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08/02/23 – KHSAA, Universal Tennis and Diadem

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We are excited to announce that through our partnership with Universal Tennis, the KHSAA has accepted an offer to use Diadem tennis balls for all state championships beginning this upcoming season. Diadem has a robust high school partnership program with dedicated staff members to support high school coaches in Kentucky.

We understand that many schools may want to purchase Diadem tennis balls for practice and regular season matches. If you are a school that would like to use the Diadem ball, then Diadem can present you with many discounts available for high school programs. To take advantage of these opportunities, please reach out through one of the following options:

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07/24/23 – Corresponding Calendar Reminders, Updates, References

2023-2024 News Releases

At its most recent meeting, the Board of Control approved recommended changes to the Spring Corresponding Dates Calendar impacting Tennis, Track and Field, Softball and Baseball. Please understand that this communication will be more lengthy than normal to attempt to address any questions and concerns.

These changes were a result of significant membership feedback addressing the various issues around spring sports and the potential issues faced by the nearly 290 member schools and the association. This represents the first phase of an overall calendar review the Board has begun to start this school year with the second phase being discussed at later meetings to include issues around the integration of three additional championships (boys’ and girls’ lacrosse and boys’ volleyball) into the 2024-25 calendar.

Spring has always presented challenges around end-of-year activities including testing, graduations, recognition ceremonies and so many other schedule conflicts. While at some point, choices will have to be made by some […]

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07/18/23 – Board of Control Conducts First Meeting of 2023-24

2023-2024 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 18, 2023

The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its first regularly scheduled meeting of the 2023-24 academic year on Tuesday in Newport, approving revisions to spring 2024 state championship dates, adopting “playing-up” rule changes for sports classified by size and adopting a new alignment for cross country and track & field.

Tuesday began with an orientation for new and returning Board members before launching into the full Board work session, followed by the full Board of Control meeting. The Board and staff welcomed new members Brandy Carver of Morehead and Mandi Hudson of Georgetown, while KHSAA Office Manager and Assistant to the Commissioner Kara Howard was formally announced as having accepted a newly created events services position on the KHSAA staff. After a favorable annual review by the Board, KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett’s contract was once again renewed for another year.

The 2023-24 baseball and softball state tournaments were approved to […]

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06/06/23 – Johnson, Ferree Named 2022-23 Midway/KHSAA Student-Athletes of the Year

2022-2023 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 6, 2023

The 2022-23 Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year awards program culminated this week on the campus of Midway University, as Rafaella Johnson of Elizabethtown (Cross Country) and George Ferree of Trinity (Louisville) (Wrestling) were recognized as the overall Student-Athletes of the Year.

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

 

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05/29/23 – Tennis State Championships Start Tuesday

2022-2023 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 29, 2023

The 2023 KHSAA Tennis State Championships presented by UK HealthCare return to the Lexington area on Tuesday, with first serve scheduled for 8 a.m. ET and competition running throughout the morning, afternoon and evening.

The first and second rounds of the girls’ competition will take place at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, while the boys’ competition will take place solely at Top Seed Tennis Club in Nicholasville.

Following the first day of play, all remaining matches over the next two days will be played at Top Seed Tennis Club. Boys’ and girls’ singles semifinals will start Thursday at 8 a.m., followed by doubles semifinals at 10 a.m. Championship matches will be decided at 1 p.m.

Team champions will be determined through an accumulation of points throughout the tournaments, with each singles player and doubles team receiving one point […]

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05/26/23 – State Tennis Championships Update

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First and foremost, the KHSAA would like to thank the regional managers for their efforts during the postseason, along with the coaches and officials for their continued contributions this season. The 2023 KHSAA State Tennis Championships presented by UK HealthCare begin Tuesday, May 30 with the boys’ competition at Top Seed Tennis Club and the girls’ competition at the University of Kentucky’s Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex. All action on day two and day three will take place at Top Seed Tennis Club.

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

Tickets to the event are available for purchase online only and can be found at khsaatickets.org. The advance discount […]

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05/23/23 – State Tennis Championships Worker Assignments and Information

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Thank you for working next week’s State Tennis Championships. Here are some pertinent details to help you prepare for the event. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Tuesday, May 30 (Boys’ Competition at Top Seed Tennis Club)

  • Address: 777 E. Brannon Rd., Nicholasville, KY 40356
  • Parking: Free on site
  • Arrival time: 6:30 a.m.
  • KHSAA Event Staff: Joe Angolia, Kathy Johnston, Jenny Elder, Kara Howard
  • Front Gate Ticket Staff: Lydia Bridenbaugh, Rick Bridges, Jeff Marksberry

Tuesday, May 30 (Girls’ Competition at UK Boone/Downing Tennis Complex)

  • Address: 454 Complex Drive, Lexington, KY 40506
  • Parking: Free in designated areas. Park in E‐Lot (Cliff Hagan Baseball, Nutter Training Center, Outdoor Tennis Courts) surrounding the tennis center or pay-to-park in Parking Structure 7. The surrounding E‐Lot’s will go off patrol 60 minutes prior to the […]

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05/10/23 – Board of Control Accepts Reports of Member Survey Results, State Legislation, Officials Licensing

2022-2023 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 10, 2023

The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its final regularly scheduled meeting of the 2022-23 academic year on Wednesday in Lexington, accepting reports of several member surveys and ballots regarding both new and existing championship sports and sport-activities, as well as reports of Kentucky state legislation and officials licensing. 

After officially approving the adoption of girls’ wrestling for the 2023-24 academic year during last February’s Board meeting, on Wednesday the Board approved the return of the KHSAA Wrestling State Championships to Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington through 2024-25 to be held as a three-day event each year.

The Board approved the adoption of boys’ and girls’ tennis team state championships in the spring, along with the existing individually bracketed tennis tournament, beginning with the 2023-24 academic year. The Board also approved sponsoring a boys’ volleyball, boys’ lacrosse and girls’ lacrosse state championships beginning in 2024-25, following […]

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05/02/23 – Tennis Regional Instructions Available and Postseason Reminders

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REGIONAL INSTRUCTIONS/POSTSEASON UPDATES

  • Region Tournaments are scheduled for May 12-25.
  • A list of host/region managers can be found through the links below:
  • The region tournament instructions are available on the Tennis homepage at khsaa.org. All coaches and competing schools should take the time to read these items carefully, even veteran coaches, to ensure familiarity with all KHSAA rules and regulations regarding these events.
  • All entries should be submitted to the regional managers using the TN103 form through the following links:

UNIVERSAL TENNIS RATING (UTR)

  • UTR information shall be used to gather necessary initial information for seeding consideration.
  • Seeding shall be based on the All-Factors Method, considering each […]

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04/13/23 – Media Credentials Now Available for Spring Championships

2022-2023 News Releases

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for spring state championships (archery, esports, bass fishing, tennis, track & field, baseball, softball) is now live and can be accessed via the following link: 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 […]

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2023 Girls Tennis Entries/Brackets/Results

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2023 Region 1 Entries/Brackets/Results

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2023 Region 2 Entries/Brackets/Results

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2023 Region 3 Entries/Brackets/Results

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2023 Region 4 Entries/Brackets/Results

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2023 Region 5 Entries/Brackets/Results

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2023 Region 6 Entries/Brackets/Results

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2023 Region 7 Entries/Brackets/Results

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2023 Region 8 Entries/Brackets/Results

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2023 Region 9 Entries/Brackets/Results

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2023 Region 10 Entries/Brackets/Results

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2023 Region 11 Entries/Brackets/Results

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2023 Region 12 Entries/Brackets/Results

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2023 Region 13 Entries/Brackets/Results

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2023 Region 15 Entries/Brackets/Results

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2023 Region 16 Entries/Brackets/Results

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2023 Tennis Regional Sites, Managers and Information

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2023 State Tennis Time Schedule

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03/27/23 – Tennis Nominations Sought for 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 Tennis participants for 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 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 2023. From the winners selected for each KHSAA championship, one student-athlete will be selected as the 2022-2023 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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02/22/23 – Tennis Online Rules Clinic Now Available

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

To access the clinic, go to https://schools.khsaa.org/ and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“.

Below is additional information:

  • February 22 to April 6 – the Tennis Clinic may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • April 7 to April 21 – the Tennis Clinic may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
  • April 22 to May 6 – the Tennis Clinic may be viewed for the makeup fee ($200) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

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01/23/23 – Spring Sports Postseason Dates

Athletic Department Blog Updates

As you plan for spring events in 2023, we would like to remind schools about the postseason dates for spring sports. Please make sure all parties involved in planning graduation dates, spring activities, etc. are aware of the postseason dates which should help fans, coaches and administrators avoid scheduling conflicts.

TRACK & FIELD

  • First Date of Practice: December 1
  • First Allowable Contest Date: January 9
  • Region Meets: May 12 – May 25
    • As regions begin preparation, please remember that all scheduling is led by the regional host, but discussions and planning should include all schools involved. 
  • The KHSAA State Track & Field Meet will return to the University of Kentucky on June 1-3, 2023.
    • Class 1A will compete on June 1, followed by Class 2A on June 2, and Class 3A on June 3.

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  • First Date of Practice: February 13
  • First Allowable Contest Date: March […]

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12/19/22 – KHSAA Announces NFHS State Coach of the Year Honorees for 2021-22 Seasons

2022-2023 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DEC. 19, 2022

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 sports. These awards are announced following the recognized year.

The complete list of 2021-22 honorees from Kentucky is below.

Baseball: David Rexroat, Russell County
Boys’ Basketball: William Unseld, Warren Central
Girls’ Basketball: Kristy Orem, Pikeville
Boys’ Cross Country: Ian Johnstone, Conner
Girls’ Cross Country: Tom Stickel, Lexington Christian
Field Hockey: Jody Schaefer, Assumption
Football: Noel Rash, Beechwood
Boys’ Golf: Greg Zimmerer, Christian Academy-Louisville
Girls’ Golf: Sam Westfall, Madisonville-North Hopkins
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06/11/22- Kopser, Gloyd Named 2021-22 Midway/KHSAA Student-Athletes of the Year

2021-2022 News Releases

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

2021-2022 News Releases

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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2022 State Tennis Seeded Players

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2022 Girls Tennis Entries/Brackets/Results

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2022 Region 1 Entries/Brackets/Results

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2022 Region 6 Entries/Brackets/Results

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2022 Region 11 Entries/Brackets/Results

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

2021-2022 News Releases

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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03/07/22- UK HealthCare Expands Partnership with KHSAA, Continues Long-Term Commitment to State Championship Events

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UK HealthCare and the KHSAA announced Monday that they have expanded their long-time partnership. UK HealthCare, the hospitals and clinics of the University of Kentucky, will serve as the official health care provider for the KHSAA. This move will see UK HealthCare take its title sponsorship of the KHSAA State Football Championship and extend the term of that arrangement, become the title sponsor for the Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® Basketball tournament and serve as presenting sponsor for other KHSAA sports and sport-activity championships. 

“We’re honored to be the official health care provider for KHSAA,” said Mark F. Newman, M.D., UK executive vice president for health affairs. “At UK HealthCare, we are always looking to partner with organizations across the state to provide top-tier health care to every Kentuckian who needs it. We appreciate the opportunity to extend this care to the young athletes of Kentucky.”

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02/23/22 – Tennis Rules Clinic for Coaches Now Available

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The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Tennis is now available today, Feb. 23.  The clinic is required of all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshman) whether or not the coach receives pay.

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

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  • February 23 to April 17 (Coaches) – the Tennis Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • April 18 to May 7 (Coaches) – the Tennis Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
  • May 8 to May 21 (Coaches) – the Baseball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($200) per the Bylaw 27 schedule […]

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01/21/22 – Board Adopts Mandatory use of UTR (Universal Tennis Rating) for Tennis

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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 adopted the required use of UTR (Universal Tennis Rating) for Tennis beginning with the 2022 season.

What is the UTR Rating and how does it work?

How UTR High School works:

UTR will enable year-round match reporting of results for all schools, including a rating for automated entry and seeding purposes for use at both the Region and State Tournaments. It will eliminate the need for paper results to be submitted, help prevent a lack of data and/or inaccurate data being submitted or withheld, while also providing software programming/bracketings for all region tournaments and the State Tournament.  

There are already over 150 KHSAA teams utilizing this free service to member schools.

The Association, along with UTR, will be scheduling a couple of Zoom meetings […]

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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

2021-2022 News Releases

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

2021-2022 News Releases

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

2021-2022 News Releases

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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2021 State Tennis Girls Team Scores

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05/28/21 – State Tennis Championships Begin Tuesday at UK and Top Seed Tennis Club

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 28, 2021

The 2021 KHSAA State Tennis Championships (June 1-3) get underway Tuesday at 8 a.m. as the girls’ singles and doubles competition heads to the UK Boone/Downing Tennis Club while the boys’ tournament opens 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 competition, 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 12 p.m., with the finals for boys’ and girls’ singles set for 2 p.m.

Team champions will be determined through an accumulation of points throughout the tournament, with each singles player and doubles team receiving one point for each match victory. Brackets […]

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2021 Tennis Championships- Boys and Girls Day Three Order of Play/Schedule

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2021 Tennis Championships- Boys and Girls Day Two Order of Play/Schedule

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2021 State Tennis Time Schedule

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2021 KHSAA Tennis- Girls Region Results

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2021 Tennis Championships- Boys Day One Order of Play/Schedule

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2021 KHSAA State Tennis Championships- Girls Singles Bracket

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2021 State Tennis Results and Team Scores (AP Agate Format)

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First Round
(1) Eli Stephenson (10) (St. Xavier) def. River Conley (11) (Estill County) 6-0, 6-0
Matthew Smith (12) (Elizabethtown) def. James Mulcahy (9) (Bourbon County) 6-0, 6-0
(9) Alden Johnson (9) (Ashland Blazer) def. Camden Harris (12) (Corbin) WD
Brandon Sheffield (12) (Monroe County) def. Tayton Baker (12) (Clay County) 6-4, 6-3
(5) Josh Meza (11) (Ballard) def. Matthew Rice (12) (DeSales) 6-0, 6-0
Isaac Schwepker (10) (Calloway County) def. Isaiah Salyer (12) (Magoffin County) 6-2, 6-0
(9) Jackson Poulos (11) (Covington Catholic) def. Grant Varney (11) (June Buchanan) 6-0, 6-0
Maxton Cummings (12) (Grayson County) def. Dason Herrington (10) (Harrison County) 6-1, 6-2
(4) Evan Duggal (10) (Henry Clay) def. Nate Goode (10) (Casey County) 6-0, 6-0
Brock Kessinger (12) (Lawrence County) def. Josh Plain (12) (Madisonville North Hopkins) 2-6, 6-2, 1-0 (9)
(9) Carson Kroll (9) (South Oldham) def. Matthew Dacosta (11) (Boyle County) 6-1, 6-0
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05/10/21- Senate Bill 128: Supplemental School Year Program Additional Guidance Related to NCAA

2020-2021 News Releases

Information specific to this topic is now included in the compiled SB128 SSYP Informational post at https://bit.ly/3dUJ9us

 

 

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04/12/21- Senate Bill 128: Supplemental School Year Program Guidance for Sports and Sport-Activities

2020-2021 News Releases

For a complete list of the provisions and information related to the implementation of SB128 and the SSYP, please see the following document-

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04/05/21-Tennis Nominations Sought For Male & Female Midway/KHSAA Student Athlete-Of-the-Year Awards

Tennis Blog Updates

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year among Tennis participants for 2020-2021 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 2020-2021 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 2021. From the winners selected for each KHSAA championship, one student-athlete will be selected as the 2020-2021 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 […]

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02/22/21 – Tennis Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Tennis Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Tennis is now available beginning today, February 22. The clinic is required of all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshman) and whether or not the coach receives pay.

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

  • COACHES
    February 22 to April 13 – the Tennis Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • April 14 to May 3 – the Tennis Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
  • May 4 to May 17 – the Tennis Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($200) per the Bylaw 27 schedule […]

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01/28/21 – NFHS Announces Universal Tennis as New Official Partner

Athletic Department Blog Updates

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has announced a new official partnership with Universal Tennis, a global online platform for connecting players, coaches, clubs and federations to grow the sport.

Universal Tennis is most widely known for the Universal Tennis Rating (UTR), a system that provides an accurate rating for every participating tennis player in the world regardless of age, gender or nationality. The UTR algorithm uses scores and quality of opponents from a player’s past 30 eligible matches to calculate a listing value on a point scale between 1 and 16.50. Players also have access to additional statistics that allow for a better understanding of personal performance as they track their improvement. With more than 2.3 million users from about 125 countries, UTR seeks to help players find better matches for any skill level.

“The NFHS is excited to partner with Universal Tennis to help enhance the game […]

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01/27/21 – Three KHSAA Coaches Receive Section II Coach of the Year Honors

2020-2021 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 27, 2021

Three KHSAA coaches were chosen as Section II Coach of the Year winners for 2019-20 by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association as part of its annual recognition program. Oldham County’s Kirk Thomas was the Section II honoree in girls’ cross country, while Elizabethtown’s Karen Henson was selected for girls’ tennis. Sacred Heart’s Donna Moir was the Section II award winner in girls’ basketball, where she was also the recipient of the National Coach of the Year award from the NFHS Coaches Association.

The NFHS, which has been recognizing coaches through an awards program since 1982, honors coaches in the top 10 girls sports and top 10 boys sports (by participation numbers), and in two “other” sports – one for boys and one for girls – that are not included in the top 10 listings. The NFHS also recognizes a spirit coach as a […]

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01/21/21 – Board of Control Reviews Status of Winter and Spring Sports

2020-2021 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 21, 2021

The Board of Control held its fourth regularly-scheduled meeting of the 2020-21 academic year on Thursday at the KHSAA Office, conducting a thorough status review of ongoing operations and championship plans. Staff provided an overview of all winter and spring sports and sport-activities, while outlining considerations and options for the winter events that will be presented for final review at the Board’s next meeting on Feb. 17.

“Today’s meeting provided an opportunity to update the Board of Control and our constituency on the various issues and COVID-19 mitigations facing each of our sports and sport-activities,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “Circumstances change rapidly during the pandemic but we hope to have a clearer picture for how we can proceed with our winter championships when the Board next meets in February.”

Included in the staff’s report on basketball, was a preliminary discussion on ticketing to the 2021 Boys’ and Girls’ […]

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12/10/20- Board of Control Confirms Decision to Start Winter Sports Practice December 14

2020-2021 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 10, 2020

The Board of Control conducted a special meeting on Thursday morning, upholding its earlier decision by a 12-5 vote to begin practice for winter sports on Dec. 14th and regular-season competition on Jan. 4th. Prior to confirming the start of the winter sports season, the Board voted 12-5 to push back the dates for the boys’ and girls’ Sweet 16® to March 29-April 8 after narrowly defeating other alternative dates, with the event schedule and format to be finalized at a later date in consultation with Rupp Arena.

“These are extremely complex issues. Our Board has spent an extraordinary amount of time examining every aspect surrounding the resumption of sports, particularly those that are indoors and have extreme concerns from public health officials,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “At the same time, there is significant data being shared about the need for students to be engaged with one another […]

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07/27/20 – Student-Athlete Participation Rises for the 3rd Straight Year to New Record Totals

2020-2021 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 27, 2020

Student-athlete participation increased for the third-straight year in Kentucky High School Athletic Association sports and sport-activities to reach record levels in 2019-20. A total of 107,166 rostered participants competed across the KHSAA’s 13 sports and six sport-activities according to information submitted by the membership, surpassing last year’s then-record total of 106,931. Football was one of 12 offerings to show an increase from the previous year, breaking a trend of declining participation for the last three years by adding 202 new student-athletes [freshmen, JV, varsity] during the 2019-20 season to remain the state’s most popular sport with 13,277 rostered participants.

“The continued rise in student-athlete participation the last three years emphasizes the importance of school-based athletics in the fabric of the educational experience for these young adults,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “The importance of these coach-to-student and student-to-student relationships is only amplified in these uncertain times, as we strive […]

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04/29/20- Revised Covid-19 Policies and Guidance Issued, May 1 to May 31

2019-2020 News Releases

THESE REVISIONS ARE IN PLACE FOR THE PERIOD OF MAY 1 to MAY 31.

THESE POLICIES WILL BE REVIEWED REGULARLY FOR EXTENSION AFTER THAT PERIOD OR REVISION DURING THAT PERIOD AS NECESSARY AS STATE, FEDERAL AND CDC POLICIES AND DIRECTIVES CHANGE

RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF THE CAMPUS OF ANY KHSAA MEMBER SCHOOL OR ON PROPERTY OWNED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF ANY MEMBER SCHOOL, OR ITEMS RELATED TO SPORT OR SPORT-ACTIVITY PARTICIPATION DURING THIS PERIOD-

  • Facilities on school-owned property including competition and practice facilities, weight rooms and similar, as well as those facilities managed or in any way owned by the school or school system (all schools grades  6-12) shall remain closed for use related to sports or sport-activities in any manner through at least May 31;
  • These steps may sunset earlier if allowed by the Governor’s orders related to the phase-in steps of resuming activity, which will likely […]

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  • 04/21/20- Spring Sports Cancellation, Basketball Events Not To Be Resumed

    2019-2020 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 21, 2020

    With the announcement yesterday of the recommended closure of all K-12 schools to in-person instruction throughout Kentucky for the remainder of the school year, the KHSAA Board of Control today approved the Commissioner’s recommendation and announcement by unanimous vote that the 2020 state basketball tournaments will not be resumed, while also approving the cancellation of all regular-season practices and contests as well as all postseason tournament championship events for all spring sports and sport-activities for the 2019-20 school year. This means the termination of the Archery, Bass Fishing, Esports, Baseball, Softball, Tennis, and Track & Field seasons. This will also result in the continuance of all provisions of the Coronavirus Dead Period provisions until further notice to the member schools from the Commissioner.

    The KHSAA has worked closely and continuously with the Governor of our beloved Commonwealth, representatives of the Department of Public Health, Interim Commissioner Kevin Brown and […]

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    04/06/20 – Tennis Nominations Sought for Male and Female Midway Student Athlete-of-the Year Awards

    Tennis Blog Updates

    While spring sports and sports activities are currently suspended, Midway University is continuing with recognizing the outstanding talents of students that participate in these programs.  The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year among Tennis participants for 2019-2020. Midway University has expanded its partnership to include both male and female nominations for 2019-2020.

    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 2019-2020 team. Nominations must come from a member school but may 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 May 17 and will be recognized at a future function in coordination by Midway University.  From the winners selected for each KHSAA championship, […]

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    03/13/20- (revised 04/02/20 and 4/17/20)- Athletic Dead Period Instituted for Athletic Programs in All Sports and Sport-Activities Due to Covid-19

    2019-2020 News Releases

    This information is in effect, as stated below, through April 30, 2020. Prior to that time, revised guidance and policy will be issued to be effective May 1 as we all collectively work to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus on our campuses and among our athletes and coaches. Updated 4/2/20 and 4/17/20 based on inquiries from member schools and revised orders from the Governor and CDC Guidance.

    This impacts all KHSAA constituents and includes guidance from the Governor, Public Health Officials, the Kentucky Department of Education, and additional guidance from federal authorities. This original directive will continue to be updated regularly. This will be the sole site for information regarding interscholastic athletics in Kentucky involving rostered athletes or those that have participated in practices this year and coaches from KHSAA member schools, as well as the use of interscholastic facilities.

    Effective Friday, March 13, all sports and sport-activities, regardless of season, are declared to […]

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    03/30/20- Status of KHSAA Sponsored Events and Deadlines

    2019-2020 News Releases

    Updated: 3/31/20, 8:00 a.m.

    This information is solely a summary of KHSAA events. Other specific information concerning options including the required Coronavirus Shutdown Period is listed elsewhere on the KHSAA website at https://khsaa.org/athletic-dead-period-instituted-for-athletic-programs-in-all-sports-and-sport-activities/. This list will be continually updated and potentially revised.

    • Tryout Period for Sport-Activities, including Cheer and Dance has been postponed. See the post at https://khsaa.org/03-19-20-spring-sport-activity-tryout-window-postponed-for-now/ for details.
    • All opportunities at KHSAA member schools and Kentucky middle schools for spring football practice have been eliminated for 2020. See the post at https://khsaa.org/spring-football-practice-eliminated-for-2020-for-high-and-middle-schools/ for details;
    • No final determination has been made regarding annual Title IX and roster reporting for 2019-20. Member schools will be updated if and when this is revised.
    • 2020 Mingua Beef Jerky/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen (originally March 11-15) remains currently suspended. Will be continually reviewed as more data is available regarding school resumption or cessation, and activities being conducted in alignment with CDC and state and local […]

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    03/16/20- Update on KHSAA Office Opening/Closing and Staff Availability

    2019-2020 News Releases

    In partnership with our State Department of Education, the Governor’s office, our member schools, the NFHS and similar to many other state associations, KHSAA staff has been directed to work remotely from home until at least April 10 (revised 4/2/20). Administrators will available via email. Our hope is to return to the office for regular hours later in April, however, this is a very fluid situation and could change at any time. Updates will be posted online.

    As of now and through at least May 1, all activity by rostered participants, coaches and those who have participated in at least one practice session for a middle or high school remain shut down as do all athletic facilities in control of our membership. As we all work together, everyone is hopeful to contain the spread of this virus. Staff will communicate any changes to future events through social media and the KHSAA website.

    Closer to May […]

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    04/06/20 – Postseason Tennis Information

    Tennis Blog Updates

    Information and instructions for the 2020 Regional Tennis Tournaments have been posted online and can be accessed by going to the Tennis page of the KHSAA website Tennis Page

    All coaches and competing schools should take the time to read these items carefully, even veteran coaches, to ensure that you are aware of all KHSAA rules and regulations regarding these tournaments.

    Best of luck to all competitors for the remainder of the season. Check the blog on the Tennis page for further updates as we get closer to the Regional Tournaments and the State Tennis Championships.

    – KHSAA –

    The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

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    02/24/20 – Tennis Rules Clinic Now Available

    Tennis Blog Updates

    The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Tennis is currently available for viewing. Remember, the clinic is required of all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, regardless of whether or not the coach receives pay. Below is additional information:

    COACHES

    • February 24 to April 14 (Coaches) – the Tennis Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    • April 15 to May 4 (Coaches) – the Tennis Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
    • May 5 to May 18 (Coaches) – the Tennis Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($200) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period.


    After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.
    The presentation can be viewed on most PC or Mac desktops and laptops, […]

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