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Entries for May 2015

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2015 IHSA Class 1A Girls Soccer
   The 2015 IHSA Class 1A Girls Soccer State Finals return to Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium on the campus of North Central College in Naperville on Friday and Saturday, May 29-30. Friday’s semifinals will unfold at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m., respectively. Saturday&rsq... Read more
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100 Years of IHSA Tennis
The Illinois High School Association is proud to celebrate 100 years of the IHSA Boys Tennis State Final Tournament in 2015 with a series of stories chronicling the history, memorable players, and storied programs that have made the last 100 years so special. Click the links below to read more... Read more
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100 Years of IHSA Tennis: Chicago Stars Shone Bright in Early Years
The Illinois High School Association is proud to celebrate 100 years of the IHSA Boys Tennis State Final Tournament in 2015 with a series of stories chronicling the history, memorable players, and storied programs that have made the last 100 years so special: by Robert Pruter Tennis was pion... Read more
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100 Years of IHSA Tennis: Riessen's Fourth Title Capped Historic Run
The Illinois High School Association is proud to celebrate 100 years of the IHSA Boys Tennis State Final Tournament in 2015 with a series of stories chronicling the history, memorable players, and storied programs that have made the last 100 years so special: by Scott Johnson, IHSA Staff T... Read more
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100 Years of IHSA Tennis: Great Days at Arlington HS—and a Second Four-Peat
The Illinois High School Association is proud to celebrate 100 years of the IHSA Boys Tennis State Final Tournament in 2015 with a series of stories chronicling the history, memorable players, and storied programs that have made the last 100 years so special: by Chuck Morrison, Head Coach at Ni... Read more
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100 Years of IHSA Tennis: Recent State Tournaments Full of Changes, Memories
The Illinois High School Association is proud to celebrate 100 years of the IHSA Boys Tennis State Final Tournament in 2015 with a series of stories chronicling the history, memorable players, and storied programs that have made the last 100 years so special: by Michael Maratea, Head Coach, Tin... Read more
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100 Years of IHSA Tennis:  Coaches Reminisce, Tournament History & Milestones
The Illinois High School Association is proud to celebrate 100 years of the IHSA Boys Tennis State Final Tournament in 2015 with a series of stories chronicling the history, memorable players, and storied programs that have made the last 100 years so special: Al Kuhn, Evanston (Twp.) "Some r... Read more
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2015 Boys Track & Field Honorary Referees: Crenden Keller & Charles Rod Shurtz
The following individuals will be honored for their contributions to the sport of high school track & field in Illinois as the 2015 IHSA Boys Track & Field Honorary Referees at the Spring Spectacular on Saturday, May 30, 2015: CRENDEN KELLER Crenden Keller took a roundabout way to becoming ... Read more
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Batavia's Dennis Piron Talks Student-Athlete Safety
Dennis Piron, a teacher and coach at Batavia High School, who is also an inaugural member of the Illinois Advisory Council on Player Safety recently talked about a variety of topics related to the Play Smart. Play Hard. campaign for a story on the school website. Piron talks high school football, pr... Read more
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2015 Girls Track & Field Honorary Referees: Sandy Jenkins, Donna Campbell & Tom Gavin
The following individuals will be honored for their contributions to the sport of high school track & field in Illinois as the 2015 IHSA Girls Track & Field Honorary Referees at the Spring Spectacular on Saturday, May 23, 2015: SANDY JENKINS Sandy Jenkins has dedicated much of her life to y... Read more
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2015 IHSA Dance State Final Highlight Video
Captivate Media has debuted its annual highlight film from the 2015 IHSA Dance State Finals. Watch it below: 2015 IHSA COMPETITIVE DANCE from CAPTIVATE // ONE FINE DAY on Vimeo. Read more
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IHSA & Special Olympics Team Up to Conduct Unified Bass Fishing Tournament
The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) made history in 2009 when the Association conducted the first high school bass fishing state tournament in the country. As the tournament prepares for its seventh annual installment at Carlyle Lake in Carlyle on May 15-16, 2015, the IHSA will team-up with ... Read more
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IHSA Launches Play Smart. Play Hard. Campaign to Enhance Student-Athlete Safety
The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced  on May 12, 2015 the launch of the Play Smart. Play Hard. campaign focused on furthering the IHSA’s commitment to enhancing the safety of Illinois’ student-athletes and collaborating with others who share that mission. The campai... Read more
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Glenbard West & NFL Alum Matt Bowen on why high school students should play multiple sports
Matt Bowen, a current NFL analyst for a variety of national publications (including Bleacher Report, Chicago Tribune, 670 The Score), recently made the post below on Facebook regarding specialization among high school athletes. Bowen is a graduate of Glenbard West High School, where he was a three-s... Read more
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SAWA - Lincoln-Way West Softball Coaches Amanda Grigsby and Lauren Hickey
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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"Nothing is better than getting to compete in something that you love"
Nothing is better than getting to compete in something that you love #ihsaj2015 pic.twitter.com/1QwhNNDW2s— Devin Kane (@Devin385) May 2, 2015
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IHSA Recognizes 10-Year Judges at Journalism State Final Tournament
The Illinois High School Association’s Journalism State Series celebrated its 10th anniversary on Friday, May 1, 2015 when the 2015 State Final tournament was contested on the Eastern Illinois University campus in Charleston. Several individuals have been involved with the tournament for ea... Read more