Gowanda Central School District is a member of Section VI of Western NY and CCEA (Chautauqua Cattaraugus Athletic Association). We offer multiple opportunities for our students to participate in both individual and team competitions. We strive to develop stronger personal and interpersonal skills and talent while promoting good sportsmanship and winning attitudes.                                                                
Follow us on Twitter @gowandasports.

Athletic Director: Candace Phillips 

716.532.3325 ext. 6010

Sports Updates

All off-season workouts, practices, and team activities are “paused” while GCS is in full remote instruction. 

    Section VI and NYSPHSSA Updates

    Only low to moderate risk sports are currently permitted to play during scheduled seasons.
    All high-risk sports are indefinitely postponed until approved by state officials.
    NYSPHSSA, NYS Sports and Recreation Guidelines Summary
    NYSPHSAA Winter Sports Updates
    Gowanda Central School’s Return To Play Guidelines

    GCS High-Risk Sports

    Fall sports: football, cheer, volleyball
    Winter sports: basketball, wrestling, cheer
    Spring sports: lacrosse

    Winter Sports Season 

    Monday, January 18, 2021
    GCS low to moderate risk sports Bowling and Boys Swim are scheduled to begin practice.
    All winter state sports championships are canceled. 

    Fall 2 Sports Season

    Monday, March 1, 2021
    Registration will open upon State approval.
    High-risk fall sports that were postponed in the fall, may start practicing if approved by state officials.

    Spring Sports Season

    Monday, April 19, 2021
    Registration opens March 22, 2021
    All spring sports permitted by NYS officials may start practicing.

    Family ID (player registration)

    Athletic Placement Process Information (NYSED)

    The APP determines whether students in grades 7 and 8 are eligible to play at the High School level. 
    Advanced Placement Process Letter                Permission Form


    Ariel View of Hillis Field
    4/23/18- Varsity Lacrosse @ Hillis Field- Photo Credit: Rod Mohawk
    • Arbiter Live– Team Information and game schedules
      • Each school/home team publishes things differently.
      • See the above schedule for the most up-to-date Gowanda Information.

    Athletic Director: Candace Phillips


    532-3325 ext. 6010

    Secretary: Mandy Pickering


    532-3325 ext. 6004

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