May 23, 2018

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Olivia Dykstra, Eleanor Felton sign with D1 colleges

April 13, 2018

DCS seniors and accomplished scholar athletes Olivia Dykstra and Eleanor Felton signed letters of intent with Division 1 colleges on April 11 in the high school’s learning commons, capping their impressive student careers.

Olivia  signed with the University of Albany. A volleyball player, she was named Western Athletic Conference (WAC) MVP and member of the WAC New York State 5th volleyball team. She was also named WAC most outstanding hitter for volleyball.

Eleanor signed with American University in Washington, D.C. She is an outstanding member of the Duanesburg Jr./Sr. High School cross country and track teams and a swimmer with the Duanesburg Electric Eels team based at the YMCA.

Softball players team up for Ronald McDonald House

March 27, 2018

Softball team poses with collected items

The DCS varsity softball team was hoping to do some nice for Ronald McDonald House in Albany.

 They wanted to cook for the residents, but were told they needed to be 18 or older to perform that volunteer task. Instead, the team decided to collect food, paper goods and personal care items such as toothpaste, soap and laundry detergent to help families there.

Their efforts a success, members of the team will personally deliver their donations to Ronald McDonald House.

Coach Tom Reiter is very proud of his team. "Their idea was totally student-driven," he said. "One of captains said 'let’s do something to give back, bond as a team and pay it forward'. I‘m very proud of the girls for thinking of others, especially during these difficult times."

Ace alum coaches baseball players

March 26, 2018

Aaron Casper talks with students   Aaron Casper poses with students

DCS baseball coach Chris Wyanski held a pitching clinic Saturday featuring 2011 graduate and D-1 player Aaron Casper. Aaron received a full scholarship to pitch at Canisius College. 18 students in grades 7-12 learned specific mechanics, proper warm-up drills and arm strengthening and care exercises.

Although invited to extend his baseball career after college via the Independent League in AZ, Aaron chose to begin his business career so he could pay off his education bills. He works as a resource manager for a western NY company and also for a company involved in baseball training.

Boone Lynch honored by Section 2, News Channel 13

March 15, 2018

Boone Lynch and Coach Johnson   Boone Lynch banner

Congrats to Boone Lynch on being recognized by the Section 2 Boys’ Basketball Committee and News Channel 13 as an outstanding student athlete. As Duanesburg’s representative, Boone was voted the top scholar athlete for the Western Athletic Conference and as the top scholar athlete for Class C in all of Section 2.

Guidelines for selection include: A senior male player who made significant contribution to his basketball team; demonstrates a high standard of academic achievement; has shown good citizenship and moral character; and demonstrates sportsmanship and leadership ability.

Congrats WAC basketball all stars and senior players

March 12, 2018

basketball all stars pose with awards   basketball players pose at game

Congratulations to basketball players Madison Meyer for being selected as a first team league all star and Emily Lenehan for being selected as a second team league all star for the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). "These two girls worked extremely hard and are well deserving of the recognition. Great job," Coach Herron said.

"The Eagles were well represented at the recent exceptional senior game for the league," he added. "Morgan Hoffmann and Logan Smith put their skills on display for the girls side, while Greg Cornelius, Boone Lynch, Alex Onorati and Tyler Martin represented the boys. Great job seniors; you will be missed."

  basketball players pose as a group

Congratulations also go out to Boone Lynch for being selected as a WAC first team all star and Alex Onorati for making second team all star.

basketball all stars pose with awards

Scholar Athlete Greg Cornelius honored for leadership, achievement, football

March 8, 2018

Greg Cornelius receives award 

Congrats to Duanesburg senior and Helderberg Valley football team member Greg Cornelius on being honored by the Capital District Chapter of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame. Greg was nominated to represent Duanesburg and the team, which has players from DCS and BKW, because of his Community Leadership, Academic Achievement and Football Performance. He was one of just 60 Section 2 Scholar Athletes honored this past Monday.

Morgan Hoffmann represents DCS at Scholar Athletes breakfast

March 6, 2018

Morgan Hoffmann and Coach Herron

Congrats to Morgan Hoffmann for being this year's DCS representative at the NYSPHSAA Section 2 Scholar Athletes breakfast. Coach Chris Herron: "Morgan maintained high grades while playing basketball and managing all of her out-of-school responsibilities. Way to go Morgan!"

Zack Lawrence wrestles a 3rd at states, achieves record number of wins

Feb. 26, 2018

Zach Lawrence stands over number 3 on podium 

Congrats to wrestler Zack Lawrence for scoring 3rd in the New York State tournament at the Times Union Center this past weekend and for breaking Duanesburg's single season record for wins with 52 and career wins with 227.

Girls bowling team rolls at sectionals

Feb. 22, 2018

Kylie with trophy   Bethany with trophy

The girls bowling team recently finished 6th of 10 at sectionals. Kylie Largeteau bowled the second highest series for class C and Bethany Baza the third highest game. The boys team finished 15th of 25 after a tough competition.

DCS mourns the passing of Joe Bena

Feb. 17, 2018

The DCS community is saddened by the loss of Joe Bena.

Grygas grapples a sectional 3rd; Lawrence wins, heads to states

Feb. 12, 2018

Charlie Grygas and Zack Lawrence 

Congratulations to DCS wrestlers Charlie Grygas for placing third in the section at the Section 2 State Qualifying Tournament on Feb. 10, and Zack Lawrence for winning his fourth Sectional Championship. Zack will compete in the State Tournament at the Times Union Center Feb. 23 & 24.

Update: Congratulations Charlie Grygas on receiving an at-Large bid to join teammate Zack Lawrence in the NYSPHSAA wrestling championships at the Times Union Center. Good luck!

Girls basketball seniors recognized

Feb. 8, 2018

Signs in the gym saying go seniors and no crying

The girls basketball team celebrated their senior night with a win vs. Northville on Feb. 5. The Eagles recognized seniors Skyler-Rae Hamel, Morgan Hoffmann, Logan Smith and Mikenzie Stahl. The team is 13-5 and preparing for sectionals.

Skyler-Rae Hamel being announced in gym

Morgan Hoffmann being announced in gym

Logan Smith being announced in gym

Mikenzie Stahl being announced in gym

Basketball team poses as group

Senior night a team effort for varsity boys basketball

Feb. 8, 2018

basketball team with coach 

Senior night for boys varsity basketball was definitely a team effort: All 10 members are seniors this year.

boys basketball team

Bowlers roll great season

Feb. 1, 2018

group of female bowlers

group of male bowlers 

Duanesburg's bowlers had an awesome season, with members scoring all-star status and the boys and girls teams finishing in 5th place in the Western Athletic Conference.

At a January tournament at Spare Time Latham, the girls finished 4th of nine teams and the boys 6th of 10 teams, with the boys separated from a 4th place finish by one game. Kylie Largeteau bowled a single game high of 206.

League awards included: Kylie Largeteau, first team all-star and highest average of 179; Bethany Baza, first team all-star and highest single game total of 267; and Eland Colon, first team all-star with an average of 196. Eland also had the highest single game total of 287.

Congrats to the teams and Coach Chris Wyanski, and best of luck at the girls sectionals on Feb. 8 and boys sectionals on Feb. 9.

female bowler      2 female bowlers

3 male bowlers

Wrestlers score silver at Ichabod tourney, Landauer is MVP

Jan. 25, 2018

DCS wrestling team

Duanesburg varsity wrestlers finished 2nd out of nine teams this past weekend at the Ichabod Crane Dual Meet Tournament. Sophomore Cadan Landauer was voted Tournament MVP after going 8-0 for the weekend. The squad is back in action Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the high school.

100th win for Charlie Grygas

Jan. 25, 2018

Charlie Grygas, 2 others holding 100 win banner 

Congratulations to Charlie Grygas on reaching his 100th win this past weekend. Charlie started the season 37-2 and is currently ranked 2nd in section 2 at 160 lbs.

Zack Lawrence wrestles to 200th win

Jan. 22, 2018

Zach Lawrence stands in front of congratulatory banner

Great grappling! Zack Lawrence won his 200th wrestling match vs. Canojaharie-Fort Plain on Jan. 11. Zack started the season 25-0.

Olivia Dysktra named WAC volleyball MVP

Jan. 22, 2018

Olivia Dykstra leaps up to strike volleyball 

Congratulations to senior Olivia Dykstra on being named Most Valuable Player and member of the New York State 5th Volleyball team by the Western Athletics Conference.

Arctic cold doesn't keep Lady Eagles from cheering Great Danes

Jan. 11, 2018

girls basketball team stands as group at UAlbany

Neither cold nor wind nor distance can keep our basketball team from enjoying the game: They braved last Saturday's arctic weather to take in a UAlbany game. Reports Coach Herron, "The Great Danes won, and the Lady Eagles had a great time."

Girls varsity basketball team spotlighted on Spectrum News

Dec. 14, 2017

Spectrum TV news covered the Dec. 4 girls varsity game against Canajoharie, where they maintained their record. View here:

Eagles victorious at basketball tourney

Dec. 4, 2017

Girls basketball team stands with coach, trophy 

The girls basketball team aced their tournament Dec. 2, defeating Schenevus in the first round and then Sullivan West to claim the championship. The Eagles were led by all-tournament team recipients Emily Lenehan and tournament MVP Madison Meyer. Seniors Logan Smith and Morgan Hoffmann played outstanding games to secure the victory. The team celebrated the win with a trip to Brook's House of BBQ. Congratulations Eagles and Coach Herron.

Basketball team sits at table at Brook's BBQ 

Soccer All Stars honored at banquet

Dec. 4, 2017

Marygrace Nichols and Olivia Harris hold their certificates 

NYSPHAA Soccer All Star players Marygrace Nichols and Olivia Harris were honored at the Dec. 3 banquet (see story below).

Eagles soar: Harris and Nichols named Soccer All Stars

Nov. 21, 2017

Congratulations to soccer players Olivia Harris, who was named a First Team All Star, and Marygrace Nichols, who was named a Second Team All Star. They'll be recognized at the All Star Banquet on Dec. 3.

Congrats football All Stars

Nov. 17, 2018

Helderberg Valley Football Team

Helderberg Valley football team quarterback Xander Monroe and wide receiver Kyle Waddell have been named Class D 1st Team All Stars. Wide receiver Michael Flower, offensive lineman Ben Boone and defensive end Greg Cornelius are Class D 2nd Team All Stars, honorable mention.

The players will be honored at the Class D All Star breakfast on Dec. 10. It's the second year in a row that the Class D 1st Team All Star quarterback is from Helderberg Valley, and Waddell is one of only two 1st Team All Star wide receivers.

Monroe and Waddell are DCS juniors and Cornelius is a DCS senior. Flower and Boone are Berne-Knox-Westerlo students.

The Helderberg Valley Football team has players from DCS and BKW and finished the season 4-3.

XC trio is tougher than the weather

Nov. 13, 2017

3 runners pose for photo

A report from Coach Lynch: The conditions were tough at the New York State Cross Country Championships on Nov. 11 at Wayne High School near Rochester, but our runners were even tougher. Despite bitter cold and an icy, muddy course, Duanesburg's trio of Jen Skeeter, Elaine Atanasova and Andy Drescher proudly represented their school and turned in strong performances.

Jen led all section 2 runners in the Class C race with a very solid 8th place finish. Elaine placed 13th and earned the distinct status of being on the podium (for top 20 finishers) for four years in a row at the state meet. Andy placed 27th against a very tough pack in his first year running cross country.

Congratulations runners on an amazing season.

runner running across snowy grass

runner running across snowy grass

runner running across snowy grass


Girls XC team are Class C champs; three runners head to states

Nov. 6, 2017

Girls cross country team stands togehter and poses with medals

The girls cross country team are class C sectional champions after a Nov. 3 win at Saratoga State Park. Jen Skeeter won the class C /CC overall race, and will run in the New York State championship meet on Nov. 11 at Wayne High School in Ontario, N.Y. Elaine Atanasova also qualified and will run in her 4th straight state meet.

In team standings, the girls team was the class C/CC race runner-up to Schuylerville. The team was led by Jen Skeeter - 1st place, Elaine Atanasova - 2nd place, Hanna Avery - 13th place, Alice Cole - 15th place, Jessica Archambeault - 28th place and Brooke Moore - 32nd place. Alana Mitchell, Eleanor Felton, Cierra Wolfgram, Hannah Lawrence and Rylie Lohret rounded out the team.

The boys cross country team turned in a solid performance at the sectionals, finishing 4th out of 20 teams. The team was led by Andrew Drescher, who placed 3rd overall and also qualified for the New York State meet, and Boone Lynch - 7th place, Sal Gallo - 27th place and Paul Munson - 36th place. George Atanasov, Connor Skiff and Brian Mallory rounded out the team.

Congratulations to both teams for very solid cross country seasons. Best of luck to Jen, Elaine and Andy at the state meet.

All Stars, PRs a-plenty at Fort Plain WAC Championships

Oct. 26, 2017

Boys and girls cross country team members stand in a group outside  

The boys and girls cross country teams had an impressive showing at the WAC Championships on Oct. 25 at Fort Plain. Every member of the boys team had a personal record (PR) on the course, and five of the boys were named WAC All Stars. The team was led by Andy Drescher - 2nd, Boone Lynch - 3rd, Sal Gallo - 6th, Paul Munson - 10th and George Atanasov - 12th. Brian Mallory and Connor Skiff rounded out the scoring for the team.

Four members of the girls team were named WAC All Stars, and many members achieved PRs. The team was led by Elaine Atanasova - 2nd, Jen Skeeter - 3rd, Hanna Avery - 7th, Alice Cole - 9th, Jessica Archambeault - 18th and Brooke Moore - 19th. Eleanor Felton, Alana Mitchell and Cierra Wolfgram rounded out the scoring. The teams will compete at sectionals Nov. 3 at Saratoga State Park.

XC teams undefeated in dual meets this season

Oct. 19, 2017

boys cross country team poses together on field 

The boys and girls varsity cross country teams are undefeated (10-0) in their dual meets this season. Congratulations to Connor Skiff, Paul Munson, Brian Mallory, Boone Lynch, George Atanasov, Andy Drescher and Sal Gallo, and to Alana Mitchell, Cierra Wolfgram, Rylie Lohret, Hannah Lawrence, Jen Skeeter, Eleanor Felton, Elaine Atansova, Jessica Archambeault, Alice Cole, Hanna Avery and Brooke Moore (not pictured below). The teams compete in the Greenwich Invitational at Saratoga State Park on Oct. 20.

girls cross country team poses together on field

10-0 season for modified volleyball team

Oct. 17, 2017

Girls volleyball team poses in front of Duanesburg gym mats

Go Eagles! The modified volleyball team finished their season undefeated, 10-0! Congrats to the team, captains (pictured front row from left, Siena Hallberg, Jahanna Palluti, Madison Meyer) and Coach Sondra Rondeau.


Oct. 16, 2017

Modified boys soccer team stands at net with Coach Fries

The great news doesn't stop with our student athletes: Congratulations to the modified boys soccer team and Coach Jennifer Fries on their undefeated season.

Runners fire up Burnt Hills Invitational with 2nd place finish

Oct. 16, 2017

Girls cross country team poses in park

The girls cross country team ran away with 2nd place at the Burnt Hills Invitational Oct. 14. They were led by Elaine Atanasova, who placed 3rd out of 141 runners, Jen Skeeter, who placed 5th and Alice Cole,who placed 40th. Eleanor Felton achieved a personal best at the Saratoga State Park course and Hanna Avery rounded out the scoring. Congratulations also to Boone Lynch, who placed 10th out of 178 runners in the boys race.


Dykstra leads team to big win in last home match

Oct. 16, 2017

Volleyball team stands around sign with Olivia Dykstra's name and number 3 

Senior Olivia Dykstra recently played her last home match of her career leading Duanesburg's volleyball team to a win in a 5-game thriller against 8-1 Notre Dame Bishop Gibbons. Duanesburg improved to 6-4 in the league with the win on senior night.

Strong showing at Grout Invy

Oct. 12, 2017

Girls cross country team stands together, wearing race medals

The girls and boys varsity cross country teams had a successful day at the Grout Invitational at Central Park in Schenectady on Oct. 7. The girls team finished in 3rd place and were led by Elaine Atanasova, who took 5th place, Jen Skeeter, who placed 9th, and Alice Cole, who placed 16th. Hanna Avery and Eleanor Felton rounded out the scoring for the team.

Placing 6th in the regional tourney, the boys team was led by Boone Lynch, who placed 3rd, Andy Drescher, who placed 4th and Sal Gallo, who placed 23rd. George Atanasov and Connor Skiff rounded out the scoring. Next up for the teams: the Burnt Hills Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 14.

XC runners make mark on Utica

Oct. 3, 2017

The boys and girls cross country teams competed Saturday in the 75th EJ Herrmann XC Invitational in Proctor Park, Utica, and fared very well against some very tough competition.

The boys team finished 9th out of 31 teams and was led by Boone Lynch finishing 23rd of 232 runners, George Atanasov finishing 39th and Sal Gallo finishing 45th. Paul Munson and Connor Skiff rounded out the scoring.

The girls team finished 7th out of 24 teams and was led by Elaine Atanasova, who finished 5th out of 217 runners, Jen Skeeter finishing 16th and Alice Cole finishing 44th. Hanna Avery and Eleanor Felton rounded out the scoring.

Varsity volleyball team takes 2nd in Waterford-Halfmoon tourney

Sept. 25, 2017

Volleyball team stands with coach

The girls varsity volleyball team made it to their second straight finals this season at the Waterford-Halfmoon tournament, finishing 2nd out of 8 teams. Next up: Sept. 26 vs. Middleburgh at home, Sept. 28 vs. Canajoharie and Sept. 29 vs. Loudonville Christian. They are 4-1 overall in their league.

XC team runs away with silver

Sept. 25, 2017

Great news from Coach Lynch: Congratulations to the girls varsity cross country team for finishing 2nd out of 15 teams at the Queensbury Invitational on Saturday. The team was led by Elaine Atanasova who placed 3rd, Jen Skeeter who placed 10th and Alice Cole who placed 18th. Eleanor Felton and Hanna Avery rounded out the scoring for the team.

Soccer team rock n bowls to raise $400 for Red Cross

Sept. 22, 2017

 Soccer team posing in bowling alley   Soccer team posing in bowling alley

The girls soccer team donated $400 to the Red Cross following their successful rock n bowl fundraiser. The team thanks all who participated and donated to their event.

Team escapes over the weekend

Sept. 18, 2017

soccer players standing in a group wearing masks and capes        soccer players standing in a group holding funny signs

The girls soccer team escaped on Sunday, Sept. 17, but it's all good. After breaking into groups, they had one hour to figure a way out of TruEscape at the ViaPort Rotterdam. Reports Coach Herron, "All thegroups were successful and had a great time."

Volleyball team serves up winning sets

Volleyball team holds up trophy on court

Sept. 18, 2017


The varsity volleyball team finished off their first week of competition with a championship at the Canajoharie-Fort Plain Get Set Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 16. The team won 10 of 13 sets on their way to a win in the finals.

Lady Eagles battle in tourney, soar over Sharon Springs

Sept. 7, 2017

girls soccer players lay on field and stretch 

The girls varsity soccer team started the season with a tough Middleburgh tournament in which they lost both games, but then rebounded by defeating Sharon Springs 4-0. The team put in some tough practices and worked hard during preseason.

Golfer Angela Sorrentino awarded scholarship

July 13, 2017

Angela Sorrentino, John Conway, Greg Hennel

Duanesburg class of 2017 golfer Angela Sorrentino received a $1,000 scholarship from the Capital Region Golf Owners Association and was presented with the award by Stadium Golf Course owner Greg Hennel (left) as Coach Conway looked on. Angela heads to SUNY Oneonta this fall.

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Soccer players spend their Saturday volunteering with Special Olympics

May 30, 2017

Three Duanesburg girls soccer players recently gave up their Saturday to volunteer at a regional Special Olympics competition. Madison Hack, Makenna Todd and Morgan Hack kept score for basketball games played at Shenendehowa on May 13. The statewide Special Olympics will be held in June at Siena College.

DCS soccer players volunteer at SONY Regionals

Don't sleep through this fundraiser

May 2, 2017

Don't sleep through this fundraiser for DCS baseball and softball teams: Brand-new, factory-warranted mattress sale will be held at the high school on Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  READ MORE

Fall sports physicals are June 9; none provided during summer

April 25, 2017

Sports physicals for the fall 2017 season will be held on Friday, June 9, from 8-11:30 a.m. If a student athlete's physical expires before Aug. 14, contact Mrs. Newsome by June 5 at the latest for an appointment. Sports physicals will not be held during the summer.

Softball team 2-0 at Red Hook Tourney

April 25, 2017

Duanesburg Eagles varsity softball team at Red Hook Tourney

The varsity softball team went 2-0 at the rain-shortened Red Hook tournament on April 22. Coach Conway reports, "In the opener, they defeated Rhinebeck 3-1 and closed out the finals with a 5-3 win over the host School Red Hook. Captain Alexa Lombardoni led the way, pitching all 14 innings. Sophomore Annabelle Rieseler was outstanding with a home run in game one and a double and two singles and two RBI in game two. Sophomore Erica Schettine had a big base clearing three RBI triple and two singles in the final game. Tori Passonno contributed two singles to the final game. The Eagles are 3-0 WAC, 7-0 overall at this point in the season."

DCS athletes participate in WAC leadership conference

March 28, 2017

DCS at WAC leadership conference at FMCC

Student athletes represented Duanesburg at last week's WAC leadership conference at Fulton Montgomery Community College. They listened to speakers and participated in leadership activities and presentations.

Eagles seek to soar to 20th league championship

March 23, 2017

The Daily Gazette featured our awesome, championship softball team. READ THE ARTICLE

DCS wrestlers excel at states

March 1, 2017

Zach Lawrence at Wrestling States

Zach Lawrence placed 5th at the New York State wrestling championships at the Times Union Center on Feb. 25. Coach Conway reports, "Lawrence is now a three-time state placer and only a sophomore. Teammates Ryan Harper and Charlie Grygas also had a good tournament, making it to Saturday and finishing in the top eight in the state."

Wrestlers head to state meet

Feb. 23, 2017

DCS wrestlers head to state meet 

Duanesburg's reputation for wrestling excellence hits the mats this weekend. Zachary Lawrence heads to the state wrestling meet on Feb. 24-25 at the Times Union Center, his fourth time competing at that level, with fellow wrestlers Ryan Harper and Charlie Grygas, who received wild card berths.

Lawrence won his 3rd Section 2 wrestling title Feb. 11 at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Coach Conway said, “Only a sophomore, Zach went as a wild card his 8th-grade year after placing 2nd in the section and winning titles in 7th, 9th and 10th grade. He has placed 4th and 5th in the state meet.”

 After finishing second in the section 2 tournament, Harper and Grygas were selected by a statewide point system to compete at the states.

Wrestlers hit the mat with Gwiz

Dec. 29, 2016


A report from Coach Conway:
"Two-time national wrestling champion Nick Gwiazdowski, coming off a huge win in the Ukraine for the U.S.A. senior national team to help defeat a powerful Iran team, stopped by the wrestling room that he grew up in at Duanesburg High School. He spent last Monday and Tuesday helping prepare the team for the Schenectady County Duals.

"Nick's presence in the room is amazing, and he is a very gifted coach. The kids were excited to have one of the best wrestlers in the world who grew up in the same wrestling room leading the practice. Nick's next competition will be in Russia at the end of January."

Photo above: Nick Gwizdowski and Coach Caufield demonstrate takedown strategies at practice. Photo below: Gwiz and the team take a break during Monday's practice. READ MORE ABOUT NICK'S RECENT COMPETITION



Golfers to sport new bags, thanks to donation

Dec. 8, 2016


DCS golf bag     DCS golf bag

DCS golfers will sport awesome new bags thanks to a donation from Clark Industrial Park that was secured by Booster Club member Dianne Grant.

Congratulations Scholar Athletes

Congratulations to Duanesburg's Scholar Athletes for fall 2016. Scholar Athletes have to meet high standards set by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association for academic and sports performance, as well as being good citizens. READ MORE

Varsity girls basketball team sinks Schenevus silver

Girls varsity basketball team

The varsity girls basketball team opened the season by capturing the 2nd place trophy in the Schenevus Tournament. They defeated Schoharie, then fell to Unatego in the championship round. Cassidy Schaeffer and Logan Smith were named to the all-tournament team.

Physics, soccer and a 99+ academic average - small school, smart students!

DCS senior Ben Lawrence is TWC-TV's Scholar Athlete of the Week. VIEW THE VIDEO

DCS runners part of state championship team

Elaine Atanasova Jen Skeeter

DCS cross country runners Elaine Atanasova and Jen Skeeter not only placed 16th and 22nd, respectively, in the New York State Cross Country Championship at Chenango Valley State Park Nov. 12, they were also part of a Section 2 combined team that won the meet and was crowned State Champion. Brendon VanVlack ended his stellar high school cross country career with a solid race performance at the state meet. Congratulations to the runners and Coach Lynch.

Elaine Atanasova Jen Skeeter

Girls XC team scores silver at sectionals

Girls XC team at sectionals

Great news from Coach Lynch:
Congratulations to the girls cross country team for finishing second at sectionals Oct. 4 at Saratoga State Park. The team held off a tough Maple Hill team to earn the runner-up plaque and was led by Elaine Atanasova who placed 4th, Jen Skeeter who placed 7th, Bridget Van Valen who placed 14th, Alice Cole who placed 19th, Hannah Lawrence who placed 30th and Astrid Marz who placed 31st and displaced Maple Hill's 5th runner to help solidify the win.

Congratulations also to the boys cross country team for a solid performance at sectionals. They placed 6th out of 15 teams with many of the runners getting PRs on the course. The team was led by Brendon VanVlack who placed 4th and Boone Lynch who placed 9th. George Atanasov - 36th, Sal Gallo - 52nd and Mark Nicolella - 63rd rounded out the scoring for the team.

Elaine, Jen and Brendon qualified for the state meet and will represent Section 2 Nov. 12 at Chenango Valley State Park near Binghamton. Good luck to the runners.

Cross country runners WAC the competition

Congratulations to the girls varsity cross country team on winning the Oct. 25 WAC Championship. The team was led by Elaine Atanasova in 2nd place, Jen Skeeter in 3rd place, Alice Cole in 9th place, Bridget VanValen in 10th place and Eleanor Felton in 16th place. The girls are currently ranked 6th in the state.

Congratulations to the modified girls on a job well done. Jessica Archambeault placed 6th, Alana Mitchell placed 7th and Abie O'Donnell placed 10th.

Congratulations to the boys varsity cross country team on their 3rd place finish behind Class B - Notre Dame Bishop Gibbons and Class C - Fonda at the WAC Championship meet. The team was led by Brendon VanVlack, who placed 2nd, and Boone Lynch, who placed 5th. George Atanasov placed 18th, Sal Gallo 27th and Paul Munson 37th, rounding out the scoring for the team. The teams will run at the Harvest Classic at Schodack Island Park on Oct. 29.

CS reigns supreme at Grout XC Invitational

Grout Champion

Congratulations to Brendon Van Vlack for winning the 78th Annual Grout Cross Country Invitational on Oct. 1. Van Vlack ran the 2.75 mile course in a time of 14:30. Boone Lynch finished in 7th place.

Congratulations to the girls varsity team for bringing home the team championship after defeating 17 other teams and winning with a total of 66 points. They outscored the second place team by 44 points. The team was led by Elaine Atanasova who placed 2nd, Jen Skeeter who placed 6th, Alice Cole who placed 19th, Emily Schaefer who placed 20th and Hannah Lawrence who placed 22nd. Great team effort!

Varsity XC Grout Champions!

Girls varsity XC team runs away with 2nd at Fort Plain Invitational

Congratulations to the girls varsity cross country team for their 2nd place finish at the Fort Plain Invitational. The team was led by Elaine Atanasova who placed 6th, Jen Skeeter who placed 7th and Alice Cole who placed 12th. Hannah Lawrence and Emily Schaeffer rounded out the scoring for the team. Congratulations also to Brendon VanVlack who placed 12th and Boone Lynch who placed 17th in the boys varsity race and to George Atanasov who placed 11th and Paul Munson who placed 16th in the freshman boys race.

Varsity golf team wins 5th match in a row

Varsity Golf Team

The varsity golf team won their 5th match in a row Sept. 16, defeating Middleburgh 10-5. Dylan Carlson was low with a 40.Tom Cassale shot a 42, John Grant a 44, Angela Sorrentino a 47, Jeff Schmitt a 49 and Cormac Marz a 62. In the exhibition match, Matt Coons had a solid 53 and Brian Quickington shot a respectable 55. The varsity team overall record is 6-3.Tom Cassale and Angela Sorrentino

Angela Sorrentino (in photo) recently became the first female golfer for Duanesburg to post a Sectional Qualifing score. Earlier this month, she shot a 41 at Hillcrest Golf Course, leading the team to victory over Notre Dame/Bishop Gibbons. Tom Cassale (in photo) also shot 41 for his fourth home qualifier of the year. Dylan Carlson has four home and one away qualifier, and John Grant has four home qualifiers for the year. Coach Conway reports that a golfer "needs three home and two away qualifing scores to make it to sectionals. Good luck golfers the rest of the way."

Girls XC team earns silver at Guilderland Invy, VanVlack finishes 3rd and Lynch 6th in boys race

Girls cross country team at Guilderland InvyThe girls varsity cross country team finished second at the Guilderland Invitational Sept. 10. The team was led by Elaine Atanasova, who won the race, Jen Skeeter, who finished 4th and Alice Cole, who finished 12th. Hannah Lawrence (18th) and Emily Schaeffer (19th) rounded out the scoring for the team. Brendon VanVlack finished 3rd in the boys race and Boone Lynch finished 6th. Congratulations to all of the runners and to Coach Deann Lynch.


Golf team tees off

Dylan CarlsonThe varsity golf team got their first win of the season 15-0 over Schoharie on Aug. 29 at Cobleskill Country Club. The team was led by an outstanding round by freshman Dylan Carlson (in photo) who shot a 41. Carlson had two birdies on the round, a sectional qualifying round. John Grant followed with a 47, Angela Sorrentino 52, Tom Cassale 55, Cormac Marz 59 and Jeff Schmitt 60.



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Varsity softball, baseball, girls track teams honored as Scholar Athletes

June 2, 2016

Congrats to DCS's latest Scholar Athletes: the varsity softball, varsity baseball and girls varsity track teams. They met high standards set by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association in academic and sports performance, as well as being good citizens.

Varsity softball team with Coach Conway

Girls varsity track team with Coach Wilkes

Varsity baseball team with Coach Wyanski

Softball team are WAC Cup champions

May 17, 2016

Lady Eagles WAC champions

On May 12, the DCS varsity softball team clinched their 15th consecutive southern division title by defeating Middleburgh 5–2. Tori Geiger had a double and single and 2 RBIs. Devon Hennel, Jenna Lees and Ashley Potter all chipped in with big hits. On May 14, the Lady Eagles won their 6th consecutive WAC Cup defeating the previously undefeated Northern division champion Mayfield 6-1. Alexa Lombardoni pitched a no hitter and had 2 hits and 3 RBIs.

Munson honored with HMRRC Bill Shrader, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

May 16, 2016

Olivia Munson and Katie Gregory

DCS senior Olivia Munson has been awarded a Bill Shrader, Sr. Memorial Scholarship by the Hudson Mohawk Road Runners Club in recognition of "her athletic achievements, scholarly accomplishments and extracurricular activities outstanding in ways that exemplify the values and ideals of the Shrader Scholarship program."

Shrader was an outstanding lifelong runner and a founding HMRRC member. The scholarship was established to encourage and support young runners in their efforts to make running a lifelong part of a healthy lifestyle. Six $3,000 non-renewable scholarships are awarded each year to three male and three female runners from Section II who are planning to attend a college, university or community college on a full-time basis.


Lady Eagles a force on softball diamond

April 2016

Lady Eagles Softball Team

The varsity girls softball team finished second in the Red Hook Invitational tournament. The Lady Eagles defeated Rhinebeck in the first game 10-1 and in the semifinals, defeated Class A Red Hook 8-6. The semifinal win was propelled by back to back home runs by Alexa Lombardoni and Jenna Lees. Marlboro defeated Duanesburg in the finals. The Lady Eagles' are 4-0 in their league and 6-1 overall.

Coach Conway inducted into Section II Wrestling Hall of Fame

March 2016

Coach Conway at Hall of Fame induction

DCS physical education teacher and coach John Conway has been inducted into the New York State Public High School Athletic Association's Section II Wrestling Hall of Fame in recognition of his work as a wrestling referee. Conway was honored March 13 at the Lighthouse Restaurant in Schenectady and is pictured above with (from left) DCS coaches Steve Karandy and Mark Caufield, wrestler Zack Lawrence and coaches Matt Sitors and Dennis VanVlack.

Conway has served as a Section II wrestling official for 30 years and as a collegiate wrestling official for 15 years. He has assisted Duanesburg wrestling coaches Matt Sitor and Joe Bena and currently coaches the DCS's WAC champion softball team and varsity golf team. He was the Section II wrestling champion as a Mont Pleasant High School senior in 1975, also achieving a 5th place statewide ranking in wrestling. Conway also distinguished himself as a national-level softball pitcher.

Cheerleading team shows Eagle pride at competition

DCS Cheerleading team           

DCS’s varsity cheerleading squad competed for the first time ever on Feb. 6 at Mohonasen High School’s Suburban Council Cheer Competition, testing their skills against five other teams. READ MORE

Section II silver

February 2016

wrestling team at sectionals wins silver

A report from the coach: The Duanesburg wrestling team finished second overall in all of section II division II Feb. 14 at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Finishing as a champion and competing at states was 9th grader Zachery Lawrence. Runner ups were Brendon VanVlack and Ryan Harper. Third place finishers were Charlie Grygas and Jake Karandy, and finishing fourth and ending a great senior (our only senior) season Ryan Cornelius.

Wrestlers are WAC champs

January 2016

WAC champs

The varsity wrestling team clinched the WAC title Jan. 21 with a 54 to 30 victory over Schoharie. Charlie Grygas led the way with a pin in 2:33 and Brandon Moore had a pin at 3:19. They move on to Class D sectionals at Whitehall on Feb. 6.


Basketball teams are in the house when U Albany player makes history

At U Albany

The girls varsity and JV basketball teams saw history being made during a Jan. 9 trip to the University at Albany, where they watched the Lady Danes basketball team win against the University of Vermont. U Albany's Shereesha Richards became the first Albany player to score 2,000 points. After the game, the Lady Danes stayed on for a meet and greet to sign autographs and pose for photos, including new record-holder Richards (pictured with Zomy Quiernan and Cierra Wolfgram). DCS's players also posed for a photo on U Albany's basketball court.

With Shereesha Richards     With Shereesha Richards


Varsity wrestlers win over Galway

The varsity wrestling team took a huge step toward reclaiming the WAC wrestling title by defeating defending champs Galway January 6 in close match 36-33. The biggest match of the night belonged to junior Brandon More, who came up with a pin late in the 3rd period. The Eagles also had pins by junior captain Ryan Harper and 2-time state place finisher Zack Lawrence. Freshman Charlie Grygas won by tech fall 17-0, junior captain Bendon Van Vlack won major decision 13-0 and junior captain Jake Karandy won by decision 4-1. Senior Ryan Cornelius received a forfeit. David Nicollela, Shane Barnes and Joe Boni showed lots of fight and determination on the mat to contribute to the big team win. The team is 3-0 in the WAC and 17-7 overall.

Eagles fly as Scholar Athletes

Congratulations to DCS's Scholar Athletes: girls varsity cross country, boys varsity soccer, girls varsity soccer and varsity golf (pictured) and the boys varsity cross country and varsity volleyball teams. Scholar Athletes have to meet high standards in their academic and sports performance, as well as being good citizens. Great going Eagles!

girls varsity cross country scholar athletes

boys varsity soccer scholar athletes

girls varsity soccer scholar athletes

varsity golf scholar athletes 

CBS-6 spotlights varsity wrestlers

December 2015

The varsity wrestling team competed in the Mohonasen Tourney Dec. 5, coming off a big 51-30 WAC win over Canajoharie/Ft. Plain on Dec. 3. Zachery Lawrence was the night's feature bout at Mohon, defeating defending section 2 champ Brandon Merchant (Cobleskill) 5-2. Jake Karandy also made it to finals, falling to the host school 4-2. Ryan Harper finished, defeating Saratoga Springs for the 3rd place medal. The Duanesburg wrestling program was highlighted on CBS-6 news.

Varsity wrestling at Mohon Dec. 5      Varsity wrestling at Mohon Dec. 5      Varsity wrestling at Mohon Dec. 5

JV wrestlers are off to a good start

November 2015

The junior varsity wrestling team competed for the first time this season on Nov. 28 in the Capital District Wrestling Officials Association Tournament at Shenendehowa High School. Charlie Grygas, Tommy VanValen and Mat Gentile all took home the 1st place T-Shirt. Brady Tripp and David Nicollela won the 2nd place silver medal, and Jakob Gooding made his wrestling debut.

  JV wrestlers off to a good start       JV wrestlers off to a good start       JV wrestlers off to a good start

State of success

New York is a big state with lots of student athletes, but Duanesburg's cross country runners certainly made their mark this month. Congratulations to Elaine Atanasova who placed 13th, Jen Skeeter who placed 40th and Boone Lynch who placed 54th at the New York State Cross Country Championship meet at Monroe-Woodbury on Nov. 14. They all ran strong races and represented Duanesburg well.

Cross Country teams run strong at Harvest Classic

October 2015


Girls Modified XC

Duanesburg's cross country teams ran strong at the Oct. 31 Harvest Classic in Schodack, bringing home a trio of trophies. The boys Modified team ran away with 1st place, the girls JV team brought home 2nd and the girls Varsity team scored third. Awesome!

Harvest Classic

Harvest Classic 


John Grant is youngest DCS golfer ever to qualify for sectional play

John Grant 

7th grader John Grant finished his season in 38th place in the C/D sectionals held at Eagle Crest golf course. Grant finished with a score of 100 for 18 holes from the championship tees. He is the youngest player from Duanesburg to ever qualify for sectional play.

Girls Varsity Cross Country team wins WAC Championship

Congratulations to the DCS girls Varsity Cross Country team for winning the WAC Championship meet Oct. 27 at Fort Plain. The team was led by Elaine
Atanasova who won the race, Jen Skeeter who finished 4th, Katie Gregory
who finished 10th, Olivia Munson who finished 11th and Bridget VanValen who
finished 12th. Hannah Lawrence and Eleanor Felton rounded out the scoring
for the team. Duanesburg placed 10 runners in the top 18. Great runners!

Duanesburg alum acknowledges DCS support, shares Cyclo-cross knowledge

DCS Class of 2015 grad Emma White recognized her alma mater for supporting her passion for cycling while being interviewed by the Daily Gazette about teaching younger riders about her chosen sport. READ MORE


Girls Soccer Night spirit

Alexandra Dombrowski, Nicole Cassale, Sydney Salisburg

Alexandra Dombrowski, Nicole Cassale and Sydney Salisburg show their school spirit during Girls Soccer Night at DCS.


Cross Country teams fly at Blackbird Invitational

Freshman XC TeamSept. 14, 2015

Congratulations to the girls freshman cross country team for finishing 2nd in the Blackbird Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 12. The team was led by Jen Skeeter, who finished 2nd, and Hannah Avery, who finished in 4th place.

Varsity XC team

The girls varsity cross country team also turned in an impressive performance, finishing 4th out of 16 teams at the Blackbird Invitational. The team was led by Elaine Atanasova who placed 8th, Emily Schaeffer, who placed 26th and Hannah Lawrence, who placed 28th. Katie Gregory and Alice Cole rounded out the scoring for Duanesburg. Great start for the season!



Varsity golfers tee up wins

Aug. 27, 2015

The varsity golf team got off to a 2-0 start in the first week of the season. They opened up on Aug. 20 at their new home course, Hillcrest Golf Club, with a 13-2 win over Ft. Plain. The Eagle golfers also dominated new team Waterford-Halfmoon. READ MORE