The Latest Headlines from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association
March 2019
Winter 2019 State Champions
The winter championships started January 26th with the wrestling dual meet championships, (results were recapped in the February edition of NYSPHSAA news) and concluded on March 17th with the Boys and Girls Basketball Championships.

Here a look at all the 2019 winter state champs:
2019 Wrestling Championships
The NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championships were once again held at the Times Union Center in Albany on February 22-23.

Over the course of two days, 30 state champions were crowed in two divisions. Attendance was a near record high for the weekend.

To see the complete results from the 2019 wrestling championships click here
2019 Skiing Championships
The NYSPHSAA Alpine and Nordic Skiing Championships took place at Gore Mountain on February 25-26.

For the first time there was a presenting sponsor of the skiing championships, Sports Page Ski and Patio was the official sponsor of the championship.

For full results of the 2019 skiing championships click here
2019 Boys Swimming and Diving Championships
The 2019 NYSPHSAA Boys Swimming and Diving Championships were once again held at the Nassau County Aquatics Center in Long Island on March 1-2.

To see the complete list of 2019 state championships click here
2019 Gymnastics Championships
The NYSPHSAA Gymnastics Championships were held at Cold Spring Harbor High School on Saturday, March 2nd.

To see the complete list of state champions and final results click here
2019 Cheerleading Championships
The NYSPHSAA Cheerleading Championships were held Saturday, March 2 at the Rochester Institute of Technology. CheerSounds was the presenting sponsor of the 2019 event.

The five state champs for 2019 were:
D-I Large School: Sachem North
D-I Small School: Rocky Point
D-II Large School: Mount Sinai
D-II Small School: Lewiston Porter
Co-Ed: Webster Thomas

For complete results click here
2019 Indoor Track and Field Championships
The NYSPHSAA Indoor Track and Field Championships were held on Saturday, March 2 at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex.

For a complete list of the 2019 final results click here
2019 Bowling Championships
The NYSPHSAA Boys and Girls Bowling Championships were held on March 8-10 at AMF Strike N Spare in Syracuse.

This was the first year of a new three day format of the tournament. For a look at the complete results click here
2019 Ice Hockey Championship
The NYSPHSAA Boys Ice Hockey Championships were held at the HARBORCENTER in Buffalo on March 9-10.

The 2019 state champions were:
Division One: Syracuse Cougars
Division Two: Skaneateles Lakers

For more tournament information click here
2019 Boys Basketball Championships
The NYSPHSAA Boys Basketball Championships, presented by the American Dairy Association Northeast, were held March 15-17 at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton.

The 2019 state champions were:
AA) West Genesee
A) Poughkeepsie
B) Glens Falls
C) Cooperstown
D) Harrisville

For more tournament information click here
2019 Girls Basketball
The NYSPHSAA Girls Basketball Championships, presented by the American Dairy Association Northeast, were held March 15-17 at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy.

The 2019 state champions were:
AA) Ossining
A) Pittsford Mendon
B) Irvington
C) Cambridge
D) Franklinville

For more tournament information click here
2018-19 Participation Survey
T he completion of the Participation Survey is mandatory for NYSPHSAA member schools.   This information is crucial to the NYSPHSAA, our sports committees and the NFHS.

DEADLINE MAY 13, 2019

This survey can only be complete once and cannot be edited.           
 
To complete the survey please click here
 
Please contact Kristen Jadin at  kjadin@nysphsaa.org   if any changes need to be made, for help, or if you have any questions.
Now Accepting Applications for the 2019-20 NYSPHSAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
The NYSPHSAA SAAC is looking to fill positions listed below:

Section Rising Junior Rising Senior
I 1 (male) 0
2 1 (female) 0
III 1 (male or female) 1 (male or female)
IV 1 (male) 0
V 1 (female) 0
VI 1 (male) 0
VII 1 (female) 0
VIII 1 (female) 0
IX 1 (female) 0
X 1 (female) 0
XI 1 (male) 0

Please share the application with student-athletes you think would be interested.

The application can be found by clicking here

Deadline to apply is Monday, May 13.
Sportsmanship Promotion Survey Due by April 15th
The NYSPHSAA Sportsmanship Promotion Survey is now available

The Sportsmanship Promotion Survey is designed to assess how schools are promoting positive sportsmanship within their athletic departments. This survey is a tool that can be used by athletic administrators to examine policies and procedures and that can be used to promote positive sportsmanship.

ALL SCHOOLS THAT COMPLETE THE SURVEY WILL RECEIVE A SPORTSMANSHIP CERTIFICATE. THE SPORTSMANSHIP COMMITTEE WILL THEN CHOOSE SCHOOLS FROM EACH SECTION TO RECEIVE A PLAQUE. THOSE APPLICATIONS WILL THEN BE EVALUATED TO DETERMINE A SPORTSMANSHIP PROMOTION BANNER AWARD WINNER! Deserving schools will be recognized by the NYSPHSAA and honored at the NYSPHSAA Central Committee Meeting.

The deadline to submit is Monday, April 15th.
Community Service Challenge
The Community Service Challenge for the winter 2019 was a huge success thanks to our partnership with Team Up 4 Community.

The winners will be selected by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee in the coming weeks.

To view community service projects from throughout the state click here

The spring submission window is now open. The deadline to submit is June 2, 2019.
Winter 2019 Scholar-Athletes Announced
NYSPHSAA has announced the 2019 winter Scholar-Athlete teams and number of Scholar-Athlete individuals per school. This is the 27th year the NYSPHSAA has conducted the Scholar-Athlete program, which is sponsored by Pupil Benefits Plan, Inc.

A total of 633 NYSPHSAA member schools submitted Scholar-Athlete information this season. This winter, 2,616 teams earned the Scholar-Athlete team award. A record-high 33,275 students achieved this milestone in the winter. 

View the complete list of Scholar-Athlete individuals click here

View the complete list of Scholar-Athlete teams click here
Free Hazing Prevention Course
For the 2018-19 school year, NYSPHSAA is proud to offer all its member schools a free hazing prevention course.

The course is presented by Hazing Prevention.org and AliveTek, in conjunction with NYSPHSAA.

For more information on the course, or to register click here
Want to be an Official?
Check out the officials page on nysphsaa.org. It has important information for current officials and information on signing up if you are interested in becoming an official.

Click here to visit the officials page
Free Courses Avaliable from NFHS
Did you know the NFHS offers free on-line educational courses on a variety of topics?

The latest course is focused on Student Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. For a complete list of the courses available click here.
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