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By Keith McShea » Friday, October 24, 2014

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 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 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

By Keith McShea » Thursday, October 16, 2014

For the second straight year, we're seeing a lot of pink on Western New York's high school football sidelines as part of the WNY Football Bill-ieve Challenge. It's an effort by the Buffalo Bills,... Read More

By Keith McShea » Thursday, October 16, 2014

Our third episode of PrepTalkTV featured Orchard Park football's Dillon Janca, Matt Perla and Billy Myers discussing the Quakers high-scoring season and their marquee Week Seven matchup Friday night a... Read More

By Keith McShea » Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Eight months to go. The 2014-15 high school sports season may have just begun, but we've already got big plans for the second annual Prep Talk Awards. This year's awards will again be held at th... Read More

By Keith McShea » Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Our utmost apologies for an audio malfunction during tonight's taping. [bn_ndn id=27570459] * * *  PrepTalkTV is back tonight, featuring the new state record holder in coaching wins for girls... Read More

By Keith McShea » Saturday, October 4, 2014

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By Keith McShea » Friday, October 3, 2014

An eventful Week Five of #PrepTalkLive kicks off tonight with two major small school showdowns. Miguel Rodriguez and photojournalist James P. McCoy will be at All High Stadium as No. 2 small scho... Read More

By Keith McShea » Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sterling Taplin, the 2014 winner of The Buffalo News' Allen Wilson Player of the Year Award for boys basketball, has verbally committed to the University of Tulsa. Taplin, a three-time first-team A... 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.