The Class 1A boys’ soccer state title in IL goes to Marquette HS in Alton. Ending was exciting, given a close call by a linesman.
Coaching girls’ volleyball teams to 500 wins is a rare achievement, but Kelly Simon at Neuqua Valley H.S. in Naperville hit the mark on Oct. 6.
An extensive oral history (a series of interviews) has been published by the Lincoln Presidential Library about high school sports in IL.
Citing safety concerns amid Chicago violence, a 2nd school has forfeited a football game scheduled against Hope Academy.
About 3 dozen IL high school varsity football teams are undefeated after 8 games of a 9-game regular season, which concludes this weekend.
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.