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KHSAA Announces Official of the Year Nominees

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2016 The KHSAA will honor the top officials for 2016 on May 1st at the Association’s 23rd Annual Officials Recognition Banquet. The ceremony, conducted at the KHSAA Offices, honors the finalists for each sport or sport-activity in which the KHSAA licenses officials. Finalists in each sport were selected through a combination of their service to their association and excellence in officiating. One official in each sport will be named “Outstanding Official of the Year” for his/her sport in appreciation of their dedication and service to schools and... Read More →


The Five Best Young Head Coaches in KY High School Football

By ATLCat - The Bluegrass State has been blessed with coaching icons over the years. The second you begin to brain storm of coaches who brought dominance and notoriety, you immediately recall the “old timers” of Jaggers, Miracle, Martin, Hauck, Brugh, and Duffy. You think back to the Golden Days of the late 80’s, the 90’s and the turn of the century and names like Howard, Yeagle, Schneider, Harp, Redman, Holcomb, and McGlone immediately fill the tip of your tongue. You also can’t forget the names that are fixtures or who are currently getting it done like Haywood, Mueller, Yeagler, Beatty, Smith,... Read More →



KY High School Football Coaches have negative feelings about Rawlings Footballs

By theguru - Colleagues: Not sure if you noticed in the press release sent out by the KHSAA yesterday that the contract with Rawlings is up and they are issuing an Request for Proposals. I did an informal survey on the coaches' list serve a few years back and found that well over 95% of coaches responding had negative feelings about having to use RAWLINGS as our ball in the playoffs. Now would be our time to let our voice be heard -- I know $$$ will make the ultimate decision, but as I've heard Mr. Tackett say many times, the KHSAA isn't some outside body imposing its will. It's an... Read More →


Highlands quarterback battle

By PsalmsG - Instead of the adjective clear-cut that has pretty much described the race for the role of starting quarterback for the Highlands Bluebirds football team, it will be competitive this off-season. A senior has been the starting quarterback on the depth chart entering the season every year dating back to 2010 when Patrick Towles earned the role as a junior. Towles was the last quarterback to enter the season as the starter for more than one season. Towles took over as starting quarterback as a sophomore midway through the 2009 undefeated Class 5A state championship run after Will Bardo... Read More →


KHSAA Board of Control approves Football Playoff Structure in 5A, 6A & RFP Ball

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2016 The Board of Control conducted its fifth regularly scheduled meeting of the school year at the Lexington Center on March 18th, during which time it finalized the playoff format for 5A and 6A, approved the issuance of an RFP to designate a new official ball, and elected its President-elect for 2016-17. After an extensive review of potential playoff formats over several meetings that was finalized in January, the Board reviewed the proposed cross-bracketing table for Class 5A and 6A for 2016 through 2018. Following the review, the Board approved the... Read More →


50 Greatest Programs in Kentucky History Part IV (10-1)

By gchs_uk9 - Today marks the final installment of our list of the 50 greatest high school basketball programs in Kentucky history. Once again, this is based on a formula that awards teams a certain amount of points for district titles, region titles, state tournament game wins, and state championships. District and region championships date to 1927, state championship records to 1918. In case of ties, the team with the most state championships gets the better ranking. If that number is the same, I added the total number of district, region, and state championships together and the highest number gets... Read More →



50 Greatest Programs in Kentucky History Part III (11-20)

By gchs_uk9 - Continuing with our list of the 50 greatest high school basketball programs in Kentucky history, today we are looking at #20-11 . As was mentioned in both previous threads, this is based on a formula that awards teams a certain amount of points for district titles, region titles, state tournament game wins, and state championships. District and region championships date to 1927, state championship records to 1918. In case of ties, the team with the most state championships gets the better ranking. If that number is the same, I added the total number of district, region, and state... Read More →


50 Greatest Programs in Kentucky History Part II (21-30)

By gchs_uk9 - Continuing with our list of the 50 greatest high school basketball programs in Kentucky history, today we are looking at #30-21 . As was mentioned in the previous thread, this is based on a formula that awards teams a certain amount of points for district titles, region titles, state tournament game wins, and state championships. District and region championships date to 1927, state championship records to 1918. In case of ties, the team with the most state championships gets the better ranking. If that number is the same, I added the total number of district, region, and state... Read More →


50 Greatest Programs in Kentucky History: #50-31

By gchs_uk9 - In the fall, I posted a run down of the fifty greatest high school football programs in Kentucky history. The rankings were compiled through a formula that awarded points for various achievements. Tonight we will unveil a list for the greatest basketball programs in Kentucky history. Like football, basketball also has a points formula. Teams are credited with district championships (dating back to 1927), regional championships (also dating to 1927), state tournament wins (dating to 1918), and state championships won. (District and region championships date to 1927 because the postseason... Read More →


Jason Strader Out at Russell

By GOREDDEVILS - Ramblings from the Ol' Broadcaster: Strader Out at Russell Strader Out at Russell:eek: Sometimes I hate getting emails. I got 2 today that made me kinda sad. The first from Anna Chaffin the principal at Russell High School. It read as follows: Upon a mutual agreement, Jason Strader will not be returning as Head Boys’ Basketball Coach at Russell High School for the 2016-17 school year. This decision was made at the year-end evaluation meeting with Mr. Strader. Coach Strader was always a great role model for our student-athletes here at Russell High School and an impressionable... Read More →


Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys' Sweet 16® Broadcast Schedule

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14, 2016 The 2016 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® begins Wednesday afternoon at Rupp Arena when Buckhorn takes on Murray at 12 p.m. Fans can follow the action for all 15 games of the tournament by watching live video webcasts at KHSAA.tv or listening online at KHSAA.net. The 2016 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® marks just the fourth time in KHSAA history four schools have had both their boys’ and girls’ basketball teams advance to the state tournament in the same year – which Bowling Green, Murray, Mercer County and Owensboro Catholic achieved this... Read More →


Meeting Coach Tony Dungy

By ChiefSmoke - On Wednesday, 3/9, I had a once in a lifetime experience I will never forget. I got to meet Coach Tony Dungy. This is the way it happened..... I first experienced All Pro Dad Day at Mason County Intermediate School in the fall of 2014 with Trosper. All Pro Dad is Coach Tony Dungy's program which is part of the larger organization, Family First. When I became the Random Drug Test Coordinator at Mercer County Schools, I wanted to start All Pro Dad Day here. Matt Stanfield, the Principal at Mason County Intermediate, helped to point me in the right direction and we were able to start a... Read More →



Cleveland Browns Lose 4 Free Agents

By oldgrappler - Sashi Brown, head wheeler-N-dealer of the Cleveland Browns, was quoted as saying the Browns needed to sign some of their own FA--guys who had done things right. So much for that! The Browns lose 4 FA in the first day. 1. Center Alex Mack went to Atlanta for an average of 9.5 M a year. Is now the highest paid center in NFL. 2. Mitchell Schwartz to KC for 6.6 M a year and 2nd highest paid right tackle. 3. Travis Benjamin will get 24M over four years. 4. Tashaun Gipson, 5 years, 35.5 M. Read More →


St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16® Broadcast Information

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 8, 2016 The 2016 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® gets underway Wednesday afternoon at BB&T Arena in Highland Heights. Fans can follow all the action through live webcasts at KHSAA.tv or listen to the games online at KHSAA.net. All 15 games will be streamed live at KHSAA.tv through the NFHS Network, which is a subscription based service. Subscription plans for the NFHS Network include a day pass ($9.95), a monthly pass ($14.95) and an annual pass ($119.95). These passes, with the daily pass priced less than the cost of admission to state... Read More →


Transfers impacting Regional Champions

By Wildcatfan25 - As I was looking over the Sweet 16 bracket, I was struck by how many teams have impact players who have transferred into the schools who will be at Rupp next week. Just going in order of the games played: Buckhorn (Don't know of any but not well educated on Buckhorn) Murray - Zach Flener (formerly of West Jessamine. Transferred when his dad got a position in the district) Trinity (no idea but probably a safe assumption there are several transfers on their roster. Newport Central Catholic (ditto for Trinity above) Read More →


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