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2013 News boys basketball polls

State classification in parentheses; first-place votes in brackets. *-tie in points.

LARGE SCHOOLS

Team (Class) Rec. Pts. LW

1. Niagara Falls (AA) [8] 7-1 98 1

2. Canisius (A) [2] 8-3 92 2

3. McKinley * (A-1) 8-1 69 4

3. St. Joe’s * (A) 12-2 69 3

5. Williamsville North (AA) 8-2 60 5

6. Jamestown (AA) 8-1 56 6

7. Timon-St. Jude (A) 7-5 33 9

8. Kenmore West (AA) 7-3 28 7

9. Clarence (AA) 8-3 22 8

10. Amherst (A-2) 10-1 18 10

Also receiving votes (listed by points): Sweet Home (A-1) 3, Williamsville South (A-1) 2.

SMALL SCHOOLS

Team (Class) Rec. Pts. LW

1. Olean (B-1) [9] 10-1 99 1

2. Silver Creek (C-2) [1] 11-0 91 2

3. East (B-2) 7-4 71 8

4. Cleveland Hill (B-2) 9-1 58 7

5. Nichols (B) 10-3 56 4

6. Middle Early College (C-1) 6-2 54 3

7. St. Mary’s (B) 8-4 50 6

8. Lackawanna (B-1) 6-2 26 5

9. Maple Grove (C-2) 8-1 22 9

10. Newfane (B-1) 6-2 9 *10

Also receiving votes: (listed by points): East Aurora (B-1) 6, Depew (B-1) 3, Fredonia (B-2) 3, CSAT (B-2) 1, Maryvale (B-1) 1.

How The News voted

Keith McShea explains the News’ large and small school boys basketball ballots in the weekly “How The News voted” post at the Prep Talk blog at buffalonews.com.

PrepTalkTV Weekly

News reporters Lauren Mariacher and Keith McShea host PrepTalkTV Weekly live each Wednesday at 9 p.m., in which they review the week in high school sports with highlights, interviews, analysis and a look ahead.

Last week’s episode included visits from St. Joe’s basketball seniors Jordan Glover and Jaylen Morris as well as blogger Chad “Centercourt” Andrews. Watch PrepTalkTV Weekly at buffalonews.com.

2013 News girls basketball polls

LARGE SCHOOLS

Team (Class) Rec. Pts. LW

1. Sacred Heart [9] 10-0 98 1

2. Lockport (AA) [1] 7-1 88 2

3. Jamestown (AA) 7-2 76 3

4. Hamburg (A-1) 6-1 71 5

5. Lancaster (AA) 6-3 35 8

6. Nardin 5-5 34 7

7. Holy Angels 8-6 33 4

8. Grand Island (A-1) 3-3 29 10

9. Iroquois (A-2) 7-4 24 9

10. Frontier (AA) 4-5 15 6

Also receiving votes (listed by points): Mt. St. Mary 13, Orchard Park (AA) 11, Niagara-Wheatfield (AA) 7, Niagara Falls (AA) 4, Mount Mercy 4, Clarence (AA) 3, Pioneer (A-2) 3, Williamville East (A-1) 2.

SMALL SCHOOLS

Team (Class) Rec. Pts. LW

1. Cardinal O’Hara [10] 10-0 100 1

2. Frewsburg (C-2) 11-1 77 2

3. Chautauqua Lake (C-2) 8-0 75 4

4. Olean (B-1) 7-2 63 3

5. Randolph (C-1) 8-3 60 6

6. Wilson (B-2) 7-1 49 5

7. Sherman (D) 10-0 42 7

8. Immaculata 9-3 33 9

9. Dunkirk (B-1) 6-3 15 10

10. Clymer (D) 7-1 14 8

Also receiving votes: (listed by points): Newfane (B-1) 8, Ellicottville (D) 5, Maryvale (B-1), 3, Allegany-Limestone (C-1) 2, Tonawanda (B-1) 2, Albion (B-1) 2, Tapestry (C-1) 1.

Coming attractions

• In boys basketball, several ranked teams are in action as the Buffalo Public Schools hosts its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Classic on Saturday, including a very nice marquee matchup of Canisius and McKinley meeting at City Honors at 5:30 p.m. This year’s event includes games at Hutch-Tech as well. The complete City Honors lineup: Lackawanna at City Honors, 11 a.m.; East vs. East Aurora, 12:45 p.m.; Middle Early College vs. Sweet Home, 4 p.m.; McKinley vs. Canisius, 5:45 p.m. At Hutch-Tech: I-Prep vs. WNY Maritime, 11 a.m.; Riverside vs. St. Francis, 12:45 p.m.; Hutch-Tech vs. Cheektowaga, 3:30 p.m.

• In girls basketball, No. 1 large school Sacred Heart (10-0) plays at Christian Central Academy on Wednesday and hosts Aquinas on Friday; both games are at 6:30 p.m. ... No. 1 small school Cardinal O’Hara puts its 10-0 record on the line Friday and Saturday when it participates in the Martin Luther King Showcase in Erie, Pa. ... No. 4 large school Hamburg travels to Sweet Home tonight at 7:30. ... No. 8 small school Immaculata is at Fredonia tonight at 7 and hosts neighboring Hamburg on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

• The St. Joe’s hockey team puts its 12-2-1 record on the line Thursday when it faces rival Canisius at the Northtowns Center at 7 p.m. In their first meeting of the season last Thursday, the Maruaders beat Canisius, 5-2, behind a hat trick by Dom Perna. ... Hamburg (6-1-1) plays Orchard Park on Thursday at 8:45 p.m. at Leisure Rinks in a game for Southtowns bragging rights. Last year the teams tied 2-2 in their first meeting; OP won 3-0, in the second.

• Monsignor Martin Association wrestling begins league competition this week with Canisius hosting rival St. Joe’s tonight at 6. ... Wrestling’s league championships begin on Friday and Saturday when all 27 teams will compete at the ECIC Championships at Clarence. Clarence, Iroquois and Lake Shore finished 1-2-3 at last year’s event.

• Friday and Saturday is indoor track’s Yale Classic. On Saturday, there’s a Sectoin VI Varsity Select Meet at 8 a.m. at Fredonia State.

Signings

Orchard Park senior Ben Holmes, a first-team All-Western New York selection in football, will attend Southeast Prep Postgraduate Football Academy in Houston next year.

Bulletin board

• FUNDRAISER: The Depew Boys & Girls Club is holding a fundraiser to support its rebuilding fund after its club sustained major damage in a New Year’s Day fire. The fundraiser is Feb. 9 at St. Mary’s High School’s fieldhouse. The $25 ticket includes food, beer, soda and music; doors open at 5:30 with the event running from 6 to 11 p.m. There will be raffles, check presentations as well as an update on the rebuilding of the club. To make a donation to the rebuilding fund, to purchase tickets or for more information, contact the club at 683-6755 or 683-1485 or email Dave Hoch at dhoch1115@aol.com.

OFFICIATING: The New York State Certified Football Officials Western New York Chapter has announced its officers for 2013 after its annual election. They are Matt Palma (Chapter President), Mike Binkowski (1st Vice President), Joe Jastrzemski (2nd vice president), Dale Mussen (Secretary/Treasurer) amd Paul Trzybinski (Interpreter).

BASEBALL: St. Joe’s is seeking a JV baseball coach for the 2013 season. Send resumes to pschneider@sjci.com.

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