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Entries for October 2015

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COUNTRY Financial Presents Chicago Tribune Athletes of the Month – October 2015
COUNTRY Financial® is proud to be a sponsor of the Chicago Tribune Athlete of the Month. The passion and dedication these athletes show for their sport is the same as the passion and dedication our financial representatives provide for their clients. We live and work in the communities we suppor... Read more
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2015 Chicago Bears Weekly High School All-Star Player & Coach of the Week
Throughout the 2015 high school football regular-season (August 31 - October 26) 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 Chica... Read more
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2015 Class 1A Boys Soccer
The 2015 IHSA Class 1A Boys Soccer State Finals return to the Bloomington Cornbelter’s Corn Crib in Normal on Friday and Saturday, October 30-31. 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 stat... Read more
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2015 Associated Press/MaxPreps Weekly Football Rankings
Please note that the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) does not conduct or vote in any rankings or polls for any sports, nor do polls or rankings factor into State Series assigning. The Associated Press produces statewide class-by-class polls throughout the season in Football, Boys Basketball ... 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 fifth season in 2015. Comcast SportsNet Chicago, the television home for the most games and the most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, wil... Read more
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2015 Girls Tennis
The 2015 IHSA Girls Tennis State Finals will unfold on Thursday, Friday & Saturday, October 22-24. The finals will be played at numerous high school courts throughout suburban Chicago (see sidebar on right), with Buffalo Grove High School serving as Tournament Central and hosting all Saturday ma... Read more
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The IHSA Student Section Showdown is Back!!!
As a part of the 2015 IHSA Student Leadership Conference, the IHSA announced that the IHSA Student Section Showdown will return for its second installment during the 2015-16 school year. The inaugural contest took place in 2014-15, with Central A&M High School in Moweaqua and Prospect High Sc... Read more
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2015-16 IHSA Distinguished Media Service Award – Jim O'Boye
Jim O’Boye spent 16 years producing IHSA State Series and State Final action, including America’s Original March Madness the IHSA Boys Basketball State Finals, on television via his Elmhurst-based production company, KOST Broadcast Sales. In a recent Chicago Tribune story, O’Boye ... Read more
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2015 Boys & Girls Golf
The 2015 IHSA Girls & Boys Golf State Finals will unfold on Friday and Saturday, October 16-17, in Decatur and Bloomington-Normal respectively, with each competitor playing 18 holes each day. History could be made in both classes on the girl’s side. Charleston junior Lauren Chappell and Ne... Read more
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Speech Hub Talks High School Speech With Downers Grove South Alum & IHSA State Champ Dan Leahy
The YouTube channel Speech Hub recently caught up with Downers Grove South graduate Dan Leahy to reflect on his high school speech experiences. Dan won two IHSA state titles in Speech-Individual Events (Humorous Duet Acting in 2012, Original Comedy in 2013), helping Downers Grove South to the tea... Read more
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2015 IHSA Student Leadership Conference
The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) held its biannual Student Leadership Conference on Monday, September 28, 2015, as over 700 students from around the state descended upon the Peoria Civic Center to attend the free event. The conference featured keynote speaker Harvey Alston, a nationall... Read more
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Rockford Lutheran's James Robinson Sets Career State Rushing Record
On Friday, October 9, 2015, Rockford Lutheran senior running back James Robinson set the new state career rushing record during a 56-19 victory over Byron. He concluded the contest with 8,681 career rushing yards. Robinson set the new career mark on a 25-yard run on third down with 7:52 remaining... Read more
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2015-16 IHSA Distinguished Media Service Award – Bob Sakamoto
Former Chicago Tribune prep sportswriter and long-time CLTV high school sports show host Bob Sakamoto, known as “Sako” to fans, was the face and voice of high school sports in Chicagoland for nearly 30 years. Nominated for the IHSA Distinguished Media Service Award by Mt. Carmel High ... Read more
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Athens & Auburn Communities Gather "Donations For Tommy"
LeRoy High School isn't exactly in the backyard of Athens High School or Auburn High School, as the Springfield area communities are roughly 70 and 90 miles from LeRoy, respectively. That distance didn't stop those schools and towns from rallying for a common cause: gathering funds for LeRoy High... Read more