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06/28/22 – Official of the Year Winners Announced for Winter, Spring Sports

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 28, 2022

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

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

The Outstanding Officials of the Year for the 2021-22 winter and spring seasons are James Johns for basketball, Joseph Phillips for swimming & diving, Eric Friddle for wrestling, Ron Rawe for baseball, Randy Chapman for softball and Sadie Gambrel for track & field, while Paul Lewis was named the Larry G. […]

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06/23/22 – Board of Control Approves Agreed Order Involving Bowling Green High School

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 23, 2022

Compiler’s Note: The agreed order was amended at the June 23 Board of Control  meeting and required approval and signatures following; The final document is located on the KHSAA website at https://khsaa.org/common_documents/handbook/boarddocs/khsaabgfinalagreedasapprovedandsigned.pdf

At a special meeting held at the KHSAA office in Lexington, the KHSAA Board of Control approved an agreed order closing an open matter and investigative review regarding Bowling Green High School. This closes a matter that began with the reporting of alleged violations of KHSAA Bylaw 16 near the end of the 2016-17 basketball season.

As required by the adopted KHSAA Bylaws, the matter was assigned to staff for review, and draft findings were reported to the Commissioner. Due to situations surrounding concurrent litigation involving reported personnel and pandemic-related delays in consideration of potentially related matters, the case was not ripe for final review until the close of the 2020-21 school year.

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06/22/22 – Board of Control to Hold Special Meeting on Thursday

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 22, 2022

The KHSAA Board of Control is scheduled to hold a special meeting on Thursday, June 23, at 10 a.m. ET inside the KHSAA Office in Lexington.

The Board will meet to consider a proposed agreed order addressing an appeal of the Jan. 12, 2022, ruling regarding Bowling Green High School.

 

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About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 284 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs […]

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06/13/22- Bylaw 8 Replacement and Guidance Related to 2021 HB563 (KRS156.070)

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Background

The Kentucky General Assembly passed House Bill 563 (HB 563) during the 2021 Regular Session, and it became law on June 29, 2021, with full implementation of its provisions on July 1, 2022. HB 563, now codified into Kentucky Revised Statutes (Acts. Chapter 167 (2021) generally addresses two educational choice issues. Sections 1-3 provide amendments to KRS 157.350, 158.120 and 156.070 and specify how local boards of education shall adopt a nonresident pupil policy under which the district shall allow enrollment of nonresident pupils and the funding associated therewith. Section 4 provides for reporting requirements of the KDE to the Legislative Research Commission and Interim Joint Committee on  Education on options for the equitable transfer of education funds. Sections 5-19 of the Act are cited as the Education Opportunity Account Act or EOA Act.
This guidance provides critical updates to support schools and districts as they implement the provisions of HB 563 and follows […]

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06/11/22- Kopser, Gloyd Named 2021-22 Midway/KHSAA Student-Athletes of the Year

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 11, 2022

The 2021-22 Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year awards program culminated this week on the campus of Midway University, as Renae Kopser (Ryle) and Ben Gloyd (Mayfield) were recognized as the overall Student-Athletes of the Year.

Beginning in May of 2016, Midway University started presenting a Female Student-Athlete of the Year award at each KHSAA girls’ state championship event. The awards program was expanded in 2019-20 to include male student-athletes, with Midway honoring a deserving student-athlete in each of the 19 officially recognized KHSAA sports and sport-activities.

The awards are based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership, with Midway choosing one overall male and female student-athlete of the year each academic year. School administrators, coaches and athletic directors nominate student-athletes online at KHSAA.org, and the nominees are voted upon by a closed panel consisting of representatives from Midway University.

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06/08/22 – 2022 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Baseball, Softball State Tournaments to Conclude This Weekend

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 8, 2022

The 2022 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Baseball State Tournament presented by UK HealthCare and the 2022 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Softball State Tournament presented by UK HealthCare are each set to conclude at the Barnhart Family Athletics Complex on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington this weekend.

Tickets to every game are available for purchase solely online at khsaatickets.org. Live webcasts of every game will be available on khsaa.tv.

The quarterfinals of the Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Softball State Tournament at John Cropp Stadium will begin Friday at 11 a.m. ET, scheduled in three-hour increments through 8 p.m. The semifinals will take place Saturday at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., followed by the state championship game on Sunday at 3 p.m.

The semifinals of the Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Baseball State Tournament at Kentucky Proud Park are scheduled for 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The state championship will be decided on Saturday at 7 […]

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06/02/22 – Track & Field, Baseball, Softball Set to Kick Off in Lexington

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 2, 2022

The final state championship events of the 2021-22 school year are set to kick off on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington this week with the 2022 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Track & Field State Championships, Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Baseball State Tournament and Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Softball State Tournament, each presented by UK HealthCare.

Tickets to all three events are available for purchase online only at khsaatickets.org. Live webcasts will be available on khsaa.tv.

Track & Field will start with 1A competition on Thursday and 2A competition on Friday before concluding with its 3A championships on Saturday. Baseball will play its first round over Thursday and Friday and its quarterfinals on Saturday, concluding with the final two rounds next weekend. Softball will commence Friday and Saturday before completing its final three rounds next weekend.

 

2022 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Track & Field State Championships

05/31/22 – KHSAA Tennis State Championships Presented by UK HealthCare to Begin Tuesday

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 31, 2022

The 2022 KHSAA Tennis State Championships presented by UK HealthCare are scheduled to begin Tuesday at 8 a.m. ET. The first and second rounds of the boys’ competition will kick off at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, while the girls’ competition will take place solely at Top Seed Tennis Club in Nicholasville. Tickets to the event are only available for purchase online and can be found at khsaatickets.org.

Following the first day of play, all remaining tennis matches will be played at Top Seed Tennis Club, with Wednesday’s competition starting at 8 a.m. Thursday’s action opens with the boys’ and girls’ singles and doubles semifinals at 9 a.m. Championship matches for boys’ and girls’ doubles are slated for noon, with the finals for boys’ and girls’ singles set for 2 p.m.

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05/17/22 – Baseball, Softball State Tournament Draw Show Set for Thursday

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 17, 2022

Pairings for the 2022 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Baseball State Tournament Presented by UK HealthCare and the 2022 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Softball State Tournament Presented by UK HealthCare will be revealed Thursday, May 19, at 1:30 p.m. ET, live on KHSAA.tv from the KHSAA Office in Lexington.

The first round of the 2022 Baseball State Tournament will kick off Thursday, June 2, at Kentucky Proud Park on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington. The opening round will wrap up the next day, followed by quarterfinal action on June 4. Both semifinal games will take place June 10, culminating with the state championship game on June 11.

The first round of the 2022 Softball State Tournament will start Friday, June 3, at UK’s John Cropp Stadium and conclude the following night. All four quarterfinal contests are scheduled for June 10, with the semifinal round tabbed for June 11 and the championship […]

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05/12/22 – Bass Fishing State Championship to Begin Friday at Kentucky Dam Marina

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 12, 2022

The ninth annual KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championship is set to begin Friday at the Kentucky Dam Marina in Gilbertsville. The two-day event will start each morning with the boat launch from Kentucky Dam Marina at 6:30 a.m. CT. The weigh-ins are scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. each afternoon and will be streamed free of charge live on KHSAA.tv.

A total of 89 boats will launch across three flights each morning with a staggered return to the dock for weigh-ins. The launch order will be reversed for the second day of competition. Awards will be presented to the top four teams, along with the big bass award winner, following Saturday’s weigh-in.

Free digital tickets for fans attending the weigh-ins are available online at khsaatickets.org. Fans can “buy” the free ticket before arriving and validate the ticket on their phone upon arrival.

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05/12/22 – Board of Control approves girls’ basketball hosting extension, volleyball schedule adjustment, state first-round golf format

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 12, 2022

The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its final regularly scheduled meeting of the 2021-22 academic year this week at the KHSAA Office, approving a variety of items that affect 2022-23 and beyond.

The Board agreed in principle to extend the Girls’ Basketball Sweet 16® host site agreement with Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center through 2028, matching the venue’s current agreement to host the Boys’ Basketball Sweet 16® through the same season.

Rather than directly author any proposed Bylaw changes for this fall, the Board directed the Commissioner to assist member schools in such authorship if so desired by the membership.

The Board adjusted the schedule of dates for the 2022 Volleyball State Championship to assist schools with travel costs in light of weekend housing costs surrounding the 2022 Breeders’ Cup, with the quarterfinal through finals rounds being played on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 3-4.

The Board approved the […]

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05/03/22- Hair Adornment Use Clarified; Shot Clock Guidelines Adjusted in Basketball Rules

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 3, 2022) — The allowance of hair adornments made of hard material has been clarified in high school basketball. Adornments made of hard material are permitted provided they are securely fastened close to the head and do not present an increased risk to the player, teammates or opponents.

This change to Rule 3-5-4d was approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Basketball Rules Committee at its annual meeting April 11-13 in Indianapolis. The recommendation was subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

The committee adjusted the rule to be inclusive of hair styles while maintaining that the risk of injury to the athlete and others not be compromised.

“It was extremely important to the rules committee to create rules language that supported diversity of hair trends while minimizing the risk of injury to the athlete, teammates and opponents,” said Lindsey Atkinson, director of sports and liaison to […]

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04/28/22 – Spring 2022 KHSAA Esports State Championships Presented by UK HealthCare Slated for Saturday

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 28, 2022

The Spring 2022 KHSAA Esports State Championships Presented by UK HealthCare will take place at the University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union Esports Lounge at The Cornerstone on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. ET. Tickets to the event are available only via online purchase.

Teams will compete for state titles in Rocket League (PC), Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo Switch), League of Legends (PC) and Madden NFL 22 (PlayStation 4), with an award ceremony following the completion of every match.

 

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About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 284 member schools, both public and […]

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04/27/22 – KHSAA Student Advisory Group Tabbed for National Student Leadership Summit

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 27, 2022

Eleven student-athletes from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky have been named members of the 2022-23 KHSAA Student Advisory Group. The leaders will represent the KHSAA at the NFHS National Student Leadership Summit on July 18-20 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The group will also assist in the planning and execution of the KHSAA Hype Student Leadership Conferences scheduled for Sept. 15 in Bowling Green and Sept. 16 in Lexington. Members of the Student Advisory are as follows:

  • Cameron Campbell (Edmonson County)
  • Aubrey Crish (Mercy)
  • Stella Fox (Elizabethtown)
  • Jack Johnson (Marshall County)
  • Laine Morman (Scott)
  • Matthew Morris (Jenkins)
  • Juliana Stith (Central Hardin)
  • David Webb (North Hardin)
  • Sarah Weddington (Lewis County)
  • Christian Woods (Newport Central Catholic)
  • Davin Yates (Logan County)

The group attending the NSLS will split into groups and work through topical discussions on relevant and contemporary issues. The free program is designed to help students hone their leadership abilities […]

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04/19/22 – Archery State Championships to Begin Tuesday in Bowling Green

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 19, 2022

The 2022 KHSAA Archery State Championships will take place at Ephram White Gymnasium in Bowling Green on Tuesday. Competition will get underway at 9:30 a.m. CT. Following the event, full results will be posted on KHSAA.org.

2022 KHSAA Archery State Championships

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About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 284 member schools, both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and six sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 […]

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04/18/22 – Pool Markings Focal Point of 2022-23 High School Swimming and Diving Rules Changes

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 18, 2022) — A collection of new markings for pool facilities constructed or renovated after January 1, 2023, stands out among the high school swimming and diving rules changes approved for the 2022-23 school year.

The markings, placed in a Table within Rule 2-4, were the most notable of the three rules changes brought forth by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Swimming and Diving Rules Committee, which held its annual meeting March 20-22 at the Conrad Hotel in downtown Indianapolis. The NFHS Board of Directors accepted all three rule change submissions.

The table includes four new measurements that constitute changes of the width of the line along the pool bottom, longer cross lines, shorter end wall targets below the water, and an exact listing for the distance between the end of the line on the pool bottom and the end wall.

The width of that line can now […]

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04/15/22- NCAA Issues Additional COVID Eligibility Guidance for 2023-24

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The NCAA today issued the following guidance document to the state associations to reflect changes, updates and allowances for students who will initially enroll in NCAA institutions in the fall of 2023. Please carefully review this material and contact the NCAA Eligibility Center with questions. The KHSAA should not be considered the definitive source for NCAA guidance, but rather, the NCAA member institutions or the Eligibility Center should be considered that source. The information referenced is located at http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/COVID-19_Spring2023_Public.pdf, and reflects adjustments for 2023-2024 as well as a reiteration of the answers to those issues for 2022-2023. Feel free to use the CONTACT US link on the bottom of the NCAA page at https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/

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Given the continuing impact of COVID-19 on the educational environment, the NCAA Eligibility Center has partnered with the NCAA membership to identify adjustments to the initial-eligibility certification process for students who initially enroll full-time in […]

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04/13/22 – Media Credentials Now Available for Spring Championships

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The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for spring sports championships (archery, esports, bass fishing, tennis, track & field, softball, baseball) 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 who regularly cover high school athletics. Credentials must be requested prior to the established deadline for each sport through the online credentialing system.

Credentials should be requested by the sports editor/director for all members of their organization needing to attend an event. Credentials for freelance photographers and stringers must be requested by the sports editor/director at the outlet the freelancer will be representing. Media outlets are responsible for the actions of all individuals representing their organization, including compliance with KHSAA policies and procedures. No credentials will be issued outside of the online credentialing system. The KHSAA reserves the right to limit the number of credentials […]

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04/11/22 – Official of the Year Winners Announced for Fall Sports

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 11, 2022

 

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

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

The Outstanding Officials of the Year for the fall 2021 season are Deborah Hartlage for field hockey, Toby Durham for football, Gustavo Turmero for soccer and Jennifer Craven for volleyball. Each finalist will receive a commemorative watch and certificate courtesy of the Officials Division Trust Fund, with the Official of the […]

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04/11/22 – Initial RPI Rankings, Stat Leader Reports Released for Baseball, Softball

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 11, 2022

 

The first official KHSAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) Rankings and the initial stat leader reports for the 2022 baseball and softball seasons have been posted at KHSAA.org.

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 football bracketing, and as a means to increase publicity, interest and promotion. The KHSAA Board of Control has approved the RPI to be used as a tiebreaking/contest result mechanism to decide seeded district games not played by the deadline.

The RPI rankings are updated on an hourly basis but are not calculated for teams with missing scores from the previous day or earlier.

RPI measures a team’s strength relative to other teams, based largely on the strength of their schedules (margin of victory is not a factor). RPI is calculated […]

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04/11/22 – Baseball Nominations Sought for Midway/KHSAA Student Athlete-of-the-Year Award

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The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete-of-the-Year among Baseball 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. Nominations must come from a member school, but can be submitted by an administrator, guidance counselor, or coach. Nominations may only be submitted online at https://khsaa.org/ge35-midway-university-khsaa-female-student-athlete-of-the-year-nomination-form/.

The winner will be announced early in the postseason and recognized at an awards ceremony at Midway University on Monday, June 6. 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 and announced at the recognition. All winners will receive their honors at that event.

The deadline for nominations for the Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year in the sport of Baseball is May 5, 2022. We look forward to your […]

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04/08/22- Information Relative to Bylaw 7 and CSIET

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From the Desk of Chris Page, Executive Director, CSIET

The past few years have challenged us to think about how we educate our students in new and different ways. As you look to the 2022-2023 school year, we hope you will continue your important partnership with the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) and its certified international student exchange organizations to prioritize global understanding in your school and local community.

Emerging from the lockdowns of the pandemic the U.S. Department of State has redoubled its Public Diplomacy efforts. Through their initiative BridgeUSA, the Department has reiterated its support of high school exchange programs. While the speed of visa processing has been impeded by the challenges that the pandemic wrought on U.S. embassies and consulates, the Department has tasked its consulates around the world to prioritize these young Exchange Visitors as they return to full staffing. We appreciate your understanding and we ask for […]

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03/21/22 – Nominations for KHSAA Student Advisory Group/NFHS National Student Leadership Summit Now Being Accepted

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The KHSAA is seeking applications to become a member of its Student Advisory Group. One of the main duties of the group is the planning and execution of its HYPE Student Leadership Conferences. Those chosen attend the NFHS National Student Leadership Summit in July and then manage the KHSAA HYPE Conferences.

The National Federation of State High School Associations offers a student leadership initiative – the National Student Leadership Summit (NSLS). The NSLS will focus on relevant and contemporary issues affecting today’s students in education-based athletics and performing arts. Students will sharpen their leadership skills and will realize the privilege and power of their influence in their school, community, and state.

The NFHS in-person Summit is scheduled for July 18-20, 2022 in Indianapolis. If selected, expenses from Lexington to Indianapolis are covered (meals, lodging, transportation). By applying and being selected, the student is acknowledging that he/she will be in attendance (in-person, virtual) for meetings leading […]

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03/16/22 – UK HealthCare Boys’ Sweet 16® set to return to Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 16, 2022

The 2022 UK HealthCare Boys’ Basketball Sweet 16® is set to return to Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center starting Wednesday, March 16, at 11 a.m .ET.

Fans can follow all the action through live webcasts at KHSAA.tv or listen to the games online at KHSAA.net. The games will also be carried statewide through the Kentucky Utilities/KHSAA Sweet 16® Radio Network.

All 15 games of the Boys’ Sweet 16® will be webcast live at KHSAA.tv for subscribers to the NFHS Network (https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/), with subscription plans available for $10.99 per 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 45 participating state associations. Viewers who subscribe for the Boys’ Sweet 16® will also be able to watch all 15 games of the Boys’ Sweet […]

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Hair Adornments, Padding Requirements Among Risk-Based Rules Changes Set for High School Spirit in 2022-23

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN (March 11, 2022) — In consideration of expanded inclusivity, rules allowing securely affixed hair adornments such as beads and other devices were recently adopted for the 2022-23 high school spirit season.

The change allowing for such devices to be safely worn in the hair, which impacts Rule 2-1-5, is accompanied by another rule focused on increased risk minimization that disallows altered supports and/or braces from a manufacturer (Rule 2-1-11).

Collectively, those two focal points were among nine total rules changes recommended by the NFHS Spirit Rules Committee at its February 13-14 meeting in Orlando. Each of the revisions, many of which address ongoing efforts to minimize risk of injury to the sport’s participants, were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

“The NFHS Spirit Rules Committee continues to review and refine the safety rules for students in cheerleading and dance,” said James Weaver, NFHS […]

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03/09/22 – Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Sweet 16® set to return to Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 9, 2022

The 2022 Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Basketball Sweet 16® is set to return to Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center starting Wednesday, March 9, at 11 a.m .ET.

Fans can follow all the action through live webcasts at KHSAA.tv or listen to the games online at KHSAA.net. The games will also be carried statewide through the Kentucky Utilities/KHSAA Sweet 16® Radio Network.

All 15 games of the Girls’ Sweet 16® will be webcast live at KHSAA.tv for subscribers to the NFHS Network (https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/), with subscription plans available for $10.99 per 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 45 participating state associations. Viewers who subscribe for the Girls’ Sweet 16® will also be able to watch all 15 games of the Boys’ […]

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03/08/22 – Ron Kordes Joins National High School Hall of Fame Class of 2022

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 8, 2022

Assumption volleyball head coach Ron Kordes will become the 11th individual from Kentucky to be inducted into the National Federation of State High School Associations National High School Hall of Fame on July 1 in San Antonio.

 

Kentucky in the NFHS National High School Hall of Fame

  • Athlete: Cliff Hagan (Owensboro) 1988; Paul Hornung (Flaget) 1989; Geri Grigsby (McDowell) 1993; Tim Couch (Leslie County) 2021
  • Coach: William L Kean (Central) 1993; Garnis Martin (Bardstown) 1994; S.T. Roach (Paul Laurence Dunbar) 1996; Ron Kordes (Assumption) 2022
  • Official: Charlie Ruter (Track and Field) 2001; Jerry Kimmel (Basketball) 2013
  • Contributor: Louis Stout (Administrator) 2006

 

The full announcement from the NFHS is included below:

 

Four outstanding former high school athletes who continued to excel at the college, Olympic and professional levels highlight the 2022 class of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) National […]

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03/07/22 – Recipients Announced for Seventh Annual Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2022

Ella Abney of Frankfort High School and Butler’s James Howell have been selected as the recipients of the seventh annual Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year.

When former KHSAA 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 non-renewable scholarship payable directly to an institution of higher learning. Abney and Howell were chosen after careful review, with selection criteria based on athletic activities, non-athletic activities, non-school activities and an essay on the role a student-athlete should play in the community.

A member of the varsity cross country and tennis teams at Frankfort for more than five seasons, Abney has still […]

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03/03/22- Hair Adornments Permitted in High School Soccer

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN (March 3, 2022) – Hair adornments, including beads, may be worn by high school soccer players beginning next fall, provided they are secured in a bun and do not present a safety hazard to the player, teammates or opponents.

This change to Rule 4-2-2 of the NFHS Soccer Rules Book was recommended by the NFHS Soccer Rules Committee at its February 6-8 meeting in Indianapolis. This change and five other rules revisions were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

The allowance of hair adornments and specifically beads is an attempt to be more inclusive of participants’ cultural and religious beliefs.

“The Soccer Rules Committee wants to support diversity and ensure that all competitors are welcomed in the sport of soccer while maintaining safety in the sport,” said Julie Cochran, NFHS director of sports and liaison to the NFHS Soccer Rules Committee. “The committee felt it was important to create rules language […]

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02/25/22- UK HealthCare Boys’ Sweet 16® Tickets on Sale Now!

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Tickets for the 2022 UK HealthCare Boys’ Sweet 16® State Basketball Tournament are on sale NOW. Go to www.khsaatickets.org to place your order. The bracket for the tournament is at the end of this post.

Working closely with our partners at Rupp Arena, tickets are now on sale for this year’s tournament. Thank you for your patience throughout the pandemic and throughout the current challenging process.

TICKETING

  • Past (2020) ticket holders have been given several weeks to renew tickets.
  • Any unclaimed renewals are now for sale.
  • As with all other Rupp events and all KHSAA events since the resumption following the pandemic, ticketing will ONLY BE BY ELECTRONIC TICKETING including arena access.
  • Complete instructions including an instructional video on how to save, redeem and transfer your seats to other customers are detailed below.
  • At this time, ONLY COMPLETE SETS OF TICKETS FOR THE ENTIRE EVENT ARE ON SALE.
  • Single games seats will […]

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02/24/22 – Wrestling State Championships set to begin

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 25, 2022

The 2022 KHSAA Wrestling State Championships are set to begin Friday in Winchester at George Rogers Clark. Each bout of the two-day competition will be broadcast live by Trackwrestling and available at KHSAA.tv for subscribers of the NFHS Network.

Gates open for fans at 10 a.m. ET on Friday with competition beginning at 11 a.m. The Wrestling State Championships will conclude Saturday starting at 9:30 a.m., with gates opening one hour prior.

Tickets will only be sold online and should be purchased in advance.

 

2022 KHSAA Wrestling State Championships

 

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02/23/22 – 2022 Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame Class Announced

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 23, 2022

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association will induct its Class of 2022 into the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame presented by Roberts Insurance on Sunday, May 15, in the Central Bank Center Ballroom in Lexington. Tickets are now available for purchase on KHSAATickets.org: https://gofan.co/app/events/580007?schoolId=KHSAA

Because of issues surrounding the pandemic, a class was not selected for 2021. The class of 2022 combines two years’ worth of consideration. This year’s 17-member class consists of former high school coaches, athletes, officials, administrators, and contributors and will bring the total number of honorees in the Hall of Fame to 491.

AL BAKER (Athlete / Trigg County) – Al Baker played football and ran track at Trigg County where he amassed 5,396 yards and 51 touchdowns in his career on the gridiron. He […]

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02/20/22 – Sweet 16® online media credential system now live

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The online media credentialing system for the 2022 Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Basketball Sweet 16® and the 2022 UK HealthCare Boys’ Basketball Sweet 16® is now available online and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org. Both of this year’s events will be held inside Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center, with the girls playing March 9-12, followed by the boys’ tournament March 16-19.

The deadline to apply for credentials is 5 p.m. ET on the Monday prior to each respective tournament: March 7 for the girls’ tournament and March 14 for the boys’.

 

OWNERSHIP OF MEDIA AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY 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 […]

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02/19/22 – St. Xavier, Sacred Heart earn team titles at 2022 Swimming & Diving State Championships

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 19, 2022

The 2022 KHSAA Swimming & Diving State Championships Presented by UK HealthCare concluded this weekend inside the Lancaster Aquatic Center at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

St. Xavier earned the Boys’ Team State Championship on Friday, while 11 event titles were awarded to boys’ swimmers from St. Xavier, Christian Academy of Louisville and Henry Clay. St. Xavier’s Brandon Anderson won the boys’ diving title on Feb. 12.

Sacred Heart earned the Girls’ Team State Championship on Saturday, while 11 more event titles were awarded to girls’ swimmers from Sacred Heart, Lafayette, Notre Dame and Assumption. Cooper’s Peytton Moore won the girls’ diving title on Feb. 12.

  Boys’ Results

02/19/22- Girls’ Sweet 16® Tickets on Sale Now!

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Tickets for the 2022 Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Sweet 16® State Basketball Tournament are on sale NOW. Go to www.khsaatickets.org to place your order. The bracket for the tournament is at the end of this post.

Working closely with our partners at Rupp Arena, tickets are now on sale for this year’s tournament. Thank you for your patience throughout the pandemic and throughout the current challenging process.

TICKETING

  • As with all other Rupp events and all KHSAA events since the resumption following the pandemic, ticketing will ONLY BE BY ELECTRONIC TICKETING including arena access.
  • Complete instructions including an instructional video on how to save, redeem and transfer your seats to other customers are detailed below.
  • At this time, ONLY COMPLETE SETS OF TICKETS FOR THE ENTIRE EVENT ARE ON SALE.
  • Single games seats will be sold at a later time.
  • Member schools (and others) may want to “whitelist” two email addresses to […]

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02/17/22- Revised Intentional Grounding, Chop Block Rules Headline 2022 High School Football Rules Changes

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 17, 2022) – A new rules exception that allows a passer to intentionally throw an incomplete forward pass for the purpose of conserving yardage, and the redefining of the term “chop block” – both of which are intended to minimize risk of injury – are the two most notable rules changes coming to high school football for the 2022 season.

These changes stand out among the seven total recommendations brought forth by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Football Rules Committee, which held its annual rules meeting January 23-25 at the Conrad Hotel in downtown Indianapolis. The NFHS Board of Directors subsequently approved all seven of the committee’s suggestions.

“With this year’s rules changes, the committee once again showed its focus on minimizing risk in high school football,” said Bob Colgate, NFHS Director of Sports and Sports Medicine and liaison to the NFHS […]

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02/17/22 – Swimming State Championships continue Friday, Saturday

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The 2022 KHSAA Swimming & Diving State Championships Presented by UK HealthCare continue with the Boys’ and Girls’ Swimming State Championships on February, Feb. 18, and Saturday, Feb.19, respectively, inside the Lancaster Aquatic Center at the University of Kentucky.

Team points accumulated during last week’s Diving State Championships will accrue and carry forward to the Swimming State Championships team total this weekend.

All information, including live scoring, can be found on the KHSAA Swimming & Diving homepage: https://khsaa.org/sports/winter/swimming/

 

Tickets

  • No tickets will be sold in advance online, only at the door.
  • Fans will need to have a credit card to purchase tickets on-site. 
  • Fans in the queuing line will be given a voucher to hold their spot in line, and when the doors open, each person will exchange the voucher for the opportunity to purchase one online […]

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02/17/22 – Board of Control approves football bracketing adjustments, new President-elect; Reviews potential amendments to Bylaws

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 17, 2022

The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its fifth regularly scheduled meeting of the 2021-22 academic year this week at the KHSAA Office, approving adjustments to football bracketing and selecting its 2022-23 President-elect.

The Board reviewed feedback from designated representatives of the football-playing schools regarding playoff bracketing for the first two rounds after months of review on the topic.

“Almost two-thirds of our football school representatives were in favor of playing outside of the district in those early rounds,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “Clearly with such a limited schedule of 10 games, there is strong desire to play teams other than their in-district opponents in those early rounds regardless of travel logistics.”

The Board accepted the results of the survey in which over 93% of the football schools submitted a response and more than two-thirds of responders preferred an immediate adjustment to the bracketing for […]

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02/12/22- Hair Adornment Adjustments, Addition of Team Time-Out Highlight 2022 High School Field Hockey Rules Changes

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 11, 2022) — High school field hockey players may now wear adornments in the hair that do not present a risk to themselves, teammates or opponents beginning with the 2022 season. Previously, hair adornments were limited to that of a soft material.

The change to hair adornments was one of six rules changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Field Hockey Rules Committee at its meeting January 17-19 in Indianapolis and subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

“The NFHS and the Field Hockey Rules Committee want to support diversity and ensure that all competitors are welcomed in the sport of field hockey,” said Julie Cochran, NFHS director of sports and liaison to the NFHS Field Hockey Rules Committee. “The rules committee wants to continue to minimize the risk of injury while also recognizing the importance of a high school student’s personal expression of […]

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02/11/22 – Diving State Championships Begin Saturday

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 11, 2022

The KHSAA Diving State Championships will take place Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Falling Springs Center in Versailles. Gates will open and tickets will go on sale for fans at 9 a.m. ET. Team points accumulated during the Diving State Championships will accrue and carry forward to the Swimming State Championships team total.

All information, including live scoring, can be found on the KHSAA Swimming & Diving homepage: https://khsaa.org/sports/winter/swimming/

2022 KHSAA Diving State Championships (Quick Links)
Live broadcast: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/khsaa/gama693e323f4
Tickets: www.khsaatickets.org
Instructions for managers and participating teams: https://khsaa.org/swimming/2022/stateinstructions.pdf
Full schedule: https://khsaa.org/2022-state-swimming-and-diving-schedule/
Event-by-event schedule: https://khsaa.org/2022-state-swimming-and-diving-event-by-event-schedule/
Psych sheet: https://khsaa.org/swimming/2022/22psychesheetswimming.pdf 

 

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02/11/22- Relaxed Hair Adornment, Uniform Rules Among Administrative Changes Set for High School Volleyball in 2022

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 10, 2022) — Hair adornments such as beads are now legal in high school volleyball as long as they are securely fastened and do not endanger other players. This rule change, along with eliminating manufacturer reference size and quantity restrictions on uniform bottom waistbands, headline new rules adopted for the 2022-23 season.

In all, seven rules changes were recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Volleyball Rules Committee at its annual meeting January 16-18. All rules changes were reviewed and approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

“Most of this year’s rules changes deal with the administrative side of things. The NFHS Volleyball Rules Committee really feels like the sport is in a great place,” said Jo Auch, assistant executive director of the South Dakota High School Activities Association and chair of the NFHS Volleyball Rules Committee. “The two changes of note relax restrictions on hair adornments such as beads, as […]

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02/09/22 – KHSAA Bowling State Championships Conclude at Executive Strike & Spare

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 9, 2022

The 11th annual KHSAA Bowling State Championships concluded at Executive Strike & Spare in Louisville on Wednesday. Paul Laurence Dunbar (Boys’ Team), Broox Golden of Paul Laurence Dunbar (Boys’ Singles), Graves County (Girls’ Team), Paige Frantz of Pleasure Ridge Park (Girls’ Singles), Great Crossing (Unified) and Faith Gregory of Bardstown (Adapted) were each crowned 2022 state champions. For complete details, visit KHSAA.org.

 

2022 KHSAA State Bowling Championships
Boys’ Team Bracket: https://khsaa.org/2021-2022-boys-team-bracket/
Boys’ Singles Scores: https://khsaa.org/2021-2022-boys-singles-scores/
Boys’ Singles Step Ladder: https://khsaa.org/2021-2022-boys-singles-step-ladder/
Girls’ Team Bracket: https://khsaa.org/2021-2022-girls-team-bracket/
Girls’ Singles Scores: https://khsaa.org/2021-2022-girls-singles-scores/
Girls’ Singles Step Ladder: https://khsaa.org/2021-2022-girls-singles-step-ladder/
Unified Bracket: https://khsaa.org/2021-2022-unified-bracket/
Adapted Scores: https://khsaa.org/2021-2022-adapted-scores/

 

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02/08/22 – Sweet 16® Draw Show to Air Feb. 11 on CW Lexington, KHSAA.tv

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 8, 2022


Pairings for the 2022 Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Basketball Sweet 16® and the UK HealthCare Boys’ Basketball Sweet 16® will be revealed Friday, Feb. 11, at 12:30 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.

Both tournaments will be held inside Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center, with the 61st installment of the Girls’ Sweet 16® taking place March 9-12 followed by the 104th Boys’ Sweet 16® on March 16-19.

The KHSAA will honor its annual anniversary recognitions in addition to the 2020 and 2021 anniversary teams that were not recognized in person in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 25th anniversaries of the 1995, 1996 and 1997 Sweet 16® titles will be celebrated on both the girls’ and boys’ side, as will the 50th […]

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02/05/22 – Bowling State Championships to begin Monday at Executive Strike & Spare

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 5, 2022

The 11th annual KHSAA Bowling State Championships return to Executive Strike & Spare on Feb. 7-9 in Louisville. The girls’ team and singles competition will open the three-day event with the girls’ team competition starting at 8:10 a.m. and the singles tournament slated to begin at 2:30 p.m. The boys’ team and singles championships will be held on Tuesday and follow the same time schedule as the girls’ competition, with the Unified/Adapted Competition slated to start at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. Tickets can only be purchased online in advance of the event at https://gofan.co/app/school/KHSAA.

The girls’ and boys’ team events will see teams bowl one game with two groups of four bowlers, dropping the low score on each lane. The six-bowler total will be used to seed the team into a bracket. 

The Unified/Adapted Competition will consist of two qualifying games for seeding. Results will be posted to […]

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02/01/22 – Winter Sports Championship Credentials

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The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for Winter Sports Championships (Bowling, Wrestling, Swimming & Diving) 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 who 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 their organization needing to attend an event. Credentials for freelance photographers and stringers must be requested by the sports editor/director at the outlet the freelancer will be representing. Media outlets are responsible for the actions of all individuals representing their organization, including compliance with KHSAA policies and procedures. No credentials will be issued outside of the online credentialing system. The KHSAA reserves the right to limit the quantity of credentials issued to media […]

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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).

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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.

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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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