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Stories by Miguel Rodriguez

By Miguel Rodriguez » Monday, October 20, 2014

Vacations within the sports department this past week means you get to find out How The News Voted a tad bit earlier than usual since I worked Sunday night instead of having the day off. Here's How T... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Sunday, October 19, 2014

Playoff pairings are now official, as per Section VI brass. Remember, the Class D playoffs begin after Week Eight. Here are the matchups. Class AA Friday at 7 p.m.: Niagara Falls (3N) at Orch... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Sunday, October 19, 2014

Here's coach John Faller's postgame interview following Sweet Home's 48-13 triumph over Williamsville South, which secured the Panthers' 11th straight division championship. [bn_youtube id="WV1V3-L... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sweet Home's Kevin Torrillo completed 12-of-16 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown in helping the Panthers beat Williamsville South, 48-13, to clinch the Class A North Division title Saturday. Her... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Thursday, October 16, 2014

Here are the latest New York State Sportswriters state rankings in football, soccer and cross country. For those who don't want to wait a few seconds to see the rankings for themselves, the highlig... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Iā€™d like to thank my predecessor for making this such a big deal during his time as the high school lead reporter that earning recognition in the Power 10 is still all the rage these days. Just t... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sorry it took a little longer than usual to get this out to you. Filling in on the desk tonight and it's been a little busy what with the Sabres playing an afternoon game and UB football playing the f... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Saturday, October 11, 2014

Before I ran out of juice with phone last night, Isaiah McDuffie of Bennett shared what it means for Tigers to win Class B North Division title, the program's first football title of any kind in rough... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Friday, October 10, 2014

In latest state sportswriters rankings for football released Wednesday, Canisius remains the top-ranked Class AA football team in the state. Jamestown is now No. 5, while Orchard Park is ranked eighth... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Monday, October 6, 2014

In case you missed it, Canisius has risen to No. 45 in the USA Today poll and remains No. 1 in the News' Large School poll. With Cheektowaga stunning No. 1 Small School Depew and Bennett beating Bu... Read More
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About the reporter

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 ā€” and live blogged ā€” everything from scrimmages to state championships & helps head The News' All-Western New York selections.