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Home of the Cortland Purple Tigers
Mr. Timothy Wagoner
Director of Athletics and Physical Education
Phone: (607) 758-4115 or (607) 758-4100

 More athletic information can be found on Channel 17-CVC and in the Cortland Standard daily


FALL SPORTS PARENT MEETING - August 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the HS gymnasium.  Coaches meeting for each sport to follow.  Please plan to attend.

Playing a sport in the fall?? Need a physical to participate? 


Tuesday, August 13 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Girls
Tuesday, August 13 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Boys
Wednesday, August 14 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Boys
Wednesday, August 14 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Girls
Wednesday, September 4 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Modified


Sports Registration Process:

Registration for all JV and varsity sports, including cheerleading, has ended.  Sports are in full swing for the season.

Open registration for all modified sports continues and will end September 3 - you must register/enroll and be approved by the school nurse in order to participate in the first practice session on Tuesday, Stepember 3.  NO EXCEPTIONS.


The Cortland Athletic Department would like to advise you that any student athlete interested in playing a sport or participating in cheerleading, must complete the on-line registration in prior to the first day of practice.  For those first time users, you’ll need to start a new account and wait for the verification from FamilyID before you can continue with the registration.  For those returning, you’ll need to update your information to the current school year, remember to provide a current physical if the previous one is more than a year old.

FamilyID is a secure registration platform which provides you with an easy, user-friendly way to register for our athletic programs.  When you register through FamilyID, the system keeps track of your basic demographic information for the entire family in your FamilyID profile.  You will need to enter the basic information only once for each athlete and that information can be rolled over each sport season, you just pick the sport and make any updates that may be required.

**PLEASE NOTE:  Sports Physical - must be current (within the past 12 months of the start date of a season)  A physical must be uploaded into FamilyID each sport season or brought to the nurses' office at the High School.  A drop box is provided in the Main Office during the summer if you want to drop off your physical information for the nurses.

Please see the weekly practice schedule posted in the left column for your location and practice times.  A practice can be changed at any time by a coach, pending weather, etc.  Please be sure to check with your coach daily to confirm your practice time/location.  Game schedules along with bus times and rosters are listed in Schedule Galaxy > see link in the left hand column. 

Graduating seniors who anticipate playing a sport in college

Bottom Row left to right
Elyssa Yonta (lacrosse) - RPI, studying Architectural Civil Engineering 
Reilly Record (softball) - TC3, studying General Studies
Ella Wilson (xcountry) - Kenyon College, studying Classical Mathematics
Meredith Meagley (field hockey) - Nazareth College, studying Speech Therapy

Middle Row left to right
Lauren Swartz (field hockey/lacrosse) - St. John Fisher, studying Chemistry 
Tyler Stevens (xcountry/indoor/outdoor track) - Utica College, studying Sports Management
Andy Ryan (xcountry) - US Military Academy, studying Economics 
Chris Tanner (football walk-on) - Clemson University, studying Chemical Engineering    
RickyG Young (basketball) - Mohawk Valley CC, studying Sports Management
Noah Barber (baseball) - Utica College, studying Criminal Justice
Dan Ruggiero (rowing walk-on) - NAVY, Nuclear Engineering
Jordan Shortsleeve (baseball) - OCC, studying Criminal Justice
Larkin Schumacher (field hockey) - Mercy College, studying Communication Sciences 

Top Row left to right
Amanda Parzynski (volleyball) - OCC, studying Graphic Design
Tsai Lewis (basketball) - SUNY Potsdam, studying Graphic Design
Grayson Jones (soccer) - OCC, studying Political Science
Alex Ryan (indoor/outdoor track) - RPI, studying Engineering
Brandon Ludwig (lacrosse) - Caldwell University, studying Business Administration
Rory Hines (lacrosse) - Lycoming College, studying Business Marketing
Nick Cody (baseball) - OCC, studying Electrical Technology
Caleb Thompson (baseball) - TC3, studying Exercise Science
Jay T. Aktins (basketball) - SUNY Cortland, studying Elementary Education
Matt Fernandes (lacrosse) - Alfred University, studying Art
Ashley Shortsleeve (softball) - TC3, studying General Studies

Not pictured:
Morgan Tabel (lacrosse) - Kings College, studying Business
Bon Scot Devlen (lacrosse) - Keuka College, studying Criminal Justice


Athletics Department is Named NYSPHSAA School of Excellence

The Cortland Enlarged City School District is thrilled to announce that the varsity athletic program has again been named a designated Schools of Excellence for its classroom achievements. Cortland is the only school district in Cortland County that has been awarded this honor and joins a select list of 101 schools in NYS that received this distinction.

In order to be named a School of Excellence, a school must have 75 percent of its varsity teams earn scholar-athlete status (earning a grade point average of 90 or above). Cortland is proud to have 20 of its 24 varsity teams qualify for this award.

“I am extremely proud of the commitment the Cortland student-athletes have shown to their academic success,” Athletic Director Tim Wagoner said. “Cortland Athletics encourages student-athletes to emphasize their academics. Achievement off the playing field is just as important as performance on the field.”

In addition, Lauren Swartz and Alex Ryan earned 2019 Section III Scholar Athlete award recognition. Lauren and Alex have demonstrated academic success at Cortland High School and both were 3 sport varsity athletes.


A full calendar of contests can be found at Schedule Galaxy.  You can also find games and rosters for other Section III schools along with maps of field locations. 


Interested in playing a sport in the fall?  ***REGISTRATION FOR JV AND VARSITY FALL SPORTS WILL BE FROM JULY 19 THROUGH AUGUST 19 and MODIFIED WILL BE FROM AUGUST 3 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 3 ONLY.***  PLEASE CHECK THE FAMILYID LINK TO THE LEFT FOR THE COMPLETE 2019-20 REGISTRATION SCHEDULE.  If new to the registration system, you'll need to open an account or if a returning account holder, update your profile to reflect the new sport at (click) > FamilyID or click on the link provided in the menu bar to the left and complete the necessary information to sign up for a sport.  Registering through is the only way to sign up to participate in a sport including cheerleading.  A valid physical that is less than one year old, from the start day of opening season, must be included which can be uploaded into FamilyID or if in paper form, can be turned into the nurse's office.  Open enrollment for any sport is 30 days prior to the initial start date of practices.  

CHS Athlete of the Week:    Sadie Urtz and Kara Perkins

The CHS Purple Tigers Athletic Department would like to recognize Sadie Urtz and Kara Perkins as the "Athletes of the Week".  

Sadie Urtz is a sophomore and has played on the unified basketball team for the past 2 years and is a valuable contributing team member.  She also participates in tennis, girls basketball, travel basketball and is on the Honor Roll

Kara Perkins had a great season on the varsity girls outdoor track team taking 3rd in sectionals in triple jump and long jump. She also participates in dance at the Cortland Performing Arts Institute and will be going to the Florida Institute of Technology in the fall to study Aerospace Engineering.  Kara is a member of the National Honor Society, Tri-M, Student Council and is on the Honor Roll. 

Please congratulate Sadie Urtz and Kara Perkins....Cortland High School's Athletes of the Week.

E-Mail Notification of Game Changes - You can "Subscribe to team updates" in Schedule Galaxy and receive an e-mail notification everytime there is a game change whether due to inclement weather, the need to reschedule due to a conflict, etc.  Sign up today for this great feature and be notified of all changes to a team's schedule. 

CHS Athlete Booster Club - new members always welcome.  What better way to show your support for the athletic programs and have fun working with fellow community members by being a member of the Athletic Booster Club.  Please contact Machell Phelps for more information and for a membership form.  New members are always welcome!  Next meeting date is August 14th (tentative)- 6:30 p.m. in Room 78 at the High School.

Athletic Booster Club Membership Form - just $5.00 for the whole family to join

"Athletic Links"



Mr. Michael J. Hoose, Superintendent

1 Valley View Drive
Cortland, NY 13045

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