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Friday, Dec. 15: Swim Practice Cancelled

Varsity and Modified sim practice is cancelled for Friday, December 15.

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Winter Spirit Days, Dec. 20-22

Winter Spirit Days, Dec. 20-22

Join the fun and dress the part for Winter Spirit Days at JHS December 20 – 22:

  • ugly sweater clip artWednesday, Dec. 20 – Santa Hat Day
  • Thursday, Dec. 21 – Elf Day
  • Friday, Dec. 22 – Ugly Sweater Day

Student and faculty winners of the “Ugly Sweater Contest” will be announced Friday afternoon

There will also be a festive “Dec the Walls” competition!

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Fleming & Ringer Named to All-NYS Team

Fleming & Ringer Named to All-NYS Team

At the Section 2 Field Hockey Banquet in Latham on December 3rd, JHS freshmen Emily Fleming and Taryn Ringer were named to the All-New York State Team for field hockey.  Emily and Taryn were the only underclassmen from Section 2 named to the 14 person team. Congratulations ladies!

Emily Fleming on the fieldTaryn Ringer on the field

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Alumni Volleyball Game Friday, Dec. 22

Alumni Volleyball Game Friday, Dec. 22

Come to the 2nd Annual
Johnstown Volleyball Alumni Game

players at the net, group team photo

Friday, December 22
6 p.m.
Warren Street Gym

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Foothills All Stars Fall 2017

Foothills All Stars Fall 2017

group photo of student athletes on lecture hall stage


  • Foothills Council Champions
  • Foothills League Tournament Champions:
  • Ethan Wager – First Team and State Qualifier


  • Najon Subik – First Team
  • Austin Fullington – First Team
  • Trey Stover – First Team
  • Thomas Lizio – Second Team
  • Adam Wilson – Second Team
  • Tanner Fahr – Second Team
  • Trevor Porter – Second Team

Boys Soccer:

  • Christian Solby – Honorable Mention
  • Matthew Boyle – Honorable Mention
  • Charlie Brown – Honorable Mention
  • Andy Sitterly – Honorable Mention
  • Alex VanDeusen – Honorable Mention

Field Hockey:

  • Madison Etherton – First Team
  • Emily Fleming – First Team
  • Taryn Ringer – First Team
  • Molly Lake – Second Team
  • Paige Stewart – Second Team
  • Kayla Wesley – Second Team
  • Isabella Caruso – Honorable Mention
  • Abbey Hollister – Honorable Mention
  • Josephine Mowrey – Honorable Mention


  • Janay Douglas – First Team
  • Mackenzie Ward – Second Team
  • Alexys Hutchins – Second Team
  • Amber Tesi – Honorable Mention
  • Zoe Petrie – Honorable Mention

Girls Soccer:

  • Abigail Gottung – Second Team
  • Grace Fitzgerald – Second Team
  • Carolyn Fitzpatrick – Honorable Mention
  • Jenna Thompson – Honorable Mention
  • Madison Delgado – Honorable Mention

Cross Country:

  • Julia Sarullo
    • Second Team
    • Section 2 Class CC Champion
    • 10th in NYS Cross Country Meet
  • Gabe Cole – Honorable Mention
  • Mark Cwiakala – Honorable Mention
  • Mike Simone – Honorable Mention

Girls Swim:

  • Emily Miles
    • 100 Freestyle – First Team
    • 100 Breaststroke – Second Team
    • 400 Style Relay – Second Team
    • 200 Medley Relay – Honorable Mention
    • WNYT Channel 13 News Athlete of the Week
  • Emma Rizzo
    • 400 Freestyle Relay – Second Team
    • 200 Medley Relay – Honorable Mention
  • Sophia Frenyea
    • 400 Freestyle Relay – Second Team
    • 200 Medley Relay – Honorable Mention
  • Abigail Rizzo – 400 Freestyle Relay – Second Team
  • Angelina Atwood – 200 Medley Relay – Honorable Mention

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Sarullo Headed to XC State Championships

Sarullo Headed to XC State Championships

Johnstown’s Julia Sarullo was the first place finisher in the class CC cross country race at sectionals on Friday, November 3, with a time of 19:19.76. She was the second overall finisher in class C, earning her a spot at the State Championship Meet this coming Saturday, November 11. The NYSPHAAS meet will be held at Section V’s Wayne High School and Julia will be joined by two other local athletes: Olivia Lazarou (Amsterdam) Class B, and Madison Relyea (Mayfield) Class D.

Johnstown’s boys and girls teams both finished fifth in the Class CC division at the Section II Championship meet last Friday.

Sarullo stands next to JHS e-z up canopy at race

boys & girls teams pose for group photo

Sarullo competing in race

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Sir Bills Little Hustlers Basketball

The Johnstown Sir Bills will be running a youth basketball program for all boys in grades four through six within the Greater Johnstown School District.

Each grade will be formed into teams and compete in the Little Hustlers basketball league. The league is comprised of teams from the area. The teams will play games on Saturday afternoons. This is a competitive travel league and parents are responsible for bringing their child to the game. The Little Hustlers basketball league is not an intramural league, and there is no third grade travel team.

Each team will practice at least once a week at Jansen Avenue Elementary. It will be up to the coaches to establish which day their team will practice. The first day of practice will be Monday, December 11th.  More details at registration.

Registration will be held on Saturday, November 11th,  from 9-10 am and Wednesday, November 15th, from 6-7pm in the Warren Street Elementary Gymnasium.

For a player participating in the Travel league the cost is $25.  Parents should attend registration to get any questions answered.

For more information please call Pam Kowalski at 762-4637.

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Emily Miles News Channel 13 Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to JHS senior and Fo-Jo swim team co-captain Emily Miles, selected by WNYT News Channel 13 as their Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week.

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2017 Winter Athletics Start Dates/Times

Varsity, JV, Freshmen, Modified

Alpine Skiing:

Mon., Nov. 13, Varsity @ JHS Large Café, 3 – 5:30 pm

X-C Skiing:

Wed., Nov. 6, Varsity @JHS Small Café, 3 – 5 p.m.


Mon., Nov. 6, Varsity & JV @ Fonda Wrestling Room, 3 – 5 p.m.
Wed. Nov. 6, Modified @ Fonda Wrestling Room, 3 – 5 p.m.


Mon., Nov. 6, Varsity @ Warren Café, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Boys Basketball:

Mon., Nov 6 & 7, Varsity @ Warren, 4 – 6:30 p.m.
Mon., Nov. 6 & 7, JV @ Knox, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Mon., Nov. 6 & 7, Freshmen @ Knox, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Mon., Nov. 13, 14 & 15, Mod A/B @ Glebe:  7th Grade 4 – 6 p.m.; 8th Grade 6 – 8 p.m.

Girls Basketball:

Mon., Nov. 6 & 7, Varsity @ Warren, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Mon., Nov. 6 & 7, JV @ Warren, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Mon., Nov. 13, Mod A/B @ Knox, 7th Grade 2:30 – 4 p.m.; 8th Grade 4 – 5:30 p.m.


Mon., Nov. 6, Varsity Boys @ Perry Lanes, 3 – 5:30 p.m.
Mon., Nov. 6, Varsity Girls @ Perry Lanes, 3 – 5:30 p.m.V

Boys Swim:

Mon., Nov. 6, Varsity @ Fonda Pool, 3 – 5 p.m.
Mon., Nov. 13, Modified B/G @ Fonda Pool, 3 – 5 p.m.

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Thank you from GJSD Athletics and Purple & Gold

The GJSD Athletic Department and the Purple & Gold Sport Booster Club would like to thank the following people, groups and businesses for their contributions to this year’s Spirit Week and Homecoming festivities at Johnstown High School:

  • JHS Student Council for coordinating themes for each day of the week for the students to express their spirt, which included Twin Day, Class Color Day, Red/White/Blue Day and Purple and Gold Day;
  • all of the students (and staff) who participated during the week;
  • the chaperones at the dance at Knox Junior High;
  • all of the teams and coaches that took time to make Olympic flags and marched at halftime, when we celebrated all of our fall teams at the varsity level;
  • the Johnstown Police and Fire Departments;
  • JAVAC;
  • Tom Cristiano for the fireworks display;
  • Stacy Frasier from Miracle Ear for the generous donation toward the cost of the fireworks;
  • Lou Lanzi for the generous donation of hot dogs for everyone to enjoy at the bonfire;
  • the Purple and Gold Club for their time in prepping and cooking at the homecoming cookout/bonfire/fireworks.

As always, thank you to the student body, coaches, teachers and everyone in the community for all of your help and spirit throughout the week and the entire fall season.

Congratulations to the Senior Class who won the DEC the WALL contest this year.  You all did a great job.

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