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By Miguel Rodriguez » Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Joe Mihalics has stepped down as basketball coach at Bishop Timon-St. Jude. The Tigers alumnus confirmed the move to the News in an email, in which he wrote: “After speaking with my family... Read More

By Keith McShea » Wednesday, April 1, 2015

For several years we've posted a "ballot" blog post for players, fans and coaches (and ourselves) to help gather feedback in our selection of the All-Western New York boys basketball team. This... Read More

By Keith McShea » Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Jay Sirianni, one of the best high school football coaches in Western New York, has stepped down as head coach of the Southwestern football team. The news that his resignation was accepted by... Read More

Monday, March 30, 2015

Review more coverage of the Federation state championships and all high school coverage at our high school home... Read More

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Welcome to the final day of the 2014-15 winter season. As usual, we'll be following the high school playoff action via our team, the home office via @bufnewspreptalk on Twitter, and through your... Read More

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Western New York still has four teams competing this winter season, all in basketball, and today one will go for one of the most prestigious titles a high school team can win in this state. As... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Friday, March 27, 2015

Canisius has played so many close games this season that it’s developed a mental toughness to not be fazed by anything, regardless of the situation. Still, even coach Kyle Husband was impressed... Read More

Friday, March 27, 2015

We're down to four teams still competing this winter season, all in basketball. As usual, we'll be following the high school playoff action via our team, the home office via @bufnewspreptalk on... Read More

By Keith McShea » Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The biggest night in Western New York high school sports will have another all-time Buffalo Bills great as one of the stars of the show. Steve Tasker, a member of the Bills' Wall of Fame and part... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Sunday, March 22, 2015

It's never too early to think about football season, and defending state Catholic champion and News No. 1 large school Canisius has this corner eagerly anticipating Friday,  Sept. 4. That's 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.

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?

Review every All-WNY first-team selection since the team began in 1958 via our searchable online database, which allows you to find players by name, school, position, or year.