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2012-2013 News Releases

06/21/13 – Conversion Chart 2012-2013 Bylaws vs. 2013-2014 Bylaws

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CONVERSION CHART – 2012-2013 BYLAWS VS. 2013-2014 BYLAWS
Due to significant changes approved by the membership, it was necessary to reorder many of the bylaws of the KHSAA. Below is a cross reference chart. You can also find this chart in PDF format at http://www.khsaa.org/handbook/conversionofbylawnumbersfor20132014.pdf 


BYLAW TITLE (IN ORDER BY OLD NUMBER)

OLD

NEW

Responsibility Of Eligibility

1

1

Physicians Certificate And Parents Consent

2

12

Age

3

2

Enrollment-4 Year Limit

4

3

Enrollment-Requirements

4

4

Minimum Academic Requirement

5

5

Transfer Rule – Domestic Students

6

6

Transfer Rule – Exchange Students

7

7

Transfer Rule – Other Foreign Students

7

8

Contestant On Other Teams, Post Season And All-Star Games

8

9

Other Eligibility Requirements And Regulations

9

14

Recruitment

10

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06/11/13 – Logan & Magoffin County Schools, Longtime Official Jerry Kimmel To Be Honored At NFHS Summer Meeting

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 11, 2013 

The 94th annual National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Summer Meeting will take place June 23-27 in Denver, Colo., during which time longtime Kentucky official Jerry Kimmel will be inducted into the NFHS Hall of Fame while Logan County and Magoffin County High Schools will be awarded the 2013 “National High School Spirit of Sport Award.”

Kimmel, who will be inducted into the NFHS Hall of Fame as part of its Class of 2013, recently retired after 56 years as an active official and assigner for the KHSAA. The Beechmont native spent 16 years as a basketball and baseball official (1956-72), during which time he officiated three state baseball tournaments, 15 district, 14 regional and six state basketball tournaments, including four-straight from 1965-68. He was Third Region representative from 1962 through 1972, and Basketball Assigning Secretary from 1972 through […]

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06/2/13 – Dawahares/KHSAA Hall Of Fame Class Of 2014 Inductees Announced

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2013

DAWAHARES/KHSAA HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2014 INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED

LEXINGTON – The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame Class of 2014 was announced today in a press conference at the KHSAA Offices. The 11 members in this year’s class will be the 27th inducted into the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame, and consists of former high school coaches, athletes, officials, administrators and contributors. The Class of 2014 will be inducted in ceremonies scheduled for Sunday, April 27, 2014, at the Lexington Convention Center. The induction of the 11-member Class of 2014 will bring the total number of individuals honored to 423.

Fred Bishop (Pineville, 1973) – A three-sport standout at Pineville High School, Bishop was a four-time All-SEKC selection in basketball, a three-time All-State honoree in football, and a regional track champion in multiple events. On the hardwood, Bishop averaged a […]

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6/1/13 REMINDER – 2014 Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame Class to be Announced

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2014 KHSAA Hall of Fame Press Conference Set For June 2

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association will hold a press conference on Sunday, June 2 at 1:30 p.m. to announce the KHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2014. The Hall of Fame announcement will take place at the KHSAA Offices in Lexington (2280 Executive Drive), and will be streamed live online at khsaa.tv.

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05/20/13 – 2014 KHSAA Hall of Fame Press Conference; BA/FP District Tournaments; Spring Sport Media Credentials

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 20, 2013 

2014 KHSAA Hall of Fame Press Conference Set For June 2

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association will hold a press conference on Sunday, June 2 at 1:30 p.m. to announce the KHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2014. The Hall of Fame announcement will take place at the KHSAA Offices in Lexington (2280 Executive Drive), and will be streamed live online at khsaa.tv.

The KHSAA will hold its annual Hall of Fame Golf Scramble on Tuesday, June 18 at the Marriott Griffin Gate Golf Course in Lexington. The event begins with a shotgun start at 8 a.m., followed by a luncheon at 1:15 p.m. The golf scramble is open to the public at a cost of $85 per person, or $300 for a foursome. Interested parties should contact Assistant Commissioner Angela Passafiume.

The 2014 Hall of Fame banquet is scheduled for Sunday, April 27 in the […]

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

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 7, 2013

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

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

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05/06/13 – Tennis, Track & Field Championships; Sweet 16® Programs For Sale Online; Spring Sport Media Credentials

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 6, 2013

KHSAA Tennis, Track and Field State Championships Approaching

Tennis regional tournaments got underway over the weekend, and will continue through Friday, May 10th leading up to the 2013 KHSAA Tennis State Championships (May 15-18). Four singles players and four teams of doubles will advance from each of the 16 regions to make up the 64-person state bracket in boys’ singles, girls’ singles, boys’ doubles and girls’ doubles.

The winning team from each region will advance to team sectional play, which will be held the Saturday prior to the State Tournament (May 11). The winning sectional teams (four boys’ teams and four girls’ teams) will advance to the semifinals at UK’s Boone/Downing Tennis Complex on Wednesday, May 15. The boys’ team finals will be held Thursday, May 16th at the Boone/Downing Tennis Complex at 6 p.m., with the girls’ team […]

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04/30/13 – Statewide Winners Announced For Forcht Bank/KHSAA Sportsmanship Recognition Program

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 30, 2013 

Beechwood’s Alexis Hunter and Monroe County’s Chad Wilson were honored as the statewide winners of the 2013 Forcht Bank/KHSAA Sportsmanship Recognition program at the 17th annual awards banquet on Sunday in Lexington. Hunter and Wilson were each awarded a $3,000 scholarship, and were chosen from a pool of 32 regional winners. Each regional winner received a $350 scholarship, along with an award from Forcht Bank and the KSHAA.

This marks the 17th year for the Sportsmanship Recognition program, which is open to all seniors that have participated in athletics and/or sport activities (cheerleading, bowling, archery and bass fishing). One male and one female are recognized from each school, with the local school honorees narrowed down to 32 regional winners, one male and one female from each of the 16 regions. To qualify for consideration in the program, a student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, […]

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04/22/13 – KHSAA Bass Fishing Championship This Week; Top Officials Honored By KHSAA; Baseball-Softball Draw Show Tomorrow

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2013
 

First KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championship This Weekend At KenLake Marina

The first-ever KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championship will take place this weekend (April 26-27) at the KenLake Marina in Hardin. Forty-five teams advanced from the four regional tournaments to the state championship, which begins Friday morning with the opening day boat launch at 7 a.m. (CT). Each two-person team is allotted eight hours on the lake, with the weigh-in beginning at approximately 3 p.m.

The tournament format will be repeated on Saturday, with the boats launching in reverse order from day one. Each team can turn in a maximum of five fish each round, with each day’s catch counting towards the team’s total for the competition. All fish will be kept in a live well once caught and released immediately following the weigh-in. Trophies and medals will be given to the top three team finishers, in addition […]

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04/15/13 – Board of Control Approves Moving KHSAA Sweet 16® Finals To Sunday

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 15, 2013

After reviewing the 2013 KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16®, the Board of Control voted today in favor of a proposal to move the championship games of the boys’ and girls’ Sweet 16® to Sunday starting in 2014. The format change allows for the semifinals to be conducted as a standalone event on Saturday, and gives the participants more time to prepare and recuperate leading up to the championship game. 

“We examined the format of our basketball tournaments from a number of different perspectives, and in the end, felt like it was time to move the championship game to Sunday. Separating the championship game from the semifinals, really makes an event out of the Saturday games for those final four teams,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “We think the added rest leading up to the championship game will not only benefit the health and safety of the students, it […]

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04/9/13 – 2013 KHSAA Hall of Fame Class Honored This Saturday; Regional Sportsmanship Winners Announced

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 9, 2013

2013 KHSAA Hall of Fame Class To Be Honored Saturday

The KHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2013 will be honored at the Association’s annual banquet on Saturday, April 13th at the Lexington Center’s Bluegrass Ballroom. The nine-member Class of 2013 features Pascal Benson (football, baseball and basketball), Julie Ditty (tennis), Tyson Gay (track and field), Burney Jenkins (officiating), Roger Klein (tennis), Frank Miklavcic (track and field, and cross country), Ron Myers (baseball), Jaime Walz Richey (basketball) and John Dee Wilson (basketball).

The Hall of Fame banquet will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a silent auction and social hour, followed by dinner and the induction ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Tickets to the banquet are $60 each and can be purchased by contacting the KHSAA by phone at (859) 299-5472. Full 10-person tables are also available for purchase at a discounted rate of $500.
 

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03/18/13 – Inaugural KHSAA Archery Championships; KY HS Volleyball Teams Raise Money Through Dig Pink®; KHSAA To Host 2017 NASO Summit

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 18, 2013

First-Ever KHSAA Archery Championships Begin Today In Louisville

The inaugural KHSAA Archery State Championships begin this week (March 18-19) at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville (221 Fourth Street). In its first year as a KHSAA-sponsored sport activity, the Association has partnered with the KY National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) to manage the KHSAA State Championship in conjunction with the National Field Archery Association Championships in Louisville.

The competition begins at 3 p.m. on Monday, with Tuesday’s action scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Over 1,000 student-athletes are expected to participate in the event, as qualifiers for the tournament include the regional team champions and all squads that scored over 3,000 points at the regional competition. Male and female individuals placing 1st through 5th also qualified for the KHSAA State Championship.

Tickets to the event are $5 per day as set by the NASP, […]

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3/11/13 – Championship Program Posted for Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen®

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Fans wanting to peruse and review the 2013 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® program can download the complete program at no charge from the KHSAA web site. Go to www.khsaa.org/basketball and select Girls State Tournament Information for the link. In addition, you can scan the QR code on the KHSAA web site panel and download to your portable device.

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03/11/2013 – Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16®; Inaugural KHSAA Archery Championships

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 11, 2013


2013 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® This Week In Bowling Green

The Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® State Basketball Tournament returns to E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green this week (March 13-16). DuPont Manual heads to the campus of Western Kentucky University hoping to defend its 2012 state title, while Marion County enters the tournament with a perfect 35-0 record.

First round action will take place Wednesday and Thursday, with sessions beginning at 12:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (CT). Quarterfinal action on Friday starts at 12 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., followed by two Semifinal games on Saturday at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Tip-off for Saturday night’s championship game is slated for 8 p.m.

Free live video from all 15 games will be available at khsaa.tv, with an audio feed of the KU/KHSAA Radio Network broadcast available at khsaa.ezstream.com. For more information, including pre-tournament stats, rosters […]

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03/05/13 – Game Program Posted for KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen®

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Fans wanting to peruse and review the 2013 Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® program can download the complete program at no charge from the KHSAA web site. Go to www.khsaa.org/basketball and select Boys State Tournament Information for the link. In addition, you can scan the QR code on the KHSAA web site panel and download to your portable device.

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03/05/13 – Statement Regarding Boys’ Sweet 16® Weather

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The KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® will go on as scheduled with no plans for delay or rescheduling. If there is any change in plans we will post this information on our website.

Certainly, the KHSAA expects and encourages patrons to exercise an abundance of caution regardless of the weather conditions.

Thank you.

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02/27/13 – Sweet 16® Single-Session Tickets on Sale; Logan & Magoffin Receive Spirit of Sport Award; Kimmel Headed to National HS Hall of Fame

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 27, 2013

Sweet 16® Single-Session Tickets Available For Purchase 

Single-session tickets for the KHSAA Boys’ and Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® are available for purchase through khsaa.org. The KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® will take place March 6-10 at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Single-session tickets are $17 for lower arena seats, and $12 for upper arena.

The Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® will be held March 13-16 at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green. Single-session tickets are available for $11 for reserved seating.

Complete results from the regional tournaments and brackets for the Boys’ and Girls’ Sweet 16® are available at khsaa.org. Media members can apply for credentials online at credentials.khsaa.org.

 

NFHS Honors Logan County and Magoffin County With “National High School Spirit of Sport Award”

Logan County and Magoffin County High Schools have been selected to receive the 2013 “National High School Spirit of Sport Award”, as announced […]

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02/26/13 – Houchens Industries/Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® Media Information

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The Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ State Tournament will take place March 13-16 at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green.

PARKING – GIRLS’ SWEET 16®
Parking passes for the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ State Tournament will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no charge for media parking (with a hang tag) at the Girls’ Tournament and these passes will be provided upon the first check in at the media entrance to the arena. Authorized and approved media outlets will be admitted by the parking attendants for the first session based on an approved credentials list from the credentials.khsaa.org system. 

DISTRIBUTION POLICY
The distribution of credentials is conducted using the following priorities:
1. Daily Newspapers and Wire Services;
2. Statewide Media (TV, etc.);
3. Media Covering Specific Teams on a Regular Basis;
4. Regional Media;
5. All Other Outlets (Non-Broadcast Radio, weekly media, etc.).

Credentials may be issued on a limited basis to valid websites that […]

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02/26/13 – KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® Media Information

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The KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® is scheduled for March 6-10 at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING FRIDAY-SATURDAY SESSIONS OF THE BOYS’ SWEET 16®
With the University of Kentucky playing Florida on Saturday afternoon, the KHSAA will be required to completely break down its setup for the Boys’ Sweet 16® following the last game on Friday evening. Media members in attendance at the 8 p.m. game on Friday, March 8 will need to clear the arena floor as soon as possible, and relocate to the Media Workroom. The remodeled work area has plenty of power and dedicated internet connections and will allow for reporters to take as long as necessary to compile information and submit to your outlets. No equipment can be left on the arena floor or tables following the last game on Friday night as even the press tables will be almost immediately removed by the Rupp Arena staff to allow for […]

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02/18/13 – KHSAA Competitive Cheer & Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA Swimming & Diving Championships This Week

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 18, 2013

PANNELL SWIM SHOP/KHSAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEK IN LOUISVILLE

The 2013 Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Championships will be held this week (Feb. 21-23) at the Ralph Wright Natatorium on the campus of the University of Louisville.

Tickets to the event are $10 per person for each session, with the exception of the opening session on Thursday night ($5 per person). Ralph Wright Natatorium has a seating capacity of 500 people for each session of the meet. Due to the limited seating capacity, fans are encouraged to arrive early to purchase tickets. Each customer will only be allowed to purchase a ticket for those persons in line, with kids 10-and-under admitted for free. At the conclusion of each session, spectators will be required to vacate the seating area.

Tickets will go sale Thursday, Feb. 21 at 4:30 p.m. for Session One (Girls’ Diving […]

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02/11/13 – KHSAA State Wrestling Championships This Week At Alltech Arena

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 11, 2013 

The 50th annual KHSAA Wrestling State Championships will take place this week (Feb. 15-16) at Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The two-day event begins Friday, Feb. 15 with first- and second-round matches. Doors open to the public at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, with first round matches beginning at 10 a.m.

Saturday’s competition begins with the Third Round Championship Bracket at 9:30 a.m., followed by fourth-, fifth- and sixth-round matches. The Consolation Bracket Finals will begin no earlier than 4:00 p.m., with the State Championship Opening Ceremonies starting at 6:15 p.m. (at the earliest). Saturday’s weight class championships will be broadcast live at khsaa.tv beginning at 7 p.m.

Admission to the event is $15 per day, or $25 for a two-day pass, with kids 10-and-under admitted free. For more information, including full brackets for each weight class, visit the Wrestling home page at khsaa.org.

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02/4/13 – Ebonite/KHSAA Bowling Championships This Week; Holy Cross (Louisville) Penalized For Bylaw 10 Violation; Regionals Approaching For Wrestling, Swimming & Diving

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 4, 2013 

2013 Ebonite/KHSAA Bowling Championships This Week

The 2013 Ebonite/KHSAA Bowling State Championships will take place this week (Feb 7-8) at Executive Strike and Spare in Louisville. The two-day event begins Thursday, Feb. 7 with the Singles Championship. Doors open to the public at 9:15 a.m., with player introductions starting at 9:45 a.m. The field will be narrowed to the top eight individuals (boys and girls) at 12:10 p.m., with an awards ceremony scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

Friday’s Team Championship begins with team introductions at 7:30 a.m. The girls’ team qualifying games will commence at 7:50 a.m., with the final team match slated for 12:15 p.m. The boys’ team competition is scheduled to begin at 1:35 p.m., with the championship match set for 5:15 p.m.

Admission to the event is $10 per day, or $15 for a two-day pass. For more information visit the Bowling home page at khsaa.org.
 

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01/28/13 – Board of Control Approves Basketball Region I, Statewide Wrestling Realignments

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2013

The KHSAA Board of Control approved new alignments for Basketball Region I and all eight Wrestling regions during its January meeting at the KHSAA office on Monday.

Following the consolidation of schools in McCracken County, KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett and area Board of Control members met with representatives from the first region in Mayfield. With all Region I schools in attendance, the feedback from the meeting was to realign within the region, and not bring additional teams into the region. Three options for realignment were presented following the meeting in Mayfield. On Monday, the Board voted to approve Option A for the 20013-14 season (detailed below), which will also be applied to baseball, softball, soccer and volleyball:

District 1 – Carlisle County, Fulton City, Fulton County, Hickman County

District 2 – Ballard Memorial, Graves County, Mayfield

District 3 – Community Christian, McCracken County, Paducah Tilghman, St. Mary

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01/25/13 – Pairings Unveiled For 2013 KHSAA Boys’ and Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ State Basketball Tournaments

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 25, 2013

The pairings for the 2013 KHSAA Boys’ and Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ State Basketball Tournaments were unveiled today during the annual Draw Show on CWKYT. Brackets with official times and pairings are available on the Riherd’s/KHSAA Scoreboard and the KHSAA website on the basketball home page.

The 2013 Boys’ Sweet 16® will be held March 6-10 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, with the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls Sweet 16® taking place March 13-16 at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green.

Tickets for the Boys’ and Girls’ Sweet 16® are on sale now, and can be purchased at the KHSAA Office on Winchester Rd. Tickets are $120 each for a lower arena, full-tournament package; and $70 each for upper arena.

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01/25/13 – State Cheer Postponed/Rescheduled Due to Weather and Safety Concerns

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10 a.m. ET, Friday, 1/25/13
In the interest of everyone’s safety and out of an abundance of caution, the State Competitive Cheer Championships have been postponed and will NOT be held on Saturday, January 26. The competition is being rescheduled for SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 at Bowling Green. More details will be forthcoming.

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01/22/13 – Competitive Cheer Championships & Basketball Draw Show Coming Up This Week

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 22, 2013

INAUGURAL KHSAA COMPETITIVE CHEER CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS SATURDAY IN BOWLING GREEN 

The inaugural KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships will take place Saturday, Jan. 26 at E.A. Diddle Arena on the campus of Western Kentucky University. Divisions have been created for all-girls and coed competition, with the winning school in each division at the regional level advancing to the State competition.

Doors open to the fans at 7 a.m., with the competition beginning at 8 a.m. with the Class 1A Small/Class 2A Medium Divisions. The Class 2A Large/Class 2A Super-Large Divisions will compete at 11 a.m., followed by the Class 2A Small/Class 1A Medium Divisions at 2 p.m., the Class 1A Large/Class 2A Coed Divisions at 5 p.m., and the Class 1A Coed/Class 1A Super-Large Divisions at 7:30 p.m. An awards presentation will follow each competition block.

Tickets to the event are $10 per person, with kids 10 & under […]

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01/18/13 – Pleasure Ridge Park Granted At-Large Berth to Competitive Cheer Championships

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 18, 2013

During the KHSAA Region 6 Competitive Cheer competition on Jan. 12, a disqualification ruling was made in the Super-Large All-Girl division with regard to a National Federation rule. At the time the ruling was made, and based upon prior information from the NFHS, a stunt performed by Pleasure Ridge Park was ruled illegal by the technical judges as performed, due to safety concerns.

“As the commissioner and I reviewed this situation, it became clear that this was not a judgment call. That distinction is important because judgment calls cannot be appealed per bylaw 16. Our judges correctly observed and administered penalties based on what they saw during the routine,” said Assistant Commissioner and cheer contact Butch Cope. “However, we later found that this specific situation had been interpreted differently as the year moved on and we were not made aware of the change in interpretation until this week.”

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01/14/13 – Sweet 16 Draw Show, New Sweet 16 Logo, Competitive Cheer Championships

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 14, 2013


SWEET 16® DRAW SHOW TO AIR FRIDAY, JAN. 25

The Draw Show for the 2013 KHSAA Boys’ and Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ State Basketball Tournaments will air on Friday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. (ET). CWKYT (Ch. 14) in Lexington will broadcast the pairings, with a feed available online at www.khsaa.tv.

Brackets with official times and pairings will be posted to the Riherd’s/KHSAA Scoreboard and the KHSAA website at the conclusion of the program. The 2013 Boys’ Sweet 16® will be held March 6-10 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, with the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls Sweet 16® taking place March 13-16 at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green.

For additional information about the draw show, contact KHSAA Communications Director Joe Angolia.


KHSAA UNVEILS NEW LOGO FOR BOYS’ SWEET 16®

Time changes for the Semifinal round and Championship game of the 2013 Boys’ Sweet 16® won’t be […]

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01/10/13 – Times Announced for Boys’ Sweet 16® Semifinals and Championship, First Basketball Stats Released

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 10, 2013

TIMES ANNOUNCED FOR BOYS’ SWEET 16® SEMIFINALS AND CHAMPIONSHIP

Game times for the Semifinals and Championship of the 2013 Boys’ Sweet 16® at Rupp Arena have been finalized. The Semifinal round will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, followed by the championship game at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 10.

The change in format from previous year’s tournaments was a necessary byproduct of the University of Kentucky hosting Florida at 12 p.m. on March 9. The remainder of the Boys’ Sweet 16® will follow the same format as previous years. The change in format will not be applied to the Girls Sweet 16®, which will take place March 13-16 at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green.

Official times and pairings will be posted following the Sweet 16® Draw Show on Friday, Jan. 25.

 

FIRST BASKETBALL STATISTICAL LEADERS REPORT RELEASED

The initial weekly basketball statistical rankings for […]

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01/7/13 – Heflin Named NFHS National Coach of the Year, First Basketball Stats, KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 7, 2013

NFHS NAMES LONE OAK’S LARRY HEFLIN ONE OF 22 NATIONAL COACHES OF THE YEAR

Lone Oak High School girls tennis coach Larry Heflin has been named one of 22 National Coaches of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) for the 2011-12 academic year. In 40 years as head coach, Heflin has guided Lone Oak to more state championships (11) than any other girls program in the state, the last of which came in 2012.

In addition to his 11 state titles, Heflin has led Lone Oak to eight runner-up finishes, helping him garner a spot in the USTA Kentucky Tennis Hall of Fame in 2012. In 2006, he was given the Garnis Martin Outstanding Coach of the Year award by the Kentucky High School Athletic Director’s Association and the Kentucky High School Coaches Association. He was previously named the National High […]

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11/04/12 – Results of 2011-2012 Football Playoff Format Survey of Member Schools

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In light of seemingly endless discussion about possible alternative formats for the football playoffs, it seems prudent to be sure the public is reminded of the results of a 2011-2012 survey of the membership regarding this issue. Clearly the consensus is that there is not consensus. Unfortunately, each respondent tends to look at the issue from the lens of their own situation. This data will continue to be reviewed, and alternatives will always be on the table for discussion. In the same way that what was right in 1985 is not likely right today, today’s system may not be the best for tomorrow. 

The results are as follows:

Overall Compiled Results and Totals

Detailed School by School Responses

Responses by School and District

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08/02/12- Reminder about Schedule for 2012 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl

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At its April, 2012 meeting, the Board of Control confirmed the schedule for the six 2012 football championship games.

On Friday, November 30, the championships for Classes 1A, 3A and 4A will take place, at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. respectively.

Classes 2A, 5A and 6A will determine its champions on Saturday, December 1 , at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. respectively.

All games will take place at Houchens-L.T. Smith Stadium on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.

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10/31/12 – Ky. Fish and Wildlife offering gift certificates

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Looking for a gift for a friend or family member who likes to hunt or fish? The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has an idea. See http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Ky-Fish-and-Wildlife-offering-gift-certificates-176595441.html and https://fw.ky.gov/app/voucher/ for details.

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10/25/12 – Commissioner’s Statement on the Passing of Former Commissioner Billy V. Wise, updated with arrangements

2012-2013 News Releases

COMMISSIONER’S STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF BILLY V. WISE

Billy V. Wise, who served as the fourth Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association from 1991-1994 and spent twenty-five years with the KHSAA, passed away early Thursday afternoon.

“Billy Wise was one of the finest gentlemen to ever cross the paths of the member school representatives and administrators, coaches, game officials, Board of Control members and our staff. His value at a pioneering time of sports expansion at the KHSAA was of tremendous benefit to all the students in the Commonwealth,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “His leadership during his 25 years of service to the KHSAA was instrumental in guiding the officials through the adoption of the 1971 Federal Court order and was vital in steadying the association during the financial trials surrounding his time as Commissioner as the Association moved into a new headquarters. ‘Coach’ as he was known throughout the state, […]

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10/26/12 – KHSAA Tabs Angolia As Its New Communications Director

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KHSAA TABS ANGOLIA AS ITS NEW COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) Commissioner Julian Tackett today announced the hiring of Joe Angolia as the organization’s new Communications Director. Angolia brings over 10 years of experience in collegiate athletics at the NCAA Division I level to the position, the last seven of which were spent as the Sports Information Director at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock (UALR). He will  begin his duties at the KHSAA on full-time basis on November 12.

“We had an overwhelming number of qualified applicants for this position, but felt Joe’s experience and background made him an ideal fit for the KHSAA,” said Tackett. “He brings a wealth of experience in collegiate athletics, managing events and fulfilling media needs, a journalism background as well as a familiarity with the Commonwealth of Kentucky, which will be a tremendous asset to this organization and our membership. Joe will be […]

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10/22/12 – KHSAA State Volleyball This Weekend

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  OCTOBER 22, 2012

KHSAA STATE VOLLEYBALL THIS WEEKEND

For the third consecutive year the KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament will be played in Louisville but the action shifts to a different venue.

The 2012 edition of the KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament will be contested at the new Cantrell Gymnasium on the campus of Valley High School on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27. The first match between 13th Region champion Corbin and First Region champion Lone Oak begins at 10 a.m. on Friday. A total of eight first-round matches will be played on Friday. Quarterfinal action begins on Saturday morning at 9 a.m., with the semifinals slated for 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The championship match will begin at 8 o’clock Saturday night.  Assumption is the two-time defending champion of the event.

The state bracket with each matchup can be found at http://khsaa.org/httpdocs/volleyball/2012/statebracket.pdf.

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10/04/12- Congratulations to All Principals as October is National Principal’s Month

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For more information, watch the video below, or go to http://principalsmonth.org/.

Thanks to all member school Principals for your work!

 

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10/2/12 – State Volleyball Bracket Times Released

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Times have been set for the 2012 KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament to be held at J.C. Cantrell Gymnasium on the campus of Valley High School in Louisville.  Region vs. Region match-ups were conducted online back on Sept. 7.  For the State Tournament Bracket, go to the link below:

http://khsaa.org/httpdocs/volleyball/2012/statebracket.pdf

 

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10/2/12 – Spencer County to Host Archery Coach Training

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To All Athletic Directors and/or NASP Coaches:

We would like to invite any interested individuals to attend a BAI (Basic Archery Instructors) NASP certification class. We will be holding this class on November 17, 2012 from 8 am until 3:30 pm in the SCMS gymnasium (the address is attached below). Completion of this class will certify individuals as BAI NASP instructors.

The fee to participate is $80 and must be received by SCHS no later than November 1 so that materials can be ordered. Checks should be made out to Ralph Nash. SCHS or the instructor will provide all equipment for use during this training. This class will be conducted by Coach Ralph Nash who is a certified BAIT (Basic Archery Instructor Trainer) NASP coach as well as a level 3 USA Archery coach.

Please feel free to contact the school for any questions and direct emails to rose.nash@spencer.kyschools.us. We look forward to learning more […]

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10/1/12 – View the program from the 2012 Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championships

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Click Here to see the entire program!

Click Here to order a copy!

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10/1/12 – Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championships This Week

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  OCTOBER 1, 2012

 LEACHMAN BUICK-GMC-CADILLAC/KHSAA STATE GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEK

Bowling Green will be the center of the Commonwealth’s high school golf activity this week as boys’ and girls’ individual and team champions will be crowned. For the seventh consecutive year the Bowling Green Country Club will play host to the Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championships.

 Following a practice round on Monday, the girls’ tournament begins at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, with an 8 a.m. tee time scheduled for Wednesday.  The boys’ practice round will take place on Thursday, followed by a 36-hole tournament on Friday and Saturday. Tee times for the boys be at 7 a.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. on Saturday.

 Sacred Heart is the defending girls’ team champion, while a new boys’ champion will be crowned after two-time defending state champion Lexington Christian did not qualify for this year’s event. A new girls’ individual winner  will be crowned […]

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9/20/12 – New Free NFHS Coaching Education Course Helps with NCAA Eligibility Center

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The NFHS and NCAA have jointly announced a new course through their learning center that helps fully explain the requirements related initial collegiate eligibility. This FREE course should be viewed by Athletic Directors and Guidance Counselors who have the thought that any of their students may eventually be desiring to play sports at an NCAA institution (at any level). The rules of the NCAA continually change, and this course is extremely helpful in explaining these rules.

The NCAA Eligibility Center Coaching Education course has been jointly developed by the Eligibility Center and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).  The course is designed to educate teachers, coaches, parents, and counselors about the NCAA’s initial eligibility requirements.  After completing the course, you will be more prepared to advise your student-athletes about the necessary steps to become certified to compete in NCAA Divisions I and II athletics. Coaches can complete a course immediately and will […]

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09/20/12 – NFHS Releases Opposition to Proposed 10-month Soccer Schedule for U.S. Soccer

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The NFHS, supported by the member state associations including the KHSAA, has released a position opposing the new 10-month schedule proposed by the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. This proposed schedule is an effort to force kids to choose between school based programs (such as those sponsored by KHSAA) and the Development Academy designed to help with the national teams to represent the US in international competition. To require this choice by a vast majority of participants, when there is a very minimal chance the student would ever be selected for one of those teams, is simply not in the best interest of students who will never again have the opportunity for the high school experience. I feel as Commissioner of the KHSAA, that this is simply unconscionable as an alternative for students to have to make that choice. The full text of the statements by NFHS Executive Director Bob Gardner is contained at http://www.nfhs.org/content.aspx?id=7684, and […]

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09/16/12 – Details about Louis Stout Memorial Fund

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Commissioner Louis Stout
The family of former KHSAA Commissioner Louis Stout has established a memorial fund in lieu of flowers. Mrs. Anna Stout has requested that donations be made to the Louis Stout Memorial Fund for Students, c/o KHSAA, 2280 Executive Drive, Lexington, KY 40505. The KHSAA will provide a receipt for any such donation, which is fully tax deductible and 100% of all donations will be used for special projects in his name specifically benefitting students and will not be used in any way by the General Fund of the KHSAA.

Services will be held for Commissioner Stout at 12 noon Saturday, Sept. 15, at Consolidated Baptist Church, 1625 Russell Cave Rd., Lexington, KY 40505. Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, 3421 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, KY 40513.

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9/18/12 – Annual Meeting Voting Results Announced

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Voting Results for the 2012 Annual Meeting have been announced based on voting conducted September 18, 2012. Complete results can be found at http://khsaa.org/annualmeeting/20122013/finalvotingtallysheet2012.pdf

RESULTS OF VOTING – SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 KHSAA Annual Meeting

(148 required for passage, 221 present)

 

PROPOSAL

 

YES

 

NO

 

ABS

 

PRE

Proposal 2012 – 1

A proposal to amend Bylaw 5 to clarify and reinforce provisions – Issues have arisen this school year that point to the need to modernize Bylaw 5 and its wording

 

207

 

0

 

0

 

14

Proposal 2012 – 2

A proposal to amend Bylaw 7 to complete the separation of Bylaw 7 from its original position as Section 2 of Bylaw 6

 

205

 

2

 

0

 

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09/17/12 – Disqualifications Down in 2011-2012 School Year

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 17, 2012

DISQUALIFICATIONS DOWN IN 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR
More student-athletes and coaches were able to see the conclusion of their teams’ contests during the 2011-2012 school year.

 A total of 481 student-athletes and coaches were disqualified from contests in the sports of baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball and wrestling last year, down from 545 during the 2010-2011 school year. The information was released during the KHSAA Board of Control Meeting on Monday in Lexington.

Before the 2011-2012 school year the KHSAA Board of Control approved measures stiffening the disqualification to two contests for student-athletes and three for coaches.

“I don’t think there’s any question the stiffer penalties had something to do with the fewer number of disqualifications we have seen,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “Especially in sports such as football, where three games can mean nearly a third of the season, more coaches and student-athletes […]

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09/09/12 – Commissioner’s Statement, Including Funeral Arrangements and Donation Designation, on the Passing of Louis Stout

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 9, 2012

COMMISSIONER’S STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF LOUIS STOUT

Louis Stout, who served as the fifth Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association from 1994-2002, passed away early Sunday morning following a brief illness.

“Words cannot begin to express what Louis meant to this organization or the impact he made on those he came in contact with during his 30 plus years of service to the KHSAA,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “Not only was he a pioneer but he had a unique vision that continued the KHSAA on the course to the organization we are today. He possessed two characteristics of a great leader – he wasn’t afraid to take chances and he fought tirelessly for increased opportunities for students, sometimes in the face of overwhelming opposition. I had the pleasure of working with him for nearly 20 years and today not only have I lost a dear friend, colleague and […]

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09/04/12 – Volleyball, Soccer Draw Show to Air on Friday

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 4, 2012

Volleyball, Soccer Draw Show to Air on Friday

Volleyball and soccer postseason tournaments may not begin until October 8 but teams will soon find out the region it will face in the first round of the state tournament should it advance.

The draws for the 2012 KHSAA State Volleyball and KHSAA Boys’ and Girls’ State Soccer Tournaments will be conducted on Friday, Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. at the KHSAA Office in Lexington. The draw show will air live on www.khsaa.tv.

Brackets will be posted to the Riherd’s/KHSAA Scoreboard and the KHSAA website at the conclusion of the program.

The KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament moves to the new gymnasium at Valley High School in Louisville this year. The tournament had been contested at Bellarmine University’s Knights Hall the past two years. The tournament will be played on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27.

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08/23/12 – Archery Becomes Latest Championship Sport-Activity

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 23, 2012
ARCHERY BECOMES LATEST CHAMPIONSHIP SPORT-ACTIVITY

Kentucky’s elementary, middle and high schools have enjoyed archery competition for nearly a decade. Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year the chance to compete for a KHSAA state championship will become reality.  

The KHSAA will add archery as a varsity sport-activity starting this year, Commissioner Julian Tackett announced in a Thursday morning press conference. Archery joins competitive cheer and bass fishing, which are holding their first KHSAA-sanctioned state championships in late January and April, respectively, as the newest sport-activities offered by the Association along with bowling that had its first KHSAA championship in 2012. Kentucky becomes one of the first states nationally to offer archery as a varsity sport-activity. The regional and state competitions will take place in late February and early March.

“We are thrilled to be able to add archery to our growing list of sport-activities,” said Tackett. “It’s […]

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8/21/12 – Agenda for Optional AD Workshop Posted

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Below is the agenda. 

2012-13 OPTIONAL KHSAA ADMINISTRATORS WORKSHOP

Check in: 7:30 a.m., Workshop: 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Lunch will be from 12:00 to 12:45 for those that have indicated they will stay

 Session I – Welcome, Introductions and Part I: Roster and School Management

  • Introduction of Presenters
  • Evaluation Form and EILA Information
  • The need for Security on the web site
  • Establishing a Secure Account
  • Indicating Sports and Levels
  • Roster Management

 Section II – KHSAA Equity Policies and Title IX Overview

 

  • Introduction of Presenters
  • Evaluation Form and EILA Information
  • The need for Security on the web site
  • Establishing a Secure Account
  • Indicating Sports and Levels
  • Roster Management
  • Coach Management
  • Title IX Online Reporting System
  • Sports Safety Course
  • Disqualifications
  • Primer on KHSAA Bylaws
  • KHSAA and its role with KDE and KBE
  • KHSAA Prime Date Requirement
  • Cheerleading and its role within the School

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08/21/12 – Reminder about Press Conference at KHSAA 8/23/12

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PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 23
A press conference has been scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 23, at 10 a.m. at the KHSAA office in Lexington. Representatives from the KHSAA, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) and the KY chapter of NASP will be in attendance to discuss the latest KHSAA sanctioned sport-activity offering. The press conference will be broadcast live on www.KHSAA.tv.

 — KHSAA —

For more information contact Elden May at 859-299-5472.

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8/16/12 – KHSAA Seeks Applicants for Communications Director (fka Sports Information Director)

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 Kentucky High School Athletic Association

Vacancy Announcement for the position of

Communications Director (fka Sports Information Director)

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF RESUMES AND COVER LETTER FOR CONSIDERATION: SEPTEMBER 7, 2012

POSTING REVISED: AUGUST 25, 2012 TO REFLECT STATUTORY COMPLIANCE WITH RETIREMENT SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

 The Kentucky High School Athletic Association is accepting applications for the position of Communications Director (fka Sports Information Director)

 RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION

  • Work directly for the Commissioner of the Association as spokesperson and media relations coordinator.
  • Page layout for all KHSAA publications, magazines and game programs including all aspects of design and mechanical production.
  • Regularly scheduled release of information to all statewide media regarding KHSAA events, meetings, etc., including special announcements as directed by the Commissioner.
  • Oversee development and implementation of expanded strategies for the use of social media to promote the KHSAA and its activities and events.
  • Assistance with maintenance of information on KHSAA website […]

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08/15/12 – Reminder about Rosters and Stats

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Now that contests have been completed and individual statistics can be entered, there are steps to be taken to open and initialize rosters. This step was clearly detailed in the August 7 blog entry available at http://khsaa.org/87-2012-2013-rosters-available-to-be-opened-and-edited/. Your AD will need to follow these steps prior to the entry of new players or editing of the current roster. All of this has to be done before stats can be entered on a game-by-game basis.

The first week of volleyball statistics will be published on Thursday, Aug. 23.
The first week of soccer statistics will be published on Thursday, Aug. 30
The first week of football statistics will be published on Thursday, Sept. 6

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08/14/12 – Reebok Vector TLS 32″ Decertified by NFHS

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Please be advised that the BBCOR decertification process has been implemented for the Reebok Vector TLS 32-inch model.

Effective immediately and until further notice, this bat (Reebok Vector TLS 32″ length) should be considered a non-compliant bat and subject to NFHS Baseball Rules 4-1-3b and 7-4-1a.

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08/13/12 – Hype Student Conferences Set For Next Week, Start of Fall Sports, Press Conference Set

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 13, 2012

HYPE STUDENT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCES SET FOR LEXINGTON, BOWLING GREEN

For the second consecutive year the HYPE KHSAA Student Leadership Conference will educate students in the eastern and western portions of the Commonwealth. The first installment of the conference will take place on Monday, Aug. 20, at Heritage Hall in the Lexington Center. The second day of the conference will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green.

 This marks the 11th year the Association has provided the free conference for student-athletes to learn teamwork exercises, sportsmanship initiatives and discuss current issues. Scheduled seminars this year include hazing (Elliott Hopkins, NFHS), Respect (Cameron Mills), Challenge Course (Kara Mattingly, Asbury University) and a segment with J.C. Newton from the Kentucky National Guard. The conference is primarily funded with the receipts from the Association’s corporate sponsor program.

 More than 600 student-athletes […]

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08/13/12 – Regional Series of Meetings Scheduled

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This reminder is for all member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors within the KHSAA.

For the fall of 2012, the KHSAA has reinstituted an Athletic Administrator Workshop. The content for this non-mandatory workshop expand this year to not only include the elements related to Title IX and those reports and functions, but instructional sessions on managing the coaching and player data for your school, completion of the Annual participation list, and other helpful topics on the KHSAA web site. These sessions will begin in the early morning and continue through noon. A final schedule will be sent to all registered attendees. After a break for lunch, attendees are invited to attend an additional 90-minute session related to the rules and regulations of the KHSAA. This session would be invaluable for new ADs as well as those simply wanting to re-familiarize themselves with the Constitution, Bylaws and Tournament Rules. We will be offering assistance with […]

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08/08/12 State Track Meet Dates Announced

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The schedule for the state track meet for 2012-2013 school year is set as follows:

Friday, May 17 – 2A and Saturday, May 18 – 1A and 3A

Please be sure to add this to your school calendar.  In years past we have found that schools appreciated the early announcement of these dates as spring is a busy time for all schools.  The release of these dates should be instrumental to schools as they finalize their school calendars throughout the year and after the winter months.  

This format is a slight change from the past two years with two classes competing on  Saturday.  Exact times for each class will be released at a later date.  We can confirm that the Class 1A will be the early meet on Saturday and the Class 3A will be the afternoon meet. 

The State Meet site will be announced when it is determined later in the fall.

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07/31/12 – Boys’ Sweet 16® Championship Game Set for Sunday

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 31, 2012

2013 BOYS’ SWEET 16® CHAMPIONSHIP GAME SET FOR SUNDAY

For the first time in the 95-year history of the KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16®, the tournament championship game will be played sometime other than Saturday night.

The traditional state tournament format will undergo a transformation for the 2013 event due to potential scheduling conflicts with Rupp Arena.

“We received a request a few days ago from the University to consider other Saturday (and potentially Sunday) alternatives in the event that the final schedule for 2012-2013 necessitated the Wildcats playing at home on Saturday, March 9,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “The 2013 scheduling has been a constantly evolving challenge for a while as we had previously surrendered our contracted dates for the arena to allow UK to host the NCAA Second/Third round that year.”

The semifinals, a doubleheader that has been played on Saturday morning for more than fifty years, […]

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7/25/12 “Hit By Pitch” Procedure Revised in High School Softball for 2013

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Batters in high school softball no longer will have to make an attempt to avoid being hit by a pitch in order to be awarded first base. This revision to Rule 8-1-2 was one of four rules changes approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Softball Rules Committee at its June 11-13 meeting in Indianapolis. All rules changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors. Click here for more details

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07/24/12 – Championship Weekend Created for Fall Sports

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 24, 2012

CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND CREATED FOR FALL SPORTS
Beginning in the fall of 2013 the first weekend of November will have a championship feel unlike any other in the Association’s 95-year history. The KHSAA Board of Control approved a measure at its July meeting to create a fall sports weekend of championships as five separate team championships will be decided on the same Saturday.
The final championship contests for volleyball, boys’ and girls’ cross country, as well as boys’ and girls’ soccer will be awarded on Nov. 9, 2013. The new series of championships will be held in week 18 of the NFHS corresponding date calendar.
The decision to create a fall weekend of champions received support for several reasons, among them the fact it cuts down on scheduling conflicts for member schools, unlike when the championships are conducted on three separate weekends. Similar events also have been […]

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07/19/12 – 2012 HYPE Student Conference Details Posted

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Details for the 2012 HYPE Conference are now posted to our website.
Head over to our Student Conference page to learn more!

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06/19/12 – Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame class of 2013 introduced

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 19, 2012

DAWAHARES/KHSAA HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2013 INTRODUCED

Members of the newest class of the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame were introduced to the public and enjoyed around of golf at the 26th annual Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame Golf Scramble on Tuesday at the Marriott GriffinGate Resort Hotel in Lexington.

“It’s amazing to see the support this Hall of Fame enjoys from the people who participate in the scramble every year. We have Hall of Famers who were inducted more than 20 years ago and they still come back and play every year,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “It’s such an honor to see the new Hall of Famers introduced for the first time. It’s a great time but it’s also very humbling when you see just how much this honor means to them.”

Representatives of eight of the nine members of the 2013 Class of the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of […]

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07/17/12 – NFHS Offers new free online course to minimize risk of Heat Stroke Death in High School Sports

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In its ongoing effort to minimize the risk of participating in high school athletics, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has produced a free online course entitled “A Guide to Heat Acclimatization and Heat Illness Prevention.” Click here for more details

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7/17/12 – Baseball Rules Committee Addresses Alteration of Bats with 2013 Rule Changes

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New language has been added to the high school baseball rules to re-emphasize that non-wood bats cannot be altered. This additional note in Rule 1-3-2 was one of four rules changes approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Baseball Rules Committee at its June 3-5 meeting in Indianapolis. All rules changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors. Click Here for More Information

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07/12/12 – Web Site Renovation Continues!

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Welcome to the new face of the KHSAA web site. We hope you find it easier to navigate and find items. Look around, you will probably find what you want without having to call or email the office.

It will take a while to get all of the legacy content and prior results posted. You will find at least the last three years of information for most sports and sports activities, and as time permits, the older years will be completed.

If you find problems, hit the Feedback button at the bottom and submit a note. Thanks for checking it out!

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07/10/12 – 2012 Volleyball Officials Camp July 27-28

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2012 Volleyball Officials Camp – July 27-28 Click Here for More Info

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02/20/12 – Rip-It Bat

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We have received the following from the NFHS 

It was brought to the NFHS’s attention that some umpires have identified the Rip-It bat as being non-compliant due to the positioning of the BBCOR .50 certification mark on the taper instead of on the barrel.  This was very observant of them and a correct interpretation.  However, the NFHS has had discussions with the Rip-It management group about this issue and an agreement was worked out to extend to them an administrative remedy to permit their bats to be allowed in high school competition.  Please share this information with your officials that the Rip-It product with the BBCOR .50 certification mark on the taper of the bat instead of the barrel is compliant with the NFHS baseball rules due to an administrative remedy. 

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