Lightning News · 8th Grade Sports


All 8th graders interested in playing baseball, softball, or track this year should sign up in the Zemmer office with Mrs. Tiffany this week.

Every athlete needs to complete the clearance process by Friday March 13th (even if they have already played a sport this year). They need to get a bracelet from Mrs. Tiffany in order to try out. Coaches will not take paper work at practice.

Tryouts and Practices for each sport is as follows:

  • 8th grade Softball tryouts will be March 16th, 17th, and 18th in the gym at Zemmer from approximately 3:30-5:30. Players can stay in the cafeteria after school until practice starts.
  • Track practice will be every day at CFI from 4:30 until 5:45 starting on March 16th. 8th grade athletes should go home after school and come back at 4:15 to CFI to get ready for practice. If students can’t get a ride back to the school, alternative arrangements can be made – see Mr. Hamilton.
  • 8th grade Baseball tryouts will be March 23rd, 24th, and 25th in the gym at Zemmer from approximately 3:45-5:45. Players can stay in the cafeteria after school until practice starts.

There is also a parent meeting on Thursday March 12th from 6:00-7:00 at RW Cafeteria for all students that are interested in playing Spring sports. Parents and players should attend even if you have already played a sport because it will also be meet the coach night.

Call Mr. Hamilton at 667-2413 or e-mail zhamilton@lapeerschools.org if you have any questions.