Regional Tournament results announced

Seven KHSSL Regions held Senior and Junior division speech tournaments on February 2 and February 9. Congratulations to the top three teams in each Region!
Appalachian Region — Junior Division
1st  Carr Creek Elementary
2nd Martha Jane Potter Elementary
3rd  Jones Fork Elementary
Appalachian Region — Senior Division
1st   Rowan County
2nd  Johnson Central
3rd   Letcher Central
Bluegrass Region — Junior Division
1st  SCAPA
2nd  Boyle County Middle
3rd   Tates Creek Middle
Bluegrass Region — Senior Division
1st   Danville
2nd  Lexington Dunbar
3rd  Lexington Henry Clay
Bowling Green Region — Junior Division
1st    Bowling Green
2nd   Drakes Creek
3rd    Rockfield
Bowling Green Region — Senior Division
1st    Bowling Green
2nd   Daviess Co.
3rd    Greenwood
Louisville Region — Junior Division
1st    Hebron
2nd   Kentucky Country Day
3rd    LaRue Co.
Louisiville Region — Senior Division
1st    Assumption
2nd   Bethlehem
3rd    Bardstown (Bardstown had greater number of ranks of one in a tie with LaRue Co.)
Murray Region — Junior Division
1st   Calloway Co.
2nd  Murray
3rd.  Paducah
Murray Region — Senior Division
1st   Murray
2nd  Paducah Tilghman
3rd   Calloway Co.
(Calloway had the greatest number of ranks of one in a three-way tie with Graves Co. and Marshall Co.)
Northern Region — Junior Division
1st    Gray
2nd   Turkey Foot
3rd    Beechwood (Beechwood had the greater number of ranks of one in a tie with Highlands)
Northern Region — Senior Division
1st    Cooper
2nd   Boone Co.
3rd    Ryle
Upper Kentucky River Region — Senior Division 
1st    Knott Central
2nd   Hazard
3rd   Oneida Baptist
Upper Ky River Region — Junior Division
1st  Hindman Elementary
2nd Hazard Middle
3rd  Robinson Elementary
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Blyton Information Online

Applications and deadlines are now posted for the 2019 Blyton Book Awards (Senior and Junior divisions) plus the Blyton Scholarships (Senior division). Browse here for a direct link to the page.

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December tournament deadlines approaching

Just a quick reminder for everyone that the registration deadlines for December tournaments sponsored by KHSSL schools or WKU or Wyatt are approaching soon — even today! Time zones go with the host school’s time zone. Enter early whenever you can!


Dec. 1 Patriot Classic @ Knott Central                               DEADLINE 6 PM 11/28

Dec. 1 Murray HS                                                                   DEADLINE 4 PM 11/26

Dec. 1 WKU                                                                              DEADLINE 4 PM 11/27

Dec. 8 Calloway Co.                                                                DEADLINE 4:30 PM 12/6

Dec. 15 Bowling Green @ Franklin-Simpson                    DEADLINE 4 PM 12/12


Dec. 1 Boone Co.                                                                     DEADLINE 4 PM 11/28

Dec. 1 Calloway Co.                                                               DEADLINE 5 PM 11/28

Dec. 1 Wyatt Debate @ Trinity                                            DEADLINE 5 PM 11/28

Dec. 8 WKU                                                                             DEADLINE 4 PM 12/4

Dec. 15 Bowling Green @ Franklin-Simpson                  DEADLINE 4 PM 12/12

Dec. 15 Dixie Heights                                                            DEADLINE 5 PM 12/12

                                                                                                    (updated – – was 12/9)


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September 22 Board Summary of Discussion Posted

The Summary of Discussion for the 22 September KHSSL Board of Directors meeting is now posted on the KHSSL Website HERE.  This document will become “official minutes” of the meeting when approved at the next KHSSL Board Meeting, scheduled for April 13, 2019.

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September 22 Board meeting agenda

The agenda for the September 22 Board meeting is now published. You may review it here. The Board will meet at 4:30 PM Saturday at the University of Kentucky Gatton Student Center, room 330AB.


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Team KY honors at UK tournament

Congrats to the following Team KY students who won awards at the University of Kentucky’s Season Opener this past weekend!

Program Oral Interp
2nd Addie Ann Cundiff – LaRue
5th Sophia Li – Henry Clay

2nd Maddie Woodrum – Bowling Green

4th Stefani Giles – LaRue
5th Caili Harris – Henry Clay
6th Cassandra Wiley – LaRue

6th Sophia Li – Henry Clay

Dramatic Interp
2nd Kirsten Couly – Henry Clay
5th Emma Lauritzen – Henry Clay

Humorous Interp
6th Alyssa Payton – Henry Clay

Congress Supers
Chris Beebout – Henry Clay
Ethan Wallace – Henry Clay
Maggie Mitchell – DuPont Manual

JVPF Speaker Awards
3rd Tag Howard – Henry Clay
8th Jasir Rahman – Henry Clay

Junior Varsity PF Semis
Howard/Rahman – Henry Clay
Gottesman/Merritt – Henry Clay

Varsity PF Triples
Srivastava/Polepalli – DuPont Manual
Cao/Raj – DuPont Manual
Clark/Lofwall – Henry Clay

Varsity LD Speaker Award
7th Place Jennifer Xu – DuPont Manual

Varsity LD Quarters
Hassan Kashif – North Oldham

Varsity LD Semis
Jennifer Xu – DuPont Manual
Chandu Kona – North Oldham

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A tournament add, a tournament update, and two reminders

Click the link for a PDF of the 18-19 schedule.


This schedule was updated 9/7/18 to reflect the following changes:

  • Graves County High School tournament added January 12
  • Dixie Heights tournament now Speech only (no Congress or Debate)

Reminder to register for SPEAK (newbie coaches) on September 22 and to register for KHSSL if your school plans to compete in Regionals and State this year (or if your school just wants to be part of Kentucky Speech and Debate). Registration and fees due by October 1!!

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