DAILY SPORTS UPDATE
3/29/23*Over the past weekend, seven Starpoint students competed in the NHSCA High School Nationals wrestling tournament held in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Zach Caldwell, Gage LaPlante, and Griffin LaPlante were All-American place winners and are now nationally ranked in their respective age/weight classes. Joining them at the tournament were Caden Barrientos, Matt Caldwell, Jaron Barrientos, and Kole Hasely. Both Caden and Matt did make it to the All-American round in their respective weight classes. Congratulations!! (3/29)*Boys JV Lacrosse starts the season at 2-1 in their first 3 games with a 14-1 win against Buffalo and a 7-4 win against Depew. William Bichler leads the way on offense with 9 points, through 3 games, while Brady Crissman and Rian Kunkle hold things down on the defensive end. The Spartans travel to Medina on Thursday for a 5’ o clock matchup. (3/29)*The Varsity Boys' Lacrosse Team lost their first game of the season last night at Iroquois, 12 to 4, bringing their record to 3 wins and 1 loss. Braden Allen had 2 goals, and Will Mainstone and Alec Kirk each added one goal in the loss. The Spartans have their home opener tomorrow at 5:00 PM vs. Medina. Come out and support the boys.
The Varsity Boys' Lacrosse team improved their record to 3 and 0 on the season with a 15 to 8 win over Depew. The Spartan goal scorers were Braden Allen with 4, Justin Bull with 3, Will Mainstone and Eathon Eiss each with 2 goals, and Frankie Cardarella, Bayden Floreano, and Kyler Lee adding one goal each in the victory. A strong team defense was played by George Thompson, Alex Chukhanenko, Luke Davis, and Jon Zawada. Hayden Schuler had a good 4th quarter in goal to help secure the victory. The boys face off at 7 o'clock tonight at Iroquois in their 1st division game.
The Boys' Varsity Lacrosse team kicked off the 2023 season with a 13 to 8 win over Ken-Ton. Braden Allen led the Spartans with 5 goals. Alec Kirk scored 3 goals, Justin Bull had 2 goals, and Frankie Cardarella, Will Mainstone, and Brayden Floreano scored 1 goal each. Kyler Lee was strong on face-offs, while Luke Davis and Alex Chukhanenko played strong on defense. Hayden Schuler made 7 saves in goal. Next up, the boys travel to Riverside HS to play BuffaloCongratulations to the following Varsity Boys' Basketball players on their all-league selections. Sam Parise: 2nd team All-Defense. Tyler Milleville: All-Glue team. Nate Gniazdowski: All-Character team. Jack Kempf: 1st team All-Defense and 3rd team All-League, and Cohen Vogel: 1st team All-League.
HUGE congratulations to the Unified Bowling Team for winning the championship yesterday at the Section 6 Culminating event. It was a total team effort, as we entered the tournament with just two wins this season. Congratulations to all bowlers on coming in first place!
3/6/23*Over the weekend, the Varsity Cheerleading Team traveled to Binghamton to compete in the state championship. The team clinched a spot for the finals and placed 4th in the state in the D2 large division. The team closes out this season with a record of 5 first places and 2 grand championship titles. Their hard work and dedication to the sport and to their team have been proven over and over again. Congratulations, Lady Spartans! (3/6)*The Lady Spartans played in the Class A2 Finals against Williamsville South yesterday at Buffalo State. They played with determination, pride, and most importantly, as a team. They lost the game 58-44. Megan Milleville recorded a double-double scoring 19 points and 19 rebounds, Maddie Schmidt had 8 points and 2 assists, and Ava Anastasi had 6 points and 2 rebounds. Congrats to the Lady Spartans on a great season! (3/6)3/2/23The Girls' Basketball Team won their semi-final game last night against South Park 58-27. Sophia Waliszewski led the Lady Spartans with 12 points, 5 steals, and 4 rebounds, Maddie Schmidt had 11 points 5 steals, and 5 assists, and Megan Milleville had 10 points, 14 rebounds, and 5 assists. Their next game will be at Buffalo State on Sunday, March 5 at 1:00 P.M. Come and support your Lady Spartans!!! (3/2)
Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Basketball team on their 53-51 victory Friday night over CSAT in the quarterfinals of sectionals. Jackson Greismer scored a game-high 21 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 5 seconds left. Tyler Milleville had 9 points, 12 rebounds and Sam Parise added 8 points and 4 assists. The boys will take on #1 seed Amherst in the semis at Buffalo State on Tuesday. The game is at 5:15 and tickets must be bought online.
On Sunday, the Varsity Indoor Track & Field Team competed in the Section 6 State Qualifiers. The team ended with 11 top-5 performances. Ayden Eleey ran in the 55 hurdles placing 8th with a Personal Record of 8.44. Brody Saunders and Michael DePasquale also had a personal record in the hurdles as well. Kyle Lewis ran the 55-meter dash with a PR of 6.59, which qualified him for the state meet and ranked him within the top 50 in New York state. Along with that, Kyle then ran the 300-meter dash, where placed 3rd, earning him a spot on the section 6 relay team. The boys 4x800 meter relay ran an amazing race, placing 2nd behind Hamburg by .02 (two hundreths of a second), just barely missing an opportunity to run in the state championships. The relay included Peyton Spatorico, Frankie Payne, Gavin Farrell, and Timothy Lukasik. Peyton Spatorico also ran in the 3200-meter race, in which he placed second and qualified for the state meet. Shannon Zugelder ran the 1500-meter race, which got her 4th place, earning herself a spot on the section 6 relay team. She also ran the 3000 meter race, which got her 3rd and qualified her for the state championships as well. Erin Callahan is ranked in the top 50 in the United States for the 1500 meter racewalk, and got a new Personal Record of 8:26.22 and placed 4th. Victoria Coleman competed in the weight throw and shot put, giving her 8th and 15th place. Emily Waldron competed in the pole vault, placing 3rd and also getting the state qualifying standard with a 10 '0 vault.
This past Saturday, Varsity Cheer hosted sectionals here at Starpoint. In front of a large crowd, Varsity put on a show and claimed the title of Section 6 D2 Large Champions. This was the team’s 5th win of the season. The Lady Spartans will be moving on to states in Binghamton on Saturday, March 4th. Congratulations, Varsity Cheer
Congratulations to the Boys' Varsity Basketball Team on their 76 - 42 victory over Tonawanda last night. A true team effort led to all 15 Spartans scoring. A special thank you to all those who showed up to cheer the team on. It was truly appreciated! The boys close out the regular season tonight at Maryvale.
Congratulations to the Varsity Boys Basketball team on their victory last night over Sweet Home. With the win, the team improves to 8 and 10 overall and finishes division play 7 and 7. The team returns to the court on Thursday at home for SENIOR NIGHT.
The Starpoint Scholastic Bowl team came from behind but fell just short on the last question. Starpoint was behind Lockport and Akron going into the final round but vaulted back and passed Akron in the third round and came within 15 points of Lockport when Zach Ely nailed an answer on the final question to reduce it to 5 points. Then, the team missed the 20-point bonus and stayed put. Ely and Hayden Schuler led the Spartans, while Connor Church made Mrs. Tomei proud by answering a science question.
2/14/23The JV Girls' Basketball Team lost a hard-fought game to Williamsville East, 55-41. Natalie Prezioso led the way with 16. Lily Mckie added 6 and Rya Anastasi had 5. (2/14)*The Lady Spartans Varsity Basketball Team beat Williamsville East yesterday by a score of 55-31. The Lady Spartans played a great defensive game. Highlights include Allie Milleville who had 16 points and 4 three's and Ava Anastasi who had 13 points and 3 three-pointers. Megan Milleville had 14 rebounds and contributed 8 points while Maddie Schmidt had 9 points and 9 rebounds. The Lady Spartans play again on Wednesday against Sweet Home, which is their last regular season game. (2/14)*Congratulations to the Girls' Hockey Team on an unforgettable season. The girls lost 4-0 in the sectional finals against Kenmore/Grand Island/Lockport. From 0-16 in their inaugural season a short 5 years ago to sectional runner-ups is a great achievement. The program has many things to look forward to in the future. The girls would like to thank the boys' hockey team, student section, administrators, and teachers who came to the game last night.
*This week the Starpoint Varsity Cheer Team competed at ECICs. They opened the competition and set the standard for the rest of the day for other teams. The Lady Spartans placed first, earning the title ECIC Champs in D2 large. Megan Myhalenko and Jessica Puchlerz were named ECIC All-Stars. The team moves on to Sectionals hosted here at Starpoint on Saturday, February 18th. Head to the Starpoint Cheer Instagram page for details on the competition. We would love to see as many people there to support the team!
2/10/23Congrats to the Varsity Boys' Basketball Team on their huge comeback win last night over Hamburg. Down 19 in the first half, the boys used a total team effort in the 2nd half to come back and win 55-53. Jackson Griesmer led all scorers with 20 points while Cohen Vogel added 10 points. The boys return to action on Saturday at 11:30 at NCCC versus RoyHart. Senior night is next Thursday, February 16th. (2/10)*Oh what a night! The Girls' Hockey Team won in triple overtime against HEWS 2-1. Not only did the girls set a record for the longest game in girl’s section 6 history, but they also advanced to the Section 6 finals for the first time in their short 5 year existence! Madison Mallone scored less than 2 minutes into the 3rd to tie the game. Mara Beiter scored shortly after a missed penalty shot to win the game. Sammy Latini chipped in with an assist.
2/9/23Congratulations to the Girls' Ice Hockey Team on their win against CASH in the first round of sectionals. The girls move on to the semifinals on Thursday against HEWS, 6:30 at Northtown; your support would be appreciated. Marina Mansfield played lights out on defense and had a goal and an assist. Mara Beiter, Natalee Lawrence, and Maddy Jagow all had assists in the victory. Madison Mallone also has a sweet assist. (2/8)*The JV Girls' Basketball Team lost a hard-fought game against Will South, 39-27. Natalie Prezioso led the way with 12 points and Jaylyn Linderman added 8. (2/9)*The Girls' Varsity Basketball Team lost against Will South. It was a team effort and everyone played well.
Congratulations to the Girls' Ice Hockey Team on their win against CASH in the first round of sectionals. The girls move on to the semifinals on Thursday against HEWS, 6:30 at Northtown; your support would be appreciated. Marina Mansfield played lights out on defense and had a goal and an assist. Mara Beiter, Natalee Lawrence, and Maddy Jagow all had assists in the victory. Madison Mallone also has a sweet assist.
2/7/23The JV Girls' Basketball Team beat Amherst, 52-17. Natalie Prezioso led the way with 15 points. Lily Mckie added 7, and Cloe Darlak and Jaylyn Linderman both had 6.*The Girls varsity Basketball Team advanced to 11-6 beating both Grand Island and Amherst. High scorers for the Grand Island game included Ava Anastasi with 13 points and 3 three-pointers, Alli Milleville with 11 points and 3 three-pointers, and Sophia Waliszewski with 9 points. Last night the team played the Amherst Tigers beating them 50-35. The entire team played well, high scorers include Megan Milleville, Sophia Waliszewski and Ava Anastasi. The Lady Spartans play tomorrow at Williamsville South.
2/6/23The Starpoint cheer teams competed again this past weekend at Orchard Park. Junior varsity placed first in a very tough and competitive division. Varsity also placed first in their division and earned the title Grand Champions of the whole competition, earning the highest score out of 48 teams! Varsity moves on to competing at ECICs on Sunday at Amherst. Congratulations, Lady Spartans! (2/6)*Your Spartan Wrestling Team wrestled in the 2023 Class A Championships and Sectional Qualifier on Saturday hosted by the Williamsville South Billies. The top four wrestlers in each weight class move on to the Section 6 Championships. All of your Spartan wrestlers placed in the top four with four Class A Champions:102 Jaron Barrientos 1st place Class A Champion110 Kole Haseley 3rd place118 JR Leuer 2nd place118 Caden Barrientos 3rd place138 Griffin LaPlante 1st place Class A Champion152 Zach Caldwell 1st place Class A Champion160 Gage LaPlante 1st place Class A Champion172 Phil Pirinelli 2nd place189 Derek Kneeppel 2nd place215 Matt Caldwell 1st place Class A Champion215 George Thompson 4th placeThese eleven Spartan Wrestlers will all wrestle in the 2023 Section 6 Championships and NY State Tournament Qualifier hosted here at Starpoint this Saturday. Good Luck! (2/6)*The Boys' Varsity Swim Team finished 8th in the Large School ECIC Championship on Saturday. Ben Wichart placed in the Top 4 in both the 100 Fly and 100 Back. Austin Kunkel placed in the top 6 in both the 200 Free and 100 Free. They combined with Tristan Madden and Nate Wendt to place 4th in the 200 Medley Relay. Alex Hoover joined Tristan., Ben and Austin to place 4th in the 400 Free Relay. Outstanding swims were turned in by Kenny Jones in the 500 and 200 Free qualifying for the Class B meet in the 200 and Mark DeFilippo in the 50 Free and 100 Back also qualifying for the Class B meet in the 100 Back. Other best times were turned in by Hayden Schuler, Charlie Hlykema, Sean Curvin, Russel Gian, Alex Hoover, and Nate Wendt in their individual events. Great Job Boys! Our next meet is the Class B Championship on Thursday. (2/6)
2/3/23The JV Girls' Basketball Team beat Iroquois, 49-27. Natalie Prezioso led the way with 19 points. Jaylyn Linderman added 10 and Lily Mckie had 8. (2/3)*The Girls varsity Basketball team defeated Iroquois last night 61-41. Ava Anastasi had 15 points, Olivia Ruchala had 12 points and 3 steals, Alli Milleville had 9 points and 7 rebounds and Maddie Schmidt had 8 points and 7 rebounds. Congrats to the Lady Spartans on the win.
2/2/23Last night, the Starpoint cheerleading teams hosted their annual Starpoint Snowflake Showdown competition. Varsity placed first in their division and Junior Varsity placed first in their division as well. Both teams will be competing in their third competition of the season in Orchard Park on Sunday. Congratulations to both teams on another win! (2/2)*The Unified Bowling Team kicked off their season with back-to-back matches this week. On Tuesday they defeated Research Charter School 6-3 and yesterday it came down to the wire and they lost a tough battle to Niagara Wheatfield.
2/1/23What a Girls Hockey game! The girls clinched 2nd place in the Fed, with a 4-1 win over HEWS. This is the highest seed attained since our relatively short time in the league. Madison Mallone had the best game of her HS career, scoring a hat trick and game-winning goal! Mara Beiter had two assists and Faith O’Connor and Marina Mansfield shut down HEWS best player. Sammy Latini chipped in with a goal. (2/1)
1/31/23The JV Girls' Basketball Team lost a hard-fought game against Hamburg, 47-35. Natalie Prezioso led the way with 21 points Jaylyn Linderman and Lily Mckie both added 5. (1/31)*The Lady Spartans played a great game against Hamburg but unfortunately didn’t come away with the win. The score ended up 47-38. Allie Milleville was the leading scorer with 5 three pointers. Sophia Waliszewski added in 8. The Lady Spartans played great defense and their next game is at home this Thursday against Iroquois. Come out and support! (1/31)*Congratulations to Boys' Varsity Basketball Team on their 64 - 56 win last night over Williamsville East. Jack Kempf scored a team-high 19 points, while Jackson Griesmer, Cohen Vogel and Sam Parise all scored in double figures. The boys return to action on Wednesday when they head to Iroquois. (1/31)*Congratulations to the girls Hockey team on their hard-fought 3-2 victory over LIDA. Maddie Jagow had two assists, and Natalee Lawrence had two goals. Paige Spatorico played stellar defense as did Faith O’Connor, Olivia Terranova, and Marina Mansfield. The girls move to 11 and 4 on the season and can earn the #2 seed in a revenge game tonight against HEWS.
State Champions! On Saturday, your Starpoint Spartan Wrestling Team won the 2023 New York State Wrestling Championship! In the first round, they beat the Cicero North Syracuse Northstars 54-18 and the Fairport Red Raiders 36-35 to advance to the semifinals. In the semifinals, Starpoint beat the Wantagh Warriors from Long Island 36-26 advancing to the Finals. In the Finals your Spartans beat the #21 nationally ranked Minisink Valley Warriors from Section 9 Orange County 35-27 to become NY State Champs! Your Spartan Wrestling Team finished the season undefeated with 26 wins and 0 losses! Congratulations on being the first team in Starpoint history to win a NY State Team Championship!!
State Champions! On Saturday your Starpoint Spartan Wrestling Team won the 2023 New York State Wrestling Championship! In the first round they beat the Cicero North Syracuse Northstars 54-18 and the Fairport Red Raiders 36-35 to advance to the semifinals. In the semifinals Starpoint beat the Wantagh Warriors from Long Island 36-26 advancing to the Final, In the Finals your Spartans beat the #21 nationally ranked Minisink Valley Warriors from Section 9 Orange County 35-27 to become NY State Champs! Your Spartan Wrestling Team finished the season undefeated with a record of 26 wins and 0 losses! Congratulations on being the first team in Starpoint history to win a NY State Team Championship!
1/27/23The JV Girls' Basketball Team beat Sweet Home last night 44-23. Natalie Prezioso led the way with 29 points and Lauren Serena hit 2 big fourth-quarter 3s to extend the lead. (1/27)*The Lady Spartans lost to Sweet Home 33-50 last night. The high scorers for the game were Ava Anastasi with 12 points and Allie Milleville with 6 points, hitting 2 three-pointers.
Congratulations to the girls Hockey Team on their 4-1 victory over CASH on Senior Night. Madison Mallone had a goal and an assist. Natalee Lawrence had two assists. Maddie Jagow had a goal and Marina Mansfield picked up another assist on D. The girls improved to 10-4 in league play and 11-5 overall.The JV Girls' Basketball Team beat West Seneca East last night, 48-19. Maria Giomundo led the way with 15 points. Lauren Serena added 14 and Natalie Prezioso had 12. (1/26)*The Starpoint Lady Spartans beat West Seneca East 86-30.Ava Anastasi: 21 pts, 4 steals, 4 assistsAllison Milleville: 15 ptsMaddie Schmidt: 10 pts, 9 steals, 5 assistsSophia Walizewski: 10 pts, 7 steals, 5 assistsMega. Milleville: 9 pts, 7 assists, 6 reboundsCaitlin Deney and Olivia Rushala: 9 ptsIzzy Billanti: 6 pts
Starpoint Wrestling2023 ECIC Championships
102 Jaron Barrientos 1st Champion110 Kole Haseley 1st Champion110 Sean McDonald 2nd118 Caden Barrientos 3rd118 JR Leuer 1st Champion138 Griffin LaPlante 1st Champion152 CJ Uptegrove 4th152 Zach Caldwell 1st Champion160 Gage LaPlante 1st Champion172 Landon Grainy 5th172 Phil Pirinelli 2nd189 Derek Kneeppel 3rd215 George Thompson 5th285 Matt Caldwell 2nd285 Hunter Ducharme 3rdECIC Team Champions: 1st Place TeamThis weekend the Starpoint Cheerleading Program competed at their first competition of the season at North Tonawanda. The Junior Varsity Team and the Varsity Team placed 1st, and scored the highest score overall earning them the title of Grand Champions!! Their next competition is at Sweethome on Saturday. Great job Lady Spartans! (1/23)*The Girls' Basketball Team lost to Sacred Heart. The score was 52-44. Ava Anastasi had 13 pts, Sophia Waliszewski had 10 points and Megan Milleville had 7pts with 16 rebounds. They play again tomorrow night at West Seneca East.
Your Spartan Wrestling Team destroyed the Amherst Tigers on Tuesday night, beating them 69-6 and winning the 2022-2023 ECIC Division Team League Championship. Your #2 NY State-ranked Spartans are still undefeated with a record of 22-0! The following wrestlers won their matches:Sean McDonaldJaron BarrientosKole HaseleyCaden BarrientosJR Leuer
Griffin LaPlanteCJ UptegroveZach CaldwellLandon GrainyGage LaPlanteDerek KneeppelMatt CaldwellWrestlers winning exhibition matches include:Mason ClassTrent LikusLucas ClarkAnother great win! Congratulations on winning a League Title! Your Spartan Wrestling Team travels to Sweet Home on Friday & Saturday for the ECIC Championships. Good Luck!
1/18/23*Congratulations to the Varsity Boys' Basketball Team on their 63 - 53 win last night over Sweet Home. A balanced attack saw 12 different Spartans score, led by Jack Kempf and Cohen Vogel each with 11 points. The Boys are back in action on Friday night, at West Seneca East. (1/18)*The Lady Spartans defeated Lockport on Friday by a score of 59-50. High scorers in the game were Sophia Waliszewski with 15 points, 7 steals, and 3 assists. Ava Anastasi had 12 points and 5 rebounds and Megan Milleville had 11 points, 18 rebounds, and 4 blocks.
1/17/23Congratulations to our wrestlers who placed in tournaments on 1/14/23.
118 Jack Sole 1st132 Abe Eckler 1st189 Lucas Clark 1st215 Sean Fields 1st132 Dylan Scovazzo 2nd145 Trent Likus 2nd215 Spencer Argentieri 2nd189 Jake Stickney 4thVarsity Lockport102 Sean McDonald 1st172 Phil Pirinelli 2nd189 Derek Kneeppel 3rd285 Hunter Ducharme 4th189 Geroge Thompson 6thVarsity Eastern States160 Gage LaPlante 1st102 Jaron Barrentos 3rd138 Griffin LaPlante 5th
1/13/23*The JV Girls' Basketball Team beat Amherst last night, 55-31. Natalie Prezioso led the way with 20 points and Cloe Darlak added 8. Courtney Kiff had numerous rebounds and played well on both sides of the ball. (1/13)
1/12/23Your Spartan Wrestling Team pounded the Hamburg Bulldogs on Wednesday night, beating them 51-12. Your #2 NY State-ranked Spartans are still undefeated with a record of 21-0!The following wrestlers won their matches:Sean McDonaldJaron BarrientosKole HaseleyCaden BarrientosJR Leuer
Griffin LaPlanteCJ UptegroveZach CaldwellGage LaPlantePhil Pirinelli
Derek KneeppelHunter DucharmeWrestlers winning exhibition matches include:Dylan ScovazzoTrent LikusStanley SurmanCollin WrateGreat win boys! Your Spartan Wrestling Team has their last league dual match this upcoming Tuesday against the Amherst Tigers at NCCC...Good Luck! (1/12)
*The Boys' Swim Team defeated Amherst 111-59, improving their record to 5-3. Double winners were Tristan Madden (50 Free and 100 Back) and Austin Kunkel (200 IM and 100 Breast). Other winners were Alex Hoover (100 Fly) and Ben Wichart (100 Free). Matt Edwards turned in three best times and other best times were turned in by Spencer Culligan, Mark DeFilippo, Michael Herschberger, Charlie Olson, Russell Gian, and Nate Wendt. Great job boys.
1/10/23Congratulations to the Varsity Boys' Basketball team on their win Saturday over Iroquois. Cohen Vogel scored 24 points and Sam Parise hit the game-winner with less than 2 seconds to play. The boys are back in action tonight at home against Will South. JV at 5:30, Varsity at 7:00.*The JV Girls' Basketball team took down Iroquois last night, 46-29. Natalie Prezioso led the way with 15 points, Lauren Serena added 13, and Cloe Darlak, Rya Anastasi, and Lily Mckie all added 4. Overall, a complete team win!
Your #2 NY State-ranked Spartan Wrestling Team are now the 2023 Section 6 Team Champions, winning the Section 6 Team Duals on Saturday! Starpoint beat the Clarence Red Devils 55-18 in the quarter-final. They battled the Amherst Tigers in the semifinals, beating them 70-6. In the finals, Starpoint beat the Niagara Wheatfield Falcons 45-18 to become Section 6 Team Champions. Congratulations! Your Spartan Wrestling Team is now 20-0 and will represent Section 6 at the NY State Team Wrestling Championships in Syracuse, NY on Saturday, January 28th. Good Luck! Next, your Spartans have an away match on Wednesday night against the Hamburg Bulldogs.
*Your Spartan Wrestling Team annihilated the Iroquois Chiefs on Wednesday night beating them 58-3. Your #2 NY State Ranked Spartans are still undefeated with a record of 17-0! The following wrestlers won their matches:Kole HaseleySean McDonald
Caden BarrientosJR Leuer
Griffin LaPlanteCJ UptegroveZach CaldwellGage LaPlanteLandon Grainy
Derek KneeppelMatt CaldwellWrestlers winning exhibition matches include:Trent LikusLucas ClarkGreat win boys! Your Spartan Wrestling Team is one of eight teams that qualified to wrestle in the Section 6 Team Dual Championships this weekend at Lancaster High School...Good Luck bringing home a Sectional Team Championship! (1/5)*Congratulations to the Girls' Hockey Team on their 3-2 win over Williamsville. Sammy Latini had an assist, Natalee Lawrence scored a goal, and Faith O’Connor and Marina Mansfield continued to dominate on defense. Senior Mara Beiter put in another solid effort. The girls move to 8-1 in the season. (1/5)
1/4/23After a long layoff, the Girls' Hockey Team was back in action, notching their 7th victory of the season, winning 5-1. Mara Beiter was the player of the game after she scored her much-deserved first of the season. She's been great all season, working her tail off. Olivia Terranova, Faith O'Connor, Maddie Jogow, and Natalee Lawrence each picked up an assist. Freshman stud, Sammy Latini picked up 1 goal and 3 assists. (1/4)
1/3/23*Your Spartan Wrestling Team beat up the East Aurora Blue Devils on Wednesday night beating them 69-6. Your #2 NY State-ranked Spartans are undefeated with a record of 16-0!The following wrestlers won their matches:Sean McDonald
Jack SoleAbe Eckler
Trent LikusCJ UptegroveGage LaPlanteLandon Grainy
George ThompsonMatt CaldwellHunter DucharmeWrestlers winning exhibition matches include:Stanley SurmanJake StickneyJaemison ClarkGreat win boys! Your Spartan Wrestling Team has an away match on Wednesday after winter break against the Iroquois Chiefs...Good Luck! (1/3)*Over the break the JV Girls' Basketball Team beat Ken West 62-17. Natalie Prezioso led the way with 22, Cloe Darlak added 15, and Maria Giomundo added 9. All the girls played well and contributed to the win! (1/3)
Congratulations to the Girls' Hockey Team on their 4-2 victory over LIDA. Sammy Latini scored 2 goals and picked up an assist. Olivia Terranova had 3 assists and Natalee Lawrence picked up an assist. Faith O'Connor and Marina Mansfield were outstanding on defense. (12/22)
*Last night the JV Girls' Basketball Team beat Williamsville South 50-34. Natalie Prezioso led the way with 21 points. Lauren Serena added 8. Lily Mckie and Courtney Kiff grabbed lots of rebounds and each added a basket! (12/22)*The Boys' Swim Team defeated Williamsville South last night 103-65 to improve to 4-2 on the season. Austin Kunkel was a double winner in the 200 IM and 100 Breaststroke, while Ben Wichart(100 Fly) and Tristan Madden(50 Free) were also winners. Best times were turned in by Sean Curvin, Keaton Lemieux, Russel Gian, Mark DeFilippo, Charlie Hylkema and Nate Wendt.
Congratulations to the Varsity Boys' Basketball team on their win last night over Wilson. The Spartans used a balanced attack that saw Tyler Milleville, Jack Kempf, and Cohen Vogel each score 10 points. The boys return to action on Thursday when they host Amherst. (12/20)
*Congratulations to the Girls' Hockey Team on their win over St. Mary’s 7-0. Marina Mansfield had a goal and 2 assists and rocked out on defense. Sammy Latini had a goal and 2 assists. Natalee Lawrence hustled all game long and picked up an assist. Olivia Terranova and Faith O’Connor continue to impress by playing defense. The girls moved to 5-1 in league play and 6-2 overall.
*The Boys Swim Team defeated Clarence 111-59 on Friday. Double wins were turned in by Ben Wichart( 200 Free and 100 Fly) and Tristan Madden (50 Free and 100 Free). Austin Kunkel also placed 1st in the 100 Breast and 2nd in the 200 IM. Best times were turned in by Matt Edwards, Spencer Culligan, Sean Curvin, Mark DeFilippo, Russell Gian, Keaton Lemieux, Charlie Olson, and Nate Wendt. Our next meet will be at Williamsville South on Wednesday. (12/19)
*Your Spartan JV Wrestling Team wrestled in the 2022 Williamsville South Billies Tournament on Saturday. The following wrestlers placed at the tournament:118 Pound Champion placing 1st was Mason Class132 pound Champion placing 1st was Abe Eckler285 pound Champion placing 1st was Jaemison Clark132lbs Dylan Scovazzo placed 2nd215lbs Sean Fields placed 2nd215lbs Lucas Clark placed 3rd285lbs Spencer Argentieri placed 3rd145lbs Trent Likus placed 4thCongratulations. Nice job boys! (12/19)*Your Spartan Varsity Wrestling Team wrestled in the 2022 NCCC Classic on Saturday...Your Spartans won the Team Championship placing 1st and had 5 individual Champions!The following wrestlers placed at the tournament:102lbs Jaron Barrientos placing 2nd
102lbs Kole Haseley placing 7th
110lbs Sean McDonald placing 6th
118 pound Champion JR Leuer placing 1st
126lbs Caden Barrientos placing 3rd
138 pound Champion Griffin LaPlante placing 1st
152 pound Champion CJ Uptegrove placing 1st
160 pound Champion Gage LaPlante placing 1st
160lbs Zach Caldwell placing 2nd
172lbs Phil Pirinelli placing 7th
215 pound Champion Matt Caldwell placing 1st
215lbs George Thompson placing 7thGreat job boys! Your Spartan Wrestling Team has an away match on Wednesday against the East Aurora Blue Devils. Good Luck! (12/19)*On Friday, the JV Girls' basketball team took down West Seneca East 57-33. Natalie Prezioso led the way with 21 points. Lauren Serena and Rya Anastasi both added 6. Cloe Darlak had 5 and was amazing on defense. The girls take on Williamsville South at home on Wednesday! (12/19)
Your Spartan Wrestling Team hammered the Sweet Home Panthers last night beating them 63-12. Your #2 NY State Ranked Spartans are undefeated with a record of 15-0!The following wrestlers won their matches:Sean McDonald
Jack SoleJR Leuer
Zach CaldwellCJ UptegroveGage LaPlanteLandon Grainy
Matt CaldwellWrestlers winning exhibition matches include:Abe EcklerDylan ScovazzoPhil PirinelliGeorge ThompsonCollin WrateSpencer ArgentieriGreat win boys!
12/13/22The Boys' Swim Team lost 109-61 to Orchard Park on Tuesday. Ben Wichart led the Spartans with wins in both the 100 Fly and 100 Back. Austin Kunkel placed 2nd in both the 200 IM and 100 Breast. Tristan Madden also added two 2nd place finishes in the 50 Free and 100 Fly. Also adding best times were Spencer Culligan, Nathanael Wendt, and Russell Gian. Our next home meet will be Friday against Clarence at 6:00. (12/14)*Congratulations to the Varsity Boys' Basketball Team on their 68-50 victory last night over West Seneca East. Cohen Vogel had 24 points, Tyler Milleville had 14 points, Sam Parise had 13 points and Nate Gniazdowski had 12 rebounds. The team plays at Newfane Friday night before hosting Wilson next Monday. (1
12/12/22Your Spartan Wrestling Team wrestled in the 2022 Pioneer Panthers Team Dual Tournament on Saturday. Your Spartans went undefeated and were Tournament Champions beating:Newfane 51-13#10 NY State Ranked Hilton 40-20Iroquois 66-4Fredonia 66-0Orchard Park 61-12and Pioneer 62-6The following wrestlers were named to the All-Tournament Team:102 Kole Haseley102 Sean McDonald110 Jaron Barrientos118 JR Leuer126 Caden Barrientos145 Griffin LaPlante152 CJ Uptegrove152 Zach Cladwell160 Gage LaPLante172 Landon Grainy172 Phil Pirinelli215 Matt CaldwellGreat job boys!Griffin LaPlante was also named the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the Tournament - Congratulations!Your Spartan Wrestling Team has a home match on Wednesday night celebrating Senior Night against the Sweet Home Panthers. Good Luck! (12/12)*Your Spartan JV Wrestling Team wrestled in the 2022 JV North Tonawanda Lumberjacks Tournament on Saturday. The following wrestlers placed at the tournament:189 pound Champion placing 1st was Jake Stickney215 pound Champion placing 1st was Sean Fields285lbs Jaemison Clark placing 2nd132lbs Dylan Scovazzo placing 3rd285lbs Spencer Argentieri placing 4thCongratulations. Nice job boys! (12/12)*Congratulations to the Girls' Hockey Team on their split this weekend with a formidable opponent in Clinton from Syracuse and a feisty CASH team. Middle schooler Ashley Mainstone played two great games and scored her first Varsity Goal and chipped in with two assists. Maddy Jagow also had 3 assists, Sammy Latini had 3 goals and one assist. Natalee Lawrence chipped in with a goal and an assist. Marina Mansfield scored, as did Madison Mallone. The girls are 4-0 in league play and 5-1 overall. (12/12)*The Boys' Swim Team defeated West Seneca 125-44 on Friday. Double winners in the meet were Tristan Madden, Ben Wichart and Austin Kunkel. Alex Hoover also won the 100 Free. Other good swims were turned in by Keaton Lemieux, Matt Edwards, Joe Racca, and Russel Gian. The boys have improved to 2-1 on the season and the next meet will be at home against Orchard Park tomorrow. (12/12)
Your Spartan Wrestling Team pounded the Williamsville South Billies last night beating them 69-3. The following wrestlers won their matches:Sean McDonald, Kole Haseley, Jaron Barrientos, Mason Class, JR Leuer, Tyler Scovazzo, CJ Uptegrove, Zach Caldwell, Landon Grainy, Phil Pirinelli,George Thompson, and Matt Caldwell.Wrestlers winning exhibition matches include:Abe Eckler, Dylan Scovazzo, Stanley Surman, Jake Stickney, Lucas Clark, and Sean Fields.Great win boys! Your Spartan Wrestling Team has another home match next Wednesday on Senior Night against the Sweet Home Panthers.
Congratulations to the Girls' Hockey Team on their hard-fought win over FLOP. Sammy Latini scored four goals, Olivia Terranova had two assists and Marina Mansfield scored on the Powerplay. Faith O’Connor played excellent defense and Madison Mallone chipped in with an assist. The girls move to 3-0 on the season.
12/5/22Your Spartan Wrestling Team wrestled in the 2022 Starpoint Spartan Team Dual Tournament on Saturday. Your Spartans went undefeated and were Tournament Champions beating:Canisius 72-0Frontier 66-12Southwestern 64-6Alexander 59-10And finally beating Niagara Falls to win the Championship 47-26The following wrestlers won all their matches being named to the All Tournament Team:102 Kole Haseley102 Sean McDonald118 JR Leuer145 Griffin LaPlante152 Zach Cladwell160 Gage LaPLante189 Derek Kneeppel215 Matt Caldwell285 Hunter DucharmeGreat job boys! Your Spartan Wrestling Team travels to Rocherster on Tuesday for a match against the Fairport Red Raiders...Good Luck!
This past Saturday the Girls' and Boys' Cross Country Teams finished up their season running at the State meet in Verona, NY. Getting there Friday and running the course for their practice, they recognized this course was not going to be as easy as the others. Faced with nonstop hills, both the girls and boys still gave it their all. Both teams finished 7th out of 10 other teams. In the Girls' Class B race, Shannon Zugelder placed 12th overall out of 116 girls. Congratulations to everyone who made it this far in the season and to everyone else who ran this year!
*Last Friday, the top 8 boys and girls cross country runners left school and traveled out to Alden where every single runner, place, and point would count. The boys ran early that morning and seemed to easily defeat their biggest rival (Hamburg) winning the Class B title 52-86. Peyton Spatorico finished 2nd overall with Gavin Farrell closely behind in 5th. Tim Lukasik, Franklin Payne, and Aiden Preisch helped to finish out the scoring by placing in the top 25. The girls felt the pressure from the boys and used this pressure to just barely defeat the team who was also their biggest rival (Hamburg) leading them to the Class B title with a score of 57-61. Helping seal the victory was Shannon Zugelder, placing first with Annabelle Pacoloutte directly behind her in 2nd. Sophia Waliszewski, Meagan Zupo, and Gurmann Kaur finished closely behind to close out the scoring, with Hannah Laubacker, Lyndzie Wagner, and Ava Wohleber finishing right after, acting as placeholders. What does this mean now, you may ask? Well, let’s give it to you in simpler terms: for the first time ever in Starpoint history, both the Girls' and Boys' Varsity Cross Country Teams have qualified for STATES! This Friday they will leave for Verona, NY where they will finish out their season racing on Saturday at the State Meet! Congratulations to everyone on a wonderful season! (11/7)*On behalf of the Boys' Varsity Volleyball team, we want to send a sincere thank you to all of you who turned out for our semi-final match on Saturday afternoon at Grand Island. Yes, it did not go as we hoped it would. However, this season was by no means a letdown. In fact, this team tied for the greatest number of wins in a season, which is a success no matter how you look at it, and all of Starpoint was exceptionally well represented all season by your Spartan Spikers. If you see one of the guys in the halls or in class today, congratulate them on a great season.
*Your Varsity Football Team won the Class "A" Chuck Funke Bowl last night, defeating Amherst 21-20 in a thriller. Phil Pirinelli intercepted a Hail Mary as time expired to secure the win. He also caught 2 TDs and had 86 yards receiving with 6 receptions. Gage LaPlante was 13-23 for 206 yards and 3 TDs. Kyler Lee caught the other TC. George Thompson had 8 tackles and Frank O'Connor won the Sportsmanship Award for the game. Congrats to the entire team and thank you to the Varsity Cheerleaders for doing a great job all year.
11/2/22If you were there, you saw it! If not, you missed it.An electric atmosphere was abundant last night as your Boys' Varsity Spartan Spikers began their playoff run last night against a very tough Sweet Home Panthers squad. The crowd was into it, the players were into it, and Mr. Schiesser made sure it remained that way throughout the match, from which the Spartans emerged victorious by scores of 25-21, 25-21, and 27-25 to sweep the Panthers off the court.DeAngelo D'Aloise and Evan Saunders led the balanced attack with 10 kills each, while Colby Bashor, Alex Chukhanenko, and Dmitry Zhilevich contributed 4, 3, and 2 kills respectively. On defense, the block party was led by Evan Saunders' 5 solo blocks and Dmitry Zhilevich's 3 timely stuffs of Sweet Home's predominant attacker. Once again, senior captain Jon Zawada set up the offense with 22 assists. What the stats do not reflect is the remarkably steady play of Junior libero Raistlin Rowcroft, who made several crucial serve-receive passes and timely digs to turn the tide back in favor of the Spartans.The Spartan Spikers want to sincerely thank the crowd for their outstanding support, and also want to invite each and every one of you to join us at Grand Island this coming Saturday at 1:00 PM as they prepare to take on the #4 ranked Vikings. You helped us last night, and we want you to be there again when we continue our playoff march. (11/3)
This past weekend, the Girls' Cross Country Team kicked off their championship season, traveling to East Aurora High School to run the ECIC meet. Here, every single girl on the team competed against others to secure the win. The girls placed 1st overall in Division 2! Finishing in the top 5 were Shannon Zugelder and Annabelle Pacouloutte, with Sophia Waliszewski and Meagan Zupo finishing in the top 10 all, earning their ECIC All Stars 2022 recognition! Helping to seal the win was Lyndzie Wagner with a PR! Angie Pascual was pulled up into the varsity race that morning unexpectedly, but she showed up and helped the team out. As well as competing with people from different schools, the girls competed against each other to earn their spot in the top 8, who will advance to Sectionals this Friday and race in hopes of going to the states. The girls who will be representing Starpoint this Friday are Shannon Zugelder, Annabelle Pacoloutte, Sophia Waliszewski, Meagan Zupo, Lyndzie Wagner, Hannah Laubacker, Ava Wohleber, and Gurmann Kaur! Congrats ladies on a great season and Good Luck to those still competing!
Last week the Spartan Girls' XC Team was all prepared to face the Amherst Tigers and Will South Billies until they got news of their meet being postponed to Monday! Even with this upsetting event, the girls took it as an opportunity to train more and advance their speed. Last night they showed what they had and finished out their last dual meets, taking places 1,2,3,4,5, beating the Tigers on a clean swipe, and place 1,2,3,5,6, beating the Billies on another easy swipe. This double win led the Spartan Girls home to be ECIC Division Champs after an undefeated season with a record of 5-0. The first major showdown to prove their dominance once again will be this weekend at East Aurora to kick off their championship season with the ECICs race, where they will face their top competitors for states once again. Good job ladies and good luck Saturday! (10/25)
*Last night your Boys' JV and Varsity XC Teams dominated against the Amherst Tigers and the Will South Billies with a clean sweep victory taking places 1,2,3,4,6 and 7. Although conditions were rough and the heat was intense, the boys managed to sweep the competition, with Peyton Spatorico coming in first, with Gavin Farell, Frankie Payne, and Tim Lukasik not far behind. Now your boys move on to ECICs where they will embark on their championship journey and dominate other races in the future. With sectionals upcoming soon, they will train hard to hopefully earn their place and advance to states. Great Job boys and good luck! (10/25)
*Last night your Lady Spartans Field Hockey Team beat the Williamsville East Flames 3-2. It was a 2-hour long game that went into DOUBLE OVERTIME and a shootout!!! The Flames were up 2-0 going into the 2nd but the Spartans did not let that get them down. Nat Lawrence had the first assist with a goal by Alex Martorana. The next goal was off a beautiful corner assisted by Jaimie Frass and tipped in by Jordan Duncan. The shootout goals were scored by Nat Lawrence and defenseman Mara Beiter!! A massive shoutout goes to Liv Terranova in net. She did not let in a single goal in the shootout. She continues to be a dominant force commanding the defense and we couldn’t do it without her. Last shoutout goes to the student section!! Next game will be HOME vs. Hamburg on Thursday at 5:00 P.M. Come out and pack the stands, the theme is a whiteout! (10/25)*Last night, your Boys' Varsity Spartan Spikers wrapped up their regular season in style, defeating the Lumberjacks of North Tonawanda on Senior night by scores of 25-16, 23-25 (oopsies) 25-15 (that's more like it) and 25-17 to send the Jacks back to the forest to cut some more lumber.As is often the case, your Senior Spartans led the way. Alex Chukhanenko contributed 6 service aces, along with 13 kills, while Jon Zawada recorded 41 assists, 3 service aces, and a thunderous solo block. Finally, the current Broadway Knitting Mills Spartan athlete of the week Evan Saunders came up huge once again for the Spartans, putting down 25 kills on 32 attempts for an absolutely ridiculous .781 hitting percentage.With the win, the Spartans finished the regular season 11-6 overall, and 9-3 in league play. They will host a home quarterfinal playoff game next Wednesday, November 2nd at 6:00 PM, with the opponent to be determined this coming Wednesday. Clear your calendar and help root your Spartans on to, potentially, their most successful season since the inception of the program. (10/25)
Starpoint Varisity swim team If you see Allison Smith today, please join me in congratulating her. Last night, at the final meet of the season against Lockport, she placed first AND broke the Starpoint pool record in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:10:37. Your hard work in your swimming career paid off! Nice job.
The Girls' Varsity Swim Team will be hosting a Pink Meet tomorrow, Wednesday the 19th. This meet against Lockport will be a fun event to support the Lock In Committee and collect donations for Roswell in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you see a swimmer and would like to donate even $1, ask them to sign their pink swim cap and do so! Any donations are appreciated.*44 minutes and 40 seconds, start to finish, in real-time. That's all the time your Spartan Varsity Spikers required to put the Will South Billy Goats out to pasture last night. I could give you all the stats, but it would take longer than the match did, so suffice it to say, the Spartan Spikers wrapped up their regular season in style. They have two non-league matches remaining: One tonight @ Clarence, and their dig pink/Senior Night match next Monday night. Please make plans to come to the Senior game to bid a fond adieu to our Seniors and root them into a deep playoff run! (10/18)*This past Saturday, your Girls' JV and Varsity XC Teams traveled to Alden to run in the annual Alden Bulldog Stampede while getting a feel for the sectionals course where, in approximately 2 and ½ weeks, the top 7 girls will be in the massive showdown in the race for states. Placing in the top 10 were Shannon Zugelder in the Varsity Race and Gurmann Kaur in JV. As a team, placing 7th overall, your girls managed to score 184 points, beating their top competitor for states, Hamburg, once again, by a whole 40 points!!!! Next, they will travel to Grover Cleveland for their last dual meet of the season looking to further their win streak to 6-0 by defeating the Amherst Tigers and Will South Billies. Good luck ladies! (10/18)
Your Varsity Field Hockey Team had a tough loss Wednesday night against Williamsville North 2-1. A huge shoutout goes to our fantastic goalie, Liv Terranova. She saved 18 out of the 20 shots she faced. Liv also faced a penalty stroke (her first one this season) and saved it! She has been such a strong part of our team!! Tonight is senior night against HEA. The senior ceremony starts at 4:00 P.M. and the game starts at 5:00! It is the last regular season home game so come out and show your support!! (10/14)
*The JV Girls' Soccer Team secured their final league win last night, shutting Amherst out 2-0. Offensive players Ashley Mainstone and Mya Dorgan were a dynamic duo up top, each swapping a goal and an assist. Arianna Hamilton had the shutout in net once again. The Lady Spartans played a fast-paced, aggressive game to finish at the top in league play. Our final non-league game of the season will be played against Wilson at home tonight at 5:00. (10/14)
Another big-time match brought forth another big-time result for your Spartan Spikers last evening. They commanded the Hamburg Bulldogs, and their fans, while in their own kennel, to sit and stay in four sets: 18-25, 25-17, 25-19, and 25-20. While Junior D'Angelo D'Aloise recorded 18 kills for the match, the Senior Captain trio of Alex Chukhanenko (three service aces, four kills, and countless high IQ plays), Evan Saunders (16 kills, almost all of which came when the team really needed them) and Jon Zawada (37 assists, two service aces and a partridge in a pear tree) led by example. Their inspirational play inspired teammates Raistlin Rowcroft, Hugh Adams, and Dmitry Zhilevich to step up their efforts and contribute to another big-time victory in a big-time match. The team hopes that you do not have plans this coming Friday night as we welcome our cross-town rival Lockport Lions to our gym for a non-league battle with a team currently ranked in the Top 10 in WNY. We would like all of you to come out and see us make our bid for the Top 10. See you Friday evening! (10/13)
10/12/22Golf Team....Yesterday Senior Drew Beiter, Junior Joe Muscarella, and sophomores Tyler Grimm and Nick Prezioso competed in the ECIC championship and sectional qualifier. The wind and fast greens made for extremely tough playing conditions. Tyler and Nick played extremely well given the conditions and have now qualified for the sectional match in May. Tyler shot 88 and finished tied for 15 out of 60. Nick shot 89 and finished tied for 19. Drew finished 31st shooting 92. Joe finished 41st and shot a 94. I couldn't be more proud of the way the boys played yesterday and this season Great job this season to the whole team. Party details to follow. (10/12)*Last night was one of the races your Girls' JV and Varsity Cross Country teams have been training very hard for. The Hamburg Bulldogs have beaten them at every invitational this year but your girls didn’t let that intimidate them. They trained and gave all they got last night on their home course while honoring their seniors Hannah Laubacker and Ava Wohlleber. Despite not running until an hour after they were supposed to, they beat the bulldogs 25-32. Scoring points for your Spartans were Shannon Zugelder taking first, followed by Sophia Waliszewski (4th), Meagan Zupo (5th), Annabelle Pacouloutte (6th), and Hannah Laubacker (9th). Although they sent them home with the loss this time, they will still be working hard to beat them once again at the Sectional meet in a few weeks in the race for the States! Good job today ladies! (10/12)
*Last night your Boys' JV and Varsity Cross Country teams pulled off a massive upset against the Hamburg Bulldogs, just beating them by 3 points. After being beaten by Hamburg in every invitational this year, your boys put in the hard work and dedication to get the W. Point scorers during the meet includes Peyton Spatorico coming in 1st place, with Gavin Farell, and Frankie Payne coming in behind. The real winners of this race are DAN PREISCH and Tim Lukasik, who helped officially seal the victory for Starpoint. They worked hard this meet and are preparing for the intimidating Alden invitational this Saturday where they will show the section who is really boss. Great job Boys! (10/12)*The Girls' JV Field Hockey had another triumphant victory last night against Pioneer on Starpoint turf. Natalie Prezioso scored 3 outstanding goals with assists from Sammi Latini, Emma Coughlin, and Maddie Walby. Maddie Walby scored an additional goal with an assist from Prezioso. Along with these goals were some extraordinary plays made by Lilly Cook, Paige Andruschat, Nina Briggs, Lilly Curione, and eighth grader Mihla Smith. A phenomenal game played by your Lady Spartans, winning the game 4-1 and adding another win to their 6-3 record. (10/12)*Congratulations to the Girls' Varsity Soccer Team on their 8th win of the season, a 1-0 victory over Hamburg. After a short layoff, the girls struggled to find consistent play. In the 2nd half, they picked it up and super 8th grader Grace Crissman scored after a spectacular play and assist from Heidi House. Berk Messer continued to stand on her head in net and was easily the MVP of the game. The girls finish the regular season with matches on Thursday and Friday at home and they’d love a student section to cheer them on with playoff seedings on the line. (10/12)*Let's keep the positive atmosphere of Spirit Week alive! That's what your Spartan Spikers have decided to do, and did so first with a straight-set victory over the Amherst Tigers last Friday in straight sets 25-18, 25-17 and 25-23. Last night, the Spartans avenged an early season loss to Williamsville East by dousing the Flames last night with scores of 25-18, 25-14, and 26-24 in the last set, just to make things interesting.During those two matches, the Spartans were led from the service line by D'Angelo D'Aloise's 15 total service aces and 22 kills. Senior Captain Evan Saunders contributed 17 kills in those matches, and Senior Captain Jon Zawada offered up 55 assists over the six triumphant sets. The contributions made by the leadership of Senior Captain Alex Chukhanenko kept the team together and helped them win in spite of having two starters on the bench due to injury. The Super Sophomore tandem of Hugh Adams and Dmitry Zhilevich sealed up the middle and put their marks on these total team victories.The team hopes to keep the good times rolling tonight in Hamburg. If you see a Spartan Spiker in the halls, give 'em a sincere "atta boy" and wish them the best for this evening. (10/12)
The boys modified volleyball team won their match last night against Williamsville south, winning three sets to two, great job by all players
10/6/22*Your Varsity Spartan Spikers lost an extremely tough match last night in five sets while on the road at Sweet Home High School. Even with a had-to-see-to-be-believed comeback in the first set, they could not sustain the momentum and ultimately dropped the match by scores of 27-25, 18-25, 15-25, 25-21, and 9-15.Led by the attacking of Senior Captain Evan Saunder's 21 kills and Junior D'Angelo D'Aloise's 16 kills, the Spartans could not overcome their 15 service errors and 21 hitting errors on the night.Tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 PM, your Spartan Spikers return to their home court with fistfuls of anger and are planning to take it out on the Tigers of Amherst High School. We are asking our faithful boosters to come on out before the homecoming football game and help us tame the Tigers before rooting the gridiron Spartans to victory and making homecoming week that much more special.Your agenda is:Boys' Volleyball @ 4:30Football @ 7:00Do not miss it
10/5/22*Your Varsity Girls' Tennis Squad played their final match last night, beating the Williamsville South Billies 3-2. Anna Solar played well at 1st singles along with Arianna Reynolds at 3rd singles. Ari would dominate, giving up only 1 game in 2 sets! Also winning at 2nd doubles were Emma Hobel and Gianna Huttenmair. They won in 2 sets as well! 1st doubles duo won their first set but succumbed to a very tough 1st doubles team from South. To seal the deal in a 2 - 2 tie break was, yet again, the freshman PHENOM Braelyn Szpilewski. She would win the first set 6-4, lose the second in a tie break, only to stomp her opponent in the 3rd set 6-2. Way to seal the win BRAY! Great job ladies on a great season, finishing 4th in the ECIC II division. Next we have the ECIC Tournament! Let's Go SPARTANS! (10/5)*On Senior Night this past Friday, the Girls' Varsity Soccer Team scored an 8-0 victory over West Seneca East. Berk Messer and Mattie Adamo split the shutout. Senior defender Emily Milleville pitched in with a PK goal. The Crissman sisters continued to sizzle, and Bella Scott and Mia Giamberdino chipped in on the scoring. And further congratulations to the team on their 4-1 win over Sweet Home. Nora Crissman had an assist, Bella Scott had a goal and an assist. Mattie Adamo scored off a sweet effort from Madison Mallone. Liv Bugbee, coming off an injury, assured Brenna Bodekker’s goal. The girls are off until next week when they play 3 games in 4 nights to cap off the regular season. (10/5)
Your Lady Spartan Tennis team celebrated senior night last night with a victory over the Sweethome Panthers 5 - 0. At 1st singles Anna Solar dominated, winning without giving up a game in 2 sets. Thanks for being an awesome captain, Solar! At 2nd singles, freshman phenom Braelyn Szpilewski won in a similar fashion. 3rd singles were dominated by Arianna Reynolds who gave up only 1 game. At 1st dubz, Ella Gielow and Emma Lichtenberger fought off a valiant opponent and won 6-4 , 6-3. Finally, at 2nd doubles, Emma Hobel and Gianna Huttenmaier battled their way through a tough match, winning 6-4, 7-5! Lastly, Lauren Talma battled at singles for senior night winning 6-0 as well. Great win ladies, congrats seniors, go Spartans! Pump it up... (10/4)
*Last night your Varsity Lady Spartans Field Hockey team pulled off a 3-1 win over Orchard Park! Scoring were Quinn Hurley, Avery Cardinal, and Natalie Lawrence. Assists were by Morgan Hamm and Quinn. Great plays on defense made by Ella Kenyon and AnaSophia Lee. The team played superbly together and are headed on the road again this Wednesday to play the Lancaster Legends! (10/4)*One of the ironies of volleyball is you can outscore a team on a given night, but still lose the match. This is what befell your Varsity Spartan Spikers last evening when they took on the Marauders of St. Joe's in a highly entertaining, yet ultimately disappointing match for the Spartan faithful. Although Starpoint outscored St. Joe's 109 - 98, they lost the match in five sets by scores of 24-26, 25-17, 25-15, 23-25, and 12-15 in the fifth and deciding set. Once again, the Spartans were led by D'Angelo D'aloise's 22 kills and senior captain Jon Zawada's 34 assists.Nevertheless, the mighty Spartan Spikers will return to the floor tomorrow night at Sweet Home before returning to Starpoint Friday night at 4:30 to battle the Tigers of Amherst High School.
This past Saturday, the JV and Varsity Girls Cross-Country Team traveled the long distance to Rochester to compete in the largest sponsored Cross Country meet in the nation. Despite not training on hills and running a very hilly course, these girls gave it their all. In the Varsity Race, finishing in the top 10 was Shannon Zugelder with a time of 18:56, followed by Annabelle Pacoloutte, Sophia Waliszewski, and Meagan Zupo finishing in the top 100 runners. In the JV race, Anna Kuefhus placed 27th overall, running a great race! Those running personal bests included Ava Wohleber, Meagan Zupo, Annabelle Pacoloutte, Lyndzie Wagner, Ava Catanese, Hannah Laubacker, Angie Pascual, Megan Millville, Anna Kuefhus, Peyton Lemieux, and Lily Mckie. This afternoon your girls will travel to Bassett park to face Will East in a very fierce race. Great job ladies!
This Saturday your Boys JV and Varsity Cross Country team traveled all the way out to Rochester to compete in one of the largest Cross Country meets in the nation, the Mcquaid invitational. Your Varsity boys placed 10th out of 37 schools with top 100 finishes from Peyton Spatorico, Gavin Farell, and Frankie Payne in a race of 290 runners. Your JV Spartans finished 17th out of 19 teams with many great races run. Because of the immense challenges that this course brings to runners, many of the boys finished with new personal bests. Boys who finished with a new personal record include Peyton Spatorico, Gavin Farell, Frankie Payne, Tim Lukasik, Brandon Klak, Nolan Armitage, Jacob Herbst, Talon Barone, and Brenon O’neil. After racing a fun and challenging Mcquaid course, this afternoon they travel to Basset Park to face Will East in a very intense matchup. Amazing job Boys!
*Your Spartan Ladies Tennis Squad put on a show yesterday afternoon, beating the Sweethome Panthers 5-0. Anna Solar won in straight sets 6 -0 6-0 AT 1ST SINGLES. Braelyn Szpilewski won in the same fashion at 2nd singles. Arianna Reynolds won in 2, losing only 1 game at 3rd singles, while both doubles teams (Ella Gielow/Emma Lichtenberger and Lauren Talma/Emma Hobel) won-handedly as well. Just an all-around great effort in the exhibition too! Great job ladies. P U M P IT UP! (9/30)*Your Varsity Spartan Spikers do not care if it is a league or non-league foe who challenges them. They continue to take care of business.Last night they lanced the visiting St. Francis Red Raiders in straight sets by scores of 25-23, 25-21, and 25-17. D'Angelo D'Aloise led the offense with 10 kills and 3 service aces, while Senior Captains Evan Saunders and Alex Chukhanenko contributed 4 and 3 kills respectively. Jon Zawada continued his solid, steady play with 17 assists, while sophomore sensation Colby Bashor contributed 3 solo blocks, two service aces, and a kill to round out the Spartan attack. The win pushed the Spartans' record to 6-2 overall, and they are within striking distance of a first place in ECIC Division 2A.They have earned their weekend of rest before heading on the road next Monday to the hallowed halls of St.Joseph's Collegiate Institute to do battle with the Marauders. It will be a battle. (9/30)
*Your Lady Spartan Tennis Squad lost another close match to Amherst yesterday on a chilly yet exciting afternoon. Anna Solar played well at 1st singles improving her games won count yet again. Ariana Reynolds followed suit, also racking up her games won. At doubles, both teams played well and took some games off a deep Tiger roster. Great job ladies, next we have Sweethome today on the Panther's home turf. Go Starpoint! (9/29)
*With an amazing win on Wednesday, the Spartans Golf team finished the season 7-3. The Spartans defeated the Will South Billies 243-250. The low round for the Spartans was shot by Tyler Grimm with a 1 under round of 34. Also in the 30s for the team was Nick Prezioso with a season-best 37 and Drew Beiter with a great 38. Other scoring golfers were Joe Muscarella, Ryan Kalinski, and Luke Bradley. In the exhibition match, Joe Manguso shot a season-best 39. Playing with Joe was Reid Marriner, who scored a hole in one, or so he says. The Spartans are now in the waiting game to see if they qualify for the team championship. Several golfers have now qualified for the ECIC championship as well. Great job guys. (9/29)
*Last night, your Varsity Spartan Spikers put up a total, and I mean a total team effort, putting the Williamsville South Billy Goats out to pasture in straight sets 25-7, 25-18 and 25-15. Leading the way from the service line were Juniors D'Angelo D'Aloise and Michael Cyr with 5 and 4 service aces respectively. The attack was led by Sophomore Dmitry Zhilevich's 7 kills, but overall 9 of the 13 Spartans contributed at least one kill to the effort. The aforementioned Cyr also led the team, dishing out 14 assists. The win raised the Spartans league record to 5-2, putting them firmly in the race for league supremacy with half of the regular season in the rearview mirror. Tonight, the Spartans face a tough non-league challenge when the Red Raiders of St. Francis of Athol Springs leaves the security of Erie County and venture into the rugged backwoods of Niagara County to take their chances against the pride of Pendleton. JV @ 5:00, Varsity @ 6:30. We would love to get the gym rocking, so make plans to come watch the Spartans do their thing! (9/29)
*Congratulations to the Varsity Cheer Team who placed 2nd in their first competition of the season! (9/29)
*Last night your Girls' Varsity Field Hockey had a tough loss, 2-0 against Will East. The team played great and worked well as a team together. Captains Mara Beiter, Anna Floreano, and Morgan Hamm have done a great job connecting and working the right field and moving it up the sideline. They had many breakaways together, moving all the way up the field. A great game was played by Alexandra Martorana on forward! The Spartans are looking to bounce back next Monday at OP. (9/29)
After beating Amherst Middle last Friday night, the modified boys volleyball team continued their winning streak by beating West Seneca East 3 sets to 2. Great serving by Grant Benedict and Deklan Shea
Last night, the Girls’ JV Field Hockey had a remarkable win against Lancaster. Emma Coughlin scored a goal in the first quarter, with Natalie Prezioso scoring the second goal, assisted by Alexa Johnson. Natalie rushed up the field to score another goal, but instead barreled into the goalie, knocking her down. Despite the hard hit she came out of it unscathed, and the girls finished their game with a 2-1 victory! (9/27)
*If ever there was a boys' volleyball match to watch, it was last night between the Spartans from West Seneca East and your beloved Starpoint Spartan Spikers. Going into the match, West Seneca was unbeaten in league play and ranked #10 in WNY. After a few hours, that all changed. Your Spartans claimed a hard-earned victory in an amazing five-set match by scores of 25-23, 25-16, 17-25, 22-25, and the thrill a minute fifth set 15-13, highlighted by an honor call at a pivotal moment, which the Spartans pushed through to win the match the right way! Starpoint was led by the balanced attack of Alex Chukhanenko (11 kills, 2 service aces) Evan Saunders (12 kills, 2 service aces), and D'Angelo D'Aloise (19 kills, 3 service aces), all of whom were set up by senior captain Jon Zawada's 45 assists and four service aces. Huge, timely kills and blocks were also provided by Jakob Stolzenburg, and Colby Bashor, making the victory a complete team effort. C'mon out tomorrow night and watch your Spartans pen the Billies from Williamsville South. JV @ 5:00, Varsity @ 6:30.
*The Boys Golf Team have bounced back with a great win over Clarence on Friday. The score was 249 to 260 which moves the Spartans to 6-3 on the season. The medallist was Joe Muscarella who posted 39. Great rounds by Drew Beiter 40, Tyler Grimm 41, Joe Manguso and Gavin Russell 42, and finally Drew Calvello with a 45. The Spartans will face South on Tuesday for their final regular season match. Great job boys. (9/26)
*The Lady Spartans Soccer Team dropped a well-fought match to Williamsville East on Saturday 5 to 2. The team was shorthanded several players but still put in a great effort. Nora and Grace Crissman scored the goals. (9/26)
*The Varsity Football Team defeated the state-ranked WNY-Maritime Falcons 14-12 Friday night. Lucas Lombardo's QB sack forced a fumble that Dylan Schreader scooped up and scored. Gage LaPlante threw a TD pass to his brother Griffin for the come-from-behind victory. Zach Genkinger kicked 2 crucial extra points. We play at All High in Buffalo on Thursday night vs. South Park. (9/26)
The Lady Spartans Varsity Soccer Team won an exciting game against a physical Hamburg team last night with a 3-1 victory. Madison Mallone had two great goals after being relentless in our attacking third. Assists came from Mattie Adamo and Grace Crissman, who earned herself the third and final goal of the game with a PK. Lilly Krentz and the Spartans' defense helped shut down Hamburg and get the team the win! (9/23)
*Girls Varsity Swim Team gave their rival Amherst a run for their money last night. Winning the meet up until the last event where they fell short by only two points. We consider this meet a win. The girls overall had 20 best times! Since this is too many to list, girls who swam their personal or season bests last night include; Allison Smith, Rachel Stoelting, Hannah Chronister, Ray Ann Pacouloute, Emma Diel, and Monica Lubs. Good fight ladies.
The Varsity Girls’Soccer Team dropped a heartbreaking loss to Amherst 1-0. Liv Bugbee and Berkley Messer both played amazingly in the game. Both teams were both evenly matched throughout, but Amherst's age and experience proved to be too much. (9/22)
*The Starpoint Boys Varsity Soccer team took on Sweet Home last night on the road and bounced back with a 5-2 win. The Spartans were on the board first with a huge in form return from Nate Gniazdowski. He ended with 1 goal and 2 assists. Aiden Prince and Brady Hathaway both also stepped up big for the Spartans recording their own goals and an assists. Other goal scorers include Avery Carmody and Cohen Vogel. The Spartans now look forward to taking on North Tonawanda away this Friday at 7:00 P.M. (9/22)
*Your Boys Varsity Spartan Spikers are starting to gain some momentum as this season progresses. On Tuesday night, the Spartans stepped into the Tigers Den at Amherst High and without chair nor whip, tamed the Tigers in straight sets 25-18, 25-20, and 25-14. Then last evening, the Spartans returned to the friendly confines of our home gym and proceeded to get the Hamburg Bulldogs to sit and stay in four highly entertaining sets 25-21, 23-25, 25-21 and finished them off 25-22. Over the course of those two matches, Senior Captain Jon Zawada set the Spartans up for success with 20 and 42 assists respectively along with 5 service aces, while Junior outside hitter D'Angelo D'Aloise led all attackers with a total of 26 kills and 4 service aces. Senior Captains Alex Chukhanenko and Evan Saunders recorded 12 and 21 kills respectively, and also added 5 and 4 service aces respectively. The wins move the Spartans to 3-2 on the season and firmly into a battle for the top spot in the league.
*It seems as though all good things must come to an end. This is true for the Spartan Golfers. Their streak of 5 straight wins was disrupted by the Williamsville East Flames. Starpoint lost with a score of 247-263. The low round for Starpoint was shot by Tyler Grimm, who shot 40. Other rounds were shot by Drew Beiter and Joe Muscarella (41) and Gavin Russell(45). Today the Spartans will face the Billies from South. (9/21)
*Last night your Lady Spartans faced Iroquois. Despite a tough loss on grass there were great defensive plays made by Mara Beiter, Anna Floreano, Jordan Duncan, and Julia Lukasic and another great game played by Olivia Terranova in net. Next game at home on Friday against Amherst before the football game. (9/21)
*Your Starpoint Lady Spartan Tennis Squad lost a close match to Nichols last night 1-4. The lone victor was Emma Lichtenberger at 3rd singles who won her match in 2 sets 7-6, 7-6 winning both sets in the tie breaker! Great job Emma! All Lady Spartans played well. Come out today and cheer on the ladies as they take on Will South at 4:30. Be there! (9/21)
*Most of us are frightened by tigers, especially when they are in their own tiger den. However, most of us are not your Boys’ Varsity Spartan Spikers. No siree bob. The Spartans ventured into the Amherst Tigers den last evening, and without whip or chair, tamed the Tigers in straight sets 25-18, 25-20 and 25-14. Although it was not always the most visually pleasing match, they got the job done, led by Jon Zawada's 22 assists, Evan Saunders 8 kills, D'Angelo D'Aloise's 5 kills and 5 service aces, and Senior Captain Alex Chukhanenko's 5 kills, 3 solo blocks, and one service ace. The Spartans however are calling out to you, the student body, as they need your help tonight against the Bulldogs of Hamburg High School. The Spikers need you to set the home court tone to help them secure another league victory. JV starts at 5:00, with Varsity kicking off around 6:30. C'mon out and get loud! (9/21)
*The Girls' JV Soccer Team added another win to their record, shutting out Amherst 2-0. A goal by Gianna Prezioso put Starpoint ahead early while Mya Dorgan secured the win with the 2nd goal. Ari Hamilton got the shutout again in net for Starpoint. (9/21)
The Spartan Golf Team was once again victorious in the Match on Friday against Williamsville North. The Spartans beat North 252-262. With this win, the Spartans move to 5-1 on the season. Scoring for the Spartans were Tyler Grimm with a team-low round of 39, Joe Muscarella, Drew Beiter, Nick Prezioso, Luke Bradley, Drew Calvello, and Joe Manguso. The Spartans will face Williamsville South on Tuesday at C.C.B. (9/19)
*Congratulations to the Girls' Varsity Soccer Team on their monster win Friday against Sweet Home 11-0. Grace Crissman and Madison Mallone each scored 4 goals. Maddie Adamo, Becca Danwin, and the second 1/2 of the twin super duo, 8th grader, Nora Crissman all scored too. All assists came from the same players listed except for Allison Milleville who chipped in. (9/19)
The Varsity Football Team won a close game Saturday 20-18 over Hutch-Tech. Luke Davis catch a crucial 4th down pass as time was running out in the 4th quarter to preserve the win. Gage LaPlante was 27 for 107 yards rushing with a TD. Phil Pirinelli caught a six-yard TD. Luke Davis led the defense with 9 tackles. Starpoint now hosts Maritime this Friday on Senior night. (9/19)
On Saturday, your Boys' Spartan Spikers travelled to East Aurora for a tournament. After dropping three sets to two of the better teams from WNY (Frontier)and Albany (Columbia) by a grand total of six points (for those of you who are unfamiliar with volleyball scoring, that's as close as it gets) but the Spartans got their act together and brought home the Bronze medal/trophy. A good day was turned in by all 13 Spartans, and we are preparing for the real "meat" of the season this week, traveling to Amherst Tuesday night and hosting the highly competitive Hamburg Bulldogs on Wednesday evening. Make plans to come out, as the first 1000 fans will get into the match for free! (9/19)
The Starpoint golf team moved to 4-1 last night with another win over Sweet Home. The score was 240-251, the team's second best score. Scoring for the Spartan for the Spartan were Joe Muscarella, Tyler Grimm, Nick Prezioso(all with 39) Ryan Kalinski, and Luke Bradley. Great job Spartans. Today the Spartans will face Williamsville North at PCGC. (9/16)
*Congratulations to the Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team’s win over West Seneca West, 2-1. Bella Scott tallied the first goal on a set-piece corner kick. 8th grader Grace Crissman continues to impress by scoring the game-winner! Liv Bugbee picked up both assists. Heidi House played a stellar game at right backer, Madison Mallone subbed into the game and worked to create the corner kick goal. The girls host their first home game tomorrow at 5:00 P.M. on the turf. Please come support the girls. (9/16)
The Girls Varsity Swim Team has started their season off right with a win against Will South last Friday and another win against Hamburg 52-45. Monica Lubs had a personal best time in her 100 Freestyle. So did Madelyn Scalzo. Allison Smith, Rachel Stoelting and Kylie Kwowka had Top 20 swims of the evening. Great start to our season girls! (9/15)
*The Spartans golf team moved to 3-1 with a victory over Sweet Home yesterday. The score for the match was Spartans 251 and the Panthers 294. The medalist for the match was Joe Muscarella with a round of 39. Other scoring rounds were shot by Nick Prezioso with a season-best 40, Tyler Grimm, Drew Calvello, Luke Bradley, and Drew Beiter. With this score, the Spartans still are holding their second-ranked spot by a score in ECICs. Great job gents. The Spartans will have a rematch today with the Panthers at Brighton Golf Course. Go Spartans! (9/15)
*In celebration of National Field Hockey Day yesterday, your Varsity Lady Spartans Field Hockey Team pulled off a 7-0 win over Eden! A stellar game was played by all!! Liv Terranova had her first shutout of the season, Cam Carmody was breaking ankles with her dodges and AnnaSophia Lee was having some speedy fast breaks up the sideline. Morgan Hamm, Jaimie Frass, and Nat Lawrence all had 2 goals. Jordan Duncan had one goal and one assist and Julia Lukasik, Cam Carmody, AnnaSophia Lee and Alex Martorana all pitched in with one assist! It was a great team effort. Starpoint heads to Iriquois next Tuesday to keep their #revengetour going strong! Great work ladies!! (9/15)
Your Varsity Spartan Girls’ Tennis Team suffered a tough loss to #2 ranked Amherst last night 5 - 0. Playing well was Anna Solar at 1st singles, Braelyn Szpilewski at 2nd singles, Emma Lichtenberger at 3rd singles, Emma Hobel and Ella Gielow at 1st Doubles, and Lauren Talma and Courtney Clark at 2nd doubles. Tough match ladies, we'll get 'em today. Come out and support Your Spartan Tennis Squad today as we take on Nichols at 4:00 P.M. Should be a great match! (9/13)
*The Girls' JV Soccer Team ended in a 2-2 tie against Williamsville South last night. After an early goal by Williamsville, Jade Goranites chipped in a wide goal after a nice setup from Mya Dorgan. With only 16 minutes left to play, a foul was called on Williamsville for a push from behind and Maddie Krentz crushed a top shelver from almost 30 yards out to tie the game. Unfortunately, no golden goal came after double OT leaving the game in a tie. (9/13)
*The Varsity Girls’ Soccer Team put in a wonderful effort despite falling to Williamsville South 4-2. Becca Danwin notched a goal with an assist from Mattie Adamo. Bella Scott scored an unassisted goal. 8th grader Nora Crissman continues to shine. This extremely young team never gave up and outscored South in the 2nd half and is starting to garner respect in ECIC.
*The Girls Varsity Tennis Squad had a tough loss on Friday going down to Hamburg 2-3. Winning at 3rd singles in straight sets was Arianna Reynolds. Braelyn Szpilewski also won at 2nd singles with another tiebreaker in the 3rd set. Navneet Kaur and Addison Powers also won their match 6-3. Everybody played tough and gave it their all. Come out today and see your Lady Spartans take on Amherst at home! (9/12)
*The Girls' JV Soccer Team became the champions of the Lockport tournament over the weekend defeating RoyHart 6-0 on Friday and taking the tournament away from home favorite Lockport 2-1 on Saturday. Maddie Krentz scored to lead Starpoint 1-0 before half. Ashley Mainstone had the game-winning goal after a short deflection off a goal kick that Emma Berg recovered to assist Mainstone on the goal. Ashley also won tournament MVP! Congrats on a hard-fought tournament!! (9/12)
*Your Lady Spartans Varsity Soccer Team won an exciting tournament game on Saturday against Newfane with a 4-1 final. Brenna Boddecker had a hat trick and Allie Milleville had a goal, as well. A strong defense was led by Mia Giamberdino. The girls play again today at Will South. (9/12)
*The Lady Spartans Varsity Soccer Team dropped a heartbreaker to Roy-Hart on Friday losing on PK’s. Becca Danwin scored her first-ever varsity goal, and Grace Crissman chipped in with the other regulation goal. On Saturday, the girls picked up their first win of the season. Brenna Bodekker scored a hat trick, Nora Crissman picked up an assist. Mattie Adamo played outstanding in both games. Ali Milleville picked up her first ever varsity goal and split player of the game with Mia Giamberdino who was the Berlin Wall on defense! (9/12)
Your Starpoint Girls Varsity Tennis team won an amazing victory over the Will South Billies last night in an absolutely epic 3-2 match score. Starting off the wins after a tough 1st singles match was Arianna Reynolds @ 3rd singles who won in straight sets 6-4, 6-2. Following up that W, was the doubles duo of Emma Hobel and Gianna Huttenmaier who also won in straight sets 6-2 , 7-6, with the second set going to tie break! Will South would strike back with a tough win over Ella Gielow and Emma Lichtenberger who stuck in the match forcing a 3rd set. Thus the final match at 2nd singles was the forefront for the deciding match point. Braelyn Szpilewski @ 2nd singles played out of her mind to seal the victory in 3 sets , 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 , with the 3rd set also going to tie break! What a match ladies, congrats on an amazing victory! (9/9
*While everyone has been getting into the swing of things, your Spartan Boys Varsity Spikers have been swinging on the volleyball court. After opening the season last Thursday with a three-set victory over Sweet Home, your Spartan spikers had two tough matches against league rivals Williamsville East and last night at home versus West Seneca East. The Will East match came down to an exciting fifth set which the Spartans dropped 16-14. Last night, facing a senior-heavy team from West Seneca, the Spartans fell in four well-fought sets. With no time to feel sorry for themselves, the Spartans venture to the annual Eden Tournament in West Seneca this Saturday. Senior Captains Alex Chukanenko, Evan Saunders, and Jon Zawada are going to get the group re-grouped and back on the winning track in no time.
*A delayed congratulations to the Girls Varsity Soccer team on their thrilling tie with Ken-West 2-2. This was a non-league contest prior to Labor Day. 8th grader, Grace Crissman scored her 1st varsity goal and Liv Bugbee scored the tying goal. The girls played a scoreless double OT, and almost pulled off the win with 15 seconds left on a tremendous effort by Grace to get a shot off before the final buzzer. However, the Lady Spartans lost to Williamsville East 5-0. Berkley Messer was phenomenal in net facing 30 shots. Meghan Bak had a solid game on defense. Bella Scott played a solid 80 minutes. The girls return to action Friday. (9/8)
*The Girls JV Soccer team had their first game against Williamsville East last night. Starpoint took the W with a score of 1-0 led by a goal from Tricia Ostrowski! Starpoint’s defensive players, Marlee & Mya Dorgan, Calleigh Basile, Avery Casero, Natalie Hansen, and powerhouse Gabby Knoebel held Williamsville to 9 shots on net the entire game leaving Arianna Hamilton with the shut-out in the net! (9/8)
*Well how about that, the Starpoint boys did it again! Last night the Varsity Golf team defeated Williamsville East with a final score of 248-258. This is the team’s first time defeating East since moving up into the large school division. In doing so, the team tied its second-best score In the last decade or so. The low shooter for Starpoint was Drew Beiter with an amazing round of even par. Other great rounds were shot by Tyler Grimm, Nick Prezioso, and Gavin Russell with rounds of 42, and Joe Manguso and Sam Prezioso making their competitive debut, both shooting 43. Joe Muscarella also scored with a round of 44. The Spartans move to 2-1 on the season and will face Sweet Home and Will North next week. Great Job Guys.
*The Girls Varsity Field Hockey team won their home opener against Iroquois 2-1 on Friday! Goals were scored by Alex Martorana and Jaimie Fraas and both goals were assisted by Morgan Hamm. Their next game is Wednesday, September 7th at Sweet Home.
GOLF TEAM *After a tough loss to Clarence last week, the Spartans came back with an unbelievable win against Will North with a record 239! The medallist for the match was Joe Muscarella with a one under par 35. Other great rounds were shot by Tyler Grimm with an even par 36 and Drew Beiter with a one over par 37. Also scoring were Luke Bradley, Joe Manguso and Gavin Russell. Unbelievable job guys! (9/7)
*The Starpoint Boys Varsity soccer team took on Sweet Home last night at home and won 3-0. Leading goal scorer Avery Carmody put the Spartans on the board first in the middle of the first half. He ended with 2 goals while Cohen Vogel also stepped up big for the Spartans recording his own goal and an assist. Other assists include Brady Hathaway and Aiden Prince while Travis Pollow picked up his first clean sheet. The Spartans now look forward to taking on Williamsville South this Thursday at 5:00 P.M. at home.
The Girls Varsity Field Hockey team won their home opener against Iroquois 2-1 on Friday! Goals were scored by Alex Martorana and Jaimie Fraas and both goals were assisted by Morgan Hamm. Their next game is Wednesday, September 7th at Sweet Home.(9/6)*
The Varsity Football team lost to the Amherst Tigers last Thursday 13-0. Gage LaPlante was the leading rusher with 21 carries for 65 yards and was 13 for 28 passing for 133 yards. Kyler Lee had 6 catches for 80 yards. Landon grainy led the team in tackles with 10. luke Davis and Griffin LaPlante each had 8 tackles. The Spartans head to Kenmore East this Friday to take on the Bulldogs. (9/6
*Wasting absolutely no time, your Boys' Varsity Volleyball team got their season rolling last Thursday afternoon against the Sweet Home Panthers, and quickly tames said felines three sets to none. Leading the way were Senior captains Evan Saunders and Jon Zawada, while Juniors DeAngelo D'Aloise and Jakob Stolzenburg made big contributions on offense and while serving respectively. The team looks to move their record to 2-0 tonight against Williamsville East this evening on the road. (9/6)
On Friday and Saturday, the Varsity Track and Field teams had another great weekend at the Section 6 State Qualifier Meet. In one of the most exciting races of the meet that came down to the final sprint, Nate Adams finished 2nd in the two-mile run in a huge personal best of 9 minutes, 36 seconds. Ashleigh Schreader set multiple personal bests to also finish 2nd in the five-event pentathlon. Marina Mansfield set another huge 7-foot personal best to finish 3rd in discus, after only being ranked 14th entering the meet. Other third place finishes include Evan Saunders with a personal best in the pentathlon, Kyle Lewis in a very close 100 meters, Mady Bush in the pole vault, and a season best from the 4 by 800 meter team of Adams, Gavin Farrell, Jake Cyrek, and Peyton Spatorico. Fourth place finishes include Spatorico in the 3200 meters, eighth-grader Shannon Zugelder in the 3000 meters, Aeden Eleey with a big personal best in the 110 meter hurdles and the 4 by 100 meter team of Lewis, Eleey, Hudson Holzbaur, and Colby Madden, finishing just 5 hundredths of a second off of the school record! Shout-out to senior Lydia Roselund, who ran two huge personal bests to finish 6th in the 3000 meters and 7th in the 1500 meters, after being ranked outside the top 16 in both events! And finally... your 2022 Outdoor State Qualifiers. Veda Jauch was the #1 seed in both shot put and discus entering the meet, and she handled the pressure well to win both events. Veda is the second double winner for Starpoint in the past 5 years! And on the pole vault runway, Alyssa Armitage extended her school pole vault record to 13 feet, a mark that ranks 1st in New York State, 39th in the country, and top 5 all-time for Section 6! Veda and Alyssa will travel to Syracuse later this week for the New York State Championships to put the exclamation point on an incredible, historic season for Starpoint Track and Field. Congratulations to everyone who competed. We are proud of you!
Last night, your Starpoint Unified Basketball team won an amazing game against visiting Niagara Wheatfield with a score of 35-34. Leading scorer for your Spartans was Tyler Beback with 8 points, Tyler Schwagler and Conner Long Shot Lauffer each added 6, and Thomas Browne added 5. We have earned a home game for the finals TOMORROW, 6/2, at 4:30 PM. Come out to cheer on the Spartans as they battle for 1st or 2nd place. (6/1)
Last night, your Starpoint Spartans Unified Basketball team won their game against Amherst with a nail-biting score of 36-34! The leading scorer for your Spartans with 8 points was Tyler Schwagler. Matthew McLellan, James Fiorita, Tyler Beback, and Conner Lauffer each added 4. If you see a Spartan today, congratulate them on the victory! We also have AMAZING NEWS! Next week, on Tuesday, May 31st, Unified scored a home game for our first round of playoffs. Our game starts at 4:30 pm and we will have games, dancing, and food! We want to fill the stands with cheering fans so if you're free come out and support! We would love to have you there!
The Varsity Baseball Team won 6-1 over the Grand island Vikings in a Class A-2 Quarterfinal sectional game. Sean Duffy pitched 5 great innings to earn the win and Mr. 300 Nick Brady pitched the final two innings to earn the save. At the plate, Travis Pollow was 3-4 with 3 RBIs. Avery Webb and Luke Blas each had 2 hits including a double and both scored 2 runs. Sol Glynn and Nate Lee each added RBIs for the Spartans. Tyler Milleville played great at first base. Starpoint now travels to Amherst on Thursday to face the Tigers.
There were so many great Track and Field performances last weekend, we had to break up our announcement into two days. The boys took fourth place, scoring 72 points and finishing dangerously close behind Lancaster, Clarence, and Orchard Park. In an exciting 3200 meter race that came down to the final lap, Nate Adams finished second and Peyton Spatorico finished fourth, both in personal bests. Peyton became the tenth Starpoint runner to cover the 2 mile distance in under 10 minutes! Both runners came right back the next day to score in the 1600 meters, and then again in third place in the 4 by 800 meter relay with Gavin Farrell and Jake Cyrek. Kyle Lewis's time of 11.29 seconds in the 100 meter dash finished second overall after he ranked 10th before the meet, good enough to forgive some terrible acting. Your friendly neighborhood sprint relay of Kyle Lewis, Ayden Eleey, Hudson Holzbaur, and Colby Madden also moved up two spots from their pre-meet ranking to finish fifth. Ayden Eleey also finished fifth in the 110 meter hurdles, an event that he just picked up last month! Other scoring members include Nolan Armitage in pole vault, Evan Saunders in a season-best 400 meter hurdles, Aaron Parsons in pentathlon, and Ben Olson scored in high jump, this time with more than zero hours of sleep. Billy Lubs, Hugh Adams, Gavin Farrell, and Franklin Payne all moved up at least 8 spots in their ranking before the meet. On Thursday, these athletes and more will have one last chance to qualify or improve their marks at East Aurora before the showdown at the Section 6 State Qualifier. Congratulations Spartans, the ride is just getting started.
*The Varsity Baseball Team defeated the CSAT Eagles in a Class A2 Pre-Quarter-Finals Sectional game yesterday. Zach Genkinger Led the way going 4-5 with two doubles and 2 RBIs. Avery Webb was 2-4 with two doubles and scored 2 runs. Avery also earned the win on the mound pitching 4 and two-thirds innings, striking out seven. Matt Haak had 2 hits and three RBIs. Luke Blas scored three runs. Drew hayes had 3 RBIs. Starpoint travels to Grand Island tonight, first pitch at 7:30. (5/24)
*The hits just keep on coming for Starpoint Track and Field. Congratulations to Mady Bush for breaking our triple jump school record at the ECIC Championships this weekend, with a jump of 36 feet! Mady also took third in pole vault and fifth in long jump, both personal bests. Congratulations to Alyssa Armitage for vaulting 12 feet, 6 inches, breaking her own school record! Alyssa also finished fifth in the 100 meters and was part of the 4th place 4 by 100 meter relay team with Emily Milleville, Hayley Waliszewski, and Rachel Dickey. Veda Jauch won both shot put and discus and ranks in the top 20 statewide in both events! Sophia Waliszewski was only ranked 20th in the 100 meter hurdles before the meet, but snuck through the qualifying rounds and then exploded for 2nd place in the final, only 0.3 seconds away from the win! After competing in four other events, Ashleigh Schreader ran a gutsy 800 meter race in 80 degree heat to finish fourth in the pentathlon and qualify for Sectionals! Also scoring for the Spartans were Tori Coleman in discus, Megan Milleville in shot put, Emma Browka and Faithe Belkota in pole vault, and the 4 by 800 meter relay team of Shannon Zugelder, Emily Walby, Lydia Roselund, and Jaimie Fraass. Starpoint was the top scoring large school at the meet, besting traditional powers Lancaster, Clarence, and Orchard Park by at least 30 points each. When the results were merged, they also beat small school champions East Aurora, 61 to 58. That means for the first time in school history, your Spartans are the top girls track team in all of ECIC! This is a huge accomplishment and the coaches are very proud of everyone's hard work to get to this point.
*Luke Blas tied a Starpoint Baseball record for hitting 2 triples in one game last night. The Spartans gave up 6 in the bottom of the 4th but clawed back only to lose by one run 6-5 to Sweet Home. Luke also scored 2 runs. Drew Hayes and Zach Genkinger added RBI singles. Nick Brady pitched 3 scoreless innings of scoreless relief.
The Girl's JV Lacrosse Team finished their season with a record of 6-2 by beating Sweethome 16-8. The defense held firm in the second half behind Maddie Wilger’s 8 saves and tough on ball play from Heidi House and Lillian Krentz. On offense, Chloe Cooney had one goal and one assist, Syndey Martin and Mia Giamberdino each had two goals and Camryn Mielcarek had a day scoring a career high 7 goals. Great win ladies! (5/19)
*The Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team wrapped up their final regular season game last night against The Sweet Home Panthers, while celebrating their four seniors at Senior Night. The Spartans got off to a hot start against the Panthers with their first goal scored by senior midfielder Skylar Berube, with an assist from Madison Mallone. The Panthers would go on to score two more goals early in the first half. The Spartan defensemen, Alex Mortorana, Mara Beiter, Allison Schuler, and Isabella Scott stepped up and denied the Panthers several times shortly after, and the Spartans went on a four goal streak before the half with goals from Isabella Scott, Madison Mallone, and Skylar Berube. The Spartans kept it a nail biter going into the half at 6-6 but with a penalty shot goal from Emily Odeychuk. The girls went on to end the night with a victory over Sweet Home 11-7. Morgan Hamm was in goal for the Spartans and ended the night with a whopping 14 saves. Congratulations to all of the seniors, Allison Schuler, Skylar Berube, Chloe Waugh, and Riley Hamm for an outstanding season. We wish you nothing but the best! (5/19)
*The Varsity Baseball Team lost 1-0 vs. Sweet Home yesterday on senior night. Avery "Spyda" Webb pitched a great game only giving up 3 hits. Zach Genkinger was 2-3 with a double for the Spartans.
On Tuesday, your varsity softball team defeated Amherst by a score of 9-0. Starpoint is now (6-6) in ECIC II and (8-9) overall. Bailey Briggs hit two homeruns and added a double. Maddy Kate Murray had a complete game shutout. Olivia Ruchala chipped in with 2 runs, Anna Solar also had2 hits and was stellar behind the dish while Emilie Pascual added 2hits. Great team defense! (5/18)
*For the first time in modern history, both the Girls and Boys Varsity Track and Field teams finished the regular season as ECIC division champions!! The boys knocked off Hamburg, 96 to 43, to finish undefeated at 5-0. Evan Saunders was a triple winner in both hurdle events and the long jump, and Kyle Lewis won the 100 and 200 meters as well as joining the winning 4 by 100-meter relay with Ayden Eleey, Hudson Holzbaur, and Colby Madden. Other highlights include Nolan Armitage and Simon Dickey taking first and second in both triple jump and pole vault, Hugh Adams breaking 100 feet in the discus throw for second, Aaron Parsons scoring in both long jump and high jump, and the Distance Gang doing their thing, and Ben Olson winning high jump after not sleeping for over 40 hours! The girls moved to 4-1 on the season with a 101-40 win. Jaimie Fraass was absolutely clutch, taking second in the 400 meters and anchoring two comeback relay wins: the 4-by 800-meter relay with Emily Walby, Lydia Roselund, and Meagan Zupo; and the 4 by 400-meter relay with Mady Schmidt, Sophia Waliszewski, and Brianna Gryzbek. Mady won the 400 and Sophia won both hurdle events in personal best times, while Lydia and Emily also scored in individual distance events. Faithe Belkota and Jess Puchlerz helped sweep the 100 hurdles in personal bests. Hayley Waliszewski made the most of Senior Night, jumping a big personal best of over 16 feet to sweep the long jump with Rachel Dickey and Mady Bush.
On Saturday, Starpoint Track and Field faced tough competition from the Rochester area for the second time in three weeks, and came away with more great performances. The boys 4 by 800 meter relay team of Gavin Farrell, Jake Cyrek, Nate Adams, and Peyton Spatorico knocked off Section 5 powers Rush-Henrietta, winning their race and automatically qualifying for the Sectional meet. Adams came back a few hours later to win the 3200 meters. Kyle Lewis was only ranked ninth entering the meet, but that didn't stop him from winning the 100 meters. The 4 by 100 relay team of Lewis, Ayden Eleey, Hudson Holzbaur, and Colby Madden also scored, placing sixth. New personal bests were set by Eleey, Frankie Payne, Mike Cyr, Hugh Adams, Michael Depasquale, Brody Saunders, Billy Lubs, Aiden Prince, and Jerry Roselund. The girls competed to an impressive third place finish out of 17 teams. Top finishes include wins from Alyssa Armitage in the pole vault and Veda Jauch in discus, a second place from Jauch in the shot put, and third places from Lydia Roselund in the 3000 meters, Mady Bush in the triple jump, and the 4 by 800 meter team of Roselund, Shannon Zugelder, Annabelle Pacouloute, and Jaimie Fraass. Also scoring were Zugelder in the 1500 meters, Faithe Belkota and Jess Puchlerz in the 100 meter hurdles, Emily Walby in the 800 meters, Rachel Dickey and Hayley Waliszewski in the long jump, Sophia Waliszewski in the 400 hurdles, the 4 by 400 meter relay team of Fraass, Nat Sidoni, Grace Diapaul, and Quinn Hurley, and Meagan Zupo with a new Sectional qualifier in the steeplechase. The teams will take this momentum into a showdown against Hamburg at home tomorrow at 5:00 PM! We will celebrate 12 super seniors before their last home meet. Don't miss out! (5/16)
*The Varsity Boys Lacrosse team won their senior night game on Friday versus Kenmore, 12 to 6. Seniors Ty Bialik and Jon Gunning played excellent games on defense and senior goalie, Owen Kiesman made 10 saves in goal. Scoring goals for the Spartans were Aleck Kirk with 4 goals and 5 assists, Will Mainstone and Braden Allen with 3 goals each, and Brayden Floreano and CJ Uptegrove each added one goal. Next up is an away playoff game this Friday. (5/16)
Your Varsity Softball team won yesterday 7- 6 on a two out walk-off single by Emilie Pascual to score Morgan Neal against Iroquois on SENIOR DAY! Great team win as Starpoint had 7 different girls score a run. Maddy Kate Murray had the complete game win in the circle. Pascual had 3 hits, Morgan Bennett chipped in with 2 hits, Bailey Briggs with another triple. Great defense by Olivia Ruchala and Anna Solar.
Last night, your Starpoint Unified Basketball team lost a tough game against visiting City Honors with a score of 36-49. Scoring for your Spartans was Thomas Browne with 11 points, Tyler Schwagler with 6 points, Tyler Bebak added 4 points, and Matthew McLellan scored a big 3! It was an intense game, and every Spartan worked hard on the court! Outstanding job to all!
The JV Girls Lacrosse Team lost a close game 11-8 vs. Lockport. Maddie Wilger kept the score close in goal and Camyn Mielcarek led the team with 4 goals. We invite you to watch the JV girls close out their awesome season against Sweet Home on Wednesday the 18th at 5:00 P.M. on the turf. (5/12)
*Starpoint Varsity Softball split two ECIC II games with Williamsville East yesterday. On the winning side for game #1 by a score of 8-4, and dropping the nightcap 7-2. In game #1, Emilie Pascual had 3 hits and 4 runs, Bailey Briggs had 3 runs scored, including a triple, Anna Solar had 3 hits, Morgan Bennett had 2 hits and Maddy Kate Murray with the complete game win in the circle. In game #2, Bailey Briggs had 4 hits including 3 triples and 2 runs. Marah Schotz chipped in with 2 hits. Great defense from Olivia Ruchala who had a stellar game in the outfield. Lauren Amacher went the distance in the circle.
*Your Spartan Tennis Team had two matches back to back on Monday and Tuesday going 1 and 1. Against Amherst the lone winner was Austin Rudnick at 3rd singles defeating his opponent in straight sets. Yesterday the team won 5-0 defeating Iroquois in a sweep. Rookie sensation Trevor Hasley won 6-0 6-0 in a dominant match, at 2nd singles Tommy the gun Meal won in straight sets as well. At 3rd singles Austin Rudnick won for the second day in a row sealing the victory. At 1st doubles Mark Wilger and Matt Edward's played an heroic match winning the second set in a tie breaker. And finally at second doubles Ryan Butler and Cody Wong won in two sets as well completing the sweep. Great battle boys! Come on out and support the team as we honor our seniors today at 4:30 P.M. We are taking on the Will South Billy's. (5/11)
*Yesterday, the Starpoint Varsity Softball Team dropped a hard fought 13-10 game to visiting West Seneca East. Scoring two runs for Starpoint were Morgan Bennett, Marah Schotz, Emelie Pascual and Mattie Adamo. Olivia Ruchala led the offense with 2 hits and 4 RBI. Bennett, Pascual and Adamo all had 2 hits a piece as well. Julia Lukasik threw 5 1/3 innings in relief and gave up only 2 earned runs. Next up is Williamsville East today at home. (5/11)
*Congratulations to the Boys and Girls Track and Field teams for scoring two clutch wins against Sweet Home yesterday. In a meet where the teams faced state-level competition in multiple events, the wins were a full team effort. The coaches are proud of everyone's dedication and excited to see the hard work start to pay off! The boys are an undefeated 4-0 and the girls are 3-1. Both teams have a chance to lock in a league championship next Tuesday, May 17th, in a home showdown against Hamburg. The teams will celebrate Senior Night before the meet kicks off at 5:00 PM. Mark your calendars! (5/11)
*Last night the JV Softball Team played at home against Amherst. The Lady Spartans earned another victory bringing their record to 7 and 1. The team played exceptionally well defensively! Great job girls. The Lady Spartans play again tonight at home against Will East! (5/11)
Your Starpoint Unified team won an outstanding game last night at Frederick Law Olmsted with a score of 30-26. Scoring for your Starpoint Spartans was Tyler Schwagler with 12 points, Conner Lauffer and Teague Lock each added 6 and Tyler Bebak, Thomas Browne and James Fiorita each added 2. If you see a Unified member in the hallway today, congratulate them on an amazing game! Our senior night home game is this Thursday at 5:00 in the high school gym! Come out to have a fun night and support our goal of inclusion across the school! See you there! (5/10)
*Next week is our school day game for Unified Basketball on Friday, May 20th at 12:45 P.M. Leading up to the big event there will be a spirit week with fun days to celebrate! Monday will be 716 day. Wear your favorite Buffalo gear. Tuesday is a tropical Tuesday. Dress up in your best summer outfit! Wednesday is inclusion day. Be a piece of the puzzle and dress up in your class color. Seniors are green, Juniors are blue, Sophomores are red and Freshmen are yellow. Thursday is Occupation Day. Dress up as your current or future career. And Friday is Garnet and Grey day. Wear your Unified shirts if you have them, if not dress up in your favorite Starpoint apparel! Get excited for a fun week! (5/13)
*The JV Girls Lacrosse team improved to a record of 5-1 by beating NT by a score of 13-4. The defense was led by Maddie Wilger with 10 saves and Heidi House with 2 assists. Chloe Cooney and Mia Giamberdino each had three goals and Camryn Mielcarek finished with 4 goals. Great job ladies! (5/10)
*Last night, the Boys JV Lacrosse team fell to a record of (3-9) losing to Williamsville East 10-5. Frank Cardarella led the Spartans' Offense finishing with 4 goals. William Hershey tallied his first goal of the season as well. Tyler Ranger, Dylan Scovazzo, Liam Keelty, and Goalie Hayden Schuler all had assists in the game. The Spartans will take on the Lew-Port Lancers tonight in Lewiston. (5/10)
*The Varsity Baseball team lost 11-3 to the Iroquois Chiefs yesterday. Sol Glynn was 1-3 with 2 RBIS's. Travis Pollow was 1-2 with an RBI. Drew Hayes was 1-3 with a double. Avery Webb and Aidan Case also had hits for the Spartans, who are now 3-5 on the season. (5/10)
Congratulations to the Girls Track and Field team on winning the Starpoint Team Challenge this weekend! The scoring at this meet was based on the combined marks of multiple athletes, and the Spartans got to showcase their strength as a team as well as many great individual performances. Congratulations to Alyssa Armitage and Mady Bush on breaking the meet record for pole vault, jumping a combined 19 feet, 6 inches! Other first place victories included Rachel Dickey and Hayley Waliszewski in the long jump, and personal bests from Veda Jauch and Tori Coleman in the discus, with a combined throw of over 210 feet. Second places included Jauch and a personal best from Marina Mansfield in the shot put, Mady and Rachel in the triple jump, Faithe Belkota and Jess Puchlerz in the 110 meter hurdles, and the team of Shannon Zugelder and Lydia Roselund in the 3000 meter run. Also scoring were Sophia Waliszewski and Quinn Hurley in the 400 meter hurdles, Alyssa Armitage and Emily Milleville in the 100 meters, Emily Walby and Gurmann Kaur in the 800 meters, the 4 by 100 meter team of Milleville, Dickey, Waliszewski, and Armitage, the 4 by 800 meter team of Zugelder, Roselund, Waliszewski, and Jaimie Fraass, and - in their pentathlon debut - Megan Milleville and Ashleigh Schreader. Mady, Hayley, Faithe, Tori, and Lydia hit Sectional qualifying marks. The boys finished in a tie for 3rd place, four points from a strong Fairport team from Section 5. The lone 1st place came from Nate Adams and Peyton Spatorico, taking 1st and 2nd in the 1600 meters in Sectional-qualifying times. Nolan Armitage and Simon Dickey both set personal bests to take 2nd in the pole vault. Kyle Lewis and Aedan Eleey did the same in the 200 meters. The boys 4 by 800 meter relay team of Nate Adams, Peyton Spatorico, Jake Cyrek, and Gavin Farrell also took 2nd, knocking off the defending large school champions from Clarence. Other scorers, include Brody Saunders and Michael Depasquale in the 110 and 400 meter hurdles, Frankie Pane and Aiden Preisch in the 3200 meters, Simon Dickey and Billy Lubs in the triple jump, Kyle Lewis and Evan Bancroft in the 100 meters, Jake Cyrek and Aiden Prince in the 800 meters, and the Sectional-qualifying sprint relay team of Lewis, Eleey, Colby Madden, and Hudson Holzbaur. Evan Saunders also hit the Sectional standard in his second pentathlon ever. Congratulations to all who competed! Best of luck to both teams as they resume their hunt for a league championship tomorrow, at Sweet Home. (5/9)
*Last Friday the Spartans JV Lacrosse Team took on City Honors in Buffalo. The team got another win with a score of 11-0. The team recorded their first shutout of the year and now have a (3-8) record. Frank Cardarella led the team with 3 goals, Brady Moeller had 2 goals, Vinny Kankolenski had 1 goal and 2 assist, Zach Caldwell had 1 goal and 1 assist, Kole Haseley, Josh McLellan, Eathon Eiss, and Lawson Smith all recorded a goal, Tyler Ranger had 2 assists on the night and, Hayden Schuler and the defense were stout and recorded the first ever shutout in the JV programs history. Come out tonight at 7:00 P.M. and watch the Spartans take on Williamsville East for JV’s last home game of the season!! (5/9)
*ARRRGGGHHHHHH The Varsity Baseball team had a come from behind victory Friday night,5-3. The Spartans scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 6th to steal the booty. Sean "Whitebeard" Duffy pitched 5 great innings, while Mr. 300 Nick Brady earned his first varsity win. Zach 'Lil Red" Genkinger, Drew "Poopdeck" Hayes, Sailor Sol Glynn, and Andrew "Calico" Birtch had hits in the 6th to aid in the win. (5/9)
*The Varsity Boys Lacrosse team lost a hard-fought game against Buffalo schools on Friday 9-8. Trailing 5 - 2 at halftime, the Spartans came back to tie the game, only to give up the game-winning goal with just over a minute left in the 4th quarter. Scoring for Starpoint were Justin Bull and Brayden Floreano with 2 goals each, Braden Allen, Will Mainstone, Reid Marriner, and John Zawada had 1 goal each. Alec Kirk played an excellent game at attack recording 4 assists. Alex Chukhanenko was dominant on faceoffs and Owen Kiesman made 14 saves in goal. Come out and support the team tomorrow at 5 as they raise money for the lockout committee when they play a "pink" game vs Lewport at 5 o'clock (5/9)5/6/22
The Varsity Boys Lacrosse Team earned their second league win yesterday with an 8 to 5 victory over Sweet Home. The Spartans scored 6 second half goals to earn the win. Scoring for the Spartans were CJ Uptegrove with 3 goals, Brayden Floreano and Braden Allen with 2 goals each and Alec Kirk with one goal. Come out tonight to support the boys when they face off against Buffalo at 5:00 P.M. (⅚)
*Last night the JV Softball Team traveled to Iroquois and left with a Win! Starpoint beat Iroquois 5-2. It was an outstanding team effort. Scoring two runs each for the Lady Spartans were 8th graders Lilly Billanti and Natalie Prezioso. Also scoring a run was 9th grader Jordan Duncan. Danica Amacher and Jaylyn Linderman were hot on the mound. The Lady Spartans have an overall record of 5 and 1. They travel to Amherst this Saturday to take on the Tigers! (⅚)
*Do it. Just do it. There's a huge track meet tomorrow, Saturday, at 2:00 P.M. at the Starpoint track. There will be food! There will be music! You might even see people jump over pits full of water! Yes, we said tomorrow at 2:00 P.M., two days ago. Don't let your dreams be dreams. Did you know Starpoint Track and Field includes state and national qualifiers? Well, what are you waiting for? Just do it! (⅚)
*Last night the Boy’s JV lacrosse team beat the Sweet Home Panthers 9-3 bringing their record to a (2-8). Frank Cardarella led the Spartans with 4 goals. Brady Moeller had 3 goals and 1 assist. Vinny Kankolenski and Dylan Scovazzo each had a goal on the night. Tyler Ranger and Liam Keelty each had 3 assist on the night. The Spartans take on City Honors tonight at Riverside Stadium.
Last night, the Boys Varsity Track and Field team moved to 3-0 with a close win against West Seneca West. Colby Madden won the 200 meters in a Sectional qualifying time, Kyle Lewis won the 100 and 400 meters, and they joined 200 meter runner-up Ayden Eely and Hudson Holzbaur on the winning 4 by 100 meter relay. All four ran personal bests. Evan Saunders hit the Sectional time in both the 100 and 400 meter hurdles, as well as winning long jump. Nate Adams, Gavin Farrell, Frankie Payne, Aiden Prince, Jake Cyrek, and Peyton Spatorico scored 30 out of a possible 32 points in the mid-distance events. The girls lost a close battle, but many team members set personal bests in rainy and windy conditions. Alyssa Armitage's 100 meter win in 12.95 seconds qualified for Sectionals, in addition to wins in the 200 meters and pole vault. Sophia Waliszewski hit qualifying marks for both the 100 and 400 meter hurdles, and Veda Jauch won both throwing events. The 4 by 800 meter relay team of Jaimie Fraass, Emily Walby, Lydia Roselund, and Shannon Zugelder qualified for Sectionals and raced hard against a West Seneca West team that qualified for the State meet during indoor track. All four relay team members also scored in individual events. Come out to support the teams this Saturday at 2 PM, as they take on the rest of Western New York at our own Starpoint Team Challenge Invitational! (5/4)
*Yesterday, Varsity Softball lost an 8-7 mud-filled game to league-leading West Seneca East in the bottom of the 7th. Starpoint was led offensively by senior Maddie Beckman who had 3 hits. Chipping in with two hits was Morgan Bennett, Bailey Briggs, who also hit a 3 run bomb, and Anna Solar who also had 3 RBI. Starpoint is now (3-2) in league and (5-5) overall. (5/4)
*Last night, the Spartans JV Lacrosse team hosted Lakeshore High School. The Spartans fell in a close game, 12-10, dropping their record to (1-8). Frank Cardarella led the team with 3 goals and 4 assists. Brady Moeller led the team in shots on net and tallied 2 goals. Sam Tortorella had 2 goals and 2 assists. Vinny Kankolenski had 1 goal and 1 assist. Eathon Eiss and Kole Haseley each tallied a goal. Tyler Ranger also had 2 assists on the night. The defense held their own all night and goalie Hayden Schuler had 13 saves. (5/4)
*On Friday, your Varsity Softball team defeated Amherst by a score of 20-8. Starpoint is now 2-1 in the league and 4-4 overall. Offensively, Starpoint churned out 23 hits and all nine starters had at least two hits. Schotz led all hitters with 4 hits and Briggs had a BOMB over the left-field fence. MK Murray had the complete game win in the circle. Great job ladies! (5/3)
*Are you looking for something to do on Thursday night at 5:00? Come to the High School gym and support your Unified Basketball team as they take on the visiting Iroquois Chiefs. The first 50 students into the gym get a prize! Come out and support! (5/5)
*A job well done goes out to the Starpoint Unified Basketball team who fought a tough battle last night against Cheektowaga, but came up short with a score of 19 to 28. Leading scores for your Spartans; Tyler Worral with 6 points & Thomas Brown with 5 points. Tyler Beback, Teague Locke, Tyler Schwagler and Jeremiah Verstreate each added 2. Great job team! Our home opener is this Thursday at 5:00 PM! The first 50 students in the door get a prize! Come show your support and pack the gym! (5/3)
*Your Spartan Tennis Team won a thriller of a redemption match yesterday defeating The Sweethome Panthers 3-2. Winning an absolute epic match at second singles was Tommy "THE GUN" MEAL. After losing the first set 6-4, The Gun found himself down 2-4 in the second only to battle back and win the second 7-5. He would follow suit in the 3rd winning 7-5 as well. At 3rd singles Greg Edbauer won in 2 straight sets 6-0 6-4. At 1st doubles Mark Wilger and Austin Rudnick battled and ultimately got the win by defeating a team they had lost to previously. It was a 3 set nail biter winning in 3 sets with the first ending in a tie break. Trevor Hasley at 1st singles also played well along with the 2nd doubles duo of Ryan Butler and Alex Grapes. Both battled in 3 set matches. Great Job Spartans - what a battle! (5/3)
*The Girls JV Lacrosse Team improved to 4-1 by defeating North Tonawanda 12-5. Led by Maddie Wilger’s 7 saves and tough defense from Tristan Kagels-Shank, and Lillian Krentz who also added a goal and two assists the Lady Spartans ran the “Moana” offense led by captain Chloe Covey’s 1 goal and three assists, Cameron Mielcarek with 3 goals, Mia Giamberdino with 2 goals and Olivia Cook scoring her first point with an assist. Great game ladies. (5/3)
*Last night Starpoint’s Varsity Softball Teamdefeated Williamsville South by a score of 3-1. The Spartans were led in the circle by MK Murray who threw a CG 3 hitter with six K's. Chipping in offensively were Briggs, Bennett and Schotz who had a huge 2 out rbi single. Fantastic defensive performances from Solar, Bennett, Pascual, Blunt and Ruchala. Starpoint is now 3-1 in ECIC II play, and 5-4 overall. (5/3)
*The Varsity Boys Lacrosse Team traveled to Medina yesterday and played the Mustangs tough in an 8 to 3 loss. Scoring for the Spartans were Braden Allen with 2 goals and Alec Kirk with 1. Owen Kiesman played excellently, making 15 saves in goal. It's another busy week for the boys, playing 4 games in 5 days. Come out Thursday and Friday to support the Spartans, when they face off against Sweet Home and Buffalo, both games are at 5 o'clock. (5/3)
*On Saturday, Starpoint Track and Field brought their A game to Rochester and made several huge breakouts at the His and Her Invitational. Veda Jauch took first place with a throw of 109 feet, 4 inches in discus, as well as second in shot put. Top finishes include Alyssa Armitage taking second in pole vault, Shannon Zugelder taking fifth in the 3000 meters, Rachel Dickey taking 8th in the long jump, and two top-8 relay finishes: the 4 by 100 meter team of Armitage, Dickey, Hayley Waliszewski, and Emily Milleville, and the 4 by 800 meter relay team of Jaimie Fraas, Brianna Gryzbek, Gurmann Kaur, and Lyndzie Wagner. Other athletes who set lifetime personal bests include Grace Diapaul in the 100 meters, Natalie Sidoni in the 200 meters, Monica Lubs in the triple jump, and Lydia Roselund with a Sectional qualifying time in the 1500 meters. On the boys side, Nate Adams finished fourth in the 3200 meters in a time of 9 minutes, 52 seconds. He's now one of nine people in school history to break 10 minutes for the event. Peyton Spatorico was right in sixth in a 10 second personal best. Nolan Armitage cleared 11 feet for pole vault to take seventh and also set a personal best in the triple jump. Other personal bests include Michael Cyr in the shot put, Simon Dickey in the triple jump, Aedan Eleey in the 200 meters and 110 meter hurdles, Colby Madden in the 200 meters and long jump, Aaron Parsons and Ben Olson in the high jump, Gavin Farrell and Aiden Prince in the 800 meters, Kyle Lewis hitting the Sectional mark in the 100 meters, and Jake Cyrek and Frankie Payne in the 1600 meters, with Cyrek hitting the Sectional mark and Payne also under 5 minutes. And finally...congratulations to Erin Callahan and Micahel Dipasquale, who now hold the Starpoint school records in the 1600 meter racewalk! Erin's time was almost a 2 minute improvement from the indoor season. Awesome job to everyone who competed this weekend! (5/2)
*On Friday, your Varsity Softball team defeated Amherst by a score of 20-8. Starpoint is now 2-1 in the league and 4-4 overall. Offensively, Starpoint churned out 23 hits and all nine starters had at least two hits. Schotz led all hitters with 4 hits and Briggs had a BOMB over the left-field fence. MK Murray had the complete game win in the circle. Great job ladies! (5/3)
The Girls JV Lacrosse Team beat Sweet Home 5-4 to improve to a record of 3-1. Maddie Wilger made 8 saves and Lily Krentz played shut down defense. Mia Giamberdino scored one goal and Cameron Mielcarek scored 3 including the game-winner with 1.2 seconds left in the game. Great job girls! (4/29)
*Last night the Boys Spartans JV Lacrosse team fell to the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks 7-3. The Spartans were led by Frank Cardarella who had all 3 goals for the Spartans. The Spartans look to bounce back at home tonight against the Lockport Lions. The game starts at 5:00 pm. (4/29)*The Varsity Boys Lacrosse team lost a tough game to North Tonawanda last night, 11 to 6. The boys dominated time of possession in the 1st 3 quarters and outshot the LumberJacks, but came up short against a hot goalie. Scoring for the Spartans were Alec Kirk, Justin Bull, and Braden Allen with 2 goals each.
4/26/22The Boys Varsity Tennis Team won their first match this season versus Iroquois over the spring break, 4 - 1! Rookie sensation Trevor Hasley smashed his opponent at 1st singles winning in two straight sets while Greg Edbauer also won a nail-biter at 2nd singles. Tommy "The GUN" Meal won at 3rd singles 6-1, 3-6, 6-1. The first doubles duo of Austin Rudnick and future athlete of the week hall of famer, Mark Wilger also won 6-1, 6-0. Cody Wong and Alex Grapes fought hard at second Dubz but fell just short. Great job everybody! Next, we have the Will South Billies. LET'S GET IT! (4/26)
*Last night the JV Spartan Boys Lacrosse team lost to the Grand Island Vikings 11-2 before the game was canceled due to weather. Frank Cardarella and Brady Moeller scored for the Spartans and William Hershey and Rian Kunkel had an assist each. The JV team takes on Akron tonight in Akron. (4/26)
*The Varsity Boys Lacrosse team were victorious yesterday in a thrilling comeback effort over Grand Island, 9 to 8. The Vikings jumped out to a 2 to nothing lead after 1 quarter, then the Spartans bounced back in the 2nd and early 3rd quarter with 5 straight goals, 2 each by Justin Bull and Braden Allen and 1 goal by Will Mainstone. With a 5 to 3 lead in the 3rd quarter, the game was suspended due to thunder and lightning for 45 minutes. Once the storm passed, Grand Island came back scoring 5 straight goals to take an 8 to 5 lead midway through the 4th quarter. The boys weren't done though, Braden Allen scored 4 straight goals to take a 9 to 8 lead and secure the win for the Spartans. Owen Kiesman made 12 saves in the win and Justin Bull added 4 assists while Will Mainstone had 10 ground balls. The Spartans travel to Williamsville East today for a 4:00 P.M. game against the Flames.
*After one great 9th and 10th grade meet at Iroquois High School, two weeks of no school, and six weeks of their best "Rocky montage" impressions, it's finally track and field dual meet season! Both teams opened this weekend against Williamsville South. The girls made a statement, sweeping eight events and taking all three relays on the way to a commanding 114-25 win. Event winners include Jessica Puchlerz in the 100 meter hurdles, Veda Jauch in the shot put and discus, Rachel Dickey in the long jump and 200 meters, Alyssa Armitage in the pole vault and 100 meters, Shannon Zugelder in the 1500 meters, Lydia Roselund in the 3000 meters, Brianna Gryzbek in the 800 meters in her first varsity dual meet, and Mady Bush, who was less than an inch away from breaking the school record in the triple jump. The relay teams were Armitage, Bush, Dickey, and Hayley Waliszewski in the 4 by 100 meters; Zugelder, Natalie Sidoni, Annabelle Pacouloute, and Meagan Zupo in the 4 by 400 meters; and Zugelder, Roselund, Ava Wohlleber, and Gurmann Kaur in the 4 by 800 meters. The boys overcame some unlucky breaks with their team depth, and stole some key points in the field events to finish on top, 76-65. Those field events included Simon Dickey taking 2nd in the pole vault, long jump, and triple jump, Mike Cyr taking 3rd in shot put, and Hugh Adams taking 2nd in discus in his first varsity dual meet. Event winners included Evan Saunders in the 110 meter hurdles and high jump, Kyle Lewis in the 200 meters, Gavin Farrell in the 800 meters, Nate Adams in the 1600 meters, Peyton Spatorico in the 3200 meters, and Nolan Armitage in the pole vault. The 4 by 100 meter relay team of Lewis, Hudson Holzbaur, Zach Wiseman, and Colby Madden clinched the win. Shoutout to Jake Cyrek who took 2nd in the 1600 meters, also known as "the timed mile", breaking 5 minutes for the first time. Many other athletes ran personal bests in their first meet of the season! Come out to support the teams at Starpoint on Tuesday, at 4:30 PM, as they look to take another step towards a division title against Williamsville East. (4/25)
*Over the break, your Starpoint Varsity Softball Team competed in the Capital City Classic in Frankfort, Kentucky. The girls played very well despite their 1-2 record. In the first game, Starpoint dropped a tough 3-2 game to Montgomery County from Kentucky, then defeated perennial Kentucky power Lewis County High School by a score of 13-8 before dropping their last game to Oldham County. Strong performances were all over the place, offensively, Starpoint was led by Bailey Briggs, Emilie Pascual, Anna Solar, and Morgan Bennett. Maddy Kate Murray was stellar in the circle, pitching a total of 9 innings in three games and giving up only 1 earned run. Defensively, Starpoint was led by Solar, Bennett, Lindsey Blount, Olivia Ruchala and Pascual. Great job ladies! (4/25)4/8/22
Last night, the Boys JV Lacrosse Team took on Williamsville South. The Spartans lost another one, losing 11-6 falling to (0-3) on the season. Plagued with injuries, the team kept their spirits high and never gave up throughout the match. The team was led yet again by Captain Midfielder, Vinny Kankolenski, who had another hat-trick on the season. Frank Cardarella finished the contest with 2 goals and 1 assist. Sam Tortorella finished the game with 1 goal and one assist. Dillon O'Neil dished out 2 assists on the night and Captain Defenseman, Rian Kunkel finished the game with 1 assist. The Defense got off to a rough start, but after a wake up call the group came together and didn't allow more than 4 goals in 3 quarters of play. Captain Goaltender, Hayden Schuler finished the game with 15 saves, many of which did not come easy. The Spartans will host West Seneca East tonight at 5pm, come out and enjoy a game before spring break! (4/8)
*The Varsity Baseball dropped a marathon game 18-15 to Williamsville East. The Spartans were down 18-8 at one point and showed tremendous grit as they tried to overtake their ship. Newly appointed Bench Captain Matt Haak came off the bench and delivered with 2 hits including an RBI double and a stolen base. Travis Pollow scored three runs and recorded his first varsity hit. Nick Brady was 1-3 with 3RBIs and a double. Zach Genkinger scored 2 runs. Hunter "Sugga" Ducharme drew a bases-loaded walk to collect his first RBI. Drew Hayes and Nate Lee added RBIs. Andrew Birtch was 1-2 with 2 runs scored. The Spartans are headed to warmer weather in Myrtle Beach to play 7 games in 4 days. #firethecannons (4/8)
*The Boys Varsity Lacrosse team faced off against Williamsville South last night, losing to the Billies 14 to 6. The Spartans couldn't overcome a slow and unfocused start to the game. However, the boys were able to keep pace with Will South in the second half. Starpoint goals were scored by Justin Bull, who had 3, Braden Allen added 2 and Alec Kirk scored 1. goal. Owen Kiesman made 16 saves in goal. The Spartans will get some much needed rest over spring break, but they will be right back at it after break, with 4 games in 5 days, the week of April 25th. (4/8)
*Starpoint Varsity Softball evens up their record at (2-2) with a 7-5 win at Sweet Home in ECIC II action. Leading Starpoint was Maddy Kate Murray with a CG 5 hitter. Two hits a piece from Morgan Bennett, Matelyn Adamo and Marah Schotz. Emelie Pascual led the defense with 6 assists! (4/8)
The JV Girls Lacrosse team improved to 2-0 by defeating Lewport by a score of 8-1 led by Maddie Wilger’s 10 saves in goal. Chloe Cooney, Cameron Mielcarek, Sydney Martin, and Lily Krentz all scored, with Heidi House, Mia Giamberdino and Kiera Tocarczyk leading with three ground balls each. (4/7)
*The Varsity Baseball team lost 7-6 to the defending Class A sectional champions Williamsville East Flames. Sol Glynn had three hits including a double. Avery Webb pitched three scoreless innings of relief with 6 strikeouts. Sean Duffy added a double. Andrew Hearn's opposite-field 2-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning made the game close. Aidan Case and Noah Umstead had their first varsity hits.
On Tuesday, your Lady Spartan Varsity Softball team defeated Frontier by a score of 9-7. Leading Starpoint with four hits was Bailey Briggs, including two doubles and 3 RBI. Lauren Amacher got the complete game win in the circle. Morgan Neal added 3 hits while Marah Schotz chipped in with 2 RBI. Strong defensive games from Anna Solar, Lindsey Blount, and Maddie Beckman. Starpoint travels to Sweet Home today at 5! (4/6)
*Last Night, the Boys JV Spartans Lacrosse team fell to a record of 0-2 after losing a tough away match against Iroquois, resulting in a final score of 11-6. The Spartans were led by Captain Midfielders,Vinny Kankolenski and Tyler Ranger. Vinny recorded the JV programs first ever hat-trick and then some finishing the game with a total of 4 goals! Congratulations Vinny! Tyler Ranger also found the back of the net finishing the night with 1 goal and 1 assist. Frank Cardarella finished the game with 1 goal and 1 assist on the night, keeping his point streak going. Sam Tortorella finished the game with 2 assists and Defenseman Zach Caldwell provided a helping hand also finishing the game with 1 assist. The Defense had a strong showing yet again despite the outcome of the game. Goalie Lawson Smith recorded 22 saves on the night in his first start between the pipes. Come out on Thursday, April 7th to Tudor Stadium to support and watch the Spartans take on Williamsville South at 5:00 P.M.! (4/6)
*The Varsity Boys Lacrosse team played a tough game against Iroquois yesterday. The Spartans were trailing 4-3 at halftime and hit a few goalposts early in the 3rd quarter and finally ran out of gas, ultimately falling to the Chiefs, 10-3. Scoring for Starpoint were C.J. Uptegrove, Braden Allen, and Justin Bull. Will mainstone was strong again at the faceoff X. Justin Bull and Will Mainstone lead the team in ground balls and Owen Kiesman kept the game close early, registering 15 saves in goal. The boys travel to Williamsville South tomorrow for a 7:00 P.M. game under the lights. (4/6)
The Starpoint Varsity Boys Lacrosse team earned their 1st ever win yesterday, beating Tonawanda, 16 to zero. Braden Allen scored 7 goals for the Spartans, while Alec Kirk, C.J. Uptegrove and Will Mainstone scored 2 goals each. Justin Bull, Brayden Floreano and John Zawada each had a goal. Will Mainstone was dominant on faceoffs and Owen Kiesman made 7 saves to record the shutout and his 1st win. The boys are back at it again today. They host Iroquois, on the turf at 5 o'clock. (4/5)
*On Monday, your Lady Spartan softball team dropped a 6-3 decision to host Williamsville South. Leading Starpoint with two hits were Bailey Briggs, who chipped in with a homerun as well, Anna Solar, and Emelie Pascual. Morgan Bennett also contributed with a double and a run scored. Maddy Kate Murray took a tough complete game loss in the circle with 4 K's. Strong defensive games from Anna Solar, Emelie Pascual, Bailey Briggs and Marah Schotz. Starpoint hosts Frontier today in a non league game. Good seats are still available.
On Friday, the Girls JV Lacrosse team played their first game and had a historic win. The first in Starpoint's history. They defeated North Tonawanda by a score of 11 to 8. Chloe Cooney led the team with 5 goals and 1 assist. Payton Trimble added another goal while Tori Sexton and Mia Giamberdino both had an assist for the Spartans. Maddie Wilger played a great game in goal.
Last night the Boys JV Lacrosse team opened up the season with an exciting close loss. The Spartans fell to the Amherst Tigers 8-6 in their inaugural season. Congratulations to Brady Moeller, for getting the teams very first goal of the year and of the JV program! Leading the team with 2 goals and 2 assists was Frank Cardarella. Other goal scorers were; Dillon O'Neil, Liam Keelty, and Vinny Kankolenski. Sam Tortorella, Dillon O'Neil, and Josh McLellan all did their part and gave assists to goals scored. The Defense was stout despite the loss, and was led by defenseman Rian Kunkel and goalie Hayden Schuler.
The Starpoint Varsity Boys Lacrosse team played its inaugural game last night at West Seneca East. The boys lost a tough game to the Trojans 15-5. Braden Allen scored the 1st goal in Starpoint Lacrosse history. C.J. Uptegrove, Justin Bull, Alec Kirk, and Will Mainstone also added goals for Starpoint. Will Mainstone had a strong game on face offs and Owen Kiesman made 12 saves in goal.
*While Boys Varsity Hockey was taking care of business in Buffalo, another athlete was making Starpoint proud on the other side of the state. Alyssa Armitage finished tenth out of 36 of the country's best pole vaulters at the New Balance National Indoor Track and Field Championships. Alyssa cleared 12 feet, 7.5 inches, another new school record and personal best, and finished ahead of 19 athletes ranked ahead of her coming into the competition. Congratulations Alyssa! It's a great time to be a Spartan! (3/14)
*Congratulations to Starpoint Varsity Cheerleaders who competed in the New York State Cheerleading Championships on Saturday and placed 2nd in the entire state! (3/7)
*After winning the Section VI Division II Championship last Monday over Grand Island 2-1, the Boys Varsity Hockey team traveled 6 hours to Salmon River High School for Regionals and won 5-4 in double overtime. Will Mainstone netted the game winner with 25 seconds left in the 2nd Over Time finishing the game with 3 goals. Justin Bull also chipped in with 2 goals. It was an outstanding team effort to advance to the State Final Four on Saturday, March 12 versus Webster-Thomas at 4:30 P.M. at Harbor Center. Please come out and support the Boys Varsity Hockey team on Saturday. (3/7)
*Shout-out to Seniors and Track & Field team members Veda Jauch and Alyssa Armitage, who competed this weekend at the New York State Indoor Track and Field Championships in New York City! Veda finished second overall in the weight throw with another national Top 25 performance, and also threw a big personal best in shot put to finish eighth. Alyssa finished sixth in one of the deepest state pole vaults in recent history. She'll be back in New York City this weekend to compete at the Indoor Track National Championships! Congratulations Veda and Alyssa! (3/7)
A big congratulation goes out to Griffin and Gage LaPlante on an outstanding NY State Championship Tournament!!! Your Spartan Wrestlers Griffin & Gage LaPlante represented Starpoint & Section 6 at the 2022 NY State Championships in Albany on Friday and Saturday!!! Both Griffin and Gage finished in the top 8 in their respective weight classes. Griffin placed 5th in the 132 pound weight class and Gage placed 7th in the 145 pound weight class. Great job boys!!! Congrats on an amazing 2021-2022 season filled with many great accomplishments!!! (2/28)
*The Indoor Track and Field teams added another stellar performance on Saturday, competing against Western New York's best at the Section 6 State Qualifier. Third place finishes included Alyssa Armitage with a photo finish and school record in the 55 meters, Shannon Zugelder in the 3000 meters, Mady Bush in pole vault in addition to a new school record in the triple jump, and Nate Adams with a new school record in the 3200 meters. Other top-5 performances included Faithe Belkota in the pole vault, Rachel Dickey in the long jump, Peyton Spatorico in the 3200 meters, Evan Saunders with a new school record in the 55 meter hurdles, Nolan Armitage with a new school record in the pole vault, and the relay team of Adams, Spatorico, Frankie Payne, and Aiden Prince, who all ran personal bests to set yet another new school record in the 4 by 800 meters. Out of the 33 indoor track and field events, 23 school records were broken this season! And finally, your Starpoint State Qualifiers: Veda Jauch taking first in the shot put and weight throw, and Alyssa Armitage taking first in the pole vault. If you see Veda or Alyssa this week, wish them good luck before they travel to New York City to compete at the State Championships! Congratulations!
*The Lady Spartans lost a hard one against Iroquois last night. The team fought hard and played well but didn’t come away with the win. Congrats to the Lady Spartans on a wonderful season especially our seniors; Lydia Roselund, Kelsey Schepis, Carly Dell’Oso, Jenna Clark and Marissa Chase.
*Congrats to the Lady Spartans as they defeated Amherst last night by a score of 58-55. Carly Dell’Oso had 22 points and Sophia Waliszewski had 14 points. The girls will play at Iroquois Thursday at 7:00 P.M.
On Saturday, the Indoor Track & Field Teams posted their best team results ever at the Section 6 Team Championships! Almost every athlete competing posted at least one personal best. The girls finished second, just a single point away from the first place team from East Aurora. New school records included Alyssa Armitage in the pole vault and 55 meter hurdles, Veda Jauch in the shot put, Mady Bush in the triple jump, and the 4 by 200 meter relay team of Armitage, Bush, Haley Waliszewski, and Rachel Dickey. Haley and Rachel also added points in the jumping events. Other key performances included a second place from Tori Coleman in the weight throw, a fourth place from Faithe Belkota in the 55 meter hurdles, and a fourth place from the 4 by 800 meter relay team of Shannon Zugelder, Quinn Hurley, Annabelle Pacouloute, and Gurmann Kaur.
The boys also finished second and just five points from the win. New school records were set by Michael Cyr in the shot put and weight throw, Kyle Lewis in the 55 meters, Evan Saunders in the 300 meters, Nate Adams in the 1600 meters, Peyton Spatorico in the 3200 meters, and the winning 4 by 200 meter relay team of Lewis, Saunders, Colby Madden, and Hudson Holzbaur. Colby, Franklin Payne and Aidan Preisch also contributed points in multiple running events. Nolan Armitage added a second place in the pole vault. Congratulations to both teams! We are so proud of your efforts and excited for Sectionals, States, and the Outdoor Track and Field season!
Swim....Congratulations to Benjamin Wichhart for qualifying for the State Championships in the 100 butterfly with a time of 53.94 at last night's Section State Qualifier Meet. Keep up the great work Ben! (2/16)
*The JV Girls Basketball Team finished their season with a strong win over Iroquois. Bella Scott led the way with 12, Olivia Rushala had 10 and Izzy Bilanti added 6. The girls finished 14-5 on the season, and all deserve a lot of credit for a great season!
On Sunday, the Varsity Indoor Track and Field teams competed in their last events before the championship season. New school records include Kyle Lewis in the 55 meters, Nate Adams in the 1000 meters, Nolan Armitage in the pole vault, Michael Cyr in the weight throw, Rachel Dickey in the long jump, Veda Jauch in the shot put, and the girls 4 by 200-meter relay team of Dickey, Alyssa Armitage, Haley Waliszewski, and Mady Bush. The boys 4 by 800 meter team of Franklin Payne, Aidan Preisch, Aiden Prince, and Peyton Spatorico also staged a thrilling comeback for their second invitational win of the season. The teams compete at the Section 6 Team Championships this weekend.
*Congratulations to the Varsity Cheerleading team for winning first place champions at Section 6 Cheerleading Championship this weekend! They will be representing Section 6 as they compete at States in March. This marks their 5th first place this season, making them undefeated. Congratulations, Lady Spartans! (2/14)
*Congratulations Starpoint Wrestling on a great Sectional Tournament!!! Your Spartan Wrestling Team hosted the 2022 Section 6 Championships on Saturday...Starpoint placed 12 out of 13 wrestlers and 9 placed in the top 4 with 3 making the finals!!! A big congrats goes out to Griffin & Gage LaPlante both brothers qualifying to represent Section 6 at the NY State Championships in Albany, NY!!! Well deserved boys!!! The following Wrestlers placed at the Sectional Tournament:102lbs Kole Haseley 4th place110lbs JR Leuer 3rd place126lbs CJ Uptegrove 3rd place132lbs Griffin LaPlante 1st place Section 6 Champion132lbs Zach Caldwell 5th place145lbs Gage LaPlante 2nd place145lbs Peyton Lyness 5th place152lbs Keith Coleman 6th place172lbs Landon Grainy 3rd place189lbs Thomas Browne 6th place215lbs Matt Caldwell 3rd place285lbs Jeremiah Verstreate 4th placeCongratulations on an amazing 2021-2022 season filled with many great accomplishments!!! Good luck to Griffin & Gage who will wrestle at the NY State Championships in Albany, NY the weekend of February 25th...Best of Luck Boys!!! (2/14)
JV Girls Basketball beat Amherst last night 47-39. Bella Scott led the way with 8 points. Madison Mallone added 7, and Olivia Rushala added 6. Overall, it was a great team win! (2/10)
*The Girls Varsity Basketball team defeated Amherst last night 57-48. The Lady Spartans played great defense as a team and high scorers for the evening were Jenna Clark with 20, Ava Anastasi with 14 and Sophia Walizewski with 11.
*Congratulations and shout out go out to Nick Brady of the Boys Varsity Bowling Team. Last evening, Nick bowled a 300 game in our match vs. Clarence at Clarence Bowling Academy. It was Nick's first 300 game of his career and is a monumental feat - Nick had 12 strikes in a row in game 3 of the match and ended up with a 708 set. Nice job Nick!!
On Wednesday the JV Girls Basketball Team beat Sweet Home 37-23. Madison Mallone finished with 6, Cloe Cooney and Danica Amacher each added an important basket. (2/7)
*Congratulations to both the JV and Varsity Cheerleaders for placing 1st at the ECIC competition this past weekend! Your coaches are so proud of you! (2/7)
*Congratulations Starpoint Wrestling - your 2021-2022 Class A Team Champions!!! Your Spartan Wrestling Team won the Class A Championship Tournament on Saturday hosted by the Grand Island Vikings. Starpoint went on to qualify an historic 13 wrestlers for the Section 6 Championships and dominated the competition with 10 wrestlers making the finals! Congrats on another great accomplishment this season and a well deserved Class A Title!!! The following Wrestlers placed at the Tournament:102lbs Kole Haseley 2nd place110lbs JR Leuer 2nd place126lbs CJ Uptegrove 1st place Class A Champion132lbs Griffin LaPlante 1st place Class A Champion132lbs Zach Caldwell 4th place145lbs Gage LaPlante 1st place Class A Champion145lbs Peyton Lyness 2nd place152lbs Keith Coleman 1st place Class A Champion172lbs Landon Grainy 2nd place172lbs George Thompson 4th place189lbs Thomas Browne 2nd place215lbs Matt Caldwell 1st place Class A Champion285lbs Jeremiah Verstreate 3rd placeGood luck to all 13 wrestlers who qualified to wrestle in the Section 6 Championships hosted by your Starpoint Spartans this Saturday, Feb. 12th and have an opportunity to qualify for the Individual NY State Championships in Albany, NY. Best of Luck Boys!!! (2/7)
*Yesterday, Indoor Track members Colby Madden, Aiden Prince, Evan Saunders, and Peyton Spatorico, crushed the previous school record in the 4 by 400 Meter Relay, finishing 4th out of 23 teams at Houghton College. Other school records include Nate Adams in the 1600 meters and Michael Cyr in the weight throw. Kyle Lewis finished 3rd in the long jump in a Sectional qualifying mark, and Nolan Armitage finished 4th in the pole vault. For the girls: Veda Jauch extended her New York State leading mark in the weight throw by over 2 feet. Among others, Meagan Zupo, Tori Coleman, Hayley Waliszewski, Mady Bush, Monica Lubs, Faithe Belkota, and Quinn Hurley hit qualifying marks for the Section 6 Team Championships next week. Starpoint Track and Field has worked through bad weather and other setbacks and continues to put out awesome efforts every week. Keep up the great work! (2/7)
Congratulations to the Girls Varsity Hockey Team on their very first Playoff victory in program history over HEWS 3-1! The lone point getter from Starpoint was Skylar Berube with an assist. Marina Mansfield put in an incredible and disciplined effort with her penalty killing, back checking and discipline throughout the game. Natalee Lawrence and Madison Mallone also put forth great efforts. Middle Schoolers Madison Jagow and Sammy Latini were also excellent.
*After a few quiet weeks, Starpoint Indoor Track and Field came back to Houghton College in style on Sunday, in a meet where the majority of the team set personal bests. School records were improved by Alyssa Armitage in the pole vault and 55 meters, Colby Madden in the 300 meters, with Evan Saunders also going under the previous 300 meter record, Michael Cyr in the shot put, and the 4 by 200 meter relay team of Bancroft, Holzbauer, Madden, and Saunders. New Sectional qualifiers include Rachel Dickey in the long and triple jumps, and Nate Adams and Peyton Spatorico in the 3200 meters. Nate and Peyton then joined Aiden Prince and Franklin Payne to win a thrilling race in the 4 by 800 meter relay. Veda Jauch and Shannon Zugelder extended their winning streaks in the shot put and 3000 meters, respectively. Congratulations to everyone who contributed to a great team effort! (2/1)
*The JV Girls Basketball Team won big over Sweet Home last night, 59-25. Allie Millville and Bella Scott led the way with 14 points each. Courtney Kiff and Lily Mckie each added a basket in the 4th quarter
Congratulations to your Spartan Wrestling Team for advancing to the NY State Dual Team Championship Final Four in Syracuse over the weekend!!! Starpoint knocked off a pair of seeded teams in the first round to advance to the final four. They beat the #4 seeded Fox Lane Foxes from Section 1, 39 - 27 and then beat the #5 seeded Indian River Warriors from Section 3, 36 - 33. Your Spartans wrestled the #1 seeded Minisink Valley Warriors from Section 9 in the semi-finals and lost 55 - 7. It was a great weekend for Starpoint Wrestling, finishing in the top 4 at the Team State Championships!!!
102lbs Jack Sole 3rd160lbs Stanley Surman 1st160lbs Terrance Geter 3rd172lbs Phil Pirinelli 1st215lbs Lucas Clark 2nd285lbs Colin Wrate 2nd285lbs Camden Lauffer 4th
Your Unified Bowling Team won an outstanding match last night against West Seneca. If you see a Unified bowler in the hallway today, be sure to congratulate them!
The Girls Hockey Team took a tough one on the chin, losing Tuesday night to Kenmore/Grand Island 3-2 in OT. The girls jumped out to a 2-0 but couldn't hold on. Natalie Lawrence scored for the girls. There are two more regular-season games before the playoffs start. (1/27)
*Boys Swim...Congratulations to Benjamin Wichhart and Austin Kunkel for achieving new pool record times at the Swim meet at Alden Highschool yesterday. Benjamin set a record for the Alden pool in the 100 butterfly with a time of 57.15 seconds and Austin achieved a record of 1:09.16 in the 100 yard breaststroke.
*Congratulations to the Girls Hockey team on their 4-2 win over FLOP. The girls split the season series and keep their hopes alive to win the league. They have a must-win today, Tuesday vs. KEnGi. Madison Mallone scored 2 goals including the game winner. Madison Jagow (7th grade) also scored. Natalee Lawrence and Marina Mansfield picked up an assist. Mara Beiter earned player of the game for her hard work, hustle and grit playing forward
Our JV Wrestling team competed at the Attica JV Tournament on Saturday 1/22.
Congratulations to our place finishers:102 lbs Sean McDonald 2nd110lbs Coen Freundschuh 1st138lbs Tyler Scovazzo 2nd145lbs MJ Lauer 1st172lbs Alex Chukhanenko 1st172lbs Phil Pirinelli 3rd215lbs Lucas Clark 3rd285lbs Hunter Ducharme 1st285lbs Colin Wrate 4th
*Congratulations to the Varsity Cheerleading Team for placing first in their division and winning grand champions at the annual Starpoint Snowflake Showdown Cheer competition. (1/20)
*Your Spartan Wrestling Team continues to stay undefeated, winning their fifth league match in a row yesterday, pounding the Williamsville South Billies 66 - 9...Their overall record is now 14 wins & 4 losses...The following wrestlers won their matches: 102lbs Kole Haseley by pin, 110lbs Coen Freundschuh, 118lbs JR Leuer, 126lbs CJ Uptegrove, 132lbs Griffin LaPlante by pin, 138lbs Peyton Lyness by pin, 145lbs Zach Caldwell by pin, 152lbs Keith Coleman by pin, 160lbs Gage LaPlante by pin, 189lbs Thomas Browne and, 285lbs Jeremiah Verstreate. Wrestlers winning exhibition matches include: 110lbs Mason Class by pin, 138lbs Tyler Scavazzo by pin, 160lbs Stanley Surman by pin and, 285lbs Colin Wrate. Great job boys! Your Spartan Wrestling Team has their last home match of the season next Wednesday for the league championship versus the Iroquois Chiefs.
The JV Wrestling team did well at the Newfane JV Tournament on Saturday 1/15. The following wrestlers placed:
- 102lbs Jack Sole 3rd
- 110lbs Coen Freundschuh 1st
- 138lbs Tyler Scovazzo 2nd
- 145lbs MJ Lauer 1st
- 160lbs Alex Chukhanenko 1st
- 215lbs Lucas Clark 3rd
- 285lbs Hunter Ducharme 1st
- 285lbs Colin Wrate 4th
The JV Girls Basketball Team moved to 8-1 with a 58-30 win over West Seneca East. Olivia Ruchala led the way with 19 points. Danica Amacher scored a huge basket for us in the 4th quarter! (1/14)
*Congratulations to the Lady Warriors on their 3-2 win over CASH. Starpoint player of the game was Marina Mansfield for her PK skills! Skylar Berube had 2 assists, Natalee Lawrence added an assist and Madison Mallone scored the game winner. Mr. Licata and his son Joe should be proud of the Williamsville South boys hockey team as they created a “bridge” for our girls to leave. Chivalry isn’t dead boys, take note. (1/14)
*Your Spartan Wrestling Team stays undefeated winning their fourth league match in a row yesterday annihilating the Amherst Tigers 49 - 9...Their overall record is now 13 wins & 4 losses. The following Wrestlers won their matches:102lbs Kole Haseley by pin110lbs JR Leuer126lbs Griffin LaPlante by pin132lbs CJ Uptegrove by pin138lbs Zach Caldwell by pin145lbs Peyton Lyness by pin152lbs Gage LaPlante189lbs Landon Grainy215lbs Thomas Browne by pin285lbs Matt CaldwellWrestlers winning exhibition matches include:138lbs Tyler Scavazzo by pin172lbs Alex Chukhanenko by pin172lbs Phil Pirinelli by pin285lbs Colin Wrate by pin285lbs Jeremiah Verstreate by pin
Congratulations to the Girls Hockey Team on their 7-2 win over HEWS on Senior Night. Senior Skylar Berube had a goal and an assist and earned player of the game. Natalee Lawrence also had a goal and assist. Sammy Latini and Marina Mansfield also assisted in the game.
Your Spartan Varsity Wrestling Team wrestled in the 2022 Section 6 Team Dual Championships on Saturday. The team finished in 2nd place. Your Spartans won their semi-final match beating the Niagara Wheatfield Falcons 30 - 26 advancing to the Finals. In the Finals Match Starpoint came up short and lost to the Lancaster Legends 38 - 26. Great job boys! Your Spartan Wrestling Team has a home league match on Wednesday against the Amherst Tigers for Senior Night. Good Luck! (1/11)
*The JV Girls Basketball Team moved to 7-1, with a 44-24 win against Iroquois last night. Izzy Bilanti led the way with 11 points, Allie Milleville added 5 and Olivia Rushala, Bella Scott and Chloe Cooney combined for 13.
*Congratulations to the Lady Warriors on their victory over CASH 4-2. Madison Mallone had 2 goals, Sammy Latini had 2 assists, and Madline Jagow scored. Natalee Lawrence and Sammy Latini shared the player of the game helmet. The girls move to 7-3 on the season, with 6 wins in the league. (⅕)
*The Girls Basketball Team improved their record to 5-1 over break beating both Ken-East and Ken-West. The girls beat Ken-East 58-24. High scorers in the game were Jenna Clark and Kelsey Schepis. The Lady Spartans beat Ken-West 47-45. The game was extremely close to the very end but our Lady Spartans played well and came out with the win. Last night our Lady Spartans lost a close one to Will East 31-30. Carly Dell’Oso had a great night hitting shots when her team needed them. They play at Sweet Home this Thursday. (⅕)
*Your Spartan Wrestling Team stays undefeated winning their third league match in a row yesterday destroying the Sweet Home Panthers 70 - 4. Overall record is now 11 wins & 3 losses. The following Wrestlers won their matches:102lbs Kole Haseley110lbs JR Leuer118lbs Coen Freundschuh by pin126lbs CJ Uptegrove132lbs Zach Caldwell138lbs Griffin LaPlante145lbs Peyton Lyness152lbs Gage LaPlante172lbs Landon Grainy189lbs Thomas Browne by pin215lbs Matt Caldwell285lbs Jeremiah VerstreateGreat job boys! Your Spartan Wrestling Team has a home match this Thursday versus the Orchard Park Quakers in the first round of the Section 6 Team Championships. Good Luck boys! (1/5)*Last night your Spartan Boys Bowling Team dominated Will North with a 6.5 - to .5 win at Manor 2 lanes. Nick Brady was the high scorer shooting 3 - 200 games and a 700 series. On the girls side, the Lady Spartan Keglers dropped a close one to Will North 3 to 4. Mackenzie Hutchins led all scorers with 2 - 200 games and a 600 series. The Starpoint bowlers next match is this Thursday @ Manor 2 vs Clarence. Stop out for some fries and fun!!
The JV Girls Basketball Team moved to 6-0 over the break. They beat Kenmore East, 34-11, and Kenmore West 53-21. Over the 2 game stretch, Olivia Rushala scored 23, Bella Scott scored 13, Izzy Bilanti and Allie Millville both had 10. They are home tomorrow against Williamsville East. (1/3)
*Starpoint Boy’s Hockey Team won both games before the new year this past week. The team won their first game against the Hamburg Bulldogs 8-4 with Seniors Owen Kiesman & Colby Lawrence each netting to 2 goals. Matt Myhalenko also scored twice. Senior Cam Agro and freshman Josh McLellan each scored one. Junior goalie Richie Gareau was also outstanding for the Spartans in net. For the 2nd game, your Starpoint Spartans won this game 6-3 with junior Alec Kirk and senior Owen Kiesman scoring twice. The other 2 goals were scored by senior Cam Agro and freshman Joe Muscarella. Freshman Nick Prezioso was outstanding in goal. 2 big wins for the Starpoint Spartans boy’s hockey team. The next 2 games are Friday vs Grand Island and Saturday’s game is Senior night vs West Seneca East at Hockey Outlet at 12:40 pm. (1/3)
12/29/21Congratulations to the following wrestlers who placed at the Akron JV Tournament:102 lbs Sean McDonald 2nd Place110lbs Mason Class Tied for 3rd place110lbs Coen Freundschuh Tied for 3rd place160lbs John Mooney 3rd place
12/27/21Starpoint Wrestling vs St. Francis on December 22.Starpoint 65St. Francis 9The following Wrestlers won their matches:102lbs Kole Haseley by pin110lbs Coen Freundschuh by pin118lbs JR Leuer by pin126lbs Zach Caldwell132lbs Griffin LaPlante by tech fall138lbs CJ Uptegrove by pin145lbs Peyton Lyness by pin172lbs Landon Grainy by pin189lbs Thomas Browne by pin215lbs Matt Caldwell by pin285lbs Jeremiah Verstreate by pinWrestlers winning exhibition matches include:138lbs Trent Likus by pin138lbs Tyler Scovazzo by pin160lbs Terrance Geter by pin
*The JV Girls Basketball Team moved to 4-0 with a 58-15 win over Royhart. Madison Mallone led the way with 14 points. Bella Scott, Olivia Ruchala, and Izzy Bilanti combined for 18 in the first quarter alone. (12/20)
*The Girls Varsity Basketball Team defeated Roy-Hart by a score of 61-40. High scorers in the game were Kelsey Schepis with 11 points, Lydia Roselund had 9 points, all three pointers and Jenna Clark with 8. The Lady Spartans will play again on Tuesday, December 28 against Kenmore East. Their record is 3-1. (12/20)
*Six more school records went down for the Indoor Track Team this past weekend: Kyle Lewis taking 2nd in the 55 meter dash, Shannon Zugelder taking first in the 3000 meter run, Michael Cyr with a PR in the shot put, Josh Beccue with a PR in the weight throw, and the dynamic duo of Alyssa and Nolan Armitage adding more height to the indoor pole vault records! Other highlights include wins for Veda Jauch in the shot put and Nate Adams in the 3200 meter run, Mady Bush taking second in the triple jump, Rachel Dickey taking 2nd in the long jump as well as 3rd in the triple jump, and Evan Saunders taking 3rd in the 55 meter hurdles and 6th in the 600 meter run. In a field of 12 teams, every Starpoint relay placed 4th or better. Shout-out to Haley Waliszewski, who has worked hard to come back from an injury, finishing fourth in the long jump in her first meet back. The Distance, Sprint, Jump, Throw, and Pole Vault Gang will return to competition in 2022! (12/20)
*Your Spartan Wrestling Team wrestled in the 2021 Williamsville South Billies JV Wrestling Tournament on Saturday. Coen Freundschuh placed 1st and was the 110 pound weight class Champion. Tyler Scovazzo placed 1st and was the 138 pound weight class Champion. Lucas Clark placed 1st and was the 215 pound weight class Champion, and Hunter Ducharme also placed 1st and was the 285 pound weight class Champion! The following wrestlers also placed at the tournament: 102lbs Jack Sole placed 2nd, 110lbs Mason Class placed 3rd, and 138lbs Trent Likus placed 2nd. Also this weekend Spartan Varsity Wrestling Team wrestled in the 2021 NCCC Officials Tournament on Friday & Saturday. The team finished in 4th place out of 32 teams. 10th grader Gage LaPlante won the 145lb weight class and 11th grader JR Leuer won the 110lb weight class and were Tournament Champions. The following wrestlers also placed in the tournament: 32lbs Griffin LaPlante placed 3rd, 189lbs Thomas Browne placed 8th and 215lbs Matt Caldwell placed 5th. Great job boys! Your Spartan Wrestling Team has a non-league away match on Wednesday against the St. Francis Red Raiders. Good Luck! (12/20)
Congratulations to the High School Girls Hockey Team on their very impressive 3-1 win over Williamsville! This is the first time in program history that the girls beat Williamsville but also reached their highest win total, 5. Starpoint players getting on the scoresheet include, Natalee Lawrence, Marina Mansfield and Madison Mallone. (12/17)
Your Spartan Wrestling Team stays undefeated winning another league match yesterday crushing the East Aurora Blue Devils 64 - 11. The following Wrestlers won their matches:
102 lbs Kole Haseley, 110 lbs Coen Freundschuh, 132 lbs CJ Uptegrove, 138 lbs Griffin LaPlante by pin, 145 lbs Peyton Lyness by pin, 152 lbs Gage LaPlante by tech fall, 160 lbs Keith Coleman by pin, 172 lbs George Thompson by pin, 189 lbs Landon Grainy by tech fall, 215 lbs Thomas Browne by pin, and 285 lbs Matt Caldwell by pin. Wrestlers winning exhibition matches include: 138 lbs MJ Lauer, 145 lbs Tyler Scavazzo by pin, and 285 lbs Jeremiah Verstreate by pin. Also, a big congratulations goes out to 10th grader Gage LapLante for earning his 100th career win over the past weekend. Awesome accomplishment Gage! Great job boys!
Congratulations to the Niagara County Lady Warriors High School Hockey Team on their big 7-0 victory over East Green Wave from Westchester County, NY Friday night at the WNY Girls High School Hockey Showcase! Maddison Mallone and Natalee Lawrence each had a goal and an assist. Sammy Latini had 2 assists. Marina Mansfield scored her first goal of the season and Skyler Berube picked up another assist. The girls moved to 4-1 on the season. (12/14)
*The JV Girls Basketball Team moved to 3-0 with a 44-24 point win over Newfane. Bella Scott led the way with 13, Olivia Rushala added 9, not 7, and Izzy Billanti scored 8. The girls travel to Roy Hart on Friday. (12/14)
*Friday the JV Girls Basketball Team beat Olmstead 55-9. It was a complete team win as 10 different girls scored. Olivia Ruchala led the way with 10 points. The next game is today at home against Newfane. (12/13/21)
*It was a busy weekend for your Spartan Wrestling Teams as Varsity wrestled in the Pioneer Team Dual Tournament on Saturday. They finished in 2nd place with a record of 4 wins and 1 loss beating the Iroquois Chiefs, Fredonia Hillbillies, Pioneer Panthers and Orchard Park Quakers, losing to the Newfane Panthers. The following wrestlers went undefeated in the tournament with a record of 5 wins and 0 losses and were selected to the all-tournament team: 145lbs Gage LaPlante, 172lbs Landon Grainy, and 215lbs Matt Caldwell. The North Tonawanda Lumberjacks JV Wrestling Tournament was also held on Saturday where Matthew Lauer placed 1st and was the 138 pound weight class Champion. Alex Chukhanenko also placed 1st and was the 172 pound weight class Champion! Great job boys! Your Spartan Wrestling Team has a home match on Wednesday against the East Aurora Blue Devils. Good Luck! (12/13)
*Your Spartan Wrestling Team won their first league match yesterday shutting out the Cheektowaga Warriors 74 - 0...Your Spartan Wrestlers won all 13 matches in the Victory. The following Wrestlers won their matches: 102lbs Kole Haseley, 110lbs JR Leuer by pin, 118lbs Coen Freundschuh by pin, 126lbs Zach Caldwell by tech fall, 132lbs CJ Uptegrove, 138lbs Griffin LaPlante by pin, 145lbs Peyton Lyness, 152lbs Gage LaPlante, 160lbs Keith Coleman by pin, 172lbs George Thompson, 189lbs Landon Grainy, 215lbs Thomas Browne by pin and 285lbs Matt Caldwell. Great job boys! Your Spartan Wrestling Team has a home match next Wednesday versus the East Aurora Blue Devils. Good Luck boys. (12/9)
*The Girls Varsity Basketball Team lost against North Tonawanda 34-43. The Lady Spartans played great defense. Ava Anastasi led the girls with 12 points and Carly Dell’Oso had 6 points. They play tomorrow at home against Olmsted. (12/9)
*The JV Girls Basketball started their season off with a 47-35 win against North Tonawanda. The leading scorers were Bella Scott and Olivia Ruchala with 15 each. (12/9)
*Your Starpoint Spartans Hockey Team made history last night with them winning their first game against the Niagara Wheatfield Falcons 4-3 in overtime. The Spartans fell quickly behind 2-0 in the 1st period but would come back hard in the second with Owen Kiesman breaking the ice and scoring the Spartans first goal. The Falcons went back up by 2 scoring next to make it 3-1. The 3rd period was all Spartans. Sophomore Matt Myhalenko and Junior Will Mainstone both put in goals to tie up the game. Senior defenseman Luke Blas would make a huge play for the Spartans drawing a penalty and setting up the Spartans in overtime. With the power play Will Mainstone cashed in and gave the Spartans the win in overtime. Junior Justin Bull also played a huge part in the win with 3 assists, including the game tying and game winning goals. Overall the game was a “had-to-be-there-moment” with Bobby Taylor leading the way on defense and Richie Gareau in net. Big win for the Spartans on opening night! (12/9)
*Congratulations to the Girls Varsity Hockey team on their win over St. Mary’s of Lancaster 4-0. 7th grader Madeline Jagow and 8th grader Sammy Latini pick up their first ever Varsity goals. Natalee Lawrence scored the 4th goal for Niagara County in their 4-0 win over St. Mary's. That gives her 2 goals and 1 assist on the season. Skylar Berube picked up an assist. The girls move to 3-1 on the young season.
Your Spartan Wrestling Team hosted the Annual Spartan Team Dual Tournament on Saturday. They finished in 3rd place with a record of 3 wins and 2 losses beating Williamsville North, West Seneca and Iroquois, and losing to Niagara Falls and Newfane. The following wrestlers went undefeated in the tournament with a record of 5 wins and 0 losses: 110 lbs JR Leuer, 132 lbs CJ Uptegrove, and 152 lbs Gage LaPlante. Great job boys! Your Spartan Wrestling Team has an away match on Wednesday against the Cheektowaga Warriors. Good Luck! (12/6)
*On Saturday, the Indoor Track and Field team broke seven school records at their first meet in two years! On the girls side, records were broken by Alyssa Armitage in the 55 meter dash, Shannon Zugelder in the 1500 meter run, and Veda Jauch in the shot put. The new record holders for the boys are Evan Saunders in the 55 meter hurdles, Michael Cyr in the shot put, Nolan Armitage in the pole vault, and the 4 by 200 meter relay team of Evan Bancroft, Hudson Holzbaur, Simon Dickey, and Colby Madden. Many other athletes posted top-5 finishes and personal bests.
Congratulations to the Girls High School Hockey team on their second win of the season, 4-1 over HEWS! Mara Beiter gets the player of the game after she switched to defense and played lights out. Madison Mallone had a goal and two assists. Kayla Persinger had 2 goals and one assist. Paige Spatorico scored 1 goal, and Sammy Latini and Marina Mansfield got the assists. Mariela Mulready was solid in net again, with 1 GA and 14 saves on 15 shots.
Congratulations to the varsity girls ice hockey team on their victory on Monday against Monsignor Martin. This is the first ever victory against them. Scoring the only goal in the 1-0 victory was Madison Mallone. The girls are 1-1 heading into action tonight against HEWS.
*Although he's not physically present, Mr. Spitler is proud to announce those members of the Boys Volleyball team who were recognized by the WNY Volleyball Coaches for their standout performances this past season. Second Team All-ECIC Division 2A: DeAngelo D'Aloise, and Jonathan Zawada. First Team All-ECIC Division 2A: David Prozapas, and Justin Gerhard. All-Western New York Honorable Mention: Jonathan Zawada, David Prozapas and Justin Gerhard. Congratulations men! You all represent the best of what Starpoint has to offer and have helped to solidify the future for your Spartan Spikers. These honors are well deserved, and were earned through years of consistent effort and hard work. You all deserve to be proud of this recognition.
Congratulations to Cross Country team members Nate Adams, Peyton Spatorico, and Shannon Zugelder, who competed in the Checkers High School invitational at Knox Farm on Saturday. A memorable season finally comes to a close over Thanksgiving weekend, as Nate Adams represents the Distance Gang at the Nike Cross Country Regional meet at Bowdoin Park, near New York City. Good luck Nate! (11/22)
*Adrianna Martino competed in the NYSPHAA State Swimming Championship on Friday at Ithaca College. She competed in her 100 breast stroke and finished out an incredible swimming career. If you see Addy please congratulate her on this awesome accomplishment! (11/22)
Although it was a sunny day outside on Saturday, the gloom of a season ending loss fell upon the Boys Volleyball squad, with a straight set loss to West Seneca West. The Spartans ran out of steam against the highly skilled West Seneca squad, so although the end of a season is never a welcome thing, the Spartans completed a challenging, yet ultimately successful season with their character intact.
Congratulations to: Freshman Colby Bashor, Sophomore DeAngelo D'Aloise, Juniors Alexander Chuckhanenko, Sam Parise, Aiden Zimmerman, Jon Zawada, Evan Saunders and Seniors David Pilecki, Solomon Glynn and Senior Captains David Prozapas and Justin Gerhard. Your contributions to the team this year and overcoming an outrageous number of injuries will not soon be forgotten. You represented all the best things about Spartan Spirit, and Coach Spitler was honored to coach this outstanding group of men. Only 287 days until next season starts...GET READY!! (11/8)
*Congratulations to Cross Country team members Ben Olson, Franklin Payne, Jackson Griesmer, Liam Keelty, Nate Adams, Peyton Spatorico, and Tim Lukasik. On Saturday, they put in a total team effort to finish 2nd out of 14 teams at the Section 6 Championships, earning the title of Class B1 Champions for the first time in 10 years! Another congratulations goes to the team of Ava Wohlleber, Kristina Valnarov, Lyndzie Wagner, Meagan Zupo, Shannon Zugelder, Skylar Berube, and Sophia Waliszewski. They left it all on the course and finished 4th in a close race with three other state-ranked teams. Their average time was almost 40 seconds faster than last year's Sectional meet. Kristina, Ben, Liam, and Tim ran personal bests on a challenging 5k course. Finally, best wishes to Nate and Shannon, who both finished in the top 5 places and will represent Starpoint at the State meet in 5 days. The future is bright, as the boys return 6 and the girls return 5 of their top 7 runners for next year. Congratulations to ALL members of the Distance Gang on their efforts this season!
Sometimes, it's just a fight between two teams who do not want to lose. Last night at Sweet Home, it was just that. An old fashioned volleyball donnybrook. And what a fight it was. Your Boys Spartan Spikers came out firing, and kept it up all night. They took the first two sets 25-23 (eek!) 25-13 (smack down), but didn't put the Panthers away, as they fought back and took the next two sets from the Spartans 25-22 and 25-22. Then it went to a fifth set. Your Spartans showed what they were capable of, regrouping in the venue where about a month and a half ago, they dropped a five set decision to these same Panthers. That was then, this is now. Paced by Justin Gerhard's 42 assists, the Spartans took set #5 by a score of 15-10, and punched their ticket to the ECIC Division D2A semi finals against West Seneca West this coming Saturday. Sophomore DeAngelo D'Aloise chalked up 18 kills and 5 service aces, and junior outside hitter Evan Saunders piled up 12 kills and an ace. Senior captain David Prozapas contributed 14 kills and 3 solo blocks, and with freshman Colby Bashor, and senior Solomon Glynn adding timely kills and blocks, all that was left was for junior libero to clean up on defense with 22 digs to seal the victory for Starpoint. Congrats men! Outstanding work.
On Saturday, the Cross Country teams traveled to East Aurora with 24 other schools for a very muddy ECIC Championships. In the JV race, Hannah Laubacker, Sage Pohl, Marlea Petroziello, Madelyn Schmidt, and Michaela Staskiewicz knocked off a deep Williamsville North team to finish third, led by a top-10 finish from Laubacker. The Boys JV team of Alex Rudnick, Nick Allen, Branden Farnham, Charlie Hykelma, and Josh Szymanksi also placed in the top 5 teams. In another close Varsity race, the Lady Spartans finished 10th overall and 2nd in the league, 10 points behind a strong Amherst team. Shannon Zugelder finished third overall in a very deep field, while Meagan Zupo and Kristina Valnarov earned spots on the ECIC 2nd team. Many athletes have stepped up for the Lady Spartans in tough situations this season. On a day with many slips and falls, it was Skylar Berube and Lyndzie Wagner coming through to close out the scoring. Even on an off day, the gentlemen put in a gritty performance to finish 8th overall and an undefeated 10-0 in ECIC Division 2 to become ECIC division champions for the first time in over 10 years. Goliath and Spatz finished in the top 25 overall, joining Trevor Lawrence on the ECIC 1st team. Louie lost both shoes in the mud and ran most of the race barefoot! He still finished fast enough to join Salva Dut and Breadman on the ECIC 2nd team, with Jake the snake only a few seconds behind. This Friday, seven young men and women will return to East Aurora to race for a Sectional title, and a chance to travel to Chenango Falls for the State meet. Best of luck Distance Gang!
Girl's Varsity Swim team is starting to swim in the final championship meets of the season. They swam in their Class B meet on Wednesday evening. Swimming personal best times of the season in the 50 freestyle was Mollie Grear and Monica Lubs. Monica also swam a personal best in her 100 free with a time of 1:02.31. Sophia Asher swam a personal best in her 100 fly. Also swimming personal bests and returning for Finals tonight are Rachel Stoelting in her 100 fly and 100 back, Ava Jones in her 200 and 500 freestyles, as well as, Allison Smith in her 200 IM and 100 breaststroke. Other swimmers returning for finals as the top 16 in their events include; Megan Balko, Adrianna Martino, Kaylee Weirheiser, and Chloe Waugh. You ladies have had an incredible season. (10/29)
*The Boys Varsity Spartan Spikers were nothing if not efficient last evening to open the playoffs this season. The welcomed the Bulldogs from Kenmore East into the gym, then promptly escorted them out the gym, in a gentlemanly fashion of course, by scores of 25-11, 25-10 and 25-14. Super Sophomore DeAngelo D'Aloise, led the Spartans with 11 kills and Justin Gerhard once again made the offense go, dishing out 29 assists over the course of the evening. With the win, Starpoint moves on to the next round where they will travel to Sweet Home to try to tame the Panthers on their home court. So, rack up your frequent flyer miles by going to Sweet Home tonight to root the Girls' volleyballers onto victory then, book your return trip for next Tuesday to watch the Boys do the same. #OneStapoint!
*Last night, the Girls Varsity Volleyball team captured this pre-quarterfinal win against the Hamburg Bulldogs. The Starpoint Spartans started off red hot and finished the first set with three aces from Alexis Lamm putting the Spartans on top 25-22. The second set was just as dominating for the Spartans. Morgan Bennett and Ashleigh Schreader paved the way for the offense and led them to a 25-18 win in the second set. The Bulldogs did not let up going into sets 3 and 4, winning to the sets 25-18 and 25-21. The Lady Spartans went into the 5th set hungry to win. Emily Mielcarek and Olivia Boswell ran the offense allowing Sarah Barnum, Madison Beckman, and Carly Dell'Oso to earn consecutive kills. Emma Browka and Haley Hickson maintained a locked-in defense, "passing dimes" on serve to receive to help lead the ladies to a 25-19 victory in the fifth set. Congratulations on a great team win! The team's quarterfinal game is Friday @ Sweet Home at 6pm. Come out and support your Lady Spartans! (10/28)
*Congrats to the Varsity Field Hockey team on their playoff win over East Aurora/Holland. Alex Martorana scored off of Riley Hamm’s pass in the 3rd quarter. The Lady Spartans played great defense and Olivia Terranova earned her sixth shutout of the season. The girls play on Thursday at 4pm at Will North. (10/26)
*Congratulations to the JV and Varsity Cheerleaders on winning 2nd place at the first ECIC Game Day Competition! Great job ladies! (10/25)
*The Girls Varsity Swim team crushed ECICs on Saturday morning. As a team, the girls placed 3rd overall in our division of 9 teams. All of our girls who qualified and attended shaved significant time off of their individual events. Standouts included; Allison Smith placing 2nd overall in the 200 IM and 3rd in the breaststroke. Addy Martino placed 1st overall in the breaststroke and 3rd in the 200 IM. Megan Balko placed 4th overall in the 50 free and 3rd in the 100 free. Rachel Stoelting placed 4th in the 100 fly. You girls made Starpoint proud! (10/25)
*On Saturday, you could say, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times" for your Varsity Boys Spartan Spikers, but in reverse order. After a poor start to the Grand Island tournament, the Spartans finally began to believe in themselves, sweeping Williamsville South, and the #5 ranked team in WNY and defending ECIC Div 2A champs, Grand Island Vikings. They then marched over Williamsville East and Sweet Home , before falling to the eventual tournament champs, West Seneca West. Spectacular performances were put in by Solly Glynn, David Prozapas, Evan Saunders and DeAngelo D'Aloise, while libero Jon Zawada was named to the all tournament team. This coming Thursday night, Starpoint will be hosting the Kenmore East Bulldogs in the first round of ECIC sectional playoffs, so mark your calendar and help push us along in the playoffs. We really hope to see you there.
The Boys Varsity Soccer Team says thank you to Mrs. Wilson and Mr. Dell'Oso for everything they did to make this season a successful and memorable one. The Team had a successful season despite losing the quarterfinal game last night to Amherst in Penalty kicks. The Varsity boys did Starpoint proud by coming back from a 1-0 deficit to tie the game with Brady Hathaway scoring the only goal in regular time for Starpoint. In the end the game was decided sadly by Penalty kicks with Amherst coming out on top. This was an emotional game and the last game for our Seniors who will be missed. The juniors, sophomores and freshmen want to wish Trevor Pollow, Anthony Ginnane, Justin Petricca, Bobby Taylor and Owen Kiesman the best for the future. Thanks to all our friends and families that came out to cheer us on. (10/21)
*The Girls Varsity Field Hockey team beat East Aurora 1-0. The goal was scored by Jaimie Fraass and assisted by Morgan Hamm. Olivia Terranova had her fourth shut out of the season. The entire team played great! The girls are currently 4-2 in the league and 5-9 overall. Congrats Ladies! (10/21)
*Last night the Girls JV Field Hockey got an outstanding win against Holland East Aurora for their final game of the year. Four goals were scored by Natalee Lawrence and two were scored by Jordan Duncan with an end score of 6-1. Great effort and awesome plays were made by everyone as this concluded the season with a 9 and 3 record. A phenomenal season was had by all. Amazing job ladies!
*It's going to take more than a little mud to stop the Distance Gang. Both Cross Country teams put five runners in the top eight places to knock off Williamsville East and Williamsville South. Nate Adams and Shannon Zugelder remained undefeated in league competition. Peyton Spatorico has PR'ed in every meet so far and showed no signs of slowing down yesterday, picking up another second place. Ben Olsen, Franklin Payne, and Liam Keelty made big moves in the last mile to pick up key places for the boys. In her first race in over a month, Kristina Valnarov finished fourth in a PR, followed by Meagan Zupo, Ava Wohlleber, and Sophia Waliszewski. Also running personal bests for 3 miles were Jackson Gresimer, Ethan Full, Jack Krawczyk, Griffin Schmidt, Lyndzie Wagner, and - last but not least - Annabelle Pacouloute, who just came back from a stress fracture! The boys are now 5-0 with 5 dominant wins and the girls are 4-1. Hill Sandwich and nine other days of training separate the Spartans from a championship season, starting with a shot at a league title: Next Saturday, 10 AM, at East Aurora High School. (10/19)
*It was Senior night last night for your Varsity Spartan Spikers David Pilecki, Solomon Glynn, Justin Gerhard and David Prozapas. Additionally, the Spartan Spikers had a score to settle with the Panthers from Sweet Home high school, and settle it they did. After dropping a five set match to Sweet Home after Junior outside hitter Evan Saunders went down back in mid September, the Spartans made short work of the Panthers, taming them in straight sets 25-21, 25-20 and 26-24. Starpoint was led by the aforementioned Evan Saunders 11 kills, David Prozpas' 10 kills and DeAngelo D'Aloise's 8 kills, while Justin Gerhard paced the Spartans with 35 assists. The Spartans are looking to settle one final regular season score tonight at Williamsville East. JV @ 5:00, and Varsity @6:30. We sure would love to see some friendly faces in what promises to be a hostile environment.
Congratulations to the Lady Spartans Varsity Field Hockey team as they raised $1800.00 dollars for breast cancer research. The money will be going towards the Lock In to Lock Out Cancer total. High praise also goes to our Lady Spartans as we recognize these Seniors from our team: Lindsey Blount, Grace DiaPaul, Riley Hamm, Natalie Sidoni, and Zoe Wagner. Our Lady Spartans beat Sweet Home 4-0 with Alex Martorana scoring all four goals. Riley Hamm, Morgan Hamm and Natalie Sidoni had assists on the goals. Lindsey Blount, Quinn Hurley, and Anna Floreano did a great job at midfield.
Friday night the Boys Varsity Soccer team ended their regular season with a tie against visiting Alden. Although the poor weather determined the game’s score line it definitely did not determine the better team and had the game been allowed to continue the boys would have come out on top as they pressed Alden from the kick off, with your Spartans hitting the crossbar and missing a header early on before the weather delay. The game saw the return of Trevor Pollow to the line up. The boys go on to the playoffs with a quarterfinal game at home vs. Amherst on Wednesday, October 20th at 5:00 P.M. Starpoint is 2 & 0 vs. Amherst this season, but could use the help of the 12th man to make it 3 & 0. So come on out and support your boys in their first Quarterfinal appearance in 3 years. (10/18)
The Varsity Field Hockey team played a tough game against the Amherst Tigers. They secured a goal early in the first quarter. The goal was scored by Morgan Hamm unassisted off of a corner. The Lady Spartans were able to hold the Tigers to secure the win. Great defensive play goes to Zoe Wagner as well as Mara Beiter. Congrats to Olivia Terranova on her second shut out. The Lady Spartans field hockey team played Iroquois on Tuesday. Iroquois scored first but the Lady Spartans tied the game in the first quarter with the goal scored by Quinn Hurley assisted off of Morgan Hamm on a corner. Unfortunately, the Lady Spartans lost to Iroquois but stand out players in the game went to Lindsey Blount and Quinn Hurley. The Varsity Field Hockey team lost a hard fought battle to Hamburg last night. The Spartans passed the ball extremely well across the entire field. The lone goal was scored by Riley Hamm off of Morgan Hamm's corner shot. Hamburg scored early in the 1st quarter and again in the 2nd quarter. The Lady Spartans played together as a team continuously and should be very proud of their play. Standout players go to Anna Floreano and Alex Martorana. Their next game is Monday October 18th against Sweet Home. This game is Senior night, please come out and support your Lady Spartans!!! (10/15)
*Last night, your Boys' Varsity Spartan Spikers returned to the court for the first time since September 15th with the entire team (except for one) available to play, many of whom were returning from lengthy injury hiatuses, and they were ready to play. Too bad for Hamburg High School. Working their way back into game shape, the Spartans tamed the Bulldogs in straight sets 25-19, 25-22, and 25-17. Justin Gerhard's 33 assists were evenly distributed between sophomore DeAngelo D'Aloise (9 kills) , junior Evan Saunders (11 kills) and Senior Captain David Prozapas (9 kills). Saunders and D'Aloise also chipped in with four and three service aces, respectively, while junior libero Jon Zawada earned the Caterpillar player of the match, firing up his excavator to the tune of 22 digs (unofficially). The Spartans wrap up their regular season next week with a home match Tuesday against the Sweet Home Panthers and a road match at Williamsville East. Those two teams both took advantage of the depleted Spartan lineups, so you can bet your Spartan Spikers are ready to settle that score. Be sure to make plans to come to our Senior Night match to say thanks to our seniors David Pilecki, Solomon Glynn, David Prozapas and Justin Gerhard. Gametime Tuesday will be 6:30. (10/15)
*Congratulations to the Girls JV Soccer Team on their thrilling victory over Williamsville South, 2-1. Grace Crissman scored two more goals leading the Spartans to their 6th victory of the season and first against Williamsville South. The entire team was awarded the Spartan Helmet Player of the Game. Gabby Knoebel, Brianna Ginnane, Lily Krentz and Mia Giamberdino were stellar on defense. Ari Hamilton played great in net. The girls finish off the season with a non-league tilt against Sacred Heart tomorrow. (10/15)
The Girls Varsity Soccer team had another exciting win against West Seneca East with a final score of 5-2 last night. Goals were scored by Kelsey Schepis, Liv Bugbee, Rachel Dickey and two by Gina Krentz! Jenna Clark, Bella Scott and Emily Millville were all active with assists and keeping the game at a healthy lead.
Congratulations to the JV Girls Soccer Team. Even though they lost 2-1 to Williamsville East, that is a wonderful result against the best team the girls have faced all season. Kaelan Bevilacqua was stellar in net and she split the Spartan Helmet with Nora Crissman who played tough all game long. Grace Crissman scored on a PK. Bri, Gabby, Mia, Lily and Marlee all played splendidly on defense! (10/13)
*Your Lady Spartans Varsity Soccer had another great win last night against West Seneca East with a 4-2 final. Goals were scored by Liv Bugbee, Rowan Schmidt, Bella Scott as well as Gina Krentz who's assist came from Madison Mallone. Berkley Messer kept the team in a safe lead by making some great saves! The team plays West Seneca East again tonight at home so let's hope for a back to back victory! (10/13)
*Yesterday, the Cross Country teams took care of business in their dual meet against Sweet Home in two blowout wins. Meagan Zupo looked strong on the way to winning her first Varsity Race. Ava Wohlleber finished second, and the tight pack of Sophia Waliszewski, Norah Marriner, Skylar Berube, and Gurmann Kaur sealed the deal. The boys are back at full strength and looking dangerous. Nate Adams, Peyton Spatorico, Franklin Payne, Ben Olsen, and Liam Keelty swept the top 5 spots in the race. Great efforts to everyone, and shout-out to Jackson Greismer for finally breaking through with a PR! The boys are undefeated, and the girls are 2-1 in league competition. Catch the Distance Gang in action next Tuesday at 5:00 P.M. as they take on Williamsville East at home. (10/13)
*Yesterday the Spartan Golf Team had 4 of it's members compete at the ECIC Championship/Sectional Qualifier. Sean Schifferle, Drew Beiter, Joe Muscarella, and Tyler Grimm played great golf on an extremely tough track. Culminating in a tie for 19th was Sean Schifferle who has now qualified for Sectionals in the spring. This will be Sean's first trip to sectionals and it took an amazing round of 83 to qualify. Great job yesterday guys and all season. (10/13)
*The Cross Country team celebrated eleven awesome Seniors with a double win over Pioneer. Both teams put five runners in the top seven places. Ben Olson returned to form with a PR and a fourth-place finish. Brandon Clarke, Jackson Greismer, Jack Krawczyk, and Griffin Schmidt also didn't let a little mud stop them from running personal bests. For the Lady Spartans, when one runner goes down, another one steps up. The attitude that brought them a Sectional runner-up finish last year will be on display this Saturday, as both teams travel to Alden for the Bulldog Stampede. (10/12)
*Last Saturday, the Cross Country team had a huge day at the Alden Bulldog Stampede. Of the twenty-seven runners who competed, twenty ran lifetime personal bests. Sixteen ran faster for 5k than they did at the McQuaid Invitational for an even three miles. Here are just a few highlights: Both Nate Adams and Peyton Spatorico finished in the top 20% of the field, under 5:40 per mile pace. Franklin Payne ran a 90 second PR, one week after not being able to race. Tim Lukasik also ran almost a 90 second PR. Nolan Armitage decided to run the varsity race at the last minute...and then also ran a 90 second PR. On the girls' side: Shannon Zugelder took 6th overall. Meagan Zupo knocked a minute off her time in one week. Sophia Waliszewski, Skylar Berube, Gurmann Kaur, Norah Marriner, and Ava Wohlleber also helped bring the ladies within nine points of their rivals from Grand Island. And Marlea Petroziello has run three PRs, three weeks in a row. And a HUGE "Congratulations to Peyton Spatorico for being named a Buffalo News Runner of the Week!" In three weeks, the Spartans will return to the same course stronger, faster, and ready to play the dark horse at the conference championship meet. (10/12)
*Last Thursday the Boys Varsity Soccer Team travelled to the Tigers den to face Amherst. Even though the Boys are bruised and hurting with key players out with injuries the boys battled with Amherst. The Spartans scored first with Anthony Ginnane slipping the ball past Amherst keeper in the 25th minute. Amherst tied it up forcing a double overtime. Cohen Vogel played a through ball to Brady Hathaway in the dying seconds of the last overtime putting Brady on a breakaway which ended with a goal and the win. Starpoint played with Aiden Prince in net while Travis Pollow recovers from a concussion and brother, Trevor Pollow, his backup, is done for the season with a torn MCL. Prince made late game winning saves to help Starpoint get the win. The boys played with heart. It was a great defensive game by all!
*Congratulations to the Girls JV Soccer Team on their victory over Iroquois last Thursday, 6-3. Grace Crissman scored four, you heard that right, four goals! Matty Adamo had a goal and an assist, and Becca Danwin scored as well. Kaelan Bevilacqua had a steady game in goal. Olivia Eberz, Talulah May, Madeline Levelle and Lauren Ceno have practiced hard all season and earned and played quality minutes in the game. (10/12)
*The Girls Varsity Soccer team had an exciting win on Saturday with a 3-2 victory over Sweet Home. Liv Bugbee started off the scoring with a Penalty Kick followed by goals from Rowan Schmidt and Annie Santor. Rachel Dickey had an assist and the defense, led by Alison Gibbons, Allison Schuler and goalkeeper Berkley Messer held the Lady Spartans to a win at home! (10/12)
*Your Varsity Ladies Tennis Team competed in the ECIC tournament over the weekend and went 3-2 on Friday and had Emma Nesbit qualify for sectionals! Emma had a great tournament beating her first two opponents in 4 sets while losing only 2 games! Thus, sealing a sectional tournament berth. On day two she had two more hard fought matches taking her first opponent to 3 sets! Great tournament Emma! The Sectionals are this Friday at the Lakewood YMCA in Jamestown. Good luck Emma! (10/12)
*The Starpoint golf team came out victorious against a tough Sweet Home team last Thursday with a winning score of 262-266. Yes folks, 4 strokes separated the 2 teams. Competing for the Spartans were Sean Schifferle, Drew Beiter, Joe Muscarella, Joe Manguso, Tyler Grimm, Ryan Kalinski, and Ayden Mapes. Sean Schifferle was the medalist of the match with a round of 39, finishing his last regular match of his career in strong form. Other great rounds were shot by Drew Beiter 40, Joe Muscarella 40, Tyler Grimm 45, and Joe Manguso 47. Four Spartans will compete today in the ECIC championship and sectional qualifier. They are: Sean Schifferle, Drew Beiter, Joe Muscarella, and Tyler Grimm. Good luck gentlemen. (10/12)
After starting the season 1-2, the JV Boys' Volleyball Team won their 12th match in a row last night with it's first ever victory over Clarence 25-15, 25-18. Fresh off his STAR Spartan of the month award, setter Michael Cyr led the Spartans with its best offensive attack of the season. Brady Cox, Gavin Farrell, Hayden Schuler, Noah Umstead, Dima Zhilevich, Jack Hawkins and Aiden Preisch all had multiple kills in a complete team effort. (10/7)
* The Varsity Field Hockey team lost a tough game last night to West Seneca West. The girls played hard and had great passes. There next game is this Friday at Amherst! (10/7)
*JV Field Hockey won an impressive game on the road last night against West Seneca. In a 6-0 shut out great skill was shown by the whole team. A goal was scored by Sammy Latini, another goal was scored by Alexa Johnson, two goals were scored by Natalee Lawrence, and two goals were scored by Julia Lukasik
The Girls Varsity Swim team won their meet against Will. South last night 93-87. They are 7-1 in their season. Swimming a best time in her 50 freestyle was Courtney Mastrocovo. Addy swam her personal best of 1:10.05 in her 100 breaststroke. Swimming a season best in her 500 freestyle was Kylie Kwoka with a 5:23.81. Malea Mugler swam a personal best in her 100 backstroke with a time of 1:15.08. And a best time in her 100 free was Megan Balko with a 1:00.42. Their last meet and Senior Meet is Friday at 5:00pm against East Aurora come support! (10/6)
*Your Varsity Ladies Tennis Team finished up a great season last night with a close 2-3 loss to the Will South Billies. Alexis Lichtenberger won at 2nd singles 6-2, 6-0, while Lydia Roselund won at 3rd singles in 2 sets 6-4, 6-1. Ariana Reynolds and Lauren Talma also won in 2 sets 6-0, 6-1. What a Great season, girls. Next we have the ECIC tournament this Friday. Good luck Spartans! (10/6)
*Last night the Boys Varsity Soccer were away at Sweethome and hoping to climb up the division into 3rd. The boys fell behind quickly and played catch up the rest of the night, losing 6-2 to Sweethome. The Spartan goals came from Sam Styrzo. The boys are away at Amherst on Thursday and home on Saturday vs Sweethome.
After giving up an early goal, the JV Soccer Girls battled back to tie the game 1-1 off of a great strike from Spartan Helmet winner, Sadie Eiss. She went on Kaelan Bevilacqua and played lights out in net. Grace Crissman dominated the midfield and showed how she can control a game with her skill, drive and competitiveness. Lily Krentz marked Amherst’s best player and made her invisible all game long. At each game a parent, referee, or spectator has made a positive comment about how much this team has improved from last year and throughout the season this year. (10/5)
*Well, sometimes you have to announce the losses along with the wins, and today is one of those days for your Boys' Varsity Spartan Spikers. Seven total points was all that stood between victory and defeat for the Spartans last night, as Williamsville East came into a sparsely filled gym (where were you guys?) and handed the Spartans a three set loss by scores of 28-26, 25-23, and 25-22. DeAngelo D'Aloise and David Prozapas led the way with 12 and 14 kills respectively, while Justin Gerhard put up another solid effort with 34 assists, service errors and hitting errors accounted for 14 of the points awarded to the Flames. For those of you scoring at home, 14 is exactly one half of seven; the total number of points that decided the match. (10/5)
The pieces are coming together for the Varsity Cross Country team, who took on state-level competition on Saturday at the McQuaid Invitational. Despite both teams missing 2 starters at full strength, your Spartans finished in the top half of the merged results of over 150 teams and 1,500 runners. The Boys Premier race opened fast, stayed fast, and showed what was possible with consistent hard work. Nate Adams held on to finish 39th in a field that included three nationally-ranked teams. In the medium schools race, Peyton Spatorico made big gains in the final stretch to finish in the top 25. Liam Keelty also ran well to finish in the top half of the field. On the girls side, Shannon Zugelder ran tough to finish ninth in the Premier race. Sophia Waliszewski improved her time by almost a minute to lead the Girls Varsity team, with Ava Wohlleber and Meagan Zupo close behind. The gutsiest performance of the meet may have come from Hannah Laubacker, who improved almost 3 minutes from the Amherst meet despite losing a shoe near the beginning of the race! Wednesday's home meet versus Pioneer starts at 5:00 PM and features Senior Night, a brand new course, and one of the best individual duels in Section 6. Come out and support the Distance Gang! (10/4)
*On Friday night, the Spartan Golf team faced a great Clarence squad and lost 246 to 260. The medalist for the match was Starpoint's own, Joey 1 Chain Muscarella with an unbelievable round of 38. That is 2 matches in a row now! Other great rounds were shot by Drew Beiter with a 39 on his return to play, Tyler Grim 41, Drew Calvello with the round of his life shooting 46, Ryan Kalinski with another great round of 47, and finishing in the top 6 for the Spartans with round of 49 was Joe Manguso. The Spartans will face Will East at Transit Valley on Wednesday and will finish their regular season against Sweet Home on Thursday. Currently there are 4 Spartans qualified for the ECIC championships next week. They are Drew Beiter, Tyler Grimm, Sean Schifferle, and Joe Muscarella. (10/4)
*So, what happened when your Varsity Spartan Spikers went to Lockport Friday night, to play the favored Lions you ask? Was Starpoint down three starters? Yes. Did they drop the first two sets? Yes. Did one of the new starters suffer an injury that took him out of the lineup? Yes. Did they lose? No...no..emphatically no! The Spartans took a huge step believing in themselves during this match, and after losing the first two sets 25-23 and 25-19, they got it together and took the next three by scores of 25-21, 25-19 and 15-10 in the tie breaker. While there were a number of remarkable plays, as in Alex Chukhanenko showing off his soccer skills to keep a rally alive, the night belonged to super sophomore DeAngelo D'Aloise who could not be stopped to the tune of 19 kills, Senior right side Solly Glynn's 10 kills, Senior captain David Prozapas who recorded 18 kills and five solo blocks, and Senior captain Justin Gerhard, who put a Starpoint record 49 assists for the Spartans. It was a great win, but they have another huge match tonight, at home, versus a tough Williamsville East squad. A win tonight will keep the Spartans on track to compete for first place in the league, so if you're available, c'mon out and lend your lungs to help your Spartans. JV @ 5:00, Varsity @ 6:30. (10/4)
*The Boys Varsity Volleyball team is sponsoring "Socktoberfest" until October 6th to benefit Lockport Cares homeless shelter. You can donate new or clean socks by dropping them in the box by Mrs. Urbanski's window, or better yet at the home match versus Clarence on October 6th at 6:30 p.m. (10/6)
*Today the Varsity Girls Swim Team is hosting a Pink meet at 5:00 P.M. to raise money for Cancer. All donations will be given to the Lock-In Committee. If you see a Swimmer sign her pink cap and donate a dollar. You can also donate at the meet. There will be a table set up. So come out Friday night to support our Lady Spartans as they face Sweethome. (10/1)
*JV Field Hockey had an impressive win on the road last night against Iroquois. Natalee Lawrence scored two goals which brought the score to a 2-2 tie. The game went to a shootout where Sammy Latini and Natalee Lawrence both scored bringing the team a 4-3 victory. Awesome effort was made by all. The girls face Williamsville North at home tonight. Good luck ladies! (10/1)
*Your Lady Spartan Tennis Squad won another match last night vs. Springville 5 - 0 taking their record to 6 - 5 on the year. Emma Nesbit battled back at 1st singles to win in two sets. Alexis Licthenberger swept her opponent at 2nd singles 6 - 0 , 6-0. Lydia Roselund did the same at 3rd singles while the Lana Boyer/Anna Solar tandem won a great match 6-0, 6-3. Ella Gielow and Erin Benson won at 2nd doubles to complete the sweep. Great job girls. Next we have Amherst Tonight! (10/1)
*Your Boys JV Soccer Team faced Iroquois last night at home. Ben Stenman, and Mason Gfroerer made the game 2-2 going into OT. In double OT, freshman Aiden Hinchy scored an amazing goal, dribbling through several players, winning the game for the spartans. The next game is Monday, October 4th against Roy-Hart. (10/1)
*Last night your Boys Varsity Soccer Team played host to Iroquois. The boys scored within the fist minute with a goal from Avery Carmody which was followed up by a second goal by Aiden Prince sealing the game for Starpoint 2-0. The boys have 4 days off before facing Sweet Home on Tuesday. The boys currently sit 3rd in their class as they approach Sectionals. Come on out and catch a game and show support for your Spartans. (10/1)
The Boys Varsity Volleyball team is sponsoring "Socktoberfest" until October 6th to benefit Lockport Cares homeless shelter. You can donate new or clean socks by dropping them in the box by Mrs. Urbanski's window, or better yet at the home match versus Clarence on October 6th at 6:30 p.m. (10/6)
*The Starpoint Girls Tennis Team lost a great match last night to Hamburg 2-3. Winning @ 1st singles was Emma Nesbit in 2 sets Along with Lydia Roselund at 2nd singles. Lana Boyer had a close one at 3rd singles and Erin Benson and Anna Solar also played well at 1st doubles. Lauren Talma played well at singles making strides as well. Keeping the match within reach was the 2nd doubles tandem of Ariana Reynolds and Ella Gielow. Battling through both sets they kept it close and just wouldn't go down without a fight! They eventually lost in the tie break but what a match. Next the Lady Spartans play Springville today at Home. C'mon out and support! (9/30)
*Yesterday afternoon the Spartan Golf team lost in an extremely tight match against the Sweet Home Panthers with a score of 275-272. That's right, a 3 stroke differential even without one of our best golfers, Drew Beiter. Unbelievable performances were turned in by Sean Schifferle with a score of 39, Tyler Grimm 40, and the medalist of the match, Mr Joseph Muscarella with a round of 38, or to your golfers 2 over par. The Spartans finally have a day off this week but will face Clarence at PCGC on Friday. Wish the boys and Alivia good luck. (9/30)
*The JV Soccer Girls played a great game against a formidable opponent in Williamsville East. The girls dominated in the 1st half of the game but fell short in the 2nd. Ari Hamilton and Mia Giamberdino were the co-Spartan helmet player of the game recipients. (9/30)
*Your Boys Varsity Soccer Team faced off against Will East last night and the Spartans showed Will East that playing with heart goes a long way. The boys hit Will East with everything. Hitting a crossbar early and forcing the Will East keeper to make 3 game winning saves. A missed call resulted in a corner kick for Will East that found the back of the net giving Will East a 1-0 victory. The boys are home tonight playing Iroquois. Come out and show your Spartan pride by cheering on your boys. (9/30)
The Starpoint Unified Volleyball Team won their first match of the season with a score of 2 winning sets to 1 over a strong Cheektowaga squad. Congrats Spartans! A special thank you to the Boys JV Volleyball Team for all your help! -- (9/29)
*The Girls JV Soccer team lost a heartbreaker to Amherst 2-1 in the last minute of the game. Matty Adamo and Lily Krentz shared the newly created Spartan helmet for “Player of the Game.” Matty scored one goal and Lily was a beast on defense. Win or lose, no Starpoint athlete should ever feel ashamed of the result of a game or embarrassed to hear it on the announcements. Athletes be proud of the unique and positive characteristics you possess. Many can’t do what you do! (9/29)
*Last night, the Girls Varsity Volleyball team captured their sixth win of the season against the Amherst Tigers, improving their record to 6-2. Sadie Eckler and Lexi Lamm were dominant forces at the service line. Holly Mariner, Kate Kenyon, Morgan Bennett, and Sarah Barnum led the team with several kills each. Haley Hickson and Aly Washburn helped the team gain momentum through their solid defense. Congratulations on a great team win! The team's next game is Thursday @ City Honors at 5pm. Come out and support your Lady Spartans! (9/29)
*The Varsity Field Hockey team beat Eden 2-0 last night. Alex Martorana scored the Lady Spartans first goal. It was assisted by Anna Floreano. The second goal was scored by Julia DiPasquale and assisted by Alex Martorana. The Lady Spartans played incredibly well, especially Zoe Wagner and the defensive line up of Mara Beiter and Grace DiaPaul. Olivia Terranova had her second shut out of the season. Congrats to our Lady Spartans! (9/29)
*The Spartan Golf team played a well fought match last night against Williamsville South. Despite missing our number 2 golfer, the Spartans gave the Billies a great match. The top shooters for the team were Tyler Grimm 43, Joe Muscarella 45, Sean Schifferle 47, Joe Manguso 48, Ryan Kalinski 49, and Alivia Zawisky 53. The Spartans face the Sweet Home Panthers on Wednesday at PCGC. (9/29)
*Your Boys Varsity Spartan Spikers proved last night that excuses are for losers. Although down three starters (of the six that normally occupy the volleyball pitch) the Spartans simply said, "Next man up" and put away the Williamsville South Billies by scores of 25-15, 25-18, and to be sporting, 25-22. David Prozapas was dominant in the middle once again, while first time starter Sam Parise contributed with kills, blocks, digs and service aces, all at opportune times in the match. David Pilecki, DeAngelo D'Aloise, Solly Glynn, Colby Bashor all had productive matches, whiloe Justin Gerhard kept the Spartan machine humming along. To cap the night off, Aiden Zimmerman hammered the final spike into the Billies defense, and the job was complete.
The Spartans are 6-3 overall, but tied for first in their division with a 4-1 record. The Spartans welcome the Niagara Wheatfield Falcons to Starpoint tonight, and travel to Lockport Friday to complete the Niagara County loop. JV starts at 4:30 tonight, with Varsity following around 6:00. C'mon out and "S.O.S." Support Our Spartans! (9/29)
Your Spartan Lady Tennis Squad lost a tough match yesterday to Will East 1-4. The lone victor was Lydia Roselund who battered her opponent 7-5, 6-2. Coming into the match Lydia was ready to pounce knowing she had a tough match that she had lost to last week. But she knew she had what it took and Lydia struck hard and struck fast. Amazing job Lydia! All the girls played well and next we have Hamburg Wednesday. Let's beat the Bulldogs! (9/28)
*Last night the Spartan Golf Team faced extremely hard conditions with extreme winds and lightning fast greens. Despite these obstacles, the Spartans played well against a strong Williamsville South Team. Great rounds were shot by Mr. Steady Drew Beiter 42, Joe Muscarella 44, The Scrambling King Sean Schifferle 46, Tyler Grimm 47, Alvia the MVP tied her Season's best with a 49, and Ryan Kalinski shot his best competitive round of the year with a score of 51. The Spartans will face the South today at Pendleton Creek Golf Course. (9/28)
*Last night, the Girls Varsity Volleyball team captured their fifth win of the season against Williamsville South, improving their record to 5-2. Morgan Bennett, Carly Dell'Oso and Ashleigh Schreader led the offense with several kills each. Olivia Boswell and Emily Mielcarek both had several assists throughout the match. Lexi Lamm helped the team gain momentum throughout the second set with aggressive serving. Congratulations on a great team win! The team's next game is tonight @ Amherst High School at 6:30 P.M. Come out and support your Lady Spartans! (9/28)
*JV Field Hockey had an exciting game on the road on Friday. The team dominated the field throughout the game with strong passing and solid defense. The game was won in overtime with a lone score by Natalee Lawrence. The girls face Iroquois away this Thursday.
The Lady Spartan Tennis Team lost a tough match Friday to Will South 2-3. Alexis Lichtenberger struck first winning 6-2, 6-1. All the other girls had great close matches as well. At 3rd singles Lydia Roselund suffered a crushing loss in the first set losing a 9-7 tie break. Only to come back with a vengeance and win the second set 6-2, forcing a 3rd set tie break. Dodging one match point Lydia won the tie break 12-10! Great match LYDIA. Next the ladies go out to Will East. (9/27)
*The Boys Varsity soccer team played back to back games last week. The boys faced off Friday night at home vs. Will South and after playing a hard fought defensive game vs. the WNY ranked team, the boys gave up a goal late in the game losing 1-0. Saturday morning the boys played the Niagara Orleans division undefeated Roy-Hart and played to a 2-0 victory. Scoring for your Spartans was Aiden Prince assisted by Trevor Pollow and the second goal came from Evan Stefanski unassisted. Travis Pollow earned another clean sheet. Great game played by all for both games. (9/27)
*Over the weekend, the Girls Varsity Volleyball team hosted their 10th annual Starpoint tournament. Starpoint remained undefeated after playing four different teams in pool play. The girls took first place in their pool and were sent to semi-finals to play West Seneca West in a single set to 30. The Lady Spartans took control of the match early on and won 30-22 to advance to the Championship game where they would go on to play City Honors. The Lady Spartans did not take their foot off the gas, and continued to dominate in the championship game. The ladies would eventually go on to win the Championship game winning in two sets 25-20 and 25-15! Congratulations to both the JV and Varsity Girls Volleyball teams on their first place wins this weekend.
Last night, your Boys Volleyball Spartan Spikers were at an early crossroad in their season. They were on the road in Hamburg for a match against the first place Bulldogs. With one starter out with injury, and another coming back after losing a battle with poison ivy, the Spartans made it clear they were not willing to succumb to excuses. After a first set loss 25-23, the Spartans pulled themselves together, and showed Hamburg what a team that plays for each other is truly capable of, taking the next three sets 25-22, 25-21 and 25-16 to send a message that when Spartans are injured and backed into a corner, that's when they become dangerous. The Spartans welcome the St. Joe's Marauders to Starpoint Friday night, a match for which the Varsity Spartan Spikers will again be down two starters. Sounds dangerous for the Marauders. Hope you make it out to the match. If not, watch the broadcast on Lockport's hometown television, LCTV. (9/23)
*Last night the boys soccer team played a long drawn out game vs West Seneca East. The game was postponed due to lightning and heavy rains and when the Spartans finally got back on the field the boys beat West Seneca East 4-0. Scoring for your Spartans was Cohen Vogel, Evan Stefanski, Brady Hathaway and Colby Madden. Travis Pollow earned his clean sheet with two incredible saves. The boys all played great considering the heavy rain. The win puts the Spartans in 4th place in their division. (9/23)
*Last night, the Girls Varsity Volleyball team captured their third win of the season against the Iroquois Chiefs. Haley Hickson dominated at the service line giving the Spartans a solid 20-14 lead in the third set. Morgan Bennett and Emma Browka took over the court defensively to help set up the offense. Olivia Boswell led the offense and assisted Sarah Barnum, Ashleigh Schreader, and Madison Beckman with several kills each. Congratulations on a great team win! The team's next home game is tonight in our own house at 6:30 P.M.
Despite losing to Clarence, the Spartans golf team shot exceptionally in their match. The score of the match was Clarence 234 and the Spartans 262, our best round of the season. The low round for the Spartans was shot by Senior, Sean aka Big Schiff aka the Scrambling King Schifferle with a fantastic round of 38. Other great rounds in the match were shot by Drew Beiter, Joe Muscarella, Tyler Grimm, Joe Magnuso with the best round of his life, Drew Calvello, Ayden Mapes the seventh grade sensation, and Alivia Zawisky the female golfing phenom who is also our self proclaimed MVP. The Spartans face Sweet Home tomorrow at Pendleton Creek Golf Club. (9/22)
*The Girls Varsity Swim Team is now 4 and 0 after defeating Cheektowaga last night 91-28. Breaking a long-standing Starpoint Pool record in the 100 breaststroke was Addy Martino with a time of 1:10.47. Congratulations Addy! Shaving substantial time off of her 500 freestyle was Allison Smith. And reaching a personal best in her 100 butterfly was Rachel Stoelting.
*Last night proved once again that in sports the win doesn't always go to the better or more deserving team. Last night your Varsity Boys Soccer team played an outstanding game at home vs a league dominant Grand Island team. The boys owned the visitors from Erie county. The shock and awe of the boys constant attack had Grand Island confused and gasping for air as the Spartans continued their relentless assault on the visitors all night long and in the end a misstep in the Spartans 6 yard box resulted in Grand Island scoring the only goal of the game. The boys will take this energy into their next game at home vs West Seneca East on Wednesday night. Great game by all. Spartan Pride is alive and well with the boys Varsity soccer team. Get behind the Boys Varsity Soccer Team and come on out and help cheer them on to victory. (9/21)
*The Girls Varsity Field Hockey Team lost a tough battle against Will East last night. The girls played hard and didn’t give up. Their next game is against Eden on September 28th. (9/21)
*Your Lady Spartans Volleyball Team suffered a tough loss yesterday to the Williamsville East flames. With valiant efforts from the entire team, the girls took the match to a fifth set. The teams rallied back and forth and Starpoint fell just short of the win. The Lady Spartans are back at it again tomorrow in our home gym @ 6pm v. Iroquois.
*On Saturday, the Varsity Cross Country teams made a statement with a great showing at the West Seneca Invitational. In a dominating performance, the Boys team of Liam Keelty, Brandon Clarke, Nick Allen, Nolan Armitage, and Alex Rudnick took five of the top six scoring spots to finish first in the Varsity B race. The Girls Frosh team of Gurmann Kaur, Lyndzie Wagner, Annabelle Pacouloute, Marlea Petroziello, and Sage Pohl also ran well to take fourth. (9/20)
*The Girls Varsity Squad ran a tough race to take 8th, in a nail-biter that included six of the top ten large schools. Eighth grader Shannon Zugelder led the way with the fastest girls time of the day, while Kristina Valnarov stepped up with a great race to finish inside the top 15. Marisa Funari, Meagan Zupo, and Ava Wohlleber rounded out the scoring for the Spartans. The last race of the day saw the Boys Varsity Squad upset 4th-ranked Orchard Park for 2nd place, 4 points away from the team win. With 1 mile to go, Nate Adams pulled away to take the individual title. He was closely followed by Peyton Spatorico and Franklin Payne, who both ran huge PRs to take 10th and 13th. Ben Olson and Tim Lukasik also scored for the 7th-ranked Spartans. The road to Knox Farms continues next week, with a long-awaited rematch against rival Amherst and a road trip to Rochester for the McQuaid Invitational. If you want to get in on the fun, ask a team member about indoor track! (9/20)
*On Saturday, your Boys Varsity Spartan Spikers wrapped up a seven matches in 12 days gauntlet at the inaugural East Aurora volleyball tournament. The competition was formidable, boasting some of the best teams from around here and Rochester as well. The Spartans qualified for the Gold Medal playoffs, but were knocked out by a talented team from McQuaid High in Rochester in an extremely entertaining match with scores of 26-24 and 25-22. David Prozapas, Jon Zawada, Alex Chukhanenko, Solomon Glynn, Deangelo D'Aloise all had great days, and their efforts were highlighted by the naming of Justin Gerhard to the all-tournament team. The team is on the road again this week Wednesday versus league rival Hamburg, but finally returns home Friday night for a non-league, televised match against Coach Spitler's alma mater, St. Joe's. Come on out to the gym Friday night to watch our JV and Varsity Spartans battle with the very talented Marauder squads and who knows; someone might see you on TV that night. (9/20)
*The Varsity Football team defeated Kenmore East 39-6 on Homecoming and Senior night. Carson Marcus threw for 301 yards and 6 touchdowns. Evan Floss caught 11 passes for 135 yards and 4 touchdowns. Evan Dean caught 6 for 119 yards including a 83-yard touchdown. Nate Lee also caught a TD. Jason Richardson added 7 tackles and a 72-yard interception return. George Thompson had 8 tackles. (9/20)
*The Boys' JV Volleyball Team capped a successful week by going 3 and 0; This resilient group defeated Amherst 2-1 and swept Sweet Home and North Tonawanda 3-0. A total team effort went into making this a successful week with everyone contributing and getting into the action. Practice Saturday morning at 9:30! (9/17)
*After a tough loss on Wednesday night that saw your Spartan Spikers lose one of their "spikiest" fellows to injury, the team re-grouped with a new lineup. After dropping the first set 25-23 as they got used to this new lineup, the Spartans decided to put the lumber to the Jacks, knocking them out in straight sets thereafter 25-13, 25-18 and 25-15. Super Sophomore Spiker DeAngelo D'Aloise showed NT what got away from them, leading all hitters with 16 kills which also represented half of Senior captain Justin Gerhard's 32 assists. However, the absolute stunning highlight of the night, if not the season, was the seemingly unbelievable one handed dig by Junior setter Sam Parise, which became believable when it was followed by an absolutely unbelievable stuff block by Sam who had barely recovered from the dig to get to the net and completely demoralize the NT Lumberjack who turned in his axe after that swing. Coach Spitler lost his glasses reacting to the play. Luckily, they were cheap. (9/17)
The Spartans Boys JV Soccer Team went against the Amherst Tigers last night. They won that game 4-2. Our goal scorers and assist leaders were: Ben Stenman with 2 goals, Matt Tillman with 2 goals, Mason Gfroerer with 1 assist, and Zack Ely with 1 assist. Great job on the win boys! (9/16)
*Your Girls Varsity Tennis Squad defeated Nichols Tuesday evening with a match score of 4 - 1. All girls played well with Lex Lichtenberger winning in straight sets, Emma Nesbit winning 6-1, 6-0, Lydia Roselund winning 6-2, 6-0 and our 1st doubles duo Lana Boyer and Anna Solar had a tough match but won 2-1 in sets. 2nd doubles Ella Gielow and Ariana Reynolds played well and Lauren Talma and Erin Benson also won in doubles 6-1, 6-0. Great Job Ladies. (9/16)
*The Girls Varsity Volleyball team captured their second win of the season with a 25-22, 25-23, 25-15 sweep of West Seneca East Trojans. Emily Mielcarek and Aly Washburn were strong at the serving line, delivering back-to-back aces. Morgan Bennett, Emma Browka, and Haley Hickson played a locked-in defense which enabled Carly Dell'Oso and Ashleigh Schreader to lead the charge offensively. Congratulations on a great team win! The team's next home game is Wednesday, September 22nd at 6:30 P.M. (9/16)
The Lady Spartans swim team are crushing the beginning of their swim season, 3 and 0. Last night they beat Pioneer 69-28. Setting a Pioneer pool record in the 200 freestyle was Kylie Kwoka. Every event had a Starpoint 1st and 2nd place! Great swims from all, ladies. (9/15)
*The Girls Varsity Field Hockey team lost against Lancaster by a score of 4-3. Scorers for our Lady Spartans were Lindsey Blount assisted by Quinn Hurley, Anna Floreano assisted by Lindsey Blount and Morgan Hamm who was unassisted. The girls next game is Friday against Will South. (9/15)
"Starpoint JV Field Hockey had an outstanding victory on the road against Lancaster last night. The ladies started strong with frequent scoring bringing them to a 4-1 score by half time. The final score was 10-1, featuring a hat trick by Julia Lukasik, two goals by Natalee Lawrence, two goals by Nina Briggs, a goal by Jordan Duncan, a goal by Cam Carmody, and a goal by Lilly Cook. A great game was had by all with phenomenal passing and great defense. You can catch JV Field Hockey at their next game on Friday at home against Williamsville South. Great job ladies! "
Last night, your Men's Spartan Spikers got back on track and into the win column with a straight set victory over league opponent Amherst, taming the Tigers 25-22, 25-16 and 25-16. While Senior Setter Justin Gerhard kept the offensive attack running, and Junior Libero Jon Zawada made some sparkling defensive plays, everyone on the squad contributed to this "W." Perhaps most noteworthy was the serving and stellar defensive performance put on by Senior David Pilecki, who made an absolute gem of a dig that everyone and their brother, sister and mother believed would hit the floor. Everyone except David, who made a one armed, 270 degree spinning dig that was converted into a thunderous kill by the combination of Gerhard and Junior Outside Hitter Evan Saunders. The win keeps the Spartans undefeated in league, and they have done so without dropping a set to this point. They will try to keep this streak alive this Wednesday on the road against the Panthers of Sweet Home High School. Stay tuned!
*Your Starpoint Girls Varsity Tennis Squad won a hard fought battle Friday defeating the Hamburg Bulldogs 4-1. First to strike was Emma Nesbit at 2nd singles winning 6-0, 6-1. Then Lydia Roselund won in straight sets as well. First doubles Anna Solar and Lana Boyer won 2-1, while second doubles tandem Ariana Reynolds and Ella Geilow lost a well fought match. To seal the win, Alexis Lichtenberger won in straight sets coming back from a 1-4 deficit in the 1st. She may only be 5'3, but her Grit... is LEGIT! Next we have Amherst today at home. Cmon out! Match time is 5:00 PM! (9/13)
*The"never say quit" Boys' JV Volleyball Team captured its second straight North Tonawanda Tournament Championship on Saturday by sweeping North Tonawanda in the semi-finals and Grand Island in the finals. The team lost one set the entire day and was sparked by a 30-28 victory over Lockport to secure the top seed. Co-captain, Jack Hawkins's solid setting led the way for the young Sparatans against Lockport while Zack Clark, Nolan Schmidt, Hugh Adams, Gavin Farrell, Lucas Crawford, Max Williamson, Aiden Preisch, Jackson Andrews-Nye, and Michael Hershberger never quit on any play. In the finals, libero Raistlin Rowcroft, Brady Cox and Dima Zhilevich stood out with strong defense and hitting. Down 13-19 in set 2 to Grand Island, Hayden Schuler rallied the team to victory with incredible shut down blocking. Congratulations for a total team effort and to Noah Umstead and Michael Cyr for making the All-Tournament Team. (9/13)
*When you hear "Friday Night Lights", do you think of Cross Country? That's exactly what happened last Friday, as your Spartans opened their season at the Dash in the Dark in Oakfield, Section 5. The task was a 6 mile relay, split evenly between three runners. The night opened with some great performances. In the Girls Blue race, Annabelle Pacouloute, Lyndzie Wagner, and Sage Pohl finished 11th out of 45 teams. The team of Justin Brown, Nolan Armitage, and Josh Szymanski also finished in the top half of the Boys Blue race. The Gold races saw a preview of a possible Sectionals showdown, as the team of Shannon Zugelder, Ava Wohlleber, and Marisa Funari finished 14th out of 78, less than a second ahead of rival Grand Island. Nate Adams, Franklin Payne, and Peyton Spatorico were the top boys team from Section 6. They averaged under 6 minute mile pace to finish 9th. Both the girls and boys are ranked in the top 10 large schools in the latest Buffalo News poll. They will try to improve on that ranking this Saturday, as they take on their first 5k at Sunshine Park in West Seneca. (9/13)
*JV Field Hockey had a spectacular win last night against Clarence. This 2-0 victory was a great team effort. Both goals were scored by Julia Lukasik. Good job girls! (9/10)
*The Girls JV Soccer Team lost 1-0 to Williamsville South. Despite having severe disadvantages prior to the game, a late bus, rain, and lack of warmup, the girls battled to the end. Ari Hamilton put in another great effort in goal. Mia Giamberdino was solid at D. Nora C. and the twins, Mya and Marlee played well too. The girls are 2-2-1. (9/10)
*The Boys' JV Volleyball Team lost a thriller to Canisius last night 25-19, 20-25, 27-29. The team played inspired the entire night; Hayden Schuler was incredible on defense, Noah Umstead forced the Canisius attack into tips with his blocking, Brady Cox, Raislin Rowcroft, Gavin Farrell, Michael Cyr, Dima Zhilevich and Jack Hawkins gave everything they had on the court. Amazing effort boys...Practice today is at 5:30 today. (9/10)
*Your Varsity Spartan Spikers took on the #1 team in WNY last evening, the Canisius Crusaders. Everyone outside Mapleton Road expected a blow out, but the Spartans gave Canisius all they could handle. After dropping the first two sets 16-25 and 17-25, the Spartans regrouped and took down the Crusaders 25-21 in the third set. In a hotly contested fourth set, the Spartans were up 19 - 16, but lost focus just long enough to drop the fourth set and ultimately the match 22-25. Regardless, the play of Senior Captain Justin Gerhard kept the Spartans in the match all night, along with the help of Senior co-captain David Prozapas, Junior Evan Saunders and Sophomore DeAngelo D'Aloise. That match was certainly worth the price of admission. If you can, plan on being there for the Spatans next home match next Monday against the Tigers of Amherst High School. (9/10)
Your Starpoint Girls Varsity Tennis Squad smoked the Sweethome Panthers last night winning 5-0. Alexis Licthenberger won in straight sets @ 1st singles along with Emma Nesbit and Lydia Roselund at 2nd and third singles. 1st doubles duo Anna Solar and Lana Boyer won their match without losing a single game. No Mercy! Freshman Ella Gielow and Star 8th grader Ariana Reynolds fought through a nail biting match but pulled out the victory by coming back from a 3 game deficit. Erin Benson and Lauren Talma also won their matches. Great Job Ladies! Next your Lady Spartans have the Hamburg Bulldogs away. Goooooooo Spartans! (9/9)
*Congratulations to the the Girls JV Soccer team on their 3-0 victory over Iroquois. Matty Adamo scored two beauties on breakaways. Sadie Eiss scored a wonderful goal off of a one timer on a great feed from Nora Crissman. Ari Hamilton had a shutout in net, Marlee Dorgan, Lily Krentz, Mia Giamberdino, and Gabby Knoebel played unreal defense after one day of practice using our new system. Every girl on the team contributed to the win. The win moves the girls to 2-1-1 on the season. (9/9)
The Girls Varsity Swim Team has been dominating the beginning of their season. On September 3rd they won their meet against Williamsville East 97-73. Kylie Kwoka qualified for sectionals with her time in the 200 and 500 freestyle AND Addison Martino qualified in the 100 breaststroke. Coming in first place in the 100 backstroke and second place in the 100 butterfly was Rachel Stoelting. Coming in second place in the 50 freestyle was Megan Balko. Second place in the 100 freestyle was Ava Jones. Swimming sectional times was: Allison Smith in her 200 IM and 100 breast stroke.
After graduating nine seniors last season, this year's version of the Starpoint Varsity Spartan spikers have some big shoes to fill. So far, they are doing just that, and doing it rather well. Last Thursday night, the Spartan Spikers opened their season on the road by taking down the Billy Goats of Williamsville South in straight sets 25-14, 25-17 and 25 -18. Then last night, the Spartans traveled to Athol Springs to take on the St. Francis Red Raiders. The gym was hot, but the Spartans were hotter, cooling off the Raiders 25-21, 23-25 (minor misstep there) 25-23, and 25-13 in the final set. Senior Captain Justin Gerhard set the Spartans into the win column, while Junior libero Jon Zawada anchored the defense. Huge contributions were made during this stretch by Senior co-captain David Prozapas, Junior Evan Saunders and Sophomore DeAngelo D'Alouise. The Spartans have their first home match this Thursday against the Crusaders of Canisius High School, the current #1 team in WNY. If you are available and have a mask, come on out to the match! (9/8)
*Congratulations to the JV Girls Soccer team on tying NT 1-1 and beating Albion 2-0. Scorers for the Lady Spartans were Rebecca Danwin, Matty Adamo, and Grace Crissman. The girls suffered their first non-league loss to Byron-Bergen on Saturday. The team has received solid play from Lilly Krentz, Nora Crissman, Sadie Eiss, Brianna Ginnane amongst many others. The girls are at home today, at 5:00 PM against a very tough Iroquois team.
Welcome Back to a new school year!
The varsity football team beat Hutch-Tech last Saturday 20-14. Quarterback Carson Marcus was 14-25, threw for 203 yards and 3 TD. Sophomore Evan Dean had 7 receptions for 135 yards and a TD. Jason Richardson caught 4 balls for 24 yards and 2 TDS, he also had 15 tackles. Luke Davis added 10 tackles on defense.Starpoint plays McKinley at home this Friday night at 7 PM.Starpoint's JV football team also won 26-0.
The Spartan Golf team suffered a well fought loss Thursday against Will North. The score of the match for the young team was 252 to 270. The low round for the Spartans was shot by Freshman, Tyler Grimm, with a round of 38. Other great rounds were shot by Drew Beiter and 7th grader Ayden Mapes. Alivia Zawisky played her first competitive round as a Spartan. She shot her best round ever and tied for 5th place on our team. Awesome job Alivia! Starpoint's next match is Next Wednesday against Will South at Pendleton Creek Golf Club. (9/7)
*Last Thursday, the Boys' JV Volleyball team opened the season with a 25-8, 25-8, 25-17 sweep of Williamsville South. Michael Cyr and Gavin Farrell were strong at the serving line while Jack Hawkins, Raistlin Rowcroft and Noah Umstead's efficient passing enabled Brady Cox to lead the Jr. Spartan attack with 14 kills. The team travels to St Francis today before hosting Canisius on Thursday. (9/7)