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Athletics (K-12)

Eric McCalla - Athletic Director

11500 Warrior Trail
Grass Lake, Michigan 49240

Phone: 517-867-5580     Fax: 517-522-5490
Welcome to the web page for Grass Lake Community Schools Athletics, the Home of the Warriors. This page holds information for all school district sports activities. We pride ourselves on competitiveness, academics, and sportsmanship. We are members of the Cascades Conference, which includes East Jackson, Napoleon, Addison, Manchester, Michigan Center, Hanover Horton, and Vandercook Lake.
Department Announcements
Fall Sports Schedules Are Now Available
The Fall, 2017 Grass Lake High School and Grass Lake Middle School sports schedules are available at
Fitness Room Closing for the Summer
The Grass Lake High School's Fitness Room will be available to community members through Thursday, June 8, 6:00-7:30 AM, and 6:00-9:00 PM. It will then be closed to the community for the summer, but it will re-open for its regular hours on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, on all days when school is in session.
2017 GLHS Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
The Grass Lake High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce its 2017 Hall of Fame Induction Class.
1970 Boys Track Team - State Champions
Julie Lantis – Track - 1979 Individual State Champion 1 Mile Run
Cindy Arnold – Track - 1978 Individual State Champion 110 Hurdles, 1978 State Champion 880 Relay Team
Charles (Skip) Hinkle - Wrestling - 1989 Individual State Champion, Member of the 1989 Team State Champion Wrestling Team
Jake Robards - Wrestling - 1990 Individual State Champion, Member of the 1989 Team State Champion Wrestling Team
The Hall of Fame Football Game will be played Friday, October 13 at the Joe Bechtel Athletic Complex, and the Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony will be held Saturday, October 14, in the Grass Lake High School Auditorium. Congratulations to these fine athletes.
2017 "Fear the Spear" Football Camp Announced -
The Grass Lake High School coaching staff will be hosting the 2017 “Fear the Spear” Football Camp, which will be held at Grass Lake High School Monday, July 10th through Thursday, July 13, 6–8:30 PM each day. This camp is for all Jackson area football players entering grades 1-12 for the 2017-2018 school year. Cost is $30 before July 1 and $40 after July 1, or at the door. Family rate for 2 or more is $55 before July 1 and $70 after July 1. Cost includes a camp shirt. Go to for more information and to access a printable registration form.
2017 Cascades Conference Scholar/Athletes Named
Congratulations to our Grass Lake High School students who have been honored as 2017 Cascades Conference Scholar/Athletes. To be honored as such students must have maintained at least a 3.4 GPA through their entire HS career, as well as having played at least two varsity sports each year of their High School career. Congratulations to these students for their high level of achievement!
(Photo l-r) Receiving this award were Jonathan Lutchka, Isaac Alexander, Jacob Tietsema, Hope Waidley, Michael Molitz, Sarah Claussen, Abby Niehaus, and Emily Fonzi (not in photo). Making introductions at the awards banquet was Grass Lake High School Assistant Principal/Athletic Director Eric McCalla.
Thanks to Kathy Niehaus for the photograph.
Youth Football Sign-Ups May 22 and June 26
Grass Lake Youth Football will be having SIGN UPS on Monday May 22nd, and Monday June 26th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at Grass Lake High School. This league will give the opportunity for Grass Lake teams to play a schedule of six games against various Jackson County schools. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Any player who signs up and pays at MAY 22ND EVENT ONLY will receive a $25 discount off registration. Go to for a complete registration form.
Jonathan Lutchka Receives Achievement Scholarship
The Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (MIAAA) has announced that Grass Lake three-sport standout and scholar athlete Jonathan Lutchka is a recipient of one of their $1,000 scholarships. Awards are based on athletic and academic achievement, as well as participation in extra-curricular activities in and outside of school. To learn more about Jonathan's achievements, go to Well done Jonathan!!
GLHS Student/Athlete Jonathan Lutchka Featured
MLive is featuring Jackson-area student athletes. On Wednesday, March 1, they featured Grass Lake's Jonathan Lutchka.
Seven GL Athletes Continuing in College this Fall
The Grass Lake High School Senior class is laden with students (seven of them!) who will be continuing their athletic and academic careers at colleges this fall. Along with other area athletes who have signed National Letters of Intent, MLive features our GL seniors in their slideshow at Congratulations to Abby Niehaus, Emily Fonzi, Gracie Cabana, Jillian Fullerton, Jonathan Lutchka, Jacob Tietsema, and Jacob Molitz!
Our Concession Stand Sponsors Are Appreciated!
The Grass Lake Warrior Club would like to thank its concession stand sponsors for their generosity throughout this school year. You make a significant contribution to the advancement of our Warrior athletes and sports programs. Thank you!
Frank's Shop-Rite
Barney's Family Diner
Roaming Goat Coffee Shop
Lutchka Farms
Sherwood Funeral Home
H&H Heating and Cooling
Arbor Hills Psychological Service
Kelly Express Marts
Jackson Radio Works/Tripp's Auto Shop
The Grass Lake High School coaching staff will be hosting the 2017 “Fear the Spear” Football Camp, which will be held at Grass Lake High School Monday, July 10th through Thursday, July 13, 6–8:30 PM each day. This camp is for all Jackson area football players entering grades 1-12 for the 2017-2018 school year.​ Go to for complete registration information.
Zach Forman Named Football Defensive Player of the Year
Congratulations to Grass Lake High School Senior Zach Forman for being named as MLive's Jackson area Defensive Player of the Year. Go to for the MLive story. Well done Zach!
Wall of Fame Commemorative Bricks Available
If you've ever wondered how to purchase an engraved brick to be added to the Joe Bechtel Athletic Complex Wall of Fame, wonder no more. Bricks are available for purchase through the Grass Lake Athletic Department by completing and submitting the order form that can be found at (2 pages) Proceeds from the sales of these bricks go toward the purchase of equipment for the Grass Lake High School fitness room, which is used by students and community members. Go Warriors!
Varsity Football Players Take College Calculus Opportunity
As part of MLive's extra coverage for our Warriors Varsity Football team, they feature varsity players Zach Forman, Matthew Pokornicki, Nick Plensdorf, Jacob Tietsema, and Jonathan Lutchka who are enrolled in a Jackson College Calculus class held every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 7:00 AM at Grass Lake High School for the first semester. Go to for the story. Go Warriors!
GLHS Scholar Athletes Named
Congratulations to our 2016 Cascades Conference Scholar Athletes Jessica Sherwood, Madeline Brunt, Hunter Satterthwaite, Brandon Schulze. They were recognized at the annual awards dinner at the Davis Banquet and Convention Center on Thursday, May 5. Well done!

The criteria for qualification to receive this award include:
o 3.4 GPA
o 2 Sports for at least 3 years
o 2 Varsity Sports for Senior Year
o No violations of the Athletic Code of Conduct

2016 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Named
Congratulations to the following individuals and teams who have been selected to the Grass Lake Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2016. These inductees will be introduced at halftime of the Varsity Football game on Friday, October 7, with the Hall of Fame dinner and induction taking place at Grass Lake High School on Saturday, October 8.

Class of 2016 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
1968 Football Team
1993 Boys Cross Country Team
Jerry Middlebrook - Athlete
Doug Moeckel - Athlete/Community Member
Wayne Wolfinger - Community Member

The Grass Lake Warrior Club Is Looking for Members -
The Grass Lake Warrior Club is an integral part of the athletic programming at Grass Lake Community Schools. The Club's financial support allows for the purchase of new equipment, as well as the maintenance of existing equipment. The Warrior Club is in need of members and officers to continue to do their work. All interested parties are welcome. If you are interested in checking out the Club, they meet on the first Monday of every month at 7:00 PM in the Grass Lake High School office conference room. Everyone is welcome to attend. Go Warriors!

Department Files
Directions to Athletic Events. Or go to the Athletic Calendar, click on the desired event, click "View Maps", type your address under "LOCATION", then click on "ADD LOCATION". A map and directions to your venue will display.
Department Contacts
+ McCalla, Eric - Director
+ Steinhauer, Launa
Click on name to see details.

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