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Stories by Miguel Rodriguez

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

By Miguel Rodriguez » Thursday, January 15, 2015

Boo me for being out of pocket on my day off Wednesday when this apparently broke, but Canisius senior and News football Player of the Year TJ Wheatley has been named New York State Class AA Player of... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Saturday, January 10, 2015

Not sure if this will influence where Buffalo News Player of the Year TJ Wheatley goes to college, but the Canisius High School senior and coveted Division I recruit's father, Tyrone, has accepted a p... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Buffalo News All-Western New York first-team selections Bryce Morrison and Michael Bowers of Randolph have been named New York State co-Players of the Year in Class D by the state sportswriters associ... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Tuesday, January 6, 2015

TJ Wheatley, who participated in the prestigious Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl last Sunday, has been named to the CBS MaxPreps 2014 All-American Football Team. Wheatley, the 6-foot-6 Canisius Hi... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Sunday, January 4, 2015

Got word from Canisius High School assistant football coach/statistician Bryce Hopkins early Saturday morning that TJ Wheatley will be wearing jersey No. 32 not No. 35 during tonight's Semper Fidelis ... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Friday, January 2, 2015

Buffalo News Football Player of the Year and highly coveted Division I-prospect TJ Wheatley was recently a guest on the Fox News Network show Fox and Friends, promoting this Sunday's Semper Fidelis Al... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Friday, December 19, 2014

Two weeks after being named the Gatorade Player of the Year for New York, Leah Meyer has added another prestigious honor. The St. Mary’s of Lancaster senior was named to the MaxPreps 2014 All-Americ... 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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