Athletics

District 518's athletic department is here to complement and supplement the total educational program of the schools. We provide learning experiences for all athletes and give individuals the opportunity to share in personal and group success. The athletic program is committed to enriching the mental and physical capabilities of its student-athletes while developing and building a respected program that is competitive in all sports.

2017 ALL SPORTS MEETING (7th-12th)

All students 7-12 participating in an athletic activity for the 2017-2018 school year are required to attend the sports meeting schedule for Tuesday August 8, 2017. We ask that each athlete is accompanied by a parent. The general meeting with Mr. Dale (AD) will begin at 6:30pm in the high school gymnasium, to discuss team information, Minnesota State High School League rules, pay participation fees, and obtain all necessary forms needed to participate.  The Minnesota State High School League requires schools across the state to collect all forms and fees BEFORE participants are able to practice or take part in contest.  Following the general meeting each fall sport participates will meet their respective coaches to discuss team information.

As an added bonus Sanford will be at the high school offering sports physicals to students who need them.  Starting at 4:45 p.m., your students can get a full sport physical at a low cost of $25. 

All 9th and 11th grade students must complete an ImPact Test (concussion) during the designated time for theirs sport. 

5:30 p.m. – volleyball, girls’ tennis, and girls’ soccer

7:00 p.m. – winter and spring sports

7:30 p.m. – football, boys’ soccer, cross country

WHS Seasons Begin                       WMS Season Begin 

Football - August 14                          Football - August 28

Boys Soccer – August 14                  Boys Soccer - August 14

Girls Soccer – August 14                   Girls Soccer - August 14    

Volleyball – August 14                        Volleyball - August 28

Cross Country – August 14                 Cross Country - August 14

Girls Tennis – August 14                     Girls Tennis - August 14 


If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Dale at 376-6121.

2017-2018 Activities Registration

Students must complete three items before they are allowed to practice/play

1.       Must have an current physical on file in the office

·         Updated every three years

·         Form can be downloaded under the resource tab.

2.       Must have a WHS/WMS participation form on file in the office.  

·         Form can be downloaded under the resource tab

·         Parent and students signatures are required

3.       Pay the participation fee

·         60 dollars per activity (WHS) 30 dollar per activity for free and reduced (WMS).

·         20 dollars per activity (WMS) 10 dollars per activity for free and reduced  dollars (WMS)

MN State High School League

The Minnesota State High School League increased their awareness of the value of high school athletics and activities. The value of high school activities is knowing each student will acquire something meaningful through their participation. Our school district, community, coaches, students & parents have to understand the purpose of why our students participate in activities. Research shows that participation provides students with experiences they can draw upon for a lifetime. Valuable lessons can be learned from participating on a team. Please view the MSHSL clip on the purpose of high school activities below.