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Corey Desiderio has contributed to The Buffalo News' high school sports coverage since 2014. He writes the daily Prep Talk Homeroom Announcements, as well as a weekly sports feature for the Niagara Weekend section of Sunday's paper. Send questions, comments or story ideas to cdesiderio@buffnews.com.

The words “another day, another scholar” hang on a banner at Wilson High School. If there ever comes a time when the school thinks about altering it, here’s a suggestion: “Another day, another scholar, another Niagara-Orleans League girls basketball championship.” It has been nine years since the Lakewomen haven’t won a league title, the year that Brian B…

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 basketball - NYSPHSAA final at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy Class D: Panama vs. X-Heuvelton, 10 a.m. The Panthers scored …

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. Girls basketball - NYSPHSAA semifinals at Hudson on Valley Community College in Troy Class D: Panama (19-5) vs. IV-South Kortright Central …

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 - NYSPHSAA semifinals at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton Class D: Franklinville (20-4) vs. VII-Moriah (23-1), 10 a.m. Franklinville has made it back to the state…

Troy Keller became the 46th wrestler to have his name added to the extensive list of All-Americans who have grappled for Niagara County Community College. The 165-pounder ended his freshman campaign with 45 wins and six losses, the program record for technical falls in a season with 14 and a fifth-place finish at the National Junior College Athletic Association National…

BATAVIA – Players have to be mentally tough to deal with Health Sciences coach Tyree Parker. He challenges his team at every practice. He schedules the toughest nonleague opponents throughout the year. But Parker is hard on them for a reason. He's hard on them for times like the Class B Far West Regional on Saturday. Health Sciences (21-4) overcame nine-point defic…

BATAVIA – If you ever need a lesson in how to play unselfish team basketball, just watch tape of the Franklinville boys' team. Four players scored in double figures for the Panthers (20-4) as they dominated Section V's C.G. Finney (20-6) in a 63-40 Class D Far West Regional win at Genesee Community College on Saturday. Franklinville never trailed in the game, assi…

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. Girls basketball - Far West Regionals at Buffalo State Class A - Amherst vs. V-Pittsford Mendon, 11 a.m. Class AA - Clarence vs. V-Our…

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. Girls basketball - State Catholic semifinals All three Western New York representatives head downstate to compete in the Catholic semifinals. Winners move on to the finals on Saturday at Fordham University in …

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. Girls basketball - Section VI finals at Buffalo State Class B: Fredonia (B-1) vs. Wilson (B-2), 4:30 p.m. These familiar postseason foes rode performances from their senior standouts to sectional title…

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. Boys basketball - Section VI finals at Buffalo State Class B: East Aurora (B-1) vs. Health Sciences (B-2), 6 p.m. East Aurora (20-3) and Health Sciences (19-4) have been ranked Nos. 1 and 2 in The News' sma…

Fredonia and Wilson rode standout performances from their senior leaders to Class B girls basketball titles on Sunday. Hannah Cybart poured in a game-high 28 points and grabbed 16 rebounds for the sixth-seeded Hillbillies in their 54-49 Class B-1 upset over No. 1 Depew. Rachel Senek and Kayla Neumann combined for 39 points as the 3-Lakewomen dominated Niagara-Orleans L…

There’s been a little bit more blue and gold around Niagara University’s Dwyer Arena in recent weeks. That’s because the Niagara Junior Purple Eagles were chosen as one of the local youth hockey organizations to partner with the Buffalo Sabres, the NHL and its players association to launch the leaguewide “Learn to Play” initiative. The eight-week program, a…

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 basketball - Section VI finals at Buffalo State Class A-1 - 1-Williamsville South vs. 3-Hamburg, noon Class A-2 - 3-Amherst vs. 4-Ol…

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. Boys basketball - Section VI finals at Buffalo State Class B-2 - 3-Lackawanna vs. 4-Health Sciences, noon Class B-1 - 1-East Aurora vs. 3…