Boys Basketball



Conference Standings & Schedules


The Elm varsity and JV boys basketball teams compete in the Leyden-Norwood Athletic Conference (LNAC). To stay up to date on conference standings and schedules for all LNAC varsity and JV teams, visit these pages:


Livestreams of Cougar Home Games


There are no longer any plans to livestream Cougar home games during the 2022-23 season. If this should change, we will provide livestream links on this page.

Recordings of last year's home games are available via the District 401 YouTube Channel.


Boys Basketball Overview


Elm Middle School's boys basketball program features two separate teams: a 6th/7th-grade team and an 8th-grade team. Students must try out for their respective squads.

Practice begins in November, followed by a season that spans December and January. The season culminates in a tournament that determines the Leyden-Norwood Athletic Conference (LNAC) champions for 6th/7th grade and 8th grade.

Students who participated in a fall sport do not need to submit a new pre-participation physical exam form or a new concussion information sheet if they want to play a winter sport.

Home games are played at Elm Middle School, 7607 W. Cortland St., Elmwood Park. Regular-season games begin at 4 p.m. Directions to other LNAC schools are here.


2022-23 Elm Boys Basketball Schedule & Results


POSTSEASON | Playoff Schedule


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POSTSEASON | Playoff Results


JAN
26

Top-seeded Elm's quest for a Leyden-Norwood Athletic Conference varsity championship fell short tonight with a 35-21 loss to No. 3 Giles. But the 10-2 Cougars had a season to remember, including an LNAC Gold Division regular-season title. Congratulations to Coach Dwayne French and the entire team! Go Cougars!

JAN
26

No. 4 Elm (5-4 regular season, 1-2 postseason) lost to No. 3 Union Ridge (6-3, 2-1). The Cougars finish the season 6-6 overall and in fourth place in the Leyden-Norwood Athletic Conference JV standings. Congratulations to the team and to head coach Roger Falk on a great season! Go Cougars!

JAN
25

No. 1 Elm defeated No. 4 Mannheim 32-30. The Cougars are now 10-1 overall (8-1 regular season, 2-0 postseason). Elm will play No. 3 Giles (6-3, 2-0) in the varsity championship game Thursday at Union Ridge, the tournament host site. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:45 p.m.

JAN
25

No. 4 Elm lost to No. 1 Giles. The Cougars are now 6-5 overall (5-4 regular season, 1-1 postseason). Elm will play No. 3 Union Ridge (6-3, 1-1) in the LNAC junior varsity third-place game Thursday at Union Ridge, the tournament host site. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m.

JAN
24

No. 1 Elm defeated No. 8 Union Ridge 47-22 in the Leyden-Norwood Athletic Conference varsity quarterfinals. The Cougars are now 9-1 overall (8-1 regular season, 1-0 postseason). They advance to the LNAC varsity semifinals on Wednesday at Union Ridge, where the remainder of the conference tournament will be hosted. The Cougars will play No. 4 Mannheim (6-3, 1-0) in a rematch of the season opener, Elm's only varsity loss of the season, a 24-22 heartbreaker.

JAN
23

No. 4 Elm defeated No. 5 Hester 35-20 in the Leyden-Norwood Athletic Conference JV quarterfinals. The Cougars are now 6-4 overall (5-4 regular season, 1-0 postseason). They advance to the LNAC junior varsity semifinals on Wednesday at Union Ridge, where the remainder of the conference tournament will be hosted.


REGULAR SEASON | Results


JAN
19

Elm varsity beat Pennoyer to finish 8-1 on the regular season. The Cougars will enter the varsity conference tournament as the No. 1 seed. Elm will host No. 8 Union Ridge at 4 p.m. Jan. 24 in the varsity quarterfinals. The Elm JV lost to Pennoyer to finish 5-4 on the regular season. With the tie breaker, the Cougars will enter the JV conference tournament as the No. 4 seed. Elm will host No. 5 Hester at 4 p.m. Jan. 23 in the JV quarterfinals. For conference standings, go to: https://sites.google.com/norridge80.net/lnac/lnac-home/boys-basketball

JAN
12

Both the Elm varsity and JV defeated their Hester counterparts. The varsity Cougars are now 7-1, and the JV is 5-3. The Cougars will end their regular season Jan. 19 at home vs. Pennoyer. The varsity will be playing for the regular season title and the No. 1 seed in the playoffs. The JV will be playing for at least the No. 4 seed and a home game in the playoffs. For conference standings, go to: https://sites.google.com/norridge80.net/lnac/lnac-home/boys-basketball

JAN
10

Elm varsity defeated Union Ridge, improving their record to 6-1. The JV Cougars lost and are now 4-3 on the season. For conference standings, go to: https://sites.google.com/norridge80.net/lnac/lnac-home/boys-basketball

DEC
19

Both the Elm varsity and JV defeated their Lincoln counterparts. The varsity Cougars are now 5-1, and the JV is 4-2. The Cougars' season will resume after winter break when Union Ridge travels to Elm on Jan. 10. For conference standings, go to: https://sites.google.com/norridge80.net/lnac/lnac-home/boys-basketball

DEC
15

The varsity Cougars defeated River Grove, raising their record to 4-1. The Elm JV also won; the team's record is now 3-2. For conference standings, go to: https://sites.google.com/norridge80.net/lnac/lnac-home/boys-basketball

DEC
14

Elm varsity defeated Giles; the Cougar 8th graders are now 3-1 on the season. The Cougar JV lost to Giles, dropping their record to 2-2. For conference standings, go to: https://sites.google.com/norridge80.net/lnac/lnac-home/boys-basketball

DEC
12

Elm varsity defeated Rosemont; the Cougars are now 2-1 on the season. The Cougar JV also beat Rosemont, likewise raising their record to 2-1. For conference standings, go to: https://sites.google.com/norridge80.net/lnac/lnac-home/boys-basketball

DEC
8

Elm varsity defeated Rhodes; the Cougars are now 1-1 on the season. The Elm JV also won, raising their record to 1-1 as well. For conference standings, go to: https://sites.google.com/norridge80.net/lnac/lnac-home/boys-basketball

DEC
7

Elm varsity lost to defending champion Mannheim 24-22. The varsity record is now 0-1. The Cougar JV also lost to Mannheim, dropping their record to 0-1 as well. For conference standings, go to: https://sites.google.com/norridge80.net/lnac/lnac-home/boys-basketball