They’ve Got Next: A Tournament At Proviso West Highlights Up-And-Coming Ballers, But It’s Not The One You May Think

Young female basketball players from area schools wait for the championship game of a November tournament at Proviso West on Nov. 14. The first-ever tournament for up-and-coming girls hoops talent was created by first-year Proviso West girls varsity basketball coach Marques Hatch, pictured below.  Tuesday, January 5, 2015 || By Michael Romain  The flamboyant Jordan Brand court at Proviso West is best known for the … Continue reading They’ve Got Next: A Tournament At Proviso West Highlights Up-And-Coming Ballers, But It’s Not The One You May Think

Milestones: Proviso West Alum Now Head Coach at Alma Mater; Maywood Native To Be Inducted Into Gymnastics Hall of Fame; 8-year-old Tumbler Shines

Friday, July 17, 2015 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR  Proviso West alum promoted to head coach of alma mater Proviso West alum and high school baseball standout Marques Hatch (pictured left) was recently named head coach of his alma mater’s girl’s varsity basketball team. A post on his Facebook timeline implies that Hatch was hired on July 14. “I am truly blessed, appreciative and humbled to … Continue reading Milestones: Proviso West Alum Now Head Coach at Alma Mater; Maywood Native To Be Inducted Into Gymnastics Hall of Fame; 8-year-old Tumbler Shines

Resurrecting Hope: A Band of Local Athletes Would Like To Be the Change They Wish To See

(Jason Gipson, right of center, with members of Athletic Konnections || Photo: The Village Free Press). Monday, April 21, 2014 || By Michael Romain  Saturday, MAYWOOD–Children from Maywood, Bellwood, Forest Park and other surrounding communities saturated Burton Park on 16th and Washington last Saturday as part of Athletic Konnection’s first ever Easter Egg Hunt. Men wearing the organization’s apparel were deliberately situated in different areas throughout … Continue reading Resurrecting Hope: A Band of Local Athletes Would Like To Be the Change They Wish To See