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By Keith McShea » 10:11 AM

We're #PrepTalkLive from Scrimmage Saturday. We follow ALL the high school action, and in all sports, via our team, the home office via @bufnewspreptalk on Twitter, and through your #PrepTalkLive tweets. Our high school scoreboard page has today's entire lineup, and it will be updated with the final scores and... Read More

By Keith McShea » Monday, June 20, 2016

This year marks the eighth year of the Borrelli Award, an honor that goes to the top senior boys and girls lacrosse players in Western New York. And it marks the third year that we will hold a banquet to honor the all of the best in Western New York lacrosse: The Borrelli Awards presented by the Buffalo Bandits,... Read More

By Keith McShea » Saturday, June 18, 2016

Western New York’s finest high school athletes all took a long, deserved bow for their performances at the third annual Prep Talk Awards banquet Wednesday night. Close to 400 people came to the Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel and Conference Center for the event. The list of honored guests included Prep Talk Players of the... Read More

By Keith McShea » Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The #PrepTalkCountdown is complete. We have now unveiled all Prep Talk Players of the Year (more than 35 total honorees) who will be honored -- among others -- at tonight's Prep Talk Awards at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. See the complete countdown list of Players of the Year at the bottom of this post. * *... Read More

By Keith McShea » Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The #PrepTalkCountdown continues. We are unveiling the Prep Talk Players of the Year (more than 35 total honorees) as we count down to the Prep Talk Awards on June 15 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. See the complete countdown list of Players of the Year at the bottom of this post. * * * Tiana Luton School: Sweet... Read More

By Keith McShea » Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The #PrepTalkCountdown continues. We are unveiling the Prep Talk Players of the Year (more than 35 total honorees) as we count down to the Prep Talk Awards on June 15 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. See the complete countdown list of Players of the Year at the bottom of this post. * * * McKenna Rushford School:... Read More

By Keith McShea » Friday, June 10, 2016

This year marks the eighth year of the Borrelli Award, an honor that goes to the top senior boys and girls lacrosse players in Western New York. And it marks the third year that we will hold a banquet to honor the all of the best in Western New York lacrosse: The Borrelli Awards presented by the Buffalo Bandits,... Read More

By Keith McShea » Monday, June 6, 2016

Today we are unveiling the five finalists for two major honors that will be handed out at the Prep Talk Awards on June 15. The five finalists for the Prep Talk Program of the Year, which will go to the best overall athletic program for the 2015-16 school year, were announced this afternoon. Now it's time for the... Read More

By Keith McShea » Monday, June 6, 2016

Today we will unveil the five finalists for two major honors that will be handed out at the Prep Talk Awards on June 15. First, the five finalists will be unveiled for the Prep Talk Program of the Year, which will go to the best overall athletic program for the 2015-16 school year. Later, the five finalists for the... Read More

By Keith McShea » Saturday, June 4, 2016

PITTSFORD -- Section VI’s girls lacrosse season ended, yet again, in the Far West Regionals. It did not matter if you were a five-time reigning sectional champion, or if you had an undefeated season. The harsh reality again for local teams was that Section V is Section V, and its game is on another level. The... Read More

By Keith McShea » Saturday, May 21, 2016

The 2015 Prep Talk Awards are coming at us like a riseball, fastball, sprinter or a laser lacrosse shot (that takes care of all of the spring sports). And we've got a special announcement: This year we'll be handing out the [BN]spired Award. And you're going to help us pick it. We are accepting nominations for the... Read More

By Keith McShea » Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Two months to go to the biggest night in Western New York high school sports. The 2015-16 high school sports year is in its third final season, and we've got big plans for the third annual Prep Talk Awards. This year's awards will again be held at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, on Wednesday, June 15. Here's a... Read More

By Keith McShea » Friday, April 15, 2016

Two months to go to the biggest night in Western New York high school sports. The 2015-16 high school sports season more than two-thirds complete, and we've got big plans for the third annual Prep Talk Awards. This year's awards will again be held at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, on Wednesday, June 15. Here's a... Read More

By Keith McShea » Friday, April 15, 2016

Dennis Gilbert, who has been the head coach at St. Joe's since 2010, is stepping down due to health reasons. He is having back surgery later this month. The complete press release from the school, issued this morning: This morning, St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute Head Varsity Football Coach Dennis R. Gilbert... Read More

By Keith McShea » Friday, March 18, 2016

Recently, there have been some very big nights when it comes to boys basketball. And there are still possibly a few more to come at this weekend's state Federation tournament. But we'd like to think the biggest night of the Western New York boys basketball year is now exactly a month away. The fifth Buffalo... Read More

By Keith McShea » Monday, January 18, 2016

Five months to go. The 2015-16 high school sports season is less than half way over, but we've already got big plans for the third annual Prep Talk Awards. This year's awards will again be held at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, on Wednesday, June 15. Here's a look back at the 2015 #PrepTalkAwards via... Read More

By Keith McShea » Friday, January 15, 2016

Lancaster native Kristen Romano swam her way to the U.S. Olympic Trials last weekend. Romano, who was a Section VI champion as a sophomore at Lancaster last year, moved to Long Island prior to this season in hopes of advancing her swimming career. Currently a junior at Long Beach High who competes for the Long Island... Read More

By Keith McShea » Friday, December 18, 2015

Some stunning news out of today's New York State Public High School Athletic Association executive meetings: The NYSPHSAA boys basketball championships, a longtime staple in Glens Falls each March, will move to Binghamton for 2017-19. The three-year contract was voted on in a meeting in Albany today. Reporting from... Read More

By Keith McShea » Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Daryle Gustavel passed away last week at age 47. This is a remembrance.  * * * The first time I met Daryle Gustavel, I didn't know I was meeting Daryle Gustavel. It was Nov. 2, 2008 and I was headed to cover a big Iroquois football playoff game against visiting Grand Island. A super high school football fan and... Read More

By Keith McShea » Monday, November 16, 2015

Seven months to go. The 2015-16 high school sports season might still be in the fall season, but we've already got big plans for the third annual Prep Talk Awards. This year's awards will again be held at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Here's a look back at the 2015 #PrepTalkAwards via... 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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