Athletic Department

Riley McKenzie at the OSU golf course, where she completed in the State Golf match on Oct. 15th and 16th 2021.  Great accomplishment Riley!

2021 Riley McKenzie District Medalist and District Champion. First ever Girls Golf District Champion and State Qualifier.

2021 Boys Golf team advances to Districts

2021 MVL Softball Small School League Champs

2021 Girls Track Ceramic Invite Team Champions


2021 Track Girls 4×100 Relay Regional Champions

*See schedules for all sports at 

Updated message from the Athletic Director on 8/18/2021

Letter from the Athletic Director

Greetings from the Home of the Ceramics, and welcome to another exciting year of Athletics!

I am proud to be in my second year as the Athletic Director at Crooksville High School. I am very fortunate to be a member of a community complete with Grit, High Standards, and Dedication that surrounds this great school. It is a true honor to welcome you to an environment that cultivates academic and athletic accomplishment while embracing Teamwork, Excellence, Discipline and Sportsmanship.

Crooksville High School is a proud member of the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) and the Muskingum Valley League (MVL) and fields boys and girls athletic programs, in 13 Varsity and Junior Varsity sports, as well as 8 athletic programs at the Jr. High level.

The Crooksville Athletics mission focuses on the complete success of our students, and I have always been a firm believer that interscholastic athletics is an immense part of excelling in an educational setting. Our student-athletes push for excellence in their sports. They work hard to fulfill their potential in the classroom and on the playing surfaces, and have become leaders and role models within our school community and beyond. Our Principal, Administrators, Faculty and Staff are committed to get the most out of our STUDENT-athletes.

I work with a winning team in the athletics department, from the office to the field. We have passionate coaches who care and have the expertise to coach.

Our coaches, athletic department staff members, and I are always happy to talk with you about our programs and answer any questions you may have. Please don’t hesitate to contact myself and coaches.

Go Ceramics!!

Shawn Chamberlin

Athletic Director Crooksville Schools

Office #: (740) 982-7015  (Ext: 1230)

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*This is a great inspirational poem! The message is great!


By Edgar A. Guest

Figure it out for yourself, my lad,
You’ve all that the greatest of men have had,
Two arms, two hands, two legs, two eyes
And a brain to use if you would be wise.
With this equipment they all began,
So start for the top and say, “I can.”

Look them over, the wise and great
They take their food from a common plate,
And similar knives and forks they use,
With similar laces they tie their shoes.
The world considers them brave and smart,
But you’ve all they had when they made their start.

You can triumph and come to skill,
You can be great if you only will.
You’re well equipped for what fight you choose,
You have legs and arms and a brain to use,
And the man who has risen great deeds to do
Began his life with no more than you.

You are the handicap you must face,
You are the one who must choose your place,
You must say where you want to go,
How much you will study the truth to know.
God has equipped you for life, but He
Lets you decide what you want to be.

Courage must come from the soul within,
The man must furnish the will to win.
So figure it out for yourself, my lad.
You were born with all that the great have had,
With your equipment they all began,
Get hold of yourself and say: “I can.”