Spring Sports Reminder

ATTENTION ALL SPRING ATHLETES: The 1st day of spring sports tryouts/practices is Monday March 6th. All spring coaches have had or will be having individual informational meetings for their respective sports. However, please be reminded that in order for any student to tryout/practice for any spring sport at KHS, there are 2 main pieces of information that are needed to be completed and on hand in the KHS Athletic Office BEFORE March 6th, the PIAA CIPPE FORM (multiple pages, i.e., Physical Form) and the KCSD PARTICIPATION FEE & FORM. For more specific information about each form that is required, please visit the KHS Sports website at sports.kcsd.org and click Physical Information and Forms.

Questions? See Mr. Harvey or Mrs. Graves in the Athletic Office.

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Jess Hussey scores her 1000th career point!!!

On Thursday, February 4th against Bishop Shanahan senior Jess Hussey scored her 1000th career point.  Jess needed just two points to achieve the milestone as she went to the foul line in the fourth quarter of a tight basketball game.  She calmly made both foul shots to reach 1000 points.  She was congratulated by all her teammates on the floor, and was also presented the game ball by Coach Cattano which she then gave to her family members who were in attendance.  Congratulations to Jess and the girls basketball coaching staff for this tremendous achievement.       

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High School Runners Compete At State Level

khs_cross-countryKennett High School sophomore Nicole Huff placed 45th in the 2015 PIAA Cross Country Championships.

Nicole began running competitively in eighth grade. From early on, Nicole’s favorite part of running cross-country was being able to challenge herself, and what better way to challenge herself than to qualify for states and run against 228 of the best high school cross-country runners?

“I enjoyed the hills on the course,” said Nicole. “Most runners don’t like hills, but I enjoyed the challenge.”

Nicole completed her race in 19 minutes, 40 seconds, ranking her 45th in the state. Running varsity cross-country is more than just a hobby for Nicole; it is a lifestyle. Each day she pushes herself to be the best she can be. Nicole’s latest goal is to run a 5K in under 18:30, and with her dedication and determination, she is well on her way to achieving anything she puts her mind to.

Aside from cross-country, Nicole is an active member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Nicole also is a member of the track team, where she runs the mile and two-mile events for Kennett High School.

Kennett High School junior Austin Maxwell ran to a 44th-place finish at the 2015 PIAA Cross Country Championships competing against 236 competitors. Austin finished his 5K in a time of 16:40, enough to beat out more than half of his opponents.

Following in his father’s footsteps, Austin began running at a very young age. Now, a junior in high school, Austin has been running on the varsity cross-country team for the past three years and shows true passion for the sport.

“I love to compete,” said Austin. “You get immediate feedback when you do well, and cross-country running is a great way to clear your mind.”

When Austin takes off his running shoes, he is involved in many different clubs and extracurricular activities. He is a member of the Future Business Leaders of American (FBLA) Club, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Humanitarian Club. Austin has also been elected as the chair of the Mini Thon committee this year.

The 2015 PIAA Cross Country Championships took place in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and featured 236 of the best male cross-country runners and 228 of the best female cross-country runners in the state. The course was 3.1 miles long, otherwise known as a 5K, and was specifically designed to challenge runners with difficult terrain.

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2016-17 Sport Starting Dates

The PIAA (Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, the governing sports body for the state of Pennsylvania), sets the official starting dates for the individual sports seasons (Fall, Winter & Spring). For high school sports, specifically for Fall sports, the season starts prior to the start of the school year. For advanced planning, please see below for the official starting dates as set by the PIAA.

2016-17 Sport Starting Dates:

  • Monday, August 15, 2016 = Fall Sports
  • Friday, November 18, 2016 = Winter Sports
  • Monday, March 6, 2017 = Spring Sports
 
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2016-17 Physical Information

Yes, believe it or not, but planning for NEXT year’s (2016-17) sport’s seasons has already begun. Three major areas of information that are always needed early are starting dates, physical information and participation fee information. From this web page, on the left hand side you will see “Physical Info & Forms”. Click on this link and the next web page that appears, you will see “Informational Physical Letter”. Click on this link and a detailed letter will be downloaded for you to view that hopefully has all the information you need for physicals and the participation fee for participating in any sport at KHS for the 2016-17 school year.

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Kennett Apparel

The Kennett High School Athletic Department has teamed up with Kelly’s Sports to offer “Kennett Gear” that is now for sale.  You can now order clothing with our Kennett name in a variety of styles, colors and even specialize the lettering to a specific sport, or just support Kennett (i.e., not sport specific). The best thing is that you can order what you want direct from home with no minimums, you can pay by a credit card and it ships direct to your home.

To see what is available and to purchase an item to wear to the next Kennett game or to give as a gift, etc., please visit the website below to make your order and to show that Kennett Spirit!

http://www.kellysteamstores.com/Kennett-High-School-Athletics

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2016-17 KCSD Athletics Fees

Students in KHS are required to pay an athletic fee to offset the cost of transportation, equipment, supplies,and other expenses directly associated with their sport.Please click here for the KCSDAthletic Fee Form.The form has all the necessary information and specifics. However, a few things to take note to are as follows:

  • The Athletic Fee is similar to the Physical Forms in that no one can try out or practice for a sport until the forms and fees are submitted to the KHS Athletic Office. The fee and form can be dropped off at the KHS Athletic Office or mailed to:

    Kennett High School
    Attn: Athletics
    100 East South Street
    Kennett Square, PA 19348

  • The fees are paid “by season”. If you play a Fall and Winter sport, you only pay $50 now for the Fall sport. Once we get closer to the Winter season, you pay that sports fee then (future publications/notifications of this fee will be forthcoming every season).
  • If this fee creates a hardship for any family, please contact Dr. Jeremy Hritz, KHS Principal or Sean Harvey, KHS Athletic Director for alternative fee arrangements.
  • If an athlete gets “cut” from a team during the tryout period, the fee will be reimbursed.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the KHS Athletic Office at 610.444.6632 or sharvey@kcsd.org or ngraves@kcsd.org. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding of this new fee during these difficult economic times the KCSD is facing.

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ImPACT Testing

Concussions, unfortunately, are a part of many sports!  There is a program/testing procedure that is available to assist medical professionals in determining when an athlete should return to the playing field/floor after receiving a concussion.  The program/testing procedure is called ImPACT (Immediate Post-concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing). 

KHS is offering the ImPACT Test to our athletes.  For more specific information and to sign up for the test, please go to the left hand side of this webpage and you will see “Physical Info& Forms”.  Click on this link and the next web page that appears,you will see “ImPACT Test Form”.  Click on this link and adetailed letter will be downloaded for you to view that hopefully hasall the information you need for the ImPACT Test and also how to sign up to receive the test. 

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2016-17 Wrestling Hydration Information

ATTENTION ALL WRESTLERS…anyone interested in wrestling at KHS this year, please remember that before you can actually wrestle in a match, you need to have a Hydration Test completed by our Athletic Trainer. In order to have the Hydration Test, you need to complete the Permission Form and return it to the Athletic Office by Thursday, November 10th. The test will be given on Thursday, November 10th. The form and more specific information can be picked up in the Athletic Office or downloaded from our website…click on the “Physical Info. & Forms” link on the left hand side of the main sports page and then click on “Wrestling Hydration Information & Form”. If there are any questions, please contact the Athletic Office.

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