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Athletics

Department of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

Albany High School

700 Washington Ave.

Albany, NY 12203

Phone: 475-6310

Fax: 475-6311

 

Kathleen Ryan, Athletics Director
E-mail: kathy.ryan@albany.k12.ny.us

Rachel Shatney, Assistant Athletics Director/Athletic Trainer
E-mail: rshatney@albany.k12.ny.us

Brenda Mangan, Secretary

E-mail: bmangan@albany.k12.ny.us

 

Parents/guardians must view spring sports info, sign form

Attention parents or guardians of freshman, JV and varsity athletes playing spring sports: If you miss the March 23 Spring Sports Meeting, please review the following information:

Once you have reviewed the information, please download, print and sign the acknowledgement form and have your son/daughter return it to the Athletics Office.

 

Coleman a top sprinter in state

Albany High School sprinter Jahari Coleman set a personal best record March 7 at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association indoor track championships at Cornell University.

                                                                                                 

Coleman, a junior, ran the 55 meter dash in 7.22 seconds – a time that earned her the rank of fifth-fastest high school runner in the state in that event. One of the premiere sprinters in Section II this year, Coleman was named Times Union Female Athlete of the Month for February. Click here to read that story.

 

Also setting a personal best at the state meet was sophomore Syeed Holtzclaw. He ran the 300-meter dash in 36.86 seconds, earning him the rank of 22nd in the state for that event.

 

Another sophomore, Eileen Bequette, finished the high jump at 5’2,” the 10th best in the state. She also earned a 22nd ranking in the long jump with 16’ 1.”

 

In addition, Coleman ran the 300 meter dash but her time did not qualify for the finals. The Albany High girls' 4x200 relay team met the same fate.

 

Coleman, Johnson win events at indoor track and field sectionals

Jahari Coleman cemented her position  as the fastest student-athlete in Section II girls' track and field Feb. 21 with a pair of sprint victories at the Division I indoor championships at the University at Albany.

 

Coleman, a junior, won the 55 meters and 300 meters to lead Albany High School to a fourth-place finish. Mercedes Johnson, also a junior, won the 55-meter hurdles to help the Lady Falcons to their strong team finish.

 

Albany High also finished second in the 4x200 relay and fourth in the 4x400 relay. Senior Tiaria Gaines placed fifth in the triple jump and sophomore Eileen Bequette turned in a sixth-place finish in the long jump to add to the team's point total.

 

Young tops Section II bowlers with best three-game series

Freshman Jahlil Young rolled the best three-game set in the Section II Class A bowling tournament Feb. 11, helping Albany High School rally to a strong sixth-place finish.

 

Young, who like his teammates struggled during the morning session at Schenectady’s Boulevard Bowl, responded with a 721 series in the afternoon. That was the best series from any of the 80 bowlers on the 16 teams competing in the large-school division.

 

Young (pictured above) rolled games of 235, 231 and 255 to lead the Falcons to the best team score in the afternoon session. Senior John Henry Phillips rolled an outstanding 681 series in the afternoon, and junior Queone Sylvester contributed a 635. Visit our Athletics News section to read more about the team’s excellent performance.

 

'Beam Queen' Arduino accepts Division I gymnastics scholarship

Albany High School senior Mary Elle Arduino has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete in gymnastics at Division I Towson University next year. The school recognized Arduino with a ceremony before the boys' varsity basketball game against Troy on Dec. 12.

 

Arduino, also ranked in the top 10 of her class academically with a 96 grade-point average, has participated in gymnastics since she was 18 months old. A specialist on the balance beam, she was the 2011 and 2014 New York state champion in the event and a national qualifier in 2012, among many other achievements. Her excellence in her sport's most difficult event earned her the nickname Beam Queen. Visit our Athletics News section to read more.

Basketball standout Chandler makes commitment to Colgate official                       

Albany High School senior Mylah Chandler, a standout performer on the court and in the classroom, made her college choice official Nov. 14, signing a National Letter of Intent to attend Division I Colgate University next year. Surrounded by her teammates on the Lady Falcons girls' basketball team, Chandler described Colgate as providing her the best combination of Division I athletics and top-flight academics. Visit our Athletics News section to read more. 

                                                 

Show your Falcon pride with Falcon apparel

You can wear your Falcon pride on your sleeve (and other places) thanks to a range of other apparel that's available online or at the school store, Falcon Rock. Click here or on the box in the upper right-hand corner of the page to shop online. During the school year, you also can visit Falcon Rock Tuesdays and Thursdays during all lunch periods (10:18 a.m.-1:18 p.m.). 

 

Director's Memo: Sports are a time commitment
Updated for the spring 2015 sports season
Sports are a time commitment.

If you are participating in a varsity, JV or modified (grades7-8) sport, please keep in mind that you are making a commitment to your team and that sport. To be fair, each player must make the commitment to be present at each practice and contest throughout the season before tryouts begin. This weighs heavily on the decisions made by coaches when they determine their rosters. A schedule is given at the beginning of each team’s season and is also available before tryouts upon request. (MORE)

 

Student-Athlete Code of Conduct

Click here to read the City School District of Albany's Student-Athlete Code of Conduct.

 

Athletic offerings

The City School District of Albany offers students an opportunity for athletic competition in grades 7-12 at Hackett Middle School, Myers Middle School, North Albany Academy and Albany High School.

 

The district's athletic teams are competing as independents in 2014-15, with no conference affiliation, following the dissolution of the Big 10 Athletic Conference last summer. All Albany High School teams and student-athletes remain eligible for postseason competition in Section II of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA). The district is also a member of the Tri-County Indoor Track League, Adirondack Swim League for men and the Aqua Swim League for women. 


The district offers 11 female sports activities on 25 teams at varying levels of competition, and 12 male sports activities on 27 teams at varying levels of competition. Each year more than 1,000 athletes go through the district's program coached by certified athletic coaches.

 

Girls' Athletic Teams
KEY: V=Varsity; JV= Junior Varsity; F=Freshman

Sport

Level

Season

Basketball

V, JV & F

Winter

Cheerleading

V & JV

Fall & Winter

Cross Country

V

Fall

Indoor track

V

Winter

Lacrosse JV Spring

Outdoor track

V

Spring

Soccer

V & JV

Fall

Tennis

V

Fall

Volleyball

V, JV

Fall

Softball

V & JV

Spring

Swimming

V

Fall

 

Boys' Athletic Teams

Sport

Level

Season

Baseball

V & JV

Spring

Basketball

V, JV & F

Winter

Bowling

V

Winter

Football

V & JV

Fall

Cross Country

V

Fall

Indoor track

V

Winter

Lacrosse JV Spring

Outdoor track

V

Spring

Soccer

V & JV

Fall

Swimming

V

Winter

Tennis

V

Spring

Wrestling

V & JV

Winter

 

Modified Athletic Teams
For those students in grades 7-8, there is interscholastic modified program. It includes the following sports:

KEY: Site = practice location

Fall Sports

Boys

Girls

Site

Cross Country

X

X

Albany High

Soccer

X

X

Myers Middle School

Football

X

 

Albany High

Volleyball

 

X

Myers Middle School

Winter Sports

   

Basketball

X

X

Held at respective middle schools

Swimming/Diving

X (co-ed)

X (co-ed)

Myers Middle School

Wrestling

X

 

Albany High

Spring Sports

   

Outdoor Track

X

X

Albany High

Baseball

X

 

Myers Middle School

Softball

 

X

Myers Middle School

Lacrosse

X

X

Albany High/Myers Middle School

 

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