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By Keith McShea » Friday, September 5, 2014

High school football is back. And so is #PrepTalkLive. There is plenty to keep an eye on tonight as the 2014 season kicks off. Miguel Rodriguez and photojournalist Harry S cull Jr. will be at the season opener for Westfield/Brocton, which canceled its season after two games last year due… Read more »

By Keith McShea » Thursday, September 4, 2014

Our annual high school football preview issue was published today. Here’s a rundown of what’s inside today’s 12-page issue, along with some exclusives: In today’s preview: Jamestown-Canisius: One-game wonder. Cover story by Miguel Rodriguez Returning all-stars, division realignments, 2013 final polls, coaching changes, Week One highlights, plus outlines of… Read more »

By Keith McShea » Monday, August 18, 2014

On today’s first day of practice, Canisius coach Rich Robbins said that the Crusaders don’t bring back as much talent as they did last year, which is certainly true. But they do bring back one of the most talented players Western New York high school football has ever seen. TJ Wheatley begins his… Read more »

By Keith McShea » Monday, August 18, 2014

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… Read more »

By Keith McShea » Thursday, August 14, 2014

Buffalo’s Howard Washington, the second-team All-Western New York selection as a sophomore who will be transferring to Florida this fall, is currently playing for Team Canada in the FIBA U17 World Championship in Dubai. On Thursday, Canada fell out of medal contention after a 71-64 loss to Serbia. Washington, a… Read more »

By Keith McShea » Wednesday, August 6, 2014

By Miguel Rodriguez Upon further review, the quest for some teams to reach The Ralph for championship games will not begin at the home of the Buffalo Bills on opening night of the high school football season. According to an… Read more

By Keith McShea » Wednesday, July 30, 2014

By Keith McShea The annual final curtain call for some of Western New York’s top high school football players takes place tonight with the 39th Kensington Lions Club All-Star Football Classic. The 7 p.m. game at Depew High’s Constantino Complex,… Read more

By Keith McShea » Thursday, July 24, 2014

By Miguel Rodriguez Here is the Section VI football schedule for the 2014 season. This list only includes the Section VI games, since the section sent up a copy of the schedule via email. While there are some private/Catholic school… Read more

By Keith McShea » Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wednesday’s #PrepTalkAwards special section, hot of the presses. #preptalkpromo— Keith McShea (@KeithMcSheaBN) June 18, 2014 By Keith McShea Today’s 24-page Prep Talk Awards special section has great information and photos on all of Monday night’s honorees, and we’ve got… Read more

By Keith McShea » Tuesday, June 17, 2014

By Keith McShea It was something special to be a part of the inaugural Prep Talk Awards Monday night at the Hyatt in downtown Buffalo. Here’s a story on the big winners of the evening, which also includes a list… Read more
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About the reporter

Keith McShea 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) covers — and live blogs — everything from scrimmages to state championships & helps head The News' All-Western New York selections.