Serving Kentucky's Schools and Student Athletes Since 1917

Softball Blog Updates

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 […]

More

5/07/2018 – Nominations Sought for Midway University Female Student-athlete of the Year – Softball

Softball Blog Updates

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among Softball participants for 2017-2018.

This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership. The link to the application contains additional criteria and a form to nominate one female participant from each 2017-2018 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 http://khsaa.org/ge79-midway-universitykhsaa-female-student-athlete-of-the-year-nomination-form/

The winner, if present, will be recognized at the 2018 Owensboro Health/KHSAA Softball State Championship at Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro on Saturday, June 9. In case the winner’s team does not qualify for the state tournament, representatives from Midway University will present the award at the recipient’s high school at a mutually determined later date.

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

More

05/01/18 – Owensboro Health/KHSAA Softball and Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Baseball State Tournament Draws Set for Thursday

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2018

The draws for the 2018 Owensboro Health/KHSAA State Softball and 2018 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournaments will take place Thursday, May 3 at 11 a.m. The draw will be conducted at the KHSAA offices and can be viewed live online at KHSAA.tv.

The Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament begins with first round and quarterfinal action June 7-9 and will be held at Whitaker Bank Ballpark, home of the Lexington Legends, for the eighth-straight year. The State Baseball Tournament resumes the following weekend with the semifinals and championship game, June 15th and 16th.

In its first year under new title sponsor Owensboro Health, the State Softball Tournament returns to Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro for the 11th-consecutive year in 2018, and will be held June 7-9. The state tournament begins with first round games on Thursday night, followed by a full slate of action on Friday leading into […]

More

04/26/18 – Baseball-Softball Minimum Contests For Postseason Requirement

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Several schools in both baseball and softball have contacted the office recently to express concerns about the impact this spring’s weather conditions are having on their schedules. While those schools reaching out to our office originally had more than ten (10) contests scheduled, the constant inclement weather conditions this spring have obviously made it difficult to complete those games.

In the competition rules for baseball and softball, there has long been a requirement that in order to be eligible for the postseason a member school must have a schedule of ten (10) or more contests. For those that seek clarification, this doesn’t require ten (10) contests to have been played.

So long as a school is a member eligible for postseason play, they will be eligible for the postseason provided the school had an original schedule of at least ten (10) contests. 

– KHSAA –

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to […]

More

04/19/2018 – Softball Statistical Reporting

Softball Blog Updates

REQUIRED STATISTICS ENTRY

Now that the season is in full swing following spring break, the KHSAA will again be using MaxPreps to compile statistical leaders in the sport of softball.

Teams will be required to input their roster into MaxPreps. Rosters entered for statistical purposes are separate and apart from the required roster entry through the KHSAA website for eligibility purposes. Entering for statistics does not relieve the school of required entry on the KHSAA website and student-athletes not on the KHSAA online roster are not eligible to participate (freshman, JV or varsity).

This roster entry can be done by syncing your Game Changer account with your MaxPreps account. Since Game Changer syncs with MaxPreps, schools won’t have any additional data entry if this sync is turned on. 

SIGNING UP FOR MAXPREPS

Coaches can go to www.maxpreps.com/join if they haven’t already signed up for a MaxPreps account.

New coaches will need an access code to reach the administrative pages […]

More

04/19/18 – Baseball, Softball Stat Leaders Now Available at KHSAA.org

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 19, 2018

Statistical leaders for baseball and softball will once again be available at KHSAA.org through the Association’s continued partnership with MaxPreps. Reports will be automatically generated every morning from data entered by member schools through MaxPreps and Game Changer.

Member schools are solely responsible for submitting statistical information. The KHSAA has no involvement in the collection or maintenance of stats for baseball or softball, and all corrections should be directed to MaxPreps and/or the team in question.

If a school or individual is omitted from the stat leaders report, or information is not current, that means the team in question did not update its statistics prior to that morning’s automated update (4 a.m. ET). More information on entering stats through MaxPreps and Game Changer can be found at http://bit.ly/2JUwjMV.

The statistical leader reports for baseball and softball can be found through the links below:

Baseball
More

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 […]

    More

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 […]

More

03/30/18 – Weather Related Inquiries Concerning Softball and Baseball

Baseball Blog Updates

Due to the numerous game cancellations and interruptions as a result of inclement weather conditions in the sports of baseball and softball, the following reminders should prove helpful in addressing these situations when they arise:

  • Any games that begin but are not able to be completed count against the total game limit of 36.
  • According to NFHS rules in the sports of baseball and softball, the number of innings for one or both games in a doubleheader may be scheduled for five innings and count as a completed game by mutual agreement of the teams.
  • In the case of a shortened official game, the pay for the officials remains the same whether a game is shortened or not.  
  • District seeded games may not be shortened and must be played to completion and prior to the […]

    More

03/22/18 – NFHS Softball Part 2 Test Available

Softball Blog Updates

This is a reminder that the NFHS Softball Part 2 Test  will be available online from March 19 until 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday, April 2 The test will automatically close at that exact time.

Login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be considered for assignment to officiate postseason play.

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

Please keep in mind that there are no extensions or late fees to be able to take the exam outside of the window listed above.

Please also be mindful that the rules clinic remains free online through April 16. You will […]

More

02/21/18 – Board of Control Addresses Postseason Format for Softball, Suspends the Implementation of the International Tiebreaker for the 2018 Postseason

Athletic Department Blog Updates

During the course of its February meeting at the KHSAA offices on Wednesday, the Board of Control deliberated on the postseason format for the sport of softball, with the Board voting for the event to transition to a single-elimination format in 2019. The move to single elimination will bring the softball championship more in-line with the baseball state tournament while also helping to alleviate concerns with the potential overuse of pitchers under the current double-elimination format.

“We have been discussing the future and the format of the state softball tournament for the last several years, and I applaud the Board for the steps it took today in approving our recommendations,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “Examining the state softball and baseball tournaments, you would be hard-pressed to say the events were equitable for the participants and fans in their current formats. Moving to a single-elimination format where each team plays one game per day in […]

More

02/21/18 – Board of Control Addresses Postseason Formats, Future Sites and Alignment For Several Sports

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 21, 2018

During the course of its February meeting at the KHSAA offices on Wednesday, the Board of Control deliberated on the postseason formats, future sites and alignments for several sports. The most impactful decision made Wednesday concerned the future of the state softball tournament, with the Board voting for the event to transition to a single-elimination format in 2019. The move to single elimination will bring the softball championship more in-line with the baseball state tournament while also helping to alleviate concerns with the potential overuse of pitchers under the current double-elimination format.

“We have been discussing the future and the format of the state softball tournament for the last several years, and I applaud the Board for the steps it took today in approving our recommendations,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “Examining the state softball and baseball tournaments, you would be hard pressed to say the […]

More

02/21/18 – Owensboro Health Announced as New Title Sponsor for State Softball

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 21, 2018

The KHSAA State Softball Tournament will boast a new title sponsor in 2018, with Owensboro Health signing on to support an event which has called Owensboro’s Jack C. Fisher Park home for the last 10 years. Opening in June of 2013, Owensboro Health Regional Hospital serves the medical needs of 12 counties in Western Kentucky and two counties in Southern Indiana, delivering 1,900 babies, performing 200 open-heart procedures, 600 hip and knee replacements, with 65,000 Emergency Department visits and 1.2 million lab tests on average.

“Owensboro Health is proud to sponsor one of the state’s premier sporting events and to welcome softball fans from across Kentucky,” said Brian Hamby, director of Marketing and Public Relations for Owensboro Health. “By investing in student athletics, our […]

More

02/14/18 – NFHS Announces KHSAA Coach of the Year Honorees for 2016-17

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 14, 2018

As part of its annual recognition program, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association recently announced its award winners for the 2016-17 seasons. Twenty-five coaches from Kentucky were honored as Coaches of the Year for their respective sports at the state level, while Johnson Central head football coach James Matney was named the NFHS Sectional Coach of the Year.

The NFHS, which has been recognizing coaches through an awards program since 1982, honors coaches in the top 10 girls sports and top 10 boys sports (by participation numbers), and in two “other” sports – one for boys and one for girls – that are not included in the top 10 listings. The NFHS also recognizes a spirit coach as a separate award category. Winners of NFHS awards must be active coaches during the year for which they receive their award.

The next award level after […]

More

2/12/2018 Softball Rules Clinic Now Available

Softball Blog Updates

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

HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES

  • The clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, paid or unpaid.
  • For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to http://schools.khsaa.org and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“. 
  • February 12 to April 17  – the Softball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • April 18 to May 7  – the Softball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period. 
  • May 8 to May 21  – the Softball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($200) per the Bylaw […]

    More

01/19/18 – Softball Umpire Advanced Camp Registration Now Open

Officials Division Blog Updates

Registration for the 2018 KHSAA Softball Umpires Advanced Camp is now open. This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire in the postseason. Attendance at this camp will qualify through 2021. Attendance at Officiate Kentucky Day met the Advanced Camp requirement. 

Camp Date

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Location

Owensboro High School – 1800 Frederica Street, Owensboro, KY 42301 

Camp Fee 

$46.00 registration before February 1.  

Camp Staff

Paul Lewis

Kenny Clark

John Smart

Charles Standiford

JT Taylor

David Pentecost

Todd Harper

Tentative Topics & Agenda (Times are Central Standard Time)

8:00-8:30 a.m. – Registration
8:30-9:00 a.m. – Welcome, Introductions, Review Agenda
9:00-9:15 a.m. – KHSAA Assistant Commissioner Darren Bilberry
9:15-12:00 p.m. – Classroom Instruction
12:00-1:00 p.m. – Lunch
1:15-2:15 p.m. – Plate Work
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Base Work
3:30-4:30 p.m. – 3 person mechanics / Q&A

You […]

More

01/12/18 – Board of Control Expands State Archery Format, Reviews Initial Football Realignment Parameters

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 12, 2018

During the course of its regularly scheduled meeting at the KHSAA offices on Thursday, the Board of Control approved a proposal from staff to create a new championship opportunity for girls in the sport-activity of Archery. Where previously Archery was conducted as a coed sport, awarding one overall team championship, the regional and state competitions will now award separate team championships for coed and all-girls divisions.

“With the continued growth of Archery since becoming a sanctioned sport-activity six years ago, staff was asked to look into the feasibility of creating a separate all-girls division,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “The number of female competitors in our member schools and the overwhelming support of this proposal by the advisory committee made for an easy decision to recommend.”

Staff will return to the board in February with a final outline of the […]

More

01/01/18 – 2018 Softball Umpire Advanced Camp

Officials Division Blog Updates

The 2018 Softball Umpires Advanced Camp will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Owensboro High School in Owensboro, KY. Advanced Camp attendance is required every four years for postseason eligibility. 

The camp fee will be $46.00 for an early registration period and $71.00 for late registration. The tentative schedule will have registration beginning at 8:00 a.m. Central Standard Time with the camp concluding at 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time. Registration information will be available soon. 

Attendance at Officiate Kentucky Day this past July met the requirement for the Advanced Camp. 

Contact the KHSAA office with any questions. 

– 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/news-and-information/sports-blogs/

 

More

07/20/17 – Heat and Humidity Reminders

Athletic Department Blog Updates

With temperatures rising across the state, now is a good time to remind all of our school administrators and coaches of the requirements of the Heat Index program. No game, or plan for a game, is worth short-cutting this required procedure that is now nearly fifteen years old. Nothing about the program has changed, but with the turnover in coaches (and administrators) perhaps a few heat index 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 must monitor conditions to ensure compliance.
  • While the gold standard for heat index measurement is the wet bulb globe, the KHSAA has adopted the use of the digital sling psychrometer as the measurement instrument for heat index as the next best available and most cost effective […]

    More

07/18/17 – Required Face Protection Approved in the Sport of Softball

Athletic Department Blog Updates

At its July 15 meeting, the Board of Control approved a recommendation from the Commissioner and staff to mandate the use of face protection in softball for pitchers, first basemen and third basemen. The new requirement will go into effect at all levels of play for KHSAA member schools with the upcoming 2018 season. No specific brand was selected or endorsed, but all schools are reminded that all face protection equipment must be worn as intended by the manufacturer. It will also be recommended for immediate implementation to the Middle School Advisory Committee when that body meets during the 2017-2018 school year.

You can view the full press release as well as the Commissioner’s statement by clicking on the following link:

http://khsaa.org/071817-board-of-control-mandates-face-protection-in-softball/

Please be sure to contact Darren Bilberry at the KHSAA if you have any additional questions.

– KHSAA –

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its […]

More

07/18/17 – Board of Control Mandates Face Protection in Softball

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18, 2017

The Board of Control conducted its first organizational meeting of the 2017-18 academic year July 14-15 at the Hotel Covington in Northern Kentucky. Over the course of its two-day meeting, the Board took a progressive step in the area of student-athlete safety by approving a recommendation from staff to mandate the use of face protection in softball for pitchers, first basemen and third basemen. The Board’s action, which follows the recommended use of protective headgear in July of 2014, makes Kentucky the first state to require face protection in high school softball, and continues the KHSAA’s willingness to be at the forefront in regards to player safety, as the Association implemented a pitch count in baseball one year before it was approved at the national level.

The KHSAA submitted a proposal to amend the NFHS playing rules at the 2017 NFHS Summer Meeting (June 28-July 2), […]

More

07/13/17 – Start of Softball Season Change Approved

Softball Blog Updates

Upon recommendation of the Commissioner’s Softball Advisory Committee, Staff and the KHSAA Board of Control, the change for the first playing date of the 2018 softball season has been approved.

Beginning with the 2017-18 school year (2018 playing season), the first date for a softball contest will be the first Monday following the second State Basketball Tournament – March 19. This change was made to assist with the crossover of basketball and softball, while also taking into consideration feedback from the coaches requesting more time to train and the ability to avoid weather issues related to the previous start date.

There was no change to any other important dates for softball.

2017-18 Important Softball Dates
First Day of Practice – Feb. 15
First Contest – March 19
District Tournaments – May 21-26
Region Tournaments – May 28-June 2
State Tournament – June 7-9 

– KHSAA –

[…]

More

06/06/17 – Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Baseball and Softball State Tournaments Begin Thursday

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2017

The 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Baseball and 2017 KHSAA Softball State Tournaments begin Thursday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington and Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro, respectively. The Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament (June 8-10, 16-17) opens Thursday morning at 11 a.m. when Hazard takes on Marion County. The first round of the tournament will be split across Thursday and Friday with four games on each day, followed by four quarterfinal games on Saturday, June 10. The state baseball tournament resumes the following weekend with the semifinals set for 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Friday, June 16th. The championship game will be played on Saturday, June 17th at 1 p.m.

The KHSAA State Softball Tournament (June 8-10) gets underway at 5 p.m. (CT) on Thursday night in Owensboro, as the first four opening round games are played simultaneously at Jack C. Fisher Park. Thursday’s competition concludes with the […]

More

05/31/17 – Softball State Instructions/Advanced Tickets

Softball Blog Updates

Instructions for teams participating in the 2017 KHSAA Softball State Tournament are posted on the KHSAA website. These instructions can be viewed by going to the following link, clicking on the State Information and Instructions, and clicking on 2017 State Participant Instructions:

http://khsaa.org/sports/spring/fast-pitch-softball/    

Advanced tickets for the 2017 KHSAA Softball State Tournament can be purchased online by going to the following link:

https://gofan.co/app/school/KHSAA

Please be sure to share this information with all students, parents, spectators, and fans. Thank you.  

More

05/22/17 – Forde Named Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year For 2016-17

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2017

The inaugural yearlong Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year program culminated on the campus of Midway University on Monday as Sacred Heart’s Brooke Forde was named the first overall winner. Beginning in May of 2016 with the Bass Fishing State Championship, Midway University presented a Female Student-Athlete of the Year award at each of the KHSAA’s 14 girls’ state championship events, with an overall winner selected following the final championship of the timeframe (2017 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 closed panel consisting […]

More

05/10/17 – Board of Control Addresses Championship Sites for Football, Girls’ Basketball, Dance

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2017

The Board of Control addressed future locations of the KHSAA state football finals, girls’ basketball Sweet Sixteen®, and Dance during Wednesday’s meeting at the KHSAA offices, awarding championships to Kroger Field, BB&T Arena, Rupp Arena and the new Frederick Douglass High School.

After hearing proposals from representatives of Bowling Green, Highland Heights, and Lexington, the Board authorized the Commissioner to enter into contract negotiations for the 2017 and 2018 State Football Finals with the University of Kentucky to be played at Kroger Field in Lexington. For the last eight years, the football finals were played at Houchens-LT Smith Stadium on the campus of Western Kentucky University, but WKU’s football success within their conference resulted in the order of games being reshuffled at the last minute during each of the last two years due to the C-USA Championship game.

“While we are eternally grateful for the efforts of our tremendous […]

More

05/05/2017 – Softball District/Region Instructions

Softball Blog Updates

Instructions for the 2017 KHSAA Softball DIstrict and Region Tournaments are posted on the KHSAA website. You can view these instructions by going to the following link and clicking on the DIstrict Tournament Information and Instructions tab or the Region Tournament Information/Instructions tab:

District and Regions Instructions

Please be sure to contact the KHSAA if you have any additional questions. Thank you. 

 

 

More

05/05/17 – State Softball and Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament Draws to be Held Monday

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 5, 2017

The draws for the 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament and the 2017 KHSAA State Softball Tournament will take place Monday, May 8 at 11:30 a.m. The draw will be conducted at the KHSAA offices and can be viewed live online at KHSAA.tv.

In its first year under new title sponsor Whitaker Bank, the State Baseball Tournament begins June 8-10 with first round and quarterfinal action at Whitaker Bank Ballpark, home of the Lexington Legends. The Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament resumes the following weekend with the semifinals and championship game, June 16th and 17th. The semifinals and finals will be played in the afternoon, followed by home games for the Legends both evenings.

The State Softball Tournament returns to Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro for the […]

More

05/04/2017 – Reminder about New Procedure Maintaining Softball Stats for Kentucky Schools

Softball Blog Updates

The KHSAA has partnered with MaxPreps to manage softball (and baseball) stats for the 2017 playing season. MaxPreps works in combination with GameChanger (among other stat entry options) to manage on site entry if you so desire.  GameChanger is the most popular on-site mechanism for stats collection used by more than half of the KHSAA member schools and is available at no charge. In addition to GameChanger, KHSAA member schools can utilize MaxPreps own stat entry options or seven other stat partners.

Beginning with the 2017 season, the KHSAA has been producing weekly statistics for baseball and softball teams using the data collected through MaxPreps. The production of compiled statewide statistics began April 19, 2017.

SIGNING UP FOR MAXPREPS

Coaches can go to www.maxpreps.com/join if they haven’t already signed up for MaxPreps.

New coaches will need an access code to reach the administrative pages for stat entry. Contact support@maxpreps.com or call (800) 329-7324 ext. 1 for access.

[…]

More

04/19/17 – Baseball, Softball Stat Leaders Now Available at KHSAA.org

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 19, 2017

Baseball and Softball fans will have additional content available at KHSAA.org this season as a result of the Association’s new partnership with MaxPreps. Statistical leader reports for each sport will be compiled every morning from data provided by MaxPreps, the official source for statistics of all KHSAA contests. In addition, individual game stats will be incorporated into the KHSAA/Riherds.com Scoreboard, which remains the official source for all KHSAA scores, schedules and rosters.

Member schools are solely responsible for submitting statistical information through MaxPreps, and maintaining rosters, schedules and scores through the KHSAA/Riherds.com Scoreboard. Those failing to meet the requirement to enter stats, maintain rosters and schedules, or report scores in a timely fashion are subject to penalties from the Commissioner’s office, including fines and other actions within the constraints of Bylaw 27.

If a school or individual is omitted from the stat leaders report, or information is not updated, […]

More

04/07/17 – Survey Related to Fastpitch Softball

Softball Blog Updates

A survey is being taken of the member schools at the request of the Commissioner’s Softball Advisory Committee. The survey link was e-mailed to the member school Principals and Athletic Directors.

The Commissioner meets annually with various Advisory Committees composed of Coaches, Athletic Directors, Principals and other key individuals in each sport and sport-activity to gather sport specific information from the membership. This information is reviewed as part of the normal operations of the Association and many times, serves as a valuable resource for both the staff and the Board of Control in considering issues related to the conduct of various championships.

For two years, the Commissioner’s softball advisory committee has discussed issues related to the game, and in particular, related to the continued evolution of the sport over the last twenty years since the conversion from slowpitch to fastpitch. Following this discussion, the Commissioner has authorized a survey to be conducted of the member schools […]

More

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.

More

03/21/17 – Softball Part 2 Test Now Available

Current Licensed Officials Listings

The NFHS Softball Part 2 Test will be available online from Monday, March 20th, until Monday, April 3rd 11:59 p.m. EST. The test will automatically close at this time. Officials can login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be considered for assignment to officiate in the postseason.

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

Please keep in mind that there are no extensions or late fees to be able to take the exam outside of the window listed above. 

Please also be mindful that the Online Rules Clinic remains free through April 10th. You can login at […]

More

03/08/17 – Experimental Rule Implemented for KHSAA Softball Games

Softball Blog Updates

All fastpitch softball games in all games played by KHSAA member schools (in Kentucky), will utilize an experimental rule regarding the issuance of a base on balls. For all games played in Kentucky, the defensive coach, pitcher or catcher may request to the umpire that an intentional walk be issued without having to throw any pitches. The request can be made at any point in the count on a given batter. 

Umpires, this experiment involves altering Rule 2-65-2, 7-1-2 (PENALTY) and 8-1-1c.

As requested by unanimous consensus of the Commissioner’s Softball Advisory Committee, an intentional base on balls may be given by the defensive team upon request of the pitcher, catcher or coach. This may be done before pitching to the batter or on any ball and strike count. The ball shall be declared dead before making the award.

In committee discussion, the members are aware that there is more awareness each year of the need […]

More

01/30/17 – Softball Rules Clinic Now Available Online

Softball Blog Updates

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

HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES

  • The clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, paid or unpaid.
  • For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to http://schools.khsaa.org and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“. 
  • January 30 to April 10  – the Softball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • April 11 to May 7  – the Softball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period. 
  • May 8 to May 21  – the Softball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($200) per the Bylaw […]

    More

01/13/17 – Board Approves Alternative Region Tournament (Team Sports) and Alignment for Region 15

Athletic Department Blog Updates

During the course of its regularly scheduled meeting at the KHSAA Offices on Thursday, the Board of Control approved a requested new trial pilot program for the 15th Region Tournament beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. These changes will not be implemented until the 2017-18 school year, and will have no impact on play for the remainder of 2016-2017. This approved pilot project is for the team sports of baseball, basketball, softball and volleyball. The following post includes segments of the press release issued late yesterday afternoon, as well as additional details for 15th Region schools.

Following the consolidation of South Floyd and Allen Central High Schools, changes were needed in the basketball alignment (and subsequently the alignments in baseball, softball and volleyball) for the 15th Region. KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett attended a meeting of the Superintendents in the impacted districts on January 9 to review options related to the region. Facing challenges like an […]

More

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

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 12, 2017

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

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

More

12/12/16- Officiate Kentucky Day Information

Baseball Blog Updates

OFFICIATE KENTUCKY DAY
Saturday, July 29
Marriott Downtown – Louisville

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

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

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

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

More

12/14/16 – 2017 Softball Advanced Umpires Camp with Officiate Kentucky Day

Softball Blog Updates

Softball Umpires planning their spring and advanced camp requirements are advised that for the 2017 season, advanced camp credit will be awarded for those in attendance at the KHSAA’s Officiate Kentucky Day on July 29th in Louisville. 

There will not be any other advanced camp offered for 2017. Those that need camp attendance to be eligible for Region/State assignments in 2017 are required to attend Officiate Kentucky Day or to attend camp in the winter/spring of 2018.

Additional information on Officiate Kentucky Day (July 29, 2017) will be posted online at http://khsaa.org/officials/officiating-information as finalized. Information on the National Association of Sports Officials Summit (July 30-August 1, 2017) will be posted online at http://www.naso.org.

– 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/

More

11/16/16 – Board of Control Extends Sponsorship of Field Hockey For Three Years

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 16, 2016

On Wednesday, the Board of Control approved a recommendation from staff to continue the sponsorship of Field Hockey through the 2019 state championship. With Field Hockey just completing its third season as a KHSAA-sponsored sport in October, discussion during the course of the Board’s regularly scheduled meeting at the KHSAA Offices stressed the importance of the field hockey schools and coaches to make progress in expanding the geographic reach of the sport, as that factor will be considered when the sport is re-evaluated in 2019 for further continuation. In addition to its continued sponsorship of Field Hockey, the Board will consider recommendations from staff during its January meeting regarding potential adjustments to the sport’s alignment and state championship format.

The Board also made a determination on Wednesday regarding the future alignment of the yet-to-be-named Fayette County High School, which will open during the 2017-18 academic year. Those placements […]

More

« Previous Posts