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Entries for December 2014

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Chess State: Documentary Film Chronicles IHSA Chess State Tournament
Rick Rysso is the Producer & Director of Chess State, a new documentary film that chronicles the IHSA Chess State Tournament, which Rysso calls “the best high school chess tournament in the world.” The film will debut at Center Stage Theater in Naperville at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, De... Read more
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"The Lenihan Factor”: Barrington Football Player's Mock Recruitment Video Goes Viral
Barrington senior football student-athlete Jack Lenihan has created a recruitment "highlight" video entitled the The Lenihan Factor that has gained national attention and was viewed nearly a million times in a 72 hour span. Take a look at the The Lenihan Factor, created on HUDL, below or read more a... Read more
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Greenville's Tyler Hutchinson Finishes Career as One of State's Most Prolific Passers
Greenville High School senior quarterback Tyler Hutchinson closed his high school career in a 68-43 shootout loss in the first round of the 2014 IHSA Class 4A Football Playoffs. Tyler put up stellar numbers that day, as the 6-5, 210-pound righty threw for 452 yards and five touchdowns on 34-of-67 pa... Read more
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IHSA Archives Provides March Madness In December
The IHSA Archives project is serving up an early treat for high school basketball fans this holiday season. On Sunday evening (Dec. 21) the Illinois High School Association will release video recordings of 145 boys and girls basketball state championship games, covering tournaments from 1947 to 2007... Read more
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IHSA Student Section Showdown to Determine the Best Student Section in Illinois
The IHSA Student Advisory Committee (SAC) is holding the Student Section Showdown contest to determine the student section in the state with the best spirit and sportsmanship. Student sections will have the remainder of the 2014-15 basketball season to submit a video (up to three minutes) that shows... Read more
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Jacobs High School's Lauren Van Vlierbergen Wins National Wendy's High School Heisman Award
Harry D. Jacobs High School's Lauren Van Vlierbergen, a cross country & track and field standout, hs been named the national winner of the Wendy's High School Heisman award. Lauren was announced as the winner at a ceremony at the Best Buy Theater in New York City on December 12, 2014. The ceremo... Read more
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St. Francis' Molly Haggerty Named Gatorade Illinois Volleyball Player of the Year
St. Francis junior standout Molly Haggerty, who has already been a part of three state title teams in her career, was named the Gatorade Illinois Player of the Year. Click here to see Haggerty's player profile page on the Gatorade website. The press release, courtesy of Gatorade, announcing Haggerty... Read more
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Stevenson Defense Forces Fumble to Clinch State Championship
Leading Homewood-Flossmoor 31-25 in the final minute of the 2014 IHSA Class 8A Football State Championship, Stevenson High School's defense stepped up to save the day. On 4th and 1 from the Stevenson 9-yard line, HF picked up a first down with a six-yard run, but Tyler Vincent popped the ball loose ... Read more
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2014-15 IHSA Distinguished Media Service Award – John Radtke
Long-time Daily Herald sportswriter John Radtke was honored with his IHSA Distinguished Media Service Award at his alma mater, Burlington Central High School, on Saturday, December 6, 2014. Radtke was recognized during halftime of the contest against Hampshire, where he was presented a plaque by ... Read more
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2014 Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association Boys All-State Team
The Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association (IHSSCA) has released its 2014 Boys Soccer All-State Team. The IHSSCA also named Hinsdale Central senior defender Evan Floersch (right, red jersey) its 2014 Player of the Year, while Fremd head coach Steve Keller was named the Coach of the Year... Read more
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Wilmington's Jordan Sarr Wins State Championship With Field Goal as Time Expires
Wilmington High School senior kicker Jordan Sarr became a legend in his hometown, and a name high school football fans in Illinois will not soon forget, when he kicked a 31-yard field goal as time expired to lift Wilmington High School to a 20-17 win over Williamsville High School in a classic IHSA ... Read more
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Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette 2014 Football All-State Team
The Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette has released its 2014 Football All-State Team, which is the 79th annual season the newspaper has selected an All-State team. Providence Catholic wide receiver Miles Boykin was named the News-Gazette Player of the Year.   FIRST TEAM QUARTERBACKS Dewayne Co... Read more
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Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette 2014 Girls Volleyball All-State Team
The Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette has released its 2014 Girls Volleyball All-State Team, which is the 33rd annual season the newspaper has selected an All-State team: FIRST TEAM Lauren Anderson Deer Creek-Mackinaw Sr. 5-10 OH Lipscomb recruit had team-high 419 kills and 376 digs for 36-3 Class ... Read more
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Wilson Announces Inaugural Members of the Legion of Champions Program
Wilson Sporting Goods, Co., in collaboration with the Illinois High School Association (IHSA), announced today the first eight Illinois high school football teams inducted into its “Legion of Champions” program. This new annual program acknowledges and celebrates the achievements of high... Read more
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Wheeling Athletic Director Steve May Honored By NIAAA
Ten individuals who have made outstanding contributions to interscholastic athletics have been named recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Service Awards given by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). The group included Wheeling Athletic Director Dr. Steve May (rig... Read more