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Fall Sports Season Highlights

Kenmore East and Kenmore West teams and athletes earned numerous distinctions during the fall sports season.

Kenmore Combined Swimming

Kenmore Swimming finished in third place following the Niagara Frontier League (NFL) championships. Kenmore West junior Bailey Wiegand placed first in the 100 Fly and had three third-place finishes, while Emma Jones placed second in two events, the 200 and 500 Free, along with two third-place finishes. Payton Taylor also earned two third-place finishes while Alice Budzich and Kennedy Dickinson each helped a relay take third place. Then, at the Section VI Class A Championships, Bailey finished third in the 100 Butterfly and qualified for the New York State meet.

Kenmore West Boys Volleyball

Kenmore West Boys Volleyball defeated Williamsville South to advance against Hutch Tech in the Sectional Quarterfinals. They defeated Hutch Tech in four to advance to the sectional semifinals where they fell to North Tonawanda.

Kenmore Gymnastics

Kenmore Varsity Gymnastics finished the regular season 3-1. Gymnasts who didn't qualify for Sectionals competed at the Karen Riker Halloween Invitational and won their division. Kenmore West's Kenna Black took first in the all-around competition, while Kenmore East's Alessia Craig took third. Kenmore West's Isabella Ciotoli and Kenmore East's Ashley Kurzdorfer placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in the all-around, and many other team members brought home ribbons that day. The following weekend, gymnasts Emma Newman, Shaelyn Gibson and Adriana Bona from Kenmore East and Juliana Santiago from Hoover Middle represented the team at the Section VI meet. Emma won the floor exercise event at the event with an outstanding 9.425 score and will go on to compete at the New York State championships in the spring. In addition to winning the floor exercise, Emma placed sixth on balance beam and ninth on uneven bars.

Kenmore West Football

Kenmore West closed out a strong season with a 5-3 record. The Blue Devils were seeded No. 2 in the A Division. The season saw Quarterback Zac Boyes win numerous distinctions including the Buffalo News Football Player of the Week in Week 5 and A Division Offensive Player of the Year. The team ultimately fell to Grand Island 35-29 in the sectional semi-finals.

Kenmore East Soccer

Kenmore East Girls Soccer was the No. 4 seed going into the post-season, defeating McKinley 9-0 in the quarterfinal. The team ultimately fell to Hamburg in the semifinals. Kenmore East Boys Soccer, which had defeated Amherst 5-0 to win the Amherst Tournament, defeated West Seneca West in the pre-quarterfinals 5-0 but fell to North Tonawanda in the quarterfinals.

Kenmore West Girls Soccer

The Kenmore West Girls Soccer Team season was highlighted by Molly Tobin being crowned the Niagara Frontier League regular-season leading scorer. Molly was selected to the 1st Team All Niagara Frontier League (NFL) squad and she was an Honorable Mention for All Western New York. Tobin officially signed a letter of intent with Niagara University earlier this month. She was also named an All WNY Scholar Athlete for her diligence in the classroom. Laura Cohn was the team's leader in assists and she was also selected to the 1st Team All-NFL team. Seniors Olivia Guarino, Stephanie Seyfang and Julianna Falsone were key contributors throughout the season.

Kenmore West Cross Country

The boys team finished in fourth place in the NFL with a 10-6 record. Earning NFL All-Star accolades were junior Chris Coupal (2nd Team), senior Aaron Mendez (3rd Team), and junior Dominic Stanz (3rd Team). At the Section VI Championships, the team, paced by Coupal's 24th-place finish, earned eighth place in Class A. The girls team also finished in fourth place in the NFL with a 10-6 record. Earning NFL All-Star honors were eighth-grader Maddie Frank (1st Team), junior Lily Holden (2nd Team), junior Charlotte Boal (3rd Team), and senior Karleigh Zack (3rd Team). At the Section VI Championships, the team, paced by Holden's 36th-place finish, earned ninth place in Class A.

Kenmore West Boys Soccer

Kenmore West boys’ soccer completed their season with a 5-11-1 record which included a huge late-season victory over a ranked Grand Island squad, 3-2. The team finished fourth on the Niagara side of the NFL. The team was led by captains Danny Rumschik, Matthew Baldwin and Jason Diaz. The season concluded with a well-played loss (1-0) to McKinley in the pre-quarterfinals. Diaz and Baldwin both made All-NFL.