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06/05/24 – Baseball, Softball State Tournaments to Begin in Lexington

2023-2024 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 5, 2024

The 2024 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Baseball State Tournament presented by UK HealthCare and the 2024 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Softball State Tournament presented by UK HealthCare are set to begin with first- and quarterfinal-round action in Lexington on June 6-8 before wrapping up with the final two rounds of each tournament on June 14-15.

The Baseball State Tournament will conduct its opening weekend at Legends Field, only to reconvene the following weekend at Kentucky Proud Park on the campus of the University of Kentucky.

The Softball State Tournament will be played entirely at UK’s John Cropp Stadium.

Tickets are available online only at khsaatickets.org. Live video of each game will be streamed on khsaa.tv to subscribers of the NFHS Network, while a free audio-only broadcast of each game will be available on khsaa.net.

 

2024 CLARK’S PUMP-N-SHOP BASEBALL STATE TOURNAMENT

06/04/24 – Thurmond, Germann Named 2023-24 Midway/KHSAA Student-Athletes of the Year

2023-2024 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 6, 2024

The 2023-24 Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year awards program culminated Tuesday on the campus of Midway University, as Carlie Thurmond of Bethlehem (Soccer) and Max Germann of Boyle County (Track & Field) were recognized as the overall Student-Athletes of the Year.

Beginning in May 2016, Midway has presented a Female Student-Athlete of the Year award at each KHSAA girls’ state championship event. The awards program was expanded in 2019-20 to include male student-athletes, with Midway honoring a deserving student-athlete in each KHSAA sport and sport-activity.

The awards are based on athletic and academic achievement, as well as community service and leadership, with Midway choosing one overall Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year each academic year. School administrators, coaches and athletic directors nominate student-athletes, and the nominees are voted upon by a closed panel consisting of representatives from Midway.

 

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06/01/24 – Softball State Tournament

Athletic Department Blog Updates

With the completion of all sixteen regional tournaments, all eight first-round match-ups are set for the 2024 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Softball State Tournament presented by UK Healthcare. The bracket for the state tournament can be viewed here: 

https://khsaa.org/fastpitchsoftball/2024/statefastpitchbracket.pdf

A time schedule for both weeks of the tournament can be viewed here:

Week One Time Schedule

Week Two Time Schedule

Instructions for Participating Teams and Fans:

State Instructions

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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 290 member schools, both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 229 state championships to 59 teams and 178 individuals in 13 sports and six sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than […]

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05/30/24 – Times Set for First Rounds of Baseball, Softball State Tournaments

2023-2024 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 30, 2024

Game times are officially set for the first round of both the 2024 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Baseball State Tournament presented by UK HealthCare and the 2024 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Softball State Tournament presented by UK HealthCare in Lexington.

While the competition field continues to unfold as regional tournaments are played across the Commonwealth, the 2024 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Baseball State Tournament first-round game times are as follows:

 

All times Eastern

Thursday, June 6 (Legends Field)

  • 10 a.m. | Russell County vs. Region 8
  • 1:30 p.m. | Region 7 vs. Region 15
  • 5 p.m. | LaRue County vs. Region 6
  • 8:30 p.m. | Region 10 vs. Lexington Catholic

Friday, June 7 (Legends Field)

  • 10 a.m. | East Carter vs. Region 9
  • 1:30 p.m. | McCracken County vs. Region 12
  • 5 p.m. | Owensboro Catholic vs. Region 13
  • 8:30 p.m. | Region 14 vs. Hopkinsville

 

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05/29/24 – State Track & Field Traffic/Parking Updates

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The KHSAA wanted to advise its member schools about construction projects that may affect traffic flow into Lexington. In an effort to assist those with transportation plans, a link has been provided to monitor current traffic patterns and delays, which shows live updates of the entire state as reported: https://goky.ky.gov/

  • Parking maps are also available on the KHSAA website: PARKING MAPS
  • Shuttles will run from the Green Lot to the Track & Field Complex throughout the day. 

Good luck to all participants and teams! 

– KHSAA –

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 290 member schools, both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 229 state championships to […]

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05/29/24 – Track & Field State Championships to Run Thursday, Friday, Saturday in Lexington

2023-2024 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 29, 2024

The 2024 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Track & Field State Championships presented by UK HealthCare will return to the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington on Thursday for the first of three meets in as many days.

Class 1A competition will commence Thursday at 9 a.m. ET and run throughout the morning and afternoon. The Class 2A meet will start at 9 a.m. on Friday, while the three-day event will come to a close with Class 3A competition on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.

Tickets are available online only at khsaatickets.org. All three meets will be broadcast live on khsaa.tv to subscribers of the NFHS Network.

 

2024 CLARK’S PUMP-N-SHOP TRACK & FIELD STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

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05/28/24 – Match Times Published for Team Tennis Championships

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Match times for the 2024 KHSAA Team Tennis State Championships presented by UK HealthCare have been published and are available online at khsaa.org. The updated brackets can be found through the links below.

The team competition begins with first round and quarterfinal action on Monday, June 3. Boys’ matches will be held at the UK Boone/Downing Tennis Complex on the first day, while the girls’ team competition will take place at Berea College. The semifinals and finals will be held on Tuesday, June 4 with all matches taking place at the University of Kentucky.

Coaches are reminded to re-submit their TN115 forms following the elimination of their student-athletes from the singles/doubles championships. The TN112 (match lineup form) should be submitted to the KHSAA one hour prior to each match.

Tickets to the event are available for purchase online only and can be found at khsaatickets.org. The advance discount tickets ($15 per day) are available […]

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05/27/24 – State Outdoor Track & Field Lane Assignments, Starting Heights, & Final Details

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The field is set for the 2024 Clark’s Pump-n-Shop State Track & Field Championships presented by UK HealthCare! The meets will be held May 30-31, June 1 at the University of Kentucky Track & Field Complex. Coaches need to be sure to double-check the performance list and roster by school as several changes have been made.

The KHSAA website has been updated to reflect lane assignments, competitor numbers, etc. Please be sure to check under the 2024 State/Region Meet Entries/Results tab at the very bottom of the track webpage (links also below). Additional important information for each respective class is posted.

Starting heights for High Jump and Pole Vault for each respective class have also been set for the State Meet. They are as follows:

Class 1A 2A 3A Girls High Jump 4’6″ 4’8″ 4’8″ Boys High Jump 5’8″ 5’8″ 5’10” Girls Pole Vault 6’6″ 8’0″ 8’6″ Boys Pole Vault 9’6″ 10’0″ 11’6″

Lane Assignments 

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05/27/24 – Tennis State Championships to Begin at UK, EKU, Berea College

2023-2024 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 27, 2024

The 2024 KHSAA Tennis State Championships presented by UK HealthCare will begin Tuesday in Central Kentucky with the opening rounds of singles and doubles competition.

The boys’ singles and doubles tournaments will play out entirely on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, starting Tuesday at 8 a.m. ET.

The girls’ singles and doubles tournaments will each start in Madison County on Tuesday at 8 a.m. The first day of girls’ singles will be hosted at Berea College, while girls’ doubles will commence at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.

On Wednesday, singles and doubles competition will continue for both boys and girls at UK, starting once again at 8 a.m.

Singles and doubles play will conclude Thursday at UK, beginning with the semifinal rounds of boys’ and girls’ singles at 8 a.m. and the semifinal rounds of boys’ and girls’ doubles at 10 a.m. The championship rounds […]

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05/24/24 – Tennis State Championship Brackets Published

Athletic Department Blog Updates

First and foremost, the KHSAA would like to thank the regional managers for their efforts during the postseason, along with the coaches and officials for their continued contributions this season. The 2024 KHSAA State Tennis Championships presented by UK HealthCare begin Tuesday, May 28 with the boys’ competition at the University of Kentucky’s Boone/Downing Tennis Complex. Girls’ doubles matches will be played at Eastern Kentucky University, while the girls’ singles matches will take place at Berea College. All action on day two and day three will take place at the University of Kentucky.

The singles and doubles brackets for the state championships have been published to UTR Sports and can be viewed through the links below, along with a list of the seeded players for this year’s event. Should a singles or doubles entry choose not to participate in the event, coaches are asked to notify this office immediately.

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05/23/24 – Class 1A State Track & Field Performance Listing and Roster by School Available

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The performance list and the roster by school for all events, including unified/adapted for Class 1A are posted on the website at the links below. 

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 performance lists are finalized.

As a reminder to coaches, each region automatically qualifies the first and second-place finishers in each event (a total of 14 automatic qualifiers, if at least 2 entered in the event). The next 10 best performances (plus any unbreakable ties) in each event, per class, from the state-at-large shall qualify for the state meet. It is very possible to have a situation where the performances in a regional meet among the two automatic advancers are less than the performance of someone who did not finish first or second in his/her respective region, […]

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05/22/24 – Class 2A State Track & Field Performance Listing and Roster by School Available

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The performance list and the roster by school for all events, including unified/adapted for Class 2A are posted on the website at the links below. 

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 performance lists are finalized.

As a reminder to coaches, each region automatically qualifies the first and second-place finishers in each event (a total of 14 automatic qualifiers, if at least 2 entered in the event). The next 10 best performances (plus any unbreakable ties) in each event, per class, from the state-at-large shall qualify for the state meet. It is very possible to have a situation where the performances in a regional meet among the two automatic advancers are less than the performance of someone who did not finish first or second in his/her respective region, […]

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05/22/24 – Class 3A State Track & Field Performance Listing and Roster by School Available

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The performance list and the roster by school for all events, including unified/adapted for Class 3A are posted on the website at the links below. 

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 performance lists are finalized.

As a reminder to coaches, each region automatically qualifies the first and second-place finishers in each event (a total of 14 automatic qualifiers, if at least 2 entered in the event). The next 10 best performances (plus any unbreakable ties) in each event, per class, from the state-at-large shall qualify for the state meet. It is very possible to have a situation where the performances in a regional meet among the two automatic advancers are less than the performance of someone who did not finish first or second in his/her respective region, […]

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05/15/24 – Tennis State Championship Updates

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The 2024 KHSAA State Tennis Championships presented by UK HealthCare begin May 28-30 with the singles/doubles events, followed by the team tennis tournaments on June 3-4. The state instructions have been posted on the KHSAA website and are available for review at https://ly.khsaa.org/dqnw.

SINGLES/DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS (MAY 28-30)

  • The first day of competition will be split across three sites with the boys’ singles/doubles events taking place at the University of Kentucky’s Boone/Downing Tennis Complex. The girls’ doubles matches will be played at Eastern Kentucky University, while the girls’ singles matches will take place at Berea College.
  • All action on the second and third days will take place at the University of Kentucky.
  • The draw for the state championships is scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 23 and the brackets will be released as soon as they are finalized.

TEAM TOURNAMENTS (JUNE 3-4)

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5/15/24 – Softball District/Region Instructions Available

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Postseason instructions for the Softball District/Region Tournaments are now available on the KHSAA website. You can view the softball portion of the instructions that begin on page 50 at the following link:

https://khsaa.org/common_documents/Instructions/20232024/Spring/2023-24springtournamentinstructions.pdf

You can find additional information on the KHSAA website on the Softball page under “District Tournament Instructions and Information” and “Region Tournament Instructions and Information”, respectively.

In addition, below are some quick references/reminders:

https://khsaa.org/fastpitchsoftball/2024/districtmanagers.pdf

https://khsaa.org/fastpitchsoftball/2024/regionalmanagers.pdf

LAST DISTRICT-SEEDED CONTEST

  • The last day for a district-seeded game is the Wednesday prior to District Tournament Week (May 15). 
  • For any game not played after that date, the winner/loser of any unplayed required seeded district games would default to the team with the higher RPI on the day following the deadline for seeded games.

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05/14/24 – First, Second Rounds of Baseball State Tournament to Return to Legends Field

2023-2024 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 14, 2024

The first and second rounds of the 2024 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Baseball State Tournament presented by UK HealthCare will return to the home of the Lexington Legends at Legends Field on June 6-8. 

“We are thrilled to welcome the 2024 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Baseball State Tournament back to Legends Field,” said Lexington Legends General Manager Justin Ferrarella. “Hosting such a prestigious event highlights our commitment to promoting baseball excellence and community engagement here in Lexington.”

The ballpark previously served as the host site of the Baseball State Tournament from 2002-2021, as well as for the opening two rounds of the 2023 tournament.

Following its opening weekend, the 2024 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Baseball State Tournament is scheduled to conduct its semifinal and final rounds at Kentucky Proud Park on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington on June 14-15.

Tickets to all 15 games will be made available online only at […]

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05/14/24 – NFHS Announces Basketball Playing Rule Changes

2023-2024 News Releases

Flopping Addressed in 2024-25 High School Basketball Rules Changes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

INDIANAPOLIS – A new definition and subsequent warning for faking being fouled (flopping) has been added to the NFHS Basketball Rules Book for the 2024-25 season.

This revision to high school basketball rules was one of 12 changes approved by the NFHS Basketball Rules Committee at its April 9-11 meeting in Indianapolis. All recommended changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

“The committee approved changes addressing a variety of different areas,” said Lindsey Atkinson, NFHS Director of Sports. “Maintaining a focus on player safety, fairness, balance and rules that officials can effectively adjudicate continue to be the focus of the committee.”

Faking being fouled is defined in Rule 4-49-1 as when a player simulates being fouled or makes theatrical or exaggerated movements when there is no illegal contact. Examples include, but are not limited to, embellishing the impact of incidental […]

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05/13/24 – Board of Control Adjusts Swimming & Diving Competition Start Date for 2024-2025

Athletic Department Blog Updates

At its May meeting, the KHSAA Board of Control made a revision to the swimming & diving competition starting date as well as the date for postseason competition. This will be the second year utilizing a three-round state format to continue efforts to grow participation throughout the state and resolve other logistical issues at postseason venues including reduced deck space and seating capacities.

This movement to an earlier starting date will further enable local options for start dates of the postseason and lessen potential conflicts with prospective state first-round and finals sites. This also addresses some expressed concerns regarding the intensity of postseason competition rounds and the desire to have additional time between those state rounds. This change in dates also necessitates an adjustment in the starting date for swimming meets in order to afford schools the previously adopted season length.

For 2025:

  • The first swimming & diving meet can be held on or […]

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05/10/24 – Boys’ Volleyball 2025 Season Updates

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Board of Control, at its May meeting and in preparing to sanction boys’ volleyball for the 2024-25 school year, reviewed a draft of Bylaw 23 (Limitation of Season).  The Board will look to take action and adopt the calendar at its July meeting.  

(NFHS Calendar Playing Weeks)
Practice start–Monday of Week 31;
Contests start–Monday of Week 35;
Match limit–18;
Postseason–Two rounds for 2025;
Postseason start–Monday of Week 45; and
Postseason finish–Saturday/Sunday of Week 46.

https://khsaa.org/common_documents/handbook/correspondingdatescomposite.pdf

Once finalized, information will be communicated to member schools.

IMPORTANT NOTES 
TEAMS
As the Board looks to finalize details and begin looking at an alignment, any school currently playing club ball that will be playing KHSAA-sanctioned ball next year needs to have its athletic administrator go to the school login on the KHSAA website and add the team as well as coaching information.  […]

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05/10/24 – Watch the Spring Draw Show May 14 on KHSAA.tv

2023-2024 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 10, 2024

The pairings for the 2024 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Baseball and Softball State Tournaments presented by UK HealthCare, as well as the 2024 KHSAA Team Tennis State Tournaments presented by UK HealthCare, will be decided during the KHSAA’s annual Spring Championship Draw Show on Tuesday, May 14, at 2 p.m. ET from the KHSAA office in Lexington.

The Draw Show will be streamed live on the NFHS Network at no cost to viewers via khsaa.tv, determining which regions will be paired for first-round matchups.

Following the conclusion of singles and doubles competition the week prior, the newly formatted Boys’ and Girls’ Team Tennis State Tournaments will be conducted June 3-4 in the Lexington area.

The Baseball and Softball State Tournaments are currently scheduled to begin Thursday, June 6, on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Kentucky Proud Park will host three consecutive days of first-round and quarterfinal […]

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05/09/24 – KHSAA Student Advisory Group Selected for 2024-25

2023-2024 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 9, 2024

Sixteen student-athletes from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky have been named members of the 2024-25 KHSAA Student Advisory Group. The leaders will represent the KHSAA at the NFHS National Student Leadership Summit on July 21-25 in Indianapolis.

The group will also assist in the planning and execution of the KHSAA HYPE Student Leadership Conferences scheduled for Sept. 19-20 at the Central Bank Center in Lexington. Members of the Student Advisory are as follows:

  • Kamryn Biliter, Pineville
  • Adam Weakley, Bethlehem
  • Haley Carr, Corbin
  • Caleb Biddle, Pendleton County
  • Amy Ashby Roma, Francis Parker
  • Abigail Hamilton, Graves County
  • Kylie Merrick, Marshall County
  • Benjamin Cauley, Bullitt Central
  • Kaileigh Gibson, Owen County
  • Colby Young, Owen County
  • Claire Roberts, Lexington Christian
  • Madeline Haller, DuPont Manual
  • Ari Rabin, Francis Parker
  • Maleya Giddens, Assumption
  • Ava Carter, Rowan County
  • Michael Smith, Scott

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05/09/24 – Board of Control Approves Final Football Alignment for 2025, 2026; Sets Tentative Season Parameters for Lacrosse, Boys’ Volleyball for 2025

2023-2024 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 9, 2024

The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its final regularly scheduled meeting of the 2023-24 academic year on Wednesday in Lexington, adopting a football alignment effective for the 2025 and 2026 playing seasons. A draft was approved at last February’s regularly scheduled meeting with an allowance for six weeks of feedback from the membership that was shared and publicly available.

The Board reviewed each of the concerns and suggestions brought forth by member schools and approved the following logistically and geographically verifiable moves:

  • Breckinridge County to move from District 2 to District 3 in Class 4A;
  • Taylor County to move from District 7 to District 2 in Class 4A;
  • Grant County to move from District 5 to District 4 in Class 4A;
  • Bardstown to move from District 3 to District 4 in Class 3A; and
  • LaRue County to move from District 4 […]

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05/07/24 – Bass Fishing State Championships Scheduled for Friday, Saturday at Kentucky Lake

2023-2024 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 7, 2024

The 2024 Operation UNITE Bass Fishing State Championships presented by UK HealthCare are set to return to Kentucky Lake in Calvert City on Friday and Saturday.

The two-day event will award an all-girls state champion for the second consecutive season, as well as a boys’/coed winner for the 11th year in a row. 

Admission is free to the public. Each day’s weigh-in ceremonies will be broadcast live on khsaa.tv at no cost.

 

2024 OPERATION UNITE BASS FISHING STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

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05/07/24- Reminders about Academic All State and Triple Threat Awards

Athletic Department Blog Updates

As you approach awards nights, graduation nights and the end-of-year festivities, we wanted to remind you about two programs that have existed for many years, and yet are underutilized according to our data logs.

Started in the mid-1980s, the Academic All-State program recognized players who have maintained a cumulative 3.25 GPA (converted to a four-point scale) as honorable mention Academic All-State and players who have maintained a cumulative 3.75 GPA (converted to a four-point scale) as first Team Academic All-State.

The certificates are self-selected on the member school login page by:

  • logging into the school system at https://schools.khsaa.org/ and selecting Maintain/View/Print Rosters.
  • Select Maintain Overall Athletic Roster then
  • Select Academic All-State Certificates and follow the prompts to indicate the appropriate individuals, and then create the PDF file so they can be printed.
  • Rob has a helpful video for the instructions at https://youtu.be/B71IiNisMXo  
  • Begun in 2017, the Triple Threat recognizes student-athletes who […]

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    04/20/24 – State Bass Fishing Regional Results and State Registration

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    For all teams/boats qualifying for the 2024 Operation UNITE/KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championships, the registration link has been updated to allow teams to register. The registration deadline is Tuesday, May 7, 2024. Teams/boats can register by clicking on the State Championship Registration link below. From the Choose Type menu select Invitational, and then from the Choose Tournament menu select 2024 KHSAA State Finals, All Female Division, or 2024 KHSAA State Finals which is the Coed Division:    

    State Championship Registration

    The results for the teams/boats qualifying for the KHSAA State Championships are posted below by region. We are asking coaches to please review the names of your anglers for misspellings and any other corrections that may be necessary. Please email these corrections directly to Darren Bilberry by 4:00 p.m. EST, Tuesday, May 7, 2024.  

    Region 1 Coed Results – TBD

    Region 1 All Female Results – TBD

    Region 2 Coed Results

    Region 2 All Female Results

    Region 3 Coed Results

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    04/30/24 – NFHS Announces Wrestling Rule Changes

    2023-2024 News Releases

    Participants Now Inbounds with One Point of Contact in High School Wrestling

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    INDIANAPOLIS – Beginning with the 2024-25 season, high school wrestlers will be inbounds with only one point of contact of either wrestler inside or on the boundary line.

    This fundamental change to high school wrestling was one of six major changes impacting almost 30 rules recommended by the NFHS Wrestling Rules Committee at its April 1-3 meeting in Indianapolis. All recommended changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

    Previously, high school wrestlers were considered to be inbounds if a total of two supporting points of either wrestler were inside or on the boundary line. The two supporting points could be two supporting points of one wrestler or one supporting point of each wrestler inside or on the boundary line.

    “Without increasing risk, this change eliminates the subjectivity of the […]

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    04/29/2024 – Title IX Report Error in Calculation of Historical Team Matrix

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    It has been brought to our attention that there is an issue with this year’s online Title IX report tool.  It involves the Historical Team Matrix that is used to determine Test 2.  Specifically, Volleyball and Wrestling. Both the Team Matrix and Test 2 are automatically generated.

    As you are aware, we split the genders for both sports in our database this past school year, but the Title IX software was not modified to reflect that change. Therefore, in most cases, the matrix will show that you offered Volleyball and Wrestling for the current school year, it omitted all past data.

    Overnight tonight, we will roll out the software patch and automatically unsubmit any Title IX reports that have been submitted. Each school that has submitted will then need to sign back into their KHSAA account, review each Title IX form, and then resubmit their report by Wednesday, May 1.

    If you have not submitted […]

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    4/26/2024 – Bass Fishing State Instructions Available

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    State Championship Instructions and other pertinent information for the 2024 Operation UNITE/KHSAA State Bass Fishing Tournament are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view the State Championship Time Schedule, instructions, and other information by clicking on the links below:

    2024 State Championship Time Schedule

    Instructions for Participating Teams

    For teams that qualify for the State Championship, registration will be open from Tuesday, April 30, until Tuesday, May 7th, at 5:00 p.m. EST. The KHSAA will send out the registration link once it has been updated.

    Qualifying teams can make reservations at the host hotel, Kentucky Dam Village, by Saturday, May 4th. Hotel contact information is included in the State Instructions.    

    Please contact Assistant Commissioner Darren Bilberry (dbilberry@khsaa.org) should you have any questions.

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    4/24/24 – Region 1 Bass Fishing Tournament Postponed

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    Due to the extended forecast showing dangerously high winds on Lake Barkley this Saturday and upon advice from Major League Fishing, the decision has been made to reschedule the 2024 KHSAA Region 1 Bass Fishing Tournament that was set to take place at Lake Barkley on Saturday, April 27, 2024.

    This tournament will now take place on Friday, May 3, 2024, at Lake Barkley from the Kuttawa Harbor Marina. There is no need to re-register for the tournament. 

    We apologize for the inconvenience, but the KHSAA will always keep the health and safety of student-athletes as its number one priority. We will work with Major League Fishing over the next couple of days to update the Region 1 Information Sheet and will publish this information on our website as soon as possible.

    Regions 2, 3, and 4 will conduct their tournaments as scheduled this Saturday, April 27, 2024. This postponement will not impact the number […]

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    04/24/24 – Esports Spring State Championships to Debut Pair of New Titles

    2023-2024 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 24, 2024

    The 2023-24 KHSAA Esports Spring State Championships presented by UK HealthCare are set to return to the UKFCU Esports Lounge at The Cornerstone on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington on Thursday, debuting two new state championship titles alongside the five previously sanctioned games.

    More than 100 student-athletes from 20 schools will meet in Lexington for the semifinal and final rounds of Rocket League (PC), League of Legends (PC), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo Switch), Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo Switch) and Madden NFL 24 (PlayStation 4), as well as the inaugural semifinal and championship bouts of Splatoon 3 (Nintendo Switch) and NBA 2K24 (PlayStation 4). 

    Tickets are available online only at khsaatickets.org. The championship rounds of each title will be broadcast live on khsaa.tv to subscribers of the NFHS Network.

     

    2023-24 KHSAA ESPORTS SPRING STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

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    04/15/2024 – Esports Spring Championship Update

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    The postseason kicks off this week for the 2024 KHSAA Spring Esports Championships Presented by UK HealthCare.  Brackets for all seven sanctioned titles can be found at the following links:

    The semifinalists and finalists in each sanctioned offering will compete in person on Thursday, April 25 at the UKFCU Esports Lounge at The Cornerstone on the campus of the University of Kentucky.

    Please Note:

    Due to increased participation in certain titles, there is going to be a short window of turnaround between the Quarterfinal rounds and the in-person events at UK.  This means that we will need to have the quarterfinalists of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate join the conference call next […]

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    04/11/24 – Bass Fishing Regional Instructions Available

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    Instructions for KHSAA Regional Bass Fishing Tournaments are now posted on the KHSAA website. Manager information is posted on the KHSAA website and can be found here:  

    https://khsaa.org/bassfishing/2024/regionalmanagers.pdf

    Participant Release of Liability Form:

    Release of Liability

    Current Alignment of Bass Fishing Teams:

    https://khsaa.org/current-bass-fishing-alignment/

    The KHSAA will also be conducting a female-division-only Regional and State Championship in 2024. 

    • In order for a regional female-only division to occur, there has to be a minimum of one launched female-only division boat on the day of competition.   
    • For female-only division, a school may enter a maximum of four boats.
    • These four shall not count against the limit of six in the coed division.
    • All athletes assigned to boats in the female division, including substitutes, must be female.
    • Entries in the coed division can be all male, all female, or a combination of both genders, including all substitutions.
    •  All boats entered in the female-only division are not […]

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    04/10/24 – Basketball Official of the Year Announced

    2023-2024 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 10, 2024

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

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

    The Outstanding Official of the Year for the 2023-24 Basketball season is Tyrone Fields. Each finalist will receive a commemorative watch and certificate courtesy of the Officials Trust Fund, with the Official of the Year receiving an additional recognition award.

    With officiating numbers declining at the national level, the KHSAA is […]

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    04/10/24 – Media Credentials Now Available for Spring Championships

    2023-2024 News Releases

    The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for 2024 spring state championships (archery, esports, bass fishing, tennis, track, softball, baseball) is now live and can be accessed via credentials.khsaa.org.

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

    Credentials should be requested by the sports editor/director for all members of their organization needing […]

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    04/09/24- KHSAA Partners with Advance NIL for Comprehensive Education Effort

    2023-2024 News Releases

    Lexington, KY [4/9/2024] – Advance NIL (ADVANCE), an industry leader in Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) Education, Life Skills Programming and Athlete Development, has partnered with The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) to provide its award-winning NIL education and advisory platform to Kentucky athletic directors (ADs), coaches, student-athletes and their families.

    “We greatly value the education ADVANCE is able to provide to our high school athletes in today’s NIL marketplace. While our students are strictly precluded from accepting NIL (or pay for play), representing their school or for his school play, we also know that they are able by statute to be involved in NIL once permitted by the collegiate governing bodies,” said KHSAA Commissioner, Julian Tackett. “Education is the key to helping these students avoid mistakes related to NIL, and this suite of products will really help our student-athletes make wise decisions.”

    As part of the agreement, ADVANCE will provide support for ADs, […]

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    04/08/24 – NFHS Announces Soccer Playing Rule Changes

    2023-2024 News Releases

    Revisions Made in Fouls and Misconduct Rule in High School Soccer

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    INDIANAPOLIS – Rule 12 of the NFHS Soccer Rules Book on Fouls and Misconduct has been revised and reorganized and includes a new section on “Stopping a Promising Attack.”

    The revisions in the Fouls and Misconduct Rule, along with one change in Rule 4 regarding Player Equipment, were recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Soccer Rules Committee at its February 5-7 meeting in Indianapolis. All changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors. 

    Rule 12-7 defines what a promising attack is, how to determine a promising attack, and any punishments a player may receive. The new language states that a promising attack is an attack moving quickly with the promise or potential to become a clear goal-scoring opportunity for the attacking team. A promising attack can occur anywhere on the field.

    When determining if […]

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    04/08/24 – SWIMMING & DIVING OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED

    2023-2024 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 8, 2024

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

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

    The Outstanding Official of the Year for the 2023-24 Swimming & Diving season is Brent Runkle. Each finalist will receive a commemorative watch and certificate courtesy of the Officials Trust Fund, with the Official of the Year receiving an additional recognition award.

    With officiating numbers declining at the national level, the […]

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    04/08/24 – Initial RPI Rankings Released for Baseball and Softball

    2023-2024 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 8, 2024

    The first official KHSAA Ratings Percentage Index rankings for the 2024 baseball and softball season have been posted.

    Initial RPI rankings can be found through the links below:

    RPI Background

    RPI is a tool developed for all team sports using the official KHSAA/Riherds Scoreboard data, modeled after, but not identical to, similar measurement tools. It is provided for a variety of reasons, including district tiebreaking and football bracketing, and as a means to increase publicity, interest and promotion of interscholastic athletics. RPI is also used as a tiebreaking/contest-result mechanism to decide seeded district games that are not played by the deadline. RPI rankings are updated on an hourly basis but are not calculated for teams with missing scores from the previous day. Therefore, it is essential for results to remain comprehensive for accuracy.

    Statistics and RPI Release

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    04/02/24- Advisory Concerning Outdoor Sports, Monday April 8

    2023-2024 News Releases

    We received late this week, some reminders from our partners at the Kentucky Department for Public Health regarding the Solar Eclipse on Monday. Each school and district will have to make its own decision regarding activity, but there are cautions that should be exercised during outdoor athletic competitions on Monday, April 8.

    Please see the information they have provided to our office and therefore to our member schools. There is no mandatorily directed action, but clearly, any outdoor sports (including simulating warm-up activities) should not occur until after the period of totality that is visible in your specific area.

    There are several ways to see the anticipated path including websites at https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/kentucky-2024-eclipse and https://www.weather.gov/lmk/eclipse_2024.

    The resource documents from the Kentucky Department for Public Health, including social media post information that may be shared, at located at https://khsaa.org/04-02-2024-kdph-resource-documents-related-to-april-8-2024-solar-eclipse/.
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    04/02/24- KDPH Resource Documents Related to April 8, 2024 Solar Eclipse

    2023-2024 News Releases

    Kentucky Department for Public Health 2024 Solar Eclipse Resources

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    4/2/24 – KHSAA Archery State Championship Registration Now Open

    Archery Blog Updates

    Registration for the 2024 Boys/Coed and Girls State Archery Championships is now open. Registration shall remain open through Tuesday, April 9, 2024. 

    Use the links below to register for this event:

    Boys/Coed Division

    Girls Division

    For additional information on the Archery Championships, please see the 2024 KHSAA State Archery Instructions at: https://khsaa.org/archery/2024/stateinstructions.pdf

    The top two teams from each Region Tournament advance to qualify for the State Tournament. Additionally, the top three individuals at each Region Tournament, who were not on an advancing team, also advance to the State Tournament. A list of the teams and individuals who qualified in the Boys/Coed Division can be viewed HERE. A list of the teams and individuals who qualified in the Girls Division can be viewed HERE.

    Once registration is closed, range/lane assignments will be made and sent out in advance of the […]

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    04/02/24 – Baseball Nominations Sought for Midway/KHSAA Student Athlete-of-the-Year Award

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete-of-the-Year among Baseball participants for 2023-2024 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. 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 ceremony at Midway University in early June. From the winners selected for each KHSAA championship, one student-athlete will be selected as the 2023-2024 Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete-of-the-Year and announced at the recognition. All winners will receive their honors at that event.

    The deadline for nominations for the Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year in the sport of Baseball is April 25. We look forward to your participation!

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    4/2/24 – Softball Nominations Sought for Midway/KHSAA Student-Athlete-of-the-Year Awards

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete-of-the-Year among Softball participants for 2023-2024 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. 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 ceremony at Midway University in early summer. From the winners selected for each KHSAA championship, one student-athlete will be selected as the 2023-2024 Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete-of-the-Year and announced at the recognition. All winners will receive their honors at that event.

    The deadline for nominations for the Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year in the sport of Softball is April 25. We look forward to your participation!

     

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    04/01/24 – Initial Stat Leader Reports Available for Baseball, Softball

    2023-2024 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2024

    The first official KHSAA statistical leader reports for the 2024 baseball and softball season have been posted.

    Stat leader reports will be updated every day at approximately 3 a.m. ET and will include all teams missing stats for no more than two games in baseball or softball.

    Statistical entry is required of all member schools, and those failing to meet the requirement to enter stats are subject to penalties from the Commissioner’s office, including fines and other actions within the constraints of Bylaw 27.

    Member schools are solely responsible for submitting and validating the accuracy of statistical information. If a school or individual is omitted, or information is not updated, that likely means the team in question did not update its statistics through the KHSAA’s online system prior to the re-calculation deadline. When in doubt about statistics calculations, reference can be made to the NFHS Statisticians’ Manual.

    The requirement […]

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    04/01/24 – Wrestling Official of the Year Announced

    2023-2024 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 1, 2024

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

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

    The Outstanding Official of the Year for the 2023-24 wrestling season is Jake Lowry. Each finalist will receive a commemorative watch and certificate courtesy of the Officials Trust Fund, with the Official of the Year receiving an additional recognition award.

    With officiating numbers declining at the national level, the KHSAA is […]

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    4/1/24 – 2023-2024 Title IX Annual Report and Participation List Submission

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    Schools are now able to access all of the required online forms to submit their 2023-2024 Title IX Annual Reports. The information in this post presents a summary for each school as you work to complete the required Annual Participation Report as well as the Title IX Report for 2023-2024.

    • The deadline for submission is May 1, 2024.
    • The online system is currently available for entry and is the only acceptable means of submitting the report.
    • If you have specific questions about Title IX and the law itself, our office should be able to help get you some assistance. Asst. Commissioner Darren Bilberry dbilberry@khsaa.org is our primary contact for your questions related to the law and its interpretations, and the Commissioner and General Counsel are available should you have other inquiries of that type.
    • As for the reports, Information Technology Director Rob Catron rcatron@khsaa.org can assist you with electronic issues, including login and […]

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    2023-2024 Archery State Championship Qualifiers By School

    Archery Blog Updates

    The list of individuals and teams that have qualified for the upcoming Operation UNITE Archery State Championship has been compiled and is now listed on the KHSAA website and can be viewed by going to the following links:

    https://khsaa.org/2024-complete-girls-entry-listing-by-school/

    https://khsaa.org/2024-complete-boys-coed-entry-listing-by-school/

    Please check to ensure your individuals or teams have been properly identified. If there are any issues, please let this office know via email by Monday, April 1, 4:00 p.m. EST to either Darren Bilberry (dbilberry@khsaa.org) or Chad Collins (ccollins@khsaa.org). 

    – KHSAA –

    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 285 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in […]

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    03/26/24 – Tennis Nominations Sought for Midway/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student Athlete-of-the-Year among Tennis participants for 2023-2024 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 2023-2024 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 event at Midway University in early summer 2024. From the winners selected for each KHSAA championship, one student-athlete will be selected as the 2023-2024 Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year announced at the event. All individual winners will also receive their recognition awards at that time.

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

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    03/21/24 – NFHS Bat Compliance Update Warstic Bonesaber-3 Baseball Bat

    Baseball Blog Updates

    The KHSAA received the following from the NFHS office regarding the Warstic Bonesaber-3 Baseball Bat.

    FOLLOW-UP CLARIFICATION FROM THE NFHS TO THE BELOW POST

    For clarification, the Warstic Bonesaber -3 non-wood baseball bat with the factory handle wrapping is compliant.  However, please emphasize to your schools and umpires that the Warstic Bonesaber -3 baseball bat is a compliant non-wood baseball bat for high school varsity competition with factory handle wrapping.

    Any baseball bat (wood or non-wood) from any bat manufacturer with a traditional or non-traditional knob is at risk of being rendered non-compliant when it is rewrapped in a manner that the wrapping is over the knob making the knob flush (level with) the handle. A simple solution to correct the non-compliant wrapped bat is to remove the existing wrapping and rewrap the handle.

    The image of the red-wrapped bat below is an illegal bat because it was rewrapped
    incorrectly. That wrapping eliminates the […]

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    3/19/24 – Bass Fishing Nominations Sought For Midway/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year Awards

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year Award among Bass Fishing participants for 2023-2024 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 2023-2024 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 2024. From the winners selected for each KHSAA championship, one student-athlete will be selected as the overall 2023-2024 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 […]

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    3/18/24 – ArbiterSports Statewide Training for Schools Webinar Registration Information

    Athletic Department Data Information and Assistance

    As announced by the Commissioner on March 12, the KHSAA Member School Portal (subdomain) will be migrated to ArbiterSports for the 2024-2025 school year. You can refer to the Commissioner’s original notice https://ly.khsaa.org/zynq and IT Director Rob Catron’s explanatory video https://ly.khsaa.org/tcna for background.

    This challenging project will be rolled out in several phases, with the first phase being the opening of Fall schedule entry in Arbiter this upcoming April.

    Key features you will learn in the first webinar:

    • Schedule and Manage Games, Tournaments, and other Events.
    • Link Teams to Assigners for a seamless game assignments process.
    • Assign Event Workers to your scheduled events.
    • Pay Officials and Event Workers.
    • Import Student-Athletes to set up your team rosters.
    • Go Live with your school’s ArbiterLive! website

    Who should attend this webinar? 

    At minimum, each school’s Athletic Director should attend.  It is up to each school’s Athletic Director as to whether or not they would […]

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    03/18/24- KHSAA Seeks Fifth Assistant Commissioner (new position)

    2023-2024 News Releases

    Assistant Commissioner – Job description and application process.

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA), a private, non-profit entity designated by the Kentucky Board of Education to manage high school sports and sport-activities in the Commonwealth, must fill the position of Assistant Commissioner. This opening is created by an approved expansion of staff to aid in the conduct of high school championships, and the successful candidate should be prepared to begin the position with the close of the 2023-2024 school year.

    This opening is a regular, full-time position with a work week of at least 37.5 hours, twelve months a year, and is not an hourly wage position. This position does not offer regular remote work options due to the nature of the business and operational needs of the member schools and the championships.

    The KHSAA operates regular business […]

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    A Video Explanation of Coming Changes

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    03/11/2024- Expansion Announced of KHSAA Partnership with ArbiterSports To Include School/Coach Data Management

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    At its regular meeting in February, the Board heard a report from the Commissioner regarding the KHSAA online data system. The Association has long offered a first-in-class system for its Athletic Directors to manage the vast amount of data related to the athletic program, in particular, the monitoring of the various requirements for coaches. With the landscape continually changing in new and additional requirements, the Association has been reviewing, some formally and some informally, various options for the future of this vital program for a good length of time.

    It is not lost on anyone on the staff the value that this service is to the membership. The system encompasses a litany of different tools to manage schedules, scores, rosters, coach data and so much more. From that data, such projects as stats, results, RPI, Title IX analysis and so many things are derived and expanded upon. This all-in-one package has served the membership well […]

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    03/11/24 – Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Basketball Sweet 16® to Tip Off at Rupp Arena

    2023-2024 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 11, 2024

    The 2024 Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Basketball Sweet 16® is set to return to Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center in Lexington starting Wednesday, March 13, at 11 a.m. ET.

    All 15 games of the tournament will be broadcast live on khsaa.tv to subscribers of the NFHS Network. Fans can listen to live audio of each game for free on khsaa.net. The games will also be carried statewide through the Morgan & Morgan/KHSAA Sweet 16® Radio Network.

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    03/21/24 – Recipients Announced for Ninth Annual Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships

    2023-2024 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 21, 2024

    Kaydon Custard of Harrison County and Katherine Murphy of Barren County have been selected as recipients of the ninth annual Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year.

    When former KHSAA Commissioner Louis Stout died in 2012, his late widow Anna directed that donations on his behalf go to the Louis Stout Memorial Fund for students. Mrs. Stout felt this was an opportunity for the KHSAA to honor student-athletes who excel in athletics, academics, school service, and community service.

    Winners will receive a one-time $2,000 non-renewable scholarship payable directly to an institution of higher learning. Murphy and Custard were chosen after careful review, with selection criteria based on athletic activities, non-athletic activities, non-school activities, and an essay on the role a student-athlete should play in the community.

    Custard is a four-year captain of the football team, a five-year member of the basketball team, a three-year member of the […]

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    03/09/24 – Spring Esports Enrollment Update + Splatoon 3 and NBA 2K 24 Make it to State

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    New Spring State League Game Offerings

    We are happy to announce that we had enough participation to move Splatoon 3 (Nintendo Switch) and NBA2K24 (Playstation 4) from our two regional leagues to the KHSAA State League.  This means that these two titles will move up to the PlayVS/KHSAA postseason and in-person championships at the University of Kentucky on Thursday, April 25.  The KHSAA now offers all seven available titles at the state league level.

    Our Kentucky PlayVS State League site has been updated with the addition of the two new titles:  https://www.playvs.com/kentucky

    NBA 2K 24, like Madden NFL24, is what PlayVS refers to as “Solos” (or a 1 versus 1 title).  It allows KHSAA student-athletes to step onto the court with their favorite NBA teams in the 25th installment of the NBA2K Professional Basketball franchise. Solo teams play a 1v1 match, selecting from a pool of 30 NBA teams from the 2022-2023 season (No […]

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    03/08/24 – Competitive Cheer & Dance Tryout Window and Spring Allowances Reminders

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    As a reminder to KHSAA member schools, there is a specific allowance in Bylaw 23 for Competitive Cheer and Dance teams to have a tryout period in the spring. During April, schools are permitted to designate a single two-week tryout period following which there shall be no further practice or competition outside of the defined season as detailed in Bylaw 23. Portions of Bylaw 23 are below for reference.

    Bylaw 23) 1) f) states…
    f) Organized Play and Involvement of Members of the Coaching Staff Out of Season During the School Year

  • Coaches (paid or unpaid) shall not coach (give instruction in any manner or evaluate) members of that school’s team during competition on the campus of a member school if the activity involves at least fifty (50) percent of the normal playing squad being from any member school (e.g., 6 or more in football or soccer, 3 or more in basketball, 5 or […]

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  • 03/07/24 – Track & Field Online Rules Clinic Now Available

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    The 2024 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Track & Field is now available. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity, and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

    As a reminder, here are some important dates for the upcoming season:

    First Practice: December 1
    First Contest: January 8
    Maximum Number of Scrimmages: 2
    Maximum Number of Meets: 19
    Region Window: May 6 – May 22
    State Dates: May 30-31, June 1

    OFFICIALS

    • TO TAKE THE CLINIC, LOG IN TO YOUR ARBITERSPORTS ACCOUNT
    • Go to https://officials.khsaa.org
    • Login using your arbiter username and password

    OFFICIALS INSTRUCTIONS FOR VIEWING CLINICS

    3/7/24 – Bass Fishing Online Rules Clinic Now Available

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sports activity of Bass Fishing is available beginning February 28 – March 21. 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:

    • February 28 to March 21 – the Bass Fishing Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    • March 22 to April 5 – the Bass Fishing Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
    • April 6 to April 20 – the Bass Fishing 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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    3/7/24 – Softball Online Rules Clinic Now Available for Coaches & Umpires

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Softball is now available. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen) regardless of whether or not the coach receives pay.

    OFFICIALS

    TO TAKE THE CLINIC, LOG IN TO YOUR ARBITERSPORTS.COM ACCOUNT

    Go to https://officials.khsaa.org

    Login using your arbiter name and password

    OFFICIALS INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLINICS

    • As they are a condition of postseason eligibility, in the top black bar on the main page for https://officials.khsaa.org, select ELIGIBILITY
    • Select that you want the 2023-24 Softball Postseason Eligibility by clicking on 23-24 Postseason
    • You will see a Blue Hyperlink that says Take Online Clinic
    • Go through the clinic following the instructions including any requirements
    • Please note it may be as much as 24 hours before your score is posted

    DEADLINE FOR OFFICIALS

    • March 7 to April 4 (Officials) – the […]

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    03/07/24 – 2024 KHSAA & UTR Sports Tennis Information

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    The KHSAA will once again be requiring all tennis schools to be activated on UTR Sports, add full rosters, and report scores this 2024 Spring season. 

    All tennis schools should do the following ASAP:

  • If your team is already activated from last season, all you need to do is update your roster at this time
  • If you are a new coach this year, please contact Jonathan Hicks (jonathan@universaltennis.com) to get ownership of your High School switched to your name. Before doing so, create your personal UTR login at https://app.utrsports.net/join
  • Once your school is activated, please enter your current rosters into UTR.
  • If you need further assistance with your Universal Tennis team page, please schedule 15 minutes directly with UTR’s High School Director, Jonathan Hicks here.

    Some common UTR questions to note:

    • The overview tab will have last year’s season displayed until your first match is published. You can publish your first match even […]

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    03/07/24 – Baseball Online Rules Clinic Now Available for Coaches & Umpires

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Baseball is now available. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen) regardless of whether or not the coach receives pay.

    OFFICIALS

    TO TAKE THE CLINIC, LOG IN TO YOUR ARBITERSPORTS.COM ACCOUNT

    Go to https://officials.khsaa.org

    Login using your arbiter name and password

    OFFICIALS INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLINICS

    • As they are a condition of postseason eligibility, in the top black bar on the main page for https://officials.khsaa.org, select ELIGIBILITY
    • Select that you want the 2023-24 Baseball Postseason Eligibility by clicking on 23-24 Postseason
    • You will see a Blue Hyperlink that says Take Online Clinic
    • Go through the clinic following the instructions including any require
    • Please note it may be as much as 24 hours before your score is posted

    DEADLINE FOR OFFICIALS

    • March 7 to April 4 (Officials) – the Baseball […]

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    03/07/24 – Tennis Online Rules Clinic Now Available

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Tennis is now available. The clinic is required of all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen) regardless of whether or not the coach receives pay.

    COACHES

    For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to https://schools.khsaa.org/ and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“.

    • March 7 to April 4 (Coaches) – the Tennis Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    • April 5 to April 19 (Coaches) – the Tennis Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
    • April 20 to May 4 (Coaches) – the Tennis Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($200) during this […]

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    Approved NFHS Network Broadcasts

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    Standard Varsity Officiating and Licensing Fees for 2024-2025

    Officials Working

    Effective for 2024-25 as of March 1, 2024

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    03/01/24 – Inaugural Indoor Track & Field State Championships to Debut in Louisville

    2023-2024 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 1, 2024

    The inaugural KHSAA Indoor Track & Field State Championships presented by UK HealthCare are set to debut at the Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center in Louisville this weekend.

    Both the Class 3A and Class 2A meets will take place on Saturday, March 2, starting with the former at 9 a.m. ET before the latter begins at 3 p.m. The Class 1A meet will commence at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 3.

    Tickets to both days of the landmark event are available online only at khsaatickets.org. The competition will be broadcast in its entirety live on khsaa.tv to subscribers of the NFHS Network.

     

    2024 KHSAA INDOOR TRACK & FIELD STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

    02/29/24 – State Indoor Track & Field Final Details

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    The competition field is set for the 2024 KHSAA Inaugural State Track & Field Championships presented by UK HealthCare! The KHSAA website has been updated to reflect lane assignments, competitor numbers, etc. 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 at trresults@khsaa.org. You must send corrections to this email address to ensure all parties are aware of the changes.

    We are still missing relay names for some schools. If you need to submit relay names, please use this form: RELAY NAME FORM

    CLASS 1A 

    CLASS 2A 

    CLASS 3A 

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    2024 Mingua Beef Jerky Girls and 2024 UK HealthCare Boys Sweet Sixteen Workers Instructions

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    We want to thank each of you for your long-time dedication to the two weeks of basketball tournaments. We often talk about our devoted staff of workers and volunteers and how they truly make this the greatest show in hoops! We know most of you have all of this information in various forms but want to be sure we have it in one concise place.

    Like every year, there are always a few changes, so we want to be sure you are aware of those as well as the logistics for this year. We have talked personally communicated via phone or text with almost all of you as we have tried to formulate final plans. 

    The detailed information below should answer any questions you have, but as always, feel free to reach out for anything else. Below is a complete list of workers for this week’s tournaments, housing information, and other details just in case […]

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    Step-by-Step Instructions to Pay for Sweet 16® Tickets Via Central Bank Center Box Office

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    02/25/24 – Inaugural State Indoor Track & Field Meet Qualifiers

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    The initial release of state qualifiers for the KHSAA Inaugural State Track & Field Indoor Championships is now available. Changes could occur as coaches MUST double-check for accuracy. An email will be sent once all changes are made and performance lists are finalized. 

    PLEASE READ ALL THE DETAILS BELOW AS THERE ARE SEVERAL ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN TO ENSURE YOUR ATHLETES/TEAMS ARE ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE.

    ATHLETIC DIRECTORS

    • On the school subdomain (schools.khsaa.org) be sure your school has checked “Indoor Track – Boys” and/or “Indoor Track – Girls”. 
    • Be sure all athletes are listed on the Postseason Roster. 
    • Ensure all coach’s contact information is updated. 

    PERFORMANCE LIST 

    • To see the performance lists, select the State Track Entries and Results pull-down menus, and select the link for each class.

    TR126- ITR – State Indoor Track & Field Withdrawal Form

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    TR125- ITR – State Indoor Track & Field Relay Names Form

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    02/23/24 – Updated Details for State Indoor Track & Field

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    Prior to the final release of the Top 50 performances, the KHSAA wanted to try to answer questions that coaches have submitted this week as we head into the final day of the regular season. 

    REMINDERS/UPDATES

    • The State Meet event-by-event schedule has been posted: https://ly.khsaa.org/dgmg
    • Only Indoor performances will be accepted for the purpose of qualification.
    • Deadlines for indoor performances to be submitted to the MileSplit website for possible qualification to the KHSAA Indoor Championships will be Saturday, February 24th at 9:00 PM ET.
    • There is a limit of 2 athletes per school per event and 1 relay team per school, and excess qualifiers for a school will be noted on the performance list each week, and removed for the final listing.

    *NEW THIS WEEK

    • The KHSAA will release an initial list of the top 24 performances on Sunday, February 25th.
    • Coaches will have time to […]

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    02/21/24 – State Swimming & Diving Final Details

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    The KHSAA State Swimming & Diving Championships presented by UK HealthCare are being held February 22-24 at the Lancaster Aquatics Center, University of Kentucky. Coaches should review the final information that is available for the State Finals Meet.

    PARKING ON CAMPUS (BY DAY)

    • Thursday
      • Team buses park in Green Lot
      • Patrons park in Green Lot and east end of Blue Lot, nearest Joe Craft Football training facility.
      • Patrons are available to park in PS7 and pay appropriate rate to exit. Additional parking available in the Sports Center Drive lot as capacity allows starting at 1:00pm
      • Parking is not permitted in Kroger Field Purple Lots or Parking Structure #1.
    • Friday
      • Team buses park in Green Lot
      • Patrons park in Green Lot and east end of Blue Lot, nearest Joe Craft Football training facility.
      • Patrons are available to park in PS7 and pay appropriate rate to exit. Additional parking available […]

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    02/21/24 – Sweet 16® Media Credential Applications Now Open

    2023-2024 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 21, 2024

    The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the 2024 Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Basketball Sweet 16® and the 2024 UK HealthCare Boys’ Basketball Sweet 16® is now live and can be accessed via credentials.khsaa.org.

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

    Credentials should be requested by the sports editor/director for all members of their 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. Media outlets are responsible for the actions of all individuals representing their organization, including compliance with KHSAA policies and procedures. No credentials will be issued outside of the online credentialing system. […]

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    02/20/24 – Board of Control Approves Draft of 2025, 2026 Football Alignment

    2023-2024 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 20, 2024

    The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its fifth regularly scheduled meeting of the 2023-24 academic year on Tuesday in Lexington, approving an initial draft football realignment that would be effective for two years starting with the 2025 season.

    With the approval of an initial draft, a survey of all member schools will be conducted to determine postseason participation for the 2025 and 2026 seasons. Pending member school feedback upon distribution of the alignment draft, any appeals and potential adjustments will be finalized at the next regularly scheduled Board meeting in May.

    Each year, Board members are reminded that the officers for the following year are elected at the fifth meeting of the year. The Board annually elects a president-elect from its membership to serve the following year and then transition to the role of president in the second year following. On Tuesday, the Board selected Warren County Public Schools […]

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    02/17/24 – State Swimming & Diving Psych Sheet and Meet Information Now Available

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    First and foremost, the KHSAA would like to thank the State First Round host schools, workers & officials for all of their hard work. The results for all sites of the 2024 KHSAA State First Round Swimming Meets, as well as the Psych Sheet for the 2024 KHSAA State Swimming & Diving Championships Presented by UK HealthCare, are posted on the KHSAA website. 

    STATE SWIMMING & DIVING QUALIFIERS

    02/16/24 – Swimming State First Round to Start Saturday

    2023-2024 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 16, 2024

    The KHSAA Swimming & Diving State Championships presented by UK HealthCare will open with state swimming first round competition across three different sites on Saturday, Feb. 17.

    Participants from Regions 1-3 will compete at Russell County High School in Russell Springs, while participants from Regions 4-6 will head to the University of Louisville, and swimmers from Regions 7-9 will go to Scott High School in Taylor Mill.

    Following the swimming first round, the Swimming & Diving State Championships will conclude at the Lancaster Aquatic Center on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington on Feb. 22-24.

    Due to space limitations and in the interest of equity, tickets will be available on-site only and not sold in advance. The final event in Lexington will be broadcast in its entirety live on khsaa.tv to subscribers of the NFHS Network.

     

    2024 KHSAA SWIMMING & DIVING STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

    02/16/24 – Updated Top Performances for Indoor Track & Field

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    As we head into the final two weekends of competition, we wanted to update coaches on some details for the KHSAA Indoor Track & Field State Championships. 

    REMINDERS/UPDATES

    • The event-by-event schedule has been posted: https://ly.khsaa.org/dgmg
    • Only Indoor performances will be accepted for the purpose of qualification.
    • Deadlines for indoor performances to be submitted to the MileSplit website for possible qualification to the KHSAA Indoor Championships will be Saturday, February 24th at 9:00 PM ET.
    • There is a limit of 2 athletes per school per event and 1 relay team per school, and excess qualifiers for a school will be noted on the performance list each week, and removed for the final listing.
    • Once the qualifiers list is released, coaches will have time to review and withdraw any athletes from events by completing the appropriate online form. 
    • Deadlines will be announced for withdrawal.
    • There will be no substitutions by coaches for withdrawn […]

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    02/15/24 – State First Round Swimming Final Details

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    The 2024 KHSAA State First Round Swimming Championships presented by UK HealthCare will be held Feb. 17 at various sites across the state. Final details are available for coaches, athletes and fans. The state instructions are available for review on the Swimming homepage at https://ly.khsaa.org/mjmq. Time Schedules for each site are also available at https://ly.khsaa.org/yzna.

    STATE FIRST ROUND SITES

    • Site #1 (Russell County High School, Russell Springs) *Central Time
    • Site #2 (University of Louisville, Louisville) *Eastern Time
    • Site #3 (Scott High School, Taylor Mill) *Eastern Time

    SWIMMING HEAT SHEETS/LANE ASSIGNMENTS

    SWIMMING WARM-UP LANE ASSIGNMENTS

    TICKETS FOR SWIMMING FANS

    • Everyone must enter and exit through the admission gate.
    • Due to space limitations and […]

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    02/14/24 – Boys’/Coed, Inaugural Girls’ Wrestling State Championships to Begin in Lexington

    2023-2024 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 14, 2024

    The KHSAA Wrestling State Championships presented by UK HealthCare are set to return to Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, taking place in full over three days from Thursday, Feb. 15, to Saturday, Feb. 17.

    In addition to Boys’/Coed competition scheduled for Thursday and Friday, the 2024 rendition of the Wrestling State Championships will feature the inaugural Girls’ Wrestling State Championships on Saturday.

    Tickets to all three days of the event are available online only at khsaatickets.org. The event will be broadcast in its entirety live on khsaa.tv to subscribers of the NFHS Network.

     

    2024 KHSAA WRESTLING STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

    02/12/24 – Board of Control Election Procedures

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    BOARD OF CONTROL BALLOT – BOARD OF CONTROL ELECTIONS – INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BALLOT:

    • Balloting is ONLY done online for these positions.
    • All schools from Basketball Regions 1 to 8, as well as regions 13 to 16 have at least one election in which to ballot. Other schools may disregard this notice if received.
    • All non-public schools in Regions 9-16 may vote in the election for the non-public school representative, per state law.
    • Balloting was available per the Constitution on or before February 15.
    • Only the Principal or Designated Representative may vote. The names on file as verified by the KHSAA website at the time of this ballot distribution are listed on the school directory page at http://khsaa.org/general/resources/member-school-directory/.
    • If the wrong individual is listed as the Designated Representative, the correction may be made by anyone with Athletic Director system rights (Principal, AD) prior to the ballot being submitted. For support […]

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    2/12/24 – Archery Regional Instructions Available

    Archery Blog Updates

    Instructions/information for KHSAA Regional Archery Tournaments are now posted on the KHSAA website. Manager information is also posted on the KHSAA website and can be found here:

    https://khsaa.org/archery/2024/archeryregionalmanagers.pdf

    Regional Archery will be from March 4 – March 23 with the KHSAA State Archery Tournament to take place April 16 at Central Bank Center in Lexington. You can view the regional tournament instructions by clicking on the following link:

    https://khsaa.org/common_documents/Instructions/20232024/Spring/2023-24springtournamentinstructions.pdf

    Please contact Assistant Commissioner Darren Bilberry (dbilberry@khsaa.org) should you have any questions.

    – KHSAA –

    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 285 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals […]

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    02/12/24 – Brackets Now Available for Boys’/Coed Wrestling Championship

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    Brackets for the boys’/coed championship have been published to KHSAA.org and TrackWrestling. The brackets were developed based on the random draw table, which can be viewed on the KHSAA website.

    Qualifiers for the boys’/coed wrestling championship are available for review at https://khsaa.org/2023-2024-wrestling-boys-coed-entries-by-school/. Rosters were pulled directly from TrackWrestling data, but staff should be alerted of any spelling corrections by 12 p.m. ET today so corrected information can be shared with TeamIP for event merchandise.

    The 2024 KHSAA State Wrestling Championships presented by UK HealthCare will be held Feb. 15-17 at Alltech Arena inside the Kentucky Horse Park. The boys’/coed championship will take place Feb. 15-16 followed by the girls’ championship on Feb. 17. The competition schedule is available at https://khsaa.org/2024-state-wrestling-schedule/.

    The state instructions are available for review on the Wrestling homepage at https://ly.khsaa.org/tgmq. Tickets to the event are available for purchase online-only at khsaatickets.org, including discounted single-day, two-day or three-day all-session […]

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    02/11/24 – State Wrestling Championships Update

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    First and foremost, the KHSAA would like to thank the region tournament hosts, as well as the coaches and officials for their continued contributions this season. Congratulations to those who have qualified for the 2024 KHSAA State Wrestling Championships presented by UK HealthCare. The event will be held Feb. 15-17 at Alltech Arena inside the Kentucky Horse Park, with the boys’/coed championship taking place Feb. 15-16 followed by the girls’ championship on Feb. 17. The competition schedule is available at https://khsaa.org/2024-state-wrestling-schedule/.

    The state instructions are available for review on the Wrestling homepage at https://ly.khsaa.org/tgmq. Tickets to the event are available for purchase online-only at khsaatickets.org, including discounted single-day, two-day or three-day all-session passes. The advance discount tickets are available up until the day of the event, at which time only the game day tickets will be available. Tickets can be purchased via credit card at the admission gate but no tickets will […]

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    02/11/24 – State First Round Swimming Psych Sheets & Information Available

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    All 2024 Regional Swimming & Diving Meets have concluded and results are now posted to the KHSAA website. The KHSAA Swimming State Qualifiers have been determined for the State First Round. State Finals Diving Qualifiers were released earlier this week: https://ly.khsaa.org/e4nw

    STATE FIRST ROUND SWIMMING QUALIFIERS

    • All State First Round sites will run a timed final and will not use starting wedges. 
    • From Regions 1-3:
      • The top 2 per region per swimming event advance to the state First Round Site #1 = 6 total
      • After the automatic qualifiers from each region (6 total), the next best 10 times from Regions 1-3 will also advance for a total of 16 per event at Site #1.
    • From Regions 4-6:
      • The top 2 per region per swimming event advance to the state First Round Site #2 = 6 total
      • After the automatic qualifiers from each region (6 total), the next […]

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    2/9/24 – Esports Spring Enrollment Update & Additional Information

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    I want to keep the line of communication open as our enrollment deadline for the Spring Season is now one week from today, Friday, February 16.

    I hope you all are having fun and taking advantage of preseason play (which continues through next week). I highly recommend that all teams participate in at least one preseason match for team readiness as technical questions may arise depending on your esport. This affects new coaches & experienced coaches alike.

    A few updates for you this week:

    Spring Enrollment Update (Team Dashboard)
    Our Team Dashboard has been updated from the list posted on 1/26. Please review the link below to see a current snapshot of the number of schools and teams we have enrolled:
    https://ly.khsaa.org/dgwa

    As you can see by the totals on the sheet, we now have 1,439 players enrolled on 376 teams across 105(!) schools with still one week to go.

    If your […]

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    02/08/24 – NFHS Announces Football Playing Rule Changes

    2023-2024 News Releases

    Home Team Uniform Requirements Clarified in High School Football Rules

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    INDIANAPOLIS – Language in the 2024 NFHS Football Rules Book will be changed in an effort to ensure consistent interpretation of the rule regarding requirements for home team uniforms in high school football. Next season, all home team jerseys must be the same dark color(s) that clearly contrasts with white. 

    This uniform change in Rule 1-5-1b(3) was recommended by the NFHS Football Rules Committee at its Jan. 14-16 meeting in Indianapolis and subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors. The Football Rules Committee is composed of one member from each NFHS member state association that uses NFHS playing rules, along with representatives from the NFHS Coaches Association and NFHS Officials Association.

    Previously, the rule regarding home team jerseys stated that the jerseys of the home team “shall be a dark color that clearly contrasts to […]

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    02/08/24 – NFHS Announces Volleyball Playing Rule Changes

    2023-2024 News Releases

    Line Judge Procedure Modified in High School Volleyball

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    INDIANAPOLIS – Line judges will be required to change sides of the court between sets when teams remain on the same bench. The change in officiating procedure highlights the 2024-25 high school volleyball rules changes.

    In all, four rules changes were recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Volleyball Rules Committee at its annual meeting Jan. 7-9. All rules changes were reviewed and approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

    Rule 5-9-2b, which outlines line judge responsibilities, includes the new note requiring that they switch sides of the court when, by state association adoption, teams remain on the same bench throughout the match. The corresponding item on the state association adoption chart was also amended to add the requirement, which was added to promote fair officiating.

    “Since the pandemic, many state associations […]

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    02/05/24 – Sweet 16® Draw Show to Air Feb. 12 on NFHS Network

    2023-2024 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 5, 2024

    Pairings for the 2024 Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Basketball Sweet 16® and the UK HealthCare Boys’ Basketball Sweet 16® will be unveiled on Monday, Feb. 12, at 1 p.m. ET on the KHSAA’s annual Sweet 16® Draw Show.

    The 2024 Sweet 16® Draw Show will air on KHSAA.tv via the NFHS Network at no cost to viewers. The broadcast will originate from the KHSAA offices in Lexington, hosted by Dave “Buzz” Baker and Brian Milam of WKYT.

    Both basketball tournaments will be held inside Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center, with the 63rd installment of the Girls’ Sweet 16® taking place March 13-16 and the 106th Boys’ Sweet 16® scheduled one week later on March 20-23.

    Each game of the 2024 Boys’ and Girls’ Sweet 16® will be broadcast live on the NFHS Network to subscribers. A monthly subscription to the NFHS Network entitles users to every broadcast […]

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    02/02/24 – NFHS Announces Field Hockey Playing Rule Changes

    2023-2024 News Releases

    Standard Procedure Added for Penalty Corners in High School Field Hockey

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    INDIANAPOLIS – A change in high school field hockey rules for 2024 establishes a standardized procedure for the starting of penalty corners.

    This revision, which affects two rules in the NFHS Field Hockey Rules Book, is one of five changes recommended by the NFHS Field Hockey Rules Committee at its January 8-10 meeting in Indianapolis. All changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

    “The introduction of the new whistle start in penalty corners should ensure that all players are set and ready before the ball is inserted,” said Julie Cochran, NFHS director of sports and liaison to the NFHS Field Hockey Rules Committee.

    Rule 10-2-1 was added to achieve one of the committee’s fundamental tasks of setting guidelines and procedures for the flow of the game. According to the new guidelines, […]

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