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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OP-ED: WHERE ARE ALL THE KIDS?

A basketball rim at Maywood’s Tenth Park. | Twitter/Lyneice || Chart below by sportbusinessdaily.com.  Saturday, September 24, 2016 || By Tre Brown || OPINION || @maywoodnews The Proviso area has a long and rich history of gifted athletes. The legendary basketball courts at Tenth Park in Maywood and Memorial Park in Bellwood have cultivated many of these athletes. From the rubber ball strike-em-out games on the local … Continue reading OP-ED: WHERE ARE ALL THE KIDS?

Maywood BUCS Wrestlers Earn More Than Medals at Second Annual Tournament

  Parents, coaches and supporters of the Maywood BUCS wrestling program pose for a photo after the organization’s second annual open invitational on Feb. 8. Below, two vying for position. Photos by Michael Romain/Editor. Sunday, February 8, 2015 || By Michael Romain Maywood BUCS wrestling program held its second annual open invitational today, Feb. 8, at Proviso East High School. The wrestlers, 20 in all … Continue reading Maywood BUCS Wrestlers Earn More Than Medals at Second Annual Tournament