Basketball
Basketball

 

Weekly Announcements

February
26

IT IS POST-SEASON TIME
Good luck to all teams as sub-state tournaments start this week. In Kansas every team gets a chance for a fresh start at sub-state time. Any team can get on a roll and make it to the next level. Kansas is unique as every team gets "in the tournament". In some states if teams don’t meet certain criteria they don’t make the post-season tournament. By the end of the week some teams will be very excited to make it to the next level, while others will feel the disappointment of the season ending. It is important to keep in perspective that while winning is a goal for all teams, there are many other life lessons that are learned through participating in interscholastic athletics. The #1 reason kids indicate they participate is to have fun - so fans, coaches, parents and officials, let’s do everything we can to make the tournament FUN.

THANKS FOR A JOB WELL DONE!
As we enter the last week of the basketball season I want to thank all of the officials, coaches and student-athletes for their efforts this year. High school and junior high sports are still one of the most pure forms of competition. Not every team will be a state champion, no official will get every call correct and no coach will call all the "right" plays - but the experience of being a part of a team is a tremendous learning experience. Learning how to deal with adversity, work together for a common goal and supporting each other through good and bad times are lessons that last a lifetime. Research shows that while student-athletes want to win - they play the game to have fun and be around their friends, as fans we need to keep that in perspective. Cheer and support your team in a positive manner throughout the sub0state tournaments and into state tournament week.

STATE TOURNAMENTS - March 7-10
By the end of this week 64 boys and 64 girls teams will have qualified for the state tournaments in eight different sites throughout the state. State pairings will be released on Sunday, March 4 by 10:00 AM. In Classes 2A, 4A-DI, 4A-DII and 6A the girls will play on Wednesday. Classes 1A-DI, 1A-DII, 3A, and 5A will have boys games on Wednesday. Thursday the opposite gender will play. Friday, March 10 will be both boys and girls semi-final games.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE STATE TOURNAMENT OFFICIATING TEAMS
In addition to the 64 boys and girls teams there are also 144 officials selected to work the state tournament games. These officials have earned this honor by having rule knowledge, good communication skills, good judgment and they care about kids having the opportunity to play the game. They spend many hours on the road and away from families in order to give back to a game they love. Thanks to all 1804 registered basketball officials in Kansas for your efforts this year to provide kids a fairly contested games.

OFFICIALS - SUMMER CAMP OPPORTUNITES
As we close this basketball season it is time officials to start looking for ways to improve for next season. The KSHSAA working with the KCAC, KJCCC and GWOA to provide basketball officials opportunities to attend camp and get suggestions for improvement. Summer camps are a great way to be seen by assigners and meet other officials who can help finding additional game assignments.

Information and the registration forms can be found by logging in as an official on the KSHSAA website. Go to the basketball and look in the right hand column.
Camp dates are:
June 2-3 - Hays - Kansas Basketball Officials - Hays High School
June 8-10 - Bel Aire - GWOA Camp - Next Level Hoops Academy
June 15-17 - Lawrence - Kansas Basketball Officials - KU Campus Allen Field House and Rock Chalk Park [ Continue ]

 

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Current Boys Champions Current Girls Champions

6A

5A

4A DI

4A DII

3A

2A

1A DI

1A DII

OP-Blue Valley Northwest

Wichita-Bishop Carroll

SM-Bishop Miege

Topeka-Hayden

Halstead

Central Plains

Montezuma-South Gray

Almena-Northern Valley

6A

5A

4A DI

4A DII

3A

2A

1A DI

1A DII

Derby

OP-St. Thomas Aquinas

McPherson

Baldwin

Garden Plain

Central Plains

Hanover

Quinter


[Previous State Champions]


[Previous State Champions]

 
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