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Senior Adam Pionessa designed, built and donated a portable scorekeeper's box to Akron Schools as his Eagle Scout Project. The dedication was made on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 with school administration, family and the girls soccer team on hand to congratulate him for a job well done! The portable building can be used for several sports including field hockey, soccer and lacrosse.
AKRON CENTRAL SCHOOL
47 Bloomingdale Avenue • Akron, New York 14001 • (716)542-5010
Mr. Kevin Shanley Mr. Justin Gerstung
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –
ACS ATHLETIC WALL OF FAME WELCOMES 2017 INDUCTEES
AKRON, NEW YORK (October 10, 2017) – The Akron Central School Athletic “Wall of Fame” Committee held the 2017 induction for the ACS “Wall of Fame” in the performance gymnasium during the school’s homecoming events held Friday, October 6, 2017. This year’s inductees included three individual athletes with exceptional athletic careers, as well as one team induction.
The youngest individual recipient of this year’s inductees is Jacqueline Barbookles Rogers, a member of the Class of 1998 with an exemplary career in track and field, cross country and swimming for the Tigers. She also played two seasons of soccer.
Barbookles ran cross country from 1993 to 1995 before joining the soccer team from 1996 to 1998, a natural on either team. During cross country she enjoyed being a member of the Niagara-Orleans League championship team and as Section 6 Class B Champions. The team traveled to the NYS championship twice, earning 4th place in 1994 and third place in 1995. Jackie was inducted onto the Athletic Wall of Fame with the 1995 Cross Country team in 2012.
As a swimmer for the Tigersharks, Barbookles was an ACS and N-O League record-holder with the 200 Freestyle Relay Team and a school record-holder with the 200 Medley Relay Team, too.
Colleen Forrestel Ponto, a member of the Class of 1977, excelled particularly in gymnastics and as a diver on the ACS boys swim team. She played field hockey and swam on the girls swim team in 1974 and 1975, then in fall of 1975, joined the inaugural ACS Gymnastics team and was the first girl in school history to compete on the boys swim team that winter.
Gubba was team captain for the gymnastics team where she earned third place on Balance Beam, third place for Floor Exercise, and fourth place in the All-Around at Sectionals. She was also a state inter-sectional qualifier. Forrestel went on to compete in gymnastics two years at the University of Michigan where she won Vault at the Michigan State Invitational. Gubba then transferred to the University of Washington for two years where she was team captain and awarded “Most Inspirational.”
A member of the Class of 1976, Joey D. Alexander played football and basketball for the Tigers for four years and ran track for two years. He was selected for the N-O All-League football team twice and served as team captain as a senior. Alexander was captain of the basketball team, too, and a member of the Tigers’ N-O League Championship team.
Joey went on to serve our country in the US Marine Corps for which he also played football for one year. He has been active in the Akron-Newstead community as a youth sports coach.
The 2007 Boys Soccer team was the first of three ACS teams that would advance to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s State Championship Final Four. The team enjoyed a 21-2 season and were Niagara-Orleans League Champions, Section 6 Class B Champions, and Far West Regional Champs before traveling to Canton, NY for the state championship where they lost in the semi-final game.
Led by captains Steve Salcedo and Andy Tiedt, the team had 127 Goals For – #1 in Section 6 history – 23 goals against in 23 games, and a +104 Goal Differential, which was #2 in the Section 6 history books.
The Wall of Fame Committee invited friends and family of this year’s inductees and ACS alumni to attend the induction ceremony and many were in attendance following the annual Homecoming Parade through the village. The ceremony is a unique opportunity to recognize exceptional athletes that have graduated from Akron Central Schools and who have become leaders in our communities. It is also an event to re-acquaint and reminisce with fellow teammates from their days at ACS.
For questions or additional information about the ACS Athletic Wall of Fame, please contact Mr. Justin Gerstung, ACS Wall of Fame Committee Chairman, at (716)542-5040 ext. 6126.
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|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.|