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.
The varsity Warriors used a strong second half defensive effort to pull away from Springville in a non-league tilt and won 65-50. The Warriors were led by senior Armondez Cleague who was all over the court and the stat sheet. Cleague had 31 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 steals. Jaylen Williams added 10 points, Jason Saloman 8, Derek Frank 6, Nevada Eldridge 5, Keonte Brown 3 and KeShone Beal
2. Jabari McDonald and Derek Frank played hard nose defense to lead the Warrior attack and Omar Al-Naji had a late steal that help seal the win for the Warriors. Next up, the Warriors host Depew in a big league match up Thursday at home, as the Warriors look to avenge an early season loss
to the Wildcats, tip-off is @6:30, come out and support YOUR Warriors and show your WARRIOR PRIDE!!!!
Your JV Warriors held off a stingy Springville team 59-51 in non-league action Tuesday night. A balanced attack was the key as Tariq Clark, Markell Henley, Cam Chandler & Eric Bailey all had 10 points each while Naim Wood chipped in 6, Trey Slaughter 5, Gary Jones 4 and Kydale Staten had 2. Next up, the Warriors get back into league play with a home game Thursday night vs Depew, tip-off is at 5pm.
The boys went toe to toe with the top team in the division but just came up short. The "A" team took 2 out of 3 points and were lead by Nathan Pocobello's set of 769, the second highest in WNY this year. He bowled games of 269, 266 and 234 to lead the way. Dominick Pulkownik added a 223, Jeoff Gioia a 203 and Evan Lenhard chipped in with a 192. The "B" team was lead by Keshone Beal's 178. Steve Fuzer added a 173, Jihad Butler a 150, Ryan Razz a 147 and Aaron Pruchnowski a 120 for the boys who host Depew next Wednesday at Airport.
The girls bowling team upped their record to 4 & 3 with a 5 to 2 victory over Alden. The "A" team took all 3 points and were lead by Emma Rome's 565 set with a high game of 203. Sarah Hencinski added a 546 with a 209, Jessica Fullone chipped in with a 159 and Caitlin Kirst added a 145. The "B" team was lead by Grace Taton's 402 set with a 142 high game. Jamie Millace added a 159, Karissa LeRoy a 123 and Jaden Brown a 99 for the girls who host Depew next Wednesday the 23rd.
This past weekend the Indoor Track teams once again traveled to Houghton College for the annual Houghton Invite and had some awesome results including 2 school records broken and numerous personal bests. Here are some of the highlights.
• Ally Alvira – broke the school record in the 600 M dash posting a time of 1:51.5 – in addition she also won the TJ – 34’ 4.5”.
• Kayrah Brown – hit a PB in the HJ – clearing 4’ 8”
• Jade Rinaldo – had a PB in the 1500 M – posting a time of 5:48.8
• Emily Bui & Bella Nguyen – both hit PB’s in the 1000 M posting times of 3:56.7 and 3:51.0 respectively
• Tabarek Muneam – hit a PB in the 600 M as well – with a time of 2:01.0
The Varsity wrestling team placed 9th at the Patrick Morales Tournament held in Falconer, NY this past weekend. The Warriors wrestled very well placing 4 wrestlers with Senior Tyler Le leading the way with a 1st place championship winning by pin in the third period. Tyler was also presented with the Gregg Munksgard Memorial Award for his hard work, dedication, and working through adversity as a Varsity wrestler. Fellow Senior Austin Sliwinski finished in 3rd place, while Aaron Raczka and Markeith Mingo each placed 6th.
The Warriors will take on 1st place Tonawanda on Wednesday at 6:00 come out and support your Warriors.
The Varsity wrestling team scored a big 39-33 win over Maryvale last night. The win was the 398th victory in Cheektowaga Central history. Scoring pins for the Warriors were Caleb Graves, Aaron Razcka, and Anthony Raczka. Andrew Bridge and Austin Sliwinski each won by forfeit while Logan Wagner was welcomed back with a hard fought 4-3 decision over a strong will Mendifk from Maryvale. Tyler Le finished out the winning by earning his 100th win when his opponent went down with a injury. Damien Young, Markeith Mingo, and Angelo Claudio although losing wrestled well enough to only give up decisions. The Varsity team is now in 3rd place at 3-2 in ECIC 3.
The Warriors will head to Falconer this weekend for the Pat Morales Tournament.
The boys bowling team jumped out to a 2 to nothing lead but couldn't hold off Maryvale at the end. The A team shot a high total of 812 and were lead by Evan Lenhard's 235 on route to a 637 set. Nate Pocobello added a 605 set with a 226, Dominick Pulkownik added a 207 and Derek Mergenhagen added a 183. The B team was lead by Steve Fuzer's 627 set with a 243 high game. Jeoff Gioia added a 194, Ryan Racinowski a 178 and Keshone Beal chipped in with a 160 for the boys who travel to Alden Monday.
The girls bowling team bowled their highest team total of the season but came up short against Maryvale. Emma Rome bowled her season high game of 246 on route to a 572 set to lead the A team. Sarah Hencinski added her high game of 237 and high set of 577. Jessica Fullone added a 543 with a 193 high game and Caitlin Kirst chipped in with a 179. The B team bowled their highest total of the year and were lead by Alyssa Chorazak's 477 set with high game of 160. Grace Taton added a 460 with a 167, A'Moniee Morrison added a 169 and Karissa LeRoy a 158 to help the B team get one point. The girls travel to Alden Monday.
The boys varsity swim team lost to Amherst but put up some stellar performances. Tyler Andrzewski dropped time in his 50 free, Owen McCullor qualified for ECIC in the 50 free and the 100 breast. Liam Blake dropped 25 seconds in his 500 free. Other strong performances were Isiaiah Wilson in the 200 free relay and Alex Sparbel in the 100 back and 400 free relay.
The boys bowling team lost a tough match to Tonawanda. Dominick Pulkownik bowled a high game of 244 while Jeoff Gioia added a 200, Derek Mergenhagen a 180 and Evan Lenhard a 166. Steve Fuzer lead the "B" team with a 225. Keshone Beal chipped in with is high game of 213 while Aaron Pruchnowski added a 148 and Ryan Racinowski a 127 for the boys who host Maryvale Wednesday.
The girls bowling team upped their record to 3 and 2 with a 4 to 3 victory over Tonawanda. The difference of the match was a 67 pin total. The "A" team took the last 2 points and were lead by Emma Rome's 617 set with a 216 high game. Jess Fullone added a 577 set with a 236 in the third game, Sarah Hencinski chipped in with a 189 and Caitlin Kirst added a 170. The "B" team was lead by Karissa LeRoy's 164. Grace Taton added a 151, Alyssa Chorazak a 147 and 8th grader Jaden Brown bowled a huge 116 in the final game. The girls host Maryvale Wednesday at Airport.
• Jade Rinaldo – had a PB in the 3000 M – running a 12:58.6
• Alexis Walenka – had a PB in the 1500 M Race-Walk – posting a time of 10:29.0
• Alyssa Norton – had PB’s in the Shot – 22’ 11.5” and also in the Weight Throw – 20’ 3.75”
• Kayrah Brown - had PB’s in the 300 M – posting a time of 49.06 as well as a PB in the HJ – clearing 4’ 4”
• Anastasia Bryant – had a PB in the Shot – heaving it 31’ 9”
• The 4 x 200 Relay – of Kayrah Brown, Ally Alvira, Brooklyn Lawrence, and Jayla Moss ran a 1:55.1 to finish 5th overall in the meet
The teams will travel to Houghton College again next week for the Highlander Invite and then some selected athletes will head to New York City – to compete in the New Balance Games at The Armory.
This past weekend the Indoor Track Teams traveled to Houghton College for another invite and after some holiday conditioning – the athletes had some remarkable results – here are some of the highlights.
• Jayden DuBard – shattered the school record in the Weight Throw with a massive heave of 57’ 10.25”– bettering his own personal best by 10’ (which was 47’)
• Jake Kaminski – had personal bests in the 300 M – 37.88 and he also had PB in the LJ – hitting 20’ .5”
• Isaiah Harris – had personal bests in the 55 M – 7.10 and in the LJ – 19’ 5.5”
• The 4 x 200 Relay – of Jake Kaminski, CJ Krzanowicz, Daron Lewis, and Lamar Reeves had a season best time of 1:38.05
• Jordan Gary and Zaire Rogers - had PB’s in the 1000 M – running 3:00.05 and 3:10.5
Your Varsity Warriors also had a hard fought battle with East Aurora and were able to pull away late with a 51-44 victory.
Armondez Pony Cleague was all over the court Friday night and ended with 20 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists & 4 steals,
his play led the way for the Warriors and his patience on offense enabled many good looks leading to great scoring opportunities. Fellow senior Jason Saloman added 11 points 6 rebounds and 3 assists that included some very timely buckets late in the game to keep distance between the Warriors and Blue Devils. Jaylen Wiliams and Nevada Eldridge both added 8 points and Derek Frank finished with 4 points. KeShone Beal and Jabari McDonald both provided quality minutes off the bench on both ends of the court
that contributed to the win. Next up, the Warriors also host Springville on January 15th starting at 6:30pm.
Your JV Warriors improved to 8-1 overall and 4-1 in league play with a 42-39 win over East Aurora Friday night.
The boys held the lead most of the game, but couldn't pull away from the Blue Devils until the final horn. Kydale
Staten led the Warriors with 15 points and Markell Henley continued his steady play with 14 points. The Warriors
also received solid contributions from Naim Wood, Cam Chandler, Gary Jones, Tyler Sparbell, Eric Bailey and Trey
Slaughter. Next up the Warriors host Springville in a non-league contest January 15th @ 5:00 pm.
The girls bowling team evened their record at 2 and 2 with a 6 to 1 victory over Cleve Hill. Freshman Jess Fullone bowled a high set of 545 with a high game of 212 to lead the A team to 2 out of 3 points. Emma Rome added a 217, Sarah Hencinski a 176 and Caitlin Kirst chipped in with a 130. The B team was lead by Jamie Millace's 419 set with a high game of 152. Karissa Leroy added a 150, A'Moniee Morrison a 149, Alyssa Choraczak a 122 and Grace Taton a 136 for the girls who host Tonawanda today at Airport.
The boys bowling team opened up 2019 with a 7 to nothing victory over Cleve Hill. 8th grader Jeoff Gioia lead the way on the B team shooting a team high set of 683 with a 257 high game. Keshone Beal added a 484 set with a 168 high game, Ryan Racinowski added a 174 and Aaron Pruchnowski a 155 to help the B team get all 3 points. Dominick Pulkownik lead the A team with a 204 high game and a 558 set. Evan Lenhard chipped in with a 199, Steve Fuzer added a 200, Nate Pocobello a 188, Derek Mergenhagen a 193 and Jihad Butler a 130 for the boys who host Tonawanda Monday at Airport.
The Varsity wrestling team traveled to Niagara County Community College over the weekend and participated at the NFWOA Officials tournament and placed 27th out of 38 teams. Leading the way for the Warriors were captains Austin Sliwinski placing 3rd at 160 lbs. and Tyler Le placing 5th at 126 lbs. Other wrestlers competing and wrestling well were Aaron and Anthony Raczka, Angelo Claudio, Andrew Bridge, Damien Young, Tim Clontz, and Austin Domanowski.
The wrestlers will take on Maryvale Wednesday at Maryvale at 6:00.
The Varsity wrestling team improved to 2-2 in ECIC 3 with a 42-31 win over Springville. Congratulations to Austin Sliwinski for earning his 40th career Varsity pin. Other pinners for the Warriors were Aaron Raczka, Anthony Raczka, Tyler Le, Damien Young, and Andrew Bridge. Austin Domanowski won by Forfeit. The Warriors will head to Niagara County Community College on Friday / Saturday to wrestle in the Officials Tournament.
• CJ Krzanowicz – took 1st in the LJ with a PB jump of 19’ 6.25”
• Jake Kaminski – took 1st in the HJ – clearing 6’ – he also took 2nd in the 600 M with a time of 1:29.0
• Lamar Reeves – took 2nd in the HJ – clearing 5’ 8”
• Sultan Ahmed - had a PB in the 1600 M with a time of 4”55.0
BOYS: (WNY Relays)
• Jake Kaminski and Lamar Reeves - had a exceptional combining to take 1st place in all 3 of their events
o HJ – Jake broke his school record clearing 6’ 4” and qualified for Nationals- Lamar cleared 5’ 8”
o 55 Hurdles – Jake 9.02 and Lamar – 8.43
o TJ – Jake 40’ 10” and Lamar 39’ 1”
• CJ Krzanowicz and Isaiah Harris – combined to take 1st place in the LJ with jumps of 18’ 10” and 18’
• Jayden DuBard and Isaiah Sharpe - took 1st in the both of their events as well
o Shot – Jayden - 45’ 4” and Isaiah – 38’ 10”
o Weight – Jayden – 47’ 4” and Isaiah – 38’ 7”
• The 4 x 400 Relay of Sultan Ahmed, Daron Lewis, Logan Riggs, and Kendrick Hampton – took 2nd place with a time of 3:51.6
The teams will travel to Houghton College again this weekend to compete in the Houghton Invite – meet starts at 10:00 am
Over the break the Indoor track teams had couple of competitions – a divisional meet at SUNY Fredonia and the WNY Relays at Houghton College. As for the WNY Relays – the Boys won the small schools title and the Girls took 2nd to a combined school of Holland / East Aurora. Here are some of the highlights.
• Natalie Ruhlmann – had a PB in the 55 Hurdles – 10.65
• Brooklyn Lawrence - had a PB in the 300 M – and took 4th place – 49.01
• Jazmine Gable – took 4th in the TJ with a leap of 30’ 2”
GIRLS: (WNY Relays)
• Ally Alvira and Natalie Ruhlmann – combined to take 1st place in the 55 M Hurdles 9.31 and 10.32
• Ally and Jazmine Gable – combined to take 1st place in the TJ – 34’ 10.5” and 27’ 5.75”
• Anastasia Bryant and Alyssa Norton – took 2nd in the Weight throw – 25’ 6.5” and 20’ – they also combined to take 3rd in the Shot – 30’ 5.75” and 25’ 11” a new PB for Alyssa
• The 4 x 800 relay – of Bella Nguyen, Tabarek Muneam, Emily Bui, and Jade Rinaldo too 3rd with a time of 12”08
• The SMR (Sprint Medley) relay – of Minea Graves, Jayla Moss, Brooklyn Lawrence and Bella Nguyen took 3rd place with a time of 5:01.
The Varsity wrestling team traveled to Spencerport for the Teike-Bernabi tournament over the Winter break. Tyler Le led the team with a 4th place finish while Austin Domanowski and Austin Sliwinski both wrestled back but lost in the wrestle back semis. Aaron and Anthony Raczka along with Andrew Bridge wrestled well and gained important mat time. The Warriors will take on Springville tonight so come on out and cheer on the team.