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Center Grove Middle School Central

Athletic Department

Jamie Wingler, Athletic Director   

At Center Grove, we strive for excellence in all aspects of our lives. In these trying and uncertain times we will respond in an appropriate and steadfast manner in order to keep everyone safe. We will strictly adhere to the guidelines given to us by the IHSAA and specific parameters established by our school corporation, athletic director and athletic trainer. On top of that we will take further actions to ensure each athlete is kept safe. Below you will find information regarding the first part of our season. Please read through this carefully and spread the word to those who are interested in participating in this upcoming season. 

MSC Sports Tryout Dates and Coaches

Fall Sports Tryout Dates and Coaches  

  • 7th Grade Football – Equipment Distribution July 22  4:00 - 5:00 East Gym 
    • Non-contact conditioning for 7th grade starts Tuesday, July 23rd from 6:00-8:00 
    • 7th Boys Head Coach: Randal Dirksen   
  • 8th Grade Football – Equipment Distribution July 22  3:00 - 4:00 East Gym 
    • Non-contact conditioning for 8th grade starts Monday, July 15th from 5:30-7:00 
    • 8th Boys Head Coach: Mike Dahl       

Cross Country- Sign-ups August 7th

Boys Tennis- Try-outs August 5th and 6th from 3:15-5:30 @ HS Tennis Courts     

Girls Golf- Try-outs August 14th.          

Girls Volleyball- Volleyball Information Packet

  • 2024 Open Gyms
    • July 8, 18, 22; 9:00 - 11:00a
    • July 11, 15, 25; 5:00 - 7:00p
  • 2024 Tryouts
    • July 29 (M), 3:00-5:00p
    • July 30 (T), 3:00-5:00p
  • 2024 Practices
    • July 31 - October 4 (or whenever season ends), 3:00-5:30p 
  • 8th grade A Coach: Will Hibner
  • 8th grade B Coach: Brandy Rose
  • 7th grade A Coach: Hannah Anderson
  • 7th grade B Coach: Tia Coleman 

Winter Sports Tryout Dates and Coaches

7th & 8th Boys Basketball- Try-outs October 16  2:40- 5:00   8th- East Gym 7th West Gym

  • 8th  grade A Coach: John Moore
  • 8th  grade B Coach: John Spangler
  • 7th  grade A Coach: Kaden Chestnut
  • 7th  grade B Coach: Khadijah Moore

7th & 8th Girls Basketball- Try-outs November 27 & 28  2:40- 5:00   8th- East Gym 7th West Gym

  • 8th  grade A Coach: Lindsey Wissell
  • 8th  grade B Coach: Eric Spears
  • 7th  grade A Coach: Allison Dixon
  • 7th  grade B Coach: Craig Wahl

Wrestling starts- November 29th  2:40- 4:30 

  • Head Coach: Eric Aue

Swimming & Diving - Try-outs January 8th – CG High School pool

  • Girls Swim Head Coach: Sam Dikeman          
  • Boys Swim Head Coach: Casey Hedeen        
  • Diving Head Coach: Fred Hill    

Spring Sports Tryout Dates and Coaches

Track Starts- March 4  2:40- 5:00   East Gym

Boys Golf- Try-outs March 10, 11, and 12 - 4:00 @ Hickory Stick     

Girls Tennis- Try-outs August 7th and 8th from 6:00-8:00 @ HS Tennis Courts     

Fall Sports
6th/7th/8th Grade Cross Country
6th/7th/8th Grade Golf
7th/8th Grade Football
6th/7th/8th Grade Boys Tennis
7th/8th Grade Volleyball    

Winter Sports
7th/8th Grade Boys Basketball
7th/8th Grade Girls Basketball
6th/7th/8th Grade Swimming/Diving
6th/7th/8th Grade Wrestling  

Spring Sports
6th/7th/8th Grade Boys Golf
6th/7th/8th Grade Girls Tennis
6th/7th/8th Grade Track  


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Additional Information:   

  Middle School Athletes will watch the video: Brain 101: What's A Concussion before the baseline test.