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 - Class AA, A & B Far West Regionals at SUNY Brockport
The first three matchups of the softball Far West Regionals take place at SUNY Brockport on Friday. Winners advance to next weekend's NYSPHSAA semifinals in Glens Falls. The Class C and D Far West Regionals are Saturday at Prommenschenkel Park in Dunkirk.
- Williamsville North vs. V-Victor, 1:30 p.m.
- Williamsville East vs. V-V-Mercy, 3:30 p.m.
- Depew vs. V-Wayland Cohocton, 5:30 p.m.
The Spartans (15-6-1) had one of the toughest roads of any sectional champion, upsetting the top two seeds in formerly-unbeaten Lancaster and Orchard Park to win the title as the fifth seed. Next up is Victor (16-1). The Blue Devils lost their only game of the season on May 3 at Fairport, which they beat in the Section V final last Friday.
The Flames (17-3) are coming off of a 10-inning, walk-off win over Olean in the overall Class A final on Tuesday. Their opponent today, Our Lady of Mercy (14-8), came into the playoffs with a 9-8 record but have won five in a row to make it this far. The Monarchs went 0-4 against Western New York competition this season with losses to St. Mary's of Lancaster, Mount St. Mary, Sacred Heart and Lancaster.
The Wildcats (16-5) with a win can book their second straight trip to the final four, where they were shut out last season by Section IV's Windsor, 5-0. Wayland Cohocton (19-4) started the season 2-3 but have won 17 of its last 18 and its last six since a 5-3 loss to Bath Haverling on May 12.
2. Track & field - Section VI Championships at Jamestown
The first day of the Section VI Championships in track and field get underway at Strider Field in Jamestown at noon. Day Two on Saturday also starts at noon.
Friday's schedule features a couple of track finals (800, 3000/3200) and almost half of the finals of the field events.
Plenty of last year's champions return for a chance to defend their titles. The list can be found below:
3. Boys tennis - NYSPHSAA Championships
The tennis championships continue at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York with the second day of competition at 8 a.m.
Friday's action includes the quarterfinals and semifinals in both singles and doubles. Saturday is the finals and all medal rounds to determine third- and fourth-place medalists.
Keep up to date on the Section VI representatives with the official brackets below:
4. Boys golf - State Catholic Championships
The best in boys Catholic golf head to James Baird Golf Course near Poughkeepsie for their one-day state championship on Friday. Shotgun start is set for 9 a.m.
The following golfers from the Diocese of Buffalo will be attending:
St. Joe's: Joseph Rinaldi, Casey Gardon, Jacob Mertz, Dylan Angelo, Jeff Goris, Will Ritchie, Shane Broad and Connor MacDonald.
Canisius: Matthew Jackson, Patrick Weir, John Jenkins and Matt Dukarm.
St. Francis: Michael Donner, Jack Haxton and Mike Tomczak.
The top six players overall qualify for the New York State Federation Championships on June 11 at Bethpage State Park Black Course on Long Island.
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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Boys lacrosse photo gallery: Orchard Park 15, Lancaster 13
Girls lacrosse photo gallery: Frontier 8, Lancaster 7
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