By Miguel Rodriguez » Thursday, July 28, 2016For one night, the Canisius versus St. Joe’s rivalry did not exist. The proof came courtesy of Crusaders coach Rich Robbins. Although he wasn’t coaching in the 41st edition of the Kensington Lions Club All-Star Football Classic, the standing-room only crowd of an estimated 2,500 saw him openly rooting for Darren Thompson to reach the end zone on electrifying 78-yard…
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Behind two touchdowns by running back Darren Thompson (St. Joe's), the North... Read More
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
All-Western New York P Player School Yr. D Riley Lucarelli Lancaster... Read More
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Pos. Name School Grade Fast Fact A Claire Herrmann Hamburg 12 All-American... Read More
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
We're under a month before teams report for the first day of... Read More
Monday, July 18, 2016
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About the reporters
Miguel Rodriguez, a Buffalo native and University of Rochester graduate, began his career at The News in 2003 as a sports copy editor and joined the high school beat in 2014. One of the most versatile members of the team, he has covered all manner of high school, college and professional events. The former college hockey goalie has contributed to the Sabres beat, written about youth hockey and covered the IIHF World Junior Championship and the men's and women's NCAA Frozen Four.
Budd Bailey has served in a variety of roles in Buffalo sports in the past 35 years, including reporter, talk-show host, baseball announcer, public relations staffer and author. The Syracuse graduate joined the high school coverage team in 2015. He also covers running and the National Lacrosse League's Bandits for The News.
Keith McShea, named deputy sports editor in 2014, covered high school sports at The News since his hiring in 1999. The 1995 University at Buffalo graduate and Long Island native (North Babylon Bulldogs) has been #PrepTalkLive from everything from scrimmages to state championships & helps coordinate The News' All-Western New York selections.
- The 2016 Pre-season All-WNY football teams: OP lands six picks, Canisius and St. Francis four each
- North team wins 41st Kensington Lions All Star Classic, 29-26
- Rivals cheer each other in all-star football classic
- Big plays highlight 41st edition of all-star football game
- 2016 Kensington Lions Club All Star game
All-WNY football database
How many first-team All-Western New York picks has your school had? Who made the team this year, last year, or 20 years ago, or 40?