Entries by livya

Reuben Norris – bio

Affectionately known around the state of Illinois and Chicago as the Godfather of basketball officials. He has officiated basketball across the country for over 50 years including The NBA ,major college,high school, and the NHIBT at Cicero Stadium, Fenwick, St Andrew’s, and St. Patrick HS. This will be the 11th Hall of Fame induction for […]

Barb Atsaves Pabst

As an All-American at Niles West High School, her girls basketball team won the Illinois High School State Championship and she received many local, regional and state accolades. Barb received a full scholarship to play at DePaul University in Chicago and started every game in her four year career. She was a two time captain […]

Nick (Williams) Giannoules

Nick was raised in Chicago/Stoney Island. He attended Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, where he was introduced to Greek basketball. His memories of the NHIBT go back to elementary school where he was a spectator and fan and eventually competed for nearly 15 years. Nick recently retired from the City of Chicago after […]

Theodore “Teddy” Cachampis

Theodore “Teddy” Cachampis was born on May 23, 1956, and baptized at Annunciation Cathedral of Chicago. After moving to the Southside in 1963 he was enrolled at Koraes Elementary School at St. Constantine & Helen. Later he attended George Washington and Mt. Caramel High School. Ted played basketball from 1967-1982 for St. Constantine & Helen […]

Peter Balis – Bio

Peter Balis was born in Sparta, Greece. His family immigrated to the west side of Chicago when he was 4 years old. He went to Chicago Public Schools, and learned how to play sports by emulating what he watched on TV. The first organized sport he played was 6 th grade basketball at Holy Trinity. […]

Jim Apostolos – Bio

Jim Apostolos is a proud member of a great group at St. Connie’s on the South Side of Chicago. He feels blessed to have had wonderful experiences through his community of Koraes School, G.O.Y.A and the Sons of Pericles. Jim remembers his first time playing at Cicero Stadium and how special he knew it was […]