KY High School Week Two: DeSales Claims First Win, The Purples Own Bowling Green

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Head coach Tyler Whitchurch and the DeSales Colts claimed their first win in program history on Saturday as they took down Anderson County, 19-7, on the road. The Colts move to 1-2 after the victory. Anderson County drops to 0-2.  Continue reading “KY High School Week Two: DeSales Claims First Win, The Purples Own Bowling Green”

Newness Looms Over the Bluegrass as the 2020 High School Season Approaches

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After all the offseason changes and preseason banter, the high school lacrosse season in the Bluegrass State is just days away. And one common theme seems to be echoing across the state: newness. Continue reading “Newness Looms Over the Bluegrass as the 2020 High School Season Approaches”

Mailbag: Questions Surrounding The KHSAA Possibly Sanctioning Lacrosse

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Ever since the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) announced back in the fall that they would be holding a vote on whether to sanction lacrosse or not, I have been getting questions from people in and outside of Kentucky about why the KHSAA decided to take a serious look now, what would KHSAA look like, and many other pieces surrounding this whole thing.  Continue reading “Mailbag: Questions Surrounding The KHSAA Possibly Sanctioning Lacrosse”

Dante Trader, Jr., to Play Lacrosse and Football at Maryland

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Just two months after committing to play lacrosse for John Tillman and the Maryland Terrapins lacrosse program, Dante Trader Jr. has now given Mike Locksley and the Terrapins football team his commitment, as well.  Continue reading “Dante Trader, Jr., to Play Lacrosse and Football at Maryland”

Lexington Catholic Hires Devin Mayer As Next Head Coach

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Per multiple sources, Lexington Catholic (Ky.) has hired former Missouri Baptist player Devin Mayer as their next head boy’s lacrosse coach. Mayer’s hiring comes after Matt Campbell stepped down following the 2019 season.  Continue reading “Lexington Catholic Hires Devin Mayer As Next Head Coach”

KHSAA Surveying Schools On The Possibility Of Sanctioning Lacrosse

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The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) is asking for athletic directors and principals across the state to vote on the option of sanctioning boy’s and girl’s lacrosse. In their 2017-18 triennial survey last year 30 schools voted yes to sanctioning boy’s lacrosse and 32 schools voted yes to sanctioning girl’s lacrosse, but the result wasn’t enough for the KHSAA to sanction the sport. 

While the KHSAA’s next triennial survey isn’t until 2020-2021, the Commissioner and Board of Control has received enough interest to conduct a survey in the interim. Schools have until September 17th to submit their answers to the KHSAA. The vote has to come out in favor of sanctioning the sport, so like usual the fate is in the hands of the athletic directors and principals of schools under the KHSAA. 

This decision by the KHSAA comes nearly a year after the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association started their process which ended with lacrosse being voted in as a sanctioned sport. High School lacrosse in Tennessee will begin their first year as a sanctioned sport in 2021. 

If the KHSAA’s survey comes back positive, Kentucky would become the 24th state in the country to sanction the sport and join Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina as the southern states that sanction the sport.

At the moment, Kentucky has 35 boy’s high school lacrosse teams and 30 girl’s high school teams. The 2020 season will see DeSales field a boy’s team for the first time and possibly St. Henry field their first boy’s and girl’s teams.