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Welcome to the Pearl River Athletic Department.

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Office of Athletics

Pearl River School District
275 East Central Avenue
Pearl River, New York 10965
(845) 620-3943
(845) 620-3868 (fax)

Artie McCormack,  Director of Health, Physical Education & Athletics
(845) 620-3925
mccormacka@pearlriver.org

Chris Rudloff, Secretary
(845) 620-3944  
rudloffc@pearlriver.org

Frank Amadio
,
Athletic Trainer 
(845) 620-3828
amadiof@pearlriver.org

 

Winter Sports 2019-20 Family ID Registration is now open

Winter 2019-20 Varsity and JV

Sports Registration Now Open!

The Pearl River Athletic Department announces that registration for the Winter 2019-20 sports season is now open.  In order to be eligible to tryout/practice for a spring sport, you must register your child online with FamilyID.

FamilyID is a secure registration platform which provides you with an easy, user-friendly way to register for our athletic programs, and helps us to be more administratively efficient and environmentally responsible.  Once you create your FamilyID account, it keeps track of your information in your FamilyID profile so you enter your information only once for multiple uses, multiple family members and multiple programs.  

Registration for the spring season begins as follows:

VARSITY/JV Players Only:

October 11th - Online athletic participation registration opens.

November 1st  - Deadline to complete registration.  

MODIFIED Players:

November 2nd  - Online athletic participation registration opens.

November 25th  - Deadline to complete registration.

PLEASE NOTE:

**    If not already on file from a previous season, you will need to submit a hard copy of your child’s current physical to the respective health office nurse, PRHS (grades 8-12) or PRMS (grade 7), OR upload a scanned copy of your child’s current physical in your FamilyID account. The current physical date must be dated after November 1st 2018  An updated physical is required to ensure full clearance for the first day of practice.

**    Please be sure to only complete one (1) registration per athlete.  If you need to make changes to the registration please be sure to EDIT the existing one and DO NOT create a new one.

**    Only a parent/guardian can submit information on FamilyID.

Please click the following link to sign up your child for Winter 2019-20 Varsity/JV sports:   

Family ID Winter Sports Registration

Special Athletic Events and Announcements

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    Thanksgiving Weekend Alumni Events

    The Pearl River Alumni Association will hold the following 2019 alumni events over the Thanksgiving weekend. Spectators are welcome at all athletic events. In some cases, there is a nominal admission charge that goes toward the various scholarship funds.

    Thursday, November 28th:
    Alumni Little Brown Jug Football Game vs. Nanuet
    at Nanuet High School - 10:00 AM
    All former players who want to participate, contact
    Craig Griffin at 845-735-5465 or cglawn51@optonline.net or Greg Winsko at 646-531-8452.

    Saturday, November 30th:
    The Gus Filter Alumni Men’s Soccer Game
    at Pearl River High School - Noon
    All alumni who want to participate, contact Steve Vislocky at 914-522-1731 or svisl@aol.com.

    Rockland County Alumni Cross Country Run at Bear Mountain - Noon
    Registration - 11:00 a.m.; Kids Fun Races - 11:30 a.m.; Alumni Run (3 Miles) - Noon. Open to all alumni.  RC Alumni Cross Country Waiver

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    Athletic News - 11/12/19

    • The Girls' Soccer was crowned Class A Sectional Champions with a 3-0 win over Somers on Sunday Nov. 3rd. The team then won both the Regional semi-final game over Vestal and the regional final over Minisink Valley to earn a trip to the State Final Four. The team will play Spencerport on Saturday Nov. 16th at 12:30 at SUNY Cortland in the State Semi-Final.
    • The Girls' Cross Country team won the Section One Class B Championship this past Saturday. Maddy Moroney, 8th grader, won the race and Una Boylan took second. The team will travel to the State Championships this Saturday in Plattsburgh. The girls race will be run at 11:30am
    • The Boys' Cross Country team won the Section One Class B Championship this past Saturday. Oisin Selby, won the race, as the team captured their third straight title and 4th in the last 5 years. The team will travel to the State Championships this Saturday in Plattsburgh. The boys race will be at 9:30.
    • The Boys' Soccer team won their first two games of the Sectional tournament defeating Peekskill and Beacon. The team then lost to Somers in the semifinals 4-2.
    • The Varsity Football team  won their first round Class B Sectional game 33-0 over Pleasantville and then lost in the semi-finals to Byram Hills. The team finished up their year with a 28-14 win over Tappan Zee in the Orange Bowl last Thursday. 
    • The Girls' Volleyball team won their first round Class B Sectional tournament game over Albertus Magnus 3-1 before losing to Nanuet 3-2 in the quarterfinals.
    • The Field Hockey team defeated Hendrick Hudson in the first round of Sectional playoffs 4-1 before losing a heartbreak to Pelham 2-1 in double OT in the quarterfinals.

    Let’s Go Pirates!

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    Athletic News - 10/22/19 Sectional Update

    • The Boys' Soccer team is seeded #2 in Class A Sectional Tournament. The team will host the winner of Peekskill/Yonkers in the first round on Thursday night Oct. 24th at 6:30 p.m. The team finished the regular season with a record of 14-1-1 record. 
    • The Girls' Soccer team is seeded #2 in Class A Sectional Tournament. The team will host the winner of Yorktown/Saunders in the first round on Friday night Oct. 25th at 6:00 p.m. The team finished the regular season with a record of 12-1-3.
    • The Varsity Football team is seeded #3 in the Class B Sectional Tournament and will host #6 seed Pleasantville in the quarterfinals on Saturday Oct. 26th at 12 p.m. The team finished the regular season with a 4-3 record.  
    • The Girls' Volleyball team is seeded #4 in the Class B Sectional tournament and will host  #13 seed Albertus Magnus in the first round on Friday Oct. 25th at 4:30 p.m. The team finished the regular season with a record of 11-8.
    • The Field Hockey team is seeded #6 in Class B Sectional Tournament. The team will host #11 seed Hendrick Hudson in the first round on Thursday Oct. 24th at 4:30 p.m. The team finished the regular season with a record of 7-4-5.
    • The Girls' Cross Country team won the Section One Coaches Invitational while the Boys' Cross County Team finished in 11th place this past weekend.  Both teams will be competing in the Rockland County Championships which will be held on Tuesday Oct. 29th at Bear Mountain State Park. The girls continue to hold on to their #2 ranking in NY State Class B while the boys are ranked #12. 
    • The Girls' Swim team will be competing in the League Championships on Saturday Oct. 26th at Yonkers Montessori Academy with a start time of 8:30 a.m.

    Let’s Go Pirates!

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    Athletic News - 10/8/19

    • Boys' Soccer is currently ranked #9 in Class A in NY State.  They currently have a 11-1 record. The team has won their last 4 games. The team plays Nanuet today and then hosts Tappan Zee on Saturday night at 6:30 p.m.
    • Girls' Soccer is currently ranked #11 in Class A in NY State and has had 4 wins and 2 ties in their last 6 games. The team will host John Jay Cross River tonight at 6:30 p.m. and then Nanuet on Thursday at 4:45 p.m.  The team is 7-1-2 on the season.
    • Field Hockey has had 1 win, 1 loss and 2 ties in their last 4 games. The team will host Edgemont today and then travel to Clarkstown North on Thursday. The team will have its Senior Day game on Saturday vs Byram Hills at 11 a.m.
    • Girls' Volleyball has won 3 straight contests, including two 5 set thrillers over Clarkstown South and Suffern. The team is now 6-6 on the season and will travel to Harrison today.  Senior Day will be next Tuesday at home vs Nanuet.
    • The Girls' Tennis team has had a strong season, going 9-3 in their matches and is in second place in their league in Conference II. The team hosted the Pearl River tournament last week and did well, winning 3rd doubles and finishing second in 2nd singles and 2nd doubles.
    • The Boys' and Girls' Cross Country teams both captured the league championships last Friday at Bear Mountain. The Boys' team also won their group at the Gressler Invitational while the Girls' team captured the championship at the Florida Runners Invitational. The teams will compete in the Manhattan Invitational this Saturday at Van Cortlandt Park. The Girls' team is currently ranked #2 in NY State Class B, while the Boys' team is ranked #8.
    • The Varsity Girls' Swimming got back in the win column last Friday with an 89-72 win over Peekskill. The team will take on Nyack at Rockland Community College on Thursday in their senior day meet. 
    • The Varsity Football is now 3-2 on the season and defeated Dobbs Ferry and Albertus Magnus the last two weeks by the combined score of 87-0. The team will host their first night game in the new stadium this Friday night as they take on Pleasantville on Senior Night at 7:00 p.m.
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    Athletic News - 9/24/19

    • The Boys' Soccer team continues to roll. They currently have a 7-1 record and had their first night contest on the home field last night, coming up with a 4-1 win over league rival Nanuet. The team will play at Boulder Stadium vs Spring Valley on Saturday at 2:00pm.
    • Girls' Soccer has captured wins in their last three games raising their record to 4-1 on the season. The team had a big win over Albertus Magnus, the top ranked team in the Section. The team has three games this week that culminates with a 7pm game at Tappan Zee HS.
    • Field Hockey picked up their first win of the season yesterday with a 2-0 win over Sleepy Hollow. Today, the team will hold their second Annual food drive for St. Aedans where all fans attending are asked to bring canned food for donation.
    • Girls Volleyball played a thrilling five-game match vs Byram Hills last week but came up a little short in the 5th game. The team has two league matches this week vs Nanuet and Clarkstown South. 
    • The Girls' Tennis team has had a strong start with a 5-3 record so far. The team will be hosting the Rockland Tennis tournament this Friday and Saturday at both the high school tennis courts as well as the courts at Cherry Brook.
    • The Boys' and Girls' Cross Country teams continue their their dual meet schedule with a dual meet at Nanuet on Sept. 24th. The girls team took home championships in the Freshman, JV and Varsity races at the Briarwood Invitational in Pennsylvania on Sept. 17th. The team will travel to Florida on Sept 26th to compete in the Florida Runners Invitational.  The Boys' placed 3rd in the varsity race at the Suffern Invitational out of 20 teams and the JV was 3rd out of 16 teams.
    • The Varsity Football team will be playing three Friday night games the next three weeks: Sept.  27th at Dobbs Ferry; Oct. 4th at Albertus Magnus; and home on Oct. 11th vs Pleasantville. 

    Let’s Go Pirates!

     

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    Athletic News - 9/10/19

    The Pirates fall season is underway. The varsity and JV teams began their pre-season workouts on August 19th. The modified teams got started with a meeting of all athletes and coaches in the HS cafeteria on the first day of school followed by practices and tryouts on the second day of school. We had approximately 410 varsity and JV athletes and 250 modified athletes sign up for teams this season.

    Fall 2019 Varsity Teams results as of 9/10

    • Boys soccer- The team is off to a fast start winning their first four games. Victories over Bronxville (in the Rockland vs Westchester Challenge at Lakeland), Yorktown, North Rockland, and Albertus Magnus have been done with timely scoring and great defense. The Pirates have outscored their opponents 8-1 allowing only 1 goal in 4 games. Next up will be a home game vs Keio on Wednesday Sept. 11 at 4:30.
    • Girls soccer has only had two games to date and are currently 1-1 on the season. The team opened the season with an 8-0 win over Yonkers and then dropped a hard fought game to a strong Rye team 2-1. The team will be back in action on Tuesday Sept. 9th  at Beacon HS and then host rival Albertus Magnus on Sept. 18th.
    • Field Hockey opened their season with a tough loss to Suffern but then bounced back with a 3-3 tie vs John Jay Cross River. The team will take on two perennial powers this week starting with a trip to Somers on Tuesday Sept. 10th and then returning home to face Lakeland on Thursday Sept. 12th.  
    • Girls Volleyball is off to a strong start winning 2 of their first three matches. After a thrilling 5 set loss to Clarkstown North in the opening match, the team swept Lincoln 3-0 and then defeated Rye 3-1. The team will host Saunders on Tuesday Sept 10th and then travel to Section One powerhouse Hendrick Hudson on Friday Sept. 13th.
    • The girls tennis team has had two matches so far and have come up on the short end of the 4-3 score. They will look to rebound with three more matches this coming week. The team hosts Nanuet on Tuesday Sept. 10th and Clarkstown South on Thursday Sept 12th before travelling to Albertus Magnus on Friday Sept 13th.
    • Girls swimming had their first ever home swim meet at Nauraushaun Swim Club this past Saturday. The team was excited to host this outdoor meet and the team made the home meet even more memorable with a 92-75 win over Brewster. The team is next in action on Tuesday Sept. 10th travelling to Yonkers.
    • The boys and girls cross country teams will open up their dual meet with a meet at Sleepy Hollow on Tuesday Sept 10th. The teams then will head off to invitationals on Saturday Sept 14th with the boys competing in both the Warwick Wave Mania Meet as well as the Return to the Mountain Invitational in NJ. The girls team will be on the road on Saturday Sept 14th at the Briarwood Invitational in Philadelphia.
    • The varsity football, hosting their first game in over a year, defeated Westlake 7-0. The team competing in Class B this year got off to a quick start in the game with a 35 yard TD pass from QB Matt Daly to WR Matt Vilaboy. The defense then held on, sealing the victory and shutout with an interception by Anthony Sassano in the final minute. The team will travel to Ardsley for their next game on Sept. 14th.

    News and Notes

    • Congratulations to Pearl River staff member and long time varsity girls soccer coach Tim Peabody who was inducted into the New York State High School Girls Soccer Hall of Fame on Saturday Sept. 7th. Tim had a career record of 393-126-41 and led Pearl River to their first State title ever in 2017.
    • Congratulations to former Pearl River softball player Katie O’Flynn on being elected into the New York State High School Softball Hall of Fame. Katie was a 3 time All State Selection and first team All State twice to go along with being a 5 time All Section selection. Katie pitched Pearl River to the Class A State title her junior year with an 18-3 record and 0.85 era.

    Homecoming

    • The Homecoming pep rally and bonfire is scheduled for Friday night Sept 20th. The night will kick off with dinner for all the varsity and JV fall athletes in the cafeteria at 6:30 followed by the Pep Rally under the lights on the stadium field. The bonfire will conclude the festivities. The Homecoming football game will be Saturday Sept. 21st at 1:30 vs Byram Hills. The Homecoming dance will be held at 7:00pm on Saturday Sept 21st for all 9th- 12th graders. 

    Let’s Go Pirates!

     

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Athletic Calendar Highlights

  • HS/MS Modified Winter Sports Practices Begin

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  • Nanuet HS

    Little Brown Jug Alumni Football game

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  • Bear Mountain

    38th Annual Rockland County Cross Country Alumni Run

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  • PRHS

    Gus Filters Mens' Alumni Soccer Game

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  • Rockland Community College

    HS PR Holiday Track Festival

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  • PRHS

    HS Michael O'Connell Wrestling Tournament

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  • HS Varsity/JV Spring Sports Registration Opens - Family ID

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  • HS/MS Modified Spring Sports Registration Opens - Family ID

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  • HS Varsity/JV Spring Sports Practices Begin

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  • MS/HS MODIFIED SPRING SPORTS PRACTICES BEGIN

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PRHS Sports Hall of Fame

Established in 1997 To Honor Pirate Greats - Pearl River Sports Hall of Fame Committee 

Check out the NEW Pearl River Sports Hall of Fame website:   Pearl River Sports Hall of Fame

Induction Class of 2019:  The 2019 Pearl River Sports Hall of Fame Induction was held on Saturday, March 30, 2019  at the Pearl River Elks Club. 

Tom O’Brien: Class of 1958: 3-sport athlete, All-County Basketball & Football, RC Sports HOF, Rockland County sports official
Lorraine Moylan: Class of 1976: Teacher and Coach, 536 Career Wins, NYS Basketball HOF
Emily Dempsey: Class of 1999: 3x All-State, All-Section, All-County & All-League Soccer, RJN Scholar Athlete Award
Brianna Kenna, Class of 2001: All-State 2nd Team, 2x All-Section & 3x All-League Volleyball, RJN Scholar Athlete Award
Brendan McManus: Class of 2005: RC All-Time Scorer, 3x All-County, 2x RC Player of the Year, 2x All-State Basketball
2000 Girls Volleyball Team: (Coach Arlene Kramer) League, Sectional, Regional Champs, State final 4 participant, Record 24-3
2005 Boys XC Team: (Coach Jim Guerci) State, Sectional, County, League Champs, Undefeated Dual Meet record
JJ Donnelly: Tom & Priscilla Lanks Community Service Award

Pearl River Sports Hall of Fame Officers:
Doug D'Agostino - President
Lorraine Moylan - Vice President
TBA - Treasurer
Chris Woolgar - Secretary

If anyone is interested in joining the Pearl River Sports Hall of Fame Committee,  please contact Artie McCormack, Director of Athletics, Health & Physical Education

The Pearl River Hall of Fame Committee is always accepting nominations for future consideration.    PRHS Sports Hall of Fame Nomination Form