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Entries for June 2016

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Legendary Coach Pat Summitt Interview on 2011 IHSA Girls Basketball State Final Broadcast
The sports world mourned the passing of legendary University of Tennessee Women's Basketball coach Pat Summitt on June 28, 2016. Summitt won the recruiting war for Naperville Central’s Candace Parker, a two-time IHSA state champion, in 2004, as Parker went on to win two national titles with... Read more
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Illinois High School Coaches Association Announces 2016 Class 3A/4A Softball All-State Teams
The Illinois Coaches Association (ICA) has released its IHSA Class 3A and Class 4A Softball All-State Teams for the 2016 season. The Class 3A and Class 4A All-State Teams are listed below. For the 2016 Class 1A/2A All-State Teams, click here. 3A FIRST TEAM Player, Year, School, Position Sydney... Read more
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Illinois High School Coaches Association Announces 2016 Class 1A/2A Softball All-State Teams
The Illinois Coaches Association (ICA) has released its IHSA Class 1A and Class 2A Softball All-State Teams for the 2016 season. The Class 1A and Class 2A All-State Teams are listed below. For the 2016 Class 3A/4A All-State Teams, click here. 1A FIRST TEAM Player, School Grace Baalman, Calhoun ... Read more
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Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association Announces 2016 Class 3A/4A All-State Teams
The Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association (IHSBCA) has released its IHSA Class 3A and Class 4A Baseball All-State Teams for the 2016 season. The Class 3A and Class 4A All-State Teams are listed alphabetically below. For the 2016 Class 1A/2A All-State Teams, click here: 2016 3A BASEBAL... Read more
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Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association Announces 2016 Class 1A/2A All-State Teams
The Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association (IHSBCA) has released its IHSA Class 1A and Class 2A Baseball All-State Teams for the 2016 season. The Class 1A and Class 2A All-State Teams are listed alphabetically below. For the 2016 Class 3A/4A All-State Teams, click here. 2016 1A BASEBAL... Read more
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The IHSA and MaxPreps Release 2016 Illinois High School Football Schedules
The Illinois High School Association and MaxPreps released the 2016 football schedules for this fall.The IHSA Football State Finals (November 25-26) return to the University of Illinois' Memorial Stadium in Champaign/Urbana in 2016. Click the link below to view the schedules by conference and school... Read more
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2015-16 Illinois Gatorade Players of the Year
As an official partner of the Illinois High School Association, Gatorade is in the IHSA and in high school student-athletes competing at IHSA state finals. Gatorade annually recognize some of the best and brightest in Illinois by naming Gatorade Players of the Year in 12 sports, including Footba... Read more
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IHSA Introduces New Heat Safety Policy For State Series Events
The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors voted to enact new heat safety guidelines for all IHSA postseason contests beginning with the 2016-17 school year. The new comprehensive policy, which can be viewed by clicking here, was approved at the Board of Directors meeting on Mond... Read more
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Romeoville Girls Soccer Players Olivia De La Rosa & Betsy Ramirez Honored For Making A Difference On & Off The Field
Romeoville High School girls soccer players Olivia De La Rosa and Betsy Ramirez were surprised with Dell laptops for “Making A Difference On and Off The Field” earlier this June. Betsy, a senior, takes care of children during service at her local church and also volunteers at multip... Read more
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IHSA Honors 10th Distinguished Service Award Class
On June 13, 2016, the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) conducted its recognition ceremony for its 10th annual class of IHSA Distinguished Service Award winners. Members of the IHSA staff, Board of Directors and past honorees gathered to recognize the honorees and their families. The 2016 hono... Read more
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Providence's Tom Kelley With Sportscenter Top 10 Throw In IHSA State Championship Baseball Game
The Providence Catholic baseball team became the first program in IHSA history to win three consecutive state titles in 2016, and senior rightfielder Tom Kelley put the exclamation point on the victory with a throw that would be ranked as the No. 3 play on Sportscenter's Top 10. With Providence l... Read more
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COUNTRY Financial Presents Chicago Tribune Athletes of the Month – March 2016
COUNTRY Financial® is proud to be a sponsor of the Chicago Tribune Athlete of the Month. The passion and dedication these athletes show for their sport is the same as the passion and dedication our financial representatives provide for their clients. We live and work in the communities we suppor... Read more
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42nd Annual Illinois High School Football Shrine Game Set For Saturday, June 18 at Illinois Wesleyan
Press release courtesy of the Illinois High School Shrine Game: The Illinois Coaches Association and the Shriners of Illinois will host the 42nd annual Illinois High School Shrine Game on June 18th at Tucci Stadium on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University. Kick-off for the 42nd annual game i... Read more
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2016 Class 3A & 4A Softball
The 2016 IHSA Class 3A & Class 4A Softball State Finals return to the award-winning Eastside Centre complex in East Peoria on Friday and Saturday, June 10-11. Fans should note that game times have been adjusted due to the severe temperatures that are expected this wee... Read more
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Extreme Heat Alters Friday, June 10 Baseball/Softball State Final Schedules
Release below updated at 10:00 AM on June 10, 2016: With temperatures expected to reach or exceed 100 degrees this weekend, Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Executive Director Craig Anderson announced schedule changes to the IHSA Class 3A and Class 4A Baseball and Softball State Finals for F... Read more
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2016 Class 3A & 4A Baseball
The 2016 IHSA Class 3A & Class 4A Baseball State Finals return to Silver Cross Field in Joliet, home of the Joliet Slammers, on June 10-11. Fans should note that game times have been adjusted due to the severe temperatures that are expected this weekend. The updated sc... Read more
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Illinois Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Games Set For June 11 at Pontiac High School
The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) has announced the rosters and coaches for its  annual All-Star games, which will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Pontiac Community High School. Admission for one session (either both girls or both boys games) is $5 and admission for both ... Read more
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Calhoun Pitcher Grace Baalman Makes History With 39 Strikeouts In IHSA State Semifinal Win
Calhoun High School junior pitcher Grace Baalman made history at the 2016 IHSA Class 1A Softball State Finals at the Eastside Centre in East Peoria on Friday, June 3, 2016. Facing Trico High School in the semifinals, Baalman set an overall IHSA and IHSA state final single-game record by striking ... Read more
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2016 IHSA Class 2A & 3A Girls Soccer
The 2016 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 3-4. All eight matches this weekend will be broadcast live by the NFHS Network on www.IHSA.... Read more
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Lake Zurich Boys Volleyball Honors Teammates Mother By Playing For DA
The Lake Zurich High School boys’ volleyball team gathered at an early season practice in 2016 and was charged by head coach Lesly Ravencraft with coming up with team goals and mottos for the season. One of the ideas submitted by senior captain Nick Meyer was the motto “Play4DA”... Read more
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2016 Boys Volleyball
The 2016 IHSA Boys Volleyball State Finals return to Hoffman Estates High School on Friday and Saturday, June 3-4. IHSA TV veteran Matt Rodewald will be on the call as all eight matches will be broadcast live on the NFHS Network at www.IHSA.tv thanks in part to presenting ... Read more
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Murphysboro Athletic Director Recognizes Sportsmanship By Teutopolis Baseball Team & Fans
Murphysboro is heading to the IHSA Baseball State Finals for the first time since 1966 after a Super-Sectional win over Teutopolis on Monday. Amidst the postgame excitement, the moment that stood out to Murphysboro Athletic Director Len Novara was the sportsmanship displayed by the "T-Town" team and... Read more
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2016 Class 1A & 2A Softball
The 2016 IHSA Class 1A & Class 2A Softball State Finals return to the award-winning Eastside CentrePark complex in East Peoria on Friday and Saturday, June 3-4. 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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2016 Class 1A & 2A Baseball
The 2016 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 3-4. All eights games this weekend will be broadcast live by the NFHS Network on www.I... Read more