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Earlier this week, the IHSA was saddened to hear of the sudden and tragic passing of educator and official Chris Long. Chris was a state final official in football and served as the IHSA's Head Clinician in softball, annually working as the Umpire-In-Chief at the IHSA Softball State Finals. Chris... 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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The blind drawing that determines the state final pairings in bracketed team sports was held at the IHSA Office on Friday, March 22. This drawing covered the spring sports of boys water polo, girls water polo, boys volleyball, girls lacrosse, boys lacrosse, girls soccer, girls softball, and boys bas... Read more
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Saturday, Mach 16, 2019 proved to be a special day for the Illinois High School Association (IHSA), as the IHSA recognized two students at IHSA State Final events in Central Illinois. Joined by her family, Riley Maher (above), the IHSA nominee for the NFHS Spirit of Sport Award (click here to rea... Read more
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Fremd High School in Palatine was named the winner of the fifth annual IHSA Class 3A/4A Student Section Showdown on Saturday, March 16, 2019, marking the first-ever Student Section Showdown victory for the group affectionately known as the Army of Darkness. Representatives from each of the Class ... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for their March meeting on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Pere Marquette in Peoria. The Board acted on one action item during the regularly scheduled meeting. ACTION ITEMS 1. The Board approved a recommendation to update the IH... Read more
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NBC Sports Chicago - THE Home of the #AuthenticFan - will be airing LIVE cross-platform coverage of the 2019 Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Boys Basketball State Championships on Friday, March 8 & Saturday, March 9 (Class 1A & 2A) and Friday, March 15 & Saturday, March 16 (Class... Read more
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Okawville High School was named the winner of the fifthannual IHSA Class 1A/2A Student Section Showdown on Saturday, March 9, 2019, giving the Rockets their third consecutive straight title in the contest.Representatives from each of the Class 1A/2A finalists: Elwmood, Oakwood, and Okawville –... Read more
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Belvidere North High School Student Johnathon Giesecke is the 2018-19 IHSA nominee for the NFHS Heart of the Arts Award and has been named the NFHS winner for Section 4: The thought of public speaking can be a daunting task for anyone, let alone a teenager. It would appear to be the opposite fo... Read more
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On Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16, Special Olympics Illinois athletes, Unified Partners, and coaches from across the state will gather at the March Madness Experience Hall at the Peoria Civic Center as part of the IHSA State Basketball Tournament. To compete in the tournament, athletes... Read more
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Statement from IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson: "The conclusion of tonight’s IHSA Class 3A Boys Basketball Sectional Final at North Lawndale High School in Chicago between North Lawndale High School and Farragut Career Academy was marred by a fourth quarter fight involving players and ... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association is proud to announce that its nominee for the 2018-19 National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Sprit of Sport Award is O’Fallon High School senior Riley Maher (right). The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) d... Read more
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NBC Sports Chicago - THE Home of the #AuthenticFan - will be airing LIVE cross-platform coverage of the 2019 Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Girls Basketball State Championships on Friday, February 22 & Saturday, February 23 (Class 1A & 2A) and Friday, March 1 & Saturday, March 2... Read more
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IHSA Assistant Executive Director Stacey Lambert announced the 26 members of the 2019 IHSA All-State Academic Team presented by Caterpillar on Tuesday, February 12, 2019: "This group is the best of the best,” said Lambert. “They embody the IHSA’s mission, excelling in th... 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, February 11, 2019, where the Board approved three action items. ACTION ITEMS 1. The Board approved a recommendation to provide a waiver request to IHSA By-laws 3.021 and 3.022 fo... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) is proud to announce its 2018-19 Officials of the Year in 22 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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Earlier this year, the IHSA staff selected the individuals listed below as the Illinois Coaches of the Year in their respective sports. Coaches of the Year are selected based on the results of the 2017-18 school year, as well as other elements such as career success, sportsmanship and contributions ... Read more
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