OMS Athletics


Cross Country (6th-8th boys & girls):  August 1, 2017

Football (7th & 8th):  August 9, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

Girls' Basketball (7th & 8th):  August 30, 2017

8th Grade Boys' Basketball:  November 1, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

Cheerleading (7th & 8th):  November 2, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

7th Grade Boys' Basketball:  November 7, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

Wrestling:  TBA

Girls' Volleyball (7th & 8th):  January 4, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

Track (6th-8th boys & girls):  March 27, 2018, 5:00 p.m.

*All dates and times are subject to change.

2017-2018 PICTURE DAYS

Cross Country (6th-8th boys & girls):  August 21, 2017

Girls' Basketball (7th & 8th):  August 30, 2017, 3:15 p.m.

Football (7th & 8th):  August 31, 2017, 3:15 p.m.

Cheerleading (7th & 8th):  November 1, 2017, 3:15 p.m.

Boys' Basketball (7th & 8th):  November 8, 2017, 3:15 p.m.

Wrestling:  TBA

Girls' Volleyball (7th & 8th):  January 17, 2018, 3:15 p.m.

Track (6th-8th boys & girls):  March 28, 2018, 3:15 p.m.

*Times and dates are subject to change.


Any 7th or 8th grade boy who is planning on trying out for basketball MUST have the following items turned in BEFORE OCTOBER 20, 2017:

1.  Current physical on file for the 2017-2018 school year

2.  Permission/waiver form

3.  Concussion form

4.  Athletic rules

5.  $50 participation

All forms must be done online under Orion Middle School Athletics, 8to18.  Boys who played football this Fall will not need a physical unless the physical expires before January 2018.

There will be a sign-up for 7th grade boys' basketball in Mrs. Fausett's room and a sign-up for 8th grade boys' basketball in Mrs. Galliart's room.

For those interested, Dick's Sporting Goods in Moline offers a 20% discount on basketball shoes.  (Mark Kimball is the store manager.)  We are recommending the boys wear black, high top shoes.  (It is okay if they have red or white on them.)  Boys are to wear these shoes at practice and games only.

We do not allow headbands, wrist bands, or sleeves.

Haircuts must be above the eyebrow and above the ears.

We will be ordering new shooting shirts.  8th graders can use last year's shirts.  New 8th graders will need to purchase a new design one. ( We do not have a price yet.)  You may also order yard signs, shirts and sweatshirts online with Quality Group.

We ask that the boys wear two pairs of socks for practice and games.  This is to help with foot problems.  We would like the boys to have white socks for home games and black socks for away games.  (No ankle socks.)

We will have reversible practice jerseys for the boys.  They are to keep them clean and return them at the end of the season.  They are school property.

Practice schedules will come out after tryouts.  Due to gym scheduling problems, the first few practices MAY be held at 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Normal practice time will be after school until 5:30 p.m.  

Reminder:  When dropping off your son for practice, or picking up your son after practice or after away games, to please do so in front of the school.  

We also ask the boys to order two locker magnets (one for their hall locker and one for their athletic locker.)  The cost is $6 per magnet.

The first game is November 13 at home against AlWood.  Home games will start at 5:30 p.m. (unless a reserve game is scheduled or if the game is on a Saturday).

We are looking for a parent to keep our score book at away games.  

We are also looking for a parent to head our 7th and 8th grade tournament over Winter Break (December 27, 28, 29).  We will also need a lot of parent help during the tournament.

We will also need a parent to head our home game concessions for both grades.

Ted Leuck, 8th Grade Boys' Basketball Coach

Jim Parry, 7th Grade Boys' Basketball Coach


Monday, November 27:  Practice starts

Tuesday, December 12:  4:00 p.m. at Moline Wilson (bus at 2:30 p.m.)

Thursday, December 14:  6:00 p.m. at Galesburg

Tuesday, December 19:  4:00 p.m. at Geneseo (bus at 2:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, January 3:  6:00 p.m. at Macomb

Saturday, January 6:  9:00 a.m. at West Carroll Tournament (bus at 5:15 a.m.)

Wednesday, January 10:  6:00 p.m. home against Canton

Saturday, January 13:  9:00 a.m. at Erie Tournament (bus at 5:45 a.m.)

Thursday, January 18:  5:30 p.m. home against Mercer County & Riverdale

Thursday, January 25:  5:30 p.m. at Sherrard (bus at 3:45 p.m.)

Saturday, January 27:  9:00 a.m. Orion Tournament

Tuesday, January 30:  5:30 p.m. home against Kewanee

Thursday, February 1:  5:30 p.m. home against Monmouth/Roseville

Saturday, February 3:  9:00 a.m. PLC Super Duals at Aledo

Thursday, February 8:  5:30 p.m. at Knoxville (bus at 4:00 p.m.)

Thursday, February 15:  5:30 p.m. home against Rockridge

Saturday, February 24:  Regionals

Saturday, March 3:  Sectionals

Friday, March 9 & Saturday, March 10:  State


OMS Football Game Jerseys:  $15 each

OMS Track Picture Banners:  $10 each

    6th Grade 2015-2016

    7th Grade 2015-2016

    8th Grade 2015-2016

    6th Grade 2016-2017

    7th Grade 2016-2017

    8th Grade 2016-2017

Please make checks payable to:  Orion Middle School.


OMS ATHLETIC REQUIREMENTS:  Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student who is planning to go out for middle school sports (this includes 5th graders who are planning to go out for wrestling), must have the following forms completed and turned in before tryouts or the first practice:

1.  School physical on IESA/IHSA form.

2.  OMS waiver and permission form

3.  Concussion form

4.  OMS athletic rules packet

5.  Athletic participation fee ($50)

Once you complete the forms (for the first sport that you are involved with for the school year) you will not have to fill them out again for this school year (for another sport during the school year).  All of these forms are available on this website (please see upper left hand corner of this page "OMS Athletic Forms") or may be picked up in the OMS office.  There is a $50 athletic participation fee for each sport (no charge/fee after paying for two sports in one school year).

Due dates for completed forms and fees:

Cross Country:  August 1

Football:  August 14

Girls' Basketball:  August 28

Cheerleading:  October 1

Boys' Basketball:  October 16

Wrestling:  November 27

Volleyball:  December 12

Track:  February 26

MIDDLE SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY INFORMATION:  Please contact Coach Jeff Wiedenmann if you have any questions, 309-278-2807.  Please click here to view the 2017-2018 OMS Cross Country schedule.

7TH & 8TH GRADE FOOTBALL INFORMATION FOR FALL 2017:  Attached please find important information concerning 7th and 8th grade football for the Fall of 2017.  Information includes practice jersey and equipment bag ordering information (due by May 14), a list of required forms to be completed prior to participating, important dates, football equipment issue dates, and the 2017 OMS football game schedule.  Please click here for OMS football information.

 OMS GYM USAGE:  The use of the OMS gym for outside groups begins at 6:00 p.m., due to school team practices.  Also, there is a one-hour limit per night, per group, so that we may accommodate all groups requesting gym time.  Thank you for your cooperation! 


Complete schedules for Orion Middle School events can be found online at

Athletic announcements and photos may also be viewed on this site.  We encourage you to visit the site and get connected to OMS.