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Entries for November 2016

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Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette 2016 Football All-State Team
The Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette has released its 2016 IHSA Football All-State Team, which is the 81st annual season the newspaper has selected an All-State team. East St. Louis senior wide receiver Jeff Thomas (above) was named the Player of the Year The First Team and Special Mention 100 a... Read more
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Montini Football Coach Chris Andriano Retires After Six IHSA State Titles
At the conclusion of the 2016 season, Montini football coach Chris Andriano announced the conclusion to his legendary 38-year coaching career. Andriano will retire after leading the Broncos to six IHSA football state titles, while winning 300 total games in his career. Montini recently enjoye... Read more
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2016 Football State Championships  -  www.LegendsPlayHere.com
The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Football State Championships return to Champaign in 2016, as Memorial Stadium will host the games for the 16th time. The eight title games will unfold on Friday and Saturday, November 25-26, marking the 43rd annual edition of the state finals. ... Read more
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LegendsPlayHere.com: Tent City & IHSA State Football Information From Visit Champaign County
The IHSA Football State Championships return to Memorial Stadium on the University of Illinois campus in Champaign-Urbana on Thanksgiving weekend, as the Class 1A-4A title games unfold on Friday, November 25 and the Class 5A-8A state championship games follow on Saturday, November 26. Making it to ... Read more
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IHSA Football State Championship Games To Air On CSN Chicago & NFHS Network
For the sixth-straight year, CSN Chicago (CSN), the television home of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) State Championships, will be airing LIVE high-definition coverage of the 2016 IHSA Football State Championships on Friday, November 25 & Saturday, November 26 from Memorial Stadium ... Read more
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IHSA Honors Long-Time XC State Final Manager Chris Perry
At the 2016 IHSA Cross Country State Final meet at Detweiller Park in Peoria, the IHSA honored Chris Perry, the long-time state final meet manager for the historic event. Perry was presented with an award by former IHSA administrator Ron McGraw, while the following bio on his career was read over... Read more
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2016 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 Class 8A for the 2016 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 Foot... Read more
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New Trier Takes Home First Girls Swimming Combined State Title in IHSA History
History was made at the 2017 IHSA Girls Swimming & Diving State Finals on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Evanston High School, as New Trier (above) was crowned the first-ever IHSA Combined Team State Champion in Girls Swimming & Diving, and the second overall in IHSA history following Glenba... Read more
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2016 Girls Swimming & Diving
The 2016 IHSA Girls Swimming & Diving State Finals are set to take place inside Evanston Township High School’s William Dobson Burton Aquatic Center on Friday and Saturday, November 18-19. The 2016 state meet marks the 42nd annual edition of the state finals and the fifth year that finals ... Read more
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St. Anthony’s Anna Sophia Keller Becomes Third XC Runner In State History To Four-Peat
St. Anthony High School (Effingham) senior Anna Sophia Keller (338 above) made history at the 2016 IHSA Cross Country State Finals at Detweiller Park in Peoria on Saturday, November 5, 2016. The senior crossed the finish line first in the Class 1A Girls State Final race, completing her legendary ... Read more
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Morrison’s Fischbach Sets IHSA Single-Season & Career Kickoff Touchdown Return Record
Morrison High School senior Ethan Fischbach quietly became one of the best kick returners in high school football history during the 2016 season, as Fischbach set the single-season IHSA state and NFHS national record for kickoffs returned for touchdowns. “It's an incredible feeling, like I'... Read more
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COUNTRY Financial Presents Chicago Tribune Athletes of the Month – October 2016
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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Wilson Introduces New Training Footballs Designed To Help Adjust To Weather & Tempo
The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) is proud to partner Wilson Sporting Goods, as the Chicago-based company is the Official Ball of the IHSA. The Wilson GST football has been a fabric of high school football in Illinois and across over the country for decades, but Wilson continues to show... Read more
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2016 Girls Volleyball
Illinois State University’s Redbird Arena will be the site of the 2016 IHSA Girls Volleyball State Finals on Friday and Saturday, November 11-12. 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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Knudsen Father-Son Combo Make History At IHSA State XC
History, some 30-plus years in the making, was made at the 2016 IHSA Cross Country State Finals at Detweiller Park in Peoria on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Minooka High School senior Soren Knudsen crossed the finish line first in the Class 3A race with a time of 14:02. Knudsen became the first st... Read more
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SAWA - Volleyball Super-Sectional Features Super Sportsmanship
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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2016 Cross Country Honorary Officials
The following individuals will be honored for their contributions to the sport of high school cross country in Illinois as the 2016 IHSA Cross Country Honorary Officials at the State Final Meet on Saturday, November 5, 2016: CURT & ANITA DURHAM The husband-wife tandem of Curt and Anita Dur... Read more
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2016 Boys & Girls Cross Country
The 2016 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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COUNTRY Financial Presents Chicago Tribune Athletes of the Month – September  2016
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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IHSA Football Semifinal Broadcasts on CSN Chicago & NFHS Network
CSN Chicago and the NFHS Network are your home for live broadcasts of IHSA Playoff Football action from Round 1 through the State Championship games on Thanksgiving weekend at Memorial Stadium in Champaign-Urbana. CSN Chicago will televise one game live during each round, culminating with all eig... Read more