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Football2Columbia is a member of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, competing in Class AA/A in Section II. Columbia offers nearly 70 levels (varsity, junior varsity, freshman and modified) of interscholastic athletic opportunities for boys and girls.


Program Highlights

  • 37 Sectional Titles and 6 State Championships
  • Received state sportsmanship award from NYSPHSAA in 2013, 2014 and 2015 out of nearly 800 member schools
  • All of Columbia’s 28 varsity athletic programs have an average GPA of 90 percent or better

Athletic Schedules


2016-17 Sport Start Dates

Fall Sports
Monday, August 15, 2016  – Varsity/JV/Freshmen Sports
Thursday, August 25, 2016 – Modified Football
Thursday, September 1, 2016 – Modified Sports

Winter Sports
Monday, November 7, 2016 – Varsity/JV/Freshmen Sports
Monday, November 14, 2016 – Modified Sports

Spring Sports
Monday, March 6, 2017 – Varsity/JV Sports
Monday, March 13, 2017 – Freshmen/Modified Sports


Columbia honors local fire, EMS, police and veterans in a pre-game ceremony on September 11, 2015.

Columbia Wins State Sportsmanship Award

- Out of 785 member high schools across the state, Columbia is one of three to receive the Sportsmanship Promotion Banner Award from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.
Matt McHugh ’16 receives a scholarship check from Southern Rensselaer County Rotary Club president Terry Brewer and president-elect Debbie Rodriguez.

Matt McHugh ’16 Wins Rotary Club Scholarship

- Columbia High School senior Matt McHugh received a $1,000 scholarship from the Southern Rensselaer County Rotary Club on Thursday evening.
Fiona Shea hurdles

All 7 Spring Sports Teams Win Scholar-Athlete Team Awards

- All seven Columbia High School spring sports teams earned NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athlete Team Awards for having 90% GPAs.




Michael Leonard
Athletic Director
962 Luther Rd., East Greenbush, NY 12061