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Homeroom Announcements: Saturday's big games & more

We know there's no homeroom today. But we're up and ready to go.

Get yourself ready for today's #PrepTalkLive action with everything you need to know about the day ahead in high school sports.

What to watch for Saturday

1. Girls basketball - Far West Regionals at Buffalo State

Class A
- Amherst vs. V-Pittsford Mendon, 11 a.m.
Class AA
- Clarence vs. V-Our Lady of Mercy, 1 p.m.
Class D
- Panama vs. V-Batavia Notre Dame, 3 p.m.
Class C
- Frewsburg vs. V-South Seneca, 5 p.m.
Class B
- Fredonia vs. V-Mynderse, 7 p.m.

Section VI's girls basketball teams head into regionals battle-tested this year. Most of them played through tough schedules to get to this point, but Section V's opposition will present some daunting challenges.

Pittsford Mendon and South Seneca are both ranked No. 1 in the state in their respective classes, while Mercy is ranked No. 2 in Class AA, Mynderse No. 6 in Class B and Notre Dame No. 18 in Class D.

Winners from today move on to the NYSPHSAA semifinals next weekend at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy.

2. Boys basketball - Far West Regionals at Genesee CC

Class D
- Franklinville vs. V-C.G. Finney, noon
Class C
- Chautauqua Lake vs. V-Northstar Christian, 1:45 p.m.
Class B
- Health Sciences vs. V-Mynderse, 3:30 p.m.
Class A
- North Tonawanda vs. V-Irondequoit, 6 p.m.
Class AA
- Niagara Falls vs. V-Fairport, 9 p.m.

Power outages in the Rochester area have caused today's five-game boys basketball slate originally scheduled for Rush-Henrietta to be moved to Genesee Community College.

For North Tonawanda and Niagara Falls, it's the first time since 1993 that two schools from the Niagara Frontier League have advanced to regionals in the same year.

Much like the girls, the Section VI boys have some tough opposition today. Irondequoit is the top-ranked team in the state in Class A, Northstar Christian is No. 2 in Class C, Fairport No. 3 in Class AA, C.G. Finney No. 4 in Class D and Mynderse No. 12 in Class B. Franklinville at No. 3 is the only Section VI team ranked ahead of its opponent today.

Saturday's winners advance to the NYSPHSAA semifinals next weekend in Binghamton, a change of venue from longtime host Glens Falls.

3. Boys hockey - NYSPHSAA semifinals at HarborCenter

Division I
- Williamsville North vs. I-Mamaroneck, 2 p.m.
- X-Massena vs. V-Pittsford, 4:15 p.m.

Coaching greats clash for the first time when North's Bob Rosen and Mamaroneck's Mike Chiapparelli lead their teams out on the HarborCenter ice Saturday afternoon.

The Spartans are attempting to win their fifth state championship in Rosen's 27th season, while Mamaroneck won its first state title last season.

North is led by goaltender Jake Zurat and top scorers Brett Sardina, Andrew Bruno and Adam Batz. Mamaroneck netminder Tommy Spero was the 2016 state-title game MVP and just broke the state record for career shutouts by posting his 20th in the quarterfinals.

Winners will play in Sunday's championship at 3 p.m.

4. Basketball - Catholic finals at Fordham University, Bronx

Boys Class B: St. Mary’s of Lancaster vs. LaSalle, 11 a.m.

The Lancers have been off since winning their first Manhattan Cup on March 1. Matt Ciezki's six three-pointers and game-high 22 points earned the junior MVP honors and helped St. Mary's complete comebacks of 10 and nine points midway through the game. The Lancers, who won a state Catholic title in 2011, would automatically earn a spot in March 26's Federation championship game in Glens Falls with a win.

Girls Class A: Sacred Heart vs. Kellenberg, 5 p.m.

Sacred Heart, the defending Class A Catholic state champs, was the lone Western New York Catholic girls team to pick up a win yesterday with a 60-51 triumph over Monsignor McClancy. Micaela Ryan continued her stellar play this season with 25 points, while Jen Grimm scored 10 of her 13 points in the fourth quarter and also had 16 rebounds.

Today's schedule can be found at our high school scoreboard.

#PrepTalkLive updates: While we follow ALL the high school action via our Prep Talk team, we encourage YOU to also tweet updates from the games you are attending with the hashtag #PrepTalkLive attached.

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Friday's roundup

Girls hoops preview: Section VI teams head into regionals battle-tested

High school roundup (March 11): Sacred Heart advances to state girls basketball final

High school scores & schedules (March 11)

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After school

- As always, we'll monitor today's action in our #PrepTalkLive post

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