State Stories

Entries for November 2014

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Jennifer Hayes: "I want them to be good people...& strong women."
After finishing second in the state in Class 1A at the 2014 IHSA Girls Volleyball State Finals, Hartsburg-Emden coach Jennifer Hayes was asked "what she wants her players to get out of playing for her 5, 10, 20 years down the road." Her answer is below... Read more
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Aerial Tour of Football State Championship Home Memorial Stadium
In 2013, the IHSA Football State Finals began a yearly rotation between the University of Illinois’ Memorial Stadium in Champaign, and Northern Illinois University’s Huskie Stadium in DeKalb. NIU hosted for the first time in 2013, meaning the games revert to Champaign, their home sinc... Read more
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Comcast SportsNet Chicago to Broadcast Football State Championships
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Tent City Open For Football Fans in Champaign this Weekend
Visit Champaign County is glad to welcome football fans attending the 2014 IHSA Football State Finals at Memorial Stadium on the University of Illinois campus to its annual festivities at Tent City. Returning fans will want to note that the location of Tent City has moved this year to the west side ... Read more
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Legendary Marshall Girls Basketball Coach Dorothy Gaters Wins 1,000th Career Game
Already the winningest basketball coach in Illinois High School Association (IHSA) history, boys or girls, legendary Marshall High School coach Dorothy Gaters added another milestone to her amazing career when she tallied her 1,000th career victory with an 84-22 victory over Thornwood on November 18... Read more
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St. Francis Coach Peg Kopec Provides Perspective On Reaching State
Peg Kopec (right) has built the St. Francis High School Girls Volleyball team into one of the most recognizable programs in not only Illinois, but the nation. Kopec is the all-time leader in state history in coaching victories, and also ranks in the Top 10 nationally. She is the only coach in St. Fr... Read more
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2014 Girls Volleyball
Illinois State University’s Redbird Arena will be the site of the 2014 IHSA Girls Volleyball State Finals on Friday and Saturday, November 14-15. All 16 matches will be broadcast live on the NFHS Network at www.IHSA.tv. The four state championships matches will also ... Read more
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Two-time XC State Champ Jon Davis Reflects on High School Experience
Oakwood High School (Fithian) senior Jon Davis repeated as the IHSA Class 1A Individual Cross Country State Champion on November 8, as his time of 14:20 over the three-mile course was also a new Class 1A record. After the race, Davis talked with IHSA Associate Director Kurt Gibson on his career and ... Read more
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Thank You to our Veterans
“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” —Elmer Davis
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SAWA - Marian Central Catholic XC Runner Emma Baumert
As a part of the IHSA Do What’s Right! Sportsmanship Program, member school personnel and licensed IHSA officials have the ability to recognize acts of exemplary sportsmanship and integrity that occur in IHSA events throughout the school year via the Sport A Winning Attitude Report (SAWA). Tho... Read more
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2014 Boys & Girls Cross Country
The 2014 IHSA Boys & Girls Cross Country State Finals return to Peoria on Saturday, November 8. All six races will unfold over the three-mile course at Detweiller Park, which is hosting the event for the 45th consecutive year. For the first-time ever, the NFHS Network will stream the six state f... Read more