Hornets News · KHS fall sports startup information

Dear Parents:

I hope this finds you well and enjoying your summer with your families.  My name is Eric Doyle and I am the new Athletic Director and Assistant Principal at KHS.  I spent the past eight years as a Middle School ELA teacher and the Head Varsity Football Coach at Lake Fenton High School.  I’m looking forward to working with you all to make our Hornets champions both on and off the field.

The fall athletic season is rapidly approaching!  We are looking forward to a great year of Hornet athletics for 2018-19.  We hope your child takes the        opportunity to participate in the athletic program this year as we find our         involved students perform significantly better academically and have less behavioral issues at school.  Practices begin on Monday, August 6th for football and Wednesday, August 8th for all other fall sports.  Detailed information such as the sites/times of the first  practices can be found on the back of this newsletter.

  • Athletic Physicals

All athletes must have a valid physical (completed on or after 4/15/18) on file in the athletic office before participating in practice or games.  If you haven’t had your physical completed yet, we will be hosting clinic on Thursday, August 2nd at 6pm in the KHS gym where you can have yours completed for just $20!

In addition, University of Michigan Health Clinic will be offering physicals   You MUST call the health center at 810-591-5330 to make an appointment.  Please remember to bring your completed physical form with you to the first day of practice/tryouts or you WILL NOT be allowed to participate.

  • Athletic Registration Fee

Kearsley charges an annual athletic registration fee to offset the costs associated with your child’s athletic participation.  The annual fee is $75 and covers as many sports as your son/daughter wishes to participate in throughout the school year.  Free or reduced lunch students will be charged a reduced fee of $40.   Parents may pay their athlete’s fee through their PaySchools account or by dropping off a check at the KHS athletic office.

  • Fall “Meet the Team” night

Tuesday, August 21st at 7pm will be our annual Fall “Meet the Team” night  in the KHS auditorium.   The first half of the meeting will be a large general session in which we will be introducing Kearsley fall athletic teams.  Those athletes participating in a fall sport will then break off into their individual team coach and parent meetings.  This will be a festive night to kick off the school year, we hope to see you there!

  • NEW Kearsley Fall Athletic Punch Cards available soon

Starting this fall the Kearsley Athletic Department will be selling  Athletic Punch Cards.  These Punch Cards will contain 10 punches (admissions) for $25.  This is a savings of 50%  on the price of admission to any and all regular season athletic events at Kearsley High School and Armstrong Middle school.

  • Follow the Hornets on social media

Be sure to “Like” Kearsley Athletics on Facebook or follow @KearsleyAD on Twitter for the most up-to-date athletic information including updates from games and schedule changes or cancellations.


2018 Fall Varsity Coaches & Contact Information

Cheerleading: Brooke Sharrard, kvccoach@gmail.com

Boys Cross Country: Paul Adas, padas@kearsleyschools.org

Girls Cross Country: Branden Wade, brandenpwade@gmail.com

Football: Kaleb Forr: kforr@kearsleyschools.org

Girls Golf : Andy Nester, anester@kearsleyschools.org

Boys Soccer: Jason Gagne , jgagne4170@gmail.com

Girls Swimming: Marci Sporman, icram555@aol.com

Boys Tennis: Cory Fisher, cfisher@kearsleyschools.org

Volleyball: Amanda Willingham, willinghamla@gmail.com



First practice start times and locations


First Practice                                 8/8: 9am-10:30am, Burgtorf building

First Contest                                  8/23 at Birch Run Invitational, 4:15pm



First Practice                                 8/8: 9am – 10:30am, Burgtorf building

First Contest                   8/23 at Birch Run Invitational, 4:45pm



First Practice 8/6: All levels 4pm-8:30pm, KHS practice football fields

First Freshmen Contest 8/22 vs. Saginaw Heritage – HOME 4:30pm

First JV Contest 8/22 vs. Clio  – HOME  6:15 pm

First Varsity Contest 8/23 at Clio – 7:00 pm



First Practice 8/8: TBA, Flint Elks Club

First Varsity Contest 8/23 vs Fenton—HOME 3:00 pm Flint Elks Club



Tryouts 8/8: JV and Varsity: 3:30 pm-5:30pm, KHS Soccer Field

First Varsity Contest 8/20 at North Branch, 4:30pm

First JV Contest 8/20 at North Branch, 6:00pm



First Practice 8/8: 10:30am-Noon, KHS Pool

First Contest 8/22 vs. Powers Catholic – HOME, 6:00pm



First Practice   8/8: 10am-11:30am, KHS Tennis Courts

First Varsity Contest 8/23 vs. Durand—HOME 3:00 pm



Tryouts 8/8: Varsity 11am-1pm, JV/Fresh TBA

First Varsity Contest 8/22 at New Lothrop Invitational, 9am

First JV Contest 9/6 at Clio 5:00 pm

First Freshmen Contest 9/6 at Clio 5:00 pm



First Practice 8/7: 7:00 am—9:00 am KHS

First Varsity Contest 8/23 at Clio—7:00 pm

First Freshman/JV Contest 8/22 Saginaw Hertiage/Clio—HOME 4:30/6:15 pm


Get complete fall season schedules for all KHS and AMS teams at www.kearsleyhornets.org