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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. Boys basketball - Section VI semifinals at Buffalo State Class A-1 - 1-Williamsville South vs. 4-McKinley, 5:15 p.m. - 2-North Tonawanda vs. 3-Grand Island, 6:45 p.m. Class A-2 - 2-Cheektowaga vs. 3-Sou…

The glass-skate fits perfectly, as West Seneca East's Cinderella postseason run is heading to the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association hockey tournament. The seventh-seeded Trojans secured the program's first Section VI Division II championship Monday night by defeating fourth-seeded Kenmore West, 3-1, before an estimated 1,500 at KeyBank Cente…

Boys basketballMANHATTAN CUP FINALSMarch 1 at Canisius CollegeClass A2-St. Francis vs. 4-Canisius, 8:05 p.m.Class B1-St. Mary’s/Lanc. vs. 3-Nichols, 6:05 p.m.SECTION VI PLAYOFFSCLASS AASemifinalsMarch 1 at Buffalo State2-Lancaster vs. 3-Kenmore West, 5:15 p.m.1-Jamestown vs. 5-Niagara Falls, 6:45 p.m.Final March 4 at Buffalo State2-Lanc/3-KW vs. 1-James/5-NF, 8:30 p.m.CL…

Williamsville North went from the lowest of lows to the ultimate high in a matter of a few minutes. Adam Batz's goal 16 seconds into overtime enabled the Spartans to repeat as Section VI Division I hockey champions as they defeated Lancaster, 3-2, before an estimated 1,500 at KeyBank Center on Monday night. Batz fired a shot from the right circle off the rush that hi…

With five minutes and 10 seconds left, Dunkirk seemed on the verge of pulling off a huge upset in the Section VI playoffs. The Marauders led, East Aurora 50-38, in the Class B-1 boys basketball semifinal, and they had enjoyed the better of the play throughout. The situation for the Blue Devils seemed, well, if not hopeless, at the least a huge mountain to climb in a short …

Victory in any St. Joe's-Canisius rivalry game is sweet for the athletic participants. It's even sweeter when the triumph comes in a championship game. Add another spoonful of sugar on top of sweeter, and that perhaps best describes what it feels like to be Jack Lalley. The St. Joe's senior defenseman now knows what it's like to score the championship-clinching g…

We're #PrepTalkLive from a huge day of the winter postseason. Check out info on all of today's matchups in our Homeroom Announcements, from Corey Desiderio, for today's top events. We follow ALL the high school action, and in all sports, via our team, the home office via @bufnewspreptalk on Twitter, and through your #PrepTalkLive tweets. Our high school scoreboa…

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. Boys hockey - Super Monday at KeyBank Center Niagara Cup: 1-St. Joe's vs. 3-Canisius, 4 p.m. These arch-rivals meet for the third year in a row to battle it out for the Niagara Cup. The Marauders won last y…

Frontier/Lake Shore/Orchard Park’s confidence level was at an all-season high after defeating last year’s champion, Monsignor Martin, 10 days ago in the girls federation semifinals. That confidence carried over into Sunday evening’s championship game in front of an estimated 300 at HarborCenter, where Frontier/Lake Shore/Orchard Park defeated Williamsville, 4-2, e…

St. Mary’s hockey program went from being dormant in 2016 to Western New York champions in 2017, holding off Starpoint to win a Club League title in the small school division Sunday at KeyBank Center. Lucas Prince and Brendan Krawczyk had a goal and an assist each for the Lancers, who added a late empty-netter to win, 3-1. Canisius scored late to edge St. Joe’s M…

It was a more competitive regular season than what has been typical for Buffalo Seminary’s basketball team, but victories remained difficult to come by for the program. According to coach Eva Cunningham, her team lacked composure late in games throughout an 8-10 regular season, which included only one Monsignor Martin league win. That has not been an issue so far in …

Boys basketballMANHATTAN CUP FINALSMarch 1 at Canisius CollegeClass A2-St. Francis vs. 4-Canisius, 8:05 p.m.Class B1-St. Mary’s/Lanc. vs. 3-Nichols, 6:05 p.m.SECTION VI PLAYOFFSCLASS AASemifinalsMarch 1 at Buffalo State2-Lancaster vs. 3-Kenmore West, 5:15 p.m.1-Jamestown vs. 5-Niagara Falls, 6:45 p.m.Final March 4 at Buffalo State, 8:30 p.m.CLASS A-1SemifinalsFeb. 28 at …

Buffalo News polls State classification in parentheses; first-place votes in brackets; *–tie in points, LW – Last week. BOYS BASKETBALL LARGE SCHOOLS Team (Class) Rec. Pts. LW 1. Wmsv. South [7] (A1) 18-3 97 1 2. St. Francis [2] 20-5 87 2 3. Amherst [1] (A2) 18-3 66 3 4. Olean (A2) 19-2 59 6 5. Canisius 17-9 58 7 6. Park 17-6 50 5 7. Timon-St. Jude [1] 18-…

With five final words to her husband, she stayed true to her selfless spirit until drawing her last breath. John McFall is convinced his wife, Andrea, knew she was in trouble, that her organs were shutting down and the end was near, when the medical staff whisked her to the operating room. “Tell them I love them,” she said. McFall had been with his wife since the…