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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





Watervliet athletic gear available now

image: Watervliet Cannoneer Gear logo

Wrestling program celebrates Watervliet educators

Varsity wrestlers paid tribute to teachers and other staff members during the team's annual Teacher Appreciation Night on Thursday, Jan. 26. View photo gallery

‘Vliet Athletes in the News (Winter 2016-17)

 bullet graphicNew leader, same mission for Lady Cannoneers basketball ((Times Union, 1/6/17)

 bullet graphicVarsity wrestler named Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week (WNYT, NewsChannel 13)


Winter sports season begins Nov. 7

Level/Sport Coach Date/Time Location
JV Boys Basketball Peter
Nov. 7
2:30 p.m.
Varsity Boys Basketball Orlando
Nov. 7
6:30 p.m.
JV & Varsity Girls' Basketball Tim Mitchell,
Kelsey Logan
Nov. 7
4:30 p.m.
Varsity Wrestling Dennis Lane,
Josh Veshia
Nov. 7
3:00 p.m.
WJSHS  Wrestling Room
Varsity Cheerleading Danielle Mele,
Chelsie Clickner
Nov. 7
4:00 p.m.
Varsity Boys & Girls Indoor Track Nick Yatrakis Nov. 14
2:30 p.m.
WJSHS Indoor Track & hallways

ICYMI: 2016 Fall Sports Awards Night

Dozens of student-athletes were recognized for their efforts and accomplishments during Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School’s annual Fall Sports Awards Night in late October. View Photo Gallery

‘Vliet Athletes in the News (Fall 2016)

 bullet graphicGreenwich ends Cannoneers playoff aspirations (Troy Record, 10/22/16)

 bullet graphicCannoneers among the teams vying for postseason play (Times Union, 10/11/16)

 bullet graphicDefense key to Cannoneer victory over Chatham (Times Union, 10/8/16)

 bullet graphicCannoneers competitive in defeat (Troy Record, 9/24/16)

 bullet graphicWatervliet looking to remain undefeated (Troy Record, 9/22/16)

bullet graphicBeyond the Games interview with varsity football coach Brian Hoefer (Sept. 9, CBS6 Sports)

 bullet graphicA pre-season look at Watervliet varsity football (Aug. 31, Troy Record)


Fall varsity sports teams recognize senior players

The varsity football and soccer teams recognized seniors during the final home games of the regular season. Both teams celebrated with victories! Senior varsity cheerleaders also received recognition before the football game. View football photo gallery View soccer gallery


picture of Watervliet youth football players. cheerleaders

Youth Recognition Night

The Watervliet Youth Football League -- including players, cheerleaders, coaches and parents -- attended Youth Recognition Night during the Cannoneers home game on Friday, Sept. 16 versus B-P.

picture of varsity girls soccer team

Varsity Girls Soccer team wears green in honor of Schalmont player

The Watervliet girls' soccer team recently traded their garnet jerseys for green to show their support for Davia Rossi, a freshman soccer player from Schalmont who was diagnosed with leukemia before the start of the season. The t-shirts included Davia's number, 10, and the hashtag #rossistrong. 


Watervliet Athletic Hall of Fame Committee announces inductees for 2016

The Watervliet High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee proudly announces the inductees for the Class of 2016:

1. Khalan Heid, 2004

2. Mark Hotaling, 1986

3. John Pastore, 1961

4. George Perry, 1954

5. Larry Starks, 2002

6. George Seymour, Coach

7. 1991 Baseball Team

Family and friends are invited to join us in recognizing the new inductees during the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Brunch that will be held during Homecoming Weekend at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 8 in the cafeteria at Watervliet High School.

The Athletic Hall of Fame Induction ceremony and brunch will be followed at 1 p.m. by the Homecoming Game as the Watervliet Cannoneers meet the Chatham Panthers on the gridiron. To make reservations for the Hall of Fame brunch or if you have questions, contact the Athletic Office at Watervliet High School at 518-629-3303. Reservation form


Cannoneer football gear available online through Sept. 20

picture of vliet football long sleeve t-shirt

Have you ordered your ‘Vliet football gear? Cannoneers football is running an online apparel fundraiser through Wicked Smart Apparel based right here in Watervliet. The web store is accepting orders until midnight Monday, Sept. 20. Visit the apparel web store for more information and order your gear today!


Letter to residents of 12th Ave. includes Fall 2016 home game schedule

The Athletic Department has sent a letter to residents of 12th Avenue notifying them of the dates and times of all home games this fall. The games may affect traffic, parking and noise levels in the neighborhood adjacent to the Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School campus. View letter

Vliet Athletics tee shirt fundraiser

Watervliet Athletics is currently taking pre-orders for a rocking new tee shirt. The shirts are $15; if you are interested in purchasing one or more, simply contact Athletic Director Michael Foust with the number and sizes of shirts you would like. View shirt
Call: 629-3303, or email: mfoust@vlietschools.org

Save the Date for these fall fundraisers

If you have an appetite for supporting Cannoneer teams, mark the dates of these upcoming fundraisers:

bullet graphicWednesday, September 7 from 4-8 p.m., Chipotle in Latham download flyer

bullet graphicThursday, November 10 from 4-8 p.m., Panera in Latham download flyer

Bring a copy of the flyer with you when you dine and these restaurants will donate a portion of the proceeds from your purchase to Watervliet Athletics. Remember to turn in a hard copy or show an electronic version of the flyer when placing your order.

Welcome new physical education teacher Kelsey Logan

In June, the Board of Education appointed Kelsey Logan as physical education teacher for the Watervliet Junior/Senior High School. Ms. Logan will teach grades 7-12 physical education classes, as well as coach varsity girls’ soccer and junior varsity girls’ basketball. More about Coach Logan

2016 Fall Sports Practice Information

Most fall junior varsity and varsity sports teams will begin practices on Monday, August 15. The first practice for varsity and modified boys and girls cross country is scheduled for Monday, August 22.

Team Coach Date Time Location
Varsity Football Brian
Aug. 15 3:30-7:30 p.m. WJSHS Turf Field
Varsity Girls' Soccer Kelsey
Aug. 15 8:00-9:00 a.m. WJSHS Turf Field
12:00-2:00 p.m.
Varsity Boys' Soccer Paul
Aug. 15 9:00-10:30 a.m. WJSHS Turf Field
4:30-6:00 p.m. 12th Ave. Practice Field
JV & Varsity Girls' Volleyball Rebecca Young Aug. 15 2:00-4:00 p.m. WJSHS  Gym
Varsity Cheerleading Danielle Cooper Aug. 15 4:00-5:30 p.m. WJSHS  Café
Varsity & Modified Boys & Girls Cross Country Tami Karbowski Aug. 22 8:30-10:30 a.m. WJSHS Track
Modified Girls' Soccer Jeff
Aug. 22 10:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
WJSHS Turf Field
Modified Football Darryl
Aug. 24 4:30 p.m. meeting WJSHS  Café



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.

Watervliet Athletics Archives (2015-16)

Watervliet Athletics Archives (2014-15)

Watervliet Athletics Archives (2013-14)

Watervliet Athletics Archives (2012-13)

Watervliet Athletics Archives (2011-12)


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Athletic Handbook (PDF)

Athletic Department Staff

Athletic Placement Process (PDF)

Useful Links

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Facilities Use Application Facilities Rental Fees

Hall of Fame (including eligibility information & nomination form)

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School Records

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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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