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Rivals cheer each other in all-star football classic

By » Thursday, July 28, 2016

For 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…

By Miguel Rodriguez » Friday, July 29, 2016

With the Kensington Lions Club All-Star Game finally bidding farewell to the... Read More

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Behind two touchdowns by running back Darren Thompson (St. Joe's), the North... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Thursday, July 28, 2016

If you’re a fan of big plays, the 41st edition of the Kensington Lions... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Wednesday, July 27, 2016

If you’re a fan of big plays, the 41st edition of the Kensington Lions All-Star Football Game delivered – whether it was News Player of the Year... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Summer vacation takes a break tonight as we're #PrepTalkLive from the 41st Annual Kensington Lions All-Star Football Classic from Tonawanda High... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Tuesday, July 26, 2016

LOCKPORT – Greg Bronson plans to be around just in case Matt Vermette needs... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Tuesday, July 26, 2016

All-Western New York baseball first-team outfielder Leugim "LG" Castillo of... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tyree Brown admits he took a gamble last month when he opted not to enroll in... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Sunday, July 24, 2016

The 41st annual contest will take place Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at Tonawanda High School. North Squad No. - Name - Post. - High School 1... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Thursday, July 21, 2016

Lanny Poffo admits he doesn’t remember earlier encounters with his godfather.... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Ohio State commit and All-Western New York first team kicker/punter Blake... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Wednesday, July 20, 2016

I’ve come to grips that compiling the Final Power 10 of the school year,... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Laurie Schultz probably thought of herself as something of a substitute teacher... 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

By Budd Bailey » Monday, July 18, 2016

Jerry Severino realizes that his 2016 Hamburg boys lacrosse team was special.... Read More

Monday, July 18, 2016

Pos. Name School Grade Fast FactA Gates Abrams Akron 12 Two-time first-team... Read More

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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.

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