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Athletic director  

Ron Semerano
Port Jervis High School
10 Route 209
Port Jervis, NY 12771
858-3100, Ext.  11880
 
Lynette Davenport,
Administrative Aid
858-3100, Ext. 11881

 

Call the Port Athletic Hotline for cancellations & daily events: 845-858-3100, Ext. 11888.

 

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Welcome to the Home of the Raiders!    

 
All Port Jervis athletic games and cancellations are now listed on the online ATHLETIC CALENDAR, which is linked directly to the OCIAA SportsPak Schedule. 

Basketball ClinicBasketball Breakfast Sat. 4/16

Port Jervis, NY - The Boys basketball program will hold their annual Breakfast Buffet to benefit the Tom Chuckran Memorial Fund Saturday, April 16th, 9:00AM - 10:30AM, at the Erie Trackside Manor.  Price is $15.00 for adults, $9.00 for kids 10 and under.  Complete Erie breakfast buffet including eggs, french toast, bacon and more!  For more details, click HERE>


Raider Cheerleaders go Nationwide

March 12 – 14, 2016 – Orlando, FL – Football season may be over, but for four Port Jervis cheerleaders, the practice and competing never ends. Raiders Abi Williams and Gillian Presto (juniors), Darion Succi (freshman), and Madisyn McCann (8th grader), are members of CDA, an elite travel cheer squad, located in Chester, NY. Their team recently participated in the Universal Cheerleaders Association 2016 International All-Star Championship, held at ESPN Wide World of Sports, Disney World, Orlando, Florida. This event hosts the best all-star cheer teams from around the world.

 
Fresh from great success at the international all-star challenge, the Raider fantastic four participated in the Battle of the Beach – Sprit Sports Competition, Myrtle Beach, SC, the weekend of April 2nd and 3rd. With over 400 cheer teams from across the county attending, this is one of the most premier cheer events held annually. Our Raiders and their CDA squad were awarded the D2 National Championship and coveted National Championship backpacks.

 
This weekend the CDA cheer squad heads off to Marlboro, Maryland for their final tournament. Good luck to Abi, Gillian, Darion, and Madisyn.  Port Pride!


Port Sports Announce Scholar Athletes

NYSPHAAApril 5, 2016 - Port Jervis, NY - Three winter varsity teams qualified for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Team Scholar-Athlete Awards. Teams with a grade point average of 90% or higher receive a certificate for the school and each student athlete receives a pin for their achievement.  MORE>


Muller Named Scholar Athlete of the Week

April 2, 2016, PJHS - Port Jervis senior Stephanie Muller was named Times Warner Cable News Scholar Athlete of the Week.  Muller is a star on the volleyball and softball teams.  She carries a 93 average and is a member of the National Honor Society.  Muller plans to continue playing sports in college while studying veterinary medicine.  To watch the Time Warner Cable News Scholar Athlete of the Week video, click HERE.


Zanger and Quarshie Compete at National Meet

March 12 - 13, 2016, New York City - Port Jervis Track stars Troy Zanger and Kaylah Quarshie competed at the New Balance Indoor National Track and Field Championships this past weekend at the Armory, New York City. Athletes from all over the United States and Canada converged at the Armory, NYC to take part in this prestigious meet. Troy placed 13th in the high jump which featured the top jumpers in the country. Kaylah placed 30th in the girls mile, setting a new school record in the process. Their hard work has shown that even if you come from a small school you can still standout amongst the crowd. Both have earned a well deserved break.  Event results HERE>


PJHS Raiders Run and Jump at State Championships

PJHS NYS Indoor Track and Field ChampionshipsMarch 4 - 5, Ithaca, NY - Port Jervis High School Indoor Track and Field teammates Kaylah Quarshie and Troy Zanger took part in the 2016 New York State Winter Indoor Track and Field Championships, March 4 & 5 at Cornell University.  Both put on powerful performances, earning medals and breaking records in the process. Full Story HERE>


PJHS Wrestlers compete in Section IX ChampionshipsPJHS Section IX Wrestlers

On February 13th, the Port Jervis Varsity Wrestling team competed in The Section 9 Championships at Monroe-Woodbury High School. The team placed 11th behind a 3rd place finish from Nate Cohen 160 lbs., 4th placed finish from Scyler Phillips 220lbs., and 6th place finish from Carson Sauschuck 106 lbs.  Congrats to the Raiders and their hard efforts.  Port Pride!


Josh Conklin PhotoConklin snaps and chats Wrestling

February 10, 2016 -   Former Port Jervis Raider Josh Conklin has taken his love of sports to a new and exciting level.  Conklin, PJHS Class of 2015, is a freelance photographer, concentrating on area scholastic sports. 

His photo taking skill has received notice from area newspapers, including the Times Herald Record.  Conklin has had some of his best shots land in the paper, including some on the back cover, a highlight for any sports picture taker. 

Conklin knows a thing or two about wrestling as well.  He can be seen at almost all regional high school dual matches and tournaments.  He has a keen eye of the sport, and his insight is yet another skill on his resume.  Recently, Varsity 845 wrestling beat writer Sal Interdonato discussed with Conklin the upcoming Section IX Wrestling Tournament. 

To listen to Josh Conklin's take on the 2016 Section IX Wrestling Championships, click HERE>


Raiders Need Your help

Port SportsFebruary 8, 2016 -   Calling all Raider Sports Alumni - Your athletic department is updating historical award winning files and needs your help.

The department is in the process of purchasing plaques with name plates for each year’s recipients for the end of year Coaches Awards. Unfortunately most of these award documents are unavailable.

We are looking for award winners of these awards from 1971 to 2008. If you were a recipient and would like your name on the plaque, you can contact the Athletic Office at 845-858-3100 ext. 11880 or 11881 or email rjsemerano@pjschools.org

Official Press Release - Athletic Department Awards History



Reilly Races to Championship

Lucas Reilly - 2015 Section IX Cross Country ChampionJanuary 15, 2016 - Port Jervis Cross County runner Lucas Reilly saw great success this season.  Winning the 2015 Section IX Class B Individual Championship helped him earned 4th Team All-State honors by the New York State Sportswriters Association. 

Reilly captured the his section title with a final time of 16:35 at Bear Mountain State Park November 6th.  He finished his 2015 season as Section IX, Class B Individual Champion, and earned the Section IX Sportsmanship Award.  Reilly went onto to state competition displaying Port Pride in throughout his season.

Congratulations Lucas on your outstanding cross country success!

2015 NYSSWA All-State Team - Boys Cross Country

Three Raiders Earn All-State Football Honors

Road To SyracuseJanuary 14, 2016 - Three Port Jervis varsity football players were named by the New York State Sportswriter's Association to their 2015 All-State lists.  Senior Jack Piscitelli was named to the All-State 2nd Team while Wesley Schools and Justin Rodriguez earned honorable mention status by this state-wide body.  Piscitelli set a New York State High School Football record by scoring 4 defensive touchdowns in a single regular season game this year. 

For Rodriguez, this marks his second return to all-state honors.  Last year Rodriguez was named 4th team All-State on defense as a junior.

Schools and Rodriguez excelled on both sides of the ball, leading their team in many categories on offense as well as defense.  All three were named to the 2015 Section IX Exception Senior All-Star game in December.  Congrats to these fine Raiders.  For Complete NYSSWA All-State list, click HERE>


Port Sports Announce Scholar Athletes

NYSPHAADecember 2015 Port Jervis, NY - Four varsity teams from Port Jervis High School qualified for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Team Scholar Athlete Awards for the fall season.  MORE>


Raider Wrestling Round-up

PJ-Wrestling-2015-16 Grapplers in Action - On December 29th and 30th the Port Jervis Varsity Wrestling Team participated in the 2015 Tony Iasiello Christmas City Tournament in Bethlehem, PA. The Raiders were led by a 4th Place finish from Senior  Nathaniel Cohen at 160 lbs., and a 6th Place finish from Freshmen William Harrison in the 145 pound class.  For complete Raider Wrestling schedule, click HERE>.
Raider William Harrison


Raider Round-up - December 15th

MSG - VarsityVarsity Football - Congratulations to seniors Jack Piscitelli, Wesley Schools, and Justin Rodriguez on being named to the MSG 2015 All Section IX Football Team.  Piscitelli set a New York State High School football record with 4 defensive touchdowns in a single game this season.  All three players were featured on both sides of the ball and led the Raiders back to the Section IX finals for a second consecutive season.  For more details click HERE.>


Former Raider Wrestlers Excelling on College Mats

T-EdwardsPort Jervis wrestling has a long and rich history. State champions and team titles dot the timeline of the program here in PJ. Although Raider wrestlers may graduate, for many, their skills continue to grow and flourish at the college level. Travis Edwards, Dylan Booth, Daniel DeCarlo, and Hunter Curreri, all former Raider grapplers, are making noise on the college wrestling scene. Details HERE>


 Lucas Reilly - 2015 Section IX Cross Country Champion Reilly Races to Championship

-  Lucas Reilly, a senior at Port Jervis High School, is the 2015 Class B Section 9 Individual Cross Country Champion! On Friday, November 6th, he ran the course at Bear Mountain State Park in a time of 16:35 to claim the title.

UPDATE: Lucas Reilly - 2015 Class B Section 9 Individual Champion, 2015 Section 9 Sportsmanship Award Recipient, and 2015 State Medalist! The trifecta!! Congratulations Lucas on an outstanding cross country season!


PJHS to Host Concussion Information Presentation

Port PridePort Jervis, NY - November 19th - More than 100 parents and athletes met in the High School gym for the Concussion Information Night, Thursday, November 19th.  Special thanks to Nurse Coordinator, Nancy Dunn for presenting information on concussion awareness and reviewing the Port Jervis School District concussion policy. The program concluded with a question and answer period which allowed the parents to voice opinions, concerns and suggestions. As with any new program there is always room for improvement, but overall I thought the program had value.  Also thank you to the following coaches who were in attendance: Coaches Polanis, Rollman, Giovannone, Addy, Conklin and Gunderman.


PJ Raiders Food Drive 2015 Raiders host food drive for local pantry

September 11, 2015, Port Jervis, NY - The Port Jervis Athletic Department in conjunction with Shoprite of Montague will host a canned food drive for a local food pantry.  Event to take place Friday, September 11th, as the Port Jervis Varsity Football team hosts Poughkeepsie at Glennette Field.  For More details click:  HERE>  


   
  

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The Port Jervis Raider Athletic Program is part of the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association and Section IX Athletics.  Raider athletes participate in over 40 team sports.