• Fall Sports 2022

    The Week 2 Sports Schedule is posted below. We had a nice crowd for the first night game of this season as our Girls Varsity Soccer team was victorious over New Paltz. Lets keep it rolling this week!!! Come out and support our athletic teams. Also, follow our twitter page @JIOATHLETICS for game scores and stats. GO RAIDERS!!! 

    Day Game Date Time Sport Opponent Site Bus TIme
    Monday 9/5/22 No Events Scheduled    
     
    Tuesday 9/6/22 4:45 PM Boys V Soccer Red Hook Wood Field N/A
    Tuesday 9/6/22 4:30 PM Girls Cross Country Multi Teams @ M Clifford Miller Middle School 3:30 PM
    Tuesday 9/6/22 4:30 PM Boys Cross Country Multi Teams @M Clifford Miller Middle School 3:30 PM
                 
    Wednesday 9/7/22 4:30 PM Boys JV Socer Minisink Crowe Field N/A
    Wednesday 9/7/22 4:30 PM Girls JV Soccer Kingston Wood Field N/A
    Wednesday 9/7/22 6:30 PM Girls V Soccer Kingston Wood Field N/A
    Wednesday 9/7/22 4:30 PM JV Volleyball Chester Chester HS 3:30 PM
    Wednesday 9/7/22 6:30 PM V Volleyball Chester Chester HS 3:30 PM
     
    Thursday 9/8/22 4:00
    PM
    Girls Tennis Monroe O’Neill N/A
    Thursday 9/8/22 4:30 PM Girls V
    Soccer
    Burke Burke Catholic HS 3:30 PM
     
    Friday 9/9/22 6:30 PM V Football Liberty Wood Field N/A
    Friday 9/9/22 4:15 PM Girls V
    Tennis
    Beacon Beacon HS 15:30
    Friday 9/9/22 4:30/6 PM JV/V Volleyball NFA NFA Main HS 3:30 PM
    Friday 9/9/22 5:30 PM Boys V Soccer Eldred Eldred HS 3:30 PM
     
    Saturday 9/10/22 8:45 AM Boys & Girls Cross Country Warwick @Sanfordville Elementary School 6:45 AM
     
    Sunday 9/11/22 No Events Scheduled    

     

     

    Welcome Raider Nation to a new season of O'Neill Athletics. Each week the athletic schedule will be posted so our fans know when to come out and support our student athletes and we will also be posting special events that we have planned during the Fall Season. Good luck to our student athletes and coaches this opening week!!! Go Raiders!!!

    WEEK 1            
    Day Game Date Time Sport Opponent Site Bus TIme
    Monday 8/29/22 10:00 AM Girls V Soccer Multi Scrimmage O’Neill N/A
    Monday 8/29/22 4:00 PM Boys V Soccer Haldane Haldane HS 3:00 PM
    Monday 8/29/22 10:00 AM JV Volleyball Warwick Warwick HS 8:30 AM
    Monday 8/29/22 11:30 AM V Volleyball Warwick Warwick HS 8:30 AM
                 
    Wednesday 8/31/22 3:30 PM Boys V Soccer NFA O’Neill N/A
                 
    Thursday 9/1/22 4:30 PM Girls V Soccer New Paltz O’Neill N/A
    Thursday 9/1/22 4:30 PM JV Volleyball Marlboro Marlboro 3:30 PM
    Thursday 9/1/22 6:00 PM V Volleyball Marlboro Marlboro 3:30 PM
    Thursday 9/1/22 4:30 PM Boys V Soccer @ Warwick Sanfordville Elementry 3:30 PM
                 
    Friday 9/2/22 4:00 PM Girls V Tennis Kingston O’Neill N/A
    Friday 9/2/22 3:30 PM B&G XC Monroe Monroe 2:30 PM
                 
    Saturday 9/3/22 1:30 PM V Football Chenango-
    Forks
    @ Chenango-
    Forks HS
    9:15 AM
                 
    Sunday 9/4/22 No Events Scheduled    

     

    Summer Physicals for Student Athletes
     
    For students who are interested in playing a fall sport and need to have their physical done, they can come in and get physicals done at the following times:
     
    Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery Central School District Sports Physicals
    Dates: August 4th and 11th
    Time: 9AM - Noon
    Location: JIO High School
     
    Families must also complete the Interval Health History Form prior to coming to get the physical. They must hand in the completed form to the nurse on the day of the physical in order to get a physical. 
     

    Upcoming Events . . .

    Please click the link below for Fall Sports Initial Tryout Times and head coach contact information.  Please contact coaches for additional summer workout information.

    Fall Sports 2022 Initial Tryout Times

    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.

    In the News . . .

    NYSPHSAA - New York State Public High School Athletic Association
    James I. O'Neill High School was named a Scholar/Athlete Team School of Excellence for the 2021/2022 School Year.
    Congratulations Raiders!

    Spring Section IX - Division Varsity Team Champions
    Boys' Lacrosse Team
    Girls' Lacrosse Team
    Softball Team
    Boys' Tennis Team
    Boys' Spring Track Team
    Way to go Raiders!

    Spring Section IX - Section Varsity Team Champions
    Boys' Lacrosse Team
    Girls' Lacrosse Team
    Boys' Spring Track Team
    Congratulations Raiders!

    Spring Section IX - Spring Track Individual Champions
    Boys:
    Triple Jump:  Evan Maasik
    110 High Hurdles:  Evan Maasik
    4 x 100 Meter Relay:  Marek Arbogast, Jordan Thompson, Keegan Trubenbach, Jadon Spain
    4 x 400 Meter Relay:  Mathias Williams, Jeremy Stoll, Carson Darling, Jackson Smith
    4 X 800 Meter Relay:  Zach McCarthy, Ian Burpeau, Peter Dacunto, Jackson Smith
    Girls:
    3000 Meter:  Amelia Gash
    1500 Meter:  Eve Steele
    4 x 800 Meter Relay:  Amelia Gash, Eve Steel, Maryann Kick, Aidan Smith

    Spring NYSPHSAA Scholar/Athlete Teams
    Boys' Lacrosse
    Girls' Lacrosse
    Boys Spring Track
    Girls' Spring Track
    Boys' Tennis

    Post Season Play
    Boys' & Girls' Spring Track are headed to States!
    6/11/2022 State Meet at Cicero North HS
    Good luck Raiders!
    Post Season Play
    5/18/2022 9:00 am Boys' Varsity Tennis - OCIAA at MatchPoint Tennis Center
    5/19/2022 9:00 am Boys' Varsity Tennis - OCIAA at MatchPoint Tennis Center
    5/20/2022 1:00 pm Boys' & Girls' Spring Track - OCIAA at Warwick Valley High School
    5/21/2022 9:00 am Boys' Varsity Tennis - OCIAA at Middletown High School
    5/23/2022 4:00 pm Varsity Baseball - Section IX Quarter-Final at Dover High School
    5/23/2022 4:00 pm Varsity Softball - Section IX Quarter-Final at O'Neill vs. New Paltz
    5/24/2022 10:0
    0 am Boys' Varsity Tennis - Section IX at MatchPoint Tennis Center
    5/25/2022 2:00 pm Boys' & Girls' Spring Track - Section IX at Rondout Valley High School
    5/26/2022 6:00 pm Girls' Varsity Lacrosse - Section IX Class D Championship at O'Neill vs. Red Hook
    6/1/2022 2:00 pm Girls' Varsity Lacrosse - Regionals at Rondout Valley HS vs. Schuylerville 
    6/1/2022 4:30 pm Boys' Varsity Lacrosse - Regionals at Mamaroneck HS vs. Briarcliff
    6/2/2022 3:30 pm Boys' & Girls' Spring Track - State Qualifier at Monroe Woodbury High School
    6/3/2022 3:00 pm Boys' & Girls' Spring Track - State Qualifier at Goshen High School

    Senior Recognition
    5/4/2022 4:30 pm Varsity Softball at O'Neill vs. Fallsburg
    5/4/2022 5:30 pm Boys' Varsity Lacrosse at O'Neill vs. Washingtonville
    5/12/2022 4:00 pm Boys' Varsity Tennis at O'Neill vs. Port Jervis
    5/13/2022 4:00 pm Girls' Varsity Lacrosse at O'Neill vs. New Paltz
    6/8/2022 (Time TBD) Boys' & Girls' Spring Track at O'Neill

    Free Sports Physicals for Spring Sports
    Highland Falls Intermediate School for Modified Sports: Wednesday March 16th beginning at 1:00PM for an hour at HFIS, in the nurse's office.  You must be preregistered with Nurse Donna Demarmels.

    Tryouts for Spring Sports
    March 14, 2022 - Varsity & JV Sports tryouts start
    March 21, 2022 - Modified Sports tryouts start
    Listen for announcements at school, check the Daily Announcements and/or check the Coach's Directory on this website to contact the Varsity sport specific coach (for Varsity & JV) for details of sign-ups and tryout times.

    National Indoor Track Meet
    3/12/2022 Nationals at The Armory - NYC
    Raider athlete Jadon Spain competed against the best athletes in the country and recorded his fastest finish to date in the 55 meter dash.
    Congratulations, Jadon!

    Free Sports Physicals for Spring Sports
    James I. O'Neill High School for JV/Varsity Sports: Thursday, March 10th beginning at 1:00 pm for an hour at O'Neill, in the nurse's office.  You must be preregistered with Nurse Rita Figueira.

    Division Team Champions
    Boys' Varsity Basketball 
    Girls' Varsity Basketball 
    Congratulations!

    Division Individual Champions
    Indoor Track - Evan Maasik - 55 Meter Hurdles
    Indoor Track - Jadon Spain - 55 Meter Dash
    Congratulations!

    Section IX Girls' Varsity Basketball Championship Game

    Link for GOFan tickets.

    Admission at the door is $7.00 for all Spectators 
    GOFan is $6.00 and a Service Charge

    3/5/2022 1:00 pm Girls' Varsity Basketball Sect. IX Championship at Middletown High School - O'Neill vs. Red Hook.
    Go Raiders!

    Headed to States
    3/5/2022 7:20 pm Varsity Cheer team competition at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) 
    3/5/2022 9:00 am Indoor Track State Meet (2 athletes qualified) at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex, Staten Island
    Good luck Raiders!

    Indoor Track State Meet
    Jadon Spain placed 3rd in the State and qualified for Nationals!
    Evan Maasik placed 15th in the State
    Congratulations, Raiders!

    Sectional Games
    2/28/2022 5:30 pm Girls' Varsity Basketball Sect. IX Quarter-Final at O'Neill vs. Ellenville
    2/28/2022 7:00 pm Boys' Varsity Basketball Sect. IX Quarter-Final at O'Neill vs. Spackenkill

    3/2/2022 6:00 pm Girls' Varsity Basketball Section IX Semi-Final at O'Neill vs. Onteora
    3/2/2022 6:00 pm Boys' Varsity Basketball Section IX Semi- Final at Burke
    Go Raiders!

    Senior Recognition Games:
    1/18/2022 6:00 pm Boys' Varsity Basketball & Varsity Cheer at O'Neill vs. Saugerties
    1/26/2022 6:00 pm Girls' Varsity Basketball at O'Neill vs. Eldred

    O'Neill Athletes voted Times Herald Record - Varsity 845 Basketball Players of the Week!
    Ben Aprilante - Boys' Varsity Basketball for games played December 19, 2021 to January 2, 2022
    Antwon Lewis - Boys' Varsity Basketball for games played January 3 to January 9, 2022
    Audrey Elisondo - Girls' Varsity Basketball for games played January 3 to January 9, 2022
    Congratulations Ben, Antwon and Audrey!


    Congratulations to our Boys' Varsity Basketball Team O'Neill home tournament champions!
    They won the 51st Annual Ronald Anderson and Clifford Craig Memorial Tournament at O'Neill on 12/19/2021.

    Congratulations to our Girls' Varsity Basketball Team O'Neill home tournament champions!
    They won the Lady Raider Holiday Classic Tournament at O'Neill on 12/19/2021.

    Holiday Tournament Schedule - download HERE

    Holiday Tournament Schedule

    Athletic Community Service Project
    Athletic's Annual Gift Drive - Sponsored by O'Neill Raider Athletes
    Collection:  November 29, 2021 to December 17, 2021
    Please donate new, unwrapped warm clothes, gifts or toys to make the holidays merrier for our local community members.  Ages infant to 18!  Drop off locations:  Boxes will be located in the O'Neill main lobby and the lobby outside of the gym.

    Thank you to all who donated!

    Athletic Community Service Project
    Annual Food Drive Collection
    Thank you to all the athletes and coaches who came out to support John and Pat's 17th Annual Community Food Drive!  Due to the impressive turnout, the bags full of donated food were collected around the community in record time.
    Way to go Raiders!  

    IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM BOCES REGARDING ENTRY FEE FOR SECTIONAL & STATE EVENTS:
    Attention Parents & Spectators:  NYSPHSAA and many of the Sections have moved to NO cash Admission Policy and they only use GOFan, Digital Ticketing.  Please be advised of this information as your Team advances in the State Tournament.  They go to GOFan.co and put in your school name to get tickets.  All Games should be up on the Platform ready to be purchased.
    THIS APPLIES TO THE GAME DAY CHEER EVENT AT O'NEILL ON 11/6/2021 and the Regional Girls' Soccer and Football games.


    11/20/2021 12:00 pm Varsity Football at Mahopac High School vs. Dobbs Ferry
    Congratulations to our O'Neill Varsity Football Section IX Champions!
    Good luck at Regionals!

    Section IX Championship Game - Varsity Football
    11/12/2021 6:00 pm Varsity Football at Rondout Valley High School vs. Chester
    Good luck Raiders!

     Free Sports Physicals for Winter Sports
    11/12/2021 7:00 am in the O'Neill High School nurse's office

    The athlete must preregister in person with Nurse Figueira.

    Tryouts for Winter Sports
    November 15, 2021 - Varsity & JV Sports tryouts start
    November 22, 2021 - Modified Sports tryouts start
    Listen for announcements at school, check the Daily Announcements and/or check the Coach's Directory on this website to contact the Varsity sport specific coach (for Varsity & JV) for details of sign-ups and tryout times.

    Fall Varsity Scholar/Athlete Teams
    Boys' Cross Country
    Girls' Cross Country
    Football
    Boys' Soccer
    Girls' Soccer
    Girls' Tennis
    Volleyball
    Congratulations, Raiders!!!

    Division Champions
    Boys' Varsity Cross Country Team
    Varsity Football Team
    Girls' Varsity Soccer Team
    Varsity Volleyball

    Section IX Champions
    Boys' Varsity Cross Country Team
    Girls' Varsity Cross Country Team
    Varsity Football Team 
    Girls' Varsity Soccer Team
    Way to go, Raiders!

    NYSPHSAA Game Day Cheerleading East Invitational Class D Champions
    Varsity Cheer Team
    Congratulations, Lady Raiders!

    Regional Soccer Game - Girl's Varsity Soccer
    11/2/2021 4:00 pm Girls' Varsity Soccer at Faller Field, Middletown.
    Congratulations to our O'Neill Girls' Varsity Soccer Section IX Champions!
    Good luck at Regionals!

    Miles of Hope Fundraiser - October 2021
    During the month of October our Fall sports teams have been supporting the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.We have been wearing "Pink" in support. This foundation is located in the Hudson Valley. Miles of Hope funds support services, education and outreach for people affected by breast cancer in the 9 Hudson Valley counties. In 17 years they have given away almost $3 million dollars to people in treatment for breast cancer and their families. They help pay bills, transportation to and from treatment, gas, groceries, healthcare and insurance copays while people are battling this disease. Miles of Hope has a scholarship program for college-bound high school seniors whose lives have been affected by breast cancer and a Peer to Peer hotline staffed by trained breast cancer survivors. Get all the information at milesofhope.org"

    We have been asking for donations at the home games for this worthy cause. Thank you from the O’Neill athletic department for your support. 

     Senior Recognition Games:
    9/24/2021 5:00 pm Varsity Football & Varsity Cheer at O'Neill vs. Highland
    9/25/2021 10:00 am Boys' Varsity Soccer at O'Neill vs. Marlboro
    10/5/2021 5:00 pm Girl's Varsity Soccer at O'Neill vs. S.S. Seward
    10/6/2021 4:30 pm Boys & Girls Cross Country at Bear Mountain State Park vs. Burke, Liberty & Tuxedo
    10/8/2021 4:30/6:00 pm JV/Varsity Volleyball at O'Neill vs. Burke

    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!

    Fall Sports 2021/2022 Initial Tryout & Coach Contact Information

    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 Notable Achievements:

    2020/2021 Section IX Champions
    Varsity Football
    Girls' Varsity Soccer
    Boys' Varsity Lacrosse
    Girls' Varsity Lacrosse
    Congratulations, Raiders!

    Mid-Hudson Board of Volleyball Officials, Inc.
    James A. Ross
    Bill Lark Girls
    Volleyball Sportsmanship Award 2020/2021
    Varsity Volleyball
    Congratulations, Raiders!

    End of Year Special Awards 2020/2021 ~ Congratulations to the following athletes!
    Cavanagh Scholar/Athlete Basketball Award
    Andrew Lyle
    Genevieve Richardson

    OCIAA Scholar/Athlete Award
    Ella Collins
    Davis Yoshitani

    COL Alexander Polak Award
    Adelaide Crow
    Jackson Waugh

    Waldo Wood Award
    Margaret Barnes
    Bryan Jones

    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
    Winter Season:
    Boys' Varsity Alpine Skiing

    Girls' Varsity Alpine Skiing
    Competitive Varsity Cheer
    Boys' Varsity Indoor Track
    Girls' Varsity Indoor Track
    Spring Season:
    Boys' Varsity Lacrosse

    Girls' Varsity Lacrosse
    Varsity Softball
    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! 

    Debbi Crowe Field Dedication  

    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!