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IESA Sanctioned Sports

Students in Primary F (5th grade) and Middle School (6th-8th) are eligible to compete in the following IESA sanctioned athletic teams. Each team practices and competes during the IESA aligned season for that sport.

Cross Country

Cross Country is a mixed gender sport in which individuals compete in long distance running events that take place on natural terrain. NGS competes in several meets beginning in August until IESA Sectional and State competitions in early October. Practices begin in the summer before school begins.

Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball is organized into three possible competition teams - 5th/6th Grade, Junior Varsity, and Varsity, depending on annual interest. NGS competes in the Illini Conference with other 1-A schools in the Central Illinois region. Practices typically begin in early September with the season ending in early December with the State Tournament.

Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball is organized into three possible competition teams - 5th/6th Grade, Junior Varsity, and Varsity, depending on annual interest. NGS competes in the Illini Conference with other 1-A schools in the Central Illinois region. Practices typically begin in early October with the season ending in early February with the State Tournament.

Girls Volleyball

Girls Volleyball is organized into three possible competition teams - 5th/6th Grade, Junior Varsity, and Varsity, depending on annual interest. NGS competes in the Illini Conference with other 1-A schools in the Central Illinois region. Practices typically begin in late November with the season ending in mid-March with the State Tournament.

Track & Field

Track & Field is a mixed gender sport in which individuals compete in skill events based on running, jumping, and throwing (200m Hurdles, 4x100 Relay, High Jump, Shotput, etc.). Students take part in several meets throughout April and May concluding in the sectional and state meets through IESA. Practices begin in March.

Non-Sanctioned Sports

Students in Primary E (4th)*, Primary F (5th), and Middle School (6th-8th) are eligible to compete in the following club athletic teams. Each team practices and competes within the season designated by the school or other organizational affiliate.

*Archery only.

Soccer

Soccer is a co-ed club athletic team. Students compete on two teams, Junior Varisty and Varsity, with other area schools. Practices begin in late August and the season ends in early October. The number of games varies depending on the number of participating schools.

Archery

Archery is a co-ed Next Generation club athletic team available to students in Primary E through Middle School. Students compete in area tournaments in two divisions - elementary and middle school. Archers can compete individually and as a team at these tournaments. Team scores are comprised of the grand total points achieved by each individual on the team. Archers achieve points by landing arrows on flat or 3-D targets.

Skill-Building Intramural Sports

Intramural sports are offered through the After School Activities program throughout the school year and are available to students in Primary A - E (K - 4). The goal of these intramural sports is to lay a foundation of interest in IESA and other sports along with building skills in our young athletes.

Intramural Basketball

Intramural Basketball is a co-ed activity that teaches participants the fundamentals of competitive basketball along with honing athletic skill. The activity is offered in both fall and spring semesters in two class divisions - Primary A - B and Primary C - E.

Intramural Volleyball

Intramural Volleyball is a co-ed activity that teaches participants the fundamentals of competitive volleyball along with honing athletic skill. The activity takes place in the spring semester and is offered in two class divisions - Primary A - B and Primary C - E.

Intramural Soccer

Intramural Soccer is a co-ed activity that teaches participants the fundamentals of competitive soccer along with honing athletic skill. The activity takes place in the spring semester and is offered in two class divisions - Primary A - B and Primary C - E.