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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

Modified Winter II sports registration will run from December 6 and end January 6.  If any 7th or 8th grade student intends to participate in modified girls basketball or modified wrestling, you must register in  Deadline to register is January 6.

Cortland’s Top “10” for Sportsmanship

 Cortland student athletes, spectators and coaches will show respect for all opponents, spectators and game officials.

  1. Cortland coaches will set a positive example for our student athletes and spectators.
  2. Cortland spectators will cheer heartily for Cortland and show appreciation for outstanding play by our opponents.
  3. Cortland student athletes will understand the rules of the game and will play by them.
  4. Cortland spectators, student athletes and coaches will accept the judgment of officials.
  5. Cortland spectators and student athletes will support Cortland’s coaches.
  6. Cortland student athletes will encourage each other and be “good teammates”.
  7. Cortland spectators, student athletes and coaches will accept victory and defeat with dignity – we will win without bragging and we will lose without excuses.
  8. Cortland spectators will treat all coaches, referees and student athletes as if they were friends.
  9. Cortland spectators and student athletes will treat the equipment and property of all schools as if it were their own.

Remember – Good sportsmanship is the “Golden Rule” in action!

There will be ZERO tolerance for any spectator that displays inappropriate behavior at a game - any violation will result in removal from the premises by the Administration.   


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.


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. 


Playing a sport for the winter?  ***REGISTRATION FOR MODIFIED WINTER II SPORTS REGISTRATION RUNS FROM DECEMBER 6 AND END ON JANUARY 6.  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.  

Cortland Senior High School Named a 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.



CHS Athlete of the Week:    TORI CRUZ

The CHS Purple Tigers Athletic Department would like to recognize Tori Cruz as the "Athlete of the Week".  

As a senior member of the varsity girls soccer team, Tori Cruz has had an outstanding year.  She has taken over as the scoring leader for girls soccer having broke the record held by Natalie Muka during the regular season.  In last week's sectional win in OT vs. Watertown she had 2 assists.  Tori also plays volleyball and is on the Honor Roll, a member of Student Council and  the National Honor Society.

Please congratulate Tori Cruz....Cortland High School's Athlete 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 December 11th (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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