There are only four teams left playing basketball in Western New York (can you name them all?), but certainly plenty to talk about with three teams in the final four (which will win?), five eventful boys Far West Regionals and a big win for the Section VI girls, last week's release of the 10th annual Prep Talk Championship Week Awards, postseason award talk heating up, private/public talk heating up (just check the list of schools headed to the final fours, or this discussion on the other end of the Thruway), a hockey state championship brought back to WNY and spring right around the corner (in a minor miracle, my lawn became visible this last week).
I'll be taking a timeout from the chat to be a guest on The Late Nick Mendola program on WECK-AM (1230) around 9:30 p.m. so we'll go from typeing-chatting to talking-chatting and then back again here to the chat.
As always, anything in the world of high school sports -- or our coverage of it -- is up for discussion.
I promise I'll get to your question or comment in the chat -- but please be patient. It can get busy fielding all of the questions and I can only answer one at a time. And PLEASE don't enter your question/comment multiple times -- that only makes things more hectic.
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Here's a link where you can hear the mid-chat visit on WECK-AM's The Late Nick Mendola.
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Previous chats from this winter season: last week (March 9 -- pre-Far West Regionals), (March 2 -- after the Manhattan Cup and A-1 semifinals), Feb. 23 (prequarterfinal Wednesday), Feb. 17, Feb. 9, Feb. 2, Jan. 26, Jan. 19, Jan. 12, Jan. 5 (back from the break), Dec. 15 (from the Monsignor Martin-ECIC challenge), Dec. 9 (All-Western New York football discussion) and Dec.1.
You can check out the final live chat of the fall season -- as well as check out an archive of the 12 weekly discussions of the fall -- via our post of the Nov. 23 chat. For the super-chat-fan out there, this link takes you to the 2009-10 spring and winter archives.
As always, if you have a question but you won't be able to make the chat, post one in the comments section or email me and I'll do my best to address it.