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Weekly Announcements

February
11

REGIONAL SEEDING AND OFFICIAL ASSIGNMENTS
Regional seeding for Class 1A will take place on Wednesday, February 13 at 10:00 AM. It is imperative that schools have their game scores and records correct on the KSHSAA website. On Wednesday, before 10:00 AM, athletic directors are to call or email the host site manager with both boys and girls current records. Seeding will be made based on records as of this day. Games played after seeding will count for sub-state seeding if played after Wednesday.

On Saturday, regional officials were sent notification of assignments for regional contests. Managers will provide Monday, Tuesday game locations after seeding is completed. Driving and riding assignments will also come from the site manager for Thursday, Friday and Saturday games. With the number of rescheduled games for regional week in other classes, I really appreciate the officials who made themselves available and the commissioners who have worked to make these officials available, by reassigning some officials.

FOCUS ON YOUR ROLE
As we enter into the last two weeks of the regular season and some coaches and players begin to feel their season slip away and it becomes difficult to officiate these contest. It is important that officials concentrate on being consistent in calling violations and communicating appropriately what you are seeing. As the season wears on we sometimes get a little lax in indicating a closely guarded count, watching the pivot foot for traveling and for palming. Rough play continues to be a concern and if fouls occur they need to be called early and sometimes often. Coaches need to teach players legal tactics and act appropriately when fouls are called. The game is for the kids, the coaches are not the show, the officials are not the show - the kids are who the game is for. So as a reminder - fans support their teams, coaches coach their teams, officials adjudicate the rules, and players play the game. If everyone remembers their role things will go well and we will have a great post-season.

Officials explaining to coaches what is it you saw by using proper signals is important. There are times when you have a call that needs a little more explanation - if so give it such as - "she/he got her with the body coach" on a foul which wasn't contact with the arm on a shot. Or on an illegal screen - "not set". One of the things officials must do is "tell the truth." If you kicked it, say so; if you anticipated a foul, say so; if you saw it and just didn't pull the trigger, say so; if you had a great look, say so.

GAME SCORES REPORT FORM
The win-loss record form that shows each game played and the score must be updated after each game. The form should have all games included by February 20, 2019. The seeding for each sub-state is updated on the KSHSAA basketball page by sub-state site so all schools can see where they stand in their sub-state group. It is imperative that schools enter accurate information. Games played after February 20 should be reported on the website so we have accurate records for state seeding.

SUB-STATE SEEDING
Sub-state seeding for Classes 2A-6A will be completed on February 20 at 10:00 AM. Seeding criteria is included in the KSHSAA Basketball Manual. Games played against JV teams do not count as a win or a loss for seeding purposes but do count as one of the 20 allowable games. Classes 2A and 3A will begin playing sub-state games on Monday, February 25. Classes 4A, 5A, 6A could have play in games on Saturday, February 23, Monday, February 25 or Tuesday, February 26. Official assignments will come out after seeding is completed. [ Continue ]

 

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Current Boys Champions Current Girls Champions

6A

5A

4A

3A

2A

1A

OP-Blue Valley Northwest

Andover Central

Kansas City-Piper

Girard

Ness City

Central Plains

6A

5A

4A

3A

2A

1A

Topeka-Washburn Rural

OP-St. Thomas Aquinas

Shawnee Mission-Bishop Miege

Hoyt-Royal Valley

Garden Plain

Central Plains


[Previous State Champions]


[Previous State Champions]

 
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