Official of the Year Candidates Announced

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    Official of the Year Candidates Announced

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 16, 2019

    The KHSAA will honor the top officials for 2019 on April 28th at the Association’s 26th Annual Officials Recognition Banquet. The ceremony, conducted at the KHSAA Offices, honors the finalists for each sport in which the KHSAA licenses officials. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. with the program scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.

    Finalists in each sport were selected through a combination of 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 – Robert Bauer (Cave City), Terry Carter (Madisonville), Carl Johnson (Metropolis, Ill.)
    BASKETBALL – Kristi Eller (Louisville), Jeremy Grantham (Boaz), Nathan Sutton (South Shore), Mike Webster (Lexington)
    FIELD HOCKEY – Bob Boden (Louisville), Caitlin Maguire (Louisville)
    FOOTBALL – Jeff Ely (Corbin), Ron Hill (Louisville), Corky Morse (Radcliff)
    SOCCER – Jordan Barker (Morehead), Jarod Howard (Crestwood)
    SOFTBALL – John Bloomer (Louisville), Kevin Rengering (Erlanger)
    SWIMMING & DIVING – Paul Dole (Corbin), Joseph Phillips (Russell Springs)
    TRACK & FIELD – Vicki Rowland (Murray), Bill Smith (Lawrenceburg)
    VOLLEYBALL – Dave Anderson (Grayson), Angela Hummeldorf (Independence)
    WRESTLING – Brett Branson (Cincinnati, Ohio), Garrett Pikul (Taylorsville)

    4/16/19 – Official of the Year Candidates Announced | Kentucky High School Athletic Association
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    Is this new? Regardless, I like it. I guarantee you there are officials listed here that people think are terrible. This recognition supports officials and perhaps those haters will rethink their opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Is this new? Regardless, I like it. I guarantee you there are officials listed here that people think are terrible. This recognition supports officials and perhaps those haters will rethink their opinion.
    The release speaks for itself (released today, banquet in 12 days) and it was sent out by the KHSAA today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Is this new? Regardless, I like it. I guarantee you there are officials listed here that people think are terrible. This recognition supports officials and perhaps those haters will rethink their opinion.
    Officiating is like waking up in the morning you’ve not had your morning cup of Joe if someone hasn’t told you you are terrible at the game.

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    Congratulations to these men and women.
    Like them or not, we can't play games without them!

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    The ones that are listed from Region 1 in baseball and basketball are very good officials. Well deserved for both of them.

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    Without officials, it’s just recess.

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    The old bromide is that good officials are not noticed.

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    They should all get Official of the year recognition. Putting up with all the horse hockey they do, and the traveling. Give them all an award!

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2019

    The KHSAA honored the top officials for 2019 during the Association’s 26th Annual Officials Recognition Banquet today at the Association’s headquarters. The ceremony recognized the finalists for each sport or sport-activity in which the KHSAA licenses officials, as well as the Larry G. Boucher Jr. Supervisor of the Year.

    Finalists in each sport were selected through a combination of service to their association and excellence in officiating. One official in each sport was 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 also presented the annual Larry G. Boucher Jr. Supervisor of the Year Award during the ceremony.

    Outstanding Official Nominees (winners listed first)

    BASEBALL – Terry Carter (Madisonville), Robert Bauer (Cave City), Carl Johnson (Metropolis, Ill.)
    BASKETBALL – Jeremy Grantham (Boaz), Kristi Eller (Louisville), Nathan Sutton (South Shore), Mike Webster (Lexington)
    FIELD HOCKEY – Bob Boden (Louisville), Caitlin Maguire (Louisville)
    FOOTBALL – Ron Hill (Louisville), Jeff Ely (Corbin), Corky Morse (Radcliff)
    SOCCER – Jordan Barker (Morehead), Jarod Howard (Crestwood)
    SOFTBALL – John Bloomer (Louisville), Kevin Rengering (Erlanger)
    SWIMMING & DIVING – Paul Dole (Corbin), Joseph Phillips (Russell Springs)
    TRACK & FIELD – Vicki Rowland (Murray), Bill Smith (Lawrenceburg)
    VOLLEYBALL – Angela Hummeldorf (Independence), Dave Anderson (Grayson)
    WRESTLING – Garrett Pikul (Taylorsville), Brett Branson (Cincinnati, Ohio)
    LARRY G. BOUCHER JR. SUPERVISOR OF THE YEAR – Phil Burkeen

    4/28/19 – Official of the Year Winners Announced | Kentucky High School Athletic Association

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