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Entries for November 2017

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Relive Top Moments From 2017 Football State Championship Games
Destination DeKalb produced some amazing games and endings as the 2017 IHSA Football State Championship games unfolded at Northern Illinois University’s Huskie Stadium on Friday and Saturday, November 24-25, 2017.The IHSA was in the middle of action during some of the the deciding moments: ... Read more
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Orr Basketball Documentary To Debut In February, 2018
A documentary film chronicling the Orr High School basketball team entitled “Shot In The Dark” will debut on FOX in February, 2018. Film crews for the movie were on-hand when the Spartans won the IHSA Class 2A Boys Basketball State Championship in Peoria in March, 2017. The film is pr... Read more
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IHSA Destination DeKalb - 2017 Football State Championships
The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Football State Championships return to DeKalb in 2017, as Northern Illinois University's Huskie Stadium plays host to the culminating games for the 3rd time. The eight title games will unfold on Friday and Saturday, November 24-25, with kickoffs each day s... Read more
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Relive Classic IHSA Football Title Games Between 2017 State Final Broadcasts on NBC Sports Chicago
The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) will debut its new IHSA Greatest Games Championship Series as a part of the 2017 IHSA Football State Championship broadcasts on NBC Sports Chicago (channel finder) on Friday and Saturday, November 23-24. NBC Sports Chicago and NBC Sports Chicago Plus wi... Read more
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IHSA Football State Championship Games To Air On NBC Sports Chicago
For the seventh-straight year, NBC Sports Chicago, the television home of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) State Championships, will be airing LIVE high-definition coverage of the 2017 IHSA Football State Championships on Friday, November 24 & Saturday, November 25 from Huskie Stadium... Read more
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Al Raby High School Punt Breaks The Internet
Al Raby High School fell to Morris 43-8 in the Semifinal round of the IHSA Class 4A Football Playoffs on Saturday, November 18, 2017, but the Raiders did manage to pull off a highlight that has garnered national attention from the likes of ESPN.An Al Raby punt in the game got a friendly roll from th... Read more
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2017 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 2017 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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East St. Louis Football Documentary To Debut on FOX on November 26
A documentary film chronicling the 2016 East St. Louis Senior High School football season, 89 Blocks, will debut to a national audience on FOX on November 26. 89 Blocks is scheduled to air at 4:30 PM following the Chicago Bears game. The Flyers 2016 season culminated with an IHSA Class 7A State C... Read more
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2017 IHSA Girls Swimming & Diving
The 2017 IHSA Girls Swimming & Diving State Finals are set to take place inside New Trier High School’s Natatorium on Friday and Saturday, November 17-18. The prelims and finals of every swimming event, and the diving prelims and finals, will be webcast live with... Read more
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WSS’s Megan Schlechte Sets New State Final Single-Match Kill Record
Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg Coop (WSS) junior Megan Schlechte made IHSA history while powering the Hatchets into the Class 1A Girls Volleyball State Championship match on Friday, November 10, 2017. Facing off against Durand in a Class 1A semifinal at Redbird Arena, Schlechte pounded a state fina... Read more
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MaxPreps Football, Soccer & Volleyball Athletes of the Week
MaxPreps, the online high school sports leader teams with USA Football, United Soccer Coaches,  and American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) to honor the state and nation's best each week: 9/18-9/24 Football:  No nominee Soccer:   Alex Chagoya, St. Anne High School V... Read more
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2017 Girls Volleyball
Illinois State University’s Redbird Arena will be the site of the 2017 IHSA Girls Volleyball State Finals on Friday and Saturday, November 10-11. All 16 matches will be broadcast live on the NFHS Network thanks in part to presenting sponsor Country Financial. IHSA T... Read more
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2017 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 2017 IHSA Cross Country Honorary Officials at the State Final Meet on Saturday, November 4, 2017: PAUL BEIERSDORF Paul Beiersdorf is a swimmer by trade and a part of the... Read more
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2017 Boys & Girls Cross Country
The 2017 IHSA Boys & Girls Cross Country State Finals return to Peoria on Saturday, November 4. All six races will unfold over the three-mile course at Detweiller Park, which is hosting the event for the 47th consecutive year. A schedule and other pertinent information for Saturday's event is lo... Read more
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2017 Class 2A & 3A Boys Soccer
The 2017 IHSA Class 2A and Class 3A Boys Soccer State Finals return to Hoffman Estates High School on Friday and Saturday, November 3-4. 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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 Before Football Stardom, IHSA Soccer Experience Made Lasting Impact On Jarrett Payton
As the son of Chicago Bear legend and NFL Hall of Famer Walter Payton, Jarrett Payton has long been associated with the gridiron, from delivering his father’s Hall of Fame induction speech at age 12 to a media career covering the game that continues today. Payton was introduced to the world... Read more