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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 student-athletes across the state. The Association will also present the annual Larry G. Boucher Jr. Supervisor of the Year Award during the ceremony.

Outstanding Official Nominees
BASEBALL – Paul Schardein (Louisville), Chris Minter (Richmond), Creal Waddell (Bowling Green)
BASKETBALL – Romonte Dishman (Louisville), Molly Caldwell (Lexington), Jim Cecil (Pikeville), Harold Byrd (Mount Washington)
COMPETITIVE CHEER – Gayle Trame (Taylor Mill), Dewana Warrix (Lexington)
FIELD HOCKEY – Mary Brainard (Lexington), Yaphet Edghill (Louisville)
FOOTBALL – Jim Cecil (Pikeville), Jim Gutterman (Louisville), Joe Lewis (Paducah)
SOCCER – Keith Green (Wingo), Paul Terry (Bowling Green)
SOFTBALL – Pete Runyon (Pinsonfork), Steve Chasteen (Cynthiana)
SWIMMING & DIVING – Ray Stoess (Louisville), Mike Zehnder (Louisville)
TRACK & FIELD/CROSS COUNTRY – Kathy Johnston (Lexington), David Clark (Dry Ridge)
VOLLEYBALL – Scott Wehr (Buckner), Jimmy Beckett (Georgetown)
WRESTLING – Allen Dennison (Rineyville), Garrett Pikul (Louisville)

4/13/16 – KHSAA Announces Official Of The Year Nominees | Kentucky High School Athletic Association