Cherryland Middle School 707 E. Third Street Elk Rapids, MI 49629 P: 231-264-8991 F: 231-264-9370

Principal: Josh Haggerty                                                                                                                                      ​  F: 231-264-9370
Secretaries: Cheryll Wynkoop, Stephanie Gildersleeve

Welcome toCherryland Middle School Sports

Football Team photo
Fall Cheerleaders
8th Grade Volleyball Team
7th Grade Volleyball Team
7th Grade Volleyball Team
Cross Country Team
8th Boys Basketball Team
Boys Basketball Team
Boys Basketball Team B
Basketball Cheer Team
8th Girls Basketball Team
7th Grade girls Basketball team
Track and Field photo
8th Girls Softball Team
7th grade softball team

Elk Rapids School Fight Song

New Students

During the summer there may be camps, open gyms, strength and conditioning, etc. If you are new to our district this summer and would like to become involved in these, please contact the lead coach for the sport listed below.

Summer Strength & Conditioning

Basketball Open Gym

Coach Bergquist is hosting the Strength & Conditioning and Basketball Open Gym at the CMS Gym and Cardio Room.  This is open to all students in 6th through 8th Grade. 

Schedule June 13 - August 22

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Call to Confirm

There are some days that there will NOT be S&C or Open Gym.
Please confirm ahead by calling Coach Bergquist at 517-376-0525

MS & HS Informal Conditioning Runs

Coach Ward is hosting informal middle and high school informal conditioning runs.

  • Every weekday at 8:30 AM
  • Open to any sport and also family members of Elks
  • Meet at the high school
  • Coach Ward’s number is 231-883-5106

Fall Sports

Fall Volleyball

Open to 7th and 8th Grade girls.  Contact Coach Macaluso for more details.

Coaches

Joe Macaluso--8th Grade Coach 
jmacaluso@erschools.com

Derek Morton--7th Grade Coach
depmort10@yahoo.com

Bethany Wilson--7th Grade Coach
bwilson@erschools.com

Information & Schedules


Tryouts

  • 1st practice will be after school on 9/3/19. 
  • Sports physical MUST be on file in the CMS office BEFORE participation in practice is allowed.

Tuesday, 9/3 - Friday, 9/6, CMS Gym
8th grade: 3 -5 pm
7th grade: 5 - 7pm
*All players will make a team. Teams will be announced on Friday, 9/6. 

Season Practices

Tuesday & Thursdays (some Fridays are scheduled per coaches discretion)

  • 8th grade: 3 - 5p
  • 7th grade: 5 - 7p

Schedule

PDF Document7th & 8th Grade Volleyball Schedule

Communications

  • 8th Grade: Text @8elkvoll19 to 81010
  • 7th Grade: Text @7elkvoll19 to 81010

Google DocSeason Program Information

Football

Open to 7th and 8th Grade girls and boys.  Please contact the Elk Rapids Youth Football League for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade summer football information. (231-944-4145 or mkwolgamott@charter.net)

Head Coach

Kwin Morris
231-342-9673
kmorris@erschools.com

Information & Schedules

PDF Document2019 Summer/Fall Football Letter from Coach Morris
PDF DocumentSummer FB Conditioning   
PDF Document2019 Summer/Fall CMS FB Schedule
PDF DocumentElk Rapids Youth Football Information
External LinkTCAPS Summer Camps
PDF Document7th & 8th Grade Football Schedule

  • 1st practice will be on 8/26/19. 
  • Sports physical MUST be on file in the CMS office BEFORE participation in practice is allowed.

Cheer Team for Football and Basketball

Open to 7th and 8th Grade girls and boys.  There are two separate seasons; see schedule information below.

Head Coach

Kristie Wolgamott 
231-944-4145   
mkwolgamott@charter.net

Information & Schedules

PDF Document7th and 8th Grade Cheer Information
PDF DocumentYouth Cheer Information
Cheer Team Schedule (no link)

  • The cheer team cheers at all football and boys’ basketball games.  See the respective schedules on this page.
  • You may cheer for only football, only boys’ basketball, or both.  There is no cheer team for girls’ basketball.

Cross Country

Open to 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade girls and boys.

Lead Coach

Cameron Ward   
231-883-5106   
wardroofingllc@gmail.com

Information & Schedules

PDF Document2019 Summer/Fall CMS Cross Country Team Information
PDF DocumentCross Country Schedule

  • Sports physical MUST be on file in the CMS office BEFORE participation in official practice is allowed.

Summer Community Informal Workouts
 

  • Monday – Friday at 8:30 AM; meet at the high school. 
  • Optional middle school practices start on 8/14/19 from 7:30 -8:30 AM and will be Monday – Friday. 
  • Once school starts, practices will be 2:45 – 4:00 PM.

Winter Sports

Winter Boys’ Basketball

Open to 7th and 8th Grade boys.  Please contact the Elk Rapids Basketball Association for 6th grade boys.

Coaches

Tim Hildreth, 8th Grade Head Coach
231-264-6384
hildreth@columbusacademy.org

Tylor Somers, 7th Grade Head Coach
231-350-0334
haventylor06@gmail.com

Cam Ward, Combination Team Coach
231-883-5106
wardroofingllc@gmail.com

Spencer Impellizzeri, 8th and Combo Team Asst. Coach
simpellizzeri13@gmail.com

Information & Schedules

PDF Document2019 Summer Boys’ Basketball Camp
PDF DocumentSummer Ballin’ at the Bay
External LinkTCAPS Summer Camps
PDF DocumentBoys’ Basketball Schedule

  • Sports physical MUST be on file in the CMS office BEFORE participation in practice is allowed.
  • 1st game of the day starts at 4:30 pm.

Winter Girls’ Basketball

Open to 7th and 8th Grade girls.  Please contact the Elk Rapids Basketball Association for 6th grade girls.

Head Coaches

8th Grade--Darren Bergquist
517-376-0525
d4dawali@hotmail.com

7th Grade--Jana Morton
231-649-1412
depmort2@yahoo.com

Information & Schedules

PDF DocumentSummer Ballin’ at the Bay
External LinkTCAPS Summer Camps
External LinkUofM Girls’ Basketball Camp
External LinkMacker Tournaments
PDF DocumentGirls’ Basketball Schedule

  • Sports physical MUST be on file in the CMS office BEFORE participation in practice is allowed.
  • 1st game of the day starts at 4:30 pm.

Spring Sports

Spring Volleyball

Spring volleyball is open to 5th and 6th grade girls and takes place immediately following the 7/8 girls basketball season and runs for 3 weeks in March.  Contact Coach Joe Macaluso for details. 

PDF DocumentFeb 2019 5th & 6th Grade VB

Spring Track and Field

Open to 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade girls and boys.

Coaches

Cameron Ward
231-883-5106
wardroofingllc@gmail.com

Brian Lark
910-489-3432
ssglark@yahoo.com

Information & Schedules

PDF DocumentTrack and Field Schedule

***Dates are tentative; check back in January 2020 for updated information.***

  • Sports physical MUST be on file in the CMS office BEFORE participation in official practice is allowed.

 

Spring Junior Equestrian

Open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade boys and girls.  Rider and groom positions available; horse ownership is not required, but please contact the coach anytime before the beginning of May to learn more so you can be prepared for the season.  Please contact Coach Jansen for summer activities.

Coach

Sandy Jansen
231-384-0202
sandsjansen@gmail.com

Information & Schedules

Equestrian Schedule

  • Sports physical MUST be on file in the CMS office BEFORE participation in official practice is allowed.
  • 6/8/19 – @ Otsego Fairgrounds in Gaylord at 8:00 AM

Spring Softball Club

Open to 7th and 8th Grade girls.  6th grade girls and 6th-8th grade boys, see the information for Softball and Baseball below.

Coaches

Jason Merchant, 8th Grade Coach
231-360-1405
razortec120@gmail.com

Rob Bachi, 7th Grade Coach
231-944-5867
rbachi@erschools.com

Information & Schedules

PDF DocumentSpring/Summer Area Softball League Information
External LinkTCAPS Summer Camps
Excel Document2020 Softball Club Schedule

  • Sports physical MUST be on file in the CMS office BEFORE participation in official practice is allowed.
  • 1st game of doubleheader starts at 4:30.

***Check back after February 1st for an update to our 2020 Club Schedule***

Spring Tennis Club

Open to 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade girls and boys.

Coach

Kelly Croftchik
231-649-9898
kjcroftchik@gmail.com

Information & Schedules

PDF Document2019 Summer Tennis Camp
PDF Document2019 Spring Tennis Club Information
PDF Document2019 Tennis Club Schedule

  • Sports physical MUST be on file in the CMS office BEFORE participation in official practice is allowed.
  • Please see Mrs Croftchik (kcroftchik@erschools.com) for current information on practices and meets.

Local Spring/Summer Softball and Baseball

Girls

6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls should contact the Elk Rapids Chain O’Lakes at 231-360-1405 or email razortec120@gmail.com.

PDF DocumentSpring/Summer Area Softball League Information

Boys

6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys should contact Elk Rapids Youth Baseball Association at 231-342-2601 or email tarynmiracle@ymail.com.

PDF DocumentSpring/Summer Area Baseball League Information

Local Youth Soccer

For information on the local youth soccer league, please contact Andrea Krakow at 231-392-4900 or andreagkrakow@gmail.com

PDF DocumentArea Youth Soccer Information

Notice to All MS Athletes

All Sports Physicals must be in before athlete can participate in practice for a sport.  Eligibility and Insurance Waiver forms as well as Participation Fees must be in by the end of the 3rd week of the sport.

All physicals must be dated after April 15, 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year.

Questions/Concerns

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

Stephanie Gildersleeve - CMS Athletic Director Assistant
231-264-8991 ext. 2126
sgildersleeve@erschools.com

Josh Haggerty - CMS Athletic Director
231-264-8991 ext. 2124
jhaggerty@erschools.com