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Athletics

The primary purpose of the athletic program at the Warwick Valley Central School District is to promote our students’ physical, mental, social, emotional and moral well-being. The district believes that participation in athletics contributes to a well-rounded education and gives students experiences that help them succeed outside of school. The Warwick Wildcats compete in Section 9 of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.


Warwick Football Defeats Washingtonville

Defense Rallies vs. Wizards

Warwick football player take the field

Warwick Wildcats take the field with the Warwick Youth Football Mighty Mites on Youth Football Night. The Wildcats defeat Washingtonville 28–14. (Photo by Al Konikowski).

Warwick got off to a fast start Friday night, Sept. 17, behind a great crowd and an excellent defensive effort.  The Wildcats held Washingtonville on a fourth-and-short attempt on the first drive to gain excellent field position which led to a Nick DiMarco to Ryan Mclaughlin first quarter touchdown and the Wildcats never looked back.  Nick DiMarco completed 12 of 22 attempts for 205 yards including touchdowns to Nick Simonetta and McLaughlin.  DiMarco also rushed for a TD. Justin Hurd caught 3 passes and Simonetta led the Wildcats with 108 all-purpose yards.

The defense was led by the line backing crew of Jake Durie, Tyler Ellis, Anthony Marcano, Adam Miller, Dominic Sirico,  Owen Hoyen and Ryan Fleming. Late in the game, Tyler Ellis picked up a forced fumble caused by Max Kruger and retuned it 50 yards for a fourth quarter TD to put the wildcats up 28 – 7. 

Drew Borner was a perfect 4 of 4 on extra points and contributed a touchback on kick–off.  Borner and senior Tim Leonard averaged over 30 yard per punt to keep the Wildcat defense out of trouble.

 Warwick will take on Monroe Woodbury Friday Night September 24 at C. A. Morgan Field in Warwick, New York. The teams are playing to bring awareness to Pediatric Cancer through the Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer Charity.

Ryan McLaughlin catches a TD pass to put the Wildcats up 7–0 in the first quarter of Friday night’s game. (Photo by Al Konikowski).


Warwick Football Defeats Goshen

Spirit Trophy Returns Home to Wildcat Country

Warwick football players and coaches with the Spirit Trophy

Warwick Varsity football defeated the Goshen Gladiators 20–7 before a crowd of over 3,000 at Goshen High School on Saturday, September 11.  The win returns the Spirit Trophy to Wildcat Country as part of the history and tradition of the second longest running football rivalry in New York State.  

Warwick’s defense was led by “44” Jake Durie with 16 tackles.  Justin Hurd and Skyler Rodriguez both had interceptions for the Wildcats, and Adam Miller recovered a fumble forced by Durie.  Outstanding defense was led by the defensive line of Max Kruger, Alex Negersmith, Matt Amaturo, DJ Madura, Kyle Sass, Jacob Gibel, Devin Kick, Kieran Currao and many other contributors.  Kicker Drew Borner contributed two Touchbacks and was two for two on extra points.

Offensive highlights include a Nick DiMarco to Ryan McLaughlin 68-yard TD pass, Dan Thorson 42-yard TD run and a Dimarco rushing TD.  The Wildcats rushed for 135 yards on 18 carries behind outstanding offensive line play by junior center Joe Santiago, junior guards Jacob Gibel, Tim Wilbur, junior tackle Christian Felix and senior tackles Dan Robledo and Aidan Corrigan.

Warwick returns home Friday September 17th vs the Washingtonville Wizards (Youth Football Night) and are scheduled for a 7 p.m. kick-off. Youth players are encouraged to wear their jerseys and cheer uniforms to the game.  Go Wildcats!

 


Wildcats Athletics Update: Modified Tryout Dates

In observance of the Labor Day and Rosh Hashanah holidays, all modified sports will begin tryouts on Wednesday, September 8.
All athletes are required to have a current physical (in the past year) and have clearance by the school nurse.
See below for practice times and locations:
Modified Football: 2:30 – 4:45 modified field located behind the Middle School gym
Modified Cross Country: 2:30 – 4:00 meet outside the Middle School gym doors by the Varsity Baseball field
Modified Volleyball: Friday, Sept. 3 @3:45 google meet code: wy32qrq
Tryouts Wed, Thurs, Friday 4:00 – 5:30 Middle School gym
Boys Modified Soccer: 3:00 – 5:00 Middle School fields
Girls Modified Soccer: 4:00 – 5:30

Warwick defeats Valley Central 25-20 in season-opening football game

Warwick defeated Valley Central 25 – 20 in home opening “Week 0” win at C. Ashely
Morgan Field before a crowd of nearly 3,000 Wildcat fans on Sept. 3, 2021. Total team effort was the key as all
three phases of the game (offense, defense and special teams) contributed in the win.

Warwick’s Nick DiMarco (12) and Nickolas Simonetta (11) celebrate after DiMarco scored a touchdown against Valley Central in a varsity football game at C. Ashley Morgan Field on Sept. 3, 2021.

Senior QB Nick DiMarco finished 15 for 22 throwing for 205 yards and a touchdown to junior
receiver Ryan McLaughlin. DiMarco also ran for two TD’s behind solid offensive line of Dan
Robledo, Aidan Corrigan, Tim Wilbur, Joe Santiago, Jacob Gibel, Luke Seibel and Christian Felix.
Nick Simonetta led all receivers with eight catches for 101 yards. Skyler Rodriguez, MclLaughlin, and
Justin Hurd combined for 104 yards receiving.

Justin Hurd led the defense with 11 tackles from the safety position while Linebackers Tyler Ellis
and defensive lineman Matt Amaturo had seven and five tackles respectively. The Wildcats forced two
turnovers including an Ellis INT and a forced fumble by Jacob Gibel. Chase Fogg had a key play
from his corner position knocking down an important pass from VC’s QB.

Dan Thorson made his return to football with a 90 yard kick–off return to open the second
half and was aided by key blocks from Dominic Sirico (four total tackles), Tyler Ellis and Justin
Hurd.

Warwick will travel to Goshen on Saturday Sept. 11 for a 1 p.m., kick–off against the
Goshen Gladiators at Goshen High School for the Annual Spirit Trophy Game. The game has added
significance as we remember and honor all of those who were lost in the events of September
11, 2001.

The Section IX Athletic Council has returned all schools to full spectator attendance
both at outdoor and indoor events. Section 9 ruled that masks are optional for all participants
and spectators outdoors but remain required for indoor events such as volleyball and swim
meets. Go Wildcats.

 

 


ATTENTION: WILDCATS ATHLETES & PARENTS!

Looking for a simple way to keep track of your sporting events? How about Section IX featured videos and streaming content? Well, now there’s a website and an app for that! Go to www.section9sports.org to learn more about keeping up with your Warwick Wildcats!

Section IX has created a Warwick Valley Central School District schedule page that provides teams schedules and important information. As an added bonus, parents have the option of signing up to receive automatic notifications related to date, time or facility changes, as well as game cancellations via email or text. View the Warwick schedule on the Section IX website here.

Section 9 flyer

Additionally, all athletic meetings, events and physical dates are listed on the Athletic Department’s Google Calendar. The Warwick Athletic Hotline is also a great resource for cancellations and daily contests. To access the hotline, call (845) 987–3050 and select option 8.


First Day Practice Times Established for Fall Athletic Teams

Warwick Athletics is actively encouraging its students to “Get Back in the Game” in the fall of 2021. The District is seeking students who want to take on the challenge of being a “student-athlete.”  Bring great effort, dedication and a school-approved physical to join the Warwick Athletic Family.  Most importantly, don’t miss the first practice on Aug. 23rd

Senior QB Nick Dimarco. The Warwick Valley High School teams begin practice Aug. 23rd for the fall 2021 season.

Football – Camp of Champions will begin Aug. 16th at Warwick Valley High School at 2:30 p.m. and is open to all 9th-12th grade students.  Camp will run Aug. 16th-19th on campus.  The first official day of practice for all 9th-12th graders will be Aug. 23rd 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Meet at the Warwick football practice field behind the stadium. Email Coach Gregory Sirico for additional information at gsirico@wvcsd.org

Cross Country (Boys and Girls) – Cross Country will begin on Aug. 23rd at 7:10 a.m. on the Tim St. Lawrence Track at the High School. Athletes should be ready to run. Bring sneakers and water.  Contact Coach Michael Potter at mpotter@wvcsd.org if you need additional information.

Tennis (Girls) – Varsity and JV Tennis will begin on Aug. 23rd at 9 a.m. on the tennis courts next to the Middle School.  Athletes should bring a racquet, water and sneakers, and be ready to compete.  Contact Coach William Zwart at wzwart@wvcsd.org if additional information is needed.

Volleyball (Girls) – Varsity and JV Volleyball tryouts will be held Monday, Aug. 23rd 9 a.m.-noon in the High School Gymnasium.  Athletes should be ready to try out with sneakers, water and appropriate volleyball footwear. If additional information is needed, contact Coach Shawn Thomas at shawnthomas7@gmail.com

Cheerleading – Varsity and JV Cheerleading will be practicing on Aug. 23rd from 9-11 a.m. in the High School’s Higgins Gymnasium.  Contact Coach Elizabeth Sullivan if additional information is needed at esullivan@wvcsd.org

Boys Soccer – Varsity and JV Boys Soccer candidates should meet on Aug. 23rd at 9 a.m. at the JV soccer field by the middle school tennis courts. Bring water, cleats and sneakers (be prepared to run a mile on the track in addition to regular tryouts). If additional information is needed, contact Coach Denis O’Connor at doconnor@wvcsd.org

Girls Soccer – Varsity and JV girls’ soccer candidates should meet at the Sanfordville Elementary Tom Lorgan Field at 9 a.m., Aug. 23rd with water, cleats and soccer clothing ready to tryout. The first practice will end at noon.  If additional information is needed contact Coach Katlyn Chester at kchester@wvcsd.org

Girls Swimming – Varsity swimming candidates should report to the High School Pool ready for a 9-11 a.m., Aug. 23 practice in the water.  Athletes should bring water and swim wear.  Contact Coach Christine Mahon at cmahon@wvcsd.org for additional information.

Girls Diving – Varsity diving candidates should report to the High School Pool on Monday, August 23 for a 4:15-5:30 p.m. practice.

All Middle School Sports will begin on Thursday, September 2, the second day of school.  Contact Athletic Director Gregory Sirico at gsirico@wvcsd.org or cell (845) 222-1402 if you need additional information.


Fall 2021 Athletic Requirements for Participation

August 11, 2021

Wildcat Athletes and Parents,

Preparations are well underway for the fall 2021 athletics season!

Here is a list of the required paperwork, located in the resources tab,  that must be completed and received by the nursing department before the start of practice:

  1. A current physical examination from your pediatrician or primary care physician (PCP), completed on the required New York State (NYS) Health Examination form.
  2. NYS Interval Health History (IHH) Form completed by the parents
  3. Medical History Questionnaire completed by the parents
  4. COVID Screening Addendum to the IHH
  5. COVID positive Cardio screening is only required for all students who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Physical Examinations:

While having an annual physical by your physician is best practice and highly recommended, we understand that it may be challenging to obtain an appointment in time to begin the sports season.

We will be hosting sports physicals at the high school on Monday, August 23, 2021,  from 

7:30 am -11:30 am. Physical examinations are to be performed by the school physician, Dr. Jeff Horowitz

Below is a link to sign up for an examination appointment and other information regarding exam day. Appointments are limited; examinations are by appointment only; no walk-ins will be accepted. Masks are required to be worn at all times.

https://ptcfast.com/schools/WVCSD_Sports_Physical_Appointments

All forms mentioned above are to be turned in to the school office, attention Nursing Department, or emailed to HRoecker@wvcsd.org no later than August 18, 2021. If your forms are not received, and you currently are signed up for an examination appointment time, your appointment will be canceled.

Any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Enjoy the rest of your summer, and I wish all the athletes the best of luck!

Regards,

Heather Roecker RN
Coordinator of Health & Attendance
Warwick Valley Central School District


Wildcats on the Rise: Alums Orner and Darcey making their mark

Warwick Valley High School football season officially kicks off on Aug. 27, but for two former Wildcats, the season never ends. Warwick alumni Ryan Darcey (’06) and Dan Orner (’99) continue to have an impact on the highest level of football, both working in unique roles with professional athletes.

Dan Orner (left) with Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Punter Bradley Pinion following the 2021 Super Bowl.

Dan Orner graduated from Warwick in ’99, following a record-breaking career with North Carolina and a stint with the Minnesota Vikings, he has used his experiences to help others through the Dan Orner Kicking and Punting Academy. Orner works with the top kickers in the country from the NFL through the top high school prospects on the East Coast. 

Ryan Darcey

Ryan Darcey (right) at the NFL draft working for the New York Jets.

Ryan Darcey graduated from Warwick in ’06, following a standout career at Fordham University where he was the Bill Tierney Award winner. He spent time coaching in the college ranks before signing on with the New York Jets in 2012.  He continues to climb the ladder in the Jets organization and currently heads the offense and defensive video department, supporting both sides of the ball from a football operations viewpoint.


ATTENTION: WILDCATS ATHLETES & PARENTS!

Looking for a simple way to keep track of your sporting events? How about Section IX featured videos and streaming content? Well, now there’s an app for that! Go to www.section9sports.org to learn more about keeping up with your Warwick Wildcats!


Interscholastic Athletics Offerings

Fall

  • Football (Varsity, JV, Freshman, Modified)
  • Boys/Girls Soccer (Varsity, JV, Modified)
  • Girls Tennis (Varsity, JV)
  • Girls/Boys Cross Country (Varsity, Modified)
  • Girls Volleyball (Varsity, JV and Modified)
  • Girls Swimming (Varsity)
  • Cheerleading (Varsity, JV)
  • Crew Club

Winter

  • Boys/Girls Basketball (Varsity, JV, Freshman, Modified)
  • Boys/Girls Indoor Track (Varsity)
  • Competition Cheerleading (Varsity)
  • Boys Swimming (Varsity)
  • Boys/Girls Skiing (Varsity)
  • Wrestling (Varsity, JV, Modified)

Spring

  • Boys/Girls Golf (Varsity)
  • Girls Softball (Varsity, JV, Modified)
  • Boys Baseball (Varsity, JV, Modified)
  • Boys/Girls Track and Field (Varsity, Modified)
  • Boys Tennis (Varsity, JV)
  • Boys/Girls Lacrosse (Varsity, JV, Modified)
  • Crew Club

All student-athletes must have a signed permission form and an updated physical in order to practice/tryout. No exceptions. Student athletes are responsible for completing the required health forms, including his or her 30-day health history, interval health history form and the annual sports and new student form. These forms are available on the Health and Wellness page.

Concussion Management and Awareness Act

A concussion is defined as a type of traumatic brain injury, caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head that can change the way the brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly back and forth. Even a “ding,” “getting your bell rung,” or what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.

Most people who suffer a concussion do recover quickly. However, in more severe cases, a concussion can be fatal. Unlike a broken bone or a laceration, outward signs of a concussion can’t be seen. By learning to identify the symptoms and danger signs of concussions coaches, teachers and parents can help keep children safe.

The state’s Concussion Management and Awareness Act requires that students with a possible concussion or brain injury are removed from athletic activities, including physical education classes, interscholastic sports and other extracurricular activities. Students will not be allowed to resume athletic activity until they have been symptom-free for 24 hours, and have been evaluated by and received written and signed authorization from a licensed physician. For interscholastic athletics, clearance must come from the school’s medical director.