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Tuesday Night Live: St. Mary's beats Walsh in Manhattan Cup quarterfinals

Hello from the first of what are going to be many playoff basketball games for this reporter. It's the most wonderful time of the year :-).

Big game tonight as Archbishop Walsh meets St. Mary's in the Manhattan Cup quarterfinals, a game that will likely determine the league's representative in the Catholic state championship game.

Keep track above and chime in at our comments section -- and let us know what game you saw tonight, if any.

Check our scoreboard for the box score from this game as well as all of the night's action.

Barring what would be a massive upset by Niagara Catholic over St. Joe's on Wednesday night, St. Mary's will be the Monsignor Martin's representative in the state Catholic Class B playoffs. The Lancers, as they were last year when they won it, are one win away from a Catholic state championship and a trip to the state Federation championships in Albany on March 25-27.

---Keith McShea

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Snow likely to wipe out most of Wednesday's schedule

Wednesday's basketball schedule wasn't the busiest (two boys games and 10 girls games), but it's likely to be wiped out due to several school districts already having canceled classes.

In other scheduling notes to pass along:

* Tonight's Archbishop Walsh at St. Mary's game has been postponed to Saturday, Feb. 12 at 4 p.m. due to weather forecasts and travel concerns.

Also, the Cardinal O'Hara at St. Mary's game originally scheduled for Friday has been rescheduled to Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

* An email send out by Jamestown's athletic department states that the rescheduled game of Jamestown at Williamsville North (which was postponed two Fridays ago) is now set for Monday, Feb. 7. Originally word was that the game had been scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 8.

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Coaches and/or athletic directors should notify The News ASAP if you have postponements. Call 849-4461 or email kmcshea@buffnews.com AND sports@buffnews.com.

Check out our basketball scoreboard through the evening -- and every evening -- for updates on all the action.

---Keith McShea

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Football schedule updates after the dropout fallout

These are the updates to the football schedule we have received, almost all a result of the dropout fall out caused by Brocton, Hinsdale and Walsh pulling the plug on their seasons:

Week One
Sherman vs. Forestville at Silver Creek - Friday, Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m.
Clymer at West Valley - Saturday, Sept. 5, 1:30 p.m.
Week Two
Portville at Silver Creek - Friday, Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m.
Falconer at Randolph - Friday, Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m.
Pine Valley at Westfield - Friday, Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m.
Week Three
West Valley at Pine Valley - Friday, Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m.
V-Charles Finney at Salamanca - Saturday, Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Bishop Timon-St. Jude has a bye week (after being scheduled against Walsh)
Week Four
Cattaraugus-Little Valley vs. Forestville at Silver Creek - Friday, Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m.
Week Five
Randolph at Portville - Friday, Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m.
Week Six
Silver Creek at Franklinville - Friday, Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Week Seven
Frewsburg at Ellicottville - Friday, Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Niagara Catholic at Allegany-Limestone - Friday, Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m.

All of the changes have been made to the 2009 week-by-week schedule accessible via the high school home page.

---Keith McShea

No season for Walsh, scheduling problems for Msgr. Martin schools

St. Mary's Athletic Director Dan Gill just emailed me his school's football schedule, and it doesn't have a homecoming game on it.

That's because Archbishop Walsh notified him that they wouldn't be fielding a team this season. Gill has been working the phones trying to pair up with other schools, including some which may have vacancies due to schools like Brocton, which also apparently -- according to the Jamestown Post-Journal -- is scrapping its season.

Gill can be reached at 683-4824 ext.35 or dgill@smhlancers.org.

---Keith McShea

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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 | kmcshea@buffnews.com

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