The TRUTH about H.S. sports in Ky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zanny
    It's a great school and a viable choice to people who want a faith based, disciplined, college prep curriculum.
    .......and if you can play hoops...come on down !!!!!!!
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    Basketball is of little importance to most of the people going to LexCath. The halls are not full of superstar athletes ..just kids like in any other school. Like I said earlier, it's the adults who made the mess and can't seem to put sports in the proper perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRIPLETHREAT
    .......and if you can play hoops...come on down !!!!!!!
    Why should it be necessary for public schools to hold athletes prisoner to play for them? Are they and their parents not making the decision that they believe is best for them? Should they be held hostage? Should parents be penalized for making decisions that they believe best prepare their kids for life as an adult?

    Given Kentucky's population density, splitting public and private athletic playoffs makes absolutely no sense. Public schools are doing their best to shoot themselves in the feet.

    Travel expenses, which have already skyrocketed with the cost of gasoline, will go up as teams are forced to travel further to play games. The quality of competition, particularly for public schools and small private schools, will go down. In short, the only people who will be hurt by the proposed change are the student athletes at every school in the state, both public and private.

    In fact, I think that the large private schools, such as Trinity, St. X, and Covington Catholic would actually benefit by being forced to playi a better level of competition. The public schools in Ohio and Indiana have always shown a willingness to play the best private school teams that we have to offer. The gap between public and private school sports programs in Kentucky will widen if the split takes place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dino
    Why should it be necessary for public schools to hold athletes prisoner to play for them? Are they and their parents not making the decision that they believe is best for them? Should they be held hostage? Should parents be penalized for making decisions that they believe best prepare their kids for life as an adult?

    Given Kentucky's population density, splitting public and private athletic playoffs makes absolutely no sense. Public schools are doing their best to shoot themselves in the feet.

    Travel expenses, which have already skyrocketed with the cost of gasoline, will go up as teams are forced to travel further to play games. The quality of competition, particularly for public schools and small private schools, will go down. In short, the only people who will be hurt by the proposed change are the student athletes at every school in the state, both public and private.

    In fact, I think that the large private schools, such as Trinity, St. X, and Covington Catholic would actually benefit by being forced to playi a better level of competition. The public schools in Ohio and Indiana have always shown a willingness to play the best private school teams that we have to offer. The gap between public and private school sports programs in Kentucky will widen if the split takes place.
    I agree. I am against the split. But things are not equal. What if, as a parent , the best school for my child is Tates Creek? I am constrained by the current system. I have one option: 1) sell my house and move into their district .

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRIPLETHREAT
    I agree. I am against the split. But things are not equal. What if, as a parent , the best school for my child is Tates Creek? I am constrained by the current system. I have one option: 1) sell my house and move into their district .

    Why?

    Is TC overcrowded?

    If you drive your child there how can they turn you away?

    If it is a Fayette BOE policy elect a new member who will change the policy.

    The more I look its not the privates, its the public BOE's that are hurting themselves

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEXT
    Why?

    Is TC overcrowded?

    If you drive your child there how can they turn you away?

    If it is a Fayette BOE policy elect a new member who will change the policy.

    The more I look its not the privates, its the public BOE's that are hurting themselves
    Re-read the post. It is not a Fayette County boe policy that is the constraint. It is the KHSAA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zanny
    Basketball is of little importance to most of the people going to LexCath. The halls are not full of superstar athletes ..just kids like in any other school. Like I said earlier, it's the adults who made the mess and can't seem to put sports in the proper perspective.
    You still haven't addressed my points. How is it that many highly touted athletes end up at at Catholic? While basketball and sports may be of little importance to most people going to Catholic , It is of great importance to the administration. Basketball, in many schools,is a primary revenue generator for other non-revenue sports. Why should the privates have a different set of eligibility rules? Please enlighten me.

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    All the proposals in the world aren't going to change recruiting in Kentucky High School sports. If the Board of Control isn't going to punish the schools that do it, then it will continue forever. And I don't mean by making a team forfeit a game or two. Get tough or make it open enrollment statewide and go from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Soda
    All the proposals in the world aren't going to change recruiting in Kentucky High School sports. If the Board of Control isn't going to punish the schools that do it, then it will continue forever. And I don't mean by making a team forfeit a game or two. Get tough or make it open enrollment statewide and go from there.
    We have a winner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRIPLETHREAT
    Re-read the post. It is not a Fayette County boe policy that is the constraint. It is the KHSAA.
    You need to be better informed. The KHSAA regulations do not address where a student enrolls. In fact, under KHSAA regulations, a student can transfer anywhere they want until they play in a varsity contest. The restrictions in Lexington are the policy of the county BOE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRIPLETHREAT
    I agree. I am against the split. But things are not equal. What if, as a parent , the best school for my child is Tates Creek? I am constrained by the current system. I have one option: 1) sell my house and move into their district .
    I agree, TripleThreat. Many of the conditions that public schools complain about as being unfair advantages for private schools are self-imposed. You should be free to send your child to any public or private school of your choice without you or your child being punished for your decision.

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    What is recruiting? Two years ago, the Jones kid left a high school in WV to attend Belfry. IN NO WAY amI saying Belfry recruited him. 15 years ago, this kid would have left WV to attend Pikeville. I believe kids want to go winning programs but there will always be suspicion when the player is a difference maker. Lets be honest no one really cares when a school gets the less talented player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eku
    What is recruiting? Two years ago, the Jones kid left a high school in WV to attend Belfry. IN NO WAY amI saying Belfry recruited him. 15 years ago, this kid would have left WV to attend Pikeville. I believe kids want to go winning programs but there will always be suspicion when the player is a difference maker. Lets be honest no one really cares when a school gets the less talented player.

    Amen! No one cares about Average Joe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zanny
    It's a great school and a viable choice to people who want a faith based, disciplined, college prep curriculum.
    I know Brendan Woody, and none of these reasons are why he went to LexCath. At least, they weren't the primary reasons.

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    I don't know him. When did he last play at Catholic? 2000 or thereabouts? All those guys mentioned in this thread are long gone. There been three different basketball coaches since then. Time to move on and get over it.
    TT, some kids want to go to schools with winning programs. Some of their parents figure out a way they can go. Nothing wrong with that.
    I'm not so sure people need to be touting middle schoolers. A partial solution to that would be to limit players on a high school team to the students at the school....no 7th or 8th graders playing on a varsity team. That way they never "belong" to the school and there won't be those feelings of being robbed when the kid/or parents decide to go somewhere else to high school.

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