HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Highlights from today’s KHSAA meeting

Here are interesting points from today’s KHSAA meeting:

Winter sports dates

The board approved the following start dates for winter sports:

Basketball – Oct. 26 practice can begin; Nov. 23 competition can begin

Wrestling – Nov. 2 practice can begin; Dec. 7 competition can begin

Competitive Cheer – practice on Monday

Dance – practice on Monday

Note: The KHSAA does not set competition dates for competitive cheer and dance. The delay in the start of basketball practice was do in part to district volleyball tournaments overlapping.

Cross Country

Because of the KHSAA’s concern of having to hold all three championships the same day, races will now be held during Oct. 29-31 at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

Note: Schedule will be announced later.


State tournaments for boys’ teams will be Oct. 6-7 and girls’ teams will be held Oct. 9-10 at Bowling Green Country Club.

Note: Plan was approved to move championships to an alternate site if necessary.


Previously the state tournament format had 16 regional champions playing in the opening round. This year only eight schools will advance to the finals at Valley High School in Louisville.

Note: State quarterfinals will be played on Nov. 6 and semifinals and final on Nov. 7. A semi-state round will be held earlier in the week.