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Corey Desiderio

Corey Desiderio has contributed to The Buffalo News' high school sports coverage since 2014. Send questions, comments or story ideas to cdesiderio@buffnews.com.


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The Monsignor Martin girls soccer title is staying on Amherst Street. Claire McGennis, a Nichols junior, scored the lone goal with 7:32 left on Saturday in a 1-0 win over St. Mary’s of Lancaster at the Canisius College Demske Complex to clinch back-to-back Class A championships for the Vikings. It’s the first repeat title for Nichols since it won five straight postseason…

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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. Track and field - NYSPHSAA Championships Western New York looks to add to state champion total when the state meet concludes with the second day of competition at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. Action beg…

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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 Friday 1. Track & field - NYSPHSAA Championships This first day of this year's outdoor championships at Cicero-North Syracuse High School begins at 11 a.m. with the girls pole vault. Important resources for follow…

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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 Wednesday 1. Boys lacrosse - NYSPHSAA semifinals Lancaster and West Seneca East head eastbound for state semifinal matchups. Winners advance to Saturday's state championship quadruple-header at St. John Fisher. Clas…

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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 Tuesday 1. Baseball - Georgetown Cup finals With a 3-1 game one win Monday, No. 3 St. Francis has a chance to clinch the Monsignor Martin baseball title at 4 p.m. today at Coca-Cola Field. A win by top-seeded St. Joe's w…

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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. Baseball - Georgetown Cup finals Game one of the Monsignor Martin championship series between top-seeded St. Joe's and No. 3 St. Francis starts at 4 p.m. at Coca-Cola Field. Game two is Tuesday at the same time…

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Brooke Plonka and her Iroquois softball teammates have joked about playing at states since their sophomore season. Two years later, it’s not a joke anymore. It’s reality. With a historic 4-1 win Saturday over Section V private school Our Lady of Mercy (13-11) in the Class A Far West Regional, the Chiefs (18-1) are headed to Glens Falls to compete in the New York Stat…

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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. Softball - Far West Regionals Section VI hosts three of this year's regional softball matchups. Class AA: Lancaster vs. V-Victor, 11 a.m. at Williamsville East Class A: Iroquois vs. V-Mercy, 1:30 p.m.…

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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 Friday 1. Track & field - Section VI Championships The best track and field athletes from Western New York compete at Niagara Falls in the first day of the sectional championships starting at noon. 2. Boys tennis …

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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 lacrosse - Section VI championships Much like the boys yesterday, the top two seeds in each class face off at Williamsville North for Section VI girls lacrosse titles. Class C: 1-Lake Shore vs. 2-A…

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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 Wednesday 1. Boys lacrosse - Section VI championships There's four No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchups at today's quadruple-header of sectional finals all held at Williamsville North. Class A: 1-Lancaster vs. 2-Orchard Park, 3…

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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 Tuesday 1. Softball - Section VI championships Five teams will book trip to Saturday's Far West Regionals: Class AA: 3-Niagara Wheatfield vs. 5-Lancaster, 5 p.m. at Williamsville East Class A: Williamsville East …

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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 - Section VI championships Five teams will earn berths to the Far West Regionals today: Class AA: 1-Lancaster vs. 7-Williamsville North, 3 p.m. at Niagara Falls Class A: Williamsville East (A…

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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 Friday 1. Track & field - League championships There are a pair of track and field league championships on today's schedule. Both events wrap up on Saturday, starting at 11 a.m. ECIC Championships, 3 p.m. at Wil…

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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. Softball - Section VI Class A and B finals The first sectional champions of the spring will be crowned in softball today. All four finals are being played at Williamsville North. Class A-1: 1-Williamsvil…