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By Keith McShea » 11:15 AM

Sterling Taplin, the 2014 winner of The Buffalo News' Allen Wilson Player of the Year Award for boys basketball, has verbally committed to the University of Tulsa. Taplin, a three-time first-team A... Read More

By Keith McShea » 9:32 AM

PrepTalkTV returns tonight with its first episode of the 2014-15. This week's guests are from the Canisius football team, ranked atop The News large school poll, the state Class AA poll and 48th in... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Monday, September 29, 2014

Canisius football, ranked first in the state in Class AA, has been rewarded for beating reigning Section VI Class AA champion Jamestown in the USA Today poll as the Crusaders moved up a spot to No. 48... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Monday, September 29, 2014

Here's our second attempt at doing this as the first one disappeared into cyber space as I hit the publish button. In any event, we came oh, so close to perfection -- me and the other voters -- as ... Read More

By Keith McShea » Sunday, September 28, 2014

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Week Four of #PrepTalkLive continues with some great action today. Miguel Rodriguez and photojournalist Mark Mulville are on hand in Orchard Park as the Quakers host McDowell of Pennsylvania. Ot... Read More

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Defending Monsignor Martin champions Canisius Crusaders top the Jamestown Red Raiders before an estimated 6,000 fans in Jamestown. Canisius players: [bn_ndn id=27147020] Jamestown players: ... Read More

By Keith McShea » Friday, September 26, 2014

Week Four of #PrepTalkLive kicks off tonight with the one Western New York has been waiting for. Miguel Rodriguez, photojournalist Mark Mulville and myself will be at Strider Field as No. 2 large... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Monday, September 22, 2014

I made a couple changes to my Large School ballot this week but my top six actually matched the poll published in today's editions of The News. I've left you waiting long enough. Here's How the New... Read More

By Keith McShea » Monday, September 22, 2014

Canisius' big wins the last two weeks have earned it part of the national high school football spotlight, and what a week for it to happen. The Crusaders (3-0) are ranked 49th in this week's USA To... Read More
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Keith McShea has 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) covers — and live blogs — everything from scrimmages to state championships & helps head The News' All-Western New York selections.