Village Sports: East, West Track Teams Shine While Bands Face-Off In Battle

Monday, March 26, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Members of the Proviso East Marching Band perform during Saturday’s Battle of the Bands competition at Proviso West High School. | Jill Wagner 

The last several days have been packed with high school sports and extracurricular milestones across Proviso Township.

Proviso honors decorated East wrestler

During a recent meeting, the Proviso Township High School District 209 school board honored Jameir Castleberry for his achievements on the wrestling mat.

Castleberry had a 20-5 record, qualified for state and finished in the top 16 after the season.

Proviso East wrestling pic

The District 209 school board, along with District 209 administration officials, congratulate Jameir Castleberry. | Courtesy D209 

“Jameir is breaking the ground for the new age of Proviso East wresting,” said Daniel Sutton, the head wrestling coach at East. “We’ve had a rich tradition of wrestling here. Jemeir finished 5-0 in the conference, which puts him as Proviso East’s first All-Conference wrestler since 2014. He is also Proviso East’s first individual state qualifier since 2010 and finished with a record of 20 wins and 5 loses.”

The assistant coaches at East include Reginald Wright, Glenn Lid and Bill Cartwright.

East track team places first in Proviso East Midwest Classic 

The Proviso East varsity boy’s track & field team took first place out of 16 teams at the Proviso East Midwest Classic, held March 24, at Proviso West High School in Hillside.

According to, senior Moses Ikechukwu Biosah took first in the 55-meter dash, the 200-meter dash and the 400-meter dash while junior Jamonte Flowers took first in the 600-meter run (with Proviso West senior Johnathan Burbridge placing second) and senior Deonte Bryant second in varsity long jump competition. The East varsity boys took second place in the 4 x 800-meter relay finals.

West Lady Panthers now second in state in 4×400-meter relay 

After a strong showing at the Illinois Top Times 3A Championship, held March 24 at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, the Proviso West women’s varsity track & field team are now second in the state for the 4×400-meter relay. The team, comprising Cameryn Fisher, Tanayea Kimbrough, Tarshana Kimbrough and Talia Robinson, clocked a 4:01.82, just behind Homewood-Flossmoor’s 4.01.67, according to

East, West bands face-off in annual battle

The marching bands from Proviso East and Proviso West faced off over the weekend in the annual Battle of the Bands competition, held March 24 at Proviso West High School in Hillside. In addition to East and West, featured bands included Curie High School and King College Prep.

Results of the annual showdown will be published when they become available. In the meantime, check out video footage of some of the action below (via Chicago Marching Bands):

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One thought on “Village Sports: East, West Track Teams Shine While Bands Face-Off In Battle”

  1. Seeing all the accomplishments of the students at Proviso East and Proviso West high schools, just put a smile on my face. When residents in the Proviso Township invest of the high schools, treat and think about our children with respect and dignity that drives behavior. The moral of the story is “don’t judge a book by its cover.” As a graduate of Proviso East High School in 2003, thank you for covering this.

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