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By Miguel Rodriguez » Thursday, July 30, 2015

Now that the 2014 football season is officially in the books following the North’s 26-10 win over the South Wednesday night in the 40th Kensington Lions All-Star Classic, let’s shift our focus to... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Thursday, July 30, 2015

North 0 0 7 19 - 26 South 3 0 0  7 - 10 S: 31 FG Kline N: 5 pass Boling from Castronova (Rivera kick) N: 2 run Evert (pass failed) S: Ciezki 7 run (Kline kick) N: 19 pass Boling from Woodard... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Wednesday, July 29, 2015

  With the wealth of offensive talent on each team for the 40th Kensington Lions All-Star Classic, one would have thought the game would’ve resembled an offensive shootout of some form –... Read More

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

#PrepTalkLive is back for a special summer-school edition. News Sports Reporter Miguel Rodriguez and photographer James P. McCoy will be on hand for tonight's 40th Kensington Lions All-Star... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Eden’s football season is over before it even started, as the school announced Tuesday it will not field a varsity team in 2015 due to low numbers. Addressing the matter via Twitter, Eden Athletic... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Monday, July 27, 2015

With the new football season right around the corner, it's time to officially bid 2014 farewell Wednesday with the 40th edition of the Kensington Lions All-Star Classic. Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Depew... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Friday, July 24, 2015

He has yet to line up for a kick in a real game with his new team, but that hasn’t stopped junior-to-be Blake Haubeil from picking his next one. Haubeil, the second team All-Western New York... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Deborah Matos’ future as coach of City Honors’ girls volleyball and softball teams is still uncertain. During a special session meeting of the Board of Education on Tuesday at City Hall, no... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Tuesday, July 21, 2015

All-Western New York Football first team linebacker Isaiah McDuffie, who helped Bennett reach its first Section VI Class B final with his hard hitting and sure-handed tackling and tough running on... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Monday, July 20, 2015

  Samantha Caico is “disgusted with the situation.” She’s not the only one with ties to City Honors athletics who is concerned about the fate of Deborah Matos. The future of the... Read More

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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 sports beat in 2014. One of the most versatile members of the sports department, he has covered all manner of high school, college and professional events, including the NCAA men's basketball tournament. The former college hockey goalie has contributed to the Sabres beat, covered youth hockey and reported from the IIHF World Junior Championship and the men's and women's NCAA Frozen Four.

Keith McShea, named deputy sports editor in 2014, 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) has covered — and live blogged — everything from scrimmages to state championships & helps head The News' All-Western New York selections.

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