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Entries for September 2015

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COUNTRY Financial Presents Chicago Tribune Athletes of the Month – September 2015
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 suppo... Read more
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Stillman Valley & Byron Gather To Remember Car Accident Victims
Following a classic Big Northern West Conference football contest that saw Byron prevail at home over Stillman Valley 41-40 on September 25, 2015, the teams and fan bases of both schools joined together on the field for a special tribute (above). After distributing glow sticks to assembled fans, ... Read more
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Geneseo Cross Country Coach Springs Into Action To Avoid Potential Tragedy
While traveling to the First to the Finish Invitational in Peoria last weekend, the Genenseo High School boy’s cross country team endured a harrowing set of circumstances that could have turned tragic if not for the heroic actions of head coach Don Fredericks (right). The Maple Leaf bus fou... Read more
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Glenbard East’s Rebecca Deluca-Lane Is First Female Player To Score Varsity TD In Illinois
Glenbard East senior wide receiver Rebecca Deluca-Lane made a historic touchdown in the Rams 56-12 Week 3 victory over East Aurora on September 11. When the Rams completed a long pass deep in East Aurora territory, Rebecca ‘s teammate fumbled the ball, which hit an opposing player and bounc... Read more
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2015-16 IHSA Distinguished Media Service Award – J. Thomas McNamara
Decatur Tribune Sports Editor and sportswriter J. Thomas McNamara has covered high school sports in Decatur and Macon County for 58 years, dating back to his start as a high school sophomore while attending St. Teresa High School in Decatur. Nominated for the IHSA Distinguished Media Service Aw... Read more
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Stillman Valley Football Team To Honor Crash Victims With Helmet Stickers
On Friday, September 4, Stillman Valley High School was scheduled to host Richmond-Burton High School in a varsity football contest. The JV game was completed that evening, however, the varsity game was cancelled as word reached the high school that a serious car accident involving Stillman Valley s... Read more
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LaSalle-Peru Students Prove "There are bigger things in life than winning a football game.”
On Friday, September 4, when LaSalle-Peru High School hosted Galesburg High School in a non-conference football matchup, the LPHS administration planned a special moment of silence to honor a pair of Galesburg students who lost their lives in an August car accident. LPHS Principal Deb Nelson and ... Read more
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IHSA Statement On Football Officials Incident In Texas
"As the Illinois High School Association’s football administrator, my inbox on Monday mornings in the fall is often filled with messages asking me to review calls or judgments made by officials during the course of that weekend’s contests. Just this weekend, I received an email from M... Read more
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IHSFCA To Raise Money For Shriners Hospitals For Children At Select Football Games In 2015
The Illinois High School Football Coaches Association (IHSFCA) and the Shriners of Illinois are teaming up to raise awareness of and funds for Shriners Hospitals for Children. The IHSFCA and members of the Shriners International fraternity will collect donations at select IHSA high school footbal... Read more
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Richards Cheer Squad Has Touching Gesture For Neighboring School
The Lincoln-Way High School District announced in August that it will close its north campus high school at the conclusion of the 2015-16 school year. When North faced neighboring Richards High School in a Week 1 football tilt, Richards High School teacher and cheerleading coach Crystal Miguez and h... Read more