By Keith McShea
Kane, a senior at Hamburg, is the Prep Talk Player of the Year for boys tennis after winning this year's Section VI singles championship.
At the state championships, Kane won two matches as the sixth seed before falling in the quarterfinals to the third seed.
Kane went to the state tournament as a seventh- and eighth-grader, then stopped playing high school tennis to concentrate on USTA events, then stepped away from the game altogether. Last spring he was a key member of the Hamburg lacrosse team. This year he decided to return to the sport for his final high school season.
Kane will play collegiately at Duquesne next year.
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All Prep Talk Players of the Year will be honored at the inaugural Prep Talk Awards on June 16 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, featuring Pro Football Hall of Famer Andre Reed and Janet Snyder of Kiss 98.5. The Prep Talk Awards will honor Prep Talk Players of the Year in more than 30 sports, along with the All-Western New York first teams in football and basketball.
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Our Countdown to the Prep Talk Awards will feature a different Prep Talk Player of the Year every day -- until the big night.
The list thus far: