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Athletic Teams, Practice and Coaching Information

2020 / 2021 Sports Information

Thanks for visiting our Middle School sports page.  Below you will find important information about the athletic opportunities our kids have.  We are excited about providing these opportunities for our students and hope you encourage their participation. 

Again, this year our kids will compete ‘as one’ (Northwest MS) in both 7th and 8th grade. Please refer to the information below about coaches, practice dates, and possible parent meetings. 

Sports Physicals:  

All participants must have documentation of having a sports physical completed and signed by a local doctor before they can participate in any way

Schedules:

Schedules can be found under the ‘calendar’ tab on the homepage or under each school’s individual webpage!  

Transportation:

  • All athletes will be bused from their school site to the practice site on a daily basis.  
  • Parents are asked to pick them up at the end of practice daily.  
  • On game days all athletes are transported to the game site and back to the Northwest High School parking lot, where parents are asked to pick them up. (Sites out of town – Aurora, C.C. Wood River, St. Paul, York, etc.) 
  • Games that are played INSIDE GRAND ISLAND, parents are asked to pick them up from that site. ( Ex. GICC, Westridge, Walnut, Barr., Trinity, etc.) 
  • Students may ride home with their parents, but must fill out and complete the transportation home sign out sheet. 

Fall Sports offered:

Football 

  • All practices and home games are held at Northwest High school.
  • Coach: Mr. Scott Gibson (7th Grade), Mr. Scott Johnson (8th Grade) 
  • If you have questions, please contact Mr. Scott Gibson at sgibson@ginorthwest.org, Mr. Scott Johnson at sjohnson@ginorthwest.org
  • Assistant Coaches: Mr. Anthony LaRosa, Mr. Michael Lambert
  • Practices will NOT BE held on Wednesday’s.

Volleyball

7th Grade Volleyball 

  • All practices will be held at 1R and home games will be held at the Cedar Hollow school.
  • Coach: Ms. Abbey Schwindt
  • If you have questions, please contact Coach Schwindt at aschwindt@ginorthwest.org
  • Assistant Coach: Mrs. Amanda Harrenstein
  • Practices will NOT BE held on Wednesday’s.

8th Grade Volleyball 

  • All practices will be held at Cedar Hollow School and home games will be held at the Chapman school.
  • Coach: Mrs. Haley Beckstead 
  • If you have questions, please contact Coach Beckstead at hbeckstand@ginorthwest.org.
  • Assistant Coach: Mrs. Andrea Ritzdorf
  • Practices will NOT BE held on Wednesday’s.

Cross Country

  • All practices will be held at Northwest High School.
  • Coach: Mrs. Kristen Welch 
  • If you have questions, please contact Coach Welch at kwelch@ginorthwest.org.

Winter Sports offered:

Girls Basketball

8th Grade Basketball 

  • All practices will be held at 1R and home games will be played at the Cedar Hollow school.
  • Coach: Mrs. Jessica Herrmann
  • If you have questions, please contact: Coach Hermann at jhermann@ginorthwest.org 
  • Assistant Coach: 
  • Practices will NOT BE held on Wednesday’s.

7th Grade Basketball

  • All practices will be held at Cedar Hollow School and home games will be held at the Cedar Hollow school.
  • Coach: Mrs. Haley Beckstead 
  • If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Haley Beckstead at hbeckstand@ginorthwest.org.
  • Assistant Coach: Mrs. Andrea Ritzdorf
  • Practices will NOT BE held on Wednesday’s.

Wrestling

  • All practices and home matches are held at the Northwest High School.
  • Coach: Mr. Jeff Paige 
  • If you have questions, please contact: Mr. Jeff Paige – jpaige@ginorthwest.org 
  • Assistant Coaches: Shane Moorman
  • Practices will NOT BE held on Wednesday’s.

Boys Basketball

8th Grade Basketball 

  • All practices will be held at Cedar Hollow and home games will be held at the Cedar Hollow school.
  • Coach: Mr. Scott Johnson
  • If you have questions, please contact Mr. Johnson at sjohnson@ginorthwest.org
  • Assistant Coach: Courtney Shaefer
  • Practices will NOT BE held on Wednesday’s.

7th Grade Basketball

  • All practices will be held at 1R School and home games will be held at the Cedar Hollow school.
  • Coach: Mr. Anthoy LaRosa 
  • If you have questions, please contact Mr. LaRosa at alarosa@ginorthwest.org.
  • Assistant Coach: Kurt Harders
  • Practices will NOT BE held on Wednesday’s.

Spring Sports offered:

Track

  • All practices and home track meets are held at Northwest High School.
  • Coach: Mrs. Kelli Wemhoff
  • If you have questions, please contact: Mrs. Kelli Wemhoffkwemhoff@ginorthwest.org
  • Assistant Coaches: Sara Olsen, Anthony LaRosa 

Soccer

  • Practices are held at either GICC or Northwest High School. Games will be played at Northwest, Walnut, Westridge or Barr Middle Schools. 
  • Coach: Mr. Jake Ritzdorf
  • If you have questions, please contact: Mr. Jake Ritzdorfjritzdorf@ginorthwest.org
  • Assistant Coaches: Scott Johnson
  • Practices will NOT BE held on Wednesday’s.

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