Category: Sports

Proviso East Varsity Football Coach Let Go

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Former Proviso East varsity football coach DeWan White. | DeWan White/Facebook

Proviso East High School administrators recently decided not to renew the contract of head varsity football coach DeWan White, according to Proviso Township High Schools District 209 officials.

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New Maywood Travel Hoops Teams Harbor AAU Hopes

Friday, November 10, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Members of Team Maywood, a new traveling basketball team founded by Quinton “Danka” Beasley. | Photo submitted 

Three new Maywood traveling basketball teams started by Quinton “Danka” Beasley have hopes of breaking into the ranks of the Amateur Athletic Union, better known as AAU.

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After a Missed Season, the Maywood Bucs Are Fighting for Their Lives

Sunday, November 5, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Coach Edward “Speed” Alexander in a Bellwood baseball field this summer. | Sebastian Hidalgo 

During a Sept. 5 regular meeting of the Maywood Board of Trustees, Coach Edward “Speed” Alexander stood at the podium reserved for public comment. He seemed spiritually and mentally exhausted, like a winded prize fighter concentrating on staying up while longing for the bell to ring, signaling a brief moment of rest.

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Bellwood’s Undefeated Tiny Mite Spartans Make History

Thursday, October 2, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A team photo of the Memorial Park Tiny Mite Spartans, who went undefeated this season. | Carol Robinson

For the first time in the history of Bellwood Spartan football, the Tiny Mites — one of four teams that are part of the Spartans organization — went undefeated. The team of 5- to 7-year-olds went 8-0 this season, a marked improvement over last year, when they went 3-5, said their head coach, Jerome Mayfield.

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Proviso East Tennis Player Who Qualified for State Tourney Falls Short, Fighting

Friday, October 20, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Janet Buenrostro, the 14-year-old who last week became the first Proviso East High School tennis player to qualify for the IHSA state tennis tournament in over 35 years, was defeated in the tourney’s first round on Oct. 19.

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Proviso East Sends Tennis Player to State Tourney for First Time in Over 35 Years

Sunday, October 15, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Feature image: Janet Buenrostro, 14, the first Proviso East High School tennis player to qualify for the IHSA state tennis tournament in over 35 years. | Photo submitted

On Friday, Janet Buenrostro, 14, became the first Proviso East High School tennis player to qualify for the IHSA state tennis tournament in over 35 years as her coach, Peter Zak, and Mel Phillips, a volunteer coach with the team, barely contained themselves.

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Chicago Marathon Winner Has Maywood Connection

Sunday, October 8, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Galen Rupp finishing the Chicago Marathon on Oct. 8. | USATF/Twitter

On Sunday, Galen Rupp won the Bank of America Chicago Marathon — the first American to do so in more than 10 years, according to reports.

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