Congratulations Scholar Athletes!
May 7, 2015
Several DCS teams have been formally recognized by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) as Scholar Athletes for academic excellence and good character. To be named Scholar Athletes, the teams must achieve an average of 90 or above. Congrats to the following teams: varsity softball (92.58 average), varsity baseball (91.09 average), varsity boys track (94.03 average) and varsity girls track (96.38 average). The teams will be honored at a May 28 Scholar Athlete breakfast in Joe Bena Hall.
Mud, snow no match for Lady Eagles
April 6, 2015
The Lady Eagles softball team looked strong in an early season scrimmage at the infamous mudville fields in Herkimer on April 3. The fields were surrounded by snow banks, but in good shape for a couple of scrimmage games. We wish them good luck this season as they go for their 18th straight league title. VIEW PHOTOS
DCS alum wrestles 2nd straight NCAA championship
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Congrats DCS alum Nick Gwiazdowski on winning his second straight NCAA 285-pound wrestling championship! READ MORE
Girls varsity bowling, basketball teams named Scholar Athletes
March 12, 2015
Congratulations to our Scholar Athletes: The girls varsity basketball team was honored for a combined GPA of 92.364 and the girls varsity bowling team for a combined GPA of 91.684. VIEW PHOTOS
Wrestlers bring home 3rd, 4th from states; Connor Lawrence sets high school wins record
March 2, 2015
Connor Lawrence ended his high school wrestling career with a 3rd place showing at the New York State wrestling tournament this past weekend. He also finished his career as the Duanesburg High School wins leader with 225! Eighth grader Zachery Lawrence, Connor's brother, also had a strong showing at the state tournament, improving on his 5th place finish of last year collecting 4th this time around. The wrestling team finished at 20-12 this year. Great job!
Wrestlers finish in five of top six at sectionals; Lawrences head to states
Feb. 23, 2015
Five DCS wrestlers finished in the top six at the 2015 sectional tournament. Brendon Van Vlack and Devin Van Vlack finished in 6th and 5th place, respectively. Mike Sarbo placed third and received the bronze award, while Connor and Zach Lawrence placed second and received the silver as finalists. The Lawrence brothers will compete in the NYS wrestling tournament on Feb. 27 & Feb. 28 at the Times Union Center in Albany. Congrats to all of the wrestlers on a job well done!
1,000 points for Gamache
Feb. 12, 2015
Congratulations to Rachel Gamache for scoring her 1,000th point in her career as a Lady Eagle! Rachel scored 23 points in a girls basketball WAC Crossover battle at Mayfield on Wednesday evening.
Meet the coaches on Feb. 25; winter sports awards are Mar. 2
Feb. 9, 2015
Attention parents/guardians: Is your grade 7-12 child interested in playing a spring sport? Meet the coaches on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. in Joe Bena Hall. A winter sports awards ceremony will be held Mar. 2 at 6 p.m. in Joe Bena Hall to honor the accomplishments of JV and varsity winter sports athletes.
Sign up for sports physicals
Feb. 9, 2015
Attention parents/guardians: If your 7-12th-grade student is interested in playing a spring sport and needs a physical exam, please have him/her sign up with Mrs. Newsome in the nurse’s office. Sports physicals will be given on Thursday, Mar. 5 from 8–11 a.m.
Feb. 9, 2015
At the Feb. 7 Class D tournament in Salem, NY, the varsity wrestling team had nine advance to wrestle in the Feb. 14 -15 sectional qualifier at the Glens Falls Civic Center. The wrestlers included Brendon Van Vlack, Shane Barberis, Dan Powers and Mike Sarbo, all placing 3rd. The team also had Zachery Lawrence, Devin Van Vlack, Connor Lawrence, Ryan Harper and Jake Karandy all as finalists with the Lawrence brothers finishing as champions.
Connor and Zach Lawrence have been profiled by the Times Union:
DCS rules the duals
Feb. 2, 2015
Congrats to DCS wrestlers for placing 2nd at the Cohoes Duals. Senior wrestlers show their winning form below. MORE PHOTOS
Jan. 27, 2015
Congratulations to to Devin Van Vlack, who went 3-0 with a pin to take the 113 lb. championship at the recent Schenectady Duals, and to Mike Sarbo who went 3-1 for 2nd place at 145 lb.
Jan. 5, 2015
DCS senior Connor Lawrence reached 200 wrestling career wins at the Schenectady County Duals Dec. 27, a feat that also gained him the school record over last year's NCAA D1 champion Nick Gwiazdowski, who previously held it at 199! READ MORE/VIEW LARGER PHOTO
JV basketball team nets tourney victory
Jan. 5, 2015
Congratulations to Duanesburg boys JV basketball team for winning the John Woodward Memorial Holiday Tournament!
Lady Eagles win the Schenevus Booster Club Tourney
Dec. 9, 2014
The Lady Eagles basketball team followed up a first-round win at the Schenevus Booster Club Tourney with a championship and second win. READ MORE
DCS honors scholar athletes
Dec. 9, 2014
DCS teams excelled both in sport and academics this fall and were honored at a scholar athlete breakfast. READ MORE
Cross Country runners are awesome at States
Nov. 10, 2014
Cross Country's Patrick Murphy is individual Class D state champion after an exciting meet in Canton on Nov. 8. Congratulations Pat and all runners! VIEW PHOTO GALLERY
Congrats to our Section 2 Championship Girls and Boys Cross Country Teams!
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They were fast and fantastic! READ MORE
Cross country teams run away with WAC championship, silver
Oct. 23, 2014
The Duanesburg boys cross country team won their second consecutive WAC Championship Meet on Oct. 21, placing five runners in the top 15, and the girls modified and varsity cross country teams each finished in 2nd place. READ MORE
Go Duanesburg Volleyball!
Oct. 20, 2014
Here are some photos from the current school year. Enjoy!
Boys cross country team runs away with title
Oct. 13, 2014
Congratulations to the boys cross country team on winning their second consecutive dual meet title, as they defeated Saratoga Central Catholic and Schoharie Oct. 12 at Schoharie. READ MORE
Girls cross country teams run strong at BH Invitational
Oct. 11, 2014
The girls cross country teams had another impressive showing at the Burnt Hills Invitational on Oct. 11. READ MORE
Double win for boys XC team
Oct. 9, 2014
The boys cross country team continued its winning ways with a double win against Mayfield and Berne-Knox-Westerlo on Oct. 6 at the elementary school. Pat Murphy again won the varsity race with Devin Van Vlack, Boone Lynch, Brendon Van Vlack and Alex Fiorini all in the top ten. The boys dual meet record is 6-0.
In the boys modified race, Sal Gallo, George Atanasov, and Paul Munson placed 1-2-3 as the boys defeated Mayfield and Berne. Zac Gamache and Dave Nicolella were the other scorers, and Brian Mallory, Logan Coolidge and Connor Skiff finished in the top ten.
Great showing by girls cross country
Oct. 6, 2014
Duanesburg's girls cross country (XC) team had a great showing at the Grout Run in Schenectady Oct. 4. The modified team placed 2nd out of nine teams. The team was led by Jen Skeeter, 8th place, and Hannah Avery, 10th place. Astrid Marz - 22nd, Rylie Lohret - 33rd and Olivia Faucett - 36th rounded out the scoring.
The freshman and varsity did not have complete teams this weekend, but the girls made an impressive showing as individuals. Elaine Atanasova placed 2nd, Emily Schaeffer placed 15th, Alice Cole placed 27th and Eleanor Felton placed 47th in the field of 90 runners. Katie Gregory, Olivia Munson and Bridgett VanValen all had personal bests in the varsity race.
Both the boys and girls XC teams will be in action Oct. 7 at the elementary school, with the modified race starting at approximately 4:15 p.m. followed by the varsity race. Come out and cheer on the teams as they take on Berne Knox and Mayfield in their only home meet of the year.
Great job Schoburg football
Sept. 29, 2014
Schoburg football took on Cairo-Durham for an exciting gridiron match on Saturday, Sept. 27. Final score was Cairo-Durham 18, Schoburg 13.
Girls XC teams run strong, place in top 3rd at Invitational
Sept. 29, 2014
DCS girls varsity cross country (xc) team placed in the top third - 7th out of 22 teams- at the E.J. Herrmann Invitational in Utica on Saturday, Sept. 27. The team was led by 8th grader Elaine Atanasova, who placed 23rd in a field of 186 runners. Olivia Munson - 38th, Katie Gregory - 54th, Emily Schaeffer - 76th and Alice Cole - 81st, all scored for Duanesburg. Eleanor Felton and Bridget VanValen (45 seconds faster than last year) rounded out the team.
The girls modified xc team also had a successful meet in Utica, placing 5th out of 15 teams in their first invitational. The team was led by Jen Skeeter, who placed 20th in a field of 141 runners. Rylie Lohret - 48th, Bethany Baza - 52nd, Olivia Faucett - 54th, and Hanna Avery - 59th, all scored for Duanesburg. Emma Helfrich, McKenna Todd and Astrid Marz rounded out the team.
Both teams will travel to Galway Sept. 30 for a dual meet.
Boys XC team has multiple wins
Sept. 29, 2014
With its five runners in the top six places, Duanesburg's boys cross country team defeated both Fort Plain/Canjo and Cherry Valley/Springfield Sept. 23. Pat Murphy won the race, while Boone Lynch, Devin Van Vlack, Brendon Van Vlack and Alex Fiorini placed 3rd through 6th.
In the boys modified race, the DCS boys were the only complete team, winning two meets, again versus Fort Plain/Canjo and CV-S. George Atanasov led the way in 2nd place, followed by Sal Gallo (5th), Paul Munson (6th), Zac Gamache (7th), and David Nicolella (11th). Also in the race were Logan Coolidge, Brian Mallory, and Connor Skiff.
Way to go golfers!
The golf team has been making program history lately. On Friday, Sept. 12 the eagles defeated Schoharie 13 1/2 to 1 1/2. Angela Sorrentino became the first Duanesburg female golfer to be low medalist in a league dual meet. That means she beat all the boys from both teams at Cobleskill Country Club. Ang shot a 50 followed by Pat McGarry, Nick Loukides and Tom Cassale all shooting 54 Dylan Carlson 64 and Jeff Schmitt 66.
On Sept. 15, Pat McGarry became the first Duanesburg golfer ever to qualify for sectionals 3 years in a row. Pat shot a 41 against Northville/Mayfield who defeated the eagles 13-2. In the N/M match Tom Cassale 52 Angela Sorrentino 52 Nick Loukides 53 and Jeff Schmitt 56 rounded out the scoring.
Varsity golfers tee off to a great start
August 21, 2014
The varsity golf team open its season with a 14 1/2 to 1/2 victory over BKW. The team was led by captains Nick Loukides 48 and Pat McGarry 49. Tom Cassale had a 57 and Angela Sorrentino had a 58. Jeff Schmitt had a 60 and Connor McGrath had a 77 to round out the final scores.
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About DCS athletics
The Duanesburg Central School District offers students numerous opportunities to develop and recognize their talents in sports. More than 10 different sports programs are available across three seasons, including baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, track and field, volleyball and wrestling.
The district is a member of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, competing as a Class D school in Section II. League affiliation is with the Western Athletic Conference.
Sports schedules on schedulestar.com
Schedulestar.com is an online service devoted solely to covering high school sports. Users can find the most up-to-date and accurate schedules for all DCS sports at all levels, in addition to practice schedules, driving directions, schedule changes, updated scores and stats and pictures. Sports schedules are available by day, week, month and season. You can also sign-up to receive e-mail notification of changes to the sports schedule, as well as when scores and stats have been updated online. Notifications can be sent to your e-mail account or as a text message to your cell phone. VISIT SCHEDULESTAR.COM
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Booster club plays a vital role
The Booster Club plays a vital role in assisting the school district’s athletic department by providing financial support to student-athletes and athletic programs. Each year, the club raises money to support, promote and celebrate the accomplishments of all district athletes. In past years, the club has helped purchase non-budgeted items, such as uniforms, awards for sports banquets, pep rallies, and scholarships and flowers for graduates.
Concussion information for parents
A concussion is a reaction by the brain to a jolt or force
that can be transmitted to the head by an impact or blow occurring anywhere on
the body. Essentially a concussion results from the brain moving back and forth
or twisting rapidly inside the skull.
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association has prepared a “Fact Sheet for Parents and Caregivers.” Click to download.
For more information, contact Director of Physical Education Penny Hardenstine at 895-5350, ext. 224.