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Albany Athletics Boosters (AAB) are a dedicated group of coaches, parents, administrators and Albany community members supporting all athletes and athletic programs at AHS and AMS.
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Men's Basketball took the dub 52-43 against Terra Linda, and the Women's Soccer Squad tied El Cerrito 3-3.
The California Interscholastic Federation and North Coast Section released guidelines that will steer planning for high school sports in 2020-21.
CIF/NCS will delay official offerings until December and will separate our programs into two seasons. The winter season, scheduled to commence December 14, will include cross country, football, volleyball and water polo. All other sports would be shifted to the spring season, which begins late February or early
Please see the tentative schedule for girls volleyball, girls water polo, cross country, football, soccer, swimming, tennis, wrestling, baseball, golf, softball and track and field (others listed are not offered at Albany).
We will continue to provide updates as we receive direction and guidelines from the CIF.
Click Here - Full Athletics Calendar (pending updates per CIF)
Albany High School’s athletic program is excited to celebrate recipients of special recognition. These awards are presented in conjunction with 2020 graduation, which took place in a special ceremony Friday night. The AHS coaching staff nominated deserving seniors who met specific criteria for each award.
Please join us in congratulating all Class of 2020 student athlete graduates, award nominees and award recipients...Go Cougars!
Grace Dinsdale Female Athlete of the Year Award
Joanna Qiu won the Grace Dinsdale Female Athlete of the Year Award.
Joanna was a state semi-finalist for the Cougars’ top ranked girls wrestling team, played doubles on Albany’s NCS tennis team and competed in Track and Field.
Paul Pericilli/Al Seiling Male Athlete of the Year Award
AJ Gilbert was named Paul Pericilli/Al Seiling Male Athlete of the Year.
AJ was a three-year captain on basketball teams that advanced to the North Coast Section tournament. He earned first team all-league honors for the TCAL Rock and led the team in scoring and assists.
Valterza Scholarship Awards
Dayna Riggio-Kerley and Ben Newton were honored with the 2020 Valterza Scholarships.
Dayna was a key contributor on the Cougars highly ranked volleyball team and
Ben has been a four-year starter on the Albany baseball team. Both Dayna and Ben are planning to continue their athletic careers at the college level.
The Valterza Family provides two scholarships annually for student-athletes who exemplify great leadership, role modeling and mentorship.
Doug Kagawa Victory with Honor Award
Francesca Lopresti, who broke many of the schools’ career wrestling records, and
Gabe Malat Del Valle, a highly respected leader of the Cougar baseball team, were Kagawa honorees for the Class of 2020.
The Doug Kagawa Victory with Honor Award is presented to students who excel while conducting themselves with the highest level of integrity.
Larry Eaton Award for Student-Athlete Excellence
Caleb Williams, who earned a 4.3 cumulative GPA while running on both the Cross Country and Track teams, won the Larry Eaton Award for Student-Athlete excellence.
Robert Giblin Award
Moxie Evan, the scrappy point guard for the Cougar Girls’ basketball team, won the Robert Giblin award for 110% effort.
Reginald Jackson Award for Sportsmanship
William Pennington-Kent, who finished his Cougar career on the football field in the Fall, won the Reginald Jackson award for sportsmanship.
Wallman Family Legacy Award for Excellence
David Obbard earned the Wallman Family Legacy Award for excellence in Track and Field.
AHS Athlete Award Nominees
Other outstanding Cougars nominated for athletic awards included:
Jade Blum, Henry Burditt, Clare Connors, Cairo DaSilva, Christina Fadelli, Ali Fraga, Juliane Ivtchenko, Erin Montagh, Ruby Oyle and Jaime Trujillo.
Welcome to Albany High School Athletics! We are excited to provide your son/daughter with an opportunity to develop physically, mentally and emotionally while participating on one of our interscholastic athletic teams. We trust it will be a positive experience that he/she will never forget.
Albany High School teams are members of the Tri Counties Athletic League (TCAL) in the North Coast Section (NCS) of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF). The CIF governs all high school athletics in California.
Athletic administration and coaches uphold the purpose of our Athletic Code of Conduct which is to promote the idea of healthy competition and to set standards of good sportsmanship for everyone involved. Albany High School, along with all other TCAL schools, subscribe to the tenets of Pursuing Victory with Honor.
Athletics play an important part of Albany High School. Students learn a great deal from their participation in interscholastic athletics. Lessons in sportsmanship, teamwork, competition and how to win and lose gracefully are an integral part of each team in our athletic program. Athletics also play an important role in helping the individual student develop a healthy self-concept as well as a healthy body. Athletic competition adds to our school spirit and helps all students - spectators as well as participants - develop pride in their school.
Albany Middle and High School Community-
As all of us pursue prudent ways for our children to engage in healthy academic, physical and social activities, I’d like to provide an update from Albany’s “athletic corner.”
The California Interscholastic Federation and North Coast Section released guidelines that will steer planning for high school sports in 2020-21. CIF/NCS will delay official offerings until December and will separate our programs into two seasons. The winter season, scheduled to commence December 14, will include cross country, football, volleyball and water polo. All other sports would be shifted to the spring season, which begins late February or early
As we well know, these projections are based on transmission rates, potential vaccine development, and guidance from medical experts. We have all been in a dance between encouraging our kids optimistically and not setting them up for disappointment. BUT-- everyone involved in high school sports are VERY determined to work and potentially adjust further to make these critical opportunities available.
The middle school program is mostly independent of state and regional oversight, but we will be in a delay mode with most programs as we adhere to progress vs. the virus. I will be meeting
with local middle school directors to begin forming potential timelines for a return to competitive play.
Although there is a delay in the “officially sanctioned” programs, we are thinking creatively to provide opportunities for students to get out and get moving when the school year begins. I’ve spoken with parents, coaches, and AUSD admin regarding activities that would be safety compliant while healthy and enjoyable. Our efforts are endorsed by the district admin as well as Ms. Brill and Mr. McNally.
These will be after-school weekday programs, set up for operation whether schools are in total-virtual or hybrid learning. Some of the high school coaches may offer modified pre-season conditioning segments. We will be asking for financial support from the community. Our goal is to have options available to you within the next couple of weeks.
Tell those Cobras and Cougars to stay healthy! We will rise again!
Thanks and back in touch soon.
Albany Middle and High Schools