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Twelve individuals with a long history of service to the Illinois High School Association were honored June 13 at the 5th Annual IHSA Distinguished Service Award ceremony, held at the Holiday Inn and Suites Airport in Bloomington. "The Distinguished Service Award winners are the embodiment of... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors approved a pair of recommendations at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, June 13, 2011, that make significant changes to the Association’s Multiplier Waiver Policy and Classification Policy. The Board had been reviewing... Read more
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The Board of Directors of the Illinois High School Association announced today that June 17-18 will be the date for the association’s third bass fishing state finals at Carlyle Lake.  The event was originally scheduled for May 6-7 but was postponed due to the record-setting rains a... Read more
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IHSA member schools voted to approve a proposal after a special referendum election was held from April 8 to May 7 to address an inequity that followed the regular member voting process in January. The proposal, which passed by a vote of 232-to-73 amends By-laws 5.011 and 5.231, addressing se... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors approved a recommendation at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, to implement a new Policy regarding return to play guidelines after a student-athlete has been diagnosed with a concussion. The new Policy re... Read more
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The blind drawing that determine the state final pairings in bracketed team sports was held at the IHSA Office on Friday, April 15. This drawing covered the spring sports of boys water polo, girls water polo, boys volleyball, girls soccer, girls softball, and boys baseball. Randy Kindred, sportswri... Read more
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The IHSA Legislative Commission convened a special meeting on Wednesday, April 6 via conference call to address an equity issue that arose from the outcome of the annual IHSA legislative process in January. In January, IHSA member schools voted to approve 13 proposals, including the elimin... Read more
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The National High School Sports Publication Awards (NHSSPA) recently released its annual award winners for 2010 and the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Desktop Publishing Department received one of the NHSSPA’s top honors for the second year in a row. The IHSA’s Jackie Ive... Read more
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Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Executive Director Marty Hickman ruled today that any students displaced by the earthquake and subsequent disasters in Japan that relocate to IHSA member schools will be granted immediate eligibility to participate in IHSA sports and activities. The Un... Read more
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IHSA Football State Final Venue To Shift In 2013
The recent expansion of the Big Ten Conference will impact the location of the IHSA Football State Championship games beginning in 2013. The IHSA Football State Finals have been contested at the University of Illinois’ Memorial Stadium in Champaign on Thanksgiving weekend every season ... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association Board of Directors approved a recommendation at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, February 7, 2011 to award new state final hosting site contracts for the IHSA Boys Soccer State Final tournaments. Beginning in the fall of 2011, the Class 1A Boys ... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association Board of Directors approved a recommendation to delay the start of the Boys and Girls Lacrosse State Series until the 2011-12 school year, at the earliest, at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, January 10, 2011. In October 2009, the IHSA Board approved t... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors meeting scheduled for Monday, December 13, was cancelled due to inclement weather. The Board met via conference call on Wednesday, December 15, to discuss three pertinent action items from the agenda, all of which were passed. The other ... Read more
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IHSA Announces Broadcast Coverage For 2010-11

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA), in conjunction with its broadcast partner When We Were Young Productions, has announced its television network coverage for the 2010-11 school year. For the first-time ever, all of the events broadcast on TV will also be available live on the internet via IHSA.TV.

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The Illinois High School Association Board of Directors approved a recommendation to extend three state final hosting contracts at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, September 13, 2010. Contract extensions were granted for the Bass Fishing State Finals at Carlyle Lake in Carlyle, the Dual T... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association Board of Directors approved a recommendation to extend the IHSA Girls Bowling State Final contract at Cherry Bowl Lanes in Rockford for the 2010-11 school term at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, August 9, 2010.

The 2011 IHSA Girls Bowling State Finals will mark the 19th time that Cherry Bowl Lanes has served as the event’s host, as the tournament has been held there every year since submitting the winning host bid in 1993.

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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors voted to extend a pair of state final contracts at the University of Illinois’ facilities in Champaign-Urbana at the Board’s regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, June 14. The IHSA Football State Finals and IHSA Individual Wrestling St... Read more
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The IHSA 2010 Golf Outing Registration Form is now available.
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Action Items The Board approved a recommendation to accept the following rule change to the Girls Golf State Series Terms & Conditions. Girls Golf Terms & Conditions Item Item VIII. Tournament Rules - P. Circle 10 Scoring The Circle 10 rule may be invoked by a coa... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors approved a recommendation to select The National Center for Drug Free Sport to serve as the IHSA’s drug testing vendor for its Performance-Enhancing Drug Testing program at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, February 8, 2010. Th... Read more
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