information.     ASBA Response to NBC National News Story on Health Effects of Crumb Rubber in S...
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09/30/14 – Fall Sports Championship Media Credentials

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Fall Sports Championships is now live. Media members can visit credentials.khsaa.org to apply for credentials online. Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are issued by the KHSAA to...
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09/29/14 – Four Measures Receive Approval at Annual Meeting

At the Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA, four proposals received the votes necessary for approval. The membership was represented by 215 of the schools (out of 277 members), a turnout very comparable to the past few years, with 144 votes...
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09/17/2014 – Proposal by Proposal Analysis of 2014 Annual Meeting Proposals

This is the second part of a two-part effort to talk about the 2014 KHSAA Annual Meeting. Because of the vast turnover in athletic administrators this year, and in order to help you prepare, this information is being sent well in advance of this year...
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09/17/14 – Reminder about Importance of Annual Meeting

Love this time of year. School has started, the fields and courts are in use every night, and we get to continuously hear about the great things done by our student-athletes. And again this year, we are privileged to have just completed another circu...
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09/16/14 – Annual Meeting Registration/Room Reminder

This reminder that the KHSAA Annual Meeting will be Monday, September 29 at the Lexington Center. For those who have not registered, please do so ASAP by going to the link at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/201415AnnualMeeting. The Hyatt Regency (adj...
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08/31/14 – Reminder about 2014 Annual Meeting of KHSAA High Schools

This is intended for all KHSAA member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors and the link can be forwarded as needed. The 2014 Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA is to be held on Monday, September 29 in the Thoroughbred...
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09/05/14 – Update on Bylaw 6 Transfer Requests/Rulings/Forms

We wanted to update Athletic Administrators on a couple of recent changes with regard to submission of Bylaw 6 Domestic Student Transfer Request Forms and, with the turnover of administrators, also remind you of some tips that will help in the review...
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09/05/14 – Middle School Athletics and “Who we can play”

We have received several inquiries on the middle school regulation (702 KAR 7:065) and which school(s) that middle school teams can and cannot compete against in contests. To assist schools, the following clarifications are being provided to help add...
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09/05/14 – Reminder about Ruling Officers for 2014-15

The first line of rulings concerning KHSAA Bylaws 2 through 14 is to contact the ruling officer with information. In many cases, that consists of sending in a requisite form, as well as any other information that might be needed. For the 2014-15 sch...
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08/23/14 – Reminder about Interrupted Football Games

In light of the large number of calls and texts on night 1 of high school football and in light of the vast amount of turnover in athletic administrators and coaches, a reminder about the Competition Rules is in order. Interrupted games are not new, ...
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08/22/14 – Heat Index Reminder, All Sports but Particularly Football Contests Played 8/22 and 8/23

With tonight being the first permissible night for football contests, this notice and directive is important to help ensure the health and safety of the competitors. Due to the extremely low temperatures that have existed throughout most of fall prac...
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08/21/14 – Scoreboard/Rosters/Statistics Reminder

With the 2014-15 school year underway, not to mention a large number of administrators and coaches holding new positions across the state, now is a good time to pass along a few reminders for the fall sports season in regards to schedules, statistics...
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08/16/14 – Reminder about Carryover Ejections from 2013-2014

In several unfortunate situations each year, coaches or athletes with eligibility remaining are ejected near the end of the season, or near the end of the season for violations of Bylaw 15, Sportsmanships. Please note that when that happens, the pena...
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08/11/14 – Middle School Students Repeating Options and Age Requirements for Interscholastic Participation

The following is related SOLELY to interscholastic play for grades 5-8 students in grades 6 through 8 play.Through the completion of the 2014-2015 school year, policies regarding the participation of repeating students at the levels of play below hig...
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08/11/14 – Reminder on “Fall Ball” and Facilities

With the start of a new school year, it's a good time to remind schools about recent changes in KHSAA Bylaws, and we wanted to remind Administrators and Baseball/Softball Coaches about issues around offseason play ("Fall Ball") and school facilities....
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08/11/14 – Handbook Final Revisions in Progress

This notice to all interested parties. The 2014-15 Handbook is in final process with the final adjustments being made to directory listings, records and published interpretations. The Handbook documents in final form should be published by Friday, Au...
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08/11/14 – Middle School Frequently Asked Questions and Answers (updated)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS/UPDATE – MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS REGULATIONS- UPDATED AUGUST 11, 2014Please refer to this blog for updates and responses to frequently asked questions to guide you throughout the year.  If you have an immediate question, pl...
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08/08/14 – Reminders Regarding Bylaw 9 and Play Once School Starts

Bylaw 9 has been in place for many years, and restricts players in basketball and football, who have not yet both been in grade nine and played for a high school team at some level,  from playing in outside competition once the school year begins, ...
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08/06/14 – Reminders and Updates – Online roster system

Based on the number of calls that we have received concerning the start of the school year roster initialization and the eligibility and roster requirement, we wanted to send a brief clarification. Please contact IT Director Rob Catron (rcatron@khsaa...
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08/05/14 – 2014-2015 Athletic Administrators Meetings, Including Title IX

This reminder is for all member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors within the KHSAA. For the fall of 2014, the KHSAA is again scheduling an Athletic Administrator Workshop in eight areas of the state. The content for this non-...
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08/04/14 – HYPE Student Conference Registration Now Available

Registration for the 2014 KHSAA HYPE/Student Leadership Conferences is now open and available online. To register, click here. DATE/TIMELEXINGTON - Monday, August 25 - 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. (ET) BOWLING GREEN – Tuesday, Aug. 26 - 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. (...
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07/01/2014 – DQ Policy – Policy on Reinstatement of Disqualified Athletes/Coaches

Case BL-15-6- What is the member school obligation in the case of an unreported disqualification? KHSAA member school representatives are obligated to impose the minimum suspension penalty for the ejection per these published guidelines, even in t...
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07/27/14 – Reminder about Changes in Scrimmage Regulations and Playing Teams from Outside the United States

Two changes have been made for the 2014-2015 school year. One affects preseason scrimmages and what teams can be played by the KHSAA member schools, and the second change affects foreign teams coming into Kentucky to play our member schools in any sp...
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07/27/14 – Welcome Back to all Member Schools

Welcome back for the 2014-2015 School Year! We hope you have a great, if not far too short, summer and are ready to get going for 2014-2015. There are a great many changes for 2014-15. In many cases, we will be sending those to you in short snippets...
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07/25/14 – July, 2014 Board of Control Meeting Review

The following is a review of the items discussed at the July, 2014 KHSAA Board of Control Meeting and the status of those issues. The Board meets six times per year, and each time, the membership will be updated as far as actions by the Board. While ...
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07/23/14 – Bylaw 6 Transfer Form Reminder

As part of the recently approved changes to the Bylaws that have been given final legislative approval, Bylaw 6 has been revised to reflect the past action of the Delegate Assembly and these revisions change the period of ineligibility for students w...
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07/22/14 – Reminder about Changes to Bylaw 3, Limit of Four Years Enrollment

By virtue of action taken at the 2013 KHSAA Annual meeting of its high school membership, Bylaw 3 was amended to change the starting date for the four-year period of eligibility to the student's first entry in grade nine. Previously, the rule stated ...
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07/22/14 – “Grandfathered” List Published for Students Below Grade Seven

This reminder to all member schools. Effective with the start of the 2013-2014 school year, 702 KAR 7:065 was amended to prohibit students below seven (7) from playing high school competition (at any level). The implementation date of the prohibition...
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07/22/14 – Rosters Reset, Ready for 2014-15, Reminders about Requirements for Eligibility

Welcome back for the 2014-2015 School Year! Before any work begins for the 2014-15 year, a person in the school with Athletic Director level access  must initialize rosters as detailed below before rosters can be updated and subsequently, rosters an...
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07/21/14 – Football Individual Minimum Practice Reminder

With the change back to August 1 for the first day of practice in pads (anything other than shoulder pads, following the minimum three days of helmets only and minimum of three days of helmets and shoulder pads), several coaches have inquired about t...
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07/17/14 – NFHS Rules News Release and Pole Vault Collar Reminder

The NFHS released the following rules changes for the 2014-2015 season.  We wanted to share this information with you as the lifting of the jewelry restriction will go into effect immediately, including the fall 2014 Cross Country season, as it is a ...
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05/21/14 – May, 2014 Board of Control Meeting Review

The following is a review of the items discussed at the May KHSAA Board of Control Meeting and the status of those issues. The Board meets six times per year, and each time, the membership will be updated as far as actions by the Board. While many of...
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04/30/14 – April 2014 Board of Control Meeting Review

The following is a review of the items discussed at the April KHSAA Board of Control Meeting and the status of those issues. The Board meets six times per year, and each time, the membership will be updated as far as actions by the Board. While many ...
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04/18/14 – Deadline for Free Baseball Clinic Tonight

This is a reminder for Athletic Directors, all baseball coaches and baseball umpires that the deadline to complete the 2014 KHSAA/NFHS online Rules Clinic at no cost is midnight tonight.  If you have already completed the clinic, please disregard thi...
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04/15/14 – Board of Control Approves Addition of Field Hockey

The Board of Control approved the addition of Field Hockey as a KHSAA sanctioned sport for the fall of the 2014-2015 school year. Though the sport has been played in Jefferson County for over 50 years and in Oldham County for most of the past 10 year...
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04/10/14 – Reminders about Title IX and Participation List Submission Due April 30

As spring sports are now fully in swing, it is time to remind each of you that the annual reports for Title IX and the Participation List are due on April 30. If you have specific questions about Title IX and the law itself, any of our Assistant C...
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04/09/14 – Roster Maintenance, 2014 Title IX/Participation Entry

Later this week, the balance of the reporting mechanisms will be released regarding this year's Title IX and participation reports. These reports are required of ALL KHSAA member schools annually. There are two important reminders and items schools m...
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04/07/14 – Positive Changes on the Catastrophic Insurance Front

As most of you who are involved in purchasing athletic insurance for districts or schools are aware, the market remains very tough for this specialized type of coverage. For more than 30 years, the most visible benefit to membership in the KHSAA has ...
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04/07/14 – Reminder on Interrupted Baseball Games

This is a reminder to Athletic Directors and Baseball Coaches regarding interrupted games. 1) If a game is interrupted in tournament play or regular season play, and is subsequently to be completed, it will be reset at the same point once play resum...
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03/31/14 – Important Survey Available Concerning Swimming Facilities

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 t...
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03/31/14 – Review of March 20, 2014 Special KHSAA Board of Control Meeting

The following is a review of the items discussed at the March Special KHSAA Board of Control Meeting called by President Bill Beasley and the status of those issues. The Board meets six times per year, and each time, the membership will be updated as...
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03-27-14 Cold Weather Statement for Baseball, Softball and Track

Due to the ongoing cold temperatures, we have received several inquiries regarding postponing/canceling contests due to cold weather. Prior to the officials assuming authority (jurisdiction) per the playing rules, it is the decision of home game man...
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03/24/14 – Baden New Official Volleyball of KHSAA

At a special meeting on March 20th, the KHSAA Board of Control approved a five-year contract with Baden Sports to be the official ball for postseason play in Volleyball beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. Those of you planning to make your ball...
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03/24/14 – Select Sport Chosen as Official Ball for Soccer Postseason

At a special meeting on March 20th, the KHSAA Board of Control approved a contract with Select Sport as the official ball for postseason play in Soccer beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. Those of you planning to make your ball purchases for th...
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02/18/14 – Phase 1 of Title IX Reports for 2014 include New Historical Matrix (T-2 Chart) and T35 Revisions

The initial phase of entry for the 2013-2014 Title IX Reports is available and online at schools.khsaa.org. There have been several enhancements this year based on the tour of regional meetings last fall and the great cooperation and feedback from th...
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02/24/14 – Roster Entry Reminder – Post Season

This is a reminder about eligibility for postseason play in all sports, with today's focus being on basketball. Today is the first day of basketball postseason and to be eligible to play in postseason, a student must be on ONE of the online rosters f...
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02/01/14 – January, 2014 Board of Control Meeting Review

The following is a review of the items discussed at the January, 2014 KHSAA Board of Control Meeting and the status of those issues. The Board meets six times per year, and each time, the membership will be updated as far as actions by the Board. Whi...
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1/15/13 – Singles Bowlers Welcome and Bowling Regional Information

This is important information for all schools to read as we have had an incident where a student tried to enter themselves into the postseason bowling tournament without his school's knowledge.  With the addition of singles only entries, we have seen...
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01/10/13 – Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Application

As was announced in December, Whitaker Bank has signed on to be title sponsor of the Boys' Sweet 16®.  Within the title sponsorship, Whitaker Bank and the KHSAA will be presenting four one-time $1,500 scholarships.  The scholarships are open to high ...
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12/23/13 – Important Notes for all Coaches and Officials to Read – Clarifications on Announcers, Fouls, and Long Switches

Announcers ClarificationWe have received several questions regarding what is allowed to be spoken by announcers during a live ball. Though this rule and its interpretations are not totally new, it has been reported that some announcers were not follo...
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12/20/13 – Limitation of Seasons, Rosters, and Regular Season Competition Structure

The KHSAA is excited to announce that we currently have 107 schools participating in high school bowling.  With the growth of bowling also come growing pains.  We hope that this and future communications is helpful to students, coaches and administra...
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12/04/13 – Scorer’s Table Reference Available

Our hope is that your basketball season is off to a good start. We have updated and added a resource for Athletic Directors and Coaches on the general information tab of the basketball page to help with clock keeper guidelines and the nearly new poin...
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11/21/13 – Changes to Track Site Selection Plan

After fantastic feedback on the Cross Country Super Regionals and a great crowd and weather at the state Cross Country meet, we feel it is time to catch everyone up on what has been going on behind the scenes in regards to track regional sites.   Sc...
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11/13/13- Revision in Track and Field Season, 2014 ONLY

At the November 11, 2013 meeting, the KHSAA Board of Control approved an allowance for Track and Field teams for the 2014 season only, to allow normal "regular season" meets to be run AFTER the regional meets, provided these regular season meets are ...
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11/13/13- Assignment of Postseason Basketball Officials, 2014-2016

The Commissioner has announced the assignment designation for officials for postseason basketball tournaments for the 2013-2014 through 2015-2016 playing seasons. This announcement continues the recent practice of advising both local associations and...
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11/12/13- November Board of Control Meeting Review

The following is a review of the items discussed at the November KHSAA Board of Control Meeting and the status of those issues. The Board meets six times per year, and each time, the membership will be updated as far as actions by the Board. While ma...
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11/11/13- Movement of Schools in Alignment, Basketball 15th Region

At its regular meeting on Monday, October 11, the Board of Control voted to approve the unanimous request of the seven public school superintendents in the Basketball 15th region to make two alignment changes in an effort to balance the number of tea...
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10/09/13 – Commissioner Issues Clarification about Postgame Activity, Corrections to Erroneous Media and Social Media Reports

First, for those who may choose to read no further, there has never been a ban or prohibition on postgame handshakes or other types of good sporting behavior by the KHSAA, its Commissioner or its Board of Control. Nor has such a ban been proposed. Th...
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10/08/13 – Commissioner’s Directive on Postgame Activity

For those that may choose to read only the first few lines, it is worth reiteration. THERE IS NO BAN OR PROHIBITION ON POSTGAME HANDSHAKES. Has not been considered, contemplated or reviewed as an option. Several sports have "traditions" regarding po...
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10/01/13 – September Board of Control Meeting Review

The following is a review of the items discussed at the September KHSAA Board of Control Meeting and the status of those issues. The Board meets six times per year, and each time, the membership will be updated as far as actions by the Board. While m...
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09/21/13 – Where to send XC and Track Results

Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year, both Cross Country and Track and Field results will be tracked and accessed through the http://ky.milesplit.com/ website.  The website is free for all schools and is a great way to track your student athletes...
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09/20/13 – Bowling Changes Regarding Start Date and Singles Entry

Changes to the 2013-2014 bowling season: The start to the season, for the purposes of Bylaw 23 (Limitation of Seasons), is now October 1st, which is a change from the past two years October 15th date.  This was brought to the bowling advisory commit...
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09/19/13 – Commissioners Remarks to the 2013 Annual Meeting

At the request of the membership, the capsule of the remarks made by the Commissioner to the 2013 Annual Meeting are contained below. As we start this session, I would like to do something different this year. Instead of talking to you about our str...
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09/13/13 – Proposal by Proposal Analysis of 2013 Annual Meeting Proposals

This is the second part of a two-part effort to talk about the 2013 KHSAA Annual Meeting. During the morning sessions, there are three great workshops. Veteran maintenance and grass/grounds experts Bucky Trotter and Dr. A.J. Powell will conduct a se...
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09/11/13 – Reminder about Schools Being Encouraged to Participate in Annual Meeting

This is always a great time of year. School has started, the Friday night lights are on, the fields and courts are in use every night. And again this year, we are privileged to be completing another circuit around the state holding regional meetings ...
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09/03/13 – KHSAA Academic All-State Certificates Available

This notice is being sent to all member school Principals and Athletic Directors: Initiated in 1985, the KHSAA annually awards to students "Academic All-State" recognition.  The awards are based on cumulative grade point average from the time of enr...
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08/28/13 – KHSAA and KHSADA Partner to Help Provide Title IX Book for Schools

The KHSAA is proud to partner with the Kentucky High School Athletic Directors to make available to our membership a copy of an extraordinary publication related to Title IX. Title IX and Interscholastic Athletics, How it All works - in Plain English...
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08/27/13 – Reminder about Regional Meetings

The regional meeting schedule has been posted online for a number of weeks. Remember that these meetings are optional, provide a specified number of leadership hours and focus on KHSAA bylaws, the school data system, and the Title IX and Participatio...
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08/27/13 – Member School Menu Page Refinements

As you log into your KHSAA Member School account (effective Tuesday, August 27) you will notice a refinement of the grouping and arrangement of links with the most frequently used links in the left most column of the page. The flow of the first thre...
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08/26/13 – Video Replay and Video Board Reminders for Schools

USE AND REVIEW OF VIDEO OF SCRIMMAGES AND CONTESTS, USE OF VIDEO BOARDS REMINDER ABOUT TAPING WITHOUT PERMISSION (FROM BYLAW 15) Sec. 2) Illegal Equipment/Videotaping a) It shall also be considered a violation of this rule if any school or school re...
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08/20/13 – Agenda for 2013-14 Optional KHSAA Administrators Workshop

Check in: 8:00 a.m., Workshop: 8:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Introduction of Presenters Evaluation Form KHSAA and its role with KDE and KBE KHSAA Prime Date Requirement Primer on KHSAA Bylaws Cheerleading and its role within the School KHSAA Curren...
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08/13/13 – Reminder about 2013 KHSAA Annual Meeting

This is intended for all KHSAA member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors and the link can be forwarded as needed. The 2013 Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA is to be held on Thursday, September 19 in the Thorobred ...
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08/10/13 – NOCSAE Position Statement Revised Again Helmet Attachments, Clarification for Coaches and Officials

NOCSAE, National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment, has again revised its position statement regarding Helmet Attachments. The complete position statement is located on their web site, and available  CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE LATES...
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08/10/13 – July Board of Control Meeting Review

The following is a review of the items discussed at the July KHSAA Board of Control Meeting and the status of those issues. The Board meets six times per year, and each time, the membership will be updated as far as actions by the Board. While many o...
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08/28/13 – XC and TR Regional Host Form, Changes, and Information

With the new alignment in Track and Cross Country came the opportunity to make adjustments to our postseason (regional) competitions. Managing 21 sites (3 classes and 7 regions) continued to have complications, including but not limited to, collectio...
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08/05/13 XC and Track Regional Sites Selected

With the new track and field alignment comes additional changes.  As schools know all postseason sites are set by the KHSAA for all sports.  The new alignment gave the KHSAA an opportunity to coordinate the post season assignments differently than in...
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08/02/13 – Regional Series of Meetings Scheduled Again for 2013-2014

This reminder is for all member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors within the KHSAA. For the fall of 2013, the KHSAA is again scheduling an Athletic Administrator Workshop in eight areas of the state. The content for this non-...
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08/02/13 – Rosters Open for Editing/Required for Competition

Welcome back for the 2013-2014 School Year! In an effort to ensure that we start the school year with an accurate Overall Athletic Roster, we have implemented again an initial step that an administrator with Athletic Director level access  must perf...
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08/02/13 – KHSAA Student Leadership Conference Information

The KHSAA, for the 13th year, will be sponsoring its HYPE Student Leadership Conference.  We will again be conducting two events this year.  We realize August is a busy time of the year with the start of school, but hope you are able to take advantag...
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07/22/13 – Approved Alignment of Cross Country and Track, 2013-2014 and beyond

APPROVED ALIGNMENT OF TEAMS, 2013-2014 CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK The Board of Control conducted its July meeting on Monday at the Bank of Kentucky Center on the campus of Northern Kentucky University.  Following months of review, a survey of the memb...
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07/11/13 Track Season Date Changes Pending

Over the past months, staff has spent quite a bit of time reviewing future plans in Track and Field. We were very concerned about the fact that due to natural calendar rollover situations, the track season was going to be shortened in 2014 and 2015. ...
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07/1/13 – Update on Middle School Regulation

As the amendments to 702 KAR 7:065 work their way through the administrative review process, I/we have been asked to hold off in any communication that could be considered final as well as development of additional material until the regulation is ap...
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06/21/13 – Conversion Chart 2012-2013 Bylaws vs. 2013-2014 Bylaws

CONVERSION CHART – 2012-2013 BYLAWS VS. 2013-2014 BYLAWSDue to significant changes approved by the membership, it was necessary to reorder many of the bylaws of the KHSAA. Below is a cross reference chart. You can also find this chart in PDF format...
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06/19/13 – Boys Basketball Exemption Application

Bylaw 9 prohibits student-athletes who have been enrolled in grade nine who then play for a school from participating in outside organized competition from the first day of school through the end of the postseason. Instructional clinics and classroom...
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05/24/13 – Financial Aid Survey Information

The Part 2 Financial Aid Survey is now available - http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/W3GRQ29   You are receiveing the Part 2 Financial Aid Survey becaue you answered yes to the question "Does your school or school district charge tuition to any student...
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05/16/13 – May Board of Control Meeting Review

I want to issue a review of items discussed at each of the Board of Control meetings and status of issues. With the Board meeting six times per year, it is critical that the membership be updated on a consistent manner as far as actions by the Board....
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04/23/13 – Changes Approved by KBE to Codify KHSAA Authority Over Middle School Athletics

From the Commissioner:In this document, I am going to try and summarize, in as concise a means as possible, the changes made to 702 KAR 7:065 which specify regulations for athletics at the middle school level. This first part will be about the regula...
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04/21/13 – Changes to KHSAA High School Rules Approved by KBE

Each year, the KHSAA must submit through KDE, any requested changes to 702 KAR 7:065 effecting governance of high school athletics. Pursuant to KRS 156.070 (2), the Kentucky Board of Education is responsible for all levels of interscholastic athletic...
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04/19/13 – Limitation of Seasons Discussion – Possible Reduction of Contests to be Proposed

The following is an excerpt from the Board meeting summary of the April, 2013 Board of Control meeting. At its April meeting, the Board continued its discussion regarding game limits for the sports of the KHSAA.  The Board had asked staff to researc...
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04/19/13 – April 2013 Board Meeting Review

Starting with this most recent meeting and going forward, I want to issue a review of items discussed at each of the Board of Control meetings and status of issues. With the Board meeting six times per year, it is critical that the membership be upda...
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04/18/13 Bylaw 13 Part 1 Survey Assistance

Several of you have asked questions about determining the answer to question number 3 on the Part 1 Bylaw 13 Survey.   Below are some instructions to assist you with finding that answer. Go to http://applications.education.ky.gov/src/Default.aspx C...
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04/02/13 – Reminders about Title IX and Participation List Submission Due April 30

As basketball season is now complete and spring may finally arrive in the coming days, it is time to remind each of you that the annual reports for Title IX and the Participation List are due on April 30. If you have specific questions about Title IX...
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04/01/13 – Huddle Tickets Provides Free Event Tickets For Use by Member Schools

In connection with the KHSAA, Huddle Inc. is offering its complimentary ticket program to every member school in Kentucky for the 2013-2014 school year.  Huddle is the only ticket provider endorsed by the KHSAA. It is likely you have already been co...
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03/25/13 – Clarification on Cold Weather Participation

The office has received several calls from people asking about a "Cold Weather Index" to parallel the existing Heat Index rules and regulations. At the present time, such an index does not exist in terms of a policy to eliminate participation at cert...
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03/06/13 – Tennis Post Season

Good morning, several people have inquired as to which Ball will be used at this years state championships, we just finished the bid process and we have chosen the "Wilson Championship Balls". As a reminder, the BOC stopped providing Balls for the re...
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02/04/13 – Board of Control approves change in 3-team district regulations for BA, BK, FP, SO and VB effective 2013-2014

At its meeting last week, the KHSAA Board of Control approved a staff recommendation to give teams in three-team districts options as to the scheduling of required games. Three-team districts in baseball, basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball w...
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10/25/12 – Commissioner’s Statement on the Passing of Former Commissioner Billy V. Wise, updated with arrangements

COMMISSIONER’S STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF BILLY V. WISE Billy V. Wise, who served as the fourth Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association from 1991-1994 and spent twenty-five years with the KHSAA, passed away early Thursday afte...
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10/26/12 – KHSAA Tabs Angolia As Its New Communications Director

KHSAA TABS ANGOLIA AS ITS NEW COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) Commissioner Julian Tackett today announced the hiring of Joe Angolia as the organization's new Communications Director. Angolia...
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10/04/12- Congratulations to All Principals as October is National Principal’s Month

For more information, watch the video below, or go to http://principalsmonth.org/. Thanks to all member school Principals for your work!   ...
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9/20/12 – New Free NFHS Coaching Education Course Helps with NCAA Eligibility Center

The NFHS and NCAA have jointly announced a new course through their learning center that helps fully explain the requirements related initial collegiate eligibility. This FREE course should be viewed by Athletic Directors and Guidance Counselors who ...
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09/20/12 – NFHS Releases Opposition to Proposed 10-month Soccer Schedule for U.S. Soccer

The NFHS, supported by the member state associations including the KHSAA, has released a position opposing the new 10-month schedule proposed by the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. This proposed schedule is an effort to force kids to choose between ...
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09/16/12 – Details about Louis Stout Memorial Fund

The family of former KHSAA Commissioner Louis Stout has established a memorial fund in lieu of flowers. Mrs. Anna Stout has requested that donations be made to the Louis Stout Memorial Fund for Students, c/o KHSAA, 2280 Executive Drive, Lexington, KY...
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9/18/12 – Annual Meeting Voting Results Announced

Voting Results for the 2012 Annual Meeting have been announced based on voting conducted September 18, 2012. Complete results can be found at http://khsaa.org/annualmeeting/20122013/finalvotingtallysheet2012.pdf RESULTS OF VOTING – SEPTEMBER 18, 201...
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9/18/12 – Commissioner’s Remarks to 2012 KHSAA Annual Meeting

Commissioner’s Remarks General Session, 2012 KHSAA Annual Meeting   When I sat down a few weeks ago and discussed the board’s evaluation from last year and plans for the coming year, I was again told to take those thoughts to the membership this morn...
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09/17/12 – Disqualifications Down in 2011-2012 School Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 17, 2012 DISQUALIFICATIONS DOWN IN 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEARMore student-athletes and coaches were able to see the conclusion of their teams’ contests during the 2011-2012 school year.  A total of 481 student-athletes a...
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9/14/12 – Proposal by Proposal Analysis of 2012 Annual Meeting Proposals

This is the second part of a two-part effort to talk about the 2012 KHSAA Annual Meeting. There are nine proposals on the agenda this year. All but one are part of the Board's required Annual Review and the vast majority are attempts to modernize th...
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9/14/12 – KHSAA Annual Meeting – Your Chance to be Involved!

This is a great time of year. In all areas of the state, school has started. The Friday night lights are lit, the fields and courts are in use every night (and seems like 24 hours in some areas and schools). And this year, we have just completed a ci...
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9/14/12 – Sport Activity Survey Input Needed

In order for plans to be made, regions to be drawn and competition rules to be developed, it is important that we know whether or not your school intends to compete in the four sport-activities championships for 2012-2013. Please complete the questio...
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9/13/12 – Southern HS Regional Meeting Cancelled

The final regional meeting, originally scheduled for September 22 at Southern HS has been cancelled due to a lack of advance registered attendees. Based on input from the membership, this meeting may be rescheduled for later in the school year. We ap...
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09/09/12 – Commissioner’s Statement, Including Funeral Arrangements and Donation Designation, on the Passing of Louis Stout

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 9, 2012COMMISSIONER’S STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF LOUIS STOUTLouis Stout, who served as the fifth Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association from 1994-2002, passed away early Sunday morning followin...
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09/07/12 – Reminder about Weather Interrupted Football Games

Based on the number of inquiries in the last few hours, it seems prudent to remind schools and officials about the required procedures involving interrupted football games. Basically, there is no such thing as a no contest. Regardless of how long or...
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9/5/12 – Proposals Online for Annual Meeting

The Proposals for the 2012 Annual Meeting of the membership have been posted again online at the Annual Meeting link. They had been taken down for a few days while the file format was repaired to make sure they appeared in the correct order. Find the...
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9/4/12 – Reminder about KHSAA Annual Meeting

This is the second reminder about this year's KHSAA Annual meeting. It's each school's opportunity to have a say in the rules of the Association for the future. In addition, there will be professional development opportunities in the morning as usual...
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8/21/12 – Agenda for Optional AD Workshop Posted

Below is the agenda.  2012-13 OPTIONAL KHSAA ADMINISTRATORS WORKSHOP Check in: 7:30 a.m., Workshop: 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lunch will be from 12:00 to 12:45 for those that have indicated they will stay  Session I - Welcome, Introductions and Part ...
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8/16/12 – Courage in Munich Seminar to Georgetown College

Rarely do high school students have the opportunity to hear about an important chapter in world history straight from the people who made it, but such an opportunity will present itself to Kentucky youngsters on Friday, Aug. 24, at Georgetown College...
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8/16/12 – KHSAA Seeks Applicants for Communications Director (fka Sports Information Director)

 Kentucky High School Athletic Association Vacancy Announcement for the position of Communications Director (fka Sports Information Director) DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF RESUMES AND COVER LETTER FOR CONSIDERATION: SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 POSTING REVISED...
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08/13/12 – Regional Series of Meetings Scheduled

This reminder is for all member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors within the KHSAA. For the fall of 2012, the KHSAA has reinstituted an Athletic Administrator Workshop. The content for this non-mandatory workshop expand this ...
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08/13/12- Annual Meeting Reminders

This is intended for all KHSAA member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors and the link can be forwarded as needed. The 2012 Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA is to be held on Tuesday, September 18 in the Thorobred m...
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8/10/12 – “Fall Ball” and Bylaw 25 Reminders

We have had several inquiries from Administrators and Coaches with regard to coaches involvement during the school year with members of their team (or other interscholastic teams within the school).  These issues have been particularly brought to lig...
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08/07/12 – 2012-2013 Rosters Available to be Opened and Edited

Welcome back for the 2012-2013 School Year! In an effort to ensure that we start the school year with an accurate Overall Athletic Roster, we have implemented an initial step that an administrator with Athletic Director level access  must perform be...
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07/15/12 – Reminder about Case BL-25-14 (Open Gym/Field), Out of Season Restrictions

Case BL-25-14- What are the restrictions during the school year outside of the defined Limitation of Seasons (off-season) when the school’s team members are participants or school coaches are involved?Coaching is defined as any activity by the coach ...
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7/5/12 – Dead Period Final Days Reminder

This is not intended to accuse any specific school or system, but to issue a genuine reminder. All member school administrators would be well served to forward this to all of your coaches on record. DEAD PERIOD REMINDER On several occasions in th...
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5/14/12 – Annual Participation List Due May 30

  The KHSAA has completed the final development of the electronic participation list submission. This task, which used to take hours for some to compile and is required of each school each year, should just be a couple of clicks away for all ...
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Commissioner’s Remarks, 2011 KHSAA Annual Meeting

Commissioner's Remarks General Session, 2011 KHSAA Annual Meeting When I sat down a few weeks ago with our new board president and discussed the board's evaluation from last year and plans for the coming year, he told me he thought I might ...
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2011 Annual Meeting – Proposal by Proposal

This is the second part of a two-part effort to talk about the 2011 KHSAA Annual Meeting. There are twelve proposals on the agenda this year. Seems like about the right number, but very few if any are really significant in that implementation will...
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Annual Meeting – Every School’s Chance for Involvement!

This is a great time of year. In all areas of the state, school has started. The Friday night lights are lit up, the fields and courts are in use every night (and seems like 24 hours in some areas and schools). But then reality sets in, and its time ...
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Officials Division Blog

05/01/17 – 2017 Officiate Kentucky Day Reminder

Officials are reminded that Officiate Kentucky Day (OKD) will take place on Saturday, July 29th in Louisville. Space for this event is limited (and is already more than 50% sold out) and registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served bas...
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04/14/17 – NFHS Part 2 Exam Online for Track & Field Officials

This email is being sent to all licensed Track & Field Officials. The Track & Field Part 2 Test is now available online from April 14 until Friday, April 28 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The test will automatically close exactly at that time. Login at...
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03/30/17 – KHSAA Revising Office Hours Effective April 3, 2017

Effective April 3, 2017, the KHSAA will have new office hours. The office will open each day at 7:30 a.m. and close at 4:00 p.m. ET. Logistical and traffic issues (both current and anticipated) in the surrounding area near the office, in particular,...
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03/21/17 – Softball Part 2 Test Now Available

The NFHS Softball Part 2 Test will be available online from Monday, March 20th, until Monday, April 3rd 11:59 p.m. EST. The test will automatically close at this time. Officials can login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A m...
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03/20/17 – Baseball Part 2 Test Now Available

The Baseball NFHS Part 2 Test will be available online from March 20 until 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday, April 3. The test will automatically close at that exact time. Login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A minimum score of 8...
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01/30/17 – Baseball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The 2017 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Baseball is now available. COACHES DEADLINE January 30 - April 10 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during t...
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01/03/17 – ArbiterPay Option for Schools for Payment of Officials

As was shared with those that were attendance at the Annual Meeting, the KHSAA has now finalized a review and approval giving member schools the option to pay licensed officials online (some schools have already started using this service) through Ar...
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12/23/16 – 2017 Soccer Advanced Camp with Officiate Kentucky Day

Soccer Officials planning for their summer and advanced camp requirement are advised that for the 2017 season, advanced camp credit will only be awarded for those in attendance at the KHSAA's Officiate Kentucky Day on July 29 in Louisville.There will...
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12/12/16 – Officiate Kentucky Day Information

OFFICIATE KENTUCKY DAY Saturday, July 29 Marriott Downtown - Louisville You are invited to the first-ever, Officiate Kentucky Day! What is Officiate Kentucky Day? Officiate Kentucky Day (OKD) is a one-day gathering of sports and sport act...
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11/28/16 – Basketball Part 2 Test Reminder

The NFHS Basketball Part 2 Test is available online from midnight Eastern Time on November 27 through midnight Eastern Time on December 12. The test will automatically close exactly at that time even if tests are in progress. Login at http://official...
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12/14/16 – 2017 Baseball Advanced Umpires Camp with Officiate Kentucky Day

Baseball Umpires planning their spring and advanced camp requirement are advised that for the 2017 season, advanced camp credit will be awarded for those in attendance at the KHSAA's Officiate Kentucky Day on July 29 in Louisville.There will not be a...
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10/03/16- 2016-2017 Basketball Rules Clinic Online Now

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Basketball is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials.HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHESThe clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, paid of ...
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08/15/16 – Soccer Part 2 Test Now Available

The Soccer Part 2 Test will be available online from midnight Eastern Time on August 15 through midnight Eastern Time on August 29. The test will automatically close exactly at that time. Login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the tes...
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08/15/16 – Volleyball Part 2 Test Now Available

The Volleyball Part 2 Test will be available online from midnight Eastern Time on August 15 through midnight Eastern Time on August 29. The test will automatically close exactly at that time. Login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the...
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08/15/16 – Part 2 Football Test Reminder

The Part 2 Test will be available online from midnight Eastern Time on August 15 through midnight Eastern Time on August 29. The test will automatically close exactly at that time. Login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A mi...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Cross Country Rules Clinic Now Available Online

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Cross Country is available beginning today, August 1. Remember, the clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Field Hockey Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Field Hockey is available beginning August 1. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach rec...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Soccer Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is available beginning August 1. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach receives ...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Golf Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Golf is available beginning August 1. The clinic is required for all head and assistant coaches.  August 1 to August 15 – the Golf Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge ...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Competitive Cheer Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport activity of competitive cheer is available beginning August 1. The clinic is required of all officials (judges) as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Volleyball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Volleyball is available beginning August 1. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay. Bel...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Football Rules Clinic Now Available Online

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is available beginning August 1. THOUGH THERE ARE MINIMAL RULE CHANGES, one is major to the way the game is coached and officiated and both groups should take the clinic as soon as pos...
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06/17/16 – Soccer Officials Advanced Camp Registration Open

Registration is now open for the 2016 KHSAA Soccer Officials Advanced Camp. This year's camp will be held July 22-23 in Lexington. Licensed officials are required to attend this camp once every four years to be eligible to work Region/State postseaso...
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05/27/16 – Volleyball Officials Advanced Camp Registration Open

Registration is now open for the 2016 KHSAA Volleyball Officials Advanced Camp.  This year's camp will be held July 29-30 in Lexington.  Licensed officials are required to attend this camp once every four years to be eligible to work Region/State pos...
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3/03/16 – Softball Umpire Clinic

This is a reminder that the 2016 KHSAA Softball Umpire Clinic will be Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Franklin County High School. This clinic must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire region or state tournaments, but ...
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02/09/16 – Softball Umpires Camp Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2016 KHSAA Softball Umpires Advanced Camp is now open. This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire region or state tournaments.Camp DateSaturday, March 5, 2016LocationFranklin County H...
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02/02/16 – Softball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The 2016 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Softball is now available.Coaches DeadlineFebruary 1 – March 7 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this peri...
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02/01/16 – Baseball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The 2016 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Baseball is now available.Coaches DeadlineFebruary 1 – March 7 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this peri...
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01/04/16 – Baseball Umpire Advanced Camp Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2016 KHSAA Baseball Umpires Advance Camp is now open. This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire region or state tournaments.Camp Date Saturday, February 13 - Hopkins Co. Central High...
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10/06/15- Basketball Rules Clinic Online for 15-16

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Basketball is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials.HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHESThe clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, paid of ...
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08/11/15 – Football Rules Clinic Now Available Online

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is available beginning today, August 11. Below is additional information:OFFICIALSAugust 10 to August 31 (Officials) – the Football Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no c...
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08/10/15 Field Hockey Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Field Hockey is available beginning today, August 10. Below is additional information:OFFICIALSAugust 10 to August 31 (Officials) – the  Field Hockey Clinic will be online only and may be viewe...
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08/10/15 – Volleyball Rules Clinic Now Online

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Volleyball is available beginning today, August 10. Below is additional information:OFFICIALSAugust 10 to August 31 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at ...
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08/10/15 Soccer Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is available beginning today, August 10. Below is additional information:OFFICIALSAugust 10 to August 31 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charg...
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08/10/15 – Cross Country Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Cross Country is available beginning today, August 10. Below is additional information:OFFICIALSAugust 10 to September 7 (Officials) – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be vi...
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06/10/15 – Soccer Referee’s Advanced Camp for 2015

The Advanced Camp for Soccer referees will again be held in conjunction with the Bluegrass State Games. We will be taking applications for this camp beginning today. Camp is scheduled for July 24 & 25 and will cost $55 (officials will be compensa...
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06/08/15 – Volleyball Officials Advanced Camp Date Set

The 2015 KHSAA Volleyball Advanced Officials Camp will be held July 31-Aug. 1 in Lexington in conjunction with the Bluegrass State Games.  This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to officiate in region or state ...
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05/26/2015 – Officials registration is now open

This is being sent to all previously licensed KHSAA officials:Registration for all officials is now available by clicking the "Officials Login" button at the top of the main KHSAA website, http://www.khsaa.org/. The total registration fee for officia...
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3/23/15 Part 2 Test is now available for Softball, Baseball and Track and Field

The Part 2 Exam for Baseball, Softball and Track and Field are now available online through midnight Eastern Time on Sunday, April 5. There will be no way for anyone to take the test after the deadline. It is highly recommended that all registered of...
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03/06/15 – Advanced Clinic for Softball Umpires Cancelled

The Softball Umpires Clinic scheduled for Saturday March 7, 2015 at Franklin County High School has been cancelled due to inclement weather. If you had planned on attending and did not receive my e-mail from earlier this morning, please contact me at...
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02/22/15 – Softball Umpires Advanced Camp Early Registration

This is just a reminder that early registration for the Softball Umpires Advanced Camp will end on Saturday February 28th. After this date the cost will go from 46.00 to the late registration fee of 71.00. The late registration deadline is Thursday M...
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2/5/15 – Softball Umpires Advanced Camp Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2015 KHSAA Softball Umpires Advanced Camp is now open. This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire region or state tournaments. Camp Date Saturday, March 7, 2015 Location Franklin ...
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02/04/15 – Reminder Baseball Online Rules Clinic Available

The 2015 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Baseball is now available. Coaches Deadline February 2 – March 8 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this ...
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12/01/14 – Officials Part 2 Exam Available for Basketball and Wrestling

The Part 2 Exam for Basketball and Wrestling is now available online through midnight Eastern Time on Sunday, December 14. There will be no way for anyone to take the test after the deadline. It is highly recommended that all registered officials tak...
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11/24/14 – Baseball Umpires Advanced Camp Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2015 KHSAA Baseball Umpires Advance Camp is now open. This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire region or state tournaments.Camp Date Saturday, February 14 - West Jessamine High Scho...
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11/13/14 – NFHS Officials Publications Information

The NFHS has a new look and this new look which includes an updated and user friendly webpage for officials. We wanted to share this information with you as this is a good way to stay up to date on information that the NFHS publishes in the way of ne...
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10/07/14 – Basketball Online Rules Clinic Notice

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for Basketball is now available online. Below is additional information: October 6 to December 7 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period. Octo...
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09/16/14 – Wrestling Fall Clinic Information for Officials

Reminder that the fall clinic for wrestling officials will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Four Points by Sheraton Lexington located at 1938 Stanton Way Lexington 40511. This meeting does not count toward the mandatory online rules...
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09/15/14 – Swimming and Diving Rules Clinic Now Online

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Swimming and Diving is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials. HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES September 15 to November 30  – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will ...
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08/29/14 – Part 2 Exam Ends Sunday; Free Clinic Ends Monday

We would like to remind all Football, Soccer, Field Hockey, Cross Country and Volleyball officials that the part 2 exam, which is a requirement to officiate a postseason contest in Football, Soccer, Field Hockey and Volleyball, is ending this Sunday,...
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08/22/14 – KHSAA Licensed Officials Vendors

Four years ago the KHSAA opened the door to multiple uniform vendors for our officials convenience in price and in location. Please help us honor the contracts these vendors have agreed to, adhered to, and pay for as they are proud to be the official...
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08/04/14 – Volleyball Rules Clinic Now Online

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Volleyball is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials.  August 4 to September 1 (Officials) - the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no c...
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08/04/14 – Competitive Cheer Rules Clinic Now Online

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport-activity of Competitive Cheer is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed judges (officials).  August 4 to September 1 (Officials) - the Competitive Cheer Clinic will be onlin...
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06/05/14 – NFHS Basketball Rule Changes for 2014-2015

Lane Players Can Release When Free Throw is Attempted in High School Basketball Players in marked lane spaces will be able to move into the lane when the ball is released by the free-throw shooter beginning with the 2014-15 high school basketball se...
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05/21/14 – Officials Licensing for 2014-2015

This is being sent to all previously licensed KHSAA officials: Registration for all officials is now available by clicking the "Officials Login" button at the top of the main KHSAA website, http://www.khsaa.org/. The total registration fee for offic...
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05/23/14 – Volleyball Officials Camp Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2014 KHSAA Volleyball Officials Camps is now open.  There will be two camps this year.  This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to officiate region or state tournaments beginning in 2014. J...
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05/22/14 – 2014 NFHS Kickoff Coverage

  Five-Game Official Positions for Kickoff  I. KICKOFF II. REFEREE A. Before kick: 1. Position: R's goal yard line on the head linesman's side just outside hash marks. 2. Count R players. 3. Check positions of other game officials. 4. After r...
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05/07/14 – Soccer Referee’s Advanced Camp

Please take time to mark your calendars for this year’s Referee’s camp! The dates and site for the 2014 KHSAA Soccer Officials Camp have been set. The Advanced Camp for Soccer referees will again be held in conjunction with the Bluegrass State Games....
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05/07/14 – Volleyball Officials Camp Dates Set

The dates and sites for the 2014 KHSAA Volleyball Officials Camps have been set.  This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to officiate in region or state tournaments beginning in 2014.  There are two camps sched...
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04/28/14 – Arbiter Reports Emailing Issue with Assigners who use Yahoo or AOL

Officials and Assigners: The KHSAA received this email from Arbiter.  We wanted to make sure that you are aware of the situation. EMAIL: We are currently experience higher rates of email delivery failure for assigners using Yahoo or AOL email addre...
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04/18/14 – Deadline for Free Baseball Clinic Tonight

This is a reminder for Athletic Directors, all baseball coaches and baseball umpires that the deadline to complete the 2014 KHSAA/NFHS online Rules Clinic at no cost is midnight tonight.  If you have already completed the clinic, please disregard thi...
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04/10/14 – KHSAA Announces Official of the Year Nominees For 2013-14

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 whic...
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03/28/14 – Football 8th Region Official Association Interest

TO ALL KHSAA FOOTBALL OFFICIALS - The 8th Region policy board and a group of regional officials are in the early stages of the possible formation of an 8th Region Football Officials Association, and have communicate such interest to the KHSAA. Inter...
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03/25/14 – Baseball, Softball, and Track and Field Part 2 exam available

The Baseball, Softball, and Track and Field part 2 exams are available. They were opened yesterday and will remain open until Sunday, April 6th at midnight eastern standard time. It will not be possible to take the exam after the deadline. It is h...
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02/24/14 – Asst. Commissioner’s Comments on Cordia-Perry County Central Incident

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

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, th...
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12/04/13 – Scorer’s Table Reference Available

Our hope is that your basketball season is off to a good start. We have updated and added a resource for Athletic Directors and Coaches on the general information tab of the basketball page to help with clock keeper guidelines and the nearly new poin...
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12/02/13 – Basketball Part 2 Exam Available

The Basketball part 2 exam is available beginning today until Sunday, December 15th at midnight eastern standard time. There will be no way for anyone to take the test after the deadline. It is highly recommended that all registered officials take th...
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05/20/13 Officials Registration is Open for 2013-2014 School Year

Registration for all officials is now available at http://khsaa.org/.  Please note that there has been an increase in the administrative fee due to increased cost in criminal records checks.  The total registration fee for officials in their first sp...
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05/14/13 – Basketball Officials Camp Requirement Postponed

Beginning in 2014, the KHSAA will re-institute a requirement for officials to attend an instructional camp once every four years in order to officiate various levels of postseason play, with a four-year phase-in period. Though we had talked about the...
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05/09/13 – NFHS Basketball Rules Changes for 2013-2014

Head coaches in high school basketball will be allowed to come onto the court in an effort to break up a fight or keep a situation from escalating. Previously, the head coach could only enter the court if beckoned by an official. This revision to Ru...
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03/25/13 – Clarification on Cold Weather Participation

The office has received several calls from people asking about a "Cold Weather Index" to parallel the existing Heat Index rules and regulations. At the present time, such an index does not exist in terms of a policy to eliminate participation at cert...
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3/20/13 KHSAA Will Host National Association of Sports Officials Summit in 2017

KHSAA To Host 2017 National Association of Sports Officials Summit The National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) has chosen Kentucky as the host state for the 2017 NASO Summit (July 30-Aug. 1). In conjunction with the event, the KHSAA will hos...
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03/18/13 – Part II Exam for Spring Officials is Now Open

For all baseball, softball, and track and field officials, the Part 2 Exam is now available online through midnight Eastern Time on Sunday, March 31.   Login to http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test.  A minimum score of 80 on the ex...
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03/18/13 – NFHS Baseball Part 2 Test Now Online

This is a reminder to all umpires that the NFHS Part 2 Exam is now open and available online.  A reminder, you must score at least 80 on the Part 2 Exam to be eligible for the postseason.  The window to take the test will close at midnight on Sunday,...
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01/30/13 Exos Braces Worn on The Forearm or Wrist Ruled are Illegal for Basketball

Our office has been contacted several time regarding the Exos Brace being worn on the forearm or wrist.     NFHS Basketball Rule 3-5 article 2a states: A guard, cast or brace made of hard or unyielding substance, such as, but not limited to, leath...
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12/21/12 – Originially posted 10/25/12 – BK Official Scorekeeper Shirts and Running Clock Clarification

We have received many calls asking about the official scorekeeper shirt.  The new rule reads that the official scorekeeper must wear a black and white garment to identify themselves at the table for players and officials benefit.  The KHSAA supports ...
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12/11/12 – Baseball Umpire Camp Information

Registration information for the 2013 KHSAA Baseball Umpire Camp has been posted on the KHSAA website.  Go to this link for more information. http://khsaa.org/httpdocs/baseball/umpirescamp.pdf  ...
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12/07/12 Part 2 Testing Ends Sunday

The Part 2 testing period will end this Sunday, December 9 at midnight eastern time.  There will be no make up period for any reason.  If you have not logged in to begin the test we suggest you do that today during business hours.  Our office will be...
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11/26/12 – Basketball and Wrestling Officials Part 2 Test Now Available

The Part 2 Exam is now available online through midnight Eastern Time on Sunday, December 9. Login to http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test.  A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be assigned to officiate postseason pla...
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09/07/12 – Reminder about Weather Interrupted Football Games

Based on the number of inquiries in the last few hours, it seems prudent to remind schools and officials about the required procedures involving interrupted football games. Basically, there is no such thing as a no contest. Regardless of how long or...
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06/21/12 Registration Deadline and Uniform Update

We wanted to remind you all that the deadline to register "on time" is midnight on June 30, 2012.   If you do not meet the "on time" registration deadline it means a couple of things:1) you will be charges a $25 late fee to register after June 302) ...
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06/11/12 Officials Welcome

Welcome to the KHSAA Officials Blog. We hope this this becomes a new and easy way to share information with all of our officials in a more relaxed manner.  This blog will allow us to share information with all of you about items that concern official...
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Sports Information and Media Blog

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

As the dead period approaches, it is important to remind all coaches about sport-activities (bowling, competitive cheer, archery, bass fishing) during the dead period. This includes both middle and high school students per 702 KAR 7:065. Any partici...
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PRP reigns again as king of Kentucky baseball under Bill Miller

BY MIKE FIELDS Thirty-five years ago Bill Miller coached Pleasure Ridge Park to a runner-up finish in the state baseball tournament. The Panthers lost to unbeaten Madison Central in the finals. In 1985 PRP made it back to the title game but lost ...
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06/15/17 – Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Championship Game Moved to 11 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15, 2017 The start time for Saturday’s championship game of the 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament has been moved to 11 a.m. With the potential for heat index delays on Saturday, the schedule adjustment wa...
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High school baseball has changed a lot in 50 years. Just ask Bobby Lynch

BY MIKE FIELDS Ashland’s 1967 state baseball champions were recognized during Saturday’s state finals at Whitaker Bank Ballpark to mark the 50th anniversary of their title. Bobby Lynch, who was a standout pitcher on the Tomcat teams that won thre...
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06/13/17 – Six KHSAA Student-Athletes Selected For NFHS National Student Leadership Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 13, 2017 Six student-athletes from across the state will represent the Association at the NFHS National Student Leadership Summit, July 17-19, at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis, Ind. The six student-athletes will form ...
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Geordon Blanton’s championship senior year

BY MIKE FIELDS J.C. Blanton remembers last summer when his son Geordon told him he’d like to win three state championships his senior year at Johnson Central. “I told him if he got one he’d be lucky,” J.C. said. Geordon must be a lucky guy; it hel...
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06/07/17 – Approved Draft Realignment- Track & Field and Cross Country for 2017-18 through 2020-2021

APPROVED DRAFT TRACK AND FIELD ALIGNMENT – 2017-18 to 2020-21 – DISTRIBUTED TO MEMBERSHIP JUNE 2017 ITALICIZED SCHOOLS participate in Cross Country Only (did not participate in Track and Field) per 2016-2017 information submitted by member school pe...
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06/06/17 – Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Baseball and Softball State Tournaments Begin Thursday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2017 The 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Baseball and 2017 KHSAA Softball State Tournaments begin Thursday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington and Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro, respectively. The Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sta...
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05/31/17 – Softball State Instructions/Advanced Tickets

Instructions for teams participating in the 2017 KHSAA Softball State Tournament are posted on the KHSAA website. These instructions can be viewed by going to the following link, clicking on the State Information and Instructions, and clicking on 201...
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Fast-pitch softball has given girls college opportunities

BY MIKE FIELDS When Emily Gaines started playing fast-pitch softball as a 9-year-old, she was hooked: “I fell in love with it,” she said. As an eighth-grader, Gaines cracked the starting lineup for South Laurel. By the end of her high school car...
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05/23/17 – Dance State Competition FAQs

KHSAA DANCE Frequently Asked Questions (as of May 23, 2017) The following is a FAQ for Dance. Refer to the Competition Rules that will be published in the KHSAA Handbook and on the Association website for more information. The Competition Rules gov...
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05/22/17 – Forde Named Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year For 2016-17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2017 The inaugural yearlong Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year program culminated on the campus of Midway University on Monday as Sacred Heart’s Brooke Forde was named the first overall winner...
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05/20/17 – Track and Field 3A State Meet Interrupted/Terminated Due To Weather

Statement of the Commissioner’s Office Regarding Class 3A Track and Field Meet Suspension and Termination At approximately 9:05 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2017 inclement weather (primarily a lightning storm) surrounding the UK Outdoor Track & Field Co...
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2017 State Tennis Day 3 Results

GIRLS' SINGLES Semifinals (1)Eva Borders (11) (St. Francis) def (4)Sophia Shiben (9) (McCracken County) 6-1; 6-1 (2)Michelle McKamey (12) (McCracken County) def Priya Sukkanha (11) (Oneida Baptist Institute) 6-2; 6-0 Finals (1)Eva Borders (11) ...
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2017 State Tennis Day 2 Results

Girls Singles Third Round (1)Eva Borders (11) (St. Francis) def (9)Nejla Zukic (9) 6-0; 6-1 (5)Amanda Miller (9) (Lexington Catholic) def (9)Mia Lancaster (9) (Greenwood) 6-4; 6-1 (4)Sophia Shiben (9) (McCracken County) def (9)Sarah Fazlagic (...
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2017 State Tennis Day 1 Results

Girls Singles First Round (Round of 64) (1)Eva Borders (11) (St. Francis) def Addison Sutton (9) (North Hardin) 6-0; 6-0 Baylie Brunsma (12) (Middlesboro) def Ally Delaney (12) (Hancock County) 4-6; 6-0; 1-0 (9)Nejla Zukic (9) (DuPont Manual) d...
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05/17/17 – State Tennis, Track and Field Championships at UK This Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2017 The 2017 KHSAA State Tennis Championships and the 2017 KHSAA Track and Field State Meet will be contested this weekend in Lexington on the campus of the University of Kentucky. The State Tennis Championships (May ...
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05/17/17 – KHSAA State Track & Field Meet Participants

The field is set for the 2017 KHSAA State Track & Field Meet this weekend at the University of Kentucky. Please be sure to check the KHSAA website under the 2017 State/Region Meet Entries/Results tab. Important information for each respective cla...
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05/17/17 – State Track & Field Roll-up

As an experiment for 2017, the KHSAA asked coaches to notify the Association when they desired to scratch an athlete from an event during the State Meet. This originally came as a request from the members of the Commissioner's Track and Field/Cross C...
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05/17/17 – Title IX/Participation List/Roster Entry Closure and Roster Status

All member school Title IX and Participation Lists have been received at this time. Thank you to the membership for your outstanding cooperation with this project. TRACK AND FIELD SCHOOLS WITH POLE VAULT COMPETITORS - It is imperative that you ha...
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05/17/17 – Reminder about Postseason Baseball/Softball Rosters

This reminder to all athletic directors, principals, and coaches at KHSAA member schools. Only those students who are indicated with a checkmark in the "postseason roster" column are eligible to compete in KHSAA sanctioned postseason competition. Th...
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Current Members – KHSAA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee

The Kentucky Medical Association's Committee on Physical Education and Medical Aspects of Sports has dutifully served the role of a Sports Medicine Advisory Committee for more than thirty (30) years. This group is created and formed by the Kentucky M...
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05/16/17 – KHSAA State Track & Field Information

Please read this entire correspondence to familiarize yourself with all of the pertinent information regarding this weekend's 2017 KHSAA Track and Field State Meet. Teams should be aware that buses must enter from Cooper Drive to Sports Center Drive...
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05/10/17-Reminders about Students Practicing/Playing While Ineligible

Recently, the Commissioner's office has been made aware of several questions and concerns regarding various approved changes to the eligibility rules of the KHSAA. A reminder to all involved is that once a proposal receives the requisite vote of the ...
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05/14/17 – State Track & Field Performance Listing and School Roster

The performance list and the roster by school for all events, including unified for 1A, 2A and 3A are posted on the website at the links below. Changes may occur as coaches and officials have an opportunity to double check both the performance list ...
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05/12/17 – State Dance Competition

Following is a link to the news release that was posted following yesterday's KHSAA Board of Control meeting concerning the 2017 KHSAA State Dance Competition. News Release In addition, coaches should be mindful of the following: COMPETITION The...
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05/12/17 – Competitive Cheer Update/Changes

Following is a link to the news release that was posted following yesterday's KHSAA Board of Control meeting concerning the use of Varsity (UCA) scoresheets for the upcoming season. News Release In addition, coaches should be mindful of the followi...
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Put me in, coach! I’m ready to play baseball, basketball, football

BY MIKE FIELDS Scott County junior Landon Easley loves playing baseball, but not enough to practice and play it year-round. "I couldn't do it. Baseball is such a mental sport that I'd have a headache all the time if I did that," Easley said with ...
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05/10/17 – Board of Control Addresses Championship Sites for Football, Girls’ Basketball, Dance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2017 The Board of Control addressed future locations of the KHSAA state football finals, girls’ basketball Sweet Sixteen®, and Dance during Wednesday’s meeting at the KHSAA offices, awarding championships to Kroger Fie...
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05/09/17 – KHSAA Bass Fishing Championship Begins Friday at Kentucky Dam Marina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2017 The fifth-annual KHSAA State Bass Fishing Championship gets underway Friday morning at the Kentucky Dam Marina when 64 teams vie for the 2017 state title. The two-day KHSAA State Bass Fishing Championship (May 12-1...
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Random Boat Draw for State Bass Fishing

The Random Boat Draw for the 2017 KHSAA Bass Fishing State Tournament has been posted on the KHSAA website. You can view this information by going to the following link: Random Boat Assignments Please be sure to contact the KHSAA if you have any ad...
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05/09/17 – Reminder Multi-Event Athletes, Regional & State Track Meet

As the postseason begins today, we want to remind Athletic Directors and coaches about the strict time schedule at postseason track meets. Throughout the regular season, we realize that many athletes are competing in a rolling schedule style meet. Ho...
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05/05/17 – State Tennis Instructions and Information

The information and instructions for the 2017 State Tennis Tournament have been posted to the KHSAA website. You can access the information by going to the Tennis page of the KHSAA website or by clicking the link below for State Instructions. All com...
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Heflin’s success as tennis coach a net result of caring about kids

BY MIKE FIELDS Just as Land Between the Lakes is wonder of nature in Western Kentucky, Larry Heflin is a force of nature when it comes to high school tennis in that part of the state. Thanks to his competitive fire, coaching acumen and dedication...
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05/05/2017 – Softball District/Region Instructions

Instructions for the 2017 KHSAA Softball DIstrict and Region Tournaments are posted on the KHSAA website. You can view these instructions by going to the following link and clicking on the DIstrict Tournament Information and Instructions tab or the R...
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05/05/17 – State Softball and Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament Draws to be Held Monday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 5, 2017 The draws for the 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament and the 2017 KHSAA State Softball Tournament will take place Monday, May 8 at 11:30 a.m. The draw will be conducted at the KHSAA offices and ca...
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05/04/2017 – Reminder about New Procedure Maintaining Softball Stats for Kentucky Schools

The KHSAA has partnered with MaxPreps to manage softball (and baseball) stats for the 2017 playing season. MaxPreps works in combination with GameChanger (among other stat entry options) to manage on site entry if you so desire.  GameChanger is the m...
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Remembering Brent Arnold

BY MIKE FIELDS Brent Arnold, who coached multiple sports at Lafayette for many years, died this weekend after a short battle with cancer. He was 72. Arnold was an assistant girls' basketball coach at Lafayette under Kathy Neal when the Lea Wise-l...
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05/01/17 – 2017 Officiate Kentucky Day Reminder

Officials are reminded that Officiate Kentucky Day (OKD) will take place on Saturday, July 29th in Louisville. Space for this event is limited (and is already more than 50% sold out) and registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served bas...
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05/02/17 – Postseason Track & Field Information

Information regarding Track & Field Regionals has been updated on the KHSAA website. A listing of regional managers, officials assignments, instructions for entering unified/adapted athletes, and other additional information can be found under th...
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05/03/17 – Regional Tennis Sportmanship

As regional play approaches, we would like to remind all schools of behavioral expectations to further emphasize sportsmanship in our Tennis program. High school tennis is an extension of the classroom, and as such, all involved should conduct themse...
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Gabby Karas: 12 state titles and a champion’s spirit

BY MIKE FIELDS SHELBYVILLE -- Flashback to May 23, 2014, and the KHSAA Track and Field Championships. Collins' freshman Gabby Karas, who won the 800- and 1,600-meter races with record-setting times earlier in the day, finishes the afternoon by ad...
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04/26/17 – Statement on Passing of Dunbar Student-Athlete

KHSAA staff was shocked and saddened to learn of today’s tragic incident at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. “The absolute worst part of my job is getting a call like I received Wednesday night with the sudden loss of this young man. Our thoughts a...
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04/21/17 – Bass Fishing State Instructions and Registration

Instructions and registration information for the 2017 KHSAA Bass Fishing State Tournament are posted on the KHSAA website. You can view this information by going to the following link and clicking on State Information and Instructions: http://khsaa...
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04/20/17 – Track & Field Unified Events

As we draw near the postseason for Track & Field, the KHSAA wanted to remind coaches and officials about Unified Events and Unified rosters. The KHSAA and Special Olympics of Kentucky will once again sponsor five (5) unified events at the regiona...
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04/20/17 – Reminder Bylaw 23 Cheer Tryouts

This is a reminder to all administrators and competitive cheer coaches concerning Bylaw 23, Limitation of Seasons. KHSAA staff members have received several inquiries about permitted activity, concerning fall sports/sport-activities and practice/tryo...
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04/20/17 – Pole Vault Coaches Certification

New for 2017, Athletic Directors now have the ability to designate a Pole Vault coach within the KHSAA database. This capability will greatly enhance the ability to manage provisions within the rules, in particular, those related to Track and Field. ...
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Danville’s Paul Morse still tops in baseball record book

BY MIKE FIELDS DANVILLE – It’s been 25 years since Paul Morse smacked his last home run, struck out his last batter and chalked up his last pitching victory for Danville High School. Still, over the last quarter-century, nobody in the state has b...
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04/19/17 – Baseball, Softball Stat Leaders Now Available at KHSAA.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 19, 2017 Baseball and Softball fans will have additional content available at KHSAA.org this season as a result of the Association’s new partnership with MaxPreps. Statistical leader reports for each sport will be compil...
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04/18/17 – KHSAA State Archery Championships This Thursday At KBA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 18, 2017 The 2017 KHSAA State Archery Championships will take place Thursday at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington, with the first of six flights getting underway at 9:30 a.m. The last flight will compete at 2:...
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04/17/17 – 2016-2017 Financial Aid Survey

All schools, public and nonpublic, are required annually to report detailed financial information to the KHSAA as per Bylaw 11. This report is required of all member schools. It is important to note that if tuition is charged for any reason to any st...
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04/14/17 – NFHS Part 2 Exam Online for Track & Field Officials

This email is being sent to all licensed Track & Field Officials. The Track & Field Part 2 Test is now available online from April 14 until Friday, April 28 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The test will automatically close exactly at that time. Login at...
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04/14/2017-Fund Raiser to be held for longtime CJ Sportswriter Bob White

As many are aware, longtime Courier-Journal sportswriter and KHSAA Hall of Fame member Bob White was recently a victim of identity theft, losing most if not all of his accumulated resources in the scheme. Many in the area rallied behind Bob to give h...
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03/30/17 – Postseason Tennis Information

Information and instructions for the 2017 Regional Tennis Tournaments have been posted online and can be accessed by going to the Tennis page of the KHSAA website (http://khsaa.org/sports/spring/tennis/). All coaches and competing schools should tak...
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04/10/17 – Spring Sports Championship Media Credentials

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Spring Sports Championships is now live, and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org. Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are issued by the KHSAA to working members of th...
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04/07/17-Survey Related to Fastpitch Softball

A survey is being taken of the member schools at the request of the Commissioner's Softball Advisory Committee. The survey link was e-mailed to the member school Principals and Athletic Directors. The Commissioner meets annually with various Advisor...
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04/07/17 – Track & Field Regional Instructions

The information and instructions for the 2017 KHSAA Postseason Track & Field Regional Tournaments have been posted online. You can access the information by going to the Track & Field page of the KHSAA website. All competing schools are stron...
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04/06/17 – Nominations For Midway Female Student-Athlete of the Year – Track & Field

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among Track & Field participants for 2016-17. The award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community ser...
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04/05/17 – Bass Fishing Regional Instructions/Registration

Instructions and registration information for the KHSAA Bass Fishing Regional Tournaments on Saturday, April 22, 2017 are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view this information by going to the following link and clicking on the Region Tournam...
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Harrison County baseball’s unimaginable loss

BY MIKE FIELDS CYNTHIANA -- A few weeks into the high school baseball season, Harrison County has not lost a game. But the Thorobreds don't feel like an undefeated team. They feel like a team that has suffered an unimaginable loss -- the loss of...
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03/30/17 – KHSAA Revising Office Hours Effective April 3, 2017

Effective April 3, 2017, the KHSAA will have new office hours. The office will open each day at 7:30 a.m. and close at 4:00 p.m. ET. Logistical and traffic issues (both current and anticipated) in the surrounding area near the office, in particular,...
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03/30/17 – Reminders about Title IX and Participation List Submission for 16-17

As spring sports are now fully in swing, it is time to remind each of you that the annual reports for Title IX and the Participation List are due on April 30. If you have specific questions about Title IX and the law itself, any of our Assistant ...
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03/30/17 – Financial Aid Survey Questions

It is again that time of year once again for ALL KHSAA member schools to complete their required annual financial aid survey. In an effort to assist Principals and Athletic Directors in preparing for this survey, we have provided a list of questions ...
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60 years ago: UK baseball, Stoll Field, Jim Host

Flipping through microfiche files of old newspapers is endlessly entertaining. Some story or photo always catches your eye, like the sports page (above) from the Lexington Herald 60 years ago today. It was about UK baseball. I didn't know Harry Lan...
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03/27/17 – Instructions and Information for Archery Championship

Information and instructions for the 2017 KHSAA State Archery Tournament have been posted online and can be accessed by going to the archery page of the KHSAA website (http://khsaa.org/sports/sports-activities/archery/). All competing schools are st...
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2017 State Archery Individual Results AP Paragraph Format

2017 Girls' Individual Results 1, Kristen Sedlatschek (12), Bethlehem, 294. 2, Paige Robbins (8), Simon Kenton, 294. 3, Lora Lee Heady (12), Trigg County, 293. 4, Morgan Belcher (10), Pulaski County, 292. 5, Kennedy Sumpter (8), Harrison County, 291...
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2017 State Archery Team Results AP Paragraph Format

1, 3442 Madison Central. 2, 3440 Lafayette. 3, 3431 Trigg County. 4, 3423 Henderson County. 5, 3413 Pulaski County. 6, 3413 Lincoln County. 7, 3409 Bullitt Central. 8, 3400 Anderson County. 9, 3400 Muhlenberg County. 10, 3397 Bethlehem. 11, 3386 Simo...
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03/21/17 – Softball Part 2 Test Now Available

The NFHS Softball Part 2 Test will be available online from Monday, March 20th, until Monday, April 3rd 11:59 p.m. EST. The test will automatically close at this time. Officials can login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A m...
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03/20/17 – Baseball Part 2 Test Now Available

The Baseball NFHS Part 2 Test will be available online from March 20 until 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday, April 3. The test will automatically close at that exact time. Login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A minimum score of 8...
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Bowling Green basketball begins Purple reign

BY MIKE FIELDS D.G. Sherrill never got to attend the Sweet 16 when he was a kid growing up in Caldwell County in far western Kentucky. “My daddy believed when my basketball season was over, it was time for me to go to work,” he said. “So I was in...
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Jake Ohmer’s legacy a winning one

BY MIKE FIELDS When the KHSAA celebrates its 125th Sweet 16 in 2042, you can bet there will be high school basketball fans reminiscing about how a kid named Jake Ohmer made a name for himself in the 100th state tournament. They’ll talk about how ...
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03/18/17 – KHSAA To Award Second Annual Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2017 The KHSAA will present the second annual Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships during tonight’s semifinals of the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® to David Chase Baker from Menifee County and Madison Lauer from T...
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Sweet 16’s top scorers in back-to-back games

BY MIKE FIELDS Scott senior guard Jake Ohmer has put on a scoring show in his first two games in the 100th Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys' Sweet 16 this week.  Ohmer created a buzz in Rupp Arena by pouring in 41 points in Scott's first-round victory over...
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Purples’ power: talent with experience

BY MIKE FIELDS Bowling Green took out No. 1 Scott County 68-53 in the quarterfinals of the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys' Sweet 16 Friday afternoon. "That was the best basketball team we've played all year, bar none," Purples Coach D.G. Sherrill said ...
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Bobby Keith’s Sweet 16 legacy

BY MIKE FIELDS The 100th Sweet 16 celebration this week in Rupp Arena is missing one of the most important figures in Kentucky high school basketball history. Legendary Clay County Coach Bobby Keith died last fall, leaving all those who knew him ...
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Collins basketball now has stories to tell

BY MIKE FIELDS Collins' basketball program's seven-year itch to win a game in the state tournament finally got scratched. The Titans pulled away in overtime to beat Elliott County 65-57 in the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys' Sweet 16 in Rupp Arena Thur...
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The ‘Worm’ turned in most dynamic dunk in Sweet 16

BY MIKE FIELDS Perry County Central's Damon Tobler had an impressive dunk during the Commodores' win over Pikeville in the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys' Sweet 16 on Wednesday. It was just for show, though, because the slam was erased when Tobler was w...
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Oh, my, Ohmer goes for 41 points, 17 rebounds

BY MIKE FIELDS Jake Ohmer was Mr. Low Key after going for 41 points, 17 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 assists in Scott's 77-65 victory over Harlan County in the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16 Tuesday night. It was the highest scoring performance i...
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After 60 years, Luther Blanton has ‘Sweet’ experience

BY MIKE FIELDS Luther Blanton had a front-row seat in Rupp Arena Wednesday night, right there on the sidelines at the end of the Harlan County bench for the Black Bears' game against Scott in the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys' Sweet 16. "I've been wai...
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Pikeville proud: Hillard Howard

  BY MIKE FIELDS Hillard Howard has been living in Florida the past seven years, but he’s back visiting his old Kentucky home this week for two good reasons. Howard’s beloved Pikeville Panthers made it to the Sweet 16 for the first time ...
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Vogt votes for NKU over UK

BY MIKE FIELDS When Kentucky plays Northern Kentucky University in the first round of the NCAA tournament Friday night, there'll be at least one TV viewer in Lexington rooting for the Norsemen to pull off an upset for the ages. "I was a Kentucky ...
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Welcome back, Bobby Flynn

  BY MIKE FIELDS It was great to see Bobby Flynn back in Rupp Arena on Wednesday for the 100th Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys' Sweet 16. Flynn has been a fixture at state tournaments for more than 40 years as a volunteer, mostly working along pre...
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Phil Cox and his ‘Loyall’ mentor, Billy Hicks

BY MIKE FIELDS Before Phil Cox became Vanderbilt’s all-time leading scorer in 1985, before he starred at Cawood High School and became Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball in 1981, he first realized what the game might hold for him as an eighth-grader at Loy...
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Richie Farmer’s ‘Sweet’ memories

BY MIKE FIELDS Richie Farmer clearly recalls how his record-setting Sweet Sixteen career began in Rupp Arena 33 years ago this week. Clay County had a big lead on Owensboro in their first-round game when Farmer, an eighth-grader, took the floor w...
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03/13/17 – Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® Broadcast Information; 98.5 FM to Air Games Locally

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 13, 2017 The 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® gets underway Wednesday afternoon at Rupp Arena when Bowling Green squares off against Graves County at 12 p.m. (ET). Fans can follow all the action through live webc...
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Mercer County girls win Sweet Sixteen in style

BY MIKE FIELDS HIGHLAND HEIGHTS – When Chris Souder took over as Mercer County girls’ basketball coach 18 years ago, he allowed himself to imagine the Titans winning a state title someday. “It’s always a dream, it's always a goal," he said. "But ...
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Mercer County vs. Franklin County for girls’ state title

BY MIKE FIELDS HIGHLAND HEIGHTS  -- Mercer County will play Franklin County  in the championship game of the St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen in BB&T Arena Sunday at 2 p.m. Mercer County (30-6) earned a spot in the finals for...
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Mercer County’s Seygan Robins’ long road to basketball success

BY MIKE FIELDS HIGHLAND HEIGHTS – For high school basketball players, the road to success and scholarships isn’t a direct route. It’s not a dribble drive straight to the hoop for an easy score. The destination isn’t always the big stage of the S...
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Boys State Basketball – Shots Heard ‘Round the State

Austin Dumas of Lexington Dunbar, Dwane McIntosh of Paducah Tilghman, Fred Maggard of Carr Creek, Jimmy Dan Conner of Anderson County, Paul Andrews of Laurel County and many others share special places in the memory of State Tournament fans. These st...
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Murray coach and her husband on same basketball wavelength

BY MIKE FIELDS HIGHLAND HEIGHTS – Travis Turner has been doing radio coverage of Murray High School girls’ basketball for a long time, but he had his first near-death experience Friday afternoon as he described the Tigers’ stunning 65-56 upset of ...
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03/08/2017 – New Procedure Adopted for Monitoring Pitch Count and Maintaining Baseball Stats for Kentucky Schools

The KHSAA has partnered with MaxPreps to manage and post pitch counts for the 2017 playing season. MaxPreps works in combination with GameChanger, among other stat entry options (, and to allow for member schools to maintain accurate pitch count data...
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03/08/17 – Experimental Rule Implemented for KHSAA Softball Games

All fastpitch softball games in all games played by KHSAA member schools (in Kentucky), will utilize an experimental rule regarding the issuance of a base on balls. For all games played in Kentucky, the defensive coach, pitcher or catcher may request...
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Donna Murphy’s Sweet 16 starburst

The St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen tips off today at NKU’s BB&T Arena. This is the 56th girls' state tournament, the 43nd since the KHSAA started sponsoring the event again in 1975. While everybody agrees that girls’ basketba...
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03/07/17 – St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® Broadcast Information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2017 The 2017 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® begins Wednesday afternoon at BB&T Arena in Highland Heights when Sacred Heart takes on Butler at 12 p.m. (ET). Fans can follow all the action through ...
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02/28/17 – Tickets on Sale for Hall of Fame Banquet on March 18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 28, 2017 The Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2017 will be inducted in an afternoon ceremony at the Lexington Center on Saturday, March 18th prior to the semifinals of the 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16®...
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Remembering Douglass Demons basketball

BY MIKE FIELDS Sixty years ago today, Henry Bell, John Burdette, Paul Price and their Douglass High School basketball teammates walked into UK's Memorial Coliseum and made history. On Feb. 27, 1957, Coach Charles Livisay's Demons became the first...
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02/22/17 – Swimming & Diving Championships Begin Thursday in Louisville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 22, 2017 The 2017 KHSAA Swimming & Diving State Championships (Feb. 23-25) begin Thursday with the boys’ and girls’ diving preliminaries at the Ralph Wright Natatorium in Louisville. Boys’ diving prelims are set f...
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Dynasty of dynasties: St. X swimming & diving

BY MIKE FIELDS LOUISVILLE -- St. Xavier's swimming and diving program is the greatest dynasty in the history of Kentucky high school sports. Its state championship numbers are as overwhelming as a tsunami: 52 team, 146 individual and 75 relay ti...
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R.I.P., Mike Wainscott, multi-sport coach in Lexington

Mike Wainscott, who coached in Fayette County public schools for 38 years, passed away last Friday. He was 67. Here's what I wrote about him for the Lexington Herald-Leader upon his retirement in May, 2012. BY MIKE FIELDS Mike Wainscott has been a ...
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2/21/17 – Dive List Entry Form and Taping for All-American Consideration

This is a reminder that the deadline for Diving Coaches to submit their diving entries to Mike Zehnder at the University of Louisville is Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. EST. The electronic entry form is located on the last page of the St...
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2/20/17 – Heat Sheets and Lane Assignments

Heat Sheets and Lane Assignments for the 2017 KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Meet are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view this information by going to the following link: http://khsaa.org/swimming/2017/insert2017.pdf Please do not hesita...
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2017 Swimming and Diving Psych Sheet

The Psych Sheet for the 2017 KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Championship is available on the KHSAA website. You can view the Psych Sheet by clicking on the following link: http://khsaa.org/swimming/2017/17psychesheetswimming.pdf Coaches please rev...
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02/15/17 – Sweet 16® Online Media Credentialing System

The media credentialing system for the 2017 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/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 St. Elizab...
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02/14/17 – State Wrestling Championships Begin Friday At Alltech Arena

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 14, 2017 The 54th KHSAA State Wrestling Championships will be held this weekend (Feb. 17-18) at Alltech Arena. Gates will open to the public at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, with the first round matches set to begin at 9:30 a....
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Saluting Dominic Black, state’s most decorated wrestler

“It was such an amazing journey. The life lessons I learned from wrestling, I wish everybody could have those experiences. I mean, I filled up two passports traveling the world and having people cheer for me in languages I can’t even speak. That's a ...
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02/15/17 – Board of Control Election Procedures

BOARD OF CONTROL BALLOT – BOARD OF CONTROL ELECTIONS - INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BALLOT: Balloting is ONLY done online for these positions. Balloting will be available beginning on Wednesday, February 15. Only the Principal or Designated Represent...
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02/13/17 – Postseason Dates For Tennis Championships

Many schools are busy finalizing school calendars, the KHSAA staff wanted to again remind coaches, participants and administrators of the dates and locations for the Regional and State Tennis Tournaments. These dates are posted on the KHSAA website, ...
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2017 State Wrestling Substitutions to date

2017 State Wrestling Substitutions NOTE: First substitution of any withdrawn wrestler goes to the 5th place finisher in the region. If none is available, then it will go in order of cancellation, to the random rotation list (At-Large Alternate Rotat...
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2017 State Wrestling Day 1 Results – 1st Rd, 2nd Rd Champ, 3rd Rd Champ, 1st Rd Consol, 2nd Rd Consol (bouts 1-616)

106 Round 1 (32 Man) Champ. Round 1 - Preston Mattingly (Apollo) 42-4 won by fall over Joey Delong (Dixie Heights) 44-15 (Fall 3:26) Champ. Round 1 - Marquelle McDaniel (Central) 44-15 won by fall over Xavier Rogers (Pike County Central) 19-8 (...
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2017 State Wrestling Day 2 Results – 3rd Rd Cons, 4th Rd Con, 4th Rd, 5th Rd Cons, 6th Rd Cons, Medal bouts, (bouts 617-878)

106 Round 3 Consolation Cons. Round 3 - Bryce Moberly (North Oldham) 50-17 won by decision over Dalton Lawson (Johnson Central) 36-14 (Dec 7-5) Cons. Round 3 - Scotty Vilums (Male) 30-10 won by fall over Reece Goss (Woodford County) 32-15 (F...
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02/09/17 – State Instructions for Swimming and Diving

Information for the 2017 KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Championship including, Participant Instructions, Hotel Information, the State Meet Time Schedule, and a Parking Map are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can access this information by goin...
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02/09/17 – Important Reminders-Title IX Reports and Rosters

As the winter sports season draws to a close, and we prepare to open up the 2017 Online Title IX reports for entry, we have discovered that a substantial number of member schools have team related issues that must first be corrected. Specifically, th...
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State’s top scorer has game, fame, new name

BY MIKE FIELDS When you’ve just put up a monster triple-double in a ridiculously high-scoring comeback victory, you have every right to request that people call you by any name you choose. After Lawrence County basketball star Timmy Dalton poured...
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02/07/17 – Bowling Championships Begin Thursday, Including KHSAA’s Second Unified/Adaptive Offering

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 7, 2017 The first winter championship gets underway Thursday morning with the 2017 KHSAA State Bowling Championships (Feb. 9-10) at Collins Eastland in Lexington. In addition to the singles and team events, this year’...
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02/03/17 – Bowling State Tournament Information

Congratulations to all participants and coaches who have qualified for the 2017 KHSAA State Bowling Championships. First and foremost, I would like to thank the eight regional hosts for all of their hard work and dedication during the regional tourna...
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‘Corn’ captured best of high school sports

BY MIKE FIELDS Kentucky high school sports is losing a friend. Photographer Mark Cornelison is leaving the Herald-Leader for a job at the University of Kentucky.  "Corn" worked at the newspaper for more than 20 years, and he brought a sharp eye, ...
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02/02/17 – 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Applications Now Open

For the fourth year Whitaker Bank, as part of its continuing title sponsorship of the Boys’ Sweet 16®, and the KHSAA will be presenting four one-time $1,500 scholarships. The scholarships are open to high school seniors that participate in KHSAA sa...
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02/02/17 – Further Clarification on Track Meet Participation

To further clarify the rules and regulations involving participation in indoor or outdoor track meets, we want to ensure our coaches are aware of the limitations when entering meets. Schools that choose to enter athletes in a meet under the schoo...
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02/01/17 – Pairings Announced For 2017 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ and Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen®

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 1, 2017 Regional matchups for the 2017 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ and the 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® were revealed Wednesday afternoon when the annual Draw Show was broadcast on The CW Le...
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Don Lane, aka Donnie Lane, sharpshooter

BY MIKE FIELDS For all he's done for young people, Hall of Fame basketball coach Don Lane will receive the Jim Host Youth Sports Award at the Bluegrass Sports Commission's annual banquet tonight at the Lexington Convention Center. Lane led Transy...
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Bowling Green’s swagger of success

BY MIKE FIELDS The Everly Brothers had a top-40 hit in 1967 in which they sang about how "a man in Kentucky sure is lucky to live down in Bowling Green."  Fifty years later, Kevin Wallace and D.G. Sherrill admit they are lucky men as they oversee...
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01/30/17 – Baseball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The 2017 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Baseball is now available. COACHES DEADLINE January 30 - April 10 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during t...
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01/30/17 – Track Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The 2017 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Track & Field is now available. The clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, paid or unpaid. HEA...
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01/30/17 – Softball Rules Clinic Now Available Online

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Softball is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials. HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES The clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, pai...
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01/30/17 – Tennis Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Tennis is available beginning today, January 30, 2017. Below is additional information: COACHES January 30 to March 13 (Coaches) – the Tennis Clinic will be online only and may be viewed a...
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01/27/17 – Winter Sports Championship Credentials

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Winter Sports Championships (Bowling, Wrestling and Swimming) is now live, and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org. Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are issued by ...
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01/25/17- Pre Tournament Reminder for Wrestling – Skin Checks

It has been reported to the office that some schools are confused as to who would have the final say (in an event with multiple physicians present) as to whether a wrestler may or may not participate due to a skin condition. You are reminded that the...
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Cliff Hagan played for Owensboro one week, UK the next

Sports Illustrated's Seth Davis wrote a column last week stating the case for high school (and prep school) basketball players getting the jump on their college careers by enrolling in college at midseason. It's hardly a new idea, as Cliff Hagan wi...
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HF101-Application for Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame

Nomination Categories Individuals may be nominated representing four categories. The categories of Athlete, Coach, Official and Contributor are included on the nomination form for expediency in understanding the primary area in which an indivi...
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01/25/17 – Sweet Sixteen® Draw Show To Air February 1st on CW Lexington, KHSAA.tv

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 25, 2017 Pairings for the 2017 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® and the 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® will be revealed on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. (ET) when the annual Sweet 16® ...
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01/23/17 – Wrestling Postseason Instructions

The information and instructions for the 2017 KHSAA Postseason Wrestling Tournaments have been posted online. You can access the information by going to the wrestling page of the KHSAA website. All competing schools are advised to download the files ...
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Kyle Moore: Mom had a mean hook shot

BY MIKE FIELDS Forty-two years ago today -- Jan. 23, 1975 -- Buckhorn basketball star Peggy Gay had 74 points in a 136-20 victory over Oneida Baptist. It was a historic performance for Gay – she set a state scoring record for girls that night, an...
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01/20/17 – Swimming and Diving Regional Instructions

Instructions for the 2017 KHSAA Swimming and Diving Regional Meets are now available online on the KHSAA website. Regional Swimming and Diving Meets will take place the week of February 5th through February 11th. These instructions can be viewed by g...
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01/20/17 – Reminders- Pole Vault Requirements for Track Coaches

As the track season begins, we wanted to remind Athletic Directors, coaches and student-athletes about the additional requirements for the Pole Vault event. It is necessary in order to attempt to minimize risk, that coaches have additional training f...
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01/17/17 – Information On Ordering Tickets to 2017 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16®

  It is again time for us to take orders for advance tickets to the 2017 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16®. Here are some notes about this year's event: Tournament Details The games will be played at the BB&T Arena at N...
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Roy Bowling ushered girls’ basketball into modern era

BY MIKE FIELDSLONDON – The most influential coach in the history of girls’ high school basketball in Kentucky, whose early string of state championships prodded other schools to take the sport seriously, didn’t exactly jump at the chance to help ushe...
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1/18/17 – Bass Fishing Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for all coaches in the sport-activity of Bass Fishing is available beginning January 16, 2017. Below is additional information:January 16 to March 6 – the Bass Fishing Clinic will be online only and may be view...
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01/17/17 – Calloway County High School Senior Wins Centennial Logo Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 17, 2017Calloway County senior Haley Glynn was chosen as the winner of the Kentucky high school basketball centennial logo contest, as chosen by the Centennial Committee, a collaborative effort between the Kentucky Asso...
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01/16/17 – Board Approves 2018 Volleyball Dates/Alignment Changes

The KHSAA Board of Control recently approved a change in the dates for the 2018 State Volleyball postseason (2018-19 school year), along with alignment changes in the 13th and 15th regions.   The city of Louisville will be hosting the Breeders' Cu...
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01/16/2017 – Nominations Sought for MIdway University Female Student-Athlete of the Year – Girls’ Swimming and Diving

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among girls' Swimming and Diving participants for 2016-2017.This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as com...
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01/16/17 – Swimming and Diving Regional Sites and Managers

Sites and Managers for the 2017 KHSAA Regional Swimming and Diving Championships have been posted on the KHSAA Website. You can view this information by clicking on  the following link:Regional Sites and Managers...
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01/13/17 – Regional Instructions for Bowling

Instructions for the KHSAA Regional Bowling Tournament and details for the postseason are now posted on the KHSAA website. Regional bowling will be from January 23rd through February 4th with the KHSAA State Bowling Tournament to take place February ...
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01/13/17 – Board Approves Alternative Region Tournament (Team Sports) and Alignment for Region 15

During the course of its regularly scheduled meeting at the KHSAA Offices on Thursday, the Board of Control approved a requested new trial pilot program for the 15th Region Tournament beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. These changes will not b...
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1/13/2017 – Nominations sought for Midway Female Student-Athlete of the Year – Girls’ Basketball

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among girls' basketball participants for 2016-2017.This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community se...
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01/12/17 – Archery Alignment Update and Championship Changes

Based upon feedback from the Archery Advisory Committee following their discussions in a meeting on December 15th, Association staff proposed a change to the format of the state archery tournament. For the last two years, the archery state tournament...
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All-time Kentucky School List

Courtesy of Jeff Bridgeman and KABCRegionTeamCityMascotColors1AlmoAlmoWarriorsBlue / Gray1ArcadiaWest PaducahYellowjacketsBlack / Gold1ArlingtonArlingtonAcesBlack / White1AuroraAuroraTigersBlue / White1Ballard MemorialLa CenterBombersGreen / White1Ba...
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01/12/17 – Board of Control Addresses Alignment Issues, Archery Championship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 12, 2017 During the course of its regularly scheduled meeting at the KHSAA Offices on Thursday, the Board of Control addressed alignment issues and championship details in several sports, while also approving a requeste...
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01/11/17 – Reminders about Participation in Indoor Track Meets

For the past several years, groups and institutions like the University of Kentucky have sponsored indoor track meets. At UK for example, one meet has historically been conducted for Kentucky high schools in January and a second meet in February was ...
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01/10/17 – Bowling Postseason Roster Deadline

In preparation for the 2017 KHSAA State Bowling Championships (February 9-10), we wanted to remind you of the new and exciting opportunities available for the student-athletes of Kentucky. Beginning this year, the KHSAA has expanded its offerings for...
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Fraley’s coaching career comes full circle at Powell County

BY MIKE FIELDSSTANTON – A large black-and-white photograph hangs in Powell County's gym, forever preserving the Pirates in all their glory, moments after they won the 14th Region basketball title for the first time in 1974.Several players have arms r...
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Transy’s all Bluegrass-bred basketball roster

BY MIKE FIELDSWhen Transylvania men’s basketball coach Brian Lane gathered his team for their first preseason get-together last summer, there was really no need to introduce the new players to the holdovers.They were already pretty familiar with each...
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01/05/17 – First Basketball Stat Leaders Report Released

The first weekly statistical leader reports for girls’ and boys’ basketball have been posted at KHSAA.org. Statistics are compiled weekly throughout the season and will be posted to the KHSAA website each week.Statistical entry is required of all mem...
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01/05/17 – Middle School Regulation Adoptions

After approval by the Kentucky Board of Education through the regulatory process, please be advised of the new policies affecting middle school athletics, which per 702 KAR 7:065 is competition for students grades 5-8 participating in competition for...
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01/03/17 – ArbiterPay Option for Schools for Payment of Officials

As was shared with those that were attendance at the Annual Meeting, the KHSAA has now finalized a review and approval giving member schools the option to pay licensed officials online (some schools have already started using this service) through Ar...
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12/23/16 – 2017 Soccer Advanced Camp with Officiate Kentucky Day

Soccer Officials planning for their summer and advanced camp requirement are advised that for the 2017 season, advanced camp credit will only be awarded for those in attendance at the KHSAA's Officiate Kentucky Day on July 29 in Louisville.There will...
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12/21/16 – 2017 Volleyball Advanced Camp with Officiate Kentucky Day

Volleyball Officials planning for their summer and advanced camp requirement are advised that for the 2017 season, advanced camp credit will only be awarded for those in attendance at the KHSAA's Officiate Kentucky Day on July 29 in Louisville.There ...
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12/21/16 – Updated Archery Scoring Protocol for 2016-2017

The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) has changed its scoring protocol for the upcoming season. To accommodate our schools who compete in both NASP and KHSAA competitions, we are amending our scoring protocol to match this new standard. ...
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12/19/16 – 2016-2017 Archery Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport-activity of Archery is available beginning today, December 19, 2016. Below is additional information:COACHESDecember 19 to January 23 (Coaches) – the Archery Clinic will be online only and may be ...
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King of the Bluegrass still reigns as top holiday tourney

BY MIKE FIELDSLOUISVILLE – The King of the Bluegrass has reigned as the best high school holiday basketball tournament in Kentucky -- and one of the best in the nation -- for 36 years now.It was the brainchild of then-Fairdale Coach Stan Hardin and a...
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12/13/16 – Reminder about Stats Collection REQUIREMENT and Penalties for Noncompliance

Beginning next week (week of 12/19), the KHSAA will begin compiling weekly statewide statistical leader reports for boys’ and girls’ basketball. Statistical entry is required of all member schools, and those failing to meet the requirement to enter s...
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12/12/16 – Officiate Kentucky Day Information

OFFICIATE KENTUCKY DAY Saturday, July 29 Marriott Downtown - Louisville You are invited to the first-ever, Officiate Kentucky Day! What is Officiate Kentucky Day? Officiate Kentucky Day (OKD) is a one-day gathering of sports and sport act...
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12/12/16 – Wrestling Rule Reminders

We have begun the season and several questions have been submitted to the office which we feel must be addressed as a reminder to all. Question...Can I just write the wrestler in for an event without a weigh-in sheet from trackwrestling?NO. A coach w...
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12/12/16 – Unified Bowling FAQs (2017 Season)

PLAYING UNIFIED A common question from students “Can I play too?”  YES, you can! As the KHSAA partnership with Special Olympics of Kentucky continues to expand, along with the growth of Unified Sports, please refer to this blog for updates and resp...
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12/08/16 – Competitive Cheer Championships This Saturday In Lexington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 8, 2016The fifth annual KHSAA State Competitive Cheer Championships will take place this Saturday, Dec. 10 at Alltech Arena in Lexington. The format of the state championship has changed for 2016, with the competition ...
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12/06/16- Schools Required to Submit Spring Practice Dates

Per KHSAA Bylaw 23, each school must submit its spring practice dates on or before December 15, 2016, for the spring, 2017 spring practice period. Failure to submit these dates by December 15 will result in the school not being permitted to conduct s...
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Johnson Central celebrates first football title

BY MIKE FIELDSBOWLING GREEN -- It ain't over till it's over, they say, but Johnson Central football coach Jim Matney seemed pretty sure his Golden Eagles were winging their way toward championship glory when he giddily jumped up and down along the si...
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Belfry vs. Central has a (championship) ring to it

BY MIKE FIELDSBOWLING GREEN -- When Belfry Coach Philip Haywood and Louisville Central Coach Ty Scroggins met at midfield before Saturday night's Russell Athletic/KHSAA Class 3A finals, they shook hands, exchanged warm smiles, and neither of them sai...
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Is Philip Haywood’s win record untouchable?

BY MIKE FIELDSFootball coaches Mark Brown of Elizabethtown and Larry French of Southwestern reached the 300-victory milestone this season, joining an exclusive club that isn't as exclusive as it once was.In 2005, when Bob Schneider of Newport Central...
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12/01/16 – 2016 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl Broadcast Information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 1, 2016The 1A Championship will open the 2016 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl on Friday night at 7 p.m. (CT) when Beechwood (13-1) takes on Hazard (12-2) at Houchens Industries/L.T. Smith Stadium in B...
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KABC-KHSBHOF-KHSAA Centennial Logo Contest Finalists!

Entry Number - 74 Entry Number - 54 Entry Number - 42 Entry Number - 11 ...
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Kentucky High School Invitational Swimming and Diving Meets 2016-2017

MeetDate/LocationContact PersonLaker Fall PreviewSaturday, November 19, 2016Russell County Natatorium Complex2167 US-127Russell Springs, KYJoseph Phillips 859-516-1214rchsswimanddive@gmail.comShawnee “Give Thanks” MeetMonday, November 21, 2016Central...
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11/28/16 – Basketball Part 2 Test Reminder

The NFHS Basketball Part 2 Test is available online from midnight Eastern Time on November 27 through midnight Eastern Time on December 12. The test will automatically close exactly at that time even if tests are in progress. Login at http://official...
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11/26/16 – Revised and Updated Schedule, 2016 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl State Football Finals

With Western Kentucky University's win tonight at Marshall University combined with Southern Mississippi's upset win over Louisiana Tech on Friday, WKU has qualified to again host the Conference USA championship game in Bowling Green. The game will b...
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50th anniversary of Dayton High’s football title

It was 50 years ago today -- Nov. 26, 1966 -- that Dayton High School stunned Russellville 6-2 to win the Class A football title at UK's Stoll Field.Dayton hadn't been to the state finals before, and it hasn't been there since.Russellville came into ...
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KABC-KHSBHOF-KHSAA Centennial Logo Contest

Entry Number - 81 Entry Number - 80 Entry Number - 79 Entry Number - 78 Entry Number - 77 Entry Number - 76 Entry Number - 75 Entry Number - 74 Entry Number - 73 Entry Number - 72 Entry Number - 71 Entry Number - 70 Entry Number - 69 ...
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11/18/16- Single Game Tickets for Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl State Football Championships

Single Game Tickets (all game dates and times tentative, all times CT)All ticket prices will increase the week of the games. Advance seats priced at $18 (club level, West Side, $13 reserved chairback (West Side Only), $10 General Admission)Enter desi...
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12/14/16 – 2017 Softball Advanced Umpires Camp with Officiate Kentucky Day

Softball Umpires planning their spring and advanced camp requirements are advised that for the 2017 season, advanced camp credit will be awarded for those in attendance at the KHSAA's Officiate Kentucky Day on July 29th in Louisville. There will not ...
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11/21/16 – Wrestling Regular Season Notes

Recently, a few questions have been submitted in regards to the use of the alternate uniform:What happens when your kids cross the border and wrestle against out-of-state teams? Would they go back to the traditional singlets? What occurs when outside...
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11/18/16 – Important Change in Bylaw 22, Out of State Opponents

At the September annual meeting of the membership. the delegates overwhelmingly approved Proposal 10 which removes the requirements in Bylaw 22 that KHSAA member schools only play out of state teams that are members of that state association or eligi...
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11/18/16 – Important Change in Interpretation, Bylaw 6, 7 and 8 (student activity while ineligible)

At the September annual meeting of the membership. the delegates overwhelmingly approved Proposal 6 which stipulates that the required period of ineligibility of a student-athlete who has been ruled ineligible per Bylaws 6, 7 and 8 is applicable sole...
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11/18/16- Board of Control Referendum to the Membership – Bylaw 23

At its November meeting, the Board of Control gave final approval to the distribution of a referendum of the membership for the purpose of amending Bylaw 23, Limitation of Seasons. At the September annual meeting of the membership, there was a propos...
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12/14/16 – 2017 Baseball Advanced Umpires Camp with Officiate Kentucky Day

Baseball Umpires planning their spring and advanced camp requirement are advised that for the 2017 season, advanced camp credit will be awarded for those in attendance at the KHSAA's Officiate Kentucky Day on July 29 in Louisville.There will not be a...
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Dennis Johnson and the good ol’ days of multi-sport athletes

BY MIKE FIELDSIn this day of specialization among high school athletes, who are prodded by their parents and coaches to devote all their time and energy to one sport lest a college scholarship (or possibly a pro contract) eludes them, let us remember...
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11/16/16 – Board of Control Extends Sponsorship of Field Hockey For Three Years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 16, 2016On Wednesday, the Board of Control approved a recommendation from staff to continue the sponsorship of Field Hockey through the 2019 state championship. With Field Hockey just completing its third season as a K...
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FB134-State Finals Two-Deep Depth Chart

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11/10/16- High School Playoff Games Again Asked to Honor Veterans at Week 2 Games

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 militar...
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Jake Johnson catches, passes John Cole, keeps state receiving record local

BY MIKE FIELDSFormer Somerset football star John Cole was visiting family in his hometown last week when he heard the news that current Pulaski County star Jake Johnson had broken his state record for career receiving yards the previous Friday night....
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11/08/16 – Applications Being Accepted for Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships

When former Commissioner Louis Stout passed away in 2012, his widow Anna directed that donations on his behalf go to the Louis Stout Memorial Fund for Students. She felt this was a chance for the KHSAA to honor student-athletes who excel in athletics...
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11/07/16 – Information On Ordering Tickets to 2016 Russell Athletic/KHSAA State Football Finals

It is again time for us to take orders for advance tickets to the 2016 Russell Athletic/KHSAA State Football Finals. Here are some notes about this year's finals.The games will be played at Feix Field, Houchens Industries - L.T. Smith Stadium at West...
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Jimmie Reed: a football lifer

BY MIKE FIELDSJimmie Reed attended a powder-puff football game in Louisville a couple weeks ago.He wasn’t on the sidelines coaching, or on the field afterward handing out awards. He was there to cheer on one of his granddaughters.It goes to show how ...
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11/03/16 – Nine Team State Titles Up For Grabs During Fall Championship Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 3, 2016A total of nine teams will earn the title of state champion on Saturday and Sunday as the KHSAA’s Fall Championship weekend wraps up the 2016 soccer, cross country and volleyball seasons. Six state champions wil...
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11/03/16 – Wrestling will Experiment with New Rule

The Wrestling Advisory Committee met recently to discuss several ideas on how to increase participation numbers in Wrestling. One area the committee felt strongly about was the possibility to add an alternative uniform to the traditional singlet. Man...
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10/31/16 – Cross Country State Meet Information

Congratulations to all participants and coaches who have qualified for the 2016 KHSAA State Cross Country Championships. First and foremost, I would like to thank the eight regional hosts for all of their hard work and the success of the “super regio...
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10/30/16 – State Cross Country Qualifiers

The Regional results for Cross Country and the KHSAA State Qualifiers have been posted on the KHSAA website. It is important that coaches review the Roster by School immediately. Please contact the KHSAA at xcresults@khsaa.org with any corrections (n...
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10/28/16 – KHSAA State Soccer Tournament Continues Saturday With Quarterfinal Action in Lexington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 28, 2016The 2016 KHSAA State Soccer Tournament continues tomorrow morning with quarterfinal action at Paul Laurence Dunbar HS and Lafayette HS in Lexington. Four games will take place at each site, with the first games ...
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Justin Thomas latest Kentuckian to cash in on PGA Tour

Justin Thomas won the CIMB Classic in Malaysia last week, successfully defending his title in Kuala Lumpur.Thomas is showing lots of early promise on the PGA Tour. When the Louisvillian won the CIMB Classic last year he was only 22 -- the youngest Ke...
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Beth Bates got her foot in the door of football history

BY MIKE FIELDSIt's been more than 30 years since Beth Bates kicked her way into Kentucky high school football's history books, but she's still occasionally reminded of her headline-grabbing days at Williamsburg High School."People bring it up, so it ...
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10/24/16 – Cross Country Regionals & Advancement to State

With the Cross Country postseason upon us, a few reminders for coaches, regional hosts and fans. New to 2016, there is a slight change in the competition rules for qualifying for the KHSAA State Cross Country meet. Qualifiers will now be determined o...
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WORKING DRAFT- Football Brackets 2016 (UNOFFICIAL)

Official Brackets To Be Released Following Last Regular Season Night of PlayN/A Slots are To Be Determined Due to TieBreakers on October 29/30 SchoolClassDistrictPosBracket1A-1-1Russellville1A1111A-2-4Caverna1A2421A-2-2Campbellsville1A2231A-1-3Fulton...
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10/23/16 – Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Inductees Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 23, 2016The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame Class of 2017 was announced today in a press conference at the KHSAA Offices. The 11 members in this year’s class will be the 30th inducted into the Daw...
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10/20/16 – Field Hockey State Tournament Begins Saturday; 2017 HOF Press Conference This Sunday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 20, 2016The bracket is set for the 2016 KHSAA Field Hockey State Tournament, which begins Saturday afternoon with quarterfinal action at Assumption Green in Louisville. Christian Academy-Louisville (20-4-1) will take on...
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For Belfry ‘stat man’ Bennett West, it’s not just a numbers game

 BY MIKE FIELDSAsk Bennett West when he began keeping the scorebook and statistics for the Belfry boys’ basketball team and he answers without hesitation.“It was at Virgie, November 30, 1978. We lost 106-79,” he says, deftly pulling the place, d...
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10/19/16 – Commissioner’s Initial Response To 17 RS BR 113

"Our Board of Control on behalf of our schools has historically opposed such bills because the Association is in the business of school-based sports, not school-aged sports, and competitive equity is always an issue. Most of those specifics are conta...
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10/13/16-UK HealthCare Seeks Nominations for Kentucky Comeback Athlete of the Year

UK HealthCare, through its partnership with the KHSAA, seeks nominations for the Kentucky Comeback Athlete of the Year, meeting the following criteria:Nominee must have overcome illness or injury that affected their ability to participate in KHSAA sa...
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10/13/16-Important Safety Reminder for Archery Schools

This important notice is being distributed to all KHSAA member schools. Because the participation in Archery is ever-expanding and because there are several schools that compete in Archery but as of yet, don participate in KHSAA competition, it is im...
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10/13/16 – NFHS Spirit (Cheer) Rules Book Corrections

This is a reminder to coaches and judges, below is a link to the NFHS website with 2016-17 Spirit (Cheer) Rules Book corrections.NFHS Spirit Rules 2016-17 CorrectionsAlso, coaches are reminded of the NFHS partnership with cheerrules.com for video exp...
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Todd Bretz the constant in Dunbar’s soccer success

BY MIKE FIELDSTodd Bretz was only 24 when he signed on to coach boys' soccer at Paul Laurence Dunbar when it opened in 1990.Jon Akers, Dunbar's first principal, had to find more than a dozen head coaches to staff the sports programs at the new high s...
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10/10/16 – Reminder of Soccer Postseason Tie Breaker Procedures

As the Soccer postseason begins, every contest from this point forward shall have a winner to determine which team advances in the tournament. If the score is tied following the end of regulation, two five-minute sudden victory overtime periods shall...
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10/10/16 – Competitive Cheer Squads By Division; Season/Scoring Reminders

The 2016-17 KHSAA Competitive Cheer squads by division list has been compiled and released.  Click here to view school squad declaration A reminder to coaches that no changes to divisions may be made and withdrawal from Region/State competition will ...
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10/07/16 – Boys’ State Golf Day Two Pairings and Tee Times

Pairings and Tee Times for day two of the 2016 Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA Boys’ Golf State Championship have now been set. You can view these by clicking on the following link:Day Two Pairings and Tee Times  ...
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RIP, Bobby Keith: Clay County icon; basketball genius

Bobby Keith, who guided Clay County to the 1987 Sweet Sixteen championship and was regarded as one of the greatest basketball coaches in state history, passed away Wednesday after suffering a heart attack. He was 75.Keith was an absolute basketball g...
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10/04/16 – Girls State Golf Day Two Pairings and Tee Times

Pairings and Tee Times for day two of the 2016 Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA Girls’ Golf Championship have now been set. You can view these by clicking on the following link:Day Two Pairings and Tee Times...
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10/04/16 – Regional Instructions for Cross Country

Instructions for the KHSAA Regional Cross Country Meets are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view these instructions by clicking on the following link:http://khsaa.org/cross_country/crosscountryregionalinstructionsforparticipatingteams.pdfYou...
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Jeff McGill has helped nuture state golf tradition

BY MIKE FIELDSBOWLING GREEN – An hour into a conversation with Jeff McGill about all things golf, including his views on the virtues the game teaches and his memories of winning the 1969 state title, he states the obvious: “I fall into the category o...
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10/03/16 – Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA Golf Championships Start Tuesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 3, 2016The 2016 Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championships get underway tomorrow morning when the girls’ tournament begins with 7 a.m. (CT) tee times at the Bowling Green Country Club. The girls’ champio...
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10/03/16 – Bowling Rules Clinic is Now Available Online

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport-activity of Bowling is available beginning today, October 3, 2016. Below is additional information: COACHES October 3 to December 12 (Coaches) – the Bowling Clinic will be online only and may...
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10/03/16 – 2016-2017 Swimming and Diving Rules Clinic Online Now

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Swimming and Diving is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials.HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHESThe clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant,...
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10/03/16 – 2016-2017 Wrestling Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Wrestling is available beginning October 3rd. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach rec...
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10/03/16- 2016-2017 Basketball Rules Clinic Online Now

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Basketball is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials.HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHESThe clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, paid of ...
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09/30/16- KABC/KHSBHOF/KHSAA Seeks Entrants in Logo Contest to Celebrate Centennial

Calling all basketball fans!The Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches and Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame is looking for a new logo to celebrate the Centennial of Kentucky's great sport, basketball and needs your help! We are seekin...
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9/29/16 – Information, Pairings and Tee Times for State Golf

Information, pairings and Tee Times for day one of the 2016 Leachman Buick●GMC●Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championships are now posted. You can access this information by going to the following links: 2016 Leachman/KHSAA Girls State Golf Results/Tee ...
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09/23/16 – Fall Sports Championship Media Credentials

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Fall Sports Championships is now live, and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org.Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are issued by the KHSAA to working members of the me...
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09/22/16 – Volleyball, Soccer, Field Hockey Draw Show Set For 3:30 PM Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2016The pairings for the 2016 KHSAA Volleyball, Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer, and Field Hockey State Tournaments will be determined Friday, September 23rd when the annual KHSAA Fall Championship Draw Show is conducted ...
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9/22/16 – State Tournament Instructions for Golf

State Instructions for the 2016 Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Tournament including dates, times, and lodging information are posted on the KHSAA website.You can view this information for the sport of golf by going to the following link...
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09/22/16 – Board of Control Approves Unified/Adapted Opportunities in Bowling; Alters State Tennis Format

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2016During its regularly scheduled meeting at the KHSAA Offices on Wednesday, the Board of Control approved a proposal to add Unified and Adapted opportunities in the sport-activity of Bowling, beginning with the ...
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09/22/16 – Board Approves 2017 State Baseball Dates/Times

The KHSAA Board of Control, at its September meeting, approved the dates and times for the 2017 KHSAA State Baseball Tournament. The event will be held June 8-10 and 16-17 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington.  First round games (all times are East...
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09/22/16 – Board Approves New Provisions for State Tennis

After hearing from its membership and discussing the issue with the KHSAA Staff, the Board of Control yesterday decided to return the state tennis team title to a points-based championship for 2017. The Association will continue to sponsor an Individ...
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Charles Hurt: a Shelby County Rocket to remember

BY MIKE FIELDSCharles Hurt, who died last week at age 55 after a long battle with leukemia, is being remembered for his basketball playing days at Kentucky.But Hurt played his best basketball at Shelby County, where he was a two-time all-stater and h...
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2016 KHSAA State Tournament Info and Results

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09/20/16 – KHSAA Enters New Partnership With UK Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2016The KHSAA is proud to announce a new partnership with UK Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, which will see the group continue to provide first-rate care at state championship events while also increasing...
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09/20/16 – KHSAA Issues Rulings on Unsporting Acts and Shortened Games in Football

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2016The KHSAA today issued sanctions regarding Bylaw 15 (Practice of Sportsmanship) violations from a pair of football contests, as well as final rulings concerning Bylaw 22 (Contests, Sanctions, Rules, Forfeiture...
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09/19/16 – KHSAA Postseason Track & Field Dates

Many schools have busy spring schedules and the KHSAA staff wanted to again remind coaches, participants and administrators of the dates and locations for the Regional and State Track & Field meets. These dates are posted on the KHSAA website, bu...
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Regional BK Officials Rotation (Updated 7/31/16)

Assoc→ Will Work↓ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 2019 3 4 1 2 10 5 9 12 11 6 ...
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Rachel Sanford: for the love of running

BY MIKE FIELDSLOUISVILLE -- Rachel Sanford was never chasing glory or records or celebrity when she was winning an unprecedented five consecutive KHSAA state cross country titles, a remarkable streak of success that began in 1993 when she was only 10...
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09/12/16 – Athletic Director Institute, Annual Meeting of Delegates on Tap This Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 12, 2016Athletic Directors and school administrators from across the state will visit Lexington this week as the KHSAA hosts the first-ever Athletic Director Institute and its Annual Meeting of Delegates. The Athletic...
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09/09/16 – KHSAA to Participate in “Team Up, Speak Up to Fight Concussions” on September 13

 The Concussion Legacy Foundation has created the first ever national concussion education day, scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 13. On Team Up Day, millions of athletes will hear a speech from their coach, captain and medical team that encourages t...
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Lynch East Main: once king of the hills and state

BY MIKE FIELDSLYNCH – Dig into the history of Kentucky high school football and one shiny nugget you’ll uncover is that the first official state champion hailed from this tiny coal town deep in the hills of Harlan County.It was a cold, snowy afternoo...
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Under Beatty, Trinity is 15-0 against Lexington teams

When Lafayette plays host to Trinity in high school football tonight, the Generals will try to end Lexington’s 16-year streak of futility against Bob Beatty’s Shamrocks.The last time a Lexington team beat Trinity was in 1999 when Eric Shelton ran rou...
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08/31/16 – Annual Meeting Reminders

With the KHSAA Annual Meeting of schools two weeks away, here are some important reminders.HYATT HOUSINGThe Hyatt Regency, adjacent to the center, has a small block of rooms available for September 13, by contacting 859-253-1234 and when transferred ...
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09/01/16 – Athletic Director Approved Continuous Improvement Hours

Bylaw 25, Sec. 5. POST HIRE REQUIREMENTS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTINUING DUTIES AS AN ATHLETIC DIRECTORAvailable Tract of Leadership and Continuous Improvement HoursKHSAAAnnual Meeting (4 hours)New Athletic Director Institute (6 hours)Region Meeting ...
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08/29/16 – HYPE Student Leadership Conference This Week in Lexington, Louisville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 29, 2016The 16th Annual KHSAA HYPE Student Leadership Conference will take place this week in Lexington and Louisville. The conference is a free service provided by the Association for student-athletes to learn teamwork ...
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Perfect match: Ron Kordes & Assumption volleyball

 BY MIKE FIELDSLOUISVILLE – When Ron Kordes was hired to coach volleyball at Assumption in 1989, then-principal Karen Russ asked how long he thought he might lead the Rockets’ program.“I told her, ‘Let’s do it a year at a time, and as long as I’...
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08/25/16 – Initial Stat Leader Reports Released for Football, Soccer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 25, 2016The first weekly statistical leader reports of the season for football and boys’ and girls’ soccer have been posted at KHSAA.org. Statistics are compiled weekly throughout the regular season and will be posted to...
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My, oh, Myra; Kentucky’s only 4-time golf champ

"What I like about golf, and the reason I think kids should play golf, is because it’s an individual sport that requires you to gain control over your emotions, develops your critical thinking skills, your conceptual thinking skills, and your discipl...
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08/22/16 – 2016 KHSAA Annual Meeting and First AD Institute

This is intended for all KHSAA member school Superintendents, Principals, and Athletic Directors and the links can be forwarded as needed.ANNUAL MEETINGThis reminder that the 2016 Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA is to be held on Wednesd...
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Jack and Joe Morris, football’s top father-son coaching duo

BY MIKE FIELDSMAYFIELD – The first family of Mayfield High School football includes the most successful father-son coaching duo in the history of Kentucky high school football.Between them, Jack and Joe Morris have been part of the Cardinals’ program...
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‘Granddaddy’ Rec Bowl has unmatched history

BY MIKE FIELDSThe headline above tells you the result of the first Recreation Bowl played in Mount Sterling on Nov. 11, 1948. It was a Thursday night, and after Somerset, led by running backs Dickie Holmes and Dick Mitchell, thumped previously unbeat...
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08/15/16 – Soccer Part 2 Test Now Available

The Soccer Part 2 Test will be available online from midnight Eastern Time on August 15 through midnight Eastern Time on August 29. The test will automatically close exactly at that time. Login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the tes...
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08/15/16 – Volleyball Part 2 Test Now Available

The Volleyball Part 2 Test will be available online from midnight Eastern Time on August 15 through midnight Eastern Time on August 29. The test will automatically close exactly at that time. Login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the...
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08/15/16 – Part 2 Football Test Reminder

The Part 2 Test will be available online from midnight Eastern Time on August 15 through midnight Eastern Time on August 29. The test will automatically close exactly at that time. Login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A mi...
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08/10/16 – 2016-2017 Regional Athletic Administrators Meetings, Including Regs and Current Undertakings, Online School System, Title IX

This reminder is for all member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors within the KHSAA.For the fall of 2016, the KHSAA is again scheduling an Athletic Administrator Workshop in eight areas of the state. The content for this non-ma...
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08/10/16 – HYPE Student Leadership Conferences Registration Now Open

Registration for the  2016 KHSAA HYPE Student Leadership Conferences is now open. This year's conferences will be Tuesday, August 30 at the Lexington Convention Center and Wednesday, August 31 at the Ramada Plaza Hotel & Conference Center in Loui...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Cross Country Rules Clinic Now Available Online

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Cross Country is available beginning today, August 1. Remember, the clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Field Hockey Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Field Hockey is available beginning August 1. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach rec...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Soccer Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is available beginning August 1. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach receives ...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Golf Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Golf is available beginning August 1. The clinic is required for all head and assistant coaches.  August 1 to August 15 – the Golf Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge ...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Competitive Cheer Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport activity of competitive cheer is available beginning August 1. The clinic is required of all officials (judges) as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Volleyball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Volleyball is available beginning August 1. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay. Bel...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Football Rules Clinic Now Available Online

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is available beginning August 1. THOUGH THERE ARE MINIMAL RULE CHANGES, one is major to the way the game is coached and officiated and both groups should take the clinic as soon as pos...
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07/28/16 – Board of Control Finalizes Championship Dates for Football, Field Hockey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2016The Board of Control conducted its first meeting of the 2016-17 season on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. During the course of the two-day session, the board participated in a comprehensi...
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07/25/16 – Important Reminder to Update School Personnel Information

As we approach the start of the sports seasons and school year, it is critical that all schools have coaching lists and information up to date, as well as administrators and non-coaches.All content in the data system is accessible solely through the ...
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07/25/16 – Reminder about Heat Index Procedures – FB & FH

While the media coverage has been great about our schools and their compliance with the mandated heat index monitoring and activity adjustment protocols, it is important that our Football and Field Hockey programs be reminded of important subtleties ...
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07/18/16 – Six KHSAA Student-Athletes Headed to NFHS National Student Leadership Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18, 2016Six student-athletes from across the state will represent the Association this week at the NFHS National Student Leadership Summit, July 18-20, at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis, Ind. The six student-athletes wi...
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07/12/16 – KHSAA Participation Numbers Reach Record Levels In 2015-16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 12, 2016The Kentucky High School Athletic Association enjoyed record participation levels during the 2015-16 season, with 79,805 rostered participants across the KHSAA’s 13 sports and four sport-activities. Participation l...
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07/11/16 – Important Reminders About the Start of Football Practice

These reminders are critically important as we transition to the start of football practice for the 2016 season. This notice and all provisions supersede any and all previous communication regarding practice rules and regulations.The following provis...
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2016-2017 KHSAA Board of Control Meeting Dates

2016-2017 APPROVED BOARD OF CONTROL MEETING SCHEDULEJuly 26-27, 2016 (Annual Institute and Orientation), Louisville, Marriott DowntownSeptember 21, 2016, Lexington, KHSAA OfficesNovember 16, 2016, Lexington, KHSAA OfficesJanuary 11-12, 2017, Lexingto...
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07/01/16 – Associate Commissioner Cope Receives NFHS Citation

KHSAA Associate Commissioner Butch Cope was one of eight recipients on Friday of the NFHS Citation for State Athletic and Activity Association personnel. The Citation award is designed to honor individuals who have made contributions to the NFHS, sta...
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Ruling Officer Assignments – 2016-17

    Primary Secondary 2 Age-For documented waiver due to retention per the state exception, contact the ruling officer. There is no ruling in any other circumstances as the bylaw is state law Barren Bilberry 3 Enrollm...
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KHSAA Sports Contacts, 2016-2017 and beyond

  Primary Event Contact Secondary Event Contact Primary Playing Rules Interpreter Secondary Playing Rules Interpreter Golf DB SB DB SB Field Hockey SB DB SB DB Volleyball BC DB BC DB Soccer ...
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06/27/16 – Rosters Open for Entry for 2016-2017

While many of you as athletic administrators are taking advantage of about the only two "down" weeks of the year with dead period, still others prefer to use this time to begin work on rosters. There will be additional enhancements to the roster and ...
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2016-17 KHSAA Board of Control

Scott Hawkins President, 2016-2017 Director, 2013-2017 Versailles Superintendent Woodford County Schools Regions 11-12 Email this Member Jerry Wyman President-Elect, 2016-2017 Director, 2014-2018 Louisville Director...
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06/22/16 – Reminder about Equipment Issuance During Dead Period (USA Football)

The KHSAA offices have received several inquiries regarding participation by students in USA Football's National Development Games. According to their verification letter, there are six different options to attend. We had asked at least two member sc...
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06/17/16 – Soccer Officials Advanced Camp Registration Open

Registration is now open for the 2016 KHSAA Soccer Officials Advanced Camp. This year's camp will be held July 22-23 in Lexington. Licensed officials are required to attend this camp once every four years to be eligible to work Region/State postseaso...
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06/17/16 – Competitive Cheer Music Copyright Update

In mid-May, USA Cheer, along with Varsity Spirit, sent out emails to competitive cheer coaches concerning music copyrights. Since that time, staff has had the opportunity to review and discuss the information that was published, including discussions...
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Can McCracken County end 1st Region title drought

McCracken County will continue its quest to end a 56-year title drought for the 1st Region when the Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament resumes tonight with the final four at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.The semifinal matchups have McCracken County (3...
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Old scorebooks, part 10 — Future big-leaguers in ’94 final four

Between them, Scott Downs and Brad Wilkerson played major league baseball for more than 20 years, which tells you something about the star power they brought to the high school baseball final four in 1994.Downs was an undefeated senior lefthanded pit...
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06/10/16 – KHSAA To Award Inaugural Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships Saturday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 10, 2016 The KHSAA will present the first Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships to Buckhorn’s Abigail Abner and Henry County’s Jakob Beckley on Saturday during the quarterfinals of the Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament....
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Regional Football Cross Bracketing Through 2018

REGIONAL FOOTBALL CROSS-BRACKETING PAIRINGS  SEMIFINAL HOST SHADED  Region 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 1A-R1 D1 vs. ...
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Old scorebooks, part 9 — PRP’s amazing comeback 20 years ago

Yogi Berra's quip that "It ain't over till it's over" resonated 20 years ago when Pleasure Ridge Park rallied to beat Harrison County in the state baseball semifinals, and went on to win its third consecutive state championship.PRP was on the brink o...
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Old scorebooks, part 8: Little ol’ Paintsville beats the big boys

When Paintsville won the Sweet Sixteen championship in 1996, the Tigers showed that a Class A-size school could compete with the big boys in basketball and come out on top.Big deal.Paintsville had already proved that point in baseball six years earli...
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06/08/16 – Rawlings/KHSAA Baseball and Worth/KHSAA Softball State Tournaments Begin Thursday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2016The 2016 Rawlings/KHSAA Baseball and Worth/KHSAA Softball State Tournaments get underway Thursday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington and Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro, respectively. The Rawlings/KHSAA State B...
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Old scorebooks, part 7: LexCath wins title with ace Michael dealing victories

Lexington Catholic, led by the standout pitching of Mark Michael, beat Pleasure Ridge Park 4-2 in nine innings to win its first state baseball championship in 1999.Michael had a sensational senior season, going 14-0 with a 1.30 ERA and exhibiting rem...
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Title IX Annual Reports- 2015-2016

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2016-2017 Official Ball Adoptions

Reminder to school administrators about the primary points of the KHSAA and its ball adoption agreements.In an effort to offset the services and events provided by the KHSAA and eliminate passing on a great deal of additional cost to the membership, ...
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Old scorebooks, part 6 — Eddie Brooks’ homer binge

Bryan Station baseball coach Eddie Brooks was a star in his playing days at Lafayette. He was a slick-fielding sophomore infielder who batted ninth on the Generals' 1989 state championship team.But Brooks wielded a dangerous bat at the bottom of the ...
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06/01/16 – Softball State Participant Information

Instructions for the 2016 Worth/KHSAA State Softball Tournament are posted on the KHSAA website. You can view these instructions by clicking on the following link:State Softball InstructionsAfter going to this link click on State Information and Inst...
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Old scorebooks, part 5: Harrison County’s breakthrough state title

When Harrison County and Pleasure Ridge Park met in the 1993 baseball finals, both programs were looking for their first state championship after twice being bridesmaids.Harrison County was runner-up in 1984 and 1987; PRP was runner-up in 1982 and 19...
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05/27/16 – Volleyball Officials Advanced Camp Registration Open

Registration is now open for the 2016 KHSAA Volleyball Officials Advanced Camp.  This year's camp will be held July 29-30 in Lexington.  Licensed officials are required to attend this camp once every four years to be eligible to work Region/State pos...
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Old scorebooks, part 4: Franklin County’s upset for the ages

I've witnessed a lot of upsets over the last 40+ years, and my memory of most of them is blurry. One upset that is still clear -- and still shocking -- came in baseball 23 years ago this week.On May 25, 1993, defending state champion and No. 1-ranked...
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05/26/16 – Republic Bank/KHSAA Track & Field State Meet Begins Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 26, 2016The 2016 Republic Bank/KHSAA Track & Field State Meet gets underway Friday afternoon at the University of Kentucky’s Outdoor Track and Field Complex with the 2A Championship starting at 4:30 p.m. The event conti...
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Old scorebooks, part 3: Pelphrey, Lorenzen, Smith played baseball, too

They aren't remembered as baseball players, but John Pelphrey, Jared Lorenzen and Derek Smith were talented multi-sport athletes in high school.In his junior year at Paintsville, Pelphrey was a star pitcher who helped the Tigers reach the 1986 state ...
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05/24/16 – Republic Bank/KHSAA State Track & Field Information

Please read this entire correspondence to be sure that schools have all of the information they need for the 2016 Republic Bank/KHSAA Track and Field State Meet this weekend.Teams should be aware that buses must enter from Cooper to Sports Center Dri...
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Old scorebooks, part 2: Poynter’s hot post-season for Tates Creek in 1990

Larry Poynter, in his first year as head baseball coach at Tates Creek, leads his alma mater  into post-season play in the 43rd District tournament Tuesday night.In getting his players ready for the playoffs, Poynter can tell them about how he steppe...
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05/22/16 – State Track & Field Performance Listing and School Roster

The performance list and the roster by school for all non-unified events for 1A, 2A and 3A are posted on the website at the links below.   Changes may occur as coaches and officials are to double check both the performance list and the roster by scho...
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Old scorebooks, part 1: Lafayette ace Curtis Whitney’s pitching prowess in 1992

I came across my old baseball scorebooks recently, some more than 30 years old, and flipping through the pages was like stepping back in time.Over the next few weeks I'll share some of the most memorable individual and team post-season performances.F...
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5/17/2016 – Nominations sought for Midway Female Student-Athlete of the Year – Softball

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among softball participants for 2015-2016.This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and...
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05/16/16 – Republic Bank/KHSAA State Tennis Update

The draw and times for the 2016 Republic Bank/KHSAA State Tennis Tournament have been posted. Please familiarize yourself with the Tennis page on our website (http://khsaa.org/sports/spring/tennis/) for links to those and more information such as eve...
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Greenup County’s pursuit of perfection is over, but not its pursuit of state title

BY MIKE FIELDSGreenup County’s hopes of becoming Kentucky’s first undefeated state baseball champion in 34 years are dead, but the Musketeers’ hopes of winning the state title are still very much alive.Greenup County suffered its first loss of the se...
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05/13/16 – Nominations For Midway Female Student-Athlete Of The Year – Track & Field

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among Track & Field participants for 2015-16.The award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community servi...
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05/13/16 – Kentucky-Indiana Basketball All Star Information

In conjunction with the Bluegrass Sports Commission, the information below relative to the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star series is listed below. Please consider attending this historic event that is being managed by our partners at the Bluegrass Sports C...
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05/13/16 – Huddle Event Tickets Available to Member Schools

Member schools are reminded that Huddle provides event tickets for you to use throughout the year. Huddle is the only ticket provider endorsed by the KHSAA. As you plan for 2016-17, you should likely include them in your plans and order early!It is l...
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05/12/16 – Board of Control Names Spalding Official Ball Sponsor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2016 The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its final meeting of the 2015-16 academic year over a two-day session at the Association’s headquarters May 10-11. Among the various items discussed, the Board reviewed the resu...
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KHSAA Official Ball Products – 2016-2017 (effective May 12, 2016)

SportBrandModelTermBaseballSpaldingTF Pro HS Baseball (41-100HS)2016-2019Basketball-BSpaldingTF1000 Classic (74-7849)2016-2019Basketball-GSpaldingTF1000 Class 28.5 (74-7839)2016-2019FootballSpaldingAlpha -72-67582016-2019SoccerSelect SportRoyale2...
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05/10/16 – Bass Fishing, Republic Bank/KHSAA Tennis State Championships Begin This Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2016State champions will be crowned in Lexington and Calvert City this weekend as the 2016 KHSAA Bass Fishing and 2016 Republic Bank/KHSAA State Tennis Championships get underway. The two-day State Bass Fishing Champion...
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05/05/16 – State Tennis Instructions and Information

The information and instructions for the 2016 Republic Bank/KHSAA State Tennis Tournament have been posted to the KHSAA website. You can access the information by going to the Tennis page of the KHSAA website or by clicking the link below for State I...
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05/04/16 – Track & Field Regional Entries of Unified and/or Adapted Athletes

As we approach the regional meets, we just wanted to update the membership on how to enter a Unified pair of athletes or an Adapted Athlete into the regional competition. For more information about Unified/Adapted opportunities in Track and Field, pl...
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05/03/16 – State Track & Field Instructions and Information

The information and instructions for the 2016 Republic Bank/KHSAA State Track & Field Meet have been posted to the KHSAA website. You can access the information by going to the Track and Field page of the KHSAA website or by clicking the link bel...
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05/01/16 – KHSAA Celebrates Top Licensed Officials During Annual Banquet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2016The KHSAA honored the top officials for 2016 during the 23rd Annual Officials Recognition Banquet today at the Association’s headquarters. The ceremony recognized the finalists for each sport or sport-activity in whi...
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04/26/16 – Tennis Postseason Information

The information and instructions for the 2016 Regional Tennis Tournaments have been posted online. You can access the information by going to the Tennis page of the KHSAA website (http://khsaa.org/sports/spring/tennis/). All coaches are expected to t...
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Austin Kearns part of South Lexington ‘reunion’

BY MIKE FIELDSAustin Kearns was throwing batting practice in one of the cages at the South Lexington baseball complex in Shillito Park on a rainy evening last week, and nobody took a second glance at the former major league outfielder working with a ...
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04/25/16 – Draw Show For Baseball, Softball and Tennis Set For 12 PM Wednesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 25, 2016The draws for the 2016 Republic Bank/KHSAA Tennis Team Championship, the Rawlings/KHSAA Baseball State Tournament and the Worth/KHSAA Softball State Tournament will be determined Wednesday, April 27th at 12 p.m. w...
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04/25/16 – Track & Field Regional Instructions

The information and instructions for the 2016 KHSAA Postseason Track & Field Regional Tournaments have been posted online. You can access the information by going to the Track & Field page of the KHSAA website. All competing schools are stron...
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Adjusted Football Alignment, 2017 and 2018 Seasons

Frederick Douglass will compete in Class 1A, District 7Floyd Central will compete in 3A, District 6...
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Baseball Pitch Count Regulation

KHSAA Pitching Limitation Rule (For all interscholastic play including scrimmages, regular season and all rounds of postseason) is based on the number of pitches thrown in a game with the following provisions:The pitch count is based on pitches throw...
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04/23/2016 – State Championship Lodging Information for Bass Fishing

The KHSAA has reserved blocks of rooms at local area hotels for all teams advancing to the 2016 KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championship that will be taking place on May 13-14 at the Kentucky Dam Marina in Gilbertsville KY. Participating teams are to pa...
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04/22/2016 – Nominations Sought for Midway Female Student-Athlete of the Year – Bass Fishing

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among Bass Fishing participants for 2015-16.The award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service an...
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04/22/16 – Reminder Bylaw 23 Limitation of Seasons

This is a reminder to all administrators and coaches concerning Bylaw 23, Limitation of Seasons. KHSAA staff members have received several inquiries about permitted activity,  specifically concerning fall sports and practice/tryouts for the fall. The...
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04/20/16 – Great Offer From Our Friends at Subway Restaurants

Subway Restaurants has been a proud corporate partner with the KHSAA. In fact, you will notice in most of their stores, a window sticker indicating their support of the great activities of the KHSAA and their partnership.This year, they are offering ...
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04/19/16 – 2016 KHSAA State Archery Championship Set for Thursday at KBA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 19, 2016The 2016 KHSAA State Archery Championship gets underway Thursday morning at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington. The competition begins at 9 a.m. with the first of six hour-long flights. The four teams wi...
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2016 State Archery Individual Results AP Paragraph Format

1, Henry Thompson (7), Anderson County, 297. 2, Chance Wayne (12), Anderson County, 297. 3, Harley Marshall (11), East Carter, 297. 4, Morgan Vaughn (12), Bullitt East, 297. 5, Kennedy Sumpter (7), Harrison County, 297. 6, Bradley Wilson (11), Anders...
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2016 State Archery Team Results AP Paragraph Format

Final Round1, Madison Central 3436. 2, Pulaski County 3430. 3, Anderson County 3413. 4, Trigg County 3411.Preliminary Round1, Trigg County 3458. 2, Anderson County 3444. 3, Madison Central 3433. 4, Pulaski County 3423. 5, Meade County 3421. 6, Lincol...
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04/18/16 – KHSAA and Midway University Partner To Create Female Student-Athlete of the Year Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 18, 2016The KHSAA is proud to announce Midway University as its first corporate partner to join the Association’s newly created Girls’ Sports Initiative, which aims to showcase and promote girls’ sports in Kentucky. As pa...
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04/15/16 – Bass Fishing Regional Registration Deadline Reminder

This is a reminder that the deadline to register for the 2016 KHSAA Regional Bass Fishing Tournaments is Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. EST. Teams that wish to compete in this tournament should register their boats online. Online registration c...
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04/15/16 – Unified and Adapted Teams Roster

The KHSAA will continue to offer both Unified and Adapted exhibition events at the region and state level. The KHSAA and Special Olympics of Kentucky (SOKY) need rosters of participating individuals, both Special Athletes and Partner Athletes.We need...
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04/15/16 – Clarification on Middle School Participation

Our office has had inquiries about participation in postseason competition for Track & Field by student-athletes in the 6th grade that were on the official grandfathered list as having participated in varsity competition prior to 2014-15 when cha...
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04/15/16 – 2015-2016 Financial Aid Survey

All schools, public and nonpublic, are required annually to report detailed financial information to the KHSAA as per Bylaw 11. This report is required of all member schools. It is important to note that if tuition is charged for any reason to any st...
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PRP’s Bill Miller feels ‘blessed’ in fight against cancer

BY MIKE FIELDSLOUISVILLE -- The feel-good story of this high school baseball season is that legendary Pleasure Ridge Park Coach Bill Miller feels good.Upgrade that: "I feel great!" Miller said before a Panthers' practice this week.That's a remarkable...
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04/14/16 – Spring Sports Championship Media Credentials

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Spring Sports Championships is now live, and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org.Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are issued by the KHSAA to working members of the ...
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04/13/16 – KHSAA Announces Official Of The Year Nominees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2016The KHSAA will honor the top officials for 2016 on May 1st at the Association’s 23rd Annual Officials Recognition Banquet. The ceremony, conducted at the KHSAA Offices, honors the finalists for each sport or sport...
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04/12/16 – Reminders about Title IX and Participation List Submission

As spring sports are now fully in swing, it is time to remind each of you that the annual reports for Title IX and the Participation List are due on April 30.If you have specific questions about Title IX and the law itself, any of our Assistant Commi...
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Steve Wright steps down at Southwestern

BY MIKE FIELDSSteve Wright marked his 59th birthday Monday by resigning as boys' basketball coach at Pulaski Southwestern. "I'm at a point in my life where I want to move on to other possibilities and opportunities," said Wright, who has an overall r...
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04/11/16 – Bass Fishing Regional Instructions/Registration

Instructions and registration information for bass fishing regional tournaments is posted on the KHSAA website. This information can be accessed by going to the following links:Regional InstructionsRegional Registration ...
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Is it time to end Kentucky-Indiana All-Star series?

BY MIKE FIELDSTradition is getting thumped by reality when it comes to the Kentucky-Indiana All-Stars basketball series, so maybe it’s time to invoke a mercy rule and pull the plug on the games.It’s sad to say goodbye to what was once a vital, rousin...
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Hero shot for ‘Nova a personal thrill for LexCath alum

When Kris Jenkins hit his buzzer-beating three-pointer to give Villanova the NCAA title late Monday night in Houston, it was a shot heard 'round the nation.And Lexington Catholic alum Cory Heitz's reaction to Jenkins' heroics was probably heard 'rou...
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04/04/16 – Reminder about Revised OAG 15-022 Opinion and 7/8 Grade Students

Most school entities have been notified from a variety of sources about an important ruling that came from the Attorney General (KYAG) recently regarding KHSAA Bylaw 4 as it relates to KRS 156.070 (2)(c) (the complete text of KRS 156.070 is located a...
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04/04/16 – Reminders About Spring Football Practice and Rest of School Year

With more than 80 percent of our football schools setting their practice window for the Monday following spring break, it seems timely to remind every about the rules on practice and equipment. There are no changes for 2016 as these changes were adop...
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03/31/16 – Unified/Adapted Track & Field

We have had several questions to our office concerning the Unified/Adapted Track and Field. The KHSAA and Special Olympics of Kentucky (SOKY) have partnered once again to offer Unified events at the regional and state competition. Many of you have as...
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Dodgers’ A.J. Ellis caught news of Dunbar’s title

GLENDALE, AZ -- Even though he was in spring training in Arizona, 1,800 miles from Rupp Arena, Los Angeles Dodgers catcher (and former Paul Laurence Dunbar basketball player) A.J. Ellis followed Dunbar's march to the Sweet Sixteen championship."I had...
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03/24/16 – Baseball Game Length Clarification/NFHS Pitch Smart Course

Now that the season is a couple of weeks old, we wanted to update everyone with a clarification with regard to the length of a contest. Games may not be shortened in an attempt to avoid pitching limitations (pitch count). By NFHS rule, games are seve...
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03/24/16 – Board of Control Approves Football Playoff Structure in 5A, 6A; Issuance of RFP for Official Ball

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2016The Board of Control conducted its fifth regularly scheduled meeting of the school year at the Lexington Center on March 18th, during which time it finalized the playoff format for 5A and 6A, approved the issuance...
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03/24/16 – Updated Pole Vault Coaching Requirements

The Track & Field Advisory committee met on Monday, February 8, 2016 at the KHSAA office in Lexington. During the course of its meeting, the committee recommended approval of revised pole vault coaching requirements for ALL high school track and ...
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03/24/16 – KHSAA Postseason Track & Field Dates

With spring upon us, many schools are attempting to schedule proms, graduations, etc. With that said, the KHSAA staff wanted to again remind you of the dates and locations for Regional and State Track & Field meets. These dates were posted earlie...
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Board Approves Cross-Bracket Pairings for 2016-18 in Class 5A, 6A; Moratorium Lifted on Contracts

The Board of Control has finalized the cross-bracket pairings for Class 5A and 6A in the football playoffs for 2016, 2017 and 2018. The Board had determined in January, following months of dialogue and review, that some form of cross-bracketing was t...
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Dunbar celebrates long-sought title

Paul Laurence Dunbar hoisted the big trophy and cut down the nets after winning the 99th Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys' Sweet Sixteen championship in Rupp Arena Sunday afternoon, and its celebration echoed through history.Dunbar was battle-scarred as it s...
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Lexington vs. Louisville for 7th time in finals

For the seventh time in state tournament history, a Lexington team will play a Louisville team in the title game.Paul Laurence Dunbar (32-6) will go against Doss (30-5) in the finals of the 99th Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet Sixteen in Rupp Arena Sunday ...
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Dunbar, Doss squeeze into title game

When Doss and Paul Laurence Dunbar got together for a pre-season scrimmage at Taylor County last fall, a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving, little did they know they would end the season in Rupp Arena playing for the state championship."Funny how t...
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Sweet Sixteen now a Final Four

The final four of the 99th Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet Sixteen is all set. Saturday night's semifinal matchups in Rupp Arena look like this:Newport Central Catholic (30-4) vs. Paul Laurence Dunbar (31-6), 6:30Doss (29-5) vs. South Laurel (29-6), 8:15.N...
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NewCath’s Big Ben clocking big numbers

Newport Central Catholic star Ben Weyer is making more noise in Rupp Arena this week than the Monster Jam trucks did when they rolled in here for a show last month.In two games in the 99th Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet Sixteen, the 6-foot-6 senior has pu...
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Grab bag of contenders in Sweet quarterfinals

The 99th Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet Sixteen was hyped as a wide-open shootout with any number of title contenders. Friday's quarterfinal matchups seem to bear that out. It's hard to pick any sure-fire winners coming out of the elite eight.Murray (30-5...
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Goodin out to prove he’s the best

Quentin Goodin didn't win Mr. Basketball honors Tuesday night, but the Taylor County senior wanted to show that he deserved the award with his play in the Cardinals' 94-65 victory over Mason County Thursday night in the 99th Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet...
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Braden Miller has a ‘Ty’ to South Laurel champs

When South Laurel's Braden Miller hit a three-pointer midway through the first quarter of the Cardinals' game against Christian County Thursday afternoon, he glanced into the Rupp Arena stands and spotted his family celebrating."It was a surreal feel...
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Fairdale’s back-to-back feat has aged well

Today is the 25th anniversary of Fairdale's completing its back-to-back Sweet Sixteen championships. Stan Hardin's Bulldogs beat Tates Creek 67-63 in the finals of the 74th Boys' State Tournament in Rupp Arena on March 16, 1991 to become the first...
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Sweet memories 70 years in the making

Reginald Rice saw his first Sweet Sixteen 70 years ago at the Louisville Armory when he was a student at Garrett High School in Floyd County. Since 1946, Rice has missed only a handful of state tournaments -- usually when flooding causes havoc back h...
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Hollingsworth shines, Dunbar survives

Cool, calm and clutch. That's Taveion Hollingsworth, a 6-foot-2 junior who plays basketball for Paul Laurence Dunbar with such remarkable ease and efficiency that it makes you wonder if he's immune to pressure. Hollingsworth was at this best in t...
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Watson cheers Dunbar’s return to Rupp

The last time Paul Laurence Dunbar played in the Sweet Sixteen, in 1997, Frank Watson was the Bulldogs' coach, having guided the Bulldogs to three state tournaments in five years.When Dunbar took the Rupp Arena court Wednesday night, Watson was sitti...
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Sweet Sixteen: different kinds of bricks

The 99th Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys' Sweet Sixteen opened Wednesday, and bricks were the topic du jour in the first session as Murray blasted Buckhorn 62-35, and Newport Central Catholic whipped Trinity 48-33 in front of 9,733 fans in Rupp Arena.It was...
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Sweet Sixteen a NewCath family tradition

Newport Central Catholic sophomore guard Stephen Pangallo will carry on a family tradition by playing in the Sweet Sixteen today. Pangallo is the grandson of NewCath Coach Ron Dawn, who played in the state tournament for the Thoroughbreds in 1973 ...
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03/14/16 – Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® Broadcast Schedule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14, 2016The 2016 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® begins Wednesday afternoon at Rupp Arena when Buckhorn takes on Murray at 12 p.m. Fans can follow the action for all 15 games of the tournament by watching live video w...
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Butler flattens Flyers to claim 5th title

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS -- Butler cemented its place as one of the preeminent girls' basketball programs in Kentucky history by blasting Franklin County 62-36 to win the St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Sweet Sixteen championship Sunday afternoon.The Bearette...
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Butler gets shot at record-tying 5th title

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS -- Butler will be chasing history when it goes up against a once-upon-a-time opponent in the girls' state basketball finals Sunday night.Butler outlasted All "A" champion Murray 68-58 in the semifinals of the St. Elizabeth HealthCare...
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Flyers in finals for first time in 36 years.

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS -- It took 36 years, but Franklin County has made it back to the state championship game in girls' basketball.The Flyers held on to beat Mercer County 55-51 in the semifinals of the St. Elizabeth HealthCare/KHSAA Sweet Sixteen Saturd...
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Butler buzzer-beat beats E-town

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS -- Janna Lewis wasn't supposed to take the last shot for Butler, but she did, and her buzzer-beater gave the Bearettes a dramatic 61-59 victory over Elizabethtown in the quarterfinals of the St. Elizabeth HealthCare/KHSAA Sweet Sixte...
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Murray rolls into state final four

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS -- The dynamic duo of Macey Turley and Maddie Waldrop led Murray past Owensboro Catholic 60-43 in the quarterfinals of the St. Elizabeth HealthCare/KHSAA Sweet Sixteen Friday night in BB&T Arena.It was Murray's third win over the...
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Mercer County makes final four

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS -- When the heat was on, Mercer County kept its cool and played its way into the final four of the St. Elizabeth HealthCare/KHSAA Sweet Sixteen. The Titans withstood a pressure-packed fourth quarter to beat Holmes 59-55 in Friday aft...
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Scott Hundley getting out of coaching

Scott Hundley is stepping down as boys' basketball coach at Woodford County to pursue a job in school administration, or maybe something in the private sector."It was a tough decision because I'll miss the bonds and relationships you develop with the...
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Flyers escape Campbell’s upset bid

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS -- It wasn't anything like early December when Franklin County crushed Campbell County 68-47 in the season opener.In a rematch in the quarterfinals of the St. Elizabeth HealthCare/KHSAA Sweet Sixteen Friday afternoon, Franklin County...
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Aces deal Harlan a repeat defeat

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS -- Forty days after Owensboro Catholic beat Harlan by 30 points in the All "A" semifinals, the Aces won their rematch 69-49 in the first round of the St. Elizabeth HealthCare/KHSAA Sweet Sixteen at BB&T Arena Thursday night.Owens...
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Boley leads E-town past Henderson County

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS -- Elizabethtown, rated the tournament favorite, looked the part in rolling by Henderson County 63-36 in the first round of the St. Elizabeth HealthCare/KHSAA Sweet Sixteen Thursday night in BB&T Arena.Erin Boley, a Notre Dame si...
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Butler bounces Bowling Green

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS -- Four-time state champion Butler, which seems to always look comfortable on the big stage, turned in another winning performance in the first round of the St. Elizabeth HealthCare/KHSAA Sweet Sixteen Thursday afternoon.The Bearette...
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Murray beats Manual for 28th win in a row

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS -- Murray, trying to duplicate Covington Holy Cross's grand achievement as a small school last year, beat Manual 58-41 in the first round of the St. Elizabeth HealthCare/KHSAA Sweet Sixteen Thursday afternoon in BB&T Arena.It was...
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Thursday’s Sweet Sixteen matchups

The first round of the St. Elizabeth HealthCare/KHSAA Sweet Sixteen continues Thursday at BB&T Arena:Murray (33-1) vs. Manual (21-7), noonButler (27-5) vs. Bowling Green (29-4), 1:30 p.m.Elizabethtown (29-4) vs. Henderson County (18-9), 6:30 p.m....
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Holmes ‘D’ does in the Red Devils

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS -- Holmes relied on unrelenting defense to get to the state tournament for the first time in 14 years, so it was no surprise that its defense was the difference in a 49-35 victory over Russell in the St. Elizabeth HealthCare/KHSAA Sw...
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Campbell County gets its first ‘Sweet’ win

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS -- It was Wednesday --  hump day -- and the Campbell County Camels got over the proverbial hump and won their first-ever Sweet Sixteen game.Campbell County beat Trimble County 48-33 in the St. Elizabeth HealthCare/KHSAA Sweet Sixteen...
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Cook leads Franklin County by Shelby Valley

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS -- Franklin County has four 1,000-point career scorers in its lineup, so it's rare when the Flyers go starving for offense. So it didn't matter that Princess Stewart, Franklin County's top scorer this season, went 0-for-9 from the...
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Chris Souder’s ‘best year’ of his coaching life

Mercer County Coach Chris Souder is having a ball during March Madness, and it keeps getting better.Tuesday night, Souder watched Mercer County's boys beat Casey County to win the 12th Region title. His son Conner, a senior, plays for the Titans.Wedn...
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Mercer County rolls by Leslie County

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS -- Mercer County began the St. Elizabeth HealthCare/KHSAA Girls' Sweet Sixteen by erasing all memory of last year's lopsided loss in the state tournament.The Titans, who were buried by Elizabethtown 79-38 in the first round in Bowlin...
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03/08/16 – St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® Broadcast Information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 8, 2016The 2016 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® gets underway Wednesday afternoon at BB&T Arena in Highland Heights. Fans can follow all the action through live webcasts at KHSAA.tv or listen to the ga...
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Mason County ends Augusta’s run in 10th

BY MIKE FIELDS MOUNT STERLING – Everything that is good and clean and competitive and entertaining and heartening about Kentucky high school basketball played out in a rousing 10th Region championship game at Montgomery County Tuesday night. In a...
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Boys’ Sweet Sixteen field taking shape

The Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys' Sweet Sixteen is taking shape. Five region champions have been crowned, and 11 more will be determined tonight to complete the field. Christian County (2nd Region), Doss (6th), Newport Central Catholic (9th), Paul Laure...
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Remembering kicking guru George Barber

Condolences to the family of George Barber, who passed away last night after becoming ill on a trip to Florida. Barber was involved in Lexington high school football for more than four decades and was best known for coaching kickers, including his so...
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Creech’s 48 points lift Jenkins to region finals

BY MIKE FIELDS STANTON – Whitney Creech, whose prodigious scoring has raised the roofs of gyms throughout the mountains this basketball season, has lifted Jenkins’ girls into the 14th Region finals for the first time since 1997 and given them a sh...
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Recalling Tim Couch’s basketball glory days

BY MIKE FIELDSTim Couch, arguably the most accomplished quarterback in the history of Kentucky high school football, grew up thinking of himself as a basketball player first.“I honestly didn’t like football at all until, I think, my sophomore year (a...
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03/04/16 – Whitaker Bank Scholarship Winners Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 4, 2016As 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 Samuel ...
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3/03/16 – Softball Umpire Clinic

This is a reminder that the 2016 KHSAA Softball Umpire Clinic will be Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Franklin County High School. This clinic must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire region or state tournaments, but ...
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Justice latest Kentuckian to play hoops at Vandy

BY MIKE FIELDSVanderbilt freshman Camron Justice was in the middle of the celebratory swarm on the Memorial Gym court after the Commodores beat Kentucky 74-62 in Nashville Saturday."I never was a huge fan of UK, but I was a Kentucky kid and I grew up...
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02/29/16 – Archery Postseason Instructions

The information and instructions for the 2016 KHSAA Postseason Archery Tournaments have been posted online. You can access the information by going to the archery page of the KHSAA website. All competing schools are strongly advised to download the f...
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2/25/16 – Updated Parking Information for 2016 State Swim Meet

Please go to the following link to review updated parking information:Updated Parking Instructions ...
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Faulkner twins leaving quite a legacy at Caverna

BY MIKE FIELDSMadison and Mason Faulkner, the highest scoring twins in the history of Kentucky high school basketball, aren’t ready for their careers at Caverna to end just yet.Madison, a 5-foot-8 senior, poured in 42 points to lead Caverna’s girls t...
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2/24/16 – Swimming and Diving Starting Block wedges

The KHSAA administered a survey to participating member school designated representatives (normally the school AD) regarding the use of starting block wedges at the state swimming and diving meet for 2016. The purpose of this survey was to receive fe...
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LexCath will miss region for only second time in 30 years

BY MIKE FIELDSA history of post-season success and a current top 25 ranking won’t get a basketball coach a cup of coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts, much less guarantee his team victory at tournament time.Just ask Lexington Catholic Coach Brandon Salsman.His ...
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2/24/16 – State Swimming and Diving Weather Information

The 2016 KHSAA Swimming and Diving State meet is currently set to proceed on schedule. However, if due to the severe weather on Thursday there is a need to delay or adjust the schedule, changes will be posted online on the KHSAA website and via the @...
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02/23/16 – Swimming & Diving Championships Begin Thursday; Hall of Fame Tickets on Sale

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 17, 2016The 2016 KHSAA Swimming & Diving Championships (Feb. 25-27) get underway Thursday afternoon at Ralph Wright Natatorium in Louisville with boys’ diving preliminaries at 1 p.m., followed by the girls’ diving ...
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2/23/16 – Updated Parking Information for State Meet

Due to construction at Papa John's Stadium the normal lot used for free spectator parking has been changed. Please refer to the link below to view updated parking information as well a University of Louisville Parking Map. There will be a shuttle bus...
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2/23/16 – Heat Sheets and Lane Assignments

Heat Sheets and Lane Assignments for the 2016 KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Meet are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view this information by going to the following link:Heat Sheets and Lane Assignments  ...
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State wrestling championship matchups

Here are the matchups for tonight's title matches at the KHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park's Alltech Arena. Opening ceremonies for the finals are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.106: Cagen Wallace (Wayne Co.) vs. Chase Yost (...
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02/20/16 – Sweet 16® Online Media Credentialing System

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 20, 2016The media credentialing system for the 2016 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ and Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® State Basketball Tournaments is now available online, and can be accessed by going ...
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2/19/16 – On Deck Access for Coaches

In order to continue to address the concerns of the University Fire Marshal for the 2016 Swimming and Diving State Championships, teams with ten or more swimmers (boys and girls combined) will be allowed to have three coaches on the deck of the pool....
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Mr. and Miss Basketball finalists

The Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation and the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches have released the lists of finalists for Mr. and Miss Basketball -- 18 boys and 17 girls, who earned Player of the Year honors in their respective regions.Voting by ...
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Daymeon Fishback’s perfect night 20 years ago

When I saw Daymeon Fishback working as a college basketball analyst on the SEC Network the other night, I remembered him not from his playing days at Auburn, but as Kentucky's Mr. Basketball in 1996. Fishback's career totals at Greenwood High School:...
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12/10/14 – Compiled Uniform Rules and Questions

Due to the fact that there is no single resource from which an athletic administrator can become informed about the rules governing uniforms for each of the OHSAA-sponsored sports, this document will summarize both the OHSAA General Sports Regulation...
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02/17/16 – FAQs Baseball Pitch Count Limitations

Through meetings of the Kentucky Baseball Coaches Association Annual Conference and the Baseball Advisory Committee, along email requests sent since the announcement of the pitch count limitation, staff has been asked to compile a list of frequently ...
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02/17/16 – Dive List Entry Form and Taping for All-American Consideration

Diving Coaches may submit their diving entries to Mike Zehnder at the University of Louisville via email or by going to the following link:Diving EntriesFor your team name make sure you use your school code which can be found here:School CodeIf you w...
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Football coaching giant Owen Hauck dies

BY MIKE FIELDSOwen Hauck, whose Boone County football Rebels were the scourge of Lexington teams from the late 1980s to the mid 1990s, died this morning. He was 88.Hauck coached Highlands to the state championship in 1964, and the Bluebirds were stat...
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02/17/16 – State Wrestling Notes and General Information

Coaches, fans and administrators should review the bullet points below to familiarize themselves with pertinent information for this year's event:The KWOA and KWCA Hall of Fame Presentations will begin at 5:30 p.m. SaturdayThe Medal Round and Champio...
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02/16/16 – Board of Control Election Procedures

BOARD OF CONTROL BALLOT – BOARD OF CONTROL ELECTIONS - INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BALLOT:Balloting is ONLY done online for these positions.Only the Principal or Designated Representative may vote. The names on file as verified by the KHSAA website at the t...
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02/17/16 – KHSAA State Wrestling Championships Begin Friday Morning at Alltech Arena

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 17, 2016The 2016 KHSAA Wrestling State Championships return to Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park this weekend (Feb. 19-20). Gates will open to the public on Friday at 8:30 a.m., with the first round matches set ...
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Anderson Co.’s Glen Drury true to his Bearcats

BY MIKE FIELDSGlen Drury is an Anderson County institution. Like those famous Lawrenceburg distilleries, Four Roses and Wild Turkey, Drury has been turning out a successful, Kentucky-specialty product for decades.The proof: Drury, in his 31st season ...
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02/16/16 – Swimming and Diving State Participant Information and Updated Time Schedule

The State Participant Information and an updated Time Schedule with warm-up times has been posted on the KHSAA website. You can view this information by clicking on the following link and clicking on the State Meet Information and Instructions tab:St...
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02/16/16 – Former KHSAA Commissioner DeVries To Receive Sue Feamster Trailblazer Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 16, 2016Brigid DeVries, the first female commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association, will receive the 2016 Sue Feamster Trailblazer Award on Sunday, Feb. 21 when the University of Kentucky women’s ba...
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Basketball a passion play for E-town’s Erin Boley

BY MIKE FIELDSLife is good for Erin Boley.The Elizabethtown basketball star is the first 3,000-point scorer in school history, already a two-time Gatorade Player of the Year in Kentucky, a Notre Dame signee, a McDonald's All-American, one of 10 semif...
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Bylaw 23 Provisions – Football Practice Regulations

This supersedes any previously published material.Bylaw 23. Limitation of SeasonsSec. 6) Sports Specific Limitations- FOOTBALLa) Organized practice shall be structured in football as follows:(1) Football drill work and practice activity shall be defi...
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02/14/16 – 2016 Swimming and Diving Psych Sheet Now Posted

The 2016 Psych Sheet for the KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Meet is now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view this information by going to the following link:2016 Psych Sheet  ...
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02/14/16 – State Swimming and Diving Hotel Information

This is a reminder that the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Hotel will serve as the Host Hotel for the 2016 KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Meet. Coaches should call by February 18, 2016 to get the team rate. You can make reservations by going to the...
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02/12/16 – Updated Schedule for Swimming and Diving Regions

The updated meet schedule for regions one, two, and three have been posted on the KHSAA website. You can view this information by clicking on the following link:Updated Meet Schedules  ...
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Jock Sutherland: Lafayette was ‘utopia’

BY MIKE FIELDSJock Sutherland made a brief appearance at the event named his honor -- the Jock Sutherland Classic -- at Lafayette this past Saturday. He found time to shake hands, chat up a few fans and reminisce about his good ol’ days in basketball...
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02/11/16 – Swimming and Diving State Time Schedule and Hotel Information

Time schedules as well as host hotel information for the 2016 KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Meet have been posted on the KHSAA website. You can view this information by going to the following links:State Meet Time ScheduleState Meet Hotel Informati...
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02/10/16 – KHSAA State Bowling Championships Begin Thursday at Collins Eastland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2016The 2016 KHSAA State Bowling Championships (Feb. 11-12) get underway Thursday morning with the singles competition at Collins Eastland in Lexington. Team champions will be decided on Friday, with the boys’ team...
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Carson Williams: Owen County Rebel with a cause

BY MIKE FIELDSCarson Williams always puts his team first, so he’s not distracted by speculation about his Mr. Basketball candidacy. The Owen County senior’s single-minded purpose is to lead the Rebels to their first-ever Sweet Sixteen.“Mr. Basketball...
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02/09/16 – Softball Umpires Camp Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2016 KHSAA Softball Umpires Advanced Camp is now open. This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire region or state tournaments.Camp DateSaturday, March 5, 2016LocationFranklin County H...
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02/05/16 – Wrestling Postseason Instructions

The information and instructions for the 2016 KHSAA Postseason Wrestling Tournaments have been posted online. You can access the information by going to the wrestling page of the KHSAA website. I strongly suggest all competing schools download the fi...
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No. 1 Mercer Co. risks spotless record at Lafayette

No. 1 Mercer County will put its perfect record (24-0) on the line against host Lafayette in the Jock Sutherland Classic Saturday night. The Titans are the only unbeaten team in the state. No. 3 Paul Laurence Dunbar plays Louisville Central in the e...
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02/04/16 – Pairings Announced For 2016 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ and Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16®

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 4, 2016The pairings for the 2016 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ and the 2016 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® were unveiled Thursday afternoon when the annual Draw Show was broadcast on The CW Lexington ...
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02/03/16 – Swimming and Diving Regional Instructions

This is a reminder that Regional Instructions for the 2016 KHSAA Swimming and Diving Regional Meets are posted on the KHSAA website. You can view these instructions by clicking on the following link:Regional Meet Instructions  ...
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2016 State Wrestling Day 2 Results – 3rd Rd, 3rd Rd Cons, 4th Rd Con, 4th Rd, 5th Rd Cons, 6th Rd Cons, Medal bouts, (bouts 561-878)

106 Quarterfinal - Cagen Wallace (Wayne County) 55-1 won by fall over Charles Escalera (Union County) 4-2 (Fall 3:02) Quarterfinal - Thomas Ketchen-Carter (Campbell County) 25-7 won by decision over Preston Mattingly (Apollo) 42-8 (Dec 7-4) Quarterfi...
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2016 State Wrestling Day 1 Results – 1st Rd, 2nd Rd Champ, 1st Rd Consol, 2nd Rd Consol. (bouts 1-560)

106     Champ. Round 1 - Cagen Wallace (Wayne County) 53-0 won by fall over Calieb Carroll (Western) 13-11 (Fall 0:41)     Champ. Round 1 - Darius Calloway (Central) 35-21 won by major decision over Robert Martin (Letcher County Central) 25-7 (MD 1...
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Creech has been scoring machine for years

Whitney Creech became Kentucky high school basketball's all-time leading scorer when she poured in 71 points to lead Jenkins past Paintsville 90-87 in overtime Tuesday night. Her career-high performance gave her 4,957 points, eclipsing Jaime Walz's 1...
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Signing day a year away for Lafayette star

BY MIKE FIELDSNational signing day has arrived for high school football players across America. One of the highest rated recruits in Kentucky, however, will have to wait until next year to put his signature on a college letter of intent.Jedrick Wills...
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02/02/16 – Bass Fishing Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for all coaches in the sport-activity of Bass Fishing is available beginning February 1, 2016. Below is additional information:February 1 to March 7 – the Bass Fishing Clinic will be online only and may be view...
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02/02/16 – Softball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The 2016 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Softball is now available.Coaches DeadlineFebruary 1 – March 7 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this peri...
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Edmonson County’s 40th anniversary of Cinderella title

BY MIKE FIELDSBROWNSVILLE – They're on the shady side of middle age now. Most of them have gray hair, or gray-flecked goatees or mustaches. Their knees don’t always treat them kindly. Some are retired. One has three grandsons.It's hard to believe tha...
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02/01/16 – Track & Field Rules Clinic Now Available

The 2016 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Track & Field is now available.Coaches DeadlineFebruary 1 – March 7 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during ...
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02/01/16 – New Corporate Partnership Makes Chocolate Milk an Official Beverage of the KHSAA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 1, 2016The KHSAA unveiled a new corporate partnership with the American Dairy Association (ADA) and the Kentucky Dairy Farm Families on Monday, which will make Chocolate Milk an Official Beverage of the Association. Th...
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02/01/16 – Baseball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The 2016 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Baseball is now available.Coaches DeadlineFebruary 1 – March 7 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this peri...
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02/01/16 – Archery Rules Clinic Now Availble

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport-activity of Archery is available beginning today, February 1, 2016. Below is additional information:COACHESFebruary 1 to March 7 (Coaches) – the Archery Clinic will be online only and may be viewe...
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02/01/16 – Tennis Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Tennis is available beginning today, February 1, 2016. Below is additional information:COACHESFebruary 1 to March 7 (Coaches) – the Tennis Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no cha...
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01/29/16 – Board Approves Final Football Alignment Moves, Resolves Cross-Bracketing Review for 2016 through 2018

At its regular meeting on January 28, the Board of Control completed a review and discussion on a variety of football related issues. These issues had been on the Board agenda for a period of time and input had been gathered from the Administrators, ...
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01/29/16 – KHSAA Board Adopts Baseball Pitch Count Restrictions with Mandated Rest

At its January meeting, the KHSAA Board of Control had a second and final reading and adopted a pitch count limitation beginning with the 2016 baseball playing season. The Board adopted the proposal in response to concerns regarding student safety ex...
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Mercer Co. focuses on winning games, not winning streak

BY MIKE FIELDSNICHOLASVILLE -- Mercer County isn’t trying to go undefeated in boys’ basketball this season, but the Titans are trying to win every game.There is a difference.No. 1 Mercer County ran its record to 22-0 with an 83-79 victory over host ...
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01/28/16 – Board of Control Addresses Football Alignment, Bracketing; Baseball Pitch Count; Swimming and Diving State Qualifiers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2016The Board of Control addressed a lengthy agenda during its regularly scheduled meeting at the KHSAA Offices on Thursday, approving a slight “midcourse” adjustment to the football alignment as required by the com...
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01/28/16 – Swimming and Diving Region 8 Meet Location Change

Due to the expansion of regions from five to nine for the 2015-2016 Swimming and Diving season, plans were made for the Region 8 Swim Meet to be held at the Falling Springs Arts and Recreation Center in Versailles to decrease the amount of travel for...
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01/26/16 – Sweet Sixteen® Draw Show Set For February 4th on CW Lexington, KHSAA.tv

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 26, 2016The pairings for the 2016 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® and the 2016 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® will be revealed on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. (ET) when the annual Draw Show ...
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01/26/16 – Reminder About Moratorium on Signing 2017 Football Contracts (and beyond)

For some reason, we have received several reports of schools prematurely scheduling contests for 2017 and beyond in football. Please remember that until the alignment for 2017 is finalized, no contract may be signed. As has been the case for many yea...
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Ervin Stepp appreciates Whitney Creech’s scoring prowess

Ervin Stepp is ready to welcome Whitney Creech into his exclusive club.Stepp is the only player in the history of Kentucky high school basketball to average more than 50 points a game for an entire season. Thirty-six years ago as a senior at Phelps, ...
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01/25/16 – Hall of Fame Journalist Mike Fields Joins KHSAA.org as Contributing Writer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 25, 2016KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett announced today that Hall of Fame journalist Mike Fields and his more than 41 years of experience covering high school sports will be joining KHSAA.org as a contributing writer....
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It’s good to be back

So, did I miss anything?It’s been eight months since I retired from the Herald-Leader after covering high school sports for 41 years.After giving up the gig cold turkey, I filled my time with travel (the British Open at St. Andrews was a bucket-list ...
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01/21/16 – KHSAA Sanctions Bryan Station and Lafayette Girls’ Basketball Programs for Altercation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 21, 2016 The KHSAA has handed down two-game suspensions to a total of seven girls’ basketball players following an altercation between Lafayette and Bryan Station on January 14, 2016. During the incident, violations of ...
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01/20/16 – Winter Sports Championship Media Credentials

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Winter Sports Championships is now live. Media members can visit credentials.khsaa.org to apply for credentials for the bowling, wrestling and swimming and diving state championships.Credentials t...
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01/19/16 – KHSAA Sanctions Graves County Boys’ Basketball for Bylaw 16 Violations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 19, 2016 The KHSAA has handed down sanctions to Graves County High School resulting from improper open gym activities involving its boys’ basketball program during the 2014-15 academic year. During the course of its inv...
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01/19/16 – Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Application Now Open

For the third year Whitaker Bank, as part of its continuing title sponsorship of the Boys’ Sweet 16®, and the KHSAA will be presenting four one-time $1,500 scholarships. The scholarships are open to high school seniors that participate in KHSAA sanct...
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01/15/16 – Number of State Qualifiers Increased for Swimmers at State Meet

When the realignment of swimming schools was revised last summer, one of the discussion points was about state qualifiers. At that time, with 9 regions, the Board of Control approved bringing two automatic qualifiers from each region, and an addition...
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01/13/16 – Regional Instructions for Bowling

Instructions for the KHSAA Regional Bowling Tournament are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view these instructions by clicking on the following link: http://khsaa.org/bowling/bowlingteaminstructionforpostseason.pdf – KHSAA –The KHSAA st...
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01/15/16 – KHSAA and Special Olympics Kentucky Continue Unified Track & Field Program

For the second year, the KHSAA and Special Olympics Kentucky will once partner to offer Unified Track and Field events at the 2016 KHSAA State Track and Field Meet. With that in mind, we wanted to share some relevant information with schools interest...
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Unified Track & Field FAQs

PLAYING UNIFIED A common question from students “Can I play too?”  YES, you can! As the KHSAA partnership with Special Olympics of Kentucky continues to expand and with the growth of Unified Sports, please refer to this blog for updates and respons...
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01/04/16 – Baseball Umpire Advanced Camp Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2016 KHSAA Baseball Umpires Advance Camp is now open. This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire region or state tournaments.Camp Date Saturday, February 13 - Hopkins Co. Central High...
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About Mike

After working as a sports writer for 41 years, I needed a break from the daily demands and deadlines of the newspaper business. So last June I retired from the Lexington Herald-Leader after covering approximately 4,000 high school sports events in my...
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12/28/15 – Board of Control Nominations Sought

Per the provisions of Article IV, Section 2-B, of the KHSAA Constitution, this is to advise you that the term of office for Board of Control members will expire June 30, 2016. The terms of Board members Donna Bumps (at-large, Regions 1-8), Jeff Saylo...
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12/23/15 – Swimming and Diving Regional Sites and Managers

Managers and sites for the 2015-2016 Swimming and Diving Regional Meets have now been posted on the KHSAA website. You can view this information by clicking on the following link:Regional Sites and Managers  ...
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12/17/15 – First Basketball Stat Leader Reports Released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 17, 2015The first weekly statistical leader reports for girls' and boys' basketball have been posted at KHSAA.org. Statistics are compiled weekly throughout the season and will be posted to the KHSAA website each week....
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12/11/15 – Applications Being Accepted for Louis Stout Memorial Scholarship

When former Commissioner Louis Stout passed away in 2012, his widow Anna directed that donations on his behalf go to the Louis Stout Memorial Fund for Students. She felt this was a chance for the KHSAA to honor student-athletes who excel in athletics...
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12/10/15 – Competitive Cheer Championships This Saturday At Alltech Arena

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 10, 2015The fourth annual KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships will take place this Saturday, Dec. 12 at Alltech Arena in Lexington. Doors open to the public at 8 a.m. with the competition starting at 9 a.m. with the ...
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12/03/15 – Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl Broadcast Schedule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 3, 2015The 2015 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl gets underway tonight as Pikeville takes on Beechwood in the 1A Championship game at Houchens Industries/L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green at 7 p.m. (...
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11/27/15 – Schedule Set For 2015 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 27, 2015With its win over Marshall on Friday, Western Kentucky University secured its right to host the Conference USA Championship game on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. (CT). WKU hosting the C-USA Championship means the...
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11/22/15 – Dawahares/KHSAA Hall Of Fame Class Of 2016 Inductees Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 22, 2015The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame Class of 2016 was announced today in a press conference at the KHSAA Offices. The 12 members in this year’s class will be the 29th inducted into the Da...
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11/19/15 – Board Approves Revised Schedule For State Baseball, Tennis Tournaments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 19, 2015On Wednesday, the Board of Control approved a proposal from KHSAA staff to revise the schedule for the state baseball tournament during its regularly scheduled meeting at the Association’s headquarters. In an e...
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11/19/15 – KHSAA Board Reviewing Pitch Count Limits for Baseball

At its November meeting, the KHSAA Board of Control continued review of a pitch count limit for baseball. The review comes through working with USA Baseball, the National Federation of High School Associations, Major League Baseball and other youth o...
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11/19/15 – Board Adopts Schedule Change for State Baseball Tournament

At its November meeting, the KHSAA Board of Control adopted a schedule change, beginning in 2016, for the Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament.In an effort to alleviate competitive issues under the current format resulting from pitching limitatio...
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11/19/15 – Tennis Tournament Format Changes

For the past several years, the KHSAA staff and Board of Control have been reviewing the region and state tennis formats due to concerns expressed from experts in Sports Medicine. At its recent meeting, the KHSAA Board of Control approved a staff rec...
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11/16/15 – State Track & Field Dates

We have had a few inquiries about the dates for postseason track. Due to the availability of the University of Kentucky's Outdoor Track & Field Complex, the 2016 KHSAA State Meet will be held May 27-28, as it has been listed on the calendar since...
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11/16/15 – 2016 KHSAA Hall of Fame Press Conference Set for this Sunday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 16, 2015The Kentucky High School Athletic Association will hold a press conference on Sunday, November 22 at 1:30 p.m. to announce the KHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2016. The Hall of Fame announcement will take place at ...
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11/12/15 – Information On Ordering Tickets to 2015 Russell Athletic/KHSAA State Football Finals

It is again time for us to take orders for advance tickets to the Russell Athletic/KHSAA State Football Finals. We are obviously later than normal, but have tried to work out logistics for ticket pickup, etc. in the event that WKU hosts its confere...
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11/10/15 – High School Playoff Contests Asked to Honor Veterans

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 militar...
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11/09/15 – Phase I of 2015-16 Title IX Reporting Open for Entry, Changes in System

The initial phase of entry for the 2015-2016 Title IX Reports, the ability to enter the financial information from 2014-15 to be entered on the form T-35, is available and online at schools.khsaa.org. There have been several enhancements this year ba...
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11/09/15 – St. Elizabeth Healthcare Announced As Girls’ Sweet 16® Title Sponsor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 9, 2015The Kentucky High School Athletic Association announced a new corporate partner in a press conference at the BB&T Arena on the campus of Northern Kentucky University on Monday, revealing St. Elizabeth Health...
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11/05/15 – Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball Champions Decided This Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 5, 2015Championship trophies will be awarded to nine teams this weekend as the 2015 KHSAA Soccer and Volleyball State Tournaments, and the KHSAA Cross Country State Meet are conducted in Lexington and Louisville. Satur...
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11/05/15 – Commissioner’s Response to BR396 (HB76) Regarding Participation by Non-Public School Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 5, 2015Commissioner’s Response to Home School Proposal:“Following the announcement of the bill (BR396) introduced by Representative Stan Lee (R-Lexington) and others on October 30, our office has again received a numbe...
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11/3/15 – Final Opportunity to Edit Fall 2015 Sport Coaching Rosters

As part of the Annual Title IX and Participation Reports, the coaching roster is reviewed and totals are placed on the T35 report form. Though these totals are not a conclusive indicator of Title IX compliance (or lack of compliance) in any way, they...
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11/03/15 – NFL Releases New Study on Helmets

The NFHS recently shared with the KHSAA an item from the NFL. The NFL recently released the results from a joint study with the NFLPA that looked at what football helmets best reduced the severity of impact. The performance of the 17 football helmets...
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11/03/15 – Grant Funding Opportunity for Athletic Training – Secondary Schools

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has long recommended and continues to recommend, that medical coverage be present at all athletic practices and contests. Because of the unique skill set of Certified/Licensed Athletic Trainers it is reco...
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11/03/15 – Cross Country State Meet Information

Congratulations to all participants and coaches who have qualified for the 2015 KHSAA State Cross Country Championships. First and foremost, I would like to thank the eight regional hosts for all of their hard work and the success of the “super regio...
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11/01/15 – State Cross Country Qualifiers

The Regional results from Cross Country have been posted on the KHSAA website.  It is important that coaches review the roster by school immediately. Please contact the KHSAA at xcentry@khsaa.org with any corrections (name spellings, grade levels, et...
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10/31/15 – Final End of Season FB Tiebreaker Results

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 31, 2015The calculations for the three-way tie-breaker in football have been posted online at  http://www.khsaa.org/football/2015/threewaytiebreakertodate.pdf.Playoff pairings as well as the instructions and details abo...
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10/30/15 – Update On Schedule For 2015 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 30, 2015The 2015 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl State Football Finals are slated for Houchens Industries/L.T. Smith Stadium on the campus of Western Kentucky University the weekend of December 3-6. Th...
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10/29/15 – Reminders about Football Playoffs and Final Regular Season Week

This is being distributed to ALL KHSAA football playing schools. If it doesn't apply to you, please disregard.As we prepare for 95 games to be played during week 1 of the playoffs, we ask for your cooperation as we try and pull final brackets togethe...
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10/28/15 – Cross Country Postseason Reminders (Revised 10/24/16)

As a reminder for regional hosts and fans, pets are not permitted at ANY KHSAA postseason tournament, with the exception of service animals. Tournament hosts should post signage on-site and alert fans that pets will not be admitted at the event.Regio...
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10/28/15 – Cross Country Clarification on Four (4) Meet Minimum

We have been receiving a lot of questions about the four meet minimum rule. Just to clarify, to be eligible to compete in the region or state meet, a contestant shall have competed in at least four (4) meets involving a minimum of two schools on a te...
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10/26/15 – 2016 State Bass Fishing Site Announced, Upcoming KHSAA.tv Webcast and Audio Schedule, Lincoln County Sanctioned

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 26, 2015During its meeting at the KHSAA Offices on October 20th, the Board of Control reviewed site options for the 2016 KHSAA Bass Fishing Championships. After examining options across the state, the Board ultimately e...
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10/22/15 – Bracket Set For 2015 KHSAA Field Hockey State Tournament

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 22, 2015 The field is set for the 2015 KHSAA Field Hockey State Tournament, which begins with the quarterfinal round on Saturday at Bellarmine University’s Owsley B. Frazier Stadium. Saturday’s action begins at 2 p.m...
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10/11/15 – Reminder – Fall Postseason Eligibility Limited To Those On Postseason Roster

This reminder to all athletic directors, principals, and coaches at KHSAA member schools. Only those students who are indicated with a checkmark in the "postseason roster" column are eligible to compete in KHSAA sanctioned postseason competition. ...
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10/09/15 – Girls State Golf Day Two Pairings and Tee Times

Pairings and Tee Times for day two of the 2015 Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA Girls’ Golf Championship have now been set. You can view these by clicking on the following link:Day Two Pairings and Tee Times ...
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10/06/15 – Boys State Golf Day Two Pairings and Tee Times

Pairings and Tee Times for day two of the 2015 Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA Boys' Golf Championships have now been set. You can view these by clicking on the following link: Day Two Pairings and Tee Times -KHSAA-...
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10/06/15 – Regional Instructions for Cross Country

Instructions for the KHSAA Regional Cross Country Meets are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view these instructions by clicking on the following link:http://khsaa.org/cross_country/crosscountryregionalinstructionsforparticipatingteams.pdf – ...
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10/06/15 – Competitive Cheer Region Competition Manual Now Posted

The Competitive Cheer Regional Competition Manager and Team Instructions Manual has been updated and posted on the KHSAA website. To view the manual, please use the link below. You can access the manual under either Region Tournament Information pull...
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10/06/15 – Volleyball District/Region Tournament Manual Now Posted

The District/Region Volleyball Tournament Manager and Team Instructions Manual has been updated and posted on the KHSAA website.  To view the manual, please use the link below.  You can access the manual under either the District or Region Tournament...
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10/6/15 – Swimming and Diving Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Swimming and Diving is available beginning today, October 6, 2015. Below is additional information:OFFICIALSOctober 6 to November 30 (Officials) – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will be online ...
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10/06/15- Basketball Rules Clinic Online for 15-16

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Basketball is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials.HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHESThe clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, paid of ...
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10/06/15 – Bowling Rules Clinic is Now Available Online

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport-activity of Bowling is available beginning today, October 6, 2015. Below is additional information:COACHESOctober 6 to December 14 (Coaches) – the Bowling Clinic will be online only and may be vie...
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10/06/15 – Wrestling Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Wrestling is available beginning today, October 6, 2015. Below is additional information:OFFICIALSOctober 6 to December 7 (Officials) – the Wrestling Clinic will be online only and may be viewe...
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10/01/15 – Pairings Set for 2015 Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA Golf Championships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 2015The first state championships of the 2015-16 season will be contested next week with the 2015 Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA Boys’ and Girls’ Golf Championships at the Bowling Green Country Club. The boys’ gol...
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10/1/15 – Pairings and Tee Times for State Golf

Pairings and Tee Times for the Leachman Buick●GMC●Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championships are now posted. You can access this information by going to the following links:For complete boys coverage and results, CLICK HEREFor complete girls coverage an...
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10/01/15 – Volleyball, Soccer, Field Hockey Draw Show set for Friday at 10 AM

The pairings for the 2015 KHSAA Volleyball, 2015 KHSAA Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer, and the 2015 KHSAA Field Hockey State Tournaments will be determined Friday, October 2 when the annual KHSAA Fall Championships Draw Show is conducted at the KHSAA Office...
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10/01/15 – Riherds.com to Sponsor Above and Beyond Awards at All State Championship Events

Riherds.com, a Kentucky-based company headquartered in Smiths Grove specializing in trophies, awards, name tags and signs, will provide the "Above and Beyond" award at each KHSAA state championship event for 2015-16. Riherds.com is proud to be the Of...
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09/30/15 – Fall Sports Championship Media Credentials

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Fall Sports Championships is now live. Media members can visit credentials.khsaa.org to apply for credentials online.Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are issued by the KHSAA to w...
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09/28/15 – Regional Instructions for Field Hockey

Instructions for the KHSAA Regional Field Hockey Tournaments are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view these instructions by clicking the following link:http://khsaa.org/fieldhockey/postseasoninstructions.pdf– KHSAA –The KHSAA staff routinely...
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09/25/15 – State Tournament Instructions for Golf

Instructions for the Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Tournament are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view these instructions by clicking on the follow link:http://khsaa.org/golf/stategolfinstructions.pdf ...
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09/22/15 – KHSAA Proud to Continue Partnership with Pannell Swim Shop

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association is proud to announce our continued partnership with Pannell Swim Shop of Lexington. PSS has been an integral part of high school swimming in Kentucky since the late 1980's and a partner with the KHSAA sin...
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09/21/15 – Reminder of Bylaw 15 – Practice of Sportsmanship – Removal of Team

It is the clear obligation of principals, coaches, and all official representatives of member schools to practice the highest principles of sportsmanship and the ethics of competition in all interscholastic relationships with fans, officials, players...
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09/18/15 – Regional Tournament Instructions for Golf

Instructions for the KHSAA Regional Golf Tournaments are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view these instructions by clicking on the following link:http://khsaa.org/golf/regionalmgrinstructions.pdf      ...
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09/16/15 – Competitive Cheer Squad Participation/Declaration Notice

Attention Cheer Coaches:An e-mail was sent today (Sept. 16) with instructions for your athletic director to respond to the KHSAA Competitive Cheer Squad Division Declaration Survey. Please get with your administrators regarding your school's response...
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09/14/15 – Clarification on Obstruction Rule

It has come to our attention that there has been some misunderstanding lately in regards to the obstruction rule, so we wanted to take a moment to review the topic with all coaches and officials.The following post from the KY Field Hockey Umpires Ass...
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09/09/15 – KHSAA Annual Meeting of Delegates Convenes Tomorrow At Lexington Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 9, 2015The KHSAA Annual Meeting of Delegates will take place Thursday, Sept. 10 at the Lexington Center. The day’s agenda will include three breakout sessions for athletic directors starting at 8 a.m., followed by the...
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2015 KHSAA State Tournament Info and Results

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

This notice is being sent to all member schools and specific licensed officials.HEAT INDEXWhile we have been blessed with a relatively cool summer, such is likely not to be the case this weekend and early next week. Keep in mind that the Heat Index r...
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09/05/15 – Proposal by Proposal Analysis of 2015 Annual Meeting Proposals

This is the second part of a two-part effort to talk about the 2015 KHSAA Annual Meeting. Because of another vast turnover in athletic administrators this year, and in order to help you prepare, this information is being sent well in advance of this ...
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09/04/15 – Yearly Reminder about Importance of Annual Meeting

This is a great time of year. The school year has started, the fields and courts are in use every night, and we get to continuously hear about the great things done by our student-athletes, coaches, officials and member schools. And again this year, ...
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08/28/15 – Eligibility Reminder-Foreign Exchange and Non-Exchange Students

With the busy start of school upon us, we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of the bylaws ( Bylaw 7 & 8) that govern the use of student/athletes that desire to participate in high school athletics, but are not citizens of the United S...
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09/02/15 – KHSAA Sanctions Bell County, Taylor County For Bylaw 23 Violations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 2, 2015 The KHSAA has handed down sanctions to Bell County and Taylor County High Schools for violations of Bylaw 23 (Limitation of Seasons) resulting from attendance at a preseason football camp the weekend of August...
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08/31/15 – HYPE Student Leadership Conference This Week in Lexington, Bowling Green

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 31, 2015The 15th Annual HYPE KHSAA Student Leadership Conference will take place this week in Lexington and Bowling Green. The conference is a free service provided by the Association for student-athletes to learn teamwo...
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08/31/15 – Assistance Needed with School Broadcast Program

Good afternoon. During 2013-14, the KHSAA partnered with the NFHS to become a member of the NFHS Network. This network, powered by PlayOn Sports, is a joint venture of nearly 40 state high school associations to aggregate content from all states and ...
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08/29/15 – Reminder about 8 Quarter Participation Limit for Football

With the season now in full swing, it is timely to remind all representatives of the football programs about the limit of eight quarters per week (Friday through the following Thursday) for high school football players. While this information has bee...
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08-31-15 – NFHS Spirit (Cheer) Rules Book Corrections

Attention all competitive cheer coaches and judges (officials).  There are a couple of editorial corrections to the 2015-16 NFHS Spirit (Cheer) Rules Book.  Please refer to the link below and update your book accordinglyhttps://www.nfhs.org/media/101...
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08/28/15 – SAT/ACT Donation Project

Below you will find a link to information about a special offer you and any of your students may use to receive discounted access to an online (or DVD) ACT and/or SAT study guide to help students prepare for the ACT and/or SAT test. This program is o...
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08/27/15 – Triennial Survey Results Highlight Dance For Potential Future KHSAA Sponsorship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 27, 2015 During Monday’s Board of Control meeting at the Owensboro Convention Center, KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett presented the results from the Association's triennial survey of the membership, conducted earlier ...
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08/26/15 – Board of Control Reviews Classification and Triennial Survey Results; Approves Several Championship Sites

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26, 2015The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its first meeting of the 2015-16 school year on Monday at the Owensboro Convention Center. Among the many agenda items discussed, the Board executed a lengthy review of its cu...
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08/25/15 – Initial Football, Soccer Statistical Leader Reports Available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 25, 2015 The weekly statistical leader reports for football and boys’ and girls’ soccer have been updated at KHSAA.org. Statistics are compiled weekly throughout the regular season and will be posted to the KHSAA webs...
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08/21/15 – Reminder about Statistics Entry – Soccer and Football

STATISTICS REMINDERGame by game statistical entry for teams and individuals is required in the sports of football, basketball and soccer, which will be used to compile a list of statewide leaders, and can also be sent to local media outlets (with onl...
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08/18/15 – Reminder about 2015 Annual Meeting of the Membership of KHSAA

This is intended for all KHSAA member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors and the link can be forwarded as needed.This reminder that the 2015 Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA is to be held on Thursday, September 10 ...
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01/05/17 – Middle School Frequently Asked Questions – Updated

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS/UPDATE – MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS REGULATIONS- UPDATED JANUARY 5, 2017Please refer to this blog for updates and responses to frequently asked questions to guide you throughout the year.  If you have an immediate question, pl...
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08/14/15 – Association to Sponsor Intense Voluntary Training For Newer Athletic Administrators

The KHSAA will conduct a training session for newer Athletic Directors on Wednesday, September 9, the day prior to the KHSAA Annual Meeting, from 1:00 to 4:45. The New Athletic Directors Institute will be held in Lexington at the KHSAA offices. This ...
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08/14/15 – 2015-2016 Athletic Administrators Meetings, Including Regs, Rosters, Title IX

This reminder is for all member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors within the KHSAA.For the fall of 2015, the KHSAA is again scheduling an Athletic Administrator Workshop in eight areas of the state. The content for this non-ma...
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08/14//15 – Reminder about Football Scrimmage Limitations

This reminder to all school about the unique limit of football scrimmages. This is NOT a new provision, and nothing about this part of Bylaw 23 is new or changed.IF you are playing a game week 0 (August 21/22 of this year), you only get ONE scrimmage...
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08/12/15 – KHSAA Fills Assistant Commissioner Opening With Addition of Sarah Bridenbaugh

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 12, 2015KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett today announced the hiring of Sarah Bridenbaugh as the Association’s newest Assistant Commissioner. Among her many duties at the KHSAA, Bridenbaugh will oversee the sports of fie...
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Past Title IX Audit Site Visits

Title IX Site Visit Reports ...
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08/11/15 – Football Rules Clinic Now Available Online

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is available beginning today, August 11. Below is additional information:OFFICIALSAugust 10 to August 31 (Officials) – the Football Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no c...
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08/10/15 Field Hockey Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Field Hockey is available beginning today, August 10. Below is additional information:OFFICIALSAugust 10 to August 31 (Officials) – the  Field Hockey Clinic will be online only and may be viewe...
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08/10/15 Golf Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Golf is available beginning today, August 10. Below is additional information:COACHESAugust 10 to September 7 (Coaches) – the Golf Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge duri...
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08/10/15 – Volleyball Rules Clinic Now Online

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Volleyball is available beginning today, August 10. Below is additional information:OFFICIALSAugust 10 to August 31 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at ...
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08/10/15 Soccer Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is available beginning today, August 10. Below is additional information:OFFICIALSAugust 10 to August 31 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charg...
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08/10/15 – Competitive Cheer Rules Clinic Now Online

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport activity of Competitive Cheer is available beginning today, August 10. Below is additional information:OFFICIALS (JUDGES)August 10 to September 7 (Officials) – the Cheer Clinic will be online only...
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08/10/15 – Cross Country Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Cross Country is available beginning today, August 10. Below is additional information:OFFICIALSAugust 10 to September 7 (Officials) – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be vi...
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08/07/15 – Reminder about Bylaw 9 Allowances for Girls Basketball

The delegates to the KHSAA Annual Meeting in 2014 passed revisions to Bylaw 9 to codify the previous exception to the prohibition on girls' basketball players participating in outside competition once the school year begins if they have been enrolled...
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08/07/15 – Reminder about Bylaw 9 Allowances for Boys Basketball

The delegates to the KHSAA Annual Meeting in 2014 passed revisions to Bylaw 9 to allow a limited exception to the prohibition on boys basketball players participating in outside competition once the school year begins if they have been enrolled in gr...
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08/07/15 – HYPE Student Conferences Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2015 KHSAA HYPE Student Leadership Conferences is now open and available online.To register, click here.  Registration is on a first-come first-served basis as the Lexington conference is usually at capacity.DATE/TIME/LOCATIONLEX...
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08/04/15 – An Open Note of Gratitude and Thanks

Good morning. This is being composed for all of our administrative contacts at the member schools as an open note of thanks and gratitude.Over the last week, many of you, and I mean a great many, have taken the time out to call, text, email and send ...
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07/31/15 – Reminder to Update School Coach/Roster Information

As we approach the start of the sports seasons, it is critical that all schools have coaching lists and information up to date, as well as competition rosters. A roster, including coaches names and a valid playing roster, must be entered prior to any...
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07/31/15 – Reminder about Heat Index as Full Gear FB Practice Begins

With tomorrow being the first permissible day for full gear football practice, this notice is important to help minimize risk for the coaches and competitors. While all efforts have been made to ensure gradual phasing in of equipment to allow for pro...
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07/31/15 – Heat Index Reminder for Soccer

With the temperatures continuing into the nineties this week, we would like to remind everyone of the Heat Index guidelines for Soccer. Please review the KMA/KHSAA Heat Index Chart for determining Reduction in Activity located at: http://khsaa.org/sp...
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07/29/15 – Funeral Services Set for Longtime Staffer John M. Ginn

Funeral services have been set for long-time Physical Plant Director John Ginn who passed away on July 28. Johnny started working for the KHSAA on July 24, 1984, and at the time of his death, was the KHSAA's longest tenured employee, starting three d...
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07/23/15 – Football Officials Mechanics Change/Clarification; FBZ Clarification

For the 2015 football season, there is a major change in on-field mechanics for officials in four- and five-person coverage, and a reminder about the changes for 2014 kickoff change. At this time, these are the only known mechanics clarification and ...
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07/07/15 – Field Hockey Reminders and Training/Classroom Sessions

The rule books for Field Hockey were mailed to coaches and officials this past week.The mandatory Online Rules Clinics in the sport of Field Hockey for coaches and officials will be available for viewing at no charge between August 10, 2015 and Septe...
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07/10/15 – Reminders as Football Allowable Helmet Period Begins

THIS NOTICE HAS BEEN SUPERSEDED BY FURTHER NOTICES AND IS NOT VALID FOR THE 2016 SEASON AND BEYONDWith the dead period ending and most of football coaches starting into fall workouts at various times in the coming days, it is timely to remind each of...
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06/24/15 – Rosters Reset, Ready for 2015-16, Reminders about Requirements for Eligibility

Welcome back for the 2015-2016 School Year!Before any work begins for the 2015-16 year, a person in the school with Athletic Director level access must initialize rosters as detailed below before rosters can be updated and subsequently, rosters and s...
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06/23/15 – Clarification on 7 v 7 games for Field Hockey

We wanted to update you on a change in interpretation and a clarification on 7 v 7 games for Field Hockey. It is correct that a 7v7 game is legal per the NFHS rule book and is allowed during preseason and regular season play. After be asked by severa...
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06/22/15 – AMLE To Produce Inclusion Webinar

AMLE Webinar: Social Inclusion and Young AdolescentsAugust 5, 20154-5:00 p.m. EDT Join AMLE (Association of Middle Level Educators), Special Olympics Project UNIFY® and middle level practitioners to learn about social inclusion and its importance for...
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06/22/15 – Reminders about Dead Period (Bylaw 24)

This is being sent to all Principals, Athletic Directors, Superintendents and Coaches of Member Schools. This is being sent via an electronic application and it is possible that any direct replies will not be received by the sender.A few reminders as...
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06/10/15 – Soccer Referee’s Advanced Camp for 2015

The Advanced Camp for Soccer referees will again be held in conjunction with the Bluegrass State Games. We will be taking applications for this camp beginning today. Camp is scheduled for July 24 & 25 and will cost $55 (officials will be compensa...
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06/08/15 – Volleyball Officials Advanced Camp Date Set

The 2015 KHSAA Volleyball Advanced Officials Camp will be held July 31-Aug. 1 in Lexington in conjunction with the Bluegrass State Games.  This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to officiate in region or state ...
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06/08/15 – KHSAA Seeks Applicants for Assistant Commissioner (Female)

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF RESUMES AND COVER LETTER FOR CONSIDERATION: THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015The Kentucky High School Athletic Association is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Commissioner. Due to the provisions of the Federal Cou...
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06/08/15 – KHSAA Assistant Commissioner Passafiume Accepts Athletic Director Job At Assumption

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2015KHSAA 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 a...
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06/05/15 – Six Student-Athletes To Represent KHSAA At NFHS National Student Leadership Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2015Six 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 ...
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2015-2016 KHSAA Board of Control Meeting Dates

APPROVED 2015-2016 BOARD OF CONTROL MEETING DATESAugust 23/24 (Annual Institute and Orientation), OwensboroTuesday, October 20, 2015Wednesday, November 18, 2015Thursday, January 28, 2016Friday, March 18, 2016Tuesday/Wednesday, May 10-11, 2016...
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05/29/15 – KHSAA Adds Marketing Director, Fills Two Openings On Support Staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 29, 2015KHSAA 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 (for...
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5/27/15 – Softball State Instructions

This is a reminder that the instructions for the 2015 Worth/KHSAA State Softball Tournament have been posted on the KHSAA website. You can view these instructions by clicking on the following link and then clicking on State Information and Instructio...
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05/26/2015 – Officials registration is now open

This is being sent to all previously licensed KHSAA officials:Registration for all officials is now available by clicking the "Officials Login" button at the top of the main KHSAA website, http://www.khsaa.org/. The total registration fee for officia...
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05/22/15 – NFHS Spirit (Cheer) Rules Changes 2015-16

Below is a link to rules changes approved by the NFHS Spirit Rules Committee.  These changes will be incorporated into competitive judging sheets where appropriate and will be reviewed in the online rules clinic for coaches and judges in the fall.Cli...
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Commissioner’s Citation, Rick Ford, iHigh, Inc.

KHSAA COMMISSIONER’S CITATIONPRESENTED TORICK FORD, iHIGH, INCFOR YOUR BOUNDLESS EFFORTS AND UNENDING SUPPORT OF THE KHSAA AND ALL OF THE SPORTS AND SPORT-ACTIVITIES OF THE KHSAA THROUGHOUT THE PAST 17 YEARS. YOUR EFFORTS HAVE LEFT LIMITLESS GOOD MEM...
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Commissioner’s Citation, Wayne Martin

KHSAA COMMISSIONER’S CITATIONPRESENTED TOWAYNE MARTIN, WKYT/WYMTFOR YOUR BOUNDLESS EFFORTS AND UNENDING SUPPORT OF THE KHSAA AND ALL OF THE SPORTS AND SPORT-ACTIVITIES OF THE KHSAA THROUGH THE SEASONS AND OVER THE PAST 25 YEARS. YOUR EFFORTS HAVE LEF...
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05/20/15 – KHSAA Track and Field State Meet Begins Friday Afternoon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 20, 2015The 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...
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05/20/15 – Final State Track and Field Reminder

Reminders as you arrive at the State Meet site at UK Outdoor Stadium on Friday or Saturday:Buses must use the bus route map provided on the website.  They will be allowed to stop long enough to unload the team and then they must move on as there is o...
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05/18/15 – State Track Information

Please read this entire correspondence to be sure that schools have all of the information they need for the State Track and FIeld Competition this weekend. Please go to the KHSAA.org website and choose Sport/Activity in the blue bar then choose Trac...
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05/18/15 – Board of Control Approves Compliance Forms for Football Revisions

With the approval of the sweeping changes in football contact rules, the Board of Control has approved three forms which are to be used by schools to monitor practice limitations, participation limitations, etc. These forms are NOT to be submitted to...
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State Track and Field Performance Listing and School Roster

The DRAFT of the performance list and the roster by school for 1A, 2A and 3A are posted on the website at the links below.   Changes may occur as coaches and officials double check both the performance list and the roster by school for accuracy.  An ...
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05/15/15 – Hotels for State Track and Field and Call for Volunteers

We have made some adjustments with hotels in the area for state track and track and field championships next weekend.  If you are still needing to book rooms for your teams the Clarion now has additional rooms available as well as the Campbell House....
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05/15/15 – Board Approves Competitive Cheer Regional Competition Rotation Schedule

The Board of Control, at its May meeting, approved a defined rotation schedule for regional competitive cheer competition dates.  The assignment of groups to the weeks was conducted by blind drawn during the meeting.  This rotation will assist school...
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2015-16 KHSAA Board of Control

Jeff Saylor President, 2015-2016 Director, 2012-2016 Irvine Superintendent Estill County Schools Regions 13-14 Email this Member Scott Hawkins Director, 2013-2017 Versailles Superintendent Woodford County Schools Regions 11-1...
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05/13/15 – Tennis, Bass Fishing Champions Crowned This Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 13, 2015The 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 ea...
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05/13/15 – Board of Control Adopts New Football Compliance Forms, Competitive Cheer Regional Rotation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 13, 2015In 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 f...
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05/12/15 – State Tennis Update

The draw and times for the 2015 KHSAA State Tennis Tournament have been posted. Please familiarize yourself with the Tennis page on our website (http://khsaa.org/sports/spring/tennis/) for links to those and more information such as event schedule, l...
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05/11/15 – State Track and Field Championship Information

Track and Field regional competitions have begun and continue this week.  We wish you the best of luck. State Championships Information has been posted and will continue to be disbursed throughout the next two weeks.  Please read all information sent...
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05/08/15 – KHSAA Sanctions Lawrence County, Pike County Central For Bylaw 15 Violations

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 ...
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05/04/15 – Softball District and Region Instructions

Instructions for District and Regional Tournaments in the sport of softball have been posted on the KHSAA website. You can view these instructions by clicking on the following link: http://khsaa.org/fastpitchsoftball/2015/postseasontournamentinfowit...
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05/04/15 – State Bass Fishing Information

This is a reminder that information about the KHSAA State Bass Fishing Tournament has been posted on the KHSAA website. You can access this information by going to the following link and clicking on the heading State Information and Instructions.    ...
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05/04/15 – Tennis State Updates

Now that our regional championships have begun, it is time for you to begin making plans for the State Tennis Championships here in Lexington. Coaches, please review the links to information about the Tennis tournament found on the Tennis page of the...
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Unified Track and Field Makes History at Murray High School

As many of you know, Unified Track and Field was introduced to Kentucky this season with the new partnership between Special Olympics Kentucky and the KHSAA.  Please take a moment to read this article by the Murray Ledger about Murray High Schools ex...
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04/29/15 – Baseball/Softball Game Ending Clarification

GAME COMPLETION This is a reminder to Coaches, Officials and Administrators with regard to interrupted games. During the regular season, including district seeded games, for games that are interrupted due to weather or darkness and called (ended) by...
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04/28/15 – Baseball/Softball Draw Show Tomorrow at 2 PM; Spring Championship Media Credentials

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

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

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 ...
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2015 State Archery Team Results

Final Round 1,4507,Trigg County 2,4484,Madison Central 3,4466,Anderson County 4,4463,Letcher County Central Prelim Round 1,4555,Trigg County 2,4497,Anderson County 3,4474,Madison Central 4,4469,Letcher County Central 5,4449,Western Hills 6,444...
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2015 State Archery Individual Results AP Paragraph Format

1,300,Clay Stevens,(10),Trigg County 2,296,Sarah Burton,(11),Pulaski County 2,296,Bradley Long,(11),Madison Central 4,295,Dustin Johnson,(10),Graves County 5,294,Jarad Givan,(12),John Hardin 6,293,Noah Platt,(10),Anderson County 7,293,Michelle Boyken...
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04/22/15 – Board of Control Approves Recommended Safety Revisions and Future Championship Schedule for Football, Swimming Alignment

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 foo...
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04/22/15-Approved Alignment of Swimming and Diving Teams for 2015-16 through 2018-19

REGION 1 – Caldwell County, Calloway County, Christian County, Christian Fellowship, Community Christian (Paducah), Crittenden County, Fort Campbell, Graves County, Henderson County, Hickman County, Hopkins County Central, Hopkinsville, Livingston Ce...
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04/22/15-Final Changes Adopted for Football in Response to NFHS Task Force Recommendations

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

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...
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04/22/15-Football Equipment Timelines

Below is an interpretative listing of the various equipment periods. Any conflict with Bylaw 23, Section 6 (Football) will yield to the Bylaw 23 section for enforcement :PRE-SEASON (POST DEAD PERIOD) ACCLIMATIZATION AND ACCLIMATION THROUGH THE END OF...
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04/22/15-Final Bylaw 23 Changes Necessary Due to Emergency Adoption of NFHS Task Force Recommendations

Below is the revised wording of Bylaw 23, Section 6 (Football), as a results of its emergency adoption due to the recommendations of the NFHS Trask Force: Sec. 6) Sports Specific Limitations- Footballa) Organized practice shall be structured in foot...
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04/20/15 – Updated Physical History and Exam, Permission Forms Posted

Thanks to great work by various groups, we are able to get revised physical and permission forms online a couple of weeks early this year as many of you plan for next year. All old forms that have been completed remain valid for the one year plus one...
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04/25/15-Order of Championship Football Games 2015-2018

2015 - 1A, 2A, 6A, 3A, 4A, 5A2016 - 1A, 3A, 5A ,2A, 4A, 6A2017 - 1A, 2A, 4A, 3A, 5A, 6A2018 - 3A, 2A, 5A, 1A, 6A, 4A...
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04/17/2015 – Unified Track and Field Survey

In order for regional host, officials and the state office to be prepared for our unified teams at regional and state track, we ask that all schools click on the blue link below and take a quick survey on participation. Unified Team Survey Thank yo...
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04/16/15 – Regional Winners Announced For 2015 Forcht Bank/KHSAA CLASS Awards Recognition Program

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 an...
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04/15/15 – Region Two Bass Fishing Tournament Moved to Lake Cumberland

Due to high water on Herrington Lake, the KHSAA Region 2 Bass Fishing tournament has been moved to Lake Cumberland and will launch out of Lake Cumberland State Resort Park. In order to accommodate teams that will be traveling the morning of the tourn...
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04/14/15 – Tennis Postseason Information

The information and instructions for the 2015 Regional and State Tennis Tournaments have been posted online. You can access the information by going to the Tennis page of the KHSAA website (http://khsaa.org/sports/spring/tennis/). All coaches are exp...
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04/14/15 – Reminders about Title IX and Participation List Submission Due April 30

As spring sports are now fully in swing, it is time to remind each of you that the annual reports for Title IX and the Participation List are due on April 30. If you have specific questions about Title IX and the law itself, any of our Assistant C...
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04/10/15 – Online Registration for Bass Fishing Regional Tournaments

The deadline to register online for the Regional Bass Fishing Tournaments is tomorrow April 14, 2015. If you have not yet registered you can do so by clicking on the following link:http://khsaa.org/bassfishing/2015/2015regionalreg.pdfTeams that fail ...
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04/08/15 – KHSAA Announces Official Of The Year Nominees

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 sp...
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2015 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® Championship Program (Color)

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2015 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® Championship Program (B&W)

2015 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys' Sweet 16® Championship Program (B&W) KHSAA $5.00 ...
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2015 KHSAA Swimming & Diving Championship Program & Results (Color)

2015 KHSAA Swimming & Diving Championship Program & Results (Full Color) KHSAA $11.00 ...
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2015 KHSAA Swimming & Diving Championship Program & Results (B&W)

2015 KHSAA Swimm ... KHSAA $4.00 2015 KHSAA Swimm ...KHSAA$4.00 ...
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2013-2014 Wrestling State Program and Records Book (Color)

2014 Wrestling State Program and Records Book (Color)KHSAA$12.00...
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2013-2014 Wrestling State Program and Records Book (B&W)

2014 Wrestling State Program and Records Book (B&W)KHSAA$4.00...
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2014-2015 Championship Programs

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2014-2015 State Wrestling Program and Records Book (Full Color)

2015 State Wrestling Program and Records Book (Full Color) KHSAA $12.00 ...
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2014-2015 Wrestling State Program and Records Book (B&W)

2015 Wrestling State Program and Records Book (B&W) KHSAA $4.00 ...
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04/03/15 – KHSAA Championship Photos, Videos and Programs Available For Purchase

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 vide...
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03/30/15 – DRAFT Bylaw 23 Changes Necessary Due to Emergency Adoption of NFHS Task Force Recommendations (NOT FINAL, DRAFT ONLY)

Below is a comparison table of the changes to Bylaw 23, Section 6 (Football)  OLD VERSION (2014)  Sec. 6) Sports Specific Limitations- Footballa) Organized practice shall be structured in football as follows:(1) From the end of the season t...
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03/30/15-DRAFT Information Regarding Emergency Policy Changes, Football Practice Limitation Changes Due to Concussion Recommendations from NFHS DRAFT NOT FINAL ADOPTED LANGUAGE

This is intended to update the membership about ongoing work by the Board of Control and the Commissioner's office in response to the NFHS recommendations on football practice that were released to the KHSAA in November. It was important that the inf...
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03/26/15 – Deadline Reminder for Track and Field Rules Clinic

This is the deadline reminder for the 2015 Online Track and Field Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches is approaching the $200 late fee.  Please remember that there is an additional course requirement for schools who have...
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03/25/15 – Sallee To Retire After 16 Years With KHSAA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 25, 2015 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 Count...
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03/24/15 – KHSAA Seeks Support Staff Members to Join Staff

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 appr...
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3/23/15 Part 2 Test is now available for Softball, Baseball and Track and Field

The Part 2 Exam for Baseball, Softball and Track and Field are now available online through midnight Eastern Time on Sunday, April 5. There will be no way for anyone to take the test after the deadline. It is highly recommended that all registered of...
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03/19/15 – Statement on Passing of Ira Combs

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 ...
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03/12/15 – Whitaker Bank Scholarship Winners Announced

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 Sara...
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2015 State Wrestling Day 2 Results – 3rd Rd, 3rd Rd Cons, 4th Rd Con, 4th Rd, 5th Rd Cons, 6th Rd Cons, Medal bouts, (bouts 561-878)

    106     Quarterfinal - Tylan Tucker (Woodford County) 43-3 won by decision over Konner Kraeszig (St. Xavier) 36-11 (Dec 6-3)     Quarterfinal - Saul Ervin (Union County) 60-1 won by tech fall over Brody Haverstick (John Hardin) 34-12 (TF-1....
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2015 State Wrestling Day 1 Results – 1st Rd, 2nd Rd Champ, 1st Rd Consol, 2nd Rd Consol. (bouts 1-560)

106     Champ. Round 1 - Tylan Tucker (Woodford County) 40-2 won by fall over Kaleb Hammons (Caldwell County) 27-12 (Fall 1:05)     Champ. Round 1 - Blake Evans (Pleasure Ridge Park) 21-8 won by decision over Brent Hudgins (Harrison County) 28-13 (De...
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03/10/15 – CLASS Awards Recognition & Scholarship Program Information

Information for the 2015 Forcht Bank/KHSAA CLASS Awards Recognition & Scholarship Program has been posted on the KHSAA website at the link below. Each school may nominate one boy and one girl as the school winner. School winners are eligible for...
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03/06/15 – Advanced Clinic for Softball Umpires Cancelled

The Softball Umpires Clinic scheduled for Saturday March 7, 2015 at Franklin County High School has been cancelled due to inclement weather. If you had planned on attending and did not receive my e-mail from earlier this morning, please contact me at...
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03/06/15 – Clarification Regarding Bass Fishing State Tournament

This message is to clarify the date of the State Tournament for the sport activity of Bass Fishing. As posted on the KHSAA website and in one of the slides on the Online Rules Clinic, the date of the Bass Fishing State Tournament is May 15th and 16th...
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03/04/15 – Basketball Region Tournament Updates

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.12...
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03/03/15 – Archery Postseason Instructions

The information and instructions for the 2015 KHSAA Postseason Archery Tournaments have been posted online. You can access the information by going to the archery page of the KHSAA website. I would strongly suggest that all competing schools download...
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02/26/15 – KHSAA Swimming & Diving Championships Begin Tonight; Hall of Fame Tickets on Sale

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...
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02/25/15 – 2015 KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Meet Entries Posted

Entries for the 2015 KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Meet are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view all of the entries by going to the following link and clicking on 2015 KHSAA Region/State Results, and 2015 Meet Entries/Results, and 2015 Sta...
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2/24/15 – Updated Parking Information For Swimming and Diving State Meet

Due to the accumulation of snow on the University of Louisville campus, there has been a slight change in the parking area for this year's meet. Stadium parking will still be available, but we will be utilizing different lots. The shuttle bus will on...
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02/24/2015 – Unified Sports Information Available

The KHSAA announced their partnership with Special Olympics Kentucky before Christmas. We are excited to now share information with schools about how schools may begin organizing Unified Track and Field teams and competitors.  This athletic event wi...
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02/24/15 – FAQs Unified Track and Field

PLAYING UNIFIED A common question from students “Can I play too?”  YES, you can!   UNIFIED TRACK & FIELD 2014-15 For the past several years the KHSAA has offered exhibition events in Track and Field for students in wheelchairs.  Those events ...
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02/24/2015 – KHSAA Scoreboard for Field Hockey Now Available

Several coaches and athletic directors asked about adding the field hockey scoreboard to the KHSAA scoreboard function this past season.  As schools know technology takes time. We are happy to announce that the ground work has been completed and scho...
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02/23/15 – Bylaw 23 Waivers for Wrestling

With the necessary postponement of the KHSAA Wrestling State Championships to March 10-11, 2015, questions have arisen as to allowances for teams to continue practice and preparation for the state tournament. Several factors are involved including we...
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02/22/15 – Softball Umpires Advanced Camp Early Registration

This is just a reminder that early registration for the Softball Umpires Advanced Camp will end on Saturday February 28th. After this date the cost will go from 46.00 to the late registration fee of 71.00. The late registration deadline is Thursday M...
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02/22/15 – Dive List Entry Form

Swimming and Diving Coaches now have the option of submitting Dive List changes prior to the state meet by going to the following link: http://www.edive.info/emailentries.aspx For your team name make sure you use your school code which can be found...
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2/21/15 – On Deck Access for Coaches

In order to continue to address the concerns of the University Fire Marshal for the 2015 Swimming and Diving State Championships, teams with ten or more swimmers (boys and girls combined) will be allowed to have three coaches on the deck of the pool....
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02/20/15 – Boys’ and Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® Media Credentials

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 Indust...
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02/20/15-Board Ballot Instructions

BOARD OF CONTROL BALLOT – BOARD OF CONTROL ELECTIONS - INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BALLOT: Balloting is ONLY done online for these positions. Only the Principal or Designated Representative may vote. The names on file as verified by the KHSAA website...
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2/20/15 – Taping For All-American Dive Consideration

Due to the decrease in the amount of deck space where diving is taped for All-American consideration, credentials will be required for those wishing to be on deck to videotape the diving sessions. Anyone wishing to access the deck during these sessio...
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02/18/15 – State Wrestling Tournament Postponed

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...
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02/16/15 – Online Rules Clinic for Bass Fishing Now Available

The 2015 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches in the sport activity of Bass Fishing is now available.  Coaches Deadline February 15 – March 15 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this period....
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02/16/15 – Wrestling State Championship Information

For information about the 2015 KHSAA Wrestling State Championships, please visit our Wrestling page at http://khsaa.org/sports/winter/wrestling/ for all the updated information. As a reminder to coaches, don’t forget to download your copy of the brac...
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02/16/15 – State Swim Sponsor – Pannell Swim Shop Discounts

Coaches, We are excited about the upcoming KHSAA Swimming and Diving Championships and we want to make all coaches and participants aware of a special opportunity. Pannell Swim Shop in Lexington will again be our on-site vendor and one of the spons...
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02/15/15 – Swimming and Diving State Meet Information

Information for the 2015 KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Meet has been posted on the KHSAA website. Coach and Participant Instructions, Hotel Information, and a Meet Time Schedule can be found by going to the following link: http://khsaa.org/sports/...
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02/15/15 – Swimming and Diving Regional Results

Complete results for all Swimming and Diving Regions can be viewed by going to the following link: http://khsaa.org/sports/winter/swimming/ After going to this link click on the heading 2015 KHSAA Region/State Results.   ...
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02/10/15 – KHSAA State Bowling Championships This Week In Lexington

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 champ...
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02/09/15 – State Bowling Information

Congratulations to all of the teams and singles competitors who have advanced to the KHSAA State Bowling Tournament!   Please be sure to read this entire email as this important information is to ensure that you and your team are as prepared as pos...
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02/05/15 – Pairings Announced For 2015 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ and Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen®

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 i...
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2/5/15 – Softball Umpires Advanced Camp Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2015 KHSAA Softball Umpires Advanced Camp is now open. This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire region or state tournaments. Camp Date Saturday, March 7, 2015 Location Franklin ...
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02/04/15 – Reminder Baseball Online Rules Clinic Available

The 2015 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Baseball is now available. Coaches Deadline February 2 – March 8 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this ...
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Field Hockey Individual Region Seeding Plans

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02/02/15 – Online Softball Rules Clinic Now Available

The 2015 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Softball is now available.  Coaches Deadline February 2 – March 8 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this...
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02/02/15 – Tennis Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Tennis is available beginning today, February 2nd. Below is additional information: February 2 to March 8 – the Tennis Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this per...
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02/02/15 – Archery Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport-activity of Archery is available beginning today, February 2nd. Below is additional information: February 2 to March 8 – the Archery Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge duri...
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01/29/15 – Frequently Asked Questions – Archery Competition (revised 1/15)

KHSAA ARCHERY Frequently Asked Questions (as of January, 2015) This list may be updated as topics or information arises.  GENERAL INFORMATION Is the KHSAA now sponsoring an Archery championship? Yes. Competition is held in a single division, wit...
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01/29/15 – New Archery Competition Rules and Alignment

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. After extensive review, the newly approved competition rules for Archery, which ...
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01/28/15 – Board of Control Approves Revised Archery Competition Rules and Alignment for 2015

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

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 ...
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01/26/15 – Winter Sports Championship Media Credentials

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 ...
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2011-2014 Football Alignment

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association shall sponsor postseason competition in football provided that there is sufficient interest of the membership to participate in said competition. Member schools desiring to participate in KHSAA sponsored ...
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1/16/15 – Regional Instructions for Swimming and Diving

Instructions for the 2015 KHSAA Swimming and Diving Regional Meets are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view these instructions by going to the following link and clicking on Region Tournament Information and Instructions: http://khsaa.org...
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01/16/15 – Postseason Wrestling Information

The information and instructions for the 2015 KHSAA Postseason Wrestling Tournaments have been posted online. You can access the information by going to the wrestling page of the KHSAA website. I would strongly suggest that all competing schools down...
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01/14/15 – First Basketball Statistical Leader Reports Released; NFHS Names Mueller, Bender National Coaches of the Year

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 thr...
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01/13/15 – Postseason Bowling Information Updated

Regional bowling information for Regional Managers and for participating schools have been posted on the bowling page of the KHSAA website.  Please review the following items to obtain the information you might need.  All items are on the bowling pag...
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01/08/15 – Reminder on Bylaw Ineligibility from Last Date of Varsity Participation

With the beginning of the second semester, we wanted to remind you again about the change within Bylaw 6 dealing with the period of ineligibility (for those students subject to the provisions of Bylaw 6) that went into effect on August 1, 2014.   Pr...
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01/06/15 – Reminder about Stats Collection REQUIREMENT and Penalties for Non Compliance

Beginning next week (week of 1/12), we will begin compiling weekly statewide statistical leader reports. With this first compilation, any school that has NOT reported statistics for one or more games will be penalized. The likely first step will be a...
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01/06/15 – Phase I of 2014-15 Title IX Reporting Open for Entry, Changes in System

The initial phase of entry for the 2014-2015 Title IX Reports, the ability to enter the financial information from 2013-14 to be entered on the form T-35, is available and online at schools.khsaa.org. There have been several enhancements this year ba...
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01/05/15 – Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Application

For the second year, Whitaker Bank, as part of its continuing title sponsorship of the Boys' Sweet 16®, and the KHSAA will be presenting four one-time $1,500 scholarships. The scholarships are open to high school seniors that participate in KHSAA san...
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12/23/14 – Field Hockey Scheduling Information

Holiday Greetings to all of you! We understand that coaches are working on their schedules for next season and have questions about dates and numbers of games to schedule.  The KHSAA does have that information already published in the 2014-2015 hand...
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12/12/14 – KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships This Saturday At Alltech Arena

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 A...
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Title IX Annual Reports- 2014-2015

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Current Football Alignment -2015-2016 and 2016-2017

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association shall sponsor postseason competition in football provided that there is sufficient interest of the membership to participate in said competition. Member schools desiring to participate in KHSAA sponsored ...
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12/08/14 – Swimming and Diving Regional Sites and Managers

Managers and sites for the 2014-2015 KHSAA Swimming and Diving Regional Meets have now been posted on the KHSAA website. You can view this information by clicking on the following link: http://khsaa.org/swimming/regionalmanagers.pdf  ...
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12/09/14 – KHSAA Issues Clarification on Penalty Near End of Corbin/Central Playoff Contest

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

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...
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