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Middle School Athletic Information

2023 / 2024 Middle School 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 doctor BEFORE they can practice or play.  These must be on file in the Athletic Directors’ office at the High School. 

Schedules:

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

Transportation:

  • All athletes will be transported from their school to practice on a daily basis.  
  • Parents are asked to pick their children up at the end of each practice session.  
  • On game days athletes will be transported to the game site and back to the Northwest High School parking lot – where parents are asked to pick them up. (Example sites out of town may be – Aurora, C.C. Wood River, St. Paul, York, etc.) 
  • For games played INSIDE GRAND ISLAND, parents are asked to pick them up from that site. ( Example sites would be – 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 will be held at NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL.
  • Coach: Mr. Bryce Harrington and Mr. Anthony LaRosa 
  • If you have questions, please contact Mr. Harrington at: brharrington@ginorthwest.org, or Mr. LaRosa at alaroso@ginorthwest.org
  • Practices WILL BE held on Wednesdays at Northwest High School. 

Volleyball

7th Grade Volleyball 

  • All practices will be held at 1R and home games will be held at CEDAR HOLLOW.
  • Coach: Mrs. Nichole Janulewicz
  • If you have questions, please contact Coach Janulewicz at njanulewicz@ginorthwest.org
  • Assistant Coach: Mrs. Becky Barber
  • Practices WILL BE held on Wednesdays at Northwest High School. 

8th Grade Volleyball 

  • All practices and home games will be held at CEDAR HOLLOW.
  • Coach: Mrs. Haley Beckstead 
  • If you have questions, please contact Coach Beckstead at hbeckstead@ginorthwest.org.
  • Assistant Coach: Mrs. Andrea Ritzdorf
  • Practices WILL BE held on Wednesdays at Northwest High School. 

Cross Country

  • All practices will be held at NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL.
  • Coach: Mrs. Joel Hope and Molly Mills. 
  • If you have questions, please contact Coach Hope at jhope@ginorthwest.org or Coach Mills at: mmills@ginorthwest.org
  • Practices WILL BE held on Wednesdays at Northwest High School. 

Winter Sports offered:

Girls Basketball

7th and 8th Grade Girls Basketball 

  • All practices will be held at Cedar Hollow and home games will be played at CEDAR HOLLOW.
    • Coach: Mrs. Haley Beckstead
    • Coach: Mrs. Andrea Ritzdorf
    • Coach: Mr. Jake Herrmann
  • If you have questions, please contact: Mrs. Haley Beckstead at hbeckstand@ginorthwest.org

Wrestling

  • All practices and home matches are held at NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL.
  • Coach: Mr. Bryce Harrington
  • If you have questions, please contact Mr. Harrington at: brharrington@ginorthwest.org,
  • Assistant Coaches: Beau Diehl
  • Practices WILL BE held on Wednesdays

Boys Basketball

8th Grade Basketball 

  • All practices and home games will be held at CEDAR HOLLOW.
  • Coach: Mr. Scott Johnson
  • If you have questions, please contact Mr. Johnson at sjohnson@ginorthwest.org
  • Assistant Coach: Mr. Jake Ritzdorf

7th Grade Basketball

  • All practices will be held at 1R School and home games will be held at CEDAR HOLLOW.
  • Coach: Mr. Anthoy LaRosa 
  • If you have questions, please contact Mr. LaRosa at alarosa@ginorthwest.org.
  • Assistant Coach: Isaac Chavez

Spring Sports offered:

Track

  • All practices and home track meets will be held at NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL.
  • Coach: Mrs. Kelli Wemhoff
  • If you have questions, please contact: Mrs. Kelli Wemhoffkwemhoff@ginorthwest.org
  • Assistant Coaches: Sara Olsen, Molly Mills, Anthony LaRosa 

Soccer

  • Practices will be held at either GICC or Northwest High School.
  • Games will be played at Northwest, Walnut, Westridge, or Barr Middle School. 
  • Boys Coach: Mr. Dylan Nicol
  • If you have questions, please contact: Mr. Scott Johnson – dnichol@ginorthwest.org
  • Girls Coach: Mrs. Mollie Nicol
  • If you have questions, please contact: Mrs. Mollie Nicol – mnichol@ginorthwest.org
  • Practices WILL BE held on Wednesdays.

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