Gowanda Central School District is a member of Section VI of Western NY and CCAA (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.                                                                

Athletic Director: Candace Phillips 

716.532.3325 ext. 6010  |   msphillips@gcslearn.org


Fall Sports

 Cheer, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Girls Swim, Volleyball

August 23 – November 28
Registration opens July 23

Winter Sports

 Cheer, Basketball, Bowling, Boys Swim, Wrestling

November 15 – March 10
Registration opens October 15

Spring Sports

 Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse, Track

March 14 – June 10
Registration opens February 14


 Trap occurs during the fall and spring.  Team registration, scheduling, and operations are managed by Coach Ryan Schwarzott. It is not aligned with NYSPHSAA sporting seasons and is not governed by state athletic guidelines.

COVID Updates

Return to Play (sports and physical education) after a COVID-19 infectionThe NY State Department of Health is requiring that any student diagnosed with Covid-19 receive a doctor’s examination and a release note to return to gym and sports. If the primary doctor recommends a gradual return to play then the student will need to complete the 4 step process with his/her coach or gym teacher. This process takes 6 days to complete if the student remains symptom-free. 2/22/2021

Gowanda Central School’s Return To Play Guidelines

Updated NYS and DOH Guidance (link) 1/22/21

NYSPHSAA Return to Athletics (Updated Winter & Fall II) 1/25/21

Gowanda Central Play Guidelines


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.

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

Athletic Director: Candace Phillips


532-3325 ext. 6010

Secretary: Mandy Pickering


532-3325 ext. 6004

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