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Homeroom Announcements: Wednesday's big games & more

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 Wednesday

1. Boys volleyball - Frontier at Lockport, 5 p.m.

No. 1-ranked Lockport hosts No. 6 Frontier in the top game on Wednesday's busy slate.

Lockport went undefeated on its way to the Clarence Tournament championship a week and a half ago. The Lions dropped only one of 13 sets, which came in the best-of-three final against Canisius. Jesse Donorovich was awarded MVP, while Zach Schneider was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Frontier, meanwhile, played well in pool play, going 4-2, but bowed out to Eden in straight sets in the gold bracket quarterfinals. Brandon Dunz was an All-WNY member last season as a sophomore.

WNY high school boys volleyball poll (Sept. 5)

2. Girls volleyball - Williamsville East at Hamburg, 6:30 p.m.

Three-time defending Class A champion Williamsville East opens up its league season against Hamburg, which figures to be one of its top competitors come playoff time.

The Flames graduated a lot from last year's state semifinalists, but senior Makayla Greenfield and junior Rachel Steffan were both named to the All-WNY large schools team in 2016.

Hamburg returns plenty of experience from last year's 13-3 squad. Fourth-year player Kailee Herbst and third-year players Meg Seider and Emma Moscato are back, as are all-league picks Madison Jensen, Lauren Tone and Eleanor Clarke.

3. Boys soccer - East Aurora at Canisius, 4:30 p.m.

East Aurora (3-0) visits Canisius (0-1) at its Stransky Complex in West Seneca in an intriguing nonleague tilt between historically good teams.

The Blue Devils have yet to allow a goal in three games this season, wins over Iroquois, Starpoint and Springville. Senior Bryce Schiltz has scored three of the team's six goals.

The Crusaders lost its season-opener to Rochester's Aquinas on Saturday, 2-1. Derek Bartlo scored for the defending Monsignor Martin champs.

4. Field hockey - Pioneer at Williamsville North, 7 p.m.

Williamsville North opens up its Class A title defense with a nonleague game against Pioneer (0-1).

The Spartans are led by third-year sophomore Emma Roland who scored all four goals in the sectional final and Far West Regional to send North to states.

The Panthers went 15-3 a year ago, losing to Williamsville South in the Class B playoffs. They graduated a lot of talent but do return seniors Paige Williams and Riley McMahon and junior captains Julia Brzezicki and Bella Addesa. Pioneer lost 2-0 to Orchard Park last Thursday.

5. Girls soccer - City Honors at Niagara Wheatfield, 4:45 p.m.

Niagara Wheatfield (4-0) looks to continue its hot start to the season when it hosts City Honors (0-2) on Wednesday.

The Falcons have outscored opponents 17-3 on the year. Their best win was a 2-1 triumph over fellow Class AA foe Lancaster. Erin Weir leads the team with five goals and three assists. Abby Mason, Jordan Johnson and Briana Zayatz each have three goals.

The Centaurs lost some high-scoring games so far against Medina, 6-4, and Tonawanda, 6-3. Fifth-year senior Jenna Szopinski, fourth-year seniors Daneva Moncrieffe and Samantha Lonas, and fifth-year junior Emily Payne are team captains.

Honor roll
- Boys soccer: Kenmore West at North Tonawanda, 7 p.m.
- Girls soccer: Nardin at Mount St. Mary, 4:30 p.m.
- Boys volleyball: Lancaster at Orchard Park, 6 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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Tuesday's roundup

Passing of the torch: Hailee Herc takes over Eden girls volleyball program

High Schools: Clarence boys edge North on goal in OT

WNY high school boys volleyball poll (Sept. 5)

WNY high school cross country polls (Sept. 5)

High school scores & schedules (Sept. 6)

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