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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. Baseball - Section VI Class A, B, C & D finals Sectional championship week continues Saturday with four of the five baseball finals to …

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 - Class C-1 & C-2 finals (POSTPONED to Saturday) The two Class C finals at Prommenschenkel Park in Dunkirk were rescheduled due to rain yesterday. Class C-1 - 3-Cassadaga Valley vs. 4-Chautauq…

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. Softball - Class A-1, A-2, B-1, B-2, C-1 & C-2 finals The first six softball sectional champs are set to be crowned on Thursday, weather permitting. Class A-1 - 1-Williamsville East vs. 3-Williamsvil…

The list of Buffalo Public Schools track and field champions got quite a bit longer for Hutch-Tech as the All-High Championships wrapped up on Wednesday. The Engineers took first place in 14 of the 21 events on the second day of the meet and 18 of the 29 events overall in continuing their dominance on the city scene. A year after Lynda Brundige capped her exceptional…

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 - Class A-1, A-2, B-1, B-2, C-1 & C-2 finals The first six baseball champions of the season are set to be crowned on Wednesday. The Class A, B and C championships are Saturday at to-be-determine…

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. Softball - Class AA & D quarterfinals; Class A, B & C semifinals Tuesday's Section VI softball action features 19 games across all five classifications. All start times are 4:45 p.m. Class AA - 9-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 Monday 1. Baseball - Class AA & D quarterfinals; Class A, B & C semifinals Just 20 teams will be left in the Section VI baseball playoffs after today's games, which all start at 5 p.m. Class AA - 8-Niagara W…

Clarence and Orchard Park have had a stranglehold on the Class AA softball crown in recent years. The two ECIC I powers have combined to win six of the last seven titles, OP the past two, and one state title apiece. The last team not named the Red Devils or Quakers to win a AA championship? The Niagara Wheatfield Falcons, who as a No. 4 seed took out No. 2 and defending…

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. Baseball - St. Mary's of Lancaster at St. Joe's, 3 p.m. A busy week of Monsignor Martin Association baseball action continues with this matc…

It doesn’t get any better than a perfect game for a pitcher. Just ask Wilson High School’s John Bender. The junior right-hander retired 21 out of 21 batters in an 11-0 win against Niagara-Orleans League rival Roy-Hart on May 9. He struck out 10, didn’t allow a ball to leave the infield and needed only 77 pitches to complete the outing. “The situation doesn…

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. Baseball - Class AA prequarterfinals; Class A, B & C quarterfinals The baseball postseason got underway with eight quarterfinal games yesterday. Seven of the eight higher seeds advanced to one of the 24 pl…

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. Softball - Class AA prequarterfinals; Class A, B & C quarterfinals Thursday's the first busy day of the Section VI softball postseason with 26 games across all classes except Class D. All start at 4:45 p.…

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 - St. Francis at Canisius, 4:30 p.m. The race for the Monsignor Martin Association crown continues this week with No. 2 large school St. Francis and No. 5 large school Canisius (8-6, 5-2) squaring …

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 Akron, 5 p.m. Akron (13-1, 11-0) has a chance to clinch the Class D title outright on Tuesday when it hosts Eden (13-1, 9-1), which lost its only game of the year to the Tigers, 14-8, …

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 - St. Mary's of Lancaster at St. Francis, 4:30 p.m. No. 2 large school St. Francis (9-4, 6-0) looks to stay undefeated against Western New York competition when they host No. 5 small school St. Mary's …