Go Grizzlies! Art Wright Stadium 280 Grandview Avenue

bmusgrave [at] wadsworthschools [dot] org (Brad Musgrave)
Athletic Director

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Pre-participation screenings (athletic physicals) will be held on Monday, May 22 at 6:00 pm at Wadsworth High School.  Doors open at 6 pm for high school and middle school girls and will open at 6:45 for high school and middle school boys.  Doors will close at 7:15 and there will be no admittance after that time.  The cost is $20. Walk-ins are welcome and encouraged.  Click here for more information



Clinics and Tryouts for the 2107-2018 WHS & WMS Cheerleading squads will be held April 24-28.  Clinics will be held at WMS and tryouts will be at WHS.  Sign-ups for any current Wadsworth students will begin on Monday, April 10 and run through Friday, April 21.  There will be a sign-up sheet in the High School Athletic Office and the Main Offices of Wadsworth Middle School and Sacred Heart School.  You must pick up a packet at the time of sign-ups.  There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on Wednesday, April 12 at 6 pm in the WHS Media Center to discuss the clinics and tryouts and the material that will be taught.



Mark your calendars!  mCORE will once again be at Wadsworth High School on Monday, May 15 offering EKG & ECHO screenings for athletes to screen for the cardiac conditions and abnormalities which may put them at risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).  Click here for more information and to register for the screening.



Student fall  sport passes will be on sale in the Athletic Office for $25 each starting August 16.  This will admit a student (K-12) to all home fall events, including football, boys and girls soccer and volleyball.



To view this year's OHSAA Pre-Season Parent Meeting video click here.  Click here for Wadsworth City Schools Spectator Code of Conduct.



Reserve seat season tickets for the upcoming football season are available in the Athletic Office.  Tickets are $35 a seat for all 5 games.  The middle two sections of the home stands are the reserved sections.  Please stop in to purchase your tickets or call for more information.



All students participating in a Fall, Winter or Spring sport must have a current physical on file in the Athletic Office before the season's first practice. Physical forms are located under the forms/general information tab above. 


Parking for Events at the High School
Parents, fans, students, and our guests are required to park in the following areas for activitiy and athletic events:
The Student Parking Lot - located on the north side of the building in front of the five wings. Enter this parking lot from the main school drive.

The Staff/Events Parking Lot - located on the south side of the building by the softball/baseball fields. Enter this parking lot from the Middle School or by traveling the loop from Durling and continuing behind the building.

The Visitor Parking Lot - located immediately adjacent to the Main Entrance - this is a small parking area located outside of the Administration wing. NOTE: this area has limited parking. Enter this lot from the loop directly in front of WHS.

NOTE: NO WHS PARKING IN THE COMMUNITY CENTER NOR THE YMCA LOTS.  Click here for an updated parking map


Contact Information

Athletic Secretary:

jbowers [at] wadsworthschools [dot] org (Jodi Bowers )

Telephone: 330-335-1372
FAX: 330-335-1450
Athletic Trainer:

Ron Burdette (rburdette [at] summahealth [dot] org)

Click here for the Summa Center for Sports Health Newsletter.

Suburban League Information

Click here for the Suburban League Website

Interested in Playing Sports in College?

Any current high school sophomore, junior or senior who wishes to participate in collegiate athletics at an NCAA Divison I or II college or university should register with the NCAA Eligibilty Center.  Registrants may access the site at  This website provides answers to common questions concerning the collegiate athletic recruiting process for high school student-athletes and their parents.  Click to access the  Guide for the College-Bound Student Athlete This guide is a highly comprehensive tool, that has been designed to help you understand the NCAA initial-eligibility process and to prepare student-athletes for transitioning from high school to becoming an NCAA Division I or II student-athlete.  Also, check out the Initial-Eligibilty Brochure.

Click here for information on Division III.


Sports Schedules and Updates
Would you like to receive a text or email alert for your child's canceled sports events?  You can log into to get sports schedules, find addresses for away events, and sign up for updates.  This website will even allow you to sign up to receive email and text message updates for any canceled or postponed events.  Simply create a user account, select Wadsworth High School, and change the 'Alert Settings' in your account to sign up for email or text message updates.

For an up-to-date schedule, please click on our link.


Coaching Contact Information By Season

Spring Sports Contacts



gpickard [at] wadsworthschools [dot] org (Greg Pickard)   Varsity & JV home field located behind Wadsworth High School.  Freshman home field is AC Ballfield located at 441 College St.

Click here for the tryout evaluation rubric

Softball wschmeltzer [at] wadsworthschools [dot] org (Mike Schmeltzer, Sr. )   Varsity & JV home field located behind Wadsworth High School  Click here to access the softball webpage
Boys Track cbeery [at] wadsworthschools [dot] org (Chris Beery)    Home meets are at the track at Wadsworth Middle School, 150 Silvercreek Rd
Girls Track jburton [at] wadsworthschools [dot] org (John Burton)    Home meets are at the track at Wadsworth Middle School, 150 Silvercreek Rd

Boys Tennis

chalicki [at] wadsworthschools [dot] org (Christa Halicki)     Home courts located behind Wadsworth High School 

Follow @GrizzlyTennis on Twitter for updates

Girls Lacrosse

attorneymikecallow [at] gmail [dot] com (Mike Callow)  Home field is Art Wright Stadium, 280 Grandview Ave

Boys Lacrosse

jtkisor [at] gmail [dot] com (Jeff Kisor)  Home field is Art Wright Stadium, 280 Grandview Ave


Fall Sports Contacts

Start date for Fall Sports is August 1



                                          Freshman Football

jtodd [at] wadsworthschools [dot] org (Justin Todd)

Football games are held at Art Wright Stadium, 280 Grandview Avenue. 

cbeery [at] wadsworthschools [dot] org (Chris Beery )

Volleyball jklingbeil [at] wadsworthschools [dot] org (Jill Klingbeil)   Summer Calendar click here
Boys Soccer

jjohnson [at] wadsworthschools [dot] org (John Johnson )

Varsity and JV White games are held at Art Wright Stadium, 280 Grandview Avenue   JV Red games are held at Muhl Park, 390 Trease Rd

Girls Soccer

pw1969_13 [at] msn [dot] com (Paul Williford)

Varsity and JV White games are held at Art Wright Stadium, 280 Grandveiw Ave.     JV Red games are held at Muhl Park, 390 Trease Rd

Boys Cross Country jburton [at] wadsworthschools [dot] org (John Burton)

Girls Cross Country

mmcconnell [at] wadsworthschools [dot] org (Matt McConnell)

Girls Tennis knichol [at] wadsworthschools [dot] org (Kristy Nichol)

Boys Golf

TBA      Varsity home course is Barberton Brookside, 3727 Golf Course Dr, Norton.  JV home course is Rawiga Country Club, 10353 Rawiga Rd, Seville.

Girls Golf

mschmeltzer [at] wadsworthschools [dot] org (Mike Schmeltzer   )Varsity/JV home course is Rawiga Country Club, 10353 Rawiga Rd, Seville


wolfe [dot] ashley [at] gmail [dot] com (Ashley Wolfe)


Winter Sports Contacts


Boys Basketball

mschmeltzer [at] wadsworthschools [dot] org (Mike Schmeltzer)

Girls Basketball

abooth [at] wadsworthschools [dot] org (Andrew Booth)


jgramuglia [at] wadsworthschools [dot] org (John Gramuglia)

Boys/Girls Swimming & Diving

apallija [at] wadsworthschools [dot] org (Allison Pallija)


rachelurbanic [at] gmail [dot] com (Rachel Urbanic)

Boys/Girls Bowling

gsteele300 [at] yahoo [dot] com (George Steele )

Home matches are at Charger Lanes, 1213 Norton Ave, Norton


wolfe [dot] ashley [at] gmail [dot] com (Ashley Wolfe)



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