GOWER

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Fall Sports

Cross Country

Cross Country is a distance running sport.

  • Coaches – Mr. Hey and Miss Grossklas
  • One team (5th grade through 8th grade). This is a no-cut sport
  • Season: Beginning of the school year – mid October
  • Practices:  1 hr. daily from 3:15 – 4:15 pm
  • Meets: begin at 4:15 pm
  • Other:  The Cross Country team participates in the Illinois Elementary Schools Athletics Program.  Through this program runners may qualify for the State Meet via sectional and regional competition.  The team also runs in a Saturday conference meet at the end of the season.

Football

Football teaches basic skills of tackle football.

  • Coaches – Mr. Mengarelli and Mr. Prorok
  • One team (6th grade through 8th grade). This is a “no –cut” sport
  • Season: Two weeks before the start of school – mid October
  • Practices: 2 hrs. daily from 3:15 – 5:00 pm
  • Games: begin at 4:15 pm

Volleyball – Girls

The volleyball team concentrates on drills utilizing the skills of passing, setting, serving as well as team strategies.

  • Coaches – Mr. Marchinski (JV) and Mrs. Bailey (Varsity)
  • Two teams – J.V. (6th and 7th grades) and Varsity (8th grade)
  • Season: Beginning of the school year – mid October
  • Practices: 2 hrs. daily from 3:15 – 5:00 pm
  • Matches begin at 4:15 pm
  • Other:  Varsity Team participates in a Saturday conference tournament at the end of the season