• We Are Back!! (2021.2022)
     
     
    Welcome to the junior high school experience with all it has to offer students with a variety of talents, abilities, and interests! Listed below are descriptions of the sports available to our students to be involved in a positive and interactive way during their junior high school years.
     
     
    Use this link to access our 8to18 page, which is used for online registration.
     
    Use this link to access our athletic page for game schedules and other athletic information.
     
    INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS
    ** All interscholastic sports require a current physical on file with the athletic director, online registration prior to tryouts, and an $80 fee.

    Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country 
    Cross Country is a challenging individual, yet very much a team sport. This activity is offered to all boys and girls from 6th grade to 8th grade. The most important thing you will learn is to challenge yourself and improve yourself every day that you run. Cross Country is open to all students of all abilities and you will have coaches and teammates that will push you and encourage you to do your very best. Our season runs from August until October and our competition is excellent. 

    7th Grade Girls’ Volleyball 
    This sport takes place during the fall season and is held after school and Saturdays. Athletes must have a current physical on file prior to trying out for the team. Tryouts begin in August and take place for the next 2-3 days, immediately after school.  The season consists of two or three games during the week. Practices will be determined by each coach.
     
    8th Grade Girls’ Volleyball 
    This sport takes place during the fall season and is held after school and Saturdays. Athletes must have a current physical on file prior to trying out for the team. Tryouts begin in August and take place for the next 2-3 days, immediately after school.  The season consists of two or three games during the week. Practices will be determined by each coach.
     
    7th and 8th Grade Boys’ Volleyball 
    This volleyball program is open to all 7th and 8th grade boys. This sport takes place during the spring season and is held after school and Saturdays. Athletes must have a current physical on file prior to trying out for the team. Tryouts are held around spring break and take place for 2-3 days, immediately after school. The season consists of two or three games during the week. Practices will be determined by each coach.

    7th and 8th Grade Boys’ Soccer
    Boys soccer takes place during the fall season and is held after school and is open to all 7th and 8th grade boys. The goal of junior high soccer is to have fun and develop your skills so that you will be ready to participate at the high school level. Players at this age have different skill levels and we try to take that into consideration when training. We try to plan practices so that all players, from the most skilled to the beginners, learn something new. 

    7th Grade Boys’ Basketball
    Tryouts for this team are usually around the middle of October. Practice is every day after school and on most Saturday mornings. Boys basketball takes place during the late fall/early winter season. Any student interested in trying out for the team must have a valid sports physical and signed sports waiver prior to participating in tryouts.

    8th Grade Boys’ Basketball
    Tryouts for this team are usually around the middle of October. Practice is every day after school and on most Saturday mornings. Boys basketball takes place during the late fall/early winter season. Any student interested in trying out for the team must have a valid sports physical and signed sports waiver prior to participating in tryouts. Players will be required to dress in a shirt and tie for all away games. Players must also arrange for rides from practices and games.
     
    Wrestling
    Wrestling is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys and girls who are looking to participate. We are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for students that want to learn the sport of wrestling. We will offer a learning atmosphere that is appropriate for all skill levels and experience ranging from the fundamentals and basic rules of the sport to advanced techniques for those wrestlers ready to compete at the highest levels. We meet after school until 5:00 P.M. Parents are expected to be on time to pick up their children. All participants must have a current physical, a signed sports waiver, and pay the activity fee. 

    Pom Squad
    The Traughber pom squad consists of 7th and 8th grade girls and boys that dance during halftime of the boys’ basketball games. The season runs from October through December. Each routine showcases the 7th and 8th grade team's dance skills and Traughber spirit in a two-minute choreographed routine. The Traughber dance squad emphasizes precision and synchronized motions along with technical dance skills (such as jumps, turns, and leaps). Their routines encompass various styles of dance including hip hop, jazz, lyrical, and kicklines. A key feature of the dance is the ability to change formations very smoothly.

    Cheerleading…We Are Traughber Spirit!
    Our cheerleading team is made up of 7th and 8th grade girls and boys who cheer on the sidelines and perform at the halftime of boys’ basketball. These cheer athletes perform at home games and encourage the spectator’s and teams’ spirit. Cheerleading is a physical activity; the components of the cheerleading performance is tumbling, dance, jumps, cheers, and stunting. The cheer season begins mid-October and runs through mid-December. 
     
    7th Grade Girls’ Basketball 
    The 7th Grade Girls’ Basketball Team will consist of student athletes looking for a competitive challenge against other young ladies in our surrounding area schools. The team concept and commitment to the team will be stressed as well as the encouragement to improve and be an active participant. Everyone comes into the program with different abilities but will leave knowing they were an important and intricate part of the team. Tryouts and practices are required and an important way to demonstrate your abilities. Please keep your eyes and ears open for upcoming announcements in December and early January.
     
    8th Grade Girls’ Basketball
    Basketball is an interscholastic sport played from early January until early March. The activity is open to all 8th grade girls. Teams are selected on a tryout basis and will vary in number from 15 to 18. Players are held to high standards as students and as young women. Eligibility is kept on a weekly basis. Participants must have an updated physical on hand with the nurse and must pay the athletic fee. Practices are held from 3:15 until 5:30 and on Saturday mornings. Players are expected to attend practices and games. Players will be required to dress in Sunday-best for all away games. Players must also arrange for rides from practices and games.
     
    7th and 8th Grade Girls’ Soccer
    Girls soccer takes place during the spring season and is held after school and is open to all 7th and 8th grade girls. The goal of junior high soccer is to have fun and develop your skills so that you will be ready to participate at the high school level. Players at this age have different skill levels and we try to take that into consideration when training. We try to plan practices so that all players, from the most skilled to the beginners, learn something new. 

    Track and Field Team
    This sport is offered to 7th and 8th grade girls and boys. Practice begins when students return from spring break and runs Monday thru Friday for the duration of the season. To participate, a student needs a completed athletic physical on file with the athletic director prior to the first practice, an interscholastic sports waiver completed and turned into the coach, and athletic payment.  Events include; long jump, triple jump, high jump, shot put, discus throw, hurdles, and short and long distance running events.