The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has named finalists for its Outstanding Official awards in 11 sports. The winners will be announced May 1 at the KHSAA’s annual Officials Recognition Banquet.
Here are the finalists for each sport:
* Baseball – Paul Schardein (Louisville), Chris Minter (Richmond), Creal Waddell (Bowling Green).
* Basketball – Romonte Dishman (Louisville), Molly Caldwell (Lexington), Jim Cecil (Pikeville), Harold Byrd (Mount Washington).
* Competitive cheer – Gayle Trame (Taylor Mill), Dewana Warrix (Lexington).
* Field hockey – Mary Brainard (Lexington), Yaphet Edghill (Louisville).
* Football – Jim Cecil (Pikeville), Jim Gutterman (Louisville), Joe Lewis (Paducah).
* Soccer – Keith Green (Wingo), Paul Terry (Bowling Green).
* Softball – Pete Runyon (Pinsonfork), Steve Chasteen (Cynthiana).
* Swimming and diving – Ray Stoess (Louisville), Mike Zehnder (Louisville).
* Track and field/cross country – Kathy Johnston (Lexington), David Clark (Dry Ridge).
* Volleyball – Scott Wehr (Buckner), Jimmy Beckett (Georgetown).
* Wrestling – Allen Dennison (Rineyville), Garrett Pikul (Louisville).