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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

HOME CONTESTS for the week of January 17th

***Please note that scholars in 6th-8th grade MUST be with a parent/guardian to attend any home contests.
Spring Sports Family ID Signup Dates
All JV and Varsity Sports (9-12th grade)
Monday, February 13 - Friday, March 3
Tryouts: Monday, March 13

Modified Sports (7 & 8th grade)
Monday, February 27 - Friday, March 10
Tryouts: Monday, March 27

See preseason & tryout information here.

Additional information can be found on our website, social media pages

Congratulations to our many NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athletes (individuals earning a 90%+ GPA) and Scholar-Athlete Teams (those with more than 75% of the roster earning a 90%+ GPA)! Please see all the teams here!
NFHS Launches Campaign Against Bad Behavior at Events – Enough is Enough
Periodically, The NFHS Voice will be presented in the form of video. This week, NFHS CEO Karissa Niehoff unveils the nationwide campaign entitled Bench Bad Behavior which is designed to end the out-of-control behavior by parents and other fans at high school sporting events. This unacceptable behavior is driving away men and women from serving as officials and threatening the future of high school sports in our country. Very simply, this unsportsmanlike behavior must stop - Enough is Enough.

See the full article here!

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.
Open Weight Room Hours
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
The tennis courts will be closed for maintenance until the spring.
Staff Wellness
January Wellness NewsletterCheck out the January 2023 Wellness Newsletter to learn about the benefits of being a blood donor, tips on starting an exercise routine, 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!
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Moresco Stadium
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Baseball Field
Schedule Galaxy is now called Aktivate 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