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AUSD Athletic Director Update

Dear AHS Community,

We are very excited to get school athletics opportunities started for this school year. TCAL, our league, has proposed a tentative schedule in accordance with CDPH tiers and guidelines. At this time, we are able to plan for sports allowed in the purple tier:

  • Season 1, Feb-Apr: Cross Country, Women's Golf, and Women's Tennis 
  • Season 2, Apr-June: Men's Golf, Men's Tennis, Swim, and Track & Field 

Registration Open for Cross Country, Women's Golf, and Women's Tennis-- February 19 Deadline

Tryouts are scheduled for February 22-- coaches will contact registrants directly with details. 

Albany High Sports-- Proposed Seasons

TCAL tiers and tentative schedules (all dates and offerings subject to change):

Purple Tier Sports:

  • Cross Country: February - April 9, 2021
  • Women's Golf: February - April 9, 2021
  • Women's Tennis: February - April 9, 2021
  • Track & Field: April - June 4, 2021
  • Men's Golf: April - June 4, 2021
  • Men's Tennis: April - June 4, 2021

Red Tier Sports (dates TBD based on tier status): 

  • Softball
  • Baseball

Orange Tier Sports (dates TBD based on tier status): 

  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

Yellow Tier Sports (dates TBD based on tier status): 

  • Basketball
  • Wrestling

Albany Athletics Boosters Needs You! Board Position Openings

It's thanks to the incredible work of our AAB board members that makes Albany High and Middle School sports possible. We have a few graduating board members and are looking for volunteers for the Treasurer, Secretary and VP/Fundraising roles. If you are passionate about youth sports in our schools, please contact Bahrt Arellano, AAB President, at

Support Albany School Sports-- Donate to AAB Today!

We cannot offer these terrific sports opportunities for our 1200 student-athletes in 25+ sports programs without your support. AUSD's Athletics budget cannot cover the $345,000 every year it takes to sustain our Athletics program, so AAB's goal is to raise $180,000 annually. However, with seasons cut short last year and the cancellation of major fundraisers, instead of raising this amount, we had a loss of $40,000. We need your help to ensure our students can continue to enjoy school sports-- please consider a charitable donation to AAB at Thank you

I look forward to updating you with further details once they become available. 

Zachary Babitt, Athletic Director

Albany High School

603 Key Route Blvd

Albany, CA 94706


Welcome to Albany High School Athletics

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.

Class of 2020 - Senior Athlete Awards

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.





Albany Athletics Boosters (AAB)

Who We Are:

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.

Our Focus:

Fundraise to support all sports programs and increase Albany sports spirit, maintain a quality athletic program and support our 1,200 student athletes and 25+ sports programs.

It takes $345,000 every year to sustain our current Albany Athletic Program. Albany Unified School District provides $193,000, and we anticipate this number will decrease in the next few years.

AAB’s goal is to raise more than $180,000 to help pay for equipment, uniforms, coach salaries, tournament fees, referees, and transportation to support our Albany student-athletes.

Together, we can help keep Albany School Athletics an integral part of our thriving community.

Please Help – Donate Today!  

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Albany Athletics Boosters (AAB) December Meeting 12/16

Please join the Albany Athletics Boosters (AAB) for our December meeting this Wednesday 12/16. The meeting will start at 7:00 PM and the meeting will be conducted via Zoom.

We are pleased to introduce our new Athletic Director, Zach Babitt. During the meeting, Zach will be providing an update on athletics at AMS and AHS. Zach will share league updates and important information for parents and coaches.

Please join us at our meeting as we work together to support our athletes, coaches and school community.

Thank you - AAB

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