We believe that Whitehall District Schools’ athletes should compete honorably while representing their team, school and community. With appropriate attitude, dedication, and leadership, they will contribute positively to school spirit and community pride. To accomplish this, we encourage the cooperation of athletes, parents, and boosters. Participation in athletics is a privilege and when student-athletes participate on an athletic team, those individuals assume the responsibility of being team members.
The responsibilities include:
- Being aware that he/she will be expected to act as a positive force in the school.
- Follow the athletic code of conduct in the student handbook.
- Complying with team rules and policies.
- Maintaining academic eligibility per MHSAA and local policy (pass four core classes/1.5 or above GPA).
- Maintaining a positive attitude.
- Understanding his/her role as a team member
Team members and their parents should understand that not all athletes will receive equal playing time. There is an emphasis on participation for all athletes at the Middle School grade level. Athletic participation of freshmen teams allows for some playing time. As the athlete moves to the junior varsity and varsity levels, parents and students athletes must understand that playing time depends on the athletic ability of the participants and team needs in that particular sport as determined by the coaching staff. Our athletic philosophy encourages our teams to compete for league championships and continue in state tournament play at the high school level.
West Michigan Conference
Whitehall High School is a member of the West Michigan Conference. This conference consists of predominately class C high schools along the western coast of the state of Michigan. The conference promotes interscholastic relations of member schools through the sponsoring of athletic contests and other student activities. The following schools are members of the West Michigan Conference: Oakridge, North Muskegon, Ravenna, Montague, Shelby, Hart, Mason County Central, and Whitehall.
Greater Muskegon Athletic Association
Whitehall High School is a member in the Greater Muskegon Athletic Association. This association was formed to promote better interscholastic relations of the member schools throughout the county of Muskegon. The association awards championship trophies and medals for place winners in the following sports: fall – boy’s tennis, golf, and cross country, girl’s’ volleyball; winter – boy’s and girl’s bowling, competitive cheer, wrestling; spring – baseball, softball, girl’s tennis and track. The following schools are members of the GMAA: Muskegon Christian, Orchard View, Fruitport, North Muskegon, Whitehall, Mona Shores, Montague, Muskegon, Muskegon Catholic, Oakridge, Reeths-Puffer, Ravenna, and Holton.