1. Cardinal O’Hara girls basketball. Keeps this spot with impressive (albeit close) win at Lockport.
2. St. Joe’s hockey. Showed firepower in 5-0 second period in semifinal win over St. Francis. Next stop: Super Monday.
3. Canisius boys basketball. No. 1 in state Class A poll charges into postseason after authoritative win over St. Joe’s.
4. Olean boys basketball. No. 1 team in state Class B poll hopes to be playing more than a month from now.
5. Nichols girls hockey. Vikings (31-7-1) followed regular season title in North American Prep Hockey Association with second straight playoff title.
6. Clarence wrestling and Canisius boys swimming. Pair of Power 10 stalwarts were off the past week. Wrestling states this weekend, swimming next weekend.
7. Frontier boys and Sweet Home girls bowling. Section VI champions off to states in Syracuse next weekend.
8. Lockport girls basketball. Backed up their No. 1 large school ranking with verrrrry close win over No. 2 Sacred Heart.
9. Silver Creek boys basketball. One of five unbeaten boys teams in the state, ranked second in Class C poll (one spot ahead of Maple Grove).
10. Monsignor Martin girls hockey. Uncanny ability to stay one step ahead of Williamsville, right to the end of the championship game.
Honor roll: Sacred Heart and Hamburg girls basketball; St. Joe’s wrestling; Clarence, Niagara-Wheatfield and Nichols boys hockey; Alden rifle; Williamsville North boys swimming.