LEXINGTON - On Sunday, the KHSAA honored the top officials for 2013 at the Association’s 20th Annual Officials Recognition Banquet. The ceremony, conducted at the KHSAA Offices, honored the top three finalists for each sport in which the KHSAA licenses officials. Among those officials honored was longtime basketball official Dale Conn, who hails from Harold. The finalists for each sport are listed below, along with the top official for the 2012-13 academic year (top official listed first).
Baseball – Brian Napier (Hazard), Manny Gonzalez (Lexington), Randy Ross (Morehead).
Basketball – Tim O’Hara (Newport), Dale Conn (Harold), Kevin Hembree (Middlesboro).
Football – Marion Crutcher (Vine Grove), Toby Durham (Somerset), Joe Woods (Lexington).
Soccer – John Smith (Louisville), Athanasios Mastoroudis (Sonora), Ja Osterhage (Villa Hills).
Softball – Kenny Clark (Worthington), Jason Alexander (Glasgow), David Benson (Henderson).
Swimming & Diving – Bill Sherrard (Taylor Mill), Alan Hall (Russellville), Ray Stoess (Louisville).
Track & Field/Cross Country – Patty Rouse (Elizabethtown), Buddy Dittus (Burlington), Peter Urda (Louisville).
Volleyball – Rebekah Button (Bowling Green), Matt Costello (Louisville), Adell Kemper (Lexington).
Wrestling – Joe Cattan (Louisville), Robert Johnson (Wilder), Jason Sedoris (Louisville).
Larry G. Boucher, Jr. Supervisor of the Year – Paul Pietrowski (Corbin).