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Watervliet Athletics logoMichael Foust, Athletic Director

Erin Manning, Athletic Department Secretary

Athletic Office: (518) 629-3303
Athletic Office Fax: (518) 629-3262





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image: Watervliet Cannoneer Gear logo

Watervliet student athletes participate in National Biomechanics Day at RPI

Dozens of Watervliet High School student athletes participated in National Biomechanics Day in April at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) to learn about connections between STEM and athletic performance. Read more about Biomechanics Day

Nominations sought for WHS Athletic Hall of Fame

Nominations for Fall 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame are due by May 1, 2018. More information about the Athletic Hall of Fame and nomination forms.

‘Vliet Athletes in the News

 bullet graphicJoey Atkins named to Times Union high school boys' basketball all-stars (Times Union Sports, 4/2/18)

 bullet graphicMekeel Christian tops Vliet (Times Union Sports, 2/28/18)

 bullet graphicMekeel Christian defeats Vliet (Spectrum Sports, 2/26/18)

 bullet graphicVliet falls to Schalmont in semifinals (Spectrum Sports, 2/24/18)

 bullet graphicAtkins 1,000 Points (Troy Record, 2/24/18)

 bullet graphic1,000 points for Atkins, Vliet wins (Times Union, 2/23/18)

 bullet graphicHigh School Basketball: Vliet v. Catskill (Times Union, 2/24/18)

 bullet graphicHigh School Basketball: Vliet v. Catskill (Troy Record, 2/24/18)

 bullet graphicHigh school basketball sectional quarterfinal (WNYT Big Board Sports, 2/23/18)

 bullet graphic2018 Colonial Council Boys Basketball All-Stars (Upstate Sports Zone, 2/22/18)


Winter Sports Awards Night recognizes individual athletes, teams

On March 1, Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School student-athletes were recognized for their efforts and accomplishments during Winter Sports Awards Night. Sports teams included: boys’ and girls’ basketball, wrestling, indoor track and cheerleading. View List of award winners │ Photo Gallery

Pair of Vliet wrestlers qualify for NYS championship

Congratulations to varsity wrestlers Connor Lyons (Sr) and Sterling Spoon (Jr) and their coaches on your successful journey to the state wrestling championship tournament this season in Albany! View Tweets from the NYS Tournament

On a roll ... Vliet wrestlers win tourney #5

Congratulations to the varsity wrestling team on winning a fifth tournament this season! More on the win

Wrestling team nabs 3rd tournament win

Varsity wrestling won the 2018 Jamie Mormile Memorial Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 6 at Ravena -- making for the team's 3rd straight tournament win this season. Senior Hunter Weaver and Junior Sterling Spoon both took first place in their weight classes. Weaver also won the 100th match of his career. Senior Connor Lyons and sophomore Patrick Moore both took second place in their weight classes. Wrestlers John Dunham, Peyton White, and Owen Lyons each took third. Spotlight News

Varsity wrestling and boys basketball programs finding success on the mat and the court this season

Coach Lane and the varsity wrestling program are full speed ahead after winning the Hawkeye Duals in Cooperstown over the holiday break! The boys went 5-0, with senior Connor Lyons (WNYT Athlete of the Week) named tournament MVP, and sophomore Patrick Moore won his 100th match!

This was the second tournament the wrestling has won this year, as the Cannoneers also took first place in the Glens Falls Mat Mania duals. The Cannoneers are currently 14-2 overall, and 4-0 in the Colonial Council, outscoring their conference foes 253-59 during that stretch. They are ranked #2 in Division II in Section Two, and are honorable mentions in the state (see links below).


•   http://www.cnywrestling.com/ii/rankings/rankings.php

•   http://newyorksportswriters.org/nysswa/rankings/2017-18-wrestle-01.shtml

Meanwhile, Coach DiBacco and the varsity boys' basketball team enter the second half of their season at 9-1 overall and tied for first place in the Colonial Council. The Cannoneers are currently ranked as the #2 Class B team in Section Two and #11 in NYSPHSSA!

Senior Joey Atkins has emerged as one of the best players in Section Two, and has garnered both Division 1 & 2 interest. The highlight of the season thus far was when the JV & Varsity teams visited the Senior Center during the holidays to serve meals, wash dishes, and give back to our community. It was great to see the boys in that capacity. The seniors gave them a standing ovation when they left!

•   http://cbs6albany.com/sports/beyond-the-games/beyond-the-games-joey-atkins

•   http://www.timesunion.com/sports/article/high-school-boys-basketball-rankings-12466388.php?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

•   http://newyorksportswriters.org/nysswa/rankings/2017-18-bkb-04.shtml


‘Vliet Athletes in the News

 bullet graphicWrestler Connor Lyons named Athlete of the Week (WNYT Sports, 1/2/18)

 bullet graphicState Wrestling Ranks Released (Times Union, 1/2/18)

 bullet graphicHigh School Boys Basketball Rankings (Times Union, 1/1/18)

 bullet graphicVarsity Boys Basketball: Vliet v. South Colonie  (Times Union, 12/30/17

 bullet graphicVarsity Boys Basketball Tourney (Spectrum News, 12/29/17

 bullet graphicVarsity Girls Basketball: Holy Names v. Lady Cannoneers  (Spectrum News, 12/23/17

 bullet graphicVarsity Boys Basketball: Joey Atkins  (CBS 6 Sports, 12/23/17

 bullet graphicVarsity Boys Basketball: Cannoneers v. Voorheesville  (Spectrum News, 12/21/17

 bullet graphicVarsity Girls Basketball: Catholic High v. Vliet (Spectrum News, 12/15/17

 bullet graphicVarsity Boys Basketball: Joey Atkins Player of the Week  (Upstate Sports Zone, 12/14/17

 bullet graphicVarsity Boys Basketball: Cannoneers v. Lansingburgh  (Troy Record, 12/9/17

 bullet graphicVarsity Boys Basketball: Cannoneers v. Lansingburgh  (Troy Record, 12/8/17

 bullet graphicVarsity Boys Basketball: Cannoneers v. Voorheesville  (Troy Record, 12/1/17

 bullet graphicVarsity Girls Basketball: Lady Cannoneers v. Voorheesville  (Spectrum News, 12/1/17

 bullet graphicVarsity Wrestling: Cannoneers v. Academy  (Troy Record, 12/1/17)

 bullet graphicVarsity Boys Basketball: Cannoneers v. Schalmont  (Troy Record, 11/28/17


Recap of Fall 2017 Sports Senior Nights

Family, friends, teammates and coaches gathered on the court and on the field to recognize Watervliet's senior boys' and girls' soccer players and senior volleyball players at their final home games of the 2017 season. View Senior Night Facebook Photo Album

Winter sports practices begin November 6

Most varsity and junior varsity winter sports are scheduled to begin Monday, Nov. 6. Varsity cheerleading starts on Tuesday, Nov. 7, while varsity indoor track and modified winter sports are set to begin on Monday, Nov. 13.

Start date Team Time Location
Monday, Nov. 6 JV & V Girls’ Basketball 2:30 p.m. WJSHS gymnasium
JV & V Boys’ Basketball 5:30 p.m. WJSHS gymnasium
Varsity Wrestling 3:00 p.m. WJSHS Wrestling Room
Tuesday, Nov. 7 Varsity Cheer 4:00 p.m. WJSHS Cafeteria
Monday, Nov. 13 Varsity Indoor Track 2:30 p.m. WJSHS
Modified Girls’ Basketball 3:00 p.m. WES rockwall gym
Modified Boys' Basketball 4:30 p.m. WES rockwall gym
Modified Wrestling 3:00 p.m. WJSHS small gym


picture Fall Sports Awards Night ceremony

Fall Sports Awards Night recognizes individual athletes, teams

On October 26, Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School student-athletes were recognized for their efforts and accomplishments during Fall Sports Awards Night. Sports teams included: boys’ and girls’ soccer, volleyball, football, cheerleading and cross country track. View list of award winners Photo Gallery


Welcome Back Letter from Athletic Director Michael Foust

Parents & Guardians of Student Athletes:

With the new school year approaching in a couple of weeks, our athletic program is already in full swing … as I’m sure you already know! The fall season began for all varsity and junior varsity sports on August 14, all modified sports start on August 28. Read the full letter

Mark Your Calendars For Upcoming Athletics Fundraisers

Dine at Chipotle and support Watervliet Athletics

On September 6, have a great meal at the Chipotle on Wade Road in Latham between 4:00-8:00 p.m. and support Watervliet athletic programs at the same time. Please bring this flyer with you, show it on your smartphone or make sure to tell the cashier you support Watervliet Athletics, and Chipotle will donate 50 percent of the restaurant’s sales that evening to the Cannoneers. download flyer

Bowl at Spare Time on August 23 to support Watervliet Soccer

Thanks to everyone who came out to bowl and support Watervliet Soccer at Spare Time in Latham on Wednesday, Aug. 23.

Fall sports tryouts begin Monday, Aug. 14

Fall varsity sports tryouts are scheduled for Monday, August 14. Tryouts for varsity girls' volleyball is Tuesday, Aug. 15.

Start date Team Time Location
Monday, Aug. 14 Varsity Football 3:30 p.m. WJSHS Turf Field
Varsity GirlsSoccer 8:00 a.m. WJSHS Turf Field
Varsity Boys' Soccer 9:00 a.m. WJSHS Turf Field
Varsity Boys & Girls Cross Country 3:00 pm WJSHS Track
Varsity Cheer 3:15 p.m. WJSHS Cafeteria
Tuesday, Aug. 15 Varsity Girls' Volleyball 3:00 p.m. WJSHS Gym



Cannoneer Football information and important summer dates

Player informational meeting and sign-up is Tuesday, June 6 at 5 p.m. at the high school. Get the information you need to prepare over the summer for the start of the 2017 football season. Read letter from Coach Brian Hoefer 


Rules for home football games

To ensure student safety at high school football games, Watervliet school district officials are implementing the following rules for student fans who attend home games:

bullet graphicStudents in grade 6 or younger MUST be accompanied by a supervising adult or they will not be admitted to the football game. An adult is defined as a parent, a coach, a grandparent or a guardian.

bullet graphicNo one is allowed into the game after halftime.

bullet graphicNo re-entry is allowed for patrons or fans who leave the stadium at any point during the game.

We want to be respectful of our student athletes, our cheerleaders and all patrons who attend our football games, said Watervliet Athletic Director Michael Foust. We also want everyone to enjoy home games in a safe and orderly environment.
Admission to football games is $3 for all adults and $1 for all students.

Track open for public use

The track at WJSHS is open for public use weekdays only between the hours of 4 and 8 p.m. When using the track, please be respectful of facility rules. View track rules

Athletic schedules online

All Watervliet City School District sports schedules are now available online through ColonialCouncil.org. Click here to access to Watervliet’s athletics schedule.
Once you access this site, you will be able to subscribe for text messages and e-mail notifications for all athletic teams, including event reminders and change notifications.

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The Watervliet City School Athletics Department believes that student-athletes grow mentally, physically and socially through their involvement in sports. Hopefully, this growth will result in a healthy lifestyle that will be prevalent throughout their lives.


Watervliet City School is governed by the New York State High School Athletic Association, Section 2, and the Colonial Athletic Conference, competing as a Class “B/C” sized school.


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