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Stories by Miguel Rodriguez

By Miguel Rodriguez » Tuesday, November 25, 2014

After 14 weeks of pounding the body, any time off during the football season is welcome, but nine straight days off? Such has been life for members of the Bishop Timon-St. Jude football team, who s... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Sunday, November 23, 2014

Greetings from the Flower City everyone. I arrived at Sahlen's Stadium a little early to watch the Class A state semifinal, which serves as our undercard for the Class B state semifinal between Che... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Wednesday, November 19, 2014

This November to remember storm continues to wreak havoc on the high school sports calendar. Cheektowaga announced via Twitter that its New York State Public High School Athletic Association semifi... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Snow. Travel bans. School closings. Of course, Thursday's Monsignor Martin Association football championship game between unbeaten Canisius (10-0) and Bishop Timon-St. Jude (8-3) has been postponed... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Tuesday, November 18, 2014

According to a Facebook post by Canisius High School, Thursday's Monsignor Martin Association football championship game at Ralph Wilson Stadium will be moved to Monday at 6 p.m. at All High Stadium d... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Saturday, November 15, 2014

This is another example of why they play the games and do not settle things on paper. This was a game I was pretty sure Sweet Home would win before the night unfolded. Then Irondequoit ball carrier... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Friday, November 14, 2014

Here is Canisius talking about getting back to playing football and reaching Monsignor Martin Association final with resounding 62-19 win over St. Francis. I also added an interview with Bishop Tim... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Sorry for the delay folks. This is the second to last poll for the football season. For this ballot I favored those who were still playing over those who weren’t but my final ballot will take mor... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Tuesday, November 4, 2014

There were cameras (not from me though), questions, answers and great athletic feats during Media Day at The Ralph for the Section VI Football Federation's championship game participants. We've got... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Monday, November 3, 2014

Short and sweet this week. Here's How The News Voted. And remember, NO Power 10 this week. Large School 1. Canisius: Break time until The Ralph 2. Jamestown: Chance to make another stateme... 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.