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The fourth annual Prep Talk Awards, held on Wednesday, are commemorated in a 14-page special section in Saturday's Buffalo News that chronicles the best of the 2016-17 high school sports season. Players of the Year in 40 categories were honored, along with the All-WNY first teams in football and basketball. Also announced Wednesday evening were additional major awar…

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Williamsville East's Chris Durr was named the Prep Talk Coach of the Year at the Prep Talk Awards Wednesday night. Durr coached three sports - girls soccer, girls basketball and softball - once again during the 2016-17 school year. Two of them had great seasons. The soccer team lost in the Section VI Class A-1 final to Grand Island in the fall, while the softball tea…

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The resumes of past Prep Talk Female Athletes of the Year have been impressive. This year's honoree might just have them all beat. On top of being named the Prep Talk Player of the Year for girls volleyball for the second straight year, Eden's Sam Burgio also took home the overall Prep Talk Female Athlete of the Year at Wednesday's Prep Talk Awards. http://buffalo…

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Eight straight state titles. Fourteen state titles overall. A New York State-record 995 overall wins. Longtime Eden girls volleyball coach Stephen Pierce, who's retiring after 28 years on the job, was a no-brainer to be the 2017 inductee into the Prep Talk Hall of Fame. Pierce joins some exclusive company with past inductees Dick Gallagher, the late Sister Maria Pa…

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South Park football coach Tim Delaney was named the 2015-16 Prep Talk Coach of the Year at the Prep Talk Awards on Wednesday after guiding the Sparks to a NYSPHSAA Class A state title. "It truly is an honor, obviously going up against top coaches in all sports and all programs," said Delaney. "And it's an honor for our district and our program as a whole, that positives …

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Not only did the Canisius volleyball team win their 16th straight Monsignor Martin Association regular-season and postseason championship, they did so running the table for the first time in their history. That, among other reasons, was why Canisius volleyball was named the 2015-16 Prep Talk Team of the Year on Wednesday. The Crusaders went 34-0, including six in-season t…

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The Prep Talk Program of the Year for the best overall athletic program was awarded to the East Aurora Blue Devils for the 2015-16 school year. Matt Librock serves as the athletic director at East Aurora. East Aurora took home four individual Prep Talk awards Wednesday night: Noah Thompson for boys three-sport player of the year, Sophia Tasselmyer for girls cross co…