CHAMPAIGN — Martin Mondala produced all of the offense for St. Thomas More boys’ soccer on Friday during a 3-0 home victory over St. Joseph-Ogden.
The adjustments appear to have been made with a recent announcement by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
BLOOMINGTON — Dates are established for the IHSA's summer sports state series, following Monday's news that baseball, softball, girls' soccer, track and field and boys' tennis teams will compete for postseason hardware later this school year.
The IHSA Board of Directors determined during its Monday meeting that baseball, softball, girls' soccer, track and field and boys' tennis athletes will receive an opportunity they didn't have last school year.
Dan Sheehan wasn't surprised by Monday's news after a letter was sent on behalf of school administrators to Gov. J.B. Pritzker and IDPH leader Dr. Ngozi Ezike about the subject.
The IHSA Board of Directors on Wednesday is expected to announce scheduling for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year, something Jane Stillman and others are anxiously awaiting.
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.
Wednesday's IHSA Board of Directors meeting is expected to include discussion about scheduling athletic seasons for the remainder of this school year.
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.
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.
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.
'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.