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Stories by Miguel Rodriguez

By Miguel Rodriguez » Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Joe Mihalics has stepped down as basketball coach at Bishop Timon-St. Jude. The Tigers alumnus confirmed the move to the News in an email, in which he wrote: “After speaking with my family... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Friday, March 27, 2015

Canisius has played so many close games this season that it’s developed a mental toughness to not be fazed by anything, regardless of the situation. Still, even coach Kyle Husband was impressed... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Sunday, March 22, 2015

It's never too early to think about football season, and defending state Catholic champion and News No. 1 large school Canisius has this corner eagerly anticipating Friday,  Sept. 4. That's the... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Saturday, March 21, 2015

TROY – Last year during the playoffs, Brianna Neeley was a helpless spectator – sitting out Williamsville South’s sectional title run with a knee injury. Who knows what the Billies could... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Saturday, March 21, 2015

TROY – Chautauqua Lake coach Eric Schuster didn’t sugarcoat things Saturday afternoon. How could he? The Thunderbirds’ fell short of history. They didn’t come close to accomplishing... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Saturday, March 21, 2015

TROY – Panama’s first New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association Class D girls’ basketball final four appearance was brief, thanks to Paige McCormick and some cold shooting. The... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Friday, March 20, 2015

TROY – Zaria McCullough scored nine of Williamsville South’s final 11 points as the Billies advanced to their first New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association Class A girls’... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Friday, March 20, 2015

TROY – East Aurora’s second trip to the state girls’ basketball final four won’t be a repeat of its first.The Blue Devils’ season came to an end at the hands of Section IV champion... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Tuesday, February 24, 2015

It's never too early to start thinking about the playoffs, though it's been a while since I've been up at 3 a.m. So the countdown begins until the first of 23 basketball playoff games begin later... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Saturday, February 21, 2015

Section VI Boys Basketball Tournament Class AA Wednesday, Feb. 25 Prequarterfinals 9-Niagara-Wheatfield (6-13) at 8-Clarence (5-14), 7 p.m. 10-Orchard Park (6-13) at 7-Kenmore West... 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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