7th Grade Coach: Gaspar Ponte
8th Grade Coach: Andy Bailye
Boys’ Basketball begins with tryouts in mid-October and is open to any 7th or 8th grade boy. 15 to 18 boys will be selected to each grade level squad. This interscholastic sport concludes its season in December. DMS Boys 'Basketball at the 8th grade level is responsible for the training and growth of young men in preparation high school basketball. In a competitive setting, we work on intermediate basketball skills, mental skills training, and character building by vigorous drill work, pre and post competition planning, and handling winning/losing/schoolwork as responsible adolescents. The season begins with tryouts in mid-October and is open to any 8th grade boy. About 15 - 18 boys will be selected to make the team (tryouts usually have about 40 participants). Practices can be before or after school for about 2 hours, with 2 or 3 games be week. Games include an A and B games that each last about an hour, where the A game is for the higher skilled athletes and the B game is for developing athletes. This interscholastic sport concludes its season with a District Tournament in December.
Coach: Lauren Wagenaar
Cheerleaders at DMS help promote interscholastic team sports, school spirit, and good sportsmanship. After a number of clinics held in October, a panel of judges chooses a 7th grade squad and an 8th grade squad. Cheerleaders participate at home boys’ basketball games and school pep assemblies from mid-October to December. The season culminates with the D300 Cheer Competition at Carpentersville Middle School.
Head Coach: Jackie Burgess
Assistant Coaches: Anna Benge and Michael Haase
This sport is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls and boys. The season extends from the beginning of the school year through October. The sport is an all-play and everyone who joins will participate. DMS cross country teams have always achieved winning records. Students are encouraged to become part of this winning tradition.
Coach: Robyn Kovar
Information about Dance will be available at a later time.
7th Grade Coach: Michael Haase
8th Grade Coach: Lauren Reiff
Girls’ Basketball is open to 7th and 8th grade girls. Tryouts are held the last week in December. The season begins in the first week of January and ends with the District 300 Tournament. Tryouts are open to any 7th or 8th grade girl at DMS and around 15 girls will be selected for each grade level squad.
Coach: Robyn Kovar
Poms is open to 7th and 8th Grade students and runs during the Boys Basketball season. The Poms squad at DMS helps promote interscholastic team sports, school spirit, and good sportsmanship through choreographed dance routines. After an Interest Meeting near the end of September, tryouts are held in October, and a Poms squad is chosen. The Poms Squad Practices 2-4 days per week, and performs at all home boys’ basketball games from mid-October to December. The season culminates with the D300 Dance Competition in December (all girls are required to attend the competition).
Track and Field
Boys Head Coach: Gina Hurley
Girls Head Coach: Jackie Burgess
Assistant Coaches: Michael Kasper, Tom Sitkie, and Don Wicker
Track and Field is open to any 7th or 8th grade girl or boy at DMS. There are no tryouts for this sport. The track season begins after spring break and ends with the District 300 Track Meet in May.
7th Grade Coach: Ryan Ehmen
8th Grade Coach: Lauren Omsberg
This sport provides students an opportunity to learn new skills while improving already existing skills. Good sportsmanship and teamwork are emphasized. The season commences with try-outs at the beginning of the school year and runs to mid-October. A 7th grade squad of 15-18 girls and 8th grade squad of 15-18 girls compete with other schools in the district as well as tournament play.
Head Coach: Donald Wicker
Assistant Coaches: Matthew Joslyn and Thomas Sitke
Wrestling is open to any 6th, 7th, or 8th graders interested in participating and is a great sport for all ages and sizes. The season begins in January and ends in the last week of February. During the season we focus on learning wrestling techniques and improving their overall physical fitness. We will compete aganst other schools and finish the year with a district tournament.