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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors announced on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, that IHSA Assistant Executive Director Craig Anderson will be the seventh individual in the 114-year existence of the Association to serve as the organization’s Executive Director. “I am... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association is proud to celebrate 100 years of the IHSA Boys Tennis State Final Tournament in 2015 with a series of stories chronicling the history, memorable players, and storied programs that have made the last 100 years so special. Click the links below to read more on th... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) made history in 2009 when the Association conducted the first high school bass fishing state tournament in the country. As the tournament prepares for its seventh annual installment at Carlyle Lake in Carlyle on May 15-16, 2015, the IHSA will team-up with ... Read more
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The campaign will focus on educating and equipping athletes, parents, coaches and schools on ways to better safeguard the health and welfare of student-athletes, including minimizing the risk of head injuries.

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Welcome! Thank you for your interest in Play Smart. Play Hard., the Illinois High School Association’s (IHSA) campaign focused on furthering our commitment to enhancing the safety of student-athletes in Illinois – and across the nation. Over 100 years ago, the IHSA was founded upon... 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 Thursday, April 16. This drawing covered the spring sports of boys water polo, girls water polo, boys volleyball, girls soccer, girls softball, and boys baseball. Adam Studzinski from... Read more
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On April 13, 2015 the Honorable Mary Mikva of the Circuit Court of Cook County ruled in favor of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) in granting a motion to dismiss a suit alleging that the IHSA’s records were subject to requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The court a... Read more
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The Illinois High School Activities Foundation was established to help promote, encourage, and recognize academic and interscholastic achievements by the young people who participate in the interscholastic programs sponsored by IHSA. You can contribute by participating in our Annual Golf Outing. Reg... Read more
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Belleville East teacher Carol Harms (right) has been named the recipient of the NFHS Outstanding Speech, Debate, Theatre Educator Award for NFHS Section 4. The NFHS’s membership consists of state high school associations and affiliate members in all 50 states and the District of Columbia which... Read more
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Prospect High School (Mt. Prospect) was named the inaugural winner of the IHSA Class 3A/4A Student Section Showdown on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Representatives from each of the four Class 3A/4A finalists – Morton (Berwyn/Cicero), Normal Community, Ottawa Township & Prospect (pictured a... Read more
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Comcast SportsNet, the television home of the IHSA State Championships, will be airing LIVE coverage of the 2015 Illinois High School Association Boys Basketball State Championships on Friday and Saturday, March 13-14 (Class 1A/2A) and Friday and Saturday, March 20-21 (Class 3A/4A) from Carver Arena... Read more
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Central A&M High School was named the inaugural winner of the IHSA Class 1A/2A Student Section Showdown on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Representatives from each of the four Class 1A/2A finalists - Central A&M, Dwight, Hinckley-Big Rock & Olympia (pictured above) – were on hand at ... Read more
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The Chicago Public Schools suspended North Lawndale High School and Marshall High School three games for their roles in the incident at Westinghouse High School in the IHSA Boys Basketball Sectional semifinal on March 11. The forfeit advances St. Joseph (Westchester) to the IHSA Super-Sectional. A s... Read more
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Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Assistant Executive Director and resident historian Scott Johnson has unearthed the earliest video of the famed IHSA Boys Basketball State Tournament, courtesy of H.V. Porter. The video consists of on, and off the court, action from the 1932-1936 IHSA State Fi... Read more
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St. Rita of Cascia High School senior Ethan Gray has been selected as the 2015 national recipient of the “National High School Heart of the Arts Award” by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). The National High School Heart of the Arts Award was created by ... Read more
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The IHSA Student Advisory Committee has completed its voting on the Class 1A & 2A and Class 3A & 4A entries in the inaugural Student Sectional Showdown. The four Class 1A & 2A  finalists in alphabetical order are Central A&M, Dwight, Hinckley-Big Rock & Olympia. The f... Read more
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Illinois High School Association Assistant Executive Director Stacey Lambert announced the 26 individuals who were selected to the 2014-15 IHSA All-State Academic Team presented by Caterpillar in the video below on February 17, 2015: “This group is the best of the best,” said Lamb... Read more
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The IHSA's inaugural Student Section Showdown drew 40 entries from member high schools around the state. The entries were split into two categories, Class 1A/2A and Class 3A/4A, based on the class that the submitting school competes in during IHSA postseason basketball. The contest (click here for r... Read more
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Tri-Valley senior Austin Spencer and varsity boy's basketball coach Jon Nelson are the IHSA's nominee for the 2015 NFHS Spirit of Sport Award. Tri-Valley High School boys’ basketball coach Jon Nelson (pictured right) sums up his commitment to his players in simple, but serious terms: &l... Read more
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Ethan Gray of St. Rita High School is the IHSA's nominee for the 2015 NFHS Heart of the Arts Award: With its tradition-rich roots on Chicago’s south side, St. Rita of Cascia High School has built a legacy of athletic excellence that intertwines directly with its membership in the herald... Read more
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