Glenwood High School Hall of Fame
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The Hall of Fame of Glenwood High School, which includes Ball High School and Chatham High School, was created to honor those individuals or groups whose actions or achievements in their chosen fields bring honor and distinction to the heritage of Glenwood High School.
Categories for Recognition
Achievement - Alumni of Glenwood High School whose distinguished actions have led to outstanding recognition in their chosen fields on a local, national, or international level.
Athletics - Alumni of Glenwood High School who have established outstanding records of achievement in their chosen sport which would make them deserving of special recognition. One team per year may be selected.
Service - Alumni, faculty, staff, or friends of Glenwood High School whose actions and/or achievements may not be recognized in the above, but are deserving of such recognition and honor.
Lifetime Recognition - Alumni of Glenwood High School who shall be out of school for at least 40 years and whose lives shall have reflected character and distinction.
2022-23 GHS Hall of Fame Inductees
Ben Bedford - In July of 2010, Bedford was named one of the “50 most significant Folk singer-songwriters of the past 50 years” by Rich Warren of WFMT-Chicago. The list also included Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Anais Mitchell, Joni Mitchell, and Danny Schmidt. In May of 2018, Bedford was named one of the six Kerrville New Folk winners at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas. He has toured extensively over the past 15 years in North America and western Europe. In January of 2023, he released his sixth studio album, Valley Of Stars, engineered and mixed by David Sinko (Yo-Yo Ma, Punch Brothers, Edgar Meyer) and featuring Ethan Jodziewicz (Aoife O’Donovan, Maya de Vitry, Milk Carton Kids) on bass, Chas Williams (Nanci Griffith) on second guitar, and Kari Floyd on harmony vocals. He graduated from Glenwood High in 2000 and the University of Illinois in Urbana in 2004 with a degree in History.
Dan Rourke - A Jacksonville native and Routt Catholic High School alumnus, Dan Rourke arrived in Chatham in 1993 after spending time in Texas. During the next few years, Rourke established the Chatham Community Football League, commonly known as CCFL, as Chatham’s first youth football feeder system. During his 23-year career at Glenwood High School, Rourke compiled a record of 159-88 overall and 115-54 in the Central State Eight Conference. Glenwood advanced to the postseason 18 times and went 23-17 in the playoffs during that timespan. In 1998, Glenwood Football defeated Kankakee Bishop McNamara 28-21 in the state championship game to cap off a 14-0 undefeated season. Glenwood was the runner-up in Class 5A in 2010 and the program qualified for the state quarterfinals in 1997, 2003, 2004, 2011, and 2012. Rourke’s 159 wins as the head football coach is a school record.
As the athletic director, Rourke came in with a winning attitude and reset team, school, and community expectations. During his tenure, Glenwood athletic teams made 16 final four appearances which included state championships in girl's soccer, boy's soccer, baseball, and softball.
Individual Athletic Accomplishments
Kip Provines - Kip Provines graduated from Glenwood High School in 1994 as one of the most decorated athletes to come through Chatham. A four-sport athlete and record holder, Provines earned 10 varsity letters. During his senior year, he earned All-Conference honors in football, soccer, basketball, and baseball. The culmination of his high school athletic endeavors was being voted the first State Journal-Register CS8 Conference Athlete of the Year in 1994.
He went on to play collegiate baseball at Indiana State University where he holds Indiana State records for first base in career fielding percentage, season and career assists, and career putouts. No Indiana State athlete has topped Provines’ 1998 batting average of .414. Upon graduation, he spent two seasons playing for the Springfield Capitals of the Frontier League.
Tricia Criswell - Tricia Criswell was one of the trailblazers of girl’s sports at Glenwood High School. A 1987 graduate of Glenwood, Tricia was a member of the boy's soccer team, girl's basketball team, and track & field team. After a successful high school athletic career, Tricia attended Methodist College in Fayetteville, North Carolina from 1987-1991. She was a 4-year starter on the women’s soccer team. In her time at Methodist College, Tricia was a three-time All-American, three-time Academic All-American, and was named to the USA South Athletic Conference Silver Anniversary Team. Tricia graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree and was named to the Methodist College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010.
In 1992, Tricia served our country in the United States Air Force for four years before joining the Los Angeles Police Department. She spent 10 years as a Detective III investigating homicide, abuse, and sexual abuse against children.
2013 Girls Soccer Team - This team won Glenwood's first ever state title in a girls team sport, and the Titans did so convincingly. They closed the season with 14 straight victories to finish 21-1-1, and they outscored eight postseason opponents by a combined 35-3. In the championship game, they jumped to a 3-0 lead against Crystal Lake Prairie Ridge just over halfway through the first half and were up 3-1 at halftime. After withstanding the Wolves' increased pressure early in the second half, the Titans got an insurance goal to close out a 4-1 victory.
2013 Girls Soccer State Championship team members were Maci Cotler, Taylor Copp, Mara Cunningham, Kila Curran, Nicole Dannehold, Kelly Graves, Maya Habibi, Nikki Hogan, Laura Hunt, Hannah Johnson, Maggie Juhlin, Morgan Justison, Rhi Kauffman, Bryson Kessinger, Abby Klintworth, Morgan Lauher, Blaire Marker, Brendel Marshall, Ashley Musgrove, Cayne Randle, Kassidy Sheedy, Bethany Simmermaker, Kayla Torry, Michaela Turner, Madison Volpert.
Frank & Cinda Edwards - The Edwardses were both Glenwood High School alums known for their community service. Cinda was a member of the LLCC Board of Trustees from 2007-2013 and served as chair for two years. She was appointed Sangamon County Coroner in 2011. Frank served in the Illinois National Guard and worked for the Springfield Fire Department, retiring as chief in 2002. He then served as Springfield’s Ward 1 Alderman and as interim mayor from December 2010 to April 2011.