State Stories

Entries for October 2014

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Hersey Football Teams Up With Special Olympics
The Hersey High School Football team has teamed up with the school's Special Olympics athletes and forged a lasting bond in the process. NBC Nightly News' Anne Thompson tells the story from Arlington Heights: Read more
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2014 Class 1A Boys Soccer
The 2014 IHSA Class 1A Boys Soccer State Finals return to the Corn Crib in Normal on Friday and Saturday, October 31-November 1. Friday’s semifinals will unfold at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m., respectively. Saturday’s third-place match will begin at 3:00 p.m., with the state championship match to... Read more
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2014 Chicago Bears Weekly High School All-Star Player & Coach of the Week
Throughout the 2014 high school football regular-season (Sept. 1 through Oct. 27) in Illinois, the Chicago Bears will honor an IHSA football player and coach each week as a part of its “Bears High School All-Star” and “Bears Coach of the Week” programs, respectively. The Chic... Read more
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O'Fallon's Tucker McCann Kicks State-Record 60-Yard Field Goal
O'Fallon High School junior kicker Tucker McCann set a new IHSA state record during a 16-13 loss to Belleville East on October 18, 2014, when he booted a 60-yard field goal in the first quarter of the game. The kick broke the previous record of 59 yards, set by Lockport’s Nick Setta in 1996. ... Read more
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Joliet West Football Could Be Playoff Bound #IHSAbrackets
After a student-athlete awareness meeting earlier this year, the Joliet West freshman football team took Athletic Director Steve Millsaps' challenge by learning and then performing the school fight song to earn a pizza party. The Joliet West varsity football team has sung the song five times afte... Read more
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2014 Girls Tennis
The 2014 IHSA Girls Tennis State Finals will unfold on Thursday, Friday & Saturday, October 23-25. The finals will be played at numerous high school courts throughout suburban Chicago, with Buffalo Grove High School serving as Tournament Central and hosting all Saturday matches. ... Read more
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IHSA Football Playoff Pairing Show Saturday at 8 PM on Comcast SportsNet Chicago  #IHSAbrackets
The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Football Playoff Pairing Show returns to Comcast SportsNet Chicago for its fourth season in 2014. Comcast SportsNet Chicago, the television home for the most games and the most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, wi... Read more
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Genoa-Kingston Helps Rockford Christian Volleyball Player Serve Ace To Remember
Rockford's WTVO (ABC 17/Fox 39) with the story on Rockford Christian volleyball player Sierra Riley, who was able to make her senior night memorable despite a torn ACL: Read more
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Basketball World Remembers Wayne McClain
The basketball world took to social media to remember legendary basketball coach Wayne McClain after his untimely passing on October 15, 2014. McClain was named one of the 100 Legends of IHSA March Madness after being a part of Peoria Manual's then unprecedented run of four consecutive IHSA state ti... Read more
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2014 Boys & Girls Golf
The 2014 IHSA Girls & Boys Golf State Finals will unfold on Friday and Saturday, October 17-18, in Decatur and Bloomington respectively, with each competitor playing 18 holes each day. CLASS A GIRLS Class A will crown a new team state champion in 2014, as... Read more
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Illinois Loses A Legendary Coach in Wayne McClain
The state of Illinois and the IHSA lost a legendary figure and coach when Wayne McClain passed away on October 15, 2014. McClain (above right with son Sergio) was the long-time coach at Peoria Manual High School, where he helped the Rams win a then unprecedented four consecutive IHSA Boys Basketb... Read more
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IHSA Football Playoff Pairing Show Saturday at 8 PM on Comcast SportsNet Chicago  #IHSAbrackets
The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Football Playoff Pairing Show returns to Comcast SportsNet Chicago for its fourth season in 2014. Comcast SportsNet Chicago, the television home for the most games and the most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, wi... Read more
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Over 100 Years of East Aurora-West Aurora Football Rivalry
Aurora resident Steve Solarz has teamed up with The History Press to publish his new book, Aurora’s East-West Football Rivalry, documenting Illinois’ longest running high school football series. East Aurora High School and West Aurora High School first met on the gridiron in 1893 and hav... Read more
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Lawrenceville Football Team Helps Boy Live His Dream
The Lawrenceville High School football team helped JJ Wimberly, a seven-year old with Cerebral Palsy, help live out his dreams under the Friday night lights. WTHI-TV in Terre Haute (IN) chronicled JJ's time with the Lawrenceville team: Read more
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Deadspin Founder Will Leitch Reflects On Time At Mattoon High School
Before he went on to found Deadspin, which has grown into one of the most influential sports websites in the world, Will Leitch (right then & now) earned nine letters in baseball (4), scholastic bowl (4) and football (1) at Mattoon High School. Will is currently a senior writer at Sports On Eart... Read more
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IHSA Archives Opens Door to the Past
The IHSA is opening the video vault. Over the course of the next few months, the Illinois High School Association will conduct a pilot program that will post full-length video of past state tournament events on YouTube. If successful, the program will dig deeper into the vault to bring long-f... Read more