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2016-2017 News Releases

06/15/17 – Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Championship Game Moved to 11 AM

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15, 2017

The start time for Saturday’s championship game of the 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament has been moved to 11 a.m. With the potential for heat index delays on Saturday, the schedule adjustment was discussed during a conference call this afternoon between the KHSAA and the semifinal teams, and was approved by each head coach.

Friday’s semifinal games at Whitaker Bank Ballpark will remain as scheduled, with Simon Kenton taking on Marion County at 11 a.m., followed by McCracken County vs. Pleasure Ridge Park at 1:30 p.m.

The semifinals and championship game will be webcast live at KHSAA.tv through the NFHS Network, which is a subscription based service. Subscription plans for the NFHS Network are available for $9.95 a month. A monthly subscription, priced less than the cost of admission to a state championship event, entitles users to every broadcast by the KHSAA and the more than 40 participating […]

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05/20/17 – Track and Field 3A State Meet Interrupted/Terminated Due To Weather

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Statement of the Commissioner’s Office Regarding Class 3A Track and Field Meet Suspension and Termination

At approximately 9:05 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2017 inclement weather (primarily a lightning storm) surrounding the UK Outdoor Track & Field Complex compelled meet management to interrupt the Class 3A meet. The meet was stopped and the facility was evacuated in the interest of safety, and in compliance with KHSAA policies and procedures, due to lightning. At that time, five heats were remaining in the 4×400 relays, as one heat of the girls’ 4×400 had been conducted and the runners for the second heat were in the starting blocks. In addition, the girls’ triple jump was stopped with the top two individuals shy of their sixth jump. NFHS Rule 3-2-5 states that a meet may be suspended by the games committee, in collaboration with the referee, due to an emergency such as hazardous weather conditions or power failure. For the […]

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

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 5, 2017

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

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

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

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04/26/17 – Statement on Passing of Dunbar Student-Athlete

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KHSAA staff was shocked and saddened to learn of today’s tragic incident at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School.

“The absolute worst part of my job is getting a call like I received Wednesday night with the sudden loss of this young man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Ifeacho family, the Paul Laurence Dunbar and Fayette County school community, and all of those who valiantly tried to save this young man following his incident. We recognize the fragile nature of life itself and wish peace on all who knew this fine young man during this difficult time.”

– Julian Tackett, KHSAA Commissioner

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04/18/17 – KHSAA State Archery Championships This Thursday At KBA

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 18, 2017

The 2017 KHSAA State Archery Championships will take place Thursday at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington, with the first of six flights getting underway at 9:30 a.m. The last flight will compete at 2:30 p.m., with awards presentations to the top four teams, top five boys’ finishers and top five girls’ finishers scheduled for 3:30 p.m.

Madison Central captured the team title in 2016 after posting the top score (3,436) in the championship round. Pulaski County (3,430) was the state runner-up a year ago, followed by Anderson County and Trigg County. Anderson County’s Henry Thompson garnered individual medalist honors after shooting a 297 (with 28 10’s).

More information for the 2017 KHSAA State Archery Championships can be found through the links below:
Schedule – http://khsaa.org/archery/2017/stateschedule2017.pdf
Lane Assignments – http://khsaa.org/archery/2017/laneassignments.pdf
Official Program – http://khsaa.org/Publications/Programs/20162017/Archery/issue1/
Results – http://khsaa.org/2017-complete-khsaa-state-archery-results/

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04/10/17 – Spring Sports Championship Media Credentials

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

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

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

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

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

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

We appreciate the understanding of our membership and various constituencies.

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03/18/17 – KHSAA To Award Second Annual Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2017

The KHSAA will present the second annual Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships during tonight’s semifinals of the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® to David Chase Baker from Menifee County and Madison Lauer from Taylor County.

When former Commissioner Louis Stout passed away 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 scholarship payable to an institution of higher learning, and were chosen after careful review with high school and college administrators, 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.

A multisport athlete at Menifee County, Baker competes in baseball, soccer and golf for […]

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03/13/17 – Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® Broadcast Information; 98.5 FM to Air Games Locally

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 13, 2017

The 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® gets underway Wednesday afternoon at Rupp Arena when Bowling Green squares off against Graves County at 12 p.m. (ET). Fans can follow all the action through live webcasts at KHSAA.tv or listen to the games online at KHSAA.net. All 15 games will also be broadcast through the Kentucky Utilities/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® Radio Network, with the games airing locally in Lexington on iHeart Media’s “The Bull Icons at 98.5 FM”.

Live video webcasts of all 15 games will be available at KHSAA.tv for subscribers to the NFHS Network (http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/). Subscription plans for the NFHS Network are available for $9.95 a month. A monthly subscription, priced less than the cost of admission to a state championship event, entitles users to every broadcast by the KHSAA and the more than 40 participating state associations.

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03/07/17 – St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® Broadcast Information

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2017

The 2017 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® begins Wednesday afternoon at BB&T Arena in Highland Heights when Sacred Heart takes on Butler at 12 p.m. (ET). Fans can follow all the action through live webcasts at KHSAA.tv or listen to the games online at KHSAA.net.

All 15 games of the Girls’ Sweet 16® will be webcast live at KHSAA.tv for subscribers to the NFHS Network (http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/). Subscription plans for the NFHS Network are available for $9.95 a month. A monthly subscription, priced less than the cost of admission to a state championship event, entitles users to every broadcast by the KHSAA and the more than 40 participating state associations. Viewers who subscribe for the Girls’ Sweet 16® will also be able to watch all 15 games from the boys’ basketball tournament while their subscription is active.

A free audio-only feed of the games will also […]

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02/28/17 – Tickets on Sale for Hall of Fame Banquet on March 18

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 28, 2017

The Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2017 will be inducted in an afternoon ceremony at the Lexington Center on Saturday, March 18th prior to the semifinals of the 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16®. The banquet starts with a social hour at 12 p.m., followed by a luncheon at 1 p.m. and the induction ceremony at 2 p.m.

This year’s class consists of Oscar Brohm (Flaget), Michelle Clark-Heard (Atherton), Betty Jo Cook Gibson and Anna Jo Cook Pickens (London), Hillard Howard (Pikeville/Letcher County Central), Marty Moore (Highlands), Marcia Morton (Male), Chris Redman (Male), Jesse Stuart (Glasgow), Claude Sullivan (Winchester), and Charles “Jock” Sutherland (Gallatin County/Harrison County/Madisonville/Lafayette). The initial announcement on the 2017 Hall of Fame Class can be viewed at https://goo.gl/x8FK3C.

Tickets for the 2017 Hall of Fame banquet are available for $60 for individual tickets or $500 for a 10-person table, and can be purchased at […]

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02/22/17 – Swimming & Diving Championships Begin Thursday in Louisville

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 22, 2017

The 2017 KHSAA Swimming & Diving State Championships (Feb. 23-25) begin Thursday with the boys’ and girls’ diving preliminaries at the Ralph Wright Natatorium in Louisville. Boys’ diving prelims are set for 12:30-3 p.m. followed by the girls’ diving prelims from 6:30-9 p.m.

Competition resumes Friday morning with the boys’ swimming prelims starting at 10 a.m., followed by the girls’ swimming prelims at 4:30 p.m. Saturday’s championship finals get started at 11 a.m. with the boys’ competition, and conclude with the girls’ championship finals, which are slated to start at 5:15 p.m.

Tickets go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. on Friday for the morning session, and 3:30 p.m. for the afternoon session. On Saturday, ticket sales begin at 9 a.m. for the boys’ finals and 4:15 p.m. for the girls’ championship.

A complete schedule of events, the official championship program, heat sheets and live scoring can […]

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02/15/17 – Sweet 16® Online Media Credentialing System

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The media credentialing system for the 2017 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ and Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® State Basketball Tournaments is now available online, and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org. The St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ State Tournament will take place March 8-12 at BB&T Arena in Highland Heights, followed by the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® March 15-19 at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

The deadline to apply for credentials is 5 p.m. on the Monday prior to each respective tournament – March 6 for the Girls’ Sweet 16® and March 13 for the Boys.

OWNERSHIP OF RIGHTS
The intellectual property, corporate, broadcasting and media rights to all State championship rounds of the KHSAA postseason championships belong exclusively to the KHSAA, including titling agreements and sponsorships. As such, the KHSAA is the only entity permitted to originate a live broadcast during the Sweet 16® (this includes the use of social media streaming […]

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02/14/17 – State Wrestling Championships Begin Friday At Alltech Arena

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 14, 2017

The 54th KHSAA State Wrestling Championships will be held this weekend (Feb. 17-18) at Alltech Arena. Gates will open to the public at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, with the first round matches set to begin at 9:30 a.m. Friday’s action will conclude with the third round of the championship bracket (bouts 1-616).

The second session begins Saturday morning with third round consolation bracket matches at 9 a.m., continuing through the sixth round consolation bracket matches (bouts 785-812). Session three is scheduled to begin with the KWCA awards at 3:30 p.m. followed by the consolation bracket finals for third, fifth and seventh place. Upon conclusion of the consolation bracket finals, the competitors in the finals will be introduced and the first championship match will commence. Awards will be presented following each bracket final, with the team trophies awarded after the last championship bout.

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02/07/17 – Bowling Championships Begin Thursday, Including KHSAA’s Second Unified/Adaptive Offering

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 7, 2017

The first winter championship gets underway Thursday morning with the 2017 KHSAA State Bowling Championships (Feb. 9-10) at Collins Eastland in Lexington. In addition to the singles and team events, this year’s championship will include the introduction of Unified and Adaptive Bowling, as the KHSAA continues to expand its offerings for greater inclusion. Bowling will be the second KHSAA sport or sport-activity to offer Unified/Adaptive events, joining Track and Field which began offering Unified events in 2015 and Adaptive events in 2011.

Thursday’s action begins with the Unified competition at 8 a.m., which will consist of one qualifying game for seeding followed by baker’s doubles matches throughout a 16-team bracket. The boys’ and girls’ singles competition will get underway at 11:40 a.m. After each singles competitor bowls three games, the field will be trimmed to the top eight individuals. The top eight will then roll two additional games, with […]

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02/02/17 – 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Applications Now Open

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For the fourth year Whitaker Bank, as part of its continuing title sponsorship of the Boys’ Sweet 16®, and the KHSAA will be presenting four one-time $1,500 scholarships. The scholarships are open to high school seniors that participate in KHSAA sanctioned sports and sport-activities.

Deadline for the information to be received by the KHSAA is Feb. 25. There is no limit to the number of applicants from a school.

Winners will be recognized during the 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ State Basketball Tournament, March 15-19 in Lexington.

Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Application Forms are only available online and may be completed using the link below:

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE APPLICATION AND APPLY FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP

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02/01/17 – Pairings Announced For 2017 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ and Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen®

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 1, 2017

Regional matchups for the 2017 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ and the 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® were revealed Wednesday afternoon when the annual Draw Show was broadcast on The CW Lexington and KHSAA.tv. Hosted by Dave Baker and Gary Ball at the WKYT Studio, the Draw Show determined the matchups for the 100th boys’ Sweet 16® and the 56th girls’ Sweet 16®.

The 2017 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® will be held March 8-12 at BB&T Arena in Highland Heights. The 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® will be played the following week, March 15-19 at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Full-session ticket packages for the Girls’ Sweet 16® are available for $132 for side/lower arena seats at http://www.khsaa.org/payments/tickets/. Tickets to the Boys’ Sweet 16® will go on sale to the general public later this month, with information available at KHSAA.org.

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01/27/17 – Winter Sports Championship Credentials

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The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Winter Sports Championships (Bowling, Wrestling and Swimming) is now live, and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org.

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

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

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01/25/17 – Sweet Sixteen® Draw Show To Air February 1st on CW Lexington, KHSAA.tv

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 25, 2017

Pairings for the 2017 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® and the 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® will be revealed on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. (ET) when the annual Sweet 16® Draw Show is televised by The CW Lexington. The Sweet 16® Draw Show will also be streamed live online at KHSAA.tv and WKYT.com.

The 2017 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® will be held March 8-12 at BB&T Arena on the campus of Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, with the 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® taking place March 15-19 at Rupp Arena in Lexington. This year’s Boys’ Sweet 16® will be the 100th boys’ basketball state […]

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01/17/17 – Calloway County High School Senior Wins Centennial Logo Contest

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 17, 2017

Basketball Centennial Logo

Calloway County senior Haley Glynn was chosen as the winner of the Kentucky high school basketball centennial logo contest, as chosen by the Centennial Committee, a collaborative effort between the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches, Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame and the KHSAA. The winning logo will be used for promotional purposes during the yearlong centennial celebration of Kentucky’s original high school championship by the KHSAA, KHSBHF and the KABC, beginning with the 2017 KHSAA/Whitaker Bank Boys’ Sweet 16® and culminating with the 2018 boys’ basketball tournament.

Glynn will receive a cash prize of $250 for her winning design, which was selected from a pool of 81 entries during the two-month submission period. A standout track and field athlete since the eighth grade, […]

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

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 12, 2017

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

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

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01/05/17 – First Basketball Stat Leaders Report Released

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The first weekly statistical leader reports for girls’ and boys’ basketball have been posted at KHSAA.org. Statistics are compiled weekly throughout the season and will be posted to the KHSAA website each week.

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, including fines and other actions within the constraints of Bylaw 27. Member schools are solely responsible for submitting statistical information. If a school or individual is omitted, or information is not updated, that means the team in question did not update its statistics through the KHSAA’s online system prior to the deadline.

Based upon recommendations from the Basketball Advisory Committee during its most recent meeting, the fine for schools not in compliance will be doubled for the 2016-17 season, as it creates a competitive imbalance for those that do participate. The requirement to enter statistics, which has been in […]

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12/08/16 – Competitive Cheer Championships This Saturday In Lexington

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 8, 2016

The fifth annual KHSAA State Competitive Cheer Championships will take place this Saturday, Dec. 10 at Alltech Arena in Lexington. The format of the state championship has changed for 2016, with the competition split into two sessions with three divisions performing in each one. Doors will open to the fans at 8 a.m., with the first session (All-Girls Small, Medium and Large Divisions) starting at 9 a.m. The second session (All-Girls Super and the Coed A&B Divisions) is slated for a 2:30 p.m. start time. A detailed order of appearance can be found at http://khsaa.org/cheer/20162017/orderofappearance.pdf

Fans planning to attend Saturday’s event should be advised that the Kentucky Horse Park charges $5 for parking. Tickets to the KHSAA State Competitive Cheer Championships are $10, with children 10-and-under admitted free.

Each session of the KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships will be webcast live at KHSAA.tv for subscribers to the NFHS Network (http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/). […]

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12/01/16 – 2016 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl Broadcast Information

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 1, 2016

The 1A Championship will open the 2016 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl on Friday night at 7 p.m. (CT) when Beechwood (13-1) takes on Hazard (12-2) at Houchens Industries/L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green. The action resumes Saturday afternoon when Central (9-5) faces Belfry (13-1) in the 3A Championship at 5 p.m., followed by Trinity (Louisville) (14-0) and Lafayette (13-1) in the 6A Championship at 8 p.m.

Sunday’s slate features three contests on the campus of Western Kentucky University, with Christian Academy-Louisville (13-1) taking on Danville (12-2) in the 2A Championship at 12:30 p.m. Franklin-Simpson (14-0) will square off against Johnson Central (13-1) at 3:45 p.m. in the 4A Championship, with Bowling Green (14-0) and Pulaski County (12-2) closing out the weekend with the 5A Championship at 7 p.m.

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11/26/16 – Revised and Updated Schedule, 2016 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl State Football Finals

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With Western Kentucky University’s win tonight at Marshall University combined with Southern Mississippi’s upset win over Louisiana Tech on Friday, WKU has qualified to again host the Conference USA championship game in Bowling Green. The game will be played on Saturday morning, December 3rd at 11 a.m. CT. This will necessitate a change in the KHSAA game schedule for the state finals, which will wrap around the Conference USA championship game. 

The Class 1A game will be played on December 2nd with a kickoff slated for 7 p.m. CT.

“Conference USA championship rules have large mandatory blocks of time that must be made available at the playing facility, not only for team preparation but for stadium and network television preparation, and this was the only alternative other than playing a game very early on Friday morning,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “Last year’s Thursday night game was problematic for both schools with the travel necessary both on Thursday […]

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

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 16, 2016

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

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

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11/10/16- High School Playoff Games Again Asked to Honor Veterans at Week 2 Games

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Through the efforts of a veteran and concerned individual by the name of Robert Williams of Menlo Park, California, there is now a national movement to have every high school and college in the United States honor all veterans and active duty military at events near Veteran’s Day. This is a great way to recognize our veterans and active duty military and hopefully reinforce to all the importance of their sacrifices and the meaning of Veteran’s Day. The KHSAA is grateful to be able to participate again during 2016.

For the second round of the football playoffs at home sites November 11, each home school is asked to request all veterans and active duty military in attendance to stand and be recognized for their contributions.

The KHSAA is certainly proud to be a part of this recognition and hopeful that this simple acknowledgment will convey a powerful message of thanks on the part of the school and […]

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11/08/16 – Applications Being Accepted for Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships

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When former Commissioner Louis Stout passed away in 2012, his widow Anna directed that donations on his behalf go to the Louis Stout Memorial Fund for Students. She felt this was a chance for the KHSAA to honor student-athletes who excel in athletics, academics, school service and community service. The award process for 2016-2017 is now underway.

Applications are being accepted for students to apply for those awards through December 5, 2016. The award winners will be announced in conjunction with the boys’ state basketball tournament in March. Two grants, each in the amount of a one-time scholarship of $2,000 payable to an institution of higher learning, will be awarded each year for the next four years. The scholarship is not renewable and is not endowed for expansion. Minimum criteria is a 3.5 (converted to 4.0 scale) grade point average; involvement in varsity sports or sport-activities; involvement in other school activities, a record of community service/involvement […]

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11/07/16 – Information On Ordering Tickets to 2016 Russell Athletic/KHSAA State Football Finals

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Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl

It is again time for us to take orders for advance tickets to the 2016 Russell Athletic/KHSAA State Football Finals. Here are some notes about this year’s finals.

  • The games will be played at Feix Field, Houchens Industries – L.T. Smith Stadium at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green;
  • The tentative schedule for this year’s event has games scheduled as follows (All times Central):
    • Friday, December 2nd – 1A – 1 PM, 4A – 5 PM
    • Saturday, December 3rd – 3A – 1 PM, 6A – 5 PM
    • Sunday, December 4th – 2A – 1 PM, 5A – 5 PM
  • Club level seats (200 level, $90 for all six games) are available and will have access to the indoor area between and during the games, but seating is limited. Ticketing in the club level sells out quickly most years;
  • The VIP chairback seats (100 level, $60 for all six games) are available and […]

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

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 3, 2016

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

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

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10/28/16 – KHSAA State Soccer Tournament Continues Saturday With Quarterfinal Action in Lexington

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 28, 2016

The 2016 KHSAA State Soccer Tournament continues tomorrow morning with quarterfinal action at Paul Laurence Dunbar HS and Lafayette HS in Lexington. Four games will take place at each site, with the first games of the day scheduled for 12 p.m. and the final contest set for 6 p.m. To view the official championship program for the 2016 KHSAA State Soccer Tournament, visit https://goo.gl/fIftNo.

SATURDAY, OCT. 29 – KHSAA SOCCER QUARTERFINALS
at Lafayette HS
12:00 p.m. – BOYS – Louisville Collegiate vs. Covington Catholic
2:00 p.m. – GIRLS – Simon Kenton vs. Lawrence County
4:00 p.m. – GIRLS – Greenwood vs. Owensboro Catholic
6:00 p.m. – BOYS – South Laurel vs. Paul Laurence Dunbar

at Paul Laurence Dunbar HS
12:00 p.m. – GIRLS – Russell vs. Lexington Catholic
2:00 p.m. – BOYS – North Hardin vs. Perry County Central
4:00 p.m. – BOYS – South Warren vs. […]

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10/23/16 – Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Inductees Announced

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 23, 2016

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame Class of 2017 was announced today in a press conference at the KHSAA Offices. The 11 members in this year’s class will be the 30th inducted into the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame, and consists of former high school coaches, athletes, officials, administrators, and contributors. The Class of 2017 will be inducted in ceremonies scheduled for Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Lexington Convention Center. The Class of 2017 will also be recognized during the semifinals of the 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16®. The induction of the 11-member Class of 2017 will bring the total number of honorees in the Hall of Fame to 456.

Oscar Brohm (Flaget HS) – A three-sport standout at Flaget High School (1962-65), Brohm starred in football, basketball and baseball for the Braves. As a senior in 1965, Brohm was named First Team All-State by the Courier-Journal […]

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10/20/16 – Field Hockey State Tournament Begins Saturday; 2017 HOF Press Conference This Sunday

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 20, 2016

The bracket is set for the 2016 KHSAA Field Hockey State Tournament, which begins Saturday afternoon with quarterfinal action at Assumption Green in Louisville. Christian Academy-Louisville (20-4-1) will take on Atherton (19-4-1) at 2 p.m. in the first match of the day, followed by DuPont Manual (18-5-2) against Mercy (8-9-1) at 4 p.m.

Defending state champ Sacred Heart (20-5) will face Presentation (9-13) at 6 p.m., with Assumption (21-3-1) and Kentucky Country Day (9-7) squaring off in the final match of the day at 8 p.m. A complete bracket can be found at http://khsaa.org/fieldhockey/2016/fhbracket.pdf

The semifinals and finals of the state tournament will move to Bellarmine University, with the semifinal games set for 6 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24. The championship game will be played Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. The semifinals and championship game will be webcast live through the NFHS Network (http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/), with links […]

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10/13/16-UK HealthCare Seeks Nominations for Kentucky Comeback Athlete of the Year

2016-2017 News Releases

UK HealthCare, through its partnership with the KHSAA, seeks nominations for the Kentucky Comeback Athlete of the Year, meeting the following criteria:

  • Nominee must have overcome illness or injury that affected their ability to participate in KHSAA sanctioned sports.
  • Nominee must have returned to their sport(s) and demonstrated excellence and achievement beyond expectations.
  • The student-athlete must consistently demonstrate good sportsmanship and ethical behavior on and off the playing field.
  • Nominee must be in verified good academic standing with their school.
  • Student must have participated and been a member of an athletic team during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Nominations shall be submitted by December 30, 2016 to the KHSAA through the link at http://khsaa.org/ge36-uk-healthcare-comeback-athlete-of-the-year/.

  • Nominees will be automatically forwarded to UK HealthCare and the Sports Medicine Staff for review and selection.
  • The selection committee, consisting of athletic trainers from each region across the state, will evaluate each nominee.
  • A decision will be made and the winner will be contacted by February 15, 2017.
  • The award will be […]

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10/03/16 – Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA Golf Championships Start Tuesday

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 3, 2016

The 2016 Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championships get underway tomorrow morning when the girls’ tournament begins with 7 a.m. (CT) tee times at the Bowling Green Country Club. The girls’ championship concludes with second round action on Wednesday, starting with tee times at 8 a.m. (CT). The boys’ competition begins Friday morning with the first 18 holes of the event, with groups teeing off at 7 a.m. (CT), followed by Saturday’s championship round at 8 a.m. (CT).

Tee times and pairings for the boys’ and girls’ championships are available at the following links:

Girls’ First Round Tee Times
http://khsaa.org/2016-leachmankhsaa-girls-state-golf-resultstee-timesinfo/

Boys’ First Round Tee Times
http://khsaa.org/2016-leachmankhsaa-boys-state-golf-resultstee-timesinfo/

Madison Central captured the 2015 girls’ team title with a two-day total of 629 (316-313), edging runner-up Elizabethtown (632) by three strokes. Paducah Tilghman’s Teri Doss earned medalist honors with a six-under par 138 total (69-69), with Madison Central’s Tristyn Nowlin finishing one-shot […]

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9/29/16 – Information, Pairings and Tee Times for State Golf

2016-2017 News Releases

Information, pairings and Tee Times for day one of the 2016 Leachman Buick●GMC●Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championships are now posted. You can access this information by going to the following links:


2016 Leachman/KHSAA Girls State Golf Results/Tee Times/Info

2016 Leachman/KHSAA Girls State Golf First Round Tee Times

2016 Leachman/KHSAA Girls State Golf Individual Leaderboard

2016 Leachman/KHSAA Girls State Golf Team Leaderboard

2016 Leachman/KHSAA Boys State Golf Results/Tee Times/Info

2016 Leachman/KHSAA Boys State Golf First Round Tee Times

2016 Leachman/KHSAA Boys State Golf Individual Leaderboard

2016 Leachman/KHSAA Boys State Golf Team Leaderboard

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09/23/16 – Fall Sports Championship Media Credentials

2016-2017 News Releases

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

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

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

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

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09/22/16 – Volleyball, Soccer, Field Hockey Draw Show Set For 3:30 PM Friday

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2016

The pairings for the 2016 KHSAA Volleyball, Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer, and Field Hockey State Tournaments will be determined Friday, September 23rd when the annual KHSAA Fall Championship Draw Show is conducted at the KHSAA Offices at 3:30 p.m. The Draw Show will be broadcast live online through the NFHS Network (www.nfhsnetwork.com) with a link to the network available at khsaa.org.

District soccer tournaments begin the week of October 10th, with region soccer tournaments getting underway the following week. The Girls’ Soccer Semi-State (Oct. 24) and Boys’ Soccer Semi-State (Oct. 25) matches will be held at host sites, followed by the quarterfinal round on Saturday, Oct. 29 in Lexington. The girls’ and boys’ semifinals will be played on Nov. 2 and Nov. 3, respectively, with the championship games taking place on Saturday, Nov. 5. All games will take place at Fayette County public high schools, with specific times and locations […]

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09/22/16 – Board of Control Approves Unified/Adapted Opportunities in Bowling; Alters State Tennis Format

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2016

During its regularly scheduled meeting at the KHSAA Offices on Wednesday, the Board of Control approved a proposal to add Unified and Adapted opportunities in the sport-activity of Bowling, beginning with the 2017 state championship. Bowling will be the second KHSAA offering to include Unified and Adapted opportunities, joining Track & Field which began including Unified events in 2015 following a joint partnership between KHSAA and Special Olympics Kentucky. The Unified Bowling events will be added to the singles competition on Feb. 9, with a final schedule to be announced at a later date. Unified sport allows for combined competition involving intellectually disabled students and non-intellectually disabled counterparts, while adapted sport allows for participation by those with physical disability.

“One of the most gratifying things we have been able to do in the past few years is the addition of adapted and unified track and field events,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian […]

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09/20/16 – KHSAA Enters New Partnership With UK Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2016

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The KHSAA is proud to announce a new partnership with UK Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, which will see the group continue to provide first-rate care at state championship events while also increasing its role as a partner of the Association. As part of the UK Healthcare system, the Ortho and Sports Medicine group has supported the KHSAA with certified athletic trainers at various championship events over the last 20 years. A silver level corporate partner of the Association, the involvement of the Ortho and Sports Medicine group has played a vital role in the safety and care of all KHSAA participants.

“UK Sports Medicine and the doctors, athletic trainers and staff have long supported KHSAA events, particularly those in service areas in and around […]

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09/20/16 – KHSAA Issues Rulings on Unsporting Acts and Shortened Games in Football

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2016

The KHSAA today issued sanctions regarding Bylaw 15 (Practice of Sportsmanship) violations from a pair of football contests, as well as final rulings concerning Bylaw 22 (Contests, Sanctions, Rules, Forfeitures) incidents from last weekend.

Per the KHSAA Competition Rules, when a contracted football game is interrupted by events beyond the control of all parties, three choices exist:
a) Terminate game with score as it exists;
b) Resume game at point of interruption at a mutually agreed date and time. This decision shall be finalized at the site prior to team departure.
c) Resume the game on the following calendar day, unless published Board policies prohibit such play, in which case it shall be played the following day.

On Friday, Sept. 16, a football game between Scott County HS and Lafayette HS was interrupted with 11:04 remaining in the 3rd quarter, with Scott County leading 25-20. In […]

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09/12/16 – Athletic Director Institute, Annual Meeting of Delegates on Tap This Week

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 12, 2016

Athletic Directors and school administrators from across the state will visit Lexington this week as the KHSAA hosts the first-ever Athletic Director Institute and its Annual Meeting of Delegates. The Athletic Director Institute will be held at the KHSAA offices on Tuesday, September 13, followed the next day by the Annual Meeting of Delegates at the Lexington Center.

Designed for Athletic Directors with five-or-fewer years of experience, the AD Institute will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will afford newer administrators an in-depth review of all 27 KHSAA Bylaws, required forms and procedures and other vital segments to allow for continuous improvement.

The Annual Meeting of Delegates will take place Wednesday at the Lexington Center starting with registration at 7:45 a.m. The day’s agenda will include three sessions of roundtable topic discussions for administrators starting at 8:15 a.m., followed by the business meeting at 11:30 a.m. Each KHSAA member school […]

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09/09/16 – KHSAA to Participate in “Team Up, Speak Up to Fight Concussions” on September 13

2016-2017 News Releases

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The Concussion Legacy Foundation has created the first ever national concussion education day, scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 13. On Team Up Day, millions of athletes will hear a speech from their coach, captain and medical team that encourages them to Team Up & Speak Up to Fight Concussions, with the specific message that a good teammate looks out for concussions in their teammates, and has a responsibility to speak up to a coach or other adult if they think their teammate has a concussion.

Organizations representing over 1 million athletes have already signed on to Team Up Day, and the goal is that all 44 million youth athletes hear this message this year. The growing list of participating organizations includes the National Federation of State High School Associations, USA Rugby, the American Hockey Coaches Association, California Interscholastic Federation, Idaho High […]

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08/29/16 – HYPE Student Leadership Conference This Week in Lexington, Louisville

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 29, 2016

The 16th Annual KHSAA HYPE Student Leadership Conference will take place this week in Lexington and Louisville. The conference is a free service provided by the Association for student-athletes to learn teamwork exercises and sportsmanship initiatives, and discuss current issues.

The first half of the conference will be held Tuesday, Aug. 30 at the Lexington Convention Center, followed by the second seminar on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at the Ramada Plaza Louisville Hotel & Conference Center.

Assisting with this year’s conference will be a group of six student-athletes that represented the KHSAA at the NFHS National Student Leadership Summit in July: Melisa Comertpay (Muhlenberg County), Korbin Florer (Bracken County), Luke Huffman (DuPont Manual), Lauren Shraut (Holy Cross (Lou.)), Keeton Thornsberry (Holy Cross (Lou.)) and Danielle Wethington (Sacred Heart). In addition to helping facilitate this year’s conference, the group will help plan the 2017 HYPE Student Leadership Conference.

Topics for this year’s breakout sessions include […]

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08/25/16 – Initial Stat Leader Reports Released for Football, Soccer

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 25, 2016

The first weekly statistical leader reports of the season for football and boys’ and girls’ soccer have been posted at KHSAA.org. Statistics are compiled weekly throughout the regular season and will be posted to the KHSAA website every Thursday.

As a reminder, member schools are solely responsible for submitting statistical information. If a school or individual is omitted, or information is not updated, that means the team in question did not update its statistics through the KHSAA’s online system prior to the deadline (12 p.m. each Thursday).

Member schools failing to meet the requirements to enter and maintain rosters, schedules and statistics subject themselves to penalties by the Commissioner, including fines and other actions, within the constraints of Bylaw 27.

The statistical leader reports can be found through the links below:

FOOTBALL
Overall Stats Leaders
http://khsaa.org/football/2016/stats.htm

Class 1A Stats Leaders
http://khsaa.org/football/2016/stats1.htm

Class 2A Stats Leaders
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07/28/16 – Board of Control Finalizes Championship Dates for Football, Field Hockey

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2016

The Board of Control conducted its first meeting of the 2016-17 season on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. During the course of the two-day session, the board participated in a comprehensive orientation for all Board members and an extensive review of the due process procedure under KRS Chapter 13B. Among the action taken during Wednesday’s full meeting, the Board approved a final championship schedule for the 2016 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl and set the dates and sites for the 2016 State Field Hockey Tournament.

The 2016 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl will tentatively be held Dec. 2-4 at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium at Western Kentucky University. The format for this year’s football finals will have the Class 1A and 4A championship games on Friday, Dec. 2nd, followed by Class 3A and 6A on Saturday, Dec. 3rd, and Class 2A and 5A on Sunday, Dec. 4th. Game times […]

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07/18/16 – Six KHSAA Student-Athletes Headed to NFHS National Student Leadership Summit

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18, 2016

Six student-athletes from across the state will represent the Association this week at the NFHS National Student Leadership Summit, July 18-20, at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis, Ind. The six student-athletes will form the KHSAA’s Student Advisory Committee for the upcoming school year and will assist in the planning and execution of the Hype Student Leadership Conferences in August.

The KHSAA delegates for 2016 are:
Melisa Comertpay (Muhlenberg County)
Korbin Florer (Bracken County)
Luke Huffman (DuPont Manual)
Lauren Shraut (Holy Cross (Lou.))
Keeton Thornsberry (Holy Cross (Lou.))
Danielle Wethington (Sacred Heart)

This year’s National Student Leadership Summit is the second national conference since the program was revived in 2015 (it had been discontinued in 2010). The student-athletes chosen to represent their states will split into groups and work through topical discussions on communication, relationship building, social media usage and perspective. The students will also participate in a community service project with the […]

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07/12/16 – KHSAA Participation Numbers Reach Record Levels In 2015-16

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 12, 2016

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association enjoyed record participation levels during the 2015-16 season, with 79,805 rostered participants across the KHSAA’s 13 sports and four sport-activities. Participation levels increased for the fourth-consecutive year, with football once again ranking as the most popular sport with 14,336 competitors (31 girls) playing for 221 schools – an increase of 370 student-athletes over the prior year.

Aided by the addition of four sport-activities (Archery, Bass Fishing, Bowling and Competitive Cheer) and the sport of field hockey, participation has increased by seven percent over the last four years with an added 5,210 kids participating in KHSAA-sponsored activities since the 2012-13 season. Football (1,021) and soccer (877) have seen the largest increase in total participants since the 2012-13 season among the KHSAA’s sport offerings.

“The KHSAA has always, for 100 years, tried to promote participation opportunities for all students. There has been a special renewed focus these last […]

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07/01/16 – Associate Commissioner Cope Receives NFHS Citation

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KHSAA Associate Commissioner Butch Cope was one of eight recipients on Friday of the NFHS Citation for State Athletic and Activity Association personnel. The Citation award is designed to honor individuals who have made contributions to the NFHS, state high school associations and is one of the most highly regarded achievements in high school athletics. Each of the eight NFHS Sections selects an honoree, primarily from among the Assistant and Associate Directors of the various states and those who have served in that position in the past.

Cope received his award on Friday at the 97th annual NFHS Summer Meeting in Reno, Nevada. Cope is the fourth KHSAA recipient of the award since its inception in 1997, following Brigid DeVries (1999), Louis Stout (2002) and Larry Boucher (2009).

Cope is in his 21st year with the KHSAA. He began his tenure as the KHSAA sports information director before being promoted to director of promotions and media relations, then assistant commissioner […]

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