Vaught's Views: KHSAA now in disarray

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    Vaught's Views: KHSAA now in disarray

    The Danville Advocate-Messenger's Larry Vaught weighs in:

    Vaught's Views: KHSAA now in disarray
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    Excellent article by Larry Vaught and I agree with Burgin Superintendent Dick Webb about everything he said. Somebody put that guy on the Board of Control and maybe we could clear this mess up..

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    Good article but not all public schools are limited geographically. Vaught and other continue to write this same thing with what is obviously limited knowledge of the facts. I cannot speak for the folks in Lexington or Louisville but in Boyd and Greenup counties you do not have to live in a schools district to attend their and play varsity sports.

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    I found this quote interesting and confusing:

    "To me, the whole idea over this was not about recruiting athletes, but having a more fair playing surface for all," said Webb. "It's silly to deny that public schools don't recruit. We all know some do. But public schools are all under the same restrictions and penalties. If a private school wants to recruit, they are not under the same restrictions."

    I thought recruiting was illegal for all.

    Is he saying that public schools can cheat (ie recruit) but not as well as privates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cshs81
    I found this quote interesting and confusing:

    "To me, the whole idea over this was not about recruiting athletes, but having a more fair playing surface for all," said Webb. "It's silly to deny that public schools don't recruit. We all know some do. But public schools are all under the same restrictions and penalties. If a private school wants to recruit, they are not under the same restrictions."

    I thought recruiting was illegal for all.

    Is he saying that public schools can cheat (ie recruit) but not as well as privates?
    I found that to be an odd statement also. Maybe there was a typo somewhere by the paper.

    I still don't understand where the advantages are for private schools. The same bylaws apply to all members public or private. The school boundries don't apply across the board. I really don't see it but I'm sure someone can enlighten me.

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    Apparently Mr. Vaught and Mr. Webb don't know that the same transfer rules apply equally to both public and private schools.

    I would be interested to know Mr. Webb's solution to "leveling the playing field" between Burgin and Danville or perhaps Beechwood. I

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