Walnut Creek Athletics:

Walnut Creek Middle School Athletics 2022-2023

We are excited to offer a wide variety of athletic experiences for our students. The beginning of each year affords us the opportunity to reflect on past achievements with pride and look ahead to accomplishments in the classroom and on the athletic field during the upcoming year. We recognize and appreciate our parents for their many contributions and the exemplary modeling they provide our students. Thank you for your continued support!

Sports Physicals

All student-athletes must have an up-to-date physical on file in the main office to try-out/practice with any of our sports teams. Students are not permitted to begin practices and/or try-outs until their current physical has been turned in. A physical dated on or after April 15, 2022 is acceptable for this school year. MHSAA Physical Form

Walled Lake Athletic Handbook

*All student-athletes must be positive role models, demonstrate respectful behavior toward their peers and staff in the building in order to participate.  Students not in good standing in the area of citizenship will be removed from an athletic team or not allowed to begin an athletic season.

*Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average

*Eligibility will be compiled on a weekly basis

*If your child is ineligible for three consecutive weeks he/she may be removed from the team

*The use of any illegal substance as stated by the district code of conduct, will not be tolerated.  Violation will result in removal from the team.

Pay to Participate  

6th, 7th and 8th grade students must pay $200.00 to participate in a sport if they make the team.  One fee covers all sports during the 2022-2023 school year.  Parents must also complete a Pay to Participate Contract.  Contract forms will be available at “Creek Connection” and may be downloaded from our website. Payments cannot be made to coaches and we encourage paying online.  Payments are also accepted in the administration office. Financial assistance is available for qualifying students.  Payments are due in full prior to the first game or contest.  Participation Fees apply to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.  Pay to participate

Additional Information 

Please be aware that all student-athletes must be picked up within 15 minutes from the time practice/game ended.  Exceptions will not be made. Having a ride daily is a prerequisite for participating.

Please contact the coach with specific sport questions and please call Assistant Principal Mr. Pipkin at 248.956.2431 or contact via email at kylepipkin@wlcsd.org with general athletic questions. 

All athletes must have a combination lock to secure their belongings in the locker room. Ensuring one's belongings is a personal responsibility, not the schools. We provide a locker to utilize for each athlete.

Daily behavior expectation—We value academics and athletics, we always put academics first. Any student-athlete, having a disciplinary violation in school will not be permitted to attend athletics that day.  This includes practices and competitions.


Sports Schedules:

Competitions both home and away start at 4:00 to provide for travel time. Competition schedules can be located at https://walnutcreekhawks.com/ 

Walnut Creek Middle School Sports Calendar 

Fall Sports                 Winter Sports I             Winter Sports II        Spring Sports

Cross Country           Swimming/Diving        Girls Basketball       Track/Field

Girls Volleyball          Boys Basketball           Wrestling                  

Competitive Dance 


District Athletics Information

For Physical Forms, Pay-to-Participate forms, including the contract, and other district athletic news, please visit the District Athletics pages.  

Athletic Philosophy and Learning Outcomes

Enhancement of the following qualities:

  • Sportsmanship and teamwork
  • Goal setting and academic performance
  • Positive leadership and communication skills
  • Confidence, poise, and meaningful relationships
  • Self-discipline, conditioning, and game concepts
Walnut Creek Middle School: Coach Information


Fall Sports: 

6th/7th/8th Competitive Dance Team, Jordyn Salerno, walledlakeMSdance@gmail.com

6th/7th/8th Co-Ed Cross Country,  DebJess@wlcsd.org

6th/7th Grade Girls' Volleyball,   ReubenCalanchi@wlcsd.org 

8th Grade Girls' Volleyball,  CindyNaszradi@wlcsd.org

Winter Sports:  

6th/7th Grade Boys Basketball,  ReubenCalanchi@wlcsd.org

8th Grade Boys Basketball,   JohnSharpe@wlcsd.org

6th/7th/8th Swimming/Diving,  DouglasIrey@wlcsd.org

Winter Sports II:

6th/7th Grade Girls Basketball,  CindyNaszradi@wlcsd.org

8th Grade Girls Basketball, AmyRopek@wlcsd.org

6th/7th/8th Grade Wrestling, TBD

Spring Sports:

6th/7th/8th Track and Field Girls'  DebJess@wlcsd.org

6th/7th/8th Track and Field Boys'   ReubenCalanchi@wlcsd.org


Student-Athlete Eligibility Requirements


Student-Athletes must have a 2.0 grade point average with no more than two failing grades (E). 


Student-Athletes must have a minimum of a 2.5 average in Citizenship and be in good standing with building administration. 

Eligibility Submission

Eligibility grades are submitted each Thursday by Teachers; those grades will determine a Student-Athletes' eligibility for the following week.


The transportation policy for middle schools in Walled Lake are as follows:

In-District Transportation provided with no return bus.

Out-of-District Transportation provided with no return bus.


In the classroom, on the field of play and in the community, Creek Hawks will always demonstrate Hawk Pride. POSITIVE ATTITUDE, RESPECT, INTEGRITY, DETERMINATION, ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE.