State Stories

Entries for July 2015

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Highland Park’s Sam Brief Named Best Student Broadcaster at NFHS Network Broadcast Academy
The NFHS Network, the nation’s leading high school sports media company, hosted the inaugural NFHS Network Broadcast Academy in Atlanta, Georgia on July 17-18, 2015. The event culminated with an awards ceremony that recognized the top high school broadcasts, broadcast programs and broadcasters... Read more
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Two IHSA Officials Selected To Work Special Olympics World Summer Games In Los Angeles
The Illinois High School Association is proud to have two licensed IHSA Officials who have been selected to work the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, California from July 25-August 2. Jerry Blum (right) and Bob Reczek (left) have both been selected to work the basketball t... Read more
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NFHS Network Holds Inaugural Broadcast Academy
The NFHS Network, the nation’s leading high school sports media company, hosted the inaugural NFHS Network Broadcast Academy on July 17-18  in Atlanta. The unique, interactive event included talks from successful sports broadcasters and media executives, hands-on broadcast training worksh... Read more
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2015 IHSA Officials Conference Set For July 17-18 In East Peoria
The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) will hold its 16th annual Officials Conference on Friday and Saturday, July 17-18 in East Peoria. The event will unfold at the East Peoria Embassy Suites and East Peoria Community High School. The theme of this year’s conference is “Big Game. B... Read more
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2015 IHSA Distinguished Service Award Winners
On June 15, 2015, the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) conducted its recognition ceremony for its ninth 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 2015 hon... Read more
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Top 200 Illinois High School Football Programs Entering 2015
State historians Kev Varney and Tom Sikorski have updated their list of the winningest high school football programs in state history entering the 2015 IHSA season. The Top 200 programs by wins are listed below: RNK WINS  SCH... Read more
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2015 IHSA Class 3A & 4A Baseball State Championships End With Walkoff Winners
The 2015 IHSA Class 3A and Class 4A baseball state championship games had to be moved to 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. starts, respectively, on Saturday, June 12, 2015 in order to beat storms that would eventually shorten the Class 3A third-place game before wiping out the Class 4A third-place game altog... Read more
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2014-15 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 Footb... Read more
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IHSA To Co-Host Practice Like Pros Football Coaching Clinic On August 5
Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Ditka and Dartmouth Head Coach Buddy Teevens headline a Practice Like Pros football clinic, presented by Safe Kids Worldwide and Children’s MOTRIN®, that will demonstrate progressive practice techniques to Illinois high school football coaches, 11:00 a.m. to... Read more