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04/06/21 – Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Sweet 16® Begins Wednesday at Rupp Arena

April 6, 2021 2020-2021 News Releases



The 2021 Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® gets underway Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. when Knott County Central takes on Sacred Heart at Rupp Arena. The Valkyries played in the final game of last year’s Girls’ Sweet 16® before the event was postponed, and ultimately canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, falling to South Laurel, 58-57, on March 12, 2020.

Fans can follow all the action through live webcasts at or listen to the games online at The games will also be carried statewide across 40 stations through the Kentucky Utilities/KHSAA Sweet Sixteen® Radio Network, with the championship game airing locally in Lexington on iHeart Media’s The Bull ICONS 98.5 FM.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions in place in conjunction with the Governor’s orders and Department for Public Health guidelines, seating is limited and online purchases are sold in sets of 2 to 6 seats ( Those in attendance will be required to properly wear face coverings, over the nose and mouth, throughout their stay at Rupp Arena.

All 15 games of the Girls’ Sweet 16® will be webcast live at for subscribers to the NFHS Network (, with subscription plans available for $10.99 a month. A monthly subscription, priced less than the cost of admission to a state championship event, entitles users to every broadcast by the KHSAA and the more than 45 participating state associations. Viewers who subscribe for the Girls’ Sweet 16® will also be able to watch all 15 games of the Boys’ Sweet 16, which are available for on-demand viewing, while their monthly subscription is active.

A free audio-only feed of the games will also be available online through and Mixlr (, which has a corresponding app available for iOS and Android devices. In addition, a list of affiliate stations carrying the Kentucky Utilities/KHSAA Sweet Sixteen® Radio Network broadcast can be found online at:

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Game Schedule
Wednesday, April 7 (1st Round)
11 a.m. – Knott County Central vs. Sacred Heart
2 p.m. – Bowling Green vs. Bishop Brossart
5 p.m. – Franklin County vs. South Laurel
8 p.m. – Anderson County vs. Southwestern

Thursday, April 8 (1st Round)
11 a.m. – Pikeville vs. Marshall County
2 p.m. – Bethlehem vs. Bullitt East
5 p.m. – Henderson County vs. Apollo
8 p.m. – Dixie Heights vs. Russell

Friday, April 9 (Quarterfinals)
11 a.m. – Region 14/7 vs. Region 4/10
2 p.m. – Region 11/13 vs. Region 8/12
5 p.m. – Region 15/1 vs. Region 5/6
8 p.m. – Region 2/3 vs. Region 9/16

Saturday, April 10 (Semifinals/Championship)
11 a.m. – Semifinal #1
2 p.m. – Semifinal #2
8 p.m. – Championship


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 285 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.


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