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Erin Manning, Athletic Department Secretary

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





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Varsity Sports Banquet honors high school senior athletes

Approximately 40 high school athletes were recognized for their commitment and their skills on the field and in the classroom during the annual Senior Varsity Athlete Banquet on June 2. View photo gallery


Three Scholar/Athlete teams for the Winter season read more


2015-2016 Winter Sports Awards' Winners read more


WHS alum nominated NJCAA Player of the Week for softball

Congratulations to WHS Class of 2014 alum Taylor Daniels who was recently nominated NJCAA Regional and National Player of the Week. Daniels is an infielder for the Herkimer Generals nationally ranked softball team. Read more As a member of the Lady Cannoneers varsity softball team in 2014, Daniels was named Colonial Council Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Section II Player of the Year.

WHS student athletes recognized for academic excellence and athletic abilities

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Congratulations to WHS varsity football player Seamus Manning, WHS girls varsity basketball player Meghan Murray and WHS boys varsity basketball player Mitch Capitula! Each was recognized recently for their academic excellence and athletic ability. Meghan was named a 2016 Colonial Council Scholar Athlete, Mitch was named a Section 2 Basketball Scholar Athlete, and Seamus was recognized by the Capital District Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.  Read more about Meghan Read more about Mitch Read more about Seamus

WHS wrestler advances to NYS Championship

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Congratulations to Watervliet High School wrestler Collin O’Brien whose current record is 37-3. After winning the Class C Tournament, the junior advanced to the State Qualifiers at the Glens Falls Civic Center. There he won the Section 2 Tournament earning the right to wrestle in the NYS Wrestling Championships February 26-27 at the Times Union Center. Best of luck at states Collin!

All Fall sports teams achieve Scholar/Athlete status

All six of Watervliet Fall Athletic Teams qualified for the NYSPHASAA Scholar/Athlete Team Award. Congratulations on this tremendous honor!!! read more View photo gallery

2016 Athletic Hall of Fame nominations

A reminder that May 1 is the deadline to submit nominations for the 2016 Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony to be held in the fall of 2016. More information

Wrestling program shows appreciation for teachers

The Watervliet wrestling team recognized teachers and staff members during its annual Teacher Appreciation Night on January 14. View Photo Gallery

2015 Fall Sports Awards' Winners read more


Mohawk Honda donation

The Watervliet City School District thanks Mohawk Honda for its donation to help fund Athletic Programs at the Watervliet Jr.–Sr. High School.

Fidelis Care Student Athlete of the Week WHS wrestler Charles LaBelle featured on NewsChannel 13

Congratulations to WHS senior Charles LaBelle for being named the Fidelis Care Student Athlete of the Week on NewsChannel 13. Charles who has been wrestling for Watervliet since grade 5, serves as the team captain. He is also a proud member of the school's No Place for Hate/Character Ed program. View video 

Senior Ty'Jon Gilmore scores 1,000 points!!

Congratulations to senior guard Ty'Jon Gilmore, who scored his 1,000th point on December 22 in a Cannoneer 69-54 victory at home against Ravena. He is the seventh male player in school history to reach 1,000 career points. Read more

WHS varsity soccer team leader James Creaser named TWC's Student Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to WHS senior James Creaser for being selected Time Warner Cable (TWC) News Student Athlete of the Week for November 9, 2015. In addition to being a leader on the varsity soccer team, James is a member of Student Council, the National Honor Society, the No Place for Hate/Character Ed program, and serves as a volunteer at school and in the community. View video 

WHS student athlete Mitch Capitula featured on “First and Goal”

Time Warner Cable (TWC) stopped by Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School this week for a candid interview with senior Mitch Capitula about playing two fall varsity sports football and soccer. The interview aired on the local high school football show “First and Goal” on Friday, Oct. 16. Read more

Volleyball celebrates Senior Night 2015

Watervliet's varsity volleyball senior players were recognized prior to their final home game on October 15. View pictures

Fall Sports Night moves to November 4

Fall Sports Awards Night will be held on Wednesday, November 4 in the WJSHS auditorium beginning at 6 p.m. Please note the change in date from the district calendar.

Dine at Olive Garden and support Watervliet Athletics

On November 3, 2015 and again on April 12, 2016 Olive Garden on Wolf Road will be donating 10% of the restaurant’s sales for the night (max $1,000) to Watervliet Athletics. Mark these dates on your calendar and help support the district's athletic programs! 

Varsity football recognizes senior players

Family, friends, teammates and coaching staff gathered on the turf field on Oct. 9 to recognize the Watervliet varsity football team's senior players and cheerleaders prior to the final home game of the season. View pictures

Interested in learning a new sport? Albany County to offer karate and lacrosse programs for Watervliet youth beginning Oct. 15

Watervliet elementary and middle school students will have an opportunity to learn a new sport for free beginning Thursday, October 15. Albany County is sponsoring free recreational programs for youth ages 5 to 14 who are interested in learning karate or lacrosse. The programs will be offered on Thursday nights from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Watervliet Dome on the corner of 2nd Avenue and 13th Street. For more information, contact the Albany County Recreation Bureau at 518-655-7948. Download Karate info Download Lacrosse info (PDFs)

New 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.

Varsity soccer recognizes senior players

Family, friends, teammates and coaching staff gathered on the turf field on Sept. 29 to recognize the Watervliet varsity soccer team's senior players. View pictures

Varsity football pictures: Cannoneers v. Blackbirds

The Cannoneers were narrowly defeated in a conference match against Voorheesville on Saturday, Sept. 19. View photos

Play ball! Alumni baseball game honors past student athletes

Watervliet recognized and celebrated many of the district's great baseball players from the 80s and 90s, as well as recent graduates during an alumni baseball game on Sunday, Sept. 20 at the high school field. View photos

Siena tennis team to use WJSHS courts this fall

The Watervliet Athletics Department is excited to announce that from now until the end of October, the Siena College tennis team will be renting the courts at Watervliet Jr.-Sr. High School (Tuesday – Friday afternoons and some weekends) for its practices and tournaments. The courts remain open for public use, however, we ask community members to refrain from using the courts during Siena’s practices/tournaments. Thank you for your cooperation.

Fall sports practices set to begin Monday, Aug. 17

Most fall junior varsity and varsity sports teams will begin practices on Monday, August 17. The first practice for varsity and modified boys and girls cross country is scheduled for Monday, August 24.

Watervliet Football "Kick-Off" meeting

The Watervliet Football program's "Kick-Off" meeting is scheduled for this Friday, August 14 at 5 p.m. at Watervliet High School.

Girls Modified Soccer tryouts

Girls Modified Soccer tryouts will begin August 24 from 9 to 11 a.m. on the turf at the high school. Tryouts are open to all girls entering grades 7, 8 and 9. Any student who is interested in trying out needs to have proof of a physical (within the last year) and a completed health history form turned into the athletic directors office prior to trying out.

Also players and fans, be sure to follow Watervliet Cannoneers Football on Facebook, and Twitter @vlietfootball.

Track open for public use

The new 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.

Watervliet Athletics Archives (2014-15)


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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.