Scho-Burgh returns to SUNY Cobleskill

Mark your calendars: The Scho-Burgh Games are back.

Let’s show Schoharie how Middleburgh brings the fans!

This Schoharie and Middleburgh basketball tradition started back in 2002 to commemorate the long-storied rivalry between the neighboring towns and communities. The games between the two school districts became so well attended that in 2013 they were moved to SUNY Cobleskill. 

After a brief change in venue due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year Middleburgh is returning to SUNY Cobleskill on Jan. 5 and 6 ready for competition with Schoharie.

“My experience is that it is very competitive, but it is a healthy rivalry that brings our communities together,” Middleburgh Central School District Athletic Co-Director Gregg Johns said. “It’s an important event that gives our students the chance to play on a college court, and everybody looks forward to the Scho-Burgh.”

Scho-Burgh Schedule 

January 5

  • 6 p.m. Boys Junior Varsity at Schoharie

January 6

  • 6 p.m. Girls Varsity at SUNY Cobleskill
  • 7:30 p.m. Boys Varsity at SUNY Cobleskill 

Tickets, which cost $3 for adults and $1 for students, go on sale Jan. 3 and can be purchased from Athletic Directors Gregg Johns or Ross Pacatte during the school day during first, seventh and eight periods and will also be sold during the Boy’s home games on Jan. 4.  

Spirit Week

As the excitement builds for Scho-Burgh, students can take part in Spirit Week. 

  • Tuesday, Jan. 3: Pajama Day
  • Wednesday, Jan. 4: Not Your Sports Day. (Dress for a sport you don’t play.)
  • Thursday, Jan. 5: Disney Day
  • Friday, Jan. 6: Green and White Day and Pep Rally

Best dressed costume of the week will be awarded a prize at Friday’s pep rally.

Middleburgh Apparel

MCS apparel is available to purchase for Spirit Week or Scho-Burgh games. Reach out to Miss Akin at or Kaitlin Nelson to purchase. All proceeds benefit future pep rallies and homecoming. 

Green Middleburgh Athletics shirt for sale Green Middleburgh foam fingers and water bottles to be sold for Scho-Burgh basketball games 

Green Middleburgh water bottles, foam fingers, and backpacks on a table ready for sale.