2013 coaches baseball polls

State classification in parentheses; first place votes in brackets; LW-last week’s poll; *indicates tie. Large schools are classes AA and A; small schools are B, C and D.


School Points LW

1. Clarence (AA) [9] 90 1

2. Orchard Park (AA) 65 2

3. Williamsville South (A) 62 4

4. Lancaster (AA) 53 3

5. Lockport (AA) 52 5

6. Canisius 39 9

7. St. Joe’s 36 6

8. Hamburg (A) 23 7

9. Starpoint (A) 21 8

10. Lake Shore (A) 19 10

Also receiving votes: Grand Island 13, Niagara Falls 7, St. Francis 4, Albion 1.


School Points LW

1. Fredonia (B-1) [10] 80 1

2. Tonawanda (B-1) 65 2

3. East Aurora (B-1) 64 3

4. Albion (B-1) 54 4

5. Olean (B-1) 50 5

6. Alden (B-1) 38 7

7. St. Mary’s/Lanc. 30 6

8. JFK (C) 25 10

9. Medina (B-2) 13 8

10. Westfield (C) 8 NR

Also receiving votes: Brocton (D) 4, Maple Grove (C) 3.

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2013 coaches softball polls


School Points LW

1. Clarence (AA) [7] 88 1

2. Lancaster (AA) [2] 82 2

3. Hamburg (A-1) 71 3

4. Niagara Falls (AA) 57 NR

5. N-Wheatfield (AA) 53 4

6. Kenmore West (AA) 41 5

7. Williamsville North (AA) 23 8

8. Starpoint (A-2) 22 7

9. Frontier (AA) 15 9

10. Iroquois (A-2) * 9 NR

10. Grand Island (A-2) * 9 NR

Also receiving votes: Williamsville East (A-1) 8, Sacred Heart 5, Orchard Park (AA) 5, Williamsville South 5, West Seneca West (AA) 2.


School Points LW

1. Depew (B-1) [5] 59 1

2. Nichols [1] 54 2

3. Alden (B-1) 40 5

4. Frewsburg (C) 36 3

5. Fredonia (B-2) 33 6*

6. Olean (B-1) 31 4

7. Forestville (D) 17 NR

8. Dunkirk (B-1) 15 10

9. Cleveland Hill (B-2) 13 9

10. Immaculata * 11 NR

10. Mount St. Mary * 11 NR

Also receiving votes: Franklinville 3, Eden 3, Portville 1, Maryvale 1, St. Mary’s/Lanc. 1.

Note: Any coach or umpire interested in voting on the small school poll should contact Jay Hall at:

Coming attractions

• It’s the last week of the regular season in baseball. The Section VI seedings meeting is Saturday at Eden. WNY’s No. 1 large, Clarence, plays two nonleagues games as they travel to St. Francis on Wednesday at 5 p.m. and host Iroquois on Friday under the lights at 8:15 p.m. . . . St. Mary’s (9-2) needs a win over visiting Canisius on Wednesday at 4:15 p.m. to clinch the Monsignor Martin Association regular season and the top seed for the upcoming Georgetown Cup playoffs.

• Softball’s seedings meeting is Thursday at Depew.

• In a long-awaited boys lacrosse rematch, Bishop Timon-St. Jude hosts St. Joe’s on Fitzpatrick Field on Tifft Street at 7 p.m. Wednesday; the first meeting went to St. Joe’s in double-overtime. Another fine Wednesday matchup has neighbors facing off as Frontier plays at Hamburg. On Thursday, Frontier plays another top team as it hosts Silver Creek. Friday features an outstanding nonleague matchup as St. Joe’s plays at Orchard Park at 5 p.m. This weekend, Timon plays at the North American Lacrosse Invitational hosted by Brother Rice of Birmingham (Mich.).

• The Lancaster girls lacrosse team puts its 12-game winning streak on the line Wednesday when it hosts Nichols at 5 p.m. in its last regular season game. The Redskins won their division with a 6-0 record. Allie Stewart’s next goal will be her 50th of the season. ... Mount St. Mary brings and 11-0 record into Thursday’s Monsignor Martin Association game with St. Mary’s of Lancaster at the Phillip-Sheridan School, on Elmwood and Sheridan, at 4:30 p.m. Senior midfield Shannon Pelitera leads the league with 47 goals.

• The ECIC II boys and girls track and field titles will be decided on Wednesday when Sweet Home host Williamsville North on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. All four teams are 4-0. Track and field’s league meets begin this week. The All-Catholic Championships featuring the best boys and girls in the Monsignor Martin Association, concludes on Wednesday at Canisius High School at 4 p.m. The Niagara-Orleans League Championship is Thursday at Roy-Hart at 4 p.m. Salamanca will host the Super 8 meet on Friday at 4 p.m. Saturday is a big day with the Carl Roesch Memorial Classic at Clarence at 9 a.m. the WNY Girls Classic at Lancaster at 9 a.m. and the Kenmore Track and Field Invitational at 9 a.m.

• The ECIC Tennis Championships are today at Sweet Home at 3:30 p.m. Defending champion Mike Rusk of Williamsville East will play Harry Wang of Williamsville North for the singles title. . . . The Niagara Frontier League doubles tennis championships and sectional qualifier is Friday at Grand Island at 9 a.m. Singles positions for sectionals are determined by league record . . . The Section VI Tennis Championships are May 21-22 at Lancaster. A field of 16 singles teams and 16 doubles teams will competed for berths in the state tournament in Flushing.


Amanda Gallo of Lancaster has signed a partial athletic scholarship to play soccer at Niagara University. Gallo was an ECIC I all-star last fall in what was her third year as a starter. The honor roll student plans a nursing major.


• The high school sports home page at has an archive of Scholastic Spotlight and High School Extra stories, along with photos and photo galleries.

• The full 2013 Section VI football schedule is on the Prep Talk blog.

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