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

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

Phone: 475-6312

Brenda Mangan, Secretary

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

 

Falcons upset defending champs to kick off 2016 football season

A day that began with a celebration of a long-ago Albany High win over Saratoga Springs ended with a similar celebration Sept. 3.

 

The Falcons opened the season with a win for the first time in more than a decade, upsetting defending Section II Class AA champion Saratoga 16-14. Two long catch-and-run touchdown completions -- the last a stunning 70-yarder by Jahi Goodbee with 1:35 remaining -- and two 2-point conversion runs by Ky'ere Tillery lifted the Falcons to the emotional victory.

 

It was the Falcons' first "regular-season" win (the first seven weeks of the season) since they beat Saratoga in 2007. However, it also was the Falcons' fourth consecutive win dating to the end of the 2015 season. The Falcons are now 3-1 on the school's new athletic field, which opened last October.

 

Jarrell Chaney also scored for the Falcons, taking a short pass from Noah John and sprinting through the Blue Streaks' defense for a 48-yard score that gave Albany High an 8-7 halftime lead after Tillery's first conversion run. Chaney also had two interceptions on the day.

 

Saratoga scored midway through the third quarter to take a 14-8 lead that stood up until late in the game. After the Falcons forced a punt with just under three minutes left, the offense took over deep in its own end. A first down helped move the ball out to the 30-yard-line, where John found Goodbee with a 10-yard slant. Goodbee made a strong catch and, after the defensive back missed going for the pass breakup, ran untouched for the tying TD. Tillery's second conversion run gave Albany High the lead, and the defense closed out the victory.

 

It was a fitting end to an afternoon that began with a ceremony to commemorate Albany High's last Section II championship. The Falcons won the title in 1996, beating Saratoga 17-14 for the title.

 

Hall of Fame dinner Sept. 16

The City School District of Albany’s 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Dinner will be held Friday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Italian-American Community Center on Washington Avenue Extension. Tickets to the dinner are $55 at the door. Please visit our Hall of Fame section to read more about the members of the Class of 2016.  

 

Football staff adds veteran UAlbany defensive coach

Former University at Albany defensive guru Mike Simpson is the newest addition to coach Joey DiPiazza's staff on the Albany High School football team.

 

Simpson spent 23 seasons as the Great Danes' defensive coordinator before his retirement following the 2013 season. He spent a total of 28 seasons with the Danes. UAlbany won or shared six Northeast Conference championships and captured two Eastern Football Conference titles. In addition to his coaching accomplishments, Simpson also holds a master's degree in educational administration. Please visit our Athletics News section to read more.

 

Save the date - 2nd Alumni Soccer Games on June 10, 2017

Albany High School will host the second Soccer Alumni Games on Saturday, June 10, 2017, on the school's athletic field.

 

The women's game will be at 1 p.m., followed by the men's game at 3 p.m. All former Albany High soccer players, including current seniors who completed their high-school careers last fall, are invited to participate. Please contact Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Kathy Ryan at 475-6310 for details.

 

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.

 

Director's Memo: Sports are a time commitment
Updated for the fall 2016 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, West Hill Middle School and Albany High School.

 

The district's athletic teams compete in the Suburban Council. The district is also a member of the Tri-County Indoor Track League. 


The district offers 12 female sports activities on 27 teams at varying levels of competition, and 12 male sports activities on 30 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

Fall & Winter

Cross Country

V

Fall

Indoor track

V

Winter

Lacrosse V & JV Spring

Outdoor track

V

Spring

Soccer

V & JV

Fall

Tennis

V

Fall

Volleyball

V & JV

Fall

Softball

V & JV

Spring

Swimming/Diving

V

Fall

 

Boys' Athletic Teams

Sport

Level

Season

Baseball

V & JV

Spring

Basketball

V, JV & F

Winter

Bowling

V

Winter

Football

V & F

Fall

Cross Country

V

Fall

Indoor track

V

Winter

Lacrosse V & JV Spring

Outdoor track

V

Spring

Soccer

V & JV

Fall

Swimming/Diving

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

(2 district-wide teams)

X

Myers Middle School

Football

X

 

Albany High

Volleyball

 

X

Myers Middle School

Winter Sports

   

Basketball

X

(2 teams -- 1 at Hackett, 1 at Myers)

X

(2 teams -- 1 at Hackett, 1 at Myers)

Hackett and Myers 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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