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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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FINAL Girls Basketball Rankings (1A-2A-3A)

2016 FINAL  Iowa Girls’ High School Basketball Rankings (Class 1A-2A-3A) Posted February 11, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Note: Final 4A/5A rankings will be posted Tuesday, February 16   Class 1A School Record LW 1 Turkey Valley 21-0 1 2 Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 20-0 2 3 Springville 20-1 3 4 Burlington Notre Dame 20-1 4 5 Kee 19-2 6 6 Kingsley-Pierson 18-2 5 7 Newell-Fonda 15-6 7 8 Grand View Christian 20-0 8 9 Montezuma 20-1 9 10 Glidden-Ralston 18-3 14 11 Adair-Casey 18-3 10 12 Northwood-Kensett 17-4 11 13 Bedford 17-4 15 14 Lynnville-Sully 19-2 12 15 Algona Bishop Garrigan 15-6 NR Dropped Out: Westwood (13) Class 2A School Record LW 1 Western Christian 19-2 1 2 Iowa City Regina 21-0 2 3 Unity Christian 19-1 4 4 Pekin 21-1 3 5 Okoboji 20-1 5 6 West Branch 18-3 7 7 Manson-NW Webster 16-4 6 8 Central Decatur 20-1 8 9 Interstate 35 19-2 10 10 Treynor 18-1 11 11 Van Meter 19-2 12 12 Des Moines Christian 18-2 9 13 Lawton-Bronson 16-4 13 14 Grundy Center 20-1 14 15 Durant 16-5 15 Dropped Out: None Class 3A School Record LW 1 Pocahontas Area 21-0 1 2 Center Point-Urbana 20-1 2 3 Nevada 18-3 3 4 Cherokee 19-2 4 5 Hampton-Dumont 16-2 7 6 Osage 17-3 8 7 Sioux Center 16-4 6 8 Spirit Lake 14-7 11 9 Union 19-2 5 10 Monticello 16-5 12 11 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 13-7 15 12 West Marshall 17-2 9 13 Forest City 14-5 10 14 Mid-Prairie 13-8 NR 15 Davenport Assumption 8-12 NR Dropped Out: MOC-Floyd Valley (13), Camanche...

2016 State Bowling Qualifier Information

Congratulations on qualifying for the 2016 Iowa High School State Bowling Tournament.  Below is important information regarding submitting information for the State Tournament program.   STATE QUALIFYING TEAMS: State qualifying teams must email a team photo to heidireed@ighsau.org no later than noon on Thursday, February 18.  Photographs should be sent in a JPEG format and must not exceed five megabytes in size.  NO CELL PHONE PICTURES ARE ALLOWED.   Please identify each person in the picture, including participant’s grade in school behind their name.  Be sure to correctly spell all names.  The example below shows the correct way to properly identify those pictured:   Front row:  Annie Thomas (9), Lisa Lynch (10), Maggie Petersen (10). Back row:  Julie Anderson (11), Cassie Smith (9), Sarah Weber (12).   IMPORTANT:  In the subject line of the email, place the name of your school, your school’s classification, and the word “boys” or “girls” (Example: Smithville 1A girls).   STATE QUALIFYING INDIVIDUALS: If you have an individual qualifier AND a qualifying team, individual photos/info is not needed.   Individual qualifiers (only those who are not on teams) must send a head and shoulders photo with their grade in school to heidireed@ighsau.org no later than noon on Thursday, February 18th.  Photographs should be sent in a JPEG format and must not exceed five megabytes in size.  NO CELL PHONE PICTURES ARE ALLOWED.   IMPORTANT:  If you have an individual qualifier, in the subject line of the email, place the name of your school, your school’s classification, and the word “boys” or “girls” (Example: Smithville 1A girls).   Also, make sure to include the coach’s name and cell phone number in...

2/4/16 Girls Basketball Rankings

2016 NINTH  Iowa Girls’ High School Basketball Rankings Posted February 4, 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...