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01/21/22 – Revision to Start of FP Softball Season Coincides with Baseball Change (Revised 01/25/22)

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The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its fourth regularly scheduled meeting of the 2021-22 academic year on Wednesday at the KHSAA Office and made some modifications to the playing and postseason schedule for baseball. This change on dates for regular season play will also be available to softball teams.

This action taken by the Board approved allowing the beginning of the season to be shifted one week earlier than the past couple of seasons. This start date returns the start of softball play to the middle of March and will allow for districts to begin their postseason tournaments earlier as well. This local flexibility in scheduling will also help with scheduling concerns around end-of-year activities as well as other conflicts.  There was no change in the original First Round State and State Final Tournament dates which will give additional flexibility not only for districts but for regions to be creative with their schedule. These changes […]

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01/21/22- Jenny Elder, Connor Link join KHSAA Executive Staff

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JAN. 21, 2022

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association introduced two additions to its Executive Staff this week with the hiring of Event Services and Social Media Director Jenny Elder and Media Relations and Publications Director Connor Link.

“We were extremely pleased to have an outstanding group of individuals interested in joining our staff,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “These individuals stood out in terms of both their experience, and frankly, their enthusiasm, for the challenges they will face. They both have a background in a multi-event environment and their expertise in technology, publications, social media and experience with multiple sports will serve the member schools and all of our constituency very well. Coming in mid-year will be challenging, but they will move quickly into their new roles and help continue to execute our championships at the highest level.”

A native of Versailles, Kentucky, Elder joins the KHSAA by […]

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01/21/22 – Board Adopts Change to Baseball Season for 2022

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The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its fourth regularly scheduled meeting of the 2021-22 academic year on Wednesday at the KHSAA Office and made some modifications to the playing and postseason schedule for Baseball.

The Board previously approved changing from four semi-state sites for the first round of the tournament to one site (Kentucky Proud Park, UK, Lexington) with all regional winners advancing to a single location for the State First Round Tournament. The change also enabled the blind draw to be conducted for Regions 1-16 for first-round matchups, and the second round to be played at the same site during the same weekend. 

New action taken by the Board approved allowing the beginning of the season to be shifted one week earlier than the past couple of seasons. This start date returns the start of baseball play to the middle of March and will allow for districts to begin their postseason tournaments earlier as […]

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01/20/22- Revisions Announced in COVID Return to Play Protocol

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As a result of multiple recent changes and interpretations by the CDC, the KHSAA KMA Sports Medicine Committee met on September 18 to consider revisions to the return to play protocol. Please keep in mind that only the six-day gradual return to play following a positive test is a requirement for eligibility, to ensure the health and safety of those students testing positive for COVID-19.

This has solely to do with ISOLATION (following a positive test) and not QUARANTINE (exposure). Both the isolation and quarantine periods are of local jurisdiction with only the return-to-play being standard throughout the association and its member schools.

The following items were changed in the prior documentation since the last revisions in October, 2021:

  • The isolation period references remain in compliance with CDC recommendations, with a minimum of 5-days in isolation. With this revision, the six-day return to play protocol can begin on day 6 rather than day 11 […]

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01/19/22- Board of Control approves expansion of State Qualifiers and Teams, Realignment of Basketball Region 4, Declines to adopt Basketball Shot Clock and Expands Baseball and Softball Seasons

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JAN. 19, 2022

The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its fourth regularly scheduled meeting of the 2021-22 academic year on Wednesday at the KHSAA Office, approving changes to the golf playoff format, effective fall 2022. The changes will increase the number of golfers advancing beyond the Regional tournament, and create a State First Round of play to expand postseason opportunities.

After Regional play, an additional round of golf, deemed the State First Round, will be conducted across three locations. Each State First Round will include four defined Regions with each Region advancing advance 20 golfers to the State First Round for a total of 80 golfers at each site.

In contrast to the previous format that advanced the winning team and seven at-large qualifiers, the newly adopted format will advance the top two teams and the top 10 individuals from non-advancing teams.

Thirty golfers from each State First Round site will advance […]

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01/12/22 – Applications Being Accepted for Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships for 2021-2022

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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 2021-2022 is now underway.

Applications are being accepted for students to apply for those awards through Sunday, February 28, 2022. 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. 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 and a member of the […]

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01/06/22- KHSAA member school students encouraged to apply for 2022 Kentucky Ag Athletes of the Year

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KDA-KHSAA partnership to award six scholarships to Kentucky student-athletes

Kentucky student-athletes who are involved in agriculture are invited to apply for one of six scholarships and recognition as a 2022 Kentucky Ag Athlete of the Year.

The program is a partnership of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA).

“Athletics and agriculture have a lot in common. They both teach the value of effort, discipline, and teamwork,” Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles said. “We are pleased to join our partners at the KHSAA for the fourth year to reward the Commonwealth’s best young athletes and agriculturists. We hope these scholarships help cover the ever-rising cost of higher education for those striving for excellence in athletics and agriculture.”

To qualify, student-athletes must be Kentucky farmers or involved in agriculture; must be graduating seniors in high school; and must be accepted to a college, university, or trade school following graduation. […]

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12/28/21 – Wrestling Nominations Sought for Male and Female Midway/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year

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The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student Athlete-of-the-Year among wrestling participants for 2021-2022 is now open.

This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership. The link to the application contains additional criteria and a form to nominate one participant from each 2021-2022 team. Nominations must come from a member school, but can be submitted by an administrator, guidance counselor, or coach. Nominations may only be submitted online at https://khsaa.org/ge35-midway-university-khsaa-female-student-athlete-of-the-year-nomination-form/.

The winner will be announced early in the postseason and recognized at an awards event at Midway University in early summer 2022. From the winners selected for each KHSAA championship, one student-athlete will be selected as the 2021-2022 Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year announced at the event. All individual winners will also receive their recognition awards at that time.

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

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12/21/21 – Initial Basketball RPI Rankings, Stat Leaders Released

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 21, 2021

The first official KHSAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) Rankings and the initial stat leader reports of the 2021-22 basketball season are now available on the Association’s website.

The RPI (https://khsaa.org/rpi-ratings-percentage-index/) is a tool developed for all team sports by using the official KHSAA/Riherds Scoreboard data. It is provided for a variety of reasons, including district tiebreaking and bracketing in specific sports, as well as a means to increase publicity, interest and promotion. The Board of Control has also approved the RPI to be used as a tiebreaking/contest result mechanism to decide seeded district games not played by the deadline due to the pandemic or other reasons.

Stat leader reports will be updated every day at approximately 3 a.m., and will include all teams missing stats for no more than two games. The boys’ leaders can be found at https://khsaa.org/2021-22-boys-basketball-stat-leaders/, with the girls’ leaders available at https://khsaa.org/2021-22-girls-basketball-stat-leaders/.

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12/15/21 – PlayVS/KHSAA Esports Winter State Championships Decided Thursday at UK

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 15, 2021

Four state champions will be determined Thursday afternoon as the PlayVS/KHSAA Esports Winter State Championships head to the UKFCU Esports Lounge at The Cornerstone on UK’s campus. Tickets to the event are only available for purchase online and can be found at khsaatickets.org.

The championships get underway at 4:30 p.m. as Henry Clay squares off against Lafayette in the League of Legends finals, while Shelby Valley takes on DuPont Manual in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The event continues at 6 p.m. as Lafayette faces Trinity (Lou.) in Madden ’21, followed by Bowling Green versus Trinity (Lou.) in the Rocket League championship match at 7 p.m.

Those unable to attend Thursday’s championships can watch the event live online through the NFHS Network or Twitch.tv (https://www.twitch.tv/PlayVS_2).

PlayVS/KHSAA Esports Winter State Championships
Tickets – khsaatickets.org
Video Webcasts – khsaa.tv
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12/09/21 – State Competitive Cheer, State Dance Championships Start Friday at George Rogers Clark

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 9, 2021

Ten state championship trophies will be claimed this weekend in Winchester as George Rogers Clark High School hosts the 2021-22 KHSAA State Competitive Cheer (Dec. 10-11) and 2021-22 KHSAA State Dance Championships (Dec. 12). Tickets to the event are only available for purchase online and can be found at khsaatickets.org. The entirety of the state competitive cheer and state dance championships will be streamed live at khsaa.tv for subscribers to the NFHS Network.

The 10th annual KHSAA State Competitive Cheer Championships begin Friday, Dec. 10 at 4:30 p.m. with the Game Day division. The competition continues Saturday, Dec. 11 at 9 a.m. with the first session featuring the All-Girls’ Small, Large and Super divisions. Cardinal Arena will be cleared following the conclusion of the first session, with the second session (featuring the All-Girls’ Medium and Coed divisions) scheduled for a 2 p.m. start time.

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12/08/21 – UK Healthcare Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Seeks Nominations for Kentucky Comeback Athlete of the Year Award

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For the sixth year, UK Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, through its partnership with the KHSAA, seeks nominations for the Kentucky Comeback Athlete of the Year, meeting the following criteria:

  • The nominee must have overcome illness or injury that affected their ability to participate in KHSAA sanctioned sports.
  • The 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.
  • The nominee must be in verified good academic standing with their school.
  • The student must have participated and been a member of an athletic team during the 2020-21 academic year.
  • Nominations should be submitted by January 31, 2022, to the KHSAA via form GE36 at http://khsaa.org/ge36-uk-healthcare-comeback-athlete-of-the-year/.
  • Nominees will then be sent to UK Orthopedics and Sports Medicine for review and selection.

Nominees will be automatically forwarded to UK HealthCare and the Sports Medicine Staff […]

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12/08/21- KHSAA Announces NFHS State Coach of the Year Honorees for 2020-21 Seasons

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 8, 2021

As part of its annual awards program, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association recognizes Coach of the Year honorees from each state. Those named Coach of the Year at the state level then advance for consideration for Sectional Coach of the Year honors. Winners are chosen through a combination of their coaching accomplishments as well as their contributions outside of competition to help grow their respective sport. These awards are announced during the late fall following the recognized year.

The complete list of honorees from Kentucky for 2020-21 is:

Boys Baseball- Richard Arnold, Trinity (Louisville)
Boys Basketball- Kevin Listerman, Highlands
Girls Basketball- Aaron Beth, Marshall County
Boys Cross Country- Joe Buechler, Holy Cross (Louisville)
Girls Cross Country- Brian Allesandro, Highlands
Girls Field Hockey- Amy Elliott, Kentucky Country Day
Boys Football (11-Player)- Justin Haddix, Boyle County
Boys Golf- James Chaney, Trinity (Louisville)
Girls Golf- Aaron […]

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12/01/21 – 2021 UK Orthopaedics State Football Finals Begin Friday at Kroger Field

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For Immediate Release: December 1, 2021

The 2021 UK Orthopaedics State Football Finals begin Friday morning at 12 p.m. with the first of the weekend’s six championship games as Russellville (12-1) takes on Pikeville (13-2) in the 1A title bout at Kroger Field. Live webcasts of all six games will be available at KHSAA.tv for subscribers to the NFHS Network, with a free audio broadcast available at KHSAA.net. Tickets for the 2021 UK Orthopaedics State Football Finals are available online only and must be purchased in advance of the event at khsaatickets.org.

Friday’s schedule continues at 4 p.m. as Lexington Christian (14-0) faces Beechwood (14-0) in the 2A Championship, followed by Boyle County (13-1) versus Johnson Central (12-2) in the 4A Championship at 8 p.m. Saturday’s slate gets underway at 12 p.m. with Belfry (8-6) squaring off against Paducah Tilghman (8-6) in the 3A title game, followed by South Warren (13-1) versus […]

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11/03/21 – State Volleyball Tournament Picks Back Up Friday at George Rogers Clark

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 3, 2021

For the second straight year, the remaining rounds of the KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament will play out at George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester. GRC’s Cardinal Arena, which became just the ninth home of the event last year, will host four quarterfinal matches on Friday, followed by the semifinals and finals on Saturday.

Tickets for each match are available online only and can be purchased in advance at khsaatickets.org.

Play begins on Friday at Noon ET when West Jessamine and Sacred Heart take the court, followed by Bowling Green versus St. Henry at 2 p.m., Central Hardin versus Montgomery County at 5 p.m. and Boyd County and Mercy bringing the night to a close at 7 p.m.

Saturday’s semifinals will be played at 10 a.m. and Noon, with the championship match scheduled for 7 p.m. that night.

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10/27/21- Immediate Vacancy Announcement for the Position of Communications Director

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THE POSITION IS OPEN IMMEDIATELY AND WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED, AND WILL NOT BE FILLED BEFORE NOVEMBER 14, 2021

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association is accepting applications for the position of Communications Director

QUALIFICATIONS (REQUIRED)

  • A four (4) year college degree;
  • Professional experience commensurate to job responsibilities;
  • Accurate attention to detail in the completion of projects and meeting deadlines;
  • Ability to adjust and adapt to an ever-changing media market and a rapidly changing organization expanding its past operations, mission, and purpose;
  • Ability and desire to work in a multi-tasking, ever-changing work environment;
  • Ability and desire for statewide travel;
  • Ability and desire to work hours that extends significantly beyond the scheduled work day and work week for the majority of the year;
  • Publications, radio, television or other media relations experience;
  • Effective communication and organizational skills necessary for working with the Association membership, media, the general public, and other groups; and
  • Awareness of sports […]

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10/28/21 – KHSAA State Cross Country Championships Return to Bourbon County XC Course

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 28, 2021

For the second straight year, the KHSAA State Cross Country Championships will be held at the Bourbon County Cross Country Course in Paris. Fans can purchase digital tickets for each class of races at khsaatickets.org, while live streaming through KYtrackXC and the NFHS Network will also be available on a subscription basis.

The two-day format that debuted last year returns as well with the 2A meet kicking things off at 4 p.m. ET on Friday, Oct. 29. Racing continues on Saturday with the 1A meet at 10 a.m., followed by the 3A meet at 3 p.m.

A full meet schedule is available on the KHSAA website at https://khsaa.org/2021-state-cross-country-meet-schedule/

This is the second year for live streaming of every race on KYtrackXC and the NFHS Network. The partnership of the KHSAA, Milesplit and the NFHS Network has been an integral part of […]

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10/26/21 – KHSAA State Soccer Championships Resume This Week at Frederick Douglass

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 26, 2021

The 2021 KHSAA State Soccer Championships resume this week as play moves to Frederick Douglass High School for the boys’ and girls’ semifinals and finals. All six games will be webcast live by KHSAA.tv as part of the NFHS Network, with live stats and free audio broadcasts also available at khsaa.org.

Tickets to the state soccer championships are digital-only and can be purchased in advance at khsaatickets.org.

Boys’ semifinal action gets things started on Wednesday as Daviess County (22-1-4) takes on Covington Catholic (13-8-5) at 4 p.m. ET, followed by Paul Laurence Dunbar (20-3-2) facing Elizabethtown (22-3-3) at 7 p.m.

Girls’ semifinals start Thursday afternoon when South Oldham (22-2-0) meets Henderson County (18-4) at 4 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. meeting between Notre Dame (26-0-1) and West Jessamine (16-6-1).

Both tournaments wrap up on Saturday, […]

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10/21/21 – Field Hockey State Tournament Starts Tonight at Campus Sites

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The eighth annual KHSAA Field Hockey State Tournament gets started tonight with four quarterfinal matchups at campus sites. Tickets for the state tournament, including tonight’s quarterfinals, are available digital-only and can be purchased at khsaatickets.org.

Thursday’s winners advance to the semifinals at Christian Academy-Louisville’s Centurion Field on Saturday, Oct. 23 with the championship scheduled for Monday, Oct. 25 at the same site.

Tonight’s round sees Male visit DuPont Manual, North Oldham head to Sacred Heart, Holy Cross (Lou.) visits Assumption and Christian Academy-Louisville rounds out the bunch with a trip to Ballard. All four games are scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.

Saturday’s semifinals are scheduled for 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Centurion Field, followed by the final on Monday at 7:30 p.m. All three games at Christian Academy-Louisville will be streamed live online at KHSAA.tv through the NFHS Network, a subscription-based service.

Subscription plans to the NFHS Network are available […]

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10/11/21 – Fall Draw Show Airing Wednesday on KHSAA.tv

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 11, 2021


On Wednesday, Oct. 13 the pairings for the 2021 KHSAA Field Hockey, Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer and Volleyball State Tournaments will be revealed during the annual Fall Championship Draw Show at 10 a.m. ET. The show will be broadcast live online by KHSAA.tv through the NFHS Network from the KHSAA offices.

The 2021 KHSAA Field Hockey State Tournament begins on Thursday, Oct. 21 with quarterfinal games being played on campus sites. Play continues with the semifinals and championship on Saturday, Oct. 23 and Monday, Oct. 25 at Christian Academy-Louisville.

Soccer’s state championships open with semi-state matches on Oct. 18-19, followed by a second round of semi-state play on Oct. 21-23. Both initial rounds will be played on campus sites. The semifinals (Oct. 27-28) and finals (Oct. 30) will be played in Lexington at Frederick Douglass High School.

The draw for the KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament will wrap […]

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10/08/21- Changes in COVID-19 RTA/RTP Implemented Per SMAC Guidance

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As they have done since the start of the pandemic, the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) composed of Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) member doctors has held multiple special meetings to continually review the Return to Play Guidance and Recommendations (RTA/RTP). As a result of those continued meetings and review of current and evolving literature, changes have been made to the RTA/RTP and RTA/RTP form and those changes are located at https://khsaa.org/resources/Covid19/CovidResumptionofSports/ApprovedVersion/kma-covid-rtp-algorithm.pdf. For districts that have summarily adopted the “KHSAA” recommendations, these changes should be considered immediate.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, this group has been passionate advocates for the students being involved in sport due to the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual benefits, but also for safety in mitigating the spread of the virus. They are also keenly aware of the first priority of nearly everyone in the education community, that being a full year […]

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10/04/21-Vacancy Announcement for Entry-Level Event Staff Position(s) (Regular, Full-time)

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Kentucky High School Athletic Association.
Vacancy Announcement for the position of Event Management Specialist

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF RESUMES AND COVER LETTER FOR CONSIDERATION: OCTOBER 31, 2021

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association is accepting applications for the position of Event Management Specialist. This is an entry-level administrative-level position for the KHSAA with focused duties primarily around the championships conducted by the Association.

LIKELY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION

  • Work directly for the Commissioner of the Association as well as assisting the Associate Commissioner, Assistant Commissioners, General Counsel and Communications Director and other members of the staff.
  • Page layout for all KHSAA instructions related to managing the district, region, semi-state (state rounds hosted by member schools) championship events to include directives for managers, participating teams, workers and officials, including all aspects of design and mechanical production of these documents.
  • Compilation of material and records related to the site selections and seeding plans of all district and […]

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10/01/21 – Leachman/KHSAA State Golf to Kick Off the 2021-22 State Championships Next Week

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 2021

The state championship slate for the 2021-22 academic year gets started next week with the 2021 Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championships (Oct. 4-9) at the Bowling Green Country Club. This is the 16th-consecutive season the KHSAA has brought its championships to the club. The girls’ tournament is up first with the opening round at 7 a.m. CT on Tuesday, Oct. 5, followed by the final 18 holes starting at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6. Boys’ action begins on Friday, Oct. 8, with championship play wrapping up on Saturday, Oct. 9.

Tickets are required for all spectators at this year’s tournaments and are available online only at khsaatickets.org. There will be no on-site cash or credit card sales, and fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance to expedite the admission process. Tickets will be redeemed on patrons’ phones on the path towards holes one […]

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09/22/21 – Board of Control Approves Changes to Wrestling Alignment for 2021-22

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2021

The Board of Control held its second meeting of the 2021-22 academic year on Wednesday at the KHSAA offices, during which it approved a draft wrestling alignment that will go into effect for the 2021-22 season.

After considering multiple options and reviewing past participation information, the Board approved a Final Alignment Map of Teams to be implemented for 2021-22. The KHSAA website will be updated in the coming days to reflect the adopted alignment.

“We have had the good fortune of great communication with the current leadership of our wrestling coaches association and know that not only were they ready for realignment, but they also wanted it implemented for this school year,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “Their excellent communication and gathering of information helped aid the process of realignment. Clearly important to the coaches and match managers was a balancing of sorts in […]

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09/20/21 – Initial RPI Rankings Released for Football

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2021

The first official KHSAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) standings for the 2021 football season have been posted at KHSAA.org for all classes.

Due to the limited number of contests for football compared to the other sports and the application of RPI data on a much more extensive basis, as the office maintains the district standings, there are additional clarifications and operations in football that are not necessary for other sports, as follows:

  • At the end of the season, each school will have eleven RPI observations. 
    • With an eleven (11) slot grid, the number of games being considered (and for team record) will be 11 times 11 times 11, or a total of 1,331 games and records. This lessens the overall impact of a specific single game in the OWP and OOWP columns, particularly over the course of the season, and ensures competitive comparative equity while still affording […]

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09/17/21 – Initial RPI Rankings Released for Field Hockey, Soccer and Volleyball

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 17, 2021

The first official KHSAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) standings for the 2021 field hockey, boys’ and girls’ soccer and volleyball seasons have been posted at KHSAA.org.

Football’s RPI rankings will be released for the first time on September 20. Due to the limited number of contests for football compared to the other sports and the application of RPI data on a much more extensive basis as the office maintains the district standings, there will be additional clarification and operations in football that are not necessary in other sports.

The RPI (https://khsaa.org/rpi-ratings-percentage-index/) is a tool developed for all team sports by using the official KHSAA/Riherds Scoreboard data. It is provided for a variety of reasons, including district tiebreaking and bracketing in specific sports, as well as a means to increase publicity, interest and promotion. 

The Board of Control has also approved that the RPI is to be used as […]

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09/01/21 – Stat Leader Reports for Field Hockey, Football, Soccer and Volleyball Now Available

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 1, 2021

The first statistical leader reports of the season for field hockey, football, boys’ and girls’ soccer and volleyball are available to view at KHSAA.org. The reports include all teams missing stats for no more than two games (one in football) and will be updated every day at approximately 3 a.m. ET.

All sports available on the KHSAA/Riherds.com Scoreboard have the ability for member schools to add statistics. Volleyball rounded out the group when its stat entry interface debuted in 2019.

Statistical entry has multiple benefits, including giving member schools an avenue to highlight and promote the accomplishments of their student-athletes, which should be a goal for all involved in school-based sports.

The reports are also a valuable tool for local, statewide and national media to report on the outstanding talent found throughout the state of Kentucky.

Given its importance, statistical entry is required of all member schools. Those failing […]

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08/24/21 – HYPE Student Leadership Conference Registration Now Open

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After the cancellation of last year’s conference due to the pandemic, the KHSAA is planning to conduct its HYPE Student Leadership Conference in person on Sept. 24 at Central Bank Center in Lexington. 

WHAT IS HYPE?
HYPE is a one-day student leadership conference where students will enjoy educational interaction with each other to discuss issues and garner information to take back and share/implement with their teams and student body.  The event is staged and presented by the KHSAA Student-Athlete Group.

DATE
Friday, September 24

LOCATION
Central Bank Center (430 W. Vine St., Lexington, next to Rupp Arena) – Meeting Rooms 1-8.

COST
There is no charge to attend.  Schools are responsible for transportation and any meals.

REGISTER
To register (Click Here to Register).  The registration deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 7.

LUNCH
Lunch will be “on your own”.

ATTENDEES
Each school may select up to 18 individuals to […]

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08/18/21- Updates and Reminders on Schedule Change and Score Reporting

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First off, thank you to our member schools for your help last year in adjusting to a revised method to report scores and schedule updates to the Riherds / KHSAA Scoreboard.

GENERAL NOTES FOR ALL SPORTS

Some of the methods will necessarily change in 2021-22 as Bylaw 22 on forfeiture of contests is fully enforced. However, we still want to emphasize the needed integrity of the reporting of games canceled due to COVID-19. The data from those cancelations plays a huge role in seeing how the virus is potentially affecting sports and frankly, ensuring our ability to continue play. We hope this data will be accurate as we move through the fall and vaccinations increase to help slow the spread and reduce quarantine time.

The daily email links to enter scores will continue to be sent. Note that these emails, along with emailing scheduleentry@khsaa.org and calling the scoreboard hotline at 1-800-453-6882 are the only […]

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08/06/21 – Angolia, White Promoted to New Roles at the KHSAA

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 6, 2021

KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett today announced the promotion of two members of the KHSAA staff to new positions. Communications Director Joe Angolia will move to serve as an Assistant Commissioner following the July 31 retirement of former Assistant Commissioner Michael Barren. Event Management Specialist Dan White will assume the Communications Director position formerly held by Angolia.

“Joe and Dan have been integral parts of our Association work and I am delighted to see this opportunity for personal and professional growth,” Tackett said. “Openings for full-time employment in our office are infrequent given the extremely small size of our staff compared to the tasks and responsibilities that we are assigned. We are very happy to see these two seize the opportunities as presented. They are aware of the pressures of both these positions and working here in general, and are ready and willing to take on additional challenges […]

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07/27/21- Update and Information Relative to NIL (Name, Image, Likeness) for Kentucky High School Students

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At its July 23, 2021 meeting, the KHSAA Board of Control heard an update on recent activity at the intercollegiate level regarding NCAA changes with Name, Image, and Likeness. On June 24, 2021, An Executive Order was entered by Governor Andy Beshear’s office solely and exclusively related to the intercollegiate level. This order can be viewed on our website at https://bit.ly/3i5ir5v. These changes, exclusively at the collegiate level, will provide intercollegiate student-athletes attending a postsecondary institution an opportunity to earn compensation for their NIL (Name, Image, and Likeness) in amounts that are “commensurate with the market value” for the authorized use of their NIL. It should be noted that this use isn’t unfettered and contains several limitations to remain NCAA eligible.

The KHSAA continues to receive inquiries about this order and its potential impact on high school students participating in KHSAA sports. Nothing about this order or any other action or contemplated action in […]

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07/26/21 – Board of Control to Determine Lacrosse Sanctioning in September

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 26, 2021

The Board of Control conducted its organizational meeting for the 2021-22 academic year on Friday, July 23rd in Newport, during which time it heard various operational reports and status updates from KHSAA staff. As part of its meeting, the Board discussed the feasibility of sanctioning a championship in boys’ and girls’ lacrosse for the upcoming school year.

As outlined in the Board of Control policies for Sports Sanctioning/Sponsorship (https://bit.ly/2VaBHWn), unless otherwise approved by the Board of Control to address specific previously underrepresented populations, in order for the KHSAA to begin discussions concerning the possible sponsoring of a state championship in a new sport or sport-activity, there shall be at least fifty (50) member schools desiring to participate by showing a favorable response on the interest survey and the sport or sport-activity having currently participating schools in at least three basketball regions.

At the time of the meeting, both […]

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07/15/2021- COVID Return to Play Protocol

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07/06/21 – Introductory Esports Course Launched by NFHS Learning Center

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Boasting an ever-increasing number of participants, esports (or electronic sports) continues to rise as one of the more popular and unique activity programs for high school students. The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and its Learning Center now address the competitive, organized gaming landscape with a first-of-its-kind course – “Introduction to Esports” – which is now available for free on NFHSLearn.com.

“Introduction to Esports” was developed by the NFHS Learning Center in partnership with Butler University (Indianapolis, Indiana) and PlayVS to not only more clearly define esports, but to offer several key examples of esports’ social benefits, inclusiveness, organizational structure and competition.

“The NFHS Learning Center is pleased to offer this online course for esports. These programs are oftentimes misunderstood, and the course provides education on what you need to know and do to get started,” said Dan Schuster, NFHS director of educational services. “Esports provides opportunities for […]

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