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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. Baseball - St. Mary's of Lancaster at St. Joe's, 3 p.m.

A busy week of Monsignor Martin Association baseball action continues with this matchup between No. 5 small school St. Mary's (13-2, 8-2) and No. 8 large school St. Joe's (11-7, 6-4). St. Mary's won a 2-1 game when these teams met on May 9. Cole Laskowski hit a walk-off single to drive in Matt Ciezki.

Frank Propis threw a complete game two-hitter and Alex Bish had a two-run triple in a 3-0 Lancers win at Nichols yesterday. St. Mary's visits Bishop Timon-St. Jude at Cazenovia Park at 2 p.m. tomorrow.

The Marauders also picked up a shutout win yesterday, 11-0 against Cardinal O'Hara. Will Carlone hit a three-run homer for St. Joe's, which hosts St. Francis at 1 p.m. Sunday.

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2. Softball - Monsignor Martin quarterfinals

Sunshine Park in West Seneca is the home of this year's Monsignor Martin playoffs, which start on Saturday with two quarterfinal matchups.

Mount St. Mary takes on Nichols, while Sacred Heart takes on Nardin. Both games start at 11 a.m.

Winners move onto Monday's 4 p.m. semifinals against St. Mary's of Lancaster or Mount Mercy. The championship game is scheduled for Wednesday at 4 p.m.

2017 Section VI softball playoff schedule

3. Track & field - Monsignor Martin Championships

Saturday's a busy day on the track and field scene, headlined by the gathering of the best Catholic performers in Western New York.

That comes in the first day of the Monsignor Martin Championships, which start at 10 a.m. at St. Francis. Day Two on Sunday also starts at 10 a.m.

There are also a trio of notable Section VI meets. The Carl Roesch Boys Track & Field Classic at Clarence and the Lancaster Legends Girls Track & Field Classic both start at 9 a.m. The Pioneer Invitational has the latest start time of 1 p.m.

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4. Boys lacrosse - West Seneca West at West Seneca East, noon

Crosstown rivals West Seneca East (11-4) and West Seneca West (7-8) meet for the first and only time this season. East won a 13-3 game against West last year when both teams were in Class B.

The Trojans snapped a three-game losing streak with a 14-5 Class C win against Lake Shore last night. Drew Werner had a pair of goals and three assists. The Indians are riding a two-game winning streak against Lake Shore and Lockport.

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Playoff Schedules
- Section VI baseball
- Section VI softball
- Section VI boys lacrosse (coming soon)
- Section VI girls lacrosse (coming soon)

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

Power 10: Miguel Rodriguez ranks the best of the scholastic spring sports season

Layer retires as coach of Clarence football

Locals collide in NCAA lacrosse quarterfinal

High School Extra (May 20): Top baseball seed loses to East Aurora

High school scores & schedules (May 20)

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