This year’s fall sport seasons were very successful! Girls tennis, volleyball, girls swim, football, field hockey, soccer and cross country have approached the end of their season.
The Girls Varsity Volleyball team had an amazing season! The head coach is Mrs. Martin, assisted by former Sweet Home Volleyball player Victoria. The captains were senior Erika Edholm and junior Lauren Hubert. The team had an outstanding record of 19-1 during the season. They were the ECIC division champs! They became first in Erie County after a tough fight against Frontier. As they went into sectionals, they had to play Starpoint at home for the Quarter Final game and won 3 sets to 0. For their semi-final game, they played Williamsville South at home and also beat them 3 sets to 0. They had their Sectional game on November 6th at North Tonawanda, playing against Niagara Wheatfield. Niagara Wheatfield was a Sweet Home rival, because they were undefeated as well, and we had lost to them in the previous season of sectionals. Unfortunately, the girls lost a tough fight 3 sets to 1 in the sectional final game. Even though it wasn’t how they wanted their season to end, they overall had an outstanding season!
The Boys Varsity volleyball team had an amazing season. The head coach was Mr. Cicero, and the captains were senior Chet Palmer, senior Trevor Liska and junior Jackson Stang. The boys had an amazing season and came out first in the ECIC division! As they headed into sectional playoffs, they had a home Quarter-Final game against Starpoint. Unfortunately, the boys lost the battle 3 sets to 2. It was a very close match and a sad farewell to the season. The boys had a great season!
The Girls Varsity Tennis team was coached by Mrs. Feyes, and the captains were senior Karina Cole, senior Kendall Robbins and junior Katelyn Bechtel. The girls did really well. It was a very developmental season with a lot of underclassmen. There was a lot of improvement from the beginning to the end of the season. Karina Cole went to ECICs for singles, and Katelyn Bechtel and Kendall Robbins played as the doubles team. It was a great season!
The Girls Varsity Swim team was coached by Mrs. Banks and Mrs. Mack. The captains were seniors Quinn Edholm and Morgan Gilray. Their team challenged very difficult teams. Quinn Edholm, Rydell Reif, Alison Gauld and Amalie Osterlund qualified for sectionals! Amalie also qualified for states in the 200 yard and 100 yard free, which took place November 19th and 20th in Ithaca. Amalie placed 18th in the state in the 200 yard freestyle and 24th in the state in the 100 yard freestyle! In the end, the swim team had a good season with many hardworking swimmers!
The Varsity Football team was coached by Mr. Zimmer, Mr. Faulks and Mr. Campolo. The five junior and senior captains were Momo, Diar, Jordan, Jake and Matthew. The boys had an amazing record of 6-2! The boys were very hardworking which made the season very successful. They went into the Quarter finals against Frontier. The game was away, and after a tough fight, Sweet Home unfortunately lost. It was a sad way to end, but overall it was a great season!
Girls Field Hockey
The girls field hockey team is coached by Mrs. Kauderer. The captains are senior Megan Rude, senior Sophia Vadnais and junior Alexis Mellerski. The varsity team combined with JV players this season. It was a developmental season for the girls. They had a very young team, but strong junior and senior leaders. They made it to the Quarterfinals in sectionals, playing against Amherst. Unfortunately, their season had come to an end after a tough loss against Amherst. Overall it was a good season for the girls!
The Varsity Cross Country team was coached by Coach Kasper and Coach Basehart. The captains of the girls were senior Bailey Marranca, senior Shannon Sullivan and junior Isabel Carabello. The boys captains were seniors Roman Haen, Joseph Veal and Josh Byrd. The team put up hard fights against other teams, and everyone made improvement by the end of the season. It was a developmental season for the team. They had a good season, filled with lots of hard work and commitment by everyone on the team!
The boys soccer team was coached by Coach McCafferry, Coach Prisco and Coach Mac. The captains of the boys were seniors Zach Collins and Haidar Hamed, along with junior Zach McGowan. The boys fought hard throughout the whole season with a record of 14-4. Congrats to these boys who received Sweet Home ECIC ll All-League Honors: 1st team: Zach McGowan, Zach Collins, Haidar Hamed. 2nd Team: Rodney Garnett, Jacob Korte. 3rd Team: Gianni Pezzino, Ivan Tymchyshyn, Matt McGowan. Also a big congrats to Haidar Hamed for being named to the 2021 All-WNY Large School Team and to Zach Collins for being named to the 2021 All-WNY first team. The boys took a tough loss against Will East in the Semi-Finals, but had a phenomenal season!
The girls soccer team was coached by Coach Tredo. The captains of the girls were seniors Megan Gerber and Lanee Hall. They had a very mature team, with six seniors leading them; Megan Gerber, Lanee Hall, Olivia Kowalik, Brianne McGrath, Maya Wodjeski and Katelynn Young. Each player of both upperclassmen and underclassmen played a very important role that they pursued on the team. Throughout the season, the girls showed much improvement!
Lauren is a senior this year at Sweet Home High School and enjoys writing about many different genres! Outside of the school she enjoys hanging with friends and playing volleyball. This is her third year of the Panther Eye and she’s very excited to be apart of the team!
Olivia is in her senior year at Sweet Home High School. Her writing will focus primarily around sports in the Sweet Home community.