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05/12/22 – Board of Control approves girls’ basketball hosting extension, volleyball schedule adjustment, state first-round golf format

May 12, 2022 2021-2022 News Releases



The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its final regularly scheduled meeting of the 2021-22 academic year this week at the KHSAA Office, approving a variety of items that affect 2022-23 and beyond.

The Board agreed in principle to extend the Girls’ Basketball Sweet 16® host site agreement with Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center through 2028, matching the venue’s current agreement to host the Boys’ Basketball Sweet 16® through the same season.

Rather than directly author any proposed Bylaw changes for this fall, the Board directed the Commissioner to assist member schools in such authorship if so desired by the membership.

The Board adjusted the schedule of dates for the 2022 Volleyball State Championship to assist schools with travel costs in light of weekend housing costs surrounding the 2022 Breeders’ Cup, with the quarterfinal through finals rounds being played on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 3-4.

The Board approved the schedule of events and sites for the 2022-23 golf season, including the designation of three sites for the 2022 Golf State First Round of the Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac Girls’ and Boys’ State Golf Tournaments. Site selections for 2023-24 and 2024-25 were also designated based on the requested applications. Those first-round sites for 2022 will be Owensboro Country Club (Owensboro), Heritage Hill Golf Course (Shepherdsville) and Winchester Country Club (Winchester).

The Board also reviewed and discussed the implementation of a variety of items impacting interscholastic athletics that were passed in the 2021 and 2022 General Assembly sessions.

Additionally, the Board took the following action:

  • Approved changing the mandatory six-day return-to-play protocol for positive COVID-19 tests by student-athletes and those involved with the program, shifting this protocol to a recommendation for healthcare-provider consultation to determine next steps for the individual student.
  • Announced a partial team-sport reimbursement for team travel during the 2021-22 state championships, which was previously suspended due to economic issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Approved a six-meeting Board schedule for the 2022-23 academic year.
  • Reviewed proposed date adjustments for 2023-24 and 2024-25 boys’ and girls’ basketball due to calendar and venue conflicts.
  • Recognized outgoing Board members and thanked them for their service.




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 284 member schools, both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and six 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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