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Homeroom Announcements: Thursday'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 Thursday

1. Girls basketball - Clarence at Orchard Park, 7:30 p.m.

No. 3 large school Orchard Park (12-0, 4-0) looks to stay unbeaten when it hosts No. 9 Clarence (6-5, 3-2). The Quakers won at Clarence on Dec. 5, 65-44, but the Red Devils weren't at full strength.

Buffalo News basketball polls (Jan. 22)

2. Girls hockey - Frontier/Lake Shore/Orchard Park vs. Williamsville, 4:30 p.m.

Defending-champ FLOP (11-1-3-0-1) hosts Williamsville (9-4-1-1) at Hamburg Town Ice Arena for senior night. FLOP is coming off a 1-0 win against Monsignor Martin yesterday in a game that was postponed from Monday due to fog at the open-air rink at Riverworks. Williamsville lost its first game against FLOP, 4-1, but won in overtime, 2-1, in the rematch on Dec. 18.

3. Boys hockey - St. Joe's vs. St. Mary's of Lancaster, 8:30 p.m.

St. Joe's takes on Monsignor Martin foe and Federation newcomer St. Mary's at Cheektowaga Town Ice Rink. The Marauders rebounded from a loss to Williamsville North last Friday with a 5-1 win over Bishop Timon-St. Jude Sunday. The two league losses for the Lancers have come against Sweet Home and St. Francis.

St. Joe's senior Shane Scheeler eyes return after scary on-ice injury

4. Boys basketball - Williamsville East at Sweet Home, 6:30 p.m.

Sweet Home (9-4, 4-2) welcomes Williamsville East (7-4, 3-2) in an ECIC II matchup. The Flames handed the Panthers one of their two league losses back on Dec. 13, 57-50.

Honor roll
- Boys basketball: Medina at Albion, 7 p.m.
- Girls basketball: Pine Valley at Franklinville, 7:30 p.m.

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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Wednesday's roundup

Prep Talk Male Athlete of the Week: Joe Andreessen, Lancaster wrestling

Prep Talk Female Athlete of the Week: Danielle Haskell, Franklinville girls basketball

High School Extra: It's delayed, but Flyers' Blackwell goes over 1,000 points

High school scores & schedules (Jan. 25)

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