Keith McShea, The Buffalo News
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Keith McShea

Named deputy sports editor in 2014 after covering high school sports at The News since his hiring in 1999. The 1995 University at Buffalo graduate and Long Island native has been #PrepTalkLive from everything from scrimmages to state championships and helps coordinate The News' All-Western New York selections.


The Party in the Plaza has been set for the Buffalo Sabres' season opener. The Sabres announced plans for a Party in the Plaza on Oct. 5 that will run from 5 to 7 p.m. in Alumni Plaza directly outside KeyBank Center, which leads up to the team's season opener against the Montreal Canadiens at 7 p.m. The event is free to the public. Sabres alumni and Sabretooth wil…

The time has been set for the one-of-a-kind event coming to Western New York this winter. The first outdoor game in the history of the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship will take place between the United States and Canada at New Era Field at 3 p.m. on Dec. 29. The start time was announced Tuesday afternoon. New Era Field was also the site of the first of the N…

Seventeen years of no playoffs, and three years at the bottom of the NFL in Forbes' financial rankings. For the third straight year, the Buffalo Bills came in last in Forbes' annual rankings of NFL teams. The magazine estimates the Bills' value at $1.6 billion. The Bills were purchased by Terry and Kim Pegula from the estate of late founding owner Ralph C. Wilson J…

The Buffalo Sabres have announced their roster for training camp, which begins Thursday when players report for testing and physicals. The lineup: Forwards (28) 95 Justin Bailey RW, 13 Nicholas Baptiste RW, 46 Eric Cornel RW, 51 Kyle Crisculolo C, 44, Nicolas Deslauriers LW, 15 Jack Eichel C, 24 Hudson Fasching RW, 28 Zemgus Girgensons LW, 83 Vasily Glotov RW, 25 …

This year marks the ninth edition of the Borrelli Award, an honor that goes to the top senior boys and girls lacrosse players in Western New York. It marks the fourth year that we will hold a banquet to honor all of the best in Western New York lacrosse: The Borrelli Awards presented by the Buffalo Bandits. The event will be held Monday, June 26 at Ilio DiPaolo's …

The 2017 Prep Talk Awards are coming at us like a riseball, fastball, sprinter or a laser lacrosse shot (that takes care of all of the spring sports). And here's your chance to help select one of the night's most special awards. We are accepting nominations for the [BN]spired Award, given to the Most Inspiring Athlete in Western New York high school sports. Inspir…

On Thursday, the National Football League announced the 2017 season schedule for the Buffalo Bills. It included the Bills game at Miami being played on New Year's Eve. For decades, local restaurateur Russell Salvatore has hosted an annual party in Miami for Bills fans traveling to the Dolphins game. In a 1997 story by The News' Bob Curran, Salvatore described the ge…

There were many great nights during the 2016-17 boys basketball season. But we'd like to think the biggest night of the Western New York boys basketball year has yet to come. The sixth Buffalo News/BCANY Awards banquet will be held Monday, April 24 at Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant in Blasdell. The event will again be supported by The Buffalo News, the Basketball Coa…

NCAA Tournament first round No. 5 Notre Dame vs. No. 12 Princeton Thursday (12:15 p.m.) at KeyBank Center, Buffalo (followed by West Virginia-Bucknell in afternoon session). NOTRE DAME Location: South Bend, Indiana. Miles from Buffalo: 445. Student population: 12,292. Nickname: Fighting Irish. Colors: Gold and blue. Conference: Atlantic Coast Co…

It's always interesting to tune in #Bills Twitter during a Bills game. It was entertaining on Super Sunday as well, especially since a common enemy had Bills fans lining up with the Falcons. Here's our picks for the 20 best Bills tweets from our glance across #Bills, #GoBills & #BillsMafia – the first image was a quite popular one). Note: We thought we were …

Sister Maria Pares was laid to rest Saturday. At her funeral mass attended by several hundred at St. Michael R.C. Church in downtown Buffalo, Rev. Ronald W. Sams closed his homily by saying that Sister Maria was now in "Heaven's Hall of Fame." Sister Christina Pecoraro, in reading the Prayers of the Faithful, shared that when Sister Maria celebrated 50 years of devot…

The late Sister Maria Pares had some great things to say about coaching, parents and basketball when she and two of her players were guests on PrepTalkTV Weekly on Jan. 23, 2013. Former News colleague Lauren Mariacher and I hosted PrepTalkTV for a few years, and Sister Maria's appearance was one of my absolute favorite episodes. Go to the 5:10 mark for the beginn…

#RIPvine. Today the news broke that Twitter is to discontinue the video clip ap Vine. I was never a big user of Vine, but two years ago, something special was going on with Vine and the 2014 Bills season. Several times, the buzz after a Bills game included viral Vines that popped up all over #Bills Twitter. Four times, I wrote about who did the Vine and how th…

Our team is at Los Angeles Coliseum as the Buffalo Bills play the Los Angeles Rams in Week Five. Look for the essential info to know for the game in Jay Skurski's pregame primer, along with several other posts here at [BN] Blitz. Follow our team's updates before, during and after today's game, via Twitter, in the window below: Tweets from https://twitter.com/…