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 Tuesday
1. Boys lacrosse - Eden at Akron, 5 p.m.
Akron (13-1, 11-0) has a chance to clinch the Class D title outright on Tuesday when it hosts Eden (13-1, 9-1), which lost its only game of the year to the Tigers, 14-8, on April 21.
The Tigers picked up a 25-6 win at Salamanca yesterday. Dylan Nicometi and Ethan Schleef each scored three goals. Juniors Owen Hill (39 goals, 45 assists) and Nelson Logan (30 goals, 31 assists) lead the team in points this season.
The Raiders have won eight straight since the loss to Akron, including close triumphs over strong Grand Island and Medina teams. Eden wraps up its season tomorrow with a home league game against Silver Creek.
2. Softball - Niagara Wheatfield at Williamsville East, 5 p.m.
Softball playoffs begin today for some teams in Class A-2, B-1 and B-2, but not for these highly-ranked large schools.
No. 3 large school Williamsville East (12-3), the top seed in Class A-1, lost an 8-5 game to No. 5 large school Williamsville North yesterday. The Flames open up postseason play against No. 8 North Tonawanda on Thursday.
No. 4 large school Niagara Wheatfield (12-2) earned the No. 3 seed in Class AA after finishing second in the Niagara Frontier League this season. The Falcons, who are led by All-Western New Yorker Madison Klidonas, host No. 6 Frontier in the quarterfinals next Tuesday.
3. Baseball - Clarence at St. Francis, 5 p.m.
No. 6 large school Clarence (12-5) will learn its fate in the Class AA playoffs when the seedings are released this evening, but the Red Devils will squeeze in another quality last-minute nonleague contest on Tuesday against No. 2 large school St. Francis.
The Red Devils finished second in the rugged ECIC I division behind top-ranked Lancaster. Clarence swept the season series with top large schools Williamsville North and Orchard Park. Three losses have been in the league to Hamburg and Lancaster twice, while the other two came against St. Joe's and V-McQuaid.
The Red Raiders lost their first game to a WNY opponent yesterday after losing to St. Mary's of Lancaster, 9-5. The Monsignor Martin Association race also tightened with St. Joe's win over Canisius yesterday. St. Francis still has another four league games to go this week: Canisius Wednesday, Bishop Timon-St. Jude Thursday, Canisius Friday and St. Joe's Sunday.
4. Girls lacrosse - Mount Mercy at Sacred Heart, 4:30 p.m.
A pair of two-loss Monsignor Martin Association teams meet when Sacred Heart (9-2, 7-2) hosts Mount Mercy (6-3, 6-2) on Tuesday. Both sit behind first-place Mount St. Mary (9-7, 9-1).
The Magic picked up a huge 17-4 win over St. Mary's of Lancaster on Monday. Arielle Brown (six goals, two assists), Brigid Lempko (three goals) and Mary Barnes (four goals, three assists) led the way offensively. Brown and Lempko both had a hat trick in Mercy's 9-6 win over Sacred Heart on May 8.
The Sharks handed the Thunder their only league loss of the season in a 10-7 game on April 19. Junior Gina Perna leads the team in goals with 26 and points with 38. Seniors Alexa Perna and Sarah Krieger each have 21 goals.
- Baseball: Wilson at Starpoint, 4:30 p.m.
- Baseball: North Collins at Springville, 4:30 p.m.
- Softball: Cleveland Hill at Maryvale, 4:30 p.m.
- Softball: Mount St. Mary at Kenmore West, 4:45 p.m.
- Softball: Class A-2, B-1 & B-2 prequarterfinals
- Section VI baseball (coming Tuesday evening)
- Section VI softball
- Section VI boys lacrosse (coming Thursday)
- Section VI girls lacrosse (coming Saturday)
Today's schedule can be found at our high school scoreboard.
#PrepTalkLive updates: While we follow ALL the high school action via our Prep Talk team, we encourage YOU to also tweet updates from the games you are attending with the hashtag #PrepTalkLive attached.
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