State Stories

Entries for April 2016

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Crete-Monee Girls Soccer Team Honored For Community Service
The Crete-Monee High School girls' soccer team recently received a prestigious honor for its community service efforts, which CMHS head coach Kathy Siefert expanded on below: "As part of the Pepsico Showdown, teams are asked to take part in community service. The Crete-Monee girls soccer team spe... Read more
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Meet the 2016 IHSA All-State Academic Team Presented by Caterpillar
On Monday, April 18, 2016, the Illinois High School Association held its annual honors banquet to recognize some of the top high school students in the state who excel both in academics and extracurricular participation. The 2016 IHSA All-State Academic Team presented by Caterpillar featured 26 m... Read more
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IHSA Boys & Girls Lacrosse State Series to Begin in Spring of 2018
The IHSA Board of Directors met for their regularly scheduled meeting at the IHSA office in Bloomington on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, where the Board announced that the IHSA will debut its Boys Lacrosse State Series and Girls Lacrosse State Series in the spring of 2018. “The addition of lacro... Read more
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Galesburg Girls Basketball Coach Evan Massey Selected To National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame
One of the winningest high school coaches in Illinois state history, regardless of sport, has received national recognition, as Galesburg High School girls' basketball coach Evan Massey will be inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) Hall of Fame. For more on ... Read more
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Ronald W. Reagan, Dixon High School Class of 1928
Ronald Wilson Reagan was born in Tampico, Illinois and is a 1928 graduate of Dixon High School who went on to become the 40th President of the United States. Reagan won two terms, holding the office from 1981 to 1989, and exited with a sixty-eight percent approval, matching Franklin D. Roosevelt, an... Read more
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Wilmington Cheerleaders Provide Unique GoPro Video Vantage Point of IHSA State Cheer
Alternate team members of the Wilmington High School cheerleading team took control of the IHSA GoPro camera to give fans an unprecedented vantage point of their school performing in the 2016 IHSA Cheerleading State Final prelims at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington on Friday, February 5, 2016. ... Read more
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SAWA - Altamont Basketball Provides Senior Night Moment That Will Be "Remembered Forever"
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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Stevenson Alum Jalen Brunson Joins Elite Company With IHSA & NCAA Titles
Villanova University won the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship on a buzzer-beating shot on Monday, April 4, 2016 at NRG Stadium in Houston. The victory helped starting freshman point guard Jalen Brunson join elite company back home in Illinois. Brunson completed a historic hi... Read more
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Sportsmanship on Display In Winter IHSA Sports
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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Dwight Student-Athletes Good Deed For Homeless Man Results in $10K For School Years Later
An amazing story garnering national media attention (including from the likes of ABC News) has been developing at Dwight Township High School throughout the past week, although in actuality, it has been developing for over three years. On March 4, 2013, Wayne Herter was in Dwight in the midst of ... Read more
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Zeigler-Royalton Tops Illinois High School Fundraising Efforts For Coaches vs. Cancer
Sarah Pooler, the Senior Community Manager for the Lakeshore Division of the American Cancer Society announced in March that for the sixth consecutive year Zeigler-Royalton High School's Coaches vs. Cancer program has led all schools in Illinois for funds raised in support of the American Cancer Soc... Read more