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13 Reasons Why: 2A Danville Admirals

By ATLCat - The popular Netflix show "13 Reasons Why" covers controversial topics. As we look back at some of the defending 2017 State Champions as they head into a new season, we will give 13 Reasons Why they will either hoist the trophy again, come up short, or just generally be worth following. Danville will win the 2018 Title Because: Reason #1- Clay Clevenger is on fire and has the Ads playing like those teams of yester-year. Danville is 39-5 the last three years and under Clevenger have developed an Offense that is both consistent and lethal. Reason #2- Title Town is Back. When Boyle... Read More →


State Baseball Tournament ends this weekend at Whitaker Bank Park; Softball Future

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 12, 2018 The 2018 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament resumes Friday evening with the semifinals at Whitaker Bank Ballpark (6 & 8:30 p.m.), and concludes Saturday night with the championship game at 7 p.m. Tickets for the games are available for purchase through KHSAA.org (Tickets.com). Hazard (26-9) will take on St. Xavier (35-2) in the first semifinal game at 6 p.m. on Friday night, followed by Highlands (28-13) versus McCracken County (34-8) at 8:30 p.m. The semifinals and final of the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament will be webcast... Read More →


The Stealth Seven - 2018

By ATLCat - Kentucky has a strong crop of talent including guys with major college recruitments and personal trophy cases already filled with awards. You will hear plenty about names from this tier of players in the media and on your favorite college school's subscription websites. This list is not about those guys. It is about the guys who may come from smaller or less thought about programs. For some these may be new names, for others it may be a guy who just isn't getting the attention they deserve. This is the "Stealth 7". Seven players who are under the radar but capable of doing big... Read More →


BGP Q&A with Franklin-Simpson Football Coach Doug Preston

By Colonels_Wear_Blue - As part of a series of interviews that BluegrassPreps.com is conducting in 2018 with coaches around the Commonwealth, BGP had a chance to catch up with Doug Preston, head football coach of the 4A Franklin-Simpson Wildcats. BGP: Tell us a little about your coaching background - which schools you've been at as a head coach or as an assistant before you started at Franklin-Simpson? Which positions have you had personal experience coaching? Coach Preston: I am a graduate of EKU. I’ve been all over. Some of the key stops in my teaching and coaching career have been working for Roy Kidd at... Read More →



Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Baseball and Owensboro Health/KHSAA Softball begin 6-7

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2018 The 2018 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Baseball and 2018 Owensboro Health/KHSAA Softball State Tournaments begin Thursday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington and Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro, respectively. Tickets for each event are available for purchase through KHSAA.org including an online-only, discounted all-session pass for state softball (GoFan - The largest high school ticketing solution in the U.S.). The Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament (June 7-9, 15-16) gets underway Thursday morning at 11 a.m. when Greenup County takes on... Read More →


Bylaw 6 (Transfer Rule) Reminders from the KHSAA on 6-5-18

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2018 The KHSAA has received several inquiries from various parts of the state relative to the potential transferring of student-athletes among and between KHSAA member schools. With the end of the school year upon us, a few reminders concerning the rules and regulations should be highlighted. The rules that govern students and their play are made by the member schools. The 280 member schools across the state comprise the KHSAA, not its 14 full-time staff members. These rules have been approved as state regulation (therefore having the force of law) and... Read More →


BGP Q&A with Mayfield Football Coach Joe Morris

By Colonels_Wear_Blue - As part of a series of interviews that BluegrassPreps.com is conducting in 2018 with coaches around the Commonwealth, BGP had a chance to catch up with Joe Morris, head football coach of the 2A Mayfield Cardinals. BGP: Tell us a little about your coaching background - which schools you've been at as a head coach or as an assistant before you started at Mayfield? Which positions have you had personal experience coaching? Coach Morris: I started coaching with my dad back in 1988. I was the line coach for our freshman team back then, and assisted with the varsity staff helping with the... Read More →


BGP Q&A with Scott County Football Coach Jim McKee

By Colonels_Wear_Blue - As part of a series of interviews that BluegrassPreps.com is conducting in 2018 with coaches around the Commonwealth, BGP had a chance to catch up with Jim McKee, head football coach of the 6A Scott County Cardinals. Coach McKee started off the interview with a few comments about the community at Scott County. Coach McKee: We have had great community and administrative support here for years and it has made building a yearly competitive program much easier than in many places. Many kids whose father’s played for us are now coming thru the program. It is a close knit group of football... Read More →


How Far Has Girls Basketball Come?

By gchs_uk9 - I was asked this evening by a friend why girls basketball was dropped by the KHSAA in 1932. When searching for the answer I came across the KHSAA Board of Control minutes from November 1, 1932: (https://khsaa.org/httpdocs/boardofcontrol/minutes/archivecopies/19311932/1932-11-01%20Board%20of%20Control%20Regular%20Meeting.pdf) It was done with a simple 70-45 vote at the annual meeting to remove from the By-Laws the statement "and a girls" tournament, meaning there would be no further district, regional, or state tournaments for girls. The motion was offered by Walter "Bedie" Thomason,... Read More →


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

By Runcible Owl - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2018 The 2018 KHSAA State Tennis Championships and the 2018 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 17-19) 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 →


The Inherent Risk of Sport Specialization

By theguru - A growing concern in the high school community, an issue that is seldom discussed, is the increasing number of injuries caused when a teenage boy or girl participates in the same sport all year long. It’s called “sports specialization,” and oftentimes results in serious injury to muscles, joints, ligaments and bones. It can ruin promising careers, cost families tens of thousands of dollars, and literally change lives. As the enclosed op-ed piece points out, there is a solution that’s easy and inexpensive. Teenage athletes are encouraged to participate in multiple sports in high... Read More →


The Truth About Sports Scholarships

By theguru - Below is a link to an op-ed piece that we hope you will consider publishing. The article is authored by Bob Gardner, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Julian Tackett, Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. It addresses a common misunderstanding that potentially affects dozens, if not hundreds, of families in your community. As outlined in the article, parents are spending thousands of dollars a year for their children to play club sports. Club fees, equipment purchases, summer camps, private coaching and the cost... Read More →


Bluegrasspreps.com 10th Region Champions Campbell County Camels Preview

By mcpapa - Campbell County Camels 28-5 (15-0 region) Coach - Aric Russell (8th year at Campbell County, 164-81 as CC coach) The Camels, number 3 in the (my) preseason regional rankings, were the only squad to go undefeated in region play this season. They lost two first-team all-region players in Cole Hegyi and Garren Bertsch as well as center Brad Geiman to graduation; who accounted for nearly 40 points and over 13 rebounds per game. They were unceremoniously bounced in the 2018 regional tournament in the first round on a last-second shot by Mason County's Pig Williams, then suffered an even... Read More →


Bluegrasspreps.com 1st Region - McCracken County Preview

By silo11 - McCracken County Mustangs Record: 28-6 Coach: Burlin Brower Region 1, District 2. McCracken County started the year as the 5th ranked team in Region 1. They lost quite a bit from the previous year and would really need the players that were coming back to step up and lead. Region 1 was a very tough region at the top this year. Mayfield, Graves County, Paducah Tilghman, and McCracken County were all ranked in the BGP Top 20 at some point this season. The Mustangs started out hot winning 10 of the first 11 games, with the only loss coming to Mayfield. They struggled over the Holidays... Read More →


Bluegrasspreps.com 2nd Region - University Heights Preview

By silo11 - University Heights Blazers Record: 23-7 Coach: Grant Shouse Region 2, District 8. UHA started the year as the third ranked team in Region 2, and district 8. They were considered a dangerous offensive team that couldn’t play defense. That mindset continued into the beginning of the season when Paducah Tilghman put up 88 points on them and Bryan Station put up 82 points. However following the Holiday tournaments, the Blazers seem to find some defense and things began to turn around, but the toughest parts of their schedule still lied ahead. Late January brought about the All “A”... Read More →


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