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Homeroom Announcements: Tuesday'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 Tuesday

1. Girls soccer - Grand Island at Niagara Wheatfield, 4:45 p.m.

A pair of undefeated Niagara Frontier League rivals meet in the top matchup of the day.

Defending Class A champ Grand Island (5-0, 3-0) hasn't allowed a goal in NFL play this season and have an impressive nonleague win over Clarence from late August. Sophomore Brooke Amato leads the team with six goals. Four others have three goals.

Niagara Wheatfield (6-0, 4-0) has outscored league foes 22-2 in four games so far. Second-year freshman Erin Weir leads the Falcons in goals (seven), assists (four) and points (18). Sophomores Abby Mason and Briana Zayatz each have three goals and three assists.

2. Boys soccer - North Tonawanda at Kenmore East, 7 p.m.

Top large schools North Tonawanda (5-0-1, 3-0-1) and Kenmore East (4-0-1, 2-0-1) play under the lights in a Niagara Frontier League contest.

The Bulldogs' offense has been humming with 34 goals on the year and only two goals against. Their NFL wins have been over Lew-Port and CSAT and the tie against Grand Island. Junior Papouch Schmoyer leads the team in goals with eight, junior Kyle Hofschneider has seven goals and seven assists, and senior Dylan Cunningham has two goals and 13 assists.

The Lumberjacks have league wins over Lockport, Kenmore West and Niagara Falls and a tie against Niagara Wheatfield. Junior forward Colin Archibald leads the team in goals and assists with 10 and four, respectively.

3. Boys volleyball - Eden at Starpoint, 6 p.m.

Eden beat Starpoint on Saturday in the prequarterfinals of Eden's Pan-Am Tournament, 30-25, and meet again today in an ECIC III contest.

The Raiders started their Section VI Division II title defense with a sweep of Iroquois last week. They lost in the quarterfinals of their tournament Saturday to eventual runner-up Lockport, 30-28. Collin Rigley was named to the all-tournament team.

The Spartans lost in five sets to Canisius last Wednesday and swept Depew in a league game two days later. Six-foot-eight senior Campbell Schoenfeld is the top player for Starpoint.

4. Field hockey - Medina at Barker, 4:45 p.m.

Medina (2-1) visits perennial power Barker (1-1) in a Niagara-Orleans League matchup.

The Raiders lost a 2-1 game to rival Akron last Thursday after beating Newfane a week ago. Katrina Clare has a team-high three goals. Barker won 2-0 and 5-0 games against Medina last season.

The Mustangs opened up the year with wins over Newfane and Kenmore and a 2-1 loss to Roy-Hart. Guinevere Schalck has three goals to lead the team.

5. Girls volleyball - Hamburg at Grand Island, 5 p.m.

Grand Island hosts Hamburg in a nonleague game.

The Bulldogs return six starters from last season's 13-3 squad. A few of those include Kailee Herbst, Madison Jensen, Lauren Tone and Eleanor Clarke.

The Vikings, the runners-up in Class A last year, are in the opposite situation having graduated eight seniors. Jenna Tavano, Rose Meaney and all-league seniors Claire Brandon and Lauren Chadwick are some players to watch for.

Honor roll
- Girls soccer: Falconer at Maple Grove, 4:30 p.m.
- Boys volleyball: Orchard Park at West Seneca West, 6 p.m.
- Boys volleyball: Lancaster at Clarence, 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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Monday's roundup

How the News voted in this week's football polls

Jim Kelly Underclassmen for Week Two

High School Extra: Iroquois, Amherst get field hockey wins

Grand Island to receive boost in race for Niagara Frontier League boys soccer title

High school scores & schedules (Sept. 11)

High Schools standings, polls, schedules and leaders (Sept. 12)

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