Cardinal O'Hara coach Dan McDermott and standouts Kelsey McCarthy and Aisha Shabazz talk about how the Hawks, ranked first in The News small school poll, came through to win a close game at Lockport, which is ranked first among large schools, at the Lockport Kiwanis Shootout.
We put together some highlights from the Section VI Wrestling Championships that were held at the University at Buffalo Sunday. Every Section VI Champ (large and small schools) is represented in video:
For this week's PrepTalkTV Weekly -- which you can see right here tonight at 9 -- we'll talk about this year's winter postseason and even a little about the next football season.
We'll have another loaded show of highlights from boys basketball, wrestling and swimming -- including another edition of "[BN] The Locker Room" video of coaches' pregame (and postgame) speeches. We'll take a look back at other events in our PrepTalkTV Rewind as well have our weekly look at the boys basketball polls and a look ahead to this weekend and beyond.
As usual after PrepTalkTV Weekly, I'll have a live chat following the show.
Here's a rundown of the show:
0:00 -- Opening, debut of the on-screen rundown, update on Depew Boys & Girls Club fundraiser 2:50 -- Interview with Section VI football chairman Ken Stoldt on proposed changes for the 2013 season alignment and nonleague football games 14:00 -- Section VI Wrestling Championships, including footage of ALL 30 CHAMPIONS 21:30 -- Discussion/rant about decision to drop Olympic wrestling 25:35 -- Canisius boys swimming dominates All-Catholic meet, followed by McShea proclaiming (at 27:30) that the "I believe that we have won" chant is owned by St. Joe's and should not be used by other schools 30:30 -- Silver Creek boys basketball moves to 17-0 with win over Randolph; featuring [BN] The Locker Room with coach Rob Genco before and after the game 35:50 -- St. Joe's boys basketball uses huge third quarter to rout Timon Monday; plus a look ahead to Saturday's St. Joe's-Canisius game 40:15 -- Look at this week's boys basketball polls 42:10 -- PrepTalkTV Rewind (Minnesota HS hockey goalie scores on his own team -- on purpose!) 47:00 -- A look ahead to upcoming action from Thursday to Tuesday; closing.
Hello from the University at Buffalo and the Section VI Wrestling Championships -- great to have both Division I and II in one spot so we can bring you all of the action. Our head might be spinning a little, but we'll do our best with the live blog.
I'll have match-by-match updates in the live blog below and I'll also be providing #preptalkscores updates on Twitter (those will also appear in the blog).
Your tweets with the hashtag #preptalkscores are welcome -- they will appear in the live blog as well. Every night, scoring update tweets (in any sport) are welcome to those on Twitter -- just use the #preptalkscores hashtag.
Check our scoreboard page for a complete schedule of tonight's action; the scoreboard will be updated as we receive game reports throughout the evening.
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.
Lauren Nicole Mariacher joined The News in 2009 after graduating from the Columbia University School of Journalism. The Elma native and Iroquois graduate can usually be found on a sideline, capturing highlights for PrepTalkTV. She also hosts Prep Talk's weekly live show, with Keith McShea, as well as The News' live postgame Bills show — [BN]TheHuddle.