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Stories by Miguel Rodriguez

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 t... 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 (7-1... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Saturday, February 21, 2015

Section VI girls basketball tournament Class AA Thursday, Feb. 26 Prequarterfinals 9-Lancaster (5-12) at 8-Niagara Falls (9-7), 7 p.m. 10-Frontier (2-15) at 7-Niagara-Wheatfield (11-7), ... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Saturday, February 21, 2015

It's official. The seeds are out for the Section VI boys and girls basketball tournaments. First the top seeds for the boys: Jamestown (Class AA), North Tonawanda (Class A-1), Amherst (Class A-2),... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Upon further review, McKinley's boys basketball game against Yale Cup foe Middle College will not be played Thursday at Erie Community College. The game has been rescheduled for 3 p.m. Feb. 18. Monda... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Wednesday, February 4, 2015

TJ Wheatley will play big-time college football while benefiting from the comforts of home, as the Canisius senior and Buffalo News Player of the Year has signed with the University of Michigan. Wh... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Monday, February 2, 2015

As of now, the Kenmore verusus Lancaster/Iroquois in a Section VI girls hockey semifinal is taking place at 4 p.m. today at Northtown Center. The second semifinal between OP/Frontier and Williamsville... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Monday, January 26, 2015

Canisius senior linebacker Brad Zaffram confirmed he has verbally committed to the University of Texas at El Paso. He will sign his letter of intent Feb. 4 during the first day of national signing ... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Wednesday, January 21, 2015

According to an email from Canisius High School assistant football coach and spokesman Bryce Hopkins, three-time All-Western New York first team linebacker Brad Zaffram has received an offer from the ... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Thursday, January 15, 2015

Williamsville South defensive end Jake Fuzak has been selected to play for the United States Under-18 National Team in the sixth annual International Bowl. The U.S. faces Team Canada counterparts Jan.... 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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