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Welcome to this                 State Finals Personnel

              championship event
                                                 Assigned Umpire Crews
           For more than 100 years, the IHSAA has enjoyed   Class 4A Semis / Class 3A Championship
           being a part of the journey to adulthood for thousands   Mark Maxwell, Gary Price, Robert Voss
           of young Hoosiers.  Knowing that the student-athletes   Class 3A Semis / Class 2A Championship
           we meet today will be the leaders of tomorrow, we are   Roger Griffith, James Tom Mohler, Frank Van Dermay
           grateful for the opportunity to help them as they learn
           valuable life lessons through athletics.  Class 2A Semis / Class A Championship
                                                 Lance Grubbs, Robert Orr, Michael Pannell
           Currently in Indiana, over 160,000 students from 410   Class A Semis / Class 4A Championship
           different IHSAA member schools participate in high   Tim Cooper, Daren Maierle, Joe Reed
           school athletics.  From our perspective, participation in
           athletics is an integral part of the educational process.    Tournament Directors
                           At the IHSAA we believe   Tournament Administrator
                           that the athletic arena is an   Sandy Searcy, IHSAA Assistant Commissioner
                           extension of the classroom.    Ben Davis
                           The national organization   Joel McKinney, Principal
                           for high school athletics, the   Kevin Britt, Athletic Director
                           National Federation of State   John Clark, Asst. Athletic Director
                           High School Associations   Hamilton Southeastern
                           (NFHS) has used the slogan,   Jon Milleman, Principal
                           “Athletics, the other half of   Jim Self, Athletic Director
                           education.”  We believe that   Greg Habegger, Athletic Director
                           is a very accurate adage.    North Central
                           There are many things to be   C E Quandt, Principal
           learned through athletics that may not be a part of the   Chuck Jones, Athletic Director
                                                 Paul Loggan, Asst. Athletic Director
           regular classroom setting including lessons such as,
           self-discipline, the value of teamwork, the importance   Pike
           of dedication and commitment.  Each of these can   Troy Inman, Principal
                                                 James Perkins, District Athletic Director
           have a dramatic impact on today’s youth as they   Steve Stocker, Athletic Director
           prepare to become the leaders of tomorrow.  Whether
           it’s their ability to deal with success or overcome great   Athletic Training Staff
                                                 Methodist Sports Medicine - The Orthopedic Specialists
           adversity, the important lessons learned will last a
           lifetime.  Each experience helps shape who one is and   Program Credits
           who they will become.
                                                 Blake Ress, Commissioner
           For an organization such as ours, integrity is of primary
           importance.  An uncompromising adherence to the   Editor
                                                 Chris Kaufman, Communications Director
           principles of fair play and impartiality form the core of
           our value system.                     Editorial Assistance
                                                 Kristy Murphy, Sports Administration Intern
           We hope you are looking forward to the 2008-09   Printing
           school year with the same anticipation and enthusiasm   Sport Graphics, Indianapolis
           as the IHSAA staff and Board of Directors.
                                                 Visual Sports Network
           Pure, wholesome, amateur, educational, inexpensive,
           local high school athletics has always been the objec-  Cover Design
                                                 three-sixty group, Indianapolis
           tive.  It is what we mean when we say…Pure Spirit.
           Pure Sport!                                         IHSAA
                                                            P.O. Box 40650
           Cordially,                                  Indianapolis, IN 46240-0650
                                                            (317) 846-6601
           Blake Ress                      
           IHSAA Commissioner
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