• 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.

    Director of Interscholastic Athletics, Physical Education & Health/Wellness
    MRS. WENDY PAZDERSKI, Athletic Secretary

  • Tickets for the Section VI Class D Sectional FINAL Lacrosse Game must be purchased online!

    Thursday, 6/1 7:30PM Class D Lacrosse
    at West Seneca West High School, 3330 Seneca St., West Seneca 14224 

    Tickets $7 - Children 5 & under are free

    Purchase Tickets https://gofan.co/app/events/976987?schoolId=NYSHSAAVI

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    Section VI is CASHLESS! Purchase tickets ahead and be sure they are loaded on your phone before entering the venue!


    Tickets for Section VI Division II State Qualifier Track & Field Meet must be purchased online!

    Friday & Saturday, 6/2 and 6/3Thursday, 5/25 7:00 PM Class B2 Finals
    at Grand Island HS, 1100 Ransom Rd., Grand Island 14072

    Class B2 – #1 Akron vs #2 Fredonia

    Tickets $7 - Children 5 & under are free

    Purchase Tickets DAY 1 https://gofan.co/app/events/976992?schoolId=NYSHSAAVI 

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    Purchase Tickets DAY 2 https://gofan.co/app/events/976981?schoolId=NYSHSAAVI 

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    Section VI is CASHLESS! Purchase tickets ahead and be sure they are loaded on your phone before entering the venue!

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         The Akron Central School Athletic “Wall of Fame” Committee has announced the 2023 inductees for the ACS “Wall of Fame” and the induction ceremony to be held at 6:00PM in the performance gymnasium during the school’s homecoming events scheduled for Friday, October 13, 2023.  This year’s inductees include three individual athletes with exceptional athletic careers and a team induction.  Additionally, the “Eye of the Tiger” award will be presented.
          The Akron Bugle and its publisher, Mrs. Marilyn Kasperek, along with her late husband, Ken, will be presented with the “Eye of the Tiger” award for their distinctive, long-standing contributions in support of the athletic program.  The Bugle has been covering ACS sports since 1981, giving generations of student athletes and their parents countless scrapbook clippings for Athlete of the Week, school records, championships at the local, regional and state level, among so many other published articles recognizing athletic events.  The Wall of Fame committee created the special award to recognize significant supporters of the ACS athletic program who may not be athletes or coaches themselves.
         The youngest individual of this year’s inductees is Larson Sundown, a member of the Class of 2015, with an exemplary high school career in football and basketball, but a stellar career in his beloved sport of lacrosse that has taken him to the professional level. Sundown, who served as team captain and was named MVP, was also a vocal proponent for the removal of team mascots that negatively portray Native Americans.
         Larson continued his lacrosse career at the college level becoming an NCAA national champion at the junior college, D3, and D2 levels.  In 2020, he was drafted into the National Lacrosse League by the New York Riptide and enjoys the hometown fans when the team comes to town to play the Buffalo Bandits.
         Joseph Carl “JC” Tretter, Class of 2009, has also made his mark as a professional athlete.  He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round of the 2013 draft of the National Football League. In 2017, he signed with the Cleveland Browns and played center.  He is currently president of the NFL Players Association.
         Tretter played football and basketball for the Tigers, earning MVP in both sports and All-WNY selection for basketball.  He is Akron’s all-time leading scorer with over 1500 points and over 1000 rebounds. 
         JC attended Cornell University where he played football for the Big Red and earned First Team All-Ivy League selection.
         Lori Hirtzel of the Class of 1991 is also selected for a place on the Wall of Fame.  Hirtzel excelled as a runner for the Tigers.  She was a member of the track & field team for four years and the cross- country team for three years, serving as captain for both teams and earning MVP for both teams as well.  She also swam with the Tigersharks for three years.
         Lori continued running at Cleveland State University for the Vikings’ cross-country team as well as the indoor and outdoor track teams throughout her college career.
         The Wall of Fame is pleased to make the induction of the 2008-09 Varsity Boys Basketball Team to the Wall for earning the school’s first sectional championship, holding the school record for most wins in a row at 16 and most wins in a season with 20.  The 2008-09 team was the seventh Tiger team to win the Niagara-Orleans League Championship.
         The team, coached by Mr. Justin Gerstung, included captains Trevor Short and JC Tretter, plus Evan Falkowski, Seth Goodier, Ryan Lemieux, Dominic Marcello, Ryan Peters, Jon Rink, Alec Short, Jaime Salcedo, Bobby Stone, and Cody Wilkins.
         The Wall of Fame Committee asks fans and community members to save the date, Friday, October 13th, to join in celebrating the athletic feats of those being inducted.  More details about the school’s traditional homecoming events will be shared as the date draws near.
          For additional information, please contact Mr. Justin Gerstung, ACS Wall of Fame Committee Chairman, at (716)542-5040 ext. 6126 and visit the website akronschools.org/WOF.

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  • ELEVEN CELEBRATED FOR CONTINUING ATHLETIC CAREERS IN COLLEGE - Akron High School celebrated eleven Tigers who will continue their athletic careers at the college level in the fall.  The event was held in the school's Library Media Center with many family members, coaches, administrators, and friends in attendance.  Pictured are: Row 1 (l-r): Juliana Rodriguez (SUNY Fredonia, Cross Country), Sophia Janik (Penn West/Edinboro, Track & Field), Sarah Kidder (Genesee Community College, Soccer), Cydney Brandl (Genesee Community College, Soccer), Kaila Szczygielski (Mercyhurst, Cross Country); Row 2: Andrew Romesser (SUNY Plattsburgh, Baseball), Sophia Jones (SUNY Brockport, Field Hockey), Collin Rehwaldt (Mercyhurst, Soccer); Row 3: Caleb Suckow (Roberts Wesleyan, Soccer), Sly Sundown (Mount Union, Lacrosse), Chris Bergman (Alfred State, Football).  The event was hosted by the Athletic Department led by Mr. Kevin Wartinger, Director of Interscholastic Athletics.  

Our School Weight Room

  • 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.