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The IHSA Board of Directors met for their regularly scheduled meeting at the IHSA office in Bloomington on Monday, September 12, where the Board announced that the Student Section Showdown will return for its third installment during the 2016-17 school year. The inaugural contest took place in 20... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) is proud to announce its fourth class of recipients of the IHSA Distinguished Media Service Award. The 2016-17 honorees include IHSA TV icon Dave Bernhard, a Southern Illinois prep sports staple in WQRL’s Jim Muir and the voice of high school sports ... Read more
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The Concussion Legacy Foundation has created the first ever national concussion education day, scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 13. On Team Up Day, millions of athletes will hear a speech from their coach, captain and medical team that encourages them to Team Up & Speak Up to Fight Concussions, with... Read more
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The IHSA Baseball Advisory Committee met for its regularly scheduled meeting at the IHSA office in Bloomington on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. The committee’s meeting included a recommendation on pitching limitations. IHSA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee member Dr. Preston Wolin was a guest of... Read more
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The IHSA Board of Directors met for their regularly scheduled meeting at the IHSA office in Bloomington on Tuesday, August 22, where the Board filled two vacancies by appointing Bloomington High School Principal Tim Moore (above right) and Dunbar High School Principal Gerald Morrow (below right) to ... Read more
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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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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 ... Read more
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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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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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In July, 2016, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) announced its newest educational course as a part of its NFHS Learn series: Concussion For Students. Concussion for Students, developed in Partnership with the Barrow Neurological Institute, has been designed specific... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced today that, due to low participation numbers, it is not going to hold its planned Road Race on July 30, 2016. The 5K races were slated to unfold across three divisions, including the Wheelchair Division, Male Division, and Female Division. Any... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) will hold its 17th annual Officials Conference on Friday and Saturday, July 22-23 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 “Excellence ... Read more
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Legendary IHSA official Larry Wilcoxen of Walnut, Illinois passed away on July 3, 2016. Below is a statement from IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson on Wilcoxen's extraordinary service: “The Illinois High School Association staff, Board of Directors and the high school officiating commu... Read more
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On June 24, 2016, the Appellate Court of Illinois for the First District ruled in favor of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA), holding that IHSA is not subject to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The decision affirmed a ruling by the Circuit Court of Cook County in favor of ... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors voted to enact new heat safety guidelines for all IHSA postseason contests beginning with the 2016-17 school year. The new comprehensive policy, which can be viewed by clicking here, was approved at the Board of Directors meeting on Mond... Read more
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Here are the classification ranges approved by the IHSA Board of Directors for the 2016-17 school term: Sport or Activity Classes Classification Ranges Fraction of Team Entries Per Class (approx.) Boys Basketball & Girls Basketball 4 1A: up to 270.00 2A: 270.01 to 557.00 3A:... Read more
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The IHSA Board of Directors met for their regularly scheduled meeting at the IHSA office in Bloomington on Monday, June 13, 2016, where the Board announced action related to three state final hosting sites, including extending a pair of state final contracts. The IHSA Class 1A Boys Soccer State ... Read more
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Release below updated at 10:00 AM on June 10, 2016:With temperatures expected to reach or exceed 100 degrees this weekend, Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Executive Director Craig Anderson announced schedule changes to the IHSA Class 3A and Class 4A Baseball and Softball State Finals for Fri... Read more
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Following a conference call by the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors to approve the appointment, IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson announced today (May 31, 2016) that Susie Knoblauch will return to her position as IHSA Assistant Executive Director in July. Knoblauch ... Read more
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History was made at the 2016 IHSA Girls Track & Field State Finals on Saturday, April 21, 2016, as Glenbard West (above) was crowned the first-ever IHSA Combined Team State Champion. Combined team state champions are determined by taking the traditional IHSA state final scoring system and com... Read more
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