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Stories by Miguel Rodriguez

By Miguel Rodriguez » Monday, June 8, 2015

Niagara Falls senior shortstop Toni Polk has been named Gatorade Softball Player of the Year for New York, according to the New York Sportswriters Association website. The 5-foot-5 Polk, who... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Thursday, June 4, 2015

What is the rallying cry for Holland baseball during coach Tim Schultz’s final season in the dugout? “Score more than they do,” said Schultz, who isn’t using his retirement as motivation... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Thursday, June 4, 2015

Another year, another coach for St. Mary’s of Lancaster football. The Lancers announced Thursday that Nicholas Todaro has been named coach for the upcoming season. Todaro succeeds Chris Glenn,... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Monday, June 1, 2015

Here is the most up to date information I have on baseball. Per conversation with Section VI chairman Jim Conley at 2:26 p.m. Monday, he said the Class A and B title games will be at doubleheader... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Here are the correct matchups for Thursday's Section VI baseball semifinals and we also have times and locations for Championship Saturday games. We apologize for any inconvenience as the matchups... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Friday, May 22, 2015

To paraphrase a line from Flash character Eobard Thawne/fake Harrison Wells, it was never my intention to make you wait this long for the final Power 10 of the winter sports season. It’s... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Friday, May 22, 2015

Jack McClaren is returning to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association boys’ tennis championship tournament at the United States National Tennis Center in New York City, but... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Just a reminder that the Monsignor Martin boys lacrosse final between Nichols & Canisius is at 5 p.m. Thursday at St. Joe's Robert T. Scott Athletic Complex. On tap for today, Wednesday,  is... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Monday, May 18, 2015

Section VI softball officials unveiled the seeding for this spring's tournament Monday night, and the event begins with pre-quarterfinal games Tuesday for some teams. Niagara Frontier League... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Thursday, May 14, 2015

It’s time for playoffs already. The boys’ lacrosse seeds for Section VI and the Monsignor Martin Association have all but been settled with playoff action beginning Thursday night in the... 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.

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