Spencerport High School

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Spencerport High School
2707 Spencerport Road
United States
Type Public high school
School district Spencerport Central School District
Superintendent Mike Crumb
Principal Sean McCabe
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1600+ (2007)
Campus Suburban
Mascot Ranger Bear
Newspaper The Voice

Spencerport High School is the only high school in the Spencerport Central School District, located at 2707 Spencerport Road, in Spencerport, New York. Led by Principal Sean McCabe, the school has over 1600 students and staff and offers a wide variety of courses from Photography to Sports and Entertainment Management.[1]

The school is two stories high and has two gymnasiums, two cafeterias, and a pool. The new larger eight-lane pool with a diving area was built in 2008, and is currently finished. A weight room with brand new equipment and an extra practice room used for cheerleading, wrestling, and baseball is also available. The school recently built an auditorium (2003) that seats one thousand people and hosts multiple school and community events. Also recently built was an additional hallway for health, second language, technology, and the academy classes.

Spencerport Academy[edit]

Spencerport Academy, the district's alternative high school, opened in September 2003, with 32 students. The Academy is located within Spencerport High School, in the recently built east wing.

The Academy serves 36 students in grades 9-12, and offers Regents-level courses. Students who graduate from the Academy are awarded a Spencerport Diploma, with the appropriate designation. The Academy is an integrated program that is open to students with or without an IEP.

The Academy is staffed by an administrator (Assistant Principal), full-time secretary, guidance counselor, social worker, and five teachers (English, Science, Social Studies, Math, and Special Ed.).

The Academy is a voluntary program for students who are at risk of dropping out or failing. Students must be referred to the program by the IST (Instructional Support Team) in conjunction with building administration. The student spends a day at the Academy, and is accepted or denied enrollment based on input from the student, parent, Academy staff and administration.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Clubs and activities[edit]

Spencerport offers a wide array of clubs and activities including:

  • Art Club
  • Anime Club
  • Bboy Club
  • Business Honor Society
  • Bookstore
  • Student Government
  • Chess Club
  • Class of 2009-2012
  • Construction Club
  • Distributive Education Clubs Of America (DECA)
  • Drama Club
  • Drum Line
  • Environmental Club
  • Fashion Club
  • First Priority
  • French Club
  • French Honor Society
  • Future Business Leaders Of America (FBLA)
  • Gay-Straight Alliance
  • Gaming Club
  • Health Club
  • History Club
  • Italian Club
  • Jazz Band
  • MasterMinds
  • Math League
  • Model United Nations
  • Multicultural Club/Stepping
  • National Honor Society
  • Outdoors Club
  • P.E. Leaders Club
  • Peer Mediators
  • Political Science Club
  • Proud Rangers Inspire A Drug-Free Environment (PRIDE)
  • Senior High Newspaper – THE VOICE
  • Service Club
  • Side Show Fan Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Spencerport Theatre Arts Group Experience (STAGE)
  • Spencerport Underground Movement (RAGE)
  • Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
  • Swimming
  • Treble (Women’s) Choir
  • Varsity Club
  • Vocal Jazz
  • Yearbook Club


The Spencerport Central Schools interscholastic athletic program, led by John Pelin, has been built upon the positive qualities of pride, commitment and performance with an emphasis on academics, sportsmanship, drug-free participation and safety. The expectation is for excellence both on and off the playing fields.

Spencerport offers 84 teams in 28 sports (including varsity, junior varsity, freshman and modified A and B programs). Teams and student-athletes have distinguished themselves with winning records and championships in Monroe County, Section V and New York State competitions. Many teams also have been recognized for their team grade point average, including two state champions, through the NYSPHSAA Team Scholar-Athlete program. Spencerport is best known for its wrestling team, which has won many county, sectional and NYS championships. There varsity teams participate in the Spencerport Student Athletes Care program (a community service volunteer project). Varsity Spencerport student-athletes also have the opportunity to be members of the Varsity Club and P.R.I.D.E. (Proud Rangers Inspire a Drug-free Environment).

All candidates must sign up for each season in which they wish to participate. Approved interscholastic physicals are good for one calendar year. The student-athlete must also receive a seasonal health recertification from the school nurse in order to participate in a sport. Sports practice for fall, winter and spring sports start in August/September, November and March respectively.

Spencerport Athletics made headlines on February 16, 2006 for their basketball team which was defeated by the ESPY award winning, Jason McElwain "J'Mac." Then-coach Josh Harter and his players received several national sportsmanship awards for not playing rough defense on him.


The Spencerport Ranger Logo

The Wrestling Program at Spencerport High School is one of the most accomplished high school wrestling programs in the United States.[2] The Rangers, as all Spencerport teams are known, are currently led by head coach Dan Glover, and their 56-year history includes coaches Leo Bernabi (41-11-1), Frank Meilnicki (36-2-1) and Walt Teike (161-26-2). Jacoutot began coaching at Spencerport with the 1981-82 season. His teams hold the state record for most consecutive tournament wins (16 teams or more) at 12. The Rangers have been Monroe County Divisional Champions 35 times (most recent 2008), Monroe County Tournament Champions 28 times (most recent 2008), Section V Champions 28 times (most recent 2008), and NYS Champions 8 times (most recent 2009). Spencerport is currently ranked 10th in the nation among public and private schools by W.I.N. magazine and has won a consecutive state title. Jacoutot has also coached ten individual New York State Champion wrestlers.

Individual New York State Champions[edit]
  • 1974, 75 Frank DeAngelis*
  • 1984 John Suhr
  • 1986 Mike LoPresti
  • 1986 Rick Suhr
  • 1987 Tom Billone
  • 1989 Joe LoPresti
  • 1993 Sirrell Gissendanner*
  • 1997 Jason DeBruin
  • 1999 Shawn Hibbs
  • 1999 Gary Borrelli
  • 2008 Paul Glover
  • 2008 Bryan Bourne

(*) Most Outstanding Wrestler

New York State Team Dual Meet Champions[edit]

1975, 1993, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009


The Spencerport Swim Team is the high school swim program for the high school in Spencerport, New York. The boys' program has existed since 1970, while the girls' program started in 1974. The teams compete in the Monroe County Athletic League, which is part of New York State Section V. The boy's team has a combine 348-135-1 dual-meet record as of the 2006-2007 season while the girls' record is 172-257-3. The boys' team has won 12 Section V Class B titles (1972–1976 and 1992–1999). In addition the boys have won the Monroe County Division titles 19 times (1976, 1979–1982, 1984–1986, 1992–1995, 1996–1999, 2001, 2010, 2011).[3]


The Spencerport Swim Team has had 12 head coaches in its history:

Boys Coach Years Record
Leon Reed 10 101-33
Steve Dzina 19 191-60
Eileen Buck 5 39-24
Dave Nasca 2 12-12
Josh Nellist 1 5-6-1


Girls Coach Years Record
Ginny Catalino 1 2-12
Kathy Mack 1 4-7-1
Steve Dzina 3 8-24-1
Kathy Clark 1 7-4
Karen McComber 1 6-7
Matt Degma 2 14-13
Steve Hull 1 2-12
Scott Johnson 16 96-120
Eileen Buck 4 20-32-1
Josh Nellist 3 13-26


Josh Nellist is the current coach of both the boys and girls teams and is assisted by Stephanie Hodge.

Boys records[edit]
Event Time/Score Record Holder Year
200 Medley Relay 1:39.90 Brewer, Dodson, Dibacco, Hanas 1979
200 Freestyle 1:45.23 Zach Grobengieser 2002
200 IM 1:59.88 Bill Foubister 1991
50 Freestyle 21.34 Zach Grobengieser 2003
Diving 316.20 Steve Russell 1976
100 Butterfly 53.08 Landon Fears 1998
100 Freestyle 47.30 Zach Grobengieser 2003
500 Freestyle 4:50.56 Bill Foubister 1991
200 Free Relay 1:29.93 Zach Grobengieser, Juan Sanchez, Drew Grobengieser, Jason Phillips 2001
100 Backstroke 55.79 Johannes Dahl 2003
100 Breaststroke 1:02.14 Nils Ferdinand Jansen 1985
400 Free Relay 3:20.86 Cummings, Scott, Gordon, Fears 1997
Girls records[edit]
Event Time Record Holder Year
200 Medley Relay 1:57.20 Jamie Cerretto, Samantha Walker, Rachel Coia, Meghan Tyler 2010
200 Freestyle 1:55.78 Kaitie Buckwell 2008
200 IM 2:19.59 Kaitie Buckwell 2008
50 Freestyle 25.79 Annah Grobengieser 2004
Diving 225.30 Terri Ritter 1982
100 Butterfly 1:02.08 Miriam Grumsen 2003
100 Freestyle 54.94 Kaitie Buckwell 2008
500 Freestyle 5:11.72 Kaitie Buckwell 2007
200 Free Relay 1:44.42 Olivia Spicer, Stephanie Sanfilipo, Melanie Spath, Kaitie Buckwell 2008
100 Backstroke 1:03.29 Amy Knight 1999
100 Breaststroke 1:09.42 M. Brown 1996
400 Free Relay 3:52.34 Olivia Spicer, Kaitie Buckwell, Melanie Spath, Stephanie Sanfilipo 2008

Other notable teams[edit]

Even through their wrestling teams success Spencerport has tried to not let that define them as an athletic program by pushing other teams to succeed including their Soccer, Swimming and very successful Track and Field program.

Ranger Hall of Fame[edit]

This is an award presented to one person each year who has been an outstanding athlete in the past. a plaque is presented, the winner's name is inscribed on a permanent plaque, and a picture is mounted and framed to hang in the Hall of Fame. The recipient is the guest of honor at the annual banquet. Selections are made from nominations made by the staff and past graduates of the school. An information sheet is kept on file in the athletic director's office. Each year the graduating class is screened for future award nominees and these are announced at the annual banquet. This award is paid for by the Student Union.

All recipients of the award can be found on the Spencerport Athletics Page

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Schooltree.org
  2. ^ Welcome to Spencerport Wrestling... The Home of the Rangers
  3. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  4. ^ [2][dead link]
  5. ^ "Rochester coach becomes third 400-game winner". National Collegiate Athletic Association. September 14, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-13. Rochester’s Terry Gurnett became only the third women’s soccer coach in any NCAA division, and the first in Division III, to win 400 games in the sport. He reached the milestone Friday in the Yellowjackets’ 1-0, sudden-death overtime victory over Penn State Behrend. [dead link]
  6. ^ Spencerport plans memorial for prominent track star
  7. ^ Suhr Sports

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