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Buffalo State will be the site of an all-star high school boys basketball game that will benefit the Brian Dux Assist Fund. The game will be April 8 at 7 p.m. Tryouts are April 1 at 8 p.m. at Buffalo State. The game is being presented by Camp Achieve and Talent Search, two Buffalo State programs aimed at helping high school students prepare for college. Dux, the form…

Here's some of the basketball stuff we found in our google-ing around the state. Use those extra mouse-clicks we saved you on ads on our site :-) * Here's one of many reasons that Glens Falls will host the state basketball tournament forever - the local committee has set up an its outstanding nysbasketball.net site which features schedules, ticket information (you can buy…

Section VI has four boys basketball teams headed to the state public school final four in Glens Falls. The last time a team won a state title was Lackawanna in 2006. So how will this year's teams do? Vote in the polls below and let us know why your picks will win via the comments section. Opinion Polls & Market Research Opinion Polls & Market Research …

When you write four live blogs and three game stories, it takes a day to clean out the notebook. Not that I'm complaining. Taking it from the top (of the key) ... Class C: Sophomore standout Chris Secky showed Buffalo fans why I've looked forward to the C finals ever since seeing him as an eighth-grader. Older brother Tom was assertive inside and out and fellow senior…

On a day which has been about making the final four, here's our final of four: We're live at the Buffalo State Sports Arena for the last of four Far West Regional playoff games. Our enjoyable day ends with a highly anticipated showdown between Section VI champion Niagara Falls and Section V champ East High of Rochester. In our online poll, 75.6 percent of 82 voters think…

Welcome to our live blog from the Buffalo State Sports Arena, where we're getting ready for the third of four Far West Regional playoff games. This is the first of two games in what should be a very exciting evening session. Section VI champion East High of Buffalo meets Section V (Rochester area) winner Pittsford-Sutherland in the Class A game. In our online poll, 88.5 …

We're live at the Buffalo State Sports Arena for the second of four Far West Regional playoff games, a long but fun day. Game No. 2 is in Class B, and its got an unusual distinction: it's a rematch of last year's game. Section VI champion Olean beat Section V winner Charlotte, a Rochester city school, last season at Finger Lakes Community College in Canandaigua. Much of …

We're live at the Buffalo State Sports Arena for the first of four Far West Regional playoff games. I love my job. The day starts with the Class C game between Maple Grove of Section VI (Buffalo area) and East Rochester of Section V. In our online poll, it was nearly a 50-50 split of the 39 voters, with 51.3 percent picking ER. I'm covering this game for Monday's paper,…

One advantage to having the remaining four regionals held Sunday is that we'll know the opponents ahead of time. Here's who and when Sunday's regional winners will play at Glens Falls Civic Center at the final four: Class C: West Canada Valley (25-0) of Section III (Syracuse area) at 1:30 p.m Friday. Class B: Chenango Valley (17-5) of Section IV (Binghamton area) at 6:45…

Saturday's lineup of three Far West Regional games has been postponed to Sunday. There will now be four games on Sunday at Buffalo State. Friday night's Class A game was also postponed due to inclement weather. Sunday's games are divided into two sessions. Session one: Class C, noon and Class B, 1:45 p.m. Session two: Class A, 6 p.m. and Class AA, 7:45 p.m. We'll be…

Northstar Christian of Section V was a little late getting to Buffalo State due to the snowstorm, but they're here and we'll be tipping off the Class D Far West Regional soon. Northstar Christian will take on Pine Valley. 6:09 p.m. There's two minutes left to count down to pregame ceremonies. 6:12 p.m. The principal of Northstar Christian just stepped to the microphone t…

We're going to have one Far West Regional boys basketball playoff game at Buffalo State tonight. The other four, thanks to today's snowstorm, could be headed to Sunday. Tonight's Class D game between Pine Valley and Northstar Christian of the Rochester suburb of Gates remains on schedule for a 6 p.m. tipoff as both teams are en route to Buffalo State. The Class A game b…

And I thought picking sectional games was tough. It's certainly much tougher when you know a lot more about one team than the other. High school sports reporters might have seen an out-of-town team here or there, or we may have read a story or two from our colleagues throughout the state, but it's extremely difficult trying to pick games between teams you're familiar wit…

Class D means charming teams from the farmland. Tiny-sized schools that when they get this far, there's hardly anyone left in town because they're all at the game. We're talking "Hoosiers." Well, not in Section V. This will be three straight years that the Section V representative in the smallest classification is a private school from the Rochester suburbs…

At this time of year, when we write previews of regional play, we've got to do some research on the teams that Western New York schools will be going up against. If you want some more details on the opponents, here's where our google-ing took us in preparation for our stories. * Here are the most recent state rankings in boys hoops and girls hoops. * The Rochester Democ…