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Fall Sports Kick-off Information Meeting

Were you not able to make our Fall Kick-off Meeting?  Good news, you can view the group presentation here (Mr. Ford's presentation). [We do not have info from individual team meetings...contact the coach for that information]  In addition, we said we would also put up a copy of the "contract" that athletes on academic probation will use...that can be found here (Academic probation contract).

Dryden Athletics

Welcome to Dryden Lions Athletics

Phone: 607-844-8694 ext. 5201       Fax: 607-844-8541

Dryden Fuels Excellence

Congratulations to Taylor Bennett and Matt McHerron on their recent awards from ESPN Ithaca.  A $50 donation was made on behalf of each by Ehrhart Energy to the Dryden Sports Boosters.

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Fall All-Star Teams Announced

Football:  Noah Welgoss and Duran Joyce were named to the Ernie Davis Game; Section IV 1st team: Noah Welgoss, Stu Stahlman, Matt McHerron, Connor O-Brien; 2nd team: Trevor Gardner, Duran Joyce

Boys Soccer:  IAC 1st team: Tim Lewis and Gabby Guisado; 2nd team: Jacob Lewis, Ali Abel-Ferretti, Padraic Iannello, and Matt Horton

Girls Soccer: TBA

Volleyball: IAC 1st team: Mackenzie Todd and Kayla Kucerak; 2nd team: Alex Zehr, Vanessa Scott, and Madison Seamans

Congratulations to all!

Swimmer sets new team records!

Erin Daley broke two longstanding Dryden High School Girls' Swimming records on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Section IV Class C Meet.  A 25-year old record in the100 Free set by Jennifer Larkin (56.11) fell as Erin swam 55.90. In the 50 Free, Erin swam 25.50 in which the former record was 25.60 by Sheila Rhoades in 2006. Congratulations Erin and the entire girls swim team on your fifth place finish at Sections.

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Important Cheerleading Information

11/10: After an exhaustive compliance review, Superintendent Sherwood has verified that we are in compliance with the new cheerleading regulations and therefore can declare our teams competitive for this season, and seasons moving forward (both Fall and Winter seasons are covered by these regulations from now on).  Both the Varsity and JV teams will be competitive, so Middle School girls will still have to pass selective classification to participate.  Those girls wishing to do so must wait for further direction from the Athletic Department. 

Clarification on the 11/5 letter:  The Athletics office mistakenly stated in an 11/5 letter that the school’s insurance provider would not provide coverage for our team.  The decision to not allow competitive cheer was not made by the insurance company, rather was made by the school, based on discussions with the insurance provider about the issue of risk management.  Both sides shared concerns about being in compliance with new regulations.

11/5: Update to those interested in Varsity and JV Cheerleading this Winter:  Letter from Athletic Director

10/31:  Those interested in Varsity and JV Cheerleading this Winter, please read this important notice about significant changes:  Letter from Athletic Director.



2014-2015 Athletic Schedule

(Note: this document is updated in real time...always double check)

2013-14 Athletic Schedule



Signing up for a sport

You will need to fill out/sign and return the below and have these cleared by the nurse prior to the start of the season...DON'T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE--if the medical card is not signed by the nurse (the final OK), you must sit!


--Emergency Medical Card

--Physical Evaluation Form

--Health History Update

--Extracurricular Code of Conduct


--Physical Form (if getting it done by your own doctor)

--Administration of medicine

--Self-administration of medicine

--Male Selective Classification

--Female Selective Classification



Winter Sport Sign Ups!

The winter sports season will be upon us soon and so now is the time to start signing up for teams.  Students in 7th-12th grade are eligible to participate on our teams.  This winter we will offer:


Varsity/JV season (11/3/14-2/23/15-ish):

Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Wrestling (Var only), Boys Swimming (Var only), Boys and Girls Indoor Track (Var only), Cheerleading


Modified Winter I Season (10/22-12/22):

Boys Basketball (7 and 8), Girls Volleyball (7 and 8)


Modified Winter II Season (1/5/15-3/6/15)-

Girls Basketball (7 and 8)


To be eligible to tryout for a team, a student-athlete must turn in the required medical clearance paperwork to the nurse and be cleared, as well as sign the new Extracurricular Code of Conduct. To access these forms, visit the athletic office or download them from the list of documents on the right of this screen.  If you have any questions, please contact the athletics office.


Athletics is an integral part of a student’s education. It has an obligation/goal of developing skills that will enable our young women and men to be successful in life. Skills such as leadership, teamwork, character, poise, discipline, loyalty, mental toughness, physical conditioning, hard work and school pride are not only by-products of participation in our program but also a shared vision by our coaching staff and Board of Education.

A majority of Dryden students participate in interscholastic athletics. Dryden has traditionally boasted its share of championship teams and all-star players. However, such measures of success are the outcome, rather than the primary goal, of the athletic program.