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04/22/13 – KHSAA Bass Fishing Championship This Week; Top Officials Honored By KHSAA; Baseball-Softball Draw Show Tomorrow

April 22, 2013 2012-2013 News Releases



First KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championship This Weekend At KenLake Marina

The first-ever KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championship will take place this weekend (April 26-27) at the KenLake Marina in Hardin. Forty-five teams advanced from the four regional tournaments to the state championship, which begins Friday morning with the opening day boat launch at 7 a.m. (CT). Each two-person team is allotted eight hours on the lake, with the weigh-in beginning at approximately 3 p.m.

The tournament format will be repeated on Saturday, with the boats launching in reverse order from day one. Each team can turn in a maximum of five fish each round, with each day’s catch counting towards the team’s total for the competition. All fish will be kept in a live well once caught and released immediately following the weigh-in. Trophies and medals will be given to the top three team finishers, in addition to a Big Bass award and the Kentucky National Guard Best of the Brightest, and Forcht Bank/Kentucky National Insurance Uncommon Excellence honors.

Year’s Top Officials Honored At KHSAA Officials Recognition Banquet

On Sunday, the KHSAA honored the top officials for 2013 at the Association’s 20th Annual Officials Recognition Banquet. The ceremony, conducted at the KHSAA Offices, honored the top three finalists for each sport in which the KHSAA licenses officials. The finalists for each sport are listed below, along with the top official for the 2012-13 academic year (in bold).

Baseball – Brian Napier (Hazard), Manny Gonzalez (Lexington), Randy Ross (Morehead)
Basketball – Tim O’Hara (Newport), Dale Conn (Harold), Kevin Hembree (Middlesboro)
Football – Marion Crutcher (Vine Grove), Toby Durham (Somerset), Joe Woods (Lexington)
Soccer – John Smith (Louisville), Athanasios Mastoroudis (Sonora), Ja Osterhage (Villa Hills)
Softball – Kenny Clark (Worthington), Jason Alexander (Glasgow), David Benson (Henderson)
Swimming & Diving – Bill Sherrard (Taylor Mill), Alan Hall (Russellville), Ray Stoess (Louisville)
Track & Field/Cross Country – Patty Rouse (Elizabethtown), Buddy Dittus (Burlington), Peter Urda (Louisville)
Volleyball – Rebekah Button (Bowling Green), Matt Costello (Louisville), Adell Kemper (Lexington)
Wrestling – Joe Cattan (Louisville), Robert Johnson (Wilder), Jason Sedoris (Louisville)
Larry G. Boucher, Jr. Supervisor of the Year – Paul Pietrowski (Corbin)

iHigh To Broadcast KHSAA Baseball-Softball Draw Show Tuesday Afternoon 

The Draw Show for the 2013 Forcht Bank/KHSAA Baseball and Rawlings/KHSAA Softball State Championships will air tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. (ET) on Brackets with complete pairings will be posted to the Riherds/KHSAA Scoreboard and the KHSAA website immediately following the conclusion of the program.

The 2013 Forcht Bank/KHSAA Baseball State Tournament will be held June 3-8 at Whitaker Bank Park in Lexington, with the 2013 Rawlings/KHSAA Softball Championships taking place June 6-8 at Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro.

— 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 280 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 40 state championships in 12 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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