High school football participation is down. Research that shows the sport leads to higher concussion and lower mental functioning is to blame.
Welcome the Madison HS Trojans, the 1st football team at the small high school near St. Louis in 29 years!
IL has cheerleading champions: Belvidere North, Lincoln-Way East, Lemont, Central (Breese). Congrats to the 100 teams that competed in Bloomington.
A few teams this fall are celebrating the winning of a state championship for the first time in their school’s history.
Football title games are under way in Champaign, IL. 1A: Forreston; 2A: Dee-Mack; 3A: IC Catholic. 4A game to come today. 5A–8A Saturday.
A handful of college football games are played on Friday night, side-by-side with high school’s Friday Night Lights. Next year, the Big Ten.
It’s a four-peat in IHSA girls’ tennis in Class 2A for Hinsdale Central HS. Stevenson and Lyons Twp tied for 2nd.
To increase awareness of concussions among athletes (and hopefully reduce the occurrence), a foundation is broadcasting a 112-year-old speech.
The annual high school sports and activity participation survey has been released, and it shows steady participation in football, overall growth.
Awareness of concussions has stepped up across the country. Here’s a look at a few schools in Maryland and Illinois.