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Entries for May 2014

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SAWA - Danville Softball
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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2014 Class 1A Girls Soccer
The 2014 IHSA Class 1A Girls Soccer State Finals are slated to unfold at Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium on the campus of North Central College in Naperville on Friday and Saturday, May 30-31.The 2014 tournament marks the 27th annual season of the Girls Soccer State Finals, North Central’s 13th conse... Read more
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 2014 Boys Track & Field Honorary Referees: Dwayne Foote, Jerzy Marszalek & Paul Neakrase
The IHSA will honor the following three individuals as the 2014 IHSA Boys Track & Field Honorary Referees at the Spring Spectacular on Saturday, May 31, 2014. Dwayne Foote Dwayne Foote began his track & field career at Libertyville High School in 1954, running varsity hurdles and on the... Read more
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2014 Boys Tennis
The IHSA Boys Tennis State Finals are set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 29-31, as the 2014 edition of the tournament marks the 99th in state history. The state finals will unfold on the courts of a number of high schools (see right sidebar) throughout the northwest Chicago suburbs on Thursd... Read more
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2014 Girls Track & Field Honorary Referees: Kittell Family Recognized
To say that track is special to the Kittell family may be a significant understatement. Keith Kittell has coached high school track for 31 years, while his wife Barb has scored meets for over 25 years. As a team, they raised Kirk and Kate, who both ran track at Lewistown High School. Keith, Barb and... Read more
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SAWA - Gillespie High School's Molly Grey
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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2014 Girls Badminton
The 38th installment of the IHSA Girls Badminton State Finals is set to unfold this weekend at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. The finals, which EIU began hosting in 2006, will be held in the Student Recreation Center on Friday and Saturday, May 16-17. The NFHS ... Read more
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2014 Boys Gymnastics
The 2014 IHSA Boys Gymnastics State Finals will take place at Hinsdale Central High School in Hinsdale on Friday and Saturday, May 16-17. The 2014 state final meet marks the 63rd season that a State Series will be contested in boy’s gymnastics and the first year that Hinsdale Central will serv... Read more
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Central Suburban League Promotes Sportsmanship Through Student Video Contest
The Central Suburban League recently conducted a conference-wide sportsmanship initiative challenging students to produce videos chronicling sportsmanship at their respective schools. New Trier High School Assistant Athletic Director Deb Ofcky recalled how the idea came to be: “About a y... Read more
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SAWA – Massac County Softball
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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2014 Bass Fishing
The 2014 IHSA Bass Fishing State Finals are set to unfold on Friday and Saturday, May 9-10, as the top anglers from around the state descend upon Carlyle Lake in Carlyle. Sixty-six total boats from 56 high schools will compete on the largest man-made lake in Illinois, as Lake Carlyle’s 26,000 ... Read more
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SAWA – Peotone Baseball Coach Phil Hudson
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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The Rolling of the Peas is an IHSA tradition that dates back to the 1940's and potentially earlier. The Chicago Daily News story below from 1947 was the earliest reference to the Rolling of the Peas until 2015, when the IHSA discovered a reference to it in a 1940 publication, also pictured below.... Read more