Contact the Athletic Department
Phone: 845-687-2400 Fax: 845-687-0998

Jeff Panek
Athletic Director - ext 4261
e-mail: jpanek

Deana DeGrote 
Athletics Secretary - ext 4287
e-mail: ddeg

To e-mail Mr. Panek or Ms. DeGrote, use the e-mail
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Section IX Start Dates:

All High School JV/Varsity Spring Sports– March 14, 2022

Family ID registration opens 2/12/22
Baseball - JV/Varsity
Golf - Girls Varsity
Lacrosse - Boys Varsity
Softball - JV/Varsity
Spring Track - Boys Varsity
Spring Track - Girls Varsity
Tennis - Varsity

Modified Spring Sports – March 21, 2022
Family ID registration opens 2/19/22

Lacrosse - Boys
Lacrosse - Girls
Spring Track - Boys 
Spring Track - Girls

Attention all athletes:  

You must register for your intended sports, even if you played a winter/spring sports.

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For more information and detailed instructions, please click this link.



LATHAM, NY- The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) has announced it will be subject to the New York State Department of Health guidance for large-scale indoor events for two of its state tournaments—the Wrestling Individual Championships and the Boys Basketball Championships—in which all attendees ages 5 and older will be required to show proof of full vaccination or a negative test upon entry into the venue. In accordance with NYSDOH, the guidance is “in effect for large-scale indoor events of 5,000 attendees or greater.”


Annually, NYSPHSAA sees over 5,000 spectators, coaches, athletes, volunteers, committee members and staff attend the Wrestling Individual Championships and the Boys Basketball Championships each day they are held. The Association anticipates easily exceeding 5,000 attendees each day of each event again this year and therefore will be subject to the guidance.


Per NYSDOH guidance, all attendees ages five and older (including coaches and athletes) at the Wrestling Championships, held on February 25-26 at MVP Arena in Albany, and the Boys Basketball Championships, held on March 18-20 at Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls, will be required to show proof of full vaccination at the turnstiles of each venue or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the event. NYSPHSAA is working with both venues in an effort to offer on-site testing and additional details will be made available when finalized.


According to NYSDOH guidelines, full vaccination is defined as having received the second mRNA vaccine shot (or single Johnson & Johnson dose) at least 14 days prior to the start of each tournament. Proof must be provided in paper form, digitally, or by presenting the State’s Excelsior Pass. In accordance with the September 2nd NYSDOH guidance related to scholastic events, masks are required to be worn at all times when inside either venue.


“As the governing body for interscholastic athletics in New York state, it is important that we adhere to NYSDOH guidelines that are in place for the health and safety of participants and fans,” said Dr. Robert Zayas, NYSPHSAA Executive Director. “A year ago, hosting state championship events was not possible. Thankfully, we now have the ability to provide participation opportunities for students under the direction of public health officials.”


On December 7th, NYSPHSAA notified its membership it would adhere to vaccination requirements set forth by Rochester Institute of Technology which is hosting the NYSPHSAA Competitive Cheerleading Championships on March 5th. All attendees of this event, ages five and older, will be required to show proof of full vaccination

upon entry into the venue. The University policy was set forth for events with 400 or more attendees and does not allow for proof of negative test.


Additionally, New York City Parks and Recreation is requiring spectators, ages five and older, to show proof of full vaccination if they plan to attend the NYSPHSAA Indoor Track State Championships at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex on March 5th.


On September 9th, NYSPHSAA adopted a Championship Protocol policy which states it will “honor and abide by all terms, conditions and restrictions imposed by the scheduled and contracted venue for matters impacting and protecting public health.”


NYSDOH guidelines are subject to change. The most up-to-date guidance can be found on each championship landing page on


About NYSPHSAA (Twitter: @NYSPHSAA | Facebook: NYSPHSAA | YouTube: NYSPHSAASports): The New York State Public High School Athletic Association Inc. is a non-profit, voluntary, educational service organization composed of public, parochial, and private schools dedicated to providing equitable and safe competition for the students of its member schools. The organization conducts 32 championship events and governs the rules and regulations of high school athletics in New York State. Membership is open to secondary schools providing interschool athletic activities for boys and girls in grades 7-12.



021-2022 NYSPHSAA Championship Protocol
September 8, 2021

At this time, NYSPHSAA plans to host all State Championship events as scheduled.  The following protocol will be published in all Championship Operation Packets and utilized for 2021-2022 NYSPHSAA Regional and State Championship events if a participating member school is notified of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case impacting a member of their team (i.e., players, coaches, managers, etc.) during post season play.  Championship Operation Packets are released approximately one month prior to the State Championship.

To see the complete protocol document please use the link below
2021-22 Championship Protocol PDF

Athletics and our Athletic Director, Coach Panek would like to congratulate Rocco DeAveiro varsity wrestling, Magnolia Flamhaft varsity girls’ basketball and Ryan Britt Indoor track on being nominated and chosen as the December Benny’s Pizzeria Athletes of the Month. 

  • Rocco DeAveiro:  Last week, Rocco pinned his Ellenville opponent in 54 seconds. He pinned his New Paltz opponent in 1:01.

R. DeAveiro

  • Magnolia Flamhaft: (Stats based on 5 games so far)

13.8 points per game
2 rebounds per game
3 assists per game2 steals per game

M. Flamhaft

  • Ryan Britt is a junior on the varsity track team.  Ryan is one of the team captains and participates in the sprints and jumps. This season, Ryan has broken the indoor school record in the long jump multiple times.  Most recently he has jumped 19 ft 7inches and continues to improve his speed and jumping ability.  Ryan is also a member of the 4 x 200-meter relay team who missed a school record by tenths of a second at our last meet.

R. Britt

Congratulations Rocco, Magnolia, and Ryan on being selected
as the December Athletes of the Month.

Athletes, please sign up with your school nurse for your Winter 2021 sports physicals. 

845-687-2400 ext. 4287.


VERY IMPORTANT!!! If the athlete is getting their own provider to complete a physical, it MUST be documented on the most updated NYS form (2020) version - we CANNOT accept it on any other form.


DATE:  September 9, 2021

Athletics will participate in practices and games under the Section IX Fall 2021 COVID-19 Protocol Guidelines. The Section IX Protocol Committee has developed a set of guidelines for the Fall 2021 season. These guidelines are subject to change based on any future mandates from the Governor, the State Department of Health, the local County Departments of Health, the State Education Department or the NYSPHSAA. The guidelines are as follows: Section IX will conduct the fall 2021 season in all sports.

 Indoor sports of Volleyball are required to wear masks. This includes players, coaches, site personnel and officials. Indoor sports will allow spectators. Spectators will be required to wear masks.

Section IX reminds all schools to follow social distancing and all other mitigating protocols to keep all participants as safe as possible.

We must maintain a continuous log of attendance for every person, including students, faculty, staff, contractor, and visitors, who may have close contact with other individuals on our campuses.

The District will consider the range of mitigation measures available to maximize the safety of all people (players, coaches, spectators), including vaccination, screening testing, and if necessary, canceling all sports and extracurricular activities in counties with high transmission.

Outdoor sports will not require masks for players, coaches, site personnel and officials.  

Outdoor sports will allow spectators with no mask requirements.


Please stay home if you are sick.

*COVID rules will be in effect.  All persons must wear a mask while in the school building.  Please use social distancing and hand-washing protocol. 

**The student should arrive through the building's main entrance screening stations. 

***Students will have temperature check completed and will need to answer the screening questions

****The student must travel directly to the health office, and when completed with the physical exit the building promptly without stopping in offices or classrooms. 

*****Athlete may be accompanied by one parent or guardian.  We will ask that the adult that drives them remain in their vehicle.

Please contact the Athletic Office or your school nurses with any questions or concerns.

Section IX Parent Information   

 An Important Reminder :

There is no smoking and no dogs allowed on campus, including all sporting events

Section IX Start Dates: 

All High School Fall Sports - August 212022
Family ID Registration opens July 23, 2022

Cross Country - Varsity 
Football - Varsity
Field Hockey - JV/Varsity 
Golf - Boys Varsity
Soccer - Boys JV/Varsity
Soccer - Girls JV/Varsity
Volleyball - JV/Varsity

Modified Fall Sports - September 2022
Family ID Registration opens August , 2021

Football - Modified A
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Soccer - Boys
Soccer - Girls

All High School JV/Varsity Winter Sports - November 14, 2022

Family ID registration opens 10/15/22
Basketball - Boys JV/Varsity
Basketball - Girls JV/Varsity
Indoor Track - Varsity Boys/Girls
Wrestling - Varsity 

Modified Winter Sports - November 21, 2022
Family ID registration opens 10/22/22

Basketball - Boys 
Basketball - Girls 

athletic highlights
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Congratulations Sophia Schoonmaker!
Kudos to Rondout Valley High School senior Sophia Schoonmaker, who was selected for the 2021 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) High School All-Region team as well as the NFHCA All-American team!
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November Athletes of the Month
The RVCSD Athletic Department and our Athletic Director, Coach Panek, would like to congratulate the following athletes on being nominated and chosen as the November Benny’s Pizzeria Athletes of the Month. They will receive a free pizza gift certificate from Benny’s Pizzeria.
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Congratulations Section IX All-Stars!
Congratulations to the following RV Athletes for making the Section IX All-Star teams!
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Student-Athlete Signs Letter of Intent
RVHS senior Sophia Schoonmaker signed her National Letter of Intent to play Field Hockey at the University of Albany next fall. Congratulations Sophia!
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Varsity Field Hockey - We Are Proud Of You!
After a hard fought battle, our Varsity Field Hockey team lost in this weekend's state tournament in double overtime. Nevertheless, we are incredibly proud of this team and how well they played this year!
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