Medical Forms: To play a sport you must have a valid physical on file with the school nurse, Rita Figueira. Forms are available here.
(Per Nurse Figueira - please download the Health Examination form and the Health History form. The Health History form must be filled out prior to your physical. Please bring both forms with you the day of the physicals at O'Neill.) Please note: Due to Covid-19, this year families MUST fill out and sign the Health History form each season. See the school nurse for details.
Per the New York State Center for School Health - Sports Physical Requirements Reminder for the 2021-2022 School Year
Students wanting to participate in athletics during the 2021-2022 school year must have an up-to-date physical to participate.
The health examination for qualifying a student's participation in interscholastic athletics
is valid for a period of 12 continuous months - through the last day of the month in which
the exam was conducted; and through the entire sports season, even if the exam’s
expiration is before the season is completed.
Before participation in each athletic season, all students must be provided an interval
health history form for athletics for the parent/guardian to complete and sign- unless a
physical exam has been completed within 30 days before the start of the season.
The completed interval athletic health history form(s) should be filed in the student's
cumulative health record (CHR) and removed after one year.
If any new or significant health information is recorded on the interval health history,
the interval health history form should be maintained in the CHR so that it remains a
part of the student’s permanent health record.
Upcoming Events . . .
VIRTUAL PARENT/COACH/ATHLETE MEETING - 8/30/2021
You should be receiving an invitation from your athlete's coach as to the date and time of their virtual team meetings. A parent/guardian and the athlete should attend to receive updated information on Eligibility and the Athletic Code of Conduct, as well as team rules. Please have your athlete be on the lookout for the information regarding their team meeting. If you do not receive it, please contact the coach ASAP as most meetings will be occurring on Monday 8/30/2021. A code of conduct form must be signed (by the parent/guardian and the athlete) and handed in to the coach in order for your athlete to participate this season.
Thank you. Go Raiders!
In the News . . .
Free Sports Physicals in the O'Neill Nurse's Office
Friday, August 6, 2021 7:00-10:00 am
Friday August 20, 2021 7:00-10:00 am
2020/2021 Section IX Champions
Girls' Varsity Soccer
Boys' Varsity Lacrosse
Girls' Varsity Lacrosse
Mid-Hudson Board of Volleyball Officials, Inc.
James A. Ross
Bill Lark Girls
Volleyball Sportsmanship Award
End of Year Special Awards ~ Congratulations to the following athletes!
Cavanagh Scholar/Athlete Basketball Award
OCIAA Scholar/Athlete Award
COL Alexander Polak Award
Waldo Wood Award
2020/2021 NYSPHSAA Scholar/Athlete Teams
Fall 2 Season:
Game Day Varsity Cheer
Boys' Varsity Cross Country
Girls Varsity Cross Country
Boys' Varsity Soccer
Girls' Varsity Soccer
Girls' Varsity Tennis
Boys' Varsity Alpine Skiing
Girls' Varsity Alpine Skiing
Competitive Varsity Cheer
Boys' Varsity Indoor Track
Girls' Varsity Indoor Track
Boys' Varsity Lacrosse
Girls' Varsity Lacrosse
Boys' Varsity Spring Track
Girls' Varsity Spring Track
Boys' Varsity Tennis
Way to go, Raiders!
Debbi Crowe Field Dedication ~ May 2021
Warm congratulations to Coach Crowe on the occasion of having our new turf field in front of James I. O'Neill High School named in her honor. O'Neill Athletics and the school community is proud and happy to see her hard work and dedication to this district for 44 years be rewarded!
COACH DEBBI CROWE Debra Crowe’s teaching career, spanning 44 years at James I. O’Neill High School, began back in 1977. In addition to teaching, Debbi serves as the Department Coordinator for PE and Health, Boys Varsity Basketball Head Coach, and the Athletic Director, a position she took on in 2007. The number of young lives that Debbi has touched are too numerous to count. Through the years, Mrs. Crowe would extend herself well beyond the classroom or gymnasium. On most days, she could be found advising any one of several clubs and activities, many of which she created. Some of these included Peer Mediation, Project Adventure, and Woman-to-Woman/Man-to-Man/Person-to-Person, which she presented at the National School Board’s Convention in Las Vegas in 1986. Debbi serves on several committees including the Health & Safety Committee, Senior Scholarship Committee and National Honor Society Faculty Committee. For all of this work in and out of the classroom, Mrs. Crowe received The Teaching Excellence Award from the Mid-Hudson School Study Council in 2018. As an inspiring coach, Debbi oversaw Girls Track, Girls Varsity Soccer, Varsity Volleyball and, of course, Boys Varsity Basketball. Her gender-bending role as the first female coach of a Boys Varsity Basketball team in Orange County, earned her a television interview on ESPN’s Outside the Lines in 2006. Under her guidance, the O’Neill Boys Basketball team celebrated many achievements including the NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete Awards for 2019, 2020, 2021; Division Champs 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2019; earning the OCIAA Boys Varsity Basketball Team Sportsmanship Award in 2014; and qualifying for Sectional Tournament in 18 out of 20 seasons. Coach Crowe has also been recognized on an individual level as well. In 2013, she won the Basketball Coaches Association of New York Coach of the Year and, in 2014, Debbi was awarded the Jim Taravella Coaching Award. Mrs. Crowe enjoys giving back to the community and instills a sense of volunteerism in her athletes. Together, they tackle many community service projects - Community Clean Up, Food Drives, Gift Drives, O’Neill Sports Fun Day, and many more. She has instituted Parent/Coach/Athlete Night and Sports Awards Ceremonies for all athletes. She also helped to create the Hall of Fame in the athletics corridor to commemorate O’Neill’s outstanding teams and athletes. In the last four years, Mrs. Crowe has been pivotal in developing the vision for the Capital Project. O’Neill’s state-of-the-art athletic facilities include two turf fields, four tennis courts, a cardio-fitness and weight room, locker rooms, scoreboards, a concession stand, and a press box largely due to her input. Her passion for O’Neill is exemplified in these beautiful facilities. Coach Crowe’s strongest legacy will be the one she leaves behind in the hearts and minds of the many people she has guided through the years. She has mentored more than 150 coaches, inspired countless colleagues and athletes with her kindness and wisdom, and supported scores more both in the classroom and on the playing fields. Her inspiration to both young men and women is immeasurable. Board of Education President, Mrs. Anne Lawless, shared her praises: “Mrs. Crowe has poured her heart and soul into dedicating her entire career as a Coach, Physical Education Teacher, Mentor and Athletic Director to the students at the Highland Falls - Fort Montgomery Central School District, and for that we will be forever grateful. We thank her from the bottom of our hearts!”
Congratulations on a well deserved recognition!