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#PrepTalkLive from Canisius' rout at Bishop Timon-St. Jude (with VIDEO interviews), plus your updates on busy boys hoops night

By Keith McShea

We are in the final full week of the basketball season, and there are, as usual, some major matchups to monitor. I'm headed to South Buffalo for what is, on paper, No. 1 large school Canisius' toughest task on its Monsignor Martin schedule: a road game at fellow top 10 large school Bishop Timon-St. Jude at 7 p.m. Another big meeting in that league, on the small school side, has St. Mary's visiting Park at 6:30. A game that will likely decide the ECIC IV championship has Holland at Cleveland Hill at 6:30 p.m.

We'll certainly be looking forward to your #PrepTalkLive updates on Twitter. 

Our scoreboard page has a schedule of today's games -- that same page will have box scores as games are reported to us throughout the evening.

Keep track of the action and contribute to it as well in the blog below -- the easiest way to do that is to tweet updates with the #PrepTalkLive hashtag.

We will set up blogs like this throughout the winter, especially on busy nights -- we'll monitor games via not only our tweets, but those of high school sports fans and followers who use the #preptalklive hashtag.

While tonight is a busy basketball night, we want tweets from all varsity sports every day of the week. The #preptalklive blog (and hashtag) -- as it was during football season -- is the place to check out scores from all over Western New York.

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The postgame show: 

How The News voted: Valentine, schmalentine -- the sweetest day is the 15th

By Keith McShea

BasketballheartEvery week during the basketball season a panel of voters participates in The News' large and small school boys basketball polls, which are published in today's Scholastic Spotlight.

And every week we let you know, like the title says ... how The News voted. This is just one ballot -- there are nine other voters in each poll.

Here are our previous blogs: last week (Feb. 4), Jan. 28Jan. 21, Jan. 14, Jan. 7; and our first ballot (there was no blog after the second poll as I was on vacation). Here's last year's final poll

And -- as we blow by Valentine's Day to Section VI Selection Saturday, where this year's playoff brackets will be set -- here's this week's ballot (note: this vote, just like all votes, was put together before Monday's games). 

Continue reading "How The News voted: Valentine, schmalentine -- the sweetest day is the 15th" »

#PrepTalkLive on a special-edition Saturday, concluding with Middle Early College's huge Yale Cup win at McKinley (with VIDEO)

By Keith McShea

It's a special Saturday in boys basketball in that there are several top teams in action, and there's a lot on the line (with just one week to go to Section VI's Selection Saturday).

I know where I'll be ending up today: The very important Yale Cup showdown of Middle Early College at McKinley at 6:30 p.m., a game postponed from Wednesday due to our latest bout with snow. However, the day is full of interesting games, notably first-place Iroquois at Hamburg in top ECIC II action at 1:30, Cathedral Prep (Pa.) -- which is 10-6 on the season -- at No. 1 large school Canisius at 3, and, in another makeup due to weather, Nichols at St. Mary's at 3:30 in a Monsignor Martin matchup of top 10 small schools. 

While I'll be getting to as many games as I can, we'll certainly be looking forward to your #PrepTalkLive updates on Twitter. 

Our scoreboard page has a schedule of today's games -- that same page will have box scores as games are reported to us throughout the evening.

Keep track of the action and contribute to it as well in the blog below -- the easiest way to do that is to tweet updates with the #PrepTalkLive hashtag.

We will set up blogs like this throughout the winter, especially on busy nights -- we'll monitor games via not only our tweets, but those of high school sports fans and followers who use the #preptalklive hashtag.

While tonight is a busy basketball night, we want tweets from all varsity sports every day of the week. The #preptalklive blog (and hashtag) -- as it was during football season -- is the place to check out scores from all over Western New York.

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Highlights from Iroquois' win at Hamburg, including several from senior Phil Bowen:

Now, you'll hear me on the video above say that Bowen's three was a two. When it happened I was sure he had his foot on the line (I even tweeted it). When I watched the video (including the higher-quality version before it goes to youtube) and tried to go frame-by-frame, it also sure looked like his foot was on the line.

When it happened, I felt like the only guy in the gym who thought it was a two -- no one said a word about it, and obviously you can see the official signal a three immediately even though to me it looks like Bowen's right foot (and maybe even his left) is on the line. Again, in real time I thought his foot was on the line and I'm stunned noone in the gym said anything.

It's certainly no matter now -- Hamburg never hit another shot in the game. However, if it was a two, then it's a tie game, and I think that changes the end-game dynamic completely. Just a weird deal.

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Postgame show from Middle Early College after its win at McKinley:

#PrepTalkLive on a busy basketball Friday night, with your updates

By Keith McShea

Tonight features a big lineup in boys and girls basketball, and there are many important league games -- which is no surprise: Section VI's Selection Saturday is just eight days away.

On the boys side, Middle Early College heads to East at 6 p.m. as the visiting Kats try to remain in control of Yale Cup I. On the girls side, there's a great Niagara Frontier League showdown as Niagara Falls hosts Lockport in a top 10 large school battle. 

As always, we're looking forward to your #PrepTalkLive updates on Twitter. 

Our scoreboard page has a schedule of today's games -- that same page will have box scores as games are reported to us throughout the evening.

Keep track of the action and contribute to it as well in the blog below -- the easiest way to do that is to tweet updates with the #PrepTalkLive hashtag.

We will set up blogs like this throughout the winter, especially on busy nights -- we'll monitor games via not only our tweets, but those of high school sports fans and followers who use the #preptalklive hashtag.

While tonight is a busy basketball night, we want tweets from all varsity sports every day of the week. The #preptalklive blog (and hashtag) -- as it was during football season -- is the place to check out scores from all over Western New York.

#PrepTalkLive from Canisius' win over Aquinas (with VIDEO) plus your Tuesday night updates

By Keith McShea

Tonight features a fairly full lineup of high school sports, with the No. 1 boys basketball large school getting a tough test coming in from Rochester. Section V power Aquinas visits Canisius at 7 p.m. Other top events tonight include Williamsville East at Iroquois in boys hoops, Jamestown at Frontier and Sacred Heart at Williamsville North in girls hoops, as well as the All-Catholic girls bowling championships. 

There are a ton of league games in both boys and girls play. As always, we're looking forward to your #PrepTalkLive updates on Twitter. 

Our scoreboard page has a schedule of today's games -- that same page will have box scores as games are reported to us throughout the evening.

Keep track of the action and contribute to it as well in the blog below -- the easiest way to do that is to tweet updates with the #PrepTalkLive hashtag.

We will set up blogs like this throughout the winter, especially on busy nights -- we'll monitor games via not only our tweets, but those of high school sports fans and followers who use the #preptalklive hashtag.

While tonight is a busy basketball night, we want tweets from all varsity sports every day of the week. The #preptalklive blog (and hashtag) -- as it was during football season -- is the place to check out scores from all over Western New York.

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The postgame show:

How The News voted: Sectionals two weeks away

By Keith McShea

Every week during the basketball season a panel of voters participates in The News' large and small school boys basketball polls, which are published in today's Scholastic Spotlight.

And every week we let you know, like the title says ... how The News voted. This is just one ballot -- there are nine other voters in each poll.

Here are our previous blogs: last week (Jan. 28), Jan. 21, Jan. 14, Jan. 7; and our first ballot (there was no blog after the second poll as I was on vacation). Here's last year's final poll

And here's this week's ballot (note: this vote, just like all votes, was put together before Monday's games). When next week's poll rolls around, we'll be five days from Selection Saturday:

Continue reading "How The News voted: Sectionals two weeks away" »

#PrepTalkLive on a Saturday of hoops near & far

By Keith McShea

This Saturday is a fairly busy one in Western New York high school sports, with wrestling tournaments, hockey games and a handful of basketball games (from local contests to three good ones in Rochester).

I'm not working today, but I've set up this blog to keep track of your #PrepTalkLive updates via Twitter. 

Our scoreboard page has a schedule of today's games -- that same page will have box scores as games are reported to us throughout the evening.

Keep track of the action and contribute to it as well in the blog below -- the easiest way to do that is to tweet updates with the #PrepTalkLive hashtag. We've also set up the blog to grab tweets of some reknowned tweeters out there, including News pollster Chad Andrews (@centercourt42).

We will set up blogs like this throughout the winter, especially on busy nights -- we'll monitor games via not only our tweets, but those of high school sports fans and followers who use the #preptalklive hashtag.

While tonight is a busy basketball night, we want tweets from all varsity sports every day of the week. The #preptalklive blog (and hashtag) -- as it was during football season -- is the place to check out scores from all over Western New York.

#PrepTalkLive from Middle Early College ending McKinley's 33-game Yale Cup win streak (with VIDEO), plus your updates

By Keith McShea

It's again a very busy Friday night in basketball, and our stop is a very big one in the Yale Cup as No. 2 large school McKinley aims to keep its outstanding success in league play going against co-No. 4 small school Middle Early College at 7 p.m. at Erie Community College's Flickinger Center, which is MEC's home gym. 

There are a ton of league games in both boys and girls play. As always, we're looking forward to your #PrepTalkLive updates on Twitter. 

Our scoreboard page has a schedule of today's games -- that same page will have box scores as games are reported to us throughout the evening.

Keep track of the action and contribute to it as well in the blog below -- the easiest way to do that is to tweet updates with the #PrepTalkLive hashtag.

We will set up blogs like this throughout the winter, especially on busy nights -- we'll monitor games via not only our tweets, but those of high school sports fans and followers who use the #preptalklive hashtag.

While tonight is a busy basketball night, we want tweets from all varsity sports every day of the week. The #preptalklive blog (and hashtag) -- as it was during football season -- is the place to check out scores from all over Western New York.

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A couple of highlights:

And the postgame show:

Your #PrepTalkLive updates on a busy Monday: Middle College beats East; Cheektowaga tops Amherst

By Keith McShea

As noted in today's High School Extra, there might not be a great quantity, but there is great quality in tonight's lineup of boys basketball games. 

UPDATE (1:15 p.m.): Canisius canceled school today, so the big Bishop TImon-St. Jude at Canisius contest has been postponed; no makeup date has been announced. 

Tonight's lineup is still very solid as No. 2 small school East and No. 5 Middle Early College meet for the first time this season in Yale Cup action at 7 p.m. at ECC-City’s Flickinger Center. The ECIC matchups among the dozen games scheduled tonight include Williamsville East (9-4) at Sweet Home at 7 p.m. in ECIC II; Cheektowaga plays No. 8 large school and ECIC III rival Amherst for the first time, 7:30 at Amherst; and in ECIC IV co-leader Holland hosts Alden at 6:30 p.m. just days after beating the Bulldogs by four.

As always, we're looking forward to your #PrepTalkLive updates on Twitter (especially because I'm off today -- I set this up ahead of time).

Our scoreboard page has a schedule of today's games -- that same page will have box scores as games are reported to us throughout the evening.

Keep track of the action and contribute to it as well in the blog below -- the easiest way to do that is to tweet updates with the #PrepTalkLive hashtag.

We will set up blogs like this throughout the winter, especially on busy nights -- we'll monitor games via not only our tweets, but those of high school sports fans and followers who use the #preptalklive hashtag.

While tonight is a busy basketball night, we want tweets from all varsity sports every day of the week. The #preptalklive blog (and hashtag) -- as it was during football season -- is the place to check out scores from all over Western New York.

#PrepTalkLive on a very busy Friday, including Lockport beating Ken West & Clarence avenging Jamestown loss (with VIDEO interviews)

By Keith McShea

It's a very busy Friday night on both the boys and girls basketball sides, with top league showdowns in ECIC I (Jamestown at Clarence at 7:30 p.m.) and the Niagara Frontier League (Kenmore West at Lockport at 6:30). I'm headed to Clarence with a likely stop at an early game beforehand. There's also a big wrestling showdown as No. 1 large school Clarence heads to No. 4 Lancaster for their "Border Brawl" dual meet. 

As always, we're looking forward to your #PrepTalkLive updates on Twitter. 

Our scoreboard page has a schedule of today's games -- that same page will have box scores as games are reported to us throughout the evening.

Keep track of the action and contribute to it as well in the blog below -- the easiest way to do that is to tweet updates with the #PrepTalkLive hashtag.

We will set up blogs like this throughout the winter, especially on busy nights -- we'll monitor games via not only our tweets, but those of high school sports fans and followers who use the #preptalklive hashtag.

While tonight is a busy basketball night, we want tweets from all varsity sports every day of the week. The #preptalklive blog (and hashtag) -- as it was during football season -- is the place to check out scores from all over Western New York.

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Highlights from the end of Clarence's win over Jamestown: 

The postgame show from Clarence: 

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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.

@KeithMcSheaBN | [email protected]

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