Hickory Creek Middle School Tigers

The Updated Hickory Creek Middle School Athletics Page can be found on the district website. Please go to the updated site using the link below:

Track and Field: Information will be released soon for the start of our Track and Field program. Please make sure a current physical is on file with the office and look for information soon.

Due to current restrictions, tryouts will be limited to 7th and 8th grade athletes only. We encourage 6th grade athletes to continue training for next year's season.

Basketball: We have had to officially cancel our Boys’ Basketball season for this school year. The state of Illinois has declared basketball to be a “high risk activity” at this time and the revised IESA season would have us begin on January 4th. We will not be back to in-person learning at Hickory Creek until January 19th and it would not be feasible to coordinate a season, safely, in this abbreviate amount of time. Girls’ Basketball is scheduled to begin on March 8th . We will wait to see if basketball is taken off the “high risk activity” list at that time to determine if we are able to move forward with that season

Cheerleading: We have had to officially cancel our Cheerleading season for this school year. Although the State of Illinois identifies it as a “low risk activity,” we feel that we need to take more precautions to keep our students safe. There is too much contact in cheerleading practices for us to move forward with a season this year. 

Wrestling: We have had to officially cancel our Wrestling season for this school year. At this time the State of Illinois had indicated wrestling as a “high risk activity.” Although IESA has set an official date for wrestling to begin in April, they have postponed the start date twice and we do not anticipate there being an opportunity this spring to safely bring athletes back on to the mats.

Please see this reference from the State of Illinois concerning youth sports: CLICK HERE 

HCMS Home/Away Sports COVID-19 Restrictions

The philosophy of Hickory Creek Athletics is to provide an atmosphere where student-athletes can develop physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally through the avenue of athletic competition. HCMS Athletics desires to be a catalyst that helps develop a lifestyle of character, integrity, discipline, hard work, and leadership. Athletics provide a wonderful opportunity to develop and practice skills and lessons that are learned throughout the day at Hickory Creek. HCMS Athletics can be used as another way to help educate and develop our student-athletes as they mature.

HCMS athletic teams have a focus on skill and team development. Middle school players will focus on learning the skills and rules necessary to compete well in their chosen sport. Playing time will be based on skills, athleticism and attendance with a goal that all student athletes participate. However, it is still the coach's decision on who plays and for how long. Try-outs and cuts may be utilized in determining a team roster.

We will strive to pursue victory with honor and character
at Hickory Creek Middle School!

Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.
John Wooden 



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