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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.

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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.

Basketball player shooting
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The Illinois High School Association has invited Gov. JB Pritzker’s office and representatives from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to discuss the association’s plans to hold a basketball season this winter, against the state’s recommendation.

People exercising while wearing masks
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A sports science professor at Illinois State University says studies aren't yet clear on whether masks limit performance during aerobic exercise.

Basketball player dribbling to the basket
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The Illinois High School Association’s move Wednesday to proceed with basketball this season left schools scrambling to remake schedules and decide if they even want to proceed with what the state considers a high-risk sport coronavirus surges across the state.

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Bloomington-Normal won't be among the communities bidding to host the boys' high school state basketball finals starting in 2021, citing scheduling conflicts.

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Jeff Smudde

The Illinois High School Association has scrapped a controversial plan to shift its playoff and scheduling format for football starting in 2021.

IHSA girls basketball championship

The organization that oversees high school sports in Illinois said parents should do their homework before sending their child to play on a travel sports team.

St. Thomas More girls state champions
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The Illinois high school basketball finals are where the term March Madness was coined.

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In sports, officials are at their best when their work goes unnoticed. But organizers of youth and high school sports in Illinois have noticed the supply of people willing to don the stripes has dwindled when demand for officials has never been higher.  

El Paso Gridley vs. Ridgeview
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Illinois high school football's governing body is overhauling its conferences, in a move that's intended to helps schools play similar-size programs.

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A local lacrosse club is hoping to convince Unit 5 and District 87 to form a cooperative lacrosse team that would compete against other Illinois High School Association schools.

Fast Pace Leads To Growth In Local Lacrosse Scene

Jul 12, 2018
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Lacrosse is a Native American game that began to penetrate colonial society in the 1630s. Its present form originated on East Coast in the 1700s.