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01/17/17 – Calloway County High School Senior Wins Centennial Logo Contest

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 17, 2017

Basketball Centennial Logo

Calloway County senior Haley Glynn was chosen as the winner of the Kentucky high school basketball centennial logo contest, as chosen by the Centennial Committee, a collaborative effort between the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches, Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame and the KHSAA. The winning logo will be used for promotional purposes during the yearlong centennial celebration of Kentucky’s original high school championship by the KHSAA, KHSBHF and the KABC, beginning with the 2017 KHSAA/Whitaker Bank Boys’ Sweet 16® and culminating with the 2018 boys’ basketball tournament.

Glynn will receive a cash prize of $250 for her winning design, which was selected from a pool of 81 entries during the two-month submission period. A standout track and field athlete since the eighth grade, […]

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1/13/2017 – Nominations sought for Midway Female Student-Athlete of the Year – Girls’ Basketball

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among girls’ basketball participants for 2016-2017.

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 female participant from each 2016-2017 team. Nominations must come from a member school, but may be submitted by an administrator, guidance counselor, or coach. Nominations may only be submitted online at http://khsaa.org/ge79-midway-universitykhsaa-female-student-athlete-of-the-year-nomination-form/

The winner, if present, will be recognized at the 2017 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA State Basketball Tournament March 8-12 in Highland Heights. In case the winner’s team does not qualify for the state tournament, representatives from Midway University will present the award at the recipient’s high school at a mutually determined later date.

From the winners selected for each championship, one student-athlete will be selected as the 2016-2017 Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of […]

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01/12/17 – Board of Control Addresses Alignment Issues, Archery Championship

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 12, 2017

During the course of its regularly scheduled meeting at the KHSAA Offices on Thursday, the Board of Control addressed alignment issues and championship details in several sports, while also approving a requested new trial pilot program for the 15th Region Tournament.

Following the consolidation of South Floyd and Allen Central High Schools, changes were needed in the basketball alignment (and subsequently the alignments in baseball, softball and volleyball) for the 15th Region. KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett attended a meeting of the Superintendents in the impacted districts on January 9 to review options related to the region. Facing challenges like an imperfect geographically aligned region and a pattern of reduced sport offerings by some schools in the region, there were few obvious non-impactful options available. With that in mind, the Superintendents expressed an interest in a multi-year pilot program where their teams would play one less […]

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01/05/17 – First Basketball Stat Leaders Report Released

2016-2017 News Releases

The first weekly statistical leader reports for girls’ and boys’ basketball have been posted at KHSAA.org. Statistics are compiled weekly throughout the season and will be posted to the KHSAA website each week.

Statistical entry is required of all member schools, and those failing to meet the requirement to enter stats are subject to penalties from the Commissioner, including fines and other actions within the constraints of Bylaw 27. Member schools are solely responsible for submitting statistical information. If a school or individual is omitted, or information is not updated, that means the team in question did not update its statistics through the KHSAA’s online system prior to the deadline.

Based upon recommendations from the Basketball Advisory Committee during its most recent meeting, the fine for schools not in compliance will be doubled for the 2016-17 season, as it creates a competitive imbalance for those that do participate. The requirement to enter statistics, which has been in […]

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12/12/16- Officiate Kentucky Day Information

Baseball Blog Updates

OFFICIATE KENTUCKY DAY
Saturday, July 29
Marriott Downtown – Louisville

You are invited to the first-ever, Officiate Kentucky Day!

What is Officiate Kentucky Day?
Officiate Kentucky Day (OKD) is a one-day gathering of sports and sport activity officials from throughout the Commonwealth to celebrate the officiating industry.  This event allows the KHSAA to partner with the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) as part of their “state day” program and will showcase nationally known collegiate and professional officials as well as high schools officials to share their knowledge, skills and expertise in officiating.

OKD will be a lead-in to the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) Summit that will follow July 30-Aug. 1, also at Marriott Downtown in Louisville.  

Legendary sports officials and industry leaders including Jerry Markbriet, Billy Kennedy, Steve Shaw, Joe Crawford, Dean Blandino, Bill Carollo, Scott Green, Marcy Weston, Sandra Serafini, Steve Javie, Tom Lopes, […]

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11/28/16 – Basketball Part 2 Test Reminder

Basketball Blog Updates

The NFHS Basketball Part 2 Test is available online from midnight Eastern Time on November 27 through midnight Eastern Time on December 12. The test will automatically close exactly at that time even if tests are in progress. Login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be considered for assignment to officiate postseason play.

First-year officials are NOT required to take the exam, however, if any first-year official has completed licensing requirements, the test may be taken.

Any official determined to have been involved in the improper administration of the exam, including taking it for another official or having it taken by another official, will have the score disregarded for the year and be subject to other penalties in compliance with the jurisdiction of the office through the Federal Court Decree.

Please also be mindful that the rules clinic remains free online through midnight Eastern Time January […]

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10/03/16- 2016-2017 Basketball Rules Clinic Online Now

Basketball Blog Updates

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Basketball is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials.

HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES

  • The clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, paid of unpaid.
  • For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to http://schools.khsaa.org and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“. 
  • October 5 to January 9  – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • January 10 to February 5  – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period. This late fee will be refunded to new (first year) coaches (first time ever in basketball, not the first year at a school). If this first-year exemption is needed, contact […]

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KHSAA Sports Contacts, 2016-2017 and beyond

Archery Blog Updates

  Primary Event Contact Secondary Event Contact Primary Playing Rules Interpreter Secondary Playing Rules Interpreter Golf DB SB DB SB Field Hockey SB DB SB DB Volleyball BC DB BC DB Soccer MB CC CC MB Cross Country SB MB SB MB Football JT BC JT BC Competitive Cheer BC SB BC SB Bowling SB MB SB MB Swimming and Diving DB BC DB BC Wrestling MB SB MB SB Basketball JT BC JT BC Archery MB DB MB DB Bass Fishing DB SB DB SB Tennis MB BC MB BC Track and Field SB DB SB DB Softball DB MB DB MB Baseball BC SB BC SB           Lacrosse MB DB N/A N/A Rifle Marksmanship DB MB N/A N/A Trap Shooting Study MB DB N/A N/A Dance BC SB BC SB

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2016-2017 Official Ball Adoptions

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Reminder to school administrators about the primary points of the KHSAA and its ball adoption agreements.

In an effort to offset the services and events provided by the KHSAA and eliminate passing on a great deal of additional cost to the membership, the association has long entered into official ball adoption agreements. The provisions of these agreements are similar and official ball numbers are listed in the table below.

The following provisions are in place in each of the listed sports:

  • A brand specific requirement is in place. For example, the Select Sport soccer ball is required for all use in postseason play (all levels). However, the ball does NOT have to be the Royale model. Specific models are the choice of the member school, however, the administrators should be mindful that dealer price points will likely be in place to encourage the use of the specific model.
  • For all levels of postseason play, the brand specific requirement is in place.
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05/13/16 – Kentucky-Indiana Basketball All Star Information

2015-2016 News Releases

In conjunction with the Bluegrass Sports Commission, the information below relative to the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star series is listed below. Please consider attending this historic event that is being managed by our partners at the Bluegrass Sports Commission.

The 76th annual Kentucky vs. Indiana All-Star Game will be played on Sunday June 12th at Bellarmine University. The Girls will play at 1pm and the Boys at 3:30pm.

Tickets are $12 and can be ordered at bluegrasssports.org or by calling 859-286-5152. They will be on sale for $15 at the door.

The 2016 Boys Kentucky All-Star team is Coached by Wayne Breeden, Rodney Woods, Dom Fucci and Bart Rison:
Trey Blevins, Wayne County
Alex Cook, Male
Tyrik Edwards, Christian County
Mason Faulkner, Caverna
Quentin Goodin, Taylor County
Connor McKim, St. Xavier
Tyler Sharpe, Bullitt East
Caleb Taylor, South Laurel
Isaiah Tisdale, Henry Clay
Ben Weyer, Newport Central Catholic
Carson Williams, Owen County
Darius Williams, […]

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03/24/16 – Board of Control Approves Football Playoff Structure in 5A, 6A; Issuance of RFP for Official Ball

2015-2016 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2016

The Board of Control conducted its fifth regularly scheduled meeting of the school year at the Lexington Center on March 18th, during which time it finalized the playoff format for 5A and 6A, approved the issuance of an RFP to designate a new official ball, and elected its President-elect for 2016-17.

After an extensive review of potential playoff formats over several meetings that was finalized in January, the Board reviewed the proposed cross-bracketing table for Class 5A and 6A for 2016 through 2018. Following the review, the Board approved the cross-bracket table for 5A and 6A, and will continue review of playoff pairing discussions in 2A, 3A and 4A for 2017 and 2018 during its May meeting, following receipt of survey results. The adopted table of cross-bracket pairings is available at http://www.khsaa.org/football/playoffpairings.pdf.

With the Association’s current ball contract with Rawlings set to expire at the end of the school year, the […]

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03/14/16 – Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® Broadcast Schedule

2015-2016 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14, 2016

The 2016 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® begins Wednesday afternoon at Rupp Arena when Buckhorn takes on Murray at 12 p.m. Fans can follow the action for all 15 games of the tournament by watching live video webcasts at KHSAA.tv or listening online at KHSAA.net.

The 2016 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® marks just the fourth time in KHSAA history four schools have had both their boys’ and girls’ basketball teams advance to the state tournament in the same year – which Bowling Green, Murray, Mercer County and Owensboro Catholic achieved this year.

Four schools sent both their boys’ and girls’ teams to the Sweet 16® in 1977 (Owensboro, Taylor County, Laurel County and Ashland Blazer) and 1989 (Marshall County, Oldham County, George Rogers Clark and Clay County); while a state record five schools sent both their boys’ and girls’ teams to the state tournament in 1988 (Marshall County, Oldham […]

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03/08/16 – St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® Broadcast Information

2015-2016 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 8, 2016

The 2016 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® gets underway Wednesday afternoon at BB&T Arena in Highland Heights. Fans can follow all the action through live webcasts at KHSAA.tv or listen to the games online at KHSAA.net.

All 15 games will be streamed live at KHSAA.tv through the NFHS Network, which is a subscription based service. Subscription plans for the NFHS Network include a day pass ($9.95), a monthly pass ($14.95) and an annual pass ($119.95).

These passes, with the daily pass priced less than the cost of admission to state championship contests, not only entitle the users to all Kentucky broadcasts, but all of the broadcasts from the more than 40 participating state associations. To subscribe to the NFHS Network, visit: http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/subscribe/retail

A free audio-only feed of the games will also be available online through KHSAA.net and Mixlr (http://mixlr.com/khsaa/), which has a corresponding app available for […]

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03/04/16 – Whitaker Bank Scholarship Winners Announced

2015-2016 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 4, 2016

As part of its title sponsorship of the Boys’ Sweet Sixteen®, Whitaker Bank awards a one-time $1,000 scholarship to four deserving student-athletes. The winners of this year’s Whitaker Bank Scholarships are Samuel Barker (Bath County), Skylar Mays (Henry Clay), Ephraim Otieno (Model) and Emily Moore (Rowan County).

Each winner will be recognized during halftime of the first semifinal game of the 2016 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® on Saturday, March 19th.

The 2016 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® will take place March 16-20, with all games streamed live at KHSAA.tv through the NFHS Network, which is a subscription based service. Subscription plans for the NFHS Network include a day pass ($9.95), a monthly pass ($14.95) and an annual pass ($119.95).

These passes, with the daily pass priced less than the cost of admission to state championship contests, not only entitle the users to Kentucky broadcasts, but all of the broadcasts from the […]

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02/20/16 – Sweet 16® Online Media Credentialing System

2015-2016 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 20, 2016

The media credentialing system for the 2016 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ and Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® State Basketball Tournaments is now available online, and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org. The St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ State Tournament will take place March 9-13 at BB&T Arena in Highland Heights, followed by the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® March 16-20 at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

The deadline to apply for credentials is 5 p.m. on the Monday prior to each respective tournament – March 7 for the Girls’ Sweet 16® 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 live broadcast during the Sweet 16® (this includes the use of streaming […]

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02/04/16 – Pairings Announced For 2016 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ and Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16®

2015-2016 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 4, 2016

The pairings for the 2016 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ and the 2016 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® were unveiled Thursday afternoon when the annual Draw Show was broadcast on The CW Lexington and KHSAA.tv. Hosted by Dave Baker and Gary Ball at the WKYT Studio, the Draw Show determined the matchups for the 99th boys’ Sweet 16® and the 55th girls’ Sweet 16®.

The 2016 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® will be played in Northern Kentucky for the first time this season, with the tournament taking place March 9-13 at BB&T Arena in Highland Heights. The 2016 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® will be played the following week, March 16-20 at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Full-session ticket packages for the Boys’ and Girls’ Sweet 16® are available for $80 for upper arena seats and $124 for side/lower arena seats, and can be purchased online at the following link: http://www.khsaa.org/payments/tickets/

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01/26/16 – Sweet Sixteen® Draw Show Set For February 4th on CW Lexington, KHSAA.tv

2015-2016 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 26, 2016

The pairings for the 2016 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® and the 2016 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® will be revealed on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. (ET) when the annual Draw Show is televised by The CW Lexington. The Sweet 16® Draw Show will also be streamed online at KHSAA.tv and WKYT.com.

The 2016 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® will be held March 9-13 at BB&T Arena in Highland Heights, with the 2016 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® taking place March 16-20 at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Brackets with official pairings will be available on the KHSAA/Riherds.com Scoreboard and the KHSAA website on the basketball home page following the conclusion of the draw show.

Full-session ticket packages for the Boys’ and Girls’ Sweet 16® will be available for purchase by the general public starting Feb. 8th, at a cost of $124 for side/lower arena seats. For more information, […]

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01/21/16 – KHSAA Sanctions Bryan Station and Lafayette Girls’ Basketball Programs for Altercation

2015-2016 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 21, 2016

The KHSAA has handed down two-game suspensions to a total of seven girls’ basketball players following an altercation between Lafayette and Bryan Station on January 14, 2016. During the incident, violations of Bylaw 15 “Sportsmanship” were committed when multiple nonplayers (rostered individuals not in the contest) left the bench area. Due to the number of individuals involved in the situation, the game officials appropriately requested review by the KHSAA under the video review policy.

KHSAA policies and procedures permit the use of replay at the discretion of the Commission and in compliance with NFHS playing rules in a situation involving a fight, physical confrontation or ejection where the circumstances are potentially unable to be accurately observed and reported by the game officials, and where either the member school or official has requested such review. This could include identifying individuals that were not previously identified, correcting […]

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01/19/16 – KHSAA Sanctions Graves County Boys’ Basketball for Bylaw 16 Violations

2015-2016 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 19, 2016

The KHSAA has handed down sanctions to Graves County High School resulting from improper open gym activities involving its boys’ basketball program during the 2014-15 academic year. During the course of its investigation, the KHSAA found Graves County to be in violation of Bylaw 16 “Recruitment/Undue Influence” for conducting open gym activities where student-athletes from other member schools participated without express consent from their respective school’s principal designated representative.

In addition, Graves County boys’ basketball assistant coach Lyndon Dunning was found to be in violation of Bylaw 16 for impermissible contact with the family of a student-athlete at another member school (Hickman County) regarding the open gym activities.

“Graves County Schools will in no way tolerate violations of the KHSAA Bylaws,” said Graves County principal Matthew Madding. “We take a great deal of pride in our compliant membership with the KHSAA and have […]

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01/19/16 – Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Application Now Open

2015-2016 News Releases

For the third year Whitaker Bank, as part of its continuing title sponsorship of the Boys’ Sweet 16®, and the KHSAA will be presenting four one-time $1,500 scholarships. The scholarships are open to high school seniors that participate in KHSAA sanctioned sports and sport-activities.

Deadline for the information to be received by the KHSAA is Feb. 26. There is no limit to the number of applicants from a school.

Winners will be recognized during the 2016 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ State Basketball Tournament, March 16-20 in Lexington.

Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Application Form is online and may be completed using the link below:
Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Application

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The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. The blogs for specific sports and sport-activities are on that sport or sport activity main page, and there are general information blogs […]

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12/17/15 – First Basketball Stat Leader Reports Released

2015-2016 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 17, 2015

The first weekly statistical leader reports for girls’ and boys’ basketball have been posted at KHSAA.org. Statistics are compiled weekly throughout the season and will be posted to the KHSAA website each week.

As a reminder, member schools are solely responsible for submitting statistical information. If a school or individual is omitted, or information is not updated, that means the team in question did not update its statistics through the KHSAA’s online system prior to the deadline.

Beginning last season, as contained in Bylaw 27, the requirements to enter and maintain rosters, schedules and statistics was enforced more rigorously by the KHSAA. This enforcement subjects member schools to penalties by the Commissioner, including fines and other actions, within the constraints of Bylaw 27.

The statistical leader reports can be found through the links below:

Boys’ Basketball
http://khsaa.org/basketball/regularseason/2015/statsbit.htm

Girls’ Basketball
http://khsaa.org/basketball/regularseason/2015/statsgit.htm

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About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
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11/09/15 – St. Elizabeth Healthcare Announced As Girls’ Sweet 16® Title Sponsor

2015-2016 News Releases

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The Kentucky High School Athletic Association announced a new corporate partner in a press conference at the BB&T Arena on the campus of Northern Kentucky University on Monday, revealing St. Elizabeth Healthcare as the new title sponsor of the KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen®. Secured through a partnership with Northern Kentucky University and BB&T Arena, the new two-year agreement will begin this season with the 2016 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16®, the first at BB&T Arena (http://www.thebbtarena.com/) in Highlands Heights, and continue through the 2017 tournament.

“We are extremely blessed throughout the Commonwealth with so many supportive corporate partners, all of which value community engagement and the overall growth and development that is provided through school-based sports. St. Elizabeth Healthcare will be a tremendous corporate sponsor for this tournament and will allow for the event […]

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10/06/15- Basketball Rules Clinic Online for 15-16

Basketball Blog Updates

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Basketball is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials.

HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES

  • The clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, paid of unpaid.
  • For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to http://schools.khsaa.org and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“. 
  • October 5 to December 14  – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • December 15 to January 18  – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period. This late fee will be refunded to new (first year) coaches (first time ever in basketball, not the first year at a school). If this first-year exemption is needed, contact […]

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10/01/15 – Riherds.com to Sponsor Above and Beyond Awards at All State Championship Events

2015-2016 News Releases

Riherds.com, a Kentucky-based company headquartered in Smiths Grove specializing in trophies, awards, name tags and signs, will provide the “Above and Beyond” award at each KHSAA state championship event for 2015-16. Riherds.com is proud to be the Official Supplier of Trophies and Awards to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

The award is given to a participant at each KHSAA championship event and will be awarded from the pool of candidates nominated by participating school representatives. The award is based on five attributes: Citizenship, Leadership, Athletics, Sportsmanship and Scholarship.

Nominated students should exemplify these five attributes by:

  • Playing the game/competition by the rules.
  • Treating game officials, coaches and competitors with due respect as fellow human beings.
  • Taking victory and defeat without undue emotionalism.
  • Controlling of tempers at all times on and off the playing field.
  • Being positive with officials, coaches and competitors, without criticism for things that occur during the contest.
  • Cooperating with the coaches, officials and fellow players in trying to promote good sportsmanship.
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08/07/15 – Reminder about Bylaw 9 Allowances for Girls Basketball

2015-2016 News Releases

The delegates to the KHSAA Annual Meeting in 2014 passed revisions to Bylaw 9 to codify the previous exception to the prohibition on girls’ basketball players participating in outside competition once the school year begins if they have been enrolled in grade 9 AND then subsequently played for a high school level team at any level. While the final regulatory approval is still pending, the Association will operate this fall as though the proposal is given final approval.

This exception for girls allows for players who are subject to the rule, after the first day of school for the high school, to attend only nonscholastic women’s basketball events held during weekend of September 25-27, 2015.

Administrators and Coaches should remind all participants who have previously been both enrolled in grade 9 AND who have played for a high school of this important restriction.

CASE SITUATIONS FROM KHSAA HANDBOOK

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08/07/15 – Reminder about Bylaw 9 Allowances for Boys Basketball

2015-2016 News Releases

The delegates to the KHSAA Annual Meeting in 2014 passed revisions to Bylaw 9 to allow a limited exception to the prohibition on boys basketball players participating in outside competition once the school year begins if they have been enrolled in grade 9 AND then subsequently played for a high school level team at any level. While the final regulatory approval is still pending, the Association will operate this fall as though the proposal is given final approval.

This exception for boys allows for the players who are subject to the rule, after the first day of school for the high school, to attend only those camps that meet one of the following two criteria:

  • held on the campus of an NCAA or NAIA member institution during July and August, or any calendar week (Sunday through Saturday) that includes days of those months (e.g.,June 28 to July 3, 2016); or
  • held on the campus of an NCAA or […]

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04/03/15 – KHSAA Championship Photos, Videos and Programs Available For Purchase

2014-2015 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 3, 2015

Fans can relieve all of the excitement from each KHSAA Championship event by visiting KHSAA.org to view and purchase official championship photos, commemorative programs, and complete game DVDs and highlight videos.

State championship videos for recent events are available for purchase through the KHSAA’s online store at: http://www.khsaa.org/payments/state-championship-videos/. Fans can also re-watch all available games for free through KHSAA.tv.

Commemorative programs, updated with 2015 championship results, are available for on-demand printing through The Book Patch, and can be accessed by clicking on the “Order Bound Printed Copies” link at: http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/publications/khsaanfhs-publications/. Commemorative programs are available for order in full color, or a more inexpensive black-and-white version.

Official championship photos are available for purchase through the KHSAA’s online photo store at www.khsaaphotos.org. Direct links to the online photo galleries for each winter sport are listed below:

Boys’ Basketball photos – http://khsaa.zenfolio.com/f366715787

Girls’ Basketball photos – http://khsaa.zenfolio.com/f494572770

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03/19/15 – Statement on Passing of Ira Combs

2014-2015 News Releases

Commissioner Julian Tackett issued the following statement upon the death of Ira Combs-

“Ira Combs was a larger than life figure whose regular appearance at the Sweet 16 was a source of personal pride, as was his legendary work with the Joe B. Hall Classic and other high school events on an annual basis. His year-round work supporting the mountain schools, and all KHSAA schools, as well as his beloved UK Wildcats was truly a labor of love. Just yesterday, Ira stopped by press row and commented favorably on the revised press row setup, while leaving me with another commemorative pin. His passing is further proof that life is fragile and you should cherish every moment. To his beloved Dilce Combs brethren and his brothers and entire extended family, we offer our sympathies and prayers. RIP Ira.”

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03/12/15 – Whitaker Bank Scholarship Winners Announced

2014-2015 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2015

As part of its title sponsorship of the Boys’ Sweet Sixteen®, Whitaker Bank awards a one-time $1,000 scholarship to four deserving student-athletes. The winners of this year’s Whitaker Bank Scholarships are Sarah King (Mayfield HS), KeyAna Washington (Paris HS), Austin Sparrow (Mercer County HS), Nathan Isaiah Pray (Perry County Central).

Each winner will be recognized during the halftime of the first semifinal game of the 2015 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® on Saturday, March 21st.

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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 277 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 43 state championships in 13 sports and 4 sport-activities, licenses and trains […]

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03/04/15 – Basketball Region Tournament Updates

2014-2015 News Releases

Updated as of March 4, 2:30 p.m.

Below is a list of updates to basketball region tournament schedules that have been relayed to the KHSAA. 

Complete tournament schedules can be found on the KHSAA/Riherds.com Scoreboard.

Boys – http://scoreboard.12dt.com/scoreboard/khsaa/kybbk14

Girls – http://scoreboard.12dt.com/scoreboard/khsaa/kygbk14

BOYS
1st Region – Games postponed. Tournament resumes Saturday.
2nd Region – Games postponed. Tournament scheduled to resume Thursday.
3rd Region – Games cancelled for Wednesday
4th Region – Games postponed. Tournament resumes Friday.
5th Region – Games postponed. Tournament scheduled to resume Thursday.
6th Region – Games postponed. Tournament resumes Saturday.
7th Region – Games postponed. Tournament resumes Friday.
8th Region – Games postponed. Tournament resumes Saturday.
9th Region – Games postponed. Tournament resumes Friday.
10th Region – Games postponed. Tournament resumes Saturday.
11th Region – Games postponed. Tournament scheduled to resume Thursday.
12th Region – Games postponed. Tournament resumes Friday.
14th Region – Games postponed. Tournament resumes Saturday.
15th Region – Tournament resumes Saturday
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02/20/15 – Boys’ and Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® Media Credentials

2014-2015 News Releases

The media credentialing system for the 2015 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ and Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® State Basketball Tournaments is now available online, and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org. The Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ State Tournament will take place March 11-15 at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, followed by the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® March 18-22 at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

The deadline to apply for credentials is 5 p.m. on the Monday prior to each respective tournament – March 9 for the Girls’ Sweet 16® and March 16 for the Boys.

OWNERSHIP OF RIGHTS
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.

TITLE PARTNERSHIP WITH HOUCHENS INDUSTRIES
Houchens Industries is in its 13th year as title sponsor of the Girls’ Tournament. When referring to the girls’ basketball state championship, the […]

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02/05/15 – Pairings Announced For 2015 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ and Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen®

2014-2015 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 5, 2015

The pairings for the 2015 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ and the 2015 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® were determined Thursday afternoon when the annual Draw Show was conducted at the WKYT Studios in Lexington. Hosted by Dave Baker and Gary Ball, the Draw Show was televised by The CW Lexington and WYMT, and live streamed at KHSAA.tv.

The 2015 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® will be held March 11-15 at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, with the 2015 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® taking place March 18-22 at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Full-session ticket packages for the Boys’ and Girls’ Sweet 16® are available for $80 for upper arena seats and $124 for side/lower arena seats, and can be purchased online at the following link: http://www.khsaa.org/payments/tickets/

2015 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® bracket:
http://khsaa.org/basketball/girls/sweet16/2015/girlstatebracket2015.pdf

2015 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® bracket:
http://khsaa.org/basketball/boys/sweet16/2015/boystatebracket2015.pdf

Complete brackets are also available […]

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01/27/15 – Sweet Sixteen® Draw Show Set For February 5th on CW Lexington, KHSAA.tv

2014-2015 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 27, 2015

The pairings for the 2015 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® and the 2015 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® will be revealed on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 1 p.m. (ET) when the annual Draw Show is televised live by The CW Lexington. The Sweet 16® Draw Show will also be streamed live online at KHSAA.tv and WKYT.com.

The 2015 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® will be held March 11-15 at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, with the 2015 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® taking place March 18-22 at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Full-session ticket packages for the Boys’ and Girls’ Sweet 16® are available for $80 for upper arena seats and $124 for side/lower arena seats, and can be purchased online at the following link: http://www.khsaa.org/payments/tickets/

Brackets with official times and pairings will be available on the KHSAA/Riherds.com Scoreboard and the KHSAA website on the basketball home page following […]

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01/14/15 – First Basketball Statistical Leader Reports Released; NFHS Names Mueller, Bender National Coaches of the Year

2014-2015 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 14, 2015

First Weekly Basketball Statistical Leader Reports Now Available

The initial weekly statistical leader reports for boys’ and girls’ basketball have been posted to KHSAA.org. Statistics are compiled weekly throughout the regular season and will be posted to the KHSAA website every Wednesday.

As a reminder, member schools are solely responsible for submitting statistical information. If a school or individual is omitted, or information is not updated, that means the team in question did not update its statistics through the KHSAA’s online system prior to the deadline.

Beginning with 2014-2015, as contained in Bylaw 27, the requirements to enter and maintain rosters, schedules and statistics will be enforced more rigorously by the KHSAA. This enforcement will subject the member schools to penalties by the Commissioner, including fines and other actions, within the constraints of Bylaw 27.

The statistical leader reports can be found through the links below:

Boys’ Basketball
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01/06/15 – Reminder about Stats Collection REQUIREMENT and Penalties for Non Compliance

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Beginning next week (week of 1/12), we will begin compiling weekly statewide statistical leader reports. With this first compilation, any school that has NOT reported statistics for one or more games will be penalized. The likely first step will be a FINE in accordance with Bylaw 27, and the adopted fine schedule calls for a maximum fine of $100 for failure to submit the reports (per game), as well as another fine if such a team should make the state tournament and is not in compliance with the requirement. Beginning next week, those penalties will be imposed.

Please keep in mind a few other notations:

  • The statistics requested are not comprehensive by any means, but complete submission is required for each game. These individual games are then aggregated for season totals;
  • The individual games should be entered within forty-eight hours. Beginning later this week, you will begin receiving daily notices via email (both to coaches and administrators) of […]

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  • 01/05/15 – Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Application

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    For the second year, Whitaker Bank, as part of its continuing title sponsorship of the Boys’ Sweet 16®, and the KHSAA will be presenting four one-time $1,500 scholarships. The scholarships are open to high school seniors that participate in KHSAA sanctioned sports and sport-activities.

    Deadline for the information to be received by the KHSAA is Feb. 25. There is no limit to the number of applicants from a school.

    Winners will be recognized during the 2015 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ State Basketball Tournament, March 18-22 in Lexington.

    Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Application Form:
    http://khsaa.org/forms/bk148.pdf

    – KHSAA –

    The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. The blogs for specific sports and sport-activities are on that sport or sport activity main page, and there are general information blogs at http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

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    12/01/14 – Officials Part 2 Exam Available for Basketball and Wrestling

    Basketball Blog Updates

    The Part 2 Exam for Basketball and Wrestling is now available online through midnight Eastern Time on Sunday, December 14. There will be no way for anyone to take the test after the deadline. It is highly recommended that all registered officials take the part 2 exam.

    Login to http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the part 2 exam.  A minimum score of 80 on the exam is one of the requirements to be assigned to officiate postseason contest. The part 2 also allows for officials to obtain a level 2 or level 3 rating with the KHSAA (for details see the KHSAA Handbook beginning page 5 – Officials Guidebook Policies).

    Please remember that you must login to the officials page of the KHSAA website.  If you cannot remember your password, please choose the reset your password (in blue). This will take you through the steps to reset your password.

    Good luck on the test and this season!

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    11/12/14 – Board of Control Upholds Penalties Against Cordia High School; Reduces 2014-15 Suspension to 15 Games

    2014-2015 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 12, 2014

    The Board of Control completed a special meeting on Wednesday morning at the KHSAA Offices to conclude the appeals hearing for sanctions levied against Cordia High School, which recessed on Oct. 22nd. Following its deliberation, the Board upheld 18 of the KHSAA’s original 25 findings of fact from the yearlong investigation.

    Upon completion of its review, the Board voted to uphold four of the seven original penalties. In its action, the Board reduced the suspension of Cordia’s 2014-15 boys’ basketball team from a full season (30 games) to a 15-game suspension. The 2014-15 Cordia boys’ basketball team will be limited to a 15-game regular season schedule, with no postseason play. The postseason ban will also apply to the 2015-16 boys’ basketball team.

    As part of the original four upheld penalties, Cordia was placed on probation through the 2018-19 season and required to forfeit all games from the 2013-14 boys’ basketball […]

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    10/21/14 – NFHS Basketball Rules Interpretations/Clarification/Corrections 2014-25

    Basketball Blog Updates

    The NFHS has released its annual early season updates to the rules and interpretations for basketball. For a complete listing, see the NFHS website at http://www.nfhs.org/sports-resource-content/basketball-rules-interpretations-2014-15/ or for a printed copy, go to http://www.khsaa.org//basketball/regularseason/2015/2014-15 BK Interps.pdf.

    Please note that the information contains strike-through underline formatting to show what should be deleted (strike through) or added (underlined) to your rules notes and books, but may not represent any change that will be formally adopted in the future.

    If you have questions, contact Julian Tackett, KHSAA rules interpreter for basketball at jtackett@khsaa.org, or Assistant Commissioner Angela Passafiume who also helps as basketball interpreter at apassafiume@khsaa.org.

    – KHSAA –

    The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. The blogs for specific sports and sport-activities are on that sport or sport activity main page, and there are general information blogs at http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

     

     

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    10/07/14 – Basketball Online Rules Clinic Notice

    Basketball Blog Updates

    The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for Basketball is now available online. Below is additional information:

    October 6 to December 7 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.

    October 6 to December 14 (Coaches) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.

    December 8 to January 11 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.

    December 15 to January 18 (Coaches) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.

    January 12 to February 22 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($300) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 […]

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    08/16/14 – Reminder about Carryover Ejections from 2013-2014

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    In several unfortunate situations each year, coaches or athletes with eligibility remaining are ejected near the end of the season, or near the end of the season for violations of Bylaw 15, Sportsmanships. Please note that when that happens, the penalty carries to the next year if the student-athlete remains enrolled, and to the new school if the coach changes jobs/schools. 

    Please note all rules related to player/coach ejections, including the provisions for varsity and non-varsity ejections, are listed at http://khsaa.org/dq-policy-on-reinstatement-of-disqualified-apolicy-on-reinstatement-of-disqualified-athletes-coaches/, and a complete list from 2013-2014 is listed on the KHSAA website at http://khsaa.org/dq_list_public/. You will need to review this listing to ensure that you properly require athletes and coaches to miss the required contests if in fact they were ejected. 

    Also note that being ineligible for scrimmages (sitting out) does NOT satisfy any penalty, such must be served at the varsity contest level.

    If you have specific questions, please contact Michael Barren (mbarren@khsaa.org) […]

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    08/08/14 – Reminders Regarding Bylaw 9 and Play Once School Starts

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    Bylaw 9 has been in place for many years, and restricts players in basketball and football, who have not yet both been in grade nine and played for a high school team at some level,  from playing in outside competition once the school year begins, and until the end of the season. There has been no change to that rule proposed by the member schools of the KHSAA for a number of years.

    For the past two years, due to NCAA recruiting rules, the KHSAA has allowed an interpretative fall exception weekend to Bylaw 9. This exception allowed male student-athletes who had previously played for a boys’ team to request permission to attend one event in the fall where competition is held. The interpretative exception was made to coincide with NCAA Division I rules and the allowable recruiting periods.

    This year, based on changes to NCAA Division I Bylaw 13.7.2, the NCAA fall recruiting period […]

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    07/28/14 – Cordia High School Receives Sanctions From KHSAA; Boys’ Basketball Team Suspended From Play in 2014-15

    2014-2015 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2014 

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has handed down sanctions to Cordia High School following a nearly yearlong investigation for violations of KHSAA bylaws including Bylaw 1 (Responsibility of Eligibility), Bylaw 4 (Enrollment Requirements), Bylaw 6 (Transfer Rule-Citizens of the U.S. or U.S. Territories), Bylaw 7 (Transfer Rule-Foreign Exchange Students), Bylaw 11 (Financial Aid), Bylaw 16 (Recruitment/Undue Influence), Bylaw 23 (Limitation of Season) and Bylaw 25 (Requirements for Coaches).

    Among the penalties imposed by the Commissioner are:

    • Suspension of the Cordia HS boys’ basketball team from playing scrimmages or contests during the 2014-15 regular and postseason, as well as the 2016 postseason. During its suspension, the school would be permitted to conduct regular season practices from October 15 until the first allowable day for district tournament play. Included in this penalty is […]

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    06/05/14 – NFHS Basketball Rule Changes for 2014-2015

    Basketball Blog Updates

    Lane Players Can Release When Free Throw is Attempted in High School Basketball

    Players in marked lane spaces will be able to move into the lane when the ball is released by the free-throw shooter beginning with the 2014-15 high school basketball season. Previously, players could not release until the ball touched the ring or backboard or until the free throw ended.

    This change in Rule 9-1-4 was one of four major rules changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Basketball Rules Committee at its April 14-16 meeting in Indianapolis. All recommendations were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

    The committee noted that the current rule of players in marked lane spaces not releasing until the ball touches the ring or backboard creates two obstacles for officials: 1) attempting to […]

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    05/13/14 – Board of Control Approves Future Championship Sites, Football Alignment

    2013-2014 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2014 

    During Tuesday’s scheduled meeting at the KHSAA Office, the Board of Control awarded the girls’ basketball state tournament to the Bank of Kentucky Center and Northern Kentucky University for 2016 and 2017, while extending the stay of the Worth/KHSAA Softball State Tournament at Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro for four more years (2015-18). In addition, the Board approved a final draft of the football alignment for the 2015-18 seasons which can be found at this link: http://goo.gl/rZfNWC.

    “It speaks volumes to the growth and progress of female athletics in this state that we received two very strong proposals for both championships, where in the past there might not have been much interest. It bodes very well for the future of female athletics in Kentucky,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “In terms of the girls’ basketball championship, the Board was of […]

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    03/22/14 – KHSAA Recognizes Work of KATS During National Athletic Training Month

    2013-2014 News Releases

    RADIO OR TV PSA (30-SECOND) March is National Athletic Training Month! The Kentucky Athletic Trainers’ Society and the KHSAA would like to thank all athletic trainers across the state and especially those at the state tournaments this month for their hard work and dedication! Sidelined with an injury? Make sure you consult a Certified Athletic Trainer who specializes in the prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. Avoid injury and stay active with an athletic trainer – we’ve got your back! For more information, please visit the Kentucky Athletic Trainers’ Society website at www.kyats.com  

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    02/24/14 – Asst. Commissioner’s Comments on Cordia-Perry County Central Incident

    2013-2014 News Releases

    “On Friday, Feb. 21 an unsporting act took place in a boys’ basketball game between Cordia and Perry County Central. The officials assigned to the game ejected one student-athlete from Cordia who was directly involved in the incident and two student-athletes from Perry County Central for leaving the bench area. While video of the incident is available online, KHSAA Board of Control Policies state that the KHSAA staff is limited in the manner in which the video is used during the disciplinary process, unless the contest officials make a request for review of the specific incident. In this instance, the contest officials made no such request and therefore the KHSAA is not permitted to act upon video evidence, and must abide by the minimum required penalty of a two-game suspension for the Cordia player and a one-game suspension for each player from Perry County Central. Administration from Cordia has reported to the KHSAA […]

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    02/21/14 – Update on Billy Hicks’ All-Time Coaching Record

    2013-2014 News Releases

    Over the past few weeks, the KHSAA has worked to resolve questions surrounding the all-time coaching record for Billy Hicks. With the assistance of several news outlets, including the Lexington Herald-Leader, the Louisville Courier-Journal, the Harlan Daily Enterprise and the Georgetown News-Graphic, the KHSAA believes it has resolved many of the discrepancies in regards to coach Hicks’ record. 

    With that said, the KHSAA records will reflect that coach Hicks enters tonight’s game between Scott County and Paul Laurence Dunbar with an all-time record of 856-244, tying him with William Kean (Central HS) atop the state’s all-time list for coaching victories.

    The KHSAA congratulates coach Hicks on his accomplishments thus far, and wishes him the best of luck in the future.

     

    Year

    School

    Won

    Lost

     

    1978-79

    Evarts HS

    0

    26

    * 10 games forfeited by school

    1981-82

    Evarts HS

    14

    13

     

    1982-83

    Evarts HS

    20

    10

     

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    02/20/14 – Basketball Statistical Leaders

    2013-2014 News Releases

    Updated statistical leaders for boys’ and girls’ basketball can be found through the links below. As a reminder, member schools are solely responsible for submitting statistical information. If a school or individual is omitted, or information is not updated, that means the KHSAA did not receive a report prior to the deadline. Statistical leaders will be updated every Wednesday.

    Girls’ Basketball stats can be found at:
    http://khsaa.org/basketball/regularseason/2013/statsgit.htm

    Boys’ Basketball stats can be found at:
    http://khsaa.org/basketball/regularseason/2013/statsbit.htm

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    02/17/14 – Boys’ and Girls’ Sweet 16® Media Credentials

    2013-2014 News Releases

    The media credentialing system for the 2014 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ and Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® State Basketball Tournaments is now available online, and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org. The Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ State Tournament will take place March 12-16 at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, followed by the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® March 19-23 at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

    The deadline to apply for credentials is 5 p.m. on the Monday prior to each respective tournament – March 10 for the Girls’ Sweet 16® and March 17 for the Boys. 

    TITLE PARTNERSHIP WITH HOUCHENS INDUSTRIES
    Houchens Industries is in its 12th year as title sponsor of the Girls’ Tournament and is on board to sponsor the event through the 2015 tournament. When referring to the girls’ basketball state championship, the tournament’s full name, the […]

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    02/12/14 – Basketball Statistical Leaders

    2013-2014 News Releases

    Updated statistical leaders for boys’ and girls’ basketball can be found through the links below. As a reminder, member schools are solely responsible for submitting statistical information. If a school or individual is omitted, or information is not updated, that means the KHSAA did not receive a report prior to the deadline. Statistical leaders will be updated every Wednesday.

    Girls’ Basketball stats can be found at:
    http://khsaa.org/basketball/regularseason/2013/statsgit.htm

    Boys’ Basketball stats can be found at:
    http://khsaa.org/basketball/regularseason/2013/statsbit.htm

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    02/06/14 – Basketball Statistics Leaders

    2013-2014 News Releases

    Updated statistical leaders for boys’ and girls’ basketball can be found through the links below. As a reminder, member schools are solely responsible for submitting statistical information. If a school or individual is omitted, or information is not updated, that means the KHSAA did not receive a report prior to the deadline. Statistical leaders will be updated every Wednesday.

    Girls’ Basketball stats can be found at:
    http://khsaa.org/basketball/regularseason/2013/statsgit.htm

    Boys’ Basketball stats can be found at:
    http://khsaa.org/basketball/regularseason/2013/statsbit.htm

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    02/24/14 – Roster Entry Reminder – Post Season

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    This is a reminder about eligibility for postseason play in all sports, with today’s focus being on basketball. Today is the first day of basketball postseason and to be eligible to play in postseason, a student must be on ONE of the online rosters for the school (freshman, JV or varsity). It is NO LONGER NECESSARY, as has been explained throughout the year, to artificially move people up to the varsity roster for postseason or go in and make other manipulations of the roster. The listing of a student on any level roster allows for a student to play in postseason.

    Also remember that to be on any roster, the student must have participated regularly at practice with the coach and the remainder of the team, and participated in competition representing the school against other schools at the freshman, JV or varsity level. They can’t just list names on the rosters who have never practiced or […]

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    02/03/14 – Pairings Announced For 2014 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ and Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen®

    2013-2014 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 3, 2014 

    The pairings for the 2014 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ and the 2014 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® were determined Monday afternoon when the annual Draw Show was conducted at the WKYT Studios in Lexington. Hosted by Gary Ball and Dave Baker, the Draw Show was televised by The CW Lexington and WYMT, and live streamed at KHSAA.org.

    The 2014 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® will be held March 12-16 at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, with the 2014 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® taking place March 19-23 at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Full-session ticket packages for the Boys’ and Girls’ Sweet 16® are available for $80 for upper arena seats and $124 for side/lower arena seats, and can be purchased online at the following link:  http://www.khsaa.org/payments/tickets/

    2014 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® bracket:
    http://khsaa.org/basketball/girls/sweet16/2014/girlstatebracket2014.pdf

    […]

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    01/31/14 – Commissioner’s Comments on Injunctive Release Issued Friday In Franklin County

    2013-2014 News Releases

    “We have received the restraining order issued by the Franklin Circuit Court, and will adhere to its requirements. That said, it is likely not possible for me to disagree more with the findings of the court in its order. While it is inappropriate for this office to discuss the specific circumstances related to the matters of these students due to privacy concerns, we look forward to further judicial review and consideration about this matter. Clearly, situations such as this were intended to be regulated and restricted when the member schools passed the rules governing eligibility, and when those rules were approved by the Kentucky Board of Education and the Kentucky General Assembly. We will vigorously move forward with efforts related to these cases.”

     -Julian Tackett
    KHSAA Commissioner

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    01/31/14 – Commissioner’s Comments Regarding Alleged Unsporting Acts Involving Sayre and Leslie County

    2013-2014 News Releases

    “The KHSAA has received information relative to alleged unsporting acts and comments made by representatives of the girls’ basketball team at Sayre High School following its game with Leslie County High School on Wednesday. As a sanctioned game under the limitation of seasons of the KHSAA, this potential violation of KHSAA Bylaw 15 would involve the Association. However, after our initial review and conversation with representatives of Sayre, we are confident that the administration of both schools and school systems are aggressively reviewing the incident and until we have final reports of their actions, will allow the process to continue at the local school level.”

    -Julian Tackett
    KHSAA Commissioner

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    01/29/14 – Basketball Statistics Leaders

    2013-2014 News Releases

    Updated statistical leaders for boys’ and girls’ basketball can be found through the links below. As a reminder, member schools are solely responsible for submitting statistical information. If a school or individual is omitted, or information is not updated, that means the KHSAA did not receive a report prior to the deadline. Statistical leaders will be updated every Wednesday.

    Girls’ Basketball stats can be found at:
    http://khsaa.org/basketball/regularseason/2013/statsgit.htm

    Boys’ Basketball stats can be found at:
    http://khsaa.org/basketball/regularseason/2013/statsbit.htm

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    01/17/14 – Billy Hicks’ All-Time Coaching Record

    Basketball Blog Updates

    In researching the all-time coaching record for Billy Hicks, the KHSAA has uncovered two articles by the Associated Press from the fall of 1979 confirming that Evarts High School did in fact forfeit all of its games from the 1978-79 season due to the participation of ineligible players.  This information was confirmed through the review of Board of Control minutes from that time period. Due to this finding, the KHSAA cannot credit coach Hicks with the 10 wins from the 1978-79 season. 

    According to KABC records, coach Hicks entered the season with an all-time record of 817-241. The KHSAA has worked alongside coach Hicks to update his records for the 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-00 and 2001-02 seasons – adding missing wins and losses.

    There are still discrepancies for the following seasons in what the KABC records show compared to what coach Hicks’ records show:

    1982-83 (Evarts) – KABC […]

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    01/15/14 – KHSAA Sweet 16® Draw Show To Air Feb. 3 On The CW Lexington

    2013-2014 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 15, 2014

    The pairings for the 2014 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® and the 2014 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® will be unveiled on Monday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. when the annual Draw Show is broadcast live by The CW Lexington and WYMT in Hazard. The KHSAA Sweet 16® Draw Show will also be streamed live online at KHSAA.org and WKYT.com.

    The 2014 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® will be held March 12-16 at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, with the 2014 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® taking place March 19-23 at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Full-session ticket packages for the Boys’ and Girls’ Sweet 16® are available for $80 for upper arena seats and $124 for side/lower arena seats, and can be purchased online at the following link:  http://www.khsaa.org/payments/tickets/

    Brackets with official times and pairings will be available […]

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    01/10/13 – Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Application

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    As was announced in December, Whitaker Bank has signed on to be title sponsor of the Boys’ Sweet 16®.  Within the title sponsorship, Whitaker Bank and the KHSAA will be presenting four one-time $1,500 scholarships.  The scholarships are open to high school seniors that participate in KHSAA sanctioned sports and sport activities.  

    Use the following link to view the application.  Deadline for the information to be received by the KHSAA is Feb. 25.  There is no limit to the number of applicants from a school.  

    Winners will be recognized during the 2014 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ State Basketball Tournament March 19-23 in Lexington.

    Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Application Form:
    http://khsaa.org/forms/bk148.pdf

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    01/09/14 – Sites Finalized For 2014 Basketball Regional Tournaments

    2013-2014 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 9, 2014

    Sites Finalized For 2014 Basketball Regional Tournaments

    The sites for the 2014 Basketball Regional Tournaments were finalized last week with the selection of Barren County (boys) and Allen County-Scottsville (girls) in the 4th Region. Regional basketball tournaments are scheduled for March 3-11, leading up to the 2014 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green (March 12-16), and the 2014 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® at Rupp Arena in Lexington (March 19-23).

    Full-session ticket packages for the boys’ and girls’ Sweet Sixteen® are available for $80 for upper arena seats, and $124 for side/lower arena seats. Full-session ticket packages can be purchased online at the following link:

    http://www.khsaa.org/payments/tickets/

    A complete list of regional tournament sites is available below:

    Basketball Regional Tournament Sites
    Region 1-Murray State […]

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    12/23/13 – Important Notes for all Coaches and Officials to Read – Clarifications on Announcers, Fouls, and Long Switches

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    Announcers Clarification
    We have received several questions regarding what is allowed to be spoken by announcers during a live ball. Though this rule and its interpretations are not totally new, it has been reported that some announcers were not following the guidelines set forth by the NFHS. It has also been reported that in some areas, the officials may be taking the references within the rule far too literally, and directing that absolutely nothing can be said via the PA system during live ball play. The following is the case study (situation) from the NFHS Case Book and clearly states what is intended, that “play by play” or other things normally appropriate to media broadcasts, etc. are prohibited, other information can be relayed to the crowd and participants via public address. The safe recommendation is to only announce what is being recorded in the normal scorebook that was not able to be announced during dead […]

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    12/10/13 – Whitaker Bank Becomes Title Sponsor of KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16®

    2013-2014 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 9, 2013 

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association announced a new corporate partner in a press conference at the Association’s headquarters on Tuesday, revealing Whitaker Bank as the new title sponsor of the KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen®. The new three-year agreement will begin this season with the 2014 KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® and continue through the 2016 tournament.

    “We have a new member of the family we want to welcome today, and I truly mean it’s a family. When we get people involved, I don’t even like to use the word sponsor, because we view it as a partnership, and that’s going to continue,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “We want you to know that our family has expanded today, and for us it involves our highest profile event. This is a huge event that has touched lives for nearly 100 years, and it is […]

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    12/09/13 – Boys Sweet 16® Press Conference Tuesday; Competitive Cheer Championships Saturday; Football Championship Review

    2013-2014 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 9, 2013 

    Press Conference Called For Tuesday Regarding Boys’ Sweet 16®

    The KHSAA will hold a press conference at the Association’s headquarters on Tuesday afternoon regarding the future of the Boys’ Sweet Sixteen®. The press conference will begin at 12:15 p.m. with remarks from the Association and iHigh.com. The press conference will be streamed live at KHSAA.org.


    KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships This Saturday At Alltech Arena
     

    The second annual KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships will take place this Saturday at Alltech Arena in Lexington. Doors open to the fans at 9 a.m., with the competition beginning at 10 a.m. with the All-Girls’ Small and All-Girls’ Medium divisions. The All-Girls’ Large and All-Girls’ Super-Large Divisions will begin at 2 p.m., with the day’s events concluding with the Coed Division at 6 p.m. An awards presentation will immediately follow each competition […]

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    12/04/13 – Scorer’s Table Reference Available

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    Our hope is that your basketball season is off to a good start. We have updated and added a resource for Athletic Directors and Coaches on the general information tab of the basketball page to help with clock keeper guidelines and the nearly new point differential rule.  Please take the time to print this document and place it on the scorer’s table to be utilized by your scorer’s table crew.

    khsaa.org/basketball/basketballtimerandscorersinstructions.pdf

    – KHSAA –

    The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

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    12/03/13 – KHSAA Partners With First String Media, PrepSpin.com For Enhanced Web Streaming Network

    2013-2014 News Releases

    KHSAA Partners With First String Media, PrepSpin.com For Enhanced Web Streaming Network

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 3, 2013

    Through a new venture launched prior to the start of the 2013-14 season, the KHSAA has transitioned its online video broadcast network (KHSAA.tv) to an internal operation through a new partnership with First String Media and PrepSpin.com. After outsourcing its championship webcasts in previous seasons, this year’s championship events will feature live video streaming and highlight packages produced internally through the new partnership. Live video streaming, archived broadcasts and highlight packages will remain free of charge through the Association’s website.

    KHSAA.org will remain the exclusive home for live video streaming of KHSAA Championship events, with live championship coverage of 11 events, and post-event highlight packages provided for six other sports and sport-activities. Live video streaming will be available for a total of 41 games during the 2013-14 season through […]

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    11/22/13 – On-Demand Printing For KHSAA Championship Programs

    2013-2014 News Releases

    Updated commemorative copies of each completed KHSAA fall championship event are now available for on-demand printing through TheBookPatch.com. Full color and black-and-white versions of this year’s championship programs (Golf, Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball) are all available for purchase.

    Commemorative editions of each championship program from the 2012-13 season are also available through TheBookPatch.com, along with the 2013-14 KHSAA Events Calendar and 2013-14 Handbook.

    A complete list of KHSAA programs available for sale can be found at:

    http://www.thebookpatch.com/BookStoreResults.aspx?search=KHSAA&ddl=authors

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    11/13/13- Assignment of Postseason Basketball Officials, 2014-2016

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    The Commissioner has announced the assignment designation for officials for postseason basketball tournaments for the 2013-2014 through 2015-2016 playing seasons. This announcement continues the recent practice of advising both local associations and the member schools as to which local association will service postseason play in specific regions, and the information was provided to the Board of Control at its September meeting.  The Association in the top row will provide game officials for the region listed below that association number during the designated year. For example, in 2014, the local officials association in Region 1 will service the 2nd region tournament, the Region 16 association will service the 11th region, etc. Assoc 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 2016 3 4 1 2 10 8 5 6 11 9 12 7 14 13 16 15 2015 4 3 2 1 6 5 11 7 16 13 […]

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    11/11/13- Movement of Schools in Alignment, Basketball 15th Region

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    At its regular meeting on Monday, October 11, the Board of Control voted to approve the unanimous request of the seven public school superintendents in the Basketball 15th region to make two alignment changes in an effort to balance the number of teams in each district within the region. The move is effective with the 2014-2015 playing seasons and will impact baseball, basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball.

    The changes will be:

    • In Baseball, Basketball, Volleyball and Softball, Lawrence County will move from District 57 to District 60, to be in the district with Belfry, Phelps, and Pike County Central.
    • In the sports in which they participate, Piarist Academy would move into District 59 to join East Ridge, Pikeville and Shelby Valley and create a four team district thereby reducing the 58th district to four teams.
    • In SOCCER ONLY, Lawrence County will move from District 57 to District 58 to be paired with its natural […]

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    10/09/13 – Commissioner Issues Clarification about Postgame Activity, Corrections to Erroneous Media and Social Media Reports

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    First, for those who may choose to read no further, there has never been a ban or prohibition on postgame handshakes or other types of good sporting behavior by the KHSAA, its Commissioner or its Board of Control. Nor has such a ban been proposed. There is no ban or prohibition on such activity today or contemplated for the future.

    This message has been composed entirely by the Commissioner of the KHSAA. I do not want any room for misinterpretation or anyone else being accused of being involved. As the Commissioner, I take very seriously my role to ensure clear, concise and accurate communication regarding the expectations for our membership, participants, coaches, officials and all involved.

    However, yesterday (10/8), at best a poorly worded and at worst, an incomplete, notice was sent from me to the member schools regarding postgame activity. Regardless of the number of people who had written […]

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    10/08/13 – Commissioner’s Directive on Postgame Activity

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    For those that may choose to read only the first few lines, it is worth reiteration. THERE IS NO BAN OR PROHIBITION ON POSTGAME HANDSHAKES. Has not been considered, contemplated or reviewed as an option.

    Several sports have “traditions” regarding postgame handshakes, etc. by team members (both en masse and as individuals), but none of them have such action dictated by playing rules. While it is an obvious sign of sportsmanship and civility, many incidents have occurred both in Kentucky (more than two dozen in the last three years in Kentucky alone) and throughout the country, where fights and physical conflicts have broken out during these postgame handshakes. And this is not restricted to specific sports. In our state alone, incidents in soccer, football and volleyball have occurred this fall.

    Unfortunately, the adrenaline and effort required to participate in the sport sometimes seems to deplete the supply of judgement available to participants. And this can […]

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    09/04/13 – Reminder about KHSAA members playing Australian Traveling Basketball Teams

    Basketball Blog Updates

    Recently, the KHSAA has received several inquiries regarding the member schools of the Association being able to play basketball teams from Australia. In the interest of a consistent answer for all member schools, this clarification is being issued regarding play in all team sports (baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball and volleyball).

    KHSAA member schools are under the following restrictions for opponents in the team sports. These have not changed, and are reiterated for clarity:

  • KHSAA schools may only play school teams in Kentucky that are members of the KHSAA.
  • KHSAA schools may only play out of state teams in all team sports (baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball and volleyball) that are 1) members of another state association  or 2) are not members of that state association because they are prohibited from joining that association by the organization structure, but are allowed to play the members of that state association; and all contests must be properly sanctioned […]

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  • 08/26/13 – Video Replay and Video Board Reminders for Schools

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    USE AND REVIEW OF VIDEO OF SCRIMMAGES AND CONTESTS, USE OF VIDEO BOARDS

    REMINDER ABOUT TAPING WITHOUT PERMISSION (FROM BYLAW 15)
    Sec. 2) Illegal Equipment/Videotaping
    a) It shall also be considered a violation of this rule if any school or school representative(s) uses or allows the use of illegal equipment which gains a competitive advantage in the contest and which is expressly prohibited by the rules adopted for that sport.
    b) This shall also include the on-site recording of past or future opponents in any electronic form without the expressed consent of all involved teams.
    c) A violation of this provision may result in penalization by the Commissioner’s office in accordance with the provisions of this bylaw and in accordance with KHSAA Bylaw 27.
    Case BL 15-14- Is it a violation for a school to videotape an opponent without permission or use otherwise illegal equipment such as cleats […]

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    06/19/13 – Boys Basketball Exemption Application

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    Bylaw 9 prohibits student-athletes who have been enrolled in grade nine who then play for a school from participating in outside organized competition from the first day of school through the end of the postseason. Instructional clinics and classroom sessions, as well as individualized instruction remain permissible as only the competition aspect is restricted by the rule. Keep in mind that student-athletes who have been enrolled in grade nine (9) and THEN have participated representing as school at any level are impacted by this rule, but not those ninth graders that have yet to participate after enrolling in grade nine (9).

    This rule, which applies solely to basketball and football, has an exception built-in for girls by the Board of Control, allowing one weekend (Friday through Sunday) where previously affected girls’ basketball players can attend and participate in organized play.  For 2013-2014, the weekend that is exempt for the girls’ basketball players who would otherwise be subject […]

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    05/09/13 – NFHS Basketball Rules Changes for 2013-2014

    Basketball Blog Updates

    Head coaches in high school basketball will be allowed to come onto the court in an effort to break up a fight or keep a situation from escalating. Previously, the head coach could only enter the court if beckoned by an official.

    This revision to Rule 10-4-5 was one of five rules changes approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Basketball Rules Committee at its April 15-17 meeting in Indianapolis. All rules changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

    While the head coach and his/her assistants must continue to ensure that players remain on the bench during a fight, the committee agreed that the presence of the head coach on the court could be instrumental in preventing the situation from escalating, and the coach also could assist game officials in controlling the situation.

    In other changes, the rules committee approved the use of electronic devices during the game […]

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    05/06/13 – Tennis, Track & Field Championships; Sweet 16® Programs For Sale Online; Spring Sport Media Credentials

    2012-2013 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 6, 2013

    KHSAA Tennis, Track and Field State Championships Approaching

    Tennis regional tournaments got underway over the weekend, and will continue through Friday, May 10th leading up to the 2013 KHSAA Tennis State Championships (May 15-18). Four singles players and four teams of doubles will advance from each of the 16 regions to make up the 64-person state bracket in boys’ singles, girls’ singles, boys’ doubles and girls’ doubles.

    The winning team from each region will advance to team sectional play, which will be held the Saturday prior to the State Tournament (May 11). The winning sectional teams (four boys’ teams and four girls’ teams) will advance to the semifinals at UK’s Boone/Downing Tennis Complex on Wednesday, May 15. The boys’ team finals will be held Thursday, May 16th at the Boone/Downing Tennis Complex at 6 p.m., with the girls’ team […]

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

    2012-2013 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2013
     

    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 […]

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    04/15/13 – Board of Control Approves Moving KHSAA Sweet 16® Finals To Sunday

    2012-2013 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 15, 2013

    After reviewing the 2013 KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16®, the Board of Control voted today in favor of a proposal to move the championship games of the boys’ and girls’ Sweet 16® to Sunday starting in 2014. The format change allows for the semifinals to be conducted as a standalone event on Saturday, and gives the participants more time to prepare and recuperate leading up to the championship game. 

    “We examined the format of our basketball tournaments from a number of different perspectives, and in the end, felt like it was time to move the championship game to Sunday. Separating the championship game from the semifinals, really makes an event out of the Saturday games for those final four teams,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “We think the added rest leading up to the championship game will not only benefit the health and safety of the students, it […]

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    3/11/13 – Championship Program Posted for Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen®

    2012-2013 News Releases

    Fans wanting to peruse and review the 2013 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® program can download the complete program at no charge from the KHSAA web site. Go to www.khsaa.org/basketball and select Girls State Tournament Information for the link. In addition, you can scan the QR code on the KHSAA web site panel and download to your portable device.

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    03/11/2013 – Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16®; Inaugural KHSAA Archery Championships

    2012-2013 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 11, 2013


    2013 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® This Week In Bowling Green

    The Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® State Basketball Tournament returns to E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green this week (March 13-16). DuPont Manual heads to the campus of Western Kentucky University hoping to defend its 2012 state title, while Marion County enters the tournament with a perfect 35-0 record.

    First round action will take place Wednesday and Thursday, with sessions beginning at 12:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (CT). Quarterfinal action on Friday starts at 12 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., followed by two Semifinal games on Saturday at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Tip-off for Saturday night’s championship game is slated for 8 p.m.

    Free live video from all 15 games will be available at khsaa.tv, with an audio feed of the KU/KHSAA Radio Network broadcast available at khsaa.ezstream.com. For more information, including pre-tournament stats, rosters […]

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    03/07/13 – Shake Contest During Tournament!

    Basketball Blog Updates

    For the first time, the KHSAA is sponsoring a contest to see which student cheering section has the most “pep”. At the end of the first quarter, cued by the PA, the popular “Harlem Shake” music will be played and each cheering section will have a chance to show off their shake. Needs to stay clean (no disrobing, etc.) but should be lots of fun.
    Online voting will take place on khsaa.org. Voting will start during the first game! The school with the most votes will receive a $200 prize for their athletic program following the tournament!

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    03/05/13 – Game Program Posted for KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen®

    2012-2013 News Releases

    Fans wanting to peruse and review the 2013 Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® program can download the complete program at no charge from the KHSAA web site. Go to www.khsaa.org/basketball and select Boys State Tournament Information for the link. In addition, you can scan the QR code on the KHSAA web site panel and download to your portable device.

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    03/05/13 – Statement Regarding Boys’ Sweet 16® Weather

    2012-2013 News Releases

    The KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® will go on as scheduled with no plans for delay or rescheduling. If there is any change in plans we will post this information on our website.

    Certainly, the KHSAA expects and encourages patrons to exercise an abundance of caution regardless of the weather conditions.

    Thank you.

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    03/01/13 – Sweet 16® Traffic Advisory-Inbound from West- US60 (Versailles Road)

    Basketball Blog Updates

    Information will be posted here concerning traffic impact from construction on Versailles Road with Boys Sweet 16®

    Beginning February of 2013, work will begin on a total overhaul of US60 (Versailles Road) from the Bluegrass Parkway through State Road 4 (New Circle Road).

    At present time, it does not appear that the project will impact travel or movement into the Boys Sweet Sixteen as the project is set to have two lanes open at all times. Delays are expected at the intersection of Versailles Road and Man O’War (next to Bluegrass field) as that are normally has several more lanes.

    Patrons coming from the west who desire to avoid the congestion and construction have a couple of desirable alternatives.

  • Exit the Bluegrass Parkway at exit 59 toward Lawrenceburg (onto US 127). Follow US127 to the I-64 East junction, and proceed east to Lexington. Exit at either Exit 115 (Newtown Road) or Exit 113 (North Broadway), […]

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  • 02/27/13 – Sweet 16® Single-Session Tickets on Sale; Logan & Magoffin Receive Spirit of Sport Award; Kimmel Headed to National HS Hall of Fame

    2012-2013 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 27, 2013

    Sweet 16® Single-Session Tickets Available For Purchase 

    Single-session tickets for the KHSAA Boys’ and Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® are available for purchase through khsaa.org. The KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® will take place March 6-10 at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Single-session tickets are $17 for lower arena seats, and $12 for upper arena.

    The Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® will be held March 13-16 at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green. Single-session tickets are available for $11 for reserved seating.

    Complete results from the regional tournaments and brackets for the Boys’ and Girls’ Sweet 16® are available at khsaa.org. Media members can apply for credentials online at credentials.khsaa.org.

     

    NFHS Honors Logan County and Magoffin County With “National High School Spirit of Sport Award”

    Logan County and Magoffin County High Schools have been selected to receive the 2013 “National High School Spirit of Sport Award”, as announced […]

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    02/26/13 Bylaw 25 Reminder for Basketball After Post Season Ends

    Basketball Blog Updates

    Our office has received many calls from schools and coaches with questions about what restrictions are now in place for coaches and athletes interested in participating in spring basketball activities.

    First, let us remind you that spring basketball activities must be approved by the school principal.  

    Once permission is granted, Bylaw 25 Case 25-14, which addresses what is permissible from the end of the post season until the end of school year, should be reviewed as to what is allowed by schools in ways of transportation, uniforms, etc.  

    The link to this section of the KHSAA Handbook is – http://khsaa.org/handbook/bylaws/bylaw25bysport/bl25bk.pdf

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    02/26/13 – Houchens Industries/Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® Media Information

    2012-2013 News Releases

    The Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ State Tournament will take place March 13-16 at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green.

    PARKING – GIRLS’ SWEET 16®
    Parking passes for the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ State Tournament will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no charge for media parking (with a hang tag) at the Girls’ Tournament and these passes will be provided upon the first check in at the media entrance to the arena. Authorized and approved media outlets will be admitted by the parking attendants for the first session based on an approved credentials list from the credentials.khsaa.org system. 

    DISTRIBUTION POLICY
    The distribution of credentials is conducted using the following priorities:
    1. Daily Newspapers and Wire Services;
    2. Statewide Media (TV, etc.);
    3. Media Covering Specific Teams on a Regular Basis;
    4. Regional Media;
    5. All Other Outlets (Non-Broadcast Radio, weekly media, etc.).

    Credentials may be issued on a limited basis to valid websites that […]

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    02/26/13 – KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® Media Information

    2012-2013 News Releases

    The KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® is scheduled for March 6-10 at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING FRIDAY-SATURDAY SESSIONS OF THE BOYS’ SWEET 16®
    With the University of Kentucky playing Florida on Saturday afternoon, the KHSAA will be required to completely break down its setup for the Boys’ Sweet 16® following the last game on Friday evening. Media members in attendance at the 8 p.m. game on Friday, March 8 will need to clear the arena floor as soon as possible, and relocate to the Media Workroom. The remodeled work area has plenty of power and dedicated internet connections and will allow for reporters to take as long as necessary to compile information and submit to your outlets. No equipment can be left on the arena floor or tables following the last game on Friday night as even the press tables will be almost immediately removed by the Rupp Arena staff to allow for […]

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    02/04/13 – Board of Control approves change in 3-team district regulations for BA, BK, FP, SO and VB effective 2013-2014

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    At its meeting last week, the KHSAA Board of Control approved a staff recommendation to give teams in three-team districts options as to the scheduling of required games. Three-team districts in baseball, basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball will continue to be seeded by rule. However, the districts will decide (by majority vote) if they play each other twice, or once during regular season.

  • For districts that play only once, the only conceivable tie is a three-way tie with each team having a 1-1 record. If that is the case, the district shall be decided by blind draw of those three teams, with the first team drawn being the number one seed.
  • For districts that play twice each year, the system (including tiebreakers) remains the same as it is in 2012-2013.
  • As districts conduct meetings to decide scheduling and site selection plan options for next year and beyond, discussion should include these decisions as well for all […]

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    01/30/13 Exos Braces Worn on The Forearm or Wrist Ruled are Illegal for Basketball

    Basketball Blog Updates

    Our office has been contacted several time regarding the Exos Brace being worn on the forearm or wrist.     NFHS Basketball Rule 3-5 article 2a states: A guard, cast or brace made of hard or unyielding substance, such as, but not limited to, leather, plaster, plastic, or metal shall not be worn on the elbow, hand, finger/thumb, wrist or forearm; even though covered in soft padding.   Because the dial is plastic this brace cannot be worn during competition.  We were able to confirm this ruling in a phone conversation today with the NFHS office.     WB_group_all.jpg

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    01/28/13 – Board of Control Approves Basketball Region I, Statewide Wrestling Realignments

    2012-2013 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2013

    The KHSAA Board of Control approved new alignments for Basketball Region I and all eight Wrestling regions during its January meeting at the KHSAA office on Monday.

    Following the consolidation of schools in McCracken County, KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett and area Board of Control members met with representatives from the first region in Mayfield. With all Region I schools in attendance, the feedback from the meeting was to realign within the region, and not bring additional teams into the region. Three options for realignment were presented following the meeting in Mayfield. On Monday, the Board voted to approve Option A for the 20013-14 season (detailed below), which will also be applied to baseball, softball, soccer and volleyball:

    District 1 – Carlisle County, Fulton City, Fulton County, Hickman County

    District 2 – Ballard Memorial, Graves County, Mayfield

    District 3 – Community Christian, McCracken County, Paducah Tilghman, St. Mary

    […]

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    1/28/13 – Board approves realignment proposal for Region 1

    Basketball Blog Updates

    Today at the regular Board of Control meeting, the Board of Control approved the alignment of teams in Region 1 to begin with the 2013-2014 school year. These decisions are never easy, but this one was made smoother by the great cooperation and feedback from the member schools in Region 1. The Board honored the wished of the schools to leave the membership in Region 1 intact (not move any new school into the region), and approved option A as presented to the schools at the meeting of schools in Mayfield. These changes will be mirrored wherever possible and practical in the alignments for baseball, softball, volleyball and soccer, as well as basketball.

    Again, thank you for all of your help and communication.

    The alignment of teams effective for 2013-2014 in Region 1 will be:
    District 1 – Carlisle County, Fulton City, Fulton County, Hickman County
    District 2 – Ballard Memorial, Graves County, Mayfield
    District […]

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    01/25/13 – Pairings Unveiled For 2013 KHSAA Boys’ and Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ State Basketball Tournaments

    2012-2013 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 25, 2013

    The pairings for the 2013 KHSAA Boys’ and Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ State Basketball Tournaments were unveiled today during the annual Draw Show on CWKYT. Brackets with official times and pairings are available on the Riherd’s/KHSAA Scoreboard and the KHSAA website on the basketball home page.

    The 2013 Boys’ Sweet 16® will be held March 6-10 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, with the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls Sweet 16® taking place March 13-16 at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green.

    Tickets for the Boys’ and Girls’ Sweet 16® are on sale now, and can be purchased at the KHSAA Office on Winchester Rd. Tickets are $120 each for a lower arena, full-tournament package; and $70 each for upper arena.

    – KHSAA –


    About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated […]

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    01/22/13 – Competitive Cheer Championships & Basketball Draw Show Coming Up This Week

    2012-2013 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 22, 2013

    INAUGURAL KHSAA COMPETITIVE CHEER CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS SATURDAY IN BOWLING GREEN 

    The inaugural KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships will take place Saturday, Jan. 26 at E.A. Diddle Arena on the campus of Western Kentucky University. Divisions have been created for all-girls and coed competition, with the winning school in each division at the regional level advancing to the State competition.

    Doors open to the fans at 7 a.m., with the competition beginning at 8 a.m. with the Class 1A Small/Class 2A Medium Divisions. The Class 2A Large/Class 2A Super-Large Divisions will compete at 11 a.m., followed by the Class 2A Small/Class 1A Medium Divisions at 2 p.m., the Class 1A Large/Class 2A Coed Divisions at 5 p.m., and the Class 1A Coed/Class 1A Super-Large Divisions at 7:30 p.m. An awards presentation will follow each competition block.

    Tickets to the event are $10 per person, with kids 10 & under […]

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    01/14/13 – Sweet 16 Draw Show, New Sweet 16 Logo, Competitive Cheer Championships

    2012-2013 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 14, 2013


    SWEET 16® DRAW SHOW TO AIR FRIDAY, JAN. 25

    The Draw Show for the 2013 KHSAA Boys’ and Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ State Basketball Tournaments will air on Friday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. (ET). CWKYT (Ch. 14) in Lexington will broadcast the pairings, with a feed available online at www.khsaa.tv.

    Brackets with official times and pairings will be posted to the Riherd’s/KHSAA Scoreboard and the KHSAA website at the conclusion of the program. The 2013 Boys’ Sweet 16® will be held March 6-10 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, with the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls Sweet 16® taking place March 13-16 at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green.

    For additional information about the draw show, contact KHSAA Communications Director Joe Angolia.


    KHSAA UNVEILS NEW LOGO FOR BOYS’ SWEET 16®

    Time changes for the Semifinal round and Championship game of the 2013 Boys’ Sweet 16® won’t be […]

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    01/11/13 – Home Uniforms Must Be White

    Basketball Blog Updates

    The KHSAA office has received a few reports of schools not wearing white jerseys for home contest.  As many of you know the NFHS gives a four year window when making a uniform rule change.  Rule 3-4c was handled in this manner.  The 2012-2013 season was the first year that  the torso color of home jersey be white was mandatory.  The phase in period is designed to allow schools a typical rotation and replacement period to make this change.

    If a school has worn a jersey other than white at home, the school should self report this incident to our office immediately.  

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    01/10/13 – Times Announced for Boys’ Sweet 16® Semifinals and Championship, First Basketball Stats Released

    2012-2013 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 10, 2013

    TIMES ANNOUNCED FOR BOYS’ SWEET 16® SEMIFINALS AND CHAMPIONSHIP

    Game times for the Semifinals and Championship of the 2013 Boys’ Sweet 16® at Rupp Arena have been finalized. The Semifinal round will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, followed by the championship game at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 10.

    The change in format from previous year’s tournaments was a necessary byproduct of the University of Kentucky hosting Florida at 12 p.m. on March 9. The remainder of the Boys’ Sweet 16® will follow the same format as previous years. The change in format will not be applied to the Girls Sweet 16®, which will take place March 13-16 at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green.

    Official times and pairings will be posted following the Sweet 16® Draw Show on Friday, Jan. 25.

     

    FIRST BASKETBALL STATISTICAL LEADERS REPORT RELEASED

    The initial weekly basketball statistical rankings for […]

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    01/7/13 – Heflin Named NFHS National Coach of the Year, First Basketball Stats, KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships

    2012-2013 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 7, 2013

    NFHS NAMES LONE OAK’S LARRY HEFLIN ONE OF 22 NATIONAL COACHES OF THE YEAR

    Lone Oak High School girls tennis coach Larry Heflin has been named one of 22 National Coaches of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) for the 2011-12 academic year. In 40 years as head coach, Heflin has guided Lone Oak to more state championships (11) than any other girls program in the state, the last of which came in 2012.

    In addition to his 11 state titles, Heflin has led Lone Oak to eight runner-up finishes, helping him garner a spot in the USTA Kentucky Tennis Hall of Fame in 2012. In 2006, he was given the Garnis Martin Outstanding Coach of the Year award by the Kentucky High School Athletic Director’s Association and the Kentucky High School Coaches Association. He was previously named the National High […]

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    12/21/12 – Originially posted 10/25/12 – BK Official Scorekeeper Shirts and Running Clock Clarification

    Basketball Blog Updates

    We have received many calls asking about the official scorekeeper shirt.  The new rule reads that the official scorekeeper must wear a black and white garment to identify themselves at the table for players and officials benefit.  The KHSAA supports the rules of the NFHS and ask that schools make every effort to comply.  

    This garment may be a black and white sweater, t-shirt, etc.  We recommend an officials shirt as it is the most easily identifiable.  This also allows for an added element of professionalism to your table crew.  It will also be very helpful for players as they report in and for officials as they report to the table.  There will be no penalty for the lack of compliance at this time, but officials may report the non compliance to their assigners.

    Running Clock questions have also risen.  To clarify, once the running clock has started it will continue until the games end.  We also […]

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    11/26/12 – Basketball and Wrestling Officials Part 2 Test Now Available

    Basketball Blog Updates

    The Part 2 Exam is now available online through midnight Eastern Time on Sunday, December 9. Login to http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test.  A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be assigned to officiate postseason play. If you have forgotten your password, click on the blue “click here” in the first line on the login page.  This will take you through the steps to reset your password. Good luck!

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