Holmes Junior High Sports Season
2023-2024

Holmes Athletic Directors:  Donald Nush AD email: [email protected]
Holmes Principal: Jean Kennedy and Vice Principal: Sommer Sanchez
*All dates subject to change

7th Grade Girls Volleyball Schedule 2023-2024

Day

Date

Home Team


Visiting Team

Game Time

Dism/Depart

Tue

9/12

HOLMES

vs

Emerson JH

4:00 pm

3:25

Thur

9/14

HOLMES

vs

LEE MS

4:00 pm

3:25

Tue

9/19

ESPARTO MS, Esparto 

vs

HOLMES

4:00 pm

2:45/3:00

Thur

9/21

HOLMES

vs

Harper JH

4:00 pm

3:25

Tue

9/26

DOUGLASS MS, Woodland

vs

HOLMES

4:00 pm

2:45/3:00

Thur

9/28

HOLMES

vs

JOHN KNiGHT MS

4:00 pm

3:25

Tue

10/3

WINTERS MS

vs

HOLMES

4:00 pm

2:45/3:00

Thur

10/5

EMERSON JH, Davis

vs

HOLMES

4:00 pm

2:45/3:00

Tue

10/10

LEE MS, Woodland

vs

HOLMES

4:00 pm

2:45/3:00

Thur

10/12

HOLMES

vs

ESPARTO

4:00 pm

3:25


First day of practice: Monday, August 28, 2023. Students must sign-up and submit all paperwork  by Friday August 26th . Last day for paperwork is Friday, September 1, 2023 to join the team and participate.


**Please note, most schools will charge an entrance fee ($5/Adult, $3/student) for ALL spectators (INCLUDING  team drivers)**


Dismissal time is the time you leave class.  We have planned that time to change into your uniform, check out of school in the office, meet up with your driver by the office and get to the parking lot. Departure time is the time you are expected to drive away to your competition.  Do NOT ask to leave earlier than your dismissal time.


*All matches will begin at 4:00 PM.  Warm-ups will start promptly at 3:40. Two out of three games will constitute a match. The first two games will be rally scoring to 25 with a 27 point cap. The third game, if needed will be rally scoring to 15 with a 17 point cap. Net serves are playable. High school rules will be used.


Home schools will provide one main official, 2 competent lines people, a scorer and a visible scoreboard.  An adult will be at the scorer’s table during all games. If a team uses a libero, they will provide a person to track the libero as well as a tracking sheet. 


A “Lite” volleyball (Tachikara/Mikasa) will be used for all matches.


A coach is required to be present before teams are allowed to warm up. Coaches must bring their own volleyballs for the warm up.  Warm up time will be 17 minutes in length:

  • 5 minutes shared passing

  • 5 minutes hitting for serving team

  • 5 minutes for serve-receive team

  • 2 minutes shared serving

Unlimited substitutions (players must return back to correct serving order). Subs need to check in at the score table and follow proper substitution procedures.

During one player’s turn of service, she may only earn 5 points. After serving 5 points, the serving team will then rotate to the next server (in right- front position) and continue to serve. Net serves are playable. Any player or coach ejected from a game will sit out the remainder of that day's games and the next match.


All Teams shall wear matching tops with a number on the back and on the front.


All coaches will be required to leave their written roster and lineup at the score table at the beginning of each game.

A suggestion of a  $25 donation per student per sport. Donation helps pays for the cost of the program.


8th Grade Girls Volleyball Schedule 2023-2024

Day

Date

Home Team


Visiting Team

Game Time

Dism/Depart

Tue

9/12

HOLMES

vs

Emerson JH

4:00 pm

3:25

Thur

9/14

HOLMES

vs

LEE MS

4:00 pm

3:25

Tue

9/19

ESPARTO MS, Esparto 

vs

HOLMES

4:00 pm

3:25

Thur

9/21

HOLMES

vs

Harper JH

4:00 pm

3:25

Tue

9/26

DOUGLASS MS, Woodland

vs

HOLMES

4:00 pm

3:25

Thur

9/28

HOLMES

vs

JOHN KNiGHT MS

4:00 pm

3:25

Tue

10/3

WINTERS MS

vs

HOLMES

4:00 pm

3:25

Thur

10/5

EMERSON JH, Davis

vs

HOLMES

4:00 pm

3:25

Tue

10/10

LEE MS, Woodland

vs

HOLMES

4:00 pm

3:25

Thur

10/12

HOLMES

vs

ESPARTO

4:00 pm

3:25

Sat

10/14

8th Grade YCAL Tournament @ DOUGLASS MS, Woodland


All Teams Times

TBA

TBA


First day of practice: Monday, August 28, 2023. Students must sign-up and submit all paperwork  by Friday August 26th . Last day for paperwork is Wednesday, September 6, 2023 to join the team and participate.


**Please note, most schools will charge an entrance fee ($5/Adult, $3/student) for ALL spectators (INCLUDING  team drivers)**


Dismissal time is the time you leave class.  We have planned that time to change into your uniform, check out of school in the office, meet up with your driver by the office and get to the parking lot. Departure time is the time you are expected to drive away to your competition.  Do NOT ask to leave earlier than your dismissal time. 


All matches will begin 15 minutes after the 7th Game ends, approximately at 5:00 PM.  Warm-ups will begin  immediately after the 7th grade match is finished. The match will consist of three games. The first two games will be 25 points with a 27 point cap. The third game (if needed) will be 15 points with a 17 point cap. Each game will use rally scoring. High school rules will be followed including Libero and substitutions  - only 18 per game. Net serves are playable.


Home schools will provide one main official, 2 competent lines people, a scorer and a visible scoreboard.  An adult will be at the scorer’s table during all games. If a team uses a Libero, they will provide a person to track the libero as well as a tracking sheet.


A coach is required to be present before teams are allowed to warm up. Coaches must bring their own volleyballs for the warm up.  Warm up time will be 17 minutes in length:

  • 5 minutes shared passing

  • 5 minutes hitting for serving team

  • 5 minutes for serve-receive team

  • 2 minutes shared serving


Subs need to check in at the score table and follow proper substitution procedures. 

All Teams shall wear matching tops with a number on the back and on the front.

All coaches will be required to leave their written roster and lineup at the score table at the beginning of each game.

Any player or coach ejected from a game will sit out the remainder of that day's games and the next match.

There will be a YCAL league tournament at the end of the season.  Each school will send only one team to the tournament.  The host school will provide a schedule of game times at least one week prior to the tournament.


A suggestion of a  $25 donation per student per sport. Donation helps pays for the cost of the program.


Cross Country Schedule 2023-2024

Day, Date

Host team & Location

Opponents

Meet Time

Dism/Depart

Wed, 9/13

John Knight MS

Northwest Park, Dixon

Holmes, Esparto, Douglass

4:00 pm

2:45/3:00

Wed, 9/20

HOLMES JH,

Davis Arroyo  Park

Harper, John Knight, Winters

4:00 pm

3:25/3:30

Wed, 9/27

Lee & Winters (Co-Host); 

Lee MS Woodland

Holmes, John Knight, Winters

4:00 pm

2:45/3:00

Wed, 10/4

Harper JH 

Davis Arroyo Park

Holmes, Emerson, John Knight

4:00 pm

2:45/3:00

Wed, 10/11

YCAL Finals- Northwest Park

All Teams

4:00pm

2:45/3:00


First day of practice: Monday, August 28, 2023. Students must sign-up and submit all paperwork  by Friday August 26th . Last day for paperwork is Wednesday, September 6, 2023 to join the team and participate.


**Please note, most schools will charge an entrance fee ($5/Adult, $3/student) for ALL spectators (INCLUDING  team drivers)**


Dismissal time is the time you leave class.  We have planned that time to change into your uniform, check out of school in the office, meet up with your driver by the office and get to the parking lot. Departure time is the time you are expected to drive away to your competition.  Do NOT ask to leave earlier than your dismissal time.


Meets begin at 4:00 and course walk throughs begin at 3:45.  The course will be a minimum of 1.5 miles long.  Each meet will consist of two races: 

1. 7th and 8th Grade Girls
2. 7th and 8th Grade Boys

Team with the lowest score (the sum of each team's top 5 runners) determines the team score. Runners #6 & #7 displaces (in other words: their place value in the race maintains original score point value).

Host team provides ice and first aid kits for injuries.

Each team shall provide own name tags for each runner with the following information printed legibly

  • Runner’s Name

  • Runner’s Grade/Race

  • Runners School  

All participants shall wear matching tops (PE tops are okay).

There will be 4 races run at the league meet. The top 7 boys and the top 7 girls from each team will run the championship races for the team scores and individual recognition.  There will also be races for all of the other athletes on the teams. The non-championship races will be run first followed by the championship races. The league will supply 15 shirts for the top boys team and 15 shirts for the top girls team in the final YCAL championship race.

A suggestion of a  $25 donation per student per sport. Donation helps pays for the cost of the program.


Wrestling Schedule 2023-2024

Date

Host Team

Opponents

GC/Meet Time

Dism/Depart

Wed, 11/ 29

Esparto Middle School: Esparto, CA

Davis

3:35/4:00 pm

2:45/3:00

Wed, 12/6

Davis @ Holmes JH, Davis, CA

Douglass

3:35/4:00 pm

3:25/3:30

Wed, 12/13

Davis @ Holmes JH, Davis, CA

John Knight

3:35/4:00 pm

3:10

Wed, 1/10

Davis @ Holmes JH, Davis, CA

Esparto

3:35/4:00 pm

3:10

Wed, 1/17

Douglass MS, Woodland, CA

Davis

3:35/4:00 pm

2:45/3:00

 Sat, 1/27

Esparto Middle School: Esparto, CA

YCAL FINALS with all teams

TBA

TBA


First day of practice: Monday, October 16, 2023. Students must sign-up and submit all paperwork  by  Monday October 9th . Last day for paperwork is Wednesday, October 18th, 2023 to join the team and participate.


**Please note, most schools will charge an entrance fee ($5/Adult, $3/student) for ALL spectators (INCLUDING  team drivers)**


Dismissal time is the time you leave class.  We have planned that time to change into your uniform, check out of school in the office, meet up with your driver by the office and get to the parking lot. Departure time is the time you are expected to drive away to your competition.  Do NOT ask to leave earlier than your dismissal time.


Skin and grooming checks begin at 3:35.

Visiting team begins their warm up at 3:40.


If H is the host team and A and B are the visiting Team, the meet runs as follows: 

  1. Team A warms up for 10 minutes

  2. Team H warms up for 10 minutes

  3. Team H competes with Team A as a dual meet

  4. After the last match of A vs H, Team B warms up for 10 minutes

  5. Team H competes with Team B as a dual meet

  6. After last match of  B vs H, the exhibition matches begin

  7. No wrestler will wrestle in back to back matches

  8. The meet should not exceed 38 matches including the exhibition matches. The host team gets priority when planning the exhibition matches.


There will be a YCAL league tournament at the end of the season.  Each school will send only one team to the tournament.  The host school will provide game times at least one week prior to the tournament.  

A suggestion of a  $25 donation per student per sport. Donation helps pays for the cost of the program.


7th Grade Basketball Schedule 2023-24

Day/Date

Home Team


Visiting Team

Game Times

Dismissal/Departure Times

Wed 11/1

HOLMES

vs

Emerson JH

4:00/~5:15

3:25

Thu 11/2

HOLMES

vs

LEE MS

4:00/~5:15

3:25 

Tue 11/7

ESPARTO MS, Esparto 

vs

HOLMES

4:00/~5:15

7G=2:45/3:00     7B=3:25/3:45

Thu 11/9

HOLMES

vs

Harper JH

4:00/~5:15

3:25

Tue 11/14

DOUGLASS MS, Woodland

vs

HOLMES

4:00/~5:15

7G=2:45/3:00     7B=3:25/3:45

Thu 11/16

HOLMES

vs

JOHN KNiGHT MS

4:00/~5:15

3:25 

Tue 11/28

WINTERS MS

vs

HOLMES

4:00/~5:15

7B=2:45/3:00     7G=3:25/3:45 

Thu 11/30

EMERSON JH, Davis

vs

HOLMES

4:00/~5:15

7B=2:45/3:00     7G=3:25/3:45

Tue 12/5

LEE MS, Woodland

vs

HOLMES

4:00/~5:15

7B=2:45/3:00     7G=3:25/3:45

Thu 12/7

HOLMES

vs

ESPARTO

4:00/~5:15

3:25 


First day of practice: Monday, October 16, 2023. Students must sign-up and submit all paperwork  by  Monday October 9th . Last day for paperwork is Wednesday, October 18th, 2023 to join the team and participate.


**Please note, most schools will charge an entrance fee ($5/Adult, $3/student) for ALL spectators (INCLUDING  team drivers)**


Dismissal time is the time you leave class.  We have planned that time to change into your uniform, check out of school in the office, meet up with your driver by the office and get to the parking lot. Departure time is the time you are expected to drive away to your competition.  Do NOT ask to leave earlier than your dismissal time.


All games begin at 4:00 PM 

  • Nov 1 - Nov 14 Girls play at 4 and Boys will immediately follow

  • Nov 16 - Dec 7 Boys play at 4 and Girls will immediately follow


Each coach will submit a complete roster with athletes’ names and numbers to the scorers' table prior to the game.  Any students not playing due to injury, absence, discipline or other reasons shall be noted. 


Players will not be allowed on the court or to warm up (ball handling/shooting) unless the Head Coach is present in the gym.  The Head Coach is the person legally certified by their respective school. 

A suggestion of a  $25 donation per student per sport. Donation helps pays for the cost of the program.


8th Grade Basketball Schedule 2023-24

Day/Date

Home Team


Visiting Team

Game Times

Dismissal/Departure Times

Tue 1/9

HOLMES

vs

Emerson JH

4:00/~5:15

3:25

Thu 1/11

HOLMES

vs

LEE MS

4:00/~5:15

3:25 

Tue 1/16

ESPARTO MS, Esparto 

vs

HOLMES

4:00/~5:15

8G=2:45/3:00     8B=3:25/3:45

Thu 1/18

HOLMES

vs

Harper JH

4:00/~5:15

3:25

Tue 1/23

DOUGLASS MS, Woodland

vs

HOLMES

4:00/~5:15

8G=2:45/3:00     8B=3:25/3:45

Thu 1/25

HOLMES

vs

JOHN KNiGHT MS

4:00/~5:15

3:25 

Tue 1/30

WINTERS MS

vs

HOLMES

4:00/~5:15

8B=2:45/3:00     8G=3:25/3:45 

Thu 2/1

EMERSON JH, Davis

vs

HOLMES

4:00/~5:15

8B=2:45/3:00     8G=3:25/3:45

Tue 2/6

LEE MS, Woodland

vs

HOLMES

4:00/~5:15

8B=2:45/3:00     8G=3:25/3:45

Thu 2/8

HOLMES

vs

ESPARTO

4:00/~5:15

3:25 

Sat 2/10

YCAL Tournament - Location TBD


All Teams

TBD

TBD


First day of practice: Monday, December 4, 2023. Students must sign-up and submit all paperwork before Monday, November 27th to join the team and participate. Last day for paperwork is Wednesday, December 6th, 2023 to join the team and participate.


**Please note, most schools will charge an entrance fee ($5/Adult, $3/student) for ALL spectators (INCLUDING  team drivers)**


Dismissal time is the time you leave class.  We have planned that time to change into your uniform, check out of school in the office, meet up with your driver by the office and get to the parking lot. Departure time is the time you are expected to drive away to your competition.  Do NOT ask to leave earlier than your dismissal time.


All games begin at 4:00 PM 

  • Jan 9 - Jan 23 Girls play at 4 and Boys  will immediately follow

  • Jan 25 - Feb 8 Boys play at 4 and Girls  will immediately follow


Each coach will submit a complete roster with athletes’ names and numbers to the scorers' table prior to the game.  Any students not playing due to injury, absence, discipline or other reasons shall be noted. 


Players will not be allowed on the court or to warm up (ball handling/shooting) unless the Head Coach is present in the gym.  The Head Coach is the person legally certified by their respective school. 

A suggestion of a  $25 donation per student per sport. Donation helps pays for the cost of the program.


Girls Soccer Schedule 2023-2024

Day/Date

Opponent

Location

Game Time

Dismiss/Depart Times

Tue 2/27

ESPARTO MS

ESPARTO MS

4:00

2:45/3:00

Thu 2/29

LEE MS

LEE MS, Woodland

4:00

2:45/3:00

Tue 3/5

WINTERS MS

HOLMES JH

4:00

3:25 

Thu 3/7

HARPER JH

HOLMES JH

4:00

3:25 

Tue 3/12

DOUGLASS MS

HOLMES JH

4:00

3:25 

Thu 3/14

JOHN KNIGHT MS

JOHN KNIGHT, DIXON

4:00

2:45/3:00

Tue 3/19

ESPARTO MS

HOLMES MS

4:00

2:45/3:00

Thu 3/21

LEE MS

HOLMES JH

4:00

3:25 

Tue 4/2

EMERSON JH

EMERSON JH

4:00

2:45/3:00

Thu 4/4

Winters MS

Winters, MS, Winters

4:00

2:45/3:00

WED 4/10 & THURS 4/11

YCAL Tournament - Location TBD

All Teams

TBD

TBD


First day of practice: Tuesday, February 13, 2024. Students must sign-up and submit all paperwork before Monday, February 5th, to join the team and participate. Last day for paperwork is Wednesday, February  14, 2024 to join the team and participate.



**Please note, most schools will charge an entrance fee ($5/Adult, $3/student) for ALL spectators (INCLUDING  team drivers)**


Dismissal time is the time you leave class.  We have planned that time to change into your uniform, check out of school in the office, meet up with your driver by the office and get to the parking lot. Departure time is the time you are expected to drive away to your competition.  Do NOT ask to leave earlier than your dismissal time.


Players will not be allowed on the field  or to warm up (ball handling/shooting) unless the Head Coach is present on the field.  The Head Coach is the person legally certified by their respective school. 

A suggestion of a  $25 donation per student per sport. Donation helps pays for the cost of the program.


Boys Soccer Schedule 2023-2024

Day/Date

Opponent

Location

Game Time

Dismiss/Depart Times

Tue 2/27

ESPARTO MS

HOLMES JH

4:00

3:25

Thu 2/29

LEE MS

HOLMES JH

4:00

3:25