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2o2o-21 Coaching Staff

Coaches Position
Reese Blaylock Head HS Football
Robert Weber Asst. HS Football, Head HS Boys Basketball
Blake Rice JH Football
Diana Locke Head HS Volleyball, Asst JH/HS Track
Emily Harding Asst HS Volleyball, Asst. JH Boys Basketball
Jennifer Cully

 Head JH/HS Track, JH Girls Basketball

Melinda Byers Head JH Volleyball
Debra Burgess Asst. JH Volleyball
James Byers Asst. HS Boys Basketball, Asst. Softball
Mike Heater Head HS Girls Basketball
Rheann Heater Asst. HS Girls Basketball
Clayton Engle JH Boys Basketball
Twaila Wiley Head HS Softball, Asst. JH Girls Basketball
Glen Johnson Asst. JH/HS Track
Cody Wolf Asst. JH/HS Track

Student Physicals

All students in grades 6-12 who plan to participate in any sport or cheerleading must have their physical forms completed and signed by a healthcare provider with the credentials of MD, DO, DC, PA-C, or APRN AND a parent or guardian on or before the first day of practice in order to participate.  In addition to the physical form, students and parents must complete a KSHSAA Recommended Concussion & Head Injury Information Release Form.  Students may pick up these forms in the school office if they desire to use their personal family physician or clinic.  Copies or other forms will not be accepted.  These forms can also be found on the school website. Only approved forms will be accepted for participation.  Athletes must have a completed current physical on file with the athletic director before the athlete can practice in the sport of choice.


Cooper Wolf Signs with Friends University to Play Basketball

Cooper Wolf signing

Cooper Wolf, senior, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Friends University in Wichita next fall. Cooper led his team to a sub-state championship in basketball this year and was named all-state first team in 1A Division II. With him at his signing were James Byers, assistant coach, Robert Weber, head coach, Diana Locke, activities director for USD 509, and his parents Julie and Doug Wolf. Congratulations, Cooper!

Cooper Wolf and Macey Pond are Big Cheese Athletes of the Week

Cooper Wolf and Macey Pond were named Big Cheese Athletes of the Week by Sumner Newscow for their performances the week of February 8-13. Cooper had 31 points in the win over West Elk, and 15 points in the win over #1 Attica. Macey had 12 points in the Lady Cardinal's upset of West Elk, and scored 17 points in a loss to Norwich. Congratulations to these two Cardinals!

Three Cardinals Named to SCBL All- League Football Teams

Kami Butler Named to SCBL Volleyball Second Team

Kami Butler

Kami Butler likes to play volleyball, and it shows! She has given her all throughout the season. Her reward was being named to the SCBL second team for volleyball for the 2020 season. Congratulations, Kami!

Alivia Bacon Places 12th at State 1A Cross Country, NAMED BIG CHEESE ATHLETE OF WEEK

Alivia Bacon to Run at State Cross Country

Alivia Bacon

Alivia Bacon loves to run. All cross country season she has been running for the Caldwell Bluejays as part of a cooperative program. But at Regionals held at Hutchinson on Saturday, October 24, she was able to run as a Lady Cardinal. And Alivia, a freshman, achieved her goal. She placed 7th at Regionals and will be representing South Haven at the State Cross Country Meet on Saturday, October 31, at Victoria. Congratulations, Alivia! We will be rooting for you at State!!!

Grady Howell Named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week

Grady Howell, South Haven junior, was named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week by Sumner NewsCow for his play in South Haven's loss to Stafford on Friday, October 9.  He had 18 carries for 156 yards and three touchdowns. He had three catches for 43 yards with one touchdown. He also had a two-point conversion run and  two kickoff returns for touchdowns. Read the entire story on Sumner NewsCow.

South Haven's Cross Country Ladies bring Home the Hardware

This year, for the first time, South Haven has cross country participant, competing with the Caldwell team until regionals, when they will run in the South Haven maroon and gray. The Cardinal ladies helped the Caldwell team to a first place finish at the SCBL League Cross Country meet on Monday, October 12 at Caldwell. Kelly Theurer started off the medals with a 1st place finish in the junior high girls 1 mile race. In the 5K high school ladies event, Alivia Bacon took the 1st place medal, and Jacee Theurer added another medal for 10th place. Congratulations, ladies! 

Slate VanZant Honored as Lineman of the Week

Wheatland's Lineman of the Week, Slate VanZant

Slate VanZant was honored by Wheatland Electric as lineman of the week for the week of September 18!

, "a great leader for our team and a prime example of what a Kansas scholastic athlete should be." -Coach Blaylock 

Despite last Friday's loss to Kinsley, Slate is "a great team leader, showing his leadership and sportsmanship on the field, and calling out protections and audibles for the offensive line." Go Slate, and go Cardinals!

Check the Athletic Calendar below for the latest updates to the sports and activities schedule. 

Athletic Calendar

Athletics Calendar

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Eligibility Requirements for Sports

In addition to those scholastic requirements as set forth by the Kansas State High School Activities Association, any student of the South Haven School District involved in extracurricular activities must be passing in six subjects of unit weight on a week-to-week basis in order to be scholastically eligible to participate in that event. Eligibility for the week will be determined the previous Friday.

Student Insurance

All athletes 6-12 will be insured against accidents and injuries by a policy purchased by the Board of Education through Student Assurance Services of Stillwater, Minnesota.  This is a LIMITED POLICY WHICH COVERS A PORTION OF THE EXPENSE NOT COVERED BY THE FAMILY INSURANCE.  It is a responsibility of the student and/or parent to inform the office when they need to file a claim.  Claims MUST be made within 90 days.

The KSHSAA Catastrophic Insurance which covers major athletic injuries (7-12th grade) has also been purchased by the Board of Education.

Student Assurance Services also offer a voluntary policy for K-12 students.  Details of this policy will be sent home with students and information is available here.