Parents, If your son or daughter had an athletic physical last year it is not necessary to get one for the upcoming school year. The only requirement would be to fill out both pages of the 2020-21 MHSAA Health Questionnaire that can be found using the web address below. If your son or daughter did not get a physical last year they will need one this year in order to participate in athletics. The athletic physical form can also be found using this web address. https://www.shepherdschools.net/o/shepherd-public-schools/browse/50335 If you have any questions email Pat Moschetti: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bluejay Fans, Assuming we will have fall sports, we had to change the date for homecoming. Homecoming will now be Friday, October 16th versus Pinconning. The makeup date for SAT testing is now taking place the week of our original homecoming week. We felt it was in the best interest of our students to not test during homecoming week. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. Please share this information on your social media pages. Go Blue!
This message is for current 9th, 10th and 11th graders. You must earn credit in four of five classes in a trimester in order to be eligible for the following season. If you fail two or more classes this trimester you will not be eligible for the fall athletic season. Go Blue!
The high school track parent meeting scheduled for tonight (Thursday) is canceled. Information will be sent home with the track athletes and also sent out electronically later today.
Final Score: Shepherd. 49, Ionia 52.
End of the 3rd Quarter: Shepherd 34, . Ionia 33.
Halftime Score: Shepherd 30, Ionia 24
Shepherd 63, Belding 37. The Bluejays advance to round two Wed at 5:30 back here at Central Montcalm vs Ionia.
Boys Basketball Halftime Score: Shepherd 32, Belding 19.
Congratulations to Rick Reyes and Hailey Ryan for their showing at the Varsity State Power Lifting Meet! Rick battled injury but still finished 14th in the State. Hailey Ryan dominated the field with a 390 squat, a 185 bench and a 420 dead lift to claim the state championship!
Spring sports start Monday, March 9th. Here is the practice schedule for the week: Boys/Girls Track: Meet in the Atrium After School Boys Golf: 3:00-5:00 (MS Gym) JV & Varsity Softball: 3:00-5:30 (HS Gym) JV & Varsity Baseball: 5:30-8:00 (HS Gym) Girls Soccer: 5:00-7:00 (MS Gym)
The varsity boys basketball team picked up another win at Central Montcalm last night by a score of 49-35. Tommy Alfano dropped in 12 pts and Joey Lynch added 10. Matt Smith, Trevor Crawford & Sawyer Travis chipped in with 7 pts each while Zach Bendele pulled down 10 rebounds.
Bluejay Fans, This is a reminder regarding the start times for tomorrow (Tuesday) nights jv and varsity boys basketball games at Central Montcalm. The jv game starts at 5:30 and the varsity game starts at 7:00. Go Blue!
If you are interested in playing a spring sport the first day of practice is Monday, March 9th. You must have an athletic physical in order to participate on the first day. Blank physical cards are available in the high school office. Go Blue!
The jv girls basketball team finished their season with a 52-26 victory over Vestaburg last night. They were led by Gracie Meyer's 12 pts and Ellie Sickles chipped in with 8 pts. They finished the season with 15 wins and 4 losses. Great season ladies!
The varsity girls basketball team cruised by Vestaburg last night by a score of 59-38. Sarah Dickman led the Lady Jays with 14 pts and Brooke Faber added 10 pts. Andee Raphael pulled down 8 rebounds and also blocked three shots. Their next game is Thursday at Pinconning at 6:00
The freshman boys basketball team fell to Beal City last night by a score of 39-36. Tate Ross was the high scorer with 18 points and Jude Moeggenborg added 8 points. The freshman team is back in action on Friday when they host Pinconning for a 6:00 contest in our auxiliary gym.
The boys basketball district bracket was released today. Your Bluejays will begin state tournament action on Monday, March 9th at Central Montcalm vs Belding. Game time is 5:30. If they win, they will play again on Wednesday at 5:30 vs Ionia. That game is also at C. Montcalm.
The varsity boys basketball team lost a heart breaker at Meridian last night by a score of 59-57. They are back in action next Friday when Pinconning comes to town for a 7:30 contest. Go Blue!
The freshman boys basketball team picked up an overtime victory over Meridian last night by a score of 36-30. Hunter Johnson scored 16 pts and Tate Ross added 7 pts. The freshman boys are back in action on Monday when they travel to Beal City for a 4:15 contest.
Good luck to the members of the Shepherd Power Lifting Team that will be heading to Dexter High School for the last Regional Qualifying Meet this Saturday! The competition starts at 8:00. Go Blue!
Brooke Faber's 17 points led the varsity Lady Jays to a 44-36 victory over Meridian last night. Riley Hohlbein dropped in 10 points while Andee Raphael pulled down 10 rebounds. Faber and Hohlbein also had three steals each. They are home on Tuesday vs Vestaburg at 7:30.
The j.v girls basketball team picked up another win last night with a 53-13 victory over Meridian. They were led by Gracie Meyer's 15 pts and Ellie Sickles 7 pts. Their record is now 14-4 with one more game on Tuesday at home vs Vestaburg. Tip-off is 6:00. Go Blue!
The freshman girls basketball defeated Nouvel Catholic Central last night by a score of 37-36. Liv Regenfuss scored 12 pts and Emma Wood chipped in with 8 pts. The girls ended their season with 6 wins and 6 losses. Great job ladies!
The wrestling team put up a good fight in the regional final last night but fell to Chippewa Hills by a score of 37-31. They reached the regional final by knocking off Freeland 67-12 in the first match of the night. Overall it was an exciting night of wrestling. Go Blue!
Bluejay Fans, Come out and support your wrestling team at the regional tonight in Shepherd. We wrestle Freeland in one regional semifinal at 6:00 and Chippewa Hills faces off with Gladwin in the other semifinal. The two winners will meet up in the regional final at approx 7:30
The varsity boys basketball had to come from behind in the second half to defeat Breckenridge tonight by a score of 49-40. Joey Lynch dropped in 23 points while Matt Smith pulled down 11 rebounds along with 7 points. The varsity boys are back in action Friday night at Meridian.
The j.v boys basketball team picked up another win at Breckenridge tonight by a score of 56-42. Trent Zilska hit five three pointers and finished with 20 points. Ben Shukait chipped in with 10 points. The j.v boys are back in action on Friday night at Meridian at 6:00.
The j.v girls basketball team beat Mt. Pleasant tonight 45-31. Ellie Sickles led the team with 10 pts and Gracie Meyer added 8. Their record is now 13-4. They host Meridian on Thursday at 6:00. Way to go Ladyjays!
The j.v and varsity boys basketball games at Breckenridge are on for tonight. Go Blue!
The cheer competition here in Shepherd is on for tonight. It starts at 6:00. Good luck ladies!
The jv and varsity girls basketball games at Mt Pleasant are on for tonight. The freshman girls game at Birch Run is canceled. We are still talking to the opposing schools regarding jv and varsity boys basketball at Breckenridge and our competitive cheer invite.
Bluejay Fans, The district bracket for girls basketball was released today. Your varsity girls basketball team will begin state tournament action on Wednesday, March 4th at Belding. Tip-off is at 5:30. They will play the winner of the Central Montcalm/Belding game.
The jv boys basketball team improved their record to 9-6 Friday night with a 44-30 victory over Harrison. Mitchell Walters scored 10 points while Trenton Zilska added 9 points to the final score. They are back in action on Tuesday at Breckenridge for a 6:00 tip-off.
Congratulations to our wrestlers that advanced to the regional next Saturday at Boyne City. Caleb Cline & Kye Andrews claimed first place honors at yesterday's district. Tanner Gaw earned 2nd place while Kyle Barton, Logan Buckner, Max Kyser and Lance Clark took 3rd place.
This is a correction to the previous post regarding varsity boys basketball. Their next game is Tuesday at Breckenridge.
Congratulations to the varsity boys basketball team for their 61-34 victory last night over Harrison. Joey Lynch led the team with 11 pts, Sawyer Travis and Trevor Crawford 10 pts, Matt Smith chipped in with 8 pts and 8 rebounds. Their next game is Friday at Meridian. Go Blue!
The freshman boys basketball team picked up another win last night by a score of 48-16 over Harrison. Kordell Vogel led the Jays with 10 points and Hunter Johnson added 7 points. Their next game is Friday at Meridian at 4:30. Great job guys!
The jv girls basketball team defeated Harrison last night by a score of 60-19. The team was led by Serenity Erhardt with 14 pts and Ellie Sickles with 11. Janelle Yarnell also chipped in with 8 pts. The Ladyjays are back in action on Tuesday at Mt Pleasant. Game time is 5:30.
Bluejay Fans, We are hosting the team wrestling district tonight at 6:00. Your Bluejays wrestle Bullock Creek at 6:00. The winner of that match will face Meridian in the district championship approximately 15 minutes following the first match. Go Blue!
Bluejay Fans, Admission to tonight's team wrestling district is $6.00. Since it's a state tournament event, family passes, senior passes and league passes etc are not accepted. Thanks in advance for your support of our Bluejays!
Congratulations to our middle school competitive cheer team for their first place finish at the Houghton Lake invite on Saturday. Congratulations to our varsity competitive cheer team for their second place finish at the Houghton Lake invite on Saturday. Great job ladies!
Congratulations to the boys varsity basketball team for their 67-41 victory over Gladwin last night. Trevor Crawford dropped in 5 three pointers and the Jays with 17 points. Thomas Alfano scored 14 points while Matt Smith added 10. Their overall record is now 10-4.
The j.v boys basketball team picked up a win at Gladwin tonight by a score of 40-32. Justin Flannery led the team with 25 points. Great job boys!
The freshman boys basketball team defeated Gladwin tonight by a score of 39-22. Jude Moeggenborg scored 15 points and Connor Bryan scored 7 points.
The j.v girls basketball team defeated Gladwin by a score of 38-30 tonight. Serenity Erhardt scored 10 points while Kiersten Judge dropped in 7 points. They are back in action next Thursday when they travel to Harrison for a 6:00 contest. Good luck ladies!
Congratulations to the freshman girls basketball team for their 28-13 victory over Gladwin tonight. Abby Robinson led the Lady Jays with 8 points while Elle Himebaugh, McKenzie Kile and Grace Bohannon each added 4 points. Their next game is Tuesday at 6:00 at home vs St. Johns.
The Lady Jays varsity competitive cheer team took 1st place at the Marion Invite on Wednesday. They put out great rounds of competition and earned season high scores in round 3 and overall. Great job ladies!
The j.v boys basketball team defeated Farwell tonight by a score of 57-22. Justin Flannery led the team with 9 points while Keegan Fitzpatrick dropped in 8 points. The jv boys are back in action on Friday night when they travel to Gladwin for a 6:00 contest.
The freshman boys basketball team fell to Bullock Creek tonight by a score of 45-38. Jude Moeggenborg led the Jays with 13 points while Tate Ross chipped in with 8 points. They are back in action on Friday when they travel to Gladwin for a 4:30 contest.
Bluejay Fans, The freshman girls basketball game on Thursday, Feb 20th will now be a home game vs Nouvel Catholic Central. The start time is 4:30. Go Blue!
The varsity boys basketball team fell to the Clare Pioneers tonight by a score of 42-33. Matt Smith led the Jays with 12 points. The j.v boys basketball team was also defeated by the Pioneers by a score of 46-35. They host Farwell on Wednesday for a boys triple header at 4:30
The freshman boys basketball team Clare tonight 46-20. Connor Bryan had 12 points to lead the Bluejays. Jude Moeggenborg had 9 while Andrew Maas and Tate Ross had 6.
Due to the extreme number of wrestlers that are sick with the flu, we will not be sending our wrestling team to the Leslie tournament tomorrow (Sat, Feb 1st).
The varsity girls basketball team fell to Clare last night by a score of 66-24. Beka Lombard led the Lady Jays with 10 points and Sarah Dickman dropped in 7 points. They are back in action on Tuesday when they travel to Farwell for a 7:30 tip-off. Good luck ladies!
The j.v girls basketball team picked up a win over Clare last night by a score of 50-35. Cadence Shigwadja led the team with 17 points and Paige Walters chipped in with 10 points. Way to go Lady Jays!
The cheer competition scheduled at Evart this Saturday is canceled. Our ms/hs cheer teams will now be competing at Ovid-Elsie this Saturday at 10:00. Good luck ladies!
The j.v girls basketball team fell to Chesaning last night by a score of 44-33. Janelle Yarnell, Cadence Shigwadja and Maddie Lonergan scored 6 points each. Their record is now 8-4 and they host Clare on Thursday at 6:00. Good luck ladies!
The jv boys basketball team held off Chesaning for a 45-41 victory last night. Justin Flannery led the way with 13 points while Kegan Fitzpatrick dropped in 7 points. Their record is now 6-5. They are back in action on Friday night when they travel to Clare for a 6:00 contest.
The varsity boys basketball team picked up victory at Chesaning last night by a score of 49-43. Tommy Alfano led the Bluejays with 14 pts and 8 rebounds. Matt Smith scored 12 pts and pulled down 9 rebounds. Joey Lynch dropped in 10 points. Their record is now 8-3.
The freshman girls basketball team lost to Freeland last night by a score of 64-50. Carley Lynch scored 9 points and Olivia Regenfuss added 8 points. The freshman girls are back in action tomorrow when they travel to Farwell for a 6:00 contest. Good luck ladies!
The jv boys bowling team competed against Breckenridge this past Saturday but lost by a score of 27-3. Jaymeson Stewart rolled a 175 and Cayden Deming a 136.
The jv girls bowling team defeated Alma this past Saturday by a score of 26-4. Natalie Hyde led the way with scores of 150 and 149. Kaelyn Gauld (133), Athena Holliday (132). Great job ladies!
This is a reminder to the parents and fans of our jv and varsity boys basketball teams. The jv boys game at Chesaning tonight will start at 5:30 and the varsity boys game will start at 7:00.
The varsity girls bowling team defeated Meridian this past Saturday by a score of 26-4. Khaila Bullard scored a 187, Shelby Rolston a 175, Kendra Walch a 165 & 159 and Amelia King a 139. Their record is now 4-1 in the Jack Pine Conference. Great job ladies!
The varsity boys bowling team fell to Meridian this past Saturday by a score of 27-3. William Troxell rolled a 142, Jayden Miller a 138 and Calvin Dyer a 133.
Bluejay Fans, The team wrestling district bracket is set. We will wrestle Bullock Creek at 6:00 on Wednesday, Feb 12th in the district semifinal. The winner of that match will face Meridian for the district championship that same night. Go Bluejays!
Congratulations to the wrestling team for claiming the championship trophy in the John Harris Invitational. Individual Honors: Caleb Cline and Kye Andrews (1st), Tanner Gaw & Max Kyser (2nd), Lance Clark & Bryan Brown (3rd), Kyle Barton (5th), Isaiah Reihl & Maddox Woods (6th)
The varsity boys basketball team fell to the Beaverton Beavers by a score of 51-41 last night. Joey Lynch led the team with 18 points and Matt Smith dropped in 13 points. They are back in action on Tuesday when they travel to Chesaning for a 7:00 tip-off. Go Bluejays!
The jv boys basketball team defeated Beaverton tonight by a score 40-39. Trent Zilska hit a three pointer at the buzzer to nail down the victory for the Bluejays!
The freshman boys basketball team defeated Beaverton tonight by a score of 41-33. Tate Ross led the team with 17 points and Jude Moeggenberg chipped in with 9 points.
The freshman, jv and varsity boys basketball games are on for tonight (Friday, Jan 24th).
Since Beaverton schools are closed today we won't make a decision until 1:00 regarding the freshman, jv and varsity boys basketball games.
The varsity girls basketball team put up a good fight tonight but fell a little short in the end and lost to the Beaverton Beavers by a score of 40-31. Andee Raphael and Riley Hohlbein led the Lady Jays with 8 points each. Their next game is Tuesday at home at 7:30. Good Luck!
The jv girls basketball team got back on the winning track tonight with a 57-26 win over Beaverton. Ellie Sickles led the way with 14 points while Kiersten Judge and Karlie Misenhelder chipped in with 8 points each. Great job Lady Jays!
This message is for the parents of jv and varsity boys basketball players. The jv game at Chesaning on Tuesday will start at 5:30 and the varsity game at 7:00. These times have been on the schedule since the beginning of the season but thought I should send out a reminder.
Congratulations to our varsity wrestling team for their victories over Clare and Pinconning last night. They defeated Clare by a score of 54-18 and Pinconning 66-9. They are back in action this Saturday for the John Harris Invitational at 9:00. Great job boys!
Our varsity competitive cheer team put out great rounds at the Evart Invitational last night and walked away with first place! They compete on Saturday at Alma College at 12:30. Go Jays!
Parent-Teacher Conferences are January 30th, 4-7 pm. We had a scheduling conflict with the gymnasium we have moved high school conferences to the Media Center. We look forward to seeing you at conferences.
The varsity boys basketball team lost to the Alma Panthers tonight by a score of 59-48. They are back in action on Friday when they travel to Beaverton for a 7:30 contest. Good Luck Boys!
The varsity girls basketball team fell to the Alma Panthers tonight by a score of 41-10. They are back in action on Thursday when they host Beaverton at 7:30. Good luck ladies.
Congratulations to the freshman girls basketball team for their 52-8 victory over Birch Run tonight.
The jv girls basketball team dropped 24-22 decision to the Alma Panthers tonight. Serenity Erhardt led the Lady Jays with 9 points. They are back in action on Thursday at 6:00 when Beaverton comes to town.
The jv boys basketball team was defeated by Alma tonight by a score of 50-41. They are back in action on Friday when they travel to Beaverton for a 6:00 contest.
The freshman boys basketball lost a tough game at Alma today by a score of 43-40. Tate Ross led the way with 15 points. They are back in action on Friday when they travel to Beaverton for a 4:30 contest.
Final Score: Pinconning 42, Shepherd 24. The Lady Jays are back in action on Tuesday when they host the Alma Panthers for a 6:00 tip-off. The varsity boys also play Alma at 7:30 Tuesday.
Varsity Girls Basketball 3rd Quarter Score: Pinconning 38, Shepherd 19.
Varsity Girls Basketball Halftime Score: Pinconning 22, Shepherd 6
The jv girls basketball team ran into a tough Valley Lutheran team tonight and fell by a score of 37-22. They are back in action Monday when they travel to Alma for a 7:30 contest. Good luck ladies!
We also have an update regarding bowling for tomorrow. Meridian canceled earlier today but has now decided to wait until tomorrow morning to make a decision. That decision will be made by 7:00AM.
We have an update to an earlier post. Harrison chose to cancel their cheer invite but Beal City is still planning to host theirs. Therefore our cheer team is now scheduled to compete at Beal City tomorrow. Beal City will check the weather in the morning and make a decision.
The competitive cheer competition scheduled to be hosted by Harrison tomorrow is now canceled.
The Jack Pine Conference bowling jamboree scheduled to be hosted by Meridian tomorrow is canceled. A makeup date has not been determined at this time.
The varsity boys basketball team pulled out a 49 to 45 victory over Pinconning tonight. Joey Lynch scored 17 points and Tommy Alfano added 13.
Congratulations to the freshman boys basketball team for their 47-22 victory over Pinconning tonight.
The varsity boys basketball team is trailing Pinconning by a score of 27-21 at the half.
Congratulations to the jv boys basketball team for their 48 to 32 victory over Pinconning tonight.
Due to illness and injury Nouvel Catholic Central can't field a team for tomorrow nights freshman girls game. Therefore the 4:30 game is canceled for Friday, January 17th. The jv and varsity girls games are still on for tomorrow night. The jv game starts at 6:00. Go Blue!
The varsity competitive cheer team brought home a first place trophy from the Marion Invitational tonight. They earned season high scores in all three rounds. Their next competition is Saturday at Harrison at 10:00. Great job ladies!
Congratulations to the varsity girls basketball team for their 33-24 victory over Meridian tonight. The varsity girls have now won two consecutive games and look to extend that streak to three when they host Pinconning Friday night at 7:30. Go Bluejays!
The jv girls basketball team defeated Meridian by a score of 46-5 tonight. Kiersten Judge, Ellie Sickles, Serenity Erhardt and Cadence Shigwadja finished with 8 points each. Their record is now 7-1 and they host Valley Lutheran Friday at 6:00. Great job ladies!
Congratulations to the freshman girls basketball team for their 37-18 victory over the Hemlock jv girls team last night. Their overall record is now 3-2 and they are back in action this Friday when they host Saginaw Nouvel for a 4:30 contest. Great job ladies!
The boys and girls varsity bowling matches are canceled for Saturday, 01-11-20.
Due to potential hazardous weather, the wrestling team will not be making the trip to Jackson tomorrow for the tournament at Parma Western High School. Their next match is Wednesday at Farwell at 6:00. Go Bluejays!
The jv bowling contest scheduled to take place in Saginaw tomorrow (01-11-20) is canceled.
The jv and varsity girls basketball games vs Bath will be played tonight (Mon, Jan 6th). Good luck ladies!
Final Score: Shepherd 55, Clare 41
Halftime Boys Basketball Score: Shepherd 32, Clare 16
The athletic department would like to thank Bill's Custom Fab of Mt. Pleasant for donating the labor to install the new weight equipment in our weight room. Your dedication to Shepherd Public Schools is greatly appreciated! Go Bluejays!
Good luck to our varsity volleyball team in the first round of districts tonight at Central Montcalm, versus Belding. If the girls win tonight they will advance to the second round Wednesday night at 5:30 versus Ionia. Go Blue!
Good luck to our varsity volleyball team in their first round district match versus Belding (at Central Montcalm) on Monday, November 4th at 5:30. If they win Monday they will advance to the second round on Wednesday at 5:30 versus Ionia. Admission is $6.00. Go Blue!
Good luck to our boys and girls cross country teams at the State Championships this Saturday at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. The girls run at 10:10 and the boys run at 11:30. Admission is $8.00. Go Blue!
Bluejay Fans, Good luck to our varsity football team in their first round playoff game at Freeland tomorrow night. Game time is 7:00. Admission is $6.00. Go Blue!
Congratulations to the varsity football team for making the playoffs for the first time since 2005! Our first round opponent is Freeland. The game will be played Friday night at Freeland at 7:00. Go Bluejays!
Bluejay Fans, This is a reminder that tonight's jv football game at Ithaca starts at 6:00 instead of 6:30. Please spread the word. Go Blue!
Tomorrow at 1:15 pm students will be participating in Community Clean Up Day. Please have students dress to be outside. It will be important that they have appropriate shoes, hats, and gloves. This is a great event for our students and community.
Bluejay Fans, This weeks jv football game at Ithaca will start at 6:00 instead of 6:30. Go Blue!
Congratulations to the jv football team for their 66-12 victory over Pinconning last night. Touchdowns were scored by numerous players. Their record is now 5-3. They travel to Ithaca next Thursday for 6:00 contest. Go BLUE.
The boys soccer team had a great season but it came to an end tonight with a 3 to 0 loss to Bullock Creek. Proud to be a Bluejay!
Bullock Creek 2, Shepherd 0
Halftime: Bullock Creek 1, Shepherd 0
Lots of support tonight at the Soccer game. Go Blue!!
Bluejay Fans, This is a reminder of Wednesday's second round district boys soccer match at Hemlock this Wednesday at 5:00 versus Bullock Creek. If they win Wednesday they advance to the district championship, also at Hemlock, at 12:00 Saturday. Go Blue!
Congratulations to Madde Skeel on qualifying for the girls golf state championships next Friday and Saturday in Battle Creek. Great job Madde!
The JV football team had a thrilling game last night against Harrison. They were down 20-7 at halftime but the 2nd half was a different story as the Bluejays marched down the field and scored 28 unanswered points to win the game 35-20. Great job guys!
Congratulations to the boys soccer team for their first round district win over #1 seed Hemlock last night by a score of 4 to 1. They now advance to the second round of districts next Wednesday where they will play Bullock Creek at Hemlock High School at 5:00. Go Blue!
Bluejay Fans, Your volleyball team begins state tournament action on Monday, November 4th when they travel to Central Montcalm to face off against Belding in the first round of districts. The match begins at 5:30. Go Blue!
Bluejay Fans, This is a reminder your boys soccer team begins state tournament action this Wednesday at Hemlock at 7:00. Wear your blue and gold in support of your Bluejays! Admission is $6.00.
The girls golf regional scheduled for Thursday at Maple Creek Golf Club will now be played on Friday, October 11th at 9:00.
Tomorrow is blue and gold day! We need to be decked out in Bluejay apparel to show support for our Boys Soccer team. Go Blue!!
Bluejay Fans, This is a reminder your boys soccer team begins state tournament action this Wednesday at Hemlock at 7:00. Wear your blue and gold in support of your Bluejays! Admission is $6.00.
Bluejay Fans, Come out tonight at 7:00 and help us cheer the boys soccer team to victory as they take on Ithaca for senior night. We will honor the senior soccer players at halftime. Go Blue!
The high school cross country meet that was canceled today (Wednesday) will be made up tomorrow (Thursday) at Beaverton at the regularly scheduled time. The October 16th meet will now be held here in Shepherd.
Community Pep Rally has been changed to the middle school gymnasium. We will begin to serve hotdogs and chips at 7:30 followed by the rally in the gym at 8pm. Come out tonight and wear your blue and gold. We will snake dance through the building.
The high school/middle school cross country meet is canceled for Wednesday, October 2nd. A makeup date has not been determined at this time.
Due to wet conditions the girls golf match scheduled for Thursday, October 3rd at Maple Creek Golf Course is canceled and will not be made up.
Due to weather, the Powder Puff game has been canceled for tonight. The bake sale fundraiser for After Prom will be held at the Community Pep Rally tomorrow. If you have items for the bake sale please drop them off at the HS Gym at 7pm tomorrow. Powder Puff is reschedule for Sunday.
Congratulations to the boys soccer team for their 5 to 1 victory over Mt Pleasant last night. Patrick Judge scored two goals while Michael Brookens, Joel Bendele, Zander Estrada scored one each. Their overall record is now 10-1-2. They travel to Midland Calvary Baptist today.
The varsity football game at Farwell is postponed until 11 o’clock tomorrow morning. There’s five minutes left in the game and the Bluejays are ahead 19-8.
Bluejay Fans, If you are going to the varsity football game at Farwell tonight use this address to locate their football stadium: 9555 Old State Ave. The football stadium is across the road from Eagle Glen golf course. Go Blue!
Congratulations to the jv football team for their 40-0 victory over Farwell Thursday night. That brings their record to 3 wins and 2 losses. They are back in action next Thursday when they travel to Gladwin for a 6:30 contest. Go Bluejays!
The boys soccer team traveled to Gladwin on Wednesday night and played a very strong game that ended in a tie, 3 - 3. Goals were scored by Zander Estrada and Max McDonald. This brings the season to a record of 9-1-2. They play host to Mt. Pleasant on Monday at 7:00.
The address for the football stadium in Clare is: 688 Ann Arbor Trail, Clare, MI 48617.
Bluejay Fans, The exit on the south end of Clare is closed. If you are going to the game at Clare tonight you might want to take the Rosebush exit and use Mission Rd to get to Clare. Your other option is to go to the north end of Clare to exit.
Congrats to the boys soccer team for their 8-0 victory over Chesaning Saturday morning. Patrick Judge, Max McDonald, Michael Brookens, and Zander Estrada scored two goals each. This brings the season record to 7 wins and 1 loss. Great job guys! Go Blue!
Due to poor field conditions the soccer match scheduled at Lakeview for today is canceled. A makeup date has not been determined at this time.
The girls golf jamboree that was canceled yesterday will be made up Monday, September 23rd at 4:00 at Pinconning.
The girls golf jamboree scheduled at Pinconning for today has been postponed. A makeup date has not been determined at this time.
Congratulations to the boys soccer team for their 8-0 victory over Pinconning last night. Individual goals were scored by Ross McNeel, Max McDonald, Micheal Brookens, Landon Alexander and Patrick Judge. The other 3 goals were scored by Zander Estrada. Their record is now 6-1.
A farewell message from Mr. Passalacqua: Good afternoon Shepherd Community, I am thankful to all students and staff of this great school. I cannot ever fully express in words the appreciation for every person I have encountered during my time here at Shepherd High School. So many relationships/friendships have been formed during my tenure here. To the staff of Shepherd High School, I could not be more thankful or more proud to have worked beside you all. You all have dedicated your lives to the most noble profession there is, and relentlessly push/challenge the students we serve to simply not succeed as students, but to excel in every possible way. Thanks for always doing what is best for kids! To the students of Shepherd High School, thank you for trusting me to be your principal. To have served you has been an honor. Thank you for memories that will last a lifetime. To the families of Shepherd Public Schools, thank you for allowing me the honor and privilege of serving your children. Although I will no longer be physically with you at Shepherd High School, I am only a phone call, text or email away. I am sure that we will have the chance to cross paths since we will now be in the same conference. Have a great 2019-2020 school year. Sincerely, Mr. Joseph Passalacqua
The JV Football team beat Beaverton by a score of 35-12. It was a team effort as the Bluejay defense forced 5 turnovers. Join us next Thursday as we host the Meridian Mustangs. Go Blue!
Tomorrow is show your Bluejay Spirit Day. Every Friday, we want students to show their school spirit by wearing Blue and Gold and Shepherd apparel. Students will be allowed to wear hats as long as it is a Shepherd hat. We look forward to seeing a flock of blue and gold tomorrow.
Last night the Cross Country Teams hosted the John Bruder Classic and ran very well. Both teams finished 3rd in the Large School division. The girls were led by Madde Skeel who ran 19:58 and finished 4th while the boys were led by Ross McNeel who finished 2nd with a time of 17:00
Congratulations to the boys soccer team for their 4-2 victory over Swan Valley tonight. Michael Brookens scored two goals while Xander Estrada and Max McDonald scored one goal each. The boys are back in action on Thursday when they travel to Alma for a 4:30 contest. Go Blue!
The final score from Big Rapids. Shepherd 42 and Big Rapids 22. Go Bluejays!
The Blue Jays are up 42-22 with five minutes left to go.
The varsity football game versus Big Rapids is postponed until tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock.
The sun is shining in Big Rapids and the game will start at 8:15.
The weather delay for the varsity football game has now been extended until 8:15.
The weather delay for the varsity football game has now been extended until 8 o’clock.
The varsity football game being played at Ferris State University tonight is on a weather delay until at least 7:30.
This is a reminder that tonight's varsity football game vs Big Rapids will take place at Ferris State University. Game time is 7:00.
The jv football team lost a tough battle with Big Rapids last night by a score of 22-20. They are back in action next Thursday when they travel to Beaverton for the Jack Pine Conference opener. Game time is 6:30.
The girls cross country team finished in 2nd place at the Saranac invite last night. Amelia Gouin led the way taking 2nd place with a time of 20:07. The boys team finished 3rd and were led by Mason Cross in 6th place with a time of 17:02.
We want to invite parents and students who are interested in gaining knowledge about Shepherd Bluejays Early College to a meeting on September 17, 2019. The meeting will take place in the high school Media Center at 6:00 PM.
The girls golf match scheduled at Maple Creek Golf Club for Monday, August 26th is canceled.
The boys soccer team lost a tough battle with Midland Calvary Baptist Academy last night by a score of 3 to 0. They are back in action on Monday when they travel to Pinconning for a 4:30 contest. Go Blue!
Bluejay Fans, The season opener for boys soccer is tomorrow night at 7:00 on the football field versus Chippewa Hills. Admission is $5.00. Family passes can be purchased at the gate for $175.00. Please make checks payable to Shepherd Public Schools. Go Blue!
This message is for all high school boys interested in playing soccer. Your first day of practice is Monday, August 12th. Practices the first two weeks will be held at the soccer field on the north side of town from 3:45-5:30. You must have an athletic physical!
Still in need of a physical for the upcoming school year? Sweetwater medical facility is offering two more opportunities to get a sports physical for an extremely reasonable price. They have partnered with Mitchell's Deli to offer a great package deal. Dates: Tuesday, July 30 and Tuesday, August 13 from 10am to 3pm. Call 989-828-4614 to schedule an appointment.
4-H Spartan Coding Camp: July 7-11, 2019 Explore the exciting field of computer coding at MSU Extension’s newest premier pre-college program! This is a great opportunity to keep your skills sharp through the summer and explore career opportunities in computer science and coding. Whether you have prior computer coding knowledge, or have never even thought about it, you will gain valuable coding skills at this fun STEM summer camp. Youth aged 13 to 19 can go to https://events.anr.msu.edu/4HSpartanCodingCamp/ to learn more and register. Space is limited! Register and pay online by June 17. Website: https://www.canr.msu.edu/4-h-spartan-coding-camp/ Questions? Contact Christine Miller at MSU Extension at 517-552-6905 or email email@example.com.
Any high school boy that's interested in playing soccer in the fall should attend the sign-up meeting this Thursday at 12:15 in Mr. Gross' classroom.
The baseball/softball districts are postponed til Monday at 1:00/3:00/5:00. Our varsity baseball/softball teams will play at 3:00 Monday. If they win the 3:00 game they will play for the district championship at 5:00. Go Bluejays!
Shepherd golf is State-bound for the third time in three years! With a team score of 363, the Blue Jays took third place, just one stroke out of first place. Max Skeel had a 2nd place score of 80, Zach Bendele shot 91 for 16th, Max Kyser had a 95 for 22nd, and Owen Morey a 97 for 27th. Next up is states on June 7 and 8 at Katke GC at Ferris State. Go Jays!
Congratulations to the varsity baseball team for their 3-1 pre-district win over Lakeview in 10 innings. They now advance to the district semifinal Saturday in Shepherd versus St. Louis. Game time is approximately 11:30 Saturday morning.
We are delaying the start of today's pre-district baseball/softball games til 5:30. We will make a decision at 3:00 whether to postpone.
Bluejay Fans, The admission for the baseball/softball pre-districts/districts is $6.00. Since this is an MHSAA state tournament event, family passes, league passes and senior citizen passes are not accepted.
Good luck to our varsity baseball team as they begin state tournament action here in Shepherd on Tuesday (05-28-19) at 4:00 versus Lakeview. Go Bluejays!
We've added a varsity softball doubleheader to the schedule for this week. Our varsity softball team will travel to Clare on Wednesday (05-29-19) for a 4:30 doubleheader. Good Luck Girls!
Boys golf shot a season PR 340 for 7th place at another tough invite in Big Rapids at Ferris State. Max Skeel tied his PR of 75, Zach Bendele had a PR 78, Max Kyser had a PR 93, Owen Morey had a PR 94, and Korrbin Gluch had a season PR 99. Up next:Regionals in Tawas on Wednesday.
The varsity softball tournament at Coleman today will now start at 11 o’clock instead of 9 o’clock.
Varsity Baseball Scores Shepherd 3, Chippewa Hills 1 Shepherd 2, Chippewa Hills 0 The varsity baseball team begins state tournament action on Tuesday, May 28th in the pre-district versus Lakeview here at Shepherd High School. Game time is 4:00. Go Bluejays!
Varsity Softball Scores Shepherd 6, Chippewa Hills 0 Shepherd 3, Chippewa Hills 2 The ladies are back in action tomorrow (Saturday) at the Coleman tournament. The first game is at 9:00. Good Luck Girls!
Congratulations to the Class of 2019 Shepherd Early College Graduates. Tonight's graduation is in conjunction with Mid Michigan College (MID). President Hammond (MID) spoke eloquently about our Early College program . She highlighted the strengths in our partnership. Congratulations to our graduates. #WeAreBLUEJAYStrong
JV Softball Scores Shepherd 3, Chippewa Hills 2 Shepherd 7, Chippewa Hills 0 JV Baseball Scores Shepherd 8, Chippewa Hills 5 Shepherd 9, Chippewa Hills 2
Varsity Baseball Scores Beaverton 5, Shepherd 2 Shepherd 3, Beaverton 0 Varsity Softball Scores Beaverton 5, Shepherd 3 Beaverton 4, Shepherd 0
JV Softball Scores Shepherd 11, Beaverton 0 Shepherd 16, Beaverton 2 JV Baseball Scores Beaverton 11, Shepherd 6 Beaverton 4, Shepherd 3
Thursday's (05-23-19) varsity baseball/softball games at Chippewa Hills will now start at 4:30 instead of 4:00. Go Bluejays!
This is a reminder that Wednesday's (05-22-19) home track meet will start at 3:30 instead of 2:30. Go Bluejays!
JV Softball Scores Bullock Creek 9, Shepherd 4 Bullock Creek 2, Shepherd 0 JV Baseball Scores Bullock Creek 10, Shepherd 1 Bullock Creek 3, Shepherd 1
Varsity Softball Scores Shepherd 7, Bullock Creek 4 Bullock Creek 12, Shepherd 2 Varsity Baseball Scores Bullock Creek 9, Shepherd 4 Bullock Creek 7, Shepherd 2
The girls soccer team fell to Alma tonight by a score of 5-2. Congrats to Gracie Meyer and Casey Sexton for scoring their first varsity goals. The ladies are back in action Friday night when Pinconning comes to town for a 6:00 contest.
The high school track meet scheduled for Wednesday, May 22nd will now start at 3:30 instead of 2:30.
This is a reminder that girls soccer will start at 4:30 today in Alma instead of 5:30. Go Bluejays!
JV Softball Scores: Swan Valley 19, Shepherd 1 Swan Valley 6, Shepherd 5 JV Baseball Scores: Shepherd 5, Swan Valley 3 Swan Valley 8, Shepherd 3
Varsity Softball Scores: Swan Valley 3, Shepherd 2 Swan Valley 7, Shepherd 1 Varsity Baseball Scores: Swan Valley 10, Shepherd 0 Swan Valley 8, Shepherd 7
Congrats to the girls soccer team for their 2-1 victory over Carson City! Kiersten Judge scored both goals for the Lady Jays. Beka Lombard and Erin Shetenhelm had great games as goal keepers. The ladies are back in action Wednesday when they travel to Alma. Go Blue!
The address for tonight's girls soccer match at Carson City is below: Fellowship Baptist Academy 10400 E. Carson City Rd Carson City, MI 48811
Wednesday's girls soccer match at Alma will now start at 4:30 instead of 5:30. Alma does charge a $5.00 admission. Also, pets are not allowed on school grounds at Alma Public Schools.
The varsity baseball team took two games from Freeland Tuesday night. They won the first game by a score of 2-1 and the second game 5-4 in eight innings. Their overall record is now 12-8 with a 4-2 record in the TVC. They resume action Thursday when Beal City comes to town.
The varsity softball team lost two close games to Freeland tonight. The scores were 2-1 and 5-2. They are back in action on Thursday when they host Beal City at 4 o’clock.
The girls soccer team lost a tough match to Hemlock last night by a score of 9-1. Kiersten Judge scored the lone goal for the Bluejays, bringing her season total to three goals. The girls are back in action Wednesday when they travel to Nouvel for a 4:30 contest.
The varsity baseball team just knocked the Lakers by a score of 2-1 and will play for the championship in about 20 minutes against Farwell. Go Blue!
The Lady Jays just defeated Lakers 5-4 and will square off with Dewitt in approximately a half hour for the championship.
The varsity softball team won game one of their quad today by a score of 4 to 0 over Farwell. They are now in game two versus Lakers. The varsity baseball team is opening up tournament play in a few minutes versus Lakers. They will also play Farwell around 3 o’clock.
The Shepherd boys 4x400 relay team of Ross McNeel, Dane Nestle, Ben Moeggenberg, and Dylan Fisher ran an an amazing time of 3:28.34 last night at the home Bluejay Invite to break the 49 year old record of 3:29.6. The previous record was set in 1970 by a team of Rick Bunker, Lon Bohannon, Mickey Feltman and Doug White.
Due to unplayable conditions, the Shepherd Golf outing scheduled for tomorrow at Maple Creek has been rescheduled until May 19 @ 1pm. Coach Willett and Coach Halliwill send their sincerest apologies.
The Shepherd High School Band performed beautifully today at the MSBOA state band festival @ Bay City Centrl HS. Mrs. Gross and the HS Band were IMPRESSIVE! Once they finished performing, they were fortunate to get very specific & timely feedback from the Michigan State University Band Director David Thornton. #WeAreBLUEJAYStrong
The girls soccer match versus Ithaca is canceled for tonight.
The jv softball doubleheader scheduled at St. Louis for today (05-01-19) is canceled and will not be rescheduled.
The boys golf match scheduled at St. Charles for today (05-01-19) is now canceled. We are working on a makeup date.
SHS had an excellent presentation this afternoon. The Community Mental Health for Central Michigan provided our students with an opportunity to hear suicide prevention and mental health awareness speaker, Will Heininger. If you are unfamiliar with Will, he is a former University of Michigan student and football player who discovered, during his time at U of M, that he was suffering from depression. He was able to get the help he needed and compete all fours years on the football team, thanks to the support of his family, counselors and coaching staff. Will has since returned to his alma mater as a Program Coordinator in their Depression Center.
Girls soccer lost a tough match to Alma on Monday night to Alma by a score of 7-1. The goal being scored by Kiersten Judge. Next game is at home on Wednesday against Ithaca at 6pm in the stadium.
Just a reminder that Friday, April 26th we do not have school for students. And Monday, April 29th is a 1/2 day for students with a release at 11:00 a.m.
The varsity softball team lost a couple of games to a very good Coleman team tonight. The final score of the first game was 7-0 and the second game ended with an 8-5 score. The Bluejays are back in action on Tuesday when they travel to Standish-Sterling.
The varsity golf team had a good night with three PRs and a team 162. Max Skeel shot an impressive 4-under-par 31 to stretch his individual conference lead. Zach Bendele shot a 40, Spencer Myers a PR 45, and Owen Morey a PR 46. This stretches the conference lead to 22 strokes.
The varsity softball team split with Alma tonight. The Lady Jays won the first game by a score of 5-2 but dropped game two by a score of 4-1. They are back in action on Thursday when they travel to Coleman for a 4:00 doubleheader.
The varsity baseball team swept the Alma Panthers tonight. They won game one by a score of 3-0 and trailed in game two by a score of 6-3 and scored four runs in the last two innings to take game two by a score of 7-6. They travel to Coleman on Thursday for a 4:00 doubleheader.
Baseball games at Bullock Creek have been canceled. The soccer game at 6 PM is still on at Bullock Creek. Good luck ladies! Dress warmly.
The jv softball tournament scheduled to be at Chesaning on Saturday, April 20th is now canceled and will not be rescheduled.
The jv and varsity baseball/softball games versus Cadillac are canceled for today (04-18-19).
The Boys Track and Field team is ranked 1st in Division 3 in Week 1 of the MITCA track rankings. The girls are not far behind in 3rd! Both teams are at the Blue and Gold Invite today at Ithaca. Go Blue!
The girls soccer team put up a good fight against Hemlock last night and went into halftime trailing by a score of 2-1. The Lady Jays couldn't find the goal the remainder of the match and ended up on the short end of 7-1 score. Kiersten Judge was the lone scorer for the Jays.
We've added a date to our jv softball schedule. The jv softball team will participate in the Chesaning tournament this Saturday, April 20th. Their first game is scheduled to start at 9:45.
The varsity baseball team will makeup their doubleheader with Bullock Creek this Friday, April 19th at 4:00 at Bullock Creek. The varsity softball doubleheader as well as the jv doubleheaders will be made up at a later date.
Bluejay Fans, We are still looking for workers for our upcoming track meets. We need help with shot put, discus and announcing. If you would like to help or know of someone that can help please contact Carey Hammel - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vote Max! Senior Max Skeel is nominated for player of the week. After two matches he was a total of 1-under par all week! He’s also 3rd academically in the class of 2019. Click on the link and vote! https://expo.mlive.com/sports/g66l-2019/04/fef372ac39456/vote-for-first-saginawarea-spring-sports-athlete-of-the-week.html
The boys golf jamboree scheduled at Hemlock for Wednesday, April 17th is canceled due to poor course conditions. A makeup date is yet to be determined.
All athletic events for this evening (Tuesday, April 16, 2019) have been postponed due to weather. A makeup date has not been determined at this time.
The jv and varsity baseball/softball games versus Bullock Creek are canceled for today. A makeup date has not been determined at this time.
The track meet versus Freeland is canceled for today due to flooding in the field event areas. We will make a decision at noon regarding baseball and softball for today.
The girls soccer team was defeated by a very good Nouvel Catholic Central squad tonight by a score of 8 to 0. They are back in action Wednesday when they travel to Hemlock for a 4:30 contest. Go Blue!
The girls soccer match scheduled for tonight against Saginaw Nouvel will go on as scheduled at 6 o’clock.
Shepherd Track & Field is still looking for Shot Put/Discus help this Tuesday. The shifts are: Girls Shot - 4-4:45 Boys Disc - 4-4:45 Boys Shot - 5-5:45 Girls Disc - 5-5:45
The Bluejay softball teams were swept by the Mt. Pleasant Oiler's today. The varsity team lost the first game 3-2 in 8 innings and fell in the second game by a score of 23-11. The jv softball team lost by scores of 24-14 and 25-3.
The Bluejay baseball teams had a rough day on the diamond today versus the Mt. Pleasant Oiler's. The varsity team lost by scores of 17-2 and 12-2. The jv baseball team lost game one by a score of 11-1 and game two by a score of 9-4.
The jv baseball doubleheader scheduled with Frankenmuth for Thursday, April 11th is now cancelled.
The boys and girls track teams were victorious at Ithaca Wed night. Runners of the Meet were Sawyer Travis for a huge long jump PR of 17' 9.5" and great times in the 100, 200, and 4x400, and Riley Hohlbein for a new high jump PR of 4'4", and also great 100, 200, and 4x400 times!
The girls soccer team played to a 0-0 tie with Carson City tonight.
Bluejay Fans, Fridays' girls soccer match versus Clare's jv team is cancelled but will be rescheduled for a later date.
The boys golf team had a good opening of TVC competition, shooting a 171 for 1st place by 9 strokes at the 6-team meet. Players who scored were Max Skeel with an even-par 36, Zach Bendele 41, Korrbin Gluch 46, and a PR 48 from Owen Morey.
The varsity baseball team rebounded tonight in Frankenmuth with a 18 to 6 win in game 1 and a 4 to 3 win in game 2. The Bluejays are back in action Saturday vs. Mt. Pleasant for a doubleheader against the Oilers.
A great first meet of the outdoor season! Boys finished 1st and girls 2nd and there were several great performances across the board! Athlete's of the meet were Brody Noreen for setting personal bests in the Shot & Disc and Elizabeth Moeggenberg for running 2 great relay legs and running in the 48s for the 300 Hurdles!