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    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 . . .

     

    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.

    Please consider donating.  Thank you!

     In the News . . .

    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.

    In the News . . .

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

    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!