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Homeroom Announcements: Saturday's big games & more

We know there's no homeroom today. But we're up and ready to go.

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 Saturday

1. Boys basketball - Monsignor Martin semifinals at Villa Maria

Class A
- 1-Bishop Timon-St. Jude vs. 4-Canisius, 5:30 p.m.
- 2-St. Francis vs. 3-Park, 7:15 p.m.

The Tigers are looking for the three-game sweep of the Crusaders after 67-65 and 63-53 wins in the regular season. Davion Warren, Joe Harrison and Juston Johnson combined for 107 of Timon's 130 points in those two games. Canisius had a 53-48 third quarter lead in the first game and a 27-25 halftime lead in the second game but weren't able to hold on.

St. Francis and Park have played two overtime classics this season, with the Red Raiders winning both. Each team features a trio of standouts. Juice Cunningham, Bo Sireika and Roburt Welch for St. Francis and Noah Hutchins, Joe Jones and Daniel Scott for Park.

The Manhattan Cup Class A final is set for March 1 at Canisius College at 8:05 p.m.

Class B
- 1-St. Mary's of Lancaster vs. 4-Walsh, 2 p.m.
- 2-Cardinal O'Hara vs. 3-Nichols, 3:45 p.m.

St. Mary's and Walsh split in the regular season, both winning on its home court. The key for the Lancers is containing Walsh's Tavien Kemp, the leading scorer in Western New York this season. Kemp scored 46 in his team's 73-68 in January. The Lancers limited Kemp to 19 in their convincing 77-53 win last Tuesday.

O'Hara and Nichols also split its regular season meetings. The Hawks are led by the sophomore duo of Justin Hemphill and Jermaine Haynes, who average 16.8 and 15.3 points per game, respectively. William Johnson is one of the top shooters in Western New York and is the leader for the defending Class B-champ Vikings. The senior went for a game-high 23, including five threes, in last Monday's 71-57 handling of O'Hara.

This game's winners play on March 1 at Canisius College at 6:05 p.m.

2. Wrestling - NYSPHSAA Championships

The second day of the 2017 wrestling championships at the Times Union Center in Albany start with the semifinals at 10 a.m. Finals are set to begin at 6:30 p.m.

Twelve wrestlers from Western New York made it to today's semifinals. Click here to follow live scoring throughout the day.

3. Track & field - Section VI Championships at Houghton College

The best in Western New York track & field get one last attempt to qualify for next Saturday's state championships on Staten Island, if they haven't done so already. Today's action begins at 10 a.m.

Get a head start by previewing this week's top 10 in each event with our boys track & field leaders and girls track & field leaders.

Playoff schedules
- Section VI boys basketball
- Manhattan Cup
- Section VI girls basketball
- Boys hockey

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.

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Friday's roundup

Story: Cheektowaga advances, Welch 25 away from breaking points mark
Photo gallery: Cheektowaga 83, Lew-Port 36

Boys basketball playoff roundup (Feb. 25): Jamestown avoids upset to advance, plus much more

High School Extra (Feb. 25): Big day for Canisius wrestler Hoose

High school scores & schedules (Feb. 25)

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After school

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

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