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Boys Basketball

Suburban East Conference Champions

2014, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023

Section Champions 




PROGRAM CONSISTS OF 5 TEAMS (9A, 9B, B Squad, JV and Varsity)



Program Goals:

  • Learn lifelong lessons

  • Create lifelong memories

  • Create lifelong friendships

  • Develop a work ethic that allows us to improve every day

  • Be our best in March

Program Emphasis

  • Player Development

  • Player Experience

Where to go for more information: Activities Office.

Length of season: Ninth Grade tryouts are the week of November 13th, 2023. Grades 10-12 begin November 20th, 2023

Tryout Dates:

9th Grade

November 13th: 5:00-7:00 PM

November 14th: 5:00-7:00 PM

10th-12th Grade 

November 20th: 6:30-7:30 AM AND 3:30-6:30 PM

November 21st: 3:30-5:00 PM

*If a fall sport is still going on, those athletes will be granted 2 days of tryouts following the completion of their season

Parent Meeting: Monday November 27th @ 7:00 pm in ERHS Cafeteria

Pictures: Tuesday November 28th @ 3:15 PM

Practice and/or meeting times: Varies, see calendar.

Practice and/or meeting sites: East Ridge gymnasiums.

Competitions: 24-26 game schedule. Game Schedules can be found here and are subject to change:

Practice Schedule: See calendar above

Bus Schedule: Subject to change, players will be notified when bus times change. 

Travel Expectations: All players must be in either an East Ridge Basketball Travel Suit (doesn’t need to be from this year) or dress up in collared shirt, dress pants, and dress shoes. If you need assistance with this please see your grade level coach. 

All players are to treat each other, our fans, our opponent, opposing fans, equipment, property, opposing coaches, and administration with great respect. We want our locker room and bench area to be cleaner than when we arrive!

Player Communication: Players should communicate directly with their grade level coach with any schedule conflicts or sicknesses via email, text or call

Parent Communication Policy: 

24 Hour Rule - Parents must wait 24 before contacting a coach following a game.

Communication Steps:

  1. Player -> Grade Level Coach

  2. Player and Parent ->Grade Level Coach

  3. Player -> Varsity Head Coach

  4. Player and Parent ->Varsity Head Coach

  5. Player and Parent -> Varsity Head Coach and East Ridge Administration

Appropriate topics for discussion:

  • Purpose (Why?)

  • Treatment of Student/Athlete

COACHES WILL NOT DISCUSS: amount of playing time, strategies, other student-athletes.

Eligibility requirements: Must meet MSHSL and ISD 833 Schools Eligibility Requirements. Must be fully registered with the Activities Office. Eligible sports qualifying physical, eligibility form, and fee payment must be on file in the Activities Office before participation.

Team Size:

9th Grade (A and B Team): 17-20 total

B Squad: 10-12 Total

JV/Varsity:  17-18 Total

Costs and/or needed equipment: Participation fee. Must provide shoes. Booster club membership is strongly encouraged

Awards criteria & type of awards: Lettering requirements determined by head coach. 

Community Service: Will be announced in season. 

Student leadership: Captains are selected by the team. The number varies year to year.

Winter Weather

Early Dismissal= JV/Varsity practices only 

No School= all games/meets/practices are cancelled

Booster Club

Board: Mari Bern, Steve Bern, Dave Green, Jen Miley, Kellie Wellmann

Fundraising Activities & Dates: 

             ERAA Boys Youth Tournament – December 9th and 10th

 -Each player is expected to work at least 1 clock shift during tournament

Holiday Raffle (December)

-Each family will be expected to sell a certain amount of tickets

Spring AAU Tournament (May 4-5 2024) AND other date TBD

-All players from previous season are expected to volunteer

Holiday Tournament (December 28th and 29th 2022)

Booster club membership fee is $200 (Paid following team formation)

What is it used for?

  • Travel Suits

  • Shooting Shirts

  • Backpacks

  • Hudl

  • Team Meals

  • Banquet

  • Coaching Salaries

 Questions: Reach out to Coach Peltier (



ERAA Raptor Classic Boys Basketball Tournament: December 9th and 10th (All ERHS boys basketball players are expected work the game clocks)

Alumni Day: December 22nd 2023

ERAA Youth Night: January 16th 2024

Teacher Appreciation Night: February 13th 2024

Parents Night (All Levels): December 18th 2023

Senior Night: February 23rd 2024

Awards Banquet: March 24th 2024

Spring AAU Tournament Fundraiser: May 4th and 5th @ ERHS (All ERHS boys basketball players from the 2023-2024 season are expected to cover a volunteer shift)


Mari Bern, Steve Bern,  Dave Green, Jen Miley, Kellie Wellman

Raptor Player Links

Raptor Parent Links

Josh Peltier

Head Boys Basketball Coach

Justin Lorang

Justin Lorang

Varsity Assistant

Tarek Tomes

Tarek Tomes

Varsity Assistant/JV Coach

Matt Nelson

Varsity Assistant

Tim Bunnell

B Squad Head Coach

Brian Ishola

9A Head Coach

Carter Dowdle

9B Head Coach