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Homeroom Announcements: Monday's big games & more

Welcome to the first week of the high school playoff season. 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 Monday

1. Girls volleyball - Lancaster at Orchard Park, 6 p.m.

No. 3 large school Lancaster, coming off huge four-set win at No. 1 Clarence last week, heads to No. 6 Orchard Park for another top 10 matchup. The Legends, who have only dropped four sets in ECIC I play (all to Clarence), swept the Quakers on their home court back on Sept. 22.

2. Field hockey - Pioneer at Williamsville South, 4:30 p.m.

The No. 2 Billies (13-1-1), fresh off a loss at No. 1 Iroquois on Friday, host No. 4 Pioneer (13-1) in a marquee contest. Both teams’ lone losses on the year have come to the Chiefs.

3. Girls soccer - Nardin at Sacred Heart, 4:30 p.m.

No. 5 large school Nardin and No. 7 Sacred Heart, the top two teams in the Monsignor Martin Association, will battle it out one more time in the regular season Monday at D'Youville's Dobson Field. The Gators won, 1-0, on Oct. 7 on a goal by Emma Gervase.

4. Field hockey - Amherst at Iroquois, 5 p.m.

No. 1 Iroquois’ (14-0) pursuit for a perfect regular season continues with a home match against No. 8 Amherst (9-5).

5. Boys golf - ECIC Team Championships

The four ECIC division champions in Williamsville North (Large North), Alden (Small North), Orchard Park (Large South) and East Aurora/Holland (Small South) will battle it out in a 9-hole event at Sheridan Park Golf Course to determine an overall ECIC team champion.

Honor roll
- Boys soccer: Class AA, A-1 and A-2 prequarterfinals
- Girls soccer: Mount St. Mary at City Honors, 4:30 p.m. at Johnnie B. Wiley Stadium
- Girls soccer: Class B-1, B-2 and C prequarterfinals
- Girls volleyball: Williamsville South at Williamsville East, 6 p.m.
- Boys volleyball: Williamsville South at Lockport, 5 p.m.

Playoff schedules
- Section VI boys soccer
- Section VI girls soccer

#PrepTalkLive updates: While we follow ALL the high school action via our Prep Talk team, we encourage YOU to also tweet updates from the games you are attending with the hashtag #PrepTalkLive attached.

#PrepTalkSpirit: Show us your school spirit by tweeting us fan photos with the hashtag #PrepTalkSpirit and we'll highlight one every week.

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Sunday's roundup

Week Seven high school football reader: All of our Prep Talk team's stories, photo galleries & video interviews from the past weekend of action

Football polls: Week Seven large and small schools polls

Week Seven Prep Talk Football Player of the Week

High school scores and schedules (Oct. 17)

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After school 

- How The News voted in this week’s football polls

- High school standings, schedules, polls and leaders

- As always, we'll monitor today's action in our #PrepTalkLive post.

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