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Regional BK Officials Rotation (Updated 7/31/16)

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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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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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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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03/14/16 – 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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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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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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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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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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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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01/21/16 – 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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01/19/16 – 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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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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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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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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10/01/15 – 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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08/07/15 – 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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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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03/19/15 – 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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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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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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02/05/15 – 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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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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01/14/15 – 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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01/06/15 – 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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01/05/15 – 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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12/01/14 – 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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11/12/14 – Board of Control Upholds Penalties Against Cordia High School; Reduces 2014-15 Suspension to 15 Games

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 12, 2014 The Board of Control completed a special meeting on Wednesday morning at the KHSAA Offices to conclude the appeals hearing for sanctions levied against Cordia High School, which recessed on Oct. 22nd. Followi...
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10/21/14 – NFHS Basketball Rules Interpretations/Clarification/Corrections 2014-25

The NFHS has released its annual early season updates to the rules and interpretations for basketball. For a complete listing, see the NFHS website at http://www.nfhs.org/sports-resource-content/basketball-rules-interpretations-2014-15/ or for a prin...
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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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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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08/08/14 – 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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07/28/14 – Cordia High School Receives Sanctions From KHSAA; Boys’ Basketball Team Suspended From Play in 2014-15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2014  The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has handed down sanctions to Cordia High School following a nearly yearlong investigation for violations of KHSAA bylaws including Bylaw 1 (Responsibility of Eligibi...
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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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05/13/14 – Board of Control Approves Future Championship Sites, Football Alignment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2014  During Tuesday’s scheduled meeting at the KHSAA Office, the Board of Control awarded the girls’ basketball state tournament to the Bank of Kentucky Center and Northern Kentucky University for 2016 and 2017, while...
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03/22/14 – KHSAA Recognizes Work of KATS During National Athletic Training Month

RADIO OR TV PSA (30-SECOND) March is National Athletic Training Month! The Kentucky Athletic Trainers’ Society and the KHSAA would like to thank all athletic trainers across the state and especially those at the state tournaments this month for th...
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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 – Update on Billy Hicks’ All-Time Coaching Record

Over the past few weeks, the KHSAA has worked to resolve questions surrounding the all-time coaching record for Billy Hicks. With the assistance of several news outlets, including the Lexington Herald-Leader, the Louisville Courier-Journal, the Harla...
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02/20/14 – Basketball Statistical Leaders

Updated statistical leaders for boys’ and girls’ basketball can be found through the links below. As a reminder, member schools are solely responsible for submitting statistical information. If a school or individual is omitted, or information is not...
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02/17/14 – Boys’ and Girls’ Sweet 16® Media Credentials

The media credentialing system for the 2014 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ and Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® State Basketball Tournaments is now available online, and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org. The Houchens Indust...
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02/12/14 – Basketball Statistical Leaders

Updated statistical leaders for boys’ and girls’ basketball can be found through the links below. As a reminder, member schools are solely responsible for submitting statistical information. If a school or individual is omitted, or information is not...
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02/06/14 – Basketball Statistics Leaders

Updated statistical leaders for boys’ and girls’ basketball can be found through the links below. As a reminder, member schools are solely responsible for submitting statistical information. If a school or individual is omitted, or information is not...
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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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02/03/14 – Pairings Announced For 2014 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ and Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen®

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 3, 2014  The pairings for the 2014 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ and the 2014 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® were determined Monday afternoon when the annual Draw Show was conducted at the WKYT Studios in...
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01/31/14 – Commissioner’s Comments on Injunctive Release Issued Friday In Franklin County

“We have received the restraining order issued by the Franklin Circuit Court, and will adhere to its requirements. That said, it is likely not possible for me to disagree more with the findings of the court in its order. While it is inappropriate for...
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01/31/14 – Commissioner’s Comments Regarding Alleged Unsporting Acts Involving Sayre and Leslie County

“The KHSAA has received information relative to alleged unsporting acts and comments made by representatives of the girls’ basketball team at Sayre High School following its game with Leslie County High School on Wednesday. As a sanctioned game under...
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01/29/14 – Basketball Statistics Leaders

Updated statistical leaders for boys’ and girls’ basketball can be found through the links below. As a reminder, member schools are solely responsible for submitting statistical information. If a school or individual is omitted, or information is not...
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01/17/14 – Billy Hicks’ All-Time Coaching Record

In researching the all-time coaching record for Billy Hicks, the KHSAA has uncovered two articles by the Associated Press from the fall of 1979 confirming that Evarts High School did in fact forfeit all of its games from the 1978-79 season due to the...
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01/15/14 – KHSAA Sweet 16® Draw Show To Air Feb. 3 On The CW Lexington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 15, 2014 The pairings for the 2014 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® and the 2014 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® will be unveiled on Monday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. when the annual Draw Show is broadca...
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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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01/09/14 – Sites Finalized For 2014 Basketball Regional Tournaments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 9, 2014 Sites Finalized For 2014 Basketball Regional Tournaments The sites for the 2014 Basketball Regional Tournaments were finalized last week with the selection of Barren County (boys) and Allen County-Scottsville ...
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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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12/10/13 – Whitaker Bank Becomes Title Sponsor of KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16®

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 9, 2013  The Kentucky High School Athletic Association announced a new corporate partner in a press conference at the Association’s headquarters on Tuesday, revealing Whitaker Bank as the new title sponsor of the KHSA...
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12/09/13 – Boys Sweet 16® Press Conference Tuesday; Competitive Cheer Championships Saturday; Football Championship Review

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 9, 2013  Press Conference Called For Tuesday Regarding Boys’ Sweet 16® The KHSAA will hold a press conference at the Association’s headquarters on Tuesday afternoon regarding the future of the Boys’ Sweet Sixteen®. T...
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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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12/03/13 – 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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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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11/11/13- 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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09/04/13 – Reminder about KHSAA members playing Australian Traveling Basketball Teams

Recently, the KHSAA has received several inquiries regarding the member schools of the Association being able to play basketball teams from Australia. In the interest of a consistent answer for all member schools, this clarification is being issued r...
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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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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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05/09/13 – 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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05/06/13 – Tennis, Track & Field Championships; Sweet 16® Programs For Sale Online; Spring Sport Media Credentials

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 6, 2013 KHSAA Tennis, Track and Field State Championships Approaching Tennis regional tournaments got underway over the weekend, and will continue through Friday, May 10th leading up to the 2013 KHSAA Tennis State Champio...
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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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04/15/13 – Board of Control Approves Moving KHSAA Sweet 16® Finals To Sunday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 15, 2013 After reviewing the 2013 KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16®, the Board of Control voted today in favor of a proposal to move the championship games of the boys’ and girls’ Sweet 16® to Sunday starting in 2014. The format cha...
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3/11/13 – Championship Program Posted for Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen®

Fans wanting to peruse and review the 2013 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® program can download the complete program at no charge from the KHSAA web site. Go to www.khsaa.org/basketball and select Girls State Tournament Information fo...
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03/11/2013 – Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16®; Inaugural KHSAA Archery Championships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 11, 2013 2013 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® This Week In Bowling Green The Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® State Basketball Tournament returns to E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green this week...
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03/07/13 – Shake Contest During Tournament!

For the first time, the KHSAA is sponsoring a contest to see which student cheering section has the most "pep". At the end of the first quarter, cued by the PA, the popular "Harlem Shake" music will be played and each cheering section will have a cha...
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03/05/13 – Game Program Posted for KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen®

Fans wanting to peruse and review the 2013 Boys' Sweet Sixteen® program can download the complete program at no charge from the KHSAA web site. Go to www.khsaa.org/basketball and select Boys State Tournament Information for the link. In addition, you...
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03/05/13 – Statement Regarding Boys’ Sweet 16® Weather

The KHSAA Boys' Sweet Sixteen® will go on as scheduled with no plans for delay or rescheduling. If there is any change in plans we will post this information on our website. Certainly, the KHSAA expects and encourages patrons to exercise an abundanc...
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03/01/13 – Sweet 16® Traffic Advisory-Inbound from West- US60 (Versailles Road)

Information will be posted here concerning traffic impact from construction on Versailles Road with Boys Sweet 16® Beginning February of 2013, work will begin on a total overhaul of US60 (Versailles Road) from the Bluegrass Parkway through State Roa...
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02/27/13 – Sweet 16® Single-Session Tickets on Sale; Logan & Magoffin Receive Spirit of Sport Award; Kimmel Headed to National HS Hall of Fame

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 27, 2013 Sweet 16® Single-Session Tickets Available For Purchase  Single-session tickets for the KHSAA Boys’ and Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® are available for purchase through khsaa.org. The KHSAA Boys...
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02/26/13 Bylaw 25 Reminder for Basketball After Post Season Ends

Our office has received many calls from schools and coaches with questions about what restrictions are now in place for coaches and athletes interested in participating in spring basketball activities. First, let us remind you that spring basketball...
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02/26/13 – Houchens Industries/Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® Media Information

The Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ State Tournament will take place March 13-16 at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green. PARKING – GIRLS’ SWEET 16®Parking passes for the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ State Tournament will be available on a first-...
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02/26/13 – KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® Media Information

The KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® is scheduled for March 6-10 at Rupp Arena in Lexington. IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING FRIDAY-SATURDAY SESSIONS OF THE BOYS’ SWEET 16®With the University of Kentucky playing Florida on Saturday afternoon, the KHSAA will be...
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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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01/30/13 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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01/28/13 – Board of Control Approves Basketball Region I, Statewide Wrestling Realignments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2013 The KHSAA Board of Control approved new alignments for Basketball Region I and all eight Wrestling regions during its January meeting at the KHSAA office on Monday. Following the consolidation of schools in M...
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1/28/13 – Board approves realignment proposal for Region 1

Today at the regular Board of Control meeting, the Board of Control approved the alignment of teams in Region 1 to begin with the 2013-2014 school year. These decisions are never easy, but this one was made smoother by the great cooperation and feedb...
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01/25/13 – Pairings Unveiled For 2013 KHSAA Boys’ and Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ State Basketball Tournaments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 25, 2013 The pairings for the 2013 KHSAA Boys’ and Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ State Basketball Tournaments were unveiled today during the annual Draw Show on CWKYT. Brackets with official times and pairings are ...
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01/22/13 – Competitive Cheer Championships & Basketball Draw Show Coming Up This Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 22, 2013 INAUGURAL KHSAA COMPETITIVE CHEER CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS SATURDAY IN BOWLING GREEN  The inaugural KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships will take place Saturday, Jan. 26 at E.A. Diddle Arena on the campus of West...
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01/14/13 – Sweet 16 Draw Show, New Sweet 16 Logo, Competitive Cheer Championships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 14, 2013 SWEET 16® DRAW SHOW TO AIR FRIDAY, JAN. 25 The Draw Show for the 2013 KHSAA Boys’ and Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ State Basketball Tournaments will air on Friday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. (ET). CWKYT (Ch. 14) i...
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01/11/13 – Home Uniforms Must Be White

The KHSAA office has received a few reports of schools not wearing white jerseys for home contest.  As many of you know the NFHS gives a four year window when making a uniform rule change.  Rule 3-4c was handled in this manner.  The 2012-2013 season ...
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01/10/13 – Times Announced for Boys’ Sweet 16® Semifinals and Championship, First Basketball Stats Released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 10, 2013 TIMES ANNOUNCED FOR BOYS’ SWEET 16® SEMIFINALS AND CHAMPIONSHIP Game times for the Semifinals and Championship of the 2013 Boys’ Sweet 16® at Rupp Arena have been finalized. The Semifinal round will begin at ...
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01/7/13 – Heflin Named NFHS National Coach of the Year, First Basketball Stats, KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 7, 2013 NFHS NAMES LONE OAK’S LARRY HEFLIN ONE OF 22 NATIONAL COACHES OF THE YEAR Lone Oak High School girls tennis coach Larry Heflin has been named one of 22 National Coaches of the Year by the National Federation o...
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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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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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11/14/12 Basketball Rules Mobile App Now Available

The 2012-13 NFHS Basketball Rules Mobile App has been released and is available via Google Play and iTunes. The new app provides the rules and case books together in a searchable, interactive format. It is designed to give coaches, officials, adminis...
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11/12/12 Online Rule Clinics Extension

The free period for the mandatory online basketball rules clinic is being extended until November 30.  Any coach who has taken the clinic since the deadline, and paid the $100 late fee, will be refunded.  In order for your coach to receive credit, th...
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10/4/12 – Reminder about Basketball Coaching Box

From the KHSAA competition rules for all games at all levels,  F) Coaching Box Per the NFHS Playing rules, KHSAA member schools may utilize a coaching box per the NFHS rules drawn 14 feet from the 28’ mark on the court. If such box is not marked on...
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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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8/10/12 – “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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07/31/12 – Boys’ Sweet 16® Championship Game Set for Sunday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 31, 2012 2013 BOYS' SWEET 16® CHAMPIONSHIP GAME SET FOR SUNDAY For the first time in the 95-year history of the KHSAA Boys' Sweet 16®, the tournament championship game will be played sometime other than Saturday night. ...
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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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NFHS Announces 2012-13 Basketball Playing Rule Changes

NFHS Announces 2012-13 Basketball Playing Rule Changes Highlighted by very few major changes Click Here for More Information ...
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04/18/12 Running Clock Provision Approved by Board of Control

The KHSAA Board of Control has approved a running clock provision for basketball. The rule will require a running clock to be used in all levels of high school basketball if a point differential of 35 points or more is reached after halftime. The clo...
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04/2/12 Bylaw 25 Reminder

After and exciting Sweet Sixteen tournament, we hope that all of our athletes and coaches are getting some much needed rest. We remind coaches to review the changes tot he interpretations of bylaw 25:Case BL-25-17- What are the restrictions during th...
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2016 St. Elizabeth HealthCare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen®

Media Info-Bracket/All Tourney/Radio

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 1 - Mercer County vs. Leslie County

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 2 - Shelby Valley vs. Franklin County

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 3 - Trimble County vs. Campbell County

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 4 - Holmes vs. Russell

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 5 - Murray vs. DuPont Manual

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 6 - Butler vs. Bowling Green

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 7 - Elizabethtown vs. Henderson County

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 8 - Owensboro Catholic vs. Harlan

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Quarterfinal, Game 1 - Campbell County vs. Franklin County

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Quarterfinal, Game 2 - Holmes vs. Mercer County

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Quarterfinal, Game 3 - Owensboro Catholic vs. Murray

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Quarterfinal, Game 4 - Butler vs. Elizabethtown

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Semifinals, Game 1 - Franklin County vs. Mercer County

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Semifinals, Game 2 - Murray vs. Butler

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Championship - Franklin County vs. Butler

2015 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen®

Media Info-Bracket/All Tourney/Radio

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 1 - Henderson County vs. Ashland Blazer

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 2 - Mercy vs. Male

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 3 - Holy Cross (Covington) vs. Bell County

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 4 - Elizabethtown vs. Mercer County

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 5 - Johnson Central vs. Letcher County Central

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 6 - Muhlenberg County vs. Mason County

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 7 - Allen County-Scottsville vs. Franklin County

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 8 - Graves County vs. Simon Kenton

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Quarterfinal, Game 1 - Henderson County vs. Male

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Quarterfinal, Game 2 - Holy Cross (Covington) vs. Elizabethtown

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Quarterfinal, Game 3 - Johnson Central vs. Mason County

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Quarterfinal, Game 4 - Allen County-Scottsville vs. Graves County

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Semifinals, Game 1 - Male vs. Holy Cross (Covington)

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Semifinals, Game 2 - Mason County vs. Allen County-Scottsville

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Championship - Holy Cross (Covington) vs. Allen County-Scottsville

2014 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls' Sweet Sixteen®

Media Info-Bracket/All Tourney/Radio

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 1 - Ashland Blazer vs. Henderson County

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 2 - Danville vs. Shelby Valley

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 3 - Newport Central Catholic vs. Butler

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 4 - Lafayette vs. Glasgow

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 5 - Perry County Central vs. Marshall County

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 6 - Corbin vs. Clark County

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 7 - Elizabethtown vs. Sacred Heart

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 8 - Anderson County vs. Meade County

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Quarterfinal, Game 1 - Ashland Blazer vs. Danville

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Quarterfinal, Game 2 - Butler vs. Lafayette

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Quarterfinal, Game 3 - Marshall County vs. Clark County

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Quarterfinal, Game 4 - Elizabethtown vs. Anderson County

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Semifinals, Game 1 - Ashland Blazer vs. Butler

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Semifinals, Game 2 - Clark County vs. Elizabethtown

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Championship - Butler vs. Elizabethtown

2013 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls' Sweet Sixteen®

Media Info-Bracket/All Tourney/Radio

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 1 - Bowling Green vs. Marion County

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 2 - Montgomery County vs. Ashland Blazer

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 3 - Anderson County vs. Henderson County

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 4 - Corbin vs. Shelby Valley

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 5 - Lincoln County vs. Owensboro Catholic

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 6 - DuPont Manual vs. Mercy

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 7 - Marshall County vs. Letcher County Central

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 8 - Madison Central vs. Notre Dame

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Quarterfinal, Game 1 - Marion County vs. Montgomery County

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Quarterfinal, Game 2 - Anderson County vs. Shelby Valley

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Quarterfinal, Game 3 - Owensboro Catholic vs. DuPont Manual

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Quarterfinal, Game 4 - Marshall County vs. Notre Dame

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Semifinals, Game 1 - Marion County vs. Anderson County

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Semifinals, Game 2 - DuPont Manual vs. Notre Dame

Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Championship - Marion County vs. Notre Dame

2012 Houchens Industries / KHSAA Girls Sweet Sixteen®

Final Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 1-Glasgow 49 Butler 54

Final Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 2-Boone Co. 70 Paul Dunbar 72 (OT)

Final Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 3-DuPont Manual 50 Perry Co. Central 41

Final Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 4-Muhlenberg Co. 43 Montgomery Co. 60

Final Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 5-Hopkinsville 56 Marshall Co. 52

Final Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 6-Marion Co. 56 Walton-Verona 49

Final Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 7-Magoffin Co. 63 Ashland Blazer 59

Final Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Round 1, Game 8-Lincoln Co. 56 Clay Co. 50 (OT)

Final Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Quarterfinal, Game 1-Butler 52 Paul Dunbar 70

Final Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Quarterfinal, Game 2-DuPont Manual 71 Montgomery Co. 33

Final Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Quarterfinal, Game 3-Hopkinsville 30 Marion Co. 67

Final Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Quarterfinal, Game 4-Magoffin Co. 59 Lincoln Co. 72

Final Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Semifinals, Game 1-Paul Dunbar 59 DuPont Manual 84

Final Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Semifinals, Game 2-Marion Co. 61 Lincoln Co. 40

Final Stats/PlaybyPlay/Box-Championship-DuPont Manual 58 Marion Co. 54