These words are inscribed on the wall of the lobby at the entrance of the Ichabod Crane High School Gymnasium. These words embody the philosophy of the Ichabod Crane Athletic Program.
On Saturday, January 19, members of both Ichabod Crane Varsity Basketball teams helped raise money at Crossgates Mall for the Albany Ronald McDonald house. ICC student athletes raised $780 during the day.
On Saturday, January 26, the boys' basketball players conducted a clothing drive to benefit the Capital City Rescue Mission.
They collected gently used clothing and shoes. In the evening they helped serve dinner at the Mission.
For information regarding donations, please contact the High School at 758-7575.
Now in its fourth year, the Ichabod Crane Football Program has earned a berth in the Section II playoffs. The Riders have finished 3-3 in the Class B -Reinfurt Division.
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The Ichabod Crane Central School District has joined the Colonial Athletic Council, effective in the 2010-2011 school year.
After many years in the Patroon Conference, the district applied to the Colonial Conference based on an official recommendation by the district’s Ad-Hoc Athletic Advisory Committee, composed of parents, coaches, administrators, and students.
After careful research, the committee made the initial recommendation for the change to the Ichabod Crane Board of Education, which after deliberation approved the committee’s recommendation. The Colonial Council held a moratorium on the admittance of new districts, which was recently lifted, allowing the admittance of Ichabod Crane to the Council.
As part of the Colonial Council, Ichabod Crane will compete against the following schools: Academy of Holy Names, The Albany Academies, Cobleskill-Richmondville C.S.D., Cohoes City S. D., Lansingburgh C.S.D., Mechanicville City S.D., Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk C.S.D., Schalmont C.S.D., Voorheesville C.S.D., and Watervliet City S.D.
FIELD DEDICATION CEREMONY
On August 5, 2008, the Ichabod Crane Board of Education passed a resolution officially naming our newly upgraded athletic facilities the “E. GORDON VAN BUREN ATHLETIC COMPLEX.” The complex, which is adjacent to the High School on Route 9 in Valatie, includes softball and baseball fields, 8-lane track, concession stand and tennis courts. These improvements were the result of a recent capital project approved by local voters and a grant-in-aid for the tennis courts supplied by former Assemblyman John Faso on land donated by Hudson River Savings Foundation.“Gordie” has been synonymous with the history of Ichabod Crane; his coaching career in boys’ basketball and soccer is legendary. To acknowledge and show our appreciation for his contribution to our District, to commemorate the history of Ichabod Crane and look forward to its future, a dedication ceremony was held on Sat., Sept. 27, 2008 at 2 p.m. Many of Gordie’s friends, former students, athletes, fellow coaches, students, staff, and community members participated in this special occasion.
Thank you Riders' Rooters - Paul Thompson, Athletic Coordinator
Community support throughout the year has been outstanding and greatly appreciated by all. Hopefully, everyone has benefited from our athletic Web site at High School Sports It has been a tremendous help to the Athletic Department. If you haven’t checked it out please do so. Thanks again for all your support and please keep coming to games.
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New York State Public High School Athletic Association
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New York State Athletic Association Recruiting
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