The district offers a full range of interscholastic sports. Programs for students in grades 7-12 normally require attendance at practice five or six days per week for 2 to 2.5 hours each practice. There is a selection process for teams that involve competition with other schools in our league and section.
For more information, on our athletic program, call 739-5601.
Our Varsity H Club is tweeting sports scores and more! The tweets will be posted below, and if you’d like to follow us on Twitter, click here.
|5/18/2013 at 10:18 PM|
: RT @stargazette: Photos: #Horseheads baseball earned a #STAC championship this afternoon with a win over #Vestal http://t.co/tU94HQXRJW
|5/18/2013 at 8:12 PM|
: RT @stargazette: Horseheads walks off with STAC West softball title http://t.co/XJbsqvwnJH
|5/13/2013 at 8:44 PM|
: High School Sports Physicals May 28th/29th!! 3:10 @ nurses office. Sign up now!!! No Physical = No Practice!!
|5/6/2013 at 12:45 PM|
: **Reminder **Fall sports sign ups. Triplicate forms are available in the A.D.'s office & P.E. offices! Don't wait till the last minute!⏰🏈🎾⛳⚽
|4/26/2013 at 6:28 PM|
: 2013 Varsity H summer camp dates are up! Camp flyers are now available in the athletic office 🏈🏀⚾🎾⚽⛳ http://t.co/WBSwq8IyR6
|3/5/2013 at 6:53 PM|
: “@Section4Scores: Ossining has 34-19 halftime lead over Horseheads in Class AA girls basketball state regional.” Comeback Time!! Lets Go!!
|3/2/2013 at 3:36 PM|
: RT @Section4Scores: Horseheads' Mike Klugo places 11th in 200 freestyle (1:42.87) and ninth in 100 free (47.09) at state meet. Both time ...
|3/1/2013 at 10:52 PM|
: RT @stargazette: Horseheads' Klugo moves to consolation finals in two events at state swimming meet http://t.co/4MvZnAa4ST
|2/28/2013 at 7:27 PM|
: Lady Raiders win in dominate fashion 79-34!! SECTION IV CHAMPIONS!!! Congrats!!! 🏆🏆🏀🐴
|2/28/2013 at 7:26 PM|
: HORSEHEADS LADY BLUE RAIDERS ARE SECTIONAL CHAMPIONS!! http://t.co/VLu3QPFpnd
|2/28/2013 at 6:46 PM|
: “@Section4Scores: Horseheads uses 23-0 run to take a 44-21 halftime lead ocer Union-Endicott” Raiders are rolling!!!!!
|2/28/2013 at 6:37 PM|
: RT @Section4Scores: Horseheads on 14-0 run to take a 29-15 lead. U-E scoreless so far in second quarter. 4:15 left
|2/28/2013 at 12:19 PM|
: Good luck to the Lady Raiders tonight vs. UE for the Section IV championship! Bring the title back were it belongs Raider Nation!! 🏀🐴🏆
|2/23/2013 at 9:54 AM|
: Congratulations to Horseheads athlete Robert Scherb as he takes the Section IV High Jump title! #Indoor State Qualifier #Cornell
|2/22/2013 at 9:24 PM|
: RT @Section4Scores: Horseheads girls beat Ithaca 63-40 and will play U-E at 6 p.m. Thursday at Broome County Arena for Class AA title.
|2/22/2013 at 11:30 AM|
: Girls basketball sectional playoff game tonight @ 7! Come support the Lady Raiders and their quest for a sectional title!!
|2/13/2013 at 9:31 PM|
: “@sgsports: Horseheads beats Owego 62-41 in STAC girls hoops semis” Congrats to the Lady Raiders!! 1 more win and we're STAC Champions!! 🐴🏀🏆
|2/11/2013 at 4:03 PM|
: Sorry everyone, just noticed earlier tweet was accident but if you are looking for the rules to pickleball today was your lucky day! 👍😄
|2/11/2013 at 10:46 AM|
: Senior night for boys basketball tonight! Jv start @ 6. Come support the Blue Raiders and get the best popcorn this side of the Chemung! 🐴🏀👍
|2/8/2013 at 12:04 PM|
: all after school activities cancelled tonight.
Students will receive information about team sign-ups in their physical education classes. Sign-ups and physicals for the fall season are in May/June. Sign-ups for the winter season are typically held in early October, and for the spring season in late January/February.
Students entering Grade 7 who wish to participate in a fall sport will receive information in their sixth-grade elementary physical education class in May. Seventh-graders who are new to the district and wish to participate in 7th & 8th Grade Cross Country (boys and girls) or 7th & 8th Grade Boys Football should have a physical in August.
Each student who has signed up for a sport will be scheduled for a physical prior to the season. After the initial physical, a preseason health history review is sufficient for each subsequent sports season. This review is completed by the school nurse using the student's school medical records and past history health form.
Note: Students in grades 7-12 who plan to try out for a fall sport must get their physical in June, unless arrangements are made for a summer makeup through the athletic office. Those who have not been approved through the athletic office are responsible for getting a physical at their own expense. Physicals by a student's own physician must be completed before the start of the sports season in which the student is participating and will be valid for 12 months.
Each coach holds a preseason meeting before the start of the season. The coach will check medical eligibility forms provided by the Nurse’s Office and allow only those students who are cleared by the nurse to begin practices. Coaches will provide practice schedules on the first day of practice. Coaches will also present expectations, goals, and objectives.
The district participates in the New York State Selective Classification Program. The program offers students who demonstrate advanced maturation and physical fitness a chance to compete on a JV or Varsity team.
Coach's recommendation and parental and physician approval are needed before a student may participate in the program. The student must also satisfactorily complete the physical fitness test components: shuttle run, sit-ups, standing long jump, 1.5 mile run, fixed arm hang, and 50-yard dash. All guidelines are established by the New York State Department of Education and are available in the Athletic Office.
Students take the physical fitness test once for each sport. After the fitness test is passed, the student does not have to re-qualify the following season in that sport. Criteria differ for each sport. Passing scores can be transferred. For more specific guidelines, contact the Athletic Office at 739-5601, x4254 or x4255.
If a student does not make the JV or Varsity team, he/she may move to the 7th & 8th grade team for that particular season.
Varsity and Junior Varsity: Boys Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer; Girls Cheerleading, Cross Country, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball (boys and girls)
7th & 8th Grade: Cross Country (boys and girls); Girls' Volleyball, Girls' Swimming, Boys' and Girls' Soccer, Co-Ed Golf:
Varsity and JV: Boys Basketball, Bowling, Indoor Track (Varsity), Swimming, Wrestling; Girls: Basketball, Cheerleading, Indoor Track, Bowling
7th & 8th Grade: Boys Basketball, Swimming, Wrestling; Girls Basketball
Varsity and JV: Boys Baseball, Lacrosse, Tennis, Track; Girls Lacrosse, Softball, Track
Modified: Boys Baseball, Girls Softball
Questions, comments, or concerns? Contact the Athletic Office at 739-5601.