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Columbia 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, 2015 and 2016 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


Boys and Girls Cross Country @HMRRC

Joanne Taylor, BOE Member, Michael Leonard, Athletic Director and Jeffrey Simons, Superintendent

Columbia receives state sportsmanship award at NYSPHSAA Recognition Luncheon. (L to R): BOE Member JoAnn Taylor, Athletic Director Michael Leonard and Superintendent Jeffrey Simons.

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


Cheer team at Pep Rally

Homecoming Pep Rally

- School spirit reached a crescendo Friday afternoon at Columbia High School’s Pep Rally.

Columbia Athletics Raises $5,300 for Ovarian Cancer Research

- Columbia Athletics raised more than $5,300 for ovarian cancer research at the 15th annual Teal Ribbon Run on September 11 in Albany.
Barrett Memorial Run start

4th Annual Barrett Memorial Run

- Registration is now open for the 2016 Barrett Memorial Run which will take place on Saturday, October 22 at Columbia High School.




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