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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.

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. Softball - Gerry Gentner 'Just Show Up' Memorial Tournament Some of the top softball teams in Western New York convene at Northtown Center f…

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 - Orchard Park at Lancaster, 5 p.m. (POSTPONED) Lancaster (3-0, 3-0) and Orchard Park (1-0, 1-0) both look to stay unbeaten in this ECIC I matchup. The Quakers, who've won Class AA the past two se…

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. Baseball - Williamsville North at Lancaster, 4:45 p.m. (POSTPONED) These two ECIC I and Class AA powers meet for the second time already this season when Lancaster (1-1, 0-1) hosts Williamsville North (2-0, 1…

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 lacrosse - Lake Shore at Amherst, 5:30 p.m. Lake Shore (2-0, 0-0) visits Class C rival Amherst (2-1, 1-0) in one of the top games on Wednesday's schedule. This is the first of four straight league g…

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 lacrosse - Eden at Medina, 5 p.m. Undefeated Class D schools Medina (4-0, 3-0) and Eden (4-0, 2-0) face off for the first of two times this regular season. The Mustangs have league wins over Gowanda, …

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. Softball - Alden at Depew, 5 p.m. Alden (2-0, 0-0) and Depew (1-0, 1-0), two teams that figure to be front-runners in ECIC III and Class B-1, square off for the first time this season in Monday's top game. T…

Tom Sarkovics is no stranger to awards and accolades. The Starpoint director of athletics was recognized by the Buffalo Bills with the Touchdown for Teachers Finalist Award in 2009. He received the Gordon J. Bukaty Award for his dedication to youth and high school athletics in Western New York in 2007. Starpoint’s varsity baseball field was named in his honor in 2004.…

The players on the All-Western New York basketball team were the best in the room. Opponents had pregame talks that were all about trying to stop them. Coaches drew up halftime adjustments to attempt to shut them down. But Western New York's top players were the ones leading the locker-room celebrations. Here's a web breakdown of our entire 2017 All-Western New York bas…

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 - Newfane at Alden, noon Class B-1 foes Alden (1-0) and Newfane (2-0) square off in the top game on Friday's schedule. The Bulldogs were the B-1 runner-up after losing a 1-0 game to Depew in the fin…

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. Baseball - Eden at Gowanda, 11 a.m. Eden (1-0) visits Gowanda (1-2) in a nonleague game between Class B-2 foes. The Raiders topped Alden, 14-6, in their lone game of the season so far. Sawyer Overhoff, who…

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. Baseball - Niagara Falls at Clarence, 10 a.m. Niagara Falls (2-1) visits Clarence (1-0) in a battle between Class AA schools. The Red Devils beat Frontier, 8-0, last week in their lone game to date. Jar…

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. Baseball - Kenmore West at Hamburg, 10 a.m. Hamburg (1-1) always has the propensity to reload from graduation losses, and this season will be no different. Junior Jake Storey was on the All-ECIC I second team …

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. Baseball - Fredonia at Gowanda, noon Schedules in all sports are pretty bare this week with schools off on break, but this matchup between Gowanda (1-1) and Fredonia (0-1) is about as good of a nonleaguer as i…

Anthony Lynn brought the eight coaching interns into a room at the Buffalo Bills training facility in June. The then running backs coach, one by one, rattled off the names and accomplishments of each person and told them why they were chosen for the Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship. Seth Joyner was a three-time Pro Bowler and the 1991 NFL Defensive Player of t…

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 lacrosse - Silver Creek at Eden, 5 p.m. (POSTPONED) Eden (4-0, 2-0) looks to stay unbeaten against Silver Creek (0-1, 0-1) in one of two games still scheduled as of last night. The Raiders have Class D …