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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 - Class AA, A, B, C & D Far West Regionals

Winners from today's Far West Regionals advance to the state final four next weekend in Binghamton.

Class AA
at Niagara Falls High School
- Clarence vs. V-McQuaid, 3 p.m.

The Red Devils are currently on a seven-game winning streak since a loss at Lancaster on May 10. That includes a 17-2 romp in the Section VI Class AA final over Willimsville North.

A Devil of a batting show as Clarence wins AA title

Class A
at Frontier Field, Rochester
- Olean vs. V-Pittsford Sutherland, 7 p.m.

Olean is in the Far West Regionals for the first time in program history following a 9-2 win over Williamsville South in which the offense connected early and often. The Huskies have won 17 straight since dropping their season opener to St. Francis.

Olean seizes control en route to historic baseball triumph

Class B
at Niagara Falls High School
- Fredonia vs. V-Livonia, noon

The Hillbillies won their second straight overall Class B title and fifth in the last seven years with a 4-0 shutout over Alden last Saturday. Fredonia, which won a state title in 2013, dropped an 8-7 game to IX-Marlboro in last year's state championship.

Fredonia baseball blanks Alden to retain Class B title

Class C
at Diethrick Park, Jamestown
- Maple Grove vs. V-Avon, noon

The Red Dragons won their first sectional title since 2000 with a 5-4 win over Allegany-Limestone last Saturday.

North Collins, Maple Grove win baseball titles

Class D
at Frontier Field, Rochester
- North Collins vs. V-Lima Christian, 4:30 p.m.

The Eagles scored all seven of their runs during the first two innings in a 7-4 win over Brocton in the Class D final last Saturday. It was their first sectional title since 2014.

North Collins, Maple Grove win baseball titles

2. Softball - Class C & D Far West Regionals at Promenschenkel Park, Dunkirk

Winners from today's pair of regional matchups advance to the state final four next weekend at Moreau Park near Glens Falls. Section VI went 2-1 yesterday, with Williamsville East and Depew winning and Williamsville North losing.

Class C
- Portville vs. V-Bishop Kearney, 4 p.m.
Class D
- North Collins vs. V-Elba, 6 p.m.

Portville and North Collins are both first-time representatives in the Far West Regionals after capturing their inaugural sectional championships last Tuesday.

Portville, North Collins softball score narrow wins to move on

3. Track & field - Section VI Championships at Jamestown

There are still 58 more sectional titles to be handed out on Saturday after 18 finals took place at Strider Field on Friday.

A recap of yesterday's action, including a list with all 18 winners, can be found below:

Distance runners get chance to shine at Section VI Championships

4. Boys lacrosse - Class A, B, C & D Far West Regionals at St. John Fisher College

Class A
- Orchard Park vs. V-Pittsford, 10 a.m.
Class B
- Hamburg vs. V-Victor, 12:30 p.m.

Orchard Park and Hamburg are two of the most dominant boys lacrosse programs in Western New York, but they haven't had much success in making it past their Rochester opposition. The Bulldogs haven't won a regional game since 2013, while the Quakers haven't done it since 2009. Winners advance to Wednesday's state final four back at St. John Fisher.

Orchard Park, Hamburg extend Section VI boys lacrosse championship reigns

Class C
- Grand Island vs. V-Palmyra-Macedon, 3 p.m.
Class D
- Akron vs. V-Penn Yan, 5:30 p.m.

Grand Island's back in the Far West Regionals for the first time since 2000, while this is Akron's fourth straight trip. The Tigers have had their last three seasons ended by Penn Yan. Winners advance to Wednesday's state final four back at Cicero-North Syracuse.

Grand Island, Akron capture Section VI boys lacrosse titles

5. Girls lacrosse - Class A, B, C & D Far West Regionals at All High Stadium

Winners advance to next Friday's state semifinals at SUNY Cortland.

Class B
- Hamburg vs. V-Canandaigua, 10 a.m.
Class C
- Lake Shore vs. Honeoye Falls-Lima, noon

Hamburg won its sixth-straight sectional title on Wednesday with an 8-5 win over Niagara Wheatfield. Lake Shore repeated in Class C by outscoring West Seneca East on Wednesday, 16-9.

Hamburg, Lake Shore take girls lacrosse titles again

Class D
- East Aurora vs. V-Palmyra-Macedon, 2 p.m.
Class A
- Frontier vs. V-Pittsford, 4 p.m.

Frontier clung to an 8-7 lead, and its undefeated season, to dethrone five-time defending champion Lancaster on Thursday. East Aurora, meanwhile, captured the first-ever Class D crown on Thursday with a 10-4 win over Eden.

Frontier, East Aurora win girls lacrosse crowns

Honor Roll
- Boys tennis: NYSPHSAA Championships at Flushing, New York
- Girls golf: NYSPHSAA Championships at Bethpage Yellow on Long Island

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

Williamsville East belts its way to historic softball triumph

Depew delivers a gem to earn another trip to state semifinals

Williamsville North softball reaches the end of the road

Distance runners get chance to shine at Section VI Championships

Prep Talk Player of the Year for girls gymnastics: Zoe Kyriakopoulos, Williamsville North

Prep Talk Player of the Year for field hockey: Abby Ferenczy, Williamsville South

High School Extra (June 3): Mertz of St. Joe's wins medalist honors

Photo galleries
- Softball: Class AA, A & B Far West Regionals
- Track & field: Section VI Championships (Day One)

High school scores & schedules (June 3)

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