LEXINGTON - The Leachman Buick/GMC - KHSAA State Golf Championships kicked off the 2004-05 State Championship season. The girls' tournament began yesterday and is scheduled to conclude today at the Bowling Green Country Club while the boys' tournament will be played Thursday and Friday at the Indian Hills Country Club, also in Bowling Green. State Championship Round 1 tee times are posted on the Association website (www.khsaa.org).
Locally, the boys' teams from Paintsville and Prestonsburg High School are at the state tournament along with South Floyd's Colby Hayes and Johnson Central's Zach Hardwick.
Two-time defending Region 11 champ Sean Leslie is also there.
During last week's Region 11 Tournament at StoneCrest Golf Course, Prestonsburg topped Paintsville for the regional team title.
Beginning this year, the KHSAA will be using the Golfstat scoring program and plans to post scores after nine and 18 holes. Log on to www.khsaa.org and follow the links to the tournament information posted on the www.golfstat.com site.
The draw for the 2004 KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament is set. The event is scheduled for Oct. 29-30 and will be played at the Frankfort Convention Center. New to the tournament this year is a "one court" schedule of the event. Previous tournaments used a "two court" set-up for Friday's first round and Saturday morning's quarterfinals.
Following are the first round region vs. region match-ups:
Friday, Oct. 29 - Region 14 Winner vs. Region 2 Winner, 1 p.m.; Region 16 Winner vs. Region 1 Winner, 2 p.m.; Region 13 Winner vs. Region 7 Winner, 3 p.m.; Region 3 Winner vs. Region 10 Winner, 4 p.m.; Region 15 Winner vs. Region 12 Winner, 5 p.m.; Region 5 Winner vs. Region 9 Winner, 6 p.m.; Region 11 Winner vs. Region 8 Winner, 7 p.m.; Region 4 Winner vs. Region 6 Winner, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 30 - Quarterfinals at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.; semifinals at 2 and 3 p.m.; championship at 8 p.m.
The complete tournament bracket has been posted on the KHSAA website. To view, log on to the following at www.khsaa.org/volleyball/2004/2004statebracket.pdf.
VOLLEYBALL COACHES POLL - The Volleyball Coaches Association Poll as of Sept. 21 has been released and posted on the KHSAA website. To view see the following link: