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Middle School South - Athletics

Athletic news

Fall Sports Photos will be on August 22nd , after school. Student athletes will receive the sports photo ordering form from their coaches.

If you have any questions email Mr. Martin at martint@gjps.org

Fall Tryout Information
Tryout Information for Fall-
All Fall sports will begin on Monday , August 4th-Please contact individual coaches for times and places.
All athletes must have a physical on file with the coach to tryout-you can go online and print off the Concussion paper you need and the Emergency Medical sheet that needs to be filled out.
All Fall Sports Code of Conduct Meeting
Tuesday, August 12th at Gahanna Lincoln High School Auditorium 7:00 - 8:00 pm

 Girls Volleyball
7th gr. Coach Gilmore   Amy Gilmore (amygilmore@whitehallcityschools.org) tryouts begin at 8:30 am and last until 10:30 am for both teams
8th gr. Coach Bardelang - bardelangb@gjps.org 

Girl's Golf
Contact Steve Wenz- 286-3117

Boy's Golf -
Contact Coach Henry- henrym@gjps.org
Coach Caner at riccaner@att.net
Monday and Tuesday August 4th and 5th -Gahanna Golf Course - 9:30 am until 1:00 -nine hole match 

Girl's Tennis
Contact Coach Cumbow at dbcumbow@att.net
Monday August 4, Tuesday 5th and Wed. 6th -Gahanna LHS Tennis courts from 6:00 pm -7:30 

Cross Country
Coach Anderson- andersonm@gjps.org
Coach Garber -garberc@gjps.org

7th grade
Coach Busch- nbusch@blankenbecleradvisors.com
Coach Dimerling dimerlingr@gjps.org
Coach Baker 

8th Football
Coach PJ Jackson  pj2426@yahoo.com
Coach Hartinger hartingerk@gjps.org

If you have questions about any of these sports opportunities, please contact Tom Martin, middle school athletic director, 479-1631.

Our formal after-school interscholastic team programs and our varied intramural programs are an extension of the Gahanna-Jefferson physical education curriculum offered in grades K-12.
Girls Boys


  • Volleyball
  • Cross-Country
  • Golf Club
  • Tennis Club
  • Cheer Club (8th only)



  • Track
  • Softball


  • Football
  • Cross-Country
  • Golf Club
  • Cheer Club (8th only)



  • Track
  • Tennis Club

Interscholastic Team Sports (girls and boys at the seventh- and eighth-grade level)

After-school interscholastic athletics provide an excellent forum for rigorous competition, while helping students develop a sense of loyalty, sportsmanship and teamwork. Interscholastic competitions provide an excellent compliment to the values outlined within the Gahanna-Jefferson Graduate Profile.

Intramural program (during the school day, traditionally during the lunch period)

The term “intramural” simply means “within the walls.” Such involvement is always under supervision and guidance of the intramural director and are age-appropriate. Students may participate in a variety of activities including kickball, soccer, volleyball, basketball, and other sports. Our intramural program is all-inclusive and open to every student. In addition to further developing a sense of community within the school, the program provides students an opportunity to practice and internalize the skills, attitudes, and knowledge acquired in their physical education class.

The following forms must be completed by parent, student-athlete, medical examiner, and returned:


Gahanna-Jefferson is a member of the Ohio Capital Conference (OCC), one of the largest high school conferences in the country. The OCC was established in 1966 with five member schools joining the league.  After 43 years of existence, the OCC currently has 32 member schools that compete in four divisions and sponsor 25 interscholastic sports.