E. L. Wright Athletics

E. L. Wright Athletics are restricted to grades 7th and 8th per South Carolina High School League Rules. Students participating must meet League and District Eligibility requirements. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions section for more information.

Welcome to the new E. L. Wright Middle School Athletic Web Page! Please use the three lines in the top left corner to navigate through the site.

Team Pictures for Basketball Rescheduled

The photo session that was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 19th has been rescheduled to Jan. 10th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will send reminders and more forms when we return from Winter Break.

Soccer Conditioning

Soccer conditioning practices will begin next week for both 7th & 8th grade boys & girls who are interested in trying out for ELW soccer teams this year. There will be a total of 17 conditioning practices, eight in December and 9 in January. Students are required to have an updated physical before participating in conditioning practices or tryouts. If a student has already turned in a physical for another sport for this current school year, that student is eligible to practice immediately.

Conditioning practices will begin on December 4th. Attire for conditioning is weather appropriate and tennis shoes (cleats for ball days only). It is encouraged for students to bring their own water bottle and snack for conditioning.

All conditioning practices will meet in Coach Pillow's classroom (Room 315) at 2:30 p.m. Students will be given time to change, eat a snack, and prepare to begin practice at 2:45 p.m. Practices will end at 4:30 p.m. Parents are encouraged to pick students up at the car rider line behind the gym. Please contact kpillow@richland2.org if you have any questions.

Tryouts for Football and Volleyball:

Football Tryouts July 30th to August 2nd from 8 to 10 am on the E. L. Wright Football Field. Open to 7th and 8th Grade boys. Students must have tryout packet completed in order to participate.

Contact Coach Gay (vgay@richland2.org) for more information.

Volleyball Tryouts July 30th to August 1st from 4:30 to 6:30 pm in the E. L. Wright Gym. Open to 7th and 8th Grade Girls. Students must have tryout packet completed in order to participate.

Contact Ms. Willingham (wwilling@richland2.org) for more information.

Please click on this link to get a tryout packet.

Football Conditioning Dates for Summer 2018

Any rising 7th and 8th Grade boys interested in conditioning for tryouts for football you will need a physical in order to participate.

Dates and Times for conditioning are as follows:

June 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th, and 26th

July 9th and 10th

Cheerleading Interest Meeting and Tryout Information

6th Grade and 7th Grade Students interested in cheering for the 2018-19 E. L. Wright Cheerleading Squad please attend the interest meeting that will be on April 23rd after school from 2:30 to 3:00 in the Media Center. (If you are unable to attend the meeting please pick up an information packet from Ms. Willingham)

Tryouts will begin on May 1st (6th Grade only), May 2nd (7th Grade Only), and May 3rd (Both grades) from 2:45 to 4:45.

Tryouts will be on May 4th from 2:45 until around 5:15 (until it ends).

All students interested need to have a physical dated and signed by a doctor after April 1st, 2018. Please pick up the physical forms from Ms. Willingham.

Athletic Award Ceremony

The E. L. Wright Athletic Department will host the 2017-2018 Athletic Award Ceremony on April 30th at 6:00 pm in the Cafeteria. The ceremony will honor and recognize the Athletic Teams for the 2017-18 season. Athletes and their parents are invited to attend.

Spring Sports for High School

7th and 8th Grade students interested in playing track, baseball, softball, boy's golf, boy's tennis, or lacrosse please visit the High School web pages for more information about tryouts and participation.

Soccer Interest Meeting

The E.L. Wright Soccer teams are beginning soccer conditioning for upcoming season this week. There will also be an interest and paperwork meeting for 7-8th grade boys and girls this Wednesday, December 6th, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Room 315. Coach Pillow (Boys Coach) and Coach Singleton (Girls Coach) will provide further details about conditioning, paperwork and tryouts at the meeting. Students must have a physical dated from April of 2017 & the insurance form completed to participation in conditioning practices and tryouts. Students who participated in Fall Sports at E.L. Wright do not have to turn in these forms again. Our first conditioning practice will be held this Friday, December 8th from 2:30-3:30 p.m. All 7th & 8th grade boys and girls that are thinking about trying out for the soccer team should come and condition! Conditioning practices will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays through December 15th. Dates for conditioning practices and tryouts will be announced after the Winter Break.

Girl's and Boy's Basketball Tryouts October October 30th, 31st, Nov. 1st, and Nov. 2nd

The E. L. Wright Warrior Basketball team will hold tryouts for the 2017-28 team beginning on October 30th for 7th grade girls, 31st for 8th grade girls and 7th grade boys, Nov. 1st for 7th and 8th grade for girls and 8th grade only for boys, and Nov. 3rd for both grades for boys. Interested players must have a physical on file dated after April 1st, 2017 and must be in good standing academically. Tryouts are closed to the public and will be from 2:30 to 4:30. Please contact Coach Ishmal, Coach Gay or Coach Budic for more information.

Football Make-up Game, Tuesday October 17th

E. L. Wright Middle School Football team will cap off its season with a makeup game against Blythewood Middle School on October 17th at 3:30 pm.

The game was originally scheduled for Sept. 6th but was moved due to the threat of inclement weather. The cost of the game is $4.

Football and Volleyball Game, Wednesday Sept. 27th

Our Warrior Football and Volleyball teams will be traveling to Kelly Mill Middle School tomorrow, Wednesday, September 27th. The girls Volleyball team will begin their match at 3 PM while the Football team is scheduled for a 4 PM Kick Off. We hope to see you there!

Volleyball Tryouts: (Closed to the Public)

  • August 7th - 11th from 8:00 am to 11:00 am

Tryout Packets and information can be found in the front office.

For more information contact Coach Gamble at lgamble@richland2.org

Football Conditioning and Tryouts

Football conditioning for Wednesday, June 21st is cancelled due to poor weather and poor field conditions. Remember in the event of poor weather conditioning will not occur. Conditioning will resume on Monday, June 26th weather permitting.

Rising 7th and 8th Graders interested in trying out for the 2017-2018 E. L. Wright Football team please mark your calendar for conditioning dates offered over the summer. The dates for conditioning are purely voluntary and will not affect your status during tryouts.

Students will need to have a current physical and health form on file prior to attending conditioning. (It must be dated after April 1st, 2017.)

Dates for Conditioning: (Times from 8 to 10 a.m.)

June: 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st, 26th and 28th

July: 10th, 12th, 17th, and 19th

In the event of rain or poor weather no conditioning will be held.

Tryouts Dates: (Closed to the Public)

Aug. 7 from 4-6 pm and

August 8th-11th and 14th from 8 am to 10 am

A Parent Meeting will occur on August 18th after practice

Football Interest Meeting for 2017-18

6th and 7th Grade Boys interested in trying out for football next year please meet with Coach Rhodes after school on May 11th from 2:30 to 3:00 pm in the gym.

Athletic Award Ceremony

The E.L. Wright Athletic Department will hold an end of the year award ceremony for all sports on Monday, April 24th at 6 pm in the E. L. Wright Cafeteria. All players and parents for all teams are invited to attend. We will have light refreshments available. Please contact Ms. Willingham for more information at wwilling@richland2.org.

Cheerleading Meeting for 2017-18 Squad

There will be an informational meeting for students interested in trying out for the 2017-2018 Cheerleading squad for E. L. Wright Middle School. The meeting will be on April 6th in Room 112 until 3:15 pm.

Parents there will be a meeting for you to attend on April 18th at 5:30 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room for information on tryouts.

Tryout dates are as follows:

  • Practice: April 19th, 20th, 24th, and 25th from 2:45 to 5 pm
  • Tryouts: April 26th 2:45 to 4:45 pm

Just a reminder that you must have a physical on file or turned in prior to the first day of practice in order to participate.

Please contact Mrs. Wilson for any questions at helwilson@richland2.org.

Soccer Game for April 3rd Postponed!

In an abundance of caution and due to the threat of severe weather, the soccer game today for E. L. Wright and Longleaf Middle School has been postponed until April 26th.

Athletic Information Night!

Please attend the Athletic Information Night on April 4th at R2i2 to learn information on High School Sports for Middle School Students. The meeting will begin at 6 pm with a general session. All District High School Athletic Directors will be on hand to answer any questions you have. The meeting is for all 6th-8th Grade Students.

Interested in Trying out for Fall High School Sports?

Students interested in trying out for fall sports and summer camps at the high schools can visit any Richland Two high school website for more information. Please also remember that in order to tryout for a sport for the 2017-2018 School year, the student will need a physical dated after April 1, 2017.

Need a Physical?

If you are planning on playing sports next year you will need a new physical dated after April 1st per district and High School League Policy. Palmetto Health will be offering a Saturday Clinic to provide physicals on April 22nd at Williams-Brice. Middle Schools are scheduled for 6:30 pm. The cost is $10 and must be paid prior to that Saturday. Please see Ms. Willingham to sign up.

Soccer Season Begins!

Please join us Monday, February 27th as we kick off our 2016-17 Soccer Season. E. L. Wright will play host to the Kelly Mill Green Wave starting at 3 p.m. Tickets are $4 at the gate. The Girl's teams will play first immediately followed by the boy's. We ask all fans to enter through the gate near the 700 building. Hope to see you there!

Ridge View Middle School Basketball Night:

On January 31, 2017, Ridge View Basketball will be hosting Middle School Night! Middle School basketball players and cheerleaders in uniform or team gear will get in free.

Ridge View takes on South Pointe that night with the Varsity Girls playing at 6:00 PM and the Varsity Boys tipping off at 7:30 PM.

We look forward to seeing you for Ridge View Basketball Middle School Night on January 31 at Ridge View High School!

Basketball and Step Team Pictures:

  • Both the Girls and Boys Basketball Teams as well as the E. L. Wright Step Teams will take team pictures on February 7, 2017 in the E. L. Wright Gymnasium after school. The process should be finished by 5:00 pm please have your ride here by then to pick you up.
  • Order packets have been given to coaches to hand out to players to bring with them to turn in the day of the photo shoot. You can also order pictures on line at http://www.csiportraitgroup.com/picture-day/ .

Soccer Tryouts:

Boy's Tryout Information:

Dates- Jan.31st, Feb. 2nd, and Feb. 3rd from 2:30-4:30 pm

Grades: 7th and 8th Grade

Requirements: Athletic Tryout Packet ( physical must be completed by a doctor)

Meeting Academic Eligibility as determined by the SCHSL and Richland District Two.

Girl's Tryout Information

Dates: Feb. 1st to 3rd from 2:30 to 4:00

Grades: 7th and 8th Grade

Requirements: Athletic Tryout packet (physical must be completed by the Doctor)

Academic Eligibility as determined by the SCHSL and Richland District Two