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. Pezzino Watch
Grand Island star Madisyn Pezzino is two goals shy of tying the New York State career goals record heading into Tuesday's home game against Lockport. Three goals by the Florida State-bound senior, who has 54 goals in 14 games this season, will break the record of 234 set by Molly Petrucci of City Honors last year. Game starts at 6:30 p.m. between the new No. 1 large school Vikings (13-1, 12-0) and Lions (3-8-2, 3-7-2).
2. Boys soccer - Lackawanna at St. Joe's, 4:30 p.m.
Lackawanna (12-2), one of the top small schools in the area, will head to No. 8 large school St. Joe's (10-3-1) for a nonleague matchup. The Steelers, who just clinched their ninth straight ECIC IV title, suffered its losses to No. 5 Sweet Home and No. 6 Lancaster, both large schools. St. Joe's just lost to Sweet Home, 1-0, in yesterday's Super Monday Tournament hosted by the Panthers.
3. Boys volleyball: Lockport at Orchard Park, 6 p.m.
Last week's No. 4 Orchard Park (The News did not receive this week's coaches poll) will host No. 5 Lockport in an intriguing nonleaguer. The Quakers (7-4) rely on setter Paul Hackford to run an effective offense. The undefeated Lions (11-0) are led by Jesse Donorovich, who was named MVP last weekend after helping Lockport win its own tournament.
4. ECIC boys golf championships
The ECIC boys golf individual championship and sectionals qualifier is set for a 9 a.m. shotgun start at Sheridan Park Golf Course Tuesday morning. The top 80 ranked players and all 22 ECIC varsity golf teams will be represented at this 18-hole event. The top 22 golfers plus one alternate from the tournament will join exempt golfers Mitchell Smith of Orchard Park and Cary Ignazczak of Lake Shore (members of the 2016 Section VI State Team) at the Section VI State Qualifier in May.
5. Girls soccer - North Tonawanda at Lew-Port, 7 p.m.
These two honorable mention large schools trail only No. 1 Grand Island in the Niagara Frontier League standings. Lew-Port (9-3-2, 9-2-1) beat North Tonawanda (11-4, 9-4), 4-2, at NT on Sept. 16. The Lumberjacks, led offensively by Samantha Hanes' 13 goals and 13 assists, are 7-1 since, the lone loss coming to the Vikings. Kerstin Crum (11 goals, 3 assists) and the Lancers are 5-3-1.
- Boys soccer: North Collins at Pine Valley, 5 p.m.
- Girls soccer: Nichols at Sacred Heart, 4:30 p.m.
- Girls volleyball: Eden at Alden, 6 p.m.
- Boys volleyball: Grand Island at North Tonawanda, 4:30 p.m.
- Field hockey: Roy-Hart at Barker, 4:45 p.m.
- Boys cross country: Orchard Park vs. Frontier
- Girls cross country: Clarence vs. West Seneca West
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Photo gallery: Super Monday boys soccer tournament at Sweet Home
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- Prep Talk Athletes of the Week: Coaches can nominate players by sending a name and details of the week’s accomplishments to email@example.com by no later than Saturday night
- Miguel Rodriguez’s Power 10: Ranking the best of the scholastic fall sports season
- As always, we'll monitor today's action in our #PrepTalkLive post.