Cougar Athletics

Participation in team and individual sports not only promotes a feeling of family and belonging, but it allows students to develop themselves physically and emotionally. Students gain strength and have the opportunity to develop leadership skills while learning the art of good sportsmanship and fair play. As a service to our families, we provide transportation to and from school for both practices and games. 

Eligibility

We believe in the “student athlete.” Thus, our student athletes must maintain model behavior and have passing grades in all subjects throughout the season.

We require a current physical on file and written permission from parents for students to participate on any of our athletics teams.

Fees

The following athletics participation fees help offset the costs of our program: 

  • 6th grade: $50 (up to two sports)

    • Boys: Wrestling and Track

    • Girls: Softball and Track

  • 7th and 8th grade: $75 (all sports)

  • Maximum cost per family (if multiple students are

    participating): $150

You may apply participation fees towards your annual ECA tax credit donation. 

Team Opportunities

Athletes may participate in only one sport per season.

  • First Season (August–October): Softball, Football, Cheerleading, Cross Country 

  • Second Season (October–December): Wrestling, Volleyball, Cheerleading 

  • Third Season (December–February): Girls and Boys Basketball, Cheerleading 

  • Fourth Season (March–April): Track

Meet Our Coaches

Football

Mark Chavez
Football 8th Grade
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Hal Frost
Football 7th Grade

Mike Boyce
Football Assistant Coach
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Cheer

Brittany McMillan
Cheer
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Cross Country

Brian Duncan
Cross Country
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Wrestling

John Wilhelm
Wrestling

Volleyball

Heather Douglass
Volleyball Coach

Lana Howard
Volleyball Coach

Basketball

Hal Frost
7th Boys Basketball

Shane Helle
8th Boys Basketball
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Track

Susan Cash
Track
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Mark Chavez
Track
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Chuck Marsh
Track
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Team Schedules

  • Coming soon!

Forms

Complete these forms online. We have gone paperless. Thank you!

Congratulations

Hard work pays off!

Cheer

  • 2020 State Cheerleading–3rd Place Champs

Basketball

  • 2020 White Mountain League Basketball Champions

8th Football

  • 2016 Runners Up–White Mountain League

8th Softball

  • 2016 Runners Up–White Mountain League

  • Champions–Show Low Invitational Tournament

8th Grade Volleyball

  • 2016 White Mountain League Champions

  • Champions–Show Low Invitational Tournament

Wrestling

  • 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012–White Mountain League Champions

  • 2017, 2016, 2015–AZ State Jr. High Wrestling Champions

  • Tempe State Wrestling Tournament Champs

the SLJHS cheerleading team holding a third-place award and smiling

The SLJHS basketball team standing in the gym and holding a plaque

four students standing on a series of tiered platforms labelled 4, 3, Runner-up, and Champion