Welcome to the home of
Semerano, Athletic Director
845-858-3100, Ext. 11881
District providing fall
sports physicals, May & June
Physicals for fall sports are being
done in school now through the month of June. All students
who want to participate in a Modified, Junior Varsity or
Varsity fall sport MUST see their school nurse for paperwork
and to find out if they require a sports physical by the
beginning of the season. For more information, please call
your school nurse.
Athletes must have a physical completed by the school doctor or
a private physician prior to practicing or participating in a
sport. Athletes must
bring the following sports forms,
signed by their parents, with them to the physical. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the
Athletic Director's Office at 858-3100, 11881.
Girls softball teams will battle
Minisink in third annual Strike Out Cancer game May 24
The Varsity and Junior Varsity
Girls Softball teams will be battling Minisink in the third
annual Strike Out Cancer softball game on Friday, May 24. The
games will be played at the Minisink Valley Softball Complex at
5 and 7:30 pm. in honor former Minisink Valley softball player
Wendy Herm. Players from the both teams are seeking sponsors for
this worthy event. Any donation will be accepted. Just contact a
coach or player. Come join your Lady Raiders on May 24 and enjoy
some great softball, while raising money to beat cancer!
SCHEDULES for all Raider teams
are posted on the
County Interscholastic Athletic Association
To see if a particular
sporting event is cancelled due to inclement weather, visit the
OCIAA Cancellation Page at
enthuse crowd at ASK Reading Rally
During the ASK Reading Pep Rally, which was held in honor of Dr.
Seuss' birthday, PJHS Varsity Cheerleaders entertained the crowd
of excited elementary children. The rally was filled with songs,
custom chants, and stunts performed in honor of the famous
author in order to enthuse elementary children in Port Jervis
about reading. Thank you to all of the varsity level
cheerleaders who volunteered their time for such a great cause.
Seniors included Brenna Kabbash, Shannon Kizer, Lauren Manning,
Marissa Phillips, Ashley Vandermark, and Heather Zitone. Juniors
included: Jennifer Amato, Brittany Landrio, and Lauren Sigmund.
wrestlers competed at States
The Port Jervis
wrestling team placed seventh at the Section 9 Championships at
Valley Central High School on Feb. 12. Tanner Sexton led off,
defeating Luke Zsido of Cornwall, 6-2, for third place. In the
championship, the Raiders came away with three titles. Dylan
Booth bet three-time section champion John Starmiello of Pine
Bush, 3-0. Dylan won the Most Outstanding Wrestler Award and
Most Exciting Match honors for the tournament. Dan DeCarlo, at
152 lbs, became a two-time champion by defeating Drake Barczak
of Monroe-Woodbury, 9-5. The final title was won by Travis
Edwards with a 5-0 defeat of JP Vandercliff of Monroe-Woodbury
at 160 lbs. The trio will now travel to Albany to compete in the
New York State Wrestling Championships on Feb 22-23. The Raiders
are coached by Eric Hartmann and Jon Foley.
Basketball teams raised money for Sandy Hook
The Port Jervis High School Boys
and Girls Basketball Programs took to the court to raise
money for the families of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary
100th milestone career win
For a high school
wrestler, individual honors are milestone achievements.
On Jan. 3, Port Jervis High School senior Travis Edwards hit
that mark when he notched his 100th career win by pinning Tyler
Anderson of Kingston. The Raiders went on to defeat Kingston,
35-33. In addition to Edwards' win, Dan DeCarlo, Dylan Booth,
Tanner Sexton, Ryan Fuller, Randy Wilson and Hunter Curreri also
came away with victories. Edwards' career milestone earned him
the title of PJHS Senior Scholar Athlete for the Month of
Basketball donates gifts for needy children
The Port Jervis
Girl's JV Basketball team donated gifts for the second year in a
row to the local Elk's Club. Instead of doing the typical Secret
Santa among teammates this year, the team decided to buy gifts
for those in need. The girls generously donated toys to the
local Elk's Club for children in our community this holiday
Lane & Zanger
on All-State Cross Country team
Lane and junior Hans Zanger have been named to the 2012 Boys
All-State Cross Country team. Lane, who placed first in the
OCIAA Division 3 Championship Meet and was a medalist (17th
place) in the New York State Cross Country Meet was named to the
3rd Team All-State. Zanger, who placed third in the OCIAA
Division Championships and 35th in the New York State
Championships was named All-State Honorable Mention.
Congratulations to both athletes!
Kettle Bell for Salvation Army
Jervis athletes were out in full force at the Westfall WalMart
on December 1 ringing the Kettle Bell to help raise money for
the Salvation Army. All of the money raised
by the football, soccer, softball, volleyball, wrestling,
cheerleading, boys' & girls' basketball and tennis teams will
provide meals and toys during the holidays for local families in
year, the Salvation Army presented the Raider Varsity Club
with the Kettle Group of the Year award. The athletes and
coaches qualified for the honor by raising $17,000 the past
three holiday seasons for the Salvation Army.
Five teams earn NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athlete Awards
Five out of six eligible fall varsity teams received the
NYSPHSAA Team Scholar-Athlete Awards (the Girls Cross Country
Team only had four members and needed five to be eligible). The
Varsity Football, Varsity Girls Soccer, Varsity Girls Tennis,
Varsity Boys Cross Country and Varsity Girls Volleyball.
Click here for the list with the athletes' and coaches'
Congratulations to all!
Scoreboard - Latest Raider news, stats,
Link to the Times Herald-Record
Port Jervis Sports Page.
The Raiders have
their own page on the Record's Varsity 845 web
site. The site features the latest team scores and stats, along
with photos and videos of Raider teams in action.
law addresses concussions in school sports
Parents of student
athletes should be aware of the new state law that helps
them, their children and school staff recognize, prevent and
treat concussions and head injuries.
concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, caused by a
bump, blow or jolt to the head that can change the way the
brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a blow
to the body that causes the head to move rapidly back and
forth. Even a ding, or what seems to be a mild bump or blow
to the head, can be serious.
Most people who suffer a concussion do recover quickly,
however, in more severe cases, a concussion can be fatal.
Unlike a broken bone or a laceration, outward signs of a
concussion can't be seen. By learning to identify the
symptoms and danger signs (pdf),
coaches, teachers and parents can help keep children safe.
Concussion Info Sheet for Port Jervis
Athletes & Parents
CDC Web Site - Injury Prevention &
Control: Traumatic Brain Injury
Port Jervis Raiders
The Port Jervis Athletic Department has its own Web site.
The web pages are designed and maintained by students in the
Port Jervis High School advanced digital photography class and
the Varsity Club.
Click here to visit
The following sports
are offered in the Port Jervis City School District:
• Fall Sports
Football (Varsity, JV, Freshmen)
Boys Soccer (Varsity,
Girls Soccer (Varsity, JV, Modified)
Boys & Girls Cross Country (Varsity,
Cheerleading (Varsity, JV)
Girls Tennis (Varsity, JV)
(Varsity, JV, Modified)
Boys Basketball (Varsity, JV, Modified)
Girls Basketball (Varsity, JV,
Wrestling (Varsity, JV, Modified)
Boys & Girls Indoor Track (Varsity)
Cheerleading (Varsity, JV)
• Spring Sports
Baseball (Varsity, JV, Modified)
Softball (Varsity, JV, Modified)
Boys & Girls Track (Varsity. Modified)
Boys Golf (Varsity)
Boys Tennis (Varsity)