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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
June 16, 2017

Varsity Boys Swim Team named Scholar Team

Congratulations to the BH-BL Varsity Boys Swim Team that was recently named a Scholar Team by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association of America, Inc. (NISCA). [MORE]

June 6, 2017

BH-BL Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, June 17

Join us in celebrating and honoring former student athletes who are being inducted into the BH-BL Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 17. This year's inductees are Shannon (Campbell) Rich, Chad Groncki, Doug Groncki, Matt Jones, Lisa (Missana) Lett, Jeff Stovall, Matt Shell, Gertrude Rice, and William Egan. Also being inducted is the 1949 Baseball Team and the 1999 and 2004 Boys Cross Country Teams. [INVITATION]

May 26, 2017

Three athletic teams earn Sectional Championship titles

Congratulations to BH-BL's sectional champions: Girls Track and Field, Boys Tennis, and Girls Lacrosse teams. It's a great day to be a Spartan!

January 6, 2017

HS pool closed for repairs until late winter/early spring

Due to the malfunction of a main drainage pipe which had the potential to create an unsafe structure, the high school pool has been closed and drained in anticipation of repairs. Because of the complexity of the repairs, it is estimated the pool will be closed until late winter or early spring. This means the community swim program is cancelled and the boys swim team has been relocated for the remainder of its season. [READ MORE]

November 28, 2016

BH-BL student athletes shine during fall season

It was another great season for BH-BL student athletes this fall. They worked hard both on and off the field. Here are the results of all their ...[MORE]

November 28, 2016

Coach Bynon receiving Amazing Person Award for Coaching

If you see Coach Gary Bynon be sure to congratulate him for being honored with an Amazing Person Award for Coaching from the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYSAHPERD). Way to go, Coach!

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October 11, 2016

BH-BL HS named School of Distinction for 6 consecutive years

It's now official! Presenting at the Oct. 4 Board meeting was Kristen Jadin, a representative from the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA), who congratulated BH-BL HS on being one of only ... [MORE]

June 7, 2016

2016-17 athletic start dates

If you are looking to get a head start on your child's athletic schedule, here are the start dates for each season. The fall athletic season for all high school sports begins on Monday, Aug. 17, while modified football begins Thursday, Aug. 25 and all other modified sports begin Thursday, Sept. 1. The winter athletic season begins on Monday, Nov. 7 for all high school sports. All modified winter sports begin Monday, Nov. 14 and wrestling cert is Saturday, Nov. 19. The spring athletic season begins on Monday, March 6 for all varsity and junior varsity teams. Freshman and all modified teams begin their season on Monday, March 13.