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 Monday
1. Baseball - Williamsville North at Clarence, 4:45 p.m.
No. 1 large school Williamsville North (4-0, 3-0) heads to No. 2 large school Clarence (7-0, 5-0) in the top game on Monday's loaded 40-game baseball schedule. Both teams received four of the 10 first-place votes in this week's poll.
The Spartans have come out with four wins against a tough schedule to start the season. North beat Williamsville East and Lancaster at the beginning of April and topped Frontier and Orchard Park this past Friday and Saturday, respectively. Senior Josh Surowiec is on a tear batting .714 with 10 hits, including a double and two triples, 11 RBIs and five runs.
The Red Devils have played the most games in the area and still remain perfect on the season. Their ECIC I triumphs include Jamestown, West Seneca West, Hamburg and Frontier twice. Nonleague wins have come against Niagara Falls and and Cicero-North Syracuse. Clarence hosts No. 4 Lancaster on Wednesday and No. 6 Orchard Park on Friday.
2. Softball - Williamsville South at Williamsville East, 4:30 p.m.
No. 4 large school Williamsville East (4-1, 2-1) hosts No. 9 large school Williamsville South (5-1, 2-1) at Transit Middle School in a top softball game on Monday. East won both meetings last season, 7-2 and 5-3.
The Billies are on a four-game winning streak, three of which came in the Gerry Gentner 'Just Show Up' Memorial Tournament on Saturday. South beat Depew (7-0), Eden (5-4) and Sacred Heart (3-2).
The Flames also participated in Saturday's tournament, picking up a 12-4 win over St. Mary's of Lancaster and a 15-0 win over Olean.
Both teams suffered their loss to ECIC II and Class A-1 foe West Seneca East.
3. Girls lacrosse - West Seneca East at Lancaster, 5 p.m.
Class A Lancaster (4-1) and Class C West Seneca East (4-0) clash in a game between two of the top teams in their respective divisions.
The Legends are looking to bounce back from their first loss of the year, a 7-6 decision against Orchard Park on Friday. Sophomore Jordan Rokitka and junior Hannah Schmahl are two of the top scorers for Lancaster.
The Trojans have already played up a class twice, picking up impressive wins over Hamburg and Niagara Wheatfield. The senior duo of Grace Vogel (19 goals, 3 assists) and Laura Skrzypczyk (17 goals, 2 assists) is tough to stop offensively.
4. Boys lacrosse - Amherst at Grand Island, 5 p.m.
Grand Island (5-0, 2-0) looks to stay unbeaten in this Class C battle with Amherst (3-4, 1-2).
The Vikings have league wins over East Aurora and Lake Shore and nonleague wins over North Tonawanda, West Seneca West and Williamsville East. Their average margin of victory has been 8.2 goals.
The Tigers look to be improved this season, as they already more wins than last year's 2-13 team. Amherst in Class C has a win over East Aurora and losses to Williamsville South and Iroquois. It's 2-2 outside the division with wins over Sweet Home and North Tonawanda and losses to Williamsville East and West Seneca West.
- Baseball: Williamsville South at Williamsville East, 4:30 p.m. at Northtown Center
- Baseball: St. Joe's at St. Francis, 4:30 p.m.
- Softball: Southwestern at Chautauqua Lake, 4:30 p.m.
- Softball: Roy-Hart at Akron, 4:45 p.m.
- Softball: Williamsville North at Clarence, 4:45 p.m.
- Softball: Lew-Port at Niagara Wheatfield, 4;45 p.m.
- Girls lacrosse: Niagara Wheatfield at Frontier, 5 p.m.
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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