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On Monday, August 25, the IHSA Board of Directors approved a partnership between the IHSA and Maxpreps.com, as they partner in the collection of IHSA football schedules and scores during the regular-season and playoffs. The IHSA encourages fans to report regular-season football scores by finding... 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, August 25, 2014, where the Board voted to set deadlines for coaches and administrators to complete the IHSA concussion education course, which became man... Read more
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Press Release courtesy of the Illinois Office of the Governor: Governor Pat Quinn today (August 19, 2014) signed legislation to help reduce and prevent concussions among high school athletes. The law requires training on concussion awareness and reduction for high school athletic directors and co... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) will hold its 15th annual Officials Conference on Friday and Saturday, 18-19 in East Peoria. The event will unfold at the East Peoria Embassy Suites and the East Peoria Community High School. The theme of this year’s conference is &ldq... Read more
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Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Executive Director Marty Hickman announced the hiring of Shaunda Brown as the IHSA’s newest Assistant Executive Director following approval by the IHSA Board of Directors on Tuesday, June 24. Brown is the 34th individual in the Association’s hi... Read more
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Enrollments and classifications for the 2014-15 school term have been posted. In four pairs of boys and girls sports that take place in the same sport season, the enrollment cutoffs, which were similar, were made identical. In most cases this policy changed the cutoff by only a few students and oft... Read more
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***UPDATE: The July 8 hearing was cancelled on July 2*** The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) learned on June 18 that a second hearing has been scheduled for the IHSA with the Illinois General Assembly’s Elementary & Secondary Education Committee. The committee held its first h... 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, June 16, 2014, where the Board made the decision to delay the implementation of recently adopted changes to IHSA Policy 17, including the new multiplier ... Read more
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On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) appeared before the Illinois General Assembly’s Elementary & Secondary Education Committee during a scheduled hearing at the Capitol Building in Springfield (read here for more on hearing). A contingent of nearly 100 ... Read more
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On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) appeared before the Illinois General Assembly’s Elementary & Secondary Education Committee during a scheduled hearing at the Capitol Building in Springfield. A contingent of nearly 100 individuals attended the meeting... Read more
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On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, the Illinois General Assembly’s Elementary & Secondary Education Committee will commence a hearing with the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). Appearing before the committee is a contingent that includes IHSA Executive Director Marty Hickman, members of the ... Read more
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Release courtesy of the NFHS: Susie Knoblauch, Assistant Executive Director of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) for the past 10 years, has been named to the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) staff as Director of Performing Arts and Sports. Knoblauch, who is e... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors announced the results of a special legislative session vote by the IHSA membership on a by-law modifying allowable summer football activities at their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. The revised version of By-l... 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, April 14. This drawing covered the spring sports of boys water polo, girls water polo, boys volleyball, girls soccer, girls softball, and boys baseball. Randy Sharer, sportswr... Read more
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On April 7, the Illinois General Assembly voted to pass House Resolution 895 by a 55-51 vote, which calls for the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) to meet with the Education Committee for hearings. “We felt unfairly targeted with the way this all came about,” said IHSA Executiv... Read more
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IHSA Executive Director Marty Hickman: We believe that the Illinois High School Association has been a model of transparency in the great state of Illinois for over 100 years. The Association has nothing to hide and will be fully cooperative with the General Assembly, as we have done on so many o... Read more
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Below are interviews with IHSA Executive Director Marty Hickman on House Resolution 895, as well as newspaper editorials and stories on the Resolution. VIDEO Interview with Fred Kroner from Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette (4-4-14) RADIO Interview with Ben Yount on Cities 92.9 FM in Bloomingt... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) is proud to announce its 2013-14 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's Legislative Commission voted Tuesday (Mar. 18) in a special session to refer a proposal that would amend the IHSA Constitution and By-laws to a vote of the general membership. The proposal is a modification of Proposal 9, which was presented to member school pe... Read more
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The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) announced one National winner and eight Section winners for the 2014 NFHS Spirit of Sport Award on March 11, 2014. The Illinois High School Association’s (IHSA) nominee, Sacred Heart-Griffin High School in Springfield, was nam... Read more
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