High School Sports

Gilberts' Brice, Ringwood's Hurckes among IHSA's Officials of the Year

Local sports officials Jeff Brice (Gilberts) and Mike Hurckes (Ringwood) were among the 22 winners as Officials of the Year, announced by the IHSA on Thursday.

Brice was selected for softball. Hurckes was chosen for wrestling.

Each year, the IHSA recognizes one official for each of its 22 sports as Official of the Year for that sport. An official must be nominated from their officials association for that sport, then IHSA staff members vote on the winners based on factors such as character, skill and levels worked in the IHSA state series.

The winners will be recognized at a banquet during the IHSA Officials Conference on July 11 at Normal Community High School.

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