Athletics

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]
269-323-5729

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

All students must have a completed Physical Form on file in 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: Rondal Franklin

FALL:  Football (August, September, October)

Head Coach: Gary Vander Weele

Assistant Coaches: Kyle Paffhausen, Ryan Ledlow

Click here to view the 2021 Football Information packet.

Football Practice will begin on August 23, 2021 at 2:45pm.

FALL:  Cross Country (August, September, October)

Coaches: Patricia Parcells, Grace Hearl

Use this link to sign-up for Cross Country Summer Conditioning. We will likely begin the week of July 12 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 am to 10:00 am at various locations around Portage. Be sure to sign up ASAP so we can send your families that information.

Cross Country Practice will be begin on August 23, 2021.

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 (May, June)

Open to 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Swimming and Diving season will be May 17th to June 10th. North Middle will practice Tuesdays and Thursdays 3-4:45pm at Portage Central Natatorium.
Swimming coaches: David Mandrick
PNHS Varsity swim coach Jim Long

SPRING:  Co-ed Track (April, May)

Click here for 2021 Track Information

Open to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.  (6th graders start after spring break).
Coaches: Patricia Parcells, Rondal Franklin, Jessie Ward, Justin Brown

SPRING:  Intramural Volleyball (May)

6th Grade Coach: Terra Brow

Click here for 2021 Intramural Volleyball Information.