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Phone: 301-766-2929

High School Interscholastic Athletics

Interscholastic athletics is an integral part of the high school student’s total educational experience. WCPS students have opportunities to participate in 19 sports with 28 teams in a gender-balanced program.

The WCPS athletic program operates under the jurisdiction of the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).

  • Boonsboro High School
  • Clear Spring High School
  • Hancock High School
  • North Hagerstown High School
  • Smithsburg High School
  • South Hagerstown High School
  • Williamsport High School

All WCPS high schools also compete in the MPSSAA District 1, which includes public high schools from Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett and Washington Counties. MPSSAA District 1 winners advance through the West Region in their respective school classification tournaments that conclude in state championships.


For information about athletics at a particular school, please contact the athletic director at the school.

General Admission Prices (All WCPS athletic events)

Varsity or Varsity & JV Event

  • Adults: $5
  • Students: $2

JV & Freshman or Freshman Only

  • Adults: $3
  • Students: $2

Doubleheader (Sub-Varsity)

  • Adults: $3
  • Students: $2

Children under school age are admitted free, but only when accompanied by a supervising adult. For state high school tournament/playoff game ticket prices, as well as finding complete information about the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA), please refer to their website.

WCPS Senior Citizen "Gold Card" Admission

This card is for persons, age 60 and older, and entitles the bearer only to free admission to WCPS regular season athletic events. The senior citizen "Gold Card" does not entitle free admission to MPSSAA regional and state playoff events. You may obtain a gold card application and card at any of Washington County Public Schools or the WCPS Center for Education Services, 10435 Downsville Pike, Hagerstown. For more information about the WCPS Gold Card, please call the Public Information Office at 301-766-2846.

Additional Info

The Washington County Public Schools Athletics web pages are continually evolving.  You may access program-specific information by viewing the Washington County Public Schools Athletic Association (WCPSSAA) Athletic Handbook, which is revised annually.

To read more about high school sports in the Washington County Public Schools, visit the Herald Mail online sports page for coverage.