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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.


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The top girls basketball player from Western New York might be playing where snow won’t fall this winter. After a year at Blair Academy in New Jersey, former Williamsville East star Erica Martinsen is wrapping up her scholastic career at IMG Academy in Florida. The 2016 Buffalo News Player of the Year verbally committed to the University of Virginia back in January…

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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 Sunday 1. Girls volleyball - NYSPHSAA championships at Glens Falls Civic Center Williamsville East (Class A), Portville (Class C) and Panama (Class D) a…

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As much as Canisius enjoys the challenge of playing against some of the top football teams that Ohio and Pennsylvania have to offer, it’s never lost on the Crusaders that playing St. Joe’s means a little extra something. The teams meet annually during the regular season and have crossed paths in the playoffs, but the stage doesn’t get any bigger than playing again…

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Can't make it to New Era Field for the Monsignor Martin football final between Canisius and St. Joe's We've got you covered. Watch the live stream of Saturday's showdown below. Game starts at 2 p.m. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rddsIMNLF-g Miguel Rodriguez's preview of the matchup: http://buffalonews.com/2017/11/16/monsignor-martin-football-final-capsule/…

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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 - NYSPHSAA Class AA, B & C semifinals at Union-Endicott High School Winners advance to next weekend's state finals at Syracuse…

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Three individuals and three relay teams swam their way to the championship heats of the NYSPHSAA girls swimming championships held at Ithaca College. Finals and consolations begin Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Lockport senior Katie Pollock advanced in the 200-yard individual medley (2:06.98) and 100 breastroke (1:05.34), East Aurora sophomore Mary Brinker advanced in the 50 fr…

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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 - NYSPHSAA Class A & D semifinals at Union-Endicott High School Winners advance to next weekend's state finals at Syracuse University's Carrier Dome. Class D: Maple Grove vs. IV-Tioga, 4 p.m. …

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It was close, but we have a winner. Senior Max Giordano's one-handed catch in Lancaster's Week Four win at Niagara Falls has been voted the best catch of the high school football season. https://twitter.com/Hudl/status/912378980568879105 Thanks for the 5,000-plus votes over the course of the past few weeks. This has been a fun experiment and is something I hope to…

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The championship journeys for four volleyball teams from Section VI continue this weekend as they head east to compete in their respective state tournaments. The Williamsville East, Portville and Panama girls teams play in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association tournament at the Glens Falls Civic Center on Saturday and possibly Sunday, while the Eden…

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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 Sunday 1. Girls soccer - NYSPHSAA Class C championship Allegany-Limestone takes on Section II Stillwater at 12:30 p.m. at Homer High School for the Clas…

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The Section VI cross country runners who competed at the NYSPHSAA Championships came to a consensus when it was all said and done: The conditions at Section V’s Wayne High School made the course one of toughest, if not the toughest, they have ever run on. The ruts in the frozen ground thawed out as temperatures approached the mid 30s in the afternoon and made way for …

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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 - Far West Regionals at SUNY Brockport Winners advance to next weekend's state semifinals at Union-Endicott High School. Class …

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St. Joe’s intercepted a St. Francis pass at the goal line with just over a minute left on the clock to secure an 18-13 win for the Marauders and a spot in next Saturday’s Monsignor Martin Association championship at New Era Field. The opponent will either be Canisius or Cardinal O’Hara, which play at the Stransky Complex today at 1 p.m. When St. Joe’s visited…

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The St. Joe's boys soccer team did everything but score in a 1-0 loss to Chaminade in the state Catholic semifinals on a cold and windy Friday evening at St. John's University in New York City. The Flyers scored about 10 minutes into the game and held on from there to advance to the championship Sunday afternoon. "It took a weird hop and went in," Marauders coach Mik…

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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 - Class A & D Far West Regionals at SUNY Brockport Winners advance to next weekend's state semifinals at Union-Endicott High School. Class D: Maple Grove vs. V-Clyde-Savannah, 5 p.m. The Red …