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Posted on: May 25, 2022

The IHSAA Foundation and its Board of Directors are pleased to announce that four recipients have been selected for the Bobby and Kathy Cox Post-Secondary Tuition Scholarship, along with two recipients of the Sparks Foundation Post-Secondary Tuition Scholarship.

Posted on: May 23, 2022

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (5-23-22)

"Promoting Education Based Athletics in Indiana"

When you make a commitment or promise to do something, is it your goal to follow through with the result?  

NBA star Steph Curry is one of the league's all-time greats.  He is known as the greatest 3-point shooter in the history of the game.

However, his mom will remember him for something else, which is much more meaningful to her.  When Curry turned pro after his junior year in college, he promised his mom he would return to Davidson and earn his degree.

Well, Curry did just that.  It didn't happen until 13 years later, but Curry said it was his promise to his mom that inspired him to complete his college education.  

While Curry has had so many success stories, this might be his biggest accomplishment.  It's all because of a promise he kept to his mother!


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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Janie Ulmer, a LaPorte native and current principal at Hamilton Southeastern High School, has been approved by the IHSAA Executive Committee to become an assistant commissioner.

Posted on: May 16, 2022

The sectional pairings for the 47th Annual IHSAA Girls Tennis State Tournament were revealed to an online audience via this evening

Posted on: May 16, 2022

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (5-16-22)

“Promoting Education Based Athletics in Indiana”

Making excuses for whatever reason is one of my pet peeves. Are you someone who always comes up with an excuse when you do something wrong, are late for class, didn’t do your homework, or have a bad game or event?

Whether you are a freshman or senior, make it a priority to stop it, never another excuse, even if it’s valid.

Excuse making happens often when you are younger, it’s part of the growing up stage. It’s easy to say when you are in grade school that your parents didn’t remind you, you ran out of time, you forgot. Whatever the reason, you had the answers.

Part of growing up and being a responsible person falls on you. In fact, by the time you are in high school the “good excuse reason” should no longer be in your vocabulary.   Keep it in your rear view mirror and vow to never making excuses again!!

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

A two-sport athlete who has overcome physical limitations to play the sports he loves, Landis Sims of South Central High School in Elizabeth, IN is the 2022 recipient of the National High School Spirit of Sport Award for Section 4.

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IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (5-9-22)

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (5-9-22)

IHSAA Tip of the Week (5-9-22)

"Promoting Education-Based Athletics in Indiana"

While watching the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race this past weekend, it brought back memories of many upsets I have witnessed or read about in the history of sports.

Big upsets don't happen every day, but they do happen.  At this year's Derby, an 80-1 shot (longest race odds of the 20 horses that competed), Rich Strike ridden by Sonny Leon, won the race, despite no mention of him prior to the start of the race.  

If you are a high school athlete participating in sports, team or individual, there is always hope when you are the underdog.  Are there upsets every day?  No, but there will be upsets from time to time in your sport or event.  

Some upsets are bigger than others.  There is no greater satisfaction in sports than winning a game/match or event that no one gave you a chance to win.  Those are the ones that you will remember forever!


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