Bloom High School
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Four Bloom High School students will be competing as a team in the Business Professionals of America national contest this spring.
Bloom High School students, from left, seniors Aaliyah Northern and Rachel Forsyth and juniors Margaret Hitchcock and William Smolsky-Gibson, display the first-place medals and plaque they won in the recent Illinois Business Professionals of America state competition.
RICHTON PARK | Bloom Township's James Coleman knows his team treats every game in the Southland Athletic Conference like a big game, and it's helped the Blazing Trojans plow through the SAC with only one loss this season.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Take away a team's point guard and you take away its lifeline.
CRETE | Officially, Times No. 3 Crete-Monee won the Southland Conference title outright Tuesday, when Bloom Township beat Rich South.
OLYMPIA FIELDS | Times No. 5 Bloom Township was down one very big man Friday at Rich Central, as 6-foot-5, 230-pound center James Coleman was making a football recruiting visit to Austin Peay.
Stepping up and taking charge is not new to Bloom Township sophomore Anika Johnson.
CRETE | Jared Johnson said the Bloom Township coaching staff wanted them to work it inside and control the boards Friday night.
Bloom Township's Zerell Jackson is a three-year starter. "Bloom has always taken pride in it program. You learn that from when you are growing up playing basketball and watching those guys play. You want to be one of those guys one day."
Bloom Township guard Zerell Jackson said it is an honor to be a starter for a tradition-packed program. He said he enjoyed talking with former Bloom star Ray McCoy.
Bloom's Zerell Jackson, foreground, goes through drills at practice on Monday.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | They both call Chicago Heights home, and they both walked into Marian Catholic's gym with 18-17 records in the regular season.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Prairie State College recently recognized the 2012-2013 Bloom High School National Honor Society student members with the 2013 Michael R. Monteleone Community Service Award.
Cynthia Somer, left, secretary of the Prairie State College board of trustees, and Wendell Mosby, right, PSC board trustee and ICCTA representative, congratulate Bloom High School National Honor Society member, Crystal Rodriguez, center right, on the organization's community service award. J…
CRETE | Bloom Township pushed Times No. 3 Crete-Monee to the limit on Friday night.
RICHTON PARK | All three phases of the game had plenty to go home proud about after this Bloom Township win.
Two science teachers at local high schools are among this year's 10 recipients of the Golden Apple award given annually to reward excellence in teaching.
Bloom's Ivory Cassell, center, comes in first in the 100 meter dash at the Southland Athletic Conference meet at Bloom High School.
Crete-Monee's Tineja Foy, right, finishes first against Rich East's Sharon Heard at the Southland Athletic Conference meet at Bloom High School.
Crete-Monee's Simone Brown reacts after missing a jump in the high jump at the Southland Athletic Conference meet at Bloom High School.
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