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The SMS Athletic Newsletter

Week of 9/25/22

Even though the day was soggy, hopefully everyone found time in between rainstorms to enjoy some of this crisp fall weather today.

In this week's newsletter we look at the following items.

  • When/how to register for winter athletics at SMS (hint- NOW)
  • Picture highlights of some of last weeks SMS athletic events.
  • Recaps of last weeks and what instore for this weeks events.
  • How to follow teams if attending games/matches/contests is not possible.
  • Athletic website info.
  • Learn some things the Athletic Boosters have done for SMS and SHS teams.
  • Learn how to win a NEW CAR!
  • Player eligibility information.
  • How you can now purchase game tickets from your phone.

Warm Regards,

Jason Keppler, Assistant Athletic Director

Strongsville City Schools


Students looking to wrestle or play basketball for SMS this winter should know that the process begins by logging into Final Forms. Access that site HERE. More details below about registration are below. Students should be registered by the second week in October but it would be best to register now.

  • Detailed Registration Instructions
  • Having an active physical on file with the athletic office is a requirement. You can access the physical form HERE.
  • Pay-to-Participate Info
  • All Pay-to-Participate and prior year school fees must be paid in order for students to be eligible to participate.
  • SMS students must have passed at least 4 classes in their previous quarter to be eligible. If their GPA is below a 2.0 they will have to submit weekly progress reports.

SHS GameDay Tailgate Student Event

Last week SHS hosted its first High School GameDay Tailgate for Students event and it was a HUGE success. Linked HERE is a short video of the Tailgate finale. Although not middle school related it was too cool not to share!

A big thank you is extended to SHS teacher, Brian Bent for organizing the event, the Athletic Boosters for purchasing the food for all of the student attendees, the student volunteers and all of the frenzied student fans for representing!



  • This week XC will compete against Medina Root at Root MS on Tuesday, 9/27 at 4:30
  • Go HERE for a recap of last weeks meet and invitational. Once on the webpage tap menu, then fall, then cross country, then middle school, and then your specific team to view the recaps.
  • If any 7th or 8th grader still wants to participate in XC this season please reach out to Coach Blackman at


  • Go HERE for a recap of last weeks matches against Hathaway Brown, Lake Ridge Academy, SEL, and Cuyahoga Hts. Once on the webpage tap menu, then fall, then girls volleyball, then middle school, and then your specific team to view the recaps.
  • Please note that all games may start late due to the availability of buses for SCS and other school districts.
  • Below are the upcoming matches for the week of 9/25.
  • 9/27- White is @ Medina Root at 4:30
  • 9/27- Green is @ Medina Claggett at 4:30
  • 9/28- White is @ South Euclid Lyndhurst at 4:30
  • 9/29- White is @ Euclid at 4:30
  • 9/29- Green is @ Medina Root at 4:30


  • Go HERE for a recap of last weeks games against Medina Highland, Keystone, and Indian Valley Once on the webpage tap menu, then fall, then boys football, then middle school, and then your specific team to view the recaps.
  • Friendly reminder- players should not have gum and or candy on the turf field. After last weeks games I noticed several gum wrappers and even a wad of gum on the turf.
  • Game for this week are below. Each team has two games .
  • Please note that all games may start late due to the availability of buses for SCS and other school districts.
  • 9/28- 8th Grade is at Mentor Shore at 5:00
  • 9/28- 7th Grade is home versus Mentor Shore at 5:00
  • 9/29- 8th Grade is home versus Parma Greenbriar at 4:45
  • 9/29- 7th Grade is at North Royalton at 4:30
  • Schedule link with game notes/details-

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

Did you know the Athletic Boosters did this?

Everyone has heard how vital the Athletic Boosters are to the athletic programs at SCS's but some/many might have no idea some of the great things they do. Every so often we will feature some of the ways they have supported the teams.

This club is driven by it's members. Without them it would be hard for them to thrive. With the Boosters taking initiative to be EVEN MORE involved at the middle school level the time is now to support them! Please consider becoming a member. Details below.


NOTED 9/25- At last weeks SHS Student GameDay Tailgate the Boosters paid for all of the food that fed over 200 hungry students!


  • SMS High Jump Pit
  • New basketball uniforms in 2021
  • Free entry into athletic events (not varsity football or varsity boys basketball) for all SCS students!

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

Win the car below. Click/Tap HERE for more details!
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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


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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