Category: Boys swimming

Scenes from the Shenendehowa Holiday Invitational boys swim meet

CLIFTON PARK – Pittsford (Section 5) repeated as team champion at this year’s Shenendehowa Holiday Invitational Boys Swimming and Diving Meet Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Shen Aquatic Center.

Pittsford finished with 398.5 points to cruise to the team title. Shen was second with 368 points, and Niskayuna placed third with 291 points.

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Boys swimming and diving preview: Fonda-Johnstown

Team: Fonda-Johnstown

Head coach: Ken Hoefs

Last year’s record: 1-9 in dual meets, fifth place in Foothills Council

Playoff result: Placed 11th out of 14 teams at Section 2 Division 2 meet

Returning starters: Devin Boehlke, Connor Diviyak, Ryan Nawrot, AJ Peck, Scott Perry

Graduated: Tyler Benton, Tyler Frolke, Jacob Miller, Ben Poitras, Kaleb Sluti, Gus Snow

Newcomers: Brandon Handy, Connor Harding, Charles Hervy, Adam Horan, Josh Peck, Hayden Zelich

Coach’s comments: “We are looking to improve our dual meet record and Sectional placing from last season. Five of the six new members of the team never swam before. They are raw and learning how to swim competitively. Their work ethic is good. Hopefully, we will see good results by the end of the season. We would like to get more than two individual swiimers qualified for Sectionals.

“Connor Harding is joining the team as an eighth grader after an excellent modified season. Ryan Nawrot is looking to improve on his 16th-[place finish] at Sectionals in the 100-yard butterfly. We also have seniors who never qualified for Sectionals. They are more motivated than ever to qualify in their senior year.”

2018-19 State Tournament Primer


It may be early August, but it’s never too early to think about attending a New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship. Here is where you need to go if your school’s team (or one of its athletes) qualifies for a state tournament during the 2018-19 school year.

Fall sports
Girls tennis: Tri-City Tennis Club, Latham – October 27-29
Cross Country: Sunken Meadow State Park, Smithtown (Long Island) – November 10
Boys soccer: Middletown High School, Middletown – November 10 and 11
Girls soccer: SUNY Cortland, Homer High School and Cortland High School – November 10 and 11
Field hockey: Williamsville North High School, Williamsville (outside Buffalo) – November 10 and 11
Girls swimming and diving: Ithaca College, Ithaca – November 16 and 17
East semifinals: Middletown High School, Middletown – November 16 and 17
Finals: Carrier Dome, Syracuse University – November 23 and 24
Boys volleyball: Capital Center, Albany – November 17
Girls volleyball: Cool Insuring Arena, Glens Falls – November 17 and 18
Golf (Note: Regular season is played in fall, but state tournament is held in the spring)
Girls tournament: Deerfield Country Club, Rochester – May 31 through June 2
Boys tournament: Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell University, Ithaca – June 1 through 3

Winter sports
Dual Meet Tournament: SRC Arena, Onondaga Community College, Syracuse – January 26
Individual championships: Times Union Center, Albany – February 22 and 23
Skiing: Gore Mountain, North Creek – February 25 and 26
Boys swimming and diving: Nassau Aquatic Center, East Meadow (Long Island) – March 1 and 2
Gymnastics: Cold Spring Harbor High School, Cold Spring Harbor (Long Island) – March 2
Competitive cheerleading: Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester – March 2
Indoor track and field: Ocean Breeze Track and Field Athletic Complex, Staten Island – March 2
Bowling – AMF Strike-N-Spare Lanes, Syracuse – March 8 through 10
Ice hockey: Harborcenter, Buffalo – March 9 and 10
Boys basketball: Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton – March 15 through 17
Girls basketball: Hudson Valley Community College, Troy – March 15 through 17

Spring sports
Boys tennis: Site to be announced – May 30 through June 1
Boys lacrosse
East semifinals: University at Albany, Albany and Adelphi University, Garden City (Long Island) – June 5
Finals: St. John Fisher College, Pittsford (outside Rochester) – June 8
Girls lacrosse: SUNY Cortland – June 7 and 8
Track and field: Middletown High School, Middletown – June 7 and 8
Baseball: Various sites around Binghamton – June 14 and 15
Softball: Moreau Park, South Glens Falls – June 15

For more information about NYSPHSAA championships, visit