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By Miguel Rodriguez » Monday, September 22, 2014

I made a couple changes to my Large School ballot this week but my top six actually matched the poll published in today’s editions of The News. I’ve left you waiting long enough. Here’s How the News voted this week: LARGE SCHOOL 1. Canisius: State No. 1 Class AA team… Read more »

By Miguel Rodriguez » Saturday, September 20, 2014

Due to an excessively howling wind during postgame interviews with members of Williamsville North and Niagara Falls football teams, there won’t be any audio interviews posted from the game. My apologies. If you can’t wait until the story is posted online to read player reaction, here are a couple quotes… Read more »

By Miguel Rodriguez » Saturday, September 20, 2014

Week Three of #PrepTalkLive continues today. I will be at Williamsville North at Niagara Falls at 2 p.m. as the Wolverines open their new field in a battle of Class AA unbeatens. There will be a special matchup when Riverside plays at Kenmore East at 2. Legendary coach Charlie Dingboom, who coached at both… Read more »

By Miguel Rodriguez » Friday, September 19, 2014

Here are three interviews wrapping up Williamsville South’s 28-21 victory over Grand Island in the first night home game ever played by the GI football team. Subjects who discussed the win include South quarterback Sam Castronova and his favorite target, Matt Foster (11 catches, 204 yards) and GI coach Dean… Read more »

By Miguel Rodriguez » Friday, September 19, 2014

Week Three of #PrepTalkLive kicks off tonight in what should be another eventful weekend of high school football. Photojournalist James P. McCoy and I will be at Williamsville South at Grand Island at 7 p.m. while Keith McShea and photojournalist Robert Kirkham will be at Sweet Home at North Tonawanda at 7… Read more »

By Miguel Rodriguez » Monday, September 15, 2014

The quest for perfection continues. My ballot for the football rankings, as expected, did not totally match the Week Two poll unveiled in today’s editions. One thing I and pretty much the rest of the voters see eye-to-eye on though is Canisius, Jamestown and Orchard Park are the top three… Read more »

By Miguel Rodriguez » Saturday, September 13, 2014

Wow, what a day of football. I know I’m a little tired but here is some of the postgame audio from Canisius’ 34-0 win over Aquinas. Here are interviews with Aquinas coach Chris Battaglia, Canisius quarterback Jakob Loucks and Canisius coach Rich Robbins. It was a little windy at the… Read more »

By Miguel Rodriguez » Monday, September 8, 2014

Drum roll, please. The moment you’ve been waiting for, I’m sure. Here is how the News voted this week. Let the debate begin (debate is always good) as my large schools ballot read: 1. Canisius: Based on last year’s co-No. 1 status, the Crusaders came out and quickly throttled the… Read more »

By Miguel Rodriguez » Saturday, August 30, 2014

Canisius High senior T.J. Wheatley is keeping cool about the important decision he will have to make by National Signing Day, Feb. 4. The All-WNY First Team pick has five major Division I programs pursuing his services in Alabama, Michigan, Miami (Fla.), USC and UCLA. “They’re all amazing,” he said… Read more »

By Miguel Rodriguez » Saturday, August 30, 2014

Scrimmage Saturday meant the first football event for the new Niagara Falls High School Recreation and Athletic Complex, which is technically behind the high school even though the best way to access the facility is through the school’s softball complex entrance off Pine Avenue. The $18 million facility includes a… 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.