O. Henry Middle School


Back Row: Mike Simms, Ryan Richter, David McKey, Chris Rueter, Andrew Walch, Macie Cohen, Lisa Lindberg

Middle Row: Megan Aguilar, Amanda Jo Strassburg, Michael Shackelford, Luke Borders, Neal Mehta, Kristi Mellerski

Front Row: Kristine Kobs, Crystal Gaffney

Not Pictured: Paula Cook, Scott Gray, Jenna Justice, Patrick McNally, Jerrod Wolfe 

OHMS Athletic News:

2021 MUSTANG TENNIS TEAM (7th/8th Boys & Girls)

All 7th and 8th graders (boys and girls) who wish to play on our Mustang Tennis team this season must attend our first practice session.

Boys only practice on Wednesday, 3/11 at 7 am

Girls only practice on Thursday, 3/12 at 7 am


We welcome players of all ability levels – from highly skilled to those with limited experience.

Important Tennis Notes (See attached links):

  • All athletes must have a current AISD physical on file with the O. Henry Athletics office, Rank One Sign Up, and COVID-19 Waiver.

  • There is a player fee to cover all tennis-related expenses. (Cost is $50)

  • Athletes can join both Mustang Tennis and Mustang Track and other sports/teams. Tennis and Track practices and matches/meets are on different days.

  • Contact Coach Carrillo with questions (alexandra.carrillo@austinisd.org).

  • Application (click here)

  • Information (click here)



Track Season is here!

7th and 8th graders interested in Track, this announcement is for you! Track season is here, and tryouts/time trials will start the week of March 8.


Please read over THIS INFORMATION LETTER and complete THIS GOOGLE FORM if you are interested in participating. All participants must have a completed AISD physical on file. Social Distancing and mask protocols will be in effect for track season, so please read over the information carefully. While we don't have specific dates for track meets, practice/tryouts will begin on the following dates: 7th grade- Monday, March 8 at 7 am; 8th grade- Tuesday, March 9 at 4 pm.


Please contact the track coaches if you have any questions: Macie Cohen, Jenna Justice, Chris Rueter, or Michael Shackelford.



Lacrosse is growing at O. Henry despite our difficult times! We are starting a boys' program this year. You can support both programs by buying awesome O. Henry Lacrosse spirit gear at the link below.


Lacrosse is a club program and receives 100% of its funding from dues and fundraising. Your fundraising support will help pay for scholarships that allow all kids to play and coaching stipends. The girls' and boys' programs will split the proceeds of this fundraiser.


Any item you purchase will ship directly to you.


Thanks for your support and go Mustangs!


 Peter Laurie, 512.841.4517, peter.laurie@austinisd.org


Athletic Department Athletics 2020 -2021 School Year

Because of COVID-19, changes are being discussed regarding which students will be required to obtain physicals for the 2020-21 school year. All incoming 7th graders and students new to athletics will be required to obtain a physical. A decision will be made on all other students by the end of June. If you have an appointment scheduled with your physician before this time and would like to keep it, please use the forms below. 

Austin Athletics - Get in the Game!

To make attending athletics events as convenient as possible, families can now purchase tickets via the Austin ISD Athletics mobile app. Download from the Apple App Store or Google Play store, then click on the school name to see game times and purchasing information. Tickets can also be purchased at www.gofan.co. Live streams of games are available through the app; check the schedule for upcoming games. 

Capacity at athletic facilities — indoor and out — is set at 25% per social distancing and public health guidelines.


Live Stream

The live stream will be viewable from our AISD Athletics app. It is downloadable from both iOS and Android app stores.
When opening the app, it will bring up a list of all of the middle schools and high schools across the district.
If it is a 'Home' game, parents will select "O.Henry" as their choice.
If you play 'Away', they will select the opponent's school, or change from O. Henry to the opposing school from the settings menu within the app. (click the three horizontal lines in the upper left hand corner, then click "District Schools" to open the list of schools to make change)
Ryan Richter
Athletic Coordinator/Physical Educator
O.Henry Middle School


OHMS Girls Soccer Information 2021



Girls Basketball 2020 - 2021


Tryout Dates: Monday and Tuesday October 19th-20th 

Tryout Times:  4-5pm

Where:  O. Henry Gymnasium

8th Grade Girls Basketball

7th Grade Girls Baseketball


Girls Volleyball and Basketball

Girls who are interested in trying out for fall sports (volleyball and basketball) can come in person and drop off physical/forms AND check to make sure you are eligible for the upcoming seasons.

Drop-off will be on Wednesday, September 23rd from 6:00-7:00. This will be a drive-thru drop off or an opportunity to pick up forms. Please stay in your car and wear a mask. The drop off location for girl's volleyball/basketball will be at the back of O. Henry by the tennis courts on Norwalk Dr.

Be on the lookout for more information regarding the upcoming Oct 5th start date for Volleyball.

8th Grade Volleyball-October 5

7th Grade Volleyball-October 5

Boys Fall Football and Soccer

All students who have all physical forms turned in BEFORE Friday, October 2nd and would like to come up for some cardio conditioning and some football drills and activities are welcome to come up beginning Monday October 5th.

  1. Please drop off students along Exposition and parents please wait in your vehicle.

  2. Students should have an AISD mobile app on their phone, click on the COVID-19 Screen & Go at the top and answer all questions prior to arrival so it has a green check mark on it. This will help with streamlining our check ins.

  3. Students will be temperature checked by the coaching staff. Once cleared, students will give parents the okay to leave (no watching practices from on campus, thank you in advance).

Practice times: 7th grade: Monday-Thursday 6:45am - 8am

8th grade: Monday-Thursday 3:45pm - 5pm 

What each athlete will need each day:

  1. You will need a facemask or gaiter each day for practice. Students will be required to wear throughout the practices and/or games.

  2. A water bottle that will be sufficient for the duration of practice. There will be no water fountain to use.

  3. Athletic clothes and cleats preferred but not required.

Ryan Richter
Athletic Coordinator/Physical Educator
O.Henry Middle School


Boys who are interested in trying out for fall sports (football and soccer) need to come in person and drop off physical/forms AND check to make sure you are eligible for the upcoming seasons.

Drop-off will be on Wednesday, September 23rd from 6:00-7:00 pm.

This will be done by drive-thru drop off or will be an opportunity to pick up any additional needed forms. Please come even if you have already emailed in your forms (many are missing needed documents you can pick up at this time).

Please stay in your car and wear a mask. The drop off location for boys football and soccer will be at the back of O. Henry on the corner of Wayside and 10th street (drop-off/pick up on 10th street).

Be on the lookout for more information regarding the upcoming Oct 5th start date for Football.


Lacrosse has a pre-season tournament at Westlake HS on March 1st. Game times are all day and will be coming soon from Coach Carter.


Track season will start with practices Monday March 2nd. 


8th grade Mon/ Tues 3:45pm -4:45pm, @ the track

Coaches: Shackleford and Cohen

7th grade Mon/Tues/Fri 7am, meet first @ the big gym 

Coaches: Rueter and J Justice

Running Club will continue to meet Thursdays after school at the track and Sundays at 8am at Barton Springs Pool. Currently training for the Cap 10k and distance events for track season. All grades and abilities welcome! 

We need more students and staff to sign up for the Cap 10k to represent O. Henry! Sign up as a "School Team Member"



O. Henry MS Basketball Try Outs

Attention all 7th and 8th grade girls trying out for basketball:

The 7th grade tryouts will be Oct. 16th during the 1st period athletics class and Oct 17th at 7:30 am.

The 8th grade tryouts will be Oct 17th during the 8th period athletics class until 4:15 pm.

You must have a valid AISD physical dated after April 15, 2019. You also must be academically eligible to tryout.


Athletic Coordinator Ryan Richter ryan.richter@austinisd.org 512.414.7118
Head Football Coach 7th A Ryan Richter ryan.richter@austinisd.org 512.414.7118
Asst Football Coach, 8th Grade A Jerrod Wolfe jerrod.wolfe@austinisd.org 512.841.4531
Asst Football Coach, 8th Grade A Andrew Walch andrew.walch@austinisd.org 512.841.4530
Asst Football Coach, 8th Grade B TBD
Asst Football Coach, 8th Grade B TBD
Asst Football Coach, 7th Grade A David McKey david.mckey@austinisd.org 512.414.7118
Asst Football Coach, 7th Grade B Patrick McNally patrick.mcnally@austinisd.org 512.841.7984
Asst Football Coach, 7th Grade B Chris Rueter chris.rueter@austinisd.org 512.841.4498

Cross Country

Cross Country practices will be Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings, 7 am, at the track.

First trial meet (was) 8/24 at Zilker Park.
The next meet is 9/7 at St. Andrew's Episcopal School; runners be there at 10:00 am, races start at 10:30 am. Contact Coach Justice (jenna. justice@austinisd.org by e-mail or at school) if your child is interested.


8th-grade Volleyball Schedule Click Here
7th grade Volleyball Schedule Click Here
C Team Schedule Click Here
Our first game is 8/29 against Bailey. 


  • Please consider enrolling your 6th-grade student in our Fall before-school tennis program (6th graders only; 7am-8am), where the focus is on FUNdamentals! It’s a great way for new middle school students to connect with their peers. Interested parents/students should email Coach McNally (patrick.mcnally@austinisd.org) by Friday, August 24th