- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois High School Association will start posting full-length video of past state tournament events on YouTube in the coming months.

The nonprofit association, which is in charge of high school sports in the state, said it could upload even more of the 1,600 state final events on film and video in its library if the project is successful.

Video from the association’s fall calendar, such as cross country, girls swimming and diving, boys soccer, girls volleyball, and football, is already up on the site. The association plans to continue publishing video of winter and spring sports, as well as activities such as bass fishing and speech, weekly throughout the remainder of the school year.

The association has also posted several older videos to its YouTube channel, including the video titled “March Madness,” which includes highlights and interviews from the 1989 boys basketball tournament, and footage of the 1952 state championship, the (Decatur) Herald & Review (http://bit.ly/1x5rra9 ) reports. The oldest items in the association’s library are boys basketball championship games dating back to 1947. Video footage from the ‘50s to mid-‘80s is sparse until the association and its television partners began to cover a variety of state final events, beginning with the 1987-88 school year.

The public is invited to request footage of events it would like to see on the YouTube page via email or Twitter.

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Online: https://www.youtube.com/user/IHSAArchives

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Information from: Herald & Review, http://www.herald-review.com

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