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The SMS Athletic Newsletter

Week of 10/2/22

This week we will hit the trifecta of professional sports. The Guardians are on their way to the playoffs, the Browns season is in full swing and the Cavs preseason begins on Wednesday. At SMS we're hitting our own trifecta, and then some with the approaching conference volleyball tournament, cross country GCC meet, the conclusion of the football season, plus the start of winter sports! This edition of the newsletter discusses much of the aforementioned sports happenings. Details are bullet pointed below.

  • 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.
  • Information regarding club volleyball.
  • Information about 6th grade travel basketball tryouts.
  • Some sports offerings from the Strongsville Recreation Department.

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 wee 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.



  • This week XC will compete against Brunswick at SHS on Tuesday, 10/4 at 4:45. Then on Saturday at the Medina Festival at Ella Canavan School at 1pm
  • 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.


  • Go HERE for a recap of last weeks matches. 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 10/2.
  • 10/3- White is home vs LRA at 5pm
  • 10/4 White is home vs Brunswick at 4:45
  • 10/4 Green is @ Brunswick at 4:30
  • 10/5 Both teams are home vs North Royalton at 4:30


  • Go HERE for a recap of last weeks games. 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.
  • 10/5- 7th grade is @ Euclid at 5:00
  • 10/5- 8th grade is home vs Euclid at 5:00
  • 10/6- the 7th and 8th grade teams will combine to play at home vs Wadsworth 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 10/2- The AB's were instrumental in helping SHS get the video scoreboards in the gymnasium!


  • Paid for all of the food at the Student GameDay Tail Gate Event.
  • 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.

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

6th Grade Travel Basketball Information

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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.
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