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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. Boys basketball - Canisius at St. Francis, 7 p.m.

No. 1 large school Canisius (10-1) heads to No. 5 St. Francis (7-4) for a Monsignor Martin showdown. The Crusaders are 2-0 in league play with wins over Bishop Timon-St. Jude and rival St. Joe's. The Red Raiders are also undefeated with wins at small schools Cardinal O'Hara and Walsh.

2. Wrestling tournaments

Local wrestling action on Friday's schedule include the first days of the Lockport Invitational and the Patrick J. Morales Memorial Tournament at Falconer. Both start at 5 p.m. and continue Saturday.

Some area wrestlers are also competing in the 16th Eastern States Classic at Sullivan County Community College near Poughkeepsie.

3. Girls basketball - Silver Creek at Portville, 6:30 p.m.

No. 10 small school Portville (4-4, 0-1) hosts Silver Creek (6-2, 0-1) in a CCAA East I matchup. The Panthers are looking to snap a four-game losing streak, which includes a 55-52 league loss at Randolph Tuesday. The Black Knights had their four-game losing streak broken in a loss to No. 5 Allegany-Limestone Tuesday.

4. Boys hockey - Grand Island vs. West Seneca West, 7 p.m.

West Seneca West (4-2-1) welcomes Division 2 foe Grand Island (5-2) to West Seneca Ice Rink. The Indians snapped a two-game losing streak from before the holiday break with a 4-3 win over Starpoint Wednesday. The Vikings a currently riding a three-game winning streak against Kenmore East, Williamsville East and Starpoint.

Honor roll
- Boys basketball: Niagara Catholic at Cardinal O'Hara, 6:30 p.m.
- Boys basketball: Medina at Newfane, 6:30 p.m.
- Boys basketball: Williamsville North at Jamestown, 7:30 p.m.
- Track & field: 9th-10th Grade Championships, 5 p.m. at Houghton College

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

Photo gallery: 2017 All-Western New York boys soccer first team

2017 boys soccer: Bryce Schiltz among East Aurora’s greats

2017 boys soccer honor roll: All-league teams from all over WNY

Kenmore East accepting Athletic Hall of Fame nominations

MLK Classic tournaments postponed

High School Extra: No. 1 Health Sciences boys, East Aurora girls win ranked matchups

High schools scores and schedules (Jan.12)

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