Athletics

Philosophy

The OGJH athletic program has established the following goals:
1. Participation: to provide an enjoyable and meaningful experience focusing on:
·       Christian values of fair play
·       Respect for appropriate authority, teammates and opponents
·       Grace in victory and dignity in defeat
·       Consistent effort and positive attitude
·       Playing time that is determined by practice attendance, attitude, in addition to ability, grades, and behavior
2. Skill Development: to provide training and encouragement to develop knowledge and skills and to determine team placement based on the following:
·        Ability level, attitude and effort demonstrated at the beginning of the season
·       Assessment (If athletes demonstrate in competition that they are not playing at the level  of competition appropriate to their ability, they may be reassigned at the discretion of the athletic staff).
3. Competition: to field teams at all levels of play while maintaining a healthy team-oriented perspective by emphasizing:
·       Improvement of skill level to advance to the next level of competition
·       Enjoyment of participation, attitude, effort, and personal growth
O’Gorman Junior High School understands the importance of providing a well-rounded education for our students. Viewed as an integral part of the total education program, co-curricular activities help the effort to educate the whole person and supplement the faith and academic growth of OGJH students. Studies show that students in co-curricular activities have higher academic scores, learn to manage their time better, and better understand the value of team work. 90% of OGJH students are involved in co-curricular activities.
 
For questions regarding O'Gorman Junior High athletics, please contact Steve Kueter at (605) 575-3300 or Mike Neufeld at mneufeld@ogknights.org. 

Late Winter: January - March

Boys’ Basketball
Gymnastics (High School)
Wrestling (High School)

Spring: March - May

Track and Field
Girls’ Golf (High School)
Boys’ Tennis (High School)

Fall: August - October

Cross Country
Football
Boys’ Golf (High School)
Volleyball
Girls’ Tennis
Cheer (High School)
Dance (High School

Early Winter: November- January

Girls Basketball 
Gymnastics (High School)
Wrestling (High School)

City Middle School Contact Information

O’Gorman Junior High School
3100 West 41st Street
(605) 988-0546
 
George McGovern Middle School (GM)
6221 West Maple Street
(605) 367-4440
 
Edison Middle School (E)
2101 S West Avenue
(605) 367-7643
 
Memorial Middle School (M)
1401 S Sertoma
(605) 362-2790
 
Patrick Henry Middle School (PH)
2200 S 5th Avenue
(605) 367-7639
 
Whittier Middle School (W)
930 E 6th Street
(605) 367-7620