The Sixth and Seventh Region All “A” Classic basketball tournaments will be held this week, with winners advancing to next week’s Touchstone Energy All “A” Classic state tournaments at the Frankfort Convention Center.
All “A” events are limited to the smallest 120 high schools in Kentucky, based on enrollment in grades 9-12.
Shawnee will host the Sixth Region boys’ and girls’ tournaments, starting today and concluding Friday. Holy Cross is defending champion for both boys and girls.
Kentucky Country Day will host the Seventh Region boys’ and girls’ tournaments, starting Wednesday and concluding Saturday. Collegiate is defending champion for both boys and girls.
The pairings (all times p.m.):
* Today: Holy Cross vs. Beth Haven, 6; Shawnee vs. Portland Christian, 7:30.
* Friday: Final, 7:30.
* Wednesday: Holy Cross vs. Beth Haven, 6; Presentation vs. Shawnee, 7:30.
* Friday: Final, 6.
* Wednesday: Whitefield Academy vs. Walden, 4:30; St. Francis vs. Brown, 8.
* Friday: Kentucky Country Day vs. Whitefield Academy-Walden winner, 6; Collegiate vs. St. Francis-Brown winner, 8.
* Saturday: Final, 8.
* Wednesday: St. Francis vs. Brown, 6.
* Thursday: Collegiate vs. St. Francis-Brown winner, 6; Kentucky Country Day vs. Whitefield Academy, 8.
* Saturday: Final, 6.
Male, Moore in field for Scott County tourney
The Male and Moore boys’ basketball teams will represent Louisville in this week’s Toyota Classic at Scott County.
Scott County, No. 3 in the state in The Courier-Journal’s Litkenhous Ratings, and No. 9 Lafayette head the eight-team field.
The tournament opens Wednesday and concludes with Saturday’s 9 p.m. championship game.
The schedule (times are p.m. unless noted):
* Wednesday: Male vs. Scott County, 7:15; Dixie Heights vs. Lafayette, 9.
* Thursday: Male-Scott County loser vs. Dixie Heights-Lafayette loser, 5:30; Moore vs. Clay County, 7:15; Saunders Tech (N.Y.) vs. Henderson County, 9.
* Friday: Moore-Clay County loser vs. Saunders Tech (N.Y.)-Henderson County loser, 5:30; Male-Scott County winner vs. Dixie Heights-Lafayette winner, 7:15; Moore-Clay County winner vs. Saunders Tech (N.Y.)-Henderson County winner, 9.
* Saturday: Seventh-place game, 9 a.m.; fifth-place game, 10:30 a.m.; third-place game, 5:45; final, 9.
KHSAA verifying records on Scott County’s Hicks
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association is researching the record of Scott County boys’ basketball coach Billy Hicks, but has ruled his record was 0-26 his first season at Evarts (1978-79).
Hicks’ personal records show he won 10 games that season, but the KHSAA records show Evarts had to forfeit all of its wins from that season for using ineligible players.
The KHSAA also is trying to verify Hicks’ records during the 1982-83 season at Evarts and four seasons at Corbin (1991-95).
The KHSAA lists Hicks’ current career record as 838-244, leaving him 18 victories shy of the all-time state record held by Central’s William Kean (856-83).
Hicks claims his record is 857-234, one victory ahead of Kean.