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Board of Control names Spalding official ball sponsor

By Pick-six - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2016 The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its final meeting of the 2015-16 academic year over a two-day session at the Association’s headquarters May 10-11. Among the various items discussed, the Board reviewed the results of a request for proposals distributed in March for a new official ball partnership, as its current agreement with Rawlings will expire at the end of the 2015-16 season. Following its review, the Board approved the Commissioner’s recommendation to accept the three-year proposal from Spalding (2016-17 through 2018-19), pending final signed... Read More →


Highlands Softball Seniors Leave Mark on Program

By lawildcat - If any phrase describes this year's senior class, it is Highlands Ladybirds softball pioneers. Highlands seniors Brennah Dutcher, Haley Coffey, Shelby Graybill and Bailey Spencer have played key roles leading the team from trying to find an identity to 9th Region contender. Since entering high school, this class has not seen its season end before the region semifinals. Highlands had only gone that far once before 2013 back in 2008. In their four years of high school, Highlands has gone 85-44 with two 36th District championships and two straight appearances in the 9th Region title game.... Read More →


Trinity High School Announces its 2016 Football Schedule

By theguru - Trinity High School Announces its 2016 Football Schedule Trinity High School, Kentucky’s 23-time football state champion, announces its 2016 varsity football schedule. The schedule continues to feature top-caliber competition from Kentucky and Tennessee. The Shamrocks will take on McCracken County High School on Friday, August 12 at Trinity in a pre-season scrimmage game. The schedule includes the rivalry game against cross-town foe St. Xavier High School on September 30. The game annually draws one of the largest crowds for a regular season high school game in America. ... Read More →


Bass Fishing, Republic Bank/KHSAA Tennis State Championships begin this week

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2016 State champions will be crowned in Lexington and Gilbertsville this weekend as the 2016 KHSAA Bass Fishing and 2016 Republic Bank/KHSAA State Tennis Championships get underway. The two-day State Bass Fishing Championship (May 13-14), with Calvert City serving as official host city, begins each morning with the boat launch from Kentucky Dam Marina at 7 a.m. Teams will start returning to the marina at 3 p.m. each day, with the weigh-ins scheduled to begin at approximately 3:30 p.m. The Bass Fishing weigh-ins will be webcast live each day at KHSAA.tv,... Read More →



Destination: Flatwoods

By theguru - Richie Cox & Billy Kouns came to visit me today. Then, tonight at the baseball game, we ended up talking about Flatwoods & the Russell Red Devils. I got so fired up I am not sure I can go to sleep tonight. Because the Russell Red Devils were so good, they were the most important game on our schedule. If we could beat them, we could probably win our district and beat everyone else. Ivan McGlone's Red Devils, their wing-t offense, and Garry Morris's odd front defense drove much of our program at Mason County. We worked on the Red Devils all year. We worked our reads and fundamentals versus... Read More →


KHSAA Announces Official of the Year Nominees

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2016 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... Read More →


The Five Best Young Head Coaches in KY High School Football

By ATLCat - The Bluegrass State has been blessed with coaching icons over the years. The second you begin to brain storm of coaches who brought dominance and notoriety, you immediately recall the “old timers” of Jaggers, Miracle, Martin, Hauck, Brugh, and Duffy. You think back to the Golden Days of the late 80’s, the 90’s and the turn of the century and names like Howard, Yeagle, Schneider, Harp, Redman, Holcomb, and McGlone immediately fill the tip of your tongue. You also can’t forget the names that are fixtures or who are currently getting it done like Haywood, Mueller, Yeagler, Beatty, Smith,... Read More →


KY High School Football Coaches have negative feelings about Rawlings Footballs

By theguru - Colleagues: Not sure if you noticed in the press release sent out by the KHSAA yesterday that the contract with Rawlings is up and they are issuing an Request for Proposals. I did an informal survey on the coaches' list serve a few years back and found that well over 95% of coaches responding had negative feelings about having to use RAWLINGS as our ball in the playoffs. Now would be our time to let our voice be heard -- I know $$$ will make the ultimate decision, but as I've heard Mr. Tackett say many times, the KHSAA isn't some outside body imposing its will. It's an... Read More →


Highlands quarterback battle

By PsalmsG - Instead of the adjective clear-cut that has pretty much described the race for the role of starting quarterback for the Highlands Bluebirds football team, it will be competitive this off-season. A senior has been the starting quarterback on the depth chart entering the season every year dating back to 2010 when Patrick Towles earned the role as a junior. Towles was the last quarterback to enter the season as the starter for more than one season. Towles took over as starting quarterback as a sophomore midway through the 2009 undefeated Class 5A state championship run after Will Bardo... Read More →


KHSAA Board of Control approves Football Playoff Structure in 5A, 6A & RFP Ball

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2016 The Board of Control conducted its fifth regularly scheduled meeting of the school year at the Lexington Center on March 18th, during which time it finalized the playoff format for 5A and 6A, approved the issuance of an RFP to designate a new official ball, and elected its President-elect for 2016-17. After an extensive review of potential playoff formats over several meetings that was finalized in January, the Board reviewed the proposed cross-bracketing table for Class 5A and 6A for 2016 through 2018. Following the review, the Board approved the... Read More →


50 Greatest Programs in Kentucky History Part IV (10-1)

By gchs_uk9 - Today marks the final installment of our list of the 50 greatest high school basketball programs in Kentucky history. Once again, this is based on a formula that awards teams a certain amount of points for district titles, region titles, state tournament game wins, and state championships. District and region championships date to 1927, state championship records to 1918. In case of ties, the team with the most state championships gets the better ranking. If that number is the same, I added the total number of district, region, and state championships together and the highest number gets... Read More →


50 Greatest Programs in Kentucky History Part III (11-20)

By gchs_uk9 - Continuing with our list of the 50 greatest high school basketball programs in Kentucky history, today we are looking at #20-11 . As was mentioned in both previous threads, this is based on a formula that awards teams a certain amount of points for district titles, region titles, state tournament game wins, and state championships. District and region championships date to 1927, state championship records to 1918. In case of ties, the team with the most state championships gets the better ranking. If that number is the same, I added the total number of district, region, and state... Read More →


50 Greatest Programs in Kentucky History Part II (21-30)

By gchs_uk9 - Continuing with our list of the 50 greatest high school basketball programs in Kentucky history, today we are looking at #30-21 . As was mentioned in the previous thread, this is based on a formula that awards teams a certain amount of points for district titles, region titles, state tournament game wins, and state championships. District and region championships date to 1927, state championship records to 1918. In case of ties, the team with the most state championships gets the better ranking. If that number is the same, I added the total number of district, region, and state... Read More →


50 Greatest Programs in Kentucky History: #50-31

By gchs_uk9 - In the fall, I posted a run down of the fifty greatest high school football programs in Kentucky history. The rankings were compiled through a formula that awarded points for various achievements. Tonight we will unveil a list for the greatest basketball programs in Kentucky history. Like football, basketball also has a points formula. Teams are credited with district championships (dating back to 1927), regional championships (also dating to 1927), state tournament wins (dating to 1918), and state championships won. (District and region championships date to 1927 because the postseason... Read More →


Jason Strader Out at Russell

By GOREDDEVILS - Ramblings from the Ol' Broadcaster: Strader Out at Russell Strader Out at Russell:eek: Sometimes I hate getting emails. I got 2 today that made me kinda sad. The first from Anna Chaffin the principal at Russell High School. It read as follows: Upon a mutual agreement, Jason Strader will not be returning as Head Boys’ Basketball Coach at Russell High School for the 2016-17 school year. This decision was made at the year-end evaluation meeting with Mr. Strader. Coach Strader was always a great role model for our student-athletes here at Russell High School and an impressionable... Read More →


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