Get yourself ready for today's #PrepTalkLive action with everything you need to know about the day ahead in high school sports.
What to watch for Thursday
1. Girls lacrosse - Lake Shore at West Seneca East, 7 p.m.
The top two teams in Class C face off when West Seneca East (6-1, 2-0) hosts Lake Shore (6-1, 4-0) this evening.
The Eagles stayed undefeated in the league with a 20-2 rout of Williamsville South yesterday. Shayla Scanlan led the way with a whopping 13 points (five goals, seven assists). Jalyn Jimerson added three goals and three assists, while Ella Jimerson and Sophia Koenig each scored four times.
This is the first game of the week for the Trojans, who have league wins over Iroquois and Amherst this season. Seniors Grace Vogel (28 goals, eight assists) and Laura Skrzypczyk (29 goals, six assists) are a formidable duo on offense.
2. Baseball - Roy-Hart at Wilson, 4:45 p.m.
No. 2 small school Wilson (7-3, 6-1) hosts No. 4 small school Roy-Hart (7-4, 5-1) as both teams look to rebound from their first Niagara-Orleans League losses yesterday. The Lakemen lost to Akron, 8-7, in eight innings. The Rams lost to Albion, 12-9.
The Lakemen are led offensively by juniors John Bender and Tanner Feeley, who are hitting .548 and .529, respectively. Bender has three home runs and a team-high 18 RBIs, while Feeley has six doubles and 17 RBIs.
Senior Brendan Hess leads the Rams with 16 hits, while classmate Eric Fitch has a team-high 11 RBIs. Senior Nick Kubas and sophomore Charlie Bruning lead the team with nine runs apiece.
3. Softball - Fredonia at Cleveland Hill, 4:30 p.m. (POSTPONED)
No. 6 Fredonia (6-0) visits No. 3 Cleveland Hill (5-1) in a nonleague battle between top small schools. Fredonia received 50 points in the latest poll, while Cleve Hill was tied with Alden and Akron at 56 points.
The Hillbillies handed Southwestern its first CCAA West I with a 5-0 shutout yesterday. Hannah Cybart pitched a complete game two-hitter with six strikeouts. Grace Mroczka went 2-3 with a double and an RBI, while Katie Webster went 2-2 with a double and three RBIs.
This will be the first nonleague game for the Eagles, whose lone loss has come to No. 2 small school Eden, 3-2, on April 26. Taylor Betz has been in the circle and earned the win in Cleve Hill's five victories, which have all been by at least eight runs.
4. Boys lacrosse - Niagara Wheatfield at Clarence, 7 p.m.
Clarence (6-4) hosts Niagara Wheatfield (6-3) under the lights in nonleague boys lacrosse action.
The Red Devils already have more wins than last season, when they went 5-12. They most recently dropped a 9-8 overtime decision to Lancaster on Tuesday. Junior Jake Bowman (23 goals, 16 assists) has 20 more points than any other player on the team. Freshman Dominic Basile (17 goals) and junior Kyle Harsch (10 assists) both have 19 points.
The Falcons also lost a one-goal game on Tuesday, 13-12, to Class A power Orchard Park. They also have an 11-6 loss to Lancaster this season. Seniors Dawit Martin, Brandon Sveda and Joe Conte are three of the top offensive players for Wheatfield.
- Baseball: Starpoint at Williamsville North, 4:30 p.m. (POSTPONED)
- Baseball: Canisius at Williamsville South, 4:30 p.m. (POSTPONED)
- Baseball: Grand Island at Kenmore West, 4:45 p.m.
- Baseball: Williamsville East at Maryvale, 5 p.m. (POSTPONED)
- Softball: West Seneca East at Amherst, 4:45 p.m.
- Softball: Sacred Heart at Orchard Park, 5 p.m. (POSTPONED)
- Softball: Williamsville North at Lancaster, 5 p.m. (POSTPONED)
- Girls lacrosse: Frontier at Hamburg, 7 p.m.
Today's schedule can be found at our high school scoreboard.
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