Announcements

Entries for January 2016

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Marty Hickman joined the IHSA staff in 1991 and became the organization's sixth Executive Director in 2002. After 25 years at the IHSA, he will retire on January, 15, 2016. In the fall of 1972, I started my high school athletic career on a football field at New Berlin High School in New Berlin, ... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) is proud to announce its 2015-16 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 Monday, January 11, 2016, where the Board voted to open up state final hosting bids in three sports, including Competitive Dance, Class 1A Boys Soccer, and Class... Read more
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Legendary Glenbrook South High School Boys Tennis coach Larry Faulkner has been named the National High School Boys Tennis Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). Faulkner is the 15th coach in state history to win national honors (complete list) and the... Read more
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As a part of the 2015 IHSA Student Leadership Conference, the IHSA announced that the IHSA Student Section Showdown will return for its second installment during the 2015-16 school year. The inaugural contest took place in 2014-15, with Central A&M High School in Moweaqua and Prospect High Sc... Read more
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Illinois High School Association (IHSA) member schools approved all three amendment proposals on the ballot in the annual referendum that ended December 30, 2015. The online ballots were tabulated and certified in the IHSA Office on Wednesday, Jan. 6. All the by-law changes take effect on July ... 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 Monday, January 4, starting at approximately 3:00 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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