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The late Coach John Wooden once said "Sports do not build character, they reveal it." That's one of the reasons that Midland coaches do their best to teach players how to perform both on the field, and off the field. Midland fans and players are proud to be Mustangs, but are equally proud to be Midland.


Midland athletics provide the following opportunities for team sports:

Basketball

Boys Varsity
Coach: Kurtis Cowan

Girls Varsity 
Coach: Richard Paradise

Co-Ed MS
Coach: Jared Pavlik

Volleyball

Girls Varsity
Coach: Matt Liepke

Girls JV
Coach: Scott Wilde

Girls MS
Coach: Robin Gibson

Other

Cross Country 
Coach: Greg Murphy

Gymnastics
Coach: Jonathan Borne

 


Annual Athletic Awards Banquet

May 2024 - Midland celebrated our athletes during the 5th Annual Athletic Awards Banquet. This was a time to come together to recognize our students for their athletic achievements and leadership skills on the court (or field). This year, we celebrated students in four areas: Cross Country, Acro Club, Volleyball (Varsity and JV), and both Men’s and Women’s Basketball.

We honor our athletes who have served Midland in multiple capacities over the many years they have attended our school, and we will greatly miss the skills, talent, and leadership of our six senior athletes who will graduate and move on from Midland this year.

  • Chelsea
  • Jordan
  • Josue (Mr. Mustang Award)
  • Lydia (Ms. Mustang Award)
  • Natalia
  • Nevaeh

A huge thanks to Coach Liepke and his wife, Lindy, for putting together this cherished event where we were blessed by a motivating and uplifting talk from Pastor Josiah. We, also, recognize and thank our coaching staff—most of whom are parent volunteers.

  • Greg Murphy - Cross Country
  • Jonathan Borne - Acro Club
  • Scott Wilde and Krista Breyer - JV Volleyball
  • Matt Liepke - Varsity Volleyball with assistant coaches Scott Wilde, Krista Breyer, and Ron Stump
  • Kurtis Cowan - Men’s Basketball with assistant Matt Atkinson
  • Richard Paradise - Women’s Basketball with assistant Samantha Forrest

We can’t forget to thank the parents who volunteer their time, not only to help out at the games, but who also ensure their student(s) gets to practice on-time throughout the season. The support of parents is instrumental in a successful athletic program! It was an amazing 2023-2024 athletic year at Midland! We look forward to what the future will bring for these programs.


GPAC Basketball Tournament

February 2024 - Our girls varsity came home with the GPAC trophy for a second straight year. In addition, senior Lydia Josiah was named the GPAC Girls MVP for a second straight year. Congrats to all our HS athletes!

  • Feb 20 - Guys VBB 59, Chesterton 53 
  • Feb 21 - Girls VBB 58, Training Center Christian 27
  • Feb 21 - Daniel Academy 46, Guys VBB 31
  • Feb 22 - Girls VBB 61, Chesterton 28 (Repeat State CHAMPS!)
  • Feb 22 - Christ Prep 42, Guys VBB 37 (4th place)

UC Basketball Tournament

February 2024 - This year's annual UC basketball tournament took place February 14-17 at Union College. Girls Varsity took 4th place, while the Guys beat College View for a 3rd place finish.

  • Feb 14 - Midland GV 36, Maplewood 18
  • Feb 14 - Midland BV 41, Maplewood 31
     
  • Feb 15 - Andrews 41, Midland GV 15
  • Feb 15 - Midland BV 43, Dakota 32
  • Feb 15 - Midland GV 39, CVA JV 20
  • Feb 15 - Andrews 51, Midland BV 17
  • Feb 16  - Midland BV 40, Campion 37
  • Feb 16 - Midland GV 40, Campion 24
  • Feb 16 - Andrews 48, Midland BV 18
  • Feb 16 - College View 48, Midland GV 40 (OT)
     
  • Feb 17 - Sunnydale 46, Midland GV 34 (4th place)
  • Feb 17 - Midland BV 39, College View 26 (3rd place)

KASC State Tournament

March 2023 - The KASC Tournament took place from March 2-4 in Wichita. This state-level competition ended with Guys Varsity successfully defending last years title for back-to-back state championships.  Our Girls varsity took 3rd place this year as well. Congrats to our student athletes for a stellar basketball season!

Game scores are as follows

  • Thursday, March 2 - Boys Varsity 67, Hyman Brand 53 (1-0) 
  • Friday, March 3 - Girls Varsity 64, Chanute Christian 28 (1-0)
  • Friday, March 3 - Weskan 51, Girls Varsity 41 (1-1)
  • Friday March 3-  Boys Varsity 63, Flint Hills Christian 33 (2-0)
  • Saturday, March 4 - Girls Varsity 45, Flint Hills Christian 42 (3rd place)
  • Saturday, March 4 - Boys Varsity 89, Weskan 69 (Repeat State CHAMPS!)

 


GPAC Basketball Tournament

February 2023 - The GPAC Tournament took place on February 22 and 23 with Midland claiming both the Guys and Girls titles! Games results were as follows:

  • Wednesday, February 22 - GV 49, Daniel 8
  • Wednesday, February 22 - BV 69, Hyman Brand 34
  • Thursday, February 23 - GV 51, Christ Prep 42 (GPAC Champs!)
  • Thursday, February 23 - BV 68, Christ Prep 55 (GPAC Champs!)

Worth noting, this marks the fourth consecutive GPAC title for the guys! Yep, it's time to add more trophies to the Trophy Cabinet.


UC Basketball Tournament

February 2023 - This year's annual UC basketball tournament took place February 15-18 at Union College. Girls Varsity took 4th place, while the Guys got the title repeat with a 45-35 championship victory over Andrews Academy.

February 15

  • Girls Varsity 47, Mile High 10
  • Boys Varsity 73, Denmark 16

February 16

  • Girls Varsity 61, Maplewood 27
  • Girls Varsity 48, College View 35
  • Boys Varsity 68, Maplewood 45
  • Boys Varsity 68, College View 29
  • Boys Varsity 68, Mile High 28

February 17

  • Girls Varsity 53, Sunnydale 57
  • Girls Varsity 35, Andrews 42
  • Boys Varsity 57, Sunnydale 36
  • Boys Varsity 22, College View 20 (JV)

February 18

  • Girls Varsity 18, Mile High 19 (4th place)
  • Boys Varsity 45, Andrews 35 (1st place)

MS Volleyball Finishes 13-0!

October 2022 - Big congrats to our Middle School volleyball team for an UNDEFEATED season! The girls put a cap on their season with a 2-0 win over Metro in their final game, ending the season with a 13-0 record. During the season, the team went 27-3 in matches played, winning by an average score of 25-17.

A hearty well done to the team and to their coaches!

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