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  • CROSS-COUNTRY (6, 7 & 8), FOOTBALL (7 & 8), TENNIS (6, 7 & 8), VOLLEYBALL (Girls 7 & 8) Spanish


  • BASKETBALL (Boys 7 & 8), WRESTLING (6,7 & 8), BASKETBALL (Girls 7 & 8)


  • UNIFIED BASKETBALL (6, 7, 8), SOFTBALL (Girls 7 & 8), GOLF (6, 7 & 8), TRACK & FIELD (6, 7 & 8)

2023-24 Athletic schedules


  • Cross Country, 7th Grade Football, 8th Grade Football, Varsity Tennis, Junior Varsity Tennis, 7th Grade Volleyball, 8th Grade Volleyball


  • 7th Grade Boys Basketball, 8th Grade Boys Basketball, 7th & 8th Grade Wrestling, 7th Grade Girls Basketball, 8th Grade Girls Basketball, Unified Basketball


  • Softball (Girls 7 & 8), Golf (6, 7 & 8), Track & Field (6, 7 & 8)

2022-2023 Athletic Updates

The Poudre School District Athletic Department is excited to announce changes to Middle School athletic programming beginning in the fall of 2022.  


  • 6th graders will now have opportunities to compete in all individual sports. This includes cross country, golf, track, as well as the additions of tennis and wrestling. 
  • Football, Basketball, and Volleyball will be moving to a mixed-grade Varsity/JV/C/C-team model as opposed to 7th and 8th grade teams (as currently constructed). Softball, and all individual sports referenced above are currently operating under the Varsity/JV/C/C-team model.


  • Increased number of athletic opportunities for 6th grade students.
  • Allows athletes to compete and receive instruction at the appropriate level, regardless of grade.

  • Provides flexibility for those schools with extremely high/low participation numbers.

  • Creates one consistent competitive model across all sports within the PSD Middle School Athletic League. 

  • Sub-Varsity competition opportunities will be increased.

  • Total program roster size will be increased in basketball and volleyball.

Awards & Recognition

2015-22 CHAMP School of Character!

Every year we recognize about 30 students with Character Awards after being nominated by their coaches!

Every year Lesher sports teams create and message Character Development Plans!

2017 CHAMP Breakfast - 3 Lesher students and 3 Lesher coaches recognized for their Positive Character!

2016 CHAMP Breakfast – presented what the coaches are doing at Lesher to 500 community members!

2015 PSD Winter Sportsmanship Award- 1st school to receive this award along with Blevins MS!

Lesher 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2022 PSD Wrestling District Champions!

The Lesher Viking Wrestling team, led by Head Coach Matthew Moeller and assistant coaches Orth, Moore, Agnew, Ritter and Oldenburg, have dominated PSD wrestling in the past 6 years winning 5 of 6 District Wrestling titles! Our athletes show resilience and grit, win with humility and lose with grace, and consistently walk with positive character as part of Lesher Middle School’s CHAMP School of Character focus. We have had, on average, 10 top 4 wrestlers from the 16 weight classes each year! When a student wins 1st place/District Athletic Title in an individual sport at Lesher they get their picture on our Wall of Champions, and teams are commemorated with their team picture on our Wall of Champions, we add a year to the team championship banner in the main gym, give each team member a championship t-shirt, and recognize the team at a whole school pep assembly! Way to go grapplers and Go Vikings!


Lesher offers a wide variety of clubs that students have the opportunity to participate in. Students are encouraged to sign up for a club that fits their interests. A wide range of clubs from Science Olympiad to our student-run television show, KLIB, are popular with our students. Join one today!



Lesher has a rich tradition in athletics, with many individuals and teams garnering District Championships. Lesher’s competitive athletic teams compete against 8 other PSD middle schools in these 17 sports:

6th grade- boys and girls cross country, boys and girls golf, and boys and girls track and field, and other sports through the City of Fort Collins Recreation Department.

7th and 8th grade- boys and girls cross country, boys and girls tennis, coed football, coed wrestling, boys and girls basketball, girls volleyball, boys and girls golf, and boys and girls track and field. Seasons are approximately 7 weeks long.

There are several opportunities for your child to participate in sports at Lesher. Please contact Marc Heiser, athletic director, if you have any questions at mheiser@psdschools.org or 472-3802.

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PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.