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2017-18 Sports Start Dates


JV/Varsity-August 14

Mod. Football-August 21 (tentatively)

All other Mod. sports-August 28 or later


JV/Varsity-November 6

Mod. winter I-October 23

Mod. winter II-January 2


JV/Varsity-March 5

Modified-March 12

Miss the Annual Sports "Kick Off" Meeting?

View the Athletic Director's presentation here.

Dryden Athletics

Welcome to Dryden Lions Athletics

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


 Master Athletic Schedule

(Note: Athletic contests are subject to frequent change due to weather and other factors.  This master schedule is the most up to date place to check for changes as it is updated in real time.)


NOTE: Students scheduling SAT/ACT exams should be aware of possible conflicts with Sectional/Regional/State Championship dates-see notice here.)

Congratulations ESPN Athlete of the Week.....

Kevin Gardner



A loud Dryden Lion Roar to....

anyone that would like to nominate, to the Dryden Athletic Hall of Fame, one of our former Athletes (to include teams), Coaches, or Contributors to our athletic program here at Dryden.  A nomination can come from anyone in and outside our community.  Please click on the Hall of Fame Form link for further information.  Deadline for submission is July 1st each year.


             Athletic Hall Of Fame Nomination Form

Late Bus (5:15pm)

Attention parents of athletes: The Late bus will now pick up students at 5:15 pm.  This will give our athletes more time to practice in their respective sports.  The pick up will remain at the middle school entrance. 

Special Notices for This Week...

Please join us in cheering on our Lions at this weeks events.....


Monday, 5/21/18

Modified Boys Lax vs Elmira @ 4:30pm

Varsity Golf vs Union Springs @ 2:45pm

Tuesday, 5/22/18

Varsity Softball @ Windsor 4:30 pm

Modified Outdoor Track @ Marathon Invite 4:30pm

Wednesday, 5/23/18

Varsity Outdoor Track @ Sidney 4:00pm

Modified Softball & Baseball vs Moravia 4:30pm

Varsity Golf IAC Tourney @ Soaring Eagles

Varsity Softball Sectionals TBD

Thursday, 5/24/18

Modified Boys Lax vs. Horseheads 5:00pm

Varsity Softball Sectionals TBD

Friday, 5/25/18

Varsity Softball Sectionals TBD



There will be Boys Basketball open gym on Thursdays from 6pm-8pm*

*as long as Spring practices can be held outside



Spring Picture Day Schedule

5/3/18 4:00 pm Varsity Golf @ Elm Tree Postponed


5/7/18 2:45 pm Modified Boys' Lacrosse

           3:00 pm JV Baseball (on field @ DES) Postponed

           3:15 pm JV Softball

           4:00 pm JV Girls Lax


5/8/18 3:00 pm Varsity Softball

           3:30 pm Varsity Baseball (on field @ DES) 

           4:00 pm Varsity Boys Lax


5/9/18 3:00 pm Modified Track Postponed

           Var Golf @ Elm Tree


5/10/18 2:30 pm Modified Softball Postponed

             3:00 pm Modified Baseball Postponed


5/14/18 2:30 pm Varsity Outdoor Track  

             3:15 pm JV Baseball


5/15/18 3:00 on Modified Outdoor Track


5/25/18  2:30pm Baseball

              3:30pm Softball

Notice on Dogs on Campus

Spectators please note that dogs are not allowed on campus, even at outdoor sporting events. Event staff are on site for events and will enforce this rule.


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 forms are not signed by the nurse (the final OK), you must sit!



--Health Form

--Extracurricular Code of Conduct

--Coaches Manual


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

--Administration of medicine

--Self-administration of medicine


Physicals are required to participate in athletics.  For a physical to be valid, it has to be within a year of the start date of the sport, to the month (for example, if a sport starts on August 15, a physical is valid as far back as August 1 of the previous year).  Each year the Athletic Department sets up free athletic physicals for a day in August at the school.  To participate, you MUST pre-schedule with the Athletics office.   Participating in this is a good idea if there is a chance your insurance will not allow a new physical in time for one of the sports season's beginning dates (ie: maybe a sport starts in January, but you can't get your annual physical until February, keeping you ineligible until then).  2017-18's physical day will be August 4.   For those needing a quick out-of-pocket option for getting a sports physical, Five Star Urgent Care in Ithaca does walk in physicals for a relatively low price (contact info here).