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11/21/22 – NFHS Part 2 Exam for Officials in BK, SW & WR Now Online

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NFHS Part 2 Exams for licensed officials in the sports of Basketball, Swimming, and Wrestling are now available online.

The Part 2 Exams will be open until 11:59 p.m. (ET) based on the following schedules:

  • Swimming & Diving:  Monday, Jan. 23
  • Wrestling:  Monday, Jan. 30 
  • Basketball:  Monday, Feb. 13 

Login at https://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A minimum score of 35 questions correct out of 50 is required for a passing score.  

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.

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11/17/22- Rupp Arena Signs Multi-Year deal to Continue Partnership with KHSAA

2022-2023 News Releases

Lexington, KY (November 17, 2022) – The OVG360 managed Rupp Arena is proud to partner with KHSAA to extend the contract to host KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 Tournament and KHSAA Girls Sweet 16 Tournament, keeping the tournament in Central KY for at least 3 more years. Tickets, including entire tournament season tickets, will be available for purchase in December during the holiday season. With this announcement, the nationally recognized and award nominated Rupp Arena keeps its commitment to showcase the greatest athletes in the state along with the great entertainers that visit Lexington on an annual basis.

“We are delighted to extend our formal hosting agreement with Rupp Arena and the Central Bank Center through the 2025 season. I know our Board of Control, staff and our member schools are delighted with the chance to continue showcasing our girls’ basketball tournament in the venue that has hosted our boys’ event for the better part of […]

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11/16/22 – Board of Control Approves Items Passed at Annual Meeting, Distribution of Enrollment Information, Wrestling State First Round Site

2022-2023 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOV. 16, 2022

The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its third regularly scheduled meeting of the 2022-23 academic year on Wednesday in Lexington, approving items passed at the 2022 Annual Meeting of Schools and the authorization to distribute enrollment information to be used in classification upon receipt from Kentucky Department of Education, as well as the recommendation for Atherton to host the 2023 Wrestling State First Round for Regions 1-4.

On Sept. 22, the KHSAA conducted its Annual Meeting at the Central Bank Center in Lexington. Delegates in attendance voted on proposals submitted by the Board for consideration, as required by 702 KAR 7:065 and the annual review of Association rules. The passing of Proposal 2022-01 to amend Bylaw 9 to remove basketball pre-practice restrictions on students in grade 9 and above who have already represented a school was officially approved for 2023-24 adoption by the Board at Wednesday’s meeting. The change […]

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10/05/22- Basketball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

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The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Basketball has been available since October 5. Remember, the clinic is required of all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach receives pay. And the clinic is to be viewed by those that desire to be considered for postseason basketball assignments.

Below is additional information:

OFFICIALS

  • October 5 to January 12 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    January 13 to January 27 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
    January 28 to February 11 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($60) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 may apply.
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06/28/22 – Official of the Year Winners Announced for Winter, Spring Sports

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 28, 2022

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

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

The Outstanding Officials of the Year for the 2021-22 winter and spring seasons are James Johns for basketball, Joseph Phillips for swimming & diving, Eric Friddle for wrestling, Ron Rawe for baseball, Randy Chapman for softball and Sadie Gambrel for track & field, while Paul Lewis was named the Larry G. […]

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06/11/22- Kopser, Gloyd Named 2021-22 Midway/KHSAA Student-Athletes of the Year

2021-2022 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 11, 2022

The 2021-22 Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year awards program culminated this week on the campus of Midway University, as Renae Kopser (Ryle) and Ben Gloyd (Mayfield) were recognized as the overall Student-Athletes of the Year.

Beginning in May of 2016, Midway University started presenting a Female Student-Athlete of the Year award at each KHSAA girls’ state championship event. The awards program was expanded in 2019-20 to include male student-athletes, with Midway honoring a deserving student-athlete in each of the 19 officially recognized KHSAA sports and sport-activities.

The awards are based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership, with Midway choosing one overall male and female student-athlete of the year each academic year. School administrators, coaches and athletic directors nominate student-athletes online at KHSAA.org, and the nominees are voted upon by a closed panel consisting of representatives from Midway University.

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

2021-2022 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 12, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

2021-2022 News Releases

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

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

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

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

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

2021-2022 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 16, 2022

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

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

All 15 games of the Boys’ Sweet 16® will be webcast live at KHSAA.tv for subscribers to the NFHS Network (https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/), with subscription plans available for $10.99 per month. A monthly subscription, priced less than the cost of admission to a state championship event, entitles users to every broadcast by the KHSAA and the more than 45 participating state associations. Viewers who subscribe for the Boys’ Sweet 16® will also be able to watch all 15 games of the Boys’ Sweet […]

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

2021-2022 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 9, 2022

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

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

All 15 games of the Girls’ Sweet 16® will be webcast live at KHSAA.tv for subscribers to the NFHS Network (https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/), with subscription plans available for $10.99 per month. A monthly subscription, priced less than the cost of admission to a state championship event, entitles users to every broadcast by the KHSAA and the more than 45 participating state associations. Viewers who subscribe for the Girls’ Sweet 16® will also be able to watch all 15 games of the Boys’ […]

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03/07/22- UK HealthCare Expands Partnership with KHSAA, Continues Long-Term Commitment to State Championship Events

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UK HealthCare and the KHSAA announced Monday that they have expanded their long-time partnership. UK HealthCare, the hospitals and clinics of the University of Kentucky, will serve as the official health care provider for the KHSAA. This move will see UK HealthCare take its title sponsorship of the KHSAA State Football Championship and extend the term of that arrangement, become the title sponsor for the Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® Basketball tournament and serve as presenting sponsor for other KHSAA sports and sport-activity championships. 

“We’re honored to be the official health care provider for KHSAA,” said Mark F. Newman, M.D., UK executive vice president for health affairs. “At UK HealthCare, we are always looking to partner with organizations across the state to provide top-tier health care to every Kentuckian who needs it. We appreciate the opportunity to extend this care to the young athletes of Kentucky.”

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Boys’ Basketball Working Ticket Link Page for Schools (3 hour advance)

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Boys State Basketball Tickets (March 16-19, 2022) Via Ticketmaster And Rupp Box Office
To Order Boys Cheering/Pep Section Discounted Tickets (1 Ticket For 1 Game Each)
Opens 10 A.M. ET Monday Week Of Tournament, Tickets Available To Entire Public At 1 P.M. ET


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Girls’ Basketball Working Ticket Link Page for Schools (3 hour advance)

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Girls State Basketball Tickets (March 9-12, 2022) Via Ticketmaster And Rupp Box Office
To Order Girls Cheering/Pep Section Discounted Tickets (1 Ticket For 1 Game Each)
Opens 10 A.M. ET Monday Week Of Tournament, Tickets Available To Public At 1 P.M. ET


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Click to Order Region 6 Champion-Wed. 11 a.m.- Jeffersontown

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Click to Order Region 8 Champion-Wed. 1:30 p.m.- North Oldham

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Click to Order Region 14 Champion-Wed. 6:00 p.m.- Perry County Central

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Click to Order Region 10 Champion-Wed. 6:00 p.m.- George Rogers Clark

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Click to Order Region 13 Champion-Wed. 8:30 p.m.- North Laurel

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Click to Order Region 15 Champion-Wed. 8:30 p.m.- Pikeville

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Click to Order Region 4 Champion-Thu. 11 a.m.- Warren Central

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Click to Order Region 7 Champion-Thu. 11 a.m.- Male

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Click to Order Region 2 Champion-Thu. 1:30 p.m.- Lyon County

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Click to Order Region 5 Champion-Thu. 1:30 p.m.- John Hardin

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Click to Order Region 11 Champion-Thu. 6:00 p.m.- Henry Clay

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Click to Order Region 1 Champion-Thu. 6:00 p.m.- Murray

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Click to Order Region 9 Champion-Thu. 8:30 p.m.- Covington Catholic

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Click to Order for Game 9 Winner-Semifinal 1-Sat, 11:00 a.m.-Lincoln County

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2022 All Tournament Team and Awards, Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Sweet 16®

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2022 MINGUA BEEF JERKY GIRLS’ BASKETBALL SWEET 16® AWARDS

 

SWEET SIXTEEN® ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP
$1,000 one-time scholarship, sponsored by Bob Roberts Insurance, given to a tournament participant based solely on academic achievement to be used at a Kentucky college or university.

  • Lauren Boggs (Letcher County Central)

 

J.B. MANSFIELD AWARD
Sponsored by the Courier-Journal, given to a tournament participant based on citizenship, basketball ability, academic achievement and sportsmanship. Also, this award includes a $1000 one-time scholarship from Ted Cook Tire Company to be used at a Kentucky college or university.

  • Olivia Lovan (Sacred Heart)

 

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

  • Patience Laster (Franklin County)
  • Peyton Bradley (Meade County)
  • Saniyah Shelton (Bowling Green)
  • Ciara Byars (George Rogers Clark)
  • Kinsley Molden (Southwestern)
  • Makayla Noritis (Southwestern)
  • Liz Freihofer (Cooper)
  • Whitney Lind (Cooper)
  • Emma Egan (Bullitt East)
  • Gracie Merkle (Bullitt East)
  • Lilly Reid (Bullitt East)
  • Josie Gilvin (Sacred Heart)
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2022 All Tournament Team and Awards, UK HealthCare Boys’ Sweet 16®

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2022 UK HEALTHCARE BOYS’ BASKETBALL SWEET 16® AWARDS
PRESENTED BY UK HEALTHCARE ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY & SPORTS MEDICINE


SWEET SIXTEEN® ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP

$1,000 one-time scholarship, sponsored by Bob Roberts Insurance, given to a tournament participant based solely on academic achievement to be used at a Kentucky college or university.

  • Trey Lovell (Muhlenberg County)

 

TED SANFORD AWARD

Sponsored by the Courier-Journal, given to a tournament participant based on citizenship, basketball ability, academic achievement and sportsmanship. Also, this award includes a $1000 one-time scholarship from Ted Cook Tire Company to be used at a Kentucky college or university.

  • Clay Sizemore (North Laurel)

 

2022 ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

  • Ian Higdon (North Oldham)
  • Keian Worrix (Pikeville)
  • Travis Perry (Lyon County)
  • Grant Whitaker (Murray)
  • Tramane Alcorn (Lincoln County)
  • Jaxon Smith (Lincoln County)
  • Brady Hussey (Covington Catholic)
  • Evan Ipsaro (Covington Catholic)
  • Omari Glover (Warren Central)
  • Jaiden Lawrence (Warren […]

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2022 KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® 1st Round Lockers, Tickets, Jerseys, Etc.

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2022 Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Sweet 16® Tickets and Locker Room Assignments and Pairings

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Click to Order for Region 16 Champion-Wed. 11 a.m.- Boyd County

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Click to Order for Region 6 Champion-Wed. 1:30 p.m.- Bullitt East

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Click to Order for Region 1 Champion-Wed. 6 p.m.- McCracken County

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Click to Order for Region 12 Champion-Wed. 6 p.m.- Southwestern

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Click to Order for Region 2 Champion-Wed. 8:30 p.m.- Henderson County

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Click to Order for Region 11 Champion-Wed. 8:30 p.m.- Franklin County

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Click to Order for Region 4 Champion-Thu. 11:00 a.m.- Bowling Green

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Click to Order for Region 14 Champion-Thu. 11:00 a.m.- Letcher County Central

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Click to Order for Region 9 Champion-Thu. 1:30 p.m.- Cooper

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Click to Order for Region 10 Champion-Thu. 6:00 p.m.- George Rogers Clark

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Click to Order for Region 13 Champion-Thu. 6:00 p.m.- Corbin

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Click to Order for Region 7 Champion-Thu. 8:30 p.m.- Sacred Heart

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Click to Order for Region 8 Champion-Thu. 8:30 p.m.- Anderson County

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2022 UK HealthCare Boys’ Sweet 16® Team Housing

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Click to Order for Game 1 Winner-Quarterfinal 2-Fri, 1:30 p.m.-

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2022 Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Sweet 16® Team Housing

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2022 Mingua Beef Jerky/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® Worker Assignments and Information

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First, let me apologize for the lateness of this precise information. With the sudden departure of a staff member, shuffling in another position and then the surge of COVID cases in early January/February, some details fell through the cracks. Butch or I one has personally talked via phone or text with almost all of you as we have tried to formulate as close to a “normal” tournament as we have seen in three years. In addition, the conversion to digital ticketing and working with a new sponsor sales group has certainly been challenging. But that’s not your worry. Just wanted you to know it wasn’t you, or falling out of favor, it has just been a rough few months. THANKS FOR HANGING IN THERE WITH US! – Julian

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Click to Order Region 16 Champion-Thu. 8:30 p.m.- Paul Blazer

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

2021-2022 News Releases

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

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

TICKETING

  • Past (2020) ticket holders have been given several weeks to renew tickets.
  • Any unclaimed renewals are now for sale.
  • As with all other Rupp events and all KHSAA events since the resumption following the pandemic, ticketing will ONLY BE BY ELECTRONIC TICKETING including arena access.
  • Complete instructions including an instructional video on how to save, redeem and transfer your seats to other customers are detailed below.
  • At this time, ONLY COMPLETE SETS OF TICKETS FOR THE ENTIRE EVENT ARE ON SALE.
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02/20/22 – Sweet 16® online media credential system now live

2021-2022 News Releases

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

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

 

OWNERSHIP OF MEDIA AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY 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. As such, the KHSAA is the only entity permitted to originate a […]

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

2021-2022 News Releases

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

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

TICKETING

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

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02/18/22- Reminder – Boys State Basketball Ticket Renewal

Basketball Blog Updates

This notice is being sent to individuals listed as of yesterday as having tickets on hold for this year’s boys’ Sweet 16® for which the payment does not show as completed. You will receive notices through Friday, February 18, which is the extended deadline to complete the purchase. Unrenewed seats are subject to release and re-sale to other patrons.

Notice has been emailed about your tickets on multiple occasions. This reminder is also be sent via SMS text in case of email changes.   FIRST – CHECK YOUR TICKET ACCOUNT FOR YOUR TICKETS Below is a list of instructions. If you prefer, a video tutorial is online and can be viewed BY CLICKING THIS LINK   Here are the step by step instructions-
  • Go to the website rupparena.com/account on your mobile browser
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02/08/22 – Sweet 16® Draw Show to Air Feb. 11 on CW Lexington, KHSAA.tv

2021-2022 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 8, 2022


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

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

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

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2022 Kentucky Utilities Boys’ Sweet 16® Radio Network Affiliate Listing

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

2021-2022 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JAN. 19, 2022

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

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

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

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

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12/21/21 – Basketball Schedule Maintenance Updates

Athletic Department Blog Updates

As of this morning, access and permissions have been restored for team schedules so that Athletic Directors and Coaches can modify, add and remove games at any time. Any removed game by either Athletic DIrectors or Coaches must include the reason for cancellation.

Member schools must remain diligent by accurately reporting COVID-19 cancellations. The data from those cancelations plays a huge role in seeing how the virus is affecting sports, and frankly, helps ensure our ability to continue to play. We hope this data will be accurate as we move through the winter and vaccinations, including booster shots, increase to help slow the spread and reduce quarantine time.

Contracted games canceled due to COVID are subject to being recorded as forfeits as there was no blanket waiver of Bylaw 22 for this season. The result of the original game will be noted as a COVID cancellation whether or not the opponents reschedule and play later […]

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12/21/21 – Initial Basketball RPI Rankings, Stat Leaders Released

2021-2022 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 21, 2021

The first official KHSAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) Rankings and the initial stat leader reports of the 2021-22 basketball season are now available on the Association’s website.

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

Stat leader reports will be updated every day at approximately 3 a.m., and will include all teams missing stats for no more than two games. The boys’ leaders can be found at https://khsaa.org/2021-22-boys-basketball-stat-leaders/, with the girls’ leaders available at https://khsaa.org/2021-22-girls-basketball-stat-leaders/.

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12/08/21- KHSAA Announces NFHS State Coach of the Year Honorees for 2020-21 Seasons

2021-2022 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 8, 2021

As part of its annual awards program, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association recognizes Coach of the Year honorees from each state. Those named Coach of the Year at the state level then advance for consideration for Sectional Coach of the Year honors. Winners are chosen through a combination of their coaching accomplishments as well as their contributions outside of competition to help grow their respective sport. These awards are announced during the late fall following the recognized year.

The complete list of honorees from Kentucky for 2020-21 is:

Boys Baseball- Richard Arnold, Trinity (Louisville)
Boys Basketball- Kevin Listerman, Highlands
Girls Basketball- Aaron Beth, Marshall County
Boys Cross Country- Joe Buechler, Holy Cross (Louisville)
Girls Cross Country- Brian Allesandro, Highlands
Girls Field Hockey- Amy Elliott, Kentucky Country Day
Boys Football (11-Player)- Justin Haddix, Boyle County
Boys Golf- James Chaney, Trinity (Louisville)
Girls Golf- Aaron […]

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11/19/21- Continued Supply Chain Issues Related to Basketballs and Delivery

Basketball Blog Updates

This information was shared by our Kentucky rep for Spalding and wanted to be sure we updated our schools. This week, communication was sent to all dealers with timelines and information. Each of us are familiar with the supply chain issues plaguing so much of our economy and visible each night on the news.

Pete Latkovic, our rep, met many of our ADs at this year’s annual meeting in September and has been a strong supporter of all of your programs. Here was his message – 

I wanted to give you an update on our current basketball shortages. Similar to most companies, global supply chain disruptions have resulted in extended delays. I have just been informed that we will be out of stock on our NFHS stamped balls, LEGACY TF-1000 and PRECISION TF-1000 until January. We have a limited number of balls due in early January but they will not fully cover all the backorders. […]

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10/08/21- Changes in COVID-19 RTA/RTP Implemented Per SMAC Guidance

2021-2022 News Releases

As they have done since the start of the pandemic, the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) composed of Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) member doctors has held multiple special meetings to continually review the Return to Play Guidance and Recommendations (RTA/RTP). As a result of those continued meetings and review of current and evolving literature, changes have been made to the RTA/RTP and RTA/RTP form and those changes are located at https://khsaa.org/resources/Covid19/CovidResumptionofSports/ApprovedVersion/kma-covid-rtp-algorithm.pdf. For districts that have summarily adopted the “KHSAA” recommendations, these changes should be considered immediate.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, this group has been passionate advocates for the students being involved in sport due to the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual benefits, but also for safety in mitigating the spread of the virus. They are also keenly aware of the first priority of nearly everyone in the education community, that being a full year […]

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10/05/21- Basketball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Basketball Blog Updates

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Basketball is available beginning October 5. Remember, the clinic is required of all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

Below is additional information:

OFFICIALS

  • October 6 to January 15 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    January 16 to February 4 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
    February 5 to February 11 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($60) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 may apply.

COACHES

  • October 6 to January 16 – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may […]

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08/31/21 – 2021 Bylaw 9 Reminder

Athletic Department Blog Updates

While there will be an Annual Meeting proposal from the Board regarding Bylaw 9, the provisions remain in place for 2021-22. Please forward as necessary. It is imperative that there be good communication within each school and school system prior to the Annual Meeting as this rule and any revisions will be decided by the member schools.

As out-of-season fall basketball events continue being held, member school administrators must watch the outside activity of students who have previously been on high school basketball teams and keep those athletes informed to prevent violations.

Bylaw 9, Sec. 1(a)(1) (https://bit.ly/325L5ej) states that athletes who have previously BOTH been enrolled in grade nine and then subsequently represented a KHSAA member school in a contest as defined in Bylaw 23(3)(d) may not play in an organized basketball game from the first day of classes for the student body through the first day of practice (October 15).

Bylaw 9, Sec. 1(a)(2) lists the […]

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07/07/21 – Official of the Year Winners Announced for Winter Sports

2020-2021 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 7, 2021

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

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

The Outstanding Officials of the Year for the 2020-21 winter season are John Eschan for wrestling, Terri Tonges for swimming & diving and Hannah Reynolds for basketball. Each finalist will receive a commemorative watch and certificate courtesy of the Officials Division Trust Fund, with the Official of the Year receiving an […]

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05/12/21 – Shot Clock Allowed by State Adoption for High School Basketball in 2022-23

2020-2021 News Releases

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Beginning with the 2022-23 season, a 35-second shot clock will be permitted in high school basketball games by state association adoption. A proposal for a national rule mandating a shot clock was not approved.

A shot clock was among the topics discussed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Basketball Rules Committee at its annual meeting April 20-22 held virtually this year. All recommendations were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

Rule 2-14 states that each state association may adopt a shot clock beginning in the 2022-23 season — according to guidelines outlined in the Basketball Rules Book — to encourage standardization among states. Guidelines include displaying two timepieces that are connected to a horn that is distinctive from the game-clock horn, and using an alternative timing device, such as a stopwatch at the scorer’s table, for a shot clock malfunction. The guidelines also allow for corrections […]

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05/10/21- Senate Bill 128: Supplemental School Year Program Additional Guidance Related to NCAA

2020-2021 News Releases

Information specific to this topic is now included in the compiled SB128 SSYP Informational post at https://bit.ly/3dUJ9us

 

 

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