KHSAA penalizes Bowling Green, allowing him to retain the 2017 Sweet 16 title

LEXINGTON – Bowling Green High School will receive increased monitoring from the Kentucky High School Athletic Association, but will not lose its 2017 state basketball championship for recruiting violations, according to a deal announced Thursday.

The announcement comes after five years of hearings and inquiries by the KHSAA into Bowling Green’s kids’ basketball program and the organization of life taken for former player Zion Harmon, who was an eighth grader on the Purples team. who defeated Cooper 67-56 on March 19, 2017, for the school’s first Sweet 16 title.

“We are ready to move forward,” said Gary Fields, Superintendent for Bowling Green Independent Schools and Principal of Bowling Green High School in 2017. “Some of the things we will do with this reinforced observation will hopefully help some districts. that they will start dealing with non-resident students. … Maybe we can create a model that the KHSAA can use and they will help us train. “

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