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By Keith McShea » 6:17 PM

It is Week Eight of #PrepTalkLive, which means -- whoa -- the playoffs are here. I'm headed to the rematch of Depew and Cheektowaga, this time in the Section VI Class B quarterfinals, and this tim... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The latest state rankings are out for football. Canisius is still No. 1 in Class AA, while Jamestown remains No. 4. How far did Orchard Park fall after losing last Friday's state No. 4 vs. No. 7 cl... Read More

By Keith McShea » Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Miguel Rodriguez and I took a class-by-class look at the Section VI football playoffs, other big games and events this weekend and talked a little cross country on today's episode of PrepTalkTV. [b... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Tuesday, October 21, 2014

It's still the fall but it's never too early to think about winter sports season. With that in mind, here is the just-released schedule for the Niagara Falls High School boys basketball Cataract Ci... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Monday, October 20, 2014

Vacations within the sports department this past week means you get to find out How The News Voted a tad bit earlier than usual since I worked Sunday night instead of having the day off. Here's How T... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Sunday, October 19, 2014

Playoff pairings are now official, as per Section VI brass. Remember, the Class D playoffs begin after Week Eight. Here are the matchups. Class AA Friday at 7 p.m.: Niagara Falls (3N) at Orch... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Sunday, October 19, 2014

Here's coach John Faller's postgame interview following Sweet Home's 48-13 triumph over Williamsville South, which secured the Panthers' 11th straight division championship. [bn_youtube id="WV1V3-L... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sweet Home's Kevin Torrillo completed 12-of-16 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown in helping the Panthers beat Williamsville South, 48-13, to clinch the Class A North Division title Saturday. Her... Read More

By Keith McShea » Saturday, October 18, 2014

After today's games, the Section VI playoff picture will be set. That means it must be Week Seven Saturday of #PrepTalkLive. Miguel Rodriguez will be reporting from Sweet Home, where the No. 4 larg... Read More

Friday, October 17, 2014

It is Week Seven of #PrepTalkLive, which means rivalry games, the final weekend of the Section VI regular season and playoffs spots on the line. But the Game of the Week doesn't fall into those catego... 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.