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10/29/20 – State Cross Country Championships To Debut at Bourbon County XC Course

2020-2021 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 29, 2020

History will be made at the 2020 KHSAA State Cross Country Championships, as the meet makes its debut at the Bourbon County Cross Country Course in Paris. This will mark the first time since 1978 that a state cross country championship was not contested at the Kentucky Horse Park. For the 1978 and 1979 seasons, the A and AA Meets were held at the Kentucky Horse Park, while the AAA Meet took place in Louisville. All classes moved to the Kentucky Horse Park in 1980, which served as the home of the state cross country meet ever since.

This year’s event will be contested over two days, with the 2A Meet starting at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 30. The 1A Meet will take place Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m., followed by the 3A Championship at 3:30 p.m. Attendance is restricted at the event to an allotment of two […]

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10/27/20 – Cross Country State Meet Information Available

Cross Country Blog Updates

Congratulations to all participants and coaches who have qualified for the 2020 KHSAA State Cross Country Championships. First and foremost, we would like to thank all of the regional hosts for all of their hard work and the success of the regionals this past Saturday. 

CROSS COUNTRY ITEMS FOR REVIEW

There are several items for your review on the cross country page of the KHSAA website, including the state instructions, course maps, directions to the Bourbon County Cross Country Course, and the state meet time schedule. To view these items, go to http://khsaa.org/sports/fall/cross-country/ and choose the “State Meet Information and Instructions” dropdown menu.

LANE/WAVE ASSIGNMENTS

Lane/wave assignments have also been posted on the KHSAA Cross Country page and can be viewed under “2020-2021 KHSAA State/Region Results/Entries” at the bottom of the Cross Country page. 

PARTICIPATING TEAMS CONFERENCE CALL

Participating Teams are also invited to join the KHSAA in a conference call that will take […]

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10/25/20 – 2020 State Cross Country Qualifiers

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The regional results for Cross Country and the 2020 KHSAA State Qualifiers have been posted on the KHSAA website.

Changes may occur as coaches and officials have an opportunity to double-check both the performance list and the roster by school for accuracy. An email will be sent once all changes are made, and final performance lists and lane assignments are available.

Each school should review their student-athletes and let us know immediately of any necessary changes (i.e. misspelling of names, incorrect grade, etc.) by emailing us xcresults@khsaa.org. It is important that you send corrections to xcresults@khsaa.org to ensure all parties are aware of the changes.

The deadline for corrections is Monday, October 26 at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern).

For new coaches: Once a student-athlete (or team) is entered into the region they are automatically entered into the state meet if they qualify. Even if your team did not qualify, you may have had an individual that […]

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10/22/20 – Cross Country Regional Reminders

Cross Country Blog Updates

Coaches and athletes are reminded of the following for the 2020 regional meets: 

STARTING LINE

  • All regional meet managers have adjusted schedules to limit the amount of time on the starting line.
  • Each region will have athletes report to the starting line 5 minutes prior to the official start time of the race. 
  • Athletes must report to the line wearing a mask and remain wearing it until instructed to remove it by the KHSAA official. The mask shall not be discarded or handed to any individuals. 
  • There are to be no further run-outs once athletes have reported to the line 5 minutes prior to the start of the race. All warm-ups are finished when an athlete reports.  
  • Clerking will take place at the starting line for all regionals. 

FINISH LINE

  • Athletes are strongly encouraged to quickly exit the finish line area as soon as feasible. 
  • If spectators are allowed, there must be […]

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10/15/20 – KHSAA Cross Country State Meet Details & Location

2020-2021 News Releases

As we approach the Cross Country postseason, the KHSAA wanted to update the membership regarding postseason meets for the sport of Cross Country. 

STATE MEET SITE

The 2020 KHSAA State Cross Country Meet will be held at the Bourbon County Cross Country Course at 1054 Millersburg Rd in Paris, Ky. on October 30-31. Maps of the course will be available on the Cross Country website. The time schedule for 2020 will be posted with Class 2A to compete on Friday afternoon, October 30. Class 1A and 3A will compete on Saturday, October 31.

“We appreciate the great work of our longtime prior hosts at the Kentucky Horse Park and recognize their need for continual adjustments during the pandemic,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “We have a longstanding relationship with the park and their absolutely wonderful staff. But with their current focus on equestrian events combined with our need to finalize arrangements in a timely manner, […]

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2020 State Cross Country Meet Schedule

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09/30/20 – Cross Country Season Updates & Clarifications

Cross Country Blog Updates

As we are a few weeks into the season, the KHSAA wanted to send out some updates and clarifications on the Cross Country season. We have heard positive feedback from the first few weeks and wanted to be sure to communicate with schools on the progress of the season.

We have a list of tentative REGIONAL SITES posted. Please note, due to the current pandemic and the fluidity of the virus, schools should be flexible with any changes to sites/dates as we get closer to the postseason. Currently, the regions are scheduled the week of October 19. Host schools should begin planning with consideration of the time schedule to ensure each class has its own time slot and an ample amount of time between classes to assist with sanitation efforts.

Coaches, it is also important to note that multiple ACT dates are available in October.  The ACT released information about adding additional testing dates […]

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09/30/20 – Tentative Host Sites for 2020 Cross Country Regions

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*As of 09/30/20, the following schools are tentative sites for the 2020 Cross Country Regionals.

Class 1A Host School Region 1 Calloway County Region 2 Thomas Nelson Region 3 North Oldham Region 4 Dixie Heights Region 5 Mason County Region 6 Wayne County Region 7 George Rogers Clark     Class 2A Host School Region 1 Calloway County Region 2 Thomas Nelson Region 3 North Oldham Region 4 Mason County Region 5 Wayne County Region 6 Mason County Region 7 George Rogers Clark     Class 3A Host School Region 1 Muhlenberg Region 2 Greenwood Region 3 Eastern Region 4 Eastern Region 5 Dixie Heights Region 6 George Rogers Clark Region 7 Wayne County

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09/16/20 – Board of Control Approves Dates for Winter Sports to Begin Practice

2020-2021 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 16, 2020

The KHSAA Board of Control held its second regularly-scheduled meeting of the 2020-21 academic year Wednesday morning, approving practice and competition dates for the winter sports and sport-activities of basketball, bowling, competitive cheer, dance, swimming & diving, and wrestling.

Bowling is permitted to practice on November 2. Competitive cheer and dance can begin official practice for its seasons this Monday, September 21 with a gradual segmented approach to activity over the next few weeks. Further details will be distributed to the member schools that allow for the resumption. Both competitive cheer and dance have already seen regional championships moved into the new year per the board’s July meeting. In cheer, these segments will further clarify “stunting” which has been restricted during the pandemic and resumption to play.

Additionally, the Board approved clarifications on sideline cheer in that stunting (defined per NFHS rules as “One or more bases support one […]

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9/10/20 – Cross Country Nominations Sought for Male and Female Midway Student Athlete-of-the-Year Awards

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The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student-Athlete-of-the-Year among Cross Country participants for 2020-2021 is now open.

This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership. The link to the application contains additional criteria and a form to nominate one participant from each 2020-2021 team. Nominations must come from a member school, but can be submitted by an administrator, guidance counselor, or coach. Nominations may only be submitted online at https://khsaa.org/ge35-midway-university-khsaa-female-student-athlete-of-the-year-nomination-form/

The winner will be announced early in the postseason and recognized at an awards banquet at Midway University in early summer 2021. From the winners selected for each KHSAA championship, one student-athlete will be selected as the 2020-2021 Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete-of-the-Year and announced at the banquet. All winners will also receive their recognition at that banquet.

The deadline for nominations for the Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year (male and female) in the […]

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08/27/20 – Cross Country Return to Play Guidance

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Draft guidance for a return to play was published on the KHSAA website yesterday under the COVID-19 Information tab and shared with school administrators. Keep in mind that this guidance is a draft and the situation remains fluid, as it has been since March and is subject to revision.

Coaches should review rules modifications and protocols to assist with safety, health, and social distancing and should be flexible throughout this entire process and realize the goal is a safe and healthy return to play for everyone.

Cross Country specific guidance: https://khsaa.org/resources/Covid19/CovidResumptionFallSports/crosscountrycombined.pdf

Frequently Asked Questions – All Sports: https://bit.ly/2YDUbNQ

Any Cross Country specific questions shall be sent to Assistant Commissioner Sarah Bridenbaugh (sbridenbaugh@khsaa.org).

 

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About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association

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08/20/20 – Board of Control Upholds Decision to Begin Fall Sports September 7

2020-2021 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 20, 2020

The Board of Control held a virtual Zoom meeting Thursday morning, affirming its July position by a 16-2 vote to begin practice for fall sports on August 24th with competition starting the week of September 7th. The Board considered two other motions during the meeting, both of which would have delayed the start of the fall seasons to varying degrees, but neither motion received enough support for adoption.

The fall sports of Field Hockey, Soccer, Volleyball, Cross Country, and Football can begin official practice August 24, with a restriction of 7.5 hours of practice during the first week (as previously approved by the Board) and full practice starting Monday, August 31.

“We hope to submit practice revisions early Friday following the Board’s approval, which will hopefully be relatively minimal. If approved to expand numbers and activity, it will hopefully bring a more normal look to some practices while still […]

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08/18/20 – Cross Country Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Cross Country Blog Updates

As coaches begin to prepare for hopefully the beginning of the season, the mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Cross Country was available beginning yesterday, August 17. 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:

COACHES

  • August 17 to September 21 – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • September 22 to October 11 – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
  • October 12 to October 19 – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($200) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period.

After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

The presentation can […]

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07/28/20 – Board of Control Approves Fall Sports to Begin Practice August 24

2020-2021 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2020

The Board of Control conducted a virtual meeting Tuesday morning via Zoom, during which time it addressed the future of the 2020 fall sports season. With 17 members voting in favor (and one member abstaining), the Board approved a plan to leave fall sports in the fall and begin official fall practice on August 24th in Cross Country, Field Hockey, Soccer, Volleyball, and Football, with the first date of competition set for September 11th for Football and September 7th for the remaining fall sports.

“Our board strongly believes in the tremendous psychological advantages formed through the relationships between our student-athletes and their school coaches and school personnel, as well as the strong community values surrounding interscholastic, education-based athletics,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “College and professional sports are great, but our unique opportunity to build relationships with our neighbors within one state is not one we take for granted.”

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07/27/20 – Student-Athlete Participation Rises for the 3rd Straight Year to New Record Totals

2020-2021 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 27, 2020

Student-athlete participation increased for the third-straight year in Kentucky High School Athletic Association sports and sport-activities to reach record levels in 2019-20. A total of 107,166 rostered participants competed across the KHSAA’s 13 sports and six sport-activities according to information submitted by the membership, surpassing last year’s then-record total of 106,931. Football was one of 12 offerings to show an increase from the previous year, breaking a trend of declining participation for the last three years by adding 202 new student-athletes [freshmen, JV, varsity] during the 2019-20 season to remain the state’s most popular sport with 13,277 rostered participants.

“The continued rise in student-athlete participation the last three years emphasizes the importance of school-based athletics in the fabric of the educational experience for these young adults,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “The importance of these coach-to-student and student-to-student relationships is only amplified in these uncertain times, as we strive […]

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07/13/20 – Board of Control Extends Segment 3 Restrictions to August 3

2020-2021 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 13, 2020

The Board of Control conducted its first meeting of the 2020-21 academic year on July 10 in Covington, examining various issues concerning the restart of school-based athletics in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic. During the course of its meeting, the Board approved a recommendation to extend the guidance and allowances for Segment 3 of the document issued for summer play in KHSAA sports and sport-activities through Sunday, August 2, except for the sport of golf.

As a result of the Board’s action, the traditional July 15 start of practice for KHSAA fall sports has been pushed back until Aug. 3, however, it should be noted that Kentucky has some of the earliest starts to fall practice (dates when activity could be mandatory) in the continental United States. Mandatory tryouts or practices cannot be held prior to Aug. 3, including for the sport-activities of Dance and Competitive Cheer, which have […]

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04/29/20- Revised Covid-19 Policies and Guidance Issued, May 1 to May 31

2019-2020 News Releases

THESE REVISIONS ARE IN PLACE FOR THE PERIOD OF MAY 1 to MAY 31.

THESE POLICIES WILL BE REVIEWED REGULARLY FOR EXTENSION AFTER THAT PERIOD OR REVISION DURING THAT PERIOD AS NECESSARY AS STATE, FEDERAL AND CDC POLICIES AND DIRECTIVES CHANGE

RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF THE CAMPUS OF ANY KHSAA MEMBER SCHOOL OR ON PROPERTY OWNED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF ANY MEMBER SCHOOL, OR ITEMS RELATED TO SPORT OR SPORT-ACTIVITY PARTICIPATION DURING THIS PERIOD-

  • Facilities on school-owned property including competition and practice facilities, weight rooms and similar, as well as those facilities managed or in any way owned by the school or school system (all schools grades  6-12) shall remain closed for use related to sports or sport-activities in any manner through at least May 31;
  • These steps may sunset earlier if allowed by the Governor’s orders related to the phase-in steps of resuming activity, which will likely […]

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  • 03/13/20 (revised 04/02/20 and 4/17/20)- Athletic Dead Period Instituted for Athletic Programs in All Sports and Sport-Activities Due to Covid-19

    2019-2020 News Releases

    This information is in effect, as stated below, through April 30, 2020. Prior to that time, revised guidance and policy will be issued to be effective May 1 as we all collectively work to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus on our campuses and among our athletes and coaches. Updated 4/2/20 and 4/17/20 based on inquiries from member schools and revised orders from the Governor and CDC Guidance.

    This impacts all KHSAA constituents and includes guidance from the Governor, Public Health Officials, the Kentucky Department of Education, and additional guidance from federal authorities. This original directive will continue to be updated regularly. This will be the sole site for information regarding interscholastic athletics in Kentucky involving rostered athletes or those that have participated in practices this year and coaches from KHSAA member schools, as well as the use of interscholastic facilities.

    Effective Friday, March 13, all sports and sport-activities, regardless of season, are declared to […]

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    03/16/20- Update on KHSAA Office Opening/Closing and Staff Availability

    2019-2020 News Releases

    In partnership with our State Department of Education, the Governor’s office, our member schools, the NFHS and similar to many other state associations, KHSAA staff has been directed to work remotely from home until at least April 10 (revised 4/2/20). Administrators will available via email. Our hope is to return to the office for regular hours later in April, however, this is a very fluid situation and could change at any time. Updates will be posted online.

    As of now and through at least May 1, all activity by rostered participants, coaches and those who have participated in at least one practice session for a middle or high school remain shut down as do all athletic facilities in control of our membership. As we all work together, everyone is hopeful to contain the spread of this virus. Staff will communicate any changes to future events through social media and the KHSAA website.

    Closer to May […]

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    01/16/20 – Board Approves Site and Date for Esports Championship, Approves Extensive Survey of Officials’ Fees, Reviews Ongoing Operations

    2019-2020 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 16, 2020

    The Board of Control addressed several operational issues at its meeting at the KHSAA offices on Thursday. Among the actionable items on the agenda, the Board approved an offer from the University of Kentucky to host the upcoming esports state championship and approved the movement of five schools in Track & Field, as well as Cross Country, for the 2020-21 school year.

    The University of Kentucky has offered to host the upcoming esports state championship on Jan. 30 and the Board accepted that proposal. UK has made a substantial investment into its Gatton Student Center as it expands its involvement in the world of competitive gaming.

    “We are grateful to UK for reaching out to us to host a championship event in esports this year, allowing our competition and its participants to continue to receive outstanding support, ” said Commissioner Julian Tackett. “Their new facility is outstanding and will […]

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    12/31/19 – Track & Cross Country Coaches Association to hold Clinic in Lexington

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    The Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association (KTCCCA) Clinic will be held at the Clarion in Lexington on January 3rd & 4th. The 2020 edition of the KTCCCA Clinic will feature many new sessions, vendors, and representatives. New this year, the KHSAA and USATF awards banquet that has been traditionally held at the KHSAA offices on Saturday will be held at the Clarion. 

    Get all of the early details and REGISTER at the link below. 

    https://ky.milesplit.com/articles/269055-learn-from-some-of-the-best-at-the-2020-ktccca-clinic

     

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    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 280 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 […]

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    11/07/19 – NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships to be Held in Louisville

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    The NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships will be hosted at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Kentucky. The event will take place on Saturday, November 23 with the women’s race to begin at 10:45 AM followed by the men’s race at 11:45 AM ET. This event is hosted by Spalding University and the Louisville Sports Commission. Any questions concerning this event should be directed to Troy Killian (tkillian@louisvillesports.org), Lousiville Sports Commission. 

     

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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 280 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage […]

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    10/30/19 – KHSAA State Cross Country Championships Set For Saturday

    2019-2020 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 30, 2019

    The KHSAA State Cross Country Championships return to the Kentucky Horse Park this Saturday with the first race of the day slated for 9:30 a.m. A full meet schedule is available on the KHSAA website at http://bit.ly/2JA6Tpf, with advance tickets available for purchase at https://gofan.co/app/school/KHSAA.

    The 1A Girls’ race opens the day’s festivities at 9:30 a.m., followed by the 1A Boys at 10:15 a.m. The Class 2A meet will follow with the girls at 11:30 a.m. and the boys at 12:15 p.m. The 3A Girls’ Championship is set for 1:30 p.m., with the 3A Boys closing out the day’s events at 2:15 p.m.

    Results will be posted at KHSAA.org following the conclusion of each race. Official championship photos will be available at khsaaphotos.org within 72 hours of the event.

    For more information on each championship, visit the links below:

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    10/29/19 – Cross Country State Meet Information

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    Congratulations to all participants and coaches who have qualified for the 2019 KHSAA State Cross Country Championships. First and foremost, we would like to thank the eight regional hosts for all of their hard work and the success of the “super regionals” this past Saturday.

    There are several items for your review on the cross country page of the KHSAA website, including the state instructions, course maps, lane assignments, directions to the Kentucky Horse Park, and the state meet time schedule. To view these items, go to http://khsaa.org/sports/fall/cross-country/ and choose “State Meet Information and Instructions”.

    Practice time is once again available on Friday, which is the only day that practice is allowed. The times available are from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (ET). SafetyTec will be available for medical needs and TeamIP, the KHSAA official novelty vendor, will be on site. Buses shall park in the lower lot of Alltech Arena during the practice […]

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    10/27/19 – State Cross Country Qualifiers

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    The regional results for Cross Country and the KHSAA State Qualifiers have been posted on the KHSAA website.

    Changes may occur as coaches and officials have an opportunity to double-check both the performance list and the roster by school for accuracy. An email will be sent once all changes are made, and final performance lists and lane assignments are available. 

    Each school should review their student-athletes and let us know immediately of any necessary changes (i.e. misspelling of names, incorrect grade, etc.) by emailing us xcresults@khsaa.org. It is important that you send corrections to xcresults@khsaa.org to ensure all parties are aware of the changes.

    The deadline for corrections is Monday, October 28 at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern).

    For new coaches: Once a student-athlete (or team) is entered into the region they are automatically entered into the state meet if they qualify. Even if your team did not qualify, you may have had an individual […]

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    10/24/19 – State Cross Country Qualifying Process

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    As we approach Cross Country regionals this weekend, the KHSAA wanted to remind fans and coaches about the qualifying process for the 2019 KHSAA State Cross Country Meet.

    The State qualifying process for Cross Country will be:

    • 1 full team enters the Region Meet, 1 team advances.
    • 2-3 full teams enter the Region Meet, 2 teams advance.
    • 4-5 full teams enter the Region Meet, 3 teams advance.
    • 6-7 full teams enter the Region Meet, 4 teams advance.
    • 8-10 full teams enter the Region Meet, 5 teams advance.
    • 11 or more full teams enter the Region Meet, 6 teams advance.

    After the teams qualifying for State are determined, the top five (5) individuals from teams NOT advancing to State will qualify for the State Meet as individuals. Please contact Assistant Commissioner Sarah Bridenbaugh (sbridenbaugh@khsaa.org) should you have any questions. 

     

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    10/10/19 – State Cross Country Course Access for Coaches

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    As Cross Country season winds down, the KHSAA wanted to remind Athletic Directors and coaches about gaining access to the course at the State Cross Country Championships.

    • As has been done in previous years, coaches’ certifications will be checked in order to obtain a coaching credential or complimentary access to the meet.
    • Coaches need to be Bylaw 25 certified and be sure all requirements are up to date.
    • This requirement includes being current on the rules clinic, sports safety course and a valid date entered for the expiration of CPR certification.
    • As a reminder, there are separate passes for all 6 races (boys, girls, class, etc) and if your school wishes to have a coach on the course for both the boys and girls race in your respective class and those coaches are the same, Athletic Directors are reminded to list that coach on the KHSAA database under both genders. 

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    10/07/19 – 2019 State Meet Schedule

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    09/23/19 – KHSAA and Midway University Expand Student-Athlete Awards Program

    2019-2020 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 23, 2019

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association and Midway University are expanding their partnership in the Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year Awards program to include recognition for males beginning in the fall of 2019. The program originally began in the spring of 2016 as a way for Midway University to honor female student-athletes, and will now include male and female student-athletes for all KHSAA-sanctioned sports and sport-activities.

    “We value our partnership with the KHSAA as we expand our on-campus offerings to include male students and male sports and look forward to continuing to get our message out across the Commonwealth to even more student-athletes and potential students,” said Midway University President John P. Marsden, Ph.D.

    “It is exciting to expand our relationship with Midway University to coincide with its own expansion of sports offerings,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “This was already a tremendous partnership through its effort to […]

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    09/09/18 – Cross Country Nominations Sought for Male and Female Midway Student Athlete-of-the-Year Awards

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year among Cross Country participants for 2019-2020. Midway University has expanded its partnership to include both male and female nominations for 2019-2020.

    This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership. The link to the application contains additional criteria and a form to nominate one participant from each 2019-2020 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 https://khsaa.org/ge35-midway-university-khsaa-female-student-athlete-of-the-year-nomination-form/

    The winner will be announced early in the postseason and recognized at an awards banquet at Midway University in early June 2020. From the winners selected for each KHSAA championship, one student-athlete will be selected as the 2019-2020 Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year and announced at the banquet. All winners will […]

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    08/29/19 – First Time “Coaching Cross Country” Course Now Available in NFHS Learning Center

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN (August 29, 2019) — For the first time, cross country coaches now have a learning resource through “Coaching Cross Country,” an online education course available through the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Learning Center at www.NFHSlearn.com.

    Cross country is both a team and individual sport that demands great fitness, endurance and a drive to compete.

    “We are excited to offer this course for cross country coaches,” said Dan Schuster, NFHS director of educational services. “For the first time, cross country coaches now have a course in the NFHS Learning Center.”

    Created in association with USA Track and Field, the course is designed to help coaches learn more to teach the skills of cross country to their students.

    “Our goal is to assist coaches with courses that are specifically tailored to the needs of their students,” Schuster said. “We have had a track and field course available for a few […]

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    08/20/19 – Tentative Host Sites for 2019 Regionals in Cross Country

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    *As of 08/20/19, the following schools are tentative sites for the 2019 Cross Country Regionals.

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    08/05/19 – 2019 Cross Country Rules Clinic Now Available

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Cross Country is available beginning today, August 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:

    COACHES

    August 5 to September 21 – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    September 22 to October 11 – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
    October 12 to October 25 – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($200) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period.

    After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

    The presentation can be viewed on most PC or Mac desktops and laptops, along with […]

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    07/17/19- Heat and Humidity Reminders for Member Schools Representatives

    2019-2020 News Releases

    With temperatures rising across the state and predictions for record temperatures in the coming days, now is a good time to remind all of our school administrators and coaches of the requirements of the Heat Index and Heat Illness prevention program. The complete program is detailed at https://khsaa.org/common_documents/handbook/policies/policies-heatilllnesspolicy.pdf

    No game or plan for a game or practice for a game is worth short-cutting this required procedure that is now more than fifteen years old. Nothing about the program has changed with the exception of the inclusion of the ability to use the wet bulb globe to monitor conditions, but with the turnover in coaches (and administrators) perhaps a few heat index and illness reminders are helpful:

    • Heat index requirements and restrictions apply (and have always applied) to outdoor and indoor sports. In many cases during the summer, indoor practice areas (including gymnasiums) are set to be electronically controlled in terms of temperature and coaches […]

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    06/27/19 – Assisting Injured Athletes, Expansion of Exchange Zones Among Rules Changes in Track and Field/Cross Country

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 27, 2019) — The expansion of exchange zones in short relay events, which does not require tracks to be repainted/resurfaced, as well as assisting injured athletes, are among the rules changes for high school track and field and cross country.

    Seven rules changes were recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Track and Field and Cross Country Rules Committee at its June 10-12 meeting in Indianapolis, and all changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

    The first change amends notes in Rule 4 (Competitors and Competition) and Rule 8 (Cross Country) which reads, “A competitor who provides assistance to an injured or ill competitor should not be disqualified if neither the individual competitor providing the assistance nor his/her team gains an advantage as a result of providing the assistance.”

    “Previous changes to the NFHS rules created the exception that allows a competitor to assist an […]

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    11/15/18 – Cross Country Competition Dates Set for 2019 and 2020

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its regular meeting on November 14. As part of a comprehensive review of the fall sports, especially in light of the “rollover” of corresponding dates and the potential lateness in the fall for championship meets, the dates were set for the 2019 and 2020 Cross Country seasons.

    The corresponding dates for 2019 will have the first competition date be August 19 (during NFHS week 7, August 18 – August 24) and the final regular season week in NFHS week 15 (October 13 – October 19). Cross Country regionals will take place October 25-26 at various sites. The 2019 State Cross Country Meet will be held November 2nd, once again at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    Dates for 2020-21 were also adopted by the Board of Control. The complete corresponding date chart is online at https://khsaa.org/handbook/correspondingdates/crosscountrycorrespondingdates.pdf

     

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    11/14/18 – Board of Control Adjusts 2019 Fall Seasons, Sets State Championship Sites

    2018-2019 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 14, 2018

    During the course of its meeting at the KHSAA Offices on Wednesday, the Board of Control made adjustments to the 2019 fall sports seasons and finalized sites for this year’s State Baseball and Swimming & Diving Championships.

    For the last several years prior to 2018, the soccer, volleyball and cross country seasons all culminated on the same weekend. With volleyball moving a week earlier in 2018 to avoid a conflict in Louisville with the Breeders’ Cup, the Association had the opportunity to reevaluate the structure of its seasons while also looking to alleviate concerns with competitions on ACT test dates.

    With those factors in mind, the Board approved a recommendation to set the start of the 2019 Soccer regular season to begin in NFHS Week 6 (8/11-8/17) and end with the final regular season week in NFHS Week 13 (9/29-10/5). […]

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    11/02/18 – Practice Run for State Cross Country Meet Canceled

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    Attention Athletic Directors, Cross Country Coaches, and fans:

    Due to current course conditions at the Kentucky Horse Park, the open practice run for the State Cross Country meet, scheduled for Friday, November 2 from 3:00 – 5:30 p.m., has been canceled. This will allow for the course to further drain throughout the evening to help ensure an optimal participation experience on championship Saturday. Student-athletes who wish to view the course may still visit the Horse Park, but KHSAA staff and officials will be on site completing the set-up process and request that athletes and coaches avoid walking or running on the course.

    Coaches should also be advised that the Tent City area is currently flooded and will continue to be very wet on Saturday. The blacktop area within Paddock 1 will be available for placing tents, so please be prepared to secure team tents on that surface.

    TeamIP, the official championship apparel vendor of the […]

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    10/31/18 – Cross Country and Soccer State Champions Decided This Weekend

    2018-2019 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 31, 2018

    Eight state championship trophies will be awarded this weekend in Lexington with the 2018 KHSAA Cross Country State Meet taking place at the Kentucky Horse Park and the culmination of the KHSAA State Soccer Tournament sponsored by the U.S. ARMY ROTC at Frederick Douglass HS. Advance tickets for each event can be purchased at https://gofan.co/app/school/KHSAA

    The 2018 KHSAA Cross Country Championships begin Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with the Class 1A Boys’ race, followed by the Class 1A Girls at 10:15 a.m. The Class 2A meet is scheduled to begin with the boys at 11:30 a.m., with the Class 3A meet slated to start at 1:30 p.m. A full state meet schedule is available at http://khsaa.org/cross_country/2018/statemeettimetable.pdf

    The 2018 KHSAA State Soccer Tournament sponsored by the U.S. ARMY ROTC continues Wednesday evening with girls’ semifinal action at Frederick Douglass HS, as West Jessamine takes on Sacred Heart at 6 […]

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    10/30/18 – Cross Country State Meet Information

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    Congratulations to all participants and coaches who have qualified for the 2018 KHSAA State Cross Country Championships. First and foremost, we would like to thank the eight regional hosts for all of their hard work and the success of the “super regionals” this past Saturday.

    There are several items for your review on the cross country page of the KHSAA website, including the state instructions, course maps and directions to the Kentucky Horse Park, and the state meet time schedule. To view these items, go to http://khsaa.org/sports/fall/cross-country/ and choose “State Meet Information and Instructions”.

    Practice time is once again available on Friday, which is the only day that practice is allowed. The times available are from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (ET). SafetyTec will be available for medical needs. Buses shall park in the lower lot of Alltech Arena during the practice times as course officials, many student-athletes, and KHSAA staff will be walking […]

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    10/28/18 – State Cross Country Qualifiers

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    The Regional results for Cross Country and the KHSAA State Qualifiers have been posted on the KHSAA website. It is important that coaches review the Roster by School immediately. Please contact the KHSAA at xcresults@khsaa.org with any corrections (name spellings, grade levels, etc).

    For new coaches: Once a student-athlete (or team) is entered into the region they are automatically entered into the state meet if they qualify. Even if your team did not qualify, you may have had an individual that did qualify. Please check the link provided to see if this might be the case. It is the roster by school that tells you if your student-athletes qualified for the state meet.

    To see the school-by-school roster and performance listing, click on this link http://khsaa.org/sports/fall/cross-country/, then scroll down to the headings Cross Country Tournament Results and choose the 2018 KHSAA State/Region Results/Entries dropdown menu, then choose the appropriate class, then choose 2018 […]

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    09/26/18 – Fall Sports Championship Media Credentials

    2018-2019 News Releases

    The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Fall Sports Championships is now live, and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org.

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

    Credentials should be requested by the sports editor/director for all members of his/her organization needing to attend an event. Credentials for freelance photographers and stringers must be requested by the sports editor/director at the outlet the freelancer will be representing. No credentials will be issued outside of the online credentialing system. The KHSAA reserves the right to limit the quantity of credentials issued to media outlets when space is at a premium.

    Failure to adhere to the KHSAA policies and guidelines, as well as unauthorized use of the media […]

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    09/06/18 – Midway University/KHSAA Cross Country Female Student-Athlete of the Year Nomination Now Open

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among girls’ Cross Country participants for 2018.

    The 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 2018 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 https://khsaa.org/ge79-midway-universitykhsaa-female-student-athlete-of-the-year-nomination-form/

    The winner will be presented her award at a banquet at Midway University in May 2019.

    Deadline for nominations for Cross Country will be Thursday, October 11, 2018.

    -KHSAA-

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    07/10/18 – Simplification of Uniform Rule Continues in High School Track and Field/Cross Country

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    NFHS News Release

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 10, 2018) — Further simplification of the uniform rule in track and field, and clarification on the method of determining the order of finish in cross country highlight 2019 rules changes in those two high school sports.

    Seven changes were recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Track and Field and Cross Country Rules Committee at its June 11-13 meeting in Indianapolis, and all changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

    In Rule 4-3-1, the interpretation of a foundation garment was expanded to include any item worn under the uniform top and/or bottom. The rule now states that “any visible garment worn underneath the uniform top and/or bottom is considered a foundation garment. A foundation garment is not subject to logo/trademark/reference or color restrictions.”

    In addition, Rule 4-3-2 was rewritten to allow schools more options in meeting the uniform rule. The rule […]

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    08/06/18 – 2018 Cross Country Online Rules Clinic Now Available

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Cross Country is available beginning today, August 6. 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:

    COACHES

    • August 6 to September 21 – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    • September 22 to October 11 – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
    • October 12 to October 25 – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($200) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period.
    • After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.


    The presentation can be viewed on most PC or Mac desktops and laptops, […]

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    07/16/18 – Cross Country Super Regional Hosts Needed

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    The KHSAA is still seeking member schools interested in hosting a super regional in the sport of Cross Country. While we have received a few applications, we are still looking for schools interested in hosting in 2018 and beyond. If your school is interested in hosting a regional, please fill out the application found at the link below and provide all pertinent details (site specifications, event management experience, etc.).

    CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION

    Regional Cross Country meets will take place on the weekend of October 26-27. The 2018 KHSAA State Cross Country Championships will be held Saturday, November 3 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

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    06/24/18-Dead Period Reminders, Middle and High School

    2017-2018 News Releases

    This is being sent to all Principals, Athletic Directors, Superintendents and Coaches of Member High Schools. This is being sent via an electronic script and it is possible that direct replies will not be received by the sender.

    IT IS REQUESTED THAT ALL SUPERINTENDENTS AND PRINCIPALS, PLEASE FORWARD THIS INFORMATION ANY OF YOUR MIDDLE SCHOOL CONTACTS AS THIS PERIOD APPLIES TO THE MIDDLE SCHOOL LEVEL AS WELL

    Dead Period Reminders for Middle and High School:

    • A reminder that the Dead Period for ALL sports and sport-activities starts at 12:00:01 a.m. on June 25 and goes through 11:59:59 p.m. on July 9.
    • There is to be no use of school facilities, team uniforms, team or equipment, transportation, coaches, personnel, maintained or producible log of student-activity or anything else related to the athletic program.
    • School funds may not be expended in support of interscholastic athletics in any KHSAA sanctioned sport during this […]

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    05/14/18 – Hieneman Named Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year for 2017-18

    2017-2018 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2018

    The second annual Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year program culminated on the campus of Midway University on Monday as Russell High School’s Sara Hieneman (softball) was named the overall winner for 2017-18. Beginning in May of 2017 with the State Bass Fishing Championship, Midway University presented a Female Student-Athlete of the Year award at each of the KHSAA’s 15 girls’ state championship events, with an overall winner selected following the final championship of the timeframe (2018 State Archery).

    The Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year award is based upon overall athletic performance (60%), academic achievement (20%) and community service (20%). Students must possess an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better to qualify, and must be academically eligible during the season in which they are nominated. School administrators, coaches and athletic directors nominate student-athletes online at KHSAA.org, and the nominees are voted upon by a […]

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    04/09/18- Four (4) Contest Minimum Removed from Most Sports/Events by Board of Control

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    At it’s most recent meeting, the Board of Control addressed concerns from several of the  Commissioner’s Advisory Committees, particularly those representing the individual sports. These concerns surrounded a long-standing Association requirement for a set number of entries into high school competition prior to entering the region. In addition to issues relative to tracking, record keeping and monitoring, the Commissioner and his staff also noted issues relative to the problems this requirement causes at the local level and the inhibiting factor that these requirements might have on multi-sport participation.

    Following a review of the discussion in various committees, a review of the rules in most other states, and based on a recommendation from the Commissioner after input from staff, the Board voted to continue to require four interscholastic contests in event-specific competition for those students entering the region meeting in Diving (Swimming and Diving) and Pole Vault (Track and Field). Only competition involving grades 9 through 12 […]

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    04/09/18- Implementation of HB290, Play Against Home School Individuals

    Archery Blog Updates

    During its 2018 Regular Session, both houses of the Kentucky General Assembly approved HB290, and the bill was signed into law by the governor on April 2. See the full text of the bill at http://www.lrc.ky.gov/recorddocuments/bill/18RS/HB290/HCS1.pdf with a digest of the proceedings at http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/18RS/HB290.htm. With the signing by the governor, the bill will go into effect on July 1, 2018, for KHSAA member schools.

    The bill will necessitate an amendment to KHSAA Bylaw 22, Sec. 1 (listed at https://khsaa.org/handbook/bylaws/20172018/bylaw22.pdf) and this amendment will be done through the normal regulatory approval process this spring. Member schools will be able to engage in competition, should they choose, against homeschool units or involve homeschool students enrolled in Kentucky beginning with the 2018-2019 school year.

    • This change DOES NOT allow KHSAA member schools to participate against other schools located in located in Kentucky that have chosen not to join the KHSAA.
    • This change DOES NOT allow homeschool students […]

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    04/09/18- Reminder About Corresponding Date Rollover – 2018-19 through 2021-22 And Changes in Basketball, Tennis and Track & Field Schedules

    Archery Blog Updates

    This reminder is for all member schools as scheduling decisions are made relative to 2018-2019 and beyond. Athletic Directors and others scheduling contests should pay close attention to the information at https://khsaa.org/general/resources/corresponding-dates/. These charts are invaluable when scheduling year-to-year. It is critical that athletic directors and athletic administrators ensure that this information is passed on to any coach that assists with scheduling in any sport.

    Events that are always held the same time each year, or contests played between opponents regularly at the same time each year, should use the corresponding week numbers for reference when choosing dates, not the relative position within the month. In other words, schools should think in terms of the game always being in week 12, 13, 14, etc., rather than the last weekend in December or first weekend in March. Using the corresponding week numbers will help prevent inadvertent scheduling issues.

    For example, a quick look at https://khsaa.org/handbook/correspondingdates/federationcalendar.pdf illustrates a […]

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    2017 State Class 3A Cross Country Live Results

    Cross Country Blog Updates

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    11/02/17 – State Cross Country Meet New Feature

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    The KHSAA is excited to notify all its competitors, coaches and fans of an additional feature for the 2017 KHSAA State Cross Country Meet made available through our great event staff that is handling the timing system.

    An additional timing mat will be placed on the course at the three-mile mark. This will allow the recording of three (3) split times for student-athletes during the race and serves to enhance the participation experience for both the students and the fans. We will now have a total of four (4) timing mats on the course- at the one-mile marker, two-mile marker and three-mile markers, and at the finish line. 

    We are grateful for the fantastic team of people who come together to manage this great event and wanted to be sure all competitors were notified in advance.

    Please continue to direct your questions concerning the meet to Sarah Bridenbaugh sbridenbaugh@khsaa.org

     

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    11/02/17 – Fall Championship Weekend Wraps Up Volleyball, Soccer and Cross Country Seasons

    2017-2018 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 2, 2017

    Nine team state titles will be awarded this weekend as the KHSAA’s Fall Championship weekend puts the finishing touches on the 2017 soccer, volleyball and cross country seasons. Six state championship trophies will be up for grabs Saturday during the 2017 KHSAA Cross Country State Meet at the Kentucky Horse Park. Championship action continues that evening with the finals of the girls’ and boys’ state soccer tournaments at Lafayette HS with the first game starting at 5 p.m. The 2017 KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament gets underway Friday morning with first round matches at Valley HS in Louisville and concludes with the championship match at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

    KHSAA.tv will produce live webcasts of the championship games of the KHSAA State Soccer Tournament, as well as the semifinals and finals of the KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament. A highlight package of the 2017 KHSAA Cross Country State Meet will […]

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    10/31/17 – Cross Country State Meet Information

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    Congratulations to all participants and coaches who have qualified for the 2017 KHSAA State Cross Country Championships. First and foremost, we would like to thank the eight regional hosts for all of their hard work and the success of the “super regionals” this past Saturday.

    There are several items for your review on the cross country page of the KHSAA website, including the state instructions, course maps and directions to the Kentucky Horse Park, and the state meet time schedule. To view these items, go to http://khsaa.org/sports/fall/cross-country/ and choose “State Meet Information and Instructions”.

    Practice time is once again available on Friday, which is the only day that practice is allowed. The times available are from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (ET). SafetyTec will be available for medical needs. Buses shall park in the lower lot of Alltech Arena during the practice times as course officials, many student-athletes, and KHSAA staff will be walking the […]

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    10/29/17 – State Cross Country Qualifiers

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    The Regional results for Cross Country and the KHSAA State Qualifiers have been posted on the KHSAA website. It is important that coaches review the Roster by School immediately. Please contact the KHSAA at xcresults@khsaa.org with any corrections (name spellings, grade levels, etc).

    For new coaches: Once a student-athlete (or team) is entered into the region they are automatically entered into the state meet if they qualify. Even if your team did not qualify, you may have had an individual that did qualify. Please check the link provided to see if this might be the case. It is the roster by school that tells you if your student-athletes qualified for the state meet.

    To see the school-by-school roster and performance listing, click on this link http://khsaa.org/sports/fall/cross-country/, then scroll down to the headings Cross Country Tournament Results and choose the 2017 KHSAA State/Region Results/Entries dropdown menu, then choose the appropriate class, then choose 2017 […]

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    10/20/17 – State Cross Country Meet Tickets on Sale Now

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    Fans can now order tickets online to the 2017 KHSAA State Cross Country Meet. This event will be held November 4 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. 

    General Admission tickets are $10. Children 10 and under are admitted free of charge. 

     

    Purchase Cross Country Tickets – Click Here

    State Meet Time Schedule – Click Here

    KHSAA Cross Country Homepage – Click Here

     

    – KHSAA –

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    10/02/17 – Nominations Sought for Midway University Female Student-Athlete of the Year – Girls’ Cross Country

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among girls’ Cross Country participants for 2017-18.

    The 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 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 during the KHSAA Cross Country State Meet (November 4) at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. In case the winner does not qualify for the state meet, 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 […]

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    09/21/17- Cross Country Four-Meet Minimum Clarification

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    With the cross country season well underway, we have received several inquiries from Athletic Directors and Cross Country coaches about the four-meet (4-meet) minimum requirement that is required for entry into postseason competition. Below is the criteria to enter the postseason regional meet:

    “To be eligible to compete in the region or state meet, a contestant shall have competed in at least four meets while eligible to represent the school in varsity competition on a team that is representing a member school during a regular season meet. These meets shall involve a minimum of two schools. The meet shall be allowed to count toward that minimum for varsity-eligible students regardless of the meet level (freshman, junior varsity, varsity). Coaches should maintain and have available copies of all results for the region manager to verify in case of a challenge to the required participation minimums by any athlete. A meet shall not count toward the four-meet minimum for […]

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    03/30/17 – KHSAA Revising Office Hours Effective April 3, 2017

    2016-2017 News Releases

    Effective April 3, 2017, the KHSAA will have new office hours. The office will open each day at 7:30 a.m. and close at 4:00 p.m. ET.

    Logistical and traffic issues (both current and anticipated) in the surrounding area near the office, in particular, the opening of the new Frederick Douglass High School have created this necessity.

    We appreciate the understanding of our membership and various constituencies.

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    11/03/16 – Nine Team State Titles Up For Grabs During Fall Championship Weekend

    2016-2017 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 3, 2016

    A total of nine teams will earn the title of state champion on Saturday and Sunday as the KHSAA’s Fall Championship weekend wraps up the 2016 soccer, cross country and volleyball seasons. Six state champions will be crowned Saturday morning during the 2016 KHSAA Cross Country State Meet at the Kentucky Horse Park. Championship action continues that evening in Lexington with the finals of the girls’ and boys’ state soccer tournaments at Bryan Station HS with the first game starting at 5 p.m. The 2016 KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament begins Friday morning with first round matches at Valley HS in Louisville and concludes with the championship match at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

    KHSAA.tv will produce live webcasts of the championship games of the KHSAA State Soccer Tournament, as well as the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals of the KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament. A highlight package of the 2016 KHSAA Cross Country State […]

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    10/31/16 – Cross Country State Meet Information

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    Congratulations to all participants and coaches who have qualified for the 2016 KHSAA State Cross Country Championships. First and foremost, I would like to thank the eight regional hosts for all of their hard work and the success of the “super regionals” this past Saturday.

    There are several items for your review on the cross country page of the KHSAA website. The state instructions have been updated, course maps and directions to the Kentucky Horse Park are available, the state meet time schedule is posted as well as lane assignments. To view these items, go to http://khsaa.org/sports/fall/cross-country/ and choose “State Meet Information and Instructions”.

    Practice time is once again available on Friday. This is the only day that this is allowed. The times available are from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. SafetyTec will be available for medical needs. Buses shall park in the lower lot of Alltech Arena during the practice times as course officials, many student-athletes, […]

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    10/30/16 – State Cross Country Qualifiers

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    The Regional results for Cross Country and the KHSAA State Qualifiers have been posted on the KHSAA website. It is important that coaches review the Roster by School immediately. Please contact the KHSAA at xcresults@khsaa.org with any corrections (name spellings, grade levels, etc).

    For new coaches: Once a student-athlete (team) is entered into the region they are automatically entered into the state meet if they qualify. Even if your team did not qualify, you may have had an individual that did qualify. Please check the link provided to see if this might be the case. It is the roster by school that tells you if your student-athletes qualified for the state meet.

    To see the school-by-school roster and performance listing, click on this link http://khsaa.org/sports/fall/cross-country/, then scroll down to the headings Cross Country Tournament Results and choose 2016 KHSAA State/Region Results/Entries, then choose the appropriate class, then choose 2016 Roster by School (by class and gender) […]

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    10/24/16 – Cross Country Regionals & Advancement to State

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    With the Cross Country postseason upon us, a few reminders for coaches, regional hosts and fans. New to 2016, there is a slight change in the competition rules for qualifying for the KHSAA State Cross Country meet. Qualifiers will now be determined on the number of teams entered into each regional and do not require reporting to the starting line. 

    This is how you qualify for the KHSAA State XC Meet:

    • 1 full team with all entrants meeting the four meet minimum that enters the regional meet. . . . 1 team advances
      2 or 3 full teams with all entrants meeting the four meet minimum that enter the regional meet. . . . 2 teams advance
      4 to 6 full teams with all entrants meeting the four meet minimum that enter the regional meet . . . . 3 teams advance
      7 to 9 full teams with all entrants meeting the four meet minimum that enter […]

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    10/04/16 – Regional Instructions for Cross Country

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    Instructions for the KHSAA Regional Cross Country Meets are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view these instructions by clicking on the following link:

    http://khsaa.org/cross_country/crosscountryregionalinstructionsforparticipatingteams.pdf

    You can find additional regional meet information on the KHSAA website on the Cross Country page under “Region Meet Information and Instructions”. 

     

    – 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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    08/01/16 – 2016 Cross Country Rules Clinic Now Available Online

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Cross Country is available beginning today, August 1. Remember, the clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

    Below is additional information:

    OFFICIALS

    • August 8 to September 12 (Officials) – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    • September 13 to October 9 (Officials) – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
    • October 10 to October 16 (Officials) – the Cross Country 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 will apply.

    COACHES

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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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    04/22/16 – Reminder Bylaw 23 Limitation of Seasons

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    This is a reminder to all administrators and coaches concerning Bylaw 23, Limitation of Seasons. KHSAA staff members have received several inquiries about permitted activity,  specifically concerning fall sports and practice/tryouts for the fall. The same principle and rule would apply to any “tryout” in any sport or sport-activity that is not held during the period defined by Bylaw 23.

    The first official tryout/practice date for 2016 football is July 10.  For the other fall sports/sport-activities (Soccer, Golf, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Cross Country, Competitive Cheer), the first official practice date is July 15. Only after these dates can anything mandatory be required of team members or potential team members. 

    Until the day following the last day of school or May 31 (whichever is earliest), coaches are permitted to provide instruction and be involved with team members (provided such is approved by the principal), but continue to be restricted in “competitive” situations with other schools unless they are […]

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    11/19/15 – Board Approves Revised Schedule For State Baseball, Tennis Tournaments

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 19, 2015

    On Wednesday, the Board of Control approved a proposal from KHSAA staff to revise the schedule for the state baseball tournament during its regularly scheduled meeting at the Association’s headquarters. In an effort to alleviate competitive issues under the current format resulting from pitching limitations and roster depth, as outlined in the extensive research conducted by Lawrence County Athletic Director Travis Feltner and validated through staff review of the current format, the new format will provide a minimum of three days of rest between the quarterfinals and the semifinals. Beginning with this year’s state tournament, the revised format will allow teams the opportunity to use their pitchers at the top of the rotation in both the early rounds (first round/quarterfinals) and the later rounds (semifinals/championship).

    “Pitching limitations are in place for the health and safety of our student-athletes,” KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett said. “In keeping with the overall desire of the […]

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    11/05/15 – Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball Champions Decided This Weekend

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 5, 2015

    Championship trophies will be awarded to nine teams this weekend as the 2015 KHSAA Soccer and Volleyball State Tournaments, and the KHSAA Cross Country State Meet are conducted in Lexington and Louisville. Saturday morning will see six state champions crowned in cross country at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, followed by the boys’ and girls’ soccer state championships that evening at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. The 2015 KHSAA Volleyball State Tournament begins Friday morning with first round matches at Valley High School in Louisville, and concludes with the championship match on Sunday at 2 p.m.

    KHSAA.tv will produce live webcasts of the championship games of the KHSAA State Soccer Tournament, as well as the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals of the KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament. A highlight package of the 2015 KHSAA Cross Country State Meet will be available at KHSAA.tv following the event. A free live audio […]

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    11/03/15 – Cross Country State Meet Information

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    Congratulations to all participants and coaches who have qualified for the 2015 KHSAA State Cross Country Championships. First and foremost, I would like to thank the eight regional hosts for all of their hard work and the success of the “super regional” this past Saturday.

    There are several items for your review on the cross country page of the KHSAA website. The state instructions have been updated, course maps and directions to the Kentucky Horse Park are available, and the state meet time schedule is posted. To view these items, go to http://khsaa.org/sports/fall/cross-country/  and choose “State Meet Information and Instructions”.

    Practice time is once again available on Friday. This is the only day that this is allowed. The times available are from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. SafetyTec will be available for medical needs. Buses shall park in the lower lot of Alltech Arena during the practice times as course officials, many student-athletes, and KHSAA […]

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    11/01/15 – State Cross Country Qualifiers

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    The Regional results from Cross Country have been posted on the KHSAA website.  It is important that coaches review the roster by school immediately. Please contact the KHSAA at xcentry@khsaa.org with any corrections (name spellings, grade levels, etc).

    For new coaches: Once a student-athlete (team) is entered into the region they are automatically entered into the state meet if they qualify. Even if your team did not qualify, you may have had an individual that did qualify. Please check the link provided to see if this might be the case. It is the roster by school that tells you if your student-athletes qualified for the state meet.

    To see the school-by-school roster and performance listing, click on this link http://khsaa.org/sports/fall/cross-country/, then scroll down to the headings Cross Country Tournament Results and choose 2015 KHSAA State/Region Results/Entries, then choose the appropriate class, then choose 2015 Roster by School (by class and gender) and 2015 Performance List. 

    The deadline for […]

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    10/28/15 – Cross Country Postseason Reminders (Revised 10/24/16)

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    As a reminder for regional hosts and fans, pets are not permitted at ANY KHSAA postseason tournament, with the exception of service animals. Tournament hosts should post signage on-site and alert fans that pets will not be admitted at the event.

    Regional Cross Country is set to begin at various sites on October 29th. Visit http://khsaa.org/sports/fall/cross-country/ for additional information about Regional Meets. The 2016 KHSAA State Cross Country meet will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky on November 5th, 2016 with the first race beginning at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern).

    Tickets for the state meet can be pre-ordered at the following link:
    http://www.eventbrite.com/o/kentucky-high-school-athletic-association-1559750356

    -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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    10/28/15 – Cross Country Clarification on Four (4) Meet Minimum

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    We have been receiving a lot of questions about the four meet minimum rule. Just to clarify, to be eligible to compete in the region or state meet, a contestant shall have competed in at least four (4) meets involving a minimum of two schools on a team representing a member school during the regular season. Athletes competing in high school races (grades 9-12) and participating with a high school as a representative of that school, irrespective of the level of the meet, shall be allowed to count that meet toward the four meet minimum.

    Coaches should maintain and have available copies of all results for the region manager to verify in case of a challenge to the required participation minimums of any athlete. A meet shall not count toward the four (4) meet minimum for any athlete if it involves the athlete entering and participating in more than one race that has a distance of […]

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    10/11/15 – Reminder – Fall Postseason Eligibility Limited To Those On Postseason Roster

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    This reminder to all athletic directors, principals, and coaches at KHSAA member schools. Only those students who are indicated with a checkmark in the “postseason roster” column are eligible to compete in KHSAA sanctioned postseason competition. The following are quick reminders to take the steps necessary to complete this task, and will only work if you have administrator rights (principal/AD) or coach that has roster rights granted by an administrator:
    • On the school’s login menu (http://schools.khsaa.org/), click on the link that says maintain specific team roster.
    • Select the green box for the varsity team, and you will see the current roster of the varsity displayed.
    • At the top or bottom of that listing, click on assign/unassign players.
    • DO NOT ADD ATHLETES TO THE VARSITY COLUMN AT THIS POINT IN THE SEASON.
    • At the top of the roster column (under level) will be a link to initialize your postseason roster. Clicking on this link […]

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    10/06/15 – Regional Instructions for Cross Country

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    Instructions for the KHSAA Regional Cross Country Meets are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view these instructions by clicking on the following link:

    http://khsaa.org/cross_country/crosscountryregionalinstructionsforparticipatingteams.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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    10/01/15 – Riherds.com to Sponsor Above and Beyond Awards at All State Championship Events

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    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.
    • Being […]

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    09/30/15 – Fall Sports Championship Media Credentials

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    The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Fall Sports Championships is now live. Media members can visit credentials.khsaa.org to apply for credentials online.

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

    Credentials should be requested by the sports editor/director for all members of his/her organization needing to attend an event. Credentials for freelance photographers and stringers must be requested by the sports editor/director at the outlet the freelancer will be representing. No credentials will be issued outside of the online credentialing system. The KHSAA reserves the right to limit the quantity of credentials issued to media outlets when space is at a premium.

    Failure to adhere to the KHSAA policies and guidelines, as well as unauthorized use of the media credential, […]

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    09/04/15 – Reminder about Heat Index/Drones at Competition

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    This notice is being sent to all member schools and specific licensed officials.

    HEAT INDEX
    While we have been blessed with a relatively cool summer, such is likely not to be the case this weekend and early next week. Keep in mind that the Heat Index regulations are always in place, with mandatory recording of temperatures and humidities to determine if any activity needs to change. The quick reference chart is located at http://khsaa.org/sportsmedicine/heat/heatindexchartcolor.pdf but schools as always are responsible for complete policy adherence, not just what is on the chart. 

    For Field Hockey, Soccer, Cross Country, Golf and even Volleyball (if played in a facility without air conditioning), all play must be suspended when the Heat Index reaches 104 degress. When the heat index is above 99, mandatory water breaks every 30 minutes for at least 10 minutes in duration are required, along with all other stipulations in the heat index guidelines. 

    For Football, the threshold temperature for […]

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    08/10/15 – Cross Country Rules Clinic Now Available

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Cross Country is available beginning today, August 10. Below is additional information:

    OFFICIALS

    • August 10 to September 7 (Officials) – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    • September 8 to October 12 (Officials) – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
    • October 13 to October 26 (Officials) – the Cross Country 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 will apply.

    COACHES

    • August 10 to September 7 (Coaches) – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    • September 8 to October 5 (Coaches) – the Cross Country Clinic will be online […]

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    06/08/15 – KHSAA Seeks Applicants for Assistant Commissioner (Female)

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    DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF RESUMES AND COVER LETTER FOR CONSIDERATION: THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Commissioner. Due to the provisions of the Federal Court Order (Alston, et. al. vs The KHSAA, et. al.) and the composition of the current staff, this position will be filled by a female.

    RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION
    Serve as Assistant Commissioner, employed full-time at the KHSAA offices in Lexington. Duties of the position anticipated to include but are not limited to:

    • Managing all facets of assigned sports. The successful applicant will be assigned a minimum of two sports and/or sport-activities. At present, those assigned sports will be Field Hockey (fall), Cross Country (fall), Bowling (winter) and Track and Field (spring)
    • Those duties include but are not limited to:
      • Serving as the association’s staff interpreter for playing rules, including the potential review of a film/video and play situations, rules questions, and serving as […]

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    06/08/15 – KHSAA Assistant Commissioner Passafiume Accepts Athletic Director Job At Assumption

    2014-2015 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2015

    KHSAA Assistant Commissioner Angela Brown Passafiume, a 1989 graduate of Assumption High School who has served as Assistant Commissioner with the Association since July of 2010, will return to Assumption this fall as its Athletic Director, as announced today in this joint release by the KHSAA and Assumption. Passafiume previously served as Athletic Director at Assumption from 2003 to 2010.

    “We are thrilled to welcome Angela back to Assumption High School,” stated Assumption High School President Mary Lang. “Her commitment and dedication to interscholastic athletics is unparalleled. Angela brings with her an incredible wealth of experience and expertise to this role, as well as a passion for Assumption, and we are elated to have someone of Angela’s caliber to lead our Athletic Department.”

    As Athletic Director at Assumption, Passafiume will oversee a full program of 15 varsity sports and work to maintain the integrity of the program while promoting the integral part that […]

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    11/05/14 – Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball Champions All Crowned This Weekend

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 5, 2014

    Nine state championships will be decided this weekend as the KHSAA Soccer and Volleyball State Tournaments, and the KHSAA Cross Country State Meet are conducted in Lexington and Louisville. Saturday morning will see six state champions crowned in Cross Country at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, followed by the boys’ and girls’ soccer state championships that evening at Henry Clay High School. The 2014 KHSAA Volleyball State Tournament begins Friday morning with first round matches at Valley High School in Louisville, and concludes with the championship match on Sunday at 2 p.m.

    The KHSAA Soccer State Tournament resumes Wednesday and Thursday night at Henry Clay HS with the girls’ and boys’ semifinals starting at 6 p.m. Sacred Heart and Owensboro Catholic will square off in Wednesday’s first semifinal match, followed by South Oldham and Notre Dame at 8 p.m. On Thursday, South Oldham will take on Scott at […]

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    11/03/14 – State Cross Country Information

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    Congratulations to all participants and coaches who have qualified for the 2014 State Cross Country Championship.  

    First, I would like to thank the eight regional host for all of their hard work and the success of the “super regional” this past Saturday.

    There are several items for your review on the cross country page of the KHSAA website. The state instructions have been updated, lane assignments will be posted on Tuesday, course maps and directions to the Kentucky Horse Park are available, and the state meet time schedule is posted.  http://khsaa.org/sports/fall/cross-country/  choose “State Meet Information and Instructions”

    Practice time is once again available on Friday. This is the only day that this is allowed.  The times available are from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.  SafetyTec will be available for medical needs. Buses shall parking in the lower lot of the Alltech Arena during the practice times as course officials, many student […]

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    11/03/14 – High School Playoff Contests Asked to Honor Veterans

    2014-2015 News Releases

    KHSAA State High School Events Honoring Veterans At Events Closest To Veterans Day

    Through the efforts of a veteran and concerned individual by the name of Robert Williams of Menlo Park, California, there is now a national movement to have every high school and college in the United States honor all veterans and active duty military at events near Veteran’s Day. This is a great way to recognize our veterans and active duty military and hopefully reinforce to all the importance of their sacrifices and the meaning of Veteran’s Day. The KHSAA is grateful to be able to participate.

    Again this year, for the first round of the football playoffs at home sites November 7 and 8, each home school is asked to request all veterans and active duty military in attendance to stand and be recognized for their contributions.

    For the KHSAA State Cross Country meet on Saturday morning, November 8, there will be an […]

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    10/27/14 – Fall Sports Postseason In Full Swing; Hopkinsville Penalized for Bylaw Violations

    2014-2015 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2014

    Fall Sports Postseason In Full Swing

    With the Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA Golf State Championships already in the books, the postseasons for the remaining KHSAA fall sports are in full swing. The inaugural KHSAA Field Hockey State Championship resumes tonight with semifinal action at Bellarmine University. Assumption takes on Sacred Heart at 5:30 p.m. followed by DuPont Manual against Mercy at 7 p.m. Live stats and a live webcast for each game will be available at KHSAA.org. The KHSAA Field Hockey State Championship game will be played Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.

    The KHSAA Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer State Tournament begins tonight with girls’ semi-state games at campus sites, followed by the boy’s semi-state games tomorrow evening. The KHSAA Soccer State Tournament Quarterfinals will take place Saturday, Nov. 1 with the boys’ games at Henry Clay HS and the girls’ games at Lafayette HS in Lexington.

    Volleyball Region Tournaments began […]

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    08/29/14 – Part 2 Exam Ends Sunday; Free Clinic Ends Monday

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    We would like to remind all Football, Soccer, Field Hockey, Cross Country and Volleyball officials that the part 2 exam, which is a requirement to officiate a postseason contest in Football, Soccer, Field Hockey and Volleyball, is ending this Sunday, August 31st at midnight est.

    Also, the free period for the required online rules clinic ends for all fall sports officials in Football, Soccer, Field Hockey, Cross Country and Volleyball on Monday, September 1. Beginning September 2 there will be a $100 charge to view the clinic. If you have started and not finished the clinic, this will serve as your final reminder.

     

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    07/22/14 – Cross Country 2014-2015 Reminders

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    The following are important date reminders for Cross Country coaches, teams and officials:

    July 15 – First Practice

    August 4th – 1st Day Online Rules Clinic (All Coaches – head and assistant, Officials)    

         *You must login with individual email address and password to receive credit.

    August 25 – 1st date for a contest (two allowable scrimmage meets before this date)

         *The season consists of 13 meets.

    October 26 – November 1 – Regional Meets

    November 8 – KHSAA State Championship at the Kentucky Horse Park

    Alignment and other Cross Country related information can be found at the following link: http://khsaa.org/sports/fall/cross-country/

    Remember, beginning in 2014-15, no student below grade 7 may participate at the high school level (Freshmen, JV or Varsity). If a student participated in 2013-14 at the high school level, he/she is grandfathered and therefore is eligible to continue participating at the high school […]

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

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    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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    11/15/13 – State Cross Country Photos

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    Photos taken by the KHSAA professional photographer and are available for viewing and for purchase at the link below.   khsaaphotos.org   Thank you to all who were involved for a great day and a great event!

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    11/11/13 – KHSAA Wraps Up Successful Fall Championship Weekend

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    KHSAA Wraps Up Successful Fall Championship Weekend

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 11, 2013

    A total of nine team and six individual state champions were crowned on Saturday and Sunday as part of the KHSAA’s first-ever three-sport Fall Championship weekend. Big turnouts at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, the Kentucky Horse Park and Valley High School made the weekend an overwhelming success as fans showed up in droves to watch the soccer, volleyball and cross country state championships.

    Saturday’s festivities began with the 2013 KHSAA Cross Country State Meet at the Kentucky Horse Park. Bishop Brossart opened the day by claiming the 1A Boys’ title, edging St. Henry District by 15 points (85 to 100). Louisville Collegiate junior Matthew Bode won the Boys’ 1A Race with a time of 16:15.46. On the 1A Girls’ side, St. Henry District won its third-straight team title with 51 total points. Danville’s […]

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    11/05/14 – Cross Country State Final Update

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    The officials and KHSAA staff will be on the course tomorrow and Friday preparing for Saturdays Championship. A final reminder today –

    Walk throughs are not allowed until Friday at 3:30pm.  Remember buses are allowed in the Alltech Arena paved lot only. Teamip apparel vendor will be set up and ready to sell on Friday as well. 

    On Saturday there is an event at the Alltech Arena which requires a horse crossing across the road that leads to Walt Robinson.  Therefore, we will be entering the parking area through the Alltech Arena lot.  

    We have an experienced group to guide all cars and buses through the lot, but as you know the turnover between classes can cause the entering cars to become backed up. We ask schools to allow extra time to park AND to follow the direction of the parking attendants so that the parking line can flow smoothly.

    We do have handicap […]

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    11/05/13 – Cross Country State Information

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    Congratulations to all participants and coaches who have qualified for the 2013 State Cross Country Championship.  

    First, I would like to thank the eight regional host for all of their hard work and the success of the “super regional” this past Saturday.

    There are several items for your review on the cross country page of the KHSAA website. The state instructions have been updated, lane assignments are now posted, course maps and directions to the Kentucky Horse Park are available, and the state meet time schedule is posted.  Cross Country | Kentucky High School Athletic Association

    Practice time is once again available on Friday. This is the only day that this is allowed.  The times available are from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.  SafetyTek will be available for medical needs.

    Saturday the team packets will be available beginning at 7:30 am.  Please do not arrive earlier than 7:30 am.  

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    11/04/13 – Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball Champions Crowned This Week

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 4, 2013

    Soccer Championships Resume Wednesday, Thursday Night

    The 2013 KHSAA Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer Championships continue Wednesday and Thursday night at Paul Laurence Dunbar, leading up to Saturday’s championship matches. Wednesday’s Boys’ Semifinal action begins with Henderson County vs. Paul Laurence Dunbar at 6 p.m., followed by Trinity (Louisville) vs. Bowling Green at 8 p.m. The Girls’ Championship picks up Thursday night with semifinal action pitting Sacred Heart against Oldham County at 6 p.m., and the defending champion Tates Creek Lady Commodores against Notre Dame at 8 p.m.

    Both championship bouts will be played on Saturday, Nov. 9, with the boys’ game at 5 p.m. and the girls’ title match at 7 p.m. Live webcasts of the Semifinals and Championship games will be available at KHSAA.tv.

    Brackets for the boys’ and girls’ soccer championships are available at the links below:

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    11/02/14 – State Cross Country Qualifiers

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    The Regional results from Cross Country have been posted on the KHSAA website.  It is important that coaches review the school by school rosters immediately. Please contact the KHSAA at xcentry@khsaa.org with any corrections (name spellings, grade levels, etc).

    For new coaches: Once a student athlete (team) is entered into the region they are automatically entered into the state meet if they qualify.  Even if your team did not qualify, you may have had an individual that did qualify.  Please check the link provided to see if this might be the case.  It is the school by school roster that tells you if your student athletes qualified for the state meet.

    To see the school by school roster and performance listing, click on this link http://khsaa.org/sports/fall/cross-country/, then scroll down to the headings Cross Country Tournament Results and choose 2014 State/Region Results/Entries, then choose 2014 State Entries and Information, then choose 2014 […]

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    10/28/13 – Soccer Championships Begin Tonight; VB and XC Regionals This Week

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 28, 2013 

    2013 KHSAA Soccer Championships Begin Monday and Tuesday

    The 2013 KHSAA Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer Championships begin tonight and tomorrow with the Semi-State Round on campus sites. Teams advancing from the Semi-State Round will travel to Lexington on Saturday, Nov. 2nd for the quarterfinals, with the boys’ games taking place at Henry Clay and the girls’ matches slated for Lafayette.

    The semifinals and finals will be played at Paul Laurence Dunbar, with the boys competing on Wednesday, Nov. 6 and the girls playing on Thursday, Nov. 7. Both championship bouts will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, with the boys’ game at 5 p.m. and the girls’ title match at 7 p.m. Live webcasts of the Semifinals and Championship games will be available at KHSAA.tv. 

    Brackets for the boys’ and girls’ soccer championships are available at the […]

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    10/25/13 – Regional Cross Country Preparations and Reminders

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    As we approach the postseason we would like to remind coaches and regular season meet host, that all results should have been and continue to be sent to the kymilesplit.com website to be uploaded for qualifying meet verification.

    If you will remember, information was sent out at the beginning of the season with instructions to “how to claim your team”, etc on the milesplit site.  The link to that blogs is http://khsaa.org/092113-where-to-send-xc-and-track-results/.  Also a quick reminder that all participants in regional competition must be 7th grade or above.

    By this time you should have gotten information on your regional from the host school.  A list of contacts for your regional can be found at http://khsaa.org/cross_country/2013/managers.pdf.

    A list of regional officials assignments have been posted for your information as well.  This can be found at http://khsaa.org/cross_country/regionalofficialsassignments.pdf.  All other regional information can be found on the Cross Country page of the KHSAA website.

    Good luck in […]

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    10/17/13 – Fall Sports Championship Media Credentials

    2013-2014 News Releases

    The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Fall Sports Championships is now live. Media members can visit credentials.khsaa.org to apply for credentials online.   Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are issued by the KHSAA to working members of the media that regularly cover high school athletics. Credentials grant the bearer, and only the bearer, access to KHSAA championship events, and are non-transferable.   Credentials must be requested prior to the established deadline for each sport through the online credentialing system (credentials.khsaa.org). Credentials should be requested by the sports editor/director for all members of his/her organization needing to attend an event. Credentials for freelance photographers and stringers must be requested by the sports editor/director at the outlet the freelancer will be representing. No credentials will be issued outside of the online credentialing system. The KHSAA reserves the right to limit the quantity of […]

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    10/16/13 – Regional Cross Country Information Now Posted

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    The regional Cross Country information has been updated on the website.  Please go to the Cross Country page on the KHSAA website (www.khsaa.org) to find this information for the 2013 regional competitions.  

    Once on the KHSAA website, choose Sport/Activities from the blue bar, then Cross Country. Once on the Cross Country page, choose the regional information and instructions tab to view all the instructions, regional managers listing, and forms.

    We have provided direct links to below for your convenience.  

    Included in these links are the state meet time schedule for your planning purposes.  Also, for planning, we would like to share that the Clarion Hotel on Newtown Pike, in Lexington, will be the host hotel for the State Cross Country Championship.  Room rates are $89 a night, which includes breakfast.  Please call 859-233-0512 and ask for the KHSAA CROSS COUNTRY BLOCK.  

    For instructions – khsaa.org/cross_country/crosscountryregionalinstructionsforparticipatingteams.pdf

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