News & Announcements from the IHSAA

Browse the quarterly IHSAA Bulletin, board meeting briefs, seasonal announcements, press releases, and more.

IHSAA Bulletin: Summer 2020

IHSAA Bulletin: Summer 2020

The Iowa High School Athletic Association's quarterly publication provides updates on COVID-19 guidelines for the 2020 fall seasons, ... read more

Golf: COVID-19 Fall Guidance

Golf: COVID-19 Fall Guidance

Fall 2020: Return to Competition Updated: July 29, 2020 This document should be considered as providing recommendations from the IHSAA ... read more

Football: COVID-19 Fall Guidance

Football: COVID-19 Fall Guidance

Fall 2020: Return to Competition Updated: July 29, 2020 This document should be considered as providing recommendations from the IHSAA ... read more

Cross Country: COVID-19 Fall Guidance

Cross Country: COVID-19 Fall Guidance

Fall 2020: Return to Competition August 11 Webinar with Coaches and Athletic Directors Updated: July 29, 2020 This document should be ... read more

Football: 2020 Revised Schedule

Football: 2020 Revised Schedule

To better prepare for the 2020 varsity football season, the IHSAA developed a revised schedule plan which allows for member school ... read more

COVID-19 Resource Center

COVID-19 Resource Center

Hello! We wanted to provide this page as a hub for updates and Iowa High School Athletic Association resources to share with our ... read more

Baseball: State Tournament Ticket Update

Baseball: State Tournament Ticket Update

Ticket prices and session formats will be adjusted for spectators at the 2020 State Baseball Tournament as the IHSAA and the Iowa Cubs ... read more

Baseball: Substate Brackets

Baseball: Substate Brackets

District and substate pairings for the 2020 baseball postseason are now available for all four classifications. Substate final ... read more

Baseball: Postponements, Time Changes & Updates

Baseball: Postponements, Time Changes & Updates

Postponements, suspensions, and updates on the 2020 IHSAA Baseball Postseason. Page will be updated with information and confirmation ... read more

Baseball: Postseason Assignments

Baseball: Postseason Assignments

District and substate assignments for all four classifications are now available for the 2020 baseball postseason. Postseason ... read more

Board Briefs: June 15, 2020

Board Briefs: June 15, 2020

BOONE, Iowa – Starting in 2021, the Iowa High School Athletic Association’s state swimming championships will expand from one afternoon read more

IHSAA Bulletin: Spring 2020

IHSAA Bulletin: Spring 2020

The Iowa High School Athletic Association's quarterly publication provides updates on the canceled 2020 spring seasons, recaps the 2020 read more

Baseball Guidance & FAQs

Baseball Guidance & FAQs

For release: May 26, 2020 Below is a series of Frequently Asked Questions from the Iowa High School Athletic Association and Iowa Girls read more

Summer sports return approved for Iowa high schools

Summer sports return approved for Iowa high schools

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced Wednesday that summer athletic seasons may be conducted for high school baseball and softball ... read more

Board Briefs: April 22, 2020

Board Briefs: April 22, 2020

Last week’s meeting of the IHSAA Board of Control went on as scheduled, but like most school-related gatherings this spring, took place read more

Iowa high school spring sports canceled

Iowa high school spring sports canceled

Following Friday’s recommendations to keep Iowa schools closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year due to the spread of novel ... read more

School closures suspend Iowa high school spring activities

School closures suspend Iowa high school spring activities

Events for Iowa’s high school Unified Activities partners will remain suspended through April 30. read more

Prohibited activity period FAQs

Prohibited activity period FAQs

On March 16, the IGHSAU, IHSAA, IHSMA, and IHSSA announced that all spring activities are prohibited through the state’s K-12 school ... read more

Golf: Sectional & District Assignments

Golf: Sectional & District Assignments

Sites and assignments for the 2020 spring golf postseason are now available. Sectional meets are set for Friday, May 15, unless ... read more

Football: 2020 Regular Season Schedules

Football: 2020 Regular Season Schedules

NOTE: This post is outdated as of the July 24 release of schedule revisions due to COVID-19. Please visit the Football page for updated read more

Board Briefs: March 12, 2020

Board Briefs: March 12, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa High School Athletic Association’s Board of Control approved contracts at last week's meeting with Spectra, read more

Track & Field: State Qualifying Meet Sites

Track & Field: State Qualifying Meet Sites

Sites for track and field's co-ed 2020 State Qualifying Meets are now available.  These meets are currently set for Thursday, May 14 in read more

Basketball: Spectator restrictions for Friday’s finals

Basketball: Spectator restrictions for Friday’s finals

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa High School Athletic Association’s 2020 State Basketball Tournament will play Friday’s games with spectator read more

IHSAA statement: COVID-19 concerns

IHSAA statement: COVID-19 concerns

The Iowa High School Athletic Association is actively monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in the United States and here in ... read more

2020 IHSAA Basketball Hall of Fame Honorees

2020 IHSAA Basketball Hall of Fame Honorees

The IHSAA is proud to announce the 2020 class for induction into its Basketball Hall of Fame, with 13 selections to be honored on ... read more

Basketball: State Tournament Brackets

Basketball: State Tournament Brackets

Pairings are now available for all classes in the 2020 IHSAA State Basketball Tournament. The tournament runs from Monday, March 9 ... read more

Bowling: State meet at Cadillac XBC through 2022

Bowling: State meet at Cadillac XBC through 2022

Iowa High School State Bowling Tournament to Remain at Waterloo’s Cadillac XBC through 2022        The Iowa Girls High School Athletic ... read more

Basketball: Postseason Brackets

Basketball: Postseason Brackets

District and substate pairings for the 2020 basketball postseason will be shared here once they are available. Class 2A and Class 1A ... read more

Wrestling: Finals Night Awards

Wrestling: Finals Night Awards

At Saturday night’s state finals, the IHSAA will present annual award winners and Hall of Fame honorees to open the evening. The IHSAA ... read more

Bowling: State Meet Qualifiers

Bowling: State Meet Qualifiers

Following Tuesday's state qualifying meets, in cooperation with the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, an unofficial list of ... read more

Basketball: Postseason Postponements & Updates

Basketball: Postseason Postponements & Updates

Please check back to this page for 2020 basketball postseason scheduling changes, including weather-related postponements, and time and read more

Wrestling: State Tournament Brackets

Wrestling: State Tournament Brackets

Brackets are now available for the 2020 IHSAA State Traditional Wrestling Tournament, which begins Thursday, Feb. 20 at Wells Fargo ... read more

Wrestling: 2020 District Tournaments

Wrestling: 2020 District Tournaments

2020 District Tournament Links Date: Saturday, February 15 Time: 12 p.m. Tickets: $6 The top two finishers from every District ... read more

Wrestling: State Duals

Wrestling: State Duals

Brackets and schedules are now available for the 2020 IHSAA Wrestling State Dual Team Tournament. Quarterfinal duals begin at 9 a.m. on read more

Wrestling: Regional Duals

Wrestling: Regional Duals

Assignments for wrestling’s 2020 Regional Dual Team Tournaments were made available for all three classifications on Feb. 8, with ... read more

Swimming: District Meet Results

Swimming: District Meet Results

2020 DISTRICT MEET RESULTS Saturday, February 8   The fastest 24 individual swimmers and relay teams from district competition ... read more

Football: 2020 Districts & Groups, Updates

Football: 2020 Districts & Groups, Updates

Following Wednesday’s special meeting of the IHSAA Board of Control, football’s district and group assignments are now available. ... read more

Board Briefs: Feb. 5, 2020

Board Briefs: Feb. 5, 2020

Football takes on one-year scheduling cycle, Class 4A adds success model    BOONE, Iowa – Following months of study, the Iowa read more

IHSAA Bulletin: Winter 2019-20

IHSAA Bulletin: Winter 2019-20

The Iowa High School Athletic Association's quarterly publication provides updates ahead of the 2020 winter and spring seasons, recaps ... read more

Basketball: 4A & 3A Substate Assignments

Basketball: 4A & 3A Substate Assignments

Substate assignments for Classes 4A and 3A are now available for the 2020 basketball postseason. Postseason competition begins with ... read more

Wrestling: Regional Dual Sites

Wrestling: Regional Dual Sites

Sites for wrestling's 2020 Regional Dual Team Tournaments are now available for all three classifications, including assignments for ... read more

Bowling: State Qualifying Meet Assignments

Bowling: State Qualifying Meet Assignments

Sites and assignments for all three classifications of bowling are now available for the 2020 state qualifying meets. Those district ... read more

Basketball: 2A & 1A District Assignments

Basketball: 2A & 1A District Assignments

District and substate assignments for Classes 2A and 1A are now available for the 2020 basketball postseason. Postseason competition ... read more

Board Meeting Briefs: Jan. 23

Board Meeting Briefs: Jan. 23

Winter postseasons approaching; Football update   BOONE, Iowa – With preparations underway for another busy winter championship ... read more

2020 IHSAA Wrestling Hall of Fame honorees

2020 IHSAA Wrestling Hall of Fame honorees

Brief highlights on 5 former star competitors and 2 coaches of Iowa high school wrestling to be inducted at 2020 State Championships ... read more

Golf: 2020 State Meet Sites, Spring Classifications

Golf: 2020 State Meet Sites, Spring Classifications

Announcing the state meet courses for 2020, including three spring events (3A, 2A, 1A) and the fall tournament (4A). Also included ... read more

Swimming: 2020 District Assignments

Swimming: 2020 District Assignments

2020 District Sites & Assignments Saturday, February 8 Start: 12 p.m. Tickets: $6 District Meet Information District Meet Event and read more

Board Meeting Briefs: Dec. 19

Board Meeting Briefs: Dec. 19

Football playoff changes pitched for 2020; Board of Control updates   BOONE, Iowa – Discussions over the number of qualifying ... read more

Wrestling: Finals Tickets On Sale Dec. 17

Wrestling: Finals Tickets On Sale Dec. 17

BOONE, Iowa – The finals of the IHSAA State Wrestling Tournament have been sold out for many years and require a reserve ticket through read more

Swimming: District Meet Sites

Swimming: District Meet Sites

  At Friday's meeting, the IHSAA's Board of Control approved swimming's postseason district meets for Saturday, February 8 at the ... read more

Wrestling: Sectional & District Assignments

Wrestling: Sectional & District Assignments

Following approval on Friday morning by the IHSAA's Board of Control, sectional and district tournament assignments for the 2020 ... read more

Football Hall of Fame: Class of 2019

Football Hall of Fame: Class of 2019

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – At Friday night’s Class 4A football state championship game, the IHSAA will present the 2019 class of Football Hall read more

IHSAA awards: Officials Hall of Fame, Sports Media, Sports Medicine

IHSAA awards: Officials Hall of Fame, Sports Media, Sports Medicine

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – At Thursday night’s Class 3A football state championship game, the IHSAA will present annual award winners and Iowa read more

Football: IHSSN Updates

Football: IHSSN Updates

The Iowa High School Sports Network, the exclusive television and streaming rights-holder for select IHSAA state tournament events, has read more

Playoff Brackets: Semifinals & Finals

Playoff Brackets: Semifinals & Finals

  2019 IHSAA FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS Semifinals: November 14-16 Finals: November 21-22   PLAYOFF INFORMATION Tickets for first round and read more

Watch: Football Playoffs, Quarterfinals

Watch: Football Playoffs, Quarterfinals

Friday’s Quarterfinals Live Streams   The IHSAA makes lead-up postseason events available for broadcasting access by NFHS Network, read more

Cross Country: State Meet Results

Cross Country: State Meet Results

2019 Iowa High School State Cross Country Championships Saturday, November 2, 2019 Kennedy Park, Fort Dodge - Tickets: $10   ... read more

Playoff Brackets: First Round & Quarterfinals

Playoff Brackets: First Round & Quarterfinals

2019 IHSAA FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS First Round: Friday, November 1 Quarterfinals: Friday, November 8   PLAYOFF SCORE LISTCLASS 4A FINAL ... read more

Watch: Football Playoffs, First Round

Watch: Football Playoffs, First Round

Friday’s First Round Live Streams   The IHSAA makes lead-up postseason events available for broadcasting access by NFHS Network, ... read more

Playoff Qualifiers & Final RPI

Playoff Qualifiers & Final RPI

Announcing the 16 playoff qualifying teams in each of the 6 football classifications with a full listing of the final RPI rankings. read more

Football: District title scenarios in Week 9

Football: District title scenarios in Week 9

Who’s in? Breaking down district title races and playoff qualifying scenarios ahead of Week 9   With just one game left in the ... read more

IHSAA Fall 2019 Bulletin

IHSAA Fall 2019 Bulletin

INSIDE ISSUE NO. 591 BRACKETS AFTER THE BLAZE Ballard’s 2019 state wrestling champ, Skyler Noftsger, lost his prized wrestling medals ... read more

Playoff RPI – After Week 8

Playoff RPI – After Week 8

2019 IHSAA FOOTBALL PLAYOFF RPI Third edition – October 21, 2019   Class 4A Class 3A Class 2A Class 1A Class A Eight-Player   read more

Cross Country: State Qualifying Meet Assignments

Cross Country: State Qualifying Meet Assignments

State Qualifying Meet assignments for all four classes of co-ed Cross Country, set 3 or 4 p.m. starts on Thursday, October 24. CLASS 4A read more

Playoff RPI – After Week 7

Playoff RPI – After Week 7

2019 IHSAA Football Playoff RPI Second edition – October 14, 2019   Class 4A Class 3A Class 2A Class 1A Class A Eight-Player ... read more

IHSAA Advisory Committees

IHSAA Advisory Committees

2019-20 Advisory Committees & Members IHSAA & IGHSAU Classification Committee *Updated February 5, 2020 Russ Adams, ... read more

District Football Standings

District Football Standings

View 2019 district football standings via the IHSAA app below: 4A Standings 3A Standings 2A Standings 1A Standings A Standings ... read more

2019 IHSAA Football Hall of Fame honorees

2019 IHSAA Football Hall of Fame honorees

Announcing the 2019 IHSAA Football Hall of Fame class Brief highlights on six former Iowa high school football stars to be inducted at ... read more

Parents and Adult Fans: The Biggest Challenge Facing High School Sports Today

Parents and Adult Fans: The Biggest Challenge Facing High School Sports Today

From Karissa Niehoff, executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Tom Keating, executive ... read more

Board Meeting Brief: August 2019

Board Meeting Brief: August 2019

Back to school updates for 2019-20 athletic year; Classification Committee forming BOONE, Iowa - As fall sport practices begin, the ... read more

Football RPI Information

Football RPI Information

IHSAA FOOTBALL RATINGS PERCENTAGE INDEX The IHSAA began using RPI in 2018 to determine its at-large playoff qualifiers. Below is an ... read more

IHSAA Summer 2019 Bulletin

IHSAA Summer 2019 Bulletin

Inside Issue No. 590 From the Desk Welcome Tom Keating, the IHSAA's new executive director. A long-time school teacher, coach, and ... read more

Board Meeting Brief: June 2019

Board Meeting Brief: June 2019

Officiating opened to high schoolers for sub-varsity contests; scrimmage travel loosened BOONE, Iowa - In an effort to increase the ... read more

Board Meeting Brief: April 2019

Board Meeting Brief: April 2019

Football, wrestling tournaments add qualifying adjustments; spring postseason assignments BOONE, Iowa – With new state tournament ... read more

IHSAA Spring 2019 Bulletin

IHSAA Spring 2019 Bulletin

Inside Issue No. 589 IHSAA News Read about and get to know Tom Keating, the IHSAA's next executive director. A long-time school ... read more