All fall sport official practices start Monday August 26. Individual sports will have their own conditioning workouts prior to the first official practices. 

Cross Country- will start Monday August 26 at Maple Street at 6pm. Practices will be August 26, 27, and 28. Then will start back up the first full day of school.

Football- Official practice on Monday 8/26 through Thursday 8/29 on the football field from 5-6:30. September 3 practice will be at 5-6:30 due to it being a half day. Starting September 4 practice will be right after school until 5:30. Also Parent meeting for Football will be September 10 at 5:30 at Maple Location in Maple Street TBD.   

Volleyball- Starting Friday August 16 1pm-3pm, Monday August 19th and Monday 26th 1pm-3pm and Wednesday 21st & 28th 9:30-11:30am until school starts. Tryouts will be the first three full days of school. Tryouts will be in the gym right after school. 


Athletic Physicals: Students are required to have an updated athletic physical on file to participate with middle school sports. Only physicals dated after April 15th, 2019 of the current year are acceptable. Students will NOT be allowed to practice without a physical on file.
Insurance: Kalamazoo Public Middle School students are required to pay a one-time $15 insurance fee to participate. If you would like to pay online you may choose to go to the link below. You will need to choose the KPS Middle Schools button, then Maple Street, and the athletics button. If paying by check, please write it out to Maple Street Magnet Schools for the Arts.


Head  Football coach Cliff Berry

Head 8 grade Volleyball coach Katie Murdock

Head 7 grade Volleyball coach Marcy Carter 

Head Cross Country Head coach Susan Oesterle



Welcome to the Maple Street Magnet School for the Arts Athletics page.  The athletics page will detail information about our athletic program, requirements for participation, and schedule information.


Jesse Whitley, M.S, M.A

Athletic Director

Maple Street Magnet School For The Arts 




Attention Athletes


Sports Physicals


All Maple Street athletes must have a sports physical on file to participate. Physicals must have been completed after April 14, 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year. If you have not received a new physical after that date, one must be obtained to participate in Maple Street athletics. Sports physicals can be obtained through your family doctor or any walk-in clinic.



Hometown Urgent Care

5142 S. Westnedge Ave

Portage, MI 49002

(269) 216-7169



Each athlete must pay a $15.00 sports insurance fee. This is a one time fee for 2018-2019 athletes.

Checks can be made payable to Maple Street Athletic Department.

You can also pay online at

Sports Schedules

2019 Fall Schedules

Cross Country- All Meets Start at 4pm

Thurs 9/12 @ Portage West Middle School

Mon 9/16 @ Portage West Middle School

Mon 9/23 @ Portage West Middle School

Mon 9/30 @ Portage West Middle School

Sat 10/5 @ (Portage Invite) Portage West Middle School

Mon 10/7 @ Linden Grove Middle School

Mon 10/14 @ Battle Creek Lakeview

Mon 10/21 @ Portage West (FINAL MEET-Jamboree)


Volleyball- All games start at 3:45

Tues 9/17 vs Gull Lake (8th Home)

Thurs 9/19 vs P. North (7th Home)

Tues 9/24 vs BCC (8th Home) 7th plays at Springfield Middle School, 1023 Avenue A, Battle Creek 49037

Thurs 9/26 vs P. Central (7th Home)

Tues 10/1 vs Hillside (7th Home)

Thurs 10/3 vs Mattawan (8th Home)

Tues 10/8 vs P. West (8th Home)

Thurs 10/10 vs BC. Lakeview (7th Home) At Lakeview Middle School

Tues 10/15 vs Milwood (8th Home)

Thurs 10/17 vs Linden Grove (7th Home)

Tues 10/22 vs Vicksburg (7th Home)

Tournament is TBD


Football- All games on Wednesday's starting 4pm

 9/18 vs P.West (Home)

9/25 vs LG (Home)

10/2 @ BCC1 Games are played at the High School

10/9 @ BC Lakeview Game is at the High School

10/16 vs Hillside (Home)

10/23 @ BCC2 at the High School