About a month ago, we learned that Neuqua Valley senior Chris Derrick was named to the IHSA All-State Academic Team and that Waubonsie Valley's Mark Homan, Naperville Central's Steve Couch and Benet's Sarah Clark were given honorable mention.
The IHSA let us know on March 18 that these athletes were amazing students, needing a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater after their seventh semester. On Friday, the IHSA let us know that again, seemingly posting the exact same notice.
If you look at the IHSA homepage right now, you can see both of the notices listed. But there isn't anything about the court case with the Illinois press the IHSA settled this week.
Wonder why this is hidden? The poster contest from this week is there, but not the only major announcement since the drug testing policy on March 17. Anyway...
I don't have screen grabs figured out yet, so while it lasts take a look at March 18 and see if there is anything different with April 11. Derrick, Homan, Couch and Clark are on both lists.
Maybe somebody took a semester off. Maybe somebody who works at the IHSA has kid who is a really smart athlete.
UPDATE: I just checked both the all-state team and the honorable mention list on both links and they identical. This seems to be a glitch.