Illinois '17-'18

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Re: Illinois '17-'18

Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:06 pm

It's my honor to kick off page 4 of this year's Illinois thread with the IHSSBCA All-State teams.

Class A and Class AA teams are available at the IHSSBCA page.

Congratulations to all honorees in what, according to every voter, was the most difficult selection process we've ever had!
Brad Fischer
Head Editor, IHSA State Series

Winnebago HS ('06)
Northern Illinois University ('10)
Assistant Coach, IMSA (2010-12)
Coach, Keith Country Day School (2012-16)

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Re: Illinois '17-'18

Post by AGoodMan » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:02 pm

I honestly thought Govind would make First Team. He is one of the best high school history players anywhere in the country.
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Re: Illinois '17-'18

Post by Deviant Insider » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:39 pm

The 2018 IHSSBCA Awards Banquet will be held at 6:00pm on April 14 at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. The awards banquet is open to the public and honors All-State players, Illinois State Champions, Hall of Fame Coaches, and the Rob Grierson Friend of Scholastic Bowl. If you are interested in attending, email Sharon Lorinskas and Matt Hasquin.
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Re: Illinois '17-'18

Post by Ent » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:03 pm

Big Y wrote:The 2018 IHSSBCA Awards Banquet will be held at 6:00pm on April 14 at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. The awards banquet is open to the public and honors All-State players, Illinois State Champions, Hall of Fame Coaches, and the Rob Grierson Friend of Scholastic Bowl. If you are interested in attending, email Sharon Lorinskas and Matt Hasquin.
If it will help you to deice whether or not you should go, the All State honorees who may be in attendance can be found here: http://www.ihssbca.org/awards/all-state ... elections/.

The Hall of Fame members to be inducted are Donna Robinson, formerly of Niantic-Harristown, Frank Bellucci, formerly of St. Ignatius and currently of DePaul College Prep, and Linda Greene, formerly of Auburn.

The Friend of Scholastic Bowl Award will be given to David Reinstein, who has done a few things that could be considered "friendly" towards quizbowl on a state and national level.
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Re: Illinois '17-'18

Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:53 pm

It is my honor, on behalf of the IHSSBCA and its award committee, to announce the Association's new Coach of the Year award and its first annual recipients. The Coach of the Year award program has its roots in a gift from the estate of David Riley, a coach whose own efforts to grow his team and to advise and steward coaches across the state and country were limitless. The IHSSBCA has elected to honor three coaches with our annual Coach of the Year awards, and to name these awards for three coaches who best exemplify these qualities.

One coach from a Class A school will be honored with the Karen Niemeier Coach of the Year Award. In her nearly three decades of coaching at Winnebago, Coach Niemeier built a premier program, hosting several tournaments annually and setting the standard for quizbowl in Northern Illinois.

One coach from a Class AA school will be honored with the Tom Durbin Coach of the Year Award. Tom was the founder of Scholastic Bowl at Decatur MacArthur during the 1980's and the program became one of the most successful teams and helpful programs in Central Illinois in the 1990s and early 2000s.

Finally, one coach from any school will be honored with the Beth Young Coach of the Year Award. Coach Young's tenure at Quincy High School included over two decades of stellar performances and tireless mentoring of new coaches across the state.

These three Hall of Fame coaches combined for 28 appearances, 14 trophies, and 5 state championships at IHSA State, but their legacies go far beyond their records. So much of what we enjoy in Illinois Scholastic Bowl today is, either directly or indirectly, the work of these three coaches. They built alumni lists, moderator networks, and coaching trees that continue to grow and sustain the game today.

The IHSSBCA Coach of the Year awards honor their legacies by recognizing excellence in coaching in all its many forms. In-game success is important, but building a program, taking teams to many tournaments, hosting tournaments, being involved in both the broad quizbowl community and their local community, and upholding the high standards of sportsmanship and camaraderie that make Scholastic Bowl special - these are the things that make a coach truly excellent, and these are the primary qualities that the award committee considers in selecting the Coaches of the Year.


I am thrilled to announce that this year's Coach of the Year honorees are:
Class A: Matt Hasquin, Southwestern High School
Class AA: Mike Woolley, Carl Sandburg High School
At-Large: Mike Laudermith, Fenton High School

Our Coaches of the Year will be honored at the IHSSBCA's annual banquet on April 14th!
Brad Fischer
Head Editor, IHSA State Series

Winnebago HS ('06)
Northern Illinois University ('10)
Assistant Coach, IMSA (2010-12)
Coach, Keith Country Day School (2012-16)

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