State Stories

Entries for August 2016

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64 High Schools Join Together To Help On National Senior Citizen Day
Many senior citizens tend to believe they have been pushed to the side and forgotten about. On Sunday, August 21, 2016, more than 300 male student-athletes from 64 Chicago-area high schools (list below) came together to recognize and bring awareness to social, health and economic issues that aff... Read more
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Peoria High School's Geno Hess Has Historic Season Opener, Rushes For 567 Yards & 8 TDs In Shootout Win
Peoria High School junior running back Geno Hess had a historic performance in the Lions season-opening victory on August 26, 2016, posting the second-best single-game rushing total in state history. The game was a long affair, literally and figuratively, for the defenses, as the second quarter f... Read more
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Former IHSA Executive Director Marty Hickman Takes New Role With Special Olympics Illinois
Former IHSA Executive Director Marty Hickman has taken a position with Special Olympics Illinois. Read more on his new role from the Bloomington Pantagraph story: Former Illinois High School Association executive director Marty Hickman has joined Normal-based Special Olympics Illinois as Chief Op... Read more
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Sangamo Becomes First High School Conference In The Nation To Form Broadcast Network
The Sangamo Conference is ready to join the likes of Big Ten Conference, SEC and ACC. While that statement may cause a double-take initially, it’s true, as the 11-team conference in the greater Springfield area is following in the footsteps of its collegiate brethren on the broadcasting front.... Read more
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IHSA Launches Free Smartphone App On iTunes, Google/Android, Microsoft
The IHSA has introduced a new mobile app designed to bring you the latest IHSA news, updates, and scores while you are on the go. The app features include: IHSA Today: A blog in the style of a “school bulletin,” updated every weekday with news and reminders. Stay on top of c... Read more
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IHSA in the Olympics
As the 2016 Summer Olympics unfold in Rio from August 3 through August 21, the IHSA will compile results regarding former IHSA student-athletes who are competing in the games: MENS BASKETBALL Kevin Lisch, Althoff Catholic (2004) *Competing for Australia Pool Play 1: Australia 87, France 66 P... Read more
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IHSA & MaxPreps Announce Expanded Partnership to Provide Unified Sports Information Platform
The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) and MaxPreps, the online high school sports leader, have announced an expanded partnership agreement that will enable the IHSA to provide a customized sports information platform across all team sports for its member schools. MaxPreps and the IHSA will o... Read more
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24 IHSA School Broadcasting Programs Named Elite and Select by the NFHS Network
The NFHS Network School Broadcast Program (SBP) makes it easy for students to produce live video broadcasts by providing the software, tools and training they need for free. With the NFHS Network’s proprietary technology, schools can produce and distribute high quality events throughout the ye... Read more
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Watch the NFHS Network on AppleTV!
The NFHS Network is no longer strictly for laptops, tablets and phones! Watch IHSA action straight from your living room on the NFHS Network App, available on the App Store on Apple TV (Compatible with Apple TV 4th Generation model only). It's simple: download the free app through the App Stor... Read more
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National High School Sports Participation Grows Again, While Illinois Maintains Top 5 Rank
Led by an encouraging report in football participation nationwide, the number of participants in high school sports increased for the 27th consecutive year in 2015-16 according to the annual High School Athletics Participation Survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associat... Read more
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Top 250+ Illinois High School Football Programs Historically Entering 2016
State historians Kev Varney and Tom Sikorski have updated their list of the winningest high school football programs in state history entering the 2016 IHSA season. The Top 262 programs by wins are listed below: RANK WINS  S... Read more
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Iconic York Cross Country Coach Joe Newton Announces He Will Retire After 2016 Season
NFHS National High School Hall of Fame member Joe Newton, one of the most successful high school coaches ever, has announced that the 2016 season will be his last leading the York High School boys cross country team. York High School’s press release announcing the news is listed below, whil... Read more