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Jan 29, 2013 12:26 PM

Wrestling, Basketball Realignment Approved By KHSAA

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association made a number of decisions during its January meeting on Monday.

The KHSAA Board of Control approved new alignments for Basketball Region I and all eight wrestling regions.

Following the consolidation of schools in McCracken County, KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett and area Board of Control members met with representatives from the first region in Mayfield. With all Region I schools in attendance, the consensus was to realign within the region and not bring in additional teams. Three options for realignment were presented following that meeting. On Monday, the Board voted to approve Option A for the 20013-14 season (detailed below), which will also be applied to baseball, softball, soccer and volleyball:

District 1 - Carlisle County, Fulton City, Fulton County, Hickman County

District 2 - Ballard Memorial, Graves County, Mayfield

District 3 - Community Christian, McCracken County, Paducah Tilghman, St. Mary

District 4 - Calloway County, Christian Fellowship, Marshall County, Murray

The Board of Control also took final measures to approve a new statewide wrestling alignment for the 2013-14 season, after reviewing input from the member schools. The proposal was originally recommended on Nov. 12. No changes were made to the original draft. The new regional alignment is below.

In Other Action:

?The Board of Control made a revision in the volleyball match format for freshmen contests. Beginning with the 2013-14 school year (2013 season), the format for freshman matches will mirror junior varsity contests. Match play will be best two sets of three to 21, with rally scoring. Member schools may agree in advance during regular season play on alternate scoring formats, but may not exceed two of three sets to 21. There were no changes made to junior varsity or varsity match format/scoring.

?The Board approved a motion to eliminate the two class format system with regard to competitive cheer beginning with the 2013-14 school year. Squad divisions will continue as follows in the all-girls category: Small (6-12); Medium (13-16); Large (17-20); Super-Large (21-24). Coed will be offered with a minimum of 6 (two boys/four girls or four boys/two girls) and a maximum of 24, of which at least two shall be boys.

?The Board of Control approved a measure that will change the tennis postseason tournament tie break protocol from a full third set tie break procedure to a "Super Tie Breaker." This change was recommended by the Sports Medicine Committee and the KHSAA staff to fulfill health and safety recommendations that the USTA implemented this year to provide ample "rest and recovery" time for student-athletes playing more than one match a day. In this tie-break protocol, the first player or doubles team to 10 points, and ahead by 2, wins the match. It is scored as 1-0 with the score in parenthesis, for example 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-7).

?The Board also passed a motion to continue reviewing a reduction in the competition schedules for team sports other than football.

New Wrestling alignment

School (Proposed region, average number of entries, current region)

REGION 1 (116.5) - Caldwell County (1, 10.2, 1), Calloway County (1, 10.9, 1), Christian County (1, 12.8, 1), Fort Campbell (1, 11.8, 1), Graves County (1, 13.0, 1), Hopkinsville (1, 9.0, 1), Ohio County (1, 9.0, 1), Paducah Tilghman (1, 10.5, 1), Trigg County (1, 9.7, 1), Union County (1, 13.3, 1), University Heights (1, 6.3, 1)

REGION 2 (122.2) - Apollo (2, 8.1, 1), Barren County (2, 8.5, 2), Central Hardin (2, 13.5, 2), Daviess County (2, 8.2, 1), Fort Knox (2, 9.5, 2), John Hardin (2, 12.9, 2), LaRue County (2, 13.8, 2), Meade County (2, 13.7, 3), Nelson County (2, 10.9, 2), North Hardin (2, 12.1, 2), Owensboro (2, 11.0, 1), Taylor County (2, 0.0, 2), Thomas Nelson (2, 0.0, 2)

REGION 3 (117.5) - Bullitt Central (3, 10.2, 3), Bullitt East (3, 11.7, 3), DeSales (3, 12.0, 3), Doss (3, 10.5, 3), Fairdale (3, 10.7, 3), Fern Creek (4, 10.2, 5), Holy Cross (Louisville) (3, 5.4, 3), Iroquois (3, 6.6, 3), North Bullitt (3, 10.5, 3), Pleasure Ridge Park (3, 12.7, 3), Southern (3, 12.1, 3), Valley (3, 8.4, 3)

REGION 4 (128.3) - Atherton (4, 6.9, 4), Central (4, 11.4, 4), DuPont Manual (4, 10.4, 4), Eastern (4, 12.9, 5), Jeffersontown (4, 9.5, 5), Kentucky School f/t Blind (4, 2.4, 4), Male (4, 14.0, 5), Moore (4, 9.7, 4), Seneca (4, 12.8, 4), Shawnee (4, 0.0, 3), St. Xavier (4, 13.9, 4), Trinity (Louisville) (4, 14.0, 4), Western (3, 6.8, 3)

REGION 5 (116.6) - Anderson County (5, 11.2, 2), Franklin County (5, 11.5, 7), Grant County (5, 12.0, 6), North Oldham (5, 11.4, 5), Oldham County (5, 13.5, 5), Scott County (5, 10.5, 6), South Oldham (5, 12.5, 5), Spencer County (5, 13.0, 5), Western Hills (5, 7.3, 7), Woodford County (5, 13.7, 7)

REGION 6 (120.6) - Boone County (6, 9.2, 6), Campbell County (6, 13.8, 6), Conner (6, 11.8, 6), Cooper (6, 10.8, 6), Dixie Heights (6, 10.8, 6), Holmes (6, 6.5, 6), Newport (6, 9.3, 6), Ryle (6, 13.5, 6), Scott (6, 11.9, 6), Simon Kenton (6, 12.8, 6), Walton-Verona (6, 10.3, 6)

REGION 7 (122.5) - Boyle County (7, 13.3, 2), Bryan Station (7, 8.7, 7), Danville (7, 9.3, 2), Henry Clay (7, 12.8, 7), Lafayette (7, 11.5, 7), Madison Central (7, 10.0, 7), Madison Southern (7, 0.0, 7), McCreary Central (7, 10.2, 8), Paul Laurence Dunbar (7, 12.7, 7), Tates Creek (7, 13.0, 7), Wayne County (7, 12.7, 8), Whitley County (7, 8.4, 8)

REGION 8 (122.3) - Ashland Blazer (8, 10.3, 8), Belfry (8, 9.7, 8), Bourbon County (8, 9.3, 7), Boyd County (8, 0.0, 8), East Ridge (8, 8.0, 8), Harrison County (8, 11.9, 7), Jenkins (8, 3.0, 8), Johnson Central (8, 13.1, 8), Lawrence County (8, 5.9, 8), Letcher County Central (8, 11.5, 8), Montgomery County (8, 9.9, 7), Perry County Central (8, 8.8, 8), Phelps (8, 0.0, 8), Pike County Central (8, 9.0, 8), Sheldon Clark (8, 11.9, 8)

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