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Athletics & Wellness



Athletics Office
1401 N Cayuga St
Samantha Little
Director of Athletics and Wellness

Emily Smith
Administrative Assistant

Updates and Announcements

Fall 2022 Senior Nights 
Girls Varsity Tennis


4:30 pm

IHS Tennis Courts

Girls Varsity Soccer


7 pm


Boys Varsity Soccer


3:30 pm


Girls Varsity Swim & Dive


5 pm

IHS Pool

Boys Varsity Football








Boys & Girls Varsity Cross Country




Boys Varsity Golf




Girls Varsity Volleyball




ICSD Expectations for the Boys Modified Football Game 
Saturday, October 1 vs Horseheads @ 4 PM Moresco Stadium 
Without a caregiver or adult, scholars in 6th - 8th grade will not be permitted.
  • Re-Entry will not be allowed once you enter the stadium
  • Backpacks are not permitted
  • ICSD Scholar Section and Home Fans will be on the Lake St. Bleachers and Visiting Fans will be in the bleachers on the Press Box side.
  • Spectators are expected to remain in the stands and not stand along the fences, including the front row of the stands. Spectators are not permitted under the bleachers.
  • Concessions will be open. Food/drink items not purchased at our concession stand are not permitted in the stadium.
  • Vaping, smoking, edibles, or consumption of alcoholic beverages is not permitted on campus.
  • We will kindly remind spectators of expectations. If spectators are not able to adhere to expectations, they will be asked to leave. 
  • Immediately following the contest spectators need to exit the stadium-call ahead for your ride with 15 minutes left on the clock.
  • Spectators are not permitted for any reason on the turf or track.
  • Please note 1 adult cannot supervise more than 2 scholars
Fall Sports Tryouts
JV & Varsity Tryouts for Fall sports will begin Monday, August 22. Please review the tryout schedule for times & locations. Coaches will be reaching out to caregivers & scholars this week regarding tryout information. If you have questions please contact the Athletics Office at (607) 274-2155.


COVID Return to Play Clearance 
For caregivers and scholars who are needing COVID Return to Play Clearance please review this document for a breakdown of the process. If you need this clearance, you should have or will be receiving an email regarding this.
Modified Fall Sports Informational Meeting
If you weren't able to join us on August 3, view a recording of the meeting at the link below:

Modified Fall Sports Informational Meeting

Fall Sports Family ID Signup Dates
Fall Sports Signup Dates

All JV and Varsity Sports
July 25th - August 12th

Modified Football and Cross-Country
August 1st - August 19th

All Other Modified Sports
August 5th - August 29th

Additional information can be found on our website, social media pages, or by emailing
Ithaca Athletics Community Letter from Samantha Little
June 28, 2022

Greetings, Athletics Family, 

It is with mixed emotions that I write to you this evening, as I have been asked to step in and support the Northeast Elementary community as the Principal on an interim basis, and have accepted. I will continue to work with our amazing program in some capacity, because I will be returning - Ithaca Athletics is still my home. 

I’m committed to all of our scholar athletes in our community, and recognize that I’m being called to be there for some of our youngest scholars. I see this as helping our entire organization, and know that there are times when we help the wider Ithaca community. I am excited to take on this role as Principal of Northeast Elementary School on an interim basis, and am also thrilled that I will return to my full time role in Athletics by the end of next year, if not sooner.

Mr. Mac Knight, who retired in 2020 having been a Physical Education Teacher, Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, and Principal of DeWitt Middle School, will be supporting more of the day-to-day operations of Ithaca Athletics. I will continue to stay connected with the program from a higher level. 

Our Athletics team is strong. I’m confident that we can continue to provide remarkable experiences for our scholar athletes while we experience this transition together. Thank you for understanding, and for all of your support. I will be in touch soon! 


Public Use of Tennis Courts
Starting July 5, the IHS tennis courts will be available for public use during the following times:
  • Monday-Friday: 1 PM to dusk
  • Saturday and Sunday: All day

Note: there are no lights on the courts

Spring Scholar-Athletes and Teams
Congratulations to this season's NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athletes (individuals earning a 90%+ GPA) and Scholar-Athlete Teams (those with more than 75% of the roster earning a 90%+ GPA)!

Click on the image below to view a slideshow of every team and individual recognized!

Spring Scholar-Athletes Presentation Title Slide

Summer Field Use
Please use ML Schedules to access the following fields from July 6th through August 20th: Deebs, Tatascore, IHS Softball Field, and Moresco Stadium.
IHS Weight Room Hours
IHS Weight Room Hours
Staff Wellness
August Wellness NewsletterCheck out the August 2022 wellness newsletter for information on 988 - America's new three-digit mental health crisis line - safety tips to beat the heat, and more!

For more updates and resources, check out our staff wellness page.

Capital Project Construction
The Ithaca High School pool and Moresco Stadium are currently under construction, receiving significant upgrades and repairs through the district's 2019 Capital Project. Click on the images below to learn more!
pool construction web button
Moresco Stadium construction web button
Moresco Stadium
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Baseball Field
Schedule Galaxy is now called activate scheduling 
Schedule Galaxy is now called aktivate scheduling. All contest schedules for ICSD Athletics will be posted here. If you have questions please contact the Athletics Office at (607) 274-2155.

Schedule Galaxy