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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. 

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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 

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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.
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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10/17/13 – 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 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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09/21/13 – Where to send XC and Track Results

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year, both Cross Country and Track and Field results will be tracked and accessed through the http://ky.milesplit.com/ website.  The website is free for all schools and is a great way to track your student athletes’ results throughout the season.

All results are mandatory to be submitted to Jonathan Grooms via email at jonathan@kytrackxc.com or kytrackxc@gmail.com in flat html format from Hytek.  If not in Hytek, an Excel Spreadsheet would be the preferred method.  Only those results submitted will be considered for eligibility for the postseason by the KHSAA.  Please get results to Jonathan in a timely manner (within a few days of your event) and in the format that he has requested above.

The website has many other free features.  Coaches can claim their team and athletes. This feature will allow coaches to easily track their athletes progress throughout the season(s).  Again, there is no charge for this portion of the […]

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07/23/13 – New Track/XC Alignment Approved; Football Draft Alignments; Tackett Receives New 4-Year Contract

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New Track/XC Alignment Approved; Football Draft Alignments To Begin; Commissioner Receives Extremely Favorable Evaluation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 23, 2013

The Board of Control conducted its July meeting on Monday at the Bank of Kentucky Center on the campus of Northern Kentucky University. Among the various topics addressed was the finalizing of a new alignment for Track and Field/Cross Country for the upcoming 2013-14 season.

Following months of review, a survey of the member schools, and consideration of all of the suggested amendments, the Board of Control adopted a revised alignment for Track & Field/Cross Country to take effect for postseason competition in the fall of 2013. Originally, a draft alignment was developed which would have minimized differences in enrollment between the largest and smallest schools in Class 1A and Class 3A. However, the feedback from the membership was more favorable to the current system […]

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05/08/13 – Original Draft Alignment for Track and Cross Country

Cross Country Blog Updates

**NOTE** THIS POST IS LOGGED FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES, BUT THE ALIGNMENT NOTED IN THIS POST WAS NOT ADOPTED.

The new proposed alignment for Track and Field, which was last aligned in 2008-09, places approximately 35% of schools in Class 1A, 40% of schools in Class 2A, and the top 25% of schools in Class 3A based on enrollment figures. The new alignment was created with the aim that larger schools have an inherently higher probability of having multiple athletes in different events and should compete more among themselves (as in football), but also recognizes that many of the smaller schools do not field a full team and would not necessarily need to have as few schools in Class 1A. Documentation on the complete realignment is available on the Track and Field page at KHSAA.org. There was also recognition that trying to control travel was of primary concern, even if regions end […]

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05/7/13 – Track Realignment and Bowling Championship Site Selection Highlight May Board of Control Meeting

2012-2013 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 7, 2013

The Board of Control conducted its final meeting of the 2012-13 academic year at the KHSAA Offices in Lexington on Tuesday. Among the items discussed, the Board of Control approved a draft for new alignment in Track and Field, selected a new site for the Ebonite/KHSAA Bowling State Championship, and approved a recommendation to elevate Assistant Commissioner Butch Cope to Associate Commissioner.

The new proposed alignment for Track and Field, which was last aligned in 2008-09, places approximately 35% of schools in Class 1A, 40% of schools in Class 2A, and the top 25% of schools in Class 3A based on enrollment figures. The new alignment was created with the aim that larger schools have an inherently higher probability of having multiple athletes in different events and should compete more among themselves (as in football), but also recognizes that many of […]

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11/12/12 State Cross Country Photos

Cross Country Blog Updates

The following link will give you access to all of the photos from the 2012 KHSAA State Cross Country Meet that are available for purchase:

 http://khsaa.zenfolio.com/f462860097

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11/6/12 State Cross Country Information for Teams and Fans

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Cross Country Fans – It is time to make plans to support your athletes.  Advance tickets are now on sale at http://2012khsaacrosscountry.eventbrite.com/.  Ticket prices are $10 per person and 10 and under are FREE.

Event Times: http://khsaa.org/cross_country/2012/statemeettimetable.pdf

Directions are located at http://www.mapquest.com/?version=1.0&hk=7-WgjKPvlT.  Enter at the Horse Park main gate and follow the KHSAA logo signs for parking.  There will be attendants waiting to direct cars and buses for parking.

Check in for teams, officials and media will be under the tent on the left side of the main gate while ticket sales will be straight ahead.  Coaches will need to check in to receive their team packets which include their runners race numbers.  this race number will be used for the athletes admission.

Programs will not be sold at the event.  Instead the program is Free for viewing on the KHSAA website at http://khsaa.org/Publications/Programs/20122013/XC/issue1/index.html

 or by using a QR […]

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11/05/12 – XC State Championship Preparations, Information, and Advanced Ticket Sales

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As we, at the KHSAA, prepare for the State Championship Event this Saturday, we would like to share with you some information as your team prepares this week. 

First, there are several items that you should review on the cross country page of the KHSAA website.  Choose the link below and review the items under the State Meet Information tab as well as the information on the 2012 State/Region Reults/Entries tab .  Please take a look at the course map, the state meet time schedule, and the state meet instructions.  The instructions include host hotel information, parking information, and other general information that you will want to review.

http://khsaa.org/sports/fall/cross-country/

Second, we remind you that the course will be open Friday afternoon from 3:30p.m. to 5:30p.m. for a walk through.  Cars and buses must parking in the paved lot.  Vehicles will not have access to the road near the course.  Jerry and his staff, from SafetyTec, will be on site […]

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11/04/12 – State Cross Country Performance Listing and School Rosters Posted along with Region Results

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

To see the school by school roster and performance listing, click on the link below and scroll down to the headings 2012 School by School Rosters and 2012 State Entries, then choose the class and gender.

 http://khsaa.org/2012-stateregion-resultsentries/

The deadline for corrections is Monday, November 5 at 11:00 a.m. 

Thank you to the Regional Managers and Officials for a successful regional weekend and congratulations to all teams headed to the State Championship Meet.

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09/01/12 – Schools Reminded of Opportunity to Make Discount Hytek Software Purchase

Cross Country Blog Updates

KHSAA HyTek Group Purchase Opportunity
Through an agreement with Hy-Tek Limited, the KHSAA can offer its schools a chance to buy the Track and Field/ Cross Country meet and team management software at a discounted price.
HyTek is the software package used for the state cross country and track and field championships and is battle tested to handle the biggest and most complex of meets.
You should download and print both of the following links in order, print them out, and submit them to Hy-Tek in order to qualify for the discount.
For further information, go to the General Information Bar under either Cross Country or Track and Field

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