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07/13/17 – Start of Softball Season Change Approved

July 13, 2017 Softball Blog Updates


Upon recommendation of the Commissioner’s Softball Advisory Committee, Staff and the KHSAA Board of Control, the change for the first playing date of the 2018 softball season has been approved.

Beginning with the 2017-18 school year (2018 playing season), the first date for a softball contest will be the first Monday following the second State Basketball Tournament – March 19. This change was made to assist with the crossover of basketball and softball, while also taking into consideration feedback from the coaches requesting more time to train and the ability to avoid weather issues related to the previous start date.

There was no change to any other important dates for softball.

2017-18 Important Softball Dates
First Day of Practice – Feb. 15
First Contest – March 19
District Tournaments – May 21-26
Region Tournaments – May 28-June 2
State Tournament – June 7-9 


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