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Coaches, players, and fans from around the state are gathered tonight to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of the 256 teams who have qualified for this year’s Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Football Playoffs. However, that enthusiasm is tempered by the tragic loss of life of... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Football Playoff Pairing Show returns to Comcast SportsNet Chicago for its fifth season in 2015. Comcast SportsNet Chicago, the television home for the most games and the most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, wil... 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 14, 2015, where the Board voted to move to a two-class system in Boys & Girls Tennis beginning in the 2016-17 school year. Prior to the v... Read more
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The IHSA Board of Directors met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, September 14, where the Board announced a pair of upcoming student initiatives, including a new IHSA Road Race that is slated to begin in the summer of 2016. The IHSA Road Race will be a 5K race that will debut on Sa... Read more
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"As the Illinois High School Association’s football administrator, my inbox on Monday mornings in the fall is often filled with messages asking me to review calls or judgments made by officials during the course of that weekend’s contests. Just this weekend, I received an email from M... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) is proud to announce its third class of recipients of the IHSA Distinguished Media Service Award. The 2015-16 honorees include Decatur Tribune Sports Editor J. Thomas McNamara, KOST Broadcast Sales President and long-time IHSA TV producer Jim O'Boye, forme... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced today that varsity high school football teams throughout the state will wear Play Smart. Play Hard. helmet decals (shown above) throughout the season in a show of solidarity amongst coaches and players. “Communities throughout Illinois r... Read more
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The IHSA Board of Directors met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, August 24, where the Board announced that IHSA Assistant Executive Director Ron McGraw (right) will retire at the conclusion of the 2015-16 school year. McGraw’s last official day at the IHSA will be on June 30, ... Read more
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Position Description: The Illinois High School Association is seeking applications to fill two Digital Media/Media Relations Internship positions during the 2015-16 school year. One intern position per semester, running from August-January and January-June. Exact dates TBD and flexible based on sch... Read more
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In time for the kickoff of the 2015-16 school year, the NFHS Network, the nation’s leading high school sports media company, announces its list of Select and Elite high school broadcast programs recognizing them for their astounding contributions to the Network. The NFHS Network is the online ... Read more
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The number of participants in high school sports increased for the 26th consecutive year in 2014-15 – topping the 7.8 million mark for the first time – according to the annual High School Athletics Participation Survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Association... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) is working to assist high schools in their medical-response planning for high school practices and events by recommending all IHSA member schools implement the Anyone Can Save A Life (ACSL) program. Developed in 2008 by the Minnesota State High School ... Read more
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Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Ditka and Dartmouth Head Coach Buddy Teevens headline a Practice Like Pros football clinic, presented by Safe Kids Worldwide and Children’s MOTRIN®, that will demonstrate progressive practice techniques to Illinois high school football coaches, 11:00 a.m. to... Read more
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On Wednesday, June 24, 2015, the office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced a settlement of the Attorney General's lawsuit against the IHSA regarding participation opportunities for athletes with disabilities. IHSA Executive Directo... Read more
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Here are the classification ranges approved by the IHSA Board of Directors for the 2015-16 school term: Sport or Activity Classes Classification Ranges ... 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 15, 2015, where the Board approved a joint recommendation from the IHSA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee and Football Advisory Committee to limit ... Read more
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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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