Weekly Announcements




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.

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.

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 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.

During a free throw, lane spaces may be occupied as follows:

  • Marked lane spaces may be occupied by a maximum of two offensive players; and four defensive players.
  • The first marked lane space on each side of the lane, above and adjacent to the first lane-space marks, shall be occupied by opponents of the free thrower. No teammate of the free thrower shall occupy either of these marked lane spaces.
  • The second marked lane spaces on each side may be occupied by teammates of the free thrower.
  • The third marked lane spaces on each side, nearest the free-thrower, may be occupied by the opponents of the free thrower.
  • Players shall be permitted to move along and across the lane to occupy a vacant marked lane space within the limitations described above.
  • Not more than one player may occupy any part of a marked lane space.
  • Any player other than the free thrower, who does not occupy a marked lane space MUST be behind the free throw line extended and behind the three point line

The running clock is mandatory in all Sub-State contests. The running clock will be used in the 4th quarter only when a 30 point differential is reached. Beginning with the start of the 4th quarter, any time the score differential reaches a 30 point margin the clock shall continue to run except when stopped per NFHS playing rules.

Rosters for Regionals must be completed by February 14 (BB-5 girls; BB-6 boys) by the school administrator. The forms are online forms and the data will be stored so you do not need to re-key it in for each level of play. When you fill out the form it will generate your roster and pass gate list first for the regional roster. Once you have entered all the player information, coach information, and pass gate information at the bottom it will say "continue", click that button, the next page will allow you to do a printable version of your roster and pass gate (2 sheets) to forward to your regional manager.

Sub-state rosters must be submitted by February 21 (BB-9 girls; BB-10 boys) by the school administrator. Follow the procedure listed above for submission. A roster and pass gate must be sent to the host sites of all contests.

If you qualify for the state tournament you will need to log in and update roster information on BB-11 ((girls) and BB-12 (boys) before noon on Sunday, March 3. Changes to pass-gate can be made until noon on Monday, March 4. At that time the KSHSAA will send the pass gate information to the state managers.

Situation of the Week
A5 has just received his/her fifth foul of the game. A5 (a) is erroneously permitted to remain in the game for another two minutes before the scorer realizes the mistake; or (b) leaves the game after the coach is notified of the disqualification. At the intermission between the third and fourth quarter, A5 reports as a substitute and subsequently enters the game.

In (a), as soon as the error is discovered, the player is removed from the game, no penalties are assessed. In (b), A5 will not actually "participate" until the ball becomes live. If detected prior to the ball becoming live, A5 would be directed to the bench and no penalty assessed unless the official deemed it as a deliberate attempt to circumvent the rules. If detected after the ball becomes live, it is a technical foul charged directly to the head coach resulting in the loss of coaching-box privileges. The player is immediately removed from the game and Team B is awarded two free throws and a division line throw in. (2-11-5 NOTE 2)

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