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Monmouth-Roseville High School Teacher Kevin Ferry is the 2017-18 IHSA Nominee For NFHS Heart of the Arts Award: Kevin Ferry (below right) isn’t defined by his vision impairment, but rather by the unique vision he has developed in how to build a successful high school music program, and m... Read more
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National Federation of State High School Associations Executive Director Bob Gardner penned the following op-ed on the need and benefits of high school officiating: They don’t make the headlines, their names are not in the box scores and they don’t make the all-star teams, but perha... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Chess State Series will forge new ground on Saturday, January 27, when the Association conducts its first-ever Sectionals in the activity. The eight Sectionals will be hosted at Belleville (East), Chicago (De La Salle), Hinsdale (Central), Mahomet (M.-S... Read more
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Twenty-three high school coaches from across the country have been selected as 2017 National Coaches of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association. The NFHS, which has been recognizing coaches through an awards program since 1982, honors coach... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) is proud to announce its 2017-18 Officials of the Year in 20 IHSA sports. To be considered for this honor, an official must first be nominated by an Officials Association recognized by the IHSA. IHSA staff members then vote on the winners based on factors ... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met at its regularly scheduled meeting at the IHSA office in Bloomington on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. The Board had no action items, but a recap of the meeting appeals and discussion items are provided below. APPEALS & HEARIN... 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, December 15, starting at approximately 12:45 pm. This drawing covered the winter sports of girls basketball, boys basketball, and dual team wrestling, as well as Scholastic Bowl... Read more
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All-State Academic Team applications are now available online.  Each IHSA member school is invited to recommend one boy and one girl for the All-State Academic Team.  To be eligible students shall meet the following criteria: 1.   The student must have a minimum GPA of 3.5... 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, December 11, 2017, where the Board approved one action item. ACTION ITEMS 1. The Board approved the Cheerleading Advisory Committee’s recommendation to change the Cheerleadi... Read more
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NFHS National High School Hall of Fame member Joe Newton, one of the most successful high school coaches ever, passed away on December 9, 2017. Media stories on his passing, visitation, life and career will continue to be posted here: Chicago Tribune ... Read more
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Illinois High School Association (IHSA) member schools approved five amendment proposals and rejected one in the annual by-law referendum that ended December 5, 2017. The online ballots were tabulated and certified in the IHSA Office on Wednesday, December 6. Proposal 6 takes effect on January ... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) will debut its new IHSA Greatest Games Championship Series as a part of the 2017 IHSA Football State Championship broadcasts on NBC Sports Chicago (channel finder) on Friday and Saturday, November 23-24. NBC Sports Chicago and NBC Sports Chicago Plus wi... Read more
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For the seventh-straight year, NBC Sports Chicago, the television home of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) State Championships, will be airing LIVE high-definition coverage of the 2017 IHSA Football State Championships on Friday, November 24 & Saturday, November 25 from Huskie Stadium... Read more
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Six high school athletic directors will be inducted into the ninth Hall of Fame class of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) on December 12, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona, during banquet festivities at the 48th annual National Athletic Directors Conference co-sponsore... Read more
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The Student Advisory Committee nomination form is now available for interested students. The SAC is a diverse group of students who participate in interscholastic athletics/activities and are focused on providing education and leadership through open and honest communication with all... Read more
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In an effort to improve the experience for student bodies attending the IHSA Boys Basketball State Finals, the IHSA has announced seating changes effective for the 2018 IHSA Boys Basketball State Finals at the Peoria Civic Center. The endzone seating behind each basket inside Carver Arena will n... Read more
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A total of 28 by-law amendment proposals were received prior to the deadline from principals/official representatives of IHSA member schools. The IHSA Legislative Commission will review the proposals at its first meeting on Monday, November 6.  Then the proposals will be discussed at town m... Read more
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The IHSA family is saddened to announce the passing of H. David Fry, former executive director of the Association, at his home in Chatham this morning (Oct. 23, 2017). Mr. Fry took an unusual route to his position on the IHSA staff. He grew up in Conrad, Montana, where he was a three-sport athlet... Read more
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The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) is beginning the second year of the #MyReasonWhy campaign, which is designed to showcase the tremendous value that high school sports and activities offer to students.In the first year of the #MyReasonWhy campaign, more than 500 unique... Read more
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WATCH via TV: NBC Sports Chicago Channel Finder WATCH via Facebook Live: NBC Sports Chicago Facebook WATCH via Web: NBCSportsChicago.com/IHSAPairingShow  -  FAQ WATCH via App: NBC Sports App The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Football Playoff Pairing Show returns to NB... Read more
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