Click here to open the NMS Athlete Health Questionnaire. This form is required to be submitted before ALL practices and competitions.

On January 13, MDHHS extended many restrictions and protocols related to athletics. As a result, our middle school sports league, along with all school administrations, has decided to discontinue Boys’ Basketball for the 20/21 school year. This decision was not made lightly; due to time constraints and other competitive programs waiting, a decision to cancel was the best option to enable other sports to have a chance to compete.

Parents/Guardians of Boys’ Basketball players, we ask for you to drop off your jerseys and shorts in a bag with proper identification on it so we can check it in properly. There will be a bin in the foyer for you to drop the uniform.

Girls’ Basketball and Wrestling…we anticipate your season to begin on February 1st. We will continue to implement the required safety protocols and restrictions identified by MDHHS. Sign-up forms are available below as well as the North Middle School Website under Athletics. Coaches will be sending out additional information.


Click here to view Sports Schedules.

Welcome to the North Middle School Athletics, home of the Huskies! North is a member of the Kalamazoo-Portage-Mattawan-Vicksburg-Gull Lake-Battle Creek League. Through interscholastic competition, students are expected to learn and demonstrate appropriate behavior and sportsmanship while maintaining a good academic standing.

Gary VanderWeele, Athletic Director
[email protected]

All athletes must wear a mask. Players who are unable to wear a mask are unable to participate in athletics. All athletes must bring their own water bottle (labeled with name).


Sport Physicals (For Students NEW to NMS Athletics)

All students who are NEW to NMS or have not previously participated in NMS Athletics must have a completed Physical Form on file in the NMS office to be eligible to participate in extra-curricular sports. During the pandemic, students who obtained a physical last year do NOT need to obtain a new physical this year. These students will need to submit a Sports Health Questionnaire.

Sports Health Questionnaire (For students RETURNING to NMS Athletics)

During the pandemic, students who obtained a physical last year do NOT need to obtain a new physical this year. Instead, they need to submit a Sports Health Questionnaire to the NMS office to be eligible to participate in extra-curricular sports.

Pay to Participate Information

If your student is participating on a Sports Team or Club, please pay online through Skyward.  Once your student is placed on a roster, a fee will be generated in Skyward.  Please wait to pay until that Fee is generated so that you know the exact amount you need to pay.   Please click here for information regarding the Pay to Participate program.

Code of Conduct

All student athletes must have a signed Code of Conduct on file in the Athletic office prior to their first competition.


FALL:  Volleyball (August, September, October)

7th Grade Coach: Terra Brow
8th Grade Coach: Lainey Kahl

Volleyball Try-outs – Monday, September 14th – Thursday, September 17th. Try-outs will be 4:00-6:00 PM. Players will need to be dropped off at the south entrance near the locker rooms. Players will use the stairwell inside those doors and immediately go the gym. Players should come dressed for practices. We will have bathrooms but we will not be using the locker rooms. Players will need to be picked up immediately after practice.

FALL:  Football (August, September, October)

Coach: Gary Vander Weele Assistant Coaches: Kyle PaffhausenRob Pincus

Click here to view the 2020 Football Information Packet.

Football Practice will start Monday, September 14th. Practices will be 3:45-6:00 PM everyday weather permitting. Players should be dropped off at the field between Milham and North Middle School . Our football team will not have access to the building. Please come dressed for practice with cleats. Players will need to be picked up immediately after practice. 

FALL:  Cross Country (August, September, October)

Coaches:Patricia ParcellsCris Smith, Christina Walter, and Matt Kolodziecyk

WINTER:  Boys Basketball (November, December)

7th Grade Coaches: Rondal Franklin  and Ahren Kaylor
8th Grade Coach: Kyle Paffhausen and Jake Wortinger

2020 Boys Basketball store

WINTER:  Wrestling  (January, February)

PNHS Varsity Coach: Chris Furlong
Click here for the Wrestling 2020-21 Signup Form.
Wrestling will begin a Non-Contact workout on Monday, Feb 8th.
Practice will be Mon-Thurs.
Time 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm  Please arrive at 5:45 pm.
Location: NMS Multi-Purpose Room
Directions: All participates, please enter the commons (entrance facing the Highway). A coach will meet you and guide you to the wrestling room.
WINTER:  Girls Basketball  (January, February)

7th Grade Coaches: Ahren Kaylor
8th Grade Coaches: Rondal Franklin

Click here for the 2020-21 Girls Basketball Signup Form.

We will begin “non-mandatory” Conditioning and Skills & Drills practices 3 days a week on Monday Feb 8th. You can join even if you just want to “TRY” basketball. Sports physicals not required to participate.

7th grade will have the Conditioning, Skills & Drills Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Thursday’s from 3:00-4:30. (we get the full gym on Wednesday)
8th grade will go Monday’s, Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 3:00-4:30. (Full gym on Tuesday)
*******If your daughter has not already signed up, please complete THIS FORM so you will be added to our email blasts and please feel free to share this sign-up link. Currently, we only have FOUR 8th grade girls signed up and we have 7 signed up for 7th grade. So, we need more girls to have games to represent the 2021 HUSKIES!!!!******

SPRING:  Co-ed Swimming & Diving (April, May)

Open to 6th, 7th and 8th graders.
Swimming coaches: David Mandrick
PNHS Varsity swim coach Jim Long

SPRING:  Co-ed Track (April, May)

Open to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.  (6th graders start after spring break).
Coaches: Renee SmithPatricia Parcells, Rondal Franklin, Kayla Bonnewell, Carter Taverna