Giants News · McCulloch Junior High / Justice Intermediate spring 2020 sports


Students at McCulloch Junior High School and Justice Intermediate School have the opportunity to participate in sports this spring.  (Teams on which Justice students can participate are noted. They will practice and compete with the MJH team.)

Students can only compete in one spring sport, due to the practice and competition schedule. Students who make the teams are expected to attend all practices and competitions. In addition, please note that our student-athletes are expected to compete in the classroom as well as on the court or field. Students may try out regardless of their academic grades, but if they make the team, any D or below in a class will result in loss of playing time. More information will be provided in parent meetings.

Note: There will be transportation provided for Justice students to McCulloch for golf and and MHS / McCulloch for track. There will be transportation provided for McCulloch students to Lincoln Field for softball and baseball, from McCulloch to Frances Slocum for soccer, and to MHS for track. Students will need to be picked up after practice at those locations (not their school).

All student-athletes must have an athletic physical on file in order to practice. If you have submitted a physical form for an earlier season, you do not need to resubmit it. However, if this is the first season you will be participating, you must turn in your physical form. (Click here for a copy of the form and other information.)

In addition, we use FinalForms, an online system that will help us boost compliance and safety for our student-athletes. FinalForms allows you to complete and sign forms from your computer, tablet, or mobile device. You may log in any time to create an account or update information on file for your student-athlete, including emergency medical contacts and more. You will be asked to sign your forms once per year, and any time you make an update. Please register all Marion Giants participating in the McCulloch Junior High School or Justice Intermediate School 2019-2020 athletic seasons at: https://marion-in.finalforms.com.

If you have questions, please contact McCulloch Junior High School Athletic Director Aaron Murray, ajmurray@marion.k12.in.us, or call him at the school, 765-674-6917.

Baseball (7th & 8th grade boys)

  • Workouts: Mondays and Wednesdays through March 11, from 5 to 6:15 p.m. at the Nebraska Street Batting Cages, 926 S. Nebraska St., Marion (inside the brown building)
  • Tryouts: Monday, March 16, through Wednesday, March 18, 4 to 5:45 p.m., at Lincoln Field, at 6th Street and Lenfesty Avenue, Marion
  • Parent/guardian meeting: There will be a mandatory meeting for parents/guardians of students who make the team before spring break. Details will be provided to team members.
  • Coach: Devon Sheward
  • Click here to view / download informational letter

Softball (7th & 8th grade girls)

  • Workouts: Wednesday 3:45 to 5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to noon at McCulloch
  • Tryouts: Monday, March 9, 3:45-5:30 p.m.; Tuesday, March 10, 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, March 11, 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. at McCulloch
  • Parent/guardian meeting: There will be a mandatory meeting for parents/guardians of students who make the team before spring break. Details will be provided to team members.
  • Coach: Todd Reynolds
  • Click here to view / download information letter

Golf (6th through 8th grade boys & girls)

  • Open golf: Tuesdays and Thursdays starting March 10, 3:45 to 5 p.m. at McCulloch gym (no need to bring your own clubs, some will be available)
  • Practice: starts after Spring Break at Marion Elks Country Club, 1100 E. Bond Ave., Marion
  • Coach: Donna Barnes, 661-5236 or 664-9051 x. 2306
  • Click here to view / download information and form to fill out

Track & Field (5th through 8th grade boys & girls) 

  • Workouts: Monday, March 9, through Friday, March 13, 4 to 5:15, at Marion High School
  • Tryouts: Wednesday, March 16, through Friday, March 20, 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. at McCulloch
  • Parent/guardian meeting: There will be a mandatory meeting for parents/guardians of students who make the team before spring break. Details will be provided to team members.
  • Coach: Dawnelle Larson
  • Click here to view / download information letter

Soccer (5th through 8th grade boys & girls)

  • Open soccer: Saturdays in March, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the McCulloch gym
  • Tryouts: Monday, March 16, Wednesday, March 18, and Thursday, March 19, 4 to 5:30 p.m., at the Frances Slocum Elementary soccer field
  • Parent/guardian meeting: There will be a mandatory meeting for parents/guardians of students who make the team before spring break. Details will be provided to team members.
  • Coach: Jorge Berry
  • Click here to view / download information letter