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Entries for March 2017

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COUNTRY Financial Presents Chicago Tribune Athletes of the Month – March 2017
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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Buffalo Grove's Sabrina Kenoun Named Section Winner of NFHS Heart of the Arts Award
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) recently announced one National winner and eight Section winners for the 2017 NFHS Heart of the Arts Award. The Illinois High School Association’s (IHSA) nominee, Buffalo Grove High School senior Sabrina Kenoun, was named the ... Read more
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Sandburg Wins IHSA Class 3A/4A Student Section Showdow
Sandburg High School was named the winner of the third annual IHSA Class 3A/4A Student Section Showdown on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Representatives from each of the four Class 3A/4A finalists: Breese Central, O’Fallon, Washington and Sandburg (pictured above) – were on hand at the IHSA... Read more
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Rock Island’s Breanna Beal, Edwardsville’s Mark Smith Named Ms. & Mr. Basketball by Chicago Tribune
The Chicago Tribune has named its 2017 Illinois Ms. and Mr. Basketball Award winners based on a statewide vote by coaches and media. Rock Island sophomore Breanna Beal is the 2017 Ms. Basketball honoree after leading the Rocks to a Sectional Final, just two wins shy of a berth in the state finals... Read more
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Commercial Shows What Happens When A Caterpillar Backhoe Gets Involved In Game Of  H-O-R-S-E
The IHSA is proud to partner with Caterpillar, who has been a huge part of America’s Original March Madness playing in Peoria for over 20 years! The Caterpillar commercial below shows what can happen when Cat gets involved in a game of “H-O-R-S-E” between a group of local high s... Read more
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#MyReasonWhy: Warren Township's Raven Townsend
As a part of the #MyReasonWhy campaign, Warren Township High School girls' lacrosse player Raven Townsend recently shared the reason why she competes in lacrosse: “I play lacrosse to feel the feelings of victory, hardship, determination, and the alliance of my teammates. There is nothing li... Read more
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IHSA Official Bill Laude Part of NFHS National High School Hall of Fame Class
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) annually bestows an honor, regarded as the highest achievable accolade in high school sports and activities, upon 11 individuals with their respective enshrinement into the NFHS National High School Hall of Fame. The Illinois High Scho... Read more
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2016-17 Associated Press Boys Basketball All-State Teams
The Associated Press has released its IHSA Boys Basketball All-State Teams for the 2016-17 season. The Class 1A and Class 2A Teams were released on March 9, 2017, by the AP the and Class 3A and Class 4A teams will follow on March 16, 2017. CLASS 1A FIRST TEAM NAME, SCHOOL (HT., YR., POS.) POINTS... Read more
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2016-17 IBCA Boys Basketball All-State Teams
The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) has released its IHSA Boys Basketball All-State Teams for Class 1A/2A and Class 3A/4A. All-State honorees who were present at the Peoria Civic Center's Carver Arena for the state finals were recognized on the court. 1A/2A FIRST TEAM Noah Frederk... Read more
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Special Olympics Illinois & IHSA Team Up For First-Ever State Unified Basketball Tournament
Special Olympics Illinois athletes, Unified Partners and coaches from across the state will gather at the March Madness Experience inside the Exhibition Hall at the Peoria Civic Center, this Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18, as part of the IHSA State Basketball Tournament for the first ever I... Read more
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MARCH MADNESS: 2017 Class 3A & 4A Boys Basketball
America's Original March Madness rolls back into Peoria for the 22nd time, and this time its the large schools' turn, as the IHSA Class 3A and Class 4A Boys Basketball State Finals take center stage this weekend at the Peoria Civic Center’s Carver Arena. The state semifinals will unfold on Fri... Read more
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Okawville Wins IHSA Class 1A/2A Student Section Showdown
Okawville High School was named the winner of the third annual IHSA Class 1A/2A Student Section Showdown on Saturday, March 11, 2017.Representatives from each of the four Class 1A/2A finalists: Carmi-White County, Dwight, Olympia and Okawville (pictured above) – were on hand at the IHSA Class ... Read more
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Peoria Native & Harlem Globetrotter Legend Curley “Boo” Johnson Celebrated With New Peoria Riverfront Museum Exhibit
The achievements of Peoria native Curley Boo Johnson will be celebrated with a new exhibit now on display at Peoria Riverfront Museum. The “Curley Boo Johnson: Celebrating Achievement” exhibit features four cases of Johnson’s sports memorabilia, including Harlem Globetrotters unifo... Read more
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Chicago Cubs World Series Trophy Makes Appearance At Bureau Valley Baseball Practice
The Chicago Cubs World Championship Trophy Tour was a part of America’s Original March Madness on Thursday, as the trophy made an appearance at the Peoria Civic Center in the afternoon while Class 1A & Class 2A Boys Basketball State Final qualifiers were in the midst of their shootarounds ... Read more
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MARCH MADNESS: 2017 Class 1A & 2A Boys Basketball
America's Original March Madness rolls back into Peoria for the 22nd time, as the IHSA Class 1A and Class 2A Boys Basketball State Finals take center stage this weekend at the Peoria Civic Center’s Carver Arena. The state semifinals will unfold on Friday, March 10 with the third-place and stat... Read more
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Geneva Girls Basketball Beats Buzzer In Semifinal, State Championship Games En Route To First Title
Geneva captured its first IHSA girls’ basketball state championship at the 2017 IHSA Class 4A State Finals at Redbird Arena on Friday and Saturday, March 3-4, 2017, but it didn’t come without some high drama.The Vikings needed baskets in the closing seconds of both games to pull off the ... Read more
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2016-17 IBCA Girls Basketball All-State Teams
The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) has released its IHSA Girls Basketball All-State Teams for Class 1A, Class 2A, Class 3A and Class 4A. All-State honorees who were present at Redbird Arena for the state finals were recognized on the court. &... Read more
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2016-17 Associated Press Girls Basketball All-State Teams
The Associated Press has released its IHSA Girls Basketball All-State Teams for the 2016-17 season. The Class 1A and Class 2A Teams were released on February 23, 2017, by the AP the and Class 3A and Class 4A teams will follow on March 2, 2017. CLASS 1A FIRST TEAM NAME SCHOOL YR. HT. POS. PTS. J... Read more
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MARCH MADNESS: Class 3A & 4A Girls Basketball
America's Original March Madness is now in full swing and continues with the IHSA Class 3A & 4A Girls Basketball State Finals at Redbird Arena on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal on Friday and Saturday, March 3-4. The Country Financial Three-Point Sho... Read more
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2016-17 Associated Press/MaxPreps Weekly Boys & Girls Basketball Rankings
Please note that the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) does not conduct or vote in any rankings or polls for any sports, nor do polls or rankings factor into State Series assigning. The Associated Press produces statewide class-by-class polls throughout the season in Football, Boys Basketball ... Read more