Northgate’s Upcoming Sports


Brook Jackson, Staff Writer

Due to Covid-19, sports have been very limited on activities they can do. Some sports have even had to cancel their seasons. This year’s upcoming sports such as baseball, basketball, soccer, and tennis plan to be in place at Northgate High School. Each of these sports will be starting very soon for the 2021 and 2022 season.

Todd Herrington, who is also a ninth grade literature teacher at Northgate High School, is the head coach at Northgate for baseball. Conditioning will be starting in October after school. Tryouts for baseball will be held on the week of January 17, 2022. The first game for varsity will be on February 14th against Columbus at Northgate at 5:30. Junior varsity will have their first game against Starrs Mill at Northgate on February 15 at 5:55. The ninth grade team will also play Starrs Mill the same day and same time but the game will be at Starrs Mill. 

Northgate boys basketball is currently having afternoon conditioning on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Head coach LaVarrett Pearson who is also a teacher at Northgate High school will be having tryouts on October 25th after school. Northgate’s first official varsity basketball game will be on November 20th at 1:00/2:00 against Osborne. Junior Varsity boys will also play the same day at 11:30 against Creekside. Both of these games will be played at Northgate High School. The 9th grade team will have their first game at 4:30 against and located at Whitewater. For the varsity home games there has been an assigned theme. On 11/20 it is Alumni Night, 12/7 Elementary Night, 1/4 Middle School Night, 1/8 First Responders Night, 1/14 Military Night, 1/18 Teacher Appreciation Night, 1/21 Freshman Night, 1/25 Sophomore Night, 1/28 Junior Night, and 2/1 Senior Night.

As of September 21st, head coach Maurice Campbell, who is also a teacher at Northgate has been having conditioning for soccer Tuesdays through Thursdays starting at 3:45 to 5:00 pm. This will continue until the end of September and beginning in October there will be conditioning Monday through Thursday at the same time. Tryout will be on January 4th through the 6th. The schedule for soccer will be posted later due to it not being finalized.

Boys lacrosse is currently having conditioning. Students can contact coach Simmons and coach Jeffers for more information about conditioning. Tryouts will be held on January 17th to the 19th after school. Varsity will have their first official game against Druid Hills on February 9th at Northgate at 6:30. 

For more information about any of these sports please reach out to the head coaches.