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02/23/16 – Swimming & Diving Championships Begin Thursday; Hall of Fame Tickets on Sale

February 24, 2016 2015-2016 News Releases


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 17, 2016

The 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 prelims at 6:30 p.m. Competition resumes Friday morning at 10 a.m. with the boys’ swimming prelims. Girls’ swimming prelims are scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. start time on Friday.

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

Live event-by-event results for all rounds of the 2016 state meet can be viewed at:

The heat sheet and entries are available at:

The official championship program is viewable at the following link:

Tickets on Sale for Hall of Fame Banquet on March 19

The Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2016 will be inducted in an afternoon ceremony at the Lexington Center on Saturday, March 19th prior to the semifinals of the 2016 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16®. The banquet starts with a social hour at 12 p.m., followed by a luncheon at 1 p.m. and the induction ceremony at 2 p.m.

This year’s class consists of Sam Ball (Henderson County), Freddy Ballou (Madison/Model), Dr. James (Pete) Bowles (Contributor), Brigette Combs (Whitesburg), Joseph Federspiel (DeSales), Dominic Fucci (Tates Creek), Clarence (Big House) Gaines (Paducah Lincoln), Bert Green (Olive Hill), Charles Hunter (Ralph Bunche), Tenesha Marshall (Valley), Marshall Patterson (Fort Campbell) and G.J. Smith (Hazel Green, Laurel County, South Laurel).

Tickets for the 2016 Hall of Fame banquet are available for $60 for individual tickets or $500 for a 10-person table, and can be purchased at Sweet Sixteen® tickets can also be purchased online at


About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 277 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 43 state championships in 13 sports and 4 sport-activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.


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