News Releases

2017-2018 KHSAA News Releases

09/21/17 – Fall Sports Championship Media Credentials

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Fall Sports Championships is now live, and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org. Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are issued by the KHSAA to working members of the ...
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09/22/17-UK Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Seeks Nominations for Kentucky Comeback Athlete of the Year

UK Orthopedics 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 abil...
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09/18/17 – Annual Meeting of Delegates This Wednesday At Lexington Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 18, 2017 The KHSAA Annual Meeting of Delegates will be held Wednesday, September 20th at the Lexington Center, starting at 8 a.m. with three information and continuous improvement sessions for athletic administrators...
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08/31/17 – Initial Stat Leader Reports Released for Football, Soccer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 31, 2017 The first weekly statistical leader reports of the season for football and boys’ and girls’ soccer have been posted at KHSAA.org. Statistics are compiled weekly throughout the regular season and will be posted ...
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08/24/17 – KHSAA To Host Annual HYPE Student Leadership Conferences Next Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 24, 2017 The 17th Annual KHSAA HYPE Student Leadership Conferences will take place next week in Lexington and Louisville. The conferences are a free service provided by the Association for student-athletes to learn team...
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08/16/17 – High School Activities Bring Communities Together!

By Bob Gardner, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Julian Tackett, Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. Tailgates. Pep rallies. Friday night lights. The new school year is he...
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08/03/17 – Pannell Swim Shop Returns as Title Sponsor of State Swim Meet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 3, 2017 The State Swimming and Diving Championships will have a title sponsor once again, as Pannell Swim Shop and the KHSAA have reached an agreement on a three-year deal beginning with the upcoming 2018 championships. P...
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07/29/17 – KHSAA Recognizes Top Officials During Officiate Kentucky Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2017 With nearly 700 officials in attendance for the first-ever Officiate Kentucky Day, the KHSAA honored its top officials of the 2016-17 season during the day’s festivities at the Marriott Louisville Downtown. The t...
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07/26/17 – KHSAA To Host Officiate Kentucky Day This Saturday In Louisville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 26, 2017 The KHSAA will host the first-ever Officiate Kentucky Day on Saturday, July 29 at the Marriott Louisville Downtown in conjunction with the 2017 National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) Annual Summit (Ju...
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07/21/17 – KY High School Basketball Hall of Fame Opens – Celebrating the Essence of the Game

In celebration of the great work by so many individuals through the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches and their allied partners, the KHSAA wishes them the very best of luck as the induct the remainder of their Centennial Class this weekend. ...
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07/18/17 – Board of Control Mandates Face Protection in Softball

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18, 2017 The Board of Control conducted its first organizational meeting of the 2017-18 academic year July 14-15 at the Hotel Covington in Northern Kentucky. Over the course of its two-day meeting, the Board took a progre...
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2016-2017 KHSAA News Releases

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15, 2017 The start time for Saturday’s championship game of the 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament has been moved to 11 a.m. With the potential for heat index delays on Saturday, the schedule adjustment wa...
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06/13/17 – Six KHSAA Student-Athletes Selected For NFHS National Student Leadership Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 13, 2017 Six student-athletes from across the state will represent the Association at the NFHS National Student Leadership Summit, July 17-19, at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis, Ind. The six student-athletes will form ...
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06/06/17 – Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Baseball and Softball State Tournaments Begin Thursday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2017 The 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Baseball and 2017 KHSAA Softball State Tournaments begin Thursday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington and Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro, respectively. The Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sta...
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05/22/17 – Forde Named Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year For 2016-17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2017 The inaugural yearlong Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year program culminated on the campus of Midway University on Monday as Sacred Heart’s Brooke Forde was named the first overall winner...
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05/20/17 – Track and Field 3A State Meet Interrupted/Terminated Due To Weather

Statement of the Commissioner’s Office Regarding Class 3A Track and Field Meet Suspension and Termination At approximately 9:05 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2017 inclement weather (primarily a lightning storm) surrounding the UK Outdoor Track & Field Co...
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05/17/17 – State Tennis, Track and Field Championships at UK This Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2017 The 2017 KHSAA State Tennis Championships and the 2017 KHSAA Track and Field State Meet will be contested this weekend in Lexington on the campus of the University of Kentucky. The State Tennis Championships (May ...
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05/10/17 – Board of Control Addresses Championship Sites for Football, Girls’ Basketball, Dance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2017 The Board of Control addressed future locations of the KHSAA state football finals, girls’ basketball Sweet Sixteen®, and Dance during Wednesday’s meeting at the KHSAA offices, awarding championships to Kroger Fie...
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05/09/17 – KHSAA Bass Fishing Championship Begins Friday at Kentucky Dam Marina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2017 The fifth-annual KHSAA State Bass Fishing Championship gets underway Friday morning at the Kentucky Dam Marina when 64 teams vie for the 2017 state title. The two-day KHSAA State Bass Fishing Championship (May 12-1...
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05/05/17 – State Softball and Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament Draws to be Held Monday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 5, 2017 The draws for the 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament and the 2017 KHSAA State Softball Tournament will take place Monday, May 8 at 11:30 a.m. The draw will be conducted at the KHSAA offices and ca...
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04/26/17 – Statement on Passing of Dunbar Student-Athlete

KHSAA staff was shocked and saddened to learn of today’s tragic incident at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. “The absolute worst part of my job is getting a call like I received Wednesday night with the sudden loss of this young man. Our thoughts a...
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04/19/17 – Baseball, Softball Stat Leaders Now Available at KHSAA.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 19, 2017 Baseball and Softball fans will have additional content available at KHSAA.org this season as a result of the Association’s new partnership with MaxPreps. Statistical leader reports for each sport will be compil...
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04/18/17 – KHSAA State Archery Championships This Thursday At KBA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 18, 2017 The 2017 KHSAA State Archery Championships will take place Thursday at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington, with the first of six flights getting underway at 9:30 a.m. The last flight will compete at 2:...
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04/14/2017-Fund Raiser to be held for longtime CJ Sportswriter Bob White

As many are aware, longtime Courier-Journal sportswriter and KHSAA Hall of Fame member Bob White was recently a victim of identity theft, losing most if not all of his accumulated resources in the scheme. Many in the area rallied behind Bob to give h...
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04/10/17 – Spring Sports Championship Media Credentials

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Spring Sports Championships is now live, and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org. Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are issued by the KHSAA to working members of th...
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03/30/17 – KHSAA Revising Office Hours Effective April 3, 2017

Effective April 3, 2017, the KHSAA will have new office hours. The office will open each day at 7:30 a.m. and close at 4:00 p.m. ET. Logistical and traffic issues (both current and anticipated) in the surrounding area near the office, in particular,...
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03/18/17 – KHSAA To Award Second Annual Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2017 The KHSAA will present the second annual Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships during tonight’s semifinals of the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® to David Chase Baker from Menifee County and Madison Lauer from T...
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03/13/17 – Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® Broadcast Information; 98.5 FM to Air Games Locally

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 13, 2017 The 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® gets underway Wednesday afternoon at Rupp Arena when Bowling Green squares off against Graves County at 12 p.m. (ET). Fans can follow all the action through live webc...
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03/07/17 – St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® Broadcast Information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2017 The 2017 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® begins Wednesday afternoon at BB&T Arena in Highland Heights when Sacred Heart takes on Butler at 12 p.m. (ET). Fans can follow all the action through ...
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02/28/17 – Tickets on Sale for Hall of Fame Banquet on March 18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 28, 2017 The Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2017 will be inducted in an afternoon ceremony at the Lexington Center on Saturday, March 18th prior to the semifinals of the 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16®...
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02/22/17 – Swimming & Diving Championships Begin Thursday in Louisville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 22, 2017 The 2017 KHSAA Swimming & Diving State Championships (Feb. 23-25) begin Thursday with the boys’ and girls’ diving preliminaries at the Ralph Wright Natatorium in Louisville. Boys’ diving prelims are set f...
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02/15/17 – Sweet 16® Online Media Credentialing System

The media credentialing system for the 2017 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ and Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® State Basketball Tournaments is now available online, and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org. The St. Elizab...
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02/14/17 – State Wrestling Championships Begin Friday At Alltech Arena

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 14, 2017 The 54th KHSAA State Wrestling Championships will be held this weekend (Feb. 17-18) at Alltech Arena. Gates will open to the public at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, with the first round matches set to begin at 9:30 a....
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02/07/17 – Bowling Championships Begin Thursday, Including KHSAA’s Second Unified/Adaptive Offering

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 7, 2017 The first winter championship gets underway Thursday morning with the 2017 KHSAA State Bowling Championships (Feb. 9-10) at Collins Eastland in Lexington. In addition to the singles and team events, this year’...
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02/02/17 – 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Applications Now Open

For the fourth year Whitaker Bank, as part of its continuing title sponsorship of the Boys’ Sweet 16®, and the KHSAA will be presenting four one-time $1,500 scholarships. The scholarships are open to high school seniors that participate in KHSAA sa...
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02/01/17 – Pairings Announced For 2017 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ and Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen®

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 1, 2017 Regional matchups for the 2017 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ and the 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® were revealed Wednesday afternoon when the annual Draw Show was broadcast on The CW Le...
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01/27/17 – Winter Sports Championship Credentials

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Winter Sports Championships (Bowling, Wrestling and Swimming) is now live, and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org. Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are issued by ...
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01/25/17 – Sweet Sixteen® Draw Show To Air February 1st on CW Lexington, KHSAA.tv

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 25, 2017 Pairings for the 2017 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® and the 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® will be revealed on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. (ET) when the annual Sweet 16® ...
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01/17/17 – Calloway County High School Senior Wins Centennial Logo Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 17, 2017Calloway County senior Haley Glynn was chosen as the winner of the Kentucky high school basketball centennial logo contest, as chosen by the Centennial Committee, a collaborative effort between the Kentucky Asso...
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01/12/17 – Board of Control Addresses Alignment Issues, Archery Championship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 12, 2017 During the course of its regularly scheduled meeting at the KHSAA Offices on Thursday, the Board of Control addressed alignment issues and championship details in several sports, while also approving a requeste...
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01/05/17 – First Basketball Stat Leaders Report Released

The first weekly statistical leader reports for girls’ and boys’ basketball have been posted at KHSAA.org. Statistics are compiled weekly throughout the season and will be posted to the KHSAA website each week.Statistical entry is required of all mem...
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12/08/16 – Competitive Cheer Championships This Saturday In Lexington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 8, 2016The fifth annual KHSAA State Competitive Cheer Championships will take place this Saturday, Dec. 10 at Alltech Arena in Lexington. The format of the state championship has changed for 2016, with the competition ...
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12/01/16 – 2016 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl Broadcast Information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 1, 2016The 1A Championship will open the 2016 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl on Friday night at 7 p.m. (CT) when Beechwood (13-1) takes on Hazard (12-2) at Houchens Industries/L.T. Smith Stadium in B...
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11/26/16 – Revised and Updated Schedule, 2016 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl State Football Finals

With Western Kentucky University's win tonight at Marshall University combined with Southern Mississippi's upset win over Louisiana Tech on Friday, WKU has qualified to again host the Conference USA championship game in Bowling Green. The game will b...
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11/16/16 – Board of Control Extends Sponsorship of Field Hockey For Three Years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 16, 2016On Wednesday, the Board of Control approved a recommendation from staff to continue the sponsorship of Field Hockey through the 2019 state championship. With Field Hockey just completing its third season as a K...
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11/10/16- High School Playoff Games Again Asked to Honor Veterans at Week 2 Games

Through the efforts of a veteran and concerned individual by the name of Robert Williams of Menlo Park, California, there is now a national movement to have every high school and college in the United States honor all veterans and active duty militar...
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11/08/16 – Applications Being Accepted for Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships

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

It is again time for us to take orders for advance tickets to the 2016 Russell Athletic/KHSAA State Football Finals. Here are some notes about this year's finals.The games will be played at Feix Field, Houchens Industries - L.T. Smith Stadium at West...
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11/03/16 – Nine Team State Titles Up For Grabs During Fall Championship Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 3, 2016A total of nine teams will earn the title of state champion on Saturday and Sunday as the KHSAA’s Fall Championship weekend wraps up the 2016 soccer, cross country and volleyball seasons. Six state champions wil...
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10/28/16 – KHSAA State Soccer Tournament Continues Saturday With Quarterfinal Action in Lexington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 28, 2016The 2016 KHSAA State Soccer Tournament continues tomorrow morning with quarterfinal action at Paul Laurence Dunbar HS and Lafayette HS in Lexington. Four games will take place at each site, with the first games ...
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10/23/16 – Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Inductees Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 23, 2016The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame Class of 2017 was announced today in a press conference at the KHSAA Offices. The 11 members in this year’s class will be the 30th inducted into the Daw...
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10/20/16 – Field Hockey State Tournament Begins Saturday; 2017 HOF Press Conference This Sunday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 20, 2016The bracket is set for the 2016 KHSAA Field Hockey State Tournament, which begins Saturday afternoon with quarterfinal action at Assumption Green in Louisville. Christian Academy-Louisville (20-4-1) will take on...
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10/13/16-UK HealthCare Seeks Nominations for Kentucky Comeback Athlete of the Year

UK HealthCare, through its partnership with the KHSAA, seeks nominations for the Kentucky Comeback Athlete of the Year, meeting the following criteria:Nominee must have overcome illness or injury that affected their ability to participate in KHSAA sa...
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10/03/16 – Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA Golf Championships Start Tuesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 3, 2016The 2016 Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championships get underway tomorrow morning when the girls’ tournament begins with 7 a.m. (CT) tee times at the Bowling Green Country Club. The girls’ champio...
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9/29/16 – Information, Pairings and Tee Times for State Golf

Information, pairings and Tee Times for day one of the 2016 Leachman Buick●GMC●Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championships are now posted. You can access this information by going to the following links: 2016 Leachman/KHSAA Girls State Golf Results/Tee ...
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09/23/16 – Fall Sports Championship Media Credentials

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Fall Sports Championships is now live, and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org.Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are issued by the KHSAA to working members of the me...
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09/22/16 – Volleyball, Soccer, Field Hockey Draw Show Set For 3:30 PM Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2016The pairings for the 2016 KHSAA Volleyball, Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer, and Field Hockey State Tournaments will be determined Friday, September 23rd when the annual KHSAA Fall Championship Draw Show is conducted ...
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09/22/16 – Board of Control Approves Unified/Adapted Opportunities in Bowling; Alters State Tennis Format

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2016During its regularly scheduled meeting at the KHSAA Offices on Wednesday, the Board of Control approved a proposal to add Unified and Adapted opportunities in the sport-activity of Bowling, beginning with the ...
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09/20/16 – KHSAA Enters New Partnership With UK Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2016The KHSAA is proud to announce a new partnership with UK Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, which will see the group continue to provide first-rate care at state championship events while also increasing...
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09/20/16 – KHSAA Issues Rulings on Unsporting Acts and Shortened Games in Football

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2016The KHSAA today issued sanctions regarding Bylaw 15 (Practice of Sportsmanship) violations from a pair of football contests, as well as final rulings concerning Bylaw 22 (Contests, Sanctions, Rules, Forfeiture...
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09/12/16 – Athletic Director Institute, Annual Meeting of Delegates on Tap This Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 12, 2016Athletic Directors and school administrators from across the state will visit Lexington this week as the KHSAA hosts the first-ever Athletic Director Institute and its Annual Meeting of Delegates. The Athletic...
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09/09/16 – KHSAA to Participate in “Team Up, Speak Up to Fight Concussions” on September 13

 The Concussion Legacy Foundation has created the first ever national concussion education day, scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 13. On Team Up Day, millions of athletes will hear a speech from their coach, captain and medical team that encourages t...
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08/29/16 – HYPE Student Leadership Conference This Week in Lexington, Louisville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 29, 2016The 16th Annual KHSAA HYPE Student Leadership Conference will take place this week in Lexington and Louisville. The conference is a free service provided by the Association for student-athletes to learn teamwork ...
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08/25/16 – Initial Stat Leader Reports Released for Football, Soccer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 25, 2016The first weekly statistical leader reports of the season for football and boys’ and girls’ soccer have been posted at KHSAA.org. Statistics are compiled weekly throughout the regular season and will be posted to...
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07/28/16 – Board of Control Finalizes Championship Dates for Football, Field Hockey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2016The Board of Control conducted its first meeting of the 2016-17 season on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. During the course of the two-day session, the board participated in a comprehensi...
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07/18/16 – Six KHSAA Student-Athletes Headed to NFHS National Student Leadership Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18, 2016Six student-athletes from across the state will represent the Association this week at the NFHS National Student Leadership Summit, July 18-20, at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis, Ind. The six student-athletes wi...
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07/12/16 – KHSAA Participation Numbers Reach Record Levels In 2015-16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 12, 2016The Kentucky High School Athletic Association enjoyed record participation levels during the 2015-16 season, with 79,805 rostered participants across the KHSAA’s 13 sports and four sport-activities. Participation l...
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07/01/16 – Associate Commissioner Cope Receives NFHS Citation

KHSAA Associate Commissioner Butch Cope was one of eight recipients on Friday of the NFHS Citation for State Athletic and Activity Association personnel. The Citation award is designed to honor individuals who have made contributions to the NFHS, sta...
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2015-2016 KHSAA News Releases

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

KHSAA Associate Commissioner Butch Cope was one of eight recipients on Friday of the NFHS Citation for State Athletic and Activity Association personnel. The Citation award is designed to honor individuals who have made contributions to the NFHS, sta...
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06/10/16 – KHSAA To Award Inaugural Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships Saturday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 10, 2016 The KHSAA will present the first Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships to Buckhorn’s Abigail Abner and Henry County’s Jakob Beckley on Saturday during the quarterfinals of the Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament....
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06/08/16 – Rawlings/KHSAA Baseball and Worth/KHSAA Softball State Tournaments Begin Thursday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2016The 2016 Rawlings/KHSAA Baseball and Worth/KHSAA Softball State Tournaments get underway Thursday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington and Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro, respectively. The Rawlings/KHSAA State B...
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05/26/16 – Republic Bank/KHSAA Track & Field State Meet Begins Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 26, 2016The 2016 Republic Bank/KHSAA Track & Field State Meet gets underway Friday afternoon at the University of Kentucky’s Outdoor Track and Field Complex with the 2A Championship starting at 4:30 p.m. The event conti...
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05/13/16 – Kentucky-Indiana Basketball All Star Information

In conjunction with the Bluegrass Sports Commission, the information below relative to the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star series is listed below. Please consider attending this historic event that is being managed by our partners at the Bluegrass Sports C...
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05/12/16 – Board of Control Names Spalding Official Ball Sponsor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2016 The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its final meeting of the 2015-16 academic year over a two-day session at the Association’s headquarters May 10-11. Among the various items discussed, the Board reviewed the resu...
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05/10/16 – Bass Fishing, Republic Bank/KHSAA Tennis State Championships Begin This Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2016State champions will be crowned in Lexington and Calvert City this weekend as the 2016 KHSAA Bass Fishing and 2016 Republic Bank/KHSAA State Tennis Championships get underway. The two-day State Bass Fishing Champion...
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05/01/16 – KHSAA Celebrates Top Licensed Officials During Annual Banquet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2016The KHSAA honored the top officials for 2016 during the 23rd Annual Officials Recognition Banquet today at the Association’s headquarters. The ceremony recognized the finalists for each sport or sport-activity in whi...
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04/25/16 – Draw Show For Baseball, Softball and Tennis Set For 12 PM Wednesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 25, 2016The draws for the 2016 Republic Bank/KHSAA Tennis Team Championship, the Rawlings/KHSAA Baseball State Tournament and the Worth/KHSAA Softball State Tournament will be determined Wednesday, April 27th at 12 p.m. w...
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04/19/16 – 2016 KHSAA State Archery Championship Set for Thursday at KBA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 19, 2016The 2016 KHSAA State Archery Championship gets underway Thursday morning at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington. The competition begins at 9 a.m. with the first of six hour-long flights. The four teams wi...
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04/18/16 – KHSAA and Midway University Partner To Create Female Student-Athlete of the Year Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 18, 2016The KHSAA is proud to announce Midway University as its first corporate partner to join the Association’s newly created Girls’ Sports Initiative, which aims to showcase and promote girls’ sports in Kentucky. As pa...
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04/14/16 – Spring Sports Championship Media Credentials

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Spring Sports Championships is now live, and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org.Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are issued by the KHSAA to working members of the ...
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04/13/16 – KHSAA Announces Official Of The Year Nominees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2016The KHSAA will honor the top officials for 2016 on May 1st at the Association’s 23rd Annual Officials Recognition Banquet. The ceremony, conducted at the KHSAA Offices, honors the finalists for each sport or sport...
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03/24/16 – Board of Control Approves Football Playoff Structure in 5A, 6A; Issuance of RFP for Official Ball

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2016The Board of Control conducted its fifth regularly scheduled meeting of the school year at the Lexington Center on March 18th, during which time it finalized the playoff format for 5A and 6A, approved the issuance...
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03/14/16 – Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® Broadcast Schedule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14, 2016The 2016 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® begins Wednesday afternoon at Rupp Arena when Buckhorn takes on Murray at 12 p.m. Fans can follow the action for all 15 games of the tournament by watching live video w...
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03/08/16 – St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® Broadcast Information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 8, 2016The 2016 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® gets underway Wednesday afternoon at BB&T Arena in Highland Heights. Fans can follow all the action through live webcasts at KHSAA.tv or listen to the ga...
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03/04/16 – Whitaker Bank Scholarship Winners Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 4, 2016As part of its title sponsorship of the Boys’ Sweet Sixteen®, Whitaker Bank awards a one-time $1,000 scholarship to four deserving student-athletes. The winners of this year’s Whitaker Bank Scholarships are Samuel ...
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02/23/16 – Swimming & Diving Championships Begin Thursday; Hall of Fame Tickets on Sale

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 17, 2016The 2016 KHSAA Swimming & Diving Championships (Feb. 25-27) get underway Thursday afternoon at Ralph Wright Natatorium in Louisville with boys’ diving preliminaries at 1 p.m., followed by the girls’ diving ...
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02/20/16 – Sweet 16® Online Media Credentialing System

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 20, 2016The media credentialing system for the 2016 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ and Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® State Basketball Tournaments is now available online, and can be accessed by going ...
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02/17/16 – KHSAA State Wrestling Championships Begin Friday Morning at Alltech Arena

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 17, 2016The 2016 KHSAA Wrestling State Championships return to Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park this weekend (Feb. 19-20). Gates will open to the public on Friday at 8:30 a.m., with the first round matches set ...
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02/16/16 – Former KHSAA Commissioner DeVries To Receive Sue Feamster Trailblazer Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 16, 2016Brigid DeVries, the first female commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association, will receive the 2016 Sue Feamster Trailblazer Award on Sunday, Feb. 21 when the University of Kentucky women’s ba...
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02/10/16 – KHSAA State Bowling Championships Begin Thursday at Collins Eastland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2016The 2016 KHSAA State Bowling Championships (Feb. 11-12) get underway Thursday morning with the singles competition at Collins Eastland in Lexington. Team champions will be decided on Friday, with the boys’ team...
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02/04/16 – Pairings Announced For 2016 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ and Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16®

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 4, 2016The pairings for the 2016 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ and the 2016 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® were unveiled Thursday afternoon when the annual Draw Show was broadcast on The CW Lexington ...
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02/01/16 – New Corporate Partnership Makes Chocolate Milk an Official Beverage of the KHSAA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 1, 2016The KHSAA unveiled a new corporate partnership with the American Dairy Association (ADA) and the Kentucky Dairy Farm Families on Monday, which will make Chocolate Milk an Official Beverage of the Association. Th...
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01/28/16 – Board of Control Addresses Football Alignment, Bracketing; Baseball Pitch Count; Swimming and Diving State Qualifiers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2016The Board of Control addressed a lengthy agenda during its regularly scheduled meeting at the KHSAA Offices on Thursday, approving a slight “midcourse” adjustment to the football alignment as required by the com...
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01/26/16 – Sweet Sixteen® Draw Show Set For February 4th on CW Lexington, KHSAA.tv

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 26, 2016The pairings for the 2016 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® and the 2016 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® will be revealed on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. (ET) when the annual Draw Show ...
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01/25/16 – Hall of Fame Journalist Mike Fields Joins KHSAA.org as Contributing Writer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 25, 2016KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett announced today that Hall of Fame journalist Mike Fields and his more than 41 years of experience covering high school sports will be joining KHSAA.org as a contributing writer....
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01/21/16 – KHSAA Sanctions Bryan Station and Lafayette Girls’ Basketball Programs for Altercation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 21, 2016 The KHSAA has handed down two-game suspensions to a total of seven girls’ basketball players following an altercation between Lafayette and Bryan Station on January 14, 2016. During the incident, violations of ...
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01/20/16 – Winter Sports Championship Media Credentials

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Winter Sports Championships is now live. Media members can visit credentials.khsaa.org to apply for credentials for the bowling, wrestling and swimming and diving state championships.Credentials t...
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01/19/16 – KHSAA Sanctions Graves County Boys’ Basketball for Bylaw 16 Violations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 19, 2016 The KHSAA has handed down sanctions to Graves County High School resulting from improper open gym activities involving its boys’ basketball program during the 2014-15 academic year. During the course of its inv...
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01/19/16 – Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Application Now Open

For the third year Whitaker Bank, as part of its continuing title sponsorship of the Boys’ Sweet 16®, and the KHSAA will be presenting four one-time $1,500 scholarships. The scholarships are open to high school seniors that participate in KHSAA sanct...
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12/28/15 – Board of Control Nominations Sought

Per the provisions of Article IV, Section 2-B, of the KHSAA Constitution, this is to advise you that the term of office for Board of Control members will expire June 30, 2016. The terms of Board members Donna Bumps (at-large, Regions 1-8), Jeff Saylo...
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12/17/15 – First Basketball Stat Leader Reports Released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 17, 2015The first weekly statistical leader reports for girls' and boys' basketball have been posted at KHSAA.org. Statistics are compiled weekly throughout the season and will be posted to the KHSAA website each week....
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12/11/15 – Applications Being Accepted for Louis Stout Memorial Scholarship

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...
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12/10/15 – Competitive Cheer Championships This Saturday At Alltech Arena

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 10, 2015The fourth annual KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships will take place this Saturday, Dec. 12 at Alltech Arena in Lexington. Doors open to the public at 8 a.m. with the competition starting at 9 a.m. with the ...
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12/03/15 – Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl Broadcast Schedule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 3, 2015The 2015 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl gets underway tonight as Pikeville takes on Beechwood in the 1A Championship game at Houchens Industries/L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green at 7 p.m. (...
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11/27/15 – Schedule Set For 2015 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 27, 2015With its win over Marshall on Friday, Western Kentucky University secured its right to host the Conference USA Championship game on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. (CT). WKU hosting the C-USA Championship means the...
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11/22/15 – Dawahares/KHSAA Hall Of Fame Class Of 2016 Inductees Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 22, 2015The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame Class of 2016 was announced today in a press conference at the KHSAA Offices. The 12 members in this year’s class will be the 29th inducted into the Da...
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11/19/15 – Board Approves Revised Schedule For State Baseball, Tennis Tournaments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 19, 2015On Wednesday, the Board of Control approved a proposal from KHSAA staff to revise the schedule for the state baseball tournament during its regularly scheduled meeting at the Association’s headquarters. In an e...
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11/16/15 – 2016 KHSAA Hall of Fame Press Conference Set for this Sunday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 16, 2015The Kentucky High School Athletic Association will hold a press conference on Sunday, November 22 at 1:30 p.m. to announce the KHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2016. The Hall of Fame announcement will take place at ...
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11/10/15 – High School Playoff Contests Asked to Honor Veterans

Through the efforts of a veteran and concerned individual by the name of Robert Williams of Menlo Park, California, there is now a national movement to have every high school and college in the United States honor all veterans and active duty militar...
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11/09/15 – St. Elizabeth Healthcare Announced As Girls’ Sweet 16® Title Sponsor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 9, 2015The Kentucky High School Athletic Association announced a new corporate partner in a press conference at the BB&T Arena on the campus of Northern Kentucky University on Monday, revealing St. Elizabeth Health...
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11/05/15 – Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball Champions Decided This Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 5, 2015Championship trophies will be awarded to nine teams this weekend as the 2015 KHSAA Soccer and Volleyball State Tournaments, and the KHSAA Cross Country State Meet are conducted in Lexington and Louisville. Satur...
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11/05/15 – Commissioner’s Response to BR396 (HB76) Regarding Participation by Non-Public School Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 5, 2015Commissioner’s Response to Home School Proposal:“Following the announcement of the bill (BR396) introduced by Representative Stan Lee (R-Lexington) and others on October 30, our office has again received a numbe...
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10/30/15 – Update On Schedule For 2015 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 30, 2015The 2015 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl State Football Finals are slated for Houchens Industries/L.T. Smith Stadium on the campus of Western Kentucky University the weekend of December 3-6. Th...
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10/26/15 – 2016 State Bass Fishing Site Announced, Upcoming KHSAA.tv Webcast and Audio Schedule, Lincoln County Sanctioned

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 26, 2015During its meeting at the KHSAA Offices on October 20th, the Board of Control reviewed site options for the 2016 KHSAA Bass Fishing Championships. After examining options across the state, the Board ultimately e...
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10/22/15 – Bracket Set For 2015 KHSAA Field Hockey State Tournament

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 22, 2015 The field is set for the 2015 KHSAA Field Hockey State Tournament, which begins with the quarterfinal round on Saturday at Bellarmine University’s Owsley B. Frazier Stadium. Saturday’s action begins at 2 p.m...
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10/01/15 – Pairings Set for 2015 Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA Golf Championships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 2015The first state championships of the 2015-16 season will be contested next week with the 2015 Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA Boys’ and Girls’ Golf Championships at the Bowling Green Country Club. The boys’ gol...
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10/01/15 – Volleyball, Soccer, Field Hockey Draw Show set for Friday at 10 AM

The pairings for the 2015 KHSAA Volleyball, 2015 KHSAA Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer, and the 2015 KHSAA Field Hockey State Tournaments will be determined Friday, October 2 when the annual KHSAA Fall Championships Draw Show is conducted at the KHSAA Office...
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10/01/15 – Riherds.com to Sponsor Above and Beyond Awards at All State Championship Events

Riherds.com, a Kentucky-based company headquartered in Smiths Grove specializing in trophies, awards, name tags and signs, will provide the "Above and Beyond" award at each KHSAA state championship event for 2015-16. Riherds.com is proud to be the Of...
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09/30/15 – Fall Sports Championship Media Credentials

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Fall Sports Championships is now live. Media members can visit credentials.khsaa.org to apply for credentials online.Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are issued by the KHSAA to w...
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09/22/15 – KHSAA Proud to Continue Partnership with Pannell Swim Shop

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association is proud to announce our continued partnership with Pannell Swim Shop of Lexington. PSS has been an integral part of high school swimming in Kentucky since the late 1980's and a partner with the KHSAA sin...
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09/09/15 – KHSAA Annual Meeting of Delegates Convenes Tomorrow At Lexington Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 9, 2015The KHSAA Annual Meeting of Delegates will take place Thursday, Sept. 10 at the Lexington Center. The day’s agenda will include three breakout sessions for athletic directors starting at 8 a.m., followed by the...
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09/02/15 – KHSAA Sanctions Bell County, Taylor County For Bylaw 23 Violations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 2, 2015 The KHSAA has handed down sanctions to Bell County and Taylor County High Schools for violations of Bylaw 23 (Limitation of Seasons) resulting from attendance at a preseason football camp the weekend of August...
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08/31/15 – HYPE Student Leadership Conference This Week in Lexington, Bowling Green

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 31, 2015The 15th Annual HYPE KHSAA Student Leadership Conference will take place this week in Lexington and Bowling Green. The conference is a free service provided by the Association for student-athletes to learn teamwo...
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08/27/15 – Triennial Survey Results Highlight Dance For Potential Future KHSAA Sponsorship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 27, 2015 During Monday’s Board of Control meeting at the Owensboro Convention Center, KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett presented the results from the Association's triennial survey of the membership, conducted earlier ...
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08/26/15 – Board of Control Reviews Classification and Triennial Survey Results; Approves Several Championship Sites

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26, 2015The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its first meeting of the 2015-16 school year on Monday at the Owensboro Convention Center. Among the many agenda items discussed, the Board executed a lengthy review of its cu...
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08/25/15 – Initial Football, Soccer Statistical Leader Reports Available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 25, 2015 The weekly statistical leader reports for football and boys’ and girls’ soccer have been updated at KHSAA.org. Statistics are compiled weekly throughout the regular season and will be posted to the KHSAA webs...
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08/12/15 – KHSAA Fills Assistant Commissioner Opening With Addition of Sarah Bridenbaugh

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 12, 2015KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett today announced the hiring of Sarah Bridenbaugh as the Association’s newest Assistant Commissioner. Among her many duties at the KHSAA, Bridenbaugh will oversee the sports of fie...
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08/07/15 – Reminder about Bylaw 9 Allowances for Girls Basketball

The delegates to the KHSAA Annual Meeting in 2014 passed revisions to Bylaw 9 to codify the previous exception to the prohibition on girls' basketball players participating in outside competition once the school year begins if they have been enrolled...
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08/07/15 – Reminder about Bylaw 9 Allowances for Boys Basketball

The delegates to the KHSAA Annual Meeting in 2014 passed revisions to Bylaw 9 to allow a limited exception to the prohibition on boys basketball players participating in outside competition once the school year begins if they have been enrolled in gr...
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07/29/15 – Funeral Services Set for Longtime Staffer John M. Ginn

Funeral services have been set for long-time Physical Plant Director John Ginn who passed away on July 28. Johnny started working for the KHSAA on July 24, 1984, and at the time of his death, was the KHSAA's longest tenured employee, starting three d...
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07/10/15 – Reminders as Football Allowable Helmet Period Begins

THIS NOTICE HAS BEEN SUPERSEDED BY FURTHER NOTICES AND IS NOT VALID FOR THE 2016 SEASON AND BEYONDWith the dead period ending and most of football coaches starting into fall workouts at various times in the coming days, it is timely to remind each of...
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2014-2015 KHSAA News Releases

06/08/15 – KHSAA Seeks Applicants for Assistant Commissioner (Female)

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF RESUMES AND COVER LETTER FOR CONSIDERATION: THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015The Kentucky High School Athletic Association is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Commissioner. Due to the provisions of the Federal Cou...
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06/08/15 – KHSAA Assistant Commissioner Passafiume Accepts Athletic Director Job At Assumption

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2015KHSAA Assistant Commissioner Angela Brown Passafiume, a 1989 graduate of Assumption High School who has served as Assistant Commissioner with the Association since July of 2010, will return to Assumption this fall a...
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06/05/15 – Six Student-Athletes To Represent KHSAA At NFHS National Student Leadership Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2015Six student-athletes from across the state have been selected by the KHSAA to represent the Association at the NFHS National Student Leadership Summit, July 20-22, at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis, Ind. The six ...
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05/29/15 – KHSAA Adds Marketing Director, Fills Two Openings On Support Staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 29, 2015KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett announced today the addition of Leah Little as the Association’s new Marketing Director, effective June 15. Little comes to the Association from Brain Box Intelligent Marketing (for...
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05/20/15 – KHSAA Track and Field State Meet Begins Friday Afternoon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 20, 2015The 2015 KHSAA Track & Field State Championships begin Friday afternoon at the University of Kentucky’s Outdoor Track and Field Complex with the 2A meet starting at 4:30 p.m. The event continues Saturday morning...
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05/13/15 – Tennis, Bass Fishing Champions Crowned This Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 13, 2015The 2015 KHSAA Tennis State Championships and the 2015 KHSAA Bass Fishing State Tournament will be conducted this week in Lexington and Gilbertsville, respectively. The Bass Fishing weigh-ins will be webcast live ea...
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05/13/15 – Board of Control Adopts New Football Compliance Forms, Competitive Cheer Regional Rotation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 13, 2015In an effort to assist its member schools in properly regulating new safety standards in football, the Board of Control adopted new compliance forms during a meeting at the KHSAA headquarters on Wednesday. The new f...
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05/08/15 – KHSAA Sanctions Lawrence County, Pike County Central For Bylaw 15 Violations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 8, 2015 Following an incident in a varsity baseball game between Lawrence County and Pike County Central on May 5, which led to the termination of the game by the officiating crew in the 6th inning, the KHSAA conducted an ...
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04/28/15 – Baseball/Softball Draw Show Tomorrow at 2 PM; Spring Championship Media Credentials

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2015 The annual Draw Show for the 2015 Rawlings/KHSAA Baseball State Tournament and the Worth/KHSAA Softball State Tournament will be conducted at the Association’s headquarters on Wednesday, April 29 at 2 p.m. The D...
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04/27/15 – Forcht Bank/KHSAA CLASS Award Statewide Scholarship Winners Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 27, 2015 Graves County’s Emily Whitnell and Rowan County’s Justin Graham were named the 2015 Forcht Bank/KHSAA CLASS Awards statewide scholarship winners in a banquet at the Association’s headquarters on Sunday. Each hon...
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04/26/15 – KHSAA Celebrates Top Officials At Annual Banquet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 26, 2015 The KHSAA honored the top officials for 2015 at the Association’s 22nd Annual Officials Recognition Banquet on Sunday, April 26. The ceremony, conducted at the KHSAA Offices, recognized the official of the year ...
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04/22/15 – Board of Control Approves Recommended Safety Revisions and Future Championship Schedule for Football, Swimming Alignment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2015 The KHSAA Board of Control addressed the NFHS Task Force recommendations on contact restrictions in football during a meeting at the Association’s headquarters on Tuesday, while approving the future order of foo...
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04/22/15-Final Changes Adopted for Football in Response to NFHS Task Force Recommendations

At its regular meeting on April 21, the KHSAA Board of Control adopted policy changes including emergency changes to the bylaws and policies of the KHSAA related to football practice. The draft of changes was released to the membership in March for c...
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04/22/15 – KHSAA Archery State Championships Begin Thursday Morning at KBA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2015 The 2015 KHSAA Archery State Championships will be held tomorrow morning at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington. The competition begins at 9 a.m. with the first of four hour-long flights. The four teams...
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04/16/15 – Regional Winners Announced For 2015 Forcht Bank/KHSAA CLASS Awards Recognition Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 16, 2015 Thirty-two regional winners have been selected as part of the 2015 Forcht Bank/KHSAA CLASS Awards Recognition Program. The 32 regional winners will each receive a $350 scholarship, an award from Forcht Bank an...
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04/08/15 – KHSAA Announces Official Of The Year Nominees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 8, 2015 On April 26, the KHSAA will honor the top officials for 2015 at the Association’s 22nd Annual Officials Recognition Banquet. The ceremony, conducted at the KHSAA Offices, honors the finalists for each sport or sp...
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04/03/15 – KHSAA Championship Photos, Videos and Programs Available For Purchase

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 3, 2015 Fans can relieve all of the excitement from each KHSAA Championship event by visiting KHSAA.org to view and purchase official championship photos, commemorative programs, and complete game DVDs and highlight vide...
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03/25/15 – Sallee To Retire After 16 Years With KHSAA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 25, 2015 Longtime Administrative Support Specialist Phyllis Sallee is retiring from the KHSAA at the end of March after 16 years with the Association. Sallee came to the KHSAA in 1999 from the Fayette Count...
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03/24/15 – KHSAA Seeks Support Staff Members to Join Staff

Long-time KHSAA Administrative Support Specialist Phyllis Sallee is retiring from the KHSAA after many years of faithful service. As such, the KHSAA will be looking to fill a total of two positions, Mrs. Sallee's and another that had been vacant appr...
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03/19/15 – Statement on Passing of Ira Combs

Commissioner Julian Tackett issued the following statement upon the death of Ira Combs- "Ira Combs was a larger than life figure whose regular appearance at the Sweet 16 was a source of personal pride, as was his legendary work with the Joe B. Hall ...
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03/12/15 – Whitaker Bank Scholarship Winners Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2015 As part of its title sponsorship of the Boys' Sweet Sixteen®, Whitaker Bank awards a one-time $1,000 scholarship to four deserving student-athletes. The winners of this year's Whitaker Bank Scholarships are Sara...
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03/04/15 – Basketball Region Tournament Updates

Updated as of March 4, 2:30 p.m. Below is a list of updates to basketball region tournament schedules that have been relayed to the KHSAA.  Complete tournament schedules can be found on the KHSAA/Riherds.com Scoreboard. Boys - http://scoreboard.12...
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02/26/15 – KHSAA Swimming & Diving Championships Begin Tonight; Hall of Fame Tickets on Sale

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 10, 2015 The 2015 KHSAA Swimming & Diving Championships (Feb. 26-28) begin tonight at the Ralph Wright Natatorium in Louisville with the boys’ diving preliminaries at 6 p.m. Competition resumes Friday morning with...
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02/20/15 – Boys’ and Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® Media Credentials

The media credentialing system for the 2015 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ and Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® State Basketball Tournaments is now available online, and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org. The Houchens Indust...
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02/18/15 – State Wrestling Tournament Postponed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 18, 2015 In the interest of the safety and welfare of our competitors, coaches, workers and officials, and to ensure that participation experience for the student-athletes is optimal, the KHSAA has postponed the State...
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02/10/15 – KHSAA State Bowling Championships This Week In Lexington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 10, 2015 The 2015 KHSAA State Bowling Championships visit Collins Eastland in Lexington this week (Feb. 12-13), with the singles championship slated for Thursday and the team competition set for Friday. The team champ...
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02/05/15 – Pairings Announced For 2015 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ and Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen®

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 5, 2015 The pairings for the 2015 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ and the 2015 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® were determined Thursday afternoon when the annual Draw Show was conducted at the WKYT Studios i...
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01/28/15 – Board of Control Approves Revised Archery Competition Rules and Alignment for 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2015 The KHSAA Board of Control finalized competition rules and a new alignment for the sport-activity of Archery in a meeting at the Association’s headquarters on Wednesday morning. After extensive review, the new...
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01/27/15 – Sweet Sixteen® Draw Show Set For February 5th on CW Lexington, KHSAA.tv

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 27, 2015 The pairings for the 2015 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® and the 2015 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® will be revealed on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 1 p.m. (ET) when the annual Draw Show is ...
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01/26/15 – Winter Sports Championship Media Credentials

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Winter Sports Championships is now live. Media members can visit credentials.khsaa.org to apply for credentials online. Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are issued by the KHSAA ...
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01/14/15 – First Basketball Statistical Leader Reports Released; NFHS Names Mueller, Bender National Coaches of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 14, 2015 First Weekly Basketball Statistical Leader Reports Now Available The initial weekly statistical leader reports for boys’ and girls’ basketball have been posted to KHSAA.org. Statistics are compiled weekly thr...
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12/12/14 – KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships This Saturday At Alltech Arena

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 12, 2014 The third annual KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships will take place Saturday, Dec. 13 at Alltech Arena in Lexington. Doors open to the public at 9 a.m. with the competition starting at 10 a.m. with the A...
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12/09/14 – KHSAA Issues Clarification on Penalty Near End of Corbin/Central Playoff Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 9, 2014 Following the conclusion of the Corbin vs. Central playoff contest on November 21, the KHSAA has received several inquiries regarding a penalty assessed near the end of the game. On the last timed down, a long...
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12/08/14 – KHSAA Sanctions Football Officials, Officials’ Association for Rule Misapplication

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 8, 2014 The KHSAA has assessed sanctions against a crew of five football officials and an adjustment to the schedule for future playoff assignments for the local association involved, following a misapplication of the...
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11/18/14 – KHSAA Extends Football Championship Agreement With Russell Athletic, Western Kentucky University Through 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 18, 2014 The Kentucky High School Athletic Association officially extended its agreements with Russell Athletic and Western Kentucky University to partner and host the state football finals through 2018 in a press con...
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11/12/14 – Board of Control Upholds Penalties Against Cordia High School; Reduces 2014-15 Suspension to 15 Games

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 12, 2014 The Board of Control completed a special meeting on Wednesday morning at the KHSAA Offices to conclude the appeals hearing for sanctions levied against Cordia High School, which recessed on Oct. 22nd. Followi...
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11/05/14 – Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball Champions All Crowned This Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 5, 2014 Nine state championships will be decided this weekend as the KHSAA Soccer and Volleyball State Tournaments, and the KHSAA Cross Country State Meet are conducted in Lexington and Louisville. Saturday morning wi...
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11/03/14 – High School Playoff Contests Asked to Honor Veterans

KHSAA State High School Events Honoring Veterans At Events Closest To Veterans Day Through the efforts of a veteran and concerned individual by the name of Robert Williams of Menlo Park, California, there is now a national movement to have every hig...
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11/01/14 – Final End of Season FB TieBreaker Results

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, 2014 The calculations for the three-way tie-breaker in football have been posted online at  http://www.khsaa.org/football/2014/threewaytiebreakertodate.pdf. Playoff pairings as well as the instructions and details...
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10/29/14 – Assumption Defeats Mercy, 4-0, To Capture 1st KHSAA Field Hockey State Title

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 29, 2014 Assumption made history on Wednesday night at Bellarmine University's Owsley B. Frazier Stadium, scoring a 4-0 victory over Mercy to capture the first-ever KHSAA Field Hockey State Championship. The Rockets to...
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10/27/14 – Fall Sports Postseason In Full Swing; Hopkinsville Penalized for Bylaw Violations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2014 Fall Sports Postseason In Full Swing With the Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA Golf State Championships already in the books, the postseasons for the remaining KHSAA fall sports are in full swing. The in...
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10/23/14 – Pairings Set For 2014 KHSAA Field Hockey State Championships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 23, 2014 The matchups for the first-ever KHSAA Field Hockey State Championships were decided Thursday night when the quarterfinal draw was conducted at Assumption Green. Quarterfinal action begins Saturday at 2 p.m. wh...
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10/22/14 – Information On Ordering Tickets to Russell Athletic/KHSAA State Football Finals

It is again time for us to take orders for advance tickets to the Russell Athletic/KHSAA State Football Finals. We hope we can count on your continued support for the twelve teams that make it to the finals. Here are some notes about this year's fi...
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10/20/14 – KHSAA and Special Olympics Announce New Partnership, Unified Sports Opportunities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 20, 2014 The Kentucky High School Athletic Association and Special Olympics Kentucky announced a new partnership in a press conference at the KHSAA headquarters on Monday, unveiling plans to develop unified sports oppo...
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10/11/14 – St. Xavier; Owensboro Catholic’s John Augenstein Capture 2014 Boys’ Golf Titles

St. Xavier carded a five-over par 293 in both rounds of the 2014 Leachman Buick?GMC?Cadillac/KHSAA Boys' Golf Championship to finish at 10-over par 586 and claim the team title. McCracken County (301-312) and Franklin County (303-310) shared second p...
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10/10/14 – Boys’ Golf First Round Play Suspended Until 7:15 AM Saturday

6:15 PM (CT) - Play was halted in the first round of the 2014 Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA Boys' Golf State Tournament at 4:44 p.m. on Friday due to heavy rainfall and standing water on the course. After evaluating the course conditions, the dec...
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10/08/14 – Sacred Heart; Shelby County’s Madison Thomas Claim 2014 Girls’ Golf Titles

Sacred Heart defeated Henry Clay on the first playoff hole, 21-23, to win the 2014 Leachman Buick?GMC?Cadillac/KHSAA Girls' Golf Championship, after both teams finished with matching 645 totals over 36 holes. Shelby County's Madison Thomas fired a 6...
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10/06/14 – Girls’ Golf Practice Rounds Complete; First Round On As Scheduled

6:00 PM (CT) - Monday's practice round for the 2014 Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA Girls' Golf State Tournament is complete. Tuesday's first round competition is on as scheduled at this time, starting at 7 a.m. (CT). Please continue to check khsa...
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10/02/14 – Pairings and Tee Times Set for State Golf

Pairings and Tee Times for the Leachman Buick?GMC?Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championships are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can access this information by going to the following links and clicking on Pairings at the top of the page: http://kh...
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10/01/14 – Volleyball, Soccer Draw Show Scheduled For Thursday at 2 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 2014 The pairings for the 2014 KHSAA Volleyball and 2014 KHSAA Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer State Tournaments will be decided Thursday, October 2 when the annual Draw Show is conducted at the KHSAA Offices at 2 p.m. The ...
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09/30/14 – Fall Sports Championship Media Credentials

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Fall Sports Championships is now live. Media members can visit credentials.khsaa.org to apply for credentials online. Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are issued by the KHSAA to...
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09/29/14 – Four Measures Receive Approval at Annual Meeting

At the Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA, four proposals received the votes necessary for approval. The membership was represented by 215 of the schools (out of 277 members), a turnout very comparable to the past few years, with 144 votes...
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09/26/14 – KHSAA Annual Meeting of Delegates Monday At Lexington Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2014 The KHSAA Annual Meeting of Delegates will take place Monday, Sept. 29 at the Lexington Center. The day’s agenda will include three breakout sessions for athletic directors starting at 8:15 a.m., followed by...
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09/15/14 – Tackett to Receive Award From Kentucky Medical Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 15, 2014 KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett will be awarded the 2014 Kentucky Medical Association Debra K. Best Outstanding Layperson Award during the KMA's President's Installation and Awards Dinner in Louisville on ...
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09/10/14 – Board of Control Sets Special Meeting In October

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 10, 2014 The Board of Control conducted its first meeting since the start of the 2014-15 academic year at the KHSAA Office on Wednesday morning. In a meeting revolving mainly around board policies and procedures, the...
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09/03/14 – First Football, Soccer Statistical Leader Reports Released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 3, 2014 The initial weekly statistical leader reports for football and boys’ and girls’ soccer have been posted to KHSAA.org. Statistics are compiled weekly throughout the regular season and will be posted to the KHS...
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08/21/14 – HYPE Student Leadership Conferences Take Place Next Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 21, 2014 The 14th Annual HYPE KHSAA Student Leadership Conference will be conducted next week in Lexington and Bowling Green. The conference is a free service provided by the Association for student-athletes to learn te...
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08/12/14 – North Hardin’s Webb, Bryan Station’s Broadnax Named Kentucky Track & Field Coaches of the Year By USTFCCCA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 12, 2014  The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) today announced the state-by-state winners of its inaugural High School Coach of the Year award. One boys coach and one girls coach w...
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08/06/14 – Commissioner’s Response to Home School Proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 6, 2014 Commissioner’s Response to Home School Proposal “Following the announcement of the bill introduced by Representative Stan Lee (R-Lexington) on Tuesday, our office has received a number of phone calls and emails...
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08/05/14 – KHSAA Participation Numbers Released for 2013-14; Sport-Activities See Significant Increase

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 5, 2014 Despite the consolidation of three schools prior to the 2013-14 academic year, participation across Kentucky rose by 2.4 percent in 2013-14, with nearly 50,000 student-athletes occupying a total of 78,687 roster ...
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07/28/14 – Cordia High School Receives Sanctions From KHSAA; Boys’ Basketball Team Suspended From Play in 2014-15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2014  The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has handed down sanctions to Cordia High School following a nearly yearlong investigation for violations of KHSAA bylaws including Bylaw 1 (Responsibility of Eligibi...
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07/15/14 – Board of Control Recommends Use of Protective Head Gear in Softball; Makes Football Alignment Adjustment

Board of Control Recommends Use of Protective Head Gear in Softball; Makes Football Alignment Adjustment FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 15, 2014 The Board of Control conducted its first meeting of the 2014-15 academic year at the Bank of Kentucky Cent...
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07/10/14 – Reminder about Changes in Football Preseason Practice Rules

The changes that were made by the delegates at the 2013 Annual Meeting of schools have been given final approval in the last few days, and are therefore in effect immediately for the 2014 football preseason. The preseason has been restructured as fo...
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2013-2014 KHSAA News Releases

06/08/14 – Dawahares/KHSAA Hall Of Fame Class Of 2015 Inductees Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014  DAWAHARES/KHSAA HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2015 INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED LEXINGTON – The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame Class of 2015 was announced today in a press conference at the KHSAA...
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06/06/14 – Statement on Ending of Ashland Blazer-Johnson Central Softball Game

During the 7th inning of game 14 of the Worth/KHSAA State Softball Tournament (a consolation bracket elimination contest) a judgement call was made by the umpiring crew which in hindsight, and upon postgame review by the KHSAA staff, was in error. Th...
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06/05/14 – Softball Title Sponsor Reminder

TITLE PARTNERSHIP WITH WORTHWhen referring to the softball state tournament, the tournament’s full name, the Worth/KHSAA Softball State Tournament should be used in all first references, without exception. In subsequent references, it is acceptable t...
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06/03/14 – 2015 KHSAA Hall of Fame Press Conference Set For Sunday, June 8

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association will hold a press conference on Sunday, June 8 at 1:30 p.m. to announce the KHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2015. The Hall of Fame announcement will take place at the KHSAA Offices in Lexington (2280 Executiv...
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06/03/14 – Baseball Title Sponsor Reminder

TITLE PARTNERSHIP WITH RAWLINGSWhen referring to the baseball state tournament, the tournament’s full name, the Rawlings/KHSAA Baseball State Tournament should be used in all first references, without exception. In subsequent references, it is accept...
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05/14/14 – KHSAA Tennis State Championships Begin Tonight

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2014  The 2014 KHSAA Tennis State Championships (May 14-17) begin tonight at 5 p.m. with the boys’ and girls’ team semifinals at the University of Kentucky’s Boone/Downing Tennis Complex. The team finals will take plac...
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05/13/14 – Board of Control Approves Future Championship Sites, Football Alignment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2014  During Tuesday’s scheduled meeting at the KHSAA Office, the Board of Control awarded the girls’ basketball state tournament to the Bank of Kentucky Center and Northern Kentucky University for 2016 and 2017, while...
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04/30/14 – Spring Sports Championship Media Credentials

The KHSAA's online media credentialing system for the Spring Sports Championships is now live. Media members can visit credentials.khsaa.org to apply for credentials online. Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are issued by the KHSAA ...
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04/28/14 – Forcht Bank/KHSAA CLASS Regional Winners Announced; BA/FP Draw Show This Thursday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2014 Regional Winners Announced For 2014 Forcht Bank/KHSAA CLASS Awards Recognition Program Thirty-two regional winners have been selected as part of the 2014 Forcht Bank/KHSAA CLASS Awards Recognition Program. The ...
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04/22/14 – KHSAA Bass Fishing Championship, Hall of Fame Banquet This Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2014  2014 KHSAA Bass Fishing Championship Starts Friday The second annual KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championship gets underway Friday morning with the boat launch at 7 a.m. (CT) from the Kentucky Dam Marina in Gilbe...
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04/15/14 – Board of Control Adds Field Hockey For 2014-15; Approves Football Alignment Draft for 2015-18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 15, 2014  During Tuesday’s meeting at the KHSAA Office, the Board of Control approved a motion to add field hockey as a team sport beginning with the 2014-15 season and approved a draft of the football alignment for the ...
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04/10/14 – KHSAA Announces Official of the Year Nominees For 2013-14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 10, 2014 On May 4, the KHSAA will honor the top officials for 2014 at the Association’s 21st Annual Officials Recognition Banquet. The ceremony, conducted at the KHSAA Offices, honors the finalists for each sport in whic...
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04/07/14 – Field Set for Second-Annual KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2014 Forty-six teams earned a spot in the second-annual KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championship during four regional tournaments conducted over the weekend. This year’s state championship will take place April 25-26 at ...
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04/05/13 – KHSAA Bass Fishing Regional Results

Results from the three regional Bass Fishing tournaments contested today (Region 1, 2 and 4) can be accessed through the links below. The Region 3 Tournament will take place Sunday, April 6 at the Conley Bottom Marina in Monticello. Region 1 Region...
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04/03/14 – Baden Perfection Series Volleyball Named Official Ball of KHSAA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 3, 2014 High-quality, multi-colored Baden Perfection VX5EC-210 game ball delivers maximum playability and performance RENTON, Wash. – Baden Sports, Inc., today announced its premium Baden Perfection® series volleyball h...
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03/31/14 – Important Survey Available Concerning Swimming Facilities

It has been nearly twenty years since a complete facility inventory/assessment has been conducted in our state regarding competitive swimming pools and available resources for high school competitions. As swimming continues to grow, it is important t...
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03/22/14 – KHSAA Recognizes Work of KATS During National Athletic Training Month

RADIO OR TV PSA (30-SECOND) March is National Athletic Training Month! The Kentucky Athletic Trainers’ Society and the KHSAA would like to thank all athletic trainers across the state and especially those at the state tournaments this month for th...
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03/20/14 – Board of Control Adopts Official Soccer and Volleyball, Approves Football Playing-up Report

The KHSAA Board of Control, at a special meeting on March 20, 2014, took action on several pending matters. At the meeting, the Board of Control: Approved SELECT SPORT as the official ball for postseason play in Soccer beginning with the 2014-2015...
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02/26/14 – 2014 KHSAA Swimming and Diving Championships Begin Thursday Night

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 26, 2014 The 2014 KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Championships take place this week (Feb. 27-March 1) at the Ralph Wright Natatorium on the University of Louisville’s campus. The state meet opens Thursday night wit...
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02/24/14 – Asst. Commissioner’s Comments on Cordia-Perry County Central Incident

"On Friday, Feb. 21 an unsporting act took place in a boys’ basketball game between Cordia and Perry County Central. The officials assigned to the game ejected one student-athlete from Cordia who was directly involved in the incident and two student-...
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02/21/14 – Update on Billy Hicks’ All-Time Coaching Record

Over the past few weeks, the KHSAA has worked to resolve questions surrounding the all-time coaching record for Billy Hicks. With the assistance of several news outlets, including the Lexington Herald-Leader, the Louisville Courier-Journal, the Harla...
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02/21/14 – KHSAA Officials Division-Local Associations Give Back

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 21, 2014  Recently, the KHSAA received a notice and some newspaper clippings about a donation the Fifth Region Officials Association made to the Nelson County schools Youth Services Center. Upon receiving the note, th...
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02/20/14 – Basketball Statistical Leaders

Updated statistical leaders for boys’ and girls’ basketball can be found through the links below. As a reminder, member schools are solely responsible for submitting statistical information. If a school or individual is omitted, or information is not...
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02/19/14 – KHSAA Wrestling State Championships Head To Alltech Arena This Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 19, 2014  The 2014 KHSAA Wrestling State Championships head to Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park this week (Feb. 21-22). Gates will open to the public on Friday at 9 a.m., with the first round matches set to be...
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02/17/14 – Boys’ and Girls’ Sweet 16® Media Credentials

The media credentialing system for the 2014 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ and Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® State Basketball Tournaments is now available online, and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org. The Houchens Indust...
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02/12/14 – Basketball Statistical Leaders

Updated statistical leaders for boys’ and girls’ basketball can be found through the links below. As a reminder, member schools are solely responsible for submitting statistical information. If a school or individual is omitted, or information is not...
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02/10/14 – 2014 Ebonite/KHSAA Bowling State Championships This Week At Collins Eastland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 10, 2014 The 2014 Ebonite/KHSAA Bowling State Championships will be held this week (Feb. 13-14) at Collins Eastland in Lexington. The individual state championship will be contested on Thursday, with doors opening to ...
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02/06/14 – Basketball Statistics Leaders

Updated statistical leaders for boys’ and girls’ basketball can be found through the links below. As a reminder, member schools are solely responsible for submitting statistical information. If a school or individual is omitted, or information is not...
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02/03/14 – Pairings Announced For 2014 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ and Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen®

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 3, 2014  The pairings for the 2014 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ and the 2014 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® were determined Monday afternoon when the annual Draw Show was conducted at the WKYT Studios in...
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01/31/14 – Commissioner’s Comments on Injunctive Release Issued Friday In Franklin County

“We have received the restraining order issued by the Franklin Circuit Court, and will adhere to its requirements. That said, it is likely not possible for me to disagree more with the findings of the court in its order. While it is inappropriate for...
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01/31/14 – Commissioner’s Comments Regarding Alleged Unsporting Acts Involving Sayre and Leslie County

“The KHSAA has received information relative to alleged unsporting acts and comments made by representatives of the girls’ basketball team at Sayre High School following its game with Leslie County High School on Wednesday. As a sanctioned game under...
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01/29/14 – Basketball Statistics Leaders

Updated statistical leaders for boys’ and girls’ basketball can be found through the links below. As a reminder, member schools are solely responsible for submitting statistical information. If a school or individual is omitted, or information is not...
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01/28/14 – Football Alignment Update and Opportunity to Play Into a Higher Class

January 28, 2014 TO: Superintendents, Principals, Athletic Directors and Coaches of Football Playing Schools FR: Commissioner Julian Tackett RE: Update on the Drafting of 2015 through 2018 Football Alignment, Opportunity to Play to a Higher Class ...
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01/27/14 – Board of Control Discusses Football Realignment at January Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 27, 2014 During its January meeting at the KHSAA Office on Monday, the Board of Control discussed at length football realignment for the 2015-18 seasons. The Board examined several options for establishing future class...
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01/15/14 – KHSAA Sweet 16® Draw Show To Air Feb. 3 On The CW Lexington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 15, 2014 The pairings for the 2014 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® and the 2014 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® will be unveiled on Monday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. when the annual Draw Show is broadca...
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01/09/14 – Sites Finalized For 2014 Basketball Regional Tournaments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 9, 2014 Sites Finalized For 2014 Basketball Regional Tournaments The sites for the 2014 Basketball Regional Tournaments were finalized last week with the selection of Barren County (boys) and Allen County-Scottsville ...
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12/10/13 – Whitaker Bank Becomes Title Sponsor of KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16®

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 9, 2013  The Kentucky High School Athletic Association announced a new corporate partner in a press conference at the Association’s headquarters on Tuesday, revealing Whitaker Bank as the new title sponsor of the KHSA...
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12/09/13 – Boys Sweet 16® Press Conference Tuesday; Competitive Cheer Championships Saturday; Football Championship Review

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 9, 2013  Press Conference Called For Tuesday Regarding Boys’ Sweet 16® The KHSAA will hold a press conference at the Association’s headquarters on Tuesday afternoon regarding the future of the Boys’ Sweet Sixteen®. T...
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12/06/13 – 10:30 am – Changes in Schedule, State Football Finals

After reviewing all of the available data/information and the most educated predictions, the KHSAA is making schedule adjustments for the rest of the weekend, and changes to a few of the event instructions to help with this weekend's weather situatio...
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12/05/13 – 9:30 a.m. Current Status – KHSAA Football Finals – Weather Related Announcement

The KHSAA is closely monitoring the weather situation related to the football finals this weekend in Bowling Green, with both local weather information and public information from Kentucky Emergency Management. 12/5/2013 - 10:00 a.m.At this point, t...
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12/03/13 – KHSAA Partners With First String Media, PrepSpin.com For Enhanced Web Streaming Network

KHSAA Partners With First String Media, PrepSpin.com For Enhanced Web Streaming Network FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 3, 2013 Through a new venture launched prior to the start of the 2013-14 season, the KHSAA has transitioned its online video bro...
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11/22/13 – On-Demand Printing For KHSAA Championship Programs

Updated commemorative copies of each completed KHSAA fall championship event are now available for on-demand printing through TheBookPatch.com. Full color and black-and-white versions of this year’s championship programs (Golf, Cross Country, Soccer ...
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11/12/13 – Ejections Down Following Emphasis on Sportsmanship; Board Approves Realignment of 15th Region For 2014-15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 12, 2013 The Board of Control conducted its November meeting at the KHSAA offices on Monday. Among the various items addressed during the meeting was a discussion on the emphasis placed on sportsmanship across the sta...
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11/11/13 – KHSAA Wraps Up Successful Fall Championship Weekend

KHSAA Wraps Up Successful Fall Championship Weekend FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 11, 2013 A total of nine team and six individual state champions were crowned on Saturday and Sunday as part of the KHSAA’s first-ever three-sport Fall Championship...
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11/06/13 – KHSAA Statement On Whitley County Runner

On Sunday, November 3, the KHSAA office was made aware of an incident regarding a number assignment at the Class 3A, Region 7 Cross Country meet on Saturday, Nov. 2. The KHSAA office was not aware of the situation at the time it occurred at the compe...
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11/05/13 – High School Playoff Contests Asked to Honor Veterans

KHSAA State High School Events Honoring Veterans At Events Closest To Veterans Day Through the efforts of a veteran and concerned individual by the name of Robert Williams of Menlo Park, California, there is now a national movement to have every hig...
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11/04/13 – Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball Champions Crowned This Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 4, 2013 Soccer Championships Resume Wednesday, Thursday Night The 2013 KHSAA Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer Championships continue Wednesday and Thursday night at Paul Laurence Dunbar, leading up to Saturday’s championship ...
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11/01/13 – Fairview High School Receives Sanctions From KHSAA; Football Team Removed From Postseason Play

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 1, 2013  The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has handed down sanctions to Fairview High School for violation of Bylaw 3 (Maximum Number of Years) and Bylaw 4 (Enrollment Requirements), penalties which includ...
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10/28/13 – Soccer Championships Begin Tonight; VB and XC Regionals This Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 28, 2013  2013 KHSAA Soccer Championships Begin Monday and Tuesday The 2013 KHSAA Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer Championships begin tonight and tomorrow with the Semi-State Round on campus sites. Teams advancing from the Se...
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10/22/13 – Information On Ordering Tickets to State Football Finals

Seems like the years continue to go faster, as it is again time for us to take orders for advance tickets to this year's Russell Athletic/KHSAA State Football Finals. We hope we can count on your continued support for the twelve teams that make it to...
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10/17/13 – Fall Sports Championship Media Credentials

The KHSAA's online media credentialing system for the Fall Sports Championships is now live. Media members can visit credentials.khsaa.org to apply for credentials online.   Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are issued by the KHSAA...
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10/14/13 – VB/SO Draw Show Results; West Jessamine, Sacred Heart Claim Golf State Titles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 14, 2013 Pairings Set For Volleyball, Soccer Championships The KHSAA conducted its annual draw shows for volleyball and boys’ and girls’ soccer at its headquarters on Monday afternoon. An archived copy of the show, wh...
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10/07/13 – 2013 Leachman/KHSAA Golf Championships; Frankfort High To Celebrate Soccer History

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 7, 2013 2013 Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSA Golf State Championships This Week The KHSAA will award its first state championship trophies of the 2013-14 season this week when the 2013 Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHS...
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09/30/13 – Golf Regionals Underway; KHSAA To Honor Past Championship Teams

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 Golf Regionals Monday and Tuesday; Leachman/KHSAA State Golf Championship Next Week Golfers from around the state will vie for a spot in the first state championship event of the 2013-14 season as regiona...
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09/09/13 – Annual Meeting Of Delegates Approaching; VB/SO Draw Show Set For Oct. 14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 Annual Meeting Of Delegates Set For Thursday, Sept. 19 The KHSAA Annual Meeting of Delegates will take place Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Lexington Center. Each KHSAA member school is represented by one delegat...
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08/12/13 – HYPE Student Leadership Conferences; Three Fall Sports Begin Next Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 12, 2013 HYPE Student Leadership Conferences Take Place Next Week The 13th Annual HYPE KHSAA Student Leadership Conference will be conducted next week in Lexington and Bowling Green. The conference is a free service pr...
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07/23/13 – New Track/XC Alignment Approved; Football Draft Alignments; Tackett Receives New 4-Year Contract

New Track/XC Alignment Approved; Football Draft Alignments To Begin; Commissioner Receives Extremely Favorable Evaluation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 23, 2013 The Board of Control conducted its July meeting on Monday at the Bank of Kentucky Center ...
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07/22/13 – Reminder about Adding Shoulder Pads to Helmet as allowable gear for Football

Case BL-23-19- When does contact football practice begin? The first date of contact practice is based on the first full day of classes for the student body in each school. Contact practice begins seven days prior to the first official day (which is ...
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07/1/13 – KHSAA Distributes Royalties To Member Schools; KHSAA Participation Numbers Released; KHSAA Staff Appointed To National Committees; Summer Dead Period Ends July 9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 1, 2013 KHSAA Distributes More Than $33,000 In Royalties To Member Schools KHSAA member schools benefitted in the third year of a royalty program with the National Federation of State High  School Associations (NFHS) and...
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2012-2013 KHSAA News Releases

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

CONVERSION CHART – 2012-2013 BYLAWS VS. 2013-2014 BYLAWSDue to significant changes approved by the membership, it was necessary to reorder many of the bylaws of the KHSAA. Below is a cross reference chart. You can also find this chart in PDF format...
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06/11/13 – Logan & Magoffin County Schools, Longtime Official Jerry Kimmel To Be Honored At NFHS Summer Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 11, 2013  The 94th annual National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Summer Meeting will take place June 23-27 in Denver, Colo., during which time longtime Kentucky official Jerry Kimmel will be inducted...
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06/2/13 – Dawahares/KHSAA Hall Of Fame Class Of 2014 Inductees Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2013 DAWAHARES/KHSAA HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2014 INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED LEXINGTON – The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame Class of 2014 was announced today in a press conference at the KHSAA O...
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6/1/13 REMINDER – 2014 Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame Class to be Announced

2014 KHSAA Hall of Fame Press Conference Set For June 2 The Kentucky High School Athletic Association will hold a press conference on Sunday, June 2 at 1:30 p.m. to announce the KHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2014. The Hall of Fame announcement will ta...
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05/20/13 – 2014 KHSAA Hall of Fame Press Conference; BA/FP District Tournaments; Spring Sport Media Credentials

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 20, 2013  2014 KHSAA Hall of Fame Press Conference Set For June 2 The Kentucky High School Athletic Association will hold a press conference on Sunday, June 2 at 1:30 p.m. to announce the KHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2014....
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05/7/13 – Track Realignment and Bowling Championship Site Selection Highlight May Board of Control Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 7, 2013 The Board of Control conducted its final meeting of the 2012-13 academic year at the KHSAA Offices in Lexington on Tuesday. Among the items discussed, the Board of Control approved a draft for new alignment in Trac...
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05/06/13 – Tennis, Track & Field Championships; Sweet 16® Programs For Sale Online; Spring Sport Media Credentials

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 6, 2013 KHSAA Tennis, Track and Field State Championships Approaching Tennis regional tournaments got underway over the weekend, and will continue through Friday, May 10th leading up to the 2013 KHSAA Tennis State Champio...
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04/30/13 – Statewide Winners Announced For Forcht Bank/KHSAA Sportsmanship Recognition Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 30, 2013  Beechwood’s Alexis Hunter and Monroe County’s Chad Wilson were honored as the statewide winners of the 2013 Forcht Bank/KHSAA Sportsmanship Recognition program at the 17th annual awards banquet on Sunday in Lex...
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04/22/13 – KHSAA Bass Fishing Championship This Week; Top Officials Honored By KHSAA; Baseball-Softball Draw Show Tomorrow

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2013  First KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championship This Weekend At KenLake Marina The first-ever KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championship will take place this weekend (April 26-27) at the KenLake Marina in Hardin. Forty...
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04/15/13 – Board of Control Approves Moving KHSAA Sweet 16® Finals To Sunday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 15, 2013 After reviewing the 2013 KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16®, the Board of Control voted today in favor of a proposal to move the championship games of the boys’ and girls’ Sweet 16® to Sunday starting in 2014. The format cha...
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04/9/13 – 2013 KHSAA Hall of Fame Class Honored This Saturday; Regional Sportsmanship Winners Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 9, 2013 2013 KHSAA Hall of Fame Class To Be Honored Saturday The KHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2013 will be honored at the Association’s annual banquet on Saturday, April 13th at the Lexington Center’s Bluegrass Ballroom....
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03/18/13 – Inaugural KHSAA Archery Championships; KY HS Volleyball Teams Raise Money Through Dig Pink®; KHSAA To Host 2017 NASO Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 18, 2013 First-Ever KHSAA Archery Championships Begin Today In Louisville The inaugural KHSAA Archery State Championships begin this week (March 18-19) at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville (221 ...
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3/11/13 – Championship Program Posted for Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen®

Fans wanting to peruse and review the 2013 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® program can download the complete program at no charge from the KHSAA web site. Go to www.khsaa.org/basketball and select Girls State Tournament Information fo...
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03/11/2013 – Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16®; Inaugural KHSAA Archery Championships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 11, 2013 2013 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® This Week In Bowling Green The Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® State Basketball Tournament returns to E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green this week...
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03/05/13 – Game Program Posted for KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen®

Fans wanting to peruse and review the 2013 Boys' Sweet Sixteen® program can download the complete program at no charge from the KHSAA web site. Go to www.khsaa.org/basketball and select Boys State Tournament Information for the link. In addition, you...
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03/05/13 – Statement Regarding Boys’ Sweet 16® Weather

The KHSAA Boys' Sweet Sixteen® will go on as scheduled with no plans for delay or rescheduling. If there is any change in plans we will post this information on our website. Certainly, the KHSAA expects and encourages patrons to exercise an abundanc...
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02/27/13 – Sweet 16® Single-Session Tickets on Sale; Logan & Magoffin Receive Spirit of Sport Award; Kimmel Headed to National HS Hall of Fame

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 27, 2013 Sweet 16® Single-Session Tickets Available For Purchase  Single-session tickets for the KHSAA Boys’ and Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® are available for purchase through khsaa.org. The KHSAA Boys...
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02/26/13 – Houchens Industries/Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® Media Information

The Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ State Tournament will take place March 13-16 at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green. PARKING – GIRLS’ SWEET 16®Parking passes for the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ State Tournament will be available on a first-...
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02/26/13 – KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® Media Information

The KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® is scheduled for March 6-10 at Rupp Arena in Lexington. IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING FRIDAY-SATURDAY SESSIONS OF THE BOYS’ SWEET 16®With the University of Kentucky playing Florida on Saturday afternoon, the KHSAA will be...
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02/18/13 – KHSAA Competitive Cheer & Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA Swimming & Diving Championships This Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 18, 2013 PANNELL SWIM SHOP/KHSAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEK IN LOUISVILLE The 2013 Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Championships will be held this week (Feb. 21-23) at the Ralph W...
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02/11/13 – KHSAA State Wrestling Championships This Week At Alltech Arena

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 11, 2013  The 50th annual KHSAA Wrestling State Championships will take place this week (Feb. 15-16) at Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The two-day event begins Friday, Feb. 15 with first- and s...
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02/4/13 – Ebonite/KHSAA Bowling Championships This Week; Holy Cross (Louisville) Penalized For Bylaw 10 Violation; Regionals Approaching For Wrestling, Swimming & Diving

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 4, 2013  2013 Ebonite/KHSAA Bowling Championships This Week The 2013 Ebonite/KHSAA Bowling State Championships will take place this week (Feb 7-8) at Executive Strike and Spare in Louisville. The two-day event begins...
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01/28/13 – Board of Control Approves Basketball Region I, Statewide Wrestling Realignments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2013 The KHSAA Board of Control approved new alignments for Basketball Region I and all eight Wrestling regions during its January meeting at the KHSAA office on Monday. Following the consolidation of schools in M...
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01/25/13 – Pairings Unveiled For 2013 KHSAA Boys’ and Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ State Basketball Tournaments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 25, 2013 The pairings for the 2013 KHSAA Boys’ and Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ State Basketball Tournaments were unveiled today during the annual Draw Show on CWKYT. Brackets with official times and pairings are ...
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01/25/13 – State Cheer Postponed/Rescheduled Due to Weather and Safety Concerns

10 a.m. ET, Friday, 1/25/13In the interest of everyone's safety and out of an abundance of caution, the State Competitive Cheer Championships have been postponed and will NOT be held on Saturday, January 26. The competition is being rescheduled for S...
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01/22/13 – Competitive Cheer Championships & Basketball Draw Show Coming Up This Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 22, 2013 INAUGURAL KHSAA COMPETITIVE CHEER CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS SATURDAY IN BOWLING GREEN  The inaugural KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships will take place Saturday, Jan. 26 at E.A. Diddle Arena on the campus of West...
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01/18/13 – Pleasure Ridge Park Granted At-Large Berth to Competitive Cheer Championships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 18, 2013 During the KHSAA Region 6 Competitive Cheer competition on Jan. 12, a disqualification ruling was made in the Super-Large All-Girl division with regard to a National Federation rule. At the time the ruling was...
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01/14/13 – Sweet 16 Draw Show, New Sweet 16 Logo, Competitive Cheer Championships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 14, 2013 SWEET 16® DRAW SHOW TO AIR FRIDAY, JAN. 25 The Draw Show for the 2013 KHSAA Boys’ and Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ State Basketball Tournaments will air on Friday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. (ET). CWKYT (Ch. 14) i...
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01/10/13 – Times Announced for Boys’ Sweet 16® Semifinals and Championship, First Basketball Stats Released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 10, 2013 TIMES ANNOUNCED FOR BOYS’ SWEET 16® SEMIFINALS AND CHAMPIONSHIP Game times for the Semifinals and Championship of the 2013 Boys’ Sweet 16® at Rupp Arena have been finalized. The Semifinal round will begin at ...
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01/7/13 – Heflin Named NFHS National Coach of the Year, First Basketball Stats, KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 7, 2013 NFHS NAMES LONE OAK’S LARRY HEFLIN ONE OF 22 NATIONAL COACHES OF THE YEAR Lone Oak High School girls tennis coach Larry Heflin has been named one of 22 National Coaches of the Year by the National Federation o...
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11/04/12 – Results of 2011-2012 Football Playoff Format Survey of Member Schools

In light of seemingly endless discussion about possible alternative formats for the football playoffs, it seems prudent to be sure the public is reminded of the results of a 2011-2012 survey of the membership regarding this issue. Clearly the consens...
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08/02/12- Reminder about Schedule for 2012 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl

At its April, 2012 meeting, the Board of Control confirmed the schedule for the six 2012 football championship games. On Friday, November 30, the championships for Classes 1A, 3A and 4A will take place, at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. respectively. C...
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10/31/12 – Ky. Fish and Wildlife offering gift certificates

Looking for a gift for a friend or family member who likes to hunt or fish? The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has an idea. See http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Ky-Fish-and-Wildlife-offering-gift-certificates-176595441.html and ...
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10/25/12 – Commissioner’s Statement on the Passing of Former Commissioner Billy V. Wise, updated with arrangements

COMMISSIONER’S STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF BILLY V. WISE Billy V. Wise, who served as the fourth Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association from 1991-1994 and spent twenty-five years with the KHSAA, passed away early Thursday afte...
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10/26/12 – KHSAA Tabs Angolia As Its New Communications Director

KHSAA TABS ANGOLIA AS ITS NEW COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) Commissioner Julian Tackett today announced the hiring of Joe Angolia as the organization's new Communications Director. Angolia...
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10/22/12 – KHSAA State Volleyball This Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  OCTOBER 22, 2012 KHSAA STATE VOLLEYBALL THIS WEEKEND For the third consecutive year the KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament will be played in Louisville but the action shifts to a different venue. The 2012 edition of the KHSA...
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10/04/12- Congratulations to All Principals as October is National Principal’s Month

For more information, watch the video below, or go to http://principalsmonth.org/. Thanks to all member school Principals for your work!   ...
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10/2/12 – State Volleyball Bracket Times Released

Times have been set for the 2012 KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament to be held at J.C. Cantrell Gymnasium on the campus of Valley High School in Louisville.  Region vs. Region match-ups were conducted online back on Sept. 7.  For the State Tournament ...
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10/2/12 – Spencer County to Host Archery Coach Training

To All Athletic Directors and/or NASP Coaches: We would like to invite any interested individuals to attend a BAI (Basic Archery Instructors) NASP certification class. We will be holding this class on November 17, 2012 from 8 am until 3:30 pm in the...
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10/1/12 – Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championships This Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  OCTOBER 1, 2012  LEACHMAN BUICK-GMC-CADILLAC/KHSAA STATE GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEK Bowling Green will be the center of the Commonwealth’s high school golf activity this week as boys’ and girls’ individual and team champio...
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9/20/12 – New Free NFHS Coaching Education Course Helps with NCAA Eligibility Center

The NFHS and NCAA have jointly announced a new course through their learning center that helps fully explain the requirements related initial collegiate eligibility. This FREE course should be viewed by Athletic Directors and Guidance Counselors who ...
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09/20/12 – NFHS Releases Opposition to Proposed 10-month Soccer Schedule for U.S. Soccer

The NFHS, supported by the member state associations including the KHSAA, has released a position opposing the new 10-month schedule proposed by the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. This proposed schedule is an effort to force kids to choose between ...
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09/16/12 – Details about Louis Stout Memorial Fund

The family of former KHSAA Commissioner Louis Stout has established a memorial fund in lieu of flowers. Mrs. Anna Stout has requested that donations be made to the Louis Stout Memorial Fund for Students, c/o KHSAA, 2280 Executive Drive, Lexington, KY...
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9/18/12 – Annual Meeting Voting Results Announced

Voting Results for the 2012 Annual Meeting have been announced based on voting conducted September 18, 2012. Complete results can be found at http://khsaa.org/annualmeeting/20122013/finalvotingtallysheet2012.pdf RESULTS OF VOTING – SEPTEMBER 18, 201...
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09/17/12 – Disqualifications Down in 2011-2012 School Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 17, 2012 DISQUALIFICATIONS DOWN IN 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEARMore student-athletes and coaches were able to see the conclusion of their teams’ contests during the 2011-2012 school year.  A total of 481 student-athletes a...
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09/09/12 – Commissioner’s Statement, Including Funeral Arrangements and Donation Designation, on the Passing of Louis Stout

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 9, 2012COMMISSIONER’S STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF LOUIS STOUTLouis Stout, who served as the fifth Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association from 1994-2002, passed away early Sunday morning followin...
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09/04/12 – Volleyball, Soccer Draw Show to Air on Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 4, 2012 Volleyball, Soccer Draw Show to Air on Friday Volleyball and soccer postseason tournaments may not begin until October 8 but teams will soon find out the region it will face in the first round of the state t...
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08/23/12 – Archery Becomes Latest Championship Sport-Activity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 23, 2012ARCHERY BECOMES LATEST CHAMPIONSHIP SPORT-ACTIVITY Kentucky’s elementary, middle and high schools have enjoyed archery competition for nearly a decade. Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year the chance to comp...
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8/21/12 – Agenda for Optional AD Workshop Posted

Below is the agenda.  2012-13 OPTIONAL KHSAA ADMINISTRATORS WORKSHOP Check in: 7:30 a.m., Workshop: 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lunch will be from 12:00 to 12:45 for those that have indicated they will stay  Session I - Welcome, Introductions and Part ...
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08/21/12 – Reminder about Press Conference at KHSAA 8/23/12

PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 23A press conference has been scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 23, at 10 a.m. at the KHSAA office in Lexington. Representatives from the KHSAA, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, the National Arc...
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8/16/12 – KHSAA Seeks Applicants for Communications Director (fka Sports Information Director)

 Kentucky High School Athletic Association Vacancy Announcement for the position of Communications Director (fka Sports Information Director) DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF RESUMES AND COVER LETTER FOR CONSIDERATION: SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 POSTING REVISED...
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08/15/12 – Reminder about Rosters and Stats

Now that contests have been completed and individual statistics can be entered, there are steps to be taken to open and initialize rosters. This step was clearly detailed in the August 7 blog entry available at http://khsaa.org/87-2012-2013-rosters-a...
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08/14/12 – Reebok Vector TLS 32″ Decertified by NFHS

Please be advised that the BBCOR decertification process has been implemented for the Reebok Vector TLS 32-inch model. Effective immediately and until further notice, this bat (Reebok Vector TLS 32" length) should be considered a non-compliant bat a...
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08/13/12 – Hype Student Conferences Set For Next Week, Start of Fall Sports, Press Conference Set

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 13, 2012 HYPE STUDENT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCES SET FOR LEXINGTON, BOWLING GREEN For the second consecutive year the HYPE KHSAA Student Leadership Conference will educate students in the eastern and western portions of t...
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08/13/12 – Regional Series of Meetings Scheduled

This reminder is for all member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors within the KHSAA. For the fall of 2012, the KHSAA has reinstituted an Athletic Administrator Workshop. The content for this non-mandatory workshop expand this ...
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08/08/12 State Track Meet Dates Announced

The schedule for the state track meet for 2012-2013 school year is set as follows: Friday, May 17 - 2A and Saturday, May 18 - 1A and 3A Please be sure to add this to your school calendar.  In years past we have found that schools appreciated the ea...
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07/31/12 – Boys’ Sweet 16® Championship Game Set for Sunday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 31, 2012 2013 BOYS' SWEET 16® CHAMPIONSHIP GAME SET FOR SUNDAY For the first time in the 95-year history of the KHSAA Boys' Sweet 16®, the tournament championship game will be played sometime other than Saturday night. ...
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7/25/12 “Hit By Pitch” Procedure Revised in High School Softball for 2013

Batters in high school softball no longer will have to make an attempt to avoid being hit by a pitch in order to be awarded first base. This revision to Rule 8-1-2 was one of four rules changes approved by the National Federation of State High School...
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07/24/12 – Championship Weekend Created for Fall Sports

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 24, 2012 CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND CREATED FOR FALL SPORTS Beginning in the fall of 2013 the first weekend of November will have a championship feel unlike any other in the Association’s 95-year history. The KHSAA Board of Co...
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07/19/12 – 2012 HYPE Student Conference Details Posted

Details for the 2012 HYPE Conference are now posted to our website.Head over to our Student Conference page to learn more! ...
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06/19/12 – Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame class of 2013 introduced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 19, 2012 DAWAHARES/KHSAA HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2013 INTRODUCED Members of the newest class of the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame were introduced to the public and enjoyed around of golf at the 26th annual Dawahares/KHSAA H...
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07/19/12 – Frequently Asked Questions Posted – Bass Fishing Implementation

Through the tremendous partnership between the KHSAA and various fishing organizations, including FLW and the Student Angler Foundation, the first KHSAA championship will be held in Bass Fishing in April, 2013. A list of frequently asked questions ha...
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07/17/12 – NFHS Offers new free online course to minimize risk of Heat Stroke Death in High School Sports

In its ongoing effort to minimize the risk of participating in high school athletics, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has produced a free online course entitled “A Guide to Heat Acclimatization and Heat Illness Prev...
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7/17/12 – Baseball Rules Committee Addresses Alteration of Bats with 2013 Rule Changes

New language has been added to the high school baseball rules to re-emphasize that non-wood bats cannot be altered. This additional note in Rule 1-3-2 was one of four rules changes approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations...
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07/12/12 – Web Site Renovation Continues!

Welcome to the new face of the KHSAA web site. We hope you find it easier to navigate and find items. Look around, you will probably find what you want without having to call or email the office. It will take a while to get all of the legacy content...
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07/10/12 – 2012 Volleyball Officials Camp July 27-28

2012 Volleyball Officials Camp - July 27-28 Click Here for More Info ...
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02/20/12 – Rip-It Bat

We have received the following from the NFHS  It was brought to the NFHS's attention that some umpires have identified the Rip-It bat as being non-compliant due to the positioning of the BBCOR .50 certification mark on the taper instead of on ...
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