NFHS Network Link

Bad Axe Athletics is a member of the MHSAA School Broadcast Network.  NEW THIS YEAR, we now have added Boys & Girls Soccer, Baseball, and Softball that will now be streamed LIVE which makes us one of the first schools in the state to have such capability.  We were the first school in the Greater Thumb Conference to broadcast events from both the Claude Marsh Football Field and the High School Gymnasium that included football, basketball, volleyball, graduations, and more.  Since then there are now THIRTEEN of the GTC Schools that are part of this program including all of the GTC West Division giving even more Hatchet games that can be viewed online. 

Streaming is done on the NFHS Network with a low cost subscription in which a portion is returned to the school athletic programs.  Begin your subscription today by clicking on the NFHS Network logo and watch your Hatchets LIVE or ON DEMAND.  
Athletic Director
Mike Bogan
[email protected] 
(989) 269-9597 ext. 4015

General Admission

High School Games- $5.00
Junior High Games- $4.00
*All Bad Axe Students FREE at every HOME game
*K-5 Students Must Be Accompanied By Adult
Season Family Pass- $100

Passes Available in the High School Office
Hatchet Gold
2022 Girls Bowling State Qualifier 2022 Boys Basketball District Champions
2021 Boys Soccer District Champions 2022 Boys Bowling State Qualifier
2021 Football Conference Champions 2021 Boys Soccer Conference Champions
2021 Softball District Champions 2021 Girls Soccer Regional Champion
2021 Baseball League Champions 2021 Girls Soccer District Champions
2021 Girls Soccer League Champions 2021 Boys Track League Champions
2021 Boys Basketball District Champions 2021 Boys Golf League Champions
2021 Boys Bowling Regional Champions 2021 Wrestling Conference Champions
2020 Football Conference Champions 2020 Boys Soccer District Champions
2020 Girls Basketball District Champions 2020 Boys Soccer Conference Champions
2020 Girls Bowling Regional Champions  2019 Girls Soccer Conference Champions
2019 Boys Soccer District Champions 2019 Boys Golf Conference Champions
2019 Girls Bowling Conference Champions 2019 Wrestling District Champions 
2018 Girls Soccer Conference Champions 2018 Boys Golf Conference Champions
2018 Boys Soccer District Champions 2018 Girls Bowling State Qualifier
2018 Boys Bowling Conference Champions 2018 Girls Cross Country State Qualifier
2018 Boys Cross Country Regional Champions (State Qualifier) 2017 Boys Golf Conference Champions
2017 Boys Cross Country Regional Champions (State Qualifier) 2017 Boys Cross Country Conference Champions
2016 Baseball District Champions 2016 Girls Soccer Conference Champions
2016 Boys Basketball Conference Champions 2016 Wrestling Conference Champions
2016 Boys Soccer Conference Champions 2015 Girls Soccer Conference Champions
2015 Wrestling District Champions 2015 Boys Basketball District Champions
2015 Boys Basketball Conference Champions 2015 Boys Bowling State Runners Up
Head Coaching Staff
Baseball Bob Breault
Basketball- Boys      Mark Krug
Basketball- Girls Kurt Dennis
Bowling    John Guigar
Mike Guigar
Cheerleading Misty Budzisz
Cross Country Nick Rochefort
Football Steve VerBurg
Golf- Boys Brian Delpiere 
Hockey- Co-op Bob Beagle
Soccer- Boys  
Soccer- Girls  Matt Varner
Softball Greg Newland
Tennis Randy Miller
Track Lee Kahler
Volleyball Chrissy Kaczuk
Wrestling Adam Hollingsworth
Greater Thumb Conference
The Greater Thumb Conference (GTC) is divided into two divisions and includes 14 schools located in the Thumb of Michigan from Huron, Sanilac, St. Clair, and Tuscola Counties.

Brown City Green Devils* BAD AXE HATCHETS*
Capac Chiefs Caro Tigers*
Harbor Beach Pirates* Cass City Red Hawks*
Marlette Red Raiders* EPBP Lakers*
Memphis Yellow Jackets* Reese Rockets*
Sandusky Redskins* USA Patriots*
Ubly Bearcats* Vassar Vulcans*
                                           (*)  NFHS Network Schools

Athletic Offerings
Baseball Basketball- Boys & Girls
Basketball- Boys & Girls Cross Country- Boys & Girls
Bowling- Boys & Girls Football
Cheerleading Track- Boys & Girls
Cross Country- Boys & Girls Volleyball
Football Wrestling
Golf- Boys  
Hockey- Thumb Legion Co-op ELEMENTARY
Soccer- Boys & Girls Basketball- Boys & Girls
Softball Cross Country- Boys & Girls
Tennis- Girls Wrestling
Track- Boys & Girls Baseball/Softball*
Volleyball Flag Football*
Wrestling Soccer*
                                                                  * Community Based Program
Hatchet Field Dedications

Claude Marsh Field

Claude Marsh Field has been the home for Hatchet Football and Track & Field since October 14, 1983 when it was dedicated in honor of the legendary football coach.  Coach Marsh, known as the Golden Greek, led the Hatchets football team for 16 years from 1949-1964 as well as coaching basketball and track.  He compiled nearly 100 wins and numerous league championships. The Hatchets were unbeaten in 1952, reeling off a 22-1-1 mark from 1952-54. His teams in 1962 (8-0) and 1963 (9-0) were rated No. 1 in Class B at season's end. From 1961-64, the Hatchets were 32-1-1 under Marsh including a 26-game unbeaten streak, as well as four straight league crowns.  He is a member of the Michigan High School Coaches Hall of Fame and the Michigan High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame. "The Golden Greek," an action biography of Marsh's life was written in 2003 by Bad Axe Distinguished Alumni recipient, Richard D. Lee.  Coach Marsh passed away in June of 2005.

Turmell Field

Turmell Field is the home of Hatchet baseball named after longtime varsity head coach Wayne Turmell.  Turmell began coaching the Hatchets in 1982 and led them for the next 30 seasons before stepping down in 2011.  He compiled a 508-331-16 career record capturing numerous league and district titles.  In 2000, Turmell led the Hatchets to the Division 3 State Finals where they finished as State Runners-Up.  Turmell served as President of the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association (MHSBCA) and was later inducted into the MHSBCA Hall of Fame in 2001.  Turmell was part of the first ever baseball coaching duo in Michigan to have two Hall of Fame coaches along with longtime assistant coach Hank Weitenberner who was inducted in 2008.  Coach Turmell was a Bad Axe High School teacher and also served as an assistant principal and interim superintendent.  Turmell Field was dedicated on May 20, 2012.

David DeCourval Soccer Complex

Named after the first ever soccer coach for both the Hatchet boys and girls teams, the David DeCourval Soccer Complex was dedicated on October 16, 2014. Coach DeCourval was instrumental in beginning the Hatchet soccer program in 1994 and building the program to become one of the most successful programs in the conference.  In addition, he helped to develop the Bad Axe youth soccer program that continues to this day to play on the east side of the school campus.  DeCourval pulled double duty coaching both in the fall and spring for 20 years.  During his coaching career, Coach DeCourval won a combined seven league titles and six district championships.  On the boys side, the Hatchets won six league titles in 1996-1998, 2007-2008, and 2010 as well as four district titles in 1998, 2001, 2007, and 2012.  The Lady Hatchet soccer team under DeCourval won a conference title in 2012 and two district titles in 2009 and 2013.  Coach DeCourval passed away in January of 2014.

Lee Kahler Track

Dedicated on September 11, 2015, the Lee Kahler Track honors the current Track & Field Head Coach for over 50 years of coaching.  Kahler has served as the Head Boys and Girls Track & Field Coach for 40 years starting in 1980.  Prior to becoming Head Coach, Kahler served 12 years as an assistant Track & Field coach.  During his tenure, Hatchet teams have captured 5 boys league titles, 5 girls league titles, and 2 girls regional titles.  Coach Kahler also was a longtime Cross Country Coach from 1982-2017 capturing 5 boys and 5 girls league titles and 3 girls regional titles.  Kahler taught biology at Bad Axe HS from 1967-2000. He also served as an assistant football coach from 1967-1978 and Head Coach from 1979-1981 including a State Runner Up in 1978 as well as Head Coach for Hatchet wrestling.  Coach Kahler was inducted in the Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Michigan High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2012. 


200 N. Barrie Road, Suite 100, Bad Axe, MI Phone: 989-269-9938 Fax: 989-269-2739