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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

 

Winter scholar-athletes earn state recognition

More than 50 members of Albany High School’s winter 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 second marking period this school year. The full list of students to earn this distinction is available here. Congratulations to all our scholar-athletes!

 

Albany High student-athletes break the ice

In the beginning, everyone was a stranger. Every practice was a road trip. And as the cold weeks and months passed, unfortunately almost every game turned into a loss.    

 

So how did it feel to be the first Albany High School student-athletes to play high school hockey? C’mon … it was hockey!    

 

“It was lot of fun,” said sophomore Chris Gallagher.    

 

 “It’s been cool,” said junior Patrick Trippany.    

 

“We had some good bonding,” said junior Yoni Eligberg, the driver for all of those road trips to practice and “home” games at Union College in Schenectady. Eilgberg, Trippany and Gallagher played for the Niskayuna-Schenectady-(and now)-Albany Mohawks this winter. (MORE)

 

Varsity girls host scrimmage with Sweden

In the international Olympic spirit, the Albany High School girls’ varsity basketball team hosted a Swedish team in a Jan. 13 scrimmage.

 

The Lady Falcons went up against the girls’ varsity team from Marks High School in Skene, Sweden. After more than an hour on the court, the two teams broke bread together and had a dance-off.

   

The meetup of the two teams was orchestrated by longtime Falcon booster Bernie Mulligan.

 

The Lady Falcons head into the 2018 Section II Class AA playoffs with a 13-7 record. 

    

Click here to see a Facebook album of the scrimmage. (It's not necessary to have a Facebook account to view the pictures. A window may display the text, “To see more from Albany schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now.”) 

 

Lawson passes century mark

Decky Lawson got a special shout-out Feb. 13 for hitting a 100-win milestone in his six-year career coaching Albany High School girls’ varsity basketball.

 

He was presented with a commemorative ball before a scrimmage against a team from Marks High School in Skene, Sweden.

 

Lawson achieved the breakthrough when the Lady Falcons won the final game of their Suburban Conference season at Schenectady on Feb. 9. He’s the second coach in school history to reach that plateau. (MORE)

 

Myers pool closed for cleaning

The swimming pool at Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School will be closed until Feb. 26 for cleaning.

 

Community swimming, normally offered on Mondays and Wednesdays, will be on hold until the pool reopens. (MORE)

    

Falcons bowling achievement

Albany High School freshman Jedrek Arasim had the high game and second-highest series at the Schenectady New Years Bowling Invitational on Jan. 12.  

 

Arasim rolled a 280 in his second game, tops among the 120 bowlers who competed. Arasim also had games of 235 and 221 for a 736 series. Both the high game and three-game total were personal bests for Arasim.  

 

The Falcons finished eighth overall out of 20 teams that competed in the tournament at Schenectady’s Boulevard Bowl.

 

Important update regarding winter sports

The Athletic Department held its required Winter Parent/Guardian/Coaches Meeting on Nov. 21. Important dates and information about athletics, concussions and other health issues were discussed.

 

As a parent, if you were unable to attend the required meeting, please review this presentation and the concussion information. After reviewing these, please sign and return this consent form. Your student-athlete will not be able to participate in a game until this form is returned to the Athletic Office at Albany High School.

 

State recognizes Albany High fall athletes for academic achievement

Nearly 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.

 

The girls’ cross country team also earned recognition as a NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athlete Team, with at least 75 percent of the members achieving a 90 average or higher. Please visit our Athletics News section to read more. Congratulations to all of our student-athletes!

 

Hart, Whelan announce college decisions

Albany High School girls' basketball standouts Haille Hart and Bridget Whelan announced their college decisions Nov. 13 surrounded by family, friends, teammates and coaches.

 

Both student-athletes are four-year varsity players for coach Decky Lawson. Hart, a 6-foot forward/center, signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her basketball career at NCAA Division II Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Whelan, a 5-foot-8 shooting guard, announced that she will attend SUNY New Paltz, one of the state's top NCAA Division III programs.

 

Please visit our Athletics News section to read more. Congratulations to both student-athletes on their achievement!

 

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 2017-18 sports season
Sports are a time commitment.

If you are participating in a varsity, JV, freshman 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 the 2016-17 school year in grades 7-12 at Hackett Middle School, Myers Middle School, North Albany Academy, West Hill Middle School and Albany High School. With middle school realignment in 2017-18, the district will offer modified sports (grades 7-8) at Hackett, Myers and the new middle school at 50 North Lark St. (boys' and girls' basketball only). See below for a breakdown of teams and the location for their practices.

 

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 29 teams at varying levels of competition, and 12 male sports activities on 31 teams at varying levels of competition. Each year more than 1,000 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

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

Hackett and Myers middle schools

Winter Sports

   

Basketball

X

(3 teams -- 1 at Hackett, 1 at Myers, 1 at 50 North Lark)

X

(3 teams -- 1 at Hackett, 1 at Myers, 1 at 50 North Lark)

Hackett, Myers and 50 North Lark

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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