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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

Homecoming Events

The Dryden Athletic Department and the HS Student Council are proud to announce a series of Homecoming events for this year (Friday October 16):

Parade-We are bringing back the annual tradition with a parade starting at Montgomery Park, running down Lewis Street, and up Rt. 38 to the High School.  The parade will begin at 5:30pm.  This year's theme is "Swat the Yellowjackets" (our opponent that night).  The HS Marching Band will be performing, there will be floats from various classes, clubs, and community groups, all Fall teams will be marching, the homecoming queen candidates will be in sports cars, little league teams will be marching, and much more...  Special thanks to the Dryden Sports Boosters for providing funding to cover costs for this event.

The game- This year's game pits the Oneonta Yellowjackets against the Dryden Lions, with kickoff slated for 7pm.  We will have a pep band in the stands and will crown the homecoming queen at halftime.

Special dance-Student Council will be putting on a moonlight dance outdoors in the HS courtyard after the game from 9:30-12:00

Spirit week-in the days leading up to the big game, Student Council will be declaring special themes for each day...look for posters in the hallways to know what to wear on each day.  Tacky Twin day is always a hit!

Pep rally-We will have an extended pep rally this year in the HS gym at the end of the day on 10/16.  We will honor all of our JV/Varsity Fall teams and Student Council will have games between the classes and the faculty.

SANE (Senior All Night Extravaganza) silent auction-SANE will be running their annual fundraiser at a location adjacent to the football game prior to kickoff and into the first half.  This is a great organization that provides an all-night party for seniors on graduation night to provide a safe place to celebrate.


Spreading Cheer to the Community

The Varsity Cheerleaders recently did a trash pick-up in the community.  The girls volunteered three hours of their Saturday and covered over 5 miles of the area roadways, picking up whatever trash they could find.  Ultimately, they filled 12 huge bags with their findings, leaving Dryden a more beautiful place.  Nice work ladies!

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2015 Sports Kick Off Meeting

This year's Sports Kick Off Meeting will be held in the High School Auditorium at 6:30pm on Monday August 10th.  This meeting is our once-a-year get together to discuss the Extracurricular Code of Conduct, pressing issues in athletics, and to give athletes/parents a chance to meet up with their Fall season coaches.

The Fall season for Varsity and JV begins on August 17th.  Modified Football will begin August 24th (this is earlier due to the Section schedule and is not our choice).  All other Modified sports begin on September 1.

Athletes can formally begin getting medically cleared on July 17th.  Paperwork can be found to the right of this page.  If you are in need of a physical for athletic participation, we are offering them on an appointment-only basis on the morning of August 13th--contact the Athletics office to schedule one (this physical is not to be in place of any annual physicals and is solely for participation in athletics).

Yatsko Honored For Track Exploits

Junior Abbey Yatsko was honored at the June 22nd Board of Education meeting in a presentation by ESPN Ithaca. Abbey was named Athlete of the Week three separate times during the winter and spring track seasons. She has had an amazing year on the track, breaking four school records between the two seasons, leaving her with 10 different school records in her career. In addition to being honored, three separate $50 donations were made in her honor to the Dryden Sports Boosters. Way to go Abbey!



32nd Annual Senior Athletic Awards Night

Dryden Senior Athletes were recognized for their athletic accolades on June 3 with a gala event sponsored by the Dryden Sports Boosters. All students who had participated on a Varsity team at some point received the "Athletic D" award and a keepsake poster. Big winners of the night were Noah Welgoss and Erin Daley as Most Outstanding Male and Female athletes and Al Sautter as Coach of the year. A full list of the winners can be found by clicking here.

Spring All-Star Teams Announced

Softball IAC first team: Alissa Patte, Grace Depaull, and Bailey Rose. Honorable Mentions: Jordan Robinson and Deanna Day

Baseball IAC first team: Jace McGrath, Noah Welgoss, and Jayson Wojcinski.  Jayson also made 5th team All-State and Noah made 8th team.

Boys Lacrosse All-League first team: Erik Dardia, Gavin Marsh, Padraic Iannello, Ty LeViere, and Connor O'Brien. Second team: Brad Hinman

Junior Named to All-Section Team

Ali Abel-Ferreti, a junior on the Varsity Boys Basketball team, was named to the Section IV All Star team, a prestigious honor.  Ali will be honored at a brunch on March 29th in Elmira.  Ali led the Lions in scoring this winter at over 19 points per game and is on pace to pass 1000 career points next season.  Congratulations Ali!

Dryden Burns Up the Track

The Varsity Boys won the Division 2 Class Championship while the girls took 2nd place in Division 2.  Congratulations to both on the hard work...good luck to State qualifiers Abby Yatsko and Tor Wildenstein.

Cheer Takes 1st!

The Dryden Varsity Cheerleaders won 1st place at a recent competition at Horseheads. Congratulations ladies and good luck at Regionals in Rochester on 3/7!

Bennett Takes to the International Pitch

Taylor Bennett, Dryden Junior soccer player, scored her first international goal this week.  She is playing for the U18 Olympic Developmental Team at an event in Croatia.

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Winter Sports All-Star Team Honorees

Boys Basketball: IAC 1st Team-Ali Abel-Ferretti; 2nd team-Stu Stahlman, Trevor Gardner

Girls basketball: IAC 1st Team-Erin Daley; 2nd team-Vicky Leyburn; Honorable Mention-Lindsey Goodenough


Lions Grappler Takes IAC and Class B Crowns

Senior Chad Adams continued his undefeated season, taking first place in the IAC Wrestling Championships on 1/31, winning the 220lb weight class.  He continued his dominance at the Class tournament on 2/7, taking first again.  Way to go Chad!

Thanks Dryden Sports Boosters

The Boosters recently purchased a new mascot uniform!


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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:  IAC 1st team:  Taylor Bennett (MVP), Abigail Barr, Keri Daley, and Amy DeGaetano; 2nd team: Brittany Deeley, Melina Katsiroumba, and Sarah Wescott; 1st Team All-State: Taylor Bennett

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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 Athletic Schedule

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




2015-16 Sports Start Dates


JV/Varsity-August 17

Mod. Football-August 24

All other Mod. sports-September 1


JV/Varsity-November 9

Mod. winter I-October 22

Mod. winter II-January 4


JV/Varsity-March 7

Modified-March 21


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.

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