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The SMS Athletic Newsletter

Week of 10/30/22

This Week's edition includes:

  • Winter sports preliminary schedules/tryout information (most basketball tryouts begin on Monday) (there are changes from the original schedule distributed)
  • Student-athlete eligibility information
  • Winter sports updates (INTRAMURALS are almost here!)
  • Athletic website info
  • Strongsville Athletic Booster Information
  • Buy athletic event tickets from your phone
  • Information regarding club volleyball
  • Youth Hockey anyone?
  • Sports offerings from the Strongsville Recreation
  • Click/Tap HERE for previous editions of the Cold Pizza

Warm Regards,

Jason Keppler, Assistant Athletic Director

Strongsville City Schools

Winter Sports Schedule/Tryout/Open Gym Schedules

Click/Tap HERE for the upcoming open gym/mat and tryout dates/times for wrestling and basketball.

  • TRY-OUT SCHEDULE CHANGE 10/31: 8th grade girls will not have try-outs on Halloween
  • TRY-OUT SCHEDULE CHANGE 10/31: 7th grade boys try-outs will end at 5:30pm on Halloween
  • Schedules for 8th grade boys and 7th grade girls remain unchanged

Please save the above linked doc. Although not all dates/times are posted yet, the doc will automatically update as soon as more information becomes available.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All students looking to wrestle or play basketball MUST be registered through final forms and have their physical uploaded to Final Forms or turned into the school BEFORE they can try-out and practice.

Player Eligibility

Player eligibility is determined by SCS and OHSAA policies. Some of the eligibility criteria is listed below.

  • Students must maintain at least a 2.0 G.P.A. Should their G.P.A. fall below a 2.0 they will be put on a weekly progress reports to assure assignments and effort are up to snuff. If not the players will be required to sit until improvement is made.
  • Students must have passed at least 4 classes in the previous quarter (5 if at SHS). Should this criteria not be met a student will not be eligible for the forthcoming athletic season.
  • Pay to Participate and previous year academic fees must be paid in order to partake in athletic games/contests. Students will be withheld from all contests until fees are paid.
  • OHSAA Eligibility Resource Center



  • We are just about ready to launch our intramurals program for SMS! Before we do we'd like to hear from you to see what might serve you best! Please take a moment to fill out the interest forms below.
  • Bowling Interest Form
  • General Interest Form

  • Open mat information can be found HERE


  • Open gym and try-out information can be found HERE


  • Open gym and try-out information can be found HERE

SCS Athletic Website

All things SMS Athletics can be found at the athletic website linked below.

  • Game Schedules
  • Game Results/Recaps
  • Athletic Forms
  • Sports Medicine Info
  • Ticketing Info
  • Online Team Shop
  • Sports Registration/Tryout Info

Strongsville Athletic Boosters

The Strongsville Athletic Boosters is comprised of parent volunteers that raise funds and provide support to all of the Strongsville High School and Middle School athletic programs and student-athletes. Every dollar raised by the booster club is invested back into the student-athlete experience. We purchase uniforms, warm-ups, training equipment and other items to help our student-athletes perform to the best of their ability in representing Strongsville City Schools. Our ultimate success depends on the commitment of parents! Click HERE to join the Athletic Boosters for the 2022-2023 school year. Becoming a member not only helps your student's success but it also gets you some free SWAG. Details in the graphic below.
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Athletic Booster Car Raffle Results

A huge thank you to all of the Athletic Boosters, the teams, everyone else that helped sell tickets and Bob Serpentini for his generous car donation! Over $56,000 was raised to help support SMS and SHS athletics!
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The Majority of Schools in the Northeast Ohio as well as the state of Ohio utilize the Hometown Ticketing app for online tickets. Fans can now download the Hometown ticketing app called Hometown Ticketing Fan and purchase tickets for many games (home and away) through the app.


Anyone that plans on attending a home contest for the Mustangs can purchase their tickets multiple ways. Keep in mind that ticket prices are set by the GCC

All other VARSITY sporting events will have $7.00 tickets for adults and $5.00 for students.

For stand alone JV, Freshman AND Middle School games, tickets will be $4.00 and $2.00

1. Tickets will be sold online through our NEW online Ticketing Partner, Hometown Ticketing. The link can be found HERE. This is the preferred method of payment for all home contests. You can also purchase tickets by going to STRONGSVILLEATHLETICS.ORG and by clicking on each team's schedule, there is a BUY TICKETS option. If you have question, please reach out to the Athletic Office.

2. We will offer at the gate cash and CREDIT CARD sales for all home contests. Again, if you do not want to wait in line, the online ticket option would be best

3. SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNTS. The GCC will allow Senior Citizens into any contest free of charge. At Strongsville, we will be issuing Senior Citizen All-Access passes that will allow them to attend any HOME sporting event free of charge. Passes will issued at any ticket gate upon entrance to an event.

(Please keep in mind that when we play non-league contests away, those schools may have a different senior citizen policy)

If you have any questions about the ticketing policy, please do not hesitate to contact the athletic department.

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Club Volleyball Information

Is your daughter looking to play more volleyball after the looming conclusion of the current season? If so please contact Strongsville High School Freshman Volleyball Coach Erika Boyes HERE

Calling all hockey fans/players!

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Sports Programs at the Strongsville Recreation Department

Click/tap HERE for what sports programs are upcoming for the Strongsville Recreation Department.