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Homeroom Announcements: Monday's big games & more

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. Boys hockey - Doubleheader at HarborCenter

Lancaster and St. Joe's start the festivities with a Division 1 matchup at 6:30 p.m. Both teams sit at 1-0 after league-opening wins on Saturday. Chris Blachowski scored twice for the Legends in a 4-2 win over Williamsville North. Jeremy Ienco scored once and added two assists for the Marauders, the reigning Catholic state champs, in a 4-1 win against Niagara-Wheatfield.

Rivals Canisius (0-0-1) and Bishop Timon-St. Jude (1-1) renew acquaintances in an interdivisional meeting at 8:30 p.m. The Division 1 Crusaders opened the season last Monday with a 2-2 tie against Orchard Park, while the Division 2 Tigers beat Hamburg last Monday, 4-3, in overtime in their opener before losing to Clarence, 4-2, on Saturday.

2. Boys basketball - MST Seneca at Newfane, 6:30 p.m.

Two Class B-1 teams who could see time in this year's small schools poll meet in a nonleage tilt.

MST Seneca (1-0) opened some eyes with a 72-63 season-opening win over Middle College last Thursday. Second-year sophomore Earl Howard had 23 points, while senior Domonic Prince, the Burgard football standout, scored 20 and grabbed 10 boards.

Newfane (0-1), a young squad with just two seniors on the roster, is led by talented junior guards Max Weber and Kyle DeVoogel. DeVoogel scored 25, including four three-pointers, for the Panthers in their season-opening 74-61 loss to North Tonawanda.

3. Girls hockey - Kenmore/Grand Island vs. Monsignor Martin, 4:30 p.m.

Kenmore/Grand Island (1-2) and Monsignor Martin (1-1) each look for win No. 2 on the season when the teams head out on the ice at Riverworks Monday.

Abby Blair netted a hat trick and Olivia Smith added two in Kenmore's 7-0 win over West Seneca/Hamburg/Eden last Tuesday, before dropping a 4-2 decision against Williamsville on Thursday. Monsignor Martin opened the year with a dominating 7-2 win over Lancaster/Iroquois/Depew, but fell to Orchard Park/Frontier/Lake Shore, 5-1, Thursday.

4. Girls basketball - Nichols at Cleveland Hill, 6:30 p.m.

The Eagles (0-1), led by fifth-year seniors Jayla James and Sydney Turley, should be real contenders come Class C-1 playoff time. Turley scored 19 and James 12 in a close 45-42 loss to Class AA Lancaster in the Wilson Showcase on Saturday.

This is the lone nonleague tune-up for Nichols before playing two Monsignor Martin league games later in the week. The Vikings head to reigning Class B MMHSAA champ St. Mary's Wednesday, and then play Nardin at Villa Maria on Friday.

Today's schedule can be found at our high school scoreboard.

#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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Weekend roundup

All-WNY reader: 2016 All-Western New York football team
Player of the Year: Isaiah McDuffie, Bennett
Buffalo News Player of the Year history (from 1977-2016)
All-WNY first, second, third teams and honorable mentions
Gallery: Presenting the All-WNY first team
First Team Offense Capsules: Offense features its share of playmakers, record-setters
First Team Defense Capsules: Star-studded defense includes athletic, versatile talents
2016 Honor Roll: Every league's all-star teams, as selected by each league's coaches
Coach of the Year: Curt Fischer, Maple Grove
Poll Champions: Final News' high school football polls for 2016
List of past final News poll champions
All-time All-Western New York database: Our searchable database of every All-Western New York team

Catholic state championship: Margaritis' last-second catch delivers Canisius to state title
Quick hits: Canisius 50, Cardinal Hayes 44

All-Western New York boys soccer: Grand Island has pair of area's best players
2016 Honor Roll: Every league's all-star teams, as selected by each league's coaches

High School Extra (Dec. 4): Brinker leads East Aurora, plus much more
High school scores & schedules (Dec. 4)

High school scores & schedules (Dec. 5)

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After school

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

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