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Jun 19, 2018
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Department of Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation

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The BH-BL Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation web pages provide information about all areas of our department, including community recreational programs. The links offered below and on the right describe the important work we do to provide BH-BL children with fitness, healthy life-styles, life-long skills, and positive memories that will last a lifetime.

BH-BL believes that participation in sports provides a wealth of opportunities and experiences that assist students in their education. Accordingly, the district offers students opportunities to participate in nearly 30 sports across three seasons. The district is a member of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, competing as a Class AA school in Section II. League affiliation is with the Suburban Scholastic Council.


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Suburban Scholastic Spectators Sportsmanship Code

We believe good sportsmanship on the part of spectators at high school athletic contests is as important as good sportsmanship on the part of athletes. As such, the following guide for conduct is suggested as a means of continuing and strengthening the ties that exist between competing schools.

Basic Philosophy

Visiting team members, students and adult spectators are guests to be accorded all the courtesy and consideration that a friendly, well-mannered and well-intentioned host would normally give. The visitors, in turn, are to act as invited guests, using the home school’s facilities with care and respecting the rules and customs of the home school.

All spectators and participants are expected to follow this code: Athletic opponents and officials are guests and should be treated as such. Spectators should watch the game from those areas designated by each school as spectator areas. It shall be the responsibility of authorized school personnel attending games, either at home or away, to make sure students from their school conduct themselves appropriately.

Officials are the proper authorities to make decisions regarding rules and their interpretation; these decisions should be accepted. Cheering should be in support of either team and should not be directed toward creating unfriendly rivalries among athletes of fans. Any spectator who evidences poor sportsmanship will be requested to leave and may be denied admission to future contests.

Spectators, athletes and coaches must recognize that their conduct plays an important role in establishing the reputation of their schools and that their positive actions can relate directly to the success of their teams.

Scholastic Council Policy: Guidelines for Signs, Banners and Flags

The visiting school community is a guest of the host school; therefore, visitors are asked to be respectful of host school property and policies. The placement of any school banner, booster club, parent or student sign, or flag from the visiting school is restricted to the designated visitors' area only. School personnel from the visiting team would be responsible for the removal of inappropriately placed signs, banners, flags, etc.

BH-BL Sports Attendance Policy

Children in grades four through eight who attend BH-BL evening varsity sporting events must be accompanied by an adult. READ MORE »


Athletic Department News
May 25, 2018

Spartan Youth Track & Field Club

Is your child intereted in Track & Field? Have him or her join the Spartan Youth Track & Field Club this summer to explore the sport by trying out different events and learn how to perform in the events. Varsity coaches and athletes will assist in trainings. The club is open to students in grades 3 through 7 and is open to students of all abilities. [DATES & DETAILS]

May 25, 2018

Strength & Conditioning Camp

This camp is designed for students in grades 3 through 12 who are interested in improving their speed, strength, agility and flexibility. [DATES & DETAILS]

May 3, 2018

Athletic Program Informational Meeting, May 21

Parents who are new to the BH-BL School District athletics program and students who are interested in trying out for a high school sports team are encouraged to attend the Athletic Program Informational Meeting with BH-BL Athletic Director Joe Scalise on Monday, May 21 at 7 p.m. in the middle school cafetorium.

May 2, 2018

2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, June 9

Congratulations to the following alumni who will be inducted into the BH-BL Athletic Hall of Fame on June 9: Erin Little 2007, Erika (Swits) Cook 2008, Andrew Cook 1996, Andrea (Sinnenberg) Wanat 1988, David Fisher 2008, and Matt Bielecki 2004. Also, the 2006, 2007 and 2008 girls cross county teams will be inducted along with community members Lisa & George Budesheim; Coach George Dudas; administrator Tim Sinnenberg; and Legacy Athletes Bruce Hamlin 1967, Donald Van Vranken 1942, and Sandor Szabo 1959. To purchase tickets to the ceremony, contact the BH-BL Athletic Office at 518-399-9141, ext. 83307.