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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. Zach 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.

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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. Zach 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.

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.


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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.

Academic Eligibility

Information about student athletes and academic eligibility at DCS.

NYS Athletic Placement Process for Interschool Athletic Programs

The Athletic Placement Process is a program for evaluating students who want to participate in sports at higher or lower levels, as approved by the Board of Regents as a part of the school eligibility rules in 1980, and is aligned with Learning Standards 1 and 2. Commissioner’s Regulation Section 135.4 (c)(7)(ii)(a)(4)states:

A Board of Education may permit pupils in grades no lower than seventh to compete on any senior high school team, or permit senior high pupils to compete on any teams in grades no lower than seventh, provided the pupils are placed at levels of competition appropriate to their physiological maturity, physical fitness, and skills in relationship to other pupils on those teams in accordance with standards established by the Commissioner.

These standards state that students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity, maintain personal health, and acquire both the knowledge and ability to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment.

The New York State Education Department collaborated with the New York State Athletic Administrators Association, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, the Statewide School Health Services Center, district directors of school health services (commonly referred to as medical directors and previously known as school medical officers), and directors of physical education/athletics to promote physical education and interschool athletic competition statewide. The Athletic Placement Process guide is the result of that collaboration. DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE

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.”

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For more information, contact Director of Physical Education Penny Hardenstine at or (518) 895-5350, ext. 224.