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The 2005 KY-TN All Star game and my favorite old coach

By ChiefSmoke - Remembering the 2005 KY-TN All Star Game and my Favorite Football Coach During this week, 12 years ago, we were on campus at UK, getting ready for the 2005 KY-TN All Star Football Game to be played at Papa John's Stadium. It was especially enjoyable because my Dad was on our staff. That worked out because of Game Director & KFCA Executive Director, Jimmie Reed. That experience was one of the best ever with my Dad and I will always be appreciative of Coach Reed making that happen. My Dad coached the kickers that week. The bad news ... we only had one guy for punting & kicking. The good... Read More →


Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Baseball and Softball State Tournaments Begin Thursday 6-8

By theguru - 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 State Baseball Tournament (June 8-10, 16-17) opens Thursday morning at 11 a.m. when Hazard takes on Marion County. The first round of the tournament will be split across Thursday and Friday with four games on each day, followed by four quarterfinal games on Saturday, June 10. The state baseball tournament resumes the following weekend with the... Read More →


2017 Junior All-Star Basketball Teams Have Been Released

By Nathaniel Bryan - HARRODSBURG -- The rosters for the 2017 Kentucky Junior All-Stars (Class of 2018), who will scrimmage the previously named Kentucky Senior All-Stars on Thursday, June 8th at 6 p.m. (girls) and 7:30 p.m. (boys) at Mercer County High School ($5 tickets include both girls' and boys' games, children 12-under admitted free): 62153 Read More →


The Wayyy Too Early Dark Horse In Each Class

By ATLCat - Regardless of classification you can typically hand pick 4 or 5 teams and predict that among that group the eventual State Champion, or at the very least State Runner-Up, would come from that collection. A dark horse would be a team outside of that normal collection of "Who's Who" that has the opportunity to explode onto the scene and make a push to the State Finals. So who has the best chance to achieve Dark Horse Status as we take an early peek at each class? CLASS 6A- PRP PANTHERS It's not easy taking on the Big 3 + Manual when you are a Jefferson County Public School and the... Read More →



Brooke Forde - Sacred Heart (Midway University/KHSAA Female Athlete of the Year)

By theguru - 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. Beginning in May of 2016 with the Bass Fishing State Championship, Midway University presented a Female Student-Athlete of the Year award at each of the KHSAA’s 14 girls’ state championship events, with an overall winner selected following the final championship of the timeframe (2017 State Archery). The Midway University/KHSAA Female... Read More →


KHSAA State Tennis, Track and Field Championships at University of KY this weekend

By theguru - 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 18-20) begin Thursday morning at 8 a.m. with boys’ matches at Shillito Park and the girls’ competition at the UK Boone/Downing Tennis Complex. All remaining matches will move to the UK Boone/Downing Tennis Complex after the first day, with Friday’s competition starting at 8 a.m. Saturday’s action opens with the boys’ and girls’ singles and... Read More →


KHSAA Board of Control addresses Championship sites for Football, Girls Hoops, Dance

By theguru - 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 Field, BB&T Arena, Rupp Arena and the new Frederick Douglass High School. After hearing proposals from representatives of Bowling Green, Highland Heights, and Lexington, the Board authorized the Commissioner to enter into contract negotiations for the 2017 and 2018 State Football Finals with the University of Kentucky to be played at Kroger... Read More →


Pep Bus for a 1-8 team

By ChiefSmoke - I was in Berea this weekend and stopped by the Berea HS football field. One of my happiest memories in HS was on that field in October of 1982. Early in the game, as I let go of the ball, I got a facemask in the back and hit the ground. But, with my face in the dirt, I hear cheering from our fan section that had travelled to the game. Alan Hendren had caught the pass and was headed to the endzone. We went on to win that game, doubling our win total for the season. And, yes, there is a big difference in 1-9 and 2-8! The most interesting part of that game was that we took a Pep Bus full of... Read More →


Louisville Power Rankings - Offseason Discussion

By Colonels_Wear_Blue - How do you think these final power rankings compare to the way they pre-season power rankings should look come 2017? Will there be any big moves up or down by any of the teams on the list? What players do you see being mentioned in 2017 when it comes to Louisville players of the week? Read More →


Baseball, Softball Stat Leaders now available at KHSAA.org

By theguru - 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 compiled every morning from data provided by MaxPreps, the official source for statistics of all KHSAA contests. In addition, individual game stats will be incorporated into the KHSAA/Riherds.com Scoreboard, which remains the official source for all KHSAA scores, schedules and rosters. Member schools are solely responsible for submitting... Read More →


Ten 2017 Story Lines I Am Ready To Follow

By ATLCat - 1. Will Coach Weinrich right the ship in Fort Thomas? If you follow Kentucky High School Football whatsoever you would be lying if you didn't notice that Highlands hasn't exactly been vintage form since Dale Mueller retired. Apologists and detractors can point to numerous reasons or excuses, but the fact remains that 2017 will be the pivotal year for us to see if Highlands will return to form or be asked to make a change at the helm. 2. Has a Changing of the Guard Occurred in Class 2A? Mayfield has seemingly ruled Kentucky Small School Football for the past decade and last year... Read More →


KHSAA State Archery Championships this Thursday at the KBA

By theguru - 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 2:30 p.m., with awards presentations to the top four teams, top five boys’ finishers and top five girls’ finishers scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Madison Central captured the team title in 2016 after posting the top score (3,436) in the championship round. Pulaski County (3,430) was the state runner-up a year ago, followed by Anderson County and Trigg... Read More →


My only good story from high school, according to my wife Stephanie

By ChiefSmoke - Stephanie says I only have one good story from high school, but I have been able to get some mileage from it over the years. One Saturday night in early September, 1982, myself and three friends went to see a movie in Danville. You may not remember Fast Times at Ridgemont High but I bet most of us old guys do remember Phoebe Cates. After the movie, our driver decides he wants to meet a girl he saw in the theatre. We drive out to the bowling alley in Danville to find her. Our first time through the parking lot, a few of the guys out there yell stuff at us. Undeterred, my buddy continues... Read More →


Sometimes being the dumbest guy in the room is ok

By ChiefSmoke - Some times it is good being the dumbest guy in the room. This was my second day visiting Centre College spring practice. I got to sit in on a defensive meeting, team meeting, QB meeting, and watch practice. I especially enjoyed the kick off return drill work they did today. Football programs have their own language and verbiage. It is healthy for me to hear a different approach to the game. Football is football. But, the ways we can attack problems and teach the game can have multiple methods. I always think it makes me better when I see and hear a coach teach something in a different way... Read More →


WKY Power Rankings - Offseason Discussion

By Purple88 - With the completion of today's Final Winter Workouts, Teams move into Spring Break with surf, sand and girls on their minds or at least staying out of the weight room for awhile!!! And with that Spring workouts and practice are on the horizon! 2016 was a terrific year for many teams in the west and I think 2017 will be as well, but before we get there, let's look back at the final 2016 Power Rankings (issued on October 30, 2016) and see where we stood at that time: 1. Bowling Green 5A (10-0) 2. Mayfield 2A (10-0) Read More →


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