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LAcrosse player cradles ball
Girls basketball team in huddle at TD Garden
Raider Athletics represents a proud tradition of excellence that enriches the Central Catholic experience for both participants and spectators.
More than half of our student body, approximately 800 students, compete on at least one of these teams, an experience that fosters teamwork, dedication, sportsmanship, and the pursuit of excellence, lessons that carry over into all aspects of life.
Our student-athletes bring home State, Sectional, and Conference Championships on a regular basis while representing the school community with pride.
Central Catholic offers twenty-seven (27) Varsity sports in competitions governed by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) and the Merrimack Valley Conference (MVC) as well as two (2) seasons of Cheerleading under the Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators' Association (MSSAA).

Athletic Teams

Raider Athletics FAQs

What sports are offered at CCHS?

The following sports are offered at CCHS:


  • Cross Country (boys and girls; JV and V)
  • Cheerleading (co-ed; JV and V)
  • Field Hockey (girls; JV and V)
  • Football (boys; FR, Soph, JV and V)
  • Golf (co-ed; JV and V)
  • Soccer (boys and girls; FR, JV and V)
  • Swimming and Diving (girls)
  • Volleyball (girls; FR, JV and V)


  • Basketball (boys and girls; FR, JV and V)
  • Cheerleading (co-ed; JV and V)
  • Gymnastics (co-ed)
  • Ice Hockey (boys and girls; JV-A, JV-B and V - Girls are V only)
  • Indoor Track and Field (boys and girls)
  • Swimming and Diving (boys)
  • Wrestling (co-ed; JV and V)


  • Baseball (boys; FR, JV and V)
  • Lacrosse (boys and girls; JV-A, JV-B and V)
  • Outdoor Track and Field (boys and girls)
  • Softball (girls; FR, JV and V)
  • Tennis (boys and girls)
  • Volleyball (boys; JV and V)

Do all teams have cuts?

The following teams have cuts: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey (boys and girls), Lacrosse, Soccer (boys and girls), Softball, Volleyball (boys and girls).

Depending on participation numbers, this list may change.

If a student is cut from a sport during the tryout period, he/she can then join a non-cut sport.

Can I play multiple sports?

Based on MIAA rules, a student may only participate in one sport per season. However, it is HIGHLY encouraged that a student participate in a sport in multiple seasons.

When are tryouts?

Tryouts are held the first week of each season. Fall sports typically start the third Thursday in August. Winter sports begin on the Monday following Thanksgiving. Spring sports begin on the third Monday in March.

What do I need to play a sport?

In order to be eligible for athletic participation, a student needs the following completed PRIOR to the first day of participation:

  • Current physical on file with the nurse (exam within 13 months).
  • Completed concussion education course through
  • Completed registration form through (opens approximately 1 month prior to start of athletic season.

When do the seasons start?

Fall sports begin on the second (2nd) Thursday preceding Labor Day. Football begins the preceding Friday.

Winter sports begin on the Monday following Thanksgiving.

Spring sports begin on the third (3rd) Monday in March.

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News from Raider Athletics

Katharine Duren '21 holding her New England Champship Plaque

Visit MileSplitMA to vote for Katharine Duren '21, All-State and New England Champion in the 100 hurdles, for Girls Athlete of the Year. Vote as many times as you want! Voting closes at 9:00 PM on Friday. (As of 7:00 AM on Thursday, she was in the lead by a lot, just like when she races!)