Welcome to the Akron Central School Athletic Department webpage. This page has been designed to help keep our students, parents, community members, and alumni throughout the country, as well as any other visitors this site may have, informed of our athletic activities and achievements here at ACS.MR. JOHN JABLONSKI - Athletic Coordinator - (716)542-5088
CONGRATULATIONS TO SENIOR JACOB SAROW! HE HAS BEEN NAMED THE NIAGARA-ORLEANS LEAGUE WRESTLING PLAYER OF THE YEAR!
Kissell & Sarow at NYSPHSAA State Wrestling Championship
Senior team captains Owen Kissell and Jacob Sarow of the Akron-Alden Combined Tiger Wrestling team competed in the NYSPHSAA State Wrestling Championships Division II in Albany this past weekend after securing wild card spots for the tournament.
Kissell entered the tournament unranked with a record of 42-3 and competed against the #6 ranked wrestler in his 126 lb. weight class in his first match. It was a tough battle with Owen losing a close match, 4-2. Owen wrestled his way back into contention, pinning his next two opponents, both in the first period, which qualified him for Day 2.
Owen’s subsequent opponent in the “blood round” was the #8 ranked in the weight class. Owen threw him to his back, almost pinning him, but time expired to end an extremely close contest, 4-3, which took him out of the tournament just before the placing rounds.
Jacob Sarow entered the State tournament ranked 4th in the 170lb weight class. Taking on an Albany wrestler from Section 2 in his first match, Sarow was able to win with a 5-1 score. He moved on to the quarterfinals where he met a Section 4 opponent ranked 5th in the weight class. The extremely close and controversial match went into a third and final overtime where Sarow was edged by a score of 5-4. Sarow then wrestled back, beating a Section 5 wrestler to qualify him for Day 2 of the tournament.
On Saturday, Jacob recorded 2 pins in his next two matches to secure a spot in the consolation finals for 3rd and 4th place. Up against the #6 ranked wrestler from Section 3, Sarow battled to win a very close and intense match by a score of 5-2, placing him on the podium for 3rd place in the State!
“Both of these guys have worked hard not only this season, but for many years, to reach this level of competition,” said Coach Dan Klonowski, emphasizing the feat in itself to qualify for the state tournament. “Owen and Jake made history as the only pair of wrestlers from ACS to make the state tournament and they represent 2 of the 5 wrestlers in 53 years of Akron wrestling to make the state championship!”
Sarow's third place finish ties ACS alumni, Doug Bruning, for the highest place an Akron Tiger has ever achieved at the New York State tournament. Sarow finished the season with a record-breaking 47 wins.
“Both Jacob and Owen were exceptional team captains who played a major role in helping Akron achieve second place in the Section for Small Schools and to get the Tigers ranked in the state as a team,” added Klonowski. “Their hard work and no-quit attitude will be greatly missed next year as the team rebuilds after graduating twelve seniors. I can't say enough about how proud I am as a coach to have these 2 wrestlers represent the Orange and Black. They worked so hard to achieve their goals and will definitely go down as some of the best to ever go out on the mat as an Akron Tiger. I wish Jacob and Owen, and all of the seniors, best of luck as they graduate and move forward with their endeavors.”
Final results from the tournament can be found at http://www.nysphsaa.org/Sports/Wrestling.
Nelson Logan signs with Limestone College Lacrosse
Senior Nelson Logan of the Tiger Lacrosse team has signed to play Division II Lacrosse with the Saints of Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina. The Saints are the NCAA Division II Lacrosse Champions. Nelson was joined by family, friends, coaches and school administrators in celebration of his commitment and continuation of his academic and lacrosse career. Congratulations, Nelson!
Abby Stone signs to be a Bonnie!
Senior ACS softball and field hockey stand-out Abby Stone has signed to play softball with the Bonnies at St. Bonaventure University! A signing ceremony was held in the Library Media Center with family, coaches, administrators and many friends in attendance. Congratulations, Abby!
Congratulation to the 2017 Akron Golf Team! They have been selected for the Niagara-Orleans League Sportsmanship Award! Senior Stephen Wagner was selected to accept the award on the team's behalf. Go Tigers!
The Akron CSD weight room has been upgraded to a state-of-the-art strength and conditioning Fitness Center. The upgrades will now meet the needs of competitive athletes and recreational users alike. The upgrades include a multitude of equipment items from multiple power rack systems to rowing machines.