The return of IHSA sports and activities has started to look more positive over the last five days.  Due to our COVID region moving to Phase 4/Tier 1, we can begin contact days in all sports.   We have developed some parameters for all of our sports in order for our coaches to share as many multi-sport athletes as possible.  Please be sure to register your students for each sport he/she wants to play through the 8to18 website.  The web address is:

Each athlete will need to have an up to date physical on file in the Athletic Office and a signed COVID-19 waiver (this is in 8to18 registration).  

IHSA update:  The IHSA Board of Directors are scheduled to meet Jan 27th (next Wed).  At this meeting, we are expecting an announcement of a new IHSA calendar that will set the remaining sports seasons with start dates, number of games allowed, etc.  We have based our next two weeks of contact days on the current IHSA calendar.  All participants (including coaches) MUST wear a mask during these contact days and everyone will go through symptom checks upon their arrival.  Students will be asked to arrive no earlier than 15 min prior to their scheduled practice times.  Students should arrive at practice in their practice clothes.  Locker rooms are NOT be used at this time.  Below is our contact day schedule for the next two weeks, which is subject to change based on the outcome of the IHSA board meeting next week.

Beginning January 25th:

Rangler Girls – Monday 300-430 (East Gym) and Thursday 500-630 (East Gym)

Boys Basketball – Monday and Wednesday 300-430 (RHG)

Girls Basketball – Tuesday and Thursday 300-430 (East Gym)

Cheerleading – Tuesday 300-430 (RHG) and Wednesday 300-430 (East Gym)

Football – Tuesday and Thursday 300-430 (Tabor Field)

Wrestling – Monday and Wednesday 300-430 (Mat Room)

Girls Conditioning with Mr. Sargent – Monday and Wednesday 500-630 (RHG)

Baseball – Starting approx. Feb 9th

Softball – Starting approx. Feb 9th 

Again, I want to stress that the above schedule is subject to change based on the IDPH and IHSA guidelines.  

Thanks for your patience and understanding.  

Ryan Miller

Athletic Director

Benton High School