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Athletics

Department of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

Albany High School

700 Washington Ave.

Albany, NY 12203

Phone: (518) 475-6310

Fax: (518) 475-6311

 

Kathleen Ryan, Director
Email: kathy.ryan@albany.k12.ny.us

Ashley Chapple, Instructional Supervisor for Health, Physical Education and Athletics

Email: achapple@albany.k12.ny.us

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

Brenda Mangan, Secretary

Email: bmangan@albany.k12.ny.us

 

Fall scholar-athletes named

More than 100 members of Albany High School’s fall varsity athletic teams have earned scholar-athlete recognition from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. The student-athletes each maintained an academic average of 90 or higher during the first marking period this school year.

 

More than 55 percent of the City School District of Albany's fall athletes earned grade point averages above 90. The girls’ tennis team had the most players (77.8 percent) with grade point averages higher than 90 (MORE).

 

Five Falcons become Mohawks for hockey season

Check out this Nov. 28 Times Union story about the City School District of Albany's partnership with Niskayuna and Schenectady to provide Albany High School student-athletes with the opportunity to play high school hockey.

 

Albany High does not offer hockey among its 24 athletic programs. Five Albany High student-athletes are taking advantage of the hockey partnership in its second season in 2018-19. Yoni Eligberg, Chris Gallagher and Patrick Trippany are in their second season with the Niskayuna-Schenectady-Albany Mohawks. Joe Rossi and Matt Trippany are new to the team this year.

 

The Mohawks voted Eligberg as their captain this season, and Gallagher an assistant captain. The team plays its home games at Union College in Schenectady. You can find the full schedule and much more about the Mohawks by following this link.

 

Winter sports schedules

Visit our 2018-19 sports schedules section for dates, locations and times.

 

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 winter 2018-19 sports season
Sports are a time commitment.

If you are participating in a high school or modified (grades 7-8) 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 Albany High School, Edmund J. O'Neal Middle School of Excellence, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School and William S. Hackett Middle School.

 

The district offers 12 female sports activities on 29 teams at varying levels of competition, and 12 male sports activities on 31 teams at varying levels of competition. Each year more than 1,100 student-athletes go through the district's programs coached by certified athletic coaches.

 

At the modified level (grades 7-8), we offer district-wide teams in all sports except basketball and girls' volleyball. In modified basketball, each middle school offers its own teams for girls and boys. In modified girls' volleyball, there are teams at Hackett and Myers (O'Neal students are eligible to compete on the Hackett team).

 

All other modified athletic teams practice and play at Myers or Albany High depending on the sport and season. See below for a breakdown of teams and the locations. The district provides transportation to each practice location; students and families are responsible for their own transportation home after practices and games.

 

The majority of the district's athletic teams compete in the 15-team Suburban Council. The Falcons are members of the Suburban Grey Division along with former Big 10 rivals Schenectady and Troy, as well as Suburban Council regulars Averill Park, Ballston Spa, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake and Columbia. The members of the Suburban Blue Division are CBA (boys' sports only), Bethlehem, Colonie, Guilderland, Niskayuna, Saratoga, Shaker and Shenendehowa.

 

The two exceptions are football and indoor track, which Section 2 aligns by school size. Albany High competes in the largest classification in all sports.

 

In football, Albany High competes in the Class AA Division with Bethlehem, CBA, Colonie, Guilderland, Niskayuna, Saratoga, Schenectady, Shaker and Shen. In indoor track, the Falcons compete with all Division I schools section-wide in the Tri-County Indoor Track League. 

 

Albany High School 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

 

Albany High School 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

Hockey
(In partnership with Niskayuna
and Schenectady)
V Winter

 

Modified Athletic Teams
For those students in grades 7-8, there is an 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

Football

X

 

Albany High

Volleyball

 

X

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

Hackett and Myers

Winter Sports

   

Basketball

X

(3 teams -- 1 at Hackett, 1 at Myers, 1 at O'Neal50 North Lark)

X

(3 teams -- 1 at Hackett, 1 at Myers, 1 at O'Neal)

Hackett, Myers and O'Neal

Swimming/Diving

X

(co-ed)

X

(co-ed)

Myers

Wrestling

X

 

Albany High

Spring Sports

   

Outdoor Track

X

X

Albany High

Baseball

X

 

Myers

Softball

 

X

Myers

Lacrosse

X

X

Albany High and Myers

 

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