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#PrepTalkLive from the first day of the 2014-15 high school sports season


It all starts today.

Friday Night Lights. Rivalry games. League showdowns. Playoff battles. Section VI and Monsignor Martin championships. State titles.

All the work starts this morning as it is the first day of practice for high school teams in New York State.

Many fall sports, including football, hold their first workouts today.

As with every big day on the high school calendar, we want your #PrepTalkLive feedback via Twitter.

We'll update the live blog below with news, notes, photos and tweets from schools and fans throughout Western New York.

You can automatically have your tweets appear in the live blog by including the hashtag "#PrepTalkLive" in your tweet. As was the case all of last season, we'll tweet our updates -- and look for yours -- on every busy day on the Western New York high school sports calendar.


Check back with us for updates throughout the preseason and expanded coverage as we approach football's Scrimmage Saturday (Aug. 30) and the start of the high school season, including the Week One football kickoff on Sept. 5-6.

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.