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2022 NYSPHSAA BOYS BASKETBALL RETURNS TO THE COOL INSURING ARENA

Posted: 3/15/2022 - 3-Minute Read Time

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2022 NYSPHSAA BOYS BASKETBALL RETURNS TO THE COOL INSURING ARENA

GLENS FALLS, NY – The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Boys Basketball State Championships, presented by the American Dairy Association Northeast, will be returning to the Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls, New York for the first time since 2016. This Friday, March 18, kicks off the tournament, wrapping up all finals by Sunday, March 20. Both events were canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID.

Glens Falls, which hosted the tournament for 36 consecutive years (1981-2016), will begin the first year of a new three-year term following three years at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton (2017-19).

“It is very exciting to welcome the NYS Public High School Athletic Association Boys Basketball Championships back to Glens Falls. The buzz from the schools, the students, the fans and the community is electric. We are fortunate to host this tournament that brings so many visitors to the area to stay overnight, enjoy our restaurants, outlet shopping and more, in addition to all that the Cool Insuring Arena offers.  This type of event is a monetary engine of its own generating over $1.5 million dollars in economic and employment impact for our community," said Gina Mintzer, Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB executive director.

“My committee, which includes 77 volunteers, is excited about welcoming the coaches, players and athletes back to Warren County and Hometown USA (Glens Falls),” said Chip Corlew, NYSPHSAA Boys Basketball Tournament Director. “We have been working very hard over the last couple years to provide a great experience for everyone involved and we’re excited to be the home of the NYSPHSAA Basketball Championships once again.” 

Tickets are now on sale and are $10 per session (plus fees) and general admission. Tickets can be purchased online at seatgeek.com or may be purchased in person at the Cool Insuring Arena box office during business hours.

The schedule for the 2022 NYSPHSAA BOYS Basketball Championships, presented by the American Dairy Association North East, is as follows:

Friday, March 18

SESSION #1                                   9:30 am & 11:15 am                    Class D Semifinals

1:00 pm & 2:45 pm                      Class C Semifinals

SESSION #2                                   6:00 pm & 7:45 pm                      Class AA Semifinals

 

Saturday, March 19

SESSION #3                                   9:00 am & 10:45 am                    Class A Semifinals

12:30 pm & 2:15 pm                    Class B Semifinals

SESSION #4                                   5:15 pm                                         Class D Finals

7:00 pm                                         Class C Finals

                                                       8:45 pm                                         Class AA Finals

 

Sunday, March 20                                

SESSION #5                                   1:00 pm                                         Class A Finals

3:00 pm                                         Class B Finals

The NFHS Network, official streaming partner of NYSPHSAA, will stream all boys state semifinals and finals live for the second year. The Association entered into a partnership with the NFHS Network in the fall of 2018 and has since increased broadcast coverage of its state championships to over 90% of all its sponsored state tournaments.  

For live or tape delay broadcasts on radio, media outlets must contact NYSPHSAA Director of Communications, Chris Watson at 518.690.0771 or cwatson@nysphsaa.org to secure a contract and technical arrangements for tournament games. If you would like to request a media credential, please submit your request via email to Mr. Watson.

About the Lake George Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau (LGRCVB): 

The LGRCVB is a division of the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB and works as an extension of the Warren County Tourism Department. While the Tourism Department markets the Lake George Area to the leisure consumer tourism market, the mission of the LGRCVB is to bring year-round, weather-proof group business to Warren County in the form of meetings, conventions, reunions, sports events, weddings, and more. Connect with the LGRCVB on Facebook, Instagram and by visiting meetlakegeorge.com 

About the New York State Public Highschool Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA):

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association Inc. is a non-profit, voluntary, educational service organization composed of public, parochial, and private schools dedicated to providing equitable and safe competition for the students of its member schools. Membership is open to secondary schools providing inter-school athletic activities for boys and girls in grades 7-12.

Visit their website at: https://nysphsaa.org/sports/mbball

Media Contacts:

Joe Altieri
Assistant Director
New York State Public Highschool Athletic Association
Phone: 518-690-0771 x14 | Email: Altieri@nysphsaa.org

Amanda Metzger
Marketing Director 
Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB
o. (518) 668-5755 |  amanda@lakegeorgechamber.com



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