Hays Hosts State Champion North Ridge Middle School 8th Grade Boys Basketball Team in Springfield

This week State Representative Chad Hays (R-Catlin) welcomed to Springfield the Class 4A State Champion 8th Grade Boys Basketball Team from North Ridge Middle School in Danville. The team, along with some coaches and family members, were recognized as members of the House of Representatives approved House Resolution 187, which congratulated the team on their February 16 win over Flossmoor Park Middle School to claim the 2017 title.

“These young men posted a perfect 28-0 record this year,” said Hays. “But in addition to excelling as athletes on the court, they are to be commended for displaying exemplary sportsmanship during their games and for their performance in their classrooms.”

Members of the North Ridge Middle School Ridgerunners include: Devin Miles, Nathanael Hoskins (Captain), Keyshon Hampton, Amari Mayfield, Tomas Reed, Joshua Pasigna, Anthony Gouard, Camarion Halthon, Martez Rhodes, Trayvion Brigham, Anterrius Turner, Ahmad Rogers, J'Than Ross, and Tevin Smith (Captain). They are coached by Ayron Worthington and Leonard Bryant.

“As this undefeated team moves on to high school next year, they will join a successful high school program that posted a regional championship this year,” Hays said. “I wish them all the very best as they continue with their athletics and their academics.”

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