Athletics is an important part of Waverly Central High School's total school program. The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association governs teams at Waverly Central High School. WCHS offers students an opportunity to participate in one or more of these interscholastic athletic teams: Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Football, Cheerleading, Volleyball, Golf Tennis, Track, Soccer, Trap, and Fishing. WCHS and McEwen High School have cooperative agreements which allow Waverly students who wish to run Cross Country to participate with McEwen.