OMS Athletics

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 GIRLS' BASKETBALL INFORMATION:  We hope everyone has had a great summer!  The 2017/2018 IESA sports' calendar has changed this school year.  Girls' volleyball and girls' basketball have switched seasons.  Therefore, we will be having tryouts for the 7th and 8th grade girls' basketball teams on Monday, August 28, in the OMS gym, after school until 5:30 p.m.  Basketball practice will begin on Tuesday, August 29.

Thank you so much and we can't wait to get started!

Jill Filler & Dan Larson, 8th Grade Girls' Basketball Coaching Staff

Emily McVietty, 7th Grade Girls' Basketball Coach


If a student is going out for 7th or 8th grade girls' basketball, the following items must be turned in before Monday, August 28, 2017.  Tryouts will start on Monday, August 28, 2017, after school and will last until 5:30 p.m.  All forms are online.  Please use 8 to 18.  If you cannot get them online, please let the school office know.

Required forms:

A current physical for 2017-2018

Permission/Waiver forms


Concussion form

$50 Participation form

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.


Key:  BBB = boys' basketball; FB = football; GBB = girls' basketball; TR = track; VB = volleyball; WR = wrestling)

ALWOOD (VB, BBB, GBB, TR):  301 East 5th Avenue, Woodhull  61490

ANNAWAN (VB, BBB, GBB):  501 West South Street, Annawan  61234

CAMBRIDGE (VB & GBB):  300 South West Street, Cambridge  61238

CANTON (WR):  1001 North Main Street, Canton  61526

CHURCHILL (VB & GBB):  905 Maple Avenue, Galesburg  61401

COSTA (BBB):  2726 Costa Drive, Galesburg  61401

ERIE (WR & TR):  500 5th Avenue, Erie  61250

GALESBURG (WR & TR):  High School, 1135 West Fremont Street, Galesburg  61401

GALVA (BBB & GBB):  224 Morgan Road, Galva  61436

GENESEO (BBB & GBB):  333 East Ogden Avenue, Geneseo  61254

ILLINI BLUFFS (WR):  212 N Taylor Street, Glasford  61532

KNOXVILLE (BBB, GBB, VB):  701 E Mill Street, Knoxville  61448; (FB & TR):  end of Mill Street; (WR):  Woolsey Mabel Elementary, 106 Pleasant Avenue, Knoxville  61448

KEWANEE CENTRAL (VB, BBB, GBB & WR):  215 East Central Boulevard, Kewanee  61443

MACOMB (WR):  1525 South Johnson Street, Macomb  61455

MAHOMET-SEYMOUR (WR):  201 West State Street, Mahomet  61853

MERCER COUNTY (FB, VB, BBB & GBB):  N Washington Street, Joy  61260; (WR):  Mercer County Intermediate School, Aledo  61231

MONMOUTH/ROSEVILLE (FB, VB, BBB, GBB):  200 East Gosett Street, Roseville  61473; (TR):  N Sunny Lane Park Drive, Monmouth  61462

MORRISON JR HIGH (WR):  Academic Drive, Morrison  61276

RIVERDALE MIDDLE SCHOOL (TR & WR):  9822 256th Street N, Port Byron  61275

ROCKRIDGE (BBB, FB, GBB, TR, VB, WR):  14110 134th Avenue West, Taylor Ridge  61284

SHERRARD (BBB, FB, GBB, TR, VB, WR):  4701 176th Avenue, Sherrard  61281

STARK COUNTY (BBB & TR):  418 South Franklin Street, Toulon  61283; (GBB):  300 West VanBuren, Wyoming  61491 (gym is in back)

UNITED (VB, BBB, GBB):  2140 Illinois 135, Monmouth  61462

WETHERSFIELD (FB, VB, BBB, GBB, TR):  439 Willard Street, Kewanee  61443


 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.