NSSD MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS UPDATE

OCTOBER 1, 2021

Parents,


It’s been a great week of middle school sports! I had the opportunity to watch our 7th-grade football team compete for the first time since 2019! That’s a great day! As I’ve said before, navigating middle school sports has been a pretty interesting experience so I want to thank you all for your continued support and patience. This week, Coach Peterson had to be the referee for his own game because of the shortage in officials and our volleyball team also played a game without an official as well. I suspect that there will be more of this in the future. In these cases, we will do whatever we can to have games.


Next week will be the first time we will be hosting indoor competitions. I need everyone to know that masks are REQUIRED for ALL spectators at any indoor athletic events.


There have been a few changes to our game schedule for next week so please read the following schedule carefully:

  • 10/4

    • Volleyball - Home vs. Yamhill-Carlton

    • Boys Soccer - @ Valor Middle School

    • Girls Soccer - Home vs. Cheldelin - This game is canceled due to not enough players regularly attending our practices

  • 10/6

    • Volleyball - Home vs. Lebanon

    • Boys Soccer - Home vs. Lebanon - This is an added game, 4:00 kickoff

    • Girls Soccer - Home vs. Lebanon

    • 7th-Grade Football @ Sweet Home

  • 10/7

    • Cross Country - Regis Invitational @ Stayton Middle School

      • All athletic practices are canceled due to this meet.


Pictures for Fall Sports

We are currently working on scheduling a date for team pictures. Please be expecting a picture packet in the next week or so. We will communicate a date as soon as we know it.


Winter 1 Season - Girls Basketball and Wrestling

It’s time to start preparing for our next season of sports! Girls basketball for 7th and 8th graders and wrestling is for boys and girls grades 6-8. If you have a student that is interested in these sports, please sign them up on FamilyID. If you have not created an account for FamilyID, here is the LINK. All of our athletic registration is now online so it is important that you do this as soon as possible.

  • Practice for girls basketball will begin November 1, 2021

  • Practice for wrestling will begin November 6, 2021 - Wrestling will have a later start date because Coach King will be coaching football through November 3rd.


The registration deadline for girls basketball and wrestling is November 10th. There will be no exceptions to this deadline so coaches can begin to prepare their teams for their first competitions which will most likely begin the week of November 15th. Athletes who are not registered prior to the start date of their teams may not have the opportunity to compete in their first competitions.


Thank you again for your amazing support this Fall. It has been a difficult time to navigate. It’s been really fun to see all of you out supporting our student-athletes once again!


Go Vikings!


Matt Olson

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

Stayton Middle School

matthew.olson@nsantiam.k12.or.us