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Stories by Miguel Rodriguez

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

By Miguel Rodriguez » Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Hi everyone. Sorry it took me this long to post these but here are video interviews with members of Canisius High School following its triumph Sunday afternoon +in the  inaugural New York State Ca... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Saturday, December 6, 2014

Jamestown's do-everything senior Stephen Carlson has been named this year's Connolly Cup winner, awarded by the Riverside Athletic Club to Western New York's top scholastic football player of the year... Read More

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
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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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