BREAKING NEWS: NYSPHSAA Announces Changes to Championship Schedules

Date Posted: 11/15/2018
Author: Chris Watson, Director of Communications


NYSPHSAA Adjusts Championship Schedules for This Weekend

Latham, NY- The New York State Public High School Athletic Association Inc. (NYSPHSAA) is making changes to the start times of two State Championship events to be contested on Friday November 16th. The changes are necessary because of the snow storm that is expected to impact much of New York State.

The start of the Girls Swimming and Diving State Championships at Ithaca College will be delayed by two hours. The event will now begin at 12:30pm, with the diving event beginning at 4:00pm. Doors will open for the public to enter the aquatics center at 10:00am. Please note this is only a change to the Friday schedule at Swimming and Diving, Saturdays start time of 10:30am remains the same.

The Class D football semifinal between Moriah and Haldane will be moved to Sunday, November 18th at 12:00pm at Middletown High School. The game was originally scheduled to be played Friday, November 16th at 4pm. The Class A football semifinal between Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake and Cornwall is unchanged. That game will be played Friday, November 16th at Middletown High School at 8pm.

“We feel making these changes to our Championship events gives our student-athletes and coaches the best opportunity to get to the venues safely and still compete for a Championship”, Dr. Robert Zayas NYSPHSAA Executive Director. “This storm is expected to impact a large portion of the state, and we want to allow people extra time to travel to our State Championships. We want to thank the venues for allowing us to adjust the schedules and working with us to have the most successful Championships possible.”

Revised Championship Schedule for Friday, November 16th

Girls Swimming and Diving-

10:00am          Doors Open to Public/Swimming Warm-Ups Begin
12:30pm          Swimming Preliminaries Begin
4:00pm            Diving Preliminaries Begin (all diving completed Friday)

East Football Semifinals-
Sunday. November 18th

12:00pm          Moriah vs. Haldane                                         at Middletown High School

The schedules for the West Football Semifinals at Union-Endicott High School, the Boys State Volleyball Championships at the Albany Capital Center and Girls State Volleyball Championships in Glens Falls being played this weekend are unchanged.

About NYSPHSAA (Twitter: @NYSPHSAA | Facebook: NYSPHSAA | YouTube: NYSPHSAASports):
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association Inc. is a non-profit, voluntary, educational service organization composed of public, parochial, and private schools dedicated to providing equitable and safe competition for the students of its member schools. The organization conducts 32 championship events and governs the rules and regulations of high school athletics in New York State. Membership is open to secondary schools providing interschool athletic activities for boys and girls in grades 7-12.