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Entries for August 2014

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2014-15 Student Sections
Sandburg's student section packs the season-opening football game Washington's Orange Crush creates whiteout conditions Murphysboro students amidst flags and confetti Andrew's T-Bolt Storm Read more
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Maroa-Forsyth High School's WALTER BOYD FIELD
Walter Boyd Field literally rises out of the cornfields for motorists heading south on Route 51 toward Decatur. The stadium is home to the Maroa-Forsyth High School football and track & field teams (the school's soccer coop with Warrensburg-Latham also uses the field). The field, which runs east... Read more
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Five IHSA Schools Recognized By PrepVolleyball.com
PrepVolleyball.com released its preseason national rankings for the 2014 season and five IHSA schools were listed among the 100 squads. Illinois teams represented in the poll include: #3  Mother McAuley (Chicago) #8  St. Francis (Wheaton) #80  Benet (Lisle) #84  Glenbard West... Read more
Posted in: RANKINGS & AWARDS
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2014 IHSA Track & Field Video Highlights
Eastern Illinois University Photojournalism Professor Brian Poulter and Web Specialist Jay Grabiec put together the video below highlighting the 2014 IHSA Track & Field State Finals. The 2014 state meet was contested at EIU’s O’Brien Stadium in Charleston. IHSA 2014 from Jay Gra... Read more
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Illinois Ranks Fourth In High School Sports Participation As National Numbers Continue To Grow
Press Release courtesy of the NFHS: The number of participants in high school sports increased for the 25th consecutive year in 2013-14 with a record total of almost 7.8 million, according to the annual High School Athletics Participation Survey conducted by ... Read more
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IHSA Develops Concussion Education In Conjunction With New State Law
Press Release courtesy of the Illinois Office of the Governor: Governor Pat Quinn today (August 19, 2014) signed legislation to help reduce and prevent concussions among high school athletes. The law requires training on concussion awareness and reduction for high school athletic directors and co... Read more
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Glenbrook South Softball Players Meet President Obama
Press Release courtesy of Glenbrook South High School & Glenbrook High Schools District 225Photo by and courtesy of Jerry StavinsFor the members of the Glenview Titans Fastpitch Association, a trip to a softball competition in Kansas City, Missouri took a turn for the presidential.While out to d... Read more
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As the school year begins, it’s a good time for all of us to reflect on the important role officials play in education based interscholastic programs. Most, if not all officials, get involved in high school sports because they love the game and they want to give back to young people. We know f... Read more