Your #1-seeded Avon Braves will battle it out with #3 seed Marcus Whitman tomorrow - Friday, March 1 - for the Section V Class B2 Boys Basketball Title! Tip-off is at 5 p.m. at the Blue Cross Arena, 1 War Memorial Sq., Rochester. Tickets are $7.30 and can be purchased online through TicketMaster at the link below or by scanning the accompanying QR code. Section V will also livestream the game. You can access the stream at the link below or by scanning the accompanying QR code. There is a fee to access the stream. The Wildcats went 14-6 through the regular season and earned wins over Rochester Academy Charter School (78-71) and Wellsville (44-33) to book their ticket in the finals. Avon, meanwhile, is 20-1 on the season, its sole loss coming against Lyons back in January. The Braves bested Addison (81-37) in the quarterfinals before battling back against Le Roy in the semifinals to win, 68-64, in overtime. The Braves have gone 3-1 in sectional finals since 2020, their sole loss coming against Northstar Christian in last year’s C1 title game. Friday’s game will be a rematch of the 2021 C1 Championship that the Braves won, 62-56, in overtime. Tickets link: https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/00006055E3786348 Livestream link: https://sectionv.org/sports/2022/10/11/sectionv_broadcast_network.aspx/
4 days ago, Matt Leader
Sectional finals informational flier.
No one REALLY needs an excuse to go to Tom Wahl’s but in the (let’s face it) unlikely event you’re STILL sticking with that New York’s resolution and need one, we’ve got you covered. For tonight only, 15% of all purchases made at Avon’s Tom Wahl’s location, 283 East Main St., between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. will go to our Class of 2024 to support their Senior Bash! So come on down, why don’t you? If ever there was a time to order that second root beer float, it’s today! Make sure you show your cashier the image below when placing your order and remember - you’re not breaking your resolution, you’re helping support our seniors!
5 days ago, Matt Leader
Tom Wahl's fundraiser informational flier.
We’ve got so many terrific students here at Avon, we figured it was time to start telling people more about them! Today, Senior Ella O’Brien steps into the Student Spotlight to talk art, community service, photography and why she chooses to keep so busy at school. Check it Ella's video over on our YouTube channel at the link below! Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-PM4EO0qgA
5 days ago, Matt Leader
Ella O'Brien.
Your #1-seeded Avon Braves travel to Mount Morris tonight to take on #4 seed Le Roy for a spot in the Section V Class B2 Boys Basketball Championship. Our boys are riding high after their 81-37 win over #8-seeded Addison in the quarterfinals while the Oatkan Knights topped #4 seed Attica, 64-49, in their quarterfinal. Tickets are $7.30 and can be purchased online through GoFan at the link below. Tip off is at 6:30 p.m. at Mount Morris High School, 30 Bonadonna Ave. Link: https://gofan.co/event/1428441?schoolId=NYSPHSAAV&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=rst&referrer_name=activity_scheduler&utm_campaign=rst_schedule_page
7 days ago, Matt Leader
Section V Boys Basketball logo.
Try your hand against other chess players starting Monday 3/4 from 3 - 4PM at the Avon Free Library.
8 days ago, Michelle Burke
Chess Club
Our cheerleaders will compete tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 17, in the Section V Class D1 Winter Cheerleading Championships at Gates-Chili High School, 1 Spartan Way Rochester. Performances begin at 9 a.m. Avon is slated to go on at 3:50 p.m. The awards ceremony is at 6:45 p.m. (times are approximate) Tickers are $7.30 and can be purchased online through GoFan at the link below. Section V will livestream the event at the link below. There is a fee to access the stream. Tickets link: https://gofan.co/event/1291787?schoolId=NYSPHSAAV&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=rst&referrer_name=activity_scheduler&utm_campaign=rst_schedule_page Livestream link: https://vcloud.blueframetech.com/broadcast/ppv/921893
17 days ago, Matt Leader
Winter Competitive Cheerleading logo.
One last shout out from last night’s swim championship. Senior Kaitlyn G. and sophomore Jessie C. both put up times that, had they been competing during girls swim season, would have qualified them for the state championships. Kate took second place in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 59.79, faster than the girls’ state qualifying standard of 1:00.02. Jessie took third place in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 59.30, besting the girls state qualifying standard of 1:00.42 by more than a second. Congrats, ladies!
17 days ago, Matt Leader
	Kaitlyn G. and Jessie C. are pictured at the Section V Class D Swimming & Diving Championships.
	Kaitlyn G. and Jessie C. are pictured at the Section V Class D Swimming & Diving Championships.
Head Coach Dan Paganin had a special cheering section last night at the Class D Swimming & Diving Championship! Westley, 8, is a second grader at Avon Elementary School and his little brother, Darwin, 6, is in kindergarten. Both gave dad some encouragement during a break in the action last night!
17 days ago, Matt Leader
Head Coach Dan Paganin greets his kids, Westley and Darwin, during a break in the action last night at the Section V Class D Swimming & Diving Championships.
Head Coach Dan Paganin greets his kids, Westley and Darwin, during a break in the action last night at the Section V Class D Swimming & Diving Championships.
Head Coach Dan Paganin greets his kids, Westley and Darwin, during a break in the action last night at the Section V Class D Swimming & Diving Championships.
Head Coach Dan Paganin greets his kids, Westley and Darwin, during a break in the action last night at the Section V Class D Swimming & Diving Championships.
9 points. After 12 events, dozens of swims and a whole lot of anxiety, that’s what separated your Avon Braves and the Gananda Blue Panthers in last night’s Section V Class D Swimming & Diving Championship at Haverling High School. Thankfully, it was the Braves that came away with the brick, besting Gananda 351 points to 342 to earn their second straight sectional swim title! Like last year, the Braves had no individual champions, instead relying on their depth - including two second place finishes, six third place finishes and three fourth place finishes - to capture the team title. Super proud of these athletes - they swam HARD last night against quality competition and got the job done. Congratulations, Braves, on your BACK TO BACK titles! Full photo album over on our Facebook page at the link below. Link: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=100064703294390&set=a.786677010165735
17 days ago, Matt Leader
Avon swimmers are pictured competing in the Section V Class D Swimming & Diving Championships Thursday at Haverling High School.
Avon swimmers are pictured competing in the Section V Class D Swimming & Diving Championships Thursday at Haverling High School.
Avon swimmers are pictured competing in the Section V Class D Swimming & Diving Championships Thursday at Haverling High School.
Avon swimmers are pictured competing in the Section V Class D Swimming & Diving Championships Thursday at Haverling High School.
Avon swimmers are pictured competing in the Section V Class D Swimming & Diving Championships Thursday at Haverling High School.
Avon swimmers are pictured competing in the Section V Class D Swimming & Diving Championships Thursday at Haverling High School.
Avon swimmers are pictured competing in the Section V Class D Swimming & Diving Championships Thursday at Haverling High School.
Avon swimmers are pictured competing in the Section V Class D Swimming & Diving Championships Thursday at Haverling High School.
Avon swimmers are pictured competing in the Section V Class D Swimming & Diving Championships Thursday at Haverling High School.
Avon swimmers are pictured competing in the Section V Class D Swimming & Diving Championships Thursday at Haverling High School.
Ruben Ornelas, a dancer and choreographer with GLOW Creatives, stopped by the High School yesterday to meet with our Senior Choir about its upcoming performance to celebrate the grand re-opening of the Avon Opera House! “This is a huge deal for the community and for our singers to be a part of,” said Choir Director Kristen Maxfield. “The Opera House has been closed since the late 1960s. The reopening will be the first time anyone has performed in it since then and our Senior Choir will be a part of history for it. It's pretty cool!” Ornelas, who’s coordinating the Opera House’s re-opening ceremony and performances, stopped by to meet our choir members, talk to them about what to expect the day of their performance and to listen to them prepare their songs. “He was very impressed with how they responded in rehearsal and by their vocal abilities,” said Maxfield. The Avon Opera House’s grand re-opening is Saturday, March 2. While exact performance times have not yet been set, our choir should perform at some point between 2 and 4 p.m. Keep an eye out for more information in the near future! (Photos courtesy of Carrie Gruschow)
18 days ago, Matt Leader
Avon’s Senior Choir is pictured during a visit from Ruben Ornelas, a dancer and choreographer with GLOW Creatives.
Avon’s Senior Choir is pictured during a visit from Ruben Ornelas, a dancer and choreographer with GLOW Creatives.
Tickets are $7.30 and can be purchased online through GoFan at the link below. Section V will livestream the game at the link below. There is a fee to access the stream. Tickets link: https://gofan.co/event/1404597?schoolId=NYSPHSAAV&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=rst&referrer_name=activity_scheduler&utm_campaign=rst_schedule_page Livestream link: https://vcloud.blueframetech.com/broadcast/ppv/972594
19 days ago, Matt Leader
Section V Boys Ice Hockey Sectionals logo.
Avon alumna Sarina McDowell (Class of 2023), a freshman forward at Nazareth University, has been named Empire 8 co-Rookie of the Week! Sarina led the Golden Flyers in the two games last week with a scoring average of 18.5 points per game. She scored 19 points and grabbed six rebounds in the win over Keuka College and then added 18 points and seven rebounds at Houghton. She missed just three shots in the two games as she finished 15-for-18 (.833) from the field and was 7-for-10 from the free throw line. Congrats, Sarina! Read more here: https://nazathletics.com/news/2024/2/12/womens-basketball-mcdowell-named-empire-8-co-rookie-of-the-week.aspx?fbclid=IwAR1aho8S2ANr6B97DV33trd5p7XhqORpp9k2aWDI5G1OTsofLREysJm8ZWs
19 days ago, Matt Leader
Sarina McDowell Empire 8 co-Rookie of the Week graphic.
Yesterday afternoon, we hosted administrators from surrounding districts for a presentation from Dr. Rick Timbs, a retired school superintendent and school finance expert who assists districts with long-term financial planning. The session was aimed at helping schools to plan given COVID relief funds are coming to an end and New York State has proposed significant changes to school aid that, if approved, would negatively impact all schools in our region. At the end of the session, Dr. Timbs briefly addressed the pending state mandate for schools to purchase zero emissions school buses within the next five years. This was a helpful session for Genesee Valley BOCES superintendents and business officials to gain a deeper understanding of the proposed changes to the school funding formula and its impact on short and long-range financial planning.
19 days ago, Matt Leader
Dr. Rick Timbs presents to superintendents and district administrators Tuesday in Avon.
Dr. Rick Timbs presents to superintendents and district administrators Tuesday in Avon.
Dr. Rick Timbs presents to superintendents and district administrators Tuesday in Avon.
Our swimmers will compete in the Section V Class C Swimming and Diving Championships tomorrow - Friday, Feb. 16 - at Churchville-Chili High School, 5786 Buffalo Rd., Churchville. Tickets are $7.30 and can be purchased online through GoFan at the link below. Section V will also livestream the championship at the link below. There is a fee to access the stream. Warm-ups start at 4 p.m. with races set to begin at 5:15 p.m. (time is approximate). Tickets link: https://gofan.co/event/1303167?schoolId=NYSPHSAAV Livestream link: https://vcloud.blueframetech.com/broadcast/ppv/921626
21 days ago, Matt Leader
Section V Boys Swimming and Diving logo.
Mrs. Emily Schroeder’s freshmen global history students presented the fruits of their international interview projects last week in the High School Library. In addition to learning about foreign nations’ people, culture and history, the purpose of the assignment, said Schroeder, was for students to make personal connections to major events of the 20th century, practice the techniques of conducting personal interviews and collect authentic documents to help them better understand, appreciate and preserve the stories of their interview subjects. We stopped by a few of Schroeder’s classes last week to see what students took away from the project. See what they had to say in the video linked below! Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g6apkHG7Yg
20 days ago, Matt Leader
Mrs. Emily Schroeder’s freshmen global history students are pictured presenting their interview project Friday, Feb. 9 in the High School Library.
Mrs. Emily Schroeder’s freshmen global history students are pictured presenting their interview project Friday, Feb. 9 in the High School Library.
Mrs. Emily Schroeder’s freshmen global history students are pictured presenting their interview project Friday, Feb. 9 in the High School Library.
Mrs. Emily Schroeder’s freshmen global history students are pictured presenting their interview project Friday, Feb. 9 in the High School Library.
Mrs. Emily Schroeder’s freshmen global history students are pictured presenting their interview project Friday, Feb. 9 in the High School Library.
Mrs. Emily Schroeder’s freshmen global history students are pictured presenting their interview project Friday, Feb. 9 in the High School Library.
Mrs. Emily Schroeder’s freshmen global history students are pictured presenting their interview project Friday, Feb. 9 in the High School Library.
Mrs. Emily Schroeder’s freshmen global history students are pictured presenting their interview project Friday, Feb. 9 in the High School Library.
Mrs. Emily Schroeder’s freshmen global history students are pictured presenting their interview project Friday, Feb. 9 in the High School Library.
Mrs. Emily Schroeder’s freshmen global history students are pictured presenting their interview project Friday, Feb. 9 in the High School Library.
Eighth grader James C. punched his ticket to the State Wrestling Championships in Albany later this month after placing 2nd in the Section V State Qualifiers Saturday at SUNY Brockport. James started out the day 2-0 with two technical falls in the quarters and semis to make the Division II 124-lbs finals where he fell via technical fall to 3-time defending Section V Class B1 Champion Chris Noto of Honeoye Falls-Lima. In the consolation finals, James earned the 3-0 decision over Robert Pullen of Waterloo to take 2nd place overall and qualify for the state championships. Congratulations to James and also to Ethan C., Connor D. and Patrick H., who finished their seasons Saturday at SUNY Brockport. (Photo courtesy of Bob Blair via ArmDrag.com)
21 days ago, Matt Leader
James C. is pictured on the 124-lb podium Saturday at the Section V State Qualifiers in SUNY Brockport.
James C.
All four of our divers placed at the Section V Class D Diving Championships Saturday at the Webster Aquatic Center! Leading the way for the Braves was senior Megan M., who took third place in the 11-dive event with 338.60 points. Next for Avon was senior Taylor S., who took 5th with 283.85 points. Molly M. and Izzy C. finished 10th and 11th overall with 264.20 and 263.65 points, respectively. Congrats, divers! (Photo courtesy of Section V)
21 days ago, Matt Leader
Avon divers are pictured on the podium Saturday at the  Section V Class D Diving Championships at the Webster Aquatic Center.
Our combined Livonia-Geneseo-Avon Lakers indoor track teams competed Saturday at the Rochester Winter Track League Championships at Nazareth University. Our boys put up a bunch of PRs and top 6 finishes en route to a 9th place finish while our girls team scored 83 points and took 2nd overall. “Although we are a merged program, we pull from three small districts which makes this a huge achievement for us,” said Head Coach Jenna Williams. “Last year, the girls team finished second to last in their division with a score of 6 points. To see this kind of growth, passion, dedication, and teamwork on display has been nothing short of remarkable.” Top 6 finishers for the Lakers are listed below: Girls Blair W.: 1st, long jump Emily F.: 1st, pole vault; 5th 600-meter run Poppy T.: 2nd, pole vault Taila B.: 2nd, high jump Greyson H.: 3rd, shot put Isabelle E.: 3rd, weight throw; 6th shot put MacKenzie L.: 4th, shot put; 4th, weight throw Alaina T.: 4th, 3,000-meter run Katie P.: 4th, 1,000-meter run Olivia C.: 5th, 1,500-meter race walk Britney C.: 6th, 55-meter hurdles; 6th, 1,500-meter race walk Emily F., Katie P., Cheyenne S. and Rachael M.: 2nd, 4x400-meter relay Olivia C., Blair W., Ava C. and Taila B.: 4th, 4x200-meter relay Boys Caleb R.: 4th, 1000-meter run Callan R.: 5th, 55-meter hurdles Corey D.: 6th, 3,200-meter run Aiden B., Corey D., Wyatt K. and Andrew M.: 3rd, 4x800-meter relay Callan R., Nick S., Jayden C. and Jake B.: 6th, 4x200-meter relay
21 days ago, Matt Leader
Members of the Livonia-Geneseo-Avon Lakers indoor track teams are pictured Saturday at the Rochester Winter Track League Championships at Nazareth University.
Members of the Livonia-Geneseo-Avon Lakers indoor track teams are pictured Saturday at the Rochester Winter Track League Championships at Nazareth University.
Members of the Livonia-Geneseo-Avon Lakers indoor track teams are pictured Saturday at the Rochester Winter Track League Championships at Nazareth University.
Members of the Livonia-Geneseo-Avon Lakers indoor track teams are pictured Saturday at the Rochester Winter Track League Championships at Nazareth University.
Members of the Livonia-Geneseo-Avon Lakers indoor track teams are pictured Saturday at the Rochester Winter Track League Championships at Nazareth University.
Our wrestlers will compete tomorrow - Saturday, Feb. 10 - at the Section V State Qualifiers at SUNY Brockport. Matches begin at 9 a.m. (time is approximate). Finals tickets are $7.30. All-day passes are $13.60. The event will be livestreamed. There is a fee to access the streams. Use the link below to access Section V’s State Qualifiers webpage which includes information about and links to ticketing and livestreaming options. https://sectionv.org/news/2024/2/6/boys-wrestling-ticketing-merchandise-and-broadcast-information-for-state-qualfiers.aspx
25 days ago, Matt Leader
Section V Boys Wrestling State Qualifiers logo.
Avon divers will compete at the Section V Class D Diving Championships tomorrow - Saturday, Feb. 10 - at the Webster Aquatic Center, 875 Ridge Rd., Webster. Warm-ups begin at 9 a.m. The meet starts at 11:15 a.m. (times are approximate). Tickets are $7.30 and can be purchased online through GoFan at the link below. The event will be livestreamed via Section V at the link below. There is a fee to access the stream. Tickets link: https://gofan.co/event/1295826?schoolId=NYSPHSAAV&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=rst&referrer_name=activity_scheduler&utm_campaign=rst_schedule_page Livestream link: https://vcloud.blueframetech.com/broadcast/ppv/921381
25 days ago, Matt Leader
Section V Swimming and Diving logo.