SIJHSAA Girls and Boys State T-Shirt Online Stores Are Now Open! 
 
Minor League of Salem, the official t-shirt provider of the SIJHSAA
has initiated Online Pre-Ordering State Tournament/Meet t-shirts and apparel.  
Each class of girls and boys basketball online stores are now open. 
You may purchase items, pay with a credit card and they will be at the SIJHSAA Basketball State Tournament for pickup.
Purchasing online gives you many more options of apparel and colors than what will be on hand at Rend Lake College.

As Director of the SIJHSAA I would like to remind all players, coaches, administrators, and fans of appropriate sportsmanship at our SIJHSAA Events.

By Law - Article VIII: Sportsmanship - Section 1:  The SIJHSAA provides opportunities for athletic competition for grade school students.  We do so with the intent of enhancing their educational experiences and hopefully instilling them positive qualities in the areas of integrity, sportsmanship, responsibility, and competition.

By Law - Article IV: Contests - Section 6: During all Regional and State contests the SIJHSAA prohibits the use of all types of noise-makers, confetti, radios, shakers, rally towels, thunder sticks, camera lights, laser lights, and also tripods in the stands.  Signs must be no larger than a legal sized sheet of paper.(8 1/2 X 14)  Body painting materials shall not be administered at games or containers brought on game sites.  Body paint may be worn on arms and the face.  Appropriate shirts must be worn to all events.  Bands are limited to the National Anthem.  They are not used to give a home game atmosphere nor to create noise or to rally the fans.

By Law - Article VIII:  Sportsmanship - Section 2:  Any coach ejected from a SIJHSAA contest shall not be permitted to attend the next interscholastic contest at that level (jv/varsity) of competition, or any other SIJHSAA interscholastic contests at any level in the interim. During a suspension coaches may not attend contests or travel with the team to and from contests from which sport they are suspended.  Any fan ejected  from a SIJHSAA contest shall not be permitted to attend the next 2 interscholastic contests at that level (jv/varsity) of competition, or any other SIJHSAA interscholastic contests at any level in the interim.  Additional penalties may be assessed by the school and/or the SIJHSAA.

By Law - Article VIII:  Sportsmanship - Section 3:  Any player ejected from a SIJHSAA contest shall not be permitted to participate in the next interscholastic contest at that level (jv/varisty) of competition, or any other SIJHSAA interscholastic contests at any level in the interim.  During a suspension players may attend contests and travel with the team to and from contest from which sport they are suspended.  The player may sit on the bench in street clothes(not in uniform) while in attendance.  Additional penalties may be assessed by the school and/or the SIJHSAA.

SIJHSAA Director - Greg Hale

SIJHSAA Member Schools and Officials:

 

The SIJHSAA has a new by law concerning officials going into effect for the 2016-17 school year.

 

SIJHSAA By Law:  Ariticle IV:  Contests / Section 14:

During regular season games two(2) IHSA licensed officials for baseball, softball, boys and girls basketball - one(1) IHSA licensed official for volleyball will be used on all 7th(JV) or 8th(Varsity) games or matches, with the exception of a late notice of an officials cancellation.  In the event of a late notice cancelation, a non-licensed official may be substituted.

 

Greg Hale
Director
SIJHSAA

 

Rick Franklin Coaching Longevity Award

 

Dear SIJHSAA Member School AD's:
 
Beginning with this year, the SIJHSAA will be giving out the Rick Franklin Longevity Award.  The Rick Franklin Longevity Award is an award that recognizes coaches that have been coaching for at least 20 years in the same district.  Schools will be able to honor coaches 5 years retroactive from this year.   (That means coaches that have retired within the last 5 years may be honored) Please check out the criteria to see if your applicant qualifies.  If your applicant meets all of the criteria, fill out the form and follow the instructions on the form.
 
The award will be sent to the school and the school can decide how they want to present the award.  For example, at halftime of a basketball game or at a school board meeting just to name a couple.  Please realize that after filling out the form, confirming the information, sending it to our trophy provider, and sending it to your school, can take a little time.  So have this in mind when you are giving the award.
 
Also, the SIJHSAA would like pictures taken of the award presentation and e-mailed to Geff Purcell (geff@americana.com) and Greg Hale (sijhsaa@gmail.com) so we can put them on our website. (Please ID your pictures)
 
Download application below
 
Sincerely,
Tracy Lauderdale
President-Board of Control
SIJHSAA

2017-2018 Rick Franklin Coaching Longevity Award Winners

 

Name School Year 
Tracy Lauderdale O’Fallon District 90 2017
Terry Herrell Centralia Jr High 2017
Gerard Albers Germantown 2017
Norman Henderson  
Richland County Middle School  
2017
Thomas Roper Marion Jr High 2017
Jenna Fletcher Marion Jr High 2017
Tony Ringering Red Bud Jr High 2017
Jason Finke Nashville Middle School 2017
Robert Konkel St.Ann Catholic School - Nashville   2017
Joe Voss St.Theresa School-Belleville   2017
Kent Snyder Mascoutah   2017
Becky Wessel Carlyle Jr High 2017
Jeff Wessel Carlyle Jr High 2017
Marvin Linton Carlyle Jr High 2017
Mike Gherdardini Carlyle Jr High 2017
Suzie Worman
Franklin Park MiddleSchool 2018
Mike Layne Murphysboro Middle School 2018
Bryan Weaver Millstadt Middle School 2018
Rick Gaebe Okawville Jr High School 2018
Robert Crow Hamilton County Jr High 2018
Trevor Clark Johnston City Middle School 2018
Armondo Settles Casey Middle School 2018
Darron Rushing Washington Middle School 2018
Jessie McNeil Mounds Meridian Jr High 2018
2018 CLASS S STATE TRACK MEET

Saturday May 12th
at Herrin Sports Complex
Herrin, IL
 
 
Meet Manager:  Andrew Anderson 618-925-3197 (cell) 618-942-6606 (HS) 618-942-7562 (fax)
andrew.anderson@herrinschools.org (e-mail)
 
Monday, May 7 - Noon Deadline for State Meet Entries from regional hosts *Regional hosts must fax or e-mail qualifiers to Mike Mooneyhan. Coaches of qualifiers must enter your qualifiers on www.directathletics.com.
Saturday, May 12
9:00am Weign-in of Implements (Northeast side of the track)
9:15am Coaches Meeting (Scratch meeting only - no replacements)
9:30am Girls High Jump Begins
9:55am National Anthem
10:00am Field Events Begin
11:30am Finals Begin of Running Events
 

2018 CLASS L STATE TRACK MEET


Saturday May 12th
at Tri-C Elementary
Carterville, IL
 
 
Meet Manager: Jake Wakey 618-967-0261(cell) / 618-985-2940 (HS)
 
Monday, May 7 - Noon Deadline for state meet entries from regional hosts (Fax:  618-985-2741)
Saturday, May 12
9:00am Weigh-ins of Implements/east side of press box
9:15am coaches/scratch meeting (no replacements)
 9:30am Girls High Jump & Boys Pole Vault Competition Begins
10:05am National Anthem
10:15am Field Events Begin
Noon Finals Begin of Running Events

The SIJHSAA proudly salutes the 
these 8th grade students on being named the 
Regional winners for the first annual Jim Burnes Leadership Award:
 

Makenzie Howell
Cobden Region 1
Margaux Bruce
Marion Region 2
Colin Sveda
Christopher Region 3
Jordan Donato
Nashville Region 4
Grace Middendorff
Marissa Region 5
Sarah Gingrich
Wolf Branch
Region 6
Mason Hamon
Aviston Region 7
Sadie Mellott
Rome Region 8
Hannah Tomlianovich
Central City Region 9
Brooks Julian
Olney
Region 10
 

This award was based on the following criteria: GPA, sports participation, community activities, specific honors, a typed essay, and recommendations from inside the school and the community. The regional winners will be honored with a luncheon and a plaque on May 6th. 
The BOC selected one winner from each region. If a student was nominated for the award, that means that they were the winner from their district and will receive a certificate of recognition from the SIJHSAA.
These winners, as well as all of the applicants for this award, reflect the true meaning of the SIJHSAA motto which states, "Your reputation can be made,or even destroyed in a moment. Your character is developed over a lifetime." These student athletes have worked extremely hard to get to where they are now and I am sure that they are destined for even greater things in the future. 
The SIJHSAA would like to thank Baysinger Architects for their help in sponsoring this award.  

The SIJHSAA proudly salutes the 
these 8th grade students on being named the 
Regional winners for the first annual Jim Burnes Leadership Award:
 

Jaley Watkins Jonesboro Region 1
Kelby Weber Herrin Region 2
Anna Kistner Sesser-Valier Region 3
Logan Eversgerd St. Ann Catholic-Nashville Region 4
Reagan Lucas Smithton Region 5
Aubrey Mister Carriel-O'Fallon Region 6
Macie Peltes
Carlyle Region 7
Lauren Miley Rome Region 8
Jazmyne Myers Central City Region 9
Rayce Loudermilk Mt. Carmel
Region 10
 
 2017 Jim Burnes Leadership Award Winners
 

This award was based on the following criteria: GPA, sports participation, community activities, specific honors, a typed essay, and recommendations from inside the school and the community. The regional winners will be honored with a luncheon and a plaque on May 6th. 
The BOC selected one winner from each region. If a student was nominated for the award, that means that they were the winner from their district and will receive a certificate of recognition from the SIJHSAA.
These winners, as well as all of the applicants for this award, reflect the true meaning of the SIJHSAA motto which states, "Your reputation can be made,or even destroyed in a moment. Your character is developed over a lifetime." These student athletes have worked extremely hard to get to where they are now and I am sure that they are destined for even greater things in the future. 
The SIJHSAA would like to thank Baysinger Architects for their help in sponsoring this award.  

SIJHSAA Jim Burnes Leadership Award

The SIJHSAA along with Baysinger Architechts, is pleased to announce the opening of 2016-2017 nominations for the Jim Burnes Leadership Award.

The SIJHSAA is one of two organizations in Illinois that sponsor junior high athletics. The SIJHSAA is made of over 180 schools throughout Southern Illinois and is divided up in to 10 geographical regions.

This award, for 8th graders only, will be based on the following criteria: GPA, sports participation, community activities, specific honors, a typed essay, and recommendations from inside the school and community. Please be sure to look over the criteria and dates that are on the forms.

Each school will get to nominate one person. This person will be nominated by the school athletic director. This person will also be the winner of the leadership award for their school and will receive a certificate from the SIJHSAA proclaiming them the Leadership Award winner from their school. The winner of this award will then proceed on to the regional level where the winner of the regional level will be honored with a plaque and a luncheon honoring their accomplishments.

The 2016-2017 Jim Burnes Leadership Award luncheon will be Friday, May 5th from 11:00 to 1:00 at Alongi’s in Duquoin.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Tracy Lauderdale at tlauderdale@of90.net.

The SIJHSAA proudly salutes the
these 8th grade students on being named the
Regional winners for the first annual Jim Burnes Leadership Award:

 

 

Ryan Schaefer Shawnee Jr High Region 1
Caleb Crain Adams School Region 2
Grace Lueke Hamilton County Region 3
Dawson Yates
Pinckneyville Jr High Region 4
Maysa Titsworth Trico Jr High Region 5
Alexandra Smith Smithton Jr High Region 6
Sabrina Kollbaum   
Nashville Middle School Region 7
Kaitlyn Huff Rome CCSD #2 Region 8
Olivia Daniels Franklin Park Middle School Region 9
Jace Greenwood
Richland County Middle School   
Region 10
 

(Download Luncheon Program Below)
 

This award was based on the following criteria: GPA, sports participation, community activities, specific honors, a typed essay, and recommendations from inside the school and the community. The regional winners will be honored with a luncheon and a plaque on May 6th. 
The BOC selected one winner from each region. If a student was nominated for the award, that means that they were the winner from their district and will receive a certificate of recognition from the SIJHSAA.
These winners, as well as all of the applicants for this award, reflect the true meaning of the SIJHSAA motto which states, "Your reputation can be made,or even destroyed in a moment. Your character is developed over a lifetime." These student athletes have worked extremely hard to get to where they are now and I am sure that they are destined for even greater things in the future. 
The SIJHSAA would like to thank Baysinger Architects for their help in sponsoring this award.  

Softball and Baseball Regional Groupings

Softball and Baseball Regional Groupings reflect some imbalances in number of teams per regional.  This is due to some schools that entered their respective state series and failed to field a team.  The Softball and Baseball Regionals were released July 1, 2015.  A number of schools failed to field teams in August.  Thus the schools that failed to field teams were deleted from their respective regionals

Thanks
Greg Hale -Director

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2015 Baseball & Softball Rules

Link to download the 2015 Baseball & Softball Rules

2015 Baseball and Softball Rules

Link to download the 2015 Baseball Bat Standards

2015 Baseball Bat Standards

Link to download the ASA Non-Approved Bat List that have ASA Certification Marks

 ASA Non-Approved Bat List with ASA Certification Marks

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Fall Information Packets

SIJHSAA Member School Representatives - Please check your e-mail as I have distributed the Fall Information Packet to your school.  Baseball Bat Regulations are included in the Fall Information Packet.  You may also download the packet and cover letter below.

Link to 2015 Fall Information Letter

Link to 2015 Fall Information Packet

 

Sincerely,
Greg Hale
SIJHSAA-Director

2018 Baseball Bat Standards

Below is a link to the 2018 SIJHSAA Baseball Bat Standards and a link to examples.  We recommend printing a copy and attaching it to your scorebook to share with officials prior to all contests.

SIJHSAA Baseball Bat Standards (update 7-26-2018)

(Any bat 30 inches and under that has a greater than minus 3 drop and a barrel diameter no larger than 2 5/8 inches is legal provided that bat contains the USA Baseball logo - these bats will have a -12 drop cap)  

*Note this change has been made due to some confusion in the intrepretation of the SIJHSAA Bat Rules.  Present baseball bat rules will be evaluated at the Fall 2018 SIJHSAA Board of Control Meeting.

SIJHSAA Bat Examples (3-14-18)

Tamaroa Grade School has a boys basketball tournament opening for one team.  The dates of the tournament are Dec. 9, 10, 12, & 13.  If interested contact Kerri Schoenbacher - AD Tamaroa Grade School.  (618-496-5513)

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