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Live chat April 6: Post-Niagara PAL/ACE talk, more pre-All-WNY talk and some buffalonews.com updates

OK, we'll have a postgame Niagara PAL/ACE Showcase chat at 10:30 p.m.

As always, anything in the world of high school sports -- or our coverage of it -- is up for discussion.

I promise I'll get to your question or comment in the chat -- but please be patient. It can get busy fielding all of the questions and I can only answer one at a time. And PLEASE don't enter your question/comment multiple times -- that only makes things more hectic.

No visit with WECK (1230 AM) this week due to my travels and thuhhhhhh Yankees being on the radio (John Sterling radio voice reference there).

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Previous chats from this winter season: last week (March 30 -- post-Federation), (March 23 -- post-Final Four), (March 16 -- pre-Final Four), (March 9 -- pre-Far West Regionals), (March 2 -- after the Manhattan Cup and A-1 semifinals), Feb. 23 (prequarterfinal Wednesday), Feb. 17Feb. 9Feb. 2, Jan. 26, Jan. 19, Jan. 12, Jan. 5 (back from the break), Dec. 15 (from the Monsignor Martin-ECIC challenge), Dec. 9 (post-All-Western New York football discussion) and Dec.1.

You can check out the final live chat of the fall season -- as well as check out an archive of the 12 weekly discussions of the fall -- via our post of the Nov. 23 chat. For the super-chat-fan out there, this link takes you to the 2009-10 spring and winter archives.

As always, if you have a question but you won't be able to make the chat, post one in the comments section or email me and I'll do my best to address it.

---Keith McShea

buffalonews.com/high-schools     facebook.com/preptalkblog     twitter.com/bufnewspreptalk

Live from the Niagara PAL/ACE Classic (with video)

Hello from Niagara Falls High for the annual Niagara PAL/ACE Classic, a set of two all-star games.

You can scroll down to see the rosters or click to the post directly.

All my typing is to keep an account of the game which I use to help me write a story for tomorrow's paper. Feel free to monitor the game and even comment on our (advertising-free) blog, but please be mindful that I might not be able to answer every question while I'm live blogging this game. Three tends to be a lot of scoring in all-star games, so please bear with me. Thanks very much.

I'm going to have a post-game live chat as well, but that depends on how long the games go and when I get my story sent in. All I can say is stay tuned :-). 

I'll have box scores posted here or within the live blog box as soon as possible. 

Afterwards, feel free to add your comments on the post.

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The highlight show:

---Keith McShea

buffalonews.com/high-schools     facebook.com/preptalkblog     twitter.com/bufnewspreptalk

St. Joe's hockey honored with state title page in Wednesday's News

In Wednesday's paper, the St. Joe's hockey team's state Catholic title is honored with a state championship poster page.

It includes a huge team celebration photo, the team's roster, game-by-game results and the highlights of their run to the championship.

The page will be available for purchase online at buffalonewsstore.com.

The Williamsville North hockey team's state title page, which was published Monday, can be found by clicking here.

The All-Western New York basketball issue will be published Saturday, April 9.  

---Keith McShea

buffalonews.com/high-schools     facebook.com/preptalkblog     twitter.com/bufnewspreptalk

Chat during and after the Niagara PAL/ACE Showcase Wednesday night

Wednesday night we're going to chat during our live, play-by-play blog of the Niagara PAL/ACE Showcase basketball game -- and we'll also have a postgame chat later on. I'll have a story to write as well so the schedule will be in flux. Check tomorrow's posts for more details.

Rosters for the games, held at Niagara Falls High School, were published in Tuesday's paper. Here they are:

Freshman/Sophomore game -- 6:15 p.m.

EAST: Sterling Taplin (Williamsville North), Sam Eckstrom (Olean), Aaron White (Canisius), Adam Weir (Canisius), Ryan Dougherty (Timon), Matt MacDonald (Canisius), Jack Mulcahy (Niagara-Wheatfield), Lenny Dowell (Emerson), Johnathan Jackson (North Collins), Kevin Briggs (OTC Middle College). Coach: Carlos Bradberry (Niagara Falls).

WEST: Jaleo Wilkins (Niagara Falls), Ramir Burton (Niagara Falls), Jermaine Crumpton (Niagara Falls), Khalid Barnes (Sweet Home), Mark Cerza (Cardinal O'Hara), Lonnie Taylor (Medina), Kole Ghilchrist (Sweet Home), Colin Dougherty (Lockport), Tim Whitehead (Hutch-Tech), Jake Haight (Barker). Coach: Ryan Hegan.

Junior/Senior game -- 7:30 p.m.

EAST: Marcus Feagin (Niagara Falls), Blair Estarfaa (Maryvale), Matt Hart (Canisius), Aaron Frazier (Seneca), Marcus Nelson (Hutch-Tech), Devin Redden (St. Mary's), Josh Haight (Barker), Denzell Washington (Hutch-Tech), Andrew Strug (Hutch-Tech). Coach: Shaun Ryan (I-Prep at Grover).

WEST: Jordan Street (Niagara Falls), Maurice Miles (Hutch-Tech), Ryan Grandits (Kenmore West), Jordan Williams (Bishop Timon-St. Jude), Erik Simmons (St. Mary's), Jamal Carter (City Honors), Dave Pascucci (Niagara Falls), Nick DiMartile (Lockport), Kyren Willis (Seneca). Coach: Nate Beutel (Grand Island).

---Keith McShea

buffalonews.com/high-schools     facebook.com/preptalkblog     twitter.com/bufnewspreptalk

Will North hockey's state championship page in The News Monday

In today's paper, the Williamsville North hockey team's state title is commemorated with one of our state championship pages.

The St. Joe's hockey team's state Catholic title will be honored with a state championship page in Wednesday's paper.

Those pages will be available for purchase online at buffalonewsstore.com.

The Williamsville North page can be found by clicking here.

The All-Western New York basketball issue will be published Saturday, April 9.  

---Keith McShea

buffalonews.com/high-schools     facebook.com/preptalkblog     twitter.com/bufnewspreptalk

Big issues on the way: state title pages, All-WNY hoops

Some big dates are coming up for high school sports fans. 

Saturday the winter season's All-Western New York Scholar-Athlete team will be honored with our "Super Seniors" page.

In Monday's paper (April 4), the Williamsville North hockey team's state title will be commemorated with one of our state championship pages.

On Wednesday, April 6, the St. Joe's hockey team's state Catholic title will be honored with a state championship page.

The All-Western New York basketball issue will be published Saturday, April 9.  

---Keith McShea

buffalonews.com/high-schools     facebook.com/preptalkblog     twitter.com/bufnewspreptalk

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Keith McShea

Keith McShea

Keith McShea has covered high school sports at The News since his hiring in 1999. The 1995 University at Buffalo graduate and Long Island native (North Babylon Bulldogs) covers — and live blogs — everything from scrimmages to state championships & helps head The News' All-Western New York selections.

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