Ballard High School

High School

Spring Athletics & Club Sports Info & Dance Team Tryouts

Summary: Spring Athletics & Club Sports!

Spring Athletics

Have Athletic updates we can share? Please send to web editor; and PTSA Newsletter; Thank you!

  • Spring Sports: Baseball, Fastpitch SB (girls), Soccer (boys), Tennis, Track
    • Register on FinalFormsQuestions? Bethany Nielcen at 206-252-1000.
  • Spring Club Sports: Boys Lacrosse, Girls Lacrosse, Girls Ultimate Frisbee

Seawolves Game Ticket Discounts

Rugby Player Logo. Text: BHS Fundraising Gala Discounted Tickets.

Families can experience the thrill of professional rugby with discounted tickets using our special PTSA Fundraiser Gala discount link. In addition, the BHS Marching Band will be performing at the Seattle Seawolves professional rugby match on Friday, May 3!

This offer includes all upcoming games, including the May 3 College Night game with the halftime band performance. Shout out to BHS Alum and Seawolves Manager of Business Operations, Payton Lawson ’17 for the team’s Gala donation and this special promotion!

Save the Date! Spring Athletic Booster Club Trivia Night May 29

Collage of parents and staff at tables and standing at an event at the Elks

Save the date for our next Trivia Night fundraiser Wednesday, May 29 at the Ballard Elks Club (6411 Seaview Ave. N.W.). Doors open at 6 p.m.; trivia starts at 7 p.m. Gather your friends and family in teams of six for a fun evening testing team trivia skill! Also, the coaches want to regain their position as Trivia Night Champs!

Look for registration details coming soon! Your registration fee is a donation to the Athletic Booster Club to further our mission to support and promote quality athletics at Ballard High School. Donations are fully tax-deductible. Volunteers are needed and service-learning opportunities will be available too. If you want to help, email Beth Sylves at


The team enjoyed three wins at Whitman Middle School Field, topping Ingraham 6-0 Monday; Lincoln 2-1 Wednesday; and Lakeside 4-2 Friday. The Beavers host O’Dea on Monday, April 8 at 4 p.m., back at Whitman MS field, before they travel to Meadowbrook to face Nathan Hale on Wednesday, April 10 at 4 p.m.

Home Games

  • April 30: vs Bonney Lake
    • At 4 p.m. Whitman MS
Baseball Photo Grid. Credit to Ed Tanaka
Photos by Ed Tanaka

Girls Fastpitch Softball

After break will be hosting Eastside Catholic on Monday, April 15 at 4 p.m. at Lower Woodland. Next, they’re heading to Meadowbrook Playfield to face Nathan Hale on Tuesday, April 16 at 4 p.m. Finally, they’ll host Ingraham on Thursday, April 18 at 4p.m. back at Lower Woodland.

Home Games

  • April 26: vs Kentlake
    • Softball hosts Kentlake and “End to Gun Violence” event, in honor of Coach Griffith’s cousin, D’Vonne Pickett Jr. @ Lower Woodland #3 4 p.m.
  • May 2: vs Lincoln HS
    • At 4 p.m. Lower Woodland

Away Games

  • April 25: vs West Seattle
    • At 4 p.m. SWAC
  • April 30: vs Chief Sealth
    • At 4 p.m. SWAC

Boys Soccer

Boys Soccer beat Chief Sealth 2-0 Tuesday, while dropping a 5-1 game to Garfield Friday. They look to avenge the loss against the Bulldogs on Monday, April 15 at 4:30 p.m. at BHS. They have two more the week after break, hosting Roosevelt on April 17 at 4:30 p.m. and visiting Lakeside on Friday, April 19 at 4 p.m. Follow updates on Instagram @ballardsoccer.

Home Games

  • April 26: vs Seattle Prep
    • At 4:30 p.m. Ballard HS
BHS 2024 Boys Soccer Team

Boys Tennis

Tennis boys team and girls team have three matches after Spring Break. The first match is on Monday, April 15 at 4 p.m. vs. Sealth at SWAC. Next on Wednesday, April 17 at 3:30 p.m., the boys face O’Dea, while the girls face Holy Names at Lower Woodland Courts. On Friday, April 19, the teams take on Ingraham at NWAC. Go Beaver Tennis! Follow updates on @ballardhighschooltennis

Home Games

  • TBD

Away Games

  • TBD

Girls Tennis

Home Games

  • TBD

Away Games

  • April 26: vs Eastside Catholic
    • At 4 p.m. Eastside Catholic
Boys and Girls Tennis Players

Boy and Girls Track & Field

Track competed Saturday at the Birger Invitational in Bellingham. The girls came in first and boys came in second! Meet results. After break, the team competes against Sealth, Roosevelt and West Seattle on Thursday, April 18 at SWAC, with the first event starting at 2:45 p.m. Follow updates: @bhshurdles 

Away Games

  • April 25: Nathan Hale, Seattle Prep, Rainer Beach, Ballard
    • At 2:45 p.m. NEAC
  • April 27: Shoreline Invite
  • May 2: Ingraham, Lincoln, Holy Names, Franklin, Ballard
    • At 2:45 p.m. NWAC
  • May 9: Metro Championship Meet Day 1: Chief Sealth, West Seattle, Seattle Prep, Roosevelt, Rainier Beach, Nathan Hale, Lincoln, Lakeside, Ingraham, Holy Names, Garfield, Franklin, Eastside Catholic, Cleveland, bishop Blanchet, Ballard
    • At 2:45 p.m. SWAC
  • May 10: Metro All-Comers Meet: Same as above
    • At 2:45 p.m. NEAC
  • May 11: Metro Championship Meet Day 2: Same as above
    • At 2:45 SWAC
  • May 16-18: Districts
  • May 23-25: State
Collage of student track runners, hurdles

Club Sports: Girls Ultimate Frisbee, Lacrosse

Club Sports: Boys Lacrosse, Girls Lacrosse, Ultimate Frisbee BUF, and also Ballard Unified Basketball (a partnership between Ballard High School and Special Olympics of WA.) are a valuable part of Ballard HS but are not WA Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) sanctioned sports. Team funding comes from players, families, and donors, instead of SPS and WIAA. Scholarships are available. Club sports signups are not via FinalForms, but on Team Websites.

Club Sport: Girls Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Logo

Gx Ultimate Frisbee faces Banklin on Tuesday, April 16 at 5:30 p.m. at Van Asselt Playfield and host Garfield on Wednesday, April 17 at 5:30 p.m. at Ballard HS.

Girls BUF team

The Ballard Gx Ultimate Frisbee team is open to all girls that want to participate in the Spring Ultimate league.  The season runs through May with practices and games occurring during the school week after school.  Everyone is welcome and no prior experience is necessary. Find out more the BUF website
Questions? Email ballardultimate@gmail.comGo BUF!

Club Sport: Girls Lacrosse

Girls Lacrosse Logo

The undefeated Girls Lacrosse team beat Shoreline 19-8 Thursday at home. After break, they’ll have two on the road: Monday, April 15 at 7 p.m. at Squalicum High School; and Thursday, April 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Overlake High School.

Girls Lacrosse Players

Ballard Girls Lacrosse Registration! Come out and have fun with us this spring and become part of the fastest growing sport in the PNW! Lacrosse is a no-cut sport – everyone its welcome and no prior experience is necessary.  Join Us!

Beaverhead with lacrosse stick. Text: Ballard Lacrosse

Club Sport: Boys Lacrosse

Following break, Boys Lacrosse visits Roosevelt at on Tuesday, April 16 at 7:15 p.m. and Snohomish on Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Monroe High School.

Home Games

  • April 25: vs Kennedy Catholic
  • May 1: Nathan Hale
  • May 3: vs Bainbridge: Senior Night!
    • BHS Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. game starts at 7:30 p.m.
Boys Lacrosse Athletes

Follow Instragram: @ballardlacrosse and register on Team Snap. Email with questions. Please reach out to Coach Ray with any questions

Yearlong WIAA Activities Dance & Cheer


Year Round
Bethany Nielcen
Information on the BHS Dance Team

BHS Dance Team Auditions April 23-26

  • Tuesday, April 23 through Friday, April 26
    • 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. each day.

All current 8-11 graders are eligible to audition! The audition consists of 3 clinic days (Tuesday – Thursday) and the final audition day on Friday. Dancers will learn jazz, lyrical, pom, and hip-hop material.  No prior dance experience is required!

A sports physical and registration on Final Forms is required.  (Please choose “Dance” as your sport in Final Forms for the 2024-2025 school year.)  For more information on Final Forms registration, please visit the BHS website

To learn more about our team, visit our website. Please contact us at if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you at auditions!

Ballard Dance Team At Yakama!

The Ballard Dance Team competed in the State Championship Saturday at the Yakima SunDome. Lead by Head Coach Bethany Nielcen, you can catch their performance to “Burn” from the Hamilton Musical. Congratulations Dance Team!


Year Round
Amber Torres Program Director (Red Head Coach)
Samantha Burnstead aka: Coach Nieto (Black Head Coach)
Cheer Website

Tryout Info Coming Soon!

Beaver Gear and Spirit Wear Breakdown

  • Athletic Booster Club (ABC) has Beaver Gear and spirit wear (shorts, baseball tee, bleacher seats, plaid flannels, socks, scarf and hats) on the ABC website with Duffle Bags offered at different times of the school year.
  • The DAM” BHS Student Store is run by Advanced Marketing Students in the BHS Activity Center (AC) during lunch and has great spirit items (long & short sleeve t-shirts, hoodies, hats, sunglasses, etc.) Follow updates on Instagram: @thedambhsstudentstore
  • Performing Arts (BPA) spirit merchandise can be found on the BPA Website and offered at different times of the school year.
  • Athletics! Check with coaches about specific Athletics/Sports Merchandise

BHS Social Media Accounts

Bucky the Beaver Mascot

Instagram Accounts are maintained and managed by a combination of advisors and students and are not all updated on a regular basis.

These accounts do not necessarily represent the views of the school.

BHS Social Media Links

You may also be interested in

Golf Course View of The Golf Club at New Castle

Victor Salvino 24th Annual Ballard HS Foundation Golf Classic August 16

Register for the Victor Salvino 24th Annual Golf Classic on Aug. 16, 2024. …
Running of the Beaver Race at the Starting Line with community and Bucky

Running of the Beavers Wrap Up 2024!

5th Annual Running of the Beavers 5K Walk/Run March 23, 2024.
Beaver Duffle Bag with Beaver Head

Pre-Ordered Duffle Bags in Office

Duffle Bags & Beaver Gear…