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
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!
John Grant is youngest DCS golfer ever to qualify for sectional play
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.
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!
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 and Sydney Salisburg show their school spirit during Girls Soccer Night at DCS.
Cross Country teams fly at Blackbird Invitational
Sept. 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.
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
Successful alum credits Coach Conway
June 18, 2015
Successful businessperson and DCS grad Tracy Chesebrough credits Coach Conway as teaching her life lessons through sports. READ MORE
DCS grad and Olympic wrestling hopeful profiled by Daily Gazette
June 11, 2015
DCS grad Amy (Whitebeck) Golding was profiled by the Daily Gazette about her ongoing pursuit of wrestling excellence. READ MORE
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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.
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
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
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.