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Homeroom Announcements: Friday's big games & more

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 Friday

1. Softball - Newfane at Alden, noon

Class B-1 foes Alden (1-0) and Newfane (2-0) square off in the top game on Friday's schedule.

The Bulldogs were the B-1 runner-up after losing a 1-0 game to Depew in the final. All-ECIC Small Schools second baseman Jenna Wlostowski is back, as are fellow All-ECIC IV member Sara Pasternack.

The Panthers return all six of their league all-stars from last season's 9-6 team. Senior catcher Olivia Littman was first team All-Niagara-Orleans League, Alexa Littman and Cassidy Geise were second teamers, and Leeann Schermerhorn, Emily Foltz and Teagan Volpe were honorable mention.

2. Baseball - Roy-Hart at Lew-Port, 11 a.m.

Roy-Hart (3-0) looks to stay unbeaten when it visits Lew-Port (2-1).

Rams sophomore Charlie Bruning threw a no-hitter with 9 Ks on Tuesday in a 3-0 win against Lockport. Alex Xapsos, Cam Meadows and Eric Fitch were second team All-Niagara-Orleans League last season.

The Lancers picked up an 8-1 win at Wilson yesterday. Drew James' two-RBI single with the bases loaded opened a 3-1 lead. Lew-Port went on to tack on five more runs in the top of the seventh inning. Ian Evans earned the win on the mound.

3. Baseball - East Aurora at Springville, 1 p.m.

Springville (1-0) hosts East Aurora (1-1) in nonleague action Friday.

Head coach Rick DeKay picked up his 400th career victory yesterday in Springville's 5-2 win over Fredonia. Ian Baker went 2-3 at the plate with two doubles. Austin Coon, Dan Wirfel, Trevor Bunch and Dan Robertson all return as starters for the Griffins.

The Blue Devils topped JFK on Monday, 14-4, and lost to Akron on Wednesday, 9-6. Alex Baase, Tyler Phillips, Charlie Cook and Nate Mucci all return as starters from last year.

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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Thursday's roundup

2017 All-Western New York basketball
Photo gallery:
 Boys and girls first teams
Video: Hear from first team All-WNYers on their seasons, inspirations and how they became great
Boys polls: Canisius and Health Sciences rise to the top
Girls polls: Cardinal O'Hara, Fredonia top final polls

High School Extra (April 14): Milestone for Springville coach, plus much more

Baseball photo gallery: Springville 5, Fredonia 2

High school scores & schedules (April 14)

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After school

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

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