News & Announcements from the IHSAA

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

Nov. 2022: Student-Athlete of the Month

Nov. 2022: Student-Athlete of the Month

The IHSAA Student-Athlete of the Month Award recognizes one student-athlete who displays exceptional accomplishment in the areas of ... read more

Wrestling: 2023 District Assignments

Wrestling: 2023 District Assignments

Following approval on Friday morning by the IHSAA’s Board of Control, district tournament assignments for the 2023 wrestling ... read more

Football: 2022 Hall of Fame Class

Football: 2022 Hall of Fame Class

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Iowa High School Athletic Association is proud to honor and induct the 2022 class of the Football Hall of Fame ... read more

Football: RPI & Qualifiers – After Week 9

Football: RPI & Qualifiers – After Week 9

Fourth edition Published: October 21, 2022Team records and their related playoff qualifying status are available now for Class 5A, ... read more

Football: Playoff Standings – After Week 8

Football: Playoff Standings – After Week 8

Third edition Published: October 14, 2022 | Updated: October 17, 2022Team records and their related playoff qualifying standings are ... read more

Football: 2022 Playoffs, First Round (2A, 1A, A, 8P)

Football: 2022 Playoffs, First Round (2A, 1A, A, 8P)

Classes 2A, 1A, A, and 8P — October 21, 2022 Assignments for the first round of the 2022 IHSAA football playoffs are now available for ... read more

Oct. 2022: Student-Athlete of the Month

Oct. 2022: Student-Athlete of the Month

The IHSAA Student-Athlete of the Month Award recognizes one student-athlete who displays exceptional accomplishment in the areas of ... read more

Cross Country: 2022 State Qualifying Assignments

Cross Country: 2022 State Qualifying Assignments

Host sites and team assignments for the 2022 IHSAA and IGHSAU state qualifying meets for all four classes of boys' and girls' cross ... read more

Football: Playoff Standings – After Week 7

Football: Playoff Standings – After Week 7

Second edition — October 10, 2022Team records and their related playoff qualifying standings are available following Week 7 of the ... read more

Achieve: Hall of Pride Auction

Achieve: Hall of Pride Auction

Following the June closure of the IHSAA's museum program at the Iowa Hall of Pride in Des Moines, wall art, graphics, and accessories ... read more

Football: Playoff Standings – After Week 6

Football: Playoff Standings – After Week 6

First edition — October 3, 2022Team records and their related playoff qualifying standings are available following Week 6 of the 2022 ... read more

Op-Ed: Enough is Enough – Bad Behavior by Coaches, Parents and Fans Must Stop

Op-Ed: Enough is Enough – Bad Behavior by Coaches, Parents and Fans Must Stop

By: Dr. Karissa Niehoff, chief executive officer of the National Federation of State High School Associations; Tom Keating, executive ... read more

Golf: 2022 Fall Postseason Assignments

Golf: 2022 Fall Postseason Assignments

Sites and assignments for the IHSAA's 2022 fall golf district meets in Class 4A are now available. District meets are set to take ... read more

Cross Country: 2022 State Qualifying Sites

Cross Country: 2022 State Qualifying Sites

Sites for the 2022 IHSAA and IGHSAU state qualifying meets for all four classes of cross country are now available. Team assignments ... read more

Golf: 2022 Fall Postseason Sites

Golf: 2022 Fall Postseason Sites

Sites for the 2022 fall golf postseason are now available. District meets are one-day, 18-hole competitions and set for Monday, ... read more

Baseball: 2022 Postseason Brackets

Baseball: 2022 Postseason Brackets

District and substate pairings for the 2022 baseball postseason were released on June 10 and June 17 and followed by coaches' seeding ... read more

Iowa Hall of Pride to transition to digital format with ‘Achieve’

Iowa Hall of Pride to transition to digital format with ‘Achieve’

Des Moines museum to close June 30 BOONE, IA — The Iowa Hall of Pride will soon live on through a digital format with the launch of ... read more

Baseball: 2022 Postseason Assignments

Baseball: 2022 Postseason Assignments

Postseason assignments for all four classes are available as of June 17 for the 2022 baseball postseason. Postseason competition ... read more

Board Briefs: June 14, 2022

Board Briefs: June 14, 2022

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa High School Athletic Association’s Board of Control met Monday and approved several postseason adjustments ... read more

Wilson selected as new postseason football

Wilson selected as new postseason football

IHSAA selects Wilson Sporting Goods Co. as official supplier of championship and postseason footballs   CHICAGO (May 12, ... read more

Soccer: 2022 Substate Brackets

Soccer: 2022 Substate Brackets

Substate brackets for the 2022 soccer postseason are now available for Class 3A, Class 2A, and Class 1A. Substate assignments were ... read more

Tennis: 2022 District Results

Tennis: 2022 District Results

Below are results from the IHSAA's 2022 district singles and doubles tournaments in Class 2A and Class 1A tennis. District meets for ... read more

Tennis: 2022 Postseason Assignments

Tennis: 2022 Postseason Assignments

Sites and assignments for the IHSAA's 2022 postseason in Class 2A and Class 1A are now available. All district singles and doubles ... read more

Soccer: 2022 Postseason Assignments

Soccer: 2022 Postseason Assignments

Substate assignments for the 2022 IHSAA soccer postseason are now available. The first round of postseason games in all three classes ... read more

Board Briefs: April 27, 2022

Board Briefs: April 27, 2022

BOONE, Iowa – The Iowa High School Athletic Association’s wrestling postseason will feature additional qualifiers, a new schedule and ... read more

Track and Field: 2022 State Qualifying Meet Assignments

Track and Field: 2022 State Qualifying Meet Assignments

Team sites and assignments for the 2022 IHSAA and IGHSAU state qualifying meets for all four classes of track and field are now ... read more

Golf: 2022 Spring Postseason Assignments

Golf: 2022 Spring Postseason Assignments

Sites and assignments for the 202 spring golf postseason are now available. Sectional meets are set for Wednesday, May 11, unless ... read more

Tennis: 2022 District Sites

Tennis: 2022 District Sites

Sites for tennis district singles and doubles meet in the 2022 IHSAA postseason are now available. District assignments and substate ... read more

Track & Field: 2022 State Qualifying Sites

Track & Field: 2022 State Qualifying Sites

Sites for track and field's co-ed 2022 State Qualifying Meets are now available. These meets are currently set for Thursday, May 12 in ... read more

Basketball: 2022 IHSAA Hall of Fame honorees

Basketball: 2022 IHSAA Hall of Fame honorees

The IHSAA is proud to announce the 2022 class for induction into its Basketball Hall of Fame, with the nine total selections to be ... read more

Baseball: State Tournament Extended In Carroll, Iowa City

Baseball: State Tournament Extended In Carroll, Iowa City

Following successful state baseball tournament weeks in 2021, the IHSAA will extend its arrangements with Carroll’s Merchants Park and ... read more

Golf: Ames to host spring state meets through 2024

Golf: Ames to host spring state meets through 2024

Ames will be the new home of Iowa high school boys’ spring golf championships. The Iowa High School Athletic Association has partnered ... read more

Basketball: 2022 Postseason Brackets

Basketball: 2022 Postseason Brackets

District and substate pairings for the 2022 basketball postseason will be shared below as they become available. Class 2A and Class 1A ... read more

Bowling: 2022 State Qualifying Assignments

Bowling: 2022 State Qualifying Assignments

Sites and assignments for all three classifications of bowling are now available for the 2022 state qualifying meets. Those district ... read more

Wrestling: 2022 Postseason Assignments

Wrestling: 2022 Postseason Assignments

Following approval on Friday morning by the IHSAA’s Board of Control, sectional and district tournament assignments for the 2022 ... read more

2022 IHSAA Wrestling Hall of Fame Honorees

2022 IHSAA Wrestling Hall of Fame Honorees

The IHSAA is proud to announce the 2022 class for induction into its Wrestling Hall of Fame, with the seven selections to be honored ... read more

Wrestling: 2022 Regional Duals

Wrestling: 2022 Regional Duals

Sites for wrestling's 2022 regional dual team tournaments are now available for all three classifications, including assignments for ... read more

Basketball: 2022 Postseason Assignments

Basketball: 2022 Postseason Assignments

District and substate assignments for all classes are now available for the 2022 basketball postseason. Eight teams from each class ... read more

Swimming: 2022 District Assignments

Swimming: 2022 District Assignments

Six member school sites will host the Iowa High School Athletic Association's 2022 district swimming meets, scheduled for 12 p.m. on ... read more

Dec. 2021: Student-Athlete of the Month

Dec. 2021: Student-Athlete of the Month

New in 2021, the IHSAA Student-Athlete of the Month Award recognizes one student-athlete who displays exceptional accomplishment in ... read more

Nov. 2021: Student-Athlete of the Month

Nov. 2021: Student-Athlete of the Month

New in 2021, the IHSAA Student-Athlete of the Month Award recognizes one student-athlete who displays exceptional accomplishment in ... read more

Board Briefs: Nov. 29, 2021

Board Briefs: Nov. 29, 2021

BOONE, Iowa – Recent approvals from the Iowa High Athletic Association’s Board of Control will adjust schedules and postseasons for ... read more

Football: 2021 & 2020 Hall of Fame Classes

Football: 2021 & 2020 Hall of Fame Classes

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Iowa High School Athletic Association is proud to honor and induct two classes of the Football Hall of Fame at ... read more

Football: Playoff RPI – After Week 9

Football: Playoff RPI – After Week 9

Final edition Published: October 22, 2021Team records and their related playoff qualifying standings are available now for all classes ... read more

October 2021: Student-Athlete of the Month

October 2021: Student-Athlete of the Month

New in 2021, the IHSAA Student-Athlete of the Month Award recognizes one student-athlete who displays exceptional accomplishment in ... read more

Football: Playoff Standings – After Week 8

Football: Playoff Standings – After Week 8

Third edition Published: October 15, 2021 | Updated: October 18, 2021Team records and their related playoff qualifying standings are ... read more

Football: 2021 Playoffs – First Round

Football: 2021 Playoffs – First Round

Classes 2A, 1A, A, and 8P — October 22, 2021Assignments for the first round of the 50th year of the Iowa High School Athletic ... read more

Cross Country: 2021 State Qualifying Assignments

Cross Country: 2021 State Qualifying Assignments

Host sites and team assignments for the 2021 IHSAA and IGHSAU state qualifying meets for all four classes of boys' and girls' cross ... read more

Football: Playoff Standings – After Week 7

Football: Playoff Standings – After Week 7

Second edition — October 11, 2021Team records and their related playoff qualifying standings are available following Week 7 of the ... read more

Golf: 2021 Fall State Meet Qualifiers

Golf: 2021 Fall State Meet Qualifiers

Following Monday and Tuesday's district meets, qualifying teams and individuals for this week’s IHSAA State Fall Golf Championships ... read more

Football: Playoff Standings – After Week 6

Football: Playoff Standings – After Week 6

First edition — October 4, 2021Team records and their related playoff qualifying standings are available following Week 6 of the 2021 ... read more

Archives: State championship programs now available

Archives: State championship programs now available

The Iowa High School Athletic Association's online archive at ArcaSearch has added its complete collection of state championship ... read more

IHSAA cuts ticketing fees for 2021-22

IHSAA cuts ticketing fees for 2021-22

BOONE, Iowa – Spectators purchasing digital tickets will pay flat and listed pricing to the Iowa High School Athletic Association’s ... read more

Cross Country: 2021 State Qualifying Sites

Cross Country: 2021 State Qualifying Sites

Sites for the 2021 IHSAA and IGHSAU state qualifying meets for all four classes of cross country are now available. Team assignments ... read more

Golf: Fall 2021 Postseason Assignments

Golf: Fall 2021 Postseason Assignments

Sites and assignments for the IHSAA's 2021 fall golf district meets in Class 4A are now available. District meets are set to take ... read more

Board Briefs: Aug. 10, 2021

Board Briefs: Aug. 10, 2021

Additions approved by IHSAA & IGHSAU boards with track and field season, bowling tournament, basketball shot clock   BOONE, ... read more

Baseball: Wednesday Schedule Update

Baseball: Wednesday Schedule Update

Game times at both sites of the 2021 IHSAA State Baseball Tournament will be adjusted on Wednesday, July 28 due to forecasted heat ... read more

Release: Varsity Bound partners on new IHSAA database

Release: Varsity Bound partners on new IHSAA database

The Iowa High School Athletic Association is excited to partner with Varsity Bound to provide a member school software database for ... read more

Baseball: 2021 Substate Brackets

Baseball: 2021 Substate Brackets

District and substate pairings for the 2021 baseball postseason were released on June 18 and June 25 and followed by coaches' seeding ... read more

Baseball: 2021 Postseason Assignments

Baseball: 2021 Postseason Assignments

Postseason assignments for all classes are now available for the 2021 baseball postseason. Postseason competition begins with one ... read more

Baseball: 2021 State Tournament to Carroll, Iowa City

Baseball: 2021 State Tournament to Carroll, Iowa City

For the first time since 2004, the Iowa High School Athletic Association’s summer baseball championships will be conducted at two ... read more

Tennis: 2021 Postseason Results

Tennis: 2021 Postseason Results

Below are results from the IHSAA's 2021 district singles and doubles tournaments in Class 2A and Class 1A tennis. District meets for ... read more

Track & Field: Attendance Limits Removed at State Meet

Track & Field: Attendance Limits Removed at State Meet

Tickets on sale to all spectators at 12 p.m. on May 18; Vaccine clinic available at Drake Stadium during meet   Attendance ... read more

Soccer: 2021 Substate Brackets

Soccer: 2021 Substate Brackets

Substate brackets for the 2021 soccer postseason are now available for Class 3A, Class 2A, and Class 1A. Substate assignments were ... read more

IHSAA Bulletin: Spring 2021

IHSAA Bulletin: Spring 2021

The Iowa High School Athletic Association's quarterly publication provides updates on family week, recaps the 2020-21 fall and winter ... read more

Soccer: 2021 Postseason Assignments

Soccer: 2021 Postseason Assignments

Substate assignments for the 2021 IHSAA soccer postseason are now available.  The first round of postseason games in all three classes ... read more

Track & Field: 2021 State Meet Updates

Track & Field: 2021 State Meet Updates

Saturday’s finals sessions will be split and spectators will be ticketed through qualifying participants due to capacity restrictions ... read more

Officials: 2021 Awards & Recognition

Officials: 2021 Awards & Recognition

BOONE, Iowa – The Iowa High School Athletic Association is proud to honor 162 game officials for the 2021 edition of its annual ... read more

Baseball: 2021 COVID-19 Guidance

Baseball: 2021 COVID-19 Guidance

Summer 2021: Return to Competition   This document should be considered as providing recommendations from the IHSAA for member ... read more

Tennis: 2021 Postseason Assignments

Tennis: 2021 Postseason Assignments

Posted: April 22 | Updated: April 27   Sites and assignments for the IHSAA's 2021 district tournaments and substate team tennis ... read more

Football: 2021 & 2022 Schedules

Football: 2021 & 2022 Schedules

Published: April 26, 2021 For up-to-date 2021 schedules and scores, please visit Varsity Bound.    Football schedules for the ... read more

Track & Field: 2021 State Qualifying Meet Assignments

Track & Field: 2021 State Qualifying Meet Assignments

Team sites and assignments for the 2021 IHSAA and IGHSAU state qualifying meets for all four classes of track and field are now ... read more

Tennis: 2021 District Sites

Tennis: 2021 District Sites

Wednesday, May 12 Rain date: Friday, May 14 Start: 8 a.m. - Coaches meeting, seeding meeting, start of play.   Class ... read more

IHSAA & IGHSAU Introduce 2021 Family Week

IHSAA & IGHSAU Introduce 2021 Family Week

The Iowa High School Athletic Association and Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union have an upcoming “Family Week” appearing in Iowa’s ... read more

Track & Field: 2021 State Qualifying Meet Sites

Track & Field: 2021 State Qualifying Meet Sites

Sites for track and field's co-ed 2021 State Qualifying Meets are now available. These meets are currently set for Thursday, May 13 in ... read more

Archives: Seeking State Tournament Programs

Archives: Seeking State Tournament Programs

Do you have old IHSAA souvenir state championship programs at home or in storage? We need your help! The IHSAA is working to ... read more

Golf: Spring 2021 Postseason Assignments

Golf: Spring 2021 Postseason Assignments

Sites and assignments for the 2021 spring golf postseason are now available. Sectional meets are set for Friday, May 14, unless ... read more

Tennis: COVID-19 Guidance

Tennis: COVID-19 Guidance

Spring 2021: Return to Competition Published: March 22, 2021   This document should be considered as providing recommendations ... read more

Soccer: COVID-19 Guidance

Soccer: COVID-19 Guidance

Spring 2021: Return to Competition Published: March 16, 2021   This document should be considered as providing recommendations ... read more

Football: 2021-22 Districts & Groups

Football: 2021-22 Districts & Groups

DES MOINES, Iowa – Following Thursday’s regular meeting of the IHSAA Board of Control, district and group assignments for the 2021 and ... read more

Golf: COVID-19 Guidance

Golf: COVID-19 Guidance

Spring 2021: Return to Competition Published: Feb. 26, 2021   This document should be considered as providing recommendations ... read more

Op-Ed: Anxiously Awaiting Return of Fans in High School Sports, Performing Arts

Op-Ed: Anxiously Awaiting Return of Fans in High School Sports, Performing Arts

By: Karissa Niehoff, executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations; Tom Keating, executive director ... read more

Track & Field: COVID-19 Guidance

Track & Field: COVID-19 Guidance

Spring 2021: Return to Competition Published: Feb. 22, 2021   This document should be considered as providing recommendations ... read more

Basketball: 2021 Postseason Brackets

Basketball: 2021 Postseason Brackets

District and substate pairings for the 2021 basketball postseason will be shared here once they are available. Class 2A and Class 1A ... read more

Bowling: District Meet Results

Bowling: District Meet Results

Following this week's state qualifying meets, an unofficial list of qualifying teams and individuals for next week's State ... read more

Wrestling: 2021 Hall of Fame Class

Wrestling: 2021 Hall of Fame Class

DES MOINES, Iowa – The 2021 class of the Iowa High School Athletic Association's Wrestling Hall of Fame will be inducted before the ... read more

Basketball: Postponements & Updates

Basketball: Postponements & Updates

2021 POSTSEASON POSTPONEMENTS & TIME CHANGES   None at this time.  read more

Bowling: 2021 District Assignments

Bowling: 2021 District Assignments

Sites and assignments for all three classifications of bowling are now available for the 2021 state qualifying meets. Those district ... read more

COVID-19: Winter 2020-21 Guidance

COVID-19: Winter 2020-21 Guidance

COVID-19 GENERAL GUIDANCE WINTER 2020-21 Updated: February 9, 2021 Original Publish Date: October 20, 2020   Information and ... read more

Wrestling: 2021 Regional Duals

Wrestling: 2021 Regional Duals

Sites for wrestling's 2021 regional dual team tournaments are now available for all three classifications, including assignments for ... read more

IHSAA partners with HomeTown Ticketing for postseason

IHSAA partners with HomeTown Ticketing for postseason

HomeTown Ticketing is the nation’s leading digital event management platform focused on serving high schools and colleges, and is now ... read more

Basketball: 2021 Postseason Assignments

Basketball: 2021 Postseason Assignments

District and substate assignments for all classes are now available for the 2021 basketball postseason. Postseason competition begins ... read more

Board Briefs: Jan. 21, 2021

Board Briefs: Jan. 21, 2021

State wrestling and football classification updates from Thursday’s IHSAA Board of Control meeting    BOONE, Iowa – With COVID-19 ... read more

Swimming: 2021 District Assignments & Entry

Swimming: 2021 District Assignments & Entry

2021 District Sites & Assignments Saturday, February 6 Start: 12 p.m. No spectators permitted  CLINTON Andy Eberhart, ... read more

Meet the IHSAA Student Advisory Committee

Meet the IHSAA Student Advisory Committee

2021 IHSAA STUDENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE  This group has been launched in 2021 to assist the organization in its efforts to promote ... read more

Swimming: 2021 Postseason Updates

Swimming: 2021 Postseason Updates

Site, spectator, viewing information for February’s state meet and state qualifying meets   Following venue and event format ... read more

Swimming: COVID-19 Guidance

Swimming: COVID-19 Guidance

Winter 2020-21: Return to Competition Updated: December 3, 2020   December 3 Update Due to restrictions related to COVID-19, the 2021 ... read more

Archives: Summary Books at ArcaSearch

Archives: Summary Books at ArcaSearch

The Iowa High School Athletic Association has launched an online archive of publications at ArcaSearch, starting with the Summary Book ... 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

Wrestling: 2021 Postseason Assignments

Wrestling: 2021 Postseason Assignments

Following approval on Friday morning by the IHSAA’s Board of Control, sectional and district tournament assignments for the 2021 ... read more

COVID-19: Football Finals Update

COVID-19: Football Finals Update

​The Iowa High School Athletic Association’s football championship games will be played as scheduled with spectator restrictions ... read more

2020 IHSAA Football Hall of Fame Honorees

2020 IHSAA Football Hall of Fame Honorees

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The 2020 class of the Iowa High School Athletic Association's Football Hall of Fame will be inducted at halftime ... read more

COVID-19: State Football Spectators Limited

COVID-19: State Football Spectators Limited

UNI, IHSAA, Black Hawk County Health collaborate to ensure safe high school football playoffs   Following discussions with the ... read more

Wrestling: COVID-19 Guidance

Wrestling: COVID-19 Guidance

Winter 2020-21: Return to Competition Updated: October 20, 2020 This document should be considered as providing recommendations from ... read more

Bowling: COVID-19 Guidance

Bowling: COVID-19 Guidance

Winter 2020-21: Return to Competition Updated: October 20, 2020 This document should be considered as providing recommendations from ... read more

Basketball: COVID-19 Guidance

Basketball: COVID-19 Guidance

Winter 2020-21: Return to Competition Updated: October 20, 2020 This document should be considered as providing recommendations from ... read more

Cross Country: State Qualifying Meet Assignments

Cross Country: State Qualifying Meet Assignments

Team sites and assignments for the 2020 IHSAA and IGHSAU state qualifying meets for all four classes of co-ed cross country are now ... read more

Football: 2020 Playoff Assignments

Football: 2020 Playoff Assignments

Below are the first release of assignments in the 2020 IHSAA Football Playoffs. This year, all eligible teams in all classifications ... read more

Football: 2020 Playoff Preview

Football: 2020 Playoff Preview

The final scheduled week of the 2020 IHSAA football regular season is here with an unprecedented playoff system starting next ... read more

Board Briefs: Fall Season Extension Approved

Board Briefs: Fall Season Extension Approved

At a brief Zoom video conference meeting on Tuesday morning, the Iowa High School Athletic Association's Board of Control granted ... read more

Golf: State Meet Qualifiers

Golf: State Meet Qualifiers

Following Monday's district meets an unofficial list of qualifying teams and individuals for this week's State Meet is now ... read more

Cross Country: 2020 Postseason Dates Split

Cross Country: 2020 Postseason Dates Split

Dates previously set for the 2020 IHSAA and IGHSAU cross country postseason will be split at next month’s meets to accommodate ... read 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

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: 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... read more

2020 spring sports canceled

2020 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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. ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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, ... read more

Playoff Brackets: Semifinals & Finals

Playoff Brackets: Semifinals & Finals

[obi_random_banners]  2019 IHSAA FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS Semifinals: November 14-16 Finals: November 21-22   PLAYOFF ... 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 ... 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: ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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