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2012-13 Announcements

For the third year in a row the BKW Boys Track team as won sectionals, making this their fourth win out of five years! In addition to the sectionals win, the boys were also the co-champs of their regular WAC season, sharing the title with Duanseburg. read more

Congratulations to Seniors Garrett Pitcher (basketball), Liz Harvey (basketball) and Jessica Sawyer (Cheerleading) on being selected as WAC South MVP for the winter season.

The Berne–Knox–Westerlo Athletic Department is pleased to announce the Ninth Annual Bulldog Basketball Camp at BKW High School. This all day program is for boys and girls in grades 3 - 8 and will take place at BKW from June 24-28 from 9 a.m. to 3 pm. The cost is $125, which includes a camp t-shirt.

Please look over this brochure [PDF] and return the application along with the registration fee by June 1st. Applications and payments can be returned to the BKW High School or Elementary School offices or mailed to Coach Tom Galvin at 11 Crescent Creek Way, Selkirk, NY, 12158. Checks or money orders should be made out to “Helderberg Heat Basketball Club.” In the event of a cancellation, a $25 processing fee will be withheld from the registration fee.

Please contact Coach Galvin at the High School with any questions or for more information.

Interested in obtaining a sports camp scholarship for your student?

To be eligible for a scholarship, each student must be a BKW student entering grades 6-12 in the Fall of 2013. The student or student’s family must have a membership on file with the BKW Sports Boosters Club before the beginning of the spring sport season (full membership for 2012-1013 MUST be paid by April 30th: form on BKW Sports Booster webpage). The camp does not have to ONLY be offered at BKW; only one sport scholarship per student will be granted.

Applications MUST be submitted no later than May 31, 2013. Click here for the application [PDF].

Members of the Albany County Legislature will visit BKW on March 28 as part of a series of four high school visits dubbed the “Week of Champions” where BKW students will be honored for their achievements in Albany County sports this year. READ MORE

Congratulations to the Senior members of the varsity girls basketball team on their selection to the Western Athletic Conference Exceptional Senior Basketball Game: Sarah Abbot, Liz Harvey, Mary Salo, Angela Cunningham and Makayla McCormick. Senior girls are selected to the WAC Exceptional Senior Basketball Game

In early March, nine teams of students and teachers competed in the 3rd annual dodgeball tournament, the Pete Shaul Showdown. Thanks to those who helped out and to the wrestling team for selling concessions. Over $400 was raised which will be used to buy new athletic equipment! VIEW PHOTOS

Congratulations to Courtney Tedeschi on signing her Division 1 national letter of intent to Depaul University for track/cross-country!

Garrett Pitcher and Liz Harvey are senior classmates, friends and both have become the all-time leading scorers in BKW basketball history for boys and girls. Congrats!

On Friday, Jan. 11, Liz Harvey broke the all-time leading scorer record in girl's basketball for Berne-Knox-Westerlo.

Click here to watch her record breaking moment on ABC News.

The January basketball schedule is now available. Please click here to view it [PDF].

The winter sports schedule is now available. Please click here to view it [PDF].

Congratulations to Courtney Tedeschi on her 5th place finish at the NYS Cross Country Championships. Courtney has become the first girl or boy in school history to qualify for the NYS Federation Meet of Champions. Congratulations also to Allie Tedeschi for her 33rd place finish and Adam Forti on his 54th place finish at states.

Courney Tedeschi will be competing in the NYS Federation Meet of Champions this Saturday, Nov. 17 at 12 p.m. at Bowdoin State Park in Wappingers Falls. This meet encompasses the best athletes from each class and section in New York, including those in private schools, to compete against one another. Good luck Courtney!

The basketball schedule for November has been posted. Click here [PDF] to view it.

All-Star Gabriella Audino with girl's volleyball Head Coach 
Jim Lemire

All-Star Gabriella Audino with girl's volleyball Head Coach Jim Lemire

Senior Gabriella Audino was honored as BKW's All-Star player at a volleyball tournament the Lady Dawgs competed in earlier this fall. Read More

Congratulations to the Girls Varisty Soccer team who currently rank 6th in the entire state of New York. Read More

Congrats to BKW Senior Courtney Tedeschi who won her fifth championship at the Guilderland Invitational! Read more

Members of the boys and girls varsity soccer team participated in the 11th annual Teal Ribbon Run/Walk to support and raise funds for ovarian cancer. The members of the teams were there to support one of the boys mothers and others who suffer from ovarian cancer.

We'd like to congratulate 2012 BKW alumnus, Derek Struck, on setting a record and winning his team's cross country home invitational in his first college race with SUNYIT. Read More

The new BKW Athletic Code of Conduct is now available. Click here to view it [PDF] or use the link in the right sidebar.

The Fall 2012 Sports Schedule is now available. Click here to view the upcoming dates for all fall sports.

The alumni from BKW are proud to announce the creation of the BKW Sports Hall of Fame. Read More




A note on BKW athletic program standards

Athletics provide an opportunity to develop qualities of sportsmanship, citizenship, and personal discipline in addition to physical athletic skills. BKW student athletes are expected to represent themselves, their school and community in a positive and respectful manner.

Participation in the BKW athletic program is a privilege, not a right. Regulations are in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week. BKW is proud of the successful athletic program it maintains. The high standard of conduct to which we hold our athletes helps us to uphold this positive representation.

Our athletic code addresses attendance, academic eligibility, alcohol, tobacco & drugs, and citizenship and sportsmanship, among other factors. Code violations can result in discipline ranging from game suspensions to removal from the team.

All current athletes are given an athletic handbook. Extra copies of this document are available in the Secondary School office.