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05/15/19 – Several Equipment Changes Highlight High School Basketball Rules Changes

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 15, 2019) — Five of the seven rules changes in high school basketball concern player equipment, including new uniform provisions that will be required in the 2024-25 season. All seven rules revisions recommended by the National...
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2019-2020 Approved KHSAA J-1/F-1 Exchange Agencies

Case BL-7-2- What are the approved J-1 VISA programs for Foreign Exchange Students? Students holding a J-1 VISA issued by the U.S. Department of State and placed in KHSAA member schools through a CSIET approved agency may be declared eligible by th...
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04/29/19- Getting Smart but Acting Foolishly: There is a Solution (Op-Ed Column)

By Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Julian Tackett, Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. We communicate on smartphones, drive smart cars, make purchases us...
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04/25/19 – Additional Time Given to Evaluate Head, Neck Injuries in High School Wrestling

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 25, 2019) — In an ongoing effort to minimize the risk of injury in high school wrestling, additional time will be given to evaluate head and neck injuries when an appropriate health-care professional is present at a match. In...
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Ball Adoptions for 2019-2020 and Beyond

Reminder to school administrators about the primary points of the KHSAA and its ball adoption agreements. In an effort to offset the services and events provided by the KHSAA and eliminate passing on a great deal of additional cost to the membership...
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04/22/19 – Six Rules Changes Approved in High School Swimming, Diving

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 22, 2019) — Effective with the 2019-20 high school season, a legal finish now requires the competitor to contact either the touchpad or the finish end coinciding with the individual stroke of the race. With this change, swimme...
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04/01/19 – List of Items for Annual Required Financial Aid Report

It is once again that time of year for ALL KHSAA member schools to complete the required annual financial aid report in compliance with Bylaw 11. This report is required of ALL KHSAA member schools. In an effort to assist Principals and Athletic Dire...
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03/19/19- Reminder about 2018-2019 Title IX and Participation List Submission

With spring sports in full swing and most schools getting ready to take some form of spring break, it is time to remind each of you that the annual reports for Title IX and the Participation List are due on April 30. If you have specific question...
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03/19/19- Golf Realignment and Format Status

September, 2018 - Board begins discussions surrounding golf realignment and tournament qualification. Realignment was viewed as long overdue and the Board and staff have spent a great deal of time discussing the state golf tournament and the best...
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01/28/19- Calculating the RPI

BASICS ABOUT THE RPI RPI will be implemented in all sports as a publicity tool. In Football, the RPI will be incorporated into the tournament rules as a means of seeding Rounds 3, 4 and 5 RPI stands for “Ratings Percentage Index”. In short, i...
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01/28/19- Basic Explanation, the New RPI to be used for Football

More Details about the Use of the RPI (Football Only) To be published by Week 6 (hopefully earlier but data not as accurate early) To be frozen after Week 11. This will be labeled "Playoff RPI" Out of State games .50 (fifty percent) per the o...
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02/15/19 – Board of Control Election Procedures

BOARD OF CONTROL BALLOT – BOARD OF CONTROL ELECTIONS - INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BALLOT: Balloting is ONLY done online for these positions. Balloting is available beginning on February 15. Only the Principal or Designated Representative may vote. ...
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2/14/19- Reminder to Schools about Esports Rosters and Information

For the 2018-2019 school year, KHSAA member schools participating in the sport-activity of esports through the KHSAA/PlayVs partnership are required to enter and maintain their teams, coaches and participants in the KHSAA member school database. THIS...
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02/12/2019-Commissioner’s Statement on NFHS Football Rule Change Related to Replay

KHSAA staff is aware of the rule change and thankfully, we were part of the discussion. At this point, there are no plans to implement replay for our state football championship games, which is likely the only round in which we would consider it at t...
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02/05/19 – Esports Spring Season Participation Deadline February 8

Season Zero ended last week with Boyle County High School taking home the first KHSAA esports state title. Congratulations to Coach Laymon and the BoCo Gold team. The livestream of the state championship match is available at https://www.khsaa.tv Th...
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02/01/19 – 2019-20 High School Volleyball Rules Changes Impact Uniforms, Prematch Protocol

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 1, 2019) — An overhaul of uniform-related rules and an adjustment to team roster submissions were among the most notable rules changes identified for the 2019-20 high school volleyball season. All rules changes were recomm...
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01/31/19 – Criteria for Completing Penalty Corner Among 2019 High School Field Hockey Rules Changes

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (January 31, 2019) — Rules regarding the completion of a penalty corner were among the changes for the 2019 high school field hockey season. All rules changes were recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associat...
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1/24/19- Dear Mom and Dad, and in some cases, School Personnel: Cool it (Op-Ed Column)

By Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Julian Tackett, Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here...
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01/11/19 – Esports Season Zero Playoff Info, Spring Season Update

The playoffs for Esports Season Zero are underway! Congratulations to Wolves Blue from Wolfe County High School for an undefeated regular season. They will face off against BoCo Black from Boyle County High School in the semifinals next week. A huge...
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12/14/18 – Swimming & Diving Updates & Reminders

There are a variety of reminders and updates included below for Swimming & Diving Coaches and participants. The information below supersedes any previous communication/interpretation issued. Regular Season Schedule for Both Swimming and Diving ...
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12/11/18 – New ACL Injury Prevention Course Available on NFHS Learning Center

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (December 11, 2018) — A new online education course regarding ACL injury prevention is now available on the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Learning Center, thanks to a partnership between the NFHS and Ho...
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12/12/18 – Reminder about Stats Collection REQUIREMENT and Penalties for Noncompliance

Starting next week, the KHSAA will begin compiling daily statewide statistical leader reports for boys’ and girls’ basketball. The reports will be updated every day at approximately 3 a.m., allowing for more current and up-to-date information to be d...
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12/10/18- Early Season Basketball/Wrestling Interpretations

This is being posted on the KHSAA basketball and wrestling web pages, as well as being distributed to all schools, basketball officials, and basketball assigners via email. As we begin the basketball and wrestling seasons, three issues have been con...
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12/04/18- Football Schools Required to Submit Spring Practice Date Options

Per KHSAA Bylaw 23, each school must submit its spring practice dates on or before December 15, 2018, for the spring, 2019 spring practice period. Failure to submit these dates by December 15 will result in the school not being permitted to conduct s...
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12/03/18- First Phase (T35 Report) Open for Title IX Reporting Entry for 2018-19

The initial phase of entry for the 2018-2019 Title IX Reports, the ability to enter the financial information from 2017-18 to be entered on the form T-35, is available and online at schools.khsaa.org. There have only minimal changes based on the grea...
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11/20/18- Kentucky Student-Athletes Invited to Apply for 2019 Kentucky Ag Athletes of the Year

Kentucky senior student-athletes with ties to agriculture may apply for one of six scholarships and the honor of being recognized as a 2019 Kentucky Ag Athlete of the Year. The program is a partnership of the Kentucky High School Athletic Associatio...
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11/20/18-Applications Being Accepted for Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships for 18-19

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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11/20/18-Revisions, Clarifications and Reminders about Students Practicing/Playing While Ineligible

At the 2018 KHSAA Annual Meeting, the membership approved several changes to the bylaws regarding eligibility which the staff will begin to work through the promulgation process mandated by the legislature in the coming weeks. We are hopeful that the...
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11/18/18- Update on Golf Alignment and Tournament Format Project

It is recommended that this information is shared with all those that are interested, including coaches while realizing that any official response from the member school should come from the Designated Representative per Bylaw 1. For its last two me...
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10/24/18- New Feature in School System to Create Academic All State Certificates

After receiving considerable positive feedback at this year's regional meetings, the feature has been added to the school login system to create the Academic All-State Certificates at your school. This will allow member schools to print these awards ...
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10/08/18- 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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10/08/18- 2018-2019 Basketball Rules Clinic Available Online for Officials and Coaches

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Basketball is now available following a minimal delay for system maintenance. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether o...
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10/01/18 – Soccer District/Region Instructions

Instructions for the KHSAA Soccer District/Region Tournaments are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view these instructions by clicking on the following link: CLICK HERE TO READ DISTRICT/REGION INSTRUCTIONS MANUAL You can find additional inf...
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09/28/18 – National High School Activities Month to Spotlight Benefits of High School Activity Programs

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (September 28, 2018) — The annual celebration of National High School Activities Month begins next week for the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and its 51 state high school associations. The month-long ce...
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09/17/18 – Reminders About Bylaw 11 – Financial Aid

As the school year is underway, the KHSAA wanted to remind Administrators, Athletic Directors, coaches, student-athletes and parents about Bylaw 11, which outlines the parameters for permissible and impermissible financial aid for student-athletes pa...
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09/13/18- Reminder about Annual Meeting

With the KHSAA Annual Meeting of schools next week, this reminder about designating the delegate for your school. DELEGATE DESIGNATION AND OTHER DETAILS If you haven’t already done so, please be sure and designate your school’s delegate.  To submit...
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09/06/18 – “Protecting Students from Abuse” Online Course Available Through NFHS Learning Center

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (September 6, 2018) — The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), in collaboration with the U.S. Center for SafeSport (The Center), has developed an online education course titled “Protecting Students from Abuse...
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09/05/18 – Tentative Host Sites for 2018 Regionals in Cross Country

*As of 09/05/18, the following schools are tentative sites for the 2018 Cross Country Regionals. ...
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08/31/18 – Midway University/KHSAA Golf Female Student Athlete of the Year Nomination Now Open

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year for girls' golf is now open. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership. The link to the application ...
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08/28/18 – Competitive Cheer Online Rules Clinic Now Available for Coaches

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sports activity of Competitive Cheer was available beginning Monday, Aug. 27. The clinic is required of all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshman) and whether or not the coach receives pay. Fo...
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08/28/18- Advanced Athletic Director Training Institute

This is intended for all KHSAA member school Superintendents, Principals, and Athletic Directors and the links can be forwarded as needed. ATHLETIC DIRECTOR INSTITUTE The 2018 KHSAA Athletic Director Institute will be held at the KHSAA offices in L...
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08/28/18- 2018 KHSAA Annual Meeting Reminder

This is intended for all KHSAA member school Superintendents, Principals, and Athletic Directors and the links can be forwarded as needed. ANNUAL MEETING This reminder that the 2018 Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA is to be held on Wed...
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08/27/18- KHSAA Partners with CPR of Indiana and KMA to Promote Rare Discounted AED program

As has been noted to the attendees at the fall Regional Meetings, the KHSAA is proud to partner with the CPR Institute of Indiana to offer the chance for member schools to purchase Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) at a deeply discounted price...
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08/27/18 – KHSAA Participation Numbers Reach Record Levels In 2017-18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 27, 2018 Student-athlete participation in Kentucky High School Athletic Association sports and sport-activities reached record levels in 2017-18 with 106,214 rostered participants across the KHSAA’s 13 sports and fiv...
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08/24/18- Reminder about Title IX Specific Workshops

As was previously announced at our Regional Meetings, the KHSAA will be conducting a Title IX Workshop on Thursday, September 6, at 8:30 a.m. ET  at Valley High School in Louisville and Tuesday, September 11 at 8:30 a.m. ET at Somerset High School. T...
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08/22/18- Basketball Interpretation Relative to Bylaw 9 Due to Changes in NCAA Women’s Recruiting Calendar

Due to changes in the NCAA recruiting calendar for women, an interpretation is necessary to KHSAA Bylaw 9 and this interpretation supersedes Case Situation BL-9-6 from the 2017-18 KHSAA Handbook. Bylaw 9 states that athletes who have previously BOTH...
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06/06/18 – Three Revised Online Courses, Including “Concussion in Sports,” Available for Free on NFHS Learning Center

NFHS NEWS RELEASE INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 6, 2018) — In an ongoing effort to educate high school coaches, student-athletesand parents regarding all aspects of concussions, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and the Cente...
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08/02/18- Vacancy Announcement for Classified Support Staff Position(s)

** NOTICE REVISED 8/14/18 ** The KHSAA, a private, non-profit entity designated by the Kentucky Board of Education to manage high school sports and sport-activities in the Commonwealth, has an immediate need to fill at least one opening on its suppo...
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08/13/18 – HYPE Student Conference Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2018 KHSAA HYPE Student Leadership Conferences.  DATES Monday, August 27 - Lexington Convention Center (430 W. Vine St., Lexington, next to Rupp Arena) - Bluegrass Ballroom Tuesday, August 28 - Lexington Conventio...
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08/06/18 – 2018 Soccer Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is available beginning today, August 6. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, regardless of whether or not th...
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08/06/18 – Volleyball Online Rules Clinic for Coaches & Officials Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Volleyball is available beginning today, August 6. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pa...
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08/06/18-2018 Football Rules Clinic Available Online for Officials and Coaches

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is now available following a minimal delay for system maintenance. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or ...
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08/02/18 – Varsity/UCA Cheer Judge Training Information

The KHSAA has again partnered with Varsity (UCA) with regard to the training and assignment of judges for the 2018 competitive cheer season.   There will be two in-person training dates: SESSION 1 Saturday, August 25 Warren East High School 6...
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08/01/18- Memo and Update to KHSAA Football Assigning Secretaries

7-PERSON MECHANICS I have waited on the NFHS for most of the summer, originally expecting their new 7-person manual back in May only to find last week at our meeting that the publication likely won't be ready until September. It is somewhat of a ...
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07/31/18 – Reminder About Bylaw 9 Restrictions

As the summer comes to a close, the KHSAA wanted to remind Athletic Directors, coaches, student-athletes, and parents about Bylaw 9, which has been in place for many years. Bylaw 9 restricts student-athletes in basketball and football, who after enro...
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07/20/18- Coach Qualification and Requirement Reminders

As another year starts, and with the tremendous turnover in school administrators, it is critical that the requirements for coaches are rigidly complied with by our member schools. While adherence is a membership requirement that all schools have sig...
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07/17/18- Reminder about Bylaw 24 and Organized Boys’ Basketball Play in July

There were several inquiries today concerning boys' basketball events in July. Schools are reminded that due to the provisions of Bylaw 24, there can be no organized play by boys' basketball teams during July. This restriction does NOT apply to girls...
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07/17/18- 2018-2019 Regional Athletic Administrators Meetings of Membership

This reminder is for all member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors within the KHSAA.  For the fall of 2018, the KHSAA will again conduct a series of eight regional meetings to help our athletic administrators meet the membersh...
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07/17/18 – Officials Division Updates- Assigning Secretary Contracts/Payments

As we are now set to begin another year, please review the following changes that are now in place with regard to the KHSAA Officials Division: ASSIGNING SECRETARY CONTRACTS Fall Sports Assigning Secretaries contracts will be emailed the week of J...
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07/17/18 – Officials Division Updates- Scratches and Evaluations

As we are now set to begin another year, please review the following changes that are now in place with regard to the KHSAA Officials Division: SCRATCHES The KHSAA Board of Control approved two changes with regard to scratches beginning in 2018-19...
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07/10/18- Rosters Open for Entry for 2018-19

Good afternoon. On behalf of our entire staff, we hope many of you as building and athletic administrators are back and ready to go after taking advantage of the only two "down" weeks of the athletics year with dead period! This year, there have bee...
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06/24/18-Dead Period Reminders, Middle and High School

This is being sent to all Principals, Athletic Directors, Superintendents and Coaches of Member High Schools. This is being sent via an electronic script and it is possible that direct replies will not be received by the sender. IT IS REQUESTED THAT...
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06/15/18- Reminders about Off Season Football Practice, Workouts and Equipment

Recently, the KHSAA office staff has received several inquiries about football camps and other activities. As the summer vacation period continues, it seems prudent to issue a few reminders to keep everyone informed. None of these procedures have cha...
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06/15/18 – Cheer Competition Clarification/Survey Notes

The staff at the KHSAA has been made aware of a survey that has been distributed to selected cheer coaches regarding a possible new statewide competition to be conducted by the State Coaches Association (KAPOS). It is likely that this survey informat...
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06/01/18-Vacancy Announcement for Entry-Level Event Staff Position(s) (Regular, Full-time)

Kentucky High School Athletic Association. Vacancy Announcement for the position of Event Management Specialist DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF RESUMES AND COVER LETTER FOR CONSIDERATION: JUNE 21, 2018 The Kentucky High School Athletic Association is ...
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06/13/18- Reminder about Official Ball Revision for Basketball

A second reminder to our schools about the change in basketballs for next season. The ball will remain Spalding, but the adopted ball shifts from a composite ball to a true leather. This was following feedback from a significant portion of the member...
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06/06/18- Sport Activity Specific Dead Period Reminders

As the dead period approaches, it is important to remind all coaches about sport-activities (bowling, competitive cheer, dance, archery, bass fishing) during the dead period. The sport-activity specific contacts at the KHSAA are Michael Barren (mbarr...
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06/05/18 – Bylaw 6 (Transfer Rule) Reminders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2018 The KHSAA has received several inquiries from various parts of the state relative to the potential transferring of student-athletes among and between KHSAA member schools. With the end of the school year upon us, ...
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05/20/18- eKnowledge SAT/ACT prep Project

For 14 years, eKnowledge SAT/ACT Prep Project have teamed up to donate over 225,000 programs worth over $55,000,000 to students and families in over 40 countries. The resource is available and they can get it at your landing page: www.eknowledge.com/...
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05/10/18 – Board Approves Changes to Dance Championships

The KHSAA Board of Control, at its May Meeting, approved changes to the Dance postseason as well as approved the date and site for the 2018 State Dance Championships. Following the Oct. 1 declaration by participating schools, there will be four Sect...
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05/10/18 – Board Finalizes Cheer Postseason

The KHSAA Board of Control, at its May meeting, finalized changes to the structure and advancement to the competitive cheer postseason.  To assist in the prevention of automatic qualifiers at Region/State for cheer, the 16 regions will be combined to...
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05/02/18- NFHS Basketball Uniform Update and Interpretations

Recently, we have had several inquiries regarding the placement of items on the basketball jersey per NFHS rules. Particularly references have been made to professional uniforms and the legality of such uniforms within the NFHS playing rules. A summa...
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05/01/18 – The Inherent Risk of Sport Specialization

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. One of the responsibilities that parents take most seriously is protec...
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04/26/18 – Baseball-Softball Minimum Contests For Postseason Requirement

Several schools in both baseball and softball have contacted the office recently to express concerns about the impact this spring's weather conditions are having on their schedules. While those schools reaching out to our office originally had more t...
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04/18/18 – Nominations For Midway Female Student-Athlete of the Year – Track & Field

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among Track & Field participants for 2017-18. The award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community ser...
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04/09/18- Four (4) Contest Minimum Removed from Most Sports/Events by Board of Control

At it's most recent meeting, the Board of Control addressed concerns from several of the  Commissioner's Advisory Committees, particularly those representing the individual sports. These concerns surrounded a long-standing Association requirement for...
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04/09/18 – NFHS Music Copyright Course Required for Cheer/Dance Coaches

At its July Board of Control meeting, the Board approved a recommendation that would require completion of the new NFHS Music Copyright Course for KHSAA Cheer and Dance Coaches (Head and Assistant). Because of delays in rolling the course out this ye...
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04/09/18- Implementation of HB290, Play Against Home School Individuals

During its 2018 Regular Session, both houses of the Kentucky General Assembly approved HB290, and the bill was signed into law by the governor on April 2. See the full text of the bill at http://www.lrc.ky.gov/recorddocuments/bill/18RS/HB290/HCS1.pdf...
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04/09/18- Reminder About Corresponding Date Rollover – 2018-19 through 2021-22 And Changes in Basketball, Tennis and Track & Field Schedules

This reminder is for all member schools as scheduling decisions are made relative to 2018-2019 and beyond. Athletic Directors and others scheduling contests should pay close attention to the information at https://khsaa.org/general/resources/correspo...
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03/29/18 – The Truth About Sports Scholarships

Bob Gardner, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Julian Tackett, Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. Unfortunately today many parents are trying to live out a dream through t...
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03/27/18- Reminder about 2017-2018 Title IX and Participation List Submission

With spring sports in full swing and most schools ready to take some form of spring break, it is time to remind each of you that the annual reports for Title IX and the Participation List are due on April 30. If you have specific questions about ...
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02/23/18-Football Schedule Moratorium, Draft 2019 Alignment Procedures

All football playing member schools are reminded that football contracts signed prior to May 10 for games beyond the 2018 season will not be considered valid as the moratorium on scheduling remains in place. In addition to the alignment changes, ther...
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02/22/18 – 2018-2019 NFHS Soccer Rule Changes

Soccer teams will be reversing their home and visiting uniforms next year. Effective for the 2018-2019 school year, the home team will now wear dark jerseys and socks while the away team will now wear solid white jerseys and socks. The uniform chang...
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02/21/18 – Board of Control Addresses Postseason Format for Softball, Suspends the Implementation of the International Tiebreaker for the 2018 Postseason

During the course of its February meeting at the KHSAA offices on Wednesday, the Board of Control deliberated on the postseason format for the sport of softball, with the Board voting for the event to transition to a single-elimination format in 2019...
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02/15/18 – Board of Control Election Procedures

BOARD OF CONTROL BALLOT – BOARD OF CONTROL ELECTIONS - INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BALLOT: Balloting is ONLY done online for these positions. Balloting is available beginning on Wednesday, February 15. Only the Principal or Designated Representative...
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02/05/17 – 2018 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Applications Now Open

For the fifth 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 san...
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01/30/18 – KHSAA Partners With Kentucky Department of Agriculture to Create Ag Athlete of the Year Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 30, 2018 The KHSAA has teamed with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture to create new college scholarship opportunities for student-athletes involved in agriculture. As part of the 2018 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Swee...
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01/18/18-Football Alignment Update and Opportunity to Play Into a Higher Class and Withdraw from District

January 22, 2018 TO: Superintendents, Principals, Athletic Directors and Designated Representatives of Football Playing Schools FR: Commissioner Julian Tackett RE: Update on the Drafting of 2019 through 2022 Football Alignment, Opportunity to With...
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01/19/18 – Become an Official – Stay Connected to High School Sports

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. They don’t normally make the headlines, their names are not in the box...
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01/05/18-Entry Open for Title IX T63 (Survey Form)

The second phase of entry for the 2017-2018 Title IX Reports, the ability to enter the results of the student survey, is available and online at schools.khsaa.org. The entry is open and automatically calculates and confirms the response rate (80%) th...
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Vacancy Announcement for Classified Support Staff Position(s) (Regular, Part-time)

The KHSAA, a private, non-profit entity designated by the Kentucky Board of Education to manage high school sports and sport-activities in the Commonwealth, has an immediate need to fill at least two openings on its support (classified) staff for Adm...
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12/12/17-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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12/12/17-Schools Requested to Submit Form GE81 for Future Offerings

Every three years, per adopted policy, the KHSAA surveys the membership as to the desire to expand and/or continue sports and sport-activity offerings.  In this manner, the staff and Board of Control can continue to be pro-active in terms of offeri...
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11/10/17- Special Activities in Conjunction with NCAA Field Hockey in Louisville

During the 2016-17 school year, the Board of Control approved an extension of the KHSAA sponsorship of Field Hockey for a three-year period. During this period, the current participating teams were charged with promotion of the sport and attempting t...
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11/09/17- Bylaw 9 Rulings

Recently, the ruling officer for Bylaw 9 handed down sanctions to student-athletes from Lafayette, Frederick Douglass, Scott County, Montgomery County and South Laurel after school administrators proactively self-reported violations to the Associatio...
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11/02/17- First Phase (T35 Report) Open for Title IX Reporting Entry for 2017-18

The initial phase of entry for the 2017-2018 Title IX Reports, the ability to enter the financial information from 2016-17 to be entered on the form T-35, is available and online at schools.khsaa.org. There have only minimal changes based on the grea...
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10/11/17- 2017-2018 Basketball Rules Clinic Online Now

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Basketball is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials. HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES The clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, p...
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10/05/17-Reminder about KHSAA Title IX Workshop

As was previously announced, the KHSAA will be conducting a Title IX Workshop on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. CT in Gilbertsville at the Kentucky Dam Village Green Room.The focus of this meeting will be the elements of Title IX as it rela...
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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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09/04/17-Annual Meeting Reminders

With the KHSAA Annual Meeting of schools two weeks away, this reminder about designating the delegate for your school. DELEGATE DESIGNATION AND OTHER DETAILS If you haven't already done so, please be sure and designate your school's delegate. The p...
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08/28/17-Role of the Home Team, Officials and Coaches in Practice of Sportsmanship at Soccer Contests

This combination of requirements, recommendations, and best practices supersedes all prior versions of this communication.THE ROLE OF THE HOME TEAM, OFFICIALS AND COACHES IN THE PRACTICE OF SPORTSMANSHIP AT CONTESTS Background The practice of good ...
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09/01/17 – Reminder about Shortened and Interrupted Football Games

In light of the large number of calls and emails this week and with the vast amount of turnover in athletic administrators and coaches, a reminder about the Competition Rules is in order for Football. Interrupted games are not new and this weekend's ...
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08/30/17-Rescheduled Football Games Due to Anticipated Weather

This notice is being sent to all KHSAA football schools. With likely inclement weather, many of our football schools are moving their Friday night games to Thursday or Saturday. Please take a look at the football schedule for this weekend at https...
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08/28/17 – 2017 KHSAA Annual Meeting Registration Reminder

This is intended for all KHSAA member school Superintendents, Principals, and Athletic Directors and the links can be forwarded as needed. ANNUAL MEETING This reminder that the 2017 Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA is to be held on Wed...
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08/28/17 – Reminders about Required Title IX Student Interest Survey During 2017-18, KHSAA Assistance Available

For all KHSAA member schools, 2017-2018 is the year for the biennial student interest survey related to Title IX. None of the basic survey requirements have changed, as you are to survey your students in grades 9 through 11, as well as the identified...
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08/25/17- Reminders on Schedules/Rosters/Statistics Entry Requirement

Please take a moment to review the following reminders on requirements for member schools involving schedules, rosters and statistics. SCOREBOARD/ROSTER/SCHEDULE The KHSAA/Riherds.com Scoreboard is provided as a service to schools, student-ath...
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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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08/10/17 – 2017-2018 Regional Athletic Administrators Meetings of Membership

This reminder is for all member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors within the KHSAA.  For the fall of 2017, the KHSAA has revised the manner in which it conducts its regional workshops and meetings. The old "region meeting, da...
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8/08/17 Soccer Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is available beginning August 8. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay. Below i...
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08/08/17-Football Rules Clinic Available Online for Officials and Coaches

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is now available following a minimal delay for system maintenance. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or ...
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08/08/17 – NFHS Announces Football Publication Corrections and Interpretations

Each licensed official and each head coach have received the NFHS Rules and Case Books by now. Several of you have also purchased the Rules By Topic and other publications from Referee Enterprises. You will find the minimal amount of corrections to ...
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05/23/17 – Dance State Competition FAQs

KHSAA DANCE Frequently Asked Questions (as of August 18, 2017) The following is a FAQ for Dance. Refer to the Competition Rules that will be published in the KHSAA Handbook and on the Association website for more information. The Competition Rules ...
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05/10/17-Reminders about Students Practicing/Playing While Ineligible

Recently, the Commissioner's office has been made aware of several questions and concerns regarding various approved changes to the eligibility rules of the KHSAA. A reminder to all involved is that once a proposal receives the requisite vote of the ...
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05/12/17 – State Dance Competition

Following is a link to the news release that was posted following yesterday's KHSAA Board of Control meeting concerning the 2017 KHSAA State Dance Competition. News Release In addition, coaches should be mindful of the following: COMPETITION The...
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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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03/30/17 – Reminders about Title IX and Participation List Submission for 16-17

As spring sports are now fully in swing, it is time to remind each of you that the annual reports for Title IX and the Participation List are due on April 30. If you have specific questions about Title IX and the law itself, any of our Assistant ...
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02/09/17 – Important Reminders-Title IX Reports and Rosters

As the winter sports season draws to a close, and we prepare to open up the 2017 Online Title IX reports for entry, we have discovered that a substantial number of member schools have team related issues that must first be corrected. Specifically, th...
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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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01/16/17- Reminder about Religious Uniform Accommodations

Frequently in the NFHS Playing rules, there is a reference to the prohibition on items being worn by participants without documented evidence provided by the state association. For example, in NFHS Basketball Rule 3-5-4e(b), there is a statement all...
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1/13/2017 – Nominations sought for Midway Female Student-Athlete of the Year – Girls’ Basketball

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among girls' basketball participants for 2016-2017.This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community se...
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01/03/17 – ArbiterPay Option for Schools for Payment of Officials

As was shared with those that were attendance at the Annual Meeting, the KHSAA has now finalized a review and approval giving member schools the option to pay licensed officials online (some schools have already started using this service) through Ar...
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12/13/16 – Reminder about Stats Collection REQUIREMENT and Penalties for Noncompliance

Beginning next week (week of 12/19), the KHSAA will begin compiling weekly statewide statistical leader reports for boys’ and girls’ basketball. Statistical entry is required of all member schools, and those failing to meet the requirement to enter s...
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11/18/16 – Important Change in Bylaw 22, Out of State Opponents

At the September annual meeting of the membership. the delegates overwhelmingly approved Proposal 10 which removes the requirements in Bylaw 22 that KHSAA member schools only play out of state teams that are members of that state association or eligi...
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11/18/16 – Important Change in Interpretation, Bylaw 6, 7 and 8 (student activity while ineligible)

At the September annual meeting of the membership. the delegates overwhelmingly approved Proposal 6 which stipulates that the required period of ineligibility of a student-athlete who has been ruled ineligible per Bylaws 6, 7 and 8 is applicable sole...
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11/18/16- Board of Control Referendum to the Membership – Bylaw 23

At its November meeting, the Board of Control gave final approval to the distribution of a referendum of the membership for the purpose of amending Bylaw 23, Limitation of Seasons. At the September annual meeting of the membership, there was a propos...
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10/19/16 – Commissioner’s Initial Response To 17 RS BR 113

"Our Board of Control on behalf of our schools has historically opposed such bills because the Association is in the business of school-based sports, not school-aged sports, and competitive equity is always an issue. Most of those specifics are conta...
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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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08/31/16 – Annual Meeting Reminders

With the KHSAA Annual Meeting of schools two weeks away, here are some important reminders.HYATT HOUSINGThe Hyatt Regency, adjacent to the center, has a small block of rooms available for September 13, by contacting 859-253-1234 and when transferred ...
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09/01/16 – Athletic Director Approved Continuous Improvement Hours

Bylaw 25, Sec. 5. POST HIRE REQUIREMENTS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTINUING DUTIES AS AN ATHLETIC DIRECTORAvailable Tract of Leadership and Continuous Improvement HoursKHSAAAnnual Meeting (4 hours)New Athletic Director Institute (6 hours)Region Meeting ...
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08/22/16 – 2016 KHSAA Annual Meeting and First AD Institute

This is intended for all KHSAA member school Superintendents, Principals, and Athletic Directors and the links can be forwarded as needed.ANNUAL MEETINGThis reminder that the 2016 Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA is to be held on Wednesd...
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08/10/16 – 2016-2017 Regional Athletic Administrators Meetings, Including Regs and Current Undertakings, Online School System, Title IX

This reminder is for all member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors within the KHSAA.For the fall of 2016, the KHSAA is again scheduling an Athletic Administrator Workshop in eight areas of the state. The content for this non-ma...
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08/10/16 – HYPE Student Leadership Conferences Registration Now Open

Registration for the  2016 KHSAA HYPE Student Leadership Conferences is now open. This year's conferences will be Tuesday, August 30 at the Lexington Convention Center and Wednesday, August 31 at the Ramada Plaza Hotel & Conference Center in Loui...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Cross Country Rules Clinic Now Available Online

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Cross Country is available beginning today, August 1. Remember, the clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Field Hockey Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Field Hockey is available beginning August 1. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach rec...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Soccer Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is available beginning August 1. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach receives ...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Golf Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Golf is available beginning August 1. The clinic is required for all head and assistant coaches.  August 1 to August 15 – the Golf Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge ...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Football Rules Clinic Now Available Online

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is available beginning August 1. THOUGH THERE ARE MINIMAL RULE CHANGES, one is major to the way the game is coached and officiated and both groups should take the clinic as soon as pos...
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07/25/16 – Important Reminder to Update School Personnel Information

As we approach the start of the sports seasons and school year, it is critical that all schools have coaching lists and information up to date, as well as administrators and non-coaches.All content in the data system is accessible solely through the ...
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07/25/16 – Reminder about Heat Index Procedures – FB & FH

While the media coverage has been great about our schools and their compliance with the mandated heat index monitoring and activity adjustment protocols, it is important that our Football and Field Hockey programs be reminded of important subtleties ...
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07/11/16 – Important Reminders About the Start of Football Practice

These reminders are critically important as we transition to the start of football practice for the 2016 season. This notice and all provisions supersede any and all previous communication regarding practice rules and regulations.The following provis...
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Ruling Officer Assignments – 2016-17

    Primary Secondary 2 Age-For documented waiver due to retention per the state exception, contact the ruling officer. There is no ruling in any other circumstances as the bylaw is state law Barren Bilberry 3 Enrollm...
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KHSAA Sports Contacts, 2016-2017 and beyond

  Primary Event Contact Secondary Event Contact Primary Playing Rules Interpreter Secondary Playing Rules Interpreter Golf DB SB DB SB Field Hockey SB DB SB DB Volleyball BC DB BC DB Soccer ...
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06/27/16 – Rosters Open for Entry for 2016-2017

While many of you as athletic administrators are taking advantage of about the only two "down" weeks of the year with dead period, still others prefer to use this time to begin work on rosters. There will be additional enhancements to the roster and ...
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06/22/16 – Reminder about Equipment Issuance During Dead Period (USA Football)

The KHSAA offices have received several inquiries regarding participation by students in USA Football's National Development Games. According to their verification letter, there are six different options to attend. We had asked at least two member sc...
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2016-2017 Official Ball Adoptions

Reminder to school administrators about the primary points of the KHSAA and its ball adoption agreements.In an effort to offset the services and events provided by the KHSAA and eliminate passing on a great deal of additional cost to the membership, ...
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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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05/13/16 – Huddle Event Tickets Available to Member Schools

Member schools are reminded that Huddle provides event tickets for you to use throughout the year. Huddle is the only ticket provider endorsed by the KHSAA. As you plan for 2016-17, you should likely include them in your plans and order early!It is l...
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KHSAA Official Ball Products – 2016-2017 (effective May 12, 2016)

SportBrandModelTermBaseballSpaldingTF Pro HS Baseball (41-100HS)2016-2019Basketball-BSpaldingTF1000 Classic (74-7849)2016-2019Basketball-GSpaldingTF1000 Class 28.5 (74-7839)2016-2019FootballSpaldingAlpha -72-67582016-2019SoccerSelect SportRoyale2...
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04/22/2016 – Nominations Sought for Midway Female Student-Athlete of the Year – Bass Fishing

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among Bass Fishing participants for 2015-16.The award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service an...
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04/22/16 – Reminder Bylaw 23 Limitation of Seasons

This is a reminder to all administrators and coaches concerning Bylaw 23, Limitation of Seasons. KHSAA staff members have received several inquiries about permitted activity,  specifically concerning fall sports and practice/tryouts for the fall. The...
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04/20/16 – Great Offer From Our Friends at Subway Restaurants

Subway Restaurants has been a proud corporate partner with the KHSAA. In fact, you will notice in most of their stores, a window sticker indicating their support of the great activities of the KHSAA and their partnership.This year, they are offering ...
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04/15/16 – 2015-2016 Financial Aid Survey

All schools, public and nonpublic, are required annually to report detailed financial information to the KHSAA as per Bylaw 11. This report is required of all member schools. It is important to note that if tuition is charged for any reason to any st...
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04/12/16 – Reminders about Title IX and Participation List Submission

As spring sports are now fully in swing, it is time to remind each of you that the annual reports for Title IX and the Participation List are due on April 30.If you have specific questions about Title IX and the law itself, any of our Assistant Commi...
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04/04/16 – Reminder about Revised OAG 15-022 Opinion and 7/8 Grade Students

Most school entities have been notified from a variety of sources about an important ruling that came from the Attorney General (KYAG) recently regarding KHSAA Bylaw 4 as it relates to KRS 156.070 (2)(c) (the complete text of KRS 156.070 is located a...
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12/10/14 – Compiled Uniform Rules and Questions

Due to the fact that there is no single resource from which an athletic administrator can become informed about the rules governing uniforms for each of the OHSAA-sponsored sports, this document will summarize both the OHSAA General Sports Regulation...
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02/16/16 – Board of Control Election Procedures

BOARD OF CONTROL BALLOT – BOARD OF CONTROL ELECTIONS - INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BALLOT:Balloting is ONLY done online for these positions.Only the Principal or Designated Representative may vote. The names on file as verified by the KHSAA website at the t...
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01/29/16 – KHSAA Board Adopts Baseball Pitch Count Restrictions with Mandated Rest

At its January meeting, the KHSAA Board of Control had a second and final reading and adopted a pitch count limitation beginning with the 2016 baseball playing season. The Board adopted the proposal in response to concerns regarding student safety ex...
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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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11/09/15 – Phase I of 2015-16 Title IX Reporting Open for Entry, Changes in System

The initial phase of entry for the 2015-2016 Title IX Reports, the ability to enter the financial information from 2014-15 to be entered on the form T-35, is available and online at schools.khsaa.org. There have been several enhancements this year ba...
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11/3/15 – Final Opportunity to Edit Fall 2015 Sport Coaching Rosters

As part of the Annual Title IX and Participation Reports, the coaching roster is reviewed and totals are placed on the T35 report form. Though these totals are not a conclusive indicator of Title IX compliance (or lack of compliance) in any way, they...
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11/03/15 – NFL Releases New Study on Helmets

The NFHS recently shared with the KHSAA an item from the NFL. The NFL recently released the results from a joint study with the NFLPA that looked at what football helmets best reduced the severity of impact. The performance of the 17 football helmets...
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11/03/15 – Grant Funding Opportunity for Athletic Training – Secondary Schools

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has long recommended and continues to recommend, that medical coverage be present at all athletic practices and contests. Because of the unique skill set of Certified/Licensed Athletic Trainers it is reco...
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09/21/15 – Reminder of Bylaw 15 – Practice of Sportsmanship – Removal of Team

It is the clear obligation of principals, coaches, and all official representatives of member schools to practice the highest principles of sportsmanship and the ethics of competition in all interscholastic relationships with fans, officials, players...
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09/04/15 – Reminder about Heat Index/Drones at Competition

This notice is being sent to all member schools and specific licensed officials.HEAT INDEXWhile we have been blessed with a relatively cool summer, such is likely not to be the case this weekend and early next week. Keep in mind that the Heat Index r...
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09/05/15 – Proposal by Proposal Analysis of 2015 Annual Meeting Proposals

This is the second part of a two-part effort to talk about the 2015 KHSAA Annual Meeting. Because of another vast turnover in athletic administrators this year, and in order to help you prepare, this information is being sent well in advance of this ...
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09/04/15 – Yearly Reminder about Importance of Annual Meeting

This is a great time of year. The school year has started, the fields and courts are in use every night, and we get to continuously hear about the great things done by our student-athletes, coaches, officials and member schools. And again this year, ...
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08/28/15 – Eligibility Reminder-Foreign Exchange and Non-Exchange Students

With the busy start of school upon us, we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of the bylaws ( Bylaw 7 & 8) that govern the use of student/athletes that desire to participate in high school athletics, but are not citizens of the United S...
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08/31/15 – Assistance Needed with School Broadcast Program

Good afternoon. During 2013-14, the KHSAA partnered with the NFHS to become a member of the NFHS Network. This network, powered by PlayOn Sports, is a joint venture of nearly 40 state high school associations to aggregate content from all states and ...
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08/28/15 – SAT/ACT Donation Project

Below you will find a link to information about a special offer you and any of your students may use to receive discounted access to an online (or DVD) ACT and/or SAT study guide to help students prepare for the ACT and/or SAT test. This program is o...
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08/18/15 – Reminder about 2015 Annual Meeting of the Membership of KHSAA

This is intended for all KHSAA member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors and the link can be forwarded as needed.This reminder that the 2015 Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA is to be held on Thursday, September 10 ...
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01/05/17 – Middle School FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) – Updated

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS/UPDATE – MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS REGULATIONS- UPDATED JANUARY 5, 2017 Please refer to this blog for updates and responses to frequently asked questions to guide you throughout the year.  If you have an immediate question, ...
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08/14/15 – Association to Sponsor Intense Voluntary Training For Newer Athletic Administrators

The KHSAA will conduct a training session for newer Athletic Directors on Wednesday, September 9, the day prior to the KHSAA Annual Meeting, from 1:00 to 4:45. The New Athletic Directors Institute will be held in Lexington at the KHSAA offices. This ...
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08/14/15 – 2015-2016 Athletic Administrators Meetings, Including Regs, Rosters, Title IX

This reminder is for all member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors within the KHSAA.For the fall of 2015, the KHSAA is again scheduling an Athletic Administrator Workshop in eight areas of the state. The content for this non-ma...
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08/07/15 – HYPE Student Conferences Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2015 KHSAA HYPE Student Leadership Conferences is now open and available online.To register, click here.  Registration is on a first-come first-served basis as the Lexington conference is usually at capacity.DATE/TIME/LOCATIONLEX...
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08/04/15 – An Open Note of Gratitude and Thanks

Good morning. This is being composed for all of our administrative contacts at the member schools as an open note of thanks and gratitude.Over the last week, many of you, and I mean a great many, have taken the time out to call, text, email and send ...
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07/31/15 – Reminder to Update School Coach/Roster Information

As we approach the start of the sports seasons, it is critical that all schools have coaching lists and information up to date, as well as competition rosters. A roster, including coaches names and a valid playing roster, must be entered prior to any...
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06/24/15 – Rosters Reset, Ready for 2015-16, Reminders about Requirements for Eligibility

Welcome back for the 2015-2016 School Year!Before any work begins for the 2015-16 year, a person in the school with Athletic Director level access must initialize rosters as detailed below before rosters can be updated and subsequently, rosters and s...
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06/22/15 – AMLE To Produce Inclusion Webinar

AMLE Webinar: Social Inclusion and Young AdolescentsAugust 5, 20154-5:00 p.m. EDT Join AMLE (Association of Middle Level Educators), Special Olympics Project UNIFY® and middle level practitioners to learn about social inclusion and its importance for...
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06/22/15 – Reminders about Dead Period (Bylaw 24)

This is being sent to all Principals, Athletic Directors, Superintendents and Coaches of Member Schools. This is being sent via an electronic application and it is possible that any direct replies will not be received by the sender.A few reminders as...
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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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05/18/15 – Board of Control Approves Compliance Forms for Football Revisions

With the approval of the sweeping changes in football contact rules, the Board of Control has approved three forms which are to be used by schools to monitor practice limitations, participation limitations, etc. These forms are NOT to be submitted to...
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05/15/15 – Hotels for State Track and Field and Call for Volunteers

We have made some adjustments with hotels in the area for state track and track and field championships next weekend.  If you are still needing to book rooms for your teams the Clarion now has additional rooms available as well as the Campbell House....
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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-Football Equipment Timelines

Below is an interpretative listing of the various equipment periods. Any conflict with Bylaw 23, Section 6 (Football) will yield to the Bylaw 23 section for enforcement :PRE-SEASON (POST DEAD PERIOD) ACCLIMATIZATION AND ACCLIMATION THROUGH THE END OF...
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04/22/15-Final Bylaw 23 Changes Necessary Due to Emergency Adoption of NFHS Task Force Recommendations

Below is the revised wording of Bylaw 23, Section 6 (Football), as a results of its emergency adoption due to the recommendations of the NFHS Trask Force: Sec. 6) Sports Specific Limitations- Footballa) Organized practice shall be structured in foot...
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04/20/15 – Updated Physical History and Exam, Permission Forms Posted

Thanks to great work by various groups, we are able to get revised physical and permission forms online a couple of weeks early this year as many of you plan for next year. All old forms that have been completed remain valid for the one year plus one...
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04/14/15 – Reminders about Title IX and Participation List Submission Due April 30

As spring sports are now fully in swing, it is time to remind each of you that the annual reports for Title IX and the Participation List are due on April 30. If you have specific questions about Title IX and the law itself, any of our Assistant C...
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03/10/15 – CLASS Awards Recognition & Scholarship Program Information

Information for the 2015 Forcht Bank/KHSAA CLASS Awards Recognition & Scholarship Program has been posted on the KHSAA website at the link below. Each school may nominate one boy and one girl as the school winner. School winners are eligible for...
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02/24/15 – FAQs Unified Track and Field

PLAYING UNIFIED A common question from students “Can I play too?”  YES, you can!   UNIFIED TRACK & FIELD 2014-15 For the past several years the KHSAA has offered exhibition events in Track and Field for students in wheelchairs.  Those events ...
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02/20/15-Board Ballot Instructions

BOARD OF CONTROL BALLOT – BOARD OF CONTROL ELECTIONS - INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BALLOT: Balloting is ONLY done online for these positions. Only the Principal or Designated Representative may vote. The names on file as verified by the KHSAA website...
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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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01/08/15 – Reminder on Bylaw Ineligibility from Last Date of Varsity Participation

With the beginning of the second semester, we wanted to remind you again about the change within Bylaw 6 dealing with the period of ineligibility (for those students subject to the provisions of Bylaw 6) that went into effect on August 1, 2014.   Pr...
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01/06/15 – Reminder about Stats Collection REQUIREMENT and Penalties for Non Compliance

Beginning next week (week of 1/12), we will begin compiling weekly statewide statistical leader reports. With this first compilation, any school that has NOT reported statistics for one or more games will be penalized. The likely first step will be a...
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01/06/15 – Phase I of 2014-15 Title IX Reporting Open for Entry, Changes in System

The initial phase of entry for the 2014-2015 Title IX Reports, the ability to enter the financial information from 2013-14 to be entered on the form T-35, is available and online at schools.khsaa.org. There have been several enhancements this year ba...
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01/05/15 – Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Application

For the second 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 san...
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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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10/31/14 – Reminders about Football Playoffs and Final Regular Season Week

This is going to ALL KHSAA football playing schools. If it doesn't apply to you, please disregard. As we prepare for potentially 95 games to be played during week 1 of the playoffs, we ask for your cooperation as we try and pull final brackets toget...
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10/25/14-Interim Football TieBreaker Calculations Posted

The three-way tiebreaker calculations through play of October 24, 2014 have been posted on the KHSAA website. Viewers should be mindful that: The calculations are tentative and are not final until the final game is played; Most teams likely have...
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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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10/21/14-Information from American Sports Builders, RE: Crumb Rubber

The following information was provided to the KHSAA by representatives of the NFHS in Indianapolis. This is provided for your information.     ASBA Response to NBC National News Story on Health Effects of Crumb Rubber in S...
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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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09/17/2014 – Proposal by Proposal Analysis of 2014 Annual Meeting Proposals

This is the second part of a two-part effort to talk about the 2014 KHSAA Annual Meeting. Because of the vast turnover in athletic administrators this year, and in order to help you prepare, this information is being sent well in advance of this year...
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09/17/14 – Reminder about Importance of Annual Meeting

Love this time of year. School has started, the fields and courts are in use every night, and we get to continuously hear about the great things done by our student-athletes. And again this year, we are privileged to have just completed another circu...
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09/16/14 – Annual Meeting Registration/Room Reminder

This reminder that the KHSAA Annual Meeting will be Monday, September 29 at the Lexington Center. For those who have not registered, please do so ASAP by going to the link at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/201415AnnualMeeting. The Hyatt Regency (adj...
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08/31/14 – Reminder about 2014 Annual Meeting of KHSAA High Schools

This is intended for all KHSAA member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors and the link can be forwarded as needed. The 2014 Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA is to be held on Monday, September 29 in the Thoroughbred...
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09/05/14 – Update on Bylaw 6 Transfer Requests/Rulings/Forms

We wanted to update Athletic Administrators on a couple of recent changes with regard to submission of Bylaw 6 Domestic Student Transfer Request Forms and, with the turnover of administrators, also remind you of some tips that will help in the review...
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09/05/14 – Middle School Athletics and “Who we can play”

We have received several inquiries on the middle school regulation (702 KAR 7:065) and which school(s) that middle school teams can and cannot compete against in contests. To assist schools, the following clarifications are being provided to help add...
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09/05/14 – Reminder about Ruling Officers for 2014-15

The first line of rulings concerning KHSAA Bylaws 2 through 14 is to contact the ruling officer with information. In many cases, that consists of sending in a requisite form, as well as any other information that might be needed. For the 2014-15 sch...
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08/23/14 – Reminder about Interrupted Football Games

In light of the large number of calls and texts on night 1 of high school football and in light of the vast amount of turnover in athletic administrators and coaches, a reminder about the Competition Rules is in order. Interrupted games are not new, ...
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08/22/14 – Heat Index Reminder, All Sports but Particularly Football Contests Played 8/22 and 8/23

With tonight being the first permissible night for football contests, this notice and directive is important to help ensure the health and safety of the competitors. Due to the extremely low temperatures that have existed throughout most of fall prac...
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08/21/14 – Scoreboard/Rosters/Statistics Reminder

With the 2014-15 school year underway, not to mention a large number of administrators and coaches holding new positions across the state, now is a good time to pass along a few reminders for the fall sports season in regards to schedules, statistics...
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08/16/14 – Reminder about Carryover Ejections from 2013-2014

In several unfortunate situations each year, coaches or athletes with eligibility remaining are ejected near the end of the season, or near the end of the season for violations of Bylaw 15, Sportsmanships. Please note that when that happens, the pena...
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08/11/14 – Middle School Students Repeating Options and Age Requirements for Interscholastic Participation

The following is related SOLELY to interscholastic play for grades 5-8 students in grades 6 through 8 play.Through the completion of the 2014-2015 school year, policies regarding the participation of repeating students at the levels of play below hig...
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08/11/14 – Reminder on “Fall Ball” and Facilities

With the start of a new school year, it's a good time to remind schools about recent changes in KHSAA Bylaws, and we wanted to remind Administrators and Baseball/Softball Coaches about issues around offseason play ("Fall Ball") and school facilities....
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08/11/14 – Handbook Final Revisions in Progress

This notice to all interested parties. The 2014-15 Handbook is in final process with the final adjustments being made to directory listings, records and published interpretations. The Handbook documents in final form should be published by Friday, Au...
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08/08/14 – Reminders Regarding Bylaw 9 and Play Once School Starts

Bylaw 9 has been in place for many years, and restricts players in basketball and football, who have not yet both been in grade nine and played for a high school team at some level,  from playing in outside competition once the school year begins, ...
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08/06/14 – Reminders and Updates – Online roster system

Based on the number of calls that we have received concerning the start of the school year roster initialization and the eligibility and roster requirement, we wanted to send a brief clarification. Please contact IT Director Rob Catron (rcatron@khsaa...
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08/05/14 – 2014-2015 Athletic Administrators Meetings, Including Title IX

This reminder is for all member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors within the KHSAA. For the fall of 2014, the KHSAA is again scheduling an Athletic Administrator Workshop in eight areas of the state. The content for this non-...
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08/04/14 – HYPE Student Conference Registration Now Available

Registration for the 2014 KHSAA HYPE/Student Leadership Conferences is now open and available online. To register, click here. DATE/TIMELEXINGTON - Monday, August 25 - 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. (ET) BOWLING GREEN – Tuesday, Aug. 26 - 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. (...
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07/01/2014 – DQ Policy – Policy on Reinstatement of Disqualified Athletes/Coaches

Case BL-15-6- What is the member school obligation in the case of an unreported disqualification? KHSAA member school representatives are obligated to impose the minimum suspension penalty for the ejection per these published guidelines, even in t...
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07/27/14 – Reminder about Changes in Scrimmage Regulations and Playing Teams from Outside the United States

Two changes have been made for the 2014-2015 school year. One affects preseason scrimmages and what teams can be played by the KHSAA member schools, and the second change affects foreign teams coming into Kentucky to play our member schools in any sp...
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07/27/14 – Welcome Back to all Member Schools

Welcome back for the 2014-2015 School Year! We hope you have a great, if not far too short, summer and are ready to get going for 2014-2015. There are a great many changes for 2014-15. In many cases, we will be sending those to you in short snippets...
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07/25/14 – July, 2014 Board of Control Meeting Review

The following is a review of the items discussed at the July, 2014 KHSAA Board of Control Meeting and the status of those issues. The Board meets six times per year, and each time, the membership will be updated as far as actions by the Board. While ...
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07/23/14 – Bylaw 6 Transfer Form Reminder

As part of the recently approved changes to the Bylaws that have been given final legislative approval, Bylaw 6 has been revised to reflect the past action of the Delegate Assembly and these revisions change the period of ineligibility for students w...
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07/22/14 – Reminder about Changes to Bylaw 3, Limit of Four Years Enrollment

By virtue of action taken at the 2013 KHSAA Annual meeting of its high school membership, Bylaw 3 was amended to change the starting date for the four-year period of eligibility to the student's first entry in grade nine. Previously, the rule stated ...
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07/22/14 – “Grandfathered” List Published for Students Below Grade Seven

This reminder to all member schools. Effective with the start of the 2013-2014 school year, 702 KAR 7:065 was amended to prohibit students below seven (7) from playing high school competition (at any level). The implementation date of the prohibition...
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07/22/14 – Rosters Reset, Ready for 2014-15, Reminders about Requirements for Eligibility

Welcome back for the 2014-2015 School Year! Before any work begins for the 2014-15 year, a person in the school with Athletic Director level access  must initialize rosters as detailed below before rosters can be updated and subsequently, rosters an...
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07/21/14 – Football Individual Minimum Practice Reminder

With the change back to August 1 for the first day of practice in pads (anything other than shoulder pads, following the minimum three days of helmets only and minimum of three days of helmets and shoulder pads), several coaches have inquired about t...
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07/17/14 – NFHS Rules News Release and Pole Vault Collar Reminder

The NFHS released the following rules changes for the 2014-2015 season.  We wanted to share this information with you as the lifting of the jewelry restriction will go into effect immediately, including the fall 2014 Cross Country season, as it is a ...
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05/21/14 – May, 2014 Board of Control Meeting Review

The following is a review of the items discussed at the May KHSAA Board of Control Meeting and the status of those issues. The Board meets six times per year, and each time, the membership will be updated as far as actions by the Board. While many of...
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04/30/14 – April 2014 Board of Control Meeting Review

The following is a review of the items discussed at the April KHSAA Board of Control Meeting and the status of those issues. The Board meets six times per year, and each time, the membership will be updated as far as actions by the Board. While many ...
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04/18/14 – Deadline for Free Baseball Clinic Tonight

This is a reminder for Athletic Directors, all baseball coaches and baseball umpires that the deadline to complete the 2014 KHSAA/NFHS online Rules Clinic at no cost is midnight tonight.  If you have already completed the clinic, please disregard thi...
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04/15/14 – Board of Control Approves Addition of Field Hockey

The Board of Control approved the addition of Field Hockey as a KHSAA sanctioned sport for the fall of the 2014-2015 school year. Though the sport has been played in Jefferson County for over 50 years and in Oldham County for most of the past 10 year...
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04/10/14 – Reminders about Title IX and Participation List Submission Due April 30

As spring sports are now fully in swing, it is time to remind each of you that the annual reports for Title IX and the Participation List are due on April 30. If you have specific questions about Title IX and the law itself, any of our Assistant C...
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04/09/14 – Roster Maintenance, 2014 Title IX/Participation Entry

Later this week, the balance of the reporting mechanisms will be released regarding this year's Title IX and participation reports. These reports are required of ALL KHSAA member schools annually. There are two important reminders and items schools m...
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04/07/14 – Positive Changes on the Catastrophic Insurance Front

As most of you who are involved in purchasing athletic insurance for districts or schools are aware, the market remains very tough for this specialized type of coverage. For more than 30 years, the most visible benefit to membership in the KHSAA has ...
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04/07/14 – Reminder on Interrupted Baseball Games

This is a reminder to Athletic Directors and Baseball Coaches regarding interrupted games. 1) If a game is interrupted in tournament play or regular season play, and is subsequently to be completed, it will be reset at the same point once play resum...
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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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03/31/14 – Review of March 20, 2014 Special KHSAA Board of Control Meeting

The following is a review of the items discussed at the March Special KHSAA Board of Control Meeting called by President Bill Beasley and the status of those issues. The Board meets six times per year, and each time, the membership will be updated as...
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03-27-14 Cold Weather Statement for Baseball, Softball and Track

Due to the ongoing cold temperatures, we have received several inquiries regarding postponing/canceling contests due to cold weather. Prior to the officials assuming authority (jurisdiction) per the playing rules, it is the decision of home game man...
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03/24/14 – Baden New Official Volleyball of KHSAA

At a special meeting on March 20th, the KHSAA Board of Control approved a five-year contract with Baden Sports to be the official ball for postseason play in Volleyball beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. Those of you planning to make your ball...
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03/24/14 – Select Sport Chosen as Official Ball for Soccer Postseason

At a special meeting on March 20th, the KHSAA Board of Control approved a contract with Select Sport as the official ball for postseason play in Soccer beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. Those of you planning to make your ball purchases for th...
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02/18/14 – Phase 1 of Title IX Reports for 2014 include New Historical Matrix (T-2 Chart) and T35 Revisions

The initial phase of entry for the 2013-2014 Title IX Reports is available and online at schools.khsaa.org. There have been several enhancements this year based on the tour of regional meetings last fall and the great cooperation and feedback from th...
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02/24/14 – Roster Entry Reminder – Post Season

This is a reminder about eligibility for postseason play in all sports, with today's focus being on basketball. Today is the first day of basketball postseason and to be eligible to play in postseason, a student must be on ONE of the online rosters f...
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02/01/14 – January, 2014 Board of Control Meeting Review

The following is a review of the items discussed at the January, 2014 KHSAA Board of Control Meeting and the status of those issues. The Board meets six times per year, and each time, the membership will be updated as far as actions by the Board. Whi...
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1/15/13 – Singles Bowlers Welcome and Bowling Regional Information

This is important information for all schools to read as we have had an incident where a student tried to enter themselves into the postseason bowling tournament without his school's knowledge.  With the addition of singles only entries, we have seen...
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01/10/13 – Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Application

As was announced in December, Whitaker Bank has signed on to be title sponsor of the Boys' Sweet 16®.  Within the title sponsorship, Whitaker Bank and the KHSAA will be presenting four one-time $1,500 scholarships.  The scholarships are open to high ...
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12/23/13 – Important Notes for all Coaches and Officials to Read – Clarifications on Announcers, Fouls, and Long Switches

Announcers ClarificationWe have received several questions regarding what is allowed to be spoken by announcers during a live ball. Though this rule and its interpretations are not totally new, it has been reported that some announcers were not follo...
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12/20/13 – Limitation of Seasons, Rosters, and Regular Season Competition Structure

The KHSAA is excited to announce that we currently have 107 schools participating in high school bowling.  With the growth of bowling also come growing pains.  We hope that this and future communications is helpful to students, coaches and administra...
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12/04/13 – Scorer’s Table Reference Available

Our hope is that your basketball season is off to a good start. We have updated and added a resource for Athletic Directors and Coaches on the general information tab of the basketball page to help with clock keeper guidelines and the nearly new poin...
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11/21/13 – Changes to Track Site Selection Plan

After fantastic feedback on the Cross Country Super Regionals and a great crowd and weather at the state Cross Country meet, we feel it is time to catch everyone up on what has been going on behind the scenes in regards to track regional sites.   Sc...
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11/13/13- Revision in Track and Field Season, 2014 ONLY

At the November 11, 2013 meeting, the KHSAA Board of Control approved an allowance for Track and Field teams for the 2014 season only, to allow normal "regular season" meets to be run AFTER the regional meets, provided these regular season meets are ...
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11/13/13- Assignment of Postseason Basketball Officials, 2014-2016

The Commissioner has announced the assignment designation for officials for postseason basketball tournaments for the 2013-2014 through 2015-2016 playing seasons. This announcement continues the recent practice of advising both local associations and...
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11/12/13- November Board of Control Meeting Review

The following is a review of the items discussed at the November KHSAA Board of Control Meeting and the status of those issues. The Board meets six times per year, and each time, the membership will be updated as far as actions by the Board. While ma...
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11/11/13- Movement of Schools in Alignment, Basketball 15th Region

At its regular meeting on Monday, October 11, the Board of Control voted to approve the unanimous request of the seven public school superintendents in the Basketball 15th region to make two alignment changes in an effort to balance the number of tea...
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10/09/13 – Commissioner Issues Clarification about Postgame Activity, Corrections to Erroneous Media and Social Media Reports

First, for those who may choose to read no further, there has never been a ban or prohibition on postgame handshakes or other types of good sporting behavior by the KHSAA, its Commissioner or its Board of Control. Nor has such a ban been proposed. Th...
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10/08/13 – Commissioner’s Directive on Postgame Activity

For those that may choose to read only the first few lines, it is worth reiteration. THERE IS NO BAN OR PROHIBITION ON POSTGAME HANDSHAKES. Has not been considered, contemplated or reviewed as an option. Several sports have "traditions" regarding po...
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10/01/13 – September Board of Control Meeting Review

The following is a review of the items discussed at the September KHSAA Board of Control Meeting and the status of those issues. The Board meets six times per year, and each time, the membership will be updated as far as actions by the Board. While m...
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09/21/13 – Where to send XC and Track Results

Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year, both Cross Country and Track and Field results will be tracked and accessed through the http://ky.milesplit.com/ website.  The website is free for all schools and is a great way to track your student athletes...
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09/20/13 – Bowling Changes Regarding Start Date and Singles Entry

Changes to the 2013-2014 bowling season: The start to the season, for the purposes of Bylaw 23 (Limitation of Seasons), is now October 1st, which is a change from the past two years October 15th date.  This was brought to the bowling advisory commit...
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09/19/13 – Commissioners Remarks to the 2013 Annual Meeting

At the request of the membership, the capsule of the remarks made by the Commissioner to the 2013 Annual Meeting are contained below. As we start this session, I would like to do something different this year. Instead of talking to you about our str...
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09/13/13 – Proposal by Proposal Analysis of 2013 Annual Meeting Proposals

This is the second part of a two-part effort to talk about the 2013 KHSAA Annual Meeting. During the morning sessions, there are three great workshops. Veteran maintenance and grass/grounds experts Bucky Trotter and Dr. A.J. Powell will conduct a se...
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09/11/13 – Reminder about Schools Being Encouraged to Participate in Annual Meeting

This is always a great time of year. School has started, the Friday night lights are on, the fields and courts are in use every night. And again this year, we are privileged to be completing another circuit around the state holding regional meetings ...
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09/03/13 – KHSAA Academic All-State Certificates Available

This notice is being sent to all member school Principals and Athletic Directors: Initiated in 1985, the KHSAA annually awards to students "Academic All-State" recognition.  The awards are based on cumulative grade point average from the time of enr...
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08/28/13 – KHSAA and KHSADA Partner to Help Provide Title IX Book for Schools

The KHSAA is proud to partner with the Kentucky High School Athletic Directors to make available to our membership a copy of an extraordinary publication related to Title IX. Title IX and Interscholastic Athletics, How it All works - in Plain English...
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08/27/13 – Reminder about Regional Meetings

The regional meeting schedule has been posted online for a number of weeks. Remember that these meetings are optional, provide a specified number of leadership hours and focus on KHSAA bylaws, the school data system, and the Title IX and Participatio...
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08/27/13 – Member School Menu Page Refinements

As you log into your KHSAA Member School account (effective Tuesday, August 27) you will notice a refinement of the grouping and arrangement of links with the most frequently used links in the left most column of the page. The flow of the first thre...
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08/26/13 – Video Replay and Video Board Reminders for Schools

USE AND REVIEW OF VIDEO OF SCRIMMAGES AND CONTESTS, USE OF VIDEO BOARDS REMINDER ABOUT TAPING WITHOUT PERMISSION (FROM BYLAW 15) Sec. 2) Illegal Equipment/Videotaping a) It shall also be considered a violation of this rule if any school or school re...
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08/20/13 – Agenda for 2013-14 Optional KHSAA Administrators Workshop

Check in: 8:00 a.m., Workshop: 8:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Introduction of Presenters Evaluation Form KHSAA and its role with KDE and KBE KHSAA Prime Date Requirement Primer on KHSAA Bylaws Cheerleading and its role within the School KHSAA Curren...
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08/13/13 – Reminder about 2013 KHSAA Annual Meeting

This is intended for all KHSAA member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors and the link can be forwarded as needed. The 2013 Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA is to be held on Thursday, September 19 in the Thorobred ...
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08/10/13 – NOCSAE Position Statement Revised Again Helmet Attachments, Clarification for Coaches and Officials

NOCSAE, National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment, has again revised its position statement regarding Helmet Attachments. The complete position statement is located on their web site, and available  CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE LATES...
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08/10/13 – July Board of Control Meeting Review

The following is a review of the items discussed at the July KHSAA Board of Control Meeting and the status of those issues. The Board meets six times per year, and each time, the membership will be updated as far as actions by the Board. While many o...
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08/28/13 – XC and TR Regional Host Form, Changes, and Information

With the new alignment in Track and Cross Country came the opportunity to make adjustments to our postseason (regional) competitions. Managing 21 sites (3 classes and 7 regions) continued to have complications, including but not limited to, collectio...
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08/05/13 XC and Track Regional Sites Selected

With the new track and field alignment comes additional changes.  As schools know all postseason sites are set by the KHSAA for all sports.  The new alignment gave the KHSAA an opportunity to coordinate the post season assignments differently than in...
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08/02/13 – Regional Series of Meetings Scheduled Again for 2013-2014

This reminder is for all member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors within the KHSAA. For the fall of 2013, the KHSAA is again scheduling an Athletic Administrator Workshop in eight areas of the state. The content for this non-...
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08/02/13 – Rosters Open for Editing/Required for Competition

Welcome back for the 2013-2014 School Year! In an effort to ensure that we start the school year with an accurate Overall Athletic Roster, we have implemented again an initial step that an administrator with Athletic Director level access  must perf...
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08/02/13 – KHSAA Student Leadership Conference Information

The KHSAA, for the 13th year, will be sponsoring its HYPE Student Leadership Conference.  We will again be conducting two events this year.  We realize August is a busy time of the year with the start of school, but hope you are able to take advantag...
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07/22/13 – Approved Alignment of Cross Country and Track, 2013-2014 and beyond

APPROVED ALIGNMENT OF TEAMS, 2013-2014 CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK The Board of Control conducted its July meeting on Monday at the Bank of Kentucky Center on the campus of Northern Kentucky University.  Following months of review, a survey of the memb...
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07/11/13 Track Season Date Changes Pending

Over the past months, staff has spent quite a bit of time reviewing future plans in Track and Field. We were very concerned about the fact that due to natural calendar rollover situations, the track season was going to be shortened in 2014 and 2015. ...
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07/1/13 – Update on Middle School Regulation

As the amendments to 702 KAR 7:065 work their way through the administrative review process, I/we have been asked to hold off in any communication that could be considered final as well as development of additional material until the regulation is ap...
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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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06/19/13 – Boys Basketball Exemption Application

Bylaw 9 prohibits student-athletes who have been enrolled in grade nine who then play for a school from participating in outside organized competition from the first day of school through the end of the postseason. Instructional clinics and classroom...
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05/24/13 – Financial Aid Survey Information

The Part 2 Financial Aid Survey is now available - http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/W3GRQ29   You are receiveing the Part 2 Financial Aid Survey becaue you answered yes to the question "Does your school or school district charge tuition to any student...
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05/16/13 – May Board of Control Meeting Review

I want to issue a review of items discussed at each of the Board of Control meetings and status of issues. With the Board meeting six times per year, it is critical that the membership be updated on a consistent manner as far as actions by the Board....
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04/23/13 – Changes Approved by KBE to Codify KHSAA Authority Over Middle School Athletics

From the Commissioner:In this document, I am going to try and summarize, in as concise a means as possible, the changes made to 702 KAR 7:065 which specify regulations for athletics at the middle school level. This first part will be about the regula...
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04/21/13 – Changes to KHSAA High School Rules Approved by KBE

Each year, the KHSAA must submit through KDE, any requested changes to 702 KAR 7:065 effecting governance of high school athletics. Pursuant to KRS 156.070 (2), the Kentucky Board of Education is responsible for all levels of interscholastic athletic...
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04/19/13 – Limitation of Seasons Discussion – Possible Reduction of Contests to be Proposed

The following is an excerpt from the Board meeting summary of the April, 2013 Board of Control meeting. At its April meeting, the Board continued its discussion regarding game limits for the sports of the KHSAA.  The Board had asked staff to researc...
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04/18/13 Bylaw 13 Part 1 Survey Assistance

Several of you have asked questions about determining the answer to question number 3 on the Part 1 Bylaw 13 Survey.   Below are some instructions to assist you with finding that answer. Go to http://applications.education.ky.gov/src/Default.aspx C...
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04/02/13 – Reminders about Title IX and Participation List Submission Due April 30

As basketball season is now complete and spring may finally arrive in the coming days, it is time to remind each of you that the annual reports for Title IX and the Participation List are due on April 30. If you have specific questions about Title IX...
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04/01/13 – Huddle Tickets Provides Free Event Tickets For Use by Member Schools

In connection with the KHSAA, Huddle Inc. is offering its complimentary ticket program to every member school in Kentucky for the 2013-2014 school year.  Huddle is the only ticket provider endorsed by the KHSAA. It is likely you have already been co...
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03/25/13 – Clarification on Cold Weather Participation

The office has received several calls from people asking about a "Cold Weather Index" to parallel the existing Heat Index rules and regulations. At the present time, such an index does not exist in terms of a policy to eliminate participation at cert...
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03/06/13 – Tennis Post Season

Good morning, several people have inquired as to which Ball will be used at this years state championships, we just finished the bid process and we have chosen the "Wilson Championship Balls". As a reminder, the BOC stopped providing Balls for the re...
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02/04/13 – Board of Control approves change in 3-team district regulations for BA, BK, FP, SO and VB effective 2013-2014

At its meeting last week, the KHSAA Board of Control approved a staff recommendation to give teams in three-team districts options as to the scheduling of required games. Three-team districts in baseball, basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball w...
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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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10/04/12- 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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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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9/18/12 – Commissioner’s Remarks to 2012 KHSAA Annual Meeting

Commissioner’s Remarks General Session, 2012 KHSAA Annual Meeting   When I sat down a few weeks ago and discussed the board’s evaluation from last year and plans for the coming year, I was again told to take those thoughts to the membership this morn...
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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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9/14/12 – Proposal by Proposal Analysis of 2012 Annual Meeting Proposals

This is the second part of a two-part effort to talk about the 2012 KHSAA Annual Meeting. There are nine proposals on the agenda this year. All but one are part of the Board's required Annual Review and the vast majority are attempts to modernize th...
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9/14/12 – KHSAA Annual Meeting – Your Chance to be Involved!

This is a great time of year. In all areas of the state, school has started. The Friday night lights are lit, the fields and courts are in use every night (and seems like 24 hours in some areas and schools). And this year, we have just completed a ci...
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9/14/12 – Sport Activity Survey Input Needed

In order for plans to be made, regions to be drawn and competition rules to be developed, it is important that we know whether or not your school intends to compete in the four sport-activities championships for 2012-2013. Please complete the questio...
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9/13/12 – Southern HS Regional Meeting Cancelled

The final regional meeting, originally scheduled for September 22 at Southern HS has been cancelled due to a lack of advance registered attendees. Based on input from the membership, this meeting may be rescheduled for later in the school year. We ap...
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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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09/07/12 – Reminder about Weather Interrupted Football Games

Based on the number of inquiries in the last few hours, it seems prudent to remind schools and officials about the required procedures involving interrupted football games. Basically, there is no such thing as a no contest. Regardless of how long or...
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9/5/12 – Proposals Online for Annual Meeting

The Proposals for the 2012 Annual Meeting of the membership have been posted again online at the Annual Meeting link. They had been taken down for a few days while the file format was repaired to make sure they appeared in the correct order. Find the...
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9/4/12 – Reminder about KHSAA Annual Meeting

This is the second reminder about this year's KHSAA Annual meeting. It's each school's opportunity to have a say in the rules of the Association for the future. In addition, there will be professional development opportunities in the morning as usual...
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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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8/16/12 – Courage in Munich Seminar to Georgetown College

Rarely do high school students have the opportunity to hear about an important chapter in world history straight from the people who made it, but such an opportunity will present itself to Kentucky youngsters on Friday, Aug. 24, at Georgetown College...
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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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08/13/12 – 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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08/13/12- Annual Meeting Reminders

This is intended for all KHSAA member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors and the link can be forwarded as needed. The 2012 Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA is to be held on Tuesday, September 18 in the Thorobred m...
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8/10/12 – “Fall Ball” and Bylaw 25 Reminders

We have had several inquiries from Administrators and Coaches with regard to coaches involvement during the school year with members of their team (or other interscholastic teams within the school).  These issues have been particularly brought to lig...
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07/15/12 – Reminder about Case BL-25-14 (Open Gym/Field), Out of Season Restrictions

Case BL-25-14- What are the restrictions during the school year outside of the defined Limitation of Seasons (off-season) when the school’s team members are participants or school coaches are involved?Coaching is defined as any activity by the coach ...
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7/5/12 – Dead Period Final Days Reminder

This is not intended to accuse any specific school or system, but to issue a genuine reminder. All member school administrators would be well served to forward this to all of your coaches on record. DEAD PERIOD REMINDER On several occasions in th...
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5/14/12 – Annual Participation List Due May 30

  The KHSAA has completed the final development of the electronic participation list submission. This task, which used to take hours for some to compile and is required of each school each year, should just be a couple of clicks away for all ...
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Commissioner’s Remarks, 2011 KHSAA Annual Meeting

Commissioner's Remarks General Session, 2011 KHSAA Annual Meeting When I sat down a few weeks ago with our new board president and discussed the board's evaluation from last year and plans for the coming year, he told me he thought I might ...
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2011 Annual Meeting – Proposal by Proposal

This is the second part of a two-part effort to talk about the 2011 KHSAA Annual Meeting. There are twelve proposals on the agenda this year. Seems like about the right number, but very few if any are really significant in that implementation will...
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Annual Meeting – Every School’s Chance for Involvement!

This is a great time of year. In all areas of the state, school has started. The Friday night lights are lit up, the fields and courts are in use every night (and seems like 24 hours in some areas and schools). But then reality sets in, and its time ...
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Officials Division Blog

04/28/19 – Official of the Year Winners Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2019 The KHSAA honored the top officials for 2019 during the Association’s 26th Annual Officials Recognition Banquet today at the Association's headquarters. The ceremony recognized the finalists for each sport o...
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04/16/19 – Official of the Year Candidates Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 16, 2019 The KHSAA will honor the top officials for 2019 on April 28th at the Association’s 26th Annual Officials Recognition Banquet. The ceremony, conducted at the KHSAA Offices, honors the finalists for each sport...
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03/18/19 – NFHS Part 2 Exam Online for Baseball and Softball Officials

NFHS Part 2 Tests for licensed officials in the sports of Baseball and Softball are now available online. The Part 2 exams, required for postseason eligibility, will be open until Monday, April 1 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The tests will automatically clos...
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02/11/19 – Baseball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The 2019 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Baseball is now available. The clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, paid or unpaid. HEAD AND ASS...
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11/27/18 – NFHS Part 2 Exam Online for Basketball, Wrestling and Swimming & Diving Officials

NFHS Part 2 Tests for licensed officials in the sports of Basketball, Wrestling and Swimming & Diving are now available online. The Part 2 exams, required for postseason eligibility, will be open until Monday, Dec. 10 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The tes...
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10/08/18- 2018-2019 Basketball Rules Clinic Available Online for Officials and Coaches

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Basketball is now available following a minimal delay for system maintenance. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether o...
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10/01/18 – Swimming & Diving Rules Clinic Now Online

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Swimming & Diving is available beginning today, October 1. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach...
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08/13/18 – Soccer Part 2 Exam Notice to Officials

The NFHS Soccer Part 2 Test is available to be taken online between midnight Eastern Time on August 13 and 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 27. The test will automatically close exactly at that time even if tests are in progress. Login at https://o...
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08/13/18 – Volleyball Part 2 Exam Notice to Officials

The NFHS Volleyball Part 2 Test is available to be taken online between midnight Eastern Time on August 13 and 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 27. The test will automatically close exactly at that time even if tests are in progress. Login at https...
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08/13/18 – Football Part 2 Exam Available for Officials

The NFHS Football Part 2 Test is available to be taken online between midnight Eastern Time on August 14 and midnight Eastern Time on August 28. The test will automatically close exactly at that time even if tests are in progress. Login at https://o...
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08/06/18 – 2018 Soccer Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is available beginning today, August 6. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, regardless of whether or not th...
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08/06/18 – Volleyball Online Rules Clinic for Coaches & Officials Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Volleyball is available beginning today, August 6. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pa...
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08/06/18-2018 Football Rules Clinic Available Online for Officials and Coaches

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is now available following a minimal delay for system maintenance. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or ...
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07/17/18 – Officials Division Updates- Assigning Secretary Contracts/Payments

As we are now set to begin another year, please review the following changes that are now in place with regard to the KHSAA Officials Division: ASSIGNING SECRETARY CONTRACTS Fall Sports Assigning Secretaries contracts will be emailed the week of J...
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07/17/18 – Officials Division Updates- Scratches and Evaluations

As we are now set to begin another year, please review the following changes that are now in place with regard to the KHSAA Officials Division: SCRATCHES The KHSAA Board of Control approved two changes with regard to scratches beginning in 2018-19...
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06/19/18 – Soccer Officials Camp

Registration is now open for the 2018 KHSAA Soccer Officials Advanced Camp. This year's camp will be held July 27-28 in Lexington.  Tentative Agenda Friday - 12 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Classroom Topics and Review - KHSAA Office Saturday - 8 a.m. until TBD...
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06/12/18 – Soccer Officials Shirt

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association worked in conjunction with Smitty's to manufacture a Soccer officials' shirt. Below are front/back photos of the finished product. Inventory is available to official KHSAA licensed vendors.  Currently...
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06/12/18 – Volleyball Officials Camp Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2018 KHSAA Volleyball Officials Camp.  This year's camp will be held August 3-4 in Lexington.   Tentative Agenda Friday - 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Classroom Topics and Review Karen McNaught, NFHS Volleyball Rules Committee...
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05/06/18 – Official of the Year Winners Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 6, 2018 The KHSAA honored the top officials for 2018 during the Association’s 25th Annual Officials Recognition Banquet today at the Association’s headquarters. The ceremony recognized the finalists for each sport or sport...
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04/06/18 – Official of the Year Candidates Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2018 The KHSAA will honor the top officials for 2018 on May 6th at the Association’s 25th Annual Officials Recognition Banquet. The ceremony, conducted at the KHSAA Offices, honors the finalists for each sport in w...
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02/12/18 – Baseball Rules Clinic Now Available Online

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Baseball is now available. The clinic is required of all licensed officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay. Below is ad...
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01/19/18 – Softball Umpire Advanced Camp Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2018 KHSAA Softball Umpires Advanced Camp is now open. This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire in the postseason. Attendance at this camp will qualify through 2021. Attendance at O...
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01/19/18 – Baseball Umpire Advanced Camp Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2018 KHSAA Baseball Umpires Advance Camp is now open. This camp must be attended once ever four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire in the postseason.  Attendance at this camp will qualify through 2021.  Attendance at O...
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01/01/18 – 2018 Softball Umpire Advanced Camp

The 2018 Softball Umpires Advanced Camp will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Owensboro High School in Owensboro, KY. Advanced Camp attendance is required every four years for postseason eligibility.  The camp fee will be $46.00 for an early...
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12/22/17 – 2018 Baseball Umpire Advance Camp – Save the Date

Mark your calendars for the 2018 KHSAA Baseball Umpires Advanced Camp which will be held on Saturday, Feb. 10, at Johnson Central High School in Paintsville.  Advanced Camp attendance is required once every four years for postseason eligibility. Reg...
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11/27/17 – NFHS Part 2 Exam Online for Basketball, Wrestling and Swimming Diving Officials

NFHS Part 2 Tests for licensed officials in the sports of Basketball, Wrestling and Swimming & Diving are now available online.  The Part 2 exams, required for postseason eligibility, will be open until Monday, Dec. 11 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The te...
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10/11/17- 2017-2018 Basketball Rules Clinic Online Now

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Basketball is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials. HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES The clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, p...
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08/14/17 – Football Part 2 Exam Available for Officials

The NFHS Football Part 2 Test is available to be taken online between midnight Eastern Time on August 14 and midnight Eastern Time on August 28. The test will automatically close exactly at that time even if tests are in progress. Login at http://off...
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Soccer Part 2 Test Available for Officials

This is a reminder to all licensed Soccer Officials that the NFHS Soccer Part 2 Test is available online from Monday, August 14 until Monday, August 28 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The test will automatically close exactly at that time. Login at http://offici...
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8/08/17 Soccer Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is available beginning August 8. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay. Below i...
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08/08/17 – Volleyball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Volleyball is available beginning August 8. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay. Bel...
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08/08/17-Football Rules Clinic Available Online for Officials and Coaches

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is now available following a minimal delay for system maintenance. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or ...
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08/01/17-Football Officiating Crew Communication Devices Guidelines and Restrictions

KHSAA VARSITY FOOTBALL OFFICIALS WIRELESS CREW COMMUNICATION DEVICES – GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS With continued changes in technology, communication devices worn by officials are becoming more and more common place. While most understand that the...
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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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05/01/17 – 2017 Officiate Kentucky Day Reminder

Officials are reminded that Officiate Kentucky Day (OKD) will take place on Saturday, July 29th in Louisville. Space for this event is limited (and is already more than 50% sold out) and registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served bas...
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04/14/17 – NFHS Part 2 Exam Online for Track & Field Officials

This email is being sent to all licensed Track & Field Officials. The Track & Field Part 2 Test is now available online from April 14 until Friday, April 28 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The test will automatically close exactly at that time. Login at...
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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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03/21/17 – Softball Part 2 Test Now Available

The NFHS Softball Part 2 Test will be available online from Monday, March 20th, until Monday, April 3rd 11:59 p.m. EST. The test will automatically close at this time. Officials can login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A m...
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03/20/17 – Baseball Part 2 Test Now Available

The Baseball NFHS Part 2 Test will be available online from March 20 until 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday, April 3. The test will automatically close at that exact time. Login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A minimum score of 8...
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01/30/17 – Baseball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The 2017 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Baseball is now available. COACHES DEADLINE January 30 - April 10 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during t...
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01/16/17- Reminder about Religious Uniform Accommodations

Frequently in the NFHS Playing rules, there is a reference to the prohibition on items being worn by participants without documented evidence provided by the state association. For example, in NFHS Basketball Rule 3-5-4e(b), there is a statement all...
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01/03/17 – ArbiterPay Option for Schools for Payment of Officials

As was shared with those that were attendance at the Annual Meeting, the KHSAA has now finalized a review and approval giving member schools the option to pay licensed officials online (some schools have already started using this service) through Ar...
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12/23/16 – 2017 Soccer Advanced Camp with Officiate Kentucky Day

Soccer Officials planning for their summer and advanced camp requirement are advised that for the 2017 season, advanced camp credit will only be awarded for those in attendance at the KHSAA's Officiate Kentucky Day on July 29 in Louisville.There will...
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12/12/16- Officiate Kentucky Day Information

OFFICIATE KENTUCKY DAY Saturday, July 29 Marriott Downtown - Louisville You are invited to the first-ever, Officiate Kentucky Day! What is Officiate Kentucky Day? Officiate Kentucky Day (OKD) is a one-day gathering of sports and sport act...
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11/28/16 – Basketball Part 2 Test Reminder

The NFHS Basketball Part 2 Test is available online from midnight Eastern Time on November 27 through midnight Eastern Time on December 12. The test will automatically close exactly at that time even if tests are in progress. Login at http://official...
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12/14/16 – 2017 Baseball Advanced Umpires Camp with Officiate Kentucky Day

Baseball Umpires planning their spring and advanced camp requirement are advised that for the 2017 season, advanced camp credit will be awarded for those in attendance at the KHSAA's Officiate Kentucky Day on July 29 in Louisville.There will not be a...
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10/03/16- 2016-2017 Basketball Rules Clinic Online Now

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Basketball is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials.HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHESThe clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, paid of ...
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08/15/16 – Soccer Part 2 Test Now Available

The Soccer Part 2 Test will be available online from midnight Eastern Time on August 15 through midnight Eastern Time on August 29. The test will automatically close exactly at that time. Login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the tes...
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08/15/16 – Volleyball Part 2 Test Now Available

The Volleyball Part 2 Test will be available online from midnight Eastern Time on August 15 through midnight Eastern Time on August 29. The test will automatically close exactly at that time. Login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the...
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08/15/16 – Part 2 Football Test Reminder

The Part 2 Test will be available online from midnight Eastern Time on August 15 through midnight Eastern Time on August 29. The test will automatically close exactly at that time. Login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A mi...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Cross Country Rules Clinic Now Available Online

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Cross Country is available beginning today, August 1. Remember, the clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Field Hockey Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Field Hockey is available beginning August 1. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach rec...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Soccer Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is available beginning August 1. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach receives ...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Golf Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Golf is available beginning August 1. The clinic is required for all head and assistant coaches.  August 1 to August 15 – the Golf Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge ...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Competitive Cheer Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport activity of competitive cheer is available beginning August 1. The clinic is required of all officials (judges) as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Volleyball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Volleyball is available beginning August 1. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay. Bel...
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08/01/16 – 2016 Football Rules Clinic Now Available Online

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is available beginning August 1. THOUGH THERE ARE MINIMAL RULE CHANGES, one is major to the way the game is coached and officiated and both groups should take the clinic as soon as pos...
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06/17/16 – Soccer Officials Advanced Camp Registration Open

Registration is now open for the 2016 KHSAA Soccer Officials Advanced Camp. This year's camp will be held July 22-23 in Lexington. Licensed officials are required to attend this camp once every four years to be eligible to work Region/State postseaso...
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05/27/16 – Volleyball Officials Advanced Camp Registration Open

Registration is now open for the 2016 KHSAA Volleyball Officials Advanced Camp.  This year's camp will be held July 29-30 in Lexington.  Licensed officials are required to attend this camp once every four years to be eligible to work Region/State pos...
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3/03/16 – Softball Umpire Clinic

This is a reminder that the 2016 KHSAA Softball Umpire Clinic will be Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Franklin County High School. This clinic must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire region or state tournaments, but ...
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02/09/16 – Softball Umpires Camp Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2016 KHSAA Softball Umpires Advanced Camp is now open. This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire region or state tournaments.Camp DateSaturday, March 5, 2016LocationFranklin County H...
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02/02/16 – Softball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The 2016 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Softball is now available.Coaches DeadlineFebruary 1 – March 7 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this peri...
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02/01/16 – Baseball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The 2016 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Baseball is now available.Coaches DeadlineFebruary 1 – March 7 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this peri...
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01/04/16 – Baseball Umpire Advanced Camp Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2016 KHSAA Baseball Umpires Advance Camp is now open. This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire region or state tournaments.Camp Date Saturday, February 13 - Hopkins Co. Central High...
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10/06/15- Basketball Rules Clinic Online for 15-16

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Basketball is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials.HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHESThe clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, paid of ...
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08/11/15 – Football Rules Clinic Now Available Online

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is available beginning today, August 11. Below is additional information:OFFICIALSAugust 10 to August 31 (Officials) – the Football Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no c...
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08/10/15 Field Hockey Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Field Hockey is available beginning today, August 10. Below is additional information:OFFICIALSAugust 10 to August 31 (Officials) – the  Field Hockey Clinic will be online only and may be viewe...
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08/10/15 – Volleyball Rules Clinic Now Online

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Volleyball is available beginning today, August 10. Below is additional information:OFFICIALSAugust 10 to August 31 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at ...
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08/10/15 Soccer Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is available beginning today, August 10. Below is additional information:OFFICIALSAugust 10 to August 31 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charg...
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08/10/15 – Cross Country Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Cross Country is available beginning today, August 10. Below is additional information:OFFICIALSAugust 10 to September 7 (Officials) – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be vi...
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06/10/15 – Soccer Referee’s Advanced Camp for 2015

The Advanced Camp for Soccer referees will again be held in conjunction with the Bluegrass State Games. We will be taking applications for this camp beginning today. Camp is scheduled for July 24 & 25 and will cost $55 (officials will be compensa...
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06/08/15 – Volleyball Officials Advanced Camp Date Set

The 2015 KHSAA Volleyball Advanced Officials Camp will be held July 31-Aug. 1 in Lexington in conjunction with the Bluegrass State Games.  This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to officiate in region or state ...
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05/26/2015 – Officials registration is now open

This is being sent to all previously licensed KHSAA officials:Registration for all officials is now available by clicking the "Officials Login" button at the top of the main KHSAA website, http://www.khsaa.org/. The total registration fee for officia...
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3/23/15 Part 2 Test is now available for Softball, Baseball and Track and Field

The Part 2 Exam for Baseball, Softball and Track and Field are now available online through midnight Eastern Time on Sunday, April 5. There will be no way for anyone to take the test after the deadline. It is highly recommended that all registered of...
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03/06/15 – Advanced Clinic for Softball Umpires Cancelled

The Softball Umpires Clinic scheduled for Saturday March 7, 2015 at Franklin County High School has been cancelled due to inclement weather. If you had planned on attending and did not receive my e-mail from earlier this morning, please contact me at...
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02/22/15 – Softball Umpires Advanced Camp Early Registration

This is just a reminder that early registration for the Softball Umpires Advanced Camp will end on Saturday February 28th. After this date the cost will go from 46.00 to the late registration fee of 71.00. The late registration deadline is Thursday M...
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2/5/15 – Softball Umpires Advanced Camp Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2015 KHSAA Softball Umpires Advanced Camp is now open. This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire region or state tournaments. Camp Date Saturday, March 7, 2015 Location Franklin ...
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02/04/15 – Reminder Baseball Online Rules Clinic Available

The 2015 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Baseball is now available. Coaches Deadline February 2 – March 8 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this ...
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12/01/14 – Officials Part 2 Exam Available for Basketball and Wrestling

The Part 2 Exam for Basketball and Wrestling is now available online through midnight Eastern Time on Sunday, December 14. There will be no way for anyone to take the test after the deadline. It is highly recommended that all registered officials tak...
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11/24/14 – Baseball Umpires Advanced Camp Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2015 KHSAA Baseball Umpires Advance Camp is now open. This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire region or state tournaments.Camp Date Saturday, February 14 - West Jessamine High Scho...
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11/13/14 – NFHS Officials Publications Information

The NFHS has a new look and this new look which includes an updated and user friendly webpage for officials. We wanted to share this information with you as this is a good way to stay up to date on information that the NFHS publishes in the way of ne...
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10/07/14 – Basketball Online Rules Clinic Notice

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for Basketball is now available online. Below is additional information: October 6 to December 7 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period. Octo...
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09/16/14 – Wrestling Fall Clinic Information for Officials

Reminder that the fall clinic for wrestling officials will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Four Points by Sheraton Lexington located at 1938 Stanton Way Lexington 40511. This meeting does not count toward the mandatory online rules...
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09/15/14 – Swimming and Diving Rules Clinic Now Online

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Swimming and Diving is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials. HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES September 15 to November 30  – the Swimming and Diving Clinic will ...
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08/29/14 – Part 2 Exam Ends Sunday; Free Clinic Ends Monday

We would like to remind all Football, Soccer, Field Hockey, Cross Country and Volleyball officials that the part 2 exam, which is a requirement to officiate a postseason contest in Football, Soccer, Field Hockey and Volleyball, is ending this Sunday,...
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08/22/14 – KHSAA Licensed Officials Vendors

Four years ago the KHSAA opened the door to multiple uniform vendors for our officials convenience in price and in location. Please help us honor the contracts these vendors have agreed to, adhered to, and pay for as they are proud to be the official...
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08/04/14 – Volleyball Rules Clinic Now Online

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Volleyball is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials.  August 4 to September 1 (Officials) - the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no c...
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08/04/14 – Competitive Cheer Rules Clinic Now Online

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport-activity of Competitive Cheer is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed judges (officials).  August 4 to September 1 (Officials) - the Competitive Cheer Clinic will be onlin...
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06/05/14 – NFHS Basketball Rule Changes for 2014-2015

Lane Players Can Release When Free Throw is Attempted in High School Basketball Players in marked lane spaces will be able to move into the lane when the ball is released by the free-throw shooter beginning with the 2014-15 high school basketball se...
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05/21/14 – Officials Licensing for 2014-2015

This is being sent to all previously licensed KHSAA officials: Registration for all officials is now available by clicking the "Officials Login" button at the top of the main KHSAA website, http://www.khsaa.org/. The total registration fee for offic...
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05/23/14 – Volleyball Officials Camp Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2014 KHSAA Volleyball Officials Camps is now open.  There will be two camps this year.  This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to officiate region or state tournaments beginning in 2014. J...
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05/22/14 – 2014 NFHS Kickoff Coverage

  Five-Game Official Positions for Kickoff  I. KICKOFF II. REFEREE A. Before kick: 1. Position: R's goal yard line on the head linesman's side just outside hash marks. 2. Count R players. 3. Check positions of other game officials. 4. After r...
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05/07/14 – Soccer Referee’s Advanced Camp

Please take time to mark your calendars for this year’s Referee’s camp! The dates and site for the 2014 KHSAA Soccer Officials Camp have been set. The Advanced Camp for Soccer referees will again be held in conjunction with the Bluegrass State Games....
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05/07/14 – Volleyball Officials Camp Dates Set

The dates and sites for the 2014 KHSAA Volleyball Officials Camps have been set.  This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to officiate in region or state tournaments beginning in 2014.  There are two camps sched...
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04/28/14 – Arbiter Reports Emailing Issue with Assigners who use Yahoo or AOL

Officials and Assigners: The KHSAA received this email from Arbiter.  We wanted to make sure that you are aware of the situation. EMAIL: We are currently experience higher rates of email delivery failure for assigners using Yahoo or AOL email addre...
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04/18/14 – Deadline for Free Baseball Clinic Tonight

This is a reminder for Athletic Directors, all baseball coaches and baseball umpires that the deadline to complete the 2014 KHSAA/NFHS online Rules Clinic at no cost is midnight tonight.  If you have already completed the clinic, please disregard thi...
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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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03/28/14 – Football 8th Region Official Association Interest

TO ALL KHSAA FOOTBALL OFFICIALS - The 8th Region policy board and a group of regional officials are in the early stages of the possible formation of an 8th Region Football Officials Association, and have communicate such interest to the KHSAA. Inter...
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03/25/14 – Baseball, Softball, and Track and Field Part 2 exam available

The Baseball, Softball, and Track and Field part 2 exams are available. They were opened yesterday and will remain open until Sunday, April 6th at midnight eastern standard time. It will not be possible to take the exam after the deadline. It is h...
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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 – 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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12/04/13 – Scorer’s Table Reference Available

Our hope is that your basketball season is off to a good start. We have updated and added a resource for Athletic Directors and Coaches on the general information tab of the basketball page to help with clock keeper guidelines and the nearly new poin...
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12/02/13 – Basketball Part 2 Exam Available

The Basketball part 2 exam is available beginning today until Sunday, December 15th at midnight eastern standard time. There will be no way for anyone to take the test after the deadline. It is highly recommended that all registered officials take th...
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05/20/13 Officials Registration is Open for 2013-2014 School Year

Registration for all officials is now available at http://khsaa.org/.  Please note that there has been an increase in the administrative fee due to increased cost in criminal records checks.  The total registration fee for officials in their first sp...
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05/14/13 – Basketball Officials Camp Requirement Postponed

Beginning in 2014, the KHSAA will re-institute a requirement for officials to attend an instructional camp once every four years in order to officiate various levels of postseason play, with a four-year phase-in period. Though we had talked about the...
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05/09/13 – NFHS Basketball Rules Changes for 2013-2014

Head coaches in high school basketball will be allowed to come onto the court in an effort to break up a fight or keep a situation from escalating. Previously, the head coach could only enter the court if beckoned by an official. This revision to Ru...
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03/25/13 – Clarification on Cold Weather Participation

The office has received several calls from people asking about a "Cold Weather Index" to parallel the existing Heat Index rules and regulations. At the present time, such an index does not exist in terms of a policy to eliminate participation at cert...
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3/20/13 KHSAA Will Host National Association of Sports Officials Summit in 2017

KHSAA To Host 2017 National Association of Sports Officials Summit The National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) has chosen Kentucky as the host state for the 2017 NASO Summit (July 30-Aug. 1). In conjunction with the event, the KHSAA will hos...
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03/18/13 – Part II Exam for Spring Officials is Now Open

For all baseball, softball, and track and field officials, the Part 2 Exam is now available online through midnight Eastern Time on Sunday, March 31.   Login to http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test.  A minimum score of 80 on the ex...
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03/18/13 – NFHS Baseball Part 2 Test Now Online

This is a reminder to all umpires that the NFHS Part 2 Exam is now open and available online.  A reminder, you must score at least 80 on the Part 2 Exam to be eligible for the postseason.  The window to take the test will close at midnight on Sunday,...
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01/30/13 Exos Braces Worn on The Forearm or Wrist Ruled are Illegal for Basketball

Our office has been contacted several time regarding the Exos Brace being worn on the forearm or wrist.     NFHS Basketball Rule 3-5 article 2a states: A guard, cast or brace made of hard or unyielding substance, such as, but not limited to, leath...
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12/21/12 – Originially posted 10/25/12 – BK Official Scorekeeper Shirts and Running Clock Clarification

We have received many calls asking about the official scorekeeper shirt.  The new rule reads that the official scorekeeper must wear a black and white garment to identify themselves at the table for players and officials benefit.  The KHSAA supports ...
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12/11/12 – Baseball Umpire Camp Information

Registration information for the 2013 KHSAA Baseball Umpire Camp has been posted on the KHSAA website.  Go to this link for more information. http://khsaa.org/httpdocs/baseball/umpirescamp.pdf  ...
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12/07/12 Part 2 Testing Ends Sunday

The Part 2 testing period will end this Sunday, December 9 at midnight eastern time.  There will be no make up period for any reason.  If you have not logged in to begin the test we suggest you do that today during business hours.  Our office will be...
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11/26/12 – Basketball and Wrestling Officials Part 2 Test Now Available

The Part 2 Exam is now available online through midnight Eastern Time on Sunday, December 9. Login to http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test.  A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be assigned to officiate postseason pla...
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09/07/12 – Reminder about Weather Interrupted Football Games

Based on the number of inquiries in the last few hours, it seems prudent to remind schools and officials about the required procedures involving interrupted football games. Basically, there is no such thing as a no contest. Regardless of how long or...
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06/21/12 Registration Deadline and Uniform Update

We wanted to remind you all that the deadline to register "on time" is midnight on June 30, 2012.   If you do not meet the "on time" registration deadline it means a couple of things:1) you will be charges a $25 late fee to register after June 302) ...
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06/11/12 Officials Welcome

Welcome to the KHSAA Officials Blog. We hope this this becomes a new and easy way to share information with all of our officials in a more relaxed manner.  This blog will allow us to share information with all of you about items that concern official...
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Sports Information and Media Blog

05/24/19 – State Track & Field Performance Listing and Roster by School Available

The performance list and the roster by school for all events, including unified/adapted for 1A, 2A and 3A are posted on the website at the links below. Changes may occur as coaches and officials have an opportunity to double check both the performan...
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05/21/19 – Advance Tickets for Spring Championships Now Available

Advance tickets to the upcoming KHSAA Spring State Championships are now available for purchase at KHSAA.org. Purchasing tickets ahead of time online allows fans to avoid the lines and head straight into the venue to cheer on their team.  Tickets to...
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2019 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Ticket Sales Information

Click on the links below to order your tickets to the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament! ...
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05/17/19- In-Person Golf Rules Clinic for Coaches Scheduled for June 15

With substantial changes to the Rules of Golf adopted in January, the KHSAA is partnering with the Kentucky Golf Coaches Association and Golf House of Kentucky to conduct an in-person rules clinic for all coaches on Saturday, June 15 at the KHSAA Off...
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05/16/19 – Board Adjusts Dates for the 2019-20 Wrestling Season

The Board of Control conducted its final meeting of the 2018-19 academic year on May 7th and 8th at the KHSAA Offices. One of the agenda items dealt with setting championship dates and sites for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years. The state meet...
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05/15/19 – Several Equipment Changes Highlight High School Basketball Rules Changes

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 15, 2019) — Five of the seven rules changes in high school basketball concern player equipment, including new uniform provisions that will be required in the 2024-25 season. All seven rules revisions recommended by the National...
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05/14/19 – Top Seed Tennis Club To Sponsor State Tennis Championships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2019 The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has added a new corporate partner, with Top Seed Tennis Club signing on to become the title sponsor of the State Tennis Championships. Located at 777 E. Brannon Road i...
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Online Zoom Meetings

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05/09/19 – Kentucky Proud Park to Host Final Semi-State Games

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2019 Following yesterday’s Board of Control meeting, the KHSAA has reached an agreement with the University of Kentucky to hold the final two unscheduled Semi-State Baseball games at Kentucky Proud Park on June 1st. The...
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05/09/19 – Bass Fishing Championship Begins Friday at Kentucky Dam Marina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2019 The seventh-annual KHSAA State Bass Fishing Championship begins Friday morning at the Kentucky Dam Marina when 90 teams compete for the 2019 state title. The 90 boats competing at this year’s state championship mar...
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05/08/19 – Board Approves BA/FP Semi-State Sites, Adopts Spectator Conduct Policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 8, 2019 The Board of Control conducted its final meeting of the 2018-19 academic year on Tuesday and Wednesday at the KHSAA Offices, approving sites for the upcoming baseball and softball semi-state games while also addres...
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05/22/19 – 2019 Golf Regional Sites/Managers

With the Board of Control's changes to the golf alignment beginning in 2019-20, it necessitates a request from the office the regional tournament sites and managers for the 2019 tournaments.  Schools are reminded that venues/managers interested in ho...
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05/07/19 – Track & Field Regional Entries for Unified & Adapted Athletes

In preparation for the 2019 KHSAA State Track & Field Championships (May 30-June 1), we wanted to remind you of the opportunities available for the student-athletes of Kentucky. The KHSAA will continue to offer Unified and Adapted events to inclu...
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2019-2020 Approved KHSAA J-1/F-1 Exchange Agencies

Case BL-7-2- What are the approved J-1 VISA programs for Foreign Exchange Students? Students holding a J-1 VISA issued by the U.S. Department of State and placed in KHSAA member schools through a CSIET approved agency may be declared eligible by th...
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05/02/19 – Bass Fishing Qualifiers for State 2019

The preliminary field for the 2019 KHSAA State Fishing Championships is now set. This year's event will feature 90 boats, all of which qualified based on their performance in one of four regional competitions. All state championship anglers must pre...
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05/02/19 – Leachman Buick GMC Extends Title Sponsorship of State Golf Championships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 2, 2019 The Kentucky High School Athletic Association and longtime corporate partner Leachman Buick GMC have reached an agreement on a contract extension which will see the latter’s sponsorship of the state golf championsh...
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04/29/19- Getting Smart but Acting Foolishly: There is a Solution (Op-Ed Column)

By Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Julian Tackett, Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. We communicate on smartphones, drive smart cars, make purchases us...
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04/28/19 – Official of the Year Winners Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2019 The KHSAA honored the top officials for 2019 during the Association’s 26th Annual Officials Recognition Banquet today at the Association's headquarters. The ceremony recognized the finalists for each sport o...
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04/25/19 – Additional Time Given to Evaluate Head, Neck Injuries in High School Wrestling

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 25, 2019) — In an ongoing effort to minimize the risk of injury in high school wrestling, additional time will be given to evaluate head and neck injuries when an appropriate health-care professional is present at a match. In...
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04/24/19 – KHSAA State Archery Championships Head to Bowling Green Tuesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 24, 2019 The KHSAA State Archery Championships will be contested in a new venue in 2019, with the event moving to Ephram White Park in Bowling Green. The state championship gets underway Tuesday, April 30th with the firs...
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Ball Adoptions for 2019-2020 and Beyond

Reminder to school administrators about the primary points of the KHSAA and its ball adoption agreements. In an effort to offset the services and events provided by the KHSAA and eliminate passing on a great deal of additional cost to the membership...
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04/22/19 – Six Rules Changes Approved in High School Swimming, Diving

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 22, 2019) — Effective with the 2019-20 high school season, a legal finish now requires the competitor to contact either the touchpad or the finish end coinciding with the individual stroke of the race. With this change, swimme...
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04/22/19 – Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Baseball and KHSAA Softball State Tournament Draws Set for Tuesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2019 The draws for the 2019 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball and KHSAA State Softball Tournaments will take place Tuesday, April 23 at 12 p.m. The draw will be conducted at the KHSAA offices and can be viewed live ...
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Hall of Famer Mary Custard-Austin: “If you tell me ‘no,’ I’m going after it even harder”

BY MIKE FIELDS Mary Custard-Austin was an incredible athlete at Harrison County High School -- a 2,000-point scorer in basketball and a five-time state champion in track – who readily admits she was “blessed with natural talent” that allowed her...
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04/15/19 – Postseason Tennis Information

Information and instructions for the 2019 Regional Tennis Tournaments have been posted online and can be accessed by going to the Tennis page of the KHSAA website Tennis Page  All coaches and competing schools should take the time to read these item...
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04/18/19 – Spring Sports Championship Media Credentials

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Spring Sports Championships (Archery, Bass Fishing, Tennis, Track & Field, Baseball and Softball) is now live, and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org. Credentials to each KHSAA...
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04/16/19 – Official of the Year Candidates Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 16, 2019 The KHSAA will honor the top officials for 2019 on April 28th at the Association’s 26th Annual Officials Recognition Banquet. The ceremony, conducted at the KHSAA Offices, honors the finalists for each sport...
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04/15/19 – Softball District/Region Instructions Available

Postseason instructions for the Softball District/Region Tournaments are now available on the KHSAA website. You can view these instructions by clicking on the following link: CLICK HERE TO READ DISTRICT/REGION INSTRUCTIONS MANUAL You can find addi...
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04/15/19 – Track & Field Regional Instructions

The information and instructions for the 2019 KHSAA Track & Field Regional Meets have been posted online. You can access the information by going to the Track & Field page of the KHSAA website. All competing schools are strongly advised to re...
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04/03/19 – Pole Vault Coaches Certification

As a reminder, Athletic Directors have the ability to designate a Pole Vault coach within the KHSAA database. This capability has greatly enhanced the ability to manage provisions within the rules, in particular, those related to Track and Field. For...
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04/03/19 – Reminders – Pole Vault Requirements for Track Coaches

We wanted to remind Athletic Directors, coaches, and student-athletes about the additional requirements for the Pole Vault event. It is necessary in order to attempt to minimize risk, that coaches have additional training for the pole vault prior to ...
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04/03/19 – Rules Changes Approved in High School Spirit

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 3, 2019) — Rules related to minimizing risk of injury to dance and cheer team members are among 29 rules revisions for the 2019-20 high school spirit season. The rules changes were recommended by the National Federation of St...
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Eric Shelton says KHSAA Hall of Fame honor was a team effort

BY MIKE FIELDS When Eric Shelton looks back on his high school days at Bryan Station, he doesn’t focus on football, or the touchdowns he scored, the headlines he earned, the victories he celebrated, the awards he received. “What I remember most...
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04/01/19 – KHSAA.org Now Features Enhanced Stat Offerings for Baseball, Softball

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2019 New for the 2019 season, box scores, cumulative team season statistics and state leaders for baseball and softball will be available at KHSAA.org. For the past two seasons, limited statistical information was...
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04/01/19 – List of Items for Annual Required Financial Aid Report

It is once again that time of year for ALL KHSAA member schools to complete the required annual financial aid report in compliance with Bylaw 11. This report is required of ALL KHSAA member schools. In an effort to assist Principals and Athletic Dire...
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03/26/19 – Clarification on Softball Media Area Rule Change

The KHSAA has received a few inquiries from umpires, media members, and fans about the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) rule change in softball regarding the placement of a designated temporary media area in live-ball te...
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Kelly Coleman still the ‘King’ of Kentucky high school basketball

BY MIKE FIELDS WAYLAND – They came from all over the state, finding their way from Ashland, Bowling Green, Frankfort, Lexington, Louisville, Monticello, Paintsville and Pikeville, winding their way through the mountains of eastern Kentucky on th...
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03/19/19 – Softball Postseason Semi-State Rotation

The KHSAA wanted to send a few reminders and updates to Softball Coaches now that the season has started: SEMI-STATE ROTATIONS/SITES The rotation grid for the Semi-State Round of the Softball Postseason was published on the KHSAA website recently....
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03/19/19 – Pitch Count Submission / Postseason Semi-Site Rotation

A few reminders and updates to Baseball Coaches now that the season has started: SEMI-STATE ROTATIONS/SITES The rotation grid for the Semi-State Round of the Baseball Postseason was published on the KHSAA website recently.  To view, please use the...
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03/19/19- Reminder about 2018-2019 Title IX and Participation List Submission

With spring sports in full swing and most schools getting ready to take some form of spring break, it is time to remind each of you that the annual reports for Title IX and the Participation List are due on April 30. If you have specific question...
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03/19/19- Golf Realignment and Format Status

September, 2018 - Board begins discussions surrounding golf realignment and tournament qualification. Realignment was viewed as long overdue and the Board and staff have spent a great deal of time discussing the state golf tournament and the best...
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03/18/19 – NFHS Part 2 Exam Online for Baseball and Softball Officials

NFHS Part 2 Tests for licensed officials in the sports of Baseball and Softball are now available online. The Part 2 exams, required for postseason eligibility, will be open until Monday, April 1 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The tests will automatically clos...
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Surefire: Scherr-fired Ryle rolls to Girls’ Sweet Sixteen title

  BY MIKE FIELDS Orange and black – not green -- were the winning colors on St. Patrick’s Day as the Ryle Lady Raiders rolled to the championship of the 58th KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen before 5,607 fans in Rupp Arena. Ryle, whose school c...
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Boyd County’s loss can’t dim the shine on Savannah Wheeler’s career

BY MIKE FIELDS Savannah Wheeler has what her parents call “Savannah moments.” Like when she was a third-grader and tagged along with older sister Taylor to a basketball camp at Transylvania. Savannah liked that she got to play in a game, but wh...
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Robin Harmon & Irene Moore would’ve loved to play in Rupp Arena

BY MIKE FIELDS Robin Harmon-Newsome was a high-scoring basketball star who led Sheldon Clark to four consecutive appearances in the KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen from 1975-78. Irene Moore Strong was a 5-foot-3, 108-pound dynamo who sparked Breathi...
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Hall of Famer Kandi Brown-Parker recalls her sweetest Sweet Sixteen

BY MIKE FIELDS There have been a lot of sweet moments in the history of the KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen, but the sweetest of all may have been the one shared by a coach and his daughter in the glow of a championship almost 20 years ago. During a...
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03/12/19 – KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® Heads to Rupp Arena for the First Time

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2019 The KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® will make its debut at Rupp Arena this week (March 13-17), as the historic venue plays host to the girls’ basketball tournament for the first time. This year’s tournament will mark...
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Final Girls Tournament Worker Information

Good morning! Thanks so much for agreeing to work at the 2019 KHSAA Girls Sweet Sixteen®. We look forward to a great week. Here are some final details! MATERIAL PICKUP If you are on this list to pick up either credentials or parking, that is availa...
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Billy Hicks: “This was my last game”

BY MIKE FIELDS Nobody has coached basketball harder than Billy Hicks has coached basketball over the last four decades. If he wore a blood-pressure cup on the sidelines, the numbers would scare the bejeebers out of his doctor, not to mention his...
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Trinity wins state title behind humble hero David Johnson

BY MIKE FIELDS David Johnson has to be one the most self-effacing, ego-averse MVPs in the history of the Sweet Sixteen. After the gifted 6-foot-5 senior had 22 points, 12 rebounds, 4 blocked shots and 2 assists to spark Trinity past Scott County 50...
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Twin brothers having a Jolly good time in Rupp

BY MIKE FIELDS The Jolly twins – Grant and Reid – are having a ball in the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys' Sweet Sixteen this week, but then they’ve been having a ball playing ball – be it basketball, football, baseball or golf -- whether as teammates...
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CovCath’s near-miracle comeback, play-by-play

BY MIKE FIELDS Take your pick. It was almost the greatest comeback in Sweet Sixteen history, or almost the greatest collapse in Sweet Sixteen history. Scott County led defending champion Covington Catholic 48-26 with 5:47 left and was cruising...
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Billy Hicks, through the eyes of his wife Betsy

BY MIKE FIELDS Betsy Hicks has been watching her husband coach basketball for more than four decades, from Evarts to Harlan to Corbin to Scott County, and in that time she’s missed only a handful of his games. In late January, when Billy Hicks ...
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Brewers’ basketball perfection secure in history for another year

BY MIKE FIELDS Only a few minutes after John Hardin lost in the first round of the 102nd KHSAA Sweet Sixteen Wednesday night, a phone call was placed to Barney Thweatt, who lives in Benton in the far reaches of western Kentucky. Had Thweatt heard t...
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A special basketball day for the Brannen family

BY MIKE FIELDS Debbie and John Brannen didn’t stick around Rupp Arena for long after watching their son Grant coach Walton-Verona to a 76-54 victory over Knox Central in the opening game of the 102nd KHSAA Sweet Sixteen Wednesday afternoon. The...
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The last six unbeaten teams that got beat in the Sweet Sixteen

Since Brewers was crowned Boys' Sweet Sixteen champion with a 36-0 record in 1948, six teams have entered the state tournament undefeated, but none have left holding the big trophy. This year another unbeaten team will give it a try. John Hardin...
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03/05/19 – Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® Broadcast Info, 105.5 FM To Air Games Locally

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 5, 2019 The 2019 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® gets underway Wednesday afternoon at Rupp Arena when Knox Central takes on Walton-Verona at 12 p.m. (ET). Fans can follow all the action through live webcasts at K...
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Final Boys Tournament Worker Information

Good morning! Thanks so much for agreeing to work at the 2019 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet Sixteen®. We look forward to a great week. Here are some final details! MATERIAL PICKUP If you are on this list to pick up either credentials or parking, t...
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02/28/19 – Archery 2019 Postseason Instructions

The information and instructions for the 2019 Postseason Archery Tournaments have been posted online. You can access the information by going to the Archery page of the KHSAA website (Regional Instructions). All coaches and competing schools should ...
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Important Esport Information from PlayVS

PlayVS Specifications and Information ...
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Reggie Warford’s Hall of Fame credentials go beyond basketball

BY MIKE FIELDS Remember Reggie Warford? He was a basketball star at Drakesboro High in the early 1970s, a skinny, leaping left-hander who became the first recruit Joe B. Hall signed after Hall succeeded Adolph Rupp as Kentucky’s head coach. War...
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02/26/19 – Eight Rules Changes Approved in High School Soccer

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 26, 2019) — Rules related to improperly equipped players and procedures for dropping the ball are among eight rules changes in high school soccer for the 2019-20 season. The rules changes were recommended by the National F...
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02/26/19- KHSAA Update on June Scholastic Events

In January, in response to findings from the Rice Commission, the NCAA announced changes to its Division I Men's Basketball Recruiting Calendar. The intent of the changes was manifold: First, it was a concerted effort to create events that were s...
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02/25/19 – KHSAA to Award Fourth Annual Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships at Boys’ Sweet 16®

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 25, 2019 The KHSAA will present the fourth annual Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships during the 2019 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® to Lance Butler of Paducah Tilghman and Brynne Galloway of Garrard County. Wh...
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2019 State Meet Honors

2019 PANNELL SWIM SHOP/KHSAA STATE SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS BOYS’ AWARD WINNERS Outstanding Meet Competitor Hunter Tapp, Trinity (Lou.) Pannell Swim Shop Scholarship Brendan Conley, Highlands Tim Cahill Outstanding Coach of the ...
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02/21/19 – Tentative Host Sites for 2019 Regional Track Meets

*As of 3/19/19, the following schools are tentative sites for the 2019 Track Regionals. These sites are tentative and subject to change.   Region Site/Host Manager Email Class 1A 1 Murray Ji...
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02/20/19 – Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA State Swimming & Diving Championships Begin Thursday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 20, 2018 The 2019 Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA State Swimming & Diving Championships (Feb. 21-23) begin Thursday with the boys’ and girls’ diving preliminaries at the Ralph Wright Natatorium on the University of Louisv...
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Rick Bolus: still scouting, still loving it, after all these years

BY MIKE FIELDS Rick Bolus estimates that he’s driven more than a half-a-million miles to scout more than 10,000 high school basketball games over the last 46 years. He’s in remarkably good health considering he’s consumed several thousand conces...
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01/28/19- Calculating the RPI

BASICS ABOUT THE RPI RPI will be implemented in all sports as a publicity tool. In Football, the RPI will be incorporated into the tournament rules as a means of seeding Rounds 3, 4 and 5 RPI stands for “Ratings Percentage Index”. In short, i...
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02/19/19 – Board of Control Addresses Future Postseason Formats for Fall Championships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 19, 2019 The Board of Control reviewed postseason formats and state qualifying for several fall sports during its meeting at the KHSAA Offices on Tuesday. Changes to the state golf qualifying process and golf alignmen...
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02/19/19- Alignment Revisions Approved for Boys’ and Girls’ Golf Effective 2019

Effective July 15, 2019. REGION 1- Ballard Memorial, Caldwell County, Calloway County, Carlisle County, Christian Fellowship, Community Christian (Paducah), Crittenden County, Fulton County, Graves County, Hickman County, Livingston Central, Lyon Co...
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01/28/19- Basic Explanation, the New RPI to be used for Football

More Details about the Use of the RPI (Football Only) To be published by Week 6 (hopefully earlier but data not as accurate early) To be frozen after Week 11. This will be labeled "Playoff RPI" Out of State games .50 (fifty percent) per the o...
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02/15/19 – Board of Control Election Procedures

BOARD OF CONTROL BALLOT – BOARD OF CONTROL ELECTIONS - INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BALLOT: Balloting is ONLY done online for these positions. Balloting is available beginning on February 15. Only the Principal or Designated Representative may vote. ...
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02/15/19 – Sweet Sixteen® Online Media Credentialing System

The media credentialing system for the 2019 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ and KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® State Basketball Tournaments is now available online, and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org. Both of this year’s events will be held...
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2/14/19- Reminder to Schools about Esports Rosters and Information

For the 2018-2019 school year, KHSAA member schools participating in the sport-activity of esports through the KHSAA/PlayVs partnership are required to enter and maintain their teams, coaches and participants in the KHSAA member school database. THIS...
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02/13/19 – State Wrestling Championships Begin Friday at Alltech Arena

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 13, 2019 The 2019 KHSAA State Wrestling Championships sponsored by the U.S. Army ROTC begin Friday morning at Alltech Arena, with gates opening for fans at 8:30 a.m. and first round matches commencing at 9:30 a.m. Tic...
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02/12/2019-Commissioner’s Statement on NFHS Football Rule Change Related to Replay

KHSAA staff is aware of the rule change and thankfully, we were part of the discussion. At this point, there are no plans to implement replay for our state football championship games, which is likely the only round in which we would consider it at t...
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02/11/19 – Baseball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The 2019 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Baseball is now available. The clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, paid or unpaid. HEAD AND ASS...
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02/11/19 – Nominations Sought for Midway Female Student-Athlete of the Year – Softball

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among Softball participants for 2018-19. The award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and ...
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02/11/19 – Softball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The 2019 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Softball is now available. The clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, paid or unpaid. HEAD AND ASS...
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02/06/19 – State Bowling Championships Begin Thursday at Executive Strike & Spare

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 6, 2019 The eighth-annual KHSAA State Bowling Championships get underway Thursday at Executive Strike & Spare in Louisville with the Unified, Adapted and Singles competitions. The Unified Championship, which is in...
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02/05/19 – Esports Spring Season Participation Deadline February 8

Season Zero ended last week with Boyle County High School taking home the first KHSAA esports state title. Congratulations to Coach Laymon and the BoCo Gold team. The livestream of the state championship match is available at https://www.khsaa.tv Th...
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02/05/19 – State Bowling Lane Assignments Posted

The lane assignments for the 2019 State Bowling Championships have been posted on the KHSAA website. Coaches and participants should review all materials on the KHSAA website under the State Information and Instructions tab, which includes links to t...
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02/04/2019 – 2019 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Applications Now Open

For the sixth 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 san...
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02/04/19 – 2018-2019 Online Bass Fishing Rules Clinic

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport-activity of Bass Fishing is now available on the KHSAA website. The clinic is required of all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, regardless of whether or not the coach rec...
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02/04/19 – Nominations Sought For Midway Female Student-Athlete of the Year – Bass Fishing

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among girls’ Bass Fishing participants for 2018-2019. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as communit...
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02/02/19 – State Bowling Roster by School Posted

The roster by school for the 2019 KHSAA State Bowling Tournament, with the exception of Region 7, is now available for review on the KHSAA website. The roster listing includes unified & adapted participants and can be found through the links belo...
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02/01/19 – 2019-20 High School Volleyball Rules Changes Impact Uniforms, Prematch Protocol

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 1, 2019) — An overhaul of uniform-related rules and an adjustment to team roster submissions were among the most notable rules changes identified for the 2019-20 high school volleyball season. All rules changes were recomm...
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01/31/19 – Criteria for Completing Penalty Corner Among 2019 High School Field Hockey Rules Changes

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (January 31, 2019) — Rules regarding the completion of a penalty corner were among the changes for the 2019 high school field hockey season. All rules changes were recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associat...
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01/31/19 – Dawahares/KHSAA Hall Of Fame Class Of 2019 Inductees Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2019 The Kentucky High School Athletic Association will induct its Class of 2019 into the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame presented by Roberts Insurance on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at the Hilton Downtown Lexington. T...
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01/29/19 – Bowling State Tournament Instructions & Oil Patterns Available

Instructions for the KHSAA State Bowling Championships are now posted on the KHSAA website. The oil patterns selected for the state competition can also be found through a link within the instructions as well as on the KHSAA Bowling page. The KHSAA ...
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01/28/19 – Nominations Sought for Midway Female Student-Athlete of the Year – Track & Field

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among Track & Field participants for 2018-19. The award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community ser...
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01/28/19 – Track & Field Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The 2019 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Track & Field is now available. The clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, paid or unpaid. HEA...
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01/28/19 – Nominations Sought for Midway Female Student-Athlete Of The Year-Tennis

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among girls’ Tennis participants for 2018-2019. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community serv...
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01/28/19 – 2018-2019 Online Tennis Rules Clinic

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Tennis is now available on the KHSAA website. The clinic is required of all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen levels, regardless of whether or not the coach receives pay. Be...
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1/24/19- Dear Mom and Dad, and in some cases, School Personnel: Cool it (Op-Ed Column)

By Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Julian Tackett, Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here...
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Guy Strong’s remarkable life in sports: ‘I’ve done it all and seen it all.’

BY MIKE FIELDS WINCHESTER -- The tapestry of Guy Strong’s life in sports, intricately woven over seven decades, is made up of his many accomplishments as a player and coach, and all the notable people he influenced and befriended along the way. ...
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01/23/19 – Collins HS to Host Esports Season Zero Championship Monday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 23, 2019 The Season Zero Esports State Championship will be determined Monday at Collins High School, when squads from St. Henry District and Boyle County square off to decide the first state champion in a best-of-thre...
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1/23/2019-Nominations Sought For Midway Female Student-Athlete of the Year – Archery

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among girls’ Archery participants for 2018-2019. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community ser...
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1/22/2019 – Nominations sought for Midway Female Student-Athlete of the Year – Girls’ Basketball

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among girls' basketball participants for 2018-2019. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community ...
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01/18/19 – Sweet 16® Draw Show to Air Monday, January 28th on CW Lexington, KHSAA.tv

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 18, 2019 Pairings for the 2019 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® and the 2019 KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® will be revealed on Monday, January 28th at 1 p.m. (ET) when the annual Sweet 16® Draw Show is televised ...
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01/17/19 – 2018-2019 Online Archery Rules Clinic

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport-activity of Archery is now available on the KHSAA website. The clinic is required of all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, regardless of whether or not the coach receives...
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01/16/19 – Board of Control Sets Sites for State Softball and State Archery; Reviews Football Playoff Format

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 16, 2019 In its first meeting of the new year on Wednesday at the KHSAA Offices, the Board of Control finalized locations for two spring championships while addressing the future playoff structure for football and cont...
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01/15/19 – Winter Sports Championship Credentials

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Winter Sports Championships (Bowling, Wrestling, Swimming & Diving) is now live, and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org. Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are ...
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01/11/19 – Bowling Regional Entries for Unified & Adapted Athletes

In preparation for the 2019 KHSAA State Bowling Championships (February 7-8), we wanted to remind you of the opportunities available for the student-athletes of Kentucky. The KHSAA will continue to offer Unified and Adapted events to include regional...
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01/11/19 – Esports Season Zero Playoff Info, Spring Season Update

The playoffs for Esports Season Zero are underway! Congratulations to Wolves Blue from Wolfe County High School for an undefeated regular season. They will face off against BoCo Black from Boyle County High School in the semifinals next week. A huge...
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01/14/19 – Regional Bowling Entries

In preparation for the 2019 Regional Bowling tournaments, the KHSAA wanted to notify member schools of the new entry process. The bowling head coach or Athletic Director for each participating member school should designate student-athletes to its po...
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12/21/18 – Bowling Regional Instructions & Oil Patterns Available

Instructions for KHSAA Regional Bowling Tournaments are now posted on the KHSAA website. The oil patterns selected for the regional competitions can also be found through a link within these instructions. All regions will utilize the same patterns t...
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12/20/18- Girls Basketball Advance Ticket Sales

  It is again time for us to take orders for advance tickets to the 2019 KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16®. Here are some notes about this year's event: These tickets for the entire event may be ordered online through the KHSAA website through Friday, ...
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12/20/18- 2019 Boys’ Ticket Sales Notes

Tickets are now in a renewal period for those that ordered through the KHSAA in the past. All have been mailed a ticket order form and directions to renew. Jeanie Molloy of the KHSAA staff processes those orders (although she has no control over seat...
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12/18/18 – Initial Basketball Stat Leader Reports Released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 18, 2018 The first statistical leader reports of the 2018-19 season for girls’ and boys’ basketball have been posted at KHSAA.org. The leader reports will be updated every day at approximately 3 a.m., and will include...
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12/14/18 – Swimming & Diving Updates & Reminders

There are a variety of reminders and updates included below for Swimming & Diving Coaches and participants. The information below supersedes any previous communication/interpretation issued. Regular Season Schedule for Both Swimming and Diving ...
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2019 State Wrestling Day 1 Results – 1st Rd, 2nd Rd Champ, 3rd Rd Champ, 1st Rd Consol, 2nd Rd Consol (bouts 1-616)

Championship Round 1 (32 Man) 106 Champ. Round 1 - David Griffith (Meade County) 38-5 won by fall over Malachia Harris (Moore) 11-10 (Fall 1:44) Champ. Round 1 - Luke Oliveros (South Oldham) 20-6 won by fall over Cole Cecil (Bullitt East) 19-13...
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2019 State Wrestling Day 2 Results – 3rd Rd Cons, 4th Rd Con, 4th Rd, 5th Rd Cons, 6th Rd Cons, Medal bouts, (bouts 617-878)

Round 3 Consolation 106 Cons. Round 3 - Trayce Eckman (Union County) 45-6 won by fall over Maximus Beltran (Central Hardin) 32-13 (Fall 3:31) Cons. Round 3 - Nolan Banfield (Montgomery County) 9-2 won by fall over Gabe Fortier (LaRue County) 43...
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12/11/18 – New ACL Injury Prevention Course Available on NFHS Learning Center

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (December 11, 2018) — A new online education course regarding ACL injury prevention is now available on the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Learning Center, thanks to a partnership between the NFHS and Ho...
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12/12/18 – Reminder about Stats Collection REQUIREMENT and Penalties for Noncompliance

Starting next week, the KHSAA will begin compiling daily statewide statistical leader reports for boys’ and girls’ basketball. The reports will be updated every day at approximately 3 a.m., allowing for more current and up-to-date information to be d...
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12/12/18 – KHSAA State Dance Championships This Saturday at Frederick Douglass HS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 12, 2018 The second KHSAA State Dance Championships will be held this Saturday at Frederick Douglass High School, starting at 9 a.m. with the Jazz Small, Hip Hop Large, Pom Large and Jazz Large divisions. Awards for t...
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12/10/18- Early Season Basketball/Wrestling Interpretations

This is being posted on the KHSAA basketball and wrestling web pages, as well as being distributed to all schools, basketball officials, and basketball assigners via email. As we begin the basketball and wrestling seasons, three issues have been con...
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12/10/18 – State Dance Championships Information

In preparation for the State Dance Championships, the KHSAA wanted to remind all participating teams of a few important rules regarding the competition, and encourage coaches to make sure their routines are following ALL guidelines. Below you will fi...
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12/05/18 – Competitive Cheer Championships Set for Saturday at Alltech Arena

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 5, 2018 The seventh annual KHSAA State Competitive Cheer Championships will take place Saturday, Dec. 8 at Alltech Arena beginning at 9 a.m. with the All-Girls Small, All-Girls Medium and Game Day Divisions. The after...
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2018-19 Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year Winners

2018-19 Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year Award Winners Golf - Ava Dillow (Brown School) A member of Brown’s golf team since the 6th grade, Ava qualified for the 2017 Leachman Buick GMC Cadillac/KHSAA G...
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12/04/18- Football Schools Required to Submit Spring Practice Date Options

Per KHSAA Bylaw 23, each school must submit its spring practice dates on or before December 15, 2018, for the spring, 2019 spring practice period. Failure to submit these dates by December 15 will result in the school not being permitted to conduct s...
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12/03/18- First Phase (T35 Report) Open for Title IX Reporting Entry for 2018-19

The initial phase of entry for the 2018-2019 Title IX Reports, the ability to enter the financial information from 2017-18 to be entered on the form T-35, is available and online at schools.khsaa.org. There have only minimal changes based on the grea...
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Thanks to its defense, South Warren survives, beats CovCath

BY MIKE FIELDS When South Warren took a 20-0 lead on defending champion Covington Catholic early in the third quarter of Sunday's Class 5A title game, Spartans' quarterback Gavin Spurrier and his coach Brandon Smith had entirely different takes ...
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Dennis a real menace as Male wins 6A state title

BY MIKE FIELDS Male High School has been playing football for 125 years, and in that time it has won almost 900 games, had 9 undefeated seasons, and since the playoffs were instituted about 60 years ago, the Bulldogs have claimed 8 state titles....
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Doug Preston’s winding journey to a dream destination

BY MIKE FIELDS Doug Preston has arrived at a special place in his football coaching career. He's at Franklin-Simpson, where he has guided the Wildcats to the state finals for the third year in a row, and his son Collin, a senior linebacker, has...
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11/27/18 – NFHS Part 2 Exam Online for Basketball, Wrestling and Swimming & Diving Officials

NFHS Part 2 Tests for licensed officials in the sports of Basketball, Wrestling and Swimming & Diving are now available online. The Part 2 exams, required for postseason eligibility, will be open until Monday, Dec. 10 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The tes...
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11/27/18 – KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl Broadcast Info

For Immediate Release: November 27, 2018 The KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl returns to Kroger Field for the second-straight year this weekend, when the state football finals are contested Nov. 30th through Dec. 2nd on the University of Kentucky ca...
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11/27/18 – State Dance Instructions and Schedule Available

Congratulations to all participants and coaches who have qualified for the 2018 KHSAA State Dance Championships at Frederick Douglass High School in Lexington on December 15th. The instructions for participating teams and fans have been posted to the...
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11/20/18- Kentucky Student-Athletes Invited to Apply for 2019 Kentucky Ag Athletes of the Year

Kentucky senior student-athletes with ties to agriculture may apply for one of six scholarships and the honor of being recognized as a 2019 Kentucky Ag Athlete of the Year. The program is a partnership of the Kentucky High School Athletic Associatio...
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11/20/18-Applications Being Accepted for Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships for 18-19

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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In this football family, raising Cain means raising quarterbacks

BY MIKE FIELDS Wiley Cain believes he was destined to be a quarterback, that it's in his DNA to play the most demanding position in football (and maybe in all of sports), and to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather and father. “I’ve had f...
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11/20/18-Revisions, Clarifications and Reminders about Students Practicing/Playing While Ineligible

At the 2018 KHSAA Annual Meeting, the membership approved several changes to the bylaws regarding eligibility which the staff will begin to work through the promulgation process mandated by the legislature in the coming weeks. We are hopeful that the...
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09/21/18 – State Track & Field Dates for 2019

The KHSAA would like to announce the State Track & Field dates for the upcoming year to help with the planning of spring events for fans, coaches, and administrators. Please make sure all those involved in planning graduation dates, etc. are awar...
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11/20/18 – Midway University/KHSAA Bowling Female Student-Athlete of the Year Nomination Now Open

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among girls’ Bowling participants for 2018-2019. The award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community serv...
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11/18/18- Update on Golf Alignment and Tournament Format Project

It is recommended that this information is shared with all those that are interested, including coaches while realizing that any official response from the member school should come from the Designated Representative per Bylaw 1. For its last two me...
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11/19/18 – Dance Sectional Results Posted

The results from Sectional Dance competitions and the KHSAA State Qualifiers have been posted on the KHSAA website. Please see the links below to each of the sectional results:  Section 1 Results  Section 2 Results Section 3 Results  Section 4 Re...
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11/16/18 – State Track & Field Dates/Schedule Reminder

The KHSAA wanted to remind Administrators and Coaches that the postseason Track & Field dates and schedule have been published online for some time. The time schedules for each specific class are available to assist in the planning of spring eve...
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11/15/18 – Board Sets 2019 and 2020 Soccer Season Dates

The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its regular meeting on November 14. As part of a comprehensive review of the fall sports, especially in light of the "rollover" of corresponding dates and the potential lateness in the fall for championship meets,...
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11/15/18 – Board Confirms Volleyball Dates 2019 & 2020

The KHSAA Board of Control, at its November meeting, confirmed competition dates for the 2019 and 2020 seasons as a part of a review of all fall championship dates. In 2019-20, the season will begin on NFHS Corresponding Week 7 (Aug. 18-24) with the...
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11/15/18 – Cross Country Competition Dates Set for 2019 and 2020

The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its regular meeting on November 14. As part of a comprehensive review of the fall sports, especially in light of the "rollover" of corresponding dates and the potential lateness in the fall for championship meets,...
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11/15/18 – Format Change to Field Hockey Championship

At its regular meeting at the KHSAA Offices on November 14th, the Board of Control made several adjustments to the 2019 fall sports seasons following a review of the fall championships. The Board of Control made a slight revision to the State F...
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11/15/18 – Dance Postseason Rosters Reminder

With sectional Dance competitions approaching this weekend, the KHSAA wanted to remind Athletic Directors and Coaches about entering postseason rosters in the school subdomain (https://schools.khsaa.org/). It is imperative that all schools competing...
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William Warfield puts positive PrepSpin on high school sports

BY MIKE FIELDS It’s hard to believe there was a time when William Warfield didn’t know anything about computers, didn’t know about bytes or bandwidths, didn’t know the difference between algorithms and algae. When he started working at RadioSha...
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11/14/18 – Board of Control Adjusts 2019 Fall Seasons, Sets State Championship Sites

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 14, 2018 During the course of its meeting at the KHSAA Offices on Wednesday, the Board of Control made adjustments to the 2019 fall sports seasons and finalized sites for this year’s State Baseball and Swimming & D...
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11/12/18 – Bowling Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport-activity of Bowling is available beginning today, November 12, 2018. Remember, the clinic is required of all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coac...
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11/09/18- Growing Up in the Digital Age (Op-Ed Column)

By Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Julian Tackett, Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association From the Greatest Generation to Baby Boomers, Generation X to Mille...
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11/02/18 – Practice Run for State Cross Country Meet Canceled

Attention Athletic Directors, Cross Country Coaches, and fans: Due to current course conditions at the Kentucky Horse Park, the open practice run for the State Cross Country meet, scheduled for Friday, November 2 from 3:00 – 5:30 p.m., has been canc...
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10/31/18 – Cross Country and Soccer State Champions Decided This Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 31, 2018 Eight state championship trophies will be awarded this weekend in Lexington with the 2018 KHSAA Cross Country State Meet taking place at the Kentucky Horse Park and the culmination of the KHSAA State Soccer Tourn...
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Paul Hornung’s winning senior year at Flaget

BY MIKE FIELDS Before he earned the nickname “Golden Boy,” before he won the Heisman Trophy at Notre Dame, before he was the first overall pick in the NFL draft, before he helped the Green Bay Packers win four NFL championships (including the fi...
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10/30/18 – Cross Country State Meet Information

Congratulations to all participants and coaches who have qualified for the 2018 KHSAA State Cross Country Championships. First and foremost, we would like to thank the eight regional hosts for all of their hard work and the success of the “super regi...
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10/15/18 – 2018 KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl Tickets Available Online

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 29, 2018 (UPDATED 11/5/18) Tickets for the 2018 KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl are available for purchase online at KHSAA.org. Reserved sets (one seat for all six games) are available in the Woodford Reserve Club for $1...
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10/28/18 – State Cross Country Qualifiers

The Regional results for Cross Country and the KHSAA State Qualifiers have been posted on the KHSAA website. It is important that coaches review the Roster by School immediately. Please contact the KHSAA at xcresults@khsaa.org with any corrections (n...
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10/26/18 – KHSAA State Soccer Championships sponsored by the U.S. ARMY ROTC Resume Saturday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 26, 2018 The 2018 KHSAA State Soccer Tournament sponsored by the U.S. ARMY ROTC continues Saturday morning with quarterfinal action at Paul Laurence Dunbar HS and Lafayette HS. Four matches will take place at each site...
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10/26/18 – Sectional Instructions for Dance Now Available

Instructions for the KHSAA Sectional Dance competitions are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view these instructions by clicking on the following link: CLICK HERE TO READ SECTIONAL INSTRUCTIONS MANUAL You can find additional sectional compe...
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10/25/18 – Volleyball State Tournament Begins Friday at Valley HS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 25, 2018 The 2018 KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament returns to Valley High School this weekend (Oct. 26-28), with first round action beginning Friday morning when Corbin takes on McCracken County at 9:30 a.m. The openi...
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10/24/18- New Feature in School System to Create Academic All State Certificates

After receiving considerable positive feedback at this year's regional meetings, the feature has been added to the school login system to create the Academic All-State Certificates at your school. This will allow member schools to print these awards ...
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10/22/18 – Regional Dates for Track and Field / Tennis

As you plan for the Track and Tennis Regional competitions in 2019, we would like to remind schools about the regional dates for Track and Tennis for 2019. Please make sure all of those involved in planning graduation dates, spring activities, etc. a...
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2018 KHSAA State Football Tickets Availability

Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 ALL Games Click to purchase Woodford Reserve, Field Club Reserved for All 6 Games (includes parking) Class 1A, 11/30, 2 pm ET Beechwood vs. Pikeville Click Here to Purchase Single Game Tickets for the Cl...
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10/22/2018 – Dance Divisions & State Advancement Numbers Released

The 2018 - 2019 KHSAA Dance squads division list has been compiled and released. Click here to view individual school squad declarations Click here to view the total declarations per section A reminder to coaches that no changes to divisions may b...
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10/22/18 – State Cross Country Qualifying Process

As we approach Cross Country regionals this weekend, the KHSAA wanted to remind fans and coaches about the qualifying process for the 2018 KHSAA State Cross Country Meet. The State qualifying process for Cross Country will be: 1 full team enters...
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10/19/18 – Field Hockey State Tournament Begins Saturday in Louisville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 19, 2018 The fifth annual KHSAA State Field Hockey Tournament begins Saturday morning at Christian Academy-Louisville when Sacred Heart (22-1) takes on Ballard (14-5-1) at 10 a.m. Tickets to the 2018 KHSAA State Field ...
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10/15/18 – Sixty-Eight Member Schools Honored for Exemplary Sportsmanship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 15, 2018 Sixty-Eight (68) KHSAA member schools have been identified as having zero disqualified players or coaches during the 2017-18 school year following a final review of the available data. With 596 disqualificatio...
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10/15/18- Information On Ordering Tickets to 2018 KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl

It is again time for us to take orders for advance tickets to the 2018 KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl State Football Finals. Here are some notes about this year's finals: The games will be played at Kroger FIeld at the University of Kentucky in...
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10/10/18 – State Track & Field Dates

The KHSAA would like to announce the State Track & Field schedule for the upcoming year to help with the planning of spring events for fans, coaches, and administrators. Please make sure all those involved in planning graduation dates, etc. are a...
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10/09/18 – State Field Hockey Information

Information and instructions for the 2018 ​State Field Hockey Tournament have been posted online and can be accessed by going to the Field Hockey page of the KHSAA website (Field Hockey Home Page). All coaches and competing schools should take the t...
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10/09/18 – Competitive Cheer Divisions Released

The 2018-19 KHSAA Competitive Cheer squads division list has been compiled and released. Click here to view individual school squad declarations Click here to view the total declarations per section A reminder to coaches that no changes to divisio...
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10/08/18- 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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10/08/18- 2018-2019 Basketball Rules Clinic Available Online for Officials and Coaches

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Basketball is now available following a minimal delay for system maintenance. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether o...
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10/08/18 – Fall Draw Show Set For This Wednesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 8, 2018 The matchups for the 2018 KHSAA Volleyball, Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer, and Field Hockey State Tournaments will be revealed Wednesday, October 10th when the annual Fall Championship Draw Show is conducted at the K...
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10/08/18-Wrestling Rules Clinic Now Online

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Wrestling is available beginning today, October 8. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pa...
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Walker Buehler: the pride of Ecton Park and Henry Clay

BY MIKE FIELDS Walker Buehler threw 6 2/3 innings of one-hit, shutout baseball, and along the way collected his first RBI in the majors, to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Colorado Rockies 5-2 on Monday and to their sixth consecutive Natio...
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10/02/18 – Girls’ Golf First Round Suspended Due to Darkness

First Round play of the 2018 Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA Girls' Golf Championship was suspended tonight due to darkness with three groups still out on the course. The first round will resume at 7 a.m. (CT). There will be a short break to compil...
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10/01/18 – Soccer District/Region Instructions

Instructions for the KHSAA Soccer District/Region Tournaments are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view these instructions by clicking on the following link: CLICK HERE TO READ DISTRICT/REGION INSTRUCTIONS MANUAL You can find additional inf...
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10/01/18 – Swimming & Diving Rules Clinic Now Online

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Swimming & Diving is available beginning today, October 1. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach...
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10/01/18 – Leachman/KHSAA State Golf Championships Begin Tuesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 2018 The first state championship trophies of the 2018-19 season will be awarded this week at the Bowling Green Country Club with the 2018 Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championships. The girls’ tourn...
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09/28/18 – National High School Activities Month to Spotlight Benefits of High School Activity Programs

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (September 28, 2018) — The annual celebration of National High School Activities Month begins next week for the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and its 51 state high school associations. The month-long ce...
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09/27/18- Information Regarding School Participation in eSports

As has been detailed at each of the regional meetings this fall and at the Annual Meeting in September, the Board of Control has authorized staff to enter into a prospective partnership with the NFHS Network to allow our schools to compete in an eSpo...
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09/28/18 – Regional Instructions for Cross Country

Instructions for the KHSAA Regional Cross Country Meets are now posted on the KHSAA website. You can view these instructions by clicking on the following link: CLICK HERE TO READ REGIONAL INSTRUCTIONS MANUAL You can find additional regional meet in...
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09/25/18 – Wrestling Weight Management News

We hope that you are excited about the upcoming wrestling season. As you start to prepare for the season, we wanted to make sure you are aware of an alternative device that can be used for the weight management program at your school. The InBody 120...
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09/26/18 – 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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09/25/18 – Board of Control Addresses Future Championship Formats and Schedules in Several Sports

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 25, 2018 The Board of Control conducted its first meeting of the 2018-19 academic year on Thursday, September 20 at the Association offices. Much of the day’s agenda involved ongoing discussion of the future form...
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09/13/18 – Basketball Interpretation Relative to Bylaw 9 in Regards to AAU Tryouts for Basketball

The KHSAA continues to receive inquiries in regards to Bylaw 9. Basketball/Football Contestant On Other Teams, Postseason And All-Star Games. More specifically we have received numerous inquiries in regards to AAU tryouts and whether or not this is p...
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09/18/18 – 2018 Annual Meeting of Delegates This Wednesday At Lexington Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 18, 2018 The KHSAA Annual Meeting of Delegates will be held Wednesday, September 19th at the Lexington Center, starting at 8 a.m. with three information and continuous improvement sessions for athletic administrators...
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09/17/18 – Reminders About Bylaw 11 – Financial Aid

As the school year is underway, the KHSAA wanted to remind Administrators, Athletic Directors, coaches, student-athletes and parents about Bylaw 11, which outlines the parameters for permissible and impermissible financial aid for student-athletes pa...
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09/13/18- Reminder about Annual Meeting

With the KHSAA Annual Meeting of schools next week, this reminder about designating the delegate for your school. DELEGATE DESIGNATION AND OTHER DETAILS If you haven’t already done so, please be sure and designate your school’s delegate.  To submit...
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2018-2019 KHSAA Board of Control Meeting Dates

2018-2019 APPROVED BOARD OF CONTROL MEETING SCHEDULE Wednesday, September 19 (KHSAA Annual Meeting) Thursday, September 20 - Board of Control, Lexington Wednesday, October 24 - Board of Control, Lexington Wednesday, November 14- Board of Control,...
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09/10/18 – Midway University/KHSAA Dance Female Student-Athlete of the Year Nomination Now Open

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among girls’ Dance participants for 2018. The award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and...
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09/10/18- KHSAA Member High School Swim & Dive Team Promotion

Pannell Swim Shop, the title sponsor of the KHSAA Swimming & Diving Championships and Swimming Scholar-Athlete Scholarship, is excited to offer the following promotion! Special Discounts on Team Suits & Apparel FREE Team Logo Specially D...
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09/10/18 – 2018 Dance Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport-activity of Dance is available beginning today, September 10. Remember, the clinic is required of all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshman levels, and whether or not the coach recei...
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Jaggers’ family business: coaching high school football since 1963

BY MIKE FIELDS You could say the Jaggers’ family business is coaching high school football. It's a business that's been handed down from generation to generation to generation, a business that's always been more about relationships than results,...
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09/06/18 – “Protecting Students from Abuse” Online Course Available Through NFHS Learning Center

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (September 6, 2018) — The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), in collaboration with the U.S. Center for SafeSport (The Center), has developed an online education course titled “Protecting Students from Abuse...
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09/06/18 – Midway University/KHSAA Cross Country Female Student-Athlete of the Year Nomination Now Open

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among girls’ Cross Country participants for 2018. The award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community ser...
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09/05/18 – Midway University/KHSAA Field Hockey Female Student-Athlete of the Year Nomination Now Open

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year for Field Hockey is now open. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership. The link to the application...
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09/05/18 – Tentative Host Sites for 2018 Regionals in Cross Country

*As of 09/05/18, the following schools are tentative sites for the 2018 Cross Country Regionals. ...
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08/31/18 – Initial Stat Leader Reports Released for Football, Soccer, Field Hockey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 31, 2018 The first statistical leader reports of the season for football, boys’ and girls’ soccer, and field hockey have been posted at KHSAA.org. While in previous seasons the statistical leader reports had been compil...
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08/31/18 – Midway University/KHSAA Golf Female Student Athlete of the Year Nomination Now Open

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year for girls' golf is now open. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership. The link to the application ...
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08/28/18 – Competitive Cheer Online Rules Clinic Now Available for Coaches

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sports activity of Competitive Cheer was available beginning Monday, Aug. 27. The clinic is required of all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshman) and whether or not the coach receives pay. Fo...
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08/28/18- Advanced Athletic Director Training Institute

This is intended for all KHSAA member school Superintendents, Principals, and Athletic Directors and the links can be forwarded as needed. ATHLETIC DIRECTOR INSTITUTE The 2018 KHSAA Athletic Director Institute will be held at the KHSAA offices in L...
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08/28/18- 2018 KHSAA Annual Meeting Reminder

This is intended for all KHSAA member school Superintendents, Principals, and Athletic Directors and the links can be forwarded as needed. ANNUAL MEETING This reminder that the 2018 Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA is to be held on Wed...
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08/27/18- KHSAA Partners with CPR of Indiana and KMA to Promote Rare Discounted AED program

As has been noted to the attendees at the fall Regional Meetings, the KHSAA is proud to partner with the CPR Institute of Indiana to offer the chance for member schools to purchase Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) at a deeply discounted price...
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08/27/18 – KHSAA Participation Numbers Reach Record Levels In 2017-18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 27, 2018 Student-athlete participation in Kentucky High School Athletic Association sports and sport-activities reached record levels in 2017-18 with 106,214 rostered participants across the KHSAA’s 13 sports and fiv...
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08/24/18- Reminder about Title IX Specific Workshops

As was previously announced at our Regional Meetings, the KHSAA will be conducting a Title IX Workshop on Thursday, September 6, at 8:30 a.m. ET  at Valley High School in Louisville and Tuesday, September 11 at 8:30 a.m. ET at Somerset High School. T...
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08/24/18 – KHSAA To Host Annual HYPE Student Leadership Conferences Next Week In Lexington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 24, 2018 The 18th Annual KHSAA HYPE Student Leadership Conferences will take place next week, with both sessions taking place at the Lexington Convention Center (Aug. 27-28). The conferences are a free service provided ...
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08/24/18 – High School Sports Participation Increases for 29th Consecutive Year (NFHS)

FOR RELEASE: FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2018 (7:45 AM EST) INDIANAPOLIS, IN (August 24, 2018) — Led by an additional 15,009 participants in girls sports programs, the overall number of participants in high school sports increased for the 29th consecutive ye...
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09/04/18 – Trackwrestling Access Reminders for Wrestling Coaches

The 2018-19 High School Boys NWCA OPC Software will be available through Trackwrestling. Your login information, as well as a general guideline of what to expect for the upcoming season, will be emailed to you from trackwrestling. Your access will be...
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08/22/18- Basketball Interpretation Relative to Bylaw 9 Due to Changes in NCAA Women’s Recruiting Calendar

Due to changes in the NCAA recruiting calendar for women, an interpretation is necessary to KHSAA Bylaw 9 and this interpretation supersedes Case Situation BL-9-6 from the 2017-18 KHSAA Handbook. Bylaw 9 states that athletes who have previously BOTH...
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08/20/18 – 2018 Dance Section Sites

2018-19 KHSAA DANCE SECTION COMPETITION DATES/SITES TIMES ARE LOCAL TO SITE (as of 8/17/18) REGIONS DATE SITE MANAGER EMAIL 1-4   Sat., Nov. 17 Muhlenberg High School   Jerry Hanco...
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08/18/18 – Severe Weather/Lightning Reminder

Administrators, Golf Coaches and participants are reminded of the KHSAA Board of Control Adopted Policy with regard to Severe Weather and Lightning. At the first sound of thunder or first sight of lightning, play must be suspended and participants a...
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07/10/18 – Simplification of Uniform Rule Continues in High School Track and Field/Cross Country

NFHS News Release INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 10, 2018) — Further simplification of the uniform rule in track and field, and clarification on the method of determining the order of finish in cross country highlight 2019 rules changes in those two high sc...
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07/09/18 – Equipment Rules Addressing Risk Minimization Focus of 2019 Softball Rules Changes

NFHS News Release INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 9, 2018) — Equipment rules designed to reduce risk of injury, as well as a clarification that the media area must be located in dead-ball territory, are among the high school softball rules changes for the 20...
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07/05/18 – 2018-19 Baseball Rules Changes Focus on Pitching Mechanics

NFHS News Release INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 5, 2018) — The elimination of the requirement for the entire pivot foot to be in contact with the pitcher’s plate is among the changes approved for the 2018-19 high school baseball season. This revision in R...
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06/06/18 – Three Revised Online Courses, Including “Concussion in Sports,” Available for Free on NFHS Learning Center

NFHS NEWS RELEASE INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 6, 2018) — In an ongoing effort to educate high school coaches, student-athletesand parents regarding all aspects of concussions, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and the Cente...
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08/17/18 – Kentucky High School Scoreboard Show Begins 18th Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 17, 2018 The Kentucky High School Scoreboard Radio Show begins its 18th season on-air Friday night at 10 p.m. (ET), with Rick Shaw and Donnie Adkins recapping all of the night’s action from the WLAP studio in Lexington....
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08/02/18- Vacancy Announcement for Classified Support Staff Position(s)

** NOTICE REVISED 8/14/18 ** The KHSAA, a private, non-profit entity designated by the Kentucky Board of Education to manage high school sports and sport-activities in the Commonwealth, has an immediate need to fill at least one opening on its suppo...
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08/16/18 – 2018 Cheer Section Sites

2018-19 KHSAA COMPETITIVE CHEER SECTION COMPETITION DATES/SITES TIMES ARE LOCAL TO SITE (as 8/16/18) SECTION DATE SITE MANAGER   1&2 at R2 Sat., Nov. 3   Union County High School Jeremy ...
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08/13/18 – HYPE Student Conference Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2018 KHSAA HYPE Student Leadership Conferences.  DATES Monday, August 27 - Lexington Convention Center (430 W. Vine St., Lexington, next to Rupp Arena) - Bluegrass Ballroom Tuesday, August 28 - Lexington Conventio...
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08/13/18 – Soccer Part 2 Exam Notice to Officials

The NFHS Soccer Part 2 Test is available to be taken online between midnight Eastern Time on August 13 and 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 27. The test will automatically close exactly at that time even if tests are in progress. Login at https://o...
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08/13/18 – Field Hockey Part 2 Exam Notice to Officials

The NFHS Field Hockey Part 2 Test is available to be taken online between midnight Eastern Time on August 13 and 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 27. The test will automatically close exactly at that time even if tests are in progress. Login at htt...
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08/13/18 – Volleyball Part 2 Exam Notice to Officials

The NFHS Volleyball Part 2 Test is available to be taken online between midnight Eastern Time on August 13 and 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 27. The test will automatically close exactly at that time even if tests are in progress. Login at https...
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08/13/18 – Football Part 2 Exam Available for Officials

The NFHS Football Part 2 Test is available to be taken online between midnight Eastern Time on August 14 and midnight Eastern Time on August 28. The test will automatically close exactly at that time even if tests are in progress. Login at https://o...
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08/13/18 – 2018 Field Hockey Online Rules Clinic Now Avaible

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Field Hockey is available beginning August 13. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, regardless of whether or not th...
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08/06/18 – 2018 Soccer Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is available beginning today, August 6. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, regardless of whether or not th...
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08/06/18 – Volleyball Online Rules Clinic for Coaches & Officials Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Volleyball is available beginning today, August 6. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pa...
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08/06/18 – 2018 Cross Country Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Cross Country is available beginning today, August 6. Remember, the clinic is required of all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach receives p...
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08/06/18-2018 Football Rules Clinic Available Online for Officials and Coaches

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is now available following a minimal delay for system maintenance. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or ...
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08/02/18 – Varsity/UCA Cheer Judge Training Information

The KHSAA has again partnered with Varsity (UCA) with regard to the training and assignment of judges for the 2018 competitive cheer season.   There will be two in-person training dates: SESSION 1 Saturday, August 25 Warren East High School 6...
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08/01/18- Memo and Update to KHSAA Football Assigning Secretaries

7-PERSON MECHANICS I have waited on the NFHS for most of the summer, originally expecting their new 7-person manual back in May only to find last week at our meeting that the publication likely won't be ready until September. It is somewhat of a ...
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07/31/18 – 2018 Golf Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Golf is available beginning July 26. The clinic is required for all head and assistant coaches.  July 26 to August 20 – the Golf Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge du...
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07/31/18 – Reminder About Bylaw 9 Restrictions

As the summer comes to a close, the KHSAA wanted to remind Athletic Directors, coaches, student-athletes, and parents about Bylaw 9, which has been in place for many years. Bylaw 9 restricts student-athletes in basketball and football, who after enro...
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07/23/18 – Eight Student-Athletes Headed to NSLS; Three Staff Members Appointed to NFHS Committees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 23, 2018 Eight student-athletes from across the state will represent the KHSAA at the NFHS National Student Leadership Summit, July 23-25, at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis, Ind. The eight student-athletes will form th...
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07/20/18- Coach Qualification and Requirement Reminders

As another year starts, and with the tremendous turnover in school administrators, it is critical that the requirements for coaches are rigidly complied with by our member schools. While adherence is a membership requirement that all schools have sig...
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07/19/18 – Dan White Hired as KHSAA Event Management Specialist

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 19, 2018 The Kentucky High School Athletic Association filled a newly created position on its staff this week with the hiring of Dan White as its Event Management Specialist. White comes to the KHSAA from the University...
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07/17/18- Reminder about Bylaw 24 and Organized Boys’ Basketball Play in July

There were several inquiries today concerning boys' basketball events in July. Schools are reminded that due to the provisions of Bylaw 24, there can be no organized play by boys' basketball teams during July. This restriction does NOT apply to girls...
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07/17/18- 2018-2019 Regional Athletic Administrators Meetings of Membership

This reminder is for all member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors within the KHSAA.  For the fall of 2018, the KHSAA will again conduct a series of eight regional meetings to help our athletic administrators meet the membersh...
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07/16/18 – Cross Country Super Regional Hosts Needed

The KHSAA is still seeking member schools interested in hosting a super regional in the sport of Cross Country. While we have received a few applications, we are still looking for schools interested in hosting in 2018 and beyond. If your school is in...
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07/17/18 – Officials Division Updates- Assigning Secretary Contracts/Payments

As we are now set to begin another year, please review the following changes that are now in place with regard to the KHSAA Officials Division: ASSIGNING SECRETARY CONTRACTS Fall Sports Assigning Secretaries contracts will be emailed the week of J...
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07/17/18 – Officials Division Updates- Scratches and Evaluations

As we are now set to begin another year, please review the following changes that are now in place with regard to the KHSAA Officials Division: SCRATCHES The KHSAA Board of Control approved two changes with regard to scratches beginning in 2018-19...
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04/09/18 – Bowling Dead Period Reminders

It is important to remind all coaches about sport-activities (bowling, competitive cheer, archery, bass fishing) during the dead period. This includes both middle and high school students per 702 KAR 7:065. Any participation by student-athletes duri...
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07/12/18 – KHSAA Seeking Hosts for First Sectional Dance Competitions

The KHSAA is seeking member schools interested in hosting a Sectional postseason competition in the sport-activity of Dance. Sectionals will be held November 17-18 at four locations across the Commonwealth, with the competitions grouped by Regions (1...
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07/10/18- Rosters Open for Entry for 2018-19

Good afternoon. On behalf of our entire staff, we hope many of you as building and athletic administrators are back and ready to go after taking advantage of the only two "down" weeks of the athletics year with dead period! This year, there have bee...
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06/24/18-Dead Period Reminders, Middle and High School

This is being sent to all Principals, Athletic Directors, Superintendents and Coaches of Member High Schools. This is being sent via an electronic script and it is possible that direct replies will not be received by the sender. IT IS REQUESTED THAT...
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2018-19 KHSAA Board of Control

Donna Bumps President, 2018-2019 Director, 2016-2020 Bowling Green Principal Muhlenberg County High School Regions 1-8 Pete Galloway President-Elect, 2018-2019 Director, 2018-2022 Sedalia KDE Appointed Member Retired Educator ...
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06/19/18 – Soccer Officials Camp

Registration is now open for the 2018 KHSAA Soccer Officials Advanced Camp. This year's camp will be held July 27-28 in Lexington.  Tentative Agenda Friday - 12 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Classroom Topics and Review - KHSAA Office Saturday - 8 a.m. until TBD...
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In his battle with cancer, Chris Hendrick finds refuge in baseball

BY MIKE FIELDS While Chris Hendrick is undergoing chemotherapy today in Louisville, he will occupy his mind with happy thoughts of umpiring in the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament the past two weekends in Lexington. Hendrick, who h...
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06/15/18- Reminders about Off Season Football Practice, Workouts and Equipment

Recently, the KHSAA office staff has received several inquiries about football camps and other activities. As the summer vacation period continues, it seems prudent to issue a few reminders to keep everyone informed. None of these procedures have cha...
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06/15/18 – Cheer Competition Clarification/Survey Notes

The staff at the KHSAA has been made aware of a survey that has been distributed to selected cheer coaches regarding a possible new statewide competition to be conducted by the State Coaches Association (KAPOS). It is likely that this survey informat...
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06/14/18 – Dance Postseason Updates

The following reminders are being issued for athletic directors, coaches, participants and fans regarding the postseason for the sport-activity of Dance for the 2018-19 academic year. Schools will have from July 15 to October 1 to declare into a ...
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06/01/18-Vacancy Announcement for Entry-Level Event Staff Position(s) (Regular, Full-time)

Kentucky High School Athletic Association. Vacancy Announcement for the position of Event Management Specialist DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF RESUMES AND COVER LETTER FOR CONSIDERATION: JUNE 21, 2018 The Kentucky High School Athletic Association is ...
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06/15/18 – Field Hockey Rules Interp Meeting

In an effort to increase consistency among the Field Hockey coaches and officials with regard to rules interpretation, the KHSAA will offer an in-person meeting July 30, 2018, at Christian Academy of Louisville. This meeting is also open to schools w...
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06/13/18- Reminder about Official Ball Revision for Basketball

A second reminder to our schools about the change in basketballs for next season. The ball will remain Spalding, but the adopted ball shifts from a composite ball to a true leather. This was following feedback from a significant portion of the member...
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06/12/18 – Soccer Officials Shirt

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association worked in conjunction with Smitty's to manufacture a Soccer officials' shirt. Below are front/back photos of the finished product. Inventory is available to official KHSAA licensed vendors.  Currently...
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06/12/18 – Volleyball Officials Camp Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2018 KHSAA Volleyball Officials Camp.  This year's camp will be held August 3-4 in Lexington.   Tentative Agenda Friday - 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Classroom Topics and Review Karen McNaught, NFHS Volleyball Rules Committee...
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06/12/18 – State Baseball Tournament Concludes This Weekend at Whitaker Bank Ballpark; State Softball Future

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 12, 2018 The 2018 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament resumes Friday evening with the semifinals at Whitaker Bank Ballpark (6 & 8:30 p.m.), and concludes Saturday night with the championship game at 7 p.m. T...
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Hall of Famer Brian Brohm: Multi-sport athlete cover boy

BY MIKE FIELDS When Brian Brohm was inducted into the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame a couple months ago, most people remembered him as a mega-star quarterback who led Trinity to three consecutive state football championships. But he was much mor...
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06/06/18- Sport Activity Specific Dead Period Reminders

As the dead period approaches, it is important to remind all coaches about sport-activities (bowling, competitive cheer, dance, archery, bass fishing) during the dead period. The sport-activity specific contacts at the KHSAA are Michael Barren (mbarr...
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Al, Bobby, Jock & Nolan spin basketball memories

BY MIKE FIELDS Jock Sutherland, an irrepressible raconteur, was telling one of his favorite stories, the one about when he was coaching basketball at Lafayette, and one night he ventured onto the court during a game, and the referee told him he ...
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06/06/18 – Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Baseball and Owensboro Health/KHSAA Softball State Tournaments Begin Thursday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2018 The 2018 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Baseball and 2018 Owensboro Health/KHSAA Softball State Tournaments begin Thursday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington and Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro, respectively. Tickets fo...
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06/05/18 – Bylaw 6 (Transfer Rule) Reminders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2018 The KHSAA has received several inquiries from various parts of the state relative to the potential transferring of student-athletes among and between KHSAA member schools. With the end of the school year upon us, ...
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‘Triple Threat’ Danville twins Jenna & Lara Akers ‘just like being Admirals’

BY MIKE FIELDS DANVILLE – If the KHSAA is looking for somebody to promote its “Triple Threat Award”, which recognizes multi-sport athletes who compete in the fall, winter and spring, Jenna and Lara Akers would be perfect ambassadors. The Danvil...
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05/20/18- eKnowledge SAT/ACT prep Project

For 14 years, eKnowledge SAT/ACT Prep Project have teamed up to donate over 225,000 programs worth over $55,000,000 to students and families in over 40 countries. The resource is available and they can get it at your landing page: www.eknowledge.com/...
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05/18/18 – Track & Field 2A Championship Postponed to Saturday

Due to current weather conditions and the forecast for the rest of Friday evening, the remainder of the 2A Meet will be postponed until Saturday. The 2A Meet, which was halted at 5:29 p.m. prior to the 100 meter dash, will resume at approximately 4 p...
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Background and Criteria for Triple Threat Award

In an effort to continue the national emphasis and the KHSAA’s own efforts to de-emphasize sports specialization in the athletic culture, the Association launched the “Triple Threat Award” program in May of 2018 to recognize those students who partic...
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What exactly is the Triennial Survey?

Per the Board of Control adopted policy (https://goo.gl/54F38G ), the Board surveys the member schools every three years to determine interest in sports and sport-activities. The Board is strong in its feeling that while the Board must decide many i...
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2018 State Tennis Day 2 Results (Text)

Girls Singles Third Round (1) Carrie Beckman (9) (Sacred Heart) def. (9) Emma Beavin(9) (North Oldham) (6-2, 6-0) (5) Nejla Zukic (10) (DuPont Manual) def. (9) Emma Hill (10)(6-3, 6-1) (3) Olivia Gallagher (9) (Scott County) def. (9) Katie Robeso...
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2018 State Tennis Day 1 Results (Text)

Girls Singles First Round (1) Carrie Beckman (9) (Sacred Heart) def. Katherine Niemeier(10) (Corbin) (6-0, 6-0) Jaycie Mair (7) (Lexington Catholic) def. Gena Cravens (10) (Casey County) (6-0, 6-1) (9) Emma Beavin (9) (North Oldham) def. Jessica ...
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Recalling Randy Wyatt’s sprint to glory for Paducah Tilghman

  BY MIKE FIELDS Lyman Brown still laughs when he recalls his first encounter with Randy Wyatt. It was the spring of 1986 and Brown, who had coached Paducah Tilghman to seven consecutive state track and field championships (on his way to ...
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05/16/18 – State Tennis Site Adjustment for May 17

Due to expected rain tomorrow morning, the sites for tomorrow's 2018 KHSAA State Tennis Championships have been adjusted. Please note the following changes for Thursday: BOYS’ MATCHES All Singles & Doubles 1st and 2nd Rounds will play at Top S...
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05/16/18 – State Tennis, Track and Field Championships Begin Thursday in Lexington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2018 The 2018 KHSAA State Tennis Championships and the 2018 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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05/15/18 – State Track & Field Lane Assignments and Information

The field is set for the 2018 KHSAA State Track & Field Meets, to be held May 17-19 at the University of Kentucky Track & Field Complex. The KHSAA website has been updated to reflect lane assignments, competitor numbers, etc. Please be sure t...
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2018 State Tennis Day 3 Results

Girls Doubles Semifinals (1) Amanda Miller (10)/Madison Miller (8) (Lexington Catholic) def. (5) Hamilae Laurino (11)/Elizabeth Hamilton (11) (Ryle) (1-6; 6-4; 1-0(8)) (5) Jessica Hill (11)/Caroline Lancaster (12) (Lexington Christian) def. (4) Gr...
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05/14/18 – Hieneman Named Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year for 2017-18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2018 The second annual Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year program culminated on the campus of Midway University on Monday as Russell High School’s Sara Hieneman (softball) was named the overall ...
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05/14/18 – New Triple Threat Award Recognizes Three-Season, Multi-Sport Athletes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2018 In an effort to continue the national emphasis and the KHSAA’s own efforts to de-emphasize sports specialization in the athletic culture, the Association recently launched the “Triple Threat Award” program to ...
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05/10/18- Football Contract Moratorium, Final Alignment for 2019 to 2022, Scheduling Grid, Cross-Bracketing

At its regular meeting on May 9, 2018, the Board of Control finalized the alignment of teams for the 2019 through 2022 playing seasons. The Board of Control meticulously considered every suggested change and feedback from its February draft during it...
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05/10/18 – Board Approves Changes to Dance Championships

The KHSAA Board of Control, at its May Meeting, approved changes to the Dance postseason as well as approved the date and site for the 2018 State Dance Championships. Following the Oct. 1 declaration by participating schools, there will be four Sect...
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05/10/18 – Board Finalizes Cheer Postseason

The KHSAA Board of Control, at its May meeting, finalized changes to the structure and advancement to the competitive cheer postseason.  To assist in the prevention of automatic qualifiers at Region/State for cheer, the 16 regions will be combined to...
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05/09/18 – Board of Control Addresses Football Alignment, Scheduling Grid, Cross Bracketing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2018 The Board of Control conducted its final meeting of the 2017-18 academic year on May 8-9 at the KHSAA offices, addressing several issues related to football along with the postseason for multiple sport-activities. ...
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05/09/18 – KHSAA Bass Fishing Championship Begins Friday at Kentucky Dam Marina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2018 The sixth-annual KHSAA State Bass Fishing Championship begins Friday morning at the Kentucky Dam Marina when 80 teams compete for the 2018 state title. The two-day KHSAA State Bass Fishing Championship (May 11-12),...
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5/07/2018 – Nominations Sought for Midway University Female Student-athlete of the Year – Softball

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among Softball participants for 2017-2018. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service a...
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05/06/18 – Official of the Year Winners Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 6, 2018 The KHSAA honored the top officials for 2018 during the Association’s 25th Annual Officials Recognition Banquet today at the Association’s headquarters. The ceremony recognized the finalists for each sport or sport...
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05/03/18 – State Track & Field Meet Tickets on Sale Now

Fans can now order tickets online to the 2018 KHSAA Track & Field State Meet, which will be held May 17-19 at the University of Kentucky Track & Field Complex in Lexington. Instructions for teams, venue maps, schedules and much more can be fo...
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05/02/18- NFHS Basketball Uniform Update and Interpretations

Recently, we have had several inquiries regarding the placement of items on the basketball jersey per NFHS rules. Particularly references have been made to professional uniforms and the legality of such uniforms within the NFHS playing rules. A summa...
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05/01/18 – The Inherent Risk of Sport Specialization

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. One of the responsibilities that parents take most seriously is protec...
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05/01/18 – Owensboro Health/KHSAA Softball and Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Baseball State Tournament Draws Set for Thursday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2018 The draws for the 2018 Owensboro Health/KHSAA State Softball and 2018 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournaments will take place Thursday, May 3 at 11 a.m. The draw will be conducted at the KHSAA offices and ca...
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05/01/18 – Reminder Multi-Event Athletes, Regional & State Track Meet

We want to remind Athletic Directors and coaches about the strict time schedule at postseason track meets. Throughout the regular season, we realize that many athletes are competing in a rolling schedule style meet. However, both the regional and sta...
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04/26/18 – Baseball-Softball Minimum Contests For Postseason Requirement

Several schools in both baseball and softball have contacted the office recently to express concerns about the impact this spring's weather conditions are having on their schedules. While those schools reaching out to our office originally had more t...
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04/25/18- Reminder about Football Scrimmages and Contact Restrictions

There have been several inquiries to the office about football scrimmages for 2018 in light of recent action by the KHSAA delegates at the Annual Meeting. Therefore, this additional reminder is being issued. At that meeting of the delegates, a propo...
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04/25/18 – Postseason Instructions for Tennis

Information and instructions for the 2018 Regional Tennis Tournaments have been posted online and can be accessed by going to the Tennis page of the KHSAA website (http://khsaa.org/sports/spring/tennis/). All coaches and competing schools should tak...
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The Mayer/Maile Magic Carpet Ride

BY MIKE FIELDS Amy Mayer is one happy sports mom/aunt these days, and she almost feels guilty about it. Her and husband Andy's sons AJ and Michael were integral players on Covington Catholic's state championship football and basketball teams. ...
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04/24/18 – KHSAA State Archery Championships Set For Thursday at KBA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 24, 2018 The 2018 KHSAA State Archery Championships get underway Thursday morning at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington, with the first of six flights starting at 9:30 a.m. The last flight of the day is set for...
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RIP Bill Miller: A most genuine baseball man

BY MIKE FIELDS Bill Miller, the most genuine baseball man I ever met, passed away Monday. He was 68. If there is an open acre in Heaven, Miller will turn it into a baseball diamond and be happy hitting fungoes for eternity. Bill Miller was the...
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04/20/2018 – Bass Fishing State Tournament Instructions

State Instructions for the 2018 KHSAA Bass Fishing State Tournament have been posted on the KHSAA website. You can view these instructions by going to the following link: State Instructions Teams can register for the State Tournament by clicking on...
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04/19/2018 – Softball Statistical Reporting

REQUIRED STATISTICS ENTRY Now that the season is in full swing following spring break, the KHSAA will again be using MaxPreps to compile statistical leaders in the sport of softball. Teams will be required to input their roster into MaxPreps. Roste...
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04/19/18 – Baseball Statistical Reporting

REQUIRED STATISTICS ENTRY Now that the season is in full swing following spring break, the KHSAA will again be using MaxPreps to compile statistical leaders in baseball. Teams will be required to input their roster into MaxPreps.Rosters entered for...
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04/19/2018 – Bass Fishing State Tournament Qualifiers

Based upon the entries from each of the four regions, the number of boats advancing from each region will be as follows: Region One - 17 Region Two - 29 Region Three - 17 Region 4 - 17 While initial registration was done online, coaches and capt...
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04/19/18 – Baseball, Softball Stat Leaders Now Available at KHSAA.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 19, 2018 Statistical leaders for baseball and softball will once again be available at KHSAA.org through the Association’s continued partnership with MaxPreps. Reports will be automatically generated every morning from d...
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04/18/18-Nominations for Midway Female Student-Athlete of the Year-Tennis

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among Tennis participants for 2017-18. The award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and le...
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04/18/18 – 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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04/18/18 – Nominations For Midway Female Student-Athlete of the Year – Track & Field

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among Track & Field participants for 2017-18. The award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community ser...
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Shon Walker’s Hall of Fame game wasn’t just the long ball

BY MIKE FIELDS CYNTHIANA -- Shon Walker still looks like he could step up to the plate and, with that sweet, smooth left-handed swing of his, send a baseball flying to the hinterlands. Except . . .  "I tore a ligament in my leg playing kickbal...
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4/16/2018 – Bass Fishing Region 4 Tournament Moved to Herrington Lake

As a result of the rain this past weekend the water level at Cave Run Lake rose about a foot making nearly all ramps unusable.  After reviewing all options with Tournament Directors from Fishing League Worldwide and The Bass Federation, the decision ...
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4/10/2018 – Nominations Sought for Midway University Female Student-Athlete of the Year – Bass Fishing

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among female Bass Fishing participants for 2017-2018. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as communit...
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04/09/18 – Bass Fishing Regional Instructions/Registration

Instructions and registration information for the KHSAA Bass Fishing Regional Tournaments on Saturday, April 21, 2018 are posted on the KHSAA website. You can view this information by going to the following link and clicking on the Region Tournament ...
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Hall of Famer Angela Payne Starnes loves teaching as much as running

BY MIKE FIELDS Angela Payne Starnes will be retiring at the end of this school year, giving up her duties as an elementary school physical education teacher. And her duties as a high school/middle school athletic director. And her duties as a ...
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04/09/18- Four (4) Contest Minimum Removed from Most Sports/Events by Board of Control

At it's most recent meeting, the Board of Control addressed concerns from several of the  Commissioner's Advisory Committees, particularly those representing the individual sports. These concerns surrounded a long-standing Association requirement for...
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04/09/18 – NFHS Music Copyright Course Required for Cheer/Dance Coaches

At its July Board of Control meeting, the Board approved a recommendation that would require completion of the new NFHS Music Copyright Course for KHSAA Cheer and Dance Coaches (Head and Assistant). Because of delays in rolling the course out this ye...
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04/09/18- Implementation of HB290, Play Against Home School Individuals

During its 2018 Regular Session, both houses of the Kentucky General Assembly approved HB290, and the bill was signed into law by the governor on April 2. See the full text of the bill at http://www.lrc.ky.gov/recorddocuments/bill/18RS/HB290/HCS1.pdf...
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04/09/18- Reminder About Corresponding Date Rollover – 2018-19 through 2021-22 And Changes in Basketball, Tennis and Track & Field Schedules

This reminder is for all member schools as scheduling decisions are made relative to 2018-2019 and beyond. Athletic Directors and others scheduling contests should pay close attention to the information at https://khsaa.org/general/resources/correspo...
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04/06/18 – Official of the Year Candidates Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2018 The KHSAA will honor the top officials for 2018 on May 6th at the Association’s 25th Annual Officials Recognition Banquet. The ceremony, conducted at the KHSAA Offices, honors the finalists for each sport in w...
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03/30/18 – Weather Related Inquiries Concerning Softball and Baseball

Due to the numerous game cancellations and interruptions as a result of inclement weather conditions in the sports of baseball and softball, the following reminders should prove helpful in addressing these situations when they arise: Any games th...
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03/29/18 – The Truth About Sports Scholarships

Bob Gardner, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Julian Tackett, Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. Unfortunately today many parents are trying to live out a dream through t...
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03/27/18- Reminder about 2017-2018 Title IX and Participation List Submission

With spring sports in full swing and most schools ready to take some form of spring break, it is time to remind each of you that the annual reports for Title IX and the Participation List are due on April 30. If you have specific questions about ...
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03/22/18 – NFHS Softball Part 2 Test Available

This is a reminder that the NFHS Softball Part 2 Test  will be available online from March 19 until 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday, April 2 The test will automatically close at that exact time. Login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the t...
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03/22/18 – Reminder NFHS Track & Field Part 2 Test Available

With many Track & Field officials already completing the NFHS Part 2 Test since it opened on Monday, March 19, this is a reminder that it will be available online from March 19 until 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday, April 2. The test will automatically...
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03/22/18 – Reminder NFHS Baseball Part 2 Test Available

With several baseball umpires already completing the NFHS Part 2 Test since it opened on Monday, March 19, this is a reminder that it will be available online from March 19 until 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday, April 2 The test will automatically close at...
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03/18/18 – Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete Of The Year Nomination

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among Archery participants for 2017-2018. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service an...
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03/19/18 – Reminder Bylaw 23 Cheer & Dance Tryouts

Now that the competition seasons for both Competitive Cheer and Dance are over, this is a reminder to all administrators, Competitive Cheer coaches and Dance coaches concerning Bylaw 23, Limitation of Seasons. KHSAA staff members have received severa...
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CovCath celebrates another Sweet 16® title

BY MIKE FIELDS A few years ago C.J. Fredrick couldn't even start for Covington Catholic's freshman basketball team because, in his own words, he was "a skinny little stand-still shooter." Sunday afternoon under the bright lights in Rupp Arena, ...
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CovCath vs. Scott County for Sweet 16® title again

BY MIKE FIELDS For the second time in five years, Covington Catholic and Scott County will battle it out for the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® championship. They'll face off Sunday at 2 p.m. in Rupp Arena. CovCath (34-4) is riding a 22 game wi...
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It wasn’t a hero shot; it was a team being a team

BY MIKE FIELDS Hero? Travis Henderson said no thanks to that label after he hit a three-pointer with :05 left to give Oldham County a 56-55 victory over Campbell County in the quarterfinals of the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16 in Rupp Arena Frid...
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Fern Creek’s Lenora Roberts keeps the book & keeps quiet

BY MIKE FIELDS As Fern Creek scrapped and clawed its way to a 69-67 overtime victory against Boyd County in the first round of the Sweet 16 Thursday afternoon in Rupp Arena, Lenora Roberts fidgeted in her seat, took a few deep breaths, but never...
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Rex Chapman remembers his Apollo heroes, and heartbreak

BY MIKE FIELDS When he was a basketball star at Apollo High School, UK and in the NBA, Rex Chapman was a hoops hero to thousands (millions?) of Kentucky kids. But Rex remembers two of his own heroes when he was growing up, and one of them -- Steve ...
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Brewers’ unbeaten Redmen have stood the test of time

BY MIKE FIELDS Barney Thweatt, who will be 88 in a few weeks, is still feisty as all get-out when it comes to reveling in the fact that he played on the last undefeated boys' basketball team in Kentucky. That was 70 years ago. Thweatt started fo...
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Happy (or sad) Sweet 16® anniversary for Clem Haskins

BY MIKE FIELDS Happy anniversary, Clem Haskins. Or maybe a not so happy anniversary. It was 55 years ago today (March 15, 1963) that Haskins played his last high school game for Taylor County. He and his Cardinals lost to Lexington Dunbar 65-6...
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Pikeville’s never-say-die Panthers survive 3OT thriller

BY MIKE FIELDS This is the 101st Boys' Sweet 16, which means there have been close to 1,500 state tournament games played over the last century. I'd argue that none have been any better than Pikeville's first-round, triple-overtime, heart-stopp...
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Travis Ford back in Rupp, scouting not shooting

BY MIKE FIELDS Travis Ford has accomplished a lot in his basketball career, as a player and a coach. He was a deadly three-pointer shooter for Kentucky in the early 1990s. He's coached at EKU, Massachusetts, Oklahoma State and St. Louis, winning mo...
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03/13/18 – GameChanger Official Pitch Count Monitoring Software for Baseball

The KHSAA has partnered with GameChanger as the official required pitch count reporting mechanism for baseball. GameChanger, which also works in conjunction with MaxPreps, is available at no charge to member schools and is required at all levels (fre...
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‘Cool Hand’ Cooper saves Scott County

BY MIKE FIELDS Just call him "Cool Hand" Cooper. Scott County senior guard Cooper Robb nailed a three-pointer from the left corner with :09 left to give his Cardinals a 54-53 lead over Trinity in the first round of the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Swe...
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These 5 guys played in Sweet 16®, now coaching in it

BY MIKE FIELDS Steve Barker played for Apollo in the Sweet 16® in 1976 and 1978. Barker, now 58, is in his fourth year coaching Apollo and has the Eagles in the state tournament for the first time since 2012. Does it seem forever ago tha...
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Former Estill County star Brian Kiser revels in Engineers’ Sweet 16®

BY MIKE FIELDS As Estill County took the court for the school's Sweet 16® debut today, one spectator in Section 217 in the upper deck of Rupp Arena was feeling especially proud of the Engineers. Brian Kiser, an all-state player for Estill Cou...
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Scott County vs. Trinity reminiscent of past first-round showdowns

BY MIKE FIELDS As the 101st Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16 gets ready to tip off at high noon, much ado is being made of today's first-round matchup between Scott County and Trinity. The hype is justified. Scott County (34-1) and Trinity (30-3) ...
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03/12/18 – Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® Broadcast Information, 98.5 FM To Air Games Locally

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2018 The 2018 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® gets underway Wednesday afternoon at Rupp Arena when Corbin takes on Estill County at 12 p.m. (ET). Fans can follow all the action through live webcasts at KHSAA....
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03/12/18 – Elliott County’s Molly Skaggs Selected NFHS Section 2 Spirit of Sport Award Winner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2018 INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Molly Skaggs, a student-athlete at Elliott County High School, has been selected as the 2018 Section 2 recipient of the “National High School Spirit of Sport Award” by the National Federation ...
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Mercer County celebrates back-to-back state titles

BY MIKE FIELDS HIGHLAND HEIGHTS -- Oh, to have been in the Mercer County locker room at halftime of the girls' state basketball finals at NKU's BB&T Arena on Sunday afternoon when the defending champion Titans led Mercy by the unfathomable s...
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Mercer County must hurdle Mercy to repeat as state champ

BY MIKE FIELDS Mercer County’s girls have played 144 basketball games over the last four seasons and won 125 of them, including four consecutive region titles and a state championship. And yet the Titans can still impress their coach by raising...
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RIP, Gene Rhodes, who won state titles as player and coach

Gene Rhodes, who coached Louisville St. Xavier to the Sweet 16 title 60 years ago, died early Friday morning. He was 90. This is the story of his 1958 champs. BY BILLY REED They were a team without a home because the old gym at St. Xavier High ...
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Nicholas County’s run to glory 25 years ago

BY MIKE FIELDS Kim Denkins is a social worker at a nursing home in Nicholas County, and more than occasionally she’ll be reminded of her basketball celebrity. “It’s funny. Like when I’m doing orientation, somebody will say, ‘Are you Kim Denkins...
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Girls’ Sweet 16 champs by regions since 1975®

GIRLS’ SWEET SIXTEEN® CHAMPS BY REGIONS (SINCE 1975) 1st Region:  Marshall County (1982, 1984) 2nd Region: Union County (1996) 3rd Region:  None 4th Region:  Warren Central (1983) 5th Region:  Elizabethtown (1998); Marion County (2013) 6th Regi...
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03/06/18 – St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® Broadcast Information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 6, 2018 The 2018 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® gets started Wednesday afternoon at BB&T Arena in Highland Heights when Johnson Central faces Owensboro Catholic at 12 p.m. (ET). Fans can follow a...
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Bunny Daugherty, Donna Moir & the spirit of Sacred Heart

BY MIKE FIELDS LOUISVILLE – A trailblazer and advocate for girls’ high school sports. Decades of dedication as an athletic director and coach. More than a dozen state championships to her credit. KHSAA Hall of Famer. Bunny Daugherty’s legacy at...
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02/23/18-Football Schedule Moratorium, Draft 2019 Alignment Procedures

All football playing member schools are reminded that football contracts signed prior to May 10 for games beyond the 2018 season will not be considered valid as the moratorium on scheduling remains in place. In addition to the alignment changes, ther...
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02/22/18 – 2018-2019 NFHS Soccer Rule Changes

Soccer teams will be reversing their home and visiting uniforms next year. Effective for the 2018-2019 school year, the home team will now wear dark jerseys and socks while the away team will now wear solid white jerseys and socks. The uniform chang...
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02/21/18 – Board of Control Addresses Postseason Format for Softball, Suspends the Implementation of the International Tiebreaker for the 2018 Postseason

During the course of its February meeting at the KHSAA offices on Wednesday, the Board of Control deliberated on the postseason format for the sport of softball, with the Board voting for the event to transition to a single-elimination format in 2019...
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Future Dates for KHSAA Boys and Girls Basketball State Tournaments

As of February 21, 2018 All Events Schedules at Rupp Arena, Lexington 2019 – March 6-10 (BOYS); March 13-17 (GIRLS) 2020 – March 11-15 (GIRLS); March 18-22 (BOYS) 2021 – March 3-7 (BOYS); March 10-14 (GIRLS) 2022 – March 9-13 (GIRLS); March 1...
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02/21/18 – Board of Control Addresses Postseason Formats, Future Sites and Alignment For Several Sports

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 21, 2018 During the course of its February meeting at the KHSAA offices on Wednesday, the Board of Control deliberated on the postseason formats, future sites and alignments for several sports. The most impactful deci...
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2019-2020 Through 2022-2023 Draft Football Alignment

Feedback will be solicited from the membership and a final determination made at the May 8-9 KHSAA Board of Control Meeting CLASS 6A (32 SCHOOLS) District 1- Apollo, Daviess County, Henderson County, Marshall County, McCracken County District 2- ...
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02/21/18 – Owensboro Health Announced as New Title Sponsor for State Softball

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 21, 2018 The KHSAA State Softball Tournament will boast a new title sponsor in 2018, with Owensboro Health signing on to support an event which has called Owensboro’s Jack C. Fisher Park home for the last 10 years...
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02/20/18 – Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA State Swimming & Diving Championships Start Thursday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 20, 2018 The 2018 Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA State Swimming & Diving Championships (Feb. 22-24) begin Thursday afternoon with the boys’ and girls’ diving preliminaries at the Ralph Wright Natatorium on the University...
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2/19/2018 – State Swimming and Diving Updated Parking Information

There has been a slight change in regards to parking for the 2018 Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Championship. Spectators, fans, and team buses that were originally instructed to use Green Lot B beyond Papa John's Stadium should no...
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02/14/18 – State Track & Field Time Schedule Available

With spring quickly approaching, many schools are attempting to schedule proms, graduations, etc. With that said, the KHSAA staff wanted to share another reminder of the dates for the Regional and State Track & Field meets. These dates were poste...
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02/14/18 – NFHS Announces KHSAA Coach of the Year Honorees for 2016-17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 14, 2018 As part of its annual recognition program, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association recently announced its award winners for the 2016-17 seasons. Twenty-five coache...
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02/15/18 – Board of Control Election Procedures

BOARD OF CONTROL BALLOT – BOARD OF CONTROL ELECTIONS - INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BALLOT: Balloting is ONLY done online for these positions. Balloting is available beginning on Wednesday, February 15. Only the Principal or Designated Representative...
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02/13/18 – State Wrestling Championships Start Friday At Alltech Arena

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 13, 2018 The 55th KHSAA State Wrestling Championships head to Alltech Arena this weekend (Feb. 16-17), starting Friday morning when gates open to the public at 8:30 a.m. The opening session begins with first round mat...
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02/13/18 – Wrestling Conference Call Notes

The information and instructions for the 2018 KHSAA State Wrestling Tournament have been posted online. You can access the information by going to the wrestling page of the KHSAA website. All participants are advised to download the files and review ...
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02/12/18 – Baseball Rules Clinic Now Available Online

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Baseball is now available. The clinic is required of all licensed officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay. Below is ad...
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2/12/2018 Softball Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Softball is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials. HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES The clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, pai...
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2/11/2018 Swimming and Diving Regional Results and State Psych Sheet

Results for the 2018 KHSAA Regional Swimming and Diving Meets as well as the Psych Sheet for the 2018 Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Championship are posted on the KHSAA website. You can view Regional Results by going to the follow...
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2/9/2018 – State Instructions for Swimming and Diving

Instructions for the 2018 Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Championship are posted on the KHSAA website.  You can access this information by going to the following links: Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA State Instructions State Meet Time ...
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As coach or mayor, Bill Mike Runyon has Paintsville at heart

BY MIKE FIELDS PAINTSVILLE -- Paintsville Mayor Bill Mike Runyon was sitting behind his desk at city hall -- which is across the corner from where as a kid he'd set up his shoe-shine kit on Saturdays, and just down the street from Paintsville Hi...
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02/07/18 – State Bowling Championships Begin Thursday in Louisville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 7, 2018 The KHSAA State Bowling Championships return to Louisville for the first time since 2013 when the Unified and Singles competitions kick off the 2018 state tournament on Thursday at Executive Strike & Spare...
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2/6/2018 – Bass Fishing Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport activity of Bass Fishing is now online for all coaches (head and assistant). HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES The clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, paid or unpai...
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02/05/17 – 2018 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Applications Now Open

For the fifth 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 san...
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02/02/18 – Sweet Sixteen® Online Media Credentialing System

The media credentialing system for the 2018 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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02/01/18 – State Bowling Roster by School and Lane Assignments Posted

The roster by school and lane assignments for the 2018 KHSAA State Bowling Tournament, including unified, are now available on the KHSAA website through the links below. Each school should review its student-athletes and let us know immediately of a...
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01/26/18 – New Archery Format For Regional and State Competitions

To help you plan for upcoming postseason events, this post will cover the format details that the KHSAA will use to govern the Regional and State Archery competitions. Information for coaches registering for the KHSAA Postseason (Regional and State)...
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01/30/18 – KHSAA Partners With Kentucky Department of Agriculture to Create Ag Athlete of the Year Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 30, 2018 The KHSAA has teamed with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture to create new college scholarship opportunities for student-athletes involved in agriculture. As part of the 2018 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Swee...
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2018 State Wrestling Day 2 Results – 3rd Rd Cons, 4th Rd Con, 4th Rd, 5th Rd Cons, 6th Rd Cons, Medal bouts, (bouts 617-878)

Round 3 Consolation 106 Cons. Round 3 - Jacob Cain (Johnson Central) 38-8 won by fall over Jack McCubbin (South Oldham) 11-9 (Fall 2:09) Cons. Round 3 - Isham Peace (Walton-Verona) 37-9 won by fall over Jayden Frazier (McCracken County) 22-12 (...
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2018 State Wrestling Day 1 Results – 1st Rd, 2nd Rd Champ, 3rd Rd Champ, 1st Rd Consol, 2nd Rd Consol (bouts 1-616)

Round 1 (32 Man) 106 Champ. Round 1 - Dylan Walls (Caldwell County) 5-1 won by fall over Jack McCubbin (South Oldham) 11-8 (Fall 0:44) Champ. Round 1 - July Soe (Iroquois) 17-3 won by fall over Charlie Mckune (Moore) 6-5 (Fall 3:44) Champ. Ro...
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01/29/18 – Track Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The 2018 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Track & Field is now available. The clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, paid or unpaid. HEA...
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01/29/18 – 2017-2018 Online Tennis Rules Clinic

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Tennis is available beginning January 29, 2018. The clinic is required of all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, regardless of whether or not the coach receives pay. B...
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1/28/2018 – Nominations Sought for Midway University Female Student-Athlete of the Year – Girls’ Swimming and Diving

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among girls’ Swimming and Diving participants for 2017-2018. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as c...
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01/26/18 – Clarification on the Minimum Number of Diving Meets for Postseason

The KHSAA would like to address several questions and potential confusion that has come up this season in regards to the minimum number of Diving Meets an athlete must have to enter the postseason. As is stated in the Competition Rules, “Athletes d...
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‘Moose’ Moore’s memories of the first All ‘A’ Classic

BY MIKE FIELDS When Stan Steidel pushed to expand the All “A” Classic into a state-wide basketball tournament almost 30 years ago, Owsley County and Jeff “Moose” Moore were just the kind of small-school team and player Steidel had in mind. ...
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01/24/18 – Wrestling Postseason Instructions

The information and instructions for the 2018 KHSAA Postseason Wrestling Tournaments have been posted online. You can access the information by going to the wrestling page of the KHSAA website. All competing schools are advised to download the files ...
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01/24/18 – Sweet 16® Draw Show To Air January 31st on CW Lexington, KHSAA.tv

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 24, 2018 Pairings for the 2018 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® and the 2018 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® will be revealed on Wednesday, January 31st at 1 p.m. (ET) when the annual Sweet...
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1/22/2018 – Nominations sought for Midway Female Student-Athlete of the Year – Girls’ Basketball

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among girls' basketball participants for 2017-2018. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community ...
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01/18/18-Football Alignment Update and Opportunity to Play Into a Higher Class and Withdraw from District

January 22, 2018 TO: Superintendents, Principals, Athletic Directors and Designated Representatives of Football Playing Schools FR: Commissioner Julian Tackett RE: Update on the Drafting of 2019 through 2022 Football Alignment, Opportunity to With...
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01/19/18 – Softball Umpire Advanced Camp Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2018 KHSAA Softball Umpires Advanced Camp is now open. This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire in the postseason. Attendance at this camp will qualify through 2021. Attendance at O...
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01/19/18 – Become an Official – Stay Connected to High School Sports

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. They don’t normally make the headlines, their names are not in the box...
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01/19/18 – Baseball Umpire Advanced Camp Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2018 KHSAA Baseball Umpires Advance Camp is now open. This camp must be attended once ever four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire in the postseason.  Attendance at this camp will qualify through 2021.  Attendance at O...
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01/19/18 – Winter Sports Championship Credentials

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Winter Sports Championships (Bowling, Wrestling, Swimming & Diving) is now live and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org. Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are i...
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01/19/18 – Roberts Insurance To Become Presenting Sponsor of KHSAA Hall of Fame

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 19, 2018 Longtime corporate partner Roberts Insurance has expanded its involvement with the Association by agreeing to become the presenting sponsor of the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame. The new agreement will support t...
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01/17/18 – 2017-2018 Online Archery Rules Clinic

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport-activity of Archery is available beginning January 17, 2018. The clinic is required of all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, regardless of whether or not the coach receiv...
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Billy Miller’s strange 90-point night in Nancy

BY MIKE FIELDS Forty-two years ago this week, Billy Miller had 90 points in a high school basketball game, a scoring performance that still ranks second in the KHSAA record book, a scoring performance that, to some extent, he still regrets. “If...
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01/16/18 – Regional Instructions for Swimming and Diving

Instructions and Regional Managers for the 2018 KHSAA Regional Swimming and Diving Meets are posted on the KHSAA website. Included with the list of Regional Managers is the location for each Regional Meet.  You can access this information by going t...
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01/12/18 – Board of Control Expands State Archery Format, Reviews Initial Football Realignment Parameters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 12, 2018 During the course of its regularly scheduled meeting at the KHSAA offices on Thursday, the Board of Control approved a proposal from staff to create a new championship opportunity for girls in the sport-act...
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01/12/18 – Clarification on Regional Oil Patterns

Earlier this week, the KHSAA released the oil patterns for the upcoming regional bowling tournaments. Those oil patterns can be found in the regional instructions and on the Bowling webpage under the regional pulldowns.  After discussion with the Bo...
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01/11/18 – Bowling Postseason Roster Deadline

In preparation for the 2018 KHSAA State Bowling Championships (February 8-9), we wanted to remind you of the opportunities available for the student-athletes of Kentucky. The KHSAA will continue to offer Unified/Adapted events to include regional and...
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01/10/18 – Regional Instructions for Bowling

Instructions for KHSAA Regional Bowling Tournaments are now posted on the KHSAA website. The oil patterns that have been selected for each regional competition can also be found in these instructions. Links to the full-color pdf version of these two ...
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High school hoops’ love affair with 3-pointer celebrates 30th anniversary

BY MIKE FIELDS The big news broke the fourth week of March, 1987, during the 70th Boys’ Sweet Sixteen in Rupp Arena: The National Federation of State High School Associations announced that the three-point shot part would be part of high school...
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01/05/18-Entry Open for Title IX T63 (Survey Form)

The second phase of entry for the 2017-2018 Title IX Reports, the ability to enter the results of the student survey, is available and online at schools.khsaa.org. The entry is open and automatically calculates and confirms the response rate (80%) th...
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01/05/18 – Information On Ordering Tickets to 2018 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16®

  It is again time for us to take orders for advance tickets to the 2018 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16®. Here are some notes about this year's event: These tickets for the entire event may only be ordered online through the ...
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01/04/18 – State Wrestling Championship Advanced Tickets

Fans can now order tickets online to the 2018 KHSAA State Wrestling Championships. This years event will be held February 16th and 17th at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. General Admission tickets are priced at $20 for a day pass. An all-sessi...
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01/02/18 – Nominations Sought for Midway University Female Student-Athlete of the Year – Girls’ Bowling

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among girls’ Bowling participants for 2017-18. The award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community servic...
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01/01/18 – 2018 Softball Umpire Advanced Camp

The 2018 Softball Umpires Advanced Camp will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Owensboro High School in Owensboro, KY. Advanced Camp attendance is required every four years for postseason eligibility.  The camp fee will be $46.00 for an early...
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Vacancy Announcement for Classified Support Staff Position(s) (Regular, Part-time)

The KHSAA, a private, non-profit entity designated by the Kentucky Board of Education to manage high school sports and sport-activities in the Commonwealth, has an immediate need to fill at least two openings on its support (classified) staff for Adm...
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12/22/17 – 2018 Baseball Umpire Advance Camp – Save the Date

Mark your calendars for the 2018 KHSAA Baseball Umpires Advanced Camp which will be held on Saturday, Feb. 10, at Johnson Central High School in Paintsville.  Advanced Camp attendance is required once every four years for postseason eligibility. Reg...
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12/19/17 – Initial Basketball Stat Leaders Report Released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 19, 2017 The first statistical leader reports of the 2017-18 season for girls’ and boys’ basketball have been posted at KHSAA.org. Where in the past the statistical leader reports had been compiled on a weekly basis, ...
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Remembering Joey Couch, the basketball player

BY MIKE FIELDS Joey Couch, who passed away at home Friday night at the age of 49, was known to most people for his football playing days at the University of Kentucky, where he earned All-SEC honors. But I remember Joey Couch better for his bas...
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12/13/17 – First-Ever KHSAA State Dance Championships Set For Saturday in Lexington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 13, 2017 The KHSAA’s newest championship makes its debut Saturday at Frederick Douglass HS with the inaugural KHSAA State Dance Championships. In its first year as a KHSAA-sponsored offering, Dance is the fifth sport-...
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12/12/17-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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12/12/17-Schools Requested to Submit Form GE81 for Future Offerings

Every three years, per adopted policy, the KHSAA surveys the membership as to the desire to expand and/or continue sports and sport-activity offerings.  In this manner, the staff and Board of Control can continue to be pro-active in terms of offeri...
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Christmas will have a championship ring to it for the Hellyers

BY MIKE FIELDS The Brothers Hellyer of Boyle County will have a big time talking smack and patting each other on the back when their family gathers for Christmas in a couple weeks. And the youngest of the Hellyer boys, Clete, will no doubt be i...
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12/06/17 – Competitive Cheer Championships Begin Friday at Alltech Arena

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 6, 2017 The KHSAA State Competitive Cheer Championships return to Alltech Arena this weekend, beginning with a new game day division on Friday, Dec. 8. The game day competition begins at 9 a.m. on Friday, with the awa...
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12/06/17- Football Schools Required to Submit Spring Practice Date Options

Per KHSAA Bylaw 23, each school must submit its spring practice dates on or before December 15, 2017, for the spring, 2018 spring practice period. Failure to submit these dates by December 15 will result in the school not being permitted to conduct...
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Winning football titles is a family tradition at Danville

BY MIKE FIELDS Winning football is a family tradition spanning generations at Danville High School, and the Admirals' family is celebrating another championship today. Danville won its 11th state title by beating familiar foe Mayfield 35-21 in ...
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Boyle County & Chuck Smith a championship combo

BY MIKE FIELDS Reese Smith, one of the brightest stars in Boyle County's 40-21 victory over Corbin in the Class 3A football finals Friday night, is no relation to Rebels' coach Chuck Smith. But the sophomore wide receiver/free safety, who accou...
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11/29/17 – State Cheer and Dance Championships Tickets Available

Fans can now order tickets online to the 2017 KHSAA State Competitive Cheer Championships as well as the State Dance Championships.   The State Cheer Championships are scheduled for Dec. 8-9 at Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. ...
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Reflections on Bourbon County’s championship season, 20 years later

BY MIKE FIELDS When Bourbon County captured the Class 2A title in 1997, it was regarded as one of the most improbable football championships in state history. The Colonels hadn’t had a winning record in a decade, and had NEVER won a playoff game...
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11/29/17 – 2017 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl Broadcast Info

For Immediate Release: November 29, 2017 The state football finals return to Lexington for the first time since 1976 on Friday at 2 p.m. when Beechwood (11-2) takes on Raceland (10-4) in the 1A Championship of the 2017 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonw...
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11/27/17 – NFHS Part 2 Exam Online for Basketball, Wrestling and Swimming Diving Officials

NFHS Part 2 Tests for licensed officials in the sports of Basketball, Wrestling and Swimming & Diving are now available online.  The Part 2 exams, required for postseason eligibility, will be open until Monday, Dec. 11 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The te...
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11/25/17- Many Lexington Business Offering Discounts for Football Final Attendees

Lexington is rolling out the welcome mat as several businesses are offering discounts to KHSAA State Football final ticket holders in town for the championship game! Attendees holding a ticket stub from a game of the 2017 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Comm...
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11/19/17 – Dawahares/KHSAA Hall Of Fame Class Of 2018 Inductees Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 19, 2017 LEXINGTON – The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame Class of 2018 was announced today in a press conference at the KHSAA Offices. The 13 members in this year’s class will be the 31st induct...
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11/16/17- 2017 Wrestling Rules Clarifications Including Experimental Weigh-in

To further our efforts in communications across the wrestling community, we have developed this post as a list of questions that have come to the staff from both Coaches and Officials concerning this year’s playing rules. As new questions arise, we w...
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11/16/17 – Board of Control Addresses Future Basketball Calendar, Regional Alignment and State Advancement

For Immediate Release: November 16, 2017 The Board of Control conducted a regularly scheduled meeting at the KHSAA Offices on Wednesday morning, during which time it addressed a future basketball scheduling conflict, the placement of a new school in...
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11/14/17 – 2018 KHSAA Hall of Fame Press Conference This Sunday; Football Championship Tickets On Sale

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 14, 2017 The Kentucky High School Athletic Association will hold a press conference on Sunday, November 19 at 2 p.m. to announce the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2018. The Hall of Fame announcement will take ...
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11/13/17 – Bowling Rules Clinic is Now Available Online

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport-activity of Bowling is available beginning today, November 13, 2017. Remember, the clinic is required of all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coac...
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11/10/17- Special Activities in Conjunction with NCAA Field Hockey in Louisville

During the 2016-17 school year, the Board of Control approved an extension of the KHSAA sponsorship of Field Hockey for a three-year period. During this period, the current participating teams were charged with promotion of the sport and attempting t...
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Record-setting QB Bill Allen ‘amazed’ at numbers that passed him by

BY MIKE FIELDS When Bill Allen happened upon the lists of state football records on the KHSAA web site recently, he was stunned by some of the numbers he saw. "I couldn't believe what I was seeing," he said. "Some of the stats were just amazing...
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11/09/17- Bylaw 9 Rulings

Recently, the ruling officer for Bylaw 9 handed down sanctions to student-athletes from Lafayette, Frederick Douglass, Scott County, Montgomery County and South Laurel after school administrators proactively self-reported violations to the Associatio...
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11/08/17- High School Playoff Games Again Asked to Honor Veterans at Week 2 Games

Every high school hosting a KHSAA football playoff game is again asked to honor all veterans and active duty military at events near Veteran’s Day. This is a great way to recognize our veterans and active duty military and hopefully reinforce the imp...
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2017 Russell Athletic/KHSAA State Football Tickets Availability

Click to purchase Woodford Reserve, Field Club Reserved for All 6 Games (includes parking) Class 1A, 12/1, 2 pm ET Beechwood vs. Raceland Click purchase Woodford Reserve, Field Club Reserved or General Admission Tickets for t...
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11/02/17 – Information On Ordering Tickets to 2017 Russell Athletic/KHSAA State Football Finals

It is again time for us to take orders for advance tickets to the 2017 Russell Athletic/KHSAA State Football Finals. Here are some notes about this year's finals. The games will be played at Kroger FIeld at the University of Kentucky in Lexingt...
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11/02/17 – State Cross Country Meet New Feature

The KHSAA is excited to notify all its competitors, coaches and fans of an additional feature for the 2017 KHSAA State Cross Country Meet made available through our great event staff that is handling the timing system. An additional timing mat will ...
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11/02/17- First Phase (T35 Report) Open for Title IX Reporting Entry for 2017-18

The initial phase of entry for the 2017-2018 Title IX Reports, the ability to enter the financial information from 2016-17 to be entered on the form T-35, is available and online at schools.khsaa.org. There have only minimal changes based on the grea...
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11/02/17 – Fall Championship Weekend Wraps Up Volleyball, Soccer and Cross Country Seasons

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 2, 2017 Nine team state titles will be awarded this weekend as the KHSAA’s Fall Championship weekend puts the finishing touches on the 2017 soccer, volleyball and cross country seasons. Six state championship trophies...
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Allen Feldhaus Sr.’s wonderful basketball life

  BY MIKE FIELDS Allen Feldhaus Sr., who died Saturday at age 77, had a wonderful basketball life. The Boone County native played for Adolph Rupp at Kentucky. He coached the high school game at Russell County and Mason County, and guided t...
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10/31/17 – Cross Country State Meet Information

Congratulations to all participants and coaches who have qualified for the 2017 KHSAA State Cross Country Championships. First and foremost, we would like to thank the eight regional hosts for all of their hard work and the success of the “super regi...
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10/29/17 – State Cross Country Qualifiers

The Regional results for Cross Country and the KHSAA State Qualifiers have been posted on the KHSAA website. It is important that coaches review the Roster by School immediately. Please contact the KHSAA at xcresults@khsaa.org with any corrections (n...
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10/26/17 – State Soccer Tournament Continues With Quarterfinal Action Saturday in Lexington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 26, 2017 The 2017 KHSAA State Soccer Tournament resumes Saturday morning with quarterfinal action at Frederick Douglass HS and Lafayette HS in Lexington. Four games will take place at each site, with the first games of...
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State Dance Competition Results History

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10/20/17 – Field Hockey State Tournament Begins Tomorrow in Louisville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 20, 2017 The fourth annual KHSAA State Field Hockey Tournament gets underway Saturday morning with quarterfinal action at Assumption Green in Louisville. Sacred Heart (18-7) takes on Presentation (7-13) in the first ga...
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10/20/17 – State Cross Country Meet Tickets on Sale Now

Fans can now order tickets online to the 2017 KHSAA State Cross Country Meet. This event will be held November 4 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.  General Admission tickets are $10. Children 10 and under are admitted free of charge.   ...
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10/19/17 Boys’ and Girls’ State Soccer Championship Tickets on Sale Now

Fans can now order tickets online to the 2017 KHSAA Boys' and Girls' State Soccer Championships being held in Lexington.  The event kicks off with the Quarterfinal round on Saturday, October 28 at 12:00 p.m. There are two sites for the Quarterfinals ...
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10/19/17 – State Volleyball Tournament Tickets On Sale Now

Fans can now order tickets online to the 2017 KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament.  The event will be held Nov. 3-5 at J.C. Cantrell Gymnasium on the campus of Valley High School in Louisville. General Admission tickets are $10 per session.  An all-se...
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10/16/17 – State Track & Field Dates

The KHSAA would like to announce the State Track & Field schedule for the upcoming year to help with the planning of spring events for fans, coaches, and administrators. Please make sure all those involved in planning graduation dates, etc. are a...
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RIP, Daniel Webb — Heath baseball star; major leaguer

BY MIKE FIELDS It was sad to hear that Daniel Webb, a star pitcher at Heath High School who went on to play in the major leagues, died over the weekend from injuries sustained in an ATV accident in Tennessee. He was 28. Webb pitched in relief for...
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10/16/17 – State Dance Divisions Posted

The 2017-18 KHSAA Dance divisions list has been compiled and released. Click here to view school squad declaration Click here to view division totals A reminder to coaches that no changes to divisions may be made and withdrawal from competitio...
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2017 KHSAA State Tournament Results/Stats

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So far, so good for CovCath football’s 50th anniversary

BY MIKE FIELDS Covington Catholic’s 50th anniversary of its varsity football program is going quite nicely, thank you. The Colonels kicked off the season by dedicating renovated Dennis Griffin Stadium, a $2.6 million project that included new sta...
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10/11/17- 2017-2018 Basketball Rules Clinic Online Now

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Basketball is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials. HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES The clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, p...
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10/10/17 – Competitive Cheer Divisions / Scoring Reminders

The 2017-18 KHSAA Competitive Cheer squads by division list has been compiled and released. Click here to view school squad declaration A reminder to coaches that no changes to divisions may be made and withdrawal from Region/State competition will...
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10/09/17 – 2017-2018 Online Wrestling Rules Clinic

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Wrestling is available beginning October 9th. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach rec...
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10/09/17 – Volleyball, Soccer, Field Hockey Draw Show Set For Wednesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 9, 2017 The pairings for the 2017 KHSAA Volleyball, Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer, and Field Hockey State Tournaments will be revealed Wednesday, October 11th when the annual KHSAA Fall Championship Draw Show is conducted at...
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10/06/17 – Girls’ State Golf Day Two To Start One Hour Early, Pairings and Tee Times Posted

Due to the possibility of incoming weather, the start time for day two of the 2017 Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA Girls’ Golf State Championship that was originally scheduled for 8:00 a.m. Central Standard Time will now begin at 7:00 a.m. Central ...
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10/06/17 – Board of Control Sets State Soccer Sites, Approves New Member School

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 6, 2017 During the course of its regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 28 at the KHSAA Offices, the Board of Control accepted a membership application from Danville Christian Academy and finalized sites for the 2017 State ...
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Justin Thomas’ elite company includes Hornung, Unseld, Cowens

BY MIKE FIELDS Justin Thomas was the best golfer on the planet this past season. He won 5 times, including his first major title (PGA Championship), led the money list with nearly $10 million (not counting the $10 million bonus that came with winn...
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Annual Meeting Attendee Folder Contents

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10/05/17-Reminder about KHSAA Title IX Workshop

As was previously announced, the KHSAA will be conducting a Title IX Workshop on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. CT in Gilbertsville at the Kentucky Dam Village Green Room.The focus of this meeting will be the elements of Title IX as it rela...
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09/27/18 – Postseason Field Hockey Information

Information and instructions for the 2018 Regional Field Hockey Tournaments have been posted online and can be accessed by going to the Field Hockey page of the KHSAA website (http://khsaa.org/sports/fall/field-hockey/). All coaches and competing sc...
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10/03/17 – Boys’ State Golf Day Two Pairings and Tee Times

Pairings and Tee Times for day two of the 2017 Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA Boys’ Golf State Championship have now been set. You can view these by clicking on the following link:  Day Two Pairings and Tee Times – KHSAA – The KHSAA staff routi...
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10/03/17 – 2017-2018 Swimming and Diving Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Swimming and Diving is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials. HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES The clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or ass...
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10/02/17 – Leachman/KHSAA State Golf Championships Begin Tuesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 2, 2017 The first state championships of the 2017-18 season will be contested this week at the Bowling Green Country Club with the 2017 Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championships. The boys’ tournament b...
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10/02/17 – Nominations Sought for Midway University Female Student-Athlete of the Year – Girls’ Cross Country

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among girls' Cross Country participants for 2017-18. The award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community ...
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Tee Times for the 2017 Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championships Posted

Pairings and Tee Times for the first round of the 2017 Leachman Buick•GMC•Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championships have been posted on the KHSAA website and can be viewed through the links below: http://khsaa.org/2017-leachmankhsaa-boys-state-golf-re...
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Cheer Region Date Rotation (2015-16 through 2018-19)

CHEER REGION ROTATION DATES Competition may be scheduled during the week, but must be held by the Saturday ending the week.  Those that combine competitions will pick which week between the two regions.   2015 2016 2017 ...
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Bob White: A good guy gets a lift through a bad time

BY MIKE FIELDS LOUISVILLE – Bob White, like any newspaper reporter worth his salt, loved covering events that had dramatic twists or heartwarming endings. He delighted in being surprised by what he was chronicling during his half-century career as a...
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9/22/17 – State Tournament Instructions for Golf

Postseason Instructions for the 2017 Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Tournament including dates, times, and lodging information are posted on the KHSAA website. This information can be viewed by going to the following link: State Golf ...
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09/21/17- Cross Country Four-Meet Minimum Clarification

With the cross country season well underway, we have received several inquiries from Athletic Directors and Cross Country coaches about the four-meet (4-meet) minimum requirement that is required for entry into postseason competition. Below is the cr...
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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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Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year Nominations Girls’ Soccer

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among Soccer participants for 2017-2018. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and...
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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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09/18/17 – Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year Nomination

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among Field Hockey participants for 2017-2018. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community servi...
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9/14/2017 – Nominations Sought For Midway University Female Student-Athlete of the Year – Girls’ Golf

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among girls’ golf participants for 2017-2018. This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community servic...
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Recalling the most remarkable comeback story in KHSAA history

BY MIKE FIELDS Justin Thomas, a St. Xavier graduate and former KHSAA state titlist, has written quite a story on the PGA Tour this season. He’s won five tournaments, including the PGA Championship, earned nearly $9 million, and has a shot at the $...
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09/12/17 – Dance Online Rule Clinic Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport activity of Dance was available beginning September 11. The clinic is required of all all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay. Below is additi...
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9/11/17 – Regional Tournament Instructions for Golf

Postseason Instructions for the 2017 KHSAA Regional Golf Tournaments are posted on the KHSAA website. You can access these instructions as well as contact information for Regional Managers by going to the following links: Regional Instructions Regi...
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Tom Larkey ready to join football’s 300-victory club

“It’s a story most people couldn’t tell – my football, my family.” -- Tom Larkey BY MIKE FIELDS If Perry County Central beats Clay County Friday night, Tom Larkey will become the 10th high school football coach in Kentucky history to win 300 gam...
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09/04/17-Annual Meeting Reminders

With the KHSAA Annual Meeting of schools two weeks away, this reminder about designating the delegate for your school. DELEGATE DESIGNATION AND OTHER DETAILS If you haven't already done so, please be sure and designate your school's delegate. The p...
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08/28/17-Role of the Home Team, Officials and Coaches in Practice of Sportsmanship at Soccer Contests

This combination of requirements, recommendations, and best practices supersedes all prior versions of this communication.THE ROLE OF THE HOME TEAM, OFFICIALS AND COACHES IN THE PRACTICE OF SPORTSMANSHIP AT CONTESTS Background The practice of good ...
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09/01/17 – Reminder about Shortened and Interrupted Football Games

In light of the large number of calls and emails this week and with the vast amount of turnover in athletic administrators and coaches, a reminder about the Competition Rules is in order for Football. Interrupted games are not new and this weekend's ...
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09/01/17 – Game Day State Cheer Competition Information

GAME DAY COMPETITION The KHSAA has partnered with Varsity (UCA) and will utilize its published score sheets, guidelines and judges for the State Competitive Cheer Championships. Game Day is a separate competition. Varsity guidelines may be adjusted ...
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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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08/30/17-Rescheduled Football Games Due to Anticipated Weather

This notice is being sent to all KHSAA football schools. With likely inclement weather, many of our football schools are moving their Friday night games to Thursday or Saturday. Please take a look at the football schedule for this weekend at https...
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Sam Simpson’s 25-year staying power at Henry Clay

BY MIKE FIELDS Henry Clay football coach Sam Simpson sat in his office in the Blue Devils’ fieldhouse one morning last week, mulling a reporter’s question: How does he still bring energy and enthusiasm to a job he’s held for 25 years now? His lon...
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8/29/17 – 2017 KHSAA Competitive Cheer Rules Clinic Now Online

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport activity of competitive cheer was available beginning August 28. The clinic is required of all all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay. Below ...
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Haywood, Hilton faced off in their football coaching debuts

Philip Haywood and Dudley Hilton, the two winningest high school football coaches in Kentucky history, have 780 victories between them. And to think that 42 years ago today, they squared off against each other in their head coaching debuts. On Au...
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08/28/17 – 2017 KHSAA Annual Meeting Registration Reminder

This is intended for all KHSAA member school Superintendents, Principals, and Athletic Directors and the links can be forwarded as needed. ANNUAL MEETING This reminder that the 2017 Annual Meeting of the membership of the KHSAA is to be held on Wed...
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08/28/17 – Reminders about Required Title IX Student Interest Survey During 2017-18, KHSAA Assistance Available

For all KHSAA member schools, 2017-2018 is the year for the biennial student interest survey related to Title IX. None of the basic survey requirements have changed, as you are to survey your students in grades 9 through 11, as well as the identified...
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08/25/17- Reminders on Schedules/Rosters/Statistics Entry Requirement

Please take a moment to review the following reminders on requirements for member schools involving schedules, rosters and statistics. SCOREBOARD/ROSTER/SCHEDULE The KHSAA/Riherds.com Scoreboard is provided as a service to schools, student-ath...
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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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General Dance Information

2018 General Dance Information General Dance Information Dance Music Information and References ...
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Region Competition Information and Instructions

Dance Region Information 2017-2018 Dance Region Information ...
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Sectional Competition Information and Instructions

2018 Sectional Competition Information Dance Sectional Competition Information ...
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State Competition Information and Instructions

2018 State Competition Information Dance State Competition Information ...
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Past Dance Staff Blogs

Archive of Past Staff Blogs ...
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Dance Records

Dance Records ...
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Dance Forms

Dance Forms Dance Scoresheets ...
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2017 Cheer Region Sites

2017-18 KHSAA COMPETITIVE CHEER REGION COMPETITION DATES/SITES TIMES ARE LOCAL TO SITE (as of 8/18/17) REGION DATE SITE MANAGER   1  Sat., Nov. 4 10:30 a.m.  Webster County High School Matt Bell ...
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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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08/10/17 – 2017-2018 Regional Athletic Administrators Meetings of Membership

This reminder is for all member school Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Directors within the KHSAA.  For the fall of 2017, the KHSAA has revised the manner in which it conducts its regional workshops and meetings. The old "region meeting, da...
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08/14/17 – Football Part 2 Exam Available for Officials

The NFHS Football Part 2 Test is available to be taken online between midnight Eastern Time on August 14 and midnight Eastern Time on August 28. The test will automatically close exactly at that time even if tests are in progress. Login at http://off...
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Soccer Part 2 Test Available for Officials

This is a reminder to all licensed Soccer Officials that the NFHS Soccer Part 2 Test is available online from Monday, August 14 until Monday, August 28 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The test will automatically close exactly at that time. Login at http://offici...
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08/14/17 – Volleyball Part 2 Test Available for Officials

This is a reminder to all licensed Volleyball Officials that the NFHS Volleyball Part 2 Test is available online from Monday, August 14 until Monday, August 28 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The test will automatically close exactly at that time. Login at http:...
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08/14/17 – 2017 Field Hockey Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Field Hockey is available beginning August 14. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, regardless of whether or not th...
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8/08/17 Soccer Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is available beginning August 8. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay. Below i...
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08/08/17 – Volleyball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Volleyball is available beginning August 8. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay. Bel...
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08/08/17-Football Rules Clinic Available Online for Officials and Coaches

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is now available following a minimal delay for system maintenance. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or ...
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08/08/17 – 2017 Cross Country Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Cross Country is available beginning today, August 8. Remember, the clinic is required of all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach receives p...
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08/08/17 – NFHS Announces Football Publication Corrections and Interpretations

Each licensed official and each head coach have received the NFHS Rules and Case Books by now. Several of you have also purchased the Rules By Topic and other publications from Referee Enterprises. You will find the minimal amount of corrections to ...
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08/07/17 – 2017 Golf Online Rules Clinic Now Available

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Golf is available beginning August 7. The clinic is required for all head and assistant coaches.  August  7 to August 22 – the Golf Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge...
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08/07/17 – HYPE Student Leadership Conference Registration Open

Registration is now open for the 2017 KHSAA HYPE Student Leadership Conferences.  DATES Monday, August 28 - Lexington Convention Center (430 W. Vine St., Lexington, next to Rupp Arena) Tuesday, August 29 - Ramada Hotel and Conference Center (...
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Hall of Fame Selection Balloting

Good afternoon. Thank you in advance for your participation as a voting member of the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame for the 2018 induction class. Balloting is now open for the class of 2018. Balloting will remain open through Friday, August 25, 2017 ...
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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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08/01/17-Football Officiating Crew Communication Devices Guidelines and Restrictions

KHSAA VARSITY FOOTBALL OFFICIALS WIRELESS CREW COMMUNICATION DEVICES – GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS With continued changes in technology, communication devices worn by officials are becoming more and more common place. While most understand that the...
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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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07/20/17 – Heat and Humidity Reminders

With temperatures rising across the state, now is a good time to remind all of our school administrators and coaches of the requirements of the Heat Index program. No game, or plan for a game, is worth short-cutting this required procedure that is no...
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07/20/17 – Football Practice and Acclimation/Acclimatization Reminders

As the helmet-only period continues and more activity is available, it is necessary to issue a few reminders about football practice. None of these procedures have changed, but with the massive turnover in coaches and the plethora of inquiries and pe...
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Officiate Kentucky Day – Session Summaries

Welcome (Julian Tackett, Barry Mano, Butch Cope) 7/29/17 - 08:30 - 08:50, Session 1, Opening Session (Entire Group) Representatives of the KHSAA and NASO will get the meeting started with a great welcome to the Derby City and begin this celebratio...
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Officiate Kentucky Day – Speakers

Keith Alexander LHSAA Assistant Executive Director Assistant Executive Director of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association. Director of officials responsible for cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field, powerlifting and sports medi...
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07/18/17 – Required Face Protection Approved in the Sport of Softball

At its July 15 meeting, the Board of Control approved a recommendation from the Commissioner and staff to mandate the use of face protection in softball for pitchers, first basemen and third basemen. The new requirement will go into effect at all lev...
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07/18/17 – Cross Country and Track & Field Alignment Approved

At its regular meeting on July 15, the KHSAA Board of Control gave final approval to the alignment of teams for the 2017-2018 through 2020-2021 period for both Cross Country and Track & Field. The alignment will go into effect immediately, starti...
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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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07/17/17 – Approved Cross Country and Track & Field Alignment, 2017-2018 to 2020-21

APPROVED DRAFT TRACK AND FIELD ALIGNMENT – 2017-18 to 2020-21 – APPROVED JULY 15, 2017 For a graphical review of the draft alignment, use the web link at https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1QckxqoDqFXset6PlM8B--bk0qVQ&ll=37.80315398896...
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07/14/17 – Rosters Open for Entry for 2017-18

Hope many of you as athletic administrators are back after taking advantage of the only two "down" weeks of the year with dead period. Again this year, there have been additional enhancements to the roster and school system including several that are...
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07/13/17 – Start of Softball Season Change Approved

Upon recommendation of the Commissioner's Softball Advisory Committee, Staff and the KHSAA Board of Control, the change for the first playing date of the 2018 softball season has been approved. Beginning with the 2017-18 school year (2018 playing se...
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07/13/17 – Start of Baseball Season Change Approved

Upon recommendation of the Commissioner's Baseball Advisory Committee, Staff and the KHSAA Board of Control, the change for the first playing date of the 2018 baseball season has been approved. Beginning with the 2017-18 school year (2018 playing se...
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2017-18 KHSAA Board of Control

Jerry Wyman President, 2017-2018 Director, 2014-2018 Louisville Director of Academics, Activities, Athletics Jefferson County Schools Regions 6 & 7 Donna Bumps President-Elect, 2017-2018 Director, 2016-2020 Bowling Green Princi...
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2017-2018 KHSAA Board of Control Meeting Dates

2017-2018 APPROVED BOARD OF CONTROL MEETING SCHEDULE July 14-15 ** Tuesday, September 19 (to be reconsidered at July 14-15 meeting) KHSAA Annual Meeting of Schools - September 20) November 15 January 11 February 21 May 8-9 **...
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PRP reigns again as king of Kentucky baseball under Bill Miller

BY MIKE FIELDS Thirty-five years ago Bill Miller coached Pleasure Ridge Park to a runner-up finish in the state baseball tournament. The Panthers lost to unbeaten Madison Central in the finals. In 1985 PRP made it back to the title game but lost ...
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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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High school baseball has changed a lot in 50 years. Just ask Bobby Lynch

BY MIKE FIELDS Ashland’s 1967 state baseball champions were recognized during Saturday’s state finals at Whitaker Bank Ballpark to mark the 50th anniversary of their title. Bobby Lynch, who was a standout pitcher on the Tomcat teams that won thre...
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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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Geordon Blanton’s championship senior year

BY MIKE FIELDS J.C. Blanton remembers last summer when his son Geordon told him he’d like to win three state championships his senior year at Johnson Central. “I told him if he got one he’d be lucky,” J.C. said. Geordon must be a lucky guy; it hel...
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06/07/17 – Approved Draft Realignment- Track & Field and Cross Country for 2017-18 through 2020-2021

APPROVED DRAFT TRACK AND FIELD ALIGNMENT – 2017-18 to 2020-21 – DISTRIBUTED TO MEMBERSHIP JUNE 2017 ITALICIZED SCHOOLS participate in Cross Country Only (did not participate in Track and Field) per 2016-2017 information submitted by member school pe...
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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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05/31/17 – Softball State Instructions/Advanced Tickets

Instructions for teams participating in the 2017 KHSAA Softball State Tournament are posted on the KHSAA website. These instructions can be viewed by going to the following link, clicking on the State Information and Instructions, and clicking on 201...
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Fast-pitch softball has given girls college opportunities

BY MIKE FIELDS When Emily Gaines started playing fast-pitch softball as a 9-year-old, she was hooked: “I fell in love with it,” she said. As an eighth-grader, Gaines cracked the starting lineup for South Laurel. By the end of her high school car...
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05/23/17 – Dance State Competition FAQs

KHSAA DANCE Frequently Asked Questions (as of August 18, 2017) The following is a FAQ for Dance. Refer to the Competition Rules that will be published in the KHSAA Handbook and on the Association website for more information. The Competition Rules ...
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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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2017 State Tennis Day 3 Results

GIRLS' SINGLES Semifinals (1)Eva Borders (11) (St. Francis) def (4)Sophia Shiben (9) (McCracken County) 6-1; 6-1 (2)Michelle McKamey (12) (McCracken County) def Priya Sukkanha (11) (Oneida Baptist Institute) 6-2; 6-0 Finals (1)Eva Borders (11) ...
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2017 State Tennis Day 2 Results

Girls Singles Third Round (1)Eva Borders (11) (St. Francis) def (9)Nejla Zukic (9) 6-0; 6-1 (5)Amanda Miller (9) (Lexington Catholic) def (9)Mia Lancaster (9) (Greenwood) 6-4; 6-1 (4)Sophia Shiben (9) (McCracken County) def (9)Sarah Fazlagic (...
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2017 State Tennis Day 1 Results

Girls Singles First Round (Round of 64) (1)Eva Borders (11) (St. Francis) def Addison Sutton (9) (North Hardin) 6-0; 6-0 Baylie Brunsma (12) (Middlesboro) def Ally Delaney (12) (Hancock County) 4-6; 6-0; 1-0 (9)Nejla Zukic (9) (DuPont Manual) d...
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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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05/17/17 – KHSAA State Track & Field Meet Participants

The field is set for the 2017 KHSAA State Track & Field Meet this weekend at the University of Kentucky. Please be sure to check the KHSAA website under the 2017 State/Region Meet Entries/Results tab. Important information for each respective cla...
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05/17/17 – State Track & Field Roll-up

As an experiment for 2017, the KHSAA asked coaches to notify the Association when they desired to scratch an athlete from an event during the State Meet. This originally came as a request from the members of the Commissioner's Track and Field/Cross C...
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05/17/17 – Title IX/Participation List/Roster Entry Closure and Roster Status

All member school Title IX and Participation Lists have been received at this time. Thank you to the membership for your outstanding cooperation with this project. TRACK AND FIELD SCHOOLS WITH POLE VAULT COMPETITORS - It is imperative that you ha...
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05/17/17 – Reminder about Postseason Baseball/Softball Rosters

This reminder to all athletic directors, principals, and coaches at KHSAA member schools. Only those students who are indicated with a checkmark in the "postseason roster" column are eligible to compete in KHSAA sanctioned postseason competition. Th...
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Current Members – KHSAA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee

The Kentucky Medical Association's Committee on Physical Education and Medical Aspects of Sports has dutifully served the role of a Sports Medicine Advisory Committee for more than thirty (30) years. This group is created and formed by the Kentucky M...
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05/16/17 – KHSAA State Track & Field Information

Please read this entire correspondence to familiarize yourself with all of the pertinent information regarding this weekend's 2017 KHSAA Track and Field State Meet. Teams should be aware that buses must enter from Cooper Drive to Sports Center Drive...
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05/10/17-Reminders about Students Practicing/Playing While Ineligible

Recently, the Commissioner's office has been made aware of several questions and concerns regarding various approved changes to the eligibility rules of the KHSAA. A reminder to all involved is that once a proposal receives the requisite vote of the ...
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05/12/17 – State Dance Competition

Following is a link to the news release that was posted following yesterday's KHSAA Board of Control meeting concerning the 2017 KHSAA State Dance Competition. News Release In addition, coaches should be mindful of the following: COMPETITION The...
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05/12/17 – Competitive Cheer Update/Changes

Following is a link to the news release that was posted following yesterday's KHSAA Board of Control meeting concerning the use of Varsity (UCA) scoresheets for the upcoming season. News Release In addition, coaches should be mindful of the followi...
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Put me in, coach! I’m ready to play baseball, basketball, football

BY MIKE FIELDS Scott County junior Landon Easley loves playing baseball, but not enough to practice and play it year-round. "I couldn't do it. Baseball is such a mental sport that I'd have a headache all the time if I did that," Easley said with ...
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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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Random Boat Draw for State Bass Fishing

The Random Boat Draw for the 2017 KHSAA Bass Fishing State Tournament has been posted on the KHSAA website. You can view this information by going to the following link: Random Boat Assignments Please be sure to contact the KHSAA if you have any ad...
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05/05/17 – State Tennis Instructions and Information

The information and instructions for the 2017 State Tennis Tournament have been posted to the KHSAA website. You can access the information by going to the Tennis page of the KHSAA website or by clicking the link below for State Instructions. All com...
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Heflin’s success as tennis coach a net result of caring about kids

BY MIKE FIELDS Just as Land Between the Lakes is wonder of nature in Western Kentucky, Larry Heflin is a force of nature when it comes to high school tennis in that part of the state. Thanks to his competitive fire, coaching acumen and dedication...
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05/05/2017 – Softball District/Region Instructions

Instructions for the 2017 KHSAA Softball DIstrict and Region Tournaments are posted on the KHSAA website. You can view these instructions by going to the following link and clicking on the DIstrict Tournament Information and Instructions tab or the R...
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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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05/04/2017 – Reminder about New Procedure Maintaining Softball Stats for Kentucky Schools

The KHSAA has partnered with MaxPreps to manage softball (and baseball) stats for the 2017 playing season. MaxPreps works in combination with GameChanger (among other stat entry options) to manage on site entry if you so desire.  GameChanger is the m...
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Remembering Brent Arnold

BY MIKE FIELDS Brent Arnold, who coached multiple sports at Lafayette for many years, died this weekend after a short battle with cancer. He was 72. Arnold was an assistant girls' basketball coach at Lafayette under Kathy Neal when the Lea Wise-l...
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05/01/17 – 2017 Officiate Kentucky Day Reminder

Officials are reminded that Officiate Kentucky Day (OKD) will take place on Saturday, July 29th in Louisville. Space for this event is limited (and is already more than 50% sold out) and registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served bas...
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05/02/17 – Postseason Track & Field Information

Information regarding Track & Field Regionals has been updated on the KHSAA website. A listing of regional managers, officials assignments, instructions for entering unified/adapted athletes, and other additional information can be found under th...
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05/03/17 – Regional Tennis Sportmanship

As regional play approaches, we would like to remind all schools of behavioral expectations to further emphasize sportsmanship in our Tennis program. High school tennis is an extension of the classroom, and as such, all involved should conduct themse...
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Gabby Karas: 12 state titles and a champion’s spirit

BY MIKE FIELDS SHELBYVILLE -- Flashback to May 23, 2014, and the KHSAA Track and Field Championships. Collins' freshman Gabby Karas, who won the 800- and 1,600-meter races with record-setting times earlier in the day, finishes the afternoon by ad...
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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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04/21/17 – Bass Fishing State Instructions and Registration

Instructions and registration information for the 2017 KHSAA Bass Fishing State Tournament are posted on the KHSAA website. You can view this information by going to the following link and clicking on State Information and Instructions: http://khsaa...
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04/20/17 – Track & Field Unified Events

As we draw near the postseason for Track & Field, the KHSAA wanted to remind coaches and officials about Unified Events and Unified rosters. The KHSAA and Special Olympics of Kentucky will once again sponsor five (5) unified events at the regiona...
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04/20/17 – Reminder Bylaw 23 Cheer Tryouts

This is a reminder to all administrators and competitive cheer coaches concerning Bylaw 23, Limitation of Seasons. KHSAA staff members have received several inquiries about permitted activity, concerning fall sports/sport-activities and practice/tryo...
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Danville’s Paul Morse still tops in baseball record book

BY MIKE FIELDS DANVILLE – It’s been 25 years since Paul Morse smacked his last home run, struck out his last batter and chalked up his last pitching victory for Danville High School. Still, over the last quarter-century, nobody in the state has b...
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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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04/17/17 – 2016-2017 Financial Aid Survey

All schools, public and nonpublic, are required annually to report detailed financial information to the KHSAA as per Bylaw 11. This report is required of all member schools. It is important to note that if tuition is charged for any reason to any st...
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04/14/17 – NFHS Part 2 Exam Online for Track & Field Officials

This email is being sent to all licensed Track & Field Officials. The Track & Field Part 2 Test is now available online from April 14 until Friday, April 28 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The test will automatically close exactly at that time. Login at...
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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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03/30/17 – Postseason Tennis Information

Information and instructions for the 2017 Regional Tennis Tournaments have been posted online and can be accessed by going to the Tennis page of the KHSAA website (http://khsaa.org/sports/spring/tennis/). All coaches and competing schools should tak...
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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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