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Weekly Announcements

February
21

SUB-STATE SEEDING AND OFFICIAL ASSIGNMENTS
Class 1A-DI and Class 1A-D2 have completed their seeding and the brackets are posted on the KSHSAA website. Official assignments were sent to the primary host site and officials on Saturday.
Class 2A and 3A seeding will take place on Wednesday, February 23 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 state seeding if played after Wednesday. Invitations for officials to work Thursday, Friday, Saturday sub-state games will be sent via Arbiter later today. Many of the Monday/Tuesday assignments will not be sent until after seeding due to potential travel and conflicts.
Classes 4A, 5A, 6A will seed their tournaments on Saturday, February 26 at 10:00 AM. The top 16 schools in each sub-state grouping will be placed in the bracket with play to begin on Tuesday, March 1. Seeds #17 and #18 may play on Monday, February 28 but will not advance into the bracket. Official assignments for these games will not be available until after seeding is completed. It will be late Sunday, February 27 before these assignments are sent via Arbiter.

UNSPORTING ACTS BY PLAYERS
The past several weeks there have been more reports of taunting behaviors by players during contests. These unsporting acts designed taunt the other team or crowds must be penalized with a technical foul. Examples include: standing over a player flexing the arms, the “bow & arrow”, blowing a kiss to the crowd or other players, the “three” signal after a shot. There is no place for this type of taunting behavior in interscholastic activity programs and must be penalized.

FOCUS ON YOUR ROLE
We have had an uptick in the number of ejections and reports of inappropriate behavior the past two weeks. Remember what you role is during a contest. As a coach – it is to coach your players, not help officiate contests. Officials you need to be focused on your responsibilities on the court and communicate with partners and coaches when asked a legitimate question.
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 26, 2022. 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.

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Current Boys Champions Current Girls Champions
Wichita-Heights
Topeka-Seaman
Shawnee Mission-Bishop Miege
Hesston
Hillsboro
Olpe
Tribune-Greeley County
Topeka-Washburn Rural
Overland Park-St. Thomas Aquinas
Shawnee Mission-Bishop Miege
Goodland
Sterling
Pretty Prairie
Claflin-Central Plains


[Previous State Champions]


[Previous State Champions]

 
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