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Standard Varsity Officiating and Licensing Fees for 2022-2023

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KHSAA Coaches Rules Clinic and Officials Rules Clinic and Testing Schedule for 2022-2023

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05/19/22 – State Track & Field Instructions Available

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State Championship Instructions and other pertinent information for the 2022 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop State Track & Field Championships presented by UK HealthCare have been posted on the KHSAA website. The Championships will take place on June 2-4 at the University of Kentucky’s Track & Field complex. You can view the state championship time schedule and instructions by clicking on the links below.

State Instructions for Participating Teams & Fans

State Meet Time Schedule

Tickets are also on sale now!

  • General admission ticket prices with no re-entry privileges are $12 each day, plus electronic transaction fees that are not received by the KHSAA.
  • A general admission ticket with re-entry privileges is available for $15 each day, plus electronic transaction fees that are not received by the KHSAA. A wristband will be provided at the gate for those that choose the re-entry option.
  • All tickets will be sold online via GoFan, the KHSAA’s official digital […]

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05/18/22 – Title IX Webinar

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As was previously announced at the Athletic Director’s Conference, the KHSAA will be conducting a brief Title IX Webinar on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. EST. 

As a result of Covid 19, on-site visits in the Title IX Education Program have been shut down for the past two years. In addition, the daily consultation with our audit team members has been suspended as well as they were not coming into our offices.

Due to this as well as the significant amount of turnover in administration among our member schools, we would like to take this opportunity to refamiliarize our schools with some of the basic components of Title IX prior to the 2022-2023 school year. The focus of this meeting will be the elements of Title IX as it relates to the management of the interscholastic athletic program.

Covered in the webinar will be a review of Title IX Opportunities and Benefits, the […]

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05/17/22 – Baseball, Softball State Tournament Draw Show Set for Thursday

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 17, 2022

Pairings for the 2022 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Baseball State Tournament Presented by UK HealthCare and the 2022 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Softball State Tournament Presented by UK HealthCare will be revealed Thursday, May 19, at 1:30 p.m. ET, live on KHSAA.tv from the KHSAA Office in Lexington.

The first round of the 2022 Baseball State Tournament will kick off Thursday, June 2, at Kentucky Proud Park on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington. The opening round will wrap up the next day, followed by quarterfinal action on June 4. Both semifinal games will take place June 10, culminating with the state championship game on June 11.

The first round of the 2022 Softball State Tournament will start Friday, June 3, at UK’s John Cropp Stadium and conclude the following night. All four quarterfinal contests are scheduled for June 10, with the semifinal round tabbed for June 11 and the championship […]

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05/12/22 – Bass Fishing State Championship to Begin Friday at Kentucky Dam Marina

2021-2022 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 12, 2022

The ninth annual KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championship is set to begin Friday at the Kentucky Dam Marina in Gilbertsville. The two-day event will start each morning with the boat launch from Kentucky Dam Marina at 6:30 a.m. CT. The weigh-ins are scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. each afternoon and will be streamed free of charge live on KHSAA.tv.

A total of 89 boats will launch across three flights each morning with a staggered return to the dock for weigh-ins. The launch order will be reversed for the second day of competition. Awards will be presented to the top four teams, along with the big bass award winner, following Saturday’s weigh-in.

Free digital tickets for fans attending the weigh-ins are available online at khsaatickets.org. Fans can “buy” the free ticket before arriving and validate the ticket on their phone upon arrival.

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05/11/22 – Board Approves Golf State First Round Sites

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The KHSAA Board of Control approved site rotations for 2022 and future years for hosts of the First Round of the Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac Girls’ and Boys’ State Golf Tournaments.

2022
State Site#1-Owensboro Country Club (Owensboro)
State Site #2-Heritage Hill Golf Course (Shepherdsville)
State Site #3-Winchester Country Club (Winchester)

2023 
State Site #1-Calvert City Country Club (Calvert City)
State Site #2-Kenton County Golf Courses (Independence)
State Site #3-TBD

2024
State Site #1-Hopkinsville Country Club (Hopkinsville)
State Site #2-TBD
State Site #3-TBD

Previous Board action approved added after Regional play, an additional round of golf, deemed the State First Round, to be conducted across three locations. Each State First Round will include four defined Regions with each Region advancing 20 golfers to the State First Round for a total of 80 golfers at each site (Site #1 will include Regions 1-4, Site #2 will include Regions 5-8, and Site #3 will include Regions 9-12).

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

2021-2022 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 12, 2022

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 […]

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05/10/22 – Baseball & Softball Season Clarification and Reminders

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This communication is published to assist Athletic Directors, Baseball/Softball Coaches, and others in the member schools with regard to the end-of-season questions office staff has been receiving as we are approaching the end of the regular season during this first year with a revised schedule.

Prior to the beginning of the year, the Board of Control approved revisions to the structure of the beginning of the season (and the postseason in baseball) to maintain the nine-week regular season. There was no question, at the time, with regard to the last day of the regular season as it was to remain as published in Bylaw 23.

However, many schools tried to both utilize the earlier playing week and shift the end of regular season play. It is clear that in this first year of the adjusted calendar, some assumptions were made at the local level and there is some confusion at the local level on options […]

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05/03/22- Hair Adornment Use Clarified; Shot Clock Guidelines Adjusted in Basketball Rules

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 3, 2022) — The allowance of hair adornments made of hard material has been clarified in high school basketball. Adornments made of hard material are permitted provided they are securely fastened close to the head and do not present an increased risk to the player, teammates or opponents.

This change to Rule 3-5-4d was approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Basketball Rules Committee at its annual meeting April 11-13 in Indianapolis. The recommendation was subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

The committee adjusted the rule to be inclusive of hair styles while maintaining that the risk of injury to the athlete and others not be compromised.

“It was extremely important to the rules committee to create rules language that supported diversity of hair trends while minimizing the risk of injury to the athlete, teammates and opponents,” said Lindsey Atkinson, director of sports and liaison to […]

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05/02/22 – State Bass Fishing Registration, Ticketing, and Region Results

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For all teams/boats qualifying for the 2022 KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championship, the registration link has been updated to allow teams to register. The registration deadline is Monday, May 9, 2022. Teams/boats can register by clicking on the following link:

State Championship Registration

All spectators staying for the weigh-ins for the 2022 KHSAA State Bass Fishing Championship will need a free digital ticket, which will be available online via GoFan, the KHSAA’s official digital ticket vendor. Fans are required to purchase their free tickets before they arrive and may validate the tickets on their phones once they arrive on-site.

GoFan Digital Ticketing

The results for the teams/boats qualifying for the KHSAA State Championship are posted below by region. We are asking coaches to please review the names of your anglers for mispellings and any other corrections that may be necessary. Please email these corrections directly to Darren Bilberry by 12:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, […]

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04/29/2022 – Bass Fishing State Instructions Available

Athletic Department Blog Updates

State Championship Instructions and other pertinent information for the 2022 KHSAA State Bass Fishing Tournament are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view the State Championship Time Schedule, instructions, and other information by clicking on the links below:

2022 State Bass Fishing Time Schedule

Instructions for Participants and Fans

Teams that qualify for the State Championship need to register online by going to the following link:

Online Championship Registration

Please contact Assistant Commissioner Darren Bilberry (dbilberry@khsaa.org) should you have any questions.

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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 […]

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04/26/22 – Spalding Softball for Postseason

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In collaboration with Spalding, and for 2022 ONLY, the requirement of the use of a Dudley softball is suspended due to continued issues in the supply chain of getting balls delivered in time for spring championships. Participating teams shall use any legally approved Dudley brand softball in all playoff games if inventory is available. The game balls used must contain the NFHS authenticating mark and must be a Dudley brand softball if inventory is available.

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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 286 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 […]

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04/29/22- Eased Restrictions on Facial Hair Among 2022-23 High School Wrestling Rules Changes

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 29, 2022) — High school wrestlers may now have facial hair on the entire face and chin, provided a skin check can still be conducted. Previously, wrestlers were required to be clean shaven with the exception of sideburns and a neatly trimmed mustache.

The change to facial hair requirements was one of three rules changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Wrestling Rules Committee at its meeting April 3-5 in Indianapolis, which subsequently were approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

The revised procedure for facial hair is that the skin must be visible to allow for a skin check to be performed, as determined by the referee or a designated onsite appropriate health-care professional overseeing skin checks. In the event a skin check cannot be performed, a wrestler will be permitted to trim the facial hair to within the guidelines and must do so before competing. […]

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04/28/22 – Spring 2022 KHSAA Esports State Championships Presented by UK HealthCare Slated for Saturday

2021-2022 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 28, 2022

The Spring 2022 KHSAA Esports State Championships Presented by UK HealthCare will take place at the University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union Esports Lounge at The Cornerstone on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. ET. Tickets to the event are available only via online purchase.

Teams will compete for state titles in Rocket League (PC), Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo Switch), League of Legends (PC) and Madden NFL 22 (PlayStation 4), with an award ceremony following the completion of every match.

 

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About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association

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04/27/22 – KHSAA Student Advisory Group Tabbed for National Student Leadership Summit

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 27, 2022

Eleven student-athletes from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky have been named members of the 2022-23 KHSAA Student Advisory Group. The leaders will represent the KHSAA at the NFHS National Student Leadership Summit on July 18-20 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The group will also assist in the planning and execution of the KHSAA Hype Student Leadership Conferences scheduled for Sept. 15 in Bowling Green and Sept. 16 in Lexington. Members of the Student Advisory are as follows:

  • Cameron Campbell (Edmonson County)
  • Aubrey Crish (Mercy)
  • Stella Fox (Elizabethtown)
  • Jack Johnson (Marshall County)
  • Laine Morman (Scott)
  • Matthew Morris (Jenkins)
  • Juliana Stith (Central Hardin)
  • David Webb (North Hardin)
  • Sarah Weddington (Lewis County)
  • Christian Woods (Newport Central Catholic)
  • Davin Yates (Logan County)

The group attending the NSLS will split into groups and work through topical discussions on relevant and contemporary issues. The free program is designed to help students hone their leadership abilities […]

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04/20/22- Reminder about Academic All-State and Triple Threat Awards

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As we begin to close out the 2021-2022 school year, I wanted to be sure and remind you of two awards options for your students that are in their final phases.

ACADEMIC ALL-STATE PROGRAM
Again this year, the process for presentation of the Academic All-State Awards is automated through the KHSAA school subsystem. With this system, you can, through your roster management screens, select the athletes and print those certificates for these worthy athletes.

Keep in mind the criteria, which have been unchanged for many years, is a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25 (on a four-point scale) for designation as “Honorable Mention”, and a 3.75 cumulative average on a four-point scale for designation as “First Team.” The awards are based on cumulative grade point averages from the time of enrollment in ninth grade and are given only to varsity participants, and only to participants who are enrolled in grades nine through twelve.

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04/18/22- KHSAA Triennial Sports Offering Survey-2021-2022

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DUE BY FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2022. You will receive weekly reminders about submission.

Every three years, per adopted policy (and state regulation), the KHSAA surveys the membership as to the desire to expand sports offerings. In this manner, the staff and Board of Control can continue to be proactive in offering new opportunities or assessing the satisfaction of its membership with the current offerings.

The Board of Control adopted policy states that the Board will consider sponsoring a championship in a sport where 50 of the members desire a tournament conducted and when those schools are in at least three geographically bounded basketball regions. There is no guarantee of the sanctioning and championship play, but that threshold does allow for discussion.

Please complete the required survey at https://schools.khsaa.org/ge81-khsaa-triennial-sports-offering-survey-2021-2022/ on or before Friday, May 6, 2022, to assist in the determination of future offerings by the Association. This survey will help determine the sports or […]

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04/19/22 – Archery State Championships to Begin Tuesday in Bowling Green

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 19, 2022

The 2022 KHSAA Archery State Championships will take place at Ephram White Gymnasium in Bowling Green on Tuesday. Competition will get underway at 9:30 a.m. CT. Following the event, full results will be posted on KHSAA.org.

2022 KHSAA Archery State Championships

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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 […]

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04/18/22 – Pool Markings Focal Point of 2022-23 High School Swimming and Diving Rules Changes

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 18, 2022) — A collection of new markings for pool facilities constructed or renovated after January 1, 2023, stands out among the high school swimming and diving rules changes approved for the 2022-23 school year.

The markings, placed in a Table within Rule 2-4, were the most notable of the three rules changes brought forth by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Swimming and Diving Rules Committee, which held its annual meeting March 20-22 at the Conrad Hotel in downtown Indianapolis. The NFHS Board of Directors accepted all three rule change submissions.

The table includes four new measurements that constitute changes of the width of the line along the pool bottom, longer cross lines, shorter end wall targets below the water, and an exact listing for the distance between the end of the line on the pool bottom and the end wall.

The width of that line can now […]

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04/15/22- NCAA Issues Additional COVID Eligibility Guidance for 2023-24

2021-2022 News Releases

The NCAA today issued the following guidance document to the state associations to reflect changes, updates and allowances for students who will initially enroll in NCAA institutions in the fall of 2023. Please carefully review this material and contact the NCAA Eligibility Center with questions. The KHSAA should not be considered the definitive source for NCAA guidance, but rather, the NCAA member institutions or the Eligibility Center should be considered that source. The information referenced is located at http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/COVID-19_Spring2023_Public.pdf, and reflects adjustments for 2023-2024 as well as a reiteration of the answers to those issues for 2022-2023. Feel free to use the CONTACT US link on the bottom of the NCAA page at https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/

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FROM THE NCAA

Given the continuing impact of COVID-19 on the educational environment, the NCAA Eligibility Center has partnered with the NCAA membership to identify adjustments to the initial-eligibility certification process for students who initially enroll full-time in […]

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04/13/22 – Media Credentials Now Available for Spring Championships

2021-2022 News Releases

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for spring sports championships (archery, esports, bass fishing, tennis, track & field, softball, baseball) is now live and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org.

Credentials to each KHSAA State Championship event are issued by the KHSAA to working members of the media who regularly cover high school athletics. Credentials must be requested prior to the established deadline for each sport through the online credentialing system.

Credentials should be requested by the sports editor/director for all members of their organization needing to attend an event. Credentials for freelance photographers and stringers must be requested by the sports editor/director at the outlet the freelancer will be representing. Media outlets are responsible for the actions of all individuals representing their organization, including compliance with KHSAA policies and procedures. No credentials will be issued outside of the online credentialing system. The KHSAA reserves the right to limit the number of credentials […]

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04/13/22 – Bass Fishing Regional Instructions Available

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Instructions for KHSAA Regional Bass Fishing Tournaments are now posted on the KHSAA website. Manager information is posted on the KHSAA website and can be found here:  

https://khsaa.org/bassfishing/2022/regionalmanagers.pdf

Registration Information for all four regions has also been posted and that information can be found here: 

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 4

The deadline for registration is Monday, April 25, 2022.  

Regional Tournaments will take place on April 30, 2022. The State Championship will be May 12-14 at Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville, KY. You can view the regional tournament instructions by clicking on the following link:

https://khsaa.org/bassfishing/2022/regionalinstructions.pdf

Please contact Assistant Commissioner Darren Bilberry (dbilberry@khsaa.org) should you have any questions. 

 

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04/11/22 – Official of the Year Winners Announced for Fall Sports

2021-2022 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 11, 2022

 

Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field performance but local association activity and leadership, training efforts and the mentoring of newer officials.

One official in each sport is named “Outstanding Official of the Year” for their sport in appreciation of their dedication and service to schools and student-athletes across the state. Winners are selected following consultation with local assigning secretaries, veteran officials’ observers, coaches throughout the state and additional staff review.

The Outstanding Officials of the Year for the fall 2021 season are Deborah Hartlage for field hockey, Toby Durham for football, Gustavo Turmero for soccer and Jennifer Craven for volleyball. Each finalist will receive a commemorative watch and certificate courtesy of the Officials Division Trust Fund, with the Official of the […]

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04/11/22 – Initial RPI Rankings, Stat Leader Reports Released for Baseball, Softball

2021-2022 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 11, 2022

 

The first official KHSAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) Rankings and the initial stat leader reports for the 2022 baseball and softball seasons have been posted at KHSAA.org.

The RPI (https://khsaa.org/rpi-ratings-percentage-index/) is a tool developed for all team sports by using the official KHSAA/Riherds Scoreboard data. It is provided for a variety of reasons, including district tiebreaking and football bracketing, and as a means to increase publicity, interest and promotion. The KHSAA Board of Control has approved the RPI to be used as a tiebreaking/contest result mechanism to decide seeded district games not played by the deadline.

The RPI rankings are updated on an hourly basis but are not calculated for teams with missing scores from the previous day or earlier.

RPI measures a team’s strength relative to other teams, based largely on the strength of their schedules (margin of victory is not a factor). RPI is calculated […]

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04/11/22 – Baseball Nominations Sought for Midway/KHSAA Student Athlete-of-the-Year Award

2021-2022 News Releases

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete-of-the-Year among Baseball participants for 2021-2022 is now open.

This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership. The link to the application contains additional criteria and a form to nominate one participant. Nominations must come from a member school, but can be submitted by an administrator, guidance counselor, or coach. Nominations may only be submitted online at https://khsaa.org/ge35-midway-university-khsaa-female-student-athlete-of-the-year-nomination-form/.

The winner will be announced early in the postseason and recognized at an awards ceremony at Midway University on Monday, June 6. From the winners selected for each KHSAA championship, one student-athlete will be selected as the 2021-2022 Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete-of-the-Year and announced at the recognition. All winners will receive their honors at that event.

The deadline for nominations for the Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year in the sport of Baseball is May 5, 2022. We look forward to your […]

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04/08/22- Information Relative to Bylaw 7 and CSIET

2021-2022 News Releases

From the Desk of Chris Page, Executive Director, CSIET

The past few years have challenged us to think about how we educate our students in new and different ways. As you look to the 2022-2023 school year, we hope you will continue your important partnership with the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) and its certified international student exchange organizations to prioritize global understanding in your school and local community.

Emerging from the lockdowns of the pandemic the U.S. Department of State has redoubled its Public Diplomacy efforts. Through their initiative BridgeUSA, the Department has reiterated its support of high school exchange programs. While the speed of visa processing has been impeded by the challenges that the pandemic wrought on U.S. embassies and consulates, the Department has tasked its consulates around the world to prioritize these young Exchange Visitors as they return to full staffing. We appreciate your understanding and we ask for […]

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04/06/22 – Esports Spring Championship Update

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In an effort to extend the in-person championship experience to more student-athletes, the KHSAA is finalizing plans with PlayVS and the University of Kentucky to conduct the semifinals and finals on Saturday, April 30th at the UKFCU Esports Lounge at The Cornerstone on UK’s campus.

Details and logistics are being finalized, but this preliminary information is being shared with participating schools for planning purposes. More details will be shared when available.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
Semifinals
10 a.m. – Rocket League SF1
10 a.m. – Super Smash Bros. SF1
11 a.m. – Rocket League SF2
11 a.m. – Super Smash Bros. SF2
12 p.m. – League of Legends SF1
12 p.m. – Madden ’22 SF1
2 p.m. – League of Legends SF2
2 p.m. – Madden ’22 SF2

Finals
4 p.m. – Rocket League
4 p.m. – Super Smash Bros.
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04/05/22 – KHSAA State Archery Championships Registration Now Open

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The 2022 KHSAA State Archery Tournament has been added to the NASP site, with links provided below for reference. The event is scheduled for April 19 at Ephram White Gymnasium in Bowling Green, Ky.

Coaches must access the created events and register ALL of the qualifying archers they want to participate. KHSAA representatives will place, in cooperation with the NASP Scoring Official, teams into six (6) flights. Individual qualifiers will be assigned to a flight as close as possible to teams from their region.

Range assignments will be set ahead of time as well and sent to all schools before the date of the competition. Arrival and warm-up times will be designated by the state manager and must be adhered to by all participating schools.

USEFUL LINKS
Schedule – https://khsaa.org/2022-state-archery-schedule/

Girls’ State Tournament – https://nasptournaments.org/tournamentdetail.aspx?tid=8725
Girls’ State Qualifiers – https://khsaa.org/archery/2022/girlsentriesbyschool.pdf

Boys’ State Tournament – https://nasptournaments.org/tournamentdetail.aspx?tid=8726
Boys’ State Qualifiers – https://khsaa.org/archery/2022/boysentriesbyschool.pdf

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03/28/22 – 2021-2022 Title IX Annual Report and Participation List Submission

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Schools are now able to access all of the required online forms to submit their 2021-2022 Title IX Annual Reports. The information in this post presents a summary for each school as you work to complete the required Annual Participation Report as well as the Title IX Report for 2021-2022.

  • The deadline for submission is May 2, 2022.
  • The online system is currently available for entry and is the only acceptable means of submitting the report.
  • If you have specific questions about Title IX and the law itself, our office should be able to help get you some assistance. Asst. Commissioner Darren Bilberry (dbilberry@khsaa.org) is our primary contact for your questions related to the law and its interpretations, and the Commissioner and General Counsel are available should you have other inquiries of that type.
  • As for the reports, Information Technology Director Rob Catron (rcatron@khsaa.org) can assist you with electronic issues, including login and report […]

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03/24/22 – Esports Nominations Sought for Midway/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year

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The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year Award among esports participants for 2021-2022 is now open.

This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership. The link to the application contains additional criteria and a form to nominate one participant from each 2021-2022 team. Nominations must come from a member school, but can be submitted by an administrator, guidance counselor, or coach. Nominations may only be submitted online at https://khsaa.org/ge35-midway-university-khsaa-female-student-athlete-of-the-year-nomination-form/

The winner will be announced early in the postseason and recognized at an awards banquet at Midway University in early summer 2022. From the winners selected for each KHSAA championship, one student-athlete will be selected as the overall 2021-2022 Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year and announced at the banquet. All winners will also receive their recognition at that banquet.

The deadline for nominations for the Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of […]

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03/21/22 – Nominations for KHSAA Student Advisory Group/NFHS National Student Leadership Summit Now Being Accepted

2021-2022 News Releases

The KHSAA is seeking applications to become a member of its Student Advisory Group. One of the main duties of the group is the planning and execution of its HYPE Student Leadership Conferences. Those chosen attend the NFHS National Student Leadership Summit in July and then manage the KHSAA HYPE Conferences.

The National Federation of State High School Associations offers a student leadership initiative – the National Student Leadership Summit (NSLS). The NSLS will focus on relevant and contemporary issues affecting today’s students in education-based athletics and performing arts. Students will sharpen their leadership skills and will realize the privilege and power of their influence in their school, community, and state.

The NFHS in-person Summit is scheduled for July 18-20, 2022 in Indianapolis. If selected, expenses from Lexington to Indianapolis are covered (meals, lodging, transportation). By applying and being selected, the student is acknowledging that he/she will be in attendance (in-person, virtual) for meetings leading […]

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03/16/22 – UK HealthCare Boys’ Sweet 16® set to return to Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 16, 2022

The 2022 UK HealthCare Boys’ Basketball Sweet 16® is set to return to Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center starting Wednesday, March 16, at 11 a.m .ET.

Fans can follow all the action through live webcasts at KHSAA.tv or listen to the games online at KHSAA.net. The games will also be carried statewide through the Kentucky Utilities/KHSAA Sweet 16® Radio Network.

All 15 games of the Boys’ Sweet 16® will be webcast live at KHSAA.tv for subscribers to the NFHS Network (https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/), with subscription plans available for $10.99 per 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 Boys’ Sweet 16® will also be able to watch all 15 games of the Boys’ Sweet […]

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Hair Adornments, Padding Requirements Among Risk-Based Rules Changes Set for High School Spirit in 2022-23

2021-2022 News Releases

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (March 11, 2022) — In consideration of expanded inclusivity, rules allowing securely affixed hair adornments such as beads and other devices were recently adopted for the 2022-23 high school spirit season.

The change allowing for such devices to be safely worn in the hair, which impacts Rule 2-1-5, is accompanied by another rule focused on increased risk minimization that disallows altered supports and/or braces from a manufacturer (Rule 2-1-11).

Collectively, those two focal points were among nine total rules changes recommended by the NFHS Spirit Rules Committee at its February 13-14 meeting in Orlando. Each of the revisions, many of which address ongoing efforts to minimize risk of injury to the sport’s participants, were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

“The NFHS Spirit Rules Committee continues to review and refine the safety rules for students in cheerleading and dance,” said James Weaver, NFHS […]

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03/09/22 – Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Sweet 16® set to return to Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center

2021-2022 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 9, 2022

The 2022 Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Basketball Sweet 16® is set to return to Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center starting Wednesday, March 9, at 11 a.m .ET.

Fans can follow all the action through live webcasts at KHSAA.tv or listen to the games online at KHSAA.net. The games will also be carried statewide through the Kentucky Utilities/KHSAA Sweet 16® Radio Network.

All 15 games of the Girls’ Sweet 16® will be webcast live at KHSAA.tv for subscribers to the NFHS Network (https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/), with subscription plans available for $10.99 per 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’ […]

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03/08/22 – Ron Kordes Joins National High School Hall of Fame Class of 2022

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 8, 2022

Assumption volleyball head coach Ron Kordes will become the 11th individual from Kentucky to be inducted into the National Federation of State High School Associations National High School Hall of Fame on July 1 in San Antonio.

 

Kentucky in the NFHS National High School Hall of Fame

  • Athlete: Cliff Hagan (Owensboro) 1988; Paul Hornung (Flaget) 1989; Geri Grigsby (McDowell) 1993; Tim Couch (Leslie County) 2021
  • Coach: William L Kean (Central) 1993; Garnis Martin (Bardstown) 1994; S.T. Roach (Paul Laurence Dunbar) 1996; Ron Kordes (Assumption) 2022
  • Official: Charlie Ruter (Track and Field) 2001; Jerry Kimmel (Basketball) 2013
  • Contributor: Louis Stout (Administrator) 2006

 

The full announcement from the NFHS is included below:

 

Four outstanding former high school athletes who continued to excel at the college, Olympic and professional levels highlight the 2022 class of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) National […]

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03/07/22 – Recipients Announced for Seventh Annual Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2022

Ella Abney of Frankfort High School and Butler’s James Howell have been selected as the recipients of the seventh annual Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year.

When former KHSAA Commissioner Louis Stout passed away in 2012, his late widow Anna directed that donations on his behalf go to the Louis Stout Memorial Fund for Students. Mrs. Stout felt this was an opportunity for the KHSAA to honor student-athletes who excel in athletics, academics, school service and community service.

Winners will receive a one-time $2,000 non-renewable scholarship payable directly to an institution of higher learning. Abney and Howell were chosen after careful review, with selection criteria based on athletic activities, non-athletic activities, non-school activities and an essay on the role a student-athlete should play in the community.

A member of the varsity cross country and tennis teams at Frankfort for more than five seasons, Abney has still […]

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03/03/22- Hair Adornments Permitted in High School Soccer

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN (March 3, 2022) – Hair adornments, including beads, may be worn by high school soccer players beginning next fall, provided they are secured in a bun and do not present a safety hazard to the player, teammates or opponents.

This change to Rule 4-2-2 of the NFHS Soccer Rules Book was recommended by the NFHS Soccer Rules Committee at its February 6-8 meeting in Indianapolis. This change and five other rules revisions were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

The allowance of hair adornments and specifically beads is an attempt to be more inclusive of participants’ cultural and religious beliefs.

“The Soccer Rules Committee wants to support diversity and ensure that all competitors are welcomed in the sport of soccer while maintaining safety in the sport,” said Julie Cochran, NFHS director of sports and liaison to the NFHS Soccer Rules Committee. “The committee felt it was important to create rules language […]

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02/25/22- UK HealthCare Boys’ Sweet 16® Tickets on Sale Now!

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Tickets for the 2022 UK HealthCare Boys’ Sweet 16® State Basketball Tournament are on sale NOW. Go to www.khsaatickets.org to place your order. The bracket for the tournament is at the end of this post.

Working closely with our partners at Rupp Arena, tickets are now on sale for this year’s tournament. Thank you for your patience throughout the pandemic and throughout the current challenging process.

TICKETING

  • Past (2020) ticket holders have been given several weeks to renew tickets.
  • Any unclaimed renewals are now for sale.
  • As with all other Rupp events and all KHSAA events since the resumption following the pandemic, ticketing will ONLY BE BY ELECTRONIC TICKETING including arena access.
  • Complete instructions including an instructional video on how to save, redeem and transfer your seats to other customers are detailed below.
  • At this time, ONLY COMPLETE SETS OF TICKETS FOR THE ENTIRE EVENT ARE ON SALE.
  • Single games seats will […]

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02/24/22 – Wrestling State Championships set to begin

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 25, 2022

The 2022 KHSAA Wrestling State Championships are set to begin Friday in Winchester at George Rogers Clark. Each bout of the two-day competition will be broadcast live by Trackwrestling and available at KHSAA.tv for subscribers of the NFHS Network.

Gates open for fans at 10 a.m. ET on Friday with competition beginning at 11 a.m. The Wrestling State Championships will conclude Saturday starting at 9:30 a.m., with gates opening one hour prior.

Tickets will only be sold online and should be purchased in advance.

 

2022 KHSAA Wrestling State Championships

 

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02/23/22 – 2022 Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame Class Announced

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 23, 2022

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association will induct its Class of 2022 into the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame presented by Roberts Insurance on Sunday, May 15, in the Central Bank Center Ballroom in Lexington. Tickets are now available for purchase on KHSAATickets.org: https://gofan.co/app/events/580007?schoolId=KHSAA

Because of issues surrounding the pandemic, a class was not selected for 2021. The class of 2022 combines two years’ worth of consideration. This year’s 17-member class consists of former high school coaches, athletes, officials, administrators, and contributors and will bring the total number of honorees in the Hall of Fame to 491.

AL BAKER (Athlete / Trigg County) – Al Baker played football and ran track at Trigg County where he amassed 5,396 yards and 51 touchdowns in his career on the gridiron. He […]

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02/23/22 – Baseball Rules Clinic for Coaches & Officials Now Available

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The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Baseball is now available today, Feb. 23.  The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshman) whether or not the coach receives pay.

For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to https://schools.khsaa.org/ and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“.

For officials, login to the officials’ subdomain at https://officials.khsaa.org/.

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  • February 23 to April 16 (Officials) – the Baseball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • April 17 to May 6 (Officials) – the Baseball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
  • May 7 to May 13 (Officials) – the Baseball Clinic will be online […]

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02/20/22 – State Wrestling Final Round Update

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First and foremost, the KHSAA would like to thank Union County and Great Crossing for hosting the First Round events yesterday, as well as the coaches and officials for their continued contributions this season. The 2022 KHSAA State Wrestling Tournament presented by UK HealthCare will conclude this coming weekend at George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester. The competition schedule is available at https://khsaa.org/2022-state-wrestling-schedule/.

The postseason instructions for the State Tournament Final Round are available for review at https://khsaa.org/wrestling/2022/stateinstructions.pdf. Tickets to the event are available for purchase online-only, including a discounted two-day all-session pass, and can be found at khsaatickets.org.

The brackets for next weekend’s competition can also be found online at KHSAA.org and through Trackwrestling. As a reminder, in the event that a wrestler is not able to participate at the final rounds due to injury or other reasons beyond the control of the wrestler, no replacement or alternate wrestlers will […]

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02/20/22 – Sweet 16® online media credential system now live

2021-2022 News Releases

The online media credentialing system for the 2022 Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Basketball Sweet 16® and the 2022 UK HealthCare Boys’ Basketball Sweet 16® is now available online and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org. Both of this year’s events will be held inside Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center, with the girls playing March 9-12, followed by the boys’ tournament March 16-19.

The deadline to apply for credentials is 5 p.m. ET on the Monday prior to each respective tournament: March 7 for the girls’ tournament and March 14 for the boys’.

 

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The intellectual property, corporate, broadcasting and media rights to all State championship rounds of the KHSAA postseason championships belong exclusively to the KHSAA, including titling agreements and sponsorships. As such, the KHSAA is the only entity permitted to originate a […]

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02/19/22 – St. Xavier, Sacred Heart earn team titles at 2022 Swimming & Diving State Championships

2021-2022 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 19, 2022

The 2022 KHSAA Swimming & Diving State Championships Presented by UK HealthCare concluded this weekend inside the Lancaster Aquatic Center at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

St. Xavier earned the Boys’ Team State Championship on Friday, while 11 event titles were awarded to boys’ swimmers from St. Xavier, Christian Academy of Louisville and Henry Clay. St. Xavier’s Brandon Anderson won the boys’ diving title on Feb. 12.

Sacred Heart earned the Girls’ Team State Championship on Saturday, while 11 more event titles were awarded to girls’ swimmers from Sacred Heart, Lafayette, Notre Dame and Assumption. Cooper’s Peytton Moore won the girls’ diving title on Feb. 12.

  Boys’ Results

02/19/22- Girls’ Sweet 16® Tickets on Sale Now!

2021-2022 News Releases

Tickets for the 2022 Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Sweet 16® State Basketball Tournament are on sale NOW. Go to www.khsaatickets.org to place your order. The bracket for the tournament is at the end of this post.

Working closely with our partners at Rupp Arena, tickets are now on sale for this year’s tournament. Thank you for your patience throughout the pandemic and throughout the current challenging process.

TICKETING

  • As with all other Rupp events and all KHSAA events since the resumption following the pandemic, ticketing will ONLY BE BY ELECTRONIC TICKETING including arena access.
  • Complete instructions including an instructional video on how to save, redeem and transfer your seats to other customers are detailed below.
  • At this time, ONLY COMPLETE SETS OF TICKETS FOR THE ENTIRE EVENT ARE ON SALE.
  • Single games seats will be sold at a later time.
  • Member schools (and others) may want to “whitelist” two email addresses to […]

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02/18/22- Football First 2 Rounds of Playoffs, Glove Reminder, Rules Changes

Athletic Department Blog Updates

At its regular meeting this week, the Board of Control approved a recommended change in first and second-round playoff bracketing. This change will revise the originally planned start date for adjacent district pairings in those rounds from 2023 to 2022. The recommendation and approval were based on gathering data when 207 or the 222 football schools responded to a recent survey. In that survey, 2/3 of the Bylaw 1 Designated Representatives favored implementing the previously approved change in 2022 vs. waiting until 2023. Thanks to the coaches and administrators who responded to resolve this lingering issue. A summary of the Board meeting is online at https://khsaa.org/02-18-22-football-first-2-rounds-of-playoffs-glove-reminder-rules-changes/

Secondly, the NFHS recently announced its rule changes for 2022, including a couple of potentially significant ones. Following several years of debate, the NFHS Football Rules Committee approved allowing an additional exception to intentional grounding in certain conditions. This change will allow to team to “trade” a down […]

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02/17/22- Revised Intentional Grounding, Chop Block Rules Headline 2022 High School Football Rules Changes

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 17, 2022) – A new rules exception that allows a passer to intentionally throw an incomplete forward pass for the purpose of conserving yardage, and the redefining of the term “chop block” – both of which are intended to minimize risk of injury – are the two most notable rules changes coming to high school football for the 2022 season.

These changes stand out among the seven total recommendations brought forth by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Football Rules Committee, which held its annual rules meeting January 23-25 at the Conrad Hotel in downtown Indianapolis. The NFHS Board of Directors subsequently approved all seven of the committee’s suggestions.

“With this year’s rules changes, the committee once again showed its focus on minimizing risk in high school football,” said Bob Colgate, NFHS Director of Sports and Sports Medicine and liaison to the NFHS […]

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02/17/22 – Swimming State Championships continue Friday, Saturday

2021-2022 News Releases

The 2022 KHSAA Swimming & Diving State Championships Presented by UK HealthCare continue with the Boys’ and Girls’ Swimming State Championships on February, Feb. 18, and Saturday, Feb.19, respectively, inside the Lancaster Aquatic Center at the University of Kentucky.

Team points accumulated during last week’s Diving State Championships will accrue and carry forward to the Swimming State Championships team total this weekend.

All information, including live scoring, can be found on the KHSAA Swimming & Diving homepage: https://khsaa.org/sports/winter/swimming/

 

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  • No tickets will be sold in advance online, only at the door.
  • Fans will need to have a credit card to purchase tickets on-site. 
  • Fans in the queuing line will be given a voucher to hold their spot in line, and when the doors open, each person will exchange the voucher for the opportunity to purchase one online […]

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02/17/22 – Board of Control approves football bracketing adjustments, new President-elect; Reviews potential amendments to Bylaws

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 17, 2022

The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its fifth regularly scheduled meeting of the 2021-22 academic year this week at the KHSAA Office, approving adjustments to football bracketing and selecting its 2022-23 President-elect.

The Board reviewed feedback from designated representatives of the football-playing schools regarding playoff bracketing for the first two rounds after months of review on the topic.

“Almost two-thirds of our football school representatives were in favor of playing outside of the district in those early rounds,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “Clearly with such a limited schedule of 10 games, there is strong desire to play teams other than their in-district opponents in those early rounds regardless of travel logistics.”

The Board accepted the results of the survey in which over 93% of the football schools submitted a response and more than two-thirds of responders preferred an immediate adjustment to the bracketing for […]

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02/15/22 – Board of Control Election Procedures

Athletic Department Blog Updates

BOARD OF CONTROL BALLOT – BOARD OF CONTROL ELECTIONS – INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BALLOT:

  • Balloting is ONLY done online for these positions.
  • All schools from Basketball Regions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 have at least one election in which to ballot. Other schools may disregard this notice if received.
  • Balloting was available per the Constitution beginning on February 15.
  • Only the Principal or Designated Representative may vote. The names on file as verified by the KHSAA website at the time of this ballot distribution are listed on the school directory page at http://khsaa.org/general/resources/member-school-directory/.
  • If the wrong individual is listed as the Designated Representative, the correction may be made by anyone with Athletic Director system rights (Principal, AD) prior to the ballot being submitted. For support in correcting these entries, contact Rob Catron or Kara Howard at the KHSAA offices, however the change will be for all […]

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02/13/22 – KHSAA State Wrestling First Round Update

Athletic Department Blog Updates

First and foremost, the KHSAA would like to thank the regional host schools and officials for all of their hard work and success at the regionals this past weekend. The results for the 2022 KHSAA Regional Wrestling Championships are available on the wrestling page at KHSAA.org.

The State Tournament First Round will be contested Saturday, Feb. 19 with Regions 1-4 competing at Union County High School, and Regions 5-8 visiting Great Crossing High School. The postseason instructions for the State Tournament First Round are available for review at https://khsaa.org/wrestling/2022/firstroundinstructions.pdf. Tickets to both events are available for purchase online-only and can be found at khsaatickets.org.

The schedules for both sites can also be found on the KHSAA website:

First Round at Union County – https://khsaa.org/2022-state-first-round-time-schedule-union-county/
First Round at Great Crossing – https://khsaa.org/2022-state-first-round-time-schedule-great-crossing/

The brackets are being reviewed by staff and will be released to the public as soon as possible. The […]

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02/12/22- Hair Adornment Adjustments, Addition of Team Time-Out Highlight 2022 High School Field Hockey Rules Changes

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 11, 2022) — High school field hockey players may now wear adornments in the hair that do not present a risk to themselves, teammates or opponents beginning with the 2022 season. Previously, hair adornments were limited to that of a soft material.

The change to hair adornments was one of six rules changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Field Hockey Rules Committee at its meeting January 17-19 in Indianapolis and subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

“The NFHS and the Field Hockey Rules Committee want to support diversity and ensure that all competitors are welcomed in the sport of field hockey,” said Julie Cochran, NFHS director of sports and liaison to the NFHS Field Hockey Rules Committee. “The rules committee wants to continue to minimize the risk of injury while also recognizing the importance of a high school student’s personal expression of […]

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02/11/22 – Diving State Championships Begin Saturday

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 11, 2022

The KHSAA Diving State Championships will take place Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Falling Springs Center in Versailles. Gates will open and tickets will go on sale for fans at 9 a.m. ET. Team points accumulated during the Diving State Championships will accrue and carry forward to the Swimming State Championships team total.

All information, including live scoring, can be found on the KHSAA Swimming & Diving homepage: https://khsaa.org/sports/winter/swimming/

2022 KHSAA Diving State Championships (Quick Links)
Live broadcast: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/khsaa/gama693e323f4
Tickets: www.khsaatickets.org
Instructions for managers and participating teams: https://khsaa.org/swimming/2022/stateinstructions.pdf
Full schedule: https://khsaa.org/2022-state-swimming-and-diving-schedule/
Event-by-event schedule: https://khsaa.org/2022-state-swimming-and-diving-event-by-event-schedule/
Psych sheet: https://khsaa.org/swimming/2022/22psychesheetswimming.pdf 

 

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02/11/22- Relaxed Hair Adornment, Uniform Rules Among Administrative Changes Set for High School Volleyball in 2022

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 10, 2022) — Hair adornments such as beads are now legal in high school volleyball as long as they are securely fastened and do not endanger other players. This rule change, along with eliminating manufacturer reference size and quantity restrictions on uniform bottom waistbands, headline new rules adopted for the 2022-23 season.

In all, seven rules changes were recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Volleyball Rules Committee at its annual meeting January 16-18. All rules changes were reviewed and approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

“Most of this year’s rules changes deal with the administrative side of things. The NFHS Volleyball Rules Committee really feels like the sport is in a great place,” said Jo Auch, assistant executive director of the South Dakota High School Activities Association and chair of the NFHS Volleyball Rules Committee. “The two changes of note relax restrictions on hair adornments such as beads, as […]

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02/09/22 – KHSAA Bowling State Championships Conclude at Executive Strike & Spare

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 9, 2022

The 11th annual KHSAA Bowling State Championships concluded at Executive Strike & Spare in Louisville on Wednesday. Paul Laurence Dunbar (Boys’ Team), Broox Golden of Paul Laurence Dunbar (Boys’ Singles), Graves County (Girls’ Team), Paige Frantz of Pleasure Ridge Park (Girls’ Singles), Great Crossing (Unified) and Faith Gregory of Bardstown (Adapted) were each crowned 2022 state champions. For complete details, visit KHSAA.org.

 

2022 KHSAA State Bowling Championships
Boys’ Team Bracket: https://khsaa.org/2021-2022-boys-team-bracket/
Boys’ Singles Scores: https://khsaa.org/2021-2022-boys-singles-scores/
Boys’ Singles Step Ladder: https://khsaa.org/2021-2022-boys-singles-step-ladder/
Girls’ Team Bracket: https://khsaa.org/2021-2022-girls-team-bracket/
Girls’ Singles Scores: https://khsaa.org/2021-2022-girls-singles-scores/
Girls’ Singles Step Ladder: https://khsaa.org/2021-2022-girls-singles-step-ladder/
Unified Bracket: https://khsaa.org/2021-2022-unified-bracket/
Adapted Scores: https://khsaa.org/2021-2022-adapted-scores/

 

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02/08/22 – Sweet 16® Draw Show to Air Feb. 11 on CW Lexington, KHSAA.tv

2021-2022 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 8, 2022


Pairings for the 2022 Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Basketball Sweet 16® and the UK HealthCare Boys’ Basketball Sweet 16® will be revealed Friday, Feb. 11, at 12:30 p.m. ET when the annual Sweet 16® Draw Show is televised by The CW Lexington. The Sweet 16® Draw Show will also be streamed live online at KHSAA.tv and WKYT.com.

Both tournaments will be held inside Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center, with the 61st installment of the Girls’ Sweet 16® taking place March 9-12 followed by the 104th Boys’ Sweet 16® on March 16-19.

The KHSAA will honor its annual anniversary recognitions in addition to the 2020 and 2021 anniversary teams that were not recognized in person in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 25th anniversaries of the 1995, 1996 and 1997 Sweet 16® titles will be celebrated on both the girls’ and boys’ side, as will the 50th […]

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02/05/22 – Bowling State Championships to begin Monday at Executive Strike & Spare

2021-2022 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 5, 2022

The 11th annual KHSAA Bowling State Championships return to Executive Strike & Spare on Feb. 7-9 in Louisville. The girls’ team and singles competition will open the three-day event with the girls’ team competition starting at 8:10 a.m. and the singles tournament slated to begin at 2:30 p.m. The boys’ team and singles championships will be held on Tuesday and follow the same time schedule as the girls’ competition, with the Unified/Adapted Competition slated to start at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. Tickets can only be purchased online in advance of the event at https://gofan.co/app/school/KHSAA.

The girls’ and boys’ team events will see teams bowl one game with two groups of four bowlers, dropping the low score on each lane. The six-bowler total will be used to seed the team into a bracket. 

The Unified/Adapted Competition will consist of two qualifying games for seeding. Results will be posted to […]

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02/04/22 – Region Swim Events Update

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Due to weather conditions, multiple regions are reporting that it is unlikely they will be able to hold competitions on Saturday. As we said in our call with managers yesterday, it was important to make a determination about the next steps after seeing the impact of the storms that moved through. While the various swimming regions of the state were impacted differently, all parts had enough impact from the storm to force additional adjustments.

Each region, due solely to this year’s adverse weather, may decide to conduct your meets in a prelims/final format or switch to a timed finals event in the regional swimming events. This will allow those that feel that there may be disparate impacts on the at-large qualifiers depending on the choice made to make those decisions fully informed.

Each region manager should communicate with competing schools on alternate schedules or plans for this upcoming weekend. As changes are made, please send […]

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02/03/22 – Region Swim Events Scheduled for 02/04 Postponed

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Swimming Regional Managers continue to make changes as they evaluate local conditions and space availability for rescheduling. As changes are made throughout the state, the KHSAA swimming website will be updated. Any changes that regional managers have discussed with participating schools are contained here: https://khsaa.org/2022-swimming-and-diving-sites-hosts-and-dates/

Regional manager information can be found here if coaches/administrators have additional questions about each specific region: https://khsaa.org/swimming/2022/regionalswimmingmanagers.pdf

The Region 7-9 Diving event is also working to be rescheduled and schools will be notified once details are available. 

 

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02/02/22 – Region Swim & Dive Events Scheduled for 02/03 Postponed

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Due to the governor’s State of Emergency and out of an abundance of concern for our member schools and student-athletes traveling to KHSAA regional events, the swimming & diving events planned for February 3rd have been postponed across the state.

  • Region 2 Boys’ swimming preliminaries that were originally scheduled for February 3rd have been postponed to February 5th. Please contact Todd Harper (todd.harper@owensboro.kyschools.us) at Owensboro High School for any updated information about that regional event. 
  • The Region 7-9 Diving Event that was originally scheduled at Falling Springs tomorrow, February 3rd, has also been postponed. KHSAA Staff and the manager of the event are working on alternate options to reschedule this event, and information will be sent to all participating schools once available. 

KHSAA Staff will hold a meeting with regional managers mid-day tomorrow to discuss this weekend’s swimming regionals, and additional information pertaining to the regional swimming events will be sent out […]

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02/02/22 – Bowling State Instructions & Oil Patterns Available

Athletic Department Blog Updates

State Championship Instructions and other pertinent information for the 2022 KHSAA State Bowling Tournament are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view the State Championship Time Schedule, instructions, and ticket information by clicking on the links below:

2022 State Bowling Time Schedule

Instructions for Participants and Fans

Purchase Tickets Here

 

Oil patterns for the state tournament have also been released and pattern information can be found here:

For the 2022 Team Competition, the oil pattern will be “Main Street 7241”

For the 2022 Singles Competition, the oil pattern will be “Bourbon Street 6240”  

For the 2022 Unified/Adapted Competitions, the oil pattern will be “Stone Street 9642” 

 

Teams can find hotel information and book rooms by going to the following link: 

Courtyard Louisville Airport

Additional hotel options are listed in the State Instructions.

 

Lane assignments are being posted as regional results are received […]

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02/01/22 – Winter Sports Championship Credentials

2021-2022 News Releases

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for Winter Sports Championships (Bowling, Wrestling, Swimming & Diving) is now live and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org.

Credentials to each KHSAA State Championship event are issued by the KHSAA to working members of the media who regularly cover high school athletics. Credentials must be requested prior to the established deadline for each sport through the online credentialing system (credentials.khsaa.org).

Credentials should be requested by the sports editor/director for all members of their organization needing to attend an event. Credentials for freelance photographers and stringers must be requested by the sports editor/director at the outlet the freelancer will be representing. Media outlets are responsible for the actions of all individuals representing their organization, including compliance with KHSAA policies and procedures. No credentials will be issued outside of the online credentialing system. The KHSAA reserves the right to limit the quantity of credentials issued to media […]

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21-22 Radio – Public Service Announcements

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01/26/22 – Archery Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Archery Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport-activity of Archery is now available. The clinic is required of all coaches (varsity, junior varsity and freshmen), regardless of whether or not the coach receives pay.

For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to https://schools.khsaa.org/ and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“.

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  • January 26 to February 15 – the Archery Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • February 16 to March 7 – the Archery Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
  • March 8 to March 21 – the Archery Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($200) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this […]

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01/26/22 – Archery Nominations Sought for Midway/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year

Archery Blog Updates

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student Athlete-of-the-Year among archery participants for 2021-2022 is now open.

This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership. The link to the application contains additional criteria and a form to nominate one participant from each 2021-2022 team. Nominations must come from a member school, but can be submitted by an administrator, guidance counselor, or coach. Nominations may only be submitted online at https://khsaa.org/ge35-midway-university-khsaa-female-student-athlete-of-the-year-nomination-form/.

The winner will be announced early in the postseason and recognized at an awards event at Midway University in early summer 2022. From the winners selected for each KHSAA championship, one student-athlete will be selected as the 2021-2022 Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year announced at the event. All individual winners will also receive their recognition awards at that time.

The deadline for nominations for the Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year in […]

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01/25/22 – Postseason Track & Field Dates

Athletic Department Blog Updates

As you plan for spring events in 2022, we would like to remind schools about the Track & Field postseason dates. Please make sure all parties involved in planning graduation dates, spring activities, etc. are aware of the postseason dates which should help fans, coaches and administrators avoid scheduling conflicts.

For 2022, regional track meets can be held from May 14 to May 26. As regions begin preparation, please remember that all scheduling is led by the regional host, but discussions and planning should include all schools involved. 

The KHSAA State Track & Field Meet will return to the University of Kentucky on June 2-4, 2022. Class 1A will compete on June 2, followed by Class 2A on June 3, and Class 3A on June 4.

 


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01/25/22 – Softball Season Clarifications

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The KHSAA has received several inquiries and questions surrounding the recent Board of Control action for Softball. The action taken requires no changes or allowances in dates with the postseason. This action gives softball coaches the same flexibility as the baseball coaches to start both the regular season and the postseason early rounds earlier if that works for them. This does not result in any changes in allowable regular-season competition unless that is the wish of the schools in a district or region. 

The below information should help clarify further on any dates. 

Important dates for the 2022 Softball season:

  • First Date of Practice: Feb. 15 (No Change)
    • Scrimmages may occur any time after the first official practice date
  • First Allowable Contest Date: March 14
  • District Tournaments: May begin as early as May 16, but no change from prior schedule is required. In addition, districts can vote by majority to play […]

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01/21/22 – Revision to Start of FP Softball Season Coincides with Baseball Change (Revised 01/25/22)

2021-2022 News Releases

The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its fourth regularly scheduled meeting of the 2021-22 academic year on Wednesday at the KHSAA Office and made some modifications to the playing and postseason schedule for baseball. This change on dates for regular season play will also be available to softball teams.

This action taken by the Board approved allowing the beginning of the season to be shifted one week earlier than the past couple of seasons. This start date returns the start of softball play to the middle of March and will allow for districts to begin their postseason tournaments earlier as well. This local flexibility in scheduling will also help with scheduling concerns around end-of-year activities as well as other conflicts.  There was no change in the original First Round State and State Final Tournament dates which will give additional flexibility not only for districts but for regions to be creative with their schedule. These changes […]

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01/21/22 – Board Adopts Mandatory use of UTR (Universal Tennis Rating) for Tennis

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its fourth regularly scheduled meeting of the 2021-22 academic year on Wednesday at the KHSAA Office and adopted the required use of UTR (Universal Tennis Rating) for Tennis beginning with the 2022 season.

What is the UTR Rating and how does it work?

How UTR High School works:

UTR will enable year-round match reporting of results for all schools, including a rating for automated entry and seeding purposes for use at both the Region and State Tournaments. It will eliminate the need for paper results to be submitted, help prevent a lack of data and/or inaccurate data being submitted or withheld, while also providing software programming/bracketings for all region tournaments and the State Tournament.  

There are already over 150 KHSAA teams utilizing this free service to member schools.

The Association, along with UTR, will be scheduling a couple of Zoom meetings […]

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01/21/22- Jenny Elder, Connor Link join KHSAA Executive Staff

2021-2022 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JAN. 21, 2022

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association introduced two additions to its Executive Staff this week with the hiring of Event Services and Social Media Director Jenny Elder and Media Relations and Publications Director Connor Link.

“We were extremely pleased to have an outstanding group of individuals interested in joining our staff,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “These individuals stood out in terms of both their experience, and frankly, their enthusiasm, for the challenges they will face. They both have a background in a multi-event environment and their expertise in technology, publications, social media and experience with multiple sports will serve the member schools and all of our constituency very well. Coming in mid-year will be challenging, but they will move quickly into their new roles and help continue to execute our championships at the highest level.”

A native of Versailles, Kentucky, Elder joins the KHSAA by […]

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01/21/22- Board Adopts Change to Baseball Season for 2022

2021-2022 News Releases

The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its fourth regularly scheduled meeting of the 2021-22 academic year on Wednesday at the KHSAA Office and made some modifications to the playing and postseason schedule for Baseball.

The Board previously approved changing from four semi-state sites for the first round of the tournament to one site (Kentucky Proud Park, UK, Lexington) with all regional winners advancing to a single location for the State First Round Tournament. The change also enabled the blind draw to be conducted for Regions 1-16 for first-round matchups, and the second round to be played at the same site during the same weekend. 

New action taken by the Board approved allowing the beginning of the season to be shifted one week earlier than the past couple of seasons. This start date returns the start of baseball play to the middle of March and will allow for districts to begin their postseason tournaments earlier as […]

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01/21/22 – Board of Control Sets State First Round Sites; Regional Postseason Instructions Available

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The Board of Control conducted its fourth regularly scheduled meeting of the 2021-22 academic year on Wednesday at the KHSAA Office, approving staff recommendations for the State Wrestling First Round sites. For the upcoming 2022 postseason, Regions 1-4 will compete in the State First Round event at Union County High School, while Regions 5-8 will compete at Great Crossing High School. In 2023, Regions 1-4 will visit Central High School and Regions 5-8 will travel to Ryle High School.

More information on the State Wrestling First Round competition (Feb. 18-19) and the Final Championship Rounds at George Rogers Clark HS (Feb. 25-26) will be published to the KHSAA website when it becomes available.

Information pertaining to the Regional Tournaments has been posted to the KHSAA website and can be viewed at the following links:

Regional Manager listing – https://khsaa.org/wrestling/2022/regionmanagers.pdf

Regional Tournament instructions – https://khsaa.org/wrestling/2022/postseasoninstructions.pdf

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01/20/22- Revisions Announced in COVID Return to Play Protocol

2021-2022 News Releases

As a result of multiple recent changes and interpretations by the CDC, the KHSAA KMA Sports Medicine Committee met on September 18 to consider revisions to the return to play protocol. Please keep in mind that only the six-day gradual return to play following a positive test is a requirement for eligibility, to ensure the health and safety of those students testing positive for COVID-19.

This has solely to do with ISOLATION (following a positive test) and not QUARANTINE (exposure). Both the isolation and quarantine periods are of local jurisdiction with only the return-to-play being standard throughout the association and its member schools.

The following items were changed in the prior documentation since the last revisions in October, 2021:

  • The isolation period references remain in compliance with CDC recommendations, with a minimum of 5-days in isolation. With this revision, the six-day return to play protocol can begin on day 6 rather than day 11 […]

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01/19/22- Board of Control approves expansion of State Qualifiers and Teams, Realignment of Basketball Region 4, Declines to adopt Basketball Shot Clock and Expands Baseball and Softball Seasons

2021-2022 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JAN. 19, 2022

The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its fourth regularly scheduled meeting of the 2021-22 academic year on Wednesday at the KHSAA Office, approving changes to the golf playoff format, effective fall 2022. The changes will increase the number of golfers advancing beyond the Regional tournament, and create a State First Round of play to expand postseason opportunities.

After Regional play, an additional round of golf, deemed the State First Round, will be conducted across three locations. Each State First Round will include four defined Regions with each Region advancing advance 20 golfers to the State First Round for a total of 80 golfers at each site.

In contrast to the previous format that advanced the winning team and seven at-large qualifiers, the newly adopted format will advance the top two teams and the top 10 individuals from non-advancing teams.

Thirty golfers from each State First Round site will advance […]

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01/14/22 – Regional Bowling Entries for Unified & Adapted Athletes

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The KHSAA will continue to offer Unified (in partnership with Special Olympics Kentucky) and Adapted events to include regional and state bowling competitions. While most unified and/or adapted athletes have been participating throughout the season, it is important to review the following information prior to the start of the postseason.

Unified partner athletes and special athletes must be listed on the Unified roster in the KHSAA database and each school needs to check the box for a Unified Team if they wish to compete in the regional and/or state competition. The bowling head coach or Athletic Director for each participating member school should enter Unified student-athletes on its postseason roster on the KHSAA database for Unified bowling.

From that postseason roster, coaches can submit regional entries to the regional manager, via Form BW 127, four (4) days prior to the first day of each regional tournament. A student-athlete must be listed on the roster in […]

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01/14/22 – Regional Bowling Entries

Athletic Department Blog Updates

In preparation for the 2022 Regional Bowling tournaments, the KHSAA wanted to remind member schools of the entry process. The bowling head coach or Athletic Director for each participating member school should designate student-athletes to its postseason bowling roster on the KHSAA database under the member school system. From that postseason roster, coaches will be able to submit regional entries via BW 110 to the regional manager. Entries are now being accepted via BW 110. The deadline to submit entries is four (4) days prior to the first day of each regional tournament start date. A student-athlete must be listed on the postseason roster on the KHSAA website in order to participate in the postseason.

BW 110 is an online form that is now open and accepting entries. The head coach or Athletic Director for each team may submit entries through this form. Entries will automatically be sent to regional managers to make final arrangements […]

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01/13/22 – Bowling Regional Instructions Available

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Instructions for KHSAA Regional Bowling Tournaments are now posted on the KHSAA website. Manager information is posted on the KHSAA website and can be found here:

https://khsaa.org/bowling/region/2022/bowlingregionalmanagers.pdf

Oil patterns for the regional events have also been posted and pattern information can be found here:

https://khsaa.org/01-05-22-bowling-regional-oil-patterns-released/

Regional bowling will be from January 22 – February 3 with the KHSAA State Bowling Tournament to take place February 7-9 at Executive Strike & Spare in Louisville. You can view the regional tournament instructions by clicking on the following link:

https://khsaa.org/bowling/region/2022/postseasoninstructions.pdf

Please contact Assistant Commissioner Darren Bilberry (dbilberry@khsaa.org) should you have any questions.

 

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