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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. 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 pla…

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Hamburg softball advances Hamburg softball coach Rich Mattison had good reason to be happy Thursday. Not only did his Bulldogs advance to the Section VI Class A-1 semifinals, they did so by ending the season of the team that ended theirs last year. No. 5 seed Hamburg defeated host and fourth-seed Grand Island, 3-1, in a game played at Veterans Park behind the soli…

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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 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.…

BaseballWednesday’s gamesCornell Cup IIEmerson 4, da Vinci 0E: TJ Hunter WP, 2 hits, 2 runsda Vinci 5, Emerson 0D: Joe Ortiz WP; Michael Hobson 2RBIsMonsignor MartinCanisius 5, St. Francis 3C (9-6,6-2): Mitch Rosati CG (4-hitter); Jack Collins 2b, 2RBIs; Alex Kurdzil 2 hitsSt. Mary’s/Lanc. 10, Nichols 0SM (12-2,7-2): Ben Mazurowski WP (5inn, 1hit); Alex Fish 3RBIs; Matt Ch…

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Frontier wrapped up the Section VI Class A girls lacrosse league championship, holding off old nemesis Lancaster, 10-9. Coach Tim Myslinski's Falcons will try to complete the first undefeated regular season in the history of the sport at the school when it faces Niagara Falls in a Senior Day game Thursday. Marissa Conerate scored three times including what proved to be …

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The road to success in the Monsignor Martin Athletic Association's boys tennis tournament goes through Ross DeRose of Nichols. No one has been able to get past him for three years. DeRose made it three straight titles on Sunday, with a straight-sets win over Alex Dashkoff of Canisius in the final. He's been a dominating force during his time with the Vikings, and he sti…

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It's said in baseball and softball that it's a good idea to have one of your best athletes play shortstop. Christy Mack of Williamsville East deserves that description. Mack, a sophomore, went 10 for 15 last week with three homers, two doubles, seven runs scored and 11 RBIs. She's hitting .550, and has made only one error this season. That's sounds like someone who s…

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NORTH TONAWANDA – The Medina girls' golf team consists of Melanie Green, and that's it. But she was a force of one throughout the season and proved that again in capturing her first Section VI girls' golf championship. The freshman made birdie on two of the final four holes to rally past senior and defending champion Alexis Kim of Clarence on Wednesday afternoon at T…

We're #PrepTalkLive from another busy today of spring high school sports action, which includes the Section VI girls golf championships. Check out today's top games in Homeroom Announcements, from Corey Desiderio. We follow ALL the high school action, in all sports, though our Buffalo News team, @bufnewspreptalk on Twitter, and through your #PrepTalkLive tweets. h…

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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 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 o…

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2017 Section VI baseball playoff schedule (All games at 5 p.m. unless noted otherwise) CLASS AA Prequarterfinals Friday, May 19 9-Frontier at 8-Niagara Wheatfield 10-Jamestown at 7-Lockport Quarterfinals Monday, May 22 8-NW/9-Front at 1-Lancaster 5-Niagara Falls at 4-Wmsv. North 6-Orchard Park at 3-Kenmore West 10-James/7-Lock at 2-Clarence Semifinals Thu…

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It's 13 and counting for Hutch-Tech boys track and coach Dave Sardo. The Engineers wrapped up their 13th straight Buffalo Public Schools Scalp & Blade track series championship by defeated City Honors, 102-22, South Park, 105-15 and East, 107-14 in their final tri-meet of the season. Sardo's team finished the regular season 14-0. Tuesday's loss was the first of the …

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It's safe to say Starpoint's boys tennis players have shed the beginner label. That's what happens when a bunch of athletes – who until two years ago had hardly ever picked up a racket – win a league championship. The Spartans went 10-0 in ECIC III to clinch the program's first league championship since 2003 and its first since the Spartans' teams left the Niagara-Or…

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The divisions: Schools with more than 600 students are in Division 1, those with fewer are in Division 2. Starpoint was the closest to the dividing line this year at 606. There are 26 schools in Division 1 and 55 in Division 2. The season: The wet spring has made life difficult for track and field athletes and their coaches. It hasn't been impossible to compete, thanks …

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Underclassmen 2016 Section VI champions: Girls - Division 1 - Jenna Creen, Orchard Park (100, 200 and 400); Katrina Patterson, Clarence (3,000); Liz Rott, Clarence (2,000-meter steeplechase); Ava Gervan and Olivia Gervan (4x100 relay); Grace Malinowski, Amberlee Robertson, Molly Moore and Sarah Cook, Williamsville South (4x800 relay); Olivia Gervan, Lancaster (high jump); …