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Comcast SportsNet, the television home of the IHSA State Championships, will be airing LIVE on-air/digital coverage of the 2016 Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Boys Basketball State Championships on Friday, March 11 & Saturday, March 12 (Class 1A & 2A) and Friday, March 18 & Satu... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) has announced the finalists for its second annual Student Section Showdown, with the winners to be announced at America’s Original March Madness, the upcoming IHSA Boys Basketball State Finals at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria. The IHSA Student... 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 Scho... Read more
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Wolfgang Kemp is the 2015-16 IHSA nominee for the NFHS Spirit of Sport Award: There are few better days in the life of a high school student than that final day of school in mid to late December. The sense of euphoria that results when coupling the relief of completing final exams with the e... Read more
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Gabe Stanforth is the 2015-16 IHSA nominee for the NFHS Heart of the Arts Award: Rockridge High School principal Katy Hasson occasionally forgets some of the details regarding her students. That is understandable when you consider that all told, over 600 students from grades sixth through twelf... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for their regularly scheduled meeting at the IHSA office in Bloomington on February 17, 2016, where the Board was informed that registration for the first-ever IHSA Road Race will open online for member schools during the week of Feb... Read more
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IHSA Assistant Executive Director Stacey Lambert announced the 26 members of the 2016 IHSA All-State Academic Team presented by Caterpillar on Tuesday, February 16, 2016: “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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CSN Chicago recently announced its Mascot Madness contest to crown the best high school nickname in Illinois. CSN Chicago released its brackets live on High School Lites on February 5, 2016. Watch the video or see the first round matchups below. First Round voting opens online at noon on Monday, ... 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 3.50 on a 4.0 scale after the 7... Read more
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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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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met at its regularly scheduled meeting at the Pere Marquette Hotel in Peoria on Monday, December 14, 2015, where the Board voted to accept recommendations from IHSA Executive Director-Elect Craig Anderson to hire current Mt. Zion High Sc... Read more
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For the fifth-straight year, Comcast SportsNet, the television home of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) State Championships, will be airing LIVE high-definition coverage of the 2015 IHSA Football State Championships on Friday, November 27 & Saturday, November 28 from Huskie Stadium in... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association's Legislative Commission voted Monday (Nov. 23) to refer three proposals to amend the IHSA Constitution and By-laws to a vote of the general membership. The Commission voted after hearing feedback from member school personnel at 28 town meetings held around the s... Read more
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As the United States honors its military Veterans today (November 11, 2015), the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced two new initiatives aimed at recognizing and giving back to military veterans who also serve as IHSA Officials. The first is a new patch for officials who are U.S. Mi... Read more
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