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Entries for May 2017

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2017 IHSA Class 2A & 3A GIRLS SOCCER State Final Preview
The 2017 IHSA Class 2A & Class 3A Girls Soccer State Finals return to Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium on the campus of North Central College in Naperville on Friday and Saturday, June 2-3. All eight matches this weekend will be broadcast live by the NFHS Network on www.IHSA.t... Read more
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2017 BOYS VOLLEYBALL State Final Preview
The 2017 IHSA Boys Volleyball State Finals return to Hoffman Estates High School on Friday and Saturday, June 2-3. IHSA TV veterans Scott Slocum, Brian Bedo and Matt Rodewald will combine on the call, as all eight matches will be broadcast live on the NFHS Network at www.I... Read more
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2017 Class 1A & 2A BASEBALL State Final Preview
The 2017 IHSA Class 1A & Class 2A Baseball State Finals return to Dozer Park, home of the St. Louis Cardinals Class A affiliate Peoria Chiefs, in Peoria on Friday and Saturday, June 2-3 All eights games this weekend will be broadcast live by the NFHS Network on www.IH... Read more
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2017 Class 1A & 2A SOFTBALL State Final Preview
The 2017 IHSA Class 1A & Class 2A Softball State Finals return to the award-winning Eastside CentrePark complex in East Peoria on Friday and Saturday, June 2-3. All eights games this weekend will be broadcast live by the NFHS Network on www.IHSA.tv by presenting spons... Read more
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Homewood-Flossmoor Claims First IHSA Combined State Championship in Boys Track & Field
History was made at the 2017 IHSA Boys Track & Field State Finals on Saturday, May 27, 2017, as Homewood-Flossmoor (above) was crowned the first-ever IHSA Combined Team State Champion in Boys Track & Field, and the third overall in IHSA history. Combined team state champions are determine... Read more
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2017 Boys Track & Field Honorary Referees
The following individuals will be honored for their contributions to the sport of high school track & field in Illinois as the 2017 IHSA Boys Track & Field Honorary Referees at the Spring Spectacular on Saturday, May 27, 2017: KEVIN DOOLEY Kevin Dooley was a three-year varsity track &... Read more
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#MyReasonWhy: IHSA Track & Field and Cross Country Official Jamero Rainey
As a part of the #MyReasonWhy campaign, IHSA Track & Field and Cross Country official Jamero Rainey shared the reason why he officiates high school track and XC: Read more
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Current IHSA Official, Shelbyville’s Jordan Sieger, Qualifies for IHSA Track & Field State Meet
While it is not a category that the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) formally tracks in its archives, the Association believes that Shelbyville High School senior Jordan Sieger (above left) is making a unique bit of history at the 2017 IHSA Boys Track & Field State Finals. Sieger becam... Read more
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2017 Class 1A GIRLS SOCCER State Final Preview
The 2017 Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Girls Soccer State Finals open with the semifinals and finals of the Class 1A tournament this weekend at Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium on the campus of North Central College in Naperville. The Class 1A semifinals will unfold on t... Read more
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2017 BOYS TENNIS State Final Preview
History has already been made at the 2017 Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Boys Tennis State Finals, as Sectional play last week ushered in the Two-Class State Series era. The IHSA contested its first Boys Tennis State Finals in 1936 as a single-class tournament, which is where the sport has ... Read more
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2017 BOYS TRACK & FIELD State Final Preview
The 2017 IHSA Boys Track & Field State Finals return this weekend to O’Brien Field on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. The Spring Spectacular, one of the largest high school state final meets in the country, will welcome 2,496 individual qualifiers representing 435 ... Read more
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As School Prepares to Close, Luther North Makes Lasting Memory With State Title
On February 24, 2017, Luther North College Prep in Chicago announced that the school would be ceasing its operations and closing for good at the conclusion of the 2016-17 school year. The school was in its 64th year, but noted that its enrollment had dropped from over 1,400 students in the 1960'... Read more
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Lora Boehne Kalka is the First Female Official to Work Boys Gymnastics State Finals
History was made at the 2017 IHSA Boys Gymnastics State Finals on the judging panel, as Lora Boehne Kalka was selected to work the event at Hinsdale Central High School. Lora became the first female official selected to work the boys’ state final meet in the 66-year history of the IHSA Sta... Read more
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2017 Boys & Girls Water Polo
The 2017 IHSA Boys and Girls Water Polo State Finals will unfold on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 18-20 at Stevenson High School’s natatorium in Lincolnshire. The four girls’ quarterfinal matches will take place on Thursday, with the four boys’ quart... Read more
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2017 Girls Track & Field Honorary Referees
The following individuals will be honored for their contributions to the sport of high school track & field in Illinois as the 2017 IHSA Girls Track & Field Honorary Referees at the Spring Spectacular on Saturday, May 20, 2017: GLENN COTHERN Glenn Cothern is one of the most dedicated a... Read more
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2017 Girls Track & Field
The 2017 IHSA Girls Track & Field State Finals will unfold this weekend at O’Brien Field on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. The Spring Spectacular, one of the largest high school state final meets in the country, will welcome 2,570 individual qualifiers representin... Read more
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Inaugural IHSA Road Race Set for Saturday, June 3 at Heartland Community College in Normal
The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) has announced that its inaugural Road Race will debut on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Heartland Community College in Normal. The 5K race is free to all participants and will feature three divisions: the Wheelchair Division, the Boys Division, and the Girls... Read more
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Peoria TV/IHSA TV Icon Lee Hall Signs Off
Lee Hall is a recognizable face to high school sports fan in Illinois. Not only has Lee been on-the-air as a sportscaster in the Peoria area for WEEK and WHOI for over 30 years, but he has also been a part of the IHSA’s state final broadcasts in a multitude of sports throughout the years.Hall ... Read more
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Three Legendary IHSA Badminton Coaches Honored at State Finals
During the Opening Ceremonies of the 2017 IHSA Girls Badminton State Finals at Eastern Illinois University on May 12, 2017, the IHSA and the Illinois High School Badminton Coaches Association took the time to honor three legends of IHSA Badminton. Prospect High School head coach Jean Rezny (left)... Read more
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2017 Boys Gymnastics
The 2017 IHSA Boys Gymnastics State Finals will take place at Hinsdale Central High School in Hinsdale on Friday and Saturday, May 12-13. Friday’s competition will determine the 2017 individual All-Around state champion and team champion. On Saturday, individual state champions will be crowned... Read more
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2017 Girls Badminton
The IHSA Girls Badminton State Finals will take place on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston on Friday and Saturday, May 12-13. 56 total schools are represented in the 64-player Singles and 64-team Doubles brackets. In addition to crowning Singles and Doubles state champions, sch... Read more
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Peoria's Kendrick Green Earns 12 Varsity Letters In Football, Wrestling & Baseball
Kendrick Green helped lead Peoria High School to its first-ever IHSA Football State Championship in the fall of 2016, as the Lions outlasted Vernon Hills 62-48 in the Class 5A title game. As Green prepares to continue his football career at the University of Illinois, his impact on his high school's... Read more
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Illinois Basketball Coaches Association 2016-17 Girls Basketball Coaches of the Year
The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) has named its Girls Basketball Coaches of the Year for the 2016-17 season. The following individuals are being honored by the IBCA: Douglas Althoff, Nashville Community HS Amanda Aydt, Mattoon Bob Becker, Morto... Read more
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Illinois Basketball Coaches Association 2016-17 Boys Basketball Coaches of the Year
The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) has named its Boys Basketball Coaches of the Year for the 2016-17 season. The following individuals are being honored by the IBCA: Ron Ashlaw, Waukegan HS Nick Beard, Williamsville HS Dan Beebe, Aurora Christian HS Lee Bennet... Read more
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St. Joseph-Ogden Softball Coach Randy Wolken Collects Career Win 1,000
As the story goes, in 1979, Randy Wolken was essentially forced to take the softball head coaching job at St. Joseph-Ogden in order to secure the boys’ basketball coaching position. Nearly 40 seasons later, Wolken is now the winningest softball coach in state history, and added another mile... Read more