An acclimatization schedule has been approved for lower-risk winter sports, and contact days are available to fall, spring and summer athletics on an unlimited basis.
Lower-risk sports can compete out of conference, medium-risk sports can compete within conferences and higher-risk sports can hold intra-team scrimmages.
Lower-risk winter sports will receive a season start date soon, while the likelihood of events being held in higher-risk sports this school year continues to decrease.
The IHSA Board of Directors' latest meeting resulted in no change to the status of high school sports, which have been paused since mid-November.
IHSA board statement: "February seems like a realistic timeline to have sports resume statewide."
Wednesday's IHSA Board of Directors meeting is expected to include discussion about scheduling athletic seasons for the remainder of this school year.
'As adults, we all had our chance at these high school experiences. I just feel terrible for our kids that don't even have a choice in the matter.'
IHSA officials hope to have low-risk winter sports in competition after the new calendar year begins, but basketball remains in a state of flux.
The IHSA Board of Directors on Monday also approved club sports-related rules that will allow for some flexibility in multiple ventures.
Champaign Central graduate, who earned Division III First Team All-American honors last season while helping North Central College football to a national championship, eagerly anticipating his return to the football field
Benny Bryan, 89, died on Oct. 7. He guided the Chargers to a Class AA state tournament appearance in 1990 and captured 208 victories overall.
Long-time assistant with the Chargers eager to take on top job: 'When I got the phone call that I got the position, I was really overwhelmed with joy and excitement.'
Ryan Remole guided the Chargers for six seasons plus the wiped-out 2020 campaign, compiling more than 100 victories in the process.
IHSA representatives on Monday released a document indicating guidelines for and addressing questions about the organization's new fall contact days.
IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson indicated last month postseason events may take on more of a regionalized approach. If they happen at all.
BUCKLEY — Tim Dillman has seen what Hayden Cargo and Nolan Roseman are capable of on a baseball diamond. And the Royal Giants’ manager has just one question after the latest of those experiences.
Competitors in spring and summer ventures — especially volleyball in the spring (Feb. 15-May 1) and baseball and softball in the summer (May 3-June 26) — may have difficult decisions to make.
BUCKLEY — Tim Dillman’s Royal Giants baseball team possessed plenty of positive vibes after sweeping two games against Paxton last Sunday, finishing with three doubleheader triumphs in as many tries during the condensed Eastern Illinois League regular season.
'It’s going to be important for coaches to share those days and get those kids something to do but we’re not wearing them out,' Unity athletic director and football coach Scott Hamilton said.