High School Sports IHSA: 'Groundswell' Of Protests Moved State To Allow Return To Play By Eric Stock • Jan 28, 2021 IHSA The head of the Illinois High School Association says political pressure may have helped prompt state public health officials and the Pritzker administration to allow basketball and other high-risk sports to resume. Game On: IHSA Sets Sports Calendar For Rest Of School Year By Joe Deacon • Jan 27, 2021 Jeff Smudde / WGLT The start of high school basketball in central Illinois is on the horizon, and a timetable has been set for football, volleyball, soccer and other sports. Superintendent: Few Problems As Unit 5 Returns To Hybrid By Charlie Schlenker • Jan 22, 2021 Staff / WGLT Unit 5 students made a good transition back to hybrid learning after the holiday break, according to district administrators. State Farm Holiday Classic Canceled Due To Pandemic By Eric Stock • Aug 19, 2020 State Farm Holiday Classic/Facebook One of the largest annual sporting events in McLean County, the State Farm Holiday Classic basketball tournament, has been canceled due to concerns over the pandemic. New Practice Restrictions Cast Doubt Over Return Of High School Sports By Eric Stock • Jul 14, 2020 Jeff Smudde / WGLT Illinois high schools have sharply scaled back practices in response to new health data as their sports seasons remain in jeopardy during the pandemic. Athletic Directors Lewis, Smith: Relationships, Not Wins & Losses, Defined Their Careers By Eric Stock • Feb 6, 2020 Eric Stock / WGLT Two of Bloomington-Normal's longest serving school athletic directors are calling it quits after this school year. IHSA Scraps District Format For Football By Eric Stock • Dec 17, 2019 Jeff Smudde The Illinois High School Association has scrapped a controversial plan to shift its playoff and scheduling format for football starting in 2021.