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Entries for October 2017

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NFHS Network Football Playoff Broadcast Schedule - SEMIFINAL ROUND - NOVEMBER 18
The NFHS Network is your home for IHSA State Series broadcasts in all sports, including an unprecedented number of IHSA Football Playoff Games. Visit this page each week to see all the Playoff Football games that will be video-streamed live, then subscribe to the NFHS Network to watch all the act... Read more
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2017 Chicago Bears Weekly High School All-Star Player & Coach of the Week
Throughout the 2017 high school football regular-season 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. Coach of the Week is sponsored by ... Read more
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2017 IHSA Football Weekly 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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2017 Class 1A Boys Soccer
Eastside Centre's stadium will be the venue for the 2017 IHSA Class 1A Boys Soccer State Finals, as East Peoria High School hosts the event at their home facility. The semifinals will unfold at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 27, with the third-place match (3:00 p.m.) and state championsh... Read more
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Wheeling High School Coaches Save Officials Life With CPR & AED
Wheeling police officer Rick Richardson (above left) was off-duty on October 17, 2017, when he was coaching the Wheeling freshman football team in a game against Elk Grove Village. During the contest, one of the officials collapsed on the field. Richardson's training took over, as he performed CPR a... Read more
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Rich Herndon Completes 55-Year IHSA Football Officiating Career
Photo courtesy of the Belleville News-Democrat The man in the white hat. For 40 of his 55 years as a football official, Rich Herndon has been that guy — the referee and crew chief — working on high school gridirons all over Southern Illinois. But following Civic Memorial&rsquo... Read more
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Former IHSA Executive Director David Fry Dies at 77
The IHSA family is saddened to announce the passing of H. David Fry, former executive director of the Association, at his home in Chatham this morning (Oct. 23, 2017). Mr. Fry took an unusual route to his position on the IHSA staff. He grew up in Conrad, Montana, where he was a three-sport athlet... Read more
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Female Lineman Helps Madison Back To IHSA Football Playoffs
It’s been nearly 30 years since Madison High School last made the IHSA Football Playoffs, but the Trojans are back in the field for the first time since 1987. One of the players who helped Madison back to the Class 1A playoffs is female linemen, sophomore Tiana “Big T” Robinson. ... Read more
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NFHS #MyReasonWhy Campaign Begins Second Year of Showcasing Value of High School Activity Programs
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) is beginning the second year of the #MyReasonWhy campaign, which is designed to showcase the tremendous value that high school sports and activities offer to students. In the first year of the #MyReasonWhy campaign, more than 500 un... Read more
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2017 Girls Tennis
The 2017 IHSA Class 1A & 2A Girls Tennis State Finals will unfold throughout Chicagoland on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 19-21. Buffalo Grove High School remains Tournament Central for both classes, and will host all of Saturday’s matches, while other matches will be contested a... Read more
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Dad of Huntley HS Student-Athletes Recognized For Going Above & Beyond
Tim Sieb is a father of two Huntley High School student athletes. His children - Kevin (soccer) and Kyle (cross country) – have always been active within the high school sports community. Despite their busy school and sports schedules, Tim also has always stressed the importance of giving ba... Read more
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Chicago Sports Broadcaster Laurence Holmes Facilitates Equipment Donations to CPS Schools
Laurence Holmes has been Chicago sports media mainstay in a variety of mediums for over two decades, including currently hosting a nightly show on WSCR’s The Score (670 AM) and Chicago Bears pre- and post-game shows on NBC Sports Chicago.The Homewood-Flossmoor grad, who called the IHSA Class 5... Read more
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WATCH the IHSA Playoff Pairing Show - October 21 at 8:00 PM
WATCH via TV: NBC Sports Chicago Channel Finder WATCH via Facebook Live: NBC Sports Chicago Facebook WATCH via Web: NBCSportsChicago.com/IHSAPairingShow  -  FAQ WATCH via App: NBC Sports App The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Football Playoff Pairing Show returns to NBC Sports... Read more
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Watch the IHSA Football Playoff Pairing Show on NBC Sports Chicago Live on October 21
WATCH via TV: NBC Sports Chicago Channel Finder WATCH via Facebook Live: NBC Sports Chicago Facebook WATCH via Web: NBCSportsChicago.com/IHSAPairingShow  -  FAQ WATCH via App: NBC Sports App The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Football Playoff Pairing Show returns to NB... Read more
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Morton’s Tommy Kuhl Sets State Final Records En Route To Dominant Golf State Title
Morton High School senior Tommy Kuhl put on the best performance in IHSA Boys Golf State Final history in 2017, a year after the IHSA held its centennial anniversary for the tournament. The format and number of holes played at the IHSA State Finals vary through the years, but there is no denying tha... Read more
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2017 Boys & Girls Golf
The 2017 IHSA Girls & Boys Golf State Finals will unfold on Friday and Saturday, October 13-14, in Decatur and Bloomington-Normal respectively, with each competitor playing 18 holes each day. A brief preview on each tournament is provided below: ... Read more
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US Lacrosse & IHSA Announce Officiating Partnership
US Lacrosse and the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced a partnership centered around officials development efforts in the IHSA’s newest sports, boys’ and girls’ lacrosse, on October 4, 2017. “We’re excited to work together with the IHSA to help ensure ... Read more
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Kicking it with the boys: Maroa-Forsyth's Fitzpatrick a Success on the Gridiron
Photo by Clay Jackson, courtesy of Decatur Herald & Review On Wednesdays, the left side of Walter Boyd Field is filled with boys practicing punt coverage. The right of the field is occupied by Maroa-Forsyth High School football players like star running back Deondre Gregory boasting that he h... Read more
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Sacred Heart-Griffin Names Football Stadium in Honor of Head Coach Ken Leonard
Prior to its game against Springfield Southeast on Friday, September 29, 2017, Sacred Heart-Griffin High School surprised legendary head football coach Ken Leonard by announcing that the Cyclones home field will now be known Ken Leonard Field. Leonard has led Sacred Heart-Griffin to the IHSA stat... Read more
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October is National High School Activities Month
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and its 51 state high school associations begin the annual celebration of National High School Activities Month next week with a focus on sportsmanship and a salute to the more than 500 million fans of high school sports. The NFHS ha... Read more
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Tuscola Goes Silent To Honor Long-Time PA Announcer
Tuscola High School football has one of the oldest and most successful traditions in the state, especially in the modern playoff era. The program ramped up in 1994 when it began an 18-year playoff streak that included five state championship game appearances, as well as state titles in 2006 and 2009... Read more
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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library To Unveil IHSA Oral History
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library’s Oral History Program is proud to release a new collection of interviews telling the story of high school sports in Illinois through the words of students, coaches, referees, broadcasters and administrators. "For more than a hundred years high schoo... Read more
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IHSA Soccer Players Honored For Community Service
Thirty boys and girls soccer players from Illinois were honored and surprised for enhancing the lives of others through community service on September 24 at Triton College in River Grove. The student athletes from Glenbard East, Oswego, Lincoln-Way West, Bulls Prep, Washington, Huntley, Saint Pat... Read more