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Corey Desiderio has contributed to The Buffalo News' high school sports coverage since 2014. Send questions, comments or story ideas to cdesiderio@buffnews.com.


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 Thursday 1. Boys soccer - I-Prep/Grover at Riverside, 4 p.m. No. 2 I-Prep/Grover (4-2-1, 3-1) and No. 4 Riverside (4-4, 0-3) meet in the second ranked D'Youville Cup matchup in the last three days. The Presidents are…

The Medina girls soccer team may have gone 1-2 last week, but Destiny Satkowski scored nine of the team's 11 goals to keep the Mustangs within striking distance. On Sept. 12, Satkowski scored all three goals in a 5-3 loss to Newfane to become the school's all-time leader in career points. Satkowski's sidelined for a week and a half with a sprained ligament, but that …

Josh Costolnick was selected among 900 high school rowers to compete in the 2017 World Rowing Championships in Sarasota, Fla., on Sept. 23-24. After making it through the first round of selections, Costolnick was asked to attend the final round in Saratoga Springs. Two days later, he was named to the 19-rower Northeastern Regional All-Star team, which will compete again…

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 Wednesday 1. Boys volleyball - Clarence at Orchard Park, 6 p.m. No. 5 Clarence (5-1, 3-1) and No. 9 Orchard Park (4-2, 3-0) square off in a big ECIC I rivalry. The Red Devils, the reigning sectional champs, have won t…

Elizabeth Smorol didn’t think much of it at first, the fact that she was the female coach of a boys varsity sport at Lockport High School. She wasn't the first. That was Marion Singleton, the coach of the boys and girls bowling teams for the past seven seasons. But female coaches in male sports are still few and far between. After 15 years as the head of the girls …

Western New York coaches polls (* indicates tie) Boys cross country Large schools 1. Clarence 2. East Aurora 3. Orchard Park 4. Williamsville North 5. Frontier 6. Lancaster 7. Lockport 8. Springville 9. Niagara Falls 10. Pioneer/Holland* 10. Williamsville South* Small schools 1. Maple Grove 2. Newfane 3. Clymer/Sherman/Panama 4. Fredonia 5. Alde…

Western New York coaches poll (* indicates tie) School Points 1. Iroquois 58 2. Williamsville North 55 3. Williamsville East 49 4. Akron 39 5. Lancsater 32 6. Sweet Home 25 7. Clarence 20 8. Barker 19 9. Amherst 14 10. Williamsville South 13 http://buffalonews.com/2017/09/12/wny-high-school-field-hockey-poll-sept-12/

Western New York coaches polls (first-place votes in parentheses, * indicates tie) Girls volleyball Large schools School Points 1. Williamsville East (5) 67 2. Clarence (2) 62 3. Lancaster 58 4. Orchard Park 49 5. Hamburg 33 6. Niagara Wheatfield 32 7. Grand Island 31 8. Williamsville South 19 9. Kenmore West 17 10. Williamsville North 10 Also receiving …

Western New York coaches polls (first-place votes in parentheses, * indicates tie) Boys soccer Large schools School Points 1. Clarence (7) 79 2. Williamsville North 67 3. East Aurora (1) 56 4. North Tonawanda 52 5. St Joe's 50 6. Lancaster 40 7. Kenmore East 36 8. Williamsville East 19 9. Starpoint 12 10. Sweet Home 8 Small schools School Points 1. N…

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 Tuesday 1. Girls volleyball - Williamsville East at St. Mary's of Lancaster, 6 p.m. It doesn't get any better than a battle of Nos. 1. No. 1 small school St. Mary's picked up its fourth Monsignor Martin win in straigh…

Week Three of the high school football season pretty much had it all. There were upsets, a school-record scoring output and game-winning drives, including one capped off by a Hail Mary. But what's the use of telling you when we can show you? Below is a roundup of available video highlights from Week Three. Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a me…

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 Monday 1. Boys soccer - Lancaster at Clarence, 5 p.m. No. 1 large school Clarence (5-1, 3-0) hosts No. 6 Lancaster (5-1-1, 3-1) in the top game on Monday's schedule. Both teams have a +14 goal differential. The Legend…

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. Football - Week Three continues Three games to keep an eye on: Bishop Timon-St. Jude at Canisius, 1 p.m. Alden at Lackawanna, 1 p.m.…

Not much went right for Orchard Park in its 43-20 Class AA loss at Lancaster Friday night. But the Quakers can say they were the first to score on the Legends' defense this season. And they did it in spectacular fashion. Senior receiver Nic Bruce came down with a one-handed catch in the corner of the end zone on a toss from sophomore quarterback Jack Sharp in the thi…

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. Football - Friday Night Lights Of the 27 games being played locally tonight, here are three to keep an eye on: Maryvale at Olean, 7 p.m. Franklinville/Ellicottville at Maple Grove, 7 p.m. Williamsvil…