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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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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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06/10/16 – 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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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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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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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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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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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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02/01/16 – 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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01/29/16 – 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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01/28/16 – 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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01/04/16 – 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 – 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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07/21/14 – NFHS Baseball Rules Changes for 2014-15

The National Federation of State High School Associations has released baseball rules changes for the 2014-15 season.  Among those topics addressed were video monitoring equipment, non-glare batting helmets and expanded definitions for interference a...
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06/03/14 – Baseball Title Sponsor Reminder

TITLE PARTNERSHIP WITH RAWLINGSWhen referring to the baseball state tournament, the tournament’s full name, the Rawlings/KHSAA Baseball State Tournament should be used in all first references, without exception. In subsequent references, it is accept...
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04/30/14 – Spring Sports Championship Media Credentials

The KHSAA's online media credentialing system for the Spring Sports Championships is now live. Media members can visit credentials.khsaa.org to apply for credentials online. Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are issued by the KHSAA ...
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04/28/14 – Forcht Bank/KHSAA CLASS Regional Winners Announced; BA/FP Draw Show This Thursday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2014 Regional Winners Announced For 2014 Forcht Bank/KHSAA CLASS Awards Recognition Program Thirty-two regional winners have been selected as part of the 2014 Forcht Bank/KHSAA CLASS Awards Recognition Program. The ...
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04/28/14 – State BA Draw & Reminders

Here are some updates and reminders for Baseball Coaches and Umpires: State DrawThe draw for the 2014 Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament will be streamed live Thursday, May 1 at 2 p.m. (ET) at www.khsaa.org.   Deadline for Seeded GamesThe dea...
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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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04/07/14 – 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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03-27-14 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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02/03/14 – Baseball Rules Clinic now available for Coaches/Umpires

The 2014 KHSAA/NFHS Baseball Rules Clinic for all coaches and umpires is now online. Athletic Directors - see the information below in bold type to assist you in checking on your coaches to make sure they have met the requirement. As a reminder, all...
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12/23/13 – 2014 Baseball Umpire Camp Information

Registration information for the 2014 KHSAA Baseball Umpire Camp has been posted on the KHSAA website.  The camp will be Saturday, Feb. 22 at Elizabethtown High School.  Go to this link for more information. http://khsaa.org/baseball/umpirescamp.pdf...
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12/03/13 – KHSAA Partners With First String Media, PrepSpin.com For Enhanced Web Streaming Network

KHSAA Partners With First String Media, PrepSpin.com For Enhanced Web Streaming Network FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 3, 2013 Through a new venture launched prior to the start of the 2013-14 season, the KHSAA has transitioned its online video bro...
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11/22/13 – On-Demand Printing For KHSAA Championship Programs

Updated commemorative copies of each completed KHSAA fall championship event are now available for on-demand printing through TheBookPatch.com. Full color and black-and-white versions of this year’s championship programs (Golf, Cross Country, Soccer ...
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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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08/26/13 – Reminder on “Off Season” during school year limitations

This is a reminder to all baseball coaches and administrators with regard to limitations to "off season" during the school year activities ("Fall Ball").  We have received some reports of schools using school uniforms and other identifying apparel wh...
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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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05/20/13 – 2014 KHSAA Hall of Fame Press Conference; BA/FP District Tournaments; Spring Sport Media Credentials

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 20, 2013  2014 KHSAA Hall of Fame Press Conference Set For June 2 The Kentucky High School Athletic Association will hold a press conference on Sunday, June 2 at 1:30 p.m. to announce the KHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2014....
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05/01/13 – State Time Schedule Announced

The complete time schedule for the 2013 Forcht Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament has been finalized and posted online.  To view this year's schedule, follow the link below. http://khsaa.org/baseball/2013/statebaseballbracket.pdf ...
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04/22/13 – KHSAA Bass Fishing Championship This Week; Top Officials Honored By KHSAA; Baseball-Softball Draw Show Tomorrow

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2013  First KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championship This Weekend At KenLake Marina The first-ever KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championship will take place this weekend (April 26-27) at the KenLake Marina in Hardin. Forty...
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04/22/23 – Draw for Forcht Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament Tuesday

The draw for region vs. region match-ups for the 2013 Forcht Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament will be conducted Tuesday, April 23 at 2 p.m. (ET).  The draw will be streamed live on www.khsaa.tv in partnership with iHigh.com.  The 2013 event is sc...
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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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03/18/13 – Baseball Jewelry Clarification

We received confirmation that the Phiten and other collapsible necklaces and bracelets that may be popular at other levels and in outside leagues are considered jewelry per the NFHS and are NOT legal for Kentucky High School Baseball.  Please advise ...
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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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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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01/18/13 – Current list of Decertified Bats by NFHS to date

While we posted the following individually as the notices were received throughout last year, here is a current listing of decertified bats by the NFHS as we are closing in on the start of the 2013 playing season. This short list is subject to chang...
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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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08/14/12 – Reebok Vector TLS 32″ Decertified by NFHS

Please be advised that the BBCOR decertification process has been implemented for the Reebok Vector TLS 32-inch model. Effective immediately and until further notice, this bat (Reebok Vector TLS 32" length) should be considered a non-compliant bat a...
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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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7/17/12 – Baseball Rules Committee Addresses Alteration of Bats with 2013 Rule Changes

New language has been added to the high school baseball rules to re-emphasize that non-wood bats cannot be altered. This additional note in Rule 1-3-2 was one of four rules changes approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations...
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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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05/21/12 – Tickets on Sale Now!

Coaches ....your rosters should have already been entered through the KHSAA website.  Please keep in mind that entry will be locked down the first date of the postseason (May 21) and no changes may be made.  This serves as a listing of those that wou...
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2012 Kentucky National Insurance/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament June 4-9

2012 Kentucky National Insurance/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament June 4-9LexingtonOrder Your Advance Tickets Now! ...
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05/11/12 – Roster Reminder

Coaches ....your rosters should have already been entered through the KHSAA website.  Please keep in mind that entry will be locked down the first date of the postseason (May 21) and no changes may be made.  This serves as a listing of those that wou...
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05/8/12 – Game Times Set for Ky. National Insurance/KHSAA State Tournament

Game times have been set for the 2012 Kentucky National Insurance/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament scheduled for June 4-9 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington.  The schedule in bracket order is as follows: All Times EasternMonday, June 4Region 15 v...
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04/30/12 – District/Region Tournament Instructions Manual

Attention District and Region Tournament Managers ....the host manager manual has been published.  Please refer to the link below to guide you through the postseason.  As always, please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.   http:/...
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04/27/12 – Reminder – Game Completions/Interrupted Games

This is a reminder regarding interrupted games.  If a game is interrupted in tournament play or regular season play, and is subsequently to be completed, it will be reset (resumed) at the same point, same inning, same out or outs, same balls and stri...
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04/23/12 – Regional Match-ups set for 2012 Ky. National Insurance/KHSAA State Tournament

Regional match-ups are now set for the 2012 Kentucky National Insurance/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament.  The draw was webcast live on April 20.  To view an archive of the draw go to www.khsaa.tv.  District Tournaments are scheduled for May 21-26.  R...
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04/19/12 – Draw for Ky. National Insurance/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament

The draw for the 2012 Kentucky National Insurance/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament to be held June 4-9 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark will be shown live online on Friday, April 20 at 2 p.m. (ET).  Go to khsaa.tv to view the draw to see what regions will fa...
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04/10/12 – Game Results Reminder

Coaches ...this reminder to call the score of your game (Home or away) following each contest to the Riherd's/KHSAA Scoreboard.  The call is toll free at 800-453-6882...
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03/26/12 – NFHS Decertifies Reebok Vector TLS Bat – 33″

We received this communication from the NFHS Office today ....please pass the information along... This makes the Marucci CAT5 33" bat and the Reebok Vector TLS bat as the only two at this time that have been decertified and not legal for play. To:...
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03/19/12 – NFHS Part II Exam Now Online

This reminder to all umpires and assigners ...the NFHS Part II Exam is now online through midnight, Sunday April 1...please don't wait until the last minute to complete this requirement...Log on to the KHSAA website under the officials login to begin...
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02/27/12 – Deadline of Free Online Rule Clinic Reminder

Rules Clinic -- Reminder to all Baseball Head Coaches and Umpires ....the deadline for the free online baseball rules clinic is midnight Wednesday. If you have not already completed the course online (or attended the Baseball Coaches Conference or ha...
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02/21/12 – Marucci Bat Decertification Notice

This below was just received from the NFHS To: Member State Association Executive Directors From: B. Elliot Hopkins, MLD, CAA, NFHS Baseball Rules Editor Subject: Decertification of 33-inch Marucci CAT5 bat Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 The Natio...
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02/20/12 – Rip-It Bat

We have received the following from the NFHS  It was brought to the NFHS's attention that some umpires have identified the Rip-It bat as being non-compliant due to the positioning of the BBCOR .50 certification mark on the taper instead of on ...
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