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A longstanding IHSA tradition gets a new home, and a new twist, as the IHSA prepares to unveil its 2019 IHSA Football Playoff Pairings on Saturday, October 26. The IHSA Football Playoff Pairing Show, which will reveal the brackets and first round match-ups of all 256 playoff qualifiers across eig... Read more
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Voting for seats on the Illinois High School Association Board of Directors and Legislative Commission closed at midnight on Monday, October 1, and the results were tallied and certified Tuesday morning, October 2. Jon Baffico, Principal at St. Patrick Chicago, has been elected to to Division 1 s... Read more
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The Student Advisory Committee nomination form is now available for interested students. The SAC is a diverse group of students who participate in interscholastic athletics/activities and are focused on providing education and leadership through open and honest communication with all... Read more
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By Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff, NFHS Executive Director When the annual High School Athletics Participation Survey was released by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) in August, many headlines across the country focused on the drop in the number of boys playing 11-player f... Read more
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         The NFHS has partnered with Eknowledge, tabbing the interactive e-learning products provider as its official partner in SAT & ACT testing preparation. The NFHS is proud to make this servicee available to IHSA schools and students via an exclusiv... Read more
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By Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff, NFHS Executive Director Recent articles have documented the rising costs of club sports, with one noting that about 62 percent of “travel ball” parents will go into debt to involve their kids in year-round sports. A USA Today article in 2017 suggested th... 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, September 16, 2019, where the Board approved one action item. ACTION ITEMS 1. The Board conducted its annual review of IHSA Policy 14, voting to co... 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 Wednesday, September 11, starting at approximately 11:30 am. This drawing covered the fall sports of boys soccer and girls volleyball. Boys football, which operates under a different sy... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) is proud to once again support the Concussion Legacy Foundation's Team Up Speak Up initiative during National Team Up Speak Up Week from September 8-14, 2019. The goal of Team Up Speak Up is for as many athletes as possible to hear a simple speech. T... Read more
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By Karissa Niehoff (below right), Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Craig Anderson (top right), Executive Director of the Illinois High School Association. Inappropriate adult behavior at high school athletic events in Illinois has reached epid... Read more
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The IHSA Board of Directors met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, August 26, 2019, where the Board revealed the goals of its recent Strategic Planning Session. Held on May 2-3, 2019, the Strategic Planning sessions featured IHSA staff members, the IHSA Board of Directors, CPS athle... Read more
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After recently celebrating its 20th anniversary, the IHSA Officials Conference will shift to a new venue in 2020. The Radisson Hotel in Normal and Normal Community West High School will host over 700 IHSA officials next July in what has been become a must-attend event for officials around the sta... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) and digital broadcast partner the NFHS Network are proud to announce a new partnership with Quincy Media, Inc. that will create a statewide television and digital network to carry IHSA State Final broadcasts live during the 2019-20 school year and will con... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Officials Conference celebrates 20 years on Friday and Saturday, July 19-20, as the 20th annual event will once again unfold in East Peoria. The conference will be hosted at the East Peoria Embassy Suites and East Peoria Community High School. The theme of... Read more
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One of the most legendary coaches in high school history, long-time St. Joseph High School boys basketball coach Gene Pingatore passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the age of 83.Pingatore is the IHSA’s all-time winningest boys basketball coach with a career record of 1035-384, which was... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association is sad to share the news of the passing of long-time Clinton High School Principal Ron Conner. Conner was an avid supporter of student participation in athletics and activities, serving on the IHSA Board of Directors from 2003-2012, including as the Board’... 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, June 10, 2019, where the Board announced a new IHSA Boys & Girls Basketball State Final format. The format change comes in conjunction with the Board voting to seek Request For P... Read more
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By Karissa Niehoff (below right), Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Craig Anderson (top right), Executive Director of the Illinois High School Association. We communicate on smart phones, drive smart cars, make purchases using smart cards and eve... Read more
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The IHSA Board of Directors met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, where the Board approved a recommendation to begin conducting background checks as a part of the registration process for IHSA officials, while also expanding the IHSA’s partnership with officials... Read more
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The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) annually bestows the highest accolade in high school sports and activities upon 12 individuals with enshrinement into the NFHS National High School Hall of Fame. The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) is proud to announce that pio... Read more
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