Former Ashland QB eligible to play at Greenup Co.

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    Was Mahan's original move to Ashland "primarily for sports reasons?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by westsider
    Was Mahan's original move to Ashland "primarily for sports reasons?"
    It doesn't matter if he started out playing as a freshman in the Ashland system. But once he participated, then the transfer rules kick in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watusi
    It doesn't matter if he started out playing as a freshman in the Ashland system. But once he participated, then the transfer rules kick in.
    True, but the story indicated that Mahan transferred to Ashland after his freshman year at Greenup County.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat_n_the_Hat
    What position will he play now?
    WR and DE

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    Quote Originally Posted by westsider
    True, but the story indicated that Mahan transferred to Ashland after his freshman year at Greenup County.
    Gotcha, I missed that. In that case, it's a good question.

    Was his transfer from Greenup to Ashland for athletic reasons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by westsider
    In my view, a legitimate move is one in which the family officially changes residence, for whatever reason.
    I will not name the player here but we were told that we could not own a home ANYWHERE else in the United States and even if we showed them bills with our name on them that my son was ineligible to play. He was forced to sit out even though we owned a home and moved because I owned other properties in different states. I only had one property in Kentucky. Figure that one out!!! I would like to know do they own, rent, own more than one residence or what! Not because I am against the kid but because what my son went through sitting out. What are the guidelines???????? NONE. Every one of the rules are open to interpretation. It's like the Bible everyone, especially the KHSAA members, interprets them differently!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Mad Stork
    I will not name the player here but we were told that we could not own a home ANYWHERE else in the United States and even if we showed them bills with our name on them that my son was ineligible to play. He was forced to sit out even though we owned a home and moved because I owned other properties in different states. I only had one property in Kentucky. Figure that one out!!! I would like to know do they own, rent, own more than one residence or what! Not because I am against the kid but because what my son went through sitting out. What are the guidelines???????? NONE. Every one of the rules are open to interpretation. It's like the Bible everyone, especially the KHSAA members, interprets them differently!!!!
    The view I expressed is strictly mine. In recent years, the KHSAA has interpreted things in a manner consistent with your experience ... case in point, the Mike Mitchell/Highlands case in 2004.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Mad Stork
    I will not name the player here but we were told that we could not own a home ANYWHERE else in the United States and even if we showed them bills with our name on them that my son was ineligible to play. He was forced to sit out even though we owned a home and moved because I owned other properties in different states. I only had one property in Kentucky. Figure that one out!!! I would like to know do they own, rent, own more than one residence or what! Not because I am against the kid but because what my son went through sitting out. What are the guidelines???????? NONE. Every one of the rules are open to interpretation. It's like the Bible everyone, especially the KHSAA members, interprets them differently!!!!
    There have been two cases similar to yours that have occurred at Corbin with both student/athletes being declared ineligible due to their parents still owning property where they previously lived, one as recently as this school year. I could name numerous kids though who have transferred without any change of address and they were eligible at their new school immediately. There just does not appear to be any rhyme or reason for some of the rulings.

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    Worst decision I recall - Mason County had a very promising female XC runner whose mom lived in Maysville and her dad lived in Canada. She spent a year at a time with each. When she came back from Canada for her year with her mom, her eligibility here was denied. Never understood the reasoning behind that one.

    Sorry about putting this in the FB thread but the theme seems to be the inconsistent rulings of the KHSAA.

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    Im glad to see this kid get a chance to play his senior year. I dont fully understand the circumstances, but he will definately be able to make an impact for Greenup Co. in this district.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpapa
    Worst decision I recall - Mason County had a very promising female XC runner whose mom lived in Maysville and her dad lived in Canada. She spent a year at a time with each. When she came back from Canada for her year with her mom, her eligibility here was denied. Never understood the reasoning behind that one.

    Sorry about putting this in the FB thread but the theme seems to be the inconsistent rulings of the KHSAA.
    Right or wrong, the KHSAA rule is that a simple change of custody (from one parent to the other, especially if neeither of them moved) isn't enough. They've been pretty consistent in that interpretation, to the best of my knowledge.

    However, I think the situation to which you refer, if described completely and accurately, was a bad decision.

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    I am just glad to see te Mahan kid get to play football, regardless of where it is at. All of this is supposed to be about the about the kids, is it not?? JMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldrambler
    I am just glad to see te Mahan kid get to play football, regardless of where it is at. All of this is supposed to be about the about the kids, is it not?? JMO
    If they abide by the team rules

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldrambler
    I am just glad to see te Mahan kid get to play football, regardless of where it is at. All of this is supposed to be about the about the kids, is it not?? JMO
    Well, I think most of us would agree that he just shouldn't be eligible wherever he goes and regardless of the circumstances. As long as the transfer meets KHSAA guidelines, it isn't a problem.

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