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Thank Your Father This Weekend

Father's Day is on Sunday, and whether you are 14, 24, or 54 years old, you should take the opportunity to share some stories and thank your father -- or that father-figure in your life -- for all they have done for you

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Bilal Matin of Waterford is our week two winner. (Photo courtesy of Waterford athletics).
Bilal Matin of Waterford is our week two winner. (Photo courtesy of Waterford athletics).
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ESPN 104.5 Athlete of the Week

After Briana Matazinsky of Tamarac was named our inaugural “ESPN 104.5 Athlete of the Week” last Friday, we are ready to announce our winner for week two.

And it is… Bilal Matin, senior baseball player from Waterford High School!

Matin, a senior shortstop for the Fordians, was hitting .617 at the time of his nomination

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On the Farm: Anthony Giansanti

Former Siena Saints baseball star and current AA player (Cubs) Anthony Giansanti joins Brady Farkas to talk about the Saints first NCAA tournament win, Coach Rossi, his appreciation for the Capital Region and life in the minor leagues

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Hump Day Rant Pt.9 Welcome Fisher / World Cup Prediction

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Big 10 Conference to Break Up

Starting next academic year, the Big 10 Conference of Section II will cease to exist, as reported by James Allen of the Times Union.

The move coincides with Amsterdam's official movement into the Foothills Conference for next y

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Branden Cogswell advanced to Omaha just days after being drafted by the A's (Getty Images).
Branden Cogswell advanced to Omaha just days after being drafted by the A's (Getty Images).
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Shen Grad Heading to College World Series

The University of Virginia topped the University of Maryland last night in Game 3 of the Charlottesville Super Regional to advance to the 2014 NCAA College World Series in Omaha, Neb.

The 11-2 win for the Cavaliers (49-14) means that Shenendehowa graduate Branden Cogswell will be playing in the World Series just one week after getting drafted in the 7th round of the MLB draft by the Oakland Athletics

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Branden Cogswell of Shen was taken in the 7th round by the A's (Photo courtesy of Virginia athletics).
Branden Cogswell of Shen was taken in the 7th round by the A's (Photo courtesy of Virginia athletics).
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Four Capital Region Products Taken in MLB Draft

Jeff Hoffman wasn’t the only Section II product to hear his name called during this weekend’s Major League Baseball Draft.

While the flamethrower from Shaker was a big focal point of the draft’s first day, going ninth overall, three more Capital Region players were drafted

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Briana Matazinsky (Photo courtesy of Tamarac athletics).
Briana Matazinsky (Photo courtesy of Tamarac athletics).
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ESPN 104.5 Athlete of the Week

Briana Matazinsky, a senior softball player from Tamarac, has been named our inaugural "ESPN 104.5 Athlete of the Week."

Beginning today, we are highlighting one Section II athlete per week for their accomplishments on the playing fields or courts

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Photo courtesy of ECU Athletics.
Photo courtesy of ECU Athletics.
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Hoffman Selected No. 9 in MLB Draft

Shaker High School graduate Jeff Hoffman was drafted Thursday with the ninth overall pick in the major league baseball draft by the Toronto Blue Jays.

The lanky East Carolina right-hander will miss approximately the next year after having Tommy John surgery in mid-May

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Photo courtesy of East Carolina athletics.
Photo courtesy of East Carolina athletics.
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Top MLB Draft Prospect Joins Us

Jeff Hoffman, Shaker High School graduate and East Carolina standout, is a top prospect heading into tonight's draft. He joined us exclusively on 1045theteam.com to talk about his emotions heading into tonight, his Tommy John surgery, his appreciation of the Capital Region, and much more

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Saints Win First-Ever NCAA Game Before Elimination

After a crushing loss on Friday night, the Siena College baseball program earned its first-ever NCAA tournament win on Saturday afternoon before being eliminated on Sunday.

The Saints fell to Texas Christian, 2-1, in 11 innings in their opening game in the Fort Worth Regional

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Friday Local Sports Schedule

Another big day of local sports action as Siena baseball opens up NCAA tournament play and high school baseball and softball continue with several sectional title games taking place.

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Siena opens up play in the Fort Worth regional by playing TCU at 8 p.m. Matt Gage wil

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