Athletics are part of the total education program at Mancelona Public Schools. We believe that participating in athletics provides our students with a wide variety of rewarding experiences and the opportunity to develop many worthwhile traits. Participation in athletics has the potential to develop a student’s self-respect, self-discipline, character, leadership skills, and decision making skills. We hope to develop a knowledge and appreciation of physical fitness and to encourage our athletes to develop personal habits which will promote it as a lifetime goal. We hope to educate our athletes on the proper care and treatment of their bodies and the type of behavior which will enable them to reach optimum performance levels. Athletics provide opportunities to develop and refine physical skills and to gain an appreciation of physical activity. Participation in athletics provides athletes with experience which enables them to learn to work with and cooperate with one another to accomplish a common goal, to create a respect for competition, and to develop a sense of good sportsmanship. We believe it is an honor and a privilege to represent Mancelona Public Schools as an athlete and with this privilege goes the responsibility to behave within the rules of the Mancelona Public Schools Athletic Policies.


High School Winter Sports Updates!
  • Sports!
    • Winter Sports Can Begin!! The MDHHS and MHSAA have give the green light for sports to begin. Girls and Boys Basketball can begin contact practice and games on Monday February 8. High School and Middle School Wrestling can begin contest on Friday, February 12.
  • Spectators.
    • MHSAA will provide an update with spectator limitations. 
    • Masks must be worn at all times. No exceptions. 
    • No food will be allowed in our gym. We will have no concession stand available. 
  • Requirements 
    • Basketball - Athletes will be required to wear a mask at all times. This means while they are on the floor or bench. 
    • Wrestling - Athletes will be required to wear a mask while practicing. For contest, each athlete must have a COVID-19 rapid test completed. This will be at no expense to the athlete. 

    New For Mancelona High School 
    Mancelona High School has purchased a camera system to view all games live, if played in the high school. This system does require a sign-up fee that has been set by the company. Although it may seem like a high fee, Mancelona will get a portion of this and any school in the State of Michigan that has a this system, you will be able to view those games as well. Because of COVID, several schools are moving to this system. This is great for anyone who subscribes because they can view more than just our home events. 
    site: nfhsnetwork.com
    Fee: $69.99 per year or $10.99 per month
    Search: Search for Mancelona and you can view our Sports. 
    Sports: Remember, once you subscribe you can view any schools that have this system, including all MHSAA finals events.