State Stories

Entries for June 2014

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Ryan Folliard’s Walkoff Hit Wins State Title For Lemont High School
In the IHSA Class 3A Baseball State Championship game on Saturday, June 14, 2014, Lemont High School’s Ryan Folliard got the opportunity that every baseball player dreams about growing up. Yesterday feels like a dream. Wish I could repeat it all over again. Easily the best day of my life!... Read more
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We Can Do This: The Story of the 2002 Lincoln-Way East Softball Team
There may be some exceptions, but high school coaches will almost unanimously tell you that “senior leadership” is one of the most important ingredients to a successful season. That fact is what made Lincoln-Way East’s IHSA softball state championship run in 2002 that much more imp... Read more
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Normal West's Tess Marcordes Soccer Flip Throw
Normal Community West senior defender Tess Marcordes (right) was instrumental in helping the Wildcats' girls soccer team to their best finish in school history this season, as Normal West placed second in Class 2A after being edged by Lake Forest in penalty kicks in the 2A title match. Marcordes ... Read more
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2014 Class 3A & 4A Softball
The 2014 IHSA softball season concludes this weekend as the Class 3A and Class 4A state finals unfold at the Eastside Centre in East Peoria. The games will take place on the Eastside Centre’s award-winning Mizuno Field on Friday and Saturday, June 13-14. The 2014 finals mark the 39th annual ed... Read more
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2014 Class 3A & 4A Baseball
The action shifts north for the final weekend of the 2014 high school baseball season in Illinois. After crowning the Class 1A and 2A champs at Peoria’s Dozer Park last weekend, Silver Cross Field in Joliet will play host to the Class 3A and 4A semifinal and state championship tilts on Friday ... Read more
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New Athens'  "Whitey" Herzog in 1948 IHSA Baseball State Finals
The 1948 New Athens High School baseball team that went on to place second in the state featured a future Major League Baseball Hall of Famer on its roster. "Whitey" Herzog and his brother Herman were both members of the Yellow Jackets squad that topped Chicago Kelly (6-0) in the 1948 quarterfina... Read more
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IHSA Receives Support From Across The State Following Hearing
On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) appeared before the Illinois General Assembly’s Elementary & Secondary Education Committee during a scheduled hearing at the Capitol Building in Springfield (read here for more on hearing). A contingent of nearly 100 in... Read more
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2014 Boys Volleyball
The 2014 IHSA Boys Volleyball State Finals return to Hoffman Estates High School on Friday and Saturday, June 6-7. The 2014 tournament marks the 23rd consecutive year of an IHSA State Series, after the sport debuted in 1992, and Hoffman Estates has hosted every spring since 1995. ... Read more
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2014 Class 2A & 3A Girls Soccer
The IHSA Girls Soccer State Finals return to Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium on the campus of North Central College in Naperville this weekend, as the Class 2A and Class 3A finals will be contested on Friday and Saturday, June 6-7. The 2014 tournament marks the 27th annual season of the Girls Soccer State ... Read more
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2014 Class 1A & 2A Softball
The 2014 IHSA Softball State Finals get underway this weekend as the Class 1A and Class 2A finalists meet at the Eastside Centre in East Peoria. The games will unfold on the Eastside Centre’s award-winning Mizuno Field on Friday and Saturday, June 6-7. The 2014 finals mark the 39th annual edi... Read more
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2014 Class 1A & 2A Baseball
Dozer Park, the home of the St. Louis Cardinals Class A affiliate Peoria Chiefs, will take a break from minor league action to host the 2014 IHSA Class 1A and Class 2A Baseball State Finals on Friday and Saturday, June 6-7. The 2014 state tournament marks the 75th annual edition of the state tournam... Read more