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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met via conference call on Friday, August 17, where the Board acted on the items listed below. ACTION ITEMS 1. The Board approved a recommendation to accept the following organizations as the official National Governing Bodies a... Read more
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Member schools are encouraged to view the latest online, free course created by the NFHS entitled, “A Guide to Heat Acclimatization and Heat Illness Detection”. The course is filled with relevant, up-to-date content on heat acclimatization and heat illness that coaches of all levels and ... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) will hold its 13th annual Officials Conference on Friday and Saturday, July 20-21 in Peoria. The event will unfold at the Four Points by Sheraton and the Peoria Civic Center. The Officials Conference is expected to draw over 500 IHSA officials to Peori... Read more
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Enrollments and classifications for the 2012-13 school term have been posted.  There are two important changes this year. 1. In the four-class sports, 25% of the teams in last year's state series were put into each class.  This differs from last year's policy, in which 27.78% were placed ... Read more
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Twelve individuals with a long history of service to the Illinois High School Association were honored June 11 at the 6th Annual IHSA Distinguished Service Award ceremony, held at the Doubletree Hotel & Conference Center in Bloomington. "The Distinguished Service Award winners are the embodim... Read more
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Today the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced plans to launch a state finals pilot program in cross country, bowling, swimming and diving, and track and field for student-athletes with disabilities, an initiative that builds on years of accommodations for student-athletes with disabili... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for their regularly scheduled meeting at the IHSA offices in Bloomington on Monday, June 11, 2012, where they approved recommendations to accept a pair of state final hosting bids. The Board tabbed U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloom... Read more
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As the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) looks to expand opportunities for student-athletes with disabilities, the statewide organization announced that it has filed for declaratory judgment against the Illinois Attorney General. The complaint seeks judicial direction pertaining to opportuniti... Read more
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Several panels appeared today before an Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Ad-Hoc committee as a part of the association’s ongoing review of opportunities for student-athletes with disabilities. Among the panelists were parents and representatives from the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports ... Read more
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At their regularly scheduled meeting today, the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors were briefed on yesterday’s first meeting of the association's Ad-Hoc Committee studying participation opportunities for student-athletes with disabilities. For decades, the IHSA has ... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for their regularly scheduled meeting at the IHSA offices in Bloomington on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, where they approved the promotion of Tracie (Brown) Henry from her current role as Coordinator of Special Programs to the position o... Read more
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The blind drawing that determines the state final pairings in bracketed team sports was held at the IHSA Office on Friday, April 13. This drawing covered the spring sports of boys water polo, girls water polo, boys volleyball, girls soccer, girls softball, and boys baseball. ... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for their regularly scheduled meeting at the IHSA Boys Basketball State Finals in Peoria on Saturday, March 17, 2012. There were no action items at the meeting, but a list of Action Items and Eligibility Rulings from the meeting are ... Read more
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The final weekend of the high school basketball season in Illinois welcomes fans in with some unseasonably warm weather, as the Class 3A and Class 4A Boys Basketball State Final qualifiers prepare to meet at Carver Arena in the Peoria Civic Center on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17. Meanwhil... Read more
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The March Madness action shifts 38 miles to the west down Route 74, as the IHSA Class 1A and Class 2A Boys Basketball State Finals take center stage this weekend at the Peoria Civic Center’s Carver Arena. The state semifinals unfold on Friday, March 9 with the third-place and state championshi... Read more
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The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) annually bestows an honor, regarded as the highest achievable accolade in high school sports and activities, upon 12 individuals with their respective enshrinements into the NFHS National High School Hall of Fame. The Illinois High Sch... Read more
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The 2012 IHSA Girls Basketball State Finals shift to the large schools this weekend, as the Class 3A and Class 4A tournament unfolds at Redbird Arena on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal on Friday and Saturday, March 2-3. The 2012 edition of the tourney marks the 36th annual season o... Read more
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The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) annually recognizes high school band, choral/orchestral directors, supervisors and adjudicators whose overall contributions have impacted high school activity programs. The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) is proud to announce t... Read more
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History was made at the 2012 IHSA Boys Swimming & Diving State Finals on Friday, February 24, as the 400-Yard Freestyle Relay team from New Trier High School broke the national record for the event. The Trevian foursome of Max Grodecki, Sam Skinner, Reed Malone and Jack Mangan posted the record... Read more
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The IHSA Class 1A & 2A Girls Basketball State Finals are set to invade Redbird Arena on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal on Friday and Saturday, February 24-25. The 2012 edition of the tourney marks the 36th annual season of the tournament, the 21st straight year that Redbird ha... Read more
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