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The IHSA Board of Directors met for their regularly scheduled meeting at the IHSA office in Bloomington on Monday, June 11, 2018, where the Board approved new Weekly Player Limitations in the sport of Football for the 2019 season. The Weekly Player Limitations, which were recommended by the IHSA ... Read more
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The IHSA Board of Directors met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, where the Board acted on two action items: ACTION ITEMS 1. The Board approved a recommendation to reemploy the Associate Executive Director, Assistant Executive Directors, Coordinator of Special ... 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 Tuesday, April 10. This drawing covered the spring sports of boys water polo, girls water polo, boys volleyball, girls lacrosse, boys lacrosse, girls soccer, girls softball, and boys ba... Read more
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The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) annually bestows an honor, regarded as the highest achievable accolade in high school sports and activities, upon 12 individuals with their respective enshrinement into the NFHS National High School Hall of Fame. The Illinois High... Read more
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Mother McAuley High School was named the winner of the fourth annual IHSA Class 3A/4A Student Section Showdown on Saturday, March 17, 2018. Representatives from each of the Class 3A/4A finalists: Buffalo Grove, Mother McAuley, Ottawa Township and Sandburg – were on hand at the IHSA Cla... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for their March meeting on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the Pere Marquette in Peoria. The Board acted on two action items during the regularly scheduled meeting. ACTION ITEMS 1. The Board approved a recommendation to approve th... Read more
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The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) recently announced one National winner and eight Section winners for the 2018 NFHS Heart of the Arts Award.The Illinois High School Association’s (IHSA) nominee, Monmouth-Roseville High School music teacher Kevin Ferry, was named... Read more
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Okawville High School was named the winner of the fourth annual IHSA Class 1A/2A Student Section Showdown on Saturday, March 10, 2018, giving the Rockets their second straight title in the contest. Representatives from each of the Class 1A/2A finalists: Okawville and Elmwood – were on hand ... Read more
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IHSA Assistant Executive Director Stacey Lambert announced the 26 members of the 2018 IHSA All-State Academic Team presented by Caterpillar on Tuesday, February 13, 2018: "This group is the best of the best,” said Lambert. “They embody the IHSA’s mission, excelling in the cl... Read more
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Damari Hendrix is the 2017-18 IHSA nominee for the NFHS Spirit of Sport Award:Brian Rose will never forget the first time he met Damari Hendrix (below right). It followed a meeting in April 2016 introducing Rose as the new boys’ basketball coach at Foreman High School in Chicago. Talking with ... 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, February 12, 2018, where the Board announced a significant change to the IHSA Sanctioning Policy (Policy 8). The Board added new language to Policy 8 that prohibits IHSA schools from... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors announced that is has chosen to partner with GoFan, a product of Huddle Tickets, as the official digital ticketing provider for IHSA State Series and State Championship events. The NFHS Network recently designated GoFan as its exclus... Read more
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Earlier this year, the IHSA staff selected the individuals listed below as the Illinois Coaches of the Year in their respective sports. Coaches of the Year are selected based on the results of the 2016-17 school year, as well as other elements such as career success, sportsmanship and contributions ... Read more
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Earlier this year, the IHSA staff selected the individuals listed below as the Illinois Coaches of the Year in their respective sports. Coaches of the Year are selected based on the results of the 2016-17 school year, as well as other elements such as career success, sportsmanship and contributions ... Read more
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Twelve leaders in high school activity programs across the country have been selected to receive National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Citations. An award designed to honor individuals who have made contributions to the NFHS, state high school associations, athletic directo... Read more
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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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