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Clayborne welcomes state champion Belleville Township – West Maroons to state capitol (AUDIO)

Clayborne welcomes state champion Belleville Township – West Maroons to state capitolSPRINGFIELD – The mighty Maroons of Belleville Township High School – West boys’ basketball team joined State Senator James F. Clayborne, Jr. (D-Belleville) at the state capitol today to honor their recent 4A State Championship.

The Maroons triumphed over the Dolphins of Whitney Young Magnet High School (Chicago) in overtime at Carver Arena in Peoria last month, giving Belleville West their first state championship in program history.

Senator Clayborne, the senate’s Majority Leader, was proud to welcome the students, saying their victory was a huge win for them and the entire Metro East.

“It is always wonderful to see our young student-athletes bring home hardware from Peoria,” Clayborne said. “Every Metro East resident can be proud of these young men who I know will go on to do amazing things in their lives.”

Belleville Township – West is a part of Belleville Township High School District 201 which serves students in Belleville, Centreville, East St. Louis, Fairview Heights, Caseyville, Millstadt, Shiloh, Smithton and Swansea.

Sen. Clayborne

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57th District
Senate Majority Leader

Years served:
1995 - Present

Committee assignments: Assignments (Chairperson); Committee of the Whole; Energy and Public Utilities; Executive (Vice-Chairperson); Insurance; Subcommittee on Gov. Operations (Sub-Chairperson); Sub. on Auto Insurance Rates; State & Pension Fund Invest, Spec.; Supplier Diversity, Special Com. On.

Biography: Attorney; born Dec. 29, 1963, in St. Louis; B.S., political science, Tennessee State University; J.D., University of Miami; partner with his firm Clayborne, Sabo and Wagner; (Belleville); former St. Clair County Assistant State's Attorney; has four sons.