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The IGHSAU promotes, directs, protects and regulates amateur interscholastic athletic relationship for junior high and secondary girls between member schools.
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THe IGHSAU is the only organization in the nation solely devoted to interscholastic competition for girls. Over 70,000 girls in Iowa compete in an IGHSAU-sponsored activity
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2/4/16 Girls Basketball Rankings

2016 NINTH  Iowa Girls’ High School Basketball Rankings Posted January 28, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Class 1A School Record LW 1 Turkey Valley 19-0 1 2 Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 18-0 2 3 Springville 17-1 3 4 Burlington Notre Dame 18-1 4 5 Kingsley-Pierson 17-1 5 6 Kee 16-2 7 7 Newell-Fonda 13-5 6 8 Grand View Christian 16-0 8 9 Montezuma 19-1 12 10 Adair-Casey 17-2 11 11 Northwood-Kensett 15-3 13 12 Lynnville-Sully 18-1 9 13 Westwood 15-3 10 14 Glidden-Ralston 16-3 NR 15 Bedford 13-4 14 Dropped Out: Algona Bishop Garrigan (15) Class 2A School Record LW 1 Western Christian 17-2 1 2 Iowa City Regina 19-0 2 3 Pekin 19-0 3 4 Unity Christian 17-1 4 5 Okoboji 18-0 5 6 Manson-NW Webster 13-3 6 7 West Branch 17-3 7 8 Central Decatur 17-1 8 9 Des Moines Christian 16-1 9 10 Interstate 35 16-2 10 11 Treynor 14-1 11 12 Van Meter 16-2 12 13 Lawton-Bronson 14-4 13 14 Grundy Center 18-1 14 15 Durant 15-5 15  Dropped Out: None Class 3A School Record LW 1 Pocahontas Area 17-0 1 2 Center Point-Urbana 17-1 2 3 Nevada 15-3 3 4 Cherokee 17-1 4 5 Union 19-1 5 6 Sioux Center 15-3 6 7 Hampton-Dumont 14-2 7 8 Osage 14-3 10 9 West Marshall 15-1 11 10 Forest City 13-4 8 11 Spirit Lake 12-7 9 12 Monticello 13-5 12 13 MOC-Floyd Valley 12-6 NR 14 Camanche 13-7 NR 15 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 10-7 NR   Dropped Out: Clear Lake (13), Mount Vernon (14), Mid-Prairie (15) Class 4A School Record LW 1 Harlan 15-1 1 2 Western Dubuque 18-0...

Jean Berger Named Fifth IGHSAU Executive Director

JEAN BERGER NAMED FIFTH IGHSAU EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The Board of Directors of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union have selected Winterset native Jean Berger as the organization’s fifth executive director.  Berger succeeds Mike Dick, who is retiring on August 31. “We are pleased to announce that Jean Berger will be the next leader of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union,” said IGHSAU Board of Directors president Roger Francis. “Jean brings a wealth of administrative experience to the IGHSAU. The future of the Iowa Girl is very bright with Jean leading our organization.” Berger brings impressive administrative experience to the IGHSAU. She currently serves as the Interim Director of Athletics at the University of Northern Iowa, succeeding former IGHSAU Executive Director Troy Dannen. “I am honored, humbled and very excited to be selected as the next Executive Director of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union” said Berger. “ I am looking forward to working with the IGHSAU board of directors and  staff along with all of the athletic administrators and coaches in Iowa.” Berger has been at Northern Iowa since 2008.  She is the direct supervisor for five Panther sports: women’s basketball, softball, tennis, soccer and volleyball. She oversees academic services and athletic training while monitoring Northern Iowa’s gender equity plans. Prior to coming to Northern Iowa, Berger spent 17 years at Drake University. She was named Drake’s senior women’s administrator in 1994 and was assistant athletic director for internal affairs.  In 2005, she was promoted to associate athletic director. Berger supervised 11 programs at Drake. Nationally, Berger was the Missouri Valley Conference representative to the the...

1/28/16 Girls Basketball Rankings

2016 EIGHTH  Iowa Girls’ High School Basketball Rankings Posted January 28, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Class 1A School Record LW 1 Turkey Valley 17-0 1 2 Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 16-0 2 3 Springville 15-1 3 4 Burlington Notre Dame 16-0 4 5 Kingsley-Pierson 15-1 5 6 Newell-Fonda 13-4 6 7 Kee 15-2 7 8 Grand View Christian 13-0 8 9 Lynnville-Sully 18-0 10 10 Westwood 14-2 11 11 Adair-Casey 15-2 9 12 Montezuma 17-1 15 13 Northwood-Kensett 13-3 NR 14 Bedford 13-3 12 15 Algona Bishop Garrigan 12-3 NR Dropped Out: Rockford (13), Nodaway Valley (14) Class 2A School Record LW 1 Western Christian 14-2 1 2 Iowa City Regina 16-0 2 3 Pekin 17-0 3 4 Unity Christian 16-1 4 5 Okoboji 17-0 5 6 Manson-NW Webster 11-3 6 7 West Branch 16-2 7 8 Central Decatur 16-1 8 9 Des Moines Christian 15-1 9 10 Interstate 35 15-2 11 11 Treynor 13-1 10 12 Van Meter 15-2 12 13 Lawton-Bronson 12-4 13 14 Grundy Center 15-1 14 15 Durant 13-5 15 Dropped Out: None Class 3A School Record LW 1 Pocahontas Area 15-0 1 2 Center Point-Urbana 17-0 2 3 Nevada 14-3 3 4 Cherokee 16-1 4 5 Union 17-1 5 6 Sioux Center 14-2 6 7 Hampton-Dumont 12-2 7 8 Forest City 13-2 9 9 Spirit Lake 10-6 8 10 Osage 12-3 10 11 West Marshall 13-1 12 12 Monticello 12-4 13 13 Clear Lake 10-6 NR 14 Mount Vernon 10-6 11 15 Mid-Prairie 9-6 15 Dropped Out: Central Lee (14) Class 4A Class 4A School Record LW 1 Harlan 14-1 1 2 Western Dubuque 16-0 2...