Middle School East
Begins - 8:45am • Dismissal - 3:30pm

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.

Athletic news

Fall Sports Photos will be on August 15th, 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

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
August 4th -August 6th
8th -8:00 am -10:00 am 
7th 10:00 am -12:
August 5th and 7th
7th gr. 8-10 am
8th gr. 10-12
Cross Country-boy's and girl's
Coach Antrim - antrimb@gjps.org
Coach Grooms-groomsl@gjps.org

Girls Golf-
Contact -Steve Wenz-     286-3117

Boys Golf
contact - Coach Henry at henrym@gjps.org or Ric Caner at riccaner@att.net 

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

Coach Plummer -8th grade-contact  -  coachplummer@live.com
Coach Grady-7th grade     coachkgrady@gmail.com

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

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.

  • GMSE offers participation in seasonal sports including: baseball, basketball, cheer, track & field, softball, tennis, and wrestling, Teams are organized by seventh- and eighth-grade levels, with uniforms provided by the school. Each fall and spring, GMSE hosts a sports banquet to honor our student athletes and present awards to our accomplished teams.
  • Driving Directions- these directions are from MSW- put in the address you are starting from to get exact directions.


Cross Country








Interscholastic (girls) Interscholastic (boys)
  • Volleyball
  • Cross-country Track
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Cheer (8th-grade only)
  • Basketball
  • Track & Field
  • Fast Pitch Softball
  • Football
  • Cross-country Track
  • Golf
  • Cheer (8th-grade only)

  • Basketball
  • Wrestling
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field

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.


Please read this IMPORTANT INFORMATION from Tom Martin, Gahanna Middle Schools Athletic Director.

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.