1. Cardinal O’Hara girls basketball. Big week for undefeated No. 1 small school, which has already beaten several large schools: Leah McDonell set school record for points Monday, Hawks meet Nardin at Canisius High at 6 p.m. Thursday, then they head to MLK Showcase in Erie, Pa.
2. St. Joe’s hockey. Great run of wins over Canisius, Orchard Park and Bishop Timon-St. Jude. Another showdown with rival Canisius Thursday at 7 at Northtown Center.
3. Niagara Falls boys basketball. No. 1 large school crushed top Niagara Frontier League competition last week; still without standout guard Jaleo Wilkins.
4. Olean boys basketball. Looks like the Huskies are back to full strength. Sam Eckstrom was back in starting lineup Tuesday vs. Gowanda. Score was 60-11 at halftime.
5. Sacred Heart girls basketball. No. 1 large school girls host O’Hara at Villa Maria on Feb. 5, in case you were wondering (I was).
6. Fredonia wrestling. No. 1 small school in Western New York, which has three of WNY’s top-ranked wrestlers, is also No. 10 in state rankings. At No. 3 Falconer tonight.
7. Clarence wrestling. No. 1 large school in Western New York is 13th in state large school poll heading into Saturday’s ECIC Championships, which it hosts.
8. Canisius boys basketball. No. 2 large school coming off runaway rivarly win over St. Joe’s. Great matchup with co-No. 3 McKinley at Saturday’s MLK Classic, 5:45 p.m. at City Honors.
9. Canisius boys swimming. Luke Otto and Jack Boyd tops in WNY in two events; two of the three fastest relays have also been posted by the Crusaders.
10. Nichols girls hockey. Vikings are 13-3-1 playing their usual rigorous schedule, which includes a trip to Lake Placid this weekend.
Honor roll. Lancaster, Canisius, West Seneca West and Bishop Timon-St. Jude boys hockey, Monsignor Martin girls hockey, Silver Creek boys basketball, Sweet Home, Cheektowaga, City Honors, North Tonawanda and Mount St. Mary bowling, City Honors co-ed swimming.