Merrill Vandal Athletics

Merrill Community Schools are proud to provide strong athletic programs that instill the values of competition, leadership, teamwork and dedication within our student athletes. Our coaching staff are committed community members and dedicated leaders who help foster personal growth and the importance of sportsmanship. At Merrill, students are welcomed to participate in our athletic programs.




Cross Country






Athletic Dirctor 

Jason Buckley 
989-643-7231, ext. 205

As the 2020-2021 Athletic Season begins please keep in mind that the health requirements are a little bit different this year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. If you have a valid sports physical on file from the 2019-2020 School Year, you will NOT be required to obtain a new one. However, you will be required to complete the MHSAA Sports Health Questionnaire prior to participation. If you do NOT have a valid sports physical on file from 2019-2020 School Year you will be required to obtain a new one. For access to official documents please visit or click on the tabs below.


The schedules posted are fluid and subject to abrupt changes and cancellations.

Current guidelines require all athletes and spectators to wear a mask. Any refusal to comply to this rule will result in being removed from the event. 

Athletics Attendance Policy

Students are to attend school during the total school day in order to participate in athletic practices or events during the same day or evening. Should there be a situation whereby a student cannot attend school who would normally receive an excused absence, the student will be allowed to participate in the contest with approval of the building principal or athletic director.

In these cases, a prearranged excuse is required. Examples of excused absences are: funerals, doctor’s appointments, therapy sessions, and court appointments.
Parent/student/guardian must provide documentation for such appointments for it to be considered an excused absence.

NFHS Network

View your Merrill Vandals on the go with NFHS Network. Every game played in our Vandal Stadium or on our home courts will be streamed live in real time! Subscribe now to never miss any Vandal action! 

Merrill Community Schools
555 W. Alice St.,  Merrill, MI 48637
Phone: 989-643-7261
Fax: 989-643-5570


As a school community, we believe in the importance of cultivating creative compassionate leaders prepared for lifelong success by fostering the intellectual, emotional, and physical well being of each individual.