ABOUT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chairman, David Kinsinger

President, James Kroll

Vice Presidents:

Grade School Programs,
Steven Moeller

High School and Adult Programs,
Jeffrey Miller

Secretary, Christina Houck

Treasurer, David Keller

Directors
Andrew Crouse
Sue Domeier
Andrew Fritz
John Kelm
David Laabs
Ronald Moll
Shannon Schmidt
Michael Sieg

The LSA thanks you for your support.

HISTORY

In 1975, six laymen formed the Lutheran Sports Association of Illinois in order to declare a champion for high school youth basketball and men’s division. In 1976, the first championship was held at Bradley University. It was the first state Lutheran championship in the country. In 1985, the LSA expanded into the elementary schools and started the first state Lutheran basketball championships for grade schools in the nation. Twelve boys‘ and eight girls’ teams participated, and Saint Peter in Arlington Heights has been a host of grade school basketball event ever since. In the following years, the LSA has added state championships for Volleyball, Cheerleading, Track and Field, and Cross Country.

The LSA is comprised of a Board of Directors who are elected by current directors. It has no salaried employees, and income comes from entry fees, advertisements in program books, ticket sales, donations, and souvenirs such as T-shirts and photos. The only fees the schools or congregations pay are entry fees. Each event has a committee which is comprised of LSA Directors and dedicated volunteers. Without volunteer support, the LSA simply could not run our events!

The volunteers who serve on the Board of Directors are comprised of educators and laymen. The LSA only runs the state events and their play-in games. Regular season games and tournaments are not under the jurisdiction of the LSA. The LSA and the state basketball tournaments are independent of the National Basketball Tournament run by the Lutheran Basketball Association of America (LBAA). We are not affiliated with any particular Lutheran synod. Other states have started similar associations using the LSA as a model.

Here is a list of our “firsts”

1976 . High School Varsity and Mens’ Basketball Tournament.

1985 . Grade School Basketball Tournament

1988 . Girls’ Grade School Volleyball, Frosh/Soph Basketball, and publication of Directory of Illinois Lutheran Schools

1990 . Grade School Track and Field Meet

1992 . Grade School Cheerleading Competition

1995 . Boys’ Grade School Volleyball Tournament

2005 . Grade School Cross Country Meet

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS & FACILITIES!

Winning Edge . Joan's Trophies . BBM Photo . Athletico
Concordia University . Chicago Host of the website and the Track Meet
Lincoln Land Community College . Host of Championship Matches of the Grade School Volleyball Tournament

Girls @ ROS Mar 2, 2019 9:45 am Roselle – Trinity 20 Palatine – Immanuel 44 Girls @ LOM Mar 2, 2019 9:45 am Arlington Heights – St. Peter 39 Naperville – Bethany 7 Girls @ CL Mar 2, 2019 9:45 am Centralia/Hoffman/Hoyleton – Trinity 20 Edwardsville – Trinity 28 Boys @ ROS Mar 2, 2019 11:15 am East Dundee – Immanuel 31 Rockford Lutheran 60 Boys @ AH Mar 2, 2019 11:15 am Arlington Heights – St. Peter 28 Peoria – Christ 47 Boys @ CL Mar 2, 2019 11:15 am Belleville – Zion 38 Lombard – St. John’s 31 Boys @ LOM Mar 2, 2019 11:15 am Morton – Bethel 34 Chester – St. John 27 Boys @ AH Mar 2, 2019 12:30 pm Palatine – Immanuel 35 Collinsville – Good Shepherd 34 Boys @ ROS Mar 2, 2019 12:30 pm Mt. Prospect – St. Paul 18 Roselle – Trinity 35 Boys @ CL Mar 2, 2019 12:30 pm Bloomington – Trinity 37 Yorkville – Cross 31 Boys @ LOM Mar 2, 2019 12:30 pm Steeleville – St. Mark 54 Springfield – Our Savior 29 Girls @ LOM Mar 2, 2019 2:30 pm Bloomington – Trinity 30 Arlington Heights – St. Peter 22 Girls @ ROS Mar 2, 2019 2:30 pm Collinsville – Good Shepherd 25 Chicago – St. Paul 19 Girls @ AH Mar 2, 2019 2:30 pm Mt. Prospect – St. Paul 35 Nashville/Okawville – TSJ/ILS 18 Girls @ LOM Mar 2, 2019 3:45 pm Springfield – Trinity 21 Edwardsville – Trinity 24 Girls @ ROS Mar 2, 2019 3:45 pm Rockford Lutheran 42 Roselle – Trinity 35 Girls @ AH Mar 2, 2019 3:45 pm Peoria – Christ 15 Palatine – Immanuel 38 Boys @ AH Mar 2, 2019 5:15 pm Palatine – Immanuel 37 Rockford Lutheran 40 Boys @ LOM Mar 2, 2019 5:15 pm Bloomington – Trinity 40 Belleville – Zion 35 Boys @ ROS Mar 2, 2019 5:15 pm Collinsville – Good Shepherd 36 East Dundee – Immanuel 41 Boys @ LOM Mar 2, 2019 6:30 pm Steeleville – St. Mark 33 Morton – Bethel 31 Boys @ AH Mar 2, 2019 6:30 pm Roselle – Trinity 37 Peoria – Christ 48 Boys @ ROS Mar 2, 2019 6:30 pm Mt. Prospect – St. Paul 36 Arlington Heights – St. Peter 43 Girls @ AH Mar 3, 2019 9:30 am Rockford Lutheran 31 Collinsville – Good Shepherd 33 Boys @ AH Mar 3, 2019 11:00 am Arlington Heights – St. Peter 37 East Dundee – Immanuel 38 Girls @ AH Mar 3, 2019 12:30 pm Nashville/Okawville – TSJ/ILS 37 Peoria – Christ 30 Girls @ ROS Mar 3, 2019 1:15 pm Edwardsville – Trinity 22 Bloomington – Trinity 17 Girls @ LOM Mar 3, 2019 1:15 pm Chicago – St. Paul 44 Roselle – Trinity 47 Boys @ AH Mar 3, 2019 2:00 pm Palatine – Immanuel 46 Roselle – Trinity 39 Boys @ ROS Mar 3, 2019 2:30 pm Steeleville – St. Mark 49 Bloomington – Trinity 54 Boys @ LOM Mar 3, 2019 2:30 pm Collinsville – Good Shepherd 46 Mt. Prospect – St. Paul 34 Girls @ AH Mar 3, 2019 3:30 pm Palatine – Immanuel 31 Mt. Prospect – St. Paul 27 Boys @ AH Mar 3, 2019 5:30 pm Peoria – Christ 32 Rockford Lutheran 39 Mar 4, 2019 7:15 pm East Dundee – Immanuel Rockford Lutheran Mar 4, 2019 7:15 pm Arlington Heights – St. Peter Peoria – Christ Mar 4, 2019 7:15 pm Arlington Heights – St. Peter Arlington Heights – St. Peter Mar 8, 2019 4:00 pm Lombard – St. John’s 21 Rockford Lutheran 50 Mar 8, 2019 5:15 pm East Dundee – Immanuel 30 Belleville – Zion 45 Mar 9, 2019 7:15 pm East Dundee – Immanuel 18 Rockford Lutheran 19 Mar 11, 2019 4:41 pm Chester – St. John 25 Peoria – Christ 48 Mar 11, 2019 4:41 pm Morton – Bethel 27 Arlington Heights – St. Peter 31 Mar 11, 2019 4:41 pm Springfield – Our Savior 15 Roselle – Trinity 38 Mar 11, 2019 4:41 pm Mt. Prospect – St. Paul 40 Steeleville – St. Mark 39 Mar 11, 2019 4:44 pm Bloomington – Trinity Yorkville – Cross Mar 11, 2019 5:07 pm About About Mar 11, 2019 5:20 pm About About Mar 15, 2019 8:00 pm Yorkville – Cross 29 Collinsville – Good Shepherd 32 Mar 15, 2019 8:00 pm Bloomington – Trinity 30 Palatine – Immanuel 45 Mar 16, 2019 7:15 pm Steeleville – St. Mark 14 Springfield – Our Savior 15 Mar 16, 2019 8:00 pm Morton – Bethel Chester – St. John