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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 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 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 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: ( 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 → 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 → 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 → 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 → - Region 3 - Apollo Sweet 16 Preview

By ApolloFan98 - Season recap: Apollo entered the season with some unfinished business. Last year’s team went 22-6 in the regular season and was the favorite heading into tournament play, but they were bounced in the first round of district by Daviess County in overtime. The Eagles had to go back to the drawing board without its leaders, 3rd region player of the year, Zach Hopewell and point guard Tabor Shadowen. The team would return a solid core of seniors in Nathan Boyle, Alex Gray, James Graham and Cory Wilson. Over the summer, guard Hunter Shelton returned to the program from prep school and Angel... Read More →

6th Region Recap and State Tournament Preview -- Fern Creek

By coachlee - It has been a bit of a roller coaster season for the Tigers of Fern Creek this season. Fern Creek was the Pre-Season 6th region favorite and as the Christmas tourneys came around it looked like Fern Creek was a force to be reckoned with even beyond the 6th. It was during the prestigious King of the Bluegrass in December that Fern Creek defeated both Covington Catholic and Trinity on back to back nights sending notice around the Bluegrass that they had the talent to compete with anyone. Then came 2018 and in January they lost to Doss during the Louisville Invitational Tournament which was... Read More → - Region 8 - Oldham County Colonels Sweet 16 Preview

By ColonelMike - Team Synopsis Oldham County Colonels (29-5 overall, district 29 champs; 8th region champs) Season highlights: Champions, Pegasus Sports Network Best in Hoops Classic - beat North Bullitt, 79-44, beat Warren Central, 71-39, and beat John Hardin 88-60 Third place, Holiday Basketball Classic, Palm Beach, FL - beat Atlantic Shores Christian (Cheasapeake, VA) 56-24, lost to St. Andrew's Episcopal (Potomac, MD) 57-61, and defeated Grace Christian Academy (Knoxville, TN) 57-43 Read More →

16th Region Recap and State Tournament Preview -- Boyd County

By 24Bricks - The Lions of Boyd County are making their first trip to Rupp Arena since 2000, a statement that sounds surreal given their success isn't the 1980's and especially in the 90's. The path was anything but easy, though. The Lions point guard, Blake Stewart, missed the semifinal game due to illness, but managed to play, and play well in the championship contest, although showing obvious signs of fatigue and sickness. In addition, he suffered a rolled ankle in the fourth quarter of the championship before returning to the game to handle the ball in the most crucial minutes. If that wasn't... Read More →