The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) has compiled the results of its Performance-Enhancing Drug Testing Program for the fall of 2009. There were zero positive test results among the 141 tests conducted by the Association during the fall sports seasons, which included girls swimming & diving, boys soccer and football. Of the 141 student-athletes tested, 117 student-athletes were tested for anabolic steroids and 24 student-athletes were tested for stimulants.
“We had intended to release the results of our fall drug testing at a later date,” said IHSA Executive Director Marty Hickman, “but felt compelled to distribute it immediately to address a proliferation of false and damaging rumors about the test results of Class 8A football state champion Maine South. It is truly unfortunate that these rumors have persisted. It is our hope that these groundless accusations will not diminish the outstanding accomplishments of Maine South High School, its football coaching staff and its players.”