Basketball
Basketball

Weekly Announcements

Febraury
20

Legal Guarding Position
Many officials, coaches and fans struggle with the rule concept that defenders may move to maintain their advantage obtained from their initial guarding position. Legal guarding position is two feet on the court, inbounds and facing the opponent. After that position is obtained a defender may move to maintain that legal guarding position. Defenders may move laterally, they may move directly backwards, they may move obliquely (at a diagonal) backward to maintain their legal guarding position. Defenders may not move forward in any manner and initiate contact with ball handlers. Frequently these calls end up being block/charge calls the most difficult to make during a contest. Officials must be in position to see the defensive position and then who initiates the contact. Don’t penalize a legally established defensive player.

Post-Season Official Assignments
I appreciate the efforts of all officials during a long regular season, the post-season will be even more challenging as the emotions run higher when kids and coaches realize their season could be over. There are many sacrifices made by officials during the season to make sure that kids have the opportunity to play games with caring, competent officials. Officials have to listen to a lot of negative comments during games, which is unfortunate as officiating is a difficult job and there are fewer and fewer who will take on the challenge. Officials your efforts are appreciated. Assignments of games for post-season officials were released in Arbiter on Saturday, February 18 for the sites we could determine officials. Other assignments will be posted after seeding is done on February 22. Class 5A and 6A officials will not find out their game locations until Sunday, February 26. I know there will be officials who are excited about the opportunities they have earned and some disappointed they didn’t get the assignment they wanted or felt they deserved. At this time of year it is important to be happy for all officials and support each other – we all need the support.

Seeding of Sub-States Tournaments
The post-season is only one week away and seeding for sub-states will be this week. Seeding for 1A-DI, 1A-DII, 2A and 3A will take place on the morning of February 22. Once brackets are sent to the KSHSAA and approved they will be posted on the KSHSAA website under basketball Sub-State assignments on the right of the page. Then go to the sub-state you are looking for and the bracket you want to see. Classes 4A-DI, 4A-DII, 5A and 6A will do their seeding on February 25 and brackets will be posted later that day. Class 3A girls and Class 2A boys will play quarterfinal games on Monday, February 27. Class 3A boys and Class 2A girls will play quarterfinal games on Tuesday, February 28. Class 1A DI and DII quarterfinal games are based on the number of teams in the sub-state, please check the brackets for dates and times when seeding is completed. Class 2A and 4A semi-final boys games will be on Thursday, March 2. Class 1A and 3A semi-final girls games will be on Thursday, March 2. Class 1A and 3A semi-final boys games are on Friday, March 3 and Class 2A and 4A semi-final girls games are on Friday, March 3. Championship games will be played on Saturday girls followed by boys.

Class 5A girls and Class 6A boys will play semi-final games at the higher seeded team on Wednesday, March 1. Class 5A boys and Class 6A girls will play semi-final games at the higher seeded team on Thursday, March 2. Finals for Class 5A girls and 6A boys will be on Friday, March 3 at the higher seeded team. Finals for Class 5A boys and 6A girls will be on Saturday, March 4 at the higher seeded team. [ Continue ]

 

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Current Boys Champions Current Girls Champions

6A

5A

4A-DI

4A-DII

3A

2A

1A-DI

1A-DII

Shawnee Mission North

Shawnee-Mill Valley

SM-Bishop Miege

Wichita-Collegiate

Osage City

Jackson Heights

Centralia

Attica

6A

5A

4A-DI

4A-DII

3A

2A

1A-DI

1A-DII

Wichita-South

OP-St. Thomas Aquinas

SM-Bishop Miege

Clay Center Community

Silver Lake

Central Plains

Centralia

Dighton


[Previous State Champions]


[Previous State Champions]

 
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