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"Jimmerosity" initiative raises money for GFHS "Kids' Cash Fund"Photo of pizza ticket

Glens Falls school community members can now team up with the Fredette Family Foundation to help raise money for the Glens Falls High School “Kids’ Cash Fund.” During the month of June, the Foundation will be selling $15 tickets for one large Angelina’s pizza, with all proceeds going to the Kids' Cash Fund.

The Fund supports students in grades 9-12 by funding opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford. “In the past, the Fund has been used for things like eyeglasses, a new pair of sneakers, sending a kid to camp in the summer—things that really benefit our Glens Falls students,” says athletic director Chip Corlew.

The pizza tickets—a “Jimmerosity” initiative of the Fredette Family Foundation—will be on sale at faculty meetings, the spring varsity sports awards ceremony, at the middle school’s spirit day, and throughout the month of June in the main office of the high school. They can be used for a large pizza until June 30, 2013.

Register now for 2013 summer sports camps!

Summer sports camps are being offered by the GFSD Athletic Department. Students can participate in camps for swimming, diving, soccer, triathlon, hockey, baseball, softball, field hockey and girls' lacrosse. Super Hooper basketball camp registration is also now open! The program runs August 5-9, with the boys' camp in the morning, and the girls' camp in the afternoon. READ THE FULL SPORTS CAMP BROCHURE HERE

Six student-athletes honored with the Grandstanders' Senior Sports Award and scholarship

Photo of scholarship winnersCheering fans recognized many of Glens Falls’ senior athletes at the Grandstanders Senior Sports Award Banquet on May 15. Nearly 300 people attended the annual celebratory dinner at Heritage Hall, where student-athletes in every sport were honored for their accomplishments.

Grandstanders’ 2013 Senior Sports Award scholarship winners are: Tyler Mello (hockey and lacrosse), Cam Girard (football and basketball), Jack Girard (soccer and swimming), Bridget Resse (cross-country running, Nordic skiing, and track), Emma Morrissey (tennis and lacrosse), and Tori Agnew (basketball and softball).

“If you look at what these student-athletes have in common, not only are they very good athletes, but they’re hard workers both in and out of the classroom,” said Athletic Director Chip Corlew. To be considered for one of the $500 scholarships, the student-athletes must have maintained at least a “B” average, be a solid role model, and letter in at least one varsity sport.

The Grandstanders Sports Booster Club's mission is to promote and support all Glens Falls athletic programs by providing financial assistance and a volunteer "workforce" to help provide a quality experience for every student athlete.

Cam Girard: 1,000 points and counting
Photo of Cam Girard and Coach Tony Hammel
Glens Falls senior Cam Girard scored his 1,000th career point on a free throw during the February 4 home basketball game against Hudson Falls.
Only six players have reached the 1,000-point mark in GF Nation’s history.
Three student-athletes commit to colleges

Photo from Signing Day 2013

On Wednesday, February 6, three standout student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent to continue their sports in college.
Mike LaNoir will play football at the University at Albany, Ben Collins will run cross country for St. Bonaventure, and Miranda Haraughty will play soccer at St. John’s University.
The students made their decisions official in front of family, friends and media at Glens Falls' "Signing Day." Annually in February, student-athletes across the nation can officially declare the college or university they will attend in the fall -- and earn athletic scholarships to help fund their college education.
Congratulations, Mike, Ben and Miranda!

Anonymous donation outfits swimmers and divers

Photo of boys swimming and diving teamThe boys varsity swimming and diving team is looking sharp, thanks to an anonymous donation that funded dress shirts for every team member. The donor provided 40 button-down shirts with a "GF Swimming & Diving” logo on the upper chest.

“The team plans to wear these shirts every day they have a swimming and diving meet,” says coach Kevin Crossman. “The program wishes to express a huge "THANK YOU!" to the donor!!! It once again demonstrates how great Glens Falls truly is,” Coach Crossman said.

Jimmer Fredette's #32 Glens Falls jersey retired

Photo of Fredette family members at Jimmer's jersey retirementBuilding off a September 17 school-wide assembly (see video below), the Glens Falls Athletics program retired Jimmer Fredette’s number 32 jersey during a home basketball game on December 18.

Although Jimmer’s NBA schedule prevented him from attending, his dad, Al Fredette, brother TJ Fredette, and cousin John Taft helped unveil the framed Glens Falls jersey that will hang in the high school gym.

“The core of who he is makes him so special,” said Athletic Director Chip Corlew, talking about Jimmer’s dedication and continued commitment to his roots in Glens Falls.

“It doesn’t happen very often, but when we have a special player like this who’s a very superior athlete, we retire his number,” Mr. Corlew said to cheers from GF Nation fans.

Jimmer Fredette: GFSD Donation and #32 Retirement -- watch here!

Photo of Tori Agnew and Tyler MelloAthletics Department holding toy drive to benefit the Salvation Army

The GFSD Athletics department is holding a toy drive to benefit families served by the Glens Falls Area Salvation Army. Donations will be accepted at any home athletic competition and at the High School. Student-athletes are collecting toys for toddlers through 12-year-olds.

At right, senior Tyler Mello (a student-athlete in ice hockey and lacrosse) and senior Tori Agnew (a student-athlete in basketball and softball) hold some of the toys that have already been donated through this drive. In addition to the efforts made by each sports team, the National Honor Society has provided a significant number of toys for the drive.

Please bring new, unwrapped toys to the High School main office, or to any home game, before Friday, December 14.

Glens Falls Indians football team plays in its first state championship game

Photo of Mike LaNoir in the state championship gameGF Nation was showing Glens Falls pride in the stands of the Carrier Dome on Saturday.

Hundreds of family members, friends and fans made the trip to Syracuse to cheer on the Section II champion Indians football team during their state championship game against Section V champs, Maine Endwell.

The Indians finish the season with an 11-2 record, after the 42-12 loss. This is the first time in school history that Glens Falls made it to the state championship game.

Senior running back/linebacker Mike LaNoir was named Defensive Back Player of the Game at the state championships. He had already been named Offensive Player of the Year for Class B West.

Photo of Sam Sax in championship gameOther first-team all stars include quarterback Cam Girard, fullback Joe McMahon, receiver Jake Dailey and lineman Sam Sax on the offense and linebacker Lee Girard on defense.

Second-team all stars include Matt Girard on offense, and Andre Maxam and Quentin Austin on defense.

Sam Sax also took the Sportsmanship Award at the state championship game.

Photo of the football team with the championship plaque

Mia Cote is Section II champion in 100 Butterfly

Photo of Coach Kevin Crossman with Mia CoteEighth-grade swimmer Mia Cote is Section II champion in the 100-yard Butterfly, and qualified for states in the event as well! Lydia Knapp also broke the Glens Falls school record in the 100-yard Backstroke during sectionals, which were held on November 2 and 3 at Shenendehowa.

“The girls swam phenomenally on Friday, with every girl swimming a career best time,” said Coach Kevin Crossman. “Then, only to turn around 24 hours later and most of them swam even faster.”

Mia qualified for states with a time of 59.66 seconds on Friday, and then won the finals on Saturday by swimming a 59.24 seconds.

“Having Mia qualify for states, Lydia breaking the school record, and the girls teaming up with seniors Bailey Harrison and Erin Murphy was just spectacular to watch and coach!” said Coach Crossman. “I am very proud of our entire team!”

Sophomore Alex Gibson is headed to states, with back-to-back Section 2 championships in golf!
Photo of sophomore Alex GibsonGlens Falls sophomore Alex Gibson is once again Section 2’s golf champion, and will compete this year in the state tournament at Cornell in early June!

“Gibby qualified for the Section 2 State Golf Team and Tournament,” said Varsity Golf Coach Stephen Zurlo. “This is the highest level of achievement in high school golf.”

Alex fired a 75 on the opening round and was in sixth place, making the cut of 44 down to 16 for round two, Coach Zurlo said. “The second round got tougher, and Gibby birdied the final hole for an 81—avoiding a playoff to finish in eighth place. The cut is a nine-man team.”

Prior to the state qualifier, Alex won the Section 2 tournament at Amsterdam’s Rolling Hills with a score of 74. Before that, Alex won the Foothills tournament held at Kingswood Country Club. “He was not surprisingly the lowest scoring average player in the Foothills,” Coach Zurlo said. “And by the way...he is the current Hiland Golf Club champion for juniors and adults! Way to go Gibby!”

Middle School Intramural Program for Grades 5-8

Team sports offer many benefits to students – social, emotional, and physical. And intramural sports are a great way to introduce Middle School students to athletics in a safe and fun way. The Glens Falls Middle School Intramural program is designed to encourage fifth through eighth-grade students to participate and explore his/her abilities. Sports are offered in six-week sessions, allowing students to try a variety of different activities. The program’s goal is to help students improve their self-esteem, see the benefits of physical conditioning, develop new skills and meet new friends.

Activities generally take place after school at the Middle School—in the gym, pool, or outdoor playing fields—although some activities may move to off-site locations in the winter and early spring. Most activities run for one hour on their designated days. Once you register your child for a particular program, you’ll receive the details of the practice locations and times. Intramurals are all about having fun and being active—while developing new skills, working together and practicing good sportsmanship. Join a team today!

Intramural sports schedule for 2012-13:

September 17—October 26, 2012:                                  CLICK HERE FOR THE INTRAMURAL BROCHURE
Flag Football, Mondays and Wednesdays                       CLICK HERE FOR THE INTRAMURAL REGISTRATION FORM
Soccer, Tuesdays and Thursdays

November 5—December 21, 2012:                                  March 4—April 12, 2013:
Volleyball, Mondays and Wednesdays                            Swimming, Mondays and Wednesdays
Swimming, Tuesdays and Thursdays                              Field Hockey, Tuesdays and Thursdays

January 7—February 11, 2013:                                       April 29—June 7, 2013:
Basketball, Mondays and Wednesdays                          Ultimate Frisbee, Mondays and Wednesdays
Rock Climbing, Tuesdays and Thursdays                        Softball, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Photo of Miranda HaraughtyMiranda Haraughty scores 100th career goal

Girls Varsity soccer player and Glens Falls High School senior Miranda Haraughty is very familiar with the back of the net -- having now put the soccer ball there a hundred times in her career. Miranda scored her 100th goal on Saturday, September 1, with 18 minutes left in the first half of a game against Troy.

“It’s really remarkable,” said Director of Athletics Chip Corlew. “And with so much of the season still left.” “Hopefully there will be many more,” said Miranda, with a smile. Check the girls varsity soccer game schedule from the link below, and come out to support GF Nation.

Miranda was also NewsChannel 13's "Dunkin' Donuts High School Player of the Week" for September 18, 2012. The program recognizes not only the best athletes on each team, but also those who dedicate time to youth groups, volunteer organizations, or have overcome a personal obstacle or illness. Watch the clip below:

Modified teams still welcoming players

If your family includes a seventh- or eighth-grader, why not encourage your child to participate on a modified team in soccer, cross country, field hockey, football or volleyball? All teams are still welcoming students to come and be part of the fun, regardless of their current ability level. Modified sports practices begin on Saturday, 9/1. For a full listing of practice times and locations, click the “2012 Start Dates” link below.

Athletic Director Chip Corlew's letter to parents regarding Queensbury football player Johnathan Vasiliou's passing is HERE.

Spring Sports Physicals
High School Spring Sports Physicals in the high school health office:
Tuesday, February 26th from 10:45 am to 1:45 pm

Modified Spring Sports Physicals in the middle school health office:
Thursday, March 7th from 9:00 am to 10:00am

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