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04/06/18 – Official of the Year Candidates Announced

April 6, 2018 2017-2018 News Releases

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2018

The KHSAA will honor the top officials for 2018 on May 6th at the Association’s 25th Annual Officials Recognition Banquet. The ceremony, conducted at the KHSAA Offices, honors the finalists for each sport in which the KHSAA licenses officials. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. with the program scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.

Finalists in each sport were selected through a combination of service to their association and excellence in officiating. One official in each sport will be named “Outstanding Official of the Year” for his/her sport in appreciation of their dedication and service to schools and student-athletes across the state. The Association will also present the annual Larry G. Boucher Jr. Supervisor of the Year Award during the ceremony.

Outstanding Official Nominees

BASEBALL – Dale Conn (Harold), Hilton Isable (Bowling Green), Scott Moore (Union)

BASKETBALL – Kristie Combs (Hazard), Tyrone Fields (Whitesburg), James Johns (Louisville), Raymond Lightfoot (Frankfort)

FIELD HOCKEY – Craig Kalbfleisch (Louisville), Peg Wilfong (Taylorsville)

FOOTBALL – Stewart Hawkins (Bardstown), Jim Powell (Winchester), Jason Skirvin (Wilder)

SOCCER – Jordan Barker (Morehead), Sara Renyer (Louisville)

SOFTBALL – Randy Chapman (Owensboro), Steve Chasteen (Cynthiana)

SWIMMING & DIVING – Ruth Ann Bode (Fisherville), Mark Koors (Villa Hills)

TRACK & FIELD – Linda Sarrett Mathis (La Grange), Leslie Smith (Lawrenceburg)

VOLLEYBALL – Bill Renzi (Russell), Tim Sharp (Bowling Green)

WRESTLING – Robert Durham (Louisville), Brience Willian (Hodgenville)

– KHSAA –

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 279 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 44 state championships in 13 sports and 5 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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