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Entries for June 2017

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Edwardsville's Lori Blade Named National Girls Basketball Coach of the Year
After guiding Edwardsville to a runner-up finish in the IHSA Class 4A Girls Basketball State Finals this winter, Tigers head coach Lori Blade has been named the National Coach of the Year by the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA). For more on the award, as well as Blade's amazing s... Read more
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The IHSA and MaxPreps Release 2017 Illinois High School Football Schedules
The Illinois High School Association and MaxPreps released the 2017 football schedules for this fall. The 2017 season culminates with Destination DeKalb, as the IHSA Football State Finals (November 24-25) return to Northern Illinois University's Huskie Stadium in DeKalb. But before the state game... Read more
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2017 Illinois Prep Baseball Report/MaxPreps Baseball Rankings
Please note that the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) does not conduct or vote in any rankings or polls for any sports, nor do polls or rankings factor into State Series assigning. The Illinois Prep Baseball Report produces a statewide all-class Top 25 poll throughout the season in the sport ... Read more
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2017 Illinois Coaches Association/MaxPreps Softball Rankings
Please note that the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) does not conduct or vote in any rankings or polls for any sports, nor do polls or rankings factor into State Series assigning. The Illinois Coaches Association (ICA) produces a statewide class-by-class poll throughout the season in the spo... Read more
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Whitney Young Basketball Recognized on MaxPreps National Guard Tour of Champions
Whitney Young's boys basketball team emerged as the IHSA Class 4A State Champion in Peoria this March by outlasting Simeon 60-50 in overtime in the title game. The Dolphins were honored this spring by MaxPreps on its National Guard Tour of Champions. For more on the tour and Whitney Young, see the ... Read more
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Special Olympics Illinois Names IHSA Outstanding Organization of the Year
Press release and photos courtesy of Special Olympics Illinois: The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) has received the 2017 Special Olympics Illinois’ Outstanding Organization of the Year Award. They were honored at a reception on June 9 before the Special Olympics Illinois Summer Gam... Read more
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43rd Annual Illinois High School Football Shrine Game Set For June 17 at Illinois Wesleyan
The Illinois Coaches Association and the Shriners of Illinois will host the 43rd annual Illinois High School Shrine Game on June 17th at Tucci Stadium on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University. Kick-off for the 43rd annual game is scheduled for Saturday, June 17th at 1:00p.m. The pregame festivi... Read more
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2016-17 IHSA Distinguished Media Service Award – Dave Bernhard
Dave Bernhard, who has covered high school sports in Illinois for nearly 40 years in print, radio and on television, was honored with his IHSA Distinguished Media Service Award on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Slammer Stadium in Joliet as a part of the IHSA Class 3A/4A Baseball State Finals. All tol... Read more
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Morrison Softball Coach & IHSA State Champion Tammy Deter Retires
Tammy Deter’s decorated coaching career as the softball coach at Morrison came to a conclusion after the Fillies won the Class 2A third-place game at the 2017 IHSA State Finals. Deter announced her retirement following a career that included 518 victories, five state final appearances, and th... Read more
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Class 3A & 4A SOFTBALL State Final Preview
The 2017 IHSA Class 3A & Class 4A Softball State Finals return to the award-winning Eastside Centre complex in East Peoria on Friday and Saturday, June 9-10. All eights games this weekend will be broadcast live by the NFHS Network on www.IHSA.tv by presenting sponsor ... Read more
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2017 Class 3A & 4A BASEBALL State Final Preview
The 2017 IHSA Class 3A & Class 4A Baseball State Finals return to Slammer Stadium in Joliet, home of the Joliet Slammers, on June 9-10. All eights games this weekend will be broadcast live by the NFHS Network on www.IHSA.tv by presenting sponsor Country Financial as IH... Read more
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Legendary Baseball Coach Dave Swisegood Makes Appearance at IHSA State Baseball
The all-time winningest baseball coach in IHSA history, Dave Swisegood, made a special appearance at the 2017 IHSA Baseball State Finals, as the retired coach presented the umpires with the official game balls prior to the Class 1A State Championship game on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Swisegood conc... Read more
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IHSA Bass Fishing State Finals Rescheduled for June 14-15 at Carlyle Lake
The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced today the 2017 IHSA Bass Fishing State Finals will be rescheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, June 14-15 on Carlyle Lake. The tournament finals were originally scheduled for May 19-20, but the IHSA announced on May 10 that the event would be p... Read more
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IHSA Crowns Inaugural Road Race Champions
The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) conducted its first-ever Road Race on Saturday, June 3 at Heartland Community College in Normal. The event is believed to be the first 5K road race held by a state high school association.The Road Race champions came from three different schools, as Pana H... Read more