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Entries for November 2013

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2013 Football - Destination DeKalb
The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Football State Championships move to DeKalb in 2013, as Northern Illinois University and Huskie Stadium will host for the first time. The eight title games will unfold on Friday and Saturday, November 29-30, marking the 40th annual edition of the state fin... Read more
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Destination DeKalb - 2013 IHSA Football State Championships
Comcast SportsNet Chicago, the television home for the most games and comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, will once again be the home of the IHSA Football State Championship games in 2013. CSN Chicago will bring viewers all eight state championship games live... Read more
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Darrell Crouch, Washington High School Head Football Coach
Washington High School head football Darrell Crouch and his players spoke at a press conference on Friday, November 22 prior to the team's semifinal playoff football game. Below was Crouch's response when asked if he was proud of how his players had handled the events of the week, which were filled ... Read more
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Washington High School senior quarterback Colton Marshall's team autograph helmet was found amidst the rubble of the tornado that struck the community in the days that followed. A photographer took the helmet around town and snapped this photo, which became a Marshall tweet: pic.twitter.com/e... Read more
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Washington-Sacred Heart Griffin Game To Be Televised Statewide To Help Promote Tornado Relief Efforts   #TeamIL
The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) and its broadcast partners at the NFHS Network and PlayOn! Sports announced today that Saturday’s IHSA Semifinal Football Playoff game between Washington High School and Sacred Heart Griffin High School will be broadcast on statewide television, as w... Read more
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2013 Girls Swimming & Diving
The 2013 IHSA Girls Swimming & Diving State Finals are set to take place inside New Trier High School’s Natatorium on Friday and Saturday, November 22-23. The 2013 state meet marks the 39th annual edition of the state finals and the second year of that events will be contested for athletes... Read more
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2013 Girls Volleyball
Illinois State University’s Redbird Arena will be the site of the 2013 IHSA Girls Volleyball State Finals on Friday and Saturday, November 15-16. State champions will be crowned in four classes at the 40th edition of the IHSA State Finals, which also marks the seventh year of the four-class se... Read more
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Nick Diaz & Josh Nichol Overcome & Inpsire On Cross Country Course
The IHSA Cross Country State Final program is littered with the names of individuals who have made history three miles at a time, from Craig Virgin’s famous gallop in 1972 to Madeline Perez’s all-class record just a year ago. Over the past 20 days, Maroa-Forsyth High School freshman Josh... Read more
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Mater Dei Girls Volleyball Coach Fred Rakers (1945-2013)
Despite what the name could suggest, when the “One to Remember” section was added to the IHSAState page, it was not meant to be an “in memoriam” category highlighting the greats who had come and gone. The thought was to look back at memorable accomplishments with the students... Read more
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2013 Class 2A & 3A Boys Soccer
The 2013 IHSA Class 2A & Class 3A Boys Soccer State Finals are set to unfold in Hoffman Estates this weekend, as Hoffman Estates High School hosts the culminating matches of the season on Friday and Saturday, November 8-9. The 2013 tournaments mark the 42nd annual season of the Boys Soccer State... Read more
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Peg Kopec on Fred Rakers
Wheaton St. Francis girl's volleyball head coach Peg Kopec on Fred Rakers: “Fred is girl’s volleyball in Illinois. He spent so many years in the game and he reached the pinnacle and then moved the pinnacle higher. He impacted countless numbers of young women during his career…... Read more
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2013 Boys & Girls Cross Country
The 2013 IHSA Boys & Girls Cross Country State Finals return to Peoria on Saturday, November 9, marking the 68th annual season of the boy’s state finals and the 35th of the girl’s state meet. All six races will unfold over the three-mile course at Detweiller Park, which is hosting th... Read more
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Glenbard South's Madlyn Morreale, The IHSA's First Girl's XC Champion
Glenbard South’s Madlyn Morreale crossed the finish line first at the 1979 IHSA Girls Cross Country State Finals with a time of 11:34.9. A historical feat in its own right, Madlyn’s performance that day was made even more memorable because it was the first-ever IHSA girl’s state me... Read more
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Before we make our way around the state to highlight your facilities, we thought we would start by showing you our office. At its core, it is not all that different from your average office building, but there are certainly some very unique historic elements that any fan of high school sports or act... Read more