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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 Valley Athletics Winter Sports Tryout & Meeting Dates

Winter sports meetings and tryouts are here! Go, Wildcats!!   

Girls Basketball

  • JV/Varsity Meeting: 10/29  |  11:00 am  |  Room 124
  • Varsity Tryouts: begin 11/15  |  2:45 pm – 5:30 pm  |  High School New Gym
  • JV Tryouts: 11/15-11/17  |  2:45 pm – 5:00 pm  |  High School Small Gym
  • Modified Meeting: 11/4  |  2:40 pm – 3:00 pm  |  Middle School Gym
  • Modified Tryouts: 11/22  |  3:00 pm – 5:00 pm  |  High School Small Gym

Boys Basketball

  • JV/Varsity Meeting: 11/5  |  11:00 am  |  High School New Gym
  • Varsity Tryouts: 11/15-11/19  |  3:00 pm – 5:30 pm  |  High School New Gym
  • JV Tryouts: 11/15-11/19  |  5:30 pm – 8:00 pm  |  High School New Gym
  • Modified Tryouts: 11/22  |  3:00 pm – 5:00 pm  |  Middle School Gym

Competition Cheer

  • Tryouts: 11/15-11/19  |  3:00 pm – 5:00 pm  |  High School Small Gym
    • Join Google Classroom: tiaxsqk

Indoor Track Grades 9-12

Boys Swimming & Diving

  • Swimming Tryouts: 11/15  |  2:45 pm – 5:30 pm  |  High School Pool
  • Diving: 11/15  | All interested divers meet 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm  |  High School Pool

Wrestling

  • JV/Varsity Meeting: 11/8  |  10:45 am – 11:00 am  |  Room 161
  • JV/Varsity practices begin 11/15  |  2:30 pm – 4:30 pm  |  Wrestling Room
  • Modified: 11/22  |  3:00 pm – 5:00 pm  |  Middle School Cafeteria

Skiing

  • Boys & Girls Meeting: 11/12  |  2:40 pm – 3:00 pm  |  WVHS Old Gym
  • Dryland practices begin 11/29  |  2:45 pm – 4:00 pm; Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday  |  WVHS Media Center

Enduro/Trail/XC Mountain Biking Club

Anyone interested in joining the Enduro/Trail/XC Mountain Biking Club must complete the athletic forms through Operoo. See club advisors Mr. Peter Scheuermann and Mr. Khris Arvanites for more information.


New Athletics Registration System

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Dear Parents/Guardians, 

We are excited to advise you that we are adopting a new system named Operoo. People who moved into the district in the last six months may have already used this system during a recent registration process.

The Operoo system makes it very easy for you to respond to athletics and registration forms using your mobile phone, tablet, or PC. Most forms can be completed online, and other documents can be easily uploaded.  It will significantly reduce the burden on you to provide information that is repetitive.

We are launching this new system at the High School and Middle School for grades 7-12 for the Winter Athletics season beginning on Monday, November 8, 2021.  All parents/guardians with students in grades 7-12 will receive an email invitation directly from Operoo providing the username and password to log into their Operoo account.

At this time, only parents/guardians with students planning on participating in a Winter Sport need to log in. Once logged in, the forms necessary to participate in a Winter Sport will be available for the parents to complete. The New York State Health Exam Form and the COVID Positive/Cardio Screening Form are available for download from the Medical History Questionnaire if needed. These forms, once complete, can be easily uploaded.

The link to the Operoo log in page is below. If you have any questions or need assistance, please email Heidi Thonus at hthonus@wvcsd.org.

https://app.operoo.com/users/sign_in


Warwick Football Ends 2021 Campaign

126th Team Falls to Newburgh in “AA” Semi Final

All good things come to an end as only one of the remaining 36 “AA” teams in New York State will win its final game as the Warwick Wildcats lose to NFA in the Section 9 Class AA football semifinals 41-16.  Warwick could not overcome a 21-point first half deficit but held its own against Section 9’s largest school. 

Warwick’s offense was led by Dan Thorson’s 160 all-purpose yards (kick–off and rushing yards).  Jake Durie, Owen Hoyen, Dan Thorson and Nick DiMarco rushed 28 times for 124 yards.  Nick Simonetta led all Warwick receivers with 5 receptions for 80 yards. Ryan McLaughlin and Justin Hurd contributed 3 receptions each (McLaughlin caught a TD from DiMarco). 

The defense was led by Jake Durie 10 tackles, Justin Hurd 7 tackles and Tyler Ellis 5 tackles and an interception.  Sophomore Johnny Accardo also intercepted a ball for the Wildcats.  Junior defensive end Alex Negersmith was credited with a safety. 

Warwick’s Drew Borner was a perfect 2-for-2 on extra points.  Warwick Football’s 126th Year summary article will appear next week.  

Warwick's Jake Durie scored a touchdown against Newburgh

Warwick’s Jake Durie (44) punches in Warwick’s second touchdown in the 3rd quarter at NFA (Photo by Al Konikowski).

Ryan McLaughlin makes a leaping catch against Newburgh

Warwick junior receiver (10) Ryan McLaughlin goes up for a catch in the Section 9 Class AA semifinal at NFA (Photo by Al Konikowski).

 


Boys and Girls Varsity Cross Country Season Wrap UP

The girls team finished season 6-1 in dual meets and reached the top 30 in state rankings twice.  The girls went on to place third in the OCIAA Championships and fourth in the Section 9 Championships as a team.  They were lead by freshman Alyssa Dovico who placed 7th at the OCIAA meet and 8th at the sectional championship meet.
The boys team also finished 6-1 in dual meets and were ranked as high as #26 in the state at one point.  The boys placed second at the OCIAA Championships and fpurth at the Section 9 championships.  Senior Trey Hayden was top boy all year long and was the Wildcats lone qualifier for the New York State Championship meet. 
Warwick boys and girls cross country teams

Watch Warwick swimmers compete in the Section IX prelims this Thursday

Watch the Wildcats compete at the 2021 New York State Public High School Athletics Association Section IX Girls Swimming & Diving Prelims on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. This is a non-spectator event, so streaming is the only way to catch the action live, as it unfolds! 
The championships will continue on November 6 at 2:00 p.m.  
Go, Wildcats!

Wildcats named to Section IX Coaches Association Boys Class AA soccer all-star team

The Wildcats great season continues with Section IX all-star appointments.

Senior forward Joe Holder, senior goalie Aden Razukiewicz, and junior midfielders Jake McGowan and Carson Rother were all named to the Section IX Soccer Coaches Association Boys Class AA 2021 All-Star Team.

Joe Holder leads the Wildcats with 21 goals, while Aden Razukiewicz has tallied 11 shut-outs so far. Carson Rother and Jake McGowan have dominated in the midfield all season. Joe and Aden were also named to the Boys All-Section team by the Coaches Association.

Warwick Boys Varsity soccer currently holds a 15-1-1 record as they head into the state playoffs, where they will face Mamaroneck on Wednesday, November 3 at 7:00 pm at Hendrick Hudson High School.

Go, Wildcats!


Watch Warwick volleyball playoff game online on Thursday

In case you cannot make it to Warwick at Monroe-Woodbury Section 9 Class AA semifinals volleyball game on Thursday at 5 p.m., you can view the action live at the following link: 
Thank you M-W and Go Wildcats!

Warwick volleyball players celebrate

 


WVHS Wildcats win Section IX Class AA Boys Soccer Championship

 

The WVHS Wildcats boys varsity soccer team put together quite a weekend, capping off what can only be described as “quite a season.”

The boys took their stellar 15-1-1 record and #1 ranking into play last week and won their Section IX semifinal match. That win set them up for the title game against Newburgh Free Academy (#3) on Saturday, October 30.

The Wildcats posted a 2-0 win to earn the Section IX Class AA Boys Soccer Championship, bringing the title back to Warwick for the first time in five years.

“I couldn’t be more proud of these boys. The season that they have put together is incredible, and a result of the hard work and focus that they put in,” said Coach Denis O’Connor, also sharing that former Wildcats varsity coach John VanPelt has been assisting. “It’s been like having a master coach around all the time. Coach VanPelt was a huge help to us.”         

Warwick’s defense, which has stymied opponents all season long, was at it again on Saturday, as the team recorded its eleventh shut-out of 2021. Wildcats goalie Aiden Razukiewicz made four saves. Scoring was led by Joe Holder and Jacob McGowan.

“This Wildcats team has brought a combination of timely scoring and tremendous defense to the pitch game after game this year,” said Coach O’Connor. “And that’s been the winning formula for such a great year.” 

The Wildcats are now gearing up for a regional game versus Section I champs Mamaroneck on November 3 at 7:00 p.m. The game will be played at Hendrick Hudson High School in Montrose, New York.

Congratulations, Wildcats, and good luck on Wednesday!

More images from Saturday’s championship game…


Section IX and NYSPHSAA New Ticket Purchase Policy

Section and State Adapt NO CASH POLICY

This is the first year that Section IX and NYSPHSAA will be adopting a no cash policy for ticket purchases.  Fans and students planning to attend Section IX and NYSPHSAA Championship Events will need to purchase tickets through the new GOFan Digital ticketing. 

How to purchase tickets:

  1. Go to GOFan.co and type in WARWICK HIGH SCHOOL in the search bar and scroll to Warwick, NY. 
  2. Click on WARWICK HIGH SCHOOL, Warwick, NY.
  3. Events that the Warwick Wildcats are involved in will pop up (small service charge may be required in the transaction.

Most Section IX events will be live streamed through the NFHS network as well (may be a fee involved).


Warwick Football Defeats Pine Bush

Wildcat Seniors Lead Team on Senior Night

Warwick football’s seniors set the tone on senor night with solid performance and a 35–16 win over the Pine Bush Bushmen.  Senior Dan Thorson led all ball carriers with 128 yards on 9 carries and three TD’s.  Quarterback Nick DiMarco completed 8 of 13 passes for 170 yards and a touchdown to senior receiver Nick Simonetta.  The receivers were led by Simonetta’s 4 receptions followed by Ryan Mclaughlin’s two catches for 71 yards.  Justin Hurd, Latrell Willis, Nate Constable and Skyler Rodriguez each had receptions for the Wildcats.  Junior Quarterback Joey Krasniewicz was 2 for 2 passing for over 40 yards.  

The defense was led by linebackers Jake Durie and Jake Rooney (9 total tackles each), Dominic Sirico (6 total tackles) and Tyler Ellis who was a constant force all day from his position of outside linebacker.  Alex Negersmith, Jake Durie and Kieran Currao each had a sack of the Bushmen quarterback.  Durie stripped the ball from the Pine Bush running back for a defensive score in the 3rd quarter.  The win advances the Wildcats to the Section IX AA Football Semifinal against the Newburgh Goldbacks at NFA’s Academy Field.  Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. on Friday November 5.

Greg Thorson carries the ball against Pine Bush

Warwick’s Dan Thorson (#20) runs behind junior tackle Christian Felix (#73) and sophomore Tight End Latrell Willis (81) in Wildcat win over Pine Bush Friday October 29 at C. a. Morgan Field. (Photo by Al Konikowski).


Coach “O” Retires After 46 Years of Service

The Legend will be Missed by All

John Olszewski affectionately referred to as “Coach O” will be
stepping down this year after 46 years of volunteer service to Warwick football
and Warwick athletics. Coach O has been a fixture in Warwick athletics in many
sports including, softball, soccer and football and loved by all. You may best know
him as sideline game day operations manager with the varsity football team,
always willing to lend a hand fixing a helmet, getting equipment and quickly
solving problems for all.
At the young age of 77 years old, Coach O has been a positive influence on our
young people and left big footprints on the landscape of Warwick athletics. He
has a lifetime invitation to all Warwick athletic events and we hope we can get him
back every year for at least one home game.

Go Wildcats!

Football coach Gregory Sirico and Coach O

Coach O with the Warwick football team

(Photos by Al Konikowski)

 


Warwick Football Cannot Overcome Early Setbacks vs. Middletown Bears

Wildcats Turn Focus to Pine Bush

Early setbacks and penalties were too much to overcome as the Warwick Wildcats
lost to the Middletown Bears on Friday, Oct. 22. The focus has turned to Pine
Bush on Friday night, Oct. 29th in a league match. Warwick controls its own
destiny; a win will put the Wildcats into the Section IX AA football semifinals
in a rematch with either NFA or Monroe Woodbury.

Kickoff is slated for Friday night Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. on C. Ashley Morgan
Field. Wildcat seniors will be recognized before the game.

Jake Durie carries the ball against Middletown
Senior Jake Durie (44) carries the ball vs the Middletown Bears. Durie
scored an early Touchdown in a loss this past weekend. The Wildcats set their
sights on Pine Bush October 29th in final Home contest. (Photo By Al Konikowski).


WVHS senior girls donate Powder Puff proceeds

to benefit breast cancer research

The annual Powder Puff Senior vs. Junior Girls Homecoming Football Game came down to the final play. The senior girls kicked a 20-yard field goal to win as time expired. The senior girls purchased tee shirts at a cost of $10 each, and thanks to the generosity of Mr. Rocco Manno, who donated the artwork and the tee shirt paint, and the Purple Champions Club, which donated the tee shirts, over $300 was left at the end of the week.

The senior girls decided to donate $340 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in the name of the 2021 Powder Puff champions, a tradition that they hope carries on for future senior classes.  Another great example of the great things our students are doing. Go Wildcats!

The Warwick Senior Girls following the 2021 Powder Puff Homecoming Football Game.
The Lady Wildcats donated $340 (proceeds from the tee shirts) to Breast Cancer Research Foundation in NY, NY.


WVHS basketball to host preseason clinics in November

With the basketball season right around the corner, the varsity boys coaching staff is hosting 10 two-hour sessions that will focus on shooting form, individual skill development, and team concepts.

These preseason clinics are open to all girls and boys in the Warwick Valley Central School District. All ages are welcome. Each session costs $20 and can be paid in cash or by check on the day of the clinic.

Event Dates: November 5, 6 & 7, 2021
Event Location: WVHS New Gym

Online Registration Form


Warwick Football Defeats Kingston

Wildcats Rush for 5 TDs in Win

Warwick scored 28 unanswered points to overcome an early Kingston TD on their way to a 35–21 victory at Dietz Stadium in Kingston.  Dan Thorson led the way with 3 TDs, Nick DiMarco and Jake Durie each contributed a TD for the Wildcats.  Warwick junior kicker Drew Borner was a perfect 5-for-5 on extra points.  The offensive line of Dan Robledo, Jacob Gibel, Joe Santiago, Tim Wilbur, Christian Felix, Aidan Corrigan, DJ Madura, Zach Freedman, Kyle Sass, Luke Seibel, Yesh Kathuria, Jaden Velez and Latrell Willis led the way to 192 yards rushing and over 340 yards total offense.

Ryan McLaughlin led all receivers with four receptions for 80 yards.  Quarterbacks Nick DiMarco and Joey Krasniewicz combined for 146 passing yards in the win.  Defensively the Wildcats were led by Justin Hurd, Chase Fogg, Jake Rooney and Jake Durie who each contributed over eight tackles (includes assists).  Alex Negersmith and Jake Rooney each recovered a fumble. 

Warwick will travel to Middletown on Friday Night October 22 to take on the Middletown Bears and then return home for senior night Friday October 29th at 7 p.m. against the Pine Bush Bushmen.  All games can be heard on WTBQ Radio or streamed on WTBQ.com

Warwick quarterback Nick DiMarco carries the ball against Kingston.

Warwick’s Christian Felix (73) delivers a block to spring QB Nick DiMarco (12) for a TD against the Kingston Tigers on Friday, Oct. 15, at Kingston’s Dietz Stadium.  (Photo by Al Konikowski)


The Warwick Girls Varsity Soccer team is having a great season with a current record of 9-3-1. With two regular season games left to play, the team is looking to finish strong and make a run in the playoffs for the section title. Junior Skyler Blanton is the leading scorer for the team with 13 goals this season. Senior Meghan Selvaggio has been a key piece of the defense in helping to shut down opposing teams.

Girls soccer team

 


Wildcats defeat FDR in 2021 homecoming game

The Wildcats scored early and often to get out to a 35-7 halftime lead over the visiting FDR Presidents in the 2021 Homecoming Game.

The Wildcats rushed for four touchdowns and threw for another, led by Dan Thorson’s two touchdowns. Owen Hoyen and Nick Di Marco also rushed for touchdowns and Nick DiMarco connected with Nick Simonetta with a 42-yard touchdown strike. Thorson led all rushers with 10 carries for 107 yards. DiMarco and junior quarterback Joey Krasniewicz combined for 17 completions on 26 attempts, for 295 yards to seven different receivers — Skyler Rodriguez, Nate Constable, Ryan McLaughlin, Nick Simonetta, Chase Fogg, Thomas Spain, and Latrell Willis.

The defense was paced by Adam Miller and Ryan Fleming who both contributed five tackles. Anthony Marcano, Tyler Ellis, Justin Hurd, and Jake Durie had interceptions for the Wildcats. Drew Borner connected on all five extra points and a 35-yard field goal to wrap up the scoring.

The Wildcats travel to Kingston’s Dietz Stadium on Friday, October 15, for a 7:00 p.m. kick-off against the Tigers.

Senior Linebacker Tyler Ellis (8) intercepts a pass during the homecoming football game. Jake Rooney (43) throws a key block during the return. (Photo: Al Konikowski)


Warwick Football Falls to Newburgh

Sights Set on Homecoming 2021

The Wildcats fell behind early to the Newburgh Free Academy Goldbacks but settled in to play a tough second half including two TD receptions to Nick Simonetta from both Warwick QB’s Nick DiMarco and Joey Krasniewicz.  The final score was 35–13, but the Wildcats settled down to play a very good second half on defense including turning the Goldbacks over four times.  

Warwick will look to rebound vs. the Presidents of Roosevelt High School this weekend.  Kick–off is slated for Saturday, October 9, at 1:30 p.m. on C. Ashley Morgan field located on the campus of Warwick High School. 

Wide receiver Nick Simonetta carries the ball during a game against Newburgh


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.