State Stories

Entries for November 2015

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Wendell Phillips Academy Captures First Football State Title By Chicago Public Schools
On November 27, 2015, the Wendell Phillips Academy football team made history for the city of Chicago when the school captured the IHSA Class 4A Football state title at Northern Illinois University's Huskie Stadium in DeKalb. Phillips completed its perfect 14-0 season with a 51-7 victory over Alt... Read more
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2015 Football - Destination DeKalb
The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Football State Championships return to DeKalb in 2015, as Northern Illinois University and Huskie Stadium host for the second time. The eight title games will unfold on Friday and Saturday, November 27-28, marking the 42nd annual edition of the state final... Read more
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Football State Championship Games To Air On Comcast SportsNet
For the fifth-straight year, Comcast SportsNet, the television home of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) State Championships, will be airing LIVE high-definition coverage of the 2015 IHSA Football State Championships on Friday, November 27 & Saturday, November 28 from Huskie Stadium in... Read more
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2015 Illinois High School Football Coaches Association All-State Teams
The Illinois High School Football Coaches Association (IHSFCA) has released its All-State Football Teams in Class 1A through 8A for the 2015 season. The All-State teams are nominated by and voted on by IHSFCA member coaches, and the team members are honored by the IHSFCA prior to the IHSA Football S... Read more
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2015 Girls Swimming & Diving
The 2015 IHSA Girls Swimming & Diving State Finals are set to take place inside New Trier High School’s Natatorium on Friday and Saturday, November 20-21. The 2015 state meet marks the 41st annual edition of the state finals and the fourth year that finals will be contested for athletes wi... Read more
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Legendary St. Francis Volleyball Coach Peg Kopec Goes Out On Top
Peg Kopec (above right watching her team celebrate) closed out her legendary career as the girls' volleyball coach at St. Francis High School in Wheaton on Saturday, November 15, 2015 at the IHSA State Finals at Redbird Arena. Kopec led the Spartans to a fourth consecutive state championship that... Read more
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2015 Girls Volleyball
Illinois State University’s Redbird Arena will be the site of the 2015 IHSA Girls Volleyball State Finals on Friday and Saturday, November 13-14. 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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IHSA Recognizes Military Veteran Officials With Commemorative Patch, Waives License Fees
As the United States honors its military Veterans today (November 11, 2015), the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced two new initiatives aimed at recognizing and giving back to military veterans who also serve as IHSA Officials. The first is a new patch for officials who are U.S. Mi... Read more
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2015 Boys & Girls Cross Country
The 2015 IHSA Boys & Girls Cross Country State Finals return to Peoria on Saturday, November 7. All six races will unfold over the three-mile course at Detweiller Park, which is hosting the event for the 46th consecutive year. A schedule and other pertinent information for Saturday's event is lo... Read more
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IHSA State Cross Country: "It's A Race You Never Forget"
In 1986, then Peoria Journal Star writer Mike Bailey wrote the following story about the IHSA Cross Country State Finals at Detweiller Park in Peoria entitled "It's A Race You Never Forget". The story was republished by the IHSA in the 1987 IHSA Cross Country State Final program. A scan of the stor... Read more
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2015 Class 2A & Class 3A Boys Soccer
The 2015 IHSA Class 2A and Class 3A Boys Soccer State Finals return to Hoffman Estates High School on Friday and Saturday, November 6-7. Class 2A action begins with Friday semifinals at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m., while the Class 3A semifinals follow at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturday’s Class 2A thir... Read more
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Keaton Helm Is A Three-Sport Athlete In The Fall Alone! Plays Five Sports Overall For Sherrard High School
The number of three-sport high school athletes seems to be shrinking these days, but Sherrard High School senior Keaton Helm achieves the feat before Halloween, as Keaton plays three fall sports and five total for his high school. In the fall, Helms participates in soccer and cross country, whil... Read more
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Pinckneyville Celebrates Retiring Band Leader With Flash Mob Performance
Legendary Pinckneyville High School band leader Steve Cannedy is retiring following a 32-year career at the school, and to celebratethe occasion, past and current band member surprised him with a flash mob performance of more than 500 participants. WSIL-TV in Carbondale covered the event, click the ... Read more
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Drone Stadium Tour: St. Joseph-Ogden’s Spartan Field
Under long-time head coach Dick Duvall, St. Joseph-Ogden High School’s football program has grown into a perennial state power. The team qualified for the IHSA state playoffs in 2015 for the 25th consecutive season and has five runner-up finishes since 1989. It is clear from the drone footage ... Read more
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NFHS: Illinois Cross Country State Meet Ranks Among the Nation’s Best
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) recently chronicled the IHSA State Cross Country meet in a story on its website, calling it “one of the nation’s best”. The story, which includes interviews with legendary state champions Craig Virgin and Dana Miro... Read more