This past weekend we had the pleasure if taking 4 of Central’s finest athletes to NYC for The New Balance Indoor Nationals Track & Field Meet at The Armory. Each athlete was required to hit a National Standard in order to qualify for this meet – here are the results of each athlete.
CJ Krzanowicz – Freshman – competed in the 60 M dash (freshman level) – and took 22nd place out of 53 contestants – breaking the school record in the process by running a 7.34
Jayden DuBard – Sophomore – competed in the championship level Weight Throw – and took 23rd out of 45 contestants – also breaking his own school record in the process with a heave of 62’ 11.5”
Ally Alvira – Junior – competed in the Emerging Elite TJ – and took 22nd out of 36 contestants – with a jump of 36’ 4.5”
Jake Kaminski – Senior – competed in the Emerging Elite HJ – and took 22nd out of 34 contestants clearing 6’ 3.25”
This past week the Outdoor season began. REMINDER for Outdoor track athletes – please get your paperwork turned in ASAP
REMINDER to all Indoor track athletes – please get your uniform returned ASAP
NYS Track & Field Meet 3/2/2019
This past weekend 3 of our Warrior athletes were able to represent our school at the NYS Track & Field Championships in Staten Island NY at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex. Here are the results / highlights:
Jake Kaminski – finished in 7th place out of 26 in the HJ clearing 6’ 4”
Ally Alvira – finished in 16th place out of 33 in the TJ – leaping 36’ 4.5”
Jayden DuBard – fouled out but was not for lack of effort – he went after it in all 3 throws.
These 3 athletes, along with CJ Krzanowicz will be traveling to NYC again this weekend to The Armory Indoor Track & Field facility to Compete in The New Balance Indoor Nationals.
This past Saturday, your Warriors won a hard fought sectional playoff game at home vs Lake Shore 54-49. The boys trailed up until the 4th quarter, but then turned it up when they had to to make sure they would advance to the semi finals to face Lewiston Porter tomorrow evening, 6:45pm at Buffalo State
College. The Warriors showed some early nerves, but did enough to keep things close until they were able to tie and eventually take the lead mid-way through the 4th quarter. Seniors Armondez Cleague and Jason Saloman made sure the Warriors would play another day as they both tallied 16 points. Cleague also added 9 rebounds and 4 steals while Saloman had 5 rebounds and 2 steals. Sophomore Nevada Eldridge continued to improve and played big all game in the pain and finished with 12 points and 6 rebounds. Jaylen
Williams, Keonte Brown, Derek Frank, Jabari McDonald and Jesse Hawkins all played valuable minutes to help
secure the win. Come out Wednesday night, show your Warrior Pride and support your boys as they try to advance to the finals.
It was an emotional night for the 7 seniors on the Warrior basketball team as they took on Williamsville South in the final regular season home game. Unfortunately, the final score doesn't do justice to the hard work they've put in over the year. Jaylen Williams led the Warriors with 18 points and
Nevada Eldridge added 8 rebounds. Jabari had a career 7 points and 4 rebounds, Omar had 2 huge boards and Rayshawn Minter added a steal. A 73-56 loss was not what they hoped for, but seniors Jabari McDonald, Omar Al-Naji, Rayshawn Minter, KeShone Beal, Derek Frank, Armondez Cleague and Jason Saloman still have the eyes set on a league title with the last regular season game Friday Night @ Iroquois, tip-off set for 6:30. The Warriors sit a game back but play the first place team with a chance to get a share of the title. Come out and support your boys as they look to get revenge vs the Chiefs.
The Varsity Warriors posted a solid win over league foe Lake Shore 72-61. The Warriors led from the tip and had the lead up to 17 late in the 3rd and hung on for the win. Armondez Cleague was all over the court for the Warriors scoring 20 points, grabbing 6 rebounds, dishing out 8 assists, and
smacking 4 blocks. Nevada Eldridge had his best game as a Warrior tallying 19 points and grabbing 8 rebounds
to go with his 2 steals and aggressive play on both ends. Jason Saloman quietly dropped another 15 points while
Keonte Brown had 6 points. Next up, the Warriors host Williamsville South for Senior Night tonight, tip-off set for 6:30pm with senior night festivities starting at approximately 6:15pm. Come out and show your gratitude to our 7 seniors
Omar Al-Naji, KeShone Beal, Armondez Cleague, Derek Frank, Jabari McDonald, Rayshawn Minter and Jason Saloman
as they play their last home regular season contest. WARRIOR PRIDE!!!!!
Your JV Warriors improved to an impressive 15-3 on the season with a 64-20 win over Lake Shore. Markell Henley continued his solid season leading the Warriors with 17 points. The boys started off quick and never let up, Gary Jones added 10 and Tyler Sparbell and Trey Slaughter each had 8 points. Next up, the boys host Williamsville South
tonight, tip-off set for 5pm.
Congratulations to Austin Sliwinski for placing 4th and Tyler Le for placing 5th at the D2 State Qualifiers at Lake Shore on Saturday. Both wrestlers had ambitions to head to the state tournament but just came up a little short. Congratulations also to Austin Sliwinski who became the 14th wrestler in Cheektowaga history to earn 100 career wins.
Yesterday the swim team members consisting of Matt Rozanski, Owen McCullor, Ryan Blake and Liam Blake competed in the Class B Championships. Matt Rozanski had a personal best in the 200 freestyle, Owen McCullor qualified for the Class finals which are held later today. The relay of Rozanski, McCullor, Blake, and Blake are also going back to the finals tonight at Maryvale. These are the top qualifying swimmers in Class B and are representing Cheektowaga proudly.
The varsity Warriors picked up a nice road league win vs Lake Shore Wednesday night winning 69-62. Jason Saloman led the Warriors with a career high 28 points to go with 7 rebounds. Armondez Cleague added 17 points with 7 rebounds & 6 steals and Jaylen Williams had 15 points
and 7 rebounds while Nevada Eldridge chipped in 6 points and 5 rebounds. The Warriors remain one game back of first place and have another big league game Friday when they host Pioneer, tip-off is earlier than normal, scheduled for 5:30pm, come out and support the boys, GO WARRIORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The JV Warriors got back into the win column Wednesday night with a 58-40 at Lake Shore. Markel Henley led the way for Warriors with a solid 18 point performance. Eric Bailey also played very solid for the Warriors and added 12 points, Cam Chandler's usual physical hard play was good for 9
points, Trey Slaughter played big as usual and had 8 points, Kydale Staten and Tyler Sparbel had 4 points each while Naim Wood had 2 and Bryce Hinton had 1. Next up, the Warriors host Pioneer on Friday at 4pm.
The Varsity Warriors took a half to get into any rhythm and it was too little too late as they fell at East Aurora 55-45. The Warriors only scored 13 points in the first half and were able to battle back to cut the lead to 3 in the 4th quarter but couldn't get over the hump. Jason Saloman led the Warriors
with 22 hard fought points and Jaylen Williams chipped in 12. Nevada Eldridge had a career high 13 rebounds
to go with his 2 steals and 4 points. Next up, the Warriors travel to Lake Shore to face the Eagles, tip-off is set
for 6:30pm, come out and support your Warriors as they continue to battle for the league title.
The JV warriors never got things going Tuesday (2/5) night as they struggled to score and lost at East Aurora 51-40. Niam Wood led the Warriors with 10 points, Markell Henley
had 9, Tariq Clark 6 points and Cam Chandler, Gary Jones & Trey Slaughter each had
4 points. The boys look to rebound tomorrow as they travel to Lake Shore to battle the Eagles
for the first time this season.
The Unified Bowling team started the season off strong with a 6-3 win over Holland. We would like to congratulate all of our first time bowlers who made us proud. Our top bowlers in two game sets are Marvin Hardy with a 168, Alisiana Muscoreil with a 235, Matthew Scaffeta with a 168, Austin Chandler with a 240, and Alyssa Norton with a 196. Our Hard Hat winners for the match who showed character, team dedication, and true warrior spirit are Matthew Scafetta and Laini Buchnowski. Our next match will be Friday at Spare TIme Lanes at 4:15.
• Jayden DuBard – broke his own school record in the Weight – tossing it 58’ 6.5”
• Jake Kaminski – had a PB in the TJ – leaping 43’ 5.5” as well as winning the HJ – clearing 6’ 2”.
• Brandon Townsel – had a PB in the LJ – leaping 20’ 5.5” and a PB in the 300 M – with a 38.13
• Deval Landier – had PB’s in the Shot – 20’ .5”and also in the Weight – 27’ 2”
• Joshua Hammond – had PB’s in the Shot 29’ 7.75” and also in the Weight 26’ 10”
• Jordan Gary – had a PB in the 1000 M – posting a 2:58.8
The team has a very busy week ahead – as they prepare for the 9th / 10th Grade Championships at Houghton this Friday night – starting at 5:00 pm. They then have a few athletes that may compete at SUNY Fredonia – on Saturday starting at 10:00 am -for the last of the Varsity Select Meets, a very select few athletes will then travel to Geneva, Ohio to The Spire Institute – to compete in the High School Showcase on Sunday – starting @ 10:00 am.
This past weekend the Indoor Track team traveled to Houghton College for the Highlander Invitational after not having school or practice for 4 days this week and yet still have some favorable results – here are some of the highlights:
• Ally Alvira – had a PB for the season in the LJ – 16’ 2” as well as in the TJ – 35’ 11.75” and in the 55 M Hurdles – 9.27
• Natalie Ruhlmann – had a PB in the 55 Hurdles as well – running a 10.22
• Brooklyn Lawrence – had a PB in the 55 M dash posting a 8.38
• Angelina Garcia – had a PB in the TJ – leaping 29’ 2.5”
• Alyssa Norton – had PB’s in the Weight throw – 20’ 9.75” and in the Shot 22’ 2”
• Anastasia Bryant – had a PB in the Shot – heaving it 32’ 7”
The Varsity wrestling team finished in 13th place at the Class B tournament held at Cheektowaga on Saturday. Austin Sliwinski led the way with a solid 2nd place while fellow captain Tyler Le finished in 4th. Both wrestlers will represent Cheektowaga at the Sectionals at Lake Shore next Saturday. A special thank you to Zach Fox who came in and did a great job singing the National Anthem for our Class B tourney. Another thank you the Abbey Bellaus, Amaya Miller, Kelly Hawkins, Haley Rome, and Felicia Obstarczyk for volunteering and keeping score for the tournament.
Just another reason why Warrior Nation is Number 1 so much support!
Your Varsity Warriors picked up a big league victory as well Friday defeating Maryvale 57-48 behind a strong erformance from Armondez Cleague who had 21 points and 14 rebounds. Fellow senior Jason Saloman had 13 but a career high 16 points from senior Derek Frank was instrumental in helping the Warriors earn the win.. The win now sets the stage for a matchup with first place Iroquois on Tuesday night when the Warriors hope to avenge an early season loss and stake claim to first place in ECIC III. Come out and support your Warriors, tip-off at Iroquois is set for 6:30pm, GO WARRIORS!!!!
The JV Warriors improved to an impressive 12-1 with an impressive 60-39 payback win over Maryvale, the only team
able to beat the Warriors this year. Markell Henley continued his steady solid play tallying 17 points while Eric Bailey had 11big Trey Slaughter had 10, Naim Wood 8 and Cam Chandler 7. The Warriors next game is Tuesday @Iroquois tip set for 5pm.
• The Shuttle Hurdles Relay – of Jazmine Gable, Natalie Ruhlmann, Brooklyn Lawrence, and Ally Alvira broke the school record and finished in 3rd place overall with a time of 38.74
• Jayla Moss – made the finals (top 8 overall) in the 55 M dash – finished in 8th place running a 7.42
• Jade Rinaldo – had a huge PB in the 1000 M run – dropping 8 seconds running a time of 3:34.1
• Ally Alvira – finished in 9th overall in the TJ – with a jump of 34’ .5”
• Anastasia Bryant – had a big PB in the Shot hitting 32’ 6.5”
Last weekend some of the Warrior Indoor Track athletes traveled to NYC to participate in the New Balance Games at The Armory Indoor Track Facility and had some unbelievable performances – including breaking 2 meet records and 1 school record. Here are some of the highlights:
• CJ Krzanowicz – broke the meet record for freshman and took 1st place overall in the 55 M dash – in a time of 6.68 – in addition he also took 1st place in the freshman LJ – jumping a PB of 19’ 9”
• Jayden DuBard – also smashed the sophomore meet record in the Shot by more than 6’ – with a heave of 48’ 11” – a new PB. – in addition , he took 4th place in the Weight Throw – with a throw of 56’ 3.5”
• Jake Kaminski – took 2nd place overall in the HJ – clearing 6’ 4”
• The Shuttle Hurdles Relay – of Jake Kaminski, Lamar Reeves, Rhyan Riggs, and CJ Krzanowicz – took 2nd place overall – with a time of 33.15
• The 4 x 400 Relay – of Kendrick Hampton, Rhyan Riggs, Jordan Gary, and Daron Lewis took 4th place – in a time 3:34.0
The Wrestling team went to the ECIC JV Championships with 5 wrestlers and placed 4. Anthony Raczka, Andrew Bridge, and Logan Wagner each took 2nd place while Angelo Claudio earned a 4th place. The wrestlers will take on Eden Tuesday at 5:00 in the high School gym for their last match. Come cheer on the team but especially seniors: Tyler Le, Austin Sliwinski, Austin Domanowski, and Caleb Graves.
On Saturday November 2nd the Warriors will host the Class B tournament anyone interested in earning community service hours and keep time at the tables please see Mrs. Bartnik or Coach Haberl.
The Varsity Warriors picked up a solid road win against defending sectional champion and #7 ranked large school in WNY South Park Wednesday night 65-61. The game was tied at 17 after the 1st quarter, but from then on the Warriors held the lead and were able to control play the rest of the way and seal the win. Jason Saloman led the way for the Warriors with a career high 26 points, including 5 3-pointers and made timely plays throughout the game on both ends to help secure the win. Armondez Cleague scored 15 points in limited minutes, while Jaylen WIlliams scored 8 points, Nevada Eldridge 6 and Jesse Hawkins and Keonte Brown both had 5. Besides the points, Jaylen Williams effort and energy were huge all game long, as was the contributions of Derek Frank, Latrell Stone, Jesse Hawkins and Keonte Brown off the bench. Next up, the Warriors host Maryvale Friday night @6:30pm in a huge league match-up, not to mention cross-town rivalry. Come out and support your Warriors and come early to support the JV @5pm. GO WARRIORS
The JV Warriors improved to an impressive 11-1 on the season with a 51-41 win Wednesday at South Park.
The boys jumped out to an early lead but South Park never went away until the 4th quarter when the Warriors opened
up a double digit lead and the victory. Markell Henley had a very solid all-around game and led the Warriors in scoring with 19 points. Niam Wood, Cam Chandler both chipped in 9 points, Gary Jones had 6 points and Eric Bailey scored 5 points to go with a strong defensive effort. Next up, the Warriors try to avenge their only loss when they host Maryvale Friday night @5pm, come out and support your Warriors.
The Varsity Warriors couldn't match the effort and intensity of the Depew Wildcats and lost a big league game last night at home 65-61. Costly mental mistakes proved to be too much for the Warriors to overcome and Depew just wanted it more and proved it when it mattered most. Next up the Warriors travel to South Park on Wednesday night to take on the defending Sectional champs, tip-off is 5:30pm.
Another great effort by the JV Warriors provided a comfortable 64-40 win against Depew. Markell Henley led the way with 18 points while Cam Chandler chipped in 9, Tariq Clark 8 while Eric Bailey and Naim Wood both had 6 to help the Warriors to victory. A balanced team attack on both ends help the Warriors get their 10th win of the season. Next up, the boys take on South Park Wednesday at 4pm.