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ATHLETIC DIRECTORS CORNER The KHSADA would like to congratulate the following finalists in the National High School Athletic Coaches Association 2007 Coach of the Year Award:

Mike Bankemper, Wrestling, Campbell County; Brenda Emery, Tennis, Lexington Christian Academy; John High, Girls’ Basketball, Montgomery County; Nina Kearns, Girls’ Soccer, Highlands; Don Walker, Boys’ Soccer, Marshall County; Bill Hill, Athletic Director, Sayre; Larry Gumm, Baseball, Green County.

Larry Gumm will be inducted into the NHSACA Hall of Fame and all will be honored with the naming of the Coach of the Year in each sport in Milwaukee, WI June 27 – 29, 2007. Kentucky is well represented among the

honorees. Registration

packets for the

2007

KHSADA State

Conference will be mailed later in February be on the lookout. You should already have received the nomination forms for Coach, Male and Female Athlete of the Year & Distinguished Service Award. If you have not, please contact mike.barren@fayette.kyschools.us or Kathy.johnston@bourbon.kyschools.us

LG&E SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE GAME Nomination forms for the LG&E Scholar Athlete of the Game were mailed to Principals and Athletic Directors. This highlights athletes that excel in the classroom and the community.

Athletes will be spotlighted at halftime on the KU/KHSAA Radio Network of games, broadcast live across the state during the National City/KHSAA Boys’ and Houchens/KHSAA Girls’ State Basketball Tournaments. Nominations are open to all athletes.

REMINDER OF NATIONAL CITY

SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE Please note that the deadline to submit an application for a National City Scholarship is Feb. 23, 2007.

National City Bank will award a total of 32 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each, one each to a boy and girl from each of the 16 basketball regions.

The scholarships are open to athletes of all sports. The application form is posted on the KHSAA website under "Hot News". Winners will be recognized at the Championship game of the National City/KHSAA Boys’ State Basketball Tournament on March 24.

If you have any questions about the scholarship program, feel free to e-mail bcope@khsaa.org or call the KHSAA.

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2006-07 KHSAA RULES CLINICS It is an Association requirement that each licensed official and head coach attend a rules interpretation clinic conducted by the KHSAA (ByLaw 26, Sec. 2). Officials who have not met the requirement will not be permitted to officiate any postseason contest. Coaches who have not met the requirement will not be permitted to coach any postseason contest. For 2006-07, approved KHSAA rules clinic sites and dates. ALL TIMES ARE LOCAL. Some times have been adjusted due to staff covering clinics in the wake of the retirement of one member of the Executive Staff.

BASEBALL ( A l l T i m e s a r e 7 p . m . l o c a l , u n l e s s n o t e d o t h e r w i s e ) Owensboro, Daviess County H.S. (9 a.m.) (**) Benton, Marshall County H.S. (3:30 p.m.) (**) Lexington @ KHSAA, Make-Up Clinic ($75 Fine) (1:30 p.m.) 2/10 2/11 2/20

SOFTBALL ( A l l T i m e s a r e 6 : 3 0 p . m . l o c a l , u n l e s s n o t e d o t h e r w i s e ) Owensboro, Daviess County H.S. (11 a.m.) (**) Benton, Marshall County H.S. (2:00 p.m.) (**) Lexington @ KHSAA Make Up Clinic ($75 Fine) (1:30 p.m.) 2/10 2/11 3/7

TRACK & FIELD ( A l l T i m e s a r e 7 p . m . l o c a l , u n l e s s n o t e d o t h e r w i s e ) Hodgenville, Larue County H.S. London, North Laurel H.S. Owensboro, Daviess County H.S. (1 p.m.) (**) Benton, Marshall County H.S. (7 p.m.) Louisville, Christian Academy Independence, Simon Kenton H.S. Paintsville, Johnson Central H.S. Lexington @ KHSAA, Make Up Clinic ($75 Fine) 2/7 2/8 2/10 2/11 2/13 2/20 2/21 2/22

(**) – indicates a revised date and or site from original listing

COUNTING BASKETBALL GAMES It is critically important that no team violate KHSAA Bylaw 25, "Limitation of Seasons". As we get close to the end of the basketball season, we strongly encourage a mutual discussion among teams at the district tournament meeting, as it relates to any possible or potential problems that could conceivably exist. Let's all work together to see that no team plays too many regular season contests and that all student athletes are able to participate in the postseason.

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