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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. Baseball - Williamsville North at Lancaster, 1 p.m.

The ECIC I's "Big Four" of Clarence, Lancaster, Orchard Park and Williamsville North have all had the chance to size each other up this week. One more matchup takes place this afternoon with the No. 1 Spartans (7-1, 6-1) visiting the No. 4 Legends (5-1, 3-1).

North is the only team to beat Lancaster this season, a 3-2 walk-off win on April 5. Josh Surowiec was the star of the game striking out seven in six innings with no earned runs and also driving in the game-winning run on a single up the middle.

The Spartans lost its first game to Clarence on Monday but have rebounded with wins over Jamestown, West Seneca West and Hamburg. The Legends have won three league games this week against Hamburg, Clarence and OP.

High School Extra (April 6): Will North baseball walks off a winner

2. Softball - Quadruple-header at Williamsville North

Several teams have opted to play nonleague contests with the annual Depew Tournament cancelled due to field conditions at Walden Pond Park.

A quadruple-header between four teams at Williamsville North starts at 1 p.m. with No. 8 small school St. Mary's of Lancaster (4-2) playing the No. 8 large school host Spartans (3-4-1), and No. 1 small school Depew (5-2) playing honorable mention large school Frontier (6-3).

Opponents flip at 3 p.m. with North facing Frontier and Depew facing St. Mary's.

Depew softball tournament cancelled

3. Baseball - Joseph P. Wolf Classic at St. Joe's

No. 2 large school Clarence (9-1) and No. 3 large school St. Joe's (5-2) kick off the triple-header at the home of the Marauders at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

The Red Devils then take on Rochester private school McQuaid at 12:30 p.m., with St. Joe's and McQuaid finishing up play at 3 p.m.

Joseph P. Wolf Baseball Classic set for Saturday

4. Boys lacrosse - Western New York vs. Rochester foes

Two reigning Western New York champions host strong Rochester teams today.

Defending catholic champ St. Joe's (5-3), coming off a 13-10 win over Aquinas on Thursday, hosts six-time defending Section V Class C champ Penn Yan (5-4) at noon. Penn Yan, which is in the newly-formed Class D this year, has local wins over St. Francis (14-2) and Clarence (5-4).

Five-time defending Class B champ Hamburg (7-2) hosts Canandaigua (6-4) at 5 p.m. Canandaigua, which is also in Class B, handed Orchard Park its lone loss in a 17-11 game on April 20. The Bulldogs lost to OP on April 22, 10-7.

OP takes clash of boys lacrosse champions against Hamburg

5. Girls lacrosse - Orchard Park at West Seneca East, 9 a.m.

Class A Orchard Park (5-1) and Class C West Seneca East round out Saturday's top attractions.

The Quakers are off to a great start after finishing last season with a 5-10 record. They've been able to pull off four close wins over East Aurora, Grand Island, Clarence and Lancaster, with the loss coming to Frontier. OP dominated Niagara Falls yesterday, 16-2.

The Trojans have appeared in this space quite a bit, and rightfully so. Their triumphs include top schools Hamburg, Niagara Wheatfield and Amherst. Their lone loss was to Lancaster, 15-13.

Honor Roll
- Baseball: Fredonia at Orchard Park, 2:30 p.m.

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

High School Extra (April 28): Frontier girls win battle of lacrosse powers

Girls lacrosse photo gallery: Frontier 8, Lancaster 4

High school scores & schedules (April 29)

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