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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Football Playoff Pairing Show returns to NBC Sports Chicago for its seventh season in 2017. NBC Sports Chicago, the multi-platform home for the most games and the most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, will air th... 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, October 11, 2017, where the Board voted to elect its officers for the 2017-18 school year. Erie High School Principal Tim McConnell  was vote... Read more
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US Lacrosse and the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced a partnership centered around officials development efforts in the IHSA’s newest sports, boys’ and girls’ lacrosse, on October 4, 2017. “We’re excited to work together with the IHSA to help ensure... Read more
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Voting for seats on the Illinois High School Association Board of Directors and Legislative Commission closed at midnight on Sunday, October 1, and the results were tallied and certified Monday morning, October 2. Kurt Tenopir, Principal at Fremd High School in Palatine, was elected to the Divi... Read more
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The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and its 51 state high school associations begin the annual celebration of National High School Activities Month next week with a focus on sportsmanship and a salute to the more than 500 million fans of high school sports. The NFHS ha... Read more
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The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library’s Oral History Program is proud to release a new collection of interviews telling the story of high school sports in Illinois through the words of students, coaches, referees, broadcasters and administrators. "For more than a hundred years high schoo... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) is proud to announce its fifth class of recipients of the IHSA Distinguished Media Service Award. The 2017-18 honorees include a Will County prep sports writing legend in The Herald-News sports editor Dick Goss, the voice of high school sports in the great... 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, September 18, starting at approximately 10:00 am. This drawing covered the fall sports of boys soccer and girls volleyball.  Boys football, which operates under a different... Read more
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The IHSA Board of Directors met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, September 11, 2017, where the Board announced the hiring of Raye McDonald (right) as the IHSA’s Coordinator of Special Programs. “I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to join the Illinois High Scho... Read more
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NFHS Corporate Partner, Team IP, launched a campaign centered around a special "Texas Strong" t-shirt to help raise funds for its member schools in “HISD” (Houston Independent School District) dealing with the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. As the official Souvenir Merchandise Sponsor ... 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, August 21, 2017 where the Board announced that Hoffman Estates High School will serve as the new host of the IHSA Boys Gymnastics State Finals. Hoffman Estates will host the state fina... Read more
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Solar Eclipse Safety Tips With the Solar Eclipse occurring on Monday, August 21st, the IHSA would like to share the attached information regarding safely viewing this celestial event. Remember that there is a real danger of eye damage if the sun is looked upon during the solar eclipse, except for a... Read more
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Today (August 7, 2017) marks the start of the 2017-18 season for football and golf at IHSA member schools. Later this week, other fall sports will begin their seasons. As this new school year begins, the IHSA hopes everyone will take the necessary precautions to ensure the safest playing environme... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) will hold its 18th annual Officials Conference on Friday and Saturday, July 21-22 in East Peoria. The event will unfold at the East Peoria Embassy Suites and East Peoria Community High School. The theme of this year’s conference is “Embrace Hig... Read more
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The Honorable John J. Tharp, District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, ruled in favor of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) in a summary judgement opinion on Thursday, July 13, 2017. The ruling pertained to a lawsuit filed by the parents o... Read more
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On Sunday, July 2, 2017, IHSA official Bill Laude was inducted into the NFHS National High School Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the NFHS Summer Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island. Laude is one of the most decorated officials in IHSA history. In his 50-year career he is one in a handful of offic... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association and MaxPreps released the 2017 football schedules for this fall. The 2017 season culminates with Destination DeKalb, as the IHSA Football State Finals (November 24-25) return to Northern Illinois University's Huskie Stadium in DeKalb. But before the state game... Read more
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Here are the classification ranges approved by the IHSA Board of Directors for the 2017-18 school term: Sport or Activity Classes Classification Ranges ... Read more
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Press release and photos courtesy of Special Olympics Illinois: The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) has received the 2017 Special Olympics Illinois’ Outstanding Organization of the Year Award. They were honored at a reception on June 9 before the Special Olympics Illinois Summer Gam... 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, June 12, 2017, where the Board approved three action items. ACTION ITEMS 1. The Board approved a new IHSA State Final trophy design for the 2017-18 school year. The IHSA will unve... Read more
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